|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
The 1860's 2 1/2 story brick rowhouse, completely rehabbed in 2014, features the comfort, convenience and safety of a new home where you can nestle in and chill out for a quiet weekend, or 'Vacation Central,' a home base from which to explore Frederick and a region filled with some of the country's most historic sites.
Attractively and comfortably appointed, the house is designed and furnished to be flexible to meet the needs of vacationers or corporate tenants. It features a living room, dining room and kitchen on first floor. An office space, laundry closet, queen bedroom, full bath and a flex room (single bedroom or second office) occupy the second floor. The third floor loft is a comfortable casual family game room or third office space with a big desk situated under a skylight. The room has fold-out sleeping accommodation for two. A fenced, landscaped back garden with stone patio and fountain makes guests as comfortable outside as in.
The house is next to Carroll Creek Park, the jewel at the center of Frederick's historic downtown, lined with restaurants, sidewalk cafes, walking and biking paths. Carroll Creek Park links to Mullinix and Baker Parks, with their diverse recreational amenities, including well-maintained pools, tennis courts, children's playground, amphitheaters, picnic tables, and an adult recreation and fitness center, all within 2-4 blocks.
Visitors with access to MARC can arrive by train and walk the three blocks from the downtown MARC station along Carroll Creek to Creekside House to try small city living without a car. If it's summertime, they can enjoy the fountains and waterlilies in the creek as they stroll. Visitors with cars can store their vehicles in the parking deck a half block away. There is no parking on site.
It is a half block to the Courthouse, a block and a half to City Hall, and a block west and south of the main intersection of the downtown. The theater district is just steps away around the corner, and the arts centers, museums, and downtown boutiques and dining are within easy walking distance. Frederick has tens of wonderful restaurants to tempt your palate: VOLT!, AYSE Meze Lounge, The Tasting Room, Pissarro's, and many more.
Sorry, but no smoking in or on the property, and no pets permitted.
My husband and I began building our life together in Frederick in 1977. He's a cancer researcher, and I'm a retired municipal official. We live outside Frederick now to shorten his commute, but we plan to return in a couple of years. We discovered VRBO years ago, and we've used it to find places to stay in Florence and Paris. We love exploring the neighborhoods where we visit, and hope you do, too.
Carolyn Greiner purchased this house in 2013
I've watched this property for years, and had an itch to rehab another property. The location of Creekside House, in the center of town on a park that is being rehabbed and will have beautiful amenities completed by summer, made it irresistible. Fortunately, we found that marvelous rarity--a contractor who PREFERS to work on historic properties, and has the skills to do it well.
Experience 21st Century amenities in a 19th Century setting. The house accommodates a couple, a family, or a business traveler. For a family, it offers two separate living spaces. For a business person, it can provide one bedroom and three office/work spaces, and proximity to restaurants and nightlife for after-work relaxation.
I spent a week in Frederick and found this lovingly restored old building to be a wonderful place to stay. The location is excellent -- adjacent to Carroll Creek and an easy walk to the restaurants and shops of downtown. Parking is no problem at the municipal lot about a block away. I had to arrive very late one night to check in, and Carolyn arranged a way for me to access the property. The house is well equipped with wifi, washer and dryer, and all kinds of amenities such as brochures for local attractions. The garden is lovely, and would be quite the place to relax during warmer months. Great property and great owner -- highly recommended!
My husband, son and I stayed in Carolyn's delightful house for eight nights after Christmas. The house is beautifully furnished and equipped, making our stay comfortable and relaxing. Carolyn has put a lot of thought into what visitors might need, including excellent WiFi, good TV provision, laundry facilities and a great kitchen. One of the best features is its location, so close to the Carroll Creek promenade and also to the downtown shops and amenities. We would highly recommend Carolyn's house as a truly excellent base in Frederick and we would love to stay there again if we return to visit our family in the area.
We enjoyed our stay at Creekside House during the Christmas holidays. It has been tastefully renovated and was perfect for our needs while visiting Frederick. The house had been nicely decorated for the Christmas holiday season which made it that much more enjoyable. We highly recommend this property which is in walking distance of shops, dining, the theatre district and all that downtown Frederick has to offer. The owners could not have been nicer or more hospitable and responsive to our needs. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
The home was great and had all the amenities we needed for our weekend stay. It was very convenient staying in Downtown Frederick.
The Creekside house is a charming and cozy renovated house next to Carroll Creek and convenient to everything in Frederick. The furnishings are top notch, and the kitchen is well stocked for actual use; we cooked in one night and had a lovely time. There is good wifi and an office upstairs, which made it easy to do some necessary work. The back yard garden is beautifully landscaped and inviting; the only thing lacking is dedicated offstreet parking. There are municipal lots nearby, but it takes a bit of planning. We would highly recommend a stay at Creekside house.
We stayed in this townhouse right before our wedding (and we got ready for the wedding there). First impressions, the house is so cute! So much character and it felt really homey and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable (memory foam). The garden in the backyard is beautiful: so many flowers and lovely plants everywhere. The location is great, right in the middle of everything. Even though it is right in the middle of everything, it was surprisingly quiet. We'll definitely have to keep this place in mind if we head back to Frederick again.
Creekside House has a great central location, within easy walking distance of boutique and antique shopping, theaters, museums, restaurants, Hood College and recreational facilities. The MARC train and bus stations are three blocks away.
Frederick is approximately 45 miles west of Baltimore along Interstate 70, and 45 miles northwest of DC along Interstate 270. Visitors with private planes can arrive at Frederick Municipal Airport, home base for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
If history is your thing, Frederick is your place! Whether staying close to Creekside House and exploring local museums and historic sites, or choosing a central location from which to make day trips to Gettysburg, Antietam, and Civil War sites in northern Virginia, perhaps topped off by taking the train into Union Station to visit the Smithsonian, a vacation in Frederick offers enough interest and variety to please most folks.
You might be surprised to learn that Frederick was the home of the country's first president (and he wasn't George Washington!) In November 1781, John Hanson became the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled, under the Articles of Confederation. Washington visited-- and Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key, and Barbara Fritchie, and Lincoln, and Jubal Early.
Frederick was a 'jumping off place' where travelers and explorers outfitted and prepared to cross the Allegheny Mountains to settle the west, for they could follow the Potomac to its headwaters and after crossing a few miles of the Eastern Continental Divide, enter the headwaters of streams which carried them to the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The Lewis and Clark expedition took on provisions here.
Sports enthusiasts can stroll less than a mile south on Market St. to take in a Frederick Keys game at Harry Grove Stadium. The Class A Minor league team is an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Skiers from the DC and Baltimore areas can make a short 35 minute hop to Ski Liberty.
Or they can bring their clubs and sign up for a tee time at Clustered Spires, the municipal course less than 3 miles away with a 4-star rating from Golf Digest. Real golf addicts could stay for two weeks and play a different course in Frederick County every day.
The City and County provide bicyclists with wonderful opportunities for rides at many skill and endurance levels, and maps showing routes are available at the Tourism Center across from the MARC station, or at http://www.visitfrederick.org/what-to-see-and-do/frederick-county-heritage-bicycle-tours. Some of the tours are 'themed,' featuring Civil War sites or the C&O canal, or covered bridges, for example. A short bicycling video is at www.youtube.com/visitfrederick
Combine history and easy hiking in tours of The C&O canal or the Monocacy Battlefield, or challenge yourself a bit more on the Appalachian Trail or trails in Catoctin Mountain Park or Gambrill State Park. Easiest of all is to take one of the history tours of Frederick's downtown.
Frederick County is well-endowed with streams and rivers. Fishing in our mountain streams or canoeing or kayaking on the Monocacy or Potomac Rivers are great ways to relax and recharge your batteries while enjoying nature.
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
There is an additional $25 holiday premium for federal holidays, the Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.
Lower weekly rates for longer stays. Please inquire.
PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. The amount quoted is the minimum, for two people for two days. The level and price of coverage are dependent on the number of guests and length of stay. Please inquire.
Arrangements can be made for cleaning service for periods longer than a week.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.