The SpaceThis unique, elegant chalet is nestled in three acres of beautifully wooded private property in a rural area of Maryland, yet only 4 miles North of the city of Towson. This luxury apartment occupies the entire first level of a beautiful country chalet nestled in the woods on a private road. It is important to note that the husband and wife who own the home live on the top level of this home on the opposite side of the home where the chalet apartment is located. The apartment has a separate entrance and is totally private and has its own driveway, walkway, private deck and spacious yard. The very large 27 foot bedroom has one very comfortable king size bed and one single futon bed, ( also 2 large couches in the living room for sleeping can be used for additional guests ) a large screen TV with full cable stations, a beautiful desk as well as a recliner chair. The cozy living room has a cathedral ceiling, two couches, an overstuffed chair, a second built in television and a working wood burning fireplace. Ideally this apartment accommodates 3 people for sleeping, but if the two couches are used for additional sleeping other than the large bedroom, then the apartment could accommodate 5. If you have extra guests beyond the 3 allowed, then there is a $20 per night charge per person for each extra guest . A large private deck adjoins the living room with zero gravity chairs for lounging and table for eating outdoors. Completely equipped eat in kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 1 bathroom with shower ( no tub) . This one of a kind chalet rental is a very private, quiet space, with an upscale cabin in the woods atmosphere. Great views from the deck overlooking natural setting, pine trees, woods and wildlife, including a variety of birds and oftentimes grazing deer. No traffic, no noise, just peace and quiet for relaxing and enjoying the indoor and outdoor space ! The owner of the chalet have Golden Retriever dogs who you may see occasionally in a fenced in yard on the owners side of the chalet. Guest AccessGuests have access to free Wi FI. Owners have provided a flexible cancellation policy should your plans change 5 days prior to your reservation. This reservation policy on airbnb is called "MODERATE" Guests can eat outdoors on the chalet deck in nice weather and also have use of the stone barbique for grilling. Guests have two cable TV's in the chalet ( one TV in the living room and one wall television in the bedroom with premium channels for movies) and playing cards and game boards like Monopoly are always in the living room. Also, there are many amenities in this beautifully furnished apartment and multiple fun things to do surrounding the Lock Raven Reservoir, open for hiking, biking or boating etc. The beautiful Lock Raven Reservoir is much like a national park ( lake, walking trails, places to picnic, boat rental area etc.) and the reservoir is within walking distance from the chalet ! Lancaster PA is a one hour drive North, the Inner Harbor of Baltimore is 30 minutes South of the apartment location in Glen Arm MD. The Inner Harbor has a sea aquarium, harbor cruises, and many restaurants and shops. Philadelphia PA is an hour and a half drive, and Gettysburg PA about a 2 hour drive. Amish Country (Lancaster ,Pennsylvania) is only an hour and 15 minutes North of the chalet. Towson Maryland ( a college town) is a ten minute drive away from the chalet - a beautiful town with many restaurants, malls, grocery stores , movie theaters etc. Beautiful Annapolis Maryland ( Navy facility) and sailing community is only a 45 minute drive south and the BWI Airport is a 40 minute drive from the Chalet. You will have the best of both worlds since be staying in a rural area with peace and quiet, but you will have close access to all kinds of entertainment if you are looking for things to do , since you are only a few miles from the town of Towson and within an hour from major landmarks. Washington DC is only an hour train ride away ! Trains leave frequently for DC from Penn Station in Baltimore. Interaction with GuestsGuests have total quiet and privacy in the chalet apartment unless they request help with directions or finding things to do in the area, then we are always available to help . We never come to the door of the apartment while guests are occupying it, and would never do so unless there were an emergency. We will meet our guests at the chalet upon their arrival and provide maps, directions and show them around the chalet. The NeighborhoodGorgeous, natural setting . The chalet is on a private road in a very beautiful rural area of Maryland ( yet only 10 minutes from the town of Towson so you have the best of both worlds ) Echo Valley Road where the chalet is located has only a few homes on it and the road is bordered by a bubbling stream. Echo Valley Road is great for long walks since it is in a wooded area and virtually free of cars since no one drives on the Lane unless they live on Echo Valley Road or are guests of the owners of the Chalet. The Chalet is located one quarter mile from many nature lovers' favorite places in Maryland, the Lock Raven Reservoir ( Beautiful Lake and hiking trails ) RESTAURANTS, BOAT RENTALS ETC. ) There are two great restaurants on either end of the reservoir located only a couple of miles from the Chalet, Peerces Plantaion and McFauls Tavern. The reservoir is partitioned off every weekend from 10AM-5PM by gates on either end of the 10 mile square park so that visitors can bike, or hike with out any traffic ! Getting AroundBuses are available in Towson 10 minutes from the (URL HIDDEN) automobile is needed or a rental car to get to Towson for the bus transit or to pick up a Metro Rail to the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The chalet is located only a 15 minute drive from the Hunt Valley Town Center and from Oregon Ridge. ( dinner theater and park ). Washington DC is an hour away by train or and hour and 15 minute drive from the chalet.
Other Things to NoteThis special hideaway is a very unique, one of a kind retreat style chalet - a real gem . Beautifully furnished, with all the amenities you will ever need. Linens, towels, dishes, cookware, hair dryer - everything is waiting for you, just bring your suitcase. One of the nicest features of this apartment is the Sunken Living room with beautiful view of surrounding woods with its sliding glass doors and adjoining deck. Large screen wall cable television in the bedroom, extra TV in the living room. WiFi, eat in kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer. Bathroom has shower but does not have a tub. If you are looking for a quiet weekend retreat to enjoy nature and explore the beautiful Maryland countryside, this rental is a perfect choice. Located in the country but only a ten minute drive from wonderful Towson Maryland that provides countless activities. This apartment sleeps 3 ( one King bed and one single futon bed ) but an extra two guests can sleep on the comfortable couches in the living room for an extra charge of $20 per night per person. .Children are welcome. We live on this property on the top level of the chalet, so it is not isolated from civilization ( next visible neighbor is 3 acres away ) but the chalet apartment is totally separate and private and has its own walkway, first level entrance, bright and cheerful atmosphere, a private pebble driveway to accommodate up to three cars. The chalet is located 40 minutes from the BWI Airport, 20 minutes from Hunt Valley, one hour from Lancaster PA, and 30 minutes from the Baltimore Inner Harbor.