Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River

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Entire cottage hosted by Rorke

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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Located just steps away from Dam #4 on the C&O Canal / Potomac River. ( C&O mile marker 84.6) Perfect for a getaway or romantic weekend. You can hike/bike the C&O Canal, bring your kayak/canoe, fish or swim in the river. Sit on the porch and listen to the rumble of the water falling over the dam. Local lore is this was the home of a canal lock keeper or the gate house keeper. For history buffs, there was an attemped crossing of Lee's Army here at the dam. NOT A PARTY HOUSE/OWNER ON SITE

The space
THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE, OWNER ON SITE IN GARAGE APARTMENT.

The house is a historic house built in 1841 and remodeled sometime in the early 1900's. Please be aware, the steps up to the front door and the basement steps are steep.

THE FIREPLACE IS NOT TO BE USED, its not in working condition.

Cell/text service can be sketchy down here at the river, all depends on your carrier/weather conditions, etc. I have no issues, but if you do, wi-if calling works. And the internet works great!


FYI FOR TIMID DRIVERS : The house is high on a hill above the river, one side of the driveway has a steep drop off down to the road. The driveway is tight, but there is room for 4 cars, you will need to make 3 point turns in order to turn around.

We also have access to a local farm if you wish to stable your horses to ride along the canal or battlefield , I can put you in touch with them to discuss fees. They will allow you to park your trailer at the farm. (you need permission/permit for the battlefield)

Public boat ramp a few miles farther down the road. Because of steep/tight driveway, there is no room for boat/jet ski trailers. You can keep them overnight at the horse farm for a small fee.

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Washer – In unit
Dryer – In unit
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States

Close to Antietam Battlefield and the town of Sharpsburg-9.8 miles. Shepardstown, WV is 14 miles away (Shepard University). Boonsboro, MD - 13 miles (Nora Roberts). Funkstown, MD (antiques) is 14 miles away. Williamsport, MD is 8.2 miles away (C&O Canal/Cushwa Basin/Aquaduct). The City of Hagerstown is about 16 miles away (The MD Theater, City Park, Wash Co Art Museum).

Hosted by Rorke

Joined in December 2018
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I have a love of old houses/buildings, I wish I could save them all. I try my hardest to restore the properties to original but with modern amenities. The fact that the springhouse actually has water coming from under it is pretty awesome. You'd be surprised how many people dont know what a springhouse or spring is. I would like to travel more but that four letter word "work" gets in the way.
I have a love of old houses/buildings, I wish I could save them all. I try my hardest to restore the properties to original but with modern amenities. The fact that the springhouse…

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I will be available by cell phone, text or thru the app. Please text/use the app with any questions or if anything is needed. Feel free to call if needed, but you will most likely need to leave a message and I'll call you back.

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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