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Historic Country Cottage on the Scenic Monocacy River

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7 (max occupancy 7)

This lovely historic country cottage is nestled on the bank of the scenic Monocacy River

on a 30-acre estate surrounded by mature forest. The cottage has all the charm

of the past with all the modern amenities needed for comfort. Sit or dine on the beautiful

pergola that overlooks the river and enjoy the peace and quiet that only Mother

Nature can provide. Get back to nature with a peaceful canoe ride down the lazy

Monocacy River in one of two canoes available with property rental. River access from the front yard makes this property ideal for fishing or canoeing enthusiasts!

Relax inside the beautifully decorated cottage and catch up on your reading or watch a good movie. Both bedrooms have bedside views of the river and the master bedroom

suite offers a crystal chandelier and working fireplace for ambiance. Our historic country cottage will charm you as it lulls you back to a simpler time in history!

Cottage details:

Our two bedroom country cottage sleeps 5 comfortably. Master suite has a king size

bed, chaise lounge sitting area, antique vanity, crystal chandelier, and working fireplace. Second bedroom has a bunk bed (full and twin bed), TV with DVD/VCR and Satelite. All bed linens and pillows provided.

One full bath upstairs and one half bath on entrance level. Hand towels, bath towels, and wash cloths, shampoo/conditioner, soap, toilet paper, tissues, blow dryer, lighted make-up mirror provided.

Cottage offers a fully functional kitchen with microwave, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, and drink blender. Kitchen is fully equipped. Dish clothes, dish towels, dish soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, paper plates, disposable cups, napkins, disposable cutlery provided. Coffee, powder creamer, coffee filters, salt & pepper provided.

Food and beverages not provided.

Living room/dining room area is large enough for relaxed comfort and has a 40" flat screen TV with DVD player (with a large selection of movies), and Satellite TV, remote controlled stone fireplace, cards and board games.

Front porch and pergola offer seating and dining options to enjoy the beauty around you, or choose to dine river front around our outdoor table with umbrella that seats 6. Fire pit (wood provided) with camping chairs are a great way to unwind and enjoy the canopy of stars.

Do you love the mountains? Do you like to bike, hike and swim? The Catoctin

Mountains are practically at our back door.

Are you a Civil War history buff? Thousands of visitors each year come to the

Gettysburg Battlefield to learn about our past and to remember those who gave

their lives for this great country. The estates cottage is only 25 minutes away

from the historic town of Gettysburg.

Do you like winter sports? We are only 20 minutes from Ski Liberty where

guests can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing.

Love to golf? There are several golf courses within minutes of the estate.

We are only 7 miles from the historic town of Emmitsburg, MD where the The

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the National Fire Training

Academy, and Mount St. Mary’s University are located. Beautiful and historic

Frederick Maryland is an easy 30 minute drive from us and offers a host of

entertainment and historic options.

The estate is conveniently located 1 hour from Harrisburg and Baltimore, 1 1/2

hours from Washington DC, 1 1/2 hours from Amish Country in Lancaster County, PA,

and approximately 1 hour from Hershey Park.

Our historic cottage is a perfect spot for a romantic couple get-away or a small family looking to enjoy all the fun activities the area has to offer.

More Details

Debbie Newcomer, Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Debbie Newcomer, Property Manager/Owner

My husband and I have been married for 33 years and have raised 3 amazing children. We have three beautiful grandchildren that we are privileged to live close to. We are both entrepreneurial and have been self employed most of our lives. We love the outdoors and are both athletic. We have lived in Frederick County our entire lives and are proud to be citizens of such a great, historic area.

Debbie Newcomer, Property Manager/Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Debbie Newcomer, Property Manager/Owner chose Emmitsburg

We purchased this property with the intention of making it a B&B after retirement. The location is so private, peaceful and scenic yet it is close to so many Maryland attractions. The perfect spot! We love this beautiful, historic property and are happy to share it with those who are seeking a quiet retreat and some much needed R&R!

What makes this cottage unique

Direct access to the scenic Monocacy River and the historical feel of this property made it love at first sight for us. Spacious and secluded yet only minutes from great restaurants and entertainment made this a must have for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Serene country escape!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 NEW

Perfect quiet escape for a blend of modern and rustic. Beautiful scenery, great fishing. Modern kitchen and amenities. Super clean. Probably the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Debbie gets all the details just right. This place is truly one of a kind
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Emmitsburg in Frederick County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Fireplace, 28"Flatscreen TV, crystal chandelier, sitting rm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin and full bunk beds. Sleeps 3. TV/DVD/VCR combo.
  • The family room sofa pulls out into a queen size "air comfort" bed. Queen linens and pillows provided. GREAT sleeping bed!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have tried to provide everything you will need for your stay except food/beverages and any specialty needs. We take pride in the cleanliness of our cottage and ALL LINENS are fresh washed and sanitized. A fresh baked plate of cookies await your arrival along with a welcome letter with helpful information.


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Historic Country Cottage on the Scenic Monocacy River
average rating of 4.92 based on 27 reviews

Country getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay at the cottage. It was everything that we expected.we would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and private

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well-maintained and comfortable. Lovely views of the river with tons of wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this cozy cottage which was very well-maintained and comfortable. It was especially relaxing to take in all of the quiet, natural beauty on the property.

Debbie was a very accommodating host and we look forward to returning, hopefully in the not too distant future. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 was looking for a place to spend a few quiet days out in the country and Engedi Estate was just perfect. The cottage is extremely well-maintained and everything is neat and clean. Plenty of linens and towels plus the owners stock the kitchen with many nice extras like coffee, pens and paper, firewood (and lighter fluid!), and charming period lanterns (LED, of course). The kitchen is outfitted with all the appliances you would need and the central AC is simply delicious.

Our kids loved using the provided canoes, lifejackets, and paddles, out on the Monocacy River. They also got to try their hand at building a fire in the fire pit and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. It was also fun to go over and watch the alpacas next door. Our kids take up a lot of space so even though the cabin sleeps 7 that includes two shared beds and we didn't all fit. It worked out though because there are plenty of extra cushions and recliners to sleep on, so everyone found a spot in the end.

We had a fantastic time and would certainly want to come back again!

Y&S from Baltimore

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great place... location. Wouldn't have to leave the house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Would rent again! Great house And location. Owners generous above and beyond. House stocked very well. Enjoyed breakfast outside.. walked to river skipped rocks and enjoyed the beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Beautiful property, close to lots of great attractions!

  • 4 of 5

The house is cozy, with a nicely equipped kitchen. It's peaceful and relaxing by the river.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Ott House in Emmitsburg
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Carrol Valley Golf at Ski Liberty
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Carriage House in Emmitsburg
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Ski Liberty
Car: recommended

Mount Saint Mary's University, National Fire Training Academy, and Mother Seton House is in historical Emmitsburg less than a10 minute drive from our cottage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Emmitsburg, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £43.81

Canoe rentals available for an additional $25.00 per day per canoe. 2 canoes available. Rental includes 4 adult and 3 childs life vests and paddles. Canoe at your own risk! Signed Liability waiver required.

Our cancellation policy is: Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival.
For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made seven full days prior to listing’s local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in, otherwise no refund. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by Friday of the previous week before check in time.
If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.
If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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