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Rustic Cabin in Thurmont, MD

Bedrooms 2
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 6

Please call if interested!

Property adjoins Catoctin Mountain Federal Park. Short drive to Cunningham Falls State Park with additional hiking and horseback riding trails. Stocked trout stream nearby. In center of Civil War country! Gettysburg, Sharpsburg, Antietam, Frederick and Monocacy Battlefields. Antiquing, Golf, Outlet shopping. Ski Liberty, Whitetail Ski Resort, scenic drives and excellent local restaurants.


The annual Catoctin Colorfest will be held in October . Over 350 juried arts and crafts will be exhibited in two areas in the Town of Thurmont. Both areas are within walking distance. The craft areas are the Thurmont Community Park and the Guardian Hose Company Activities Grounds. Admission to both of the craft areas is free.

More Details

Property Manager
Deb Moxley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Deb Moxley

Dan & I have always loved the outdoors, especially the forests. So, when he found this property, it was like it was destined for us to live here. & here we are, 12 years later, still enjoying our little piece of Heaven. Lots of upkeep & work I grant you; but well worth all of our efforts!!

When we purchased the property, there was this little weekend cabin placed on the second parcel. Dan & I lived there while building our home for when he decides to retire. If ever!

Deb Moxley purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Deb Moxley chose Sabillasville

Some years ago, we decided to share the cabin & the quiet & solitude that we enjoy so much. Plenty of wildlife & birds to observe. The sounds of the creek alone are enough to make the tension disappear. It's just a peaceful place to kick back & enjoy yourself or a good book or reconnect with family or each other. In this hectic life we live, nowadays, it's nice to know there is a quiet little place to escape to Revuenate, relax or take a much needed walk in the woods.

Guestbook comments from the manager

thank you so much for allowing us the pleasure to stay at your cabin. We had a good time ( peaceful compared to the hustle & bustle of the world) and really enjoyed the wildlife and serene setting. It is a good reminder of how connected we are to the earth & all of God's creations. Maybe next time we will all be able to enjoy it. My wife was working; but it reminded her of home so she enjoyed it some too. Once again thank you for your consideration & the grand tour & being able to see & feeed the deer. We really appreciate you guys. God Bless You All! Quanah, Michelle, Matthew, Caleb & Kalie
Nov 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sabillasville in Frederick County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
Small babbling creek with 2 hammocks to enjoy backyard fire pit with chairs tables Totem poles Bridge farther down the lane crossing the creek with seats & small picnic area & another fire pit. Lots of areas to walk or hike. Biking 4 miles through the scenic park. Cunningham Falls Park nearby with kayaking beautiful scenery abounds. Local wineries local restaurants No hunting allowed!


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Rustic Cabin in Thurmont, MD
average rating of 4.878788 based on 43 reviews

Just what I was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a quiet place where I could relax, sleep as much as I needed, read, and get away from the rat race that is my life. This was just the place. It is winter right now, so the trees were bare, but it was quiet; I could hear the stream rushing over the rocks, birds talking to each other, and an owl hooting at night. There are things to do nearby, but that isn't what I was looking for. I stayed warm and cozy inside and went for a walk in the woods, over the stream on a brisk but sunny afternoon. I had time to thoroughly unwind, and the cold I've been fighting for some weeks even got better. You don't have to go all the way down to some Caribbean Island and fight the crowds to get rest and relaxation. You just have to go a dozen or so miles north of Frederick, Md.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw so nice of you !! I enjoyed your visit with us & our chats. Hope to see you again. Thank you for you kind review. Take care the cabin is always awaiting you
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Absolutely a fairytale spot in the woods for relaxing, refreshing, resting, & remembering

  • 5 of 5

After our stay in this fantastic cabin, my mind wondered again in the woods and urged me to write down a few lines below:

"We are the woods in the woods!" -Trees say, with funny faces as we see.

"Did you bring anything out the woods in the woods?" The deer looks puzzled at our presence.

"We are in the woods! We are out in the woods!" -We say that and mean the same thing.

"Did we miss anything out the woods between in and out there?"

Apparently nothing in between "out" and "in" totally makes sense here.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Quite to poem I'll have to type it up & place it in the fridge! Hope to see again one day take care
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Heidi Hartlaub, June 30

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to the cabin, we had a great time. We did miss the hammocks though.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again Heidi thank you for choosing us once again for your getaway. We appreciate you returning to enjoy the quiet little cabin n the woods. I'm so sorry you didn't get to enjoy our hammocks for your stay we have them as well as the grill in the shed behind the cabin due to all the rain this year I apologize. Take care.
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Peaceful, relaxing, secluded and ole cabin feel

  • 4 of 5

Our cabin was cozy, comfortable and had everything we needed. Perfect for my husband, little ole dog and myself. Close to everything we love, nature, covered bridges, wineries and small towns. Best part of cabin was the screened in porch over looking a babbling brook.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us for your getaway. We are so pleased you enjoyed our little cabin & the serenity around it. Take care
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Lutherville, Maryland

If you forgot something when packing, it's already here

  • 5 of 5

With the exception of food, Deb and Dan have very thoughtfully provided everything else you might need: coats, rain coats, tampons, hand lotions, toilet paper, plastic wrap, flash lights, charcoal. You could literally drive here with nothing but the clothes on your back. The pot and pan and dishes and glasses collection is almost larger than at our house.

Before I say more nice stuff, two caveats. 1) There is no TV or cell phone. None. We drove down the hill to watch the Belmont on my cellphone. 2) There is one three-pronged plug outlet in the kitchen. Bring your hardware store converters -- those gray things -- if you are lugging along electronics. Plenty of two-prong outlets.

This is a beautiful, small cabin on the edge of Catoctin Mountain Park and very near Cunningham Falls State Park. You are 10-15 minutes from hiking trails in both parks. The basket in the kitchen with all the papers about places to visit has a map of Catoctin Mountain Park with Moxley's cabin marked so you know where you are. (We provided a newer version.) Drive down to Central Park Road and go east to pass the entrance to Camp David (DO NOT ENTER, it says, in red) and reach the Visitors' Center.

If you go without dogs and it rains, you can easily spend a day inside just looking at all the interesting stuff on the walls. There are also games and books, and a small DVD collection. Pretty recent Sony DVD player!

Outside is kind of amazing. Totem poles! It seems like every time a tree breaks off with 10 feet of trunk left, a new totem is created. They are clever and fun to spend time inspecting. A very short walk down the hill, you'll find steps off to the left leading to another totem and a bridge across the stream.

A large grocery store (Weis) and the usual fast food places are two exits south on US 15.

Have fun!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness thank you !! We appreciate your extremely nice review we do apologize about the weather for your trip take care hope to see again one day.
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time enjoying the cabin, walking the lane and hiking in the caocitin park. Deb and Dan were so welcoming and answered all questions. We are already planning another trip😀

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! We are so pleased you both enjoyed your stay at the cabin & the surrounding woods & creek. We hope to see you again & thank you for choosing us. Take care
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hagerstown, MD
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Shamrock Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Whites Ferry Poolesville, MD
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Maple Run Thurmont, MD
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Metro Frederick, MD
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rte. 15
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Mountain Gate & the Shamrock
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Ocean City, MD

Forrested land with trails for hiking with country setting. State & federal parks to visit Cunningham Falls, Catoctin Park has plenty of trails plus biking. Wonderful country buffet in town with a large salad bar, homemade breads, soups nice dinner buffet with great fried chicken with all the fixens Lots of pies, cake slices, pudding & icecreams. Shamrock Restaurant just off rte 15 nearby with great seafood & prime rib dinners. Small salad bar with homemade breads & pies. Nice Irish bar or upper scale dining area. Plenty of small towns to visit. Or try downtown Frederick. Antiquing, Civil War Medical Museum Plenty of history. Catoctin Zoo for a nice afternoon out. Even Sultan the camel to ride or on the wildlife ride. Hand feed him or the buffalo. Stocked trout stream nearby off rte 550. Will need to pay for a license @ the Hardware store in town. Civil war country, , Antietam, Frederick, Gettysburg Monocacy, New Market, Sharpsburg, Also outlet shopping in Gettsysburg & Hagerstown, MD.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Sabillasville, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £0

$125/night (3 night minimum) .. $800/week
$200 security deposit required; will be returned after inspection.

Check in is 4pm and Check out is 11am

Rates increase September-December
$150/night $900/week


$10 per night per person over 4 people

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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