Awesome porch for relaxing - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Dam #4 - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Dam # 4 - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Carp caught below the dam - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Come and sit a spell - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Porch swing for relaxing - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Perfect porch for sitting and relaxing, spending time with friends and family - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Dining Room - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Non working fireplace - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Futon couch (full) - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Entryway, great spot to snuggle up to a book - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Main bedroom - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Boat room - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
small bedroom - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Bathroom - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Bathroom - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Bathroom - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Dam #4 - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Swimming spot on the Potomac below the dam - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Downstairs porch - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Fire bowl area - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Parking area - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Driveway down to Road - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Steep steps - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Kayakers passing blue Heron - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Butterflies stopping for a drink on the river - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Fishing in front of the West Virginia side hydroelectric plant. - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Great place to put your kayak in - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
C & O Canal - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Winter view of the dam from the porch - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Dam #4 - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Dam #4 - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Map of towpath - Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg
Secluded Cottage on the edge of Cheasapeake and Ohio Canal National Park
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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/bikes, 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. Secluded location away from town. NOT A PARTY HOUSE/owner on site in garage apartment. The house is an 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.

We are located within easy driving distance of many places of interest. Williamsport, Funkstown, Boonsboro, Shepherdstown, Antietam Battlefield, Wash Co Ag Center, C&O Canal, Dam #4, Maryland Theatre, Premium Outlets, Crystal Grottos, local wineries - Red Heifer, Big Cork & Antietam Creek Vineyards, Wash Co Mus. of Fine Arts, Stone House Urban Winery, Wilson Store, Hagerstown Speedway, Mason Dixon Dragway and Appalachian Trail. A little farther out but still easy driving is Greenbriar State Park, Whitetail Ski Resort, Catoctin Mountain Nat'l Park, Gettysburg Battlefield, Berkeley Springs, Harpers Ferry and Charlestown Races and Slots. For additional information on Hagerstown and Washington County please go to visithagerstown.com website.

In addition to credit cards, we can also accept payment through Zelle or Cash App. You will need to contact us for those options. We can take check as well, but the dates will not be reserved until your check clears.

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

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

FYI - this house is not a Canal Quarters lockhouse operated by the C & O Canal Trust, it is privately owned.

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-fi calling works. And the internet works great! There is a Keurig and a drip coffee maker. I do provide some complementary K cups for the Keurig but if you want to use the drip coffee maker you need to bring your own coffee.

Roku for the TV, in addition to the cable. You'll need to use your passwords to log into Netflix, YouTube, etc.

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 to ride on 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.

Sleeping Configuration

1 / 2
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Main bedroom
1 queen bed
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Boat room
1 double bed
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Small room
1 single bed
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Living Room
1 sofa bed
futon/couch in living room

What this place offers

IconWashing Machine
IconIron & Board
IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
IconFull Kitchen
IconOven
IconPrivate Garden
IconFire Pit
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
IconDesk
IconSmoke Detector

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Nearby activities

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IconKayaking
IconGolf
IconMiniature Golf
IconTennis
IconCycling
IconSwimming
IconFly fishing

Suitability

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Child friendly
best for older children, the house has a lot of small objects/decorations that children could get into, be aware, and we have no childrens safety items
Children's books and toys
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No events allowed
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No smoking allowed
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Parking Included
parking is past the house, straight ahead. Dont park up at the garage or block the access to the garage

Meet The Host

Rorke
Owner
Rorke
My name is Rorke, I currently manage Lock Keepers Cottage and Springhouse 1803 vacation rentals. I am also a realtor. I specialize in historic homes in both my real estate business and vacation rentals. In my opinion you just cant beat a good ole house! Love my dogs, old houses, gardens, antiquing, almost anything "old", and of course family and friends.
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IconMember since: November 2022
IconSpeaks: English
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Scenic views

River view in fall/winter/spring, always have the soothing sound of water falling over the dam
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Location

House is located across the street from the C & O Canal, Potomac River and Dam #4.
Landmark/Monument
Park
Woods

Getting around

car needed, no public transport available, unless you get uber or lyft, but I do not know if they would come this far out
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Adults
Over 18 years of age
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Children
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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 3PM - Flexible
I will send you the door code and more detailed driving instructions a few days before check in. The lockbox is on the upper porch on the side door.
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Check Out: 11AM
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No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
Maximum occupancy: 5
House Rules

Please wash the dishes or put in the dishwasher, you can start dishwasher if you would like.

Don’t make the beds you use.

Please put the towels in the hamper or tub.

If you only have one bag of trash you can leave in the kitchen or take to the bin. Excess trash bags can be taken down to the green trash bin on the bottom porch

DO NOT USE THE FIREPLACE. IT WAS INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE UNSAFE FOR FIRES. IT WILL BE RELINED/REPAIRED AT A LATER DATE

NO SMOKING/VAPING, ILLEGAL DRUGS OF ANY KIND

DONT GO INTO THE WOODS SURROUNDING THE COTTAGE, THAT IS THE NEIGHBORS PROPERTY, THE COTTAGE PROPERTY STOPS AT THE WOODLINES. THE GAZEBO IS NOT ON THE COTTAGE PROPERTY, DO NOT USE

DO NOT USE THE FIRE BOWL IF THERE IS ANY KIND OF BREEZE OR WIND BLOWING, WE DONT WANT TO CHANCE CATCHING THE PROPERTY OR NATIONAL PARK ON FIRE

DO NOT REMOVE THE WINDOW UNIT AIR CONDITIONER FROM THE WINDOW IN THE SMALL BEDROOM TO THE RIGHT OF THE STAIRS

PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH ANY FEMININE PRODUCTS, DIAPERS, BABY WIPES, SANITARY WIPES, CONDOMS, ETC. DOWN TOILET – THESE ITEMS ARE VERY DESTRUCTIVE TO SEPTIC AND SEWER SYSTEMS. SANITARY BAGS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED. (EVEN IF BIODEGRADABLE)

THE THERMOSTAT IS BEHIND THE DINING ROOM DOOR, PLEASE ADJUST BY 3 DEGREES AT A TIME.

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE THE DOORS OPEN, IT LETS BUGS INTO THE HOUSE.

PLEASE USE THE TRIVETS IF YOU ARE PLACING HOT ITEMS ON THE TABLE/COUNTER TOPS.

PLEASE DO NOT LET CHILDREN TOUCH THE FLAMELESS CANDLES, THE FLAMES ON THE CANDLES ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE.

DO NOT USE THE CANOE – ITS FOR DECORATION ONLY

DO NOT BLOCK THE DRIVEWAY UP TO THE GARAGE OR PARK UP AT THE GARAGE

PLEASE DO NOT REARRANGE THE FURNITURE.

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3:00 PM
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Payment Policy
Zelle and Cash App also accepted. 100% of the booking amount (nightly rate + cleaning fee + taxes) must be paid at the time of booking. Full payment is due within 24 hours of the booking date. If full payment is not received within 24 hours the booking will be canceled.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Any damages to the property or furnishings, any mess requiring cleaning above and beyond the fee already paid, any charges billed to the owners of the Lock Keepers Cottage due to the actions of you or your guests, and/or any evidence of rule violations
by you or your guests (occupancy limits, age, animals, smoking, parties, events) will be paid by you and any litigation, if necessary, will be handled in Washington County, MD where the property is located.
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Cancellation Policy
100% refund for 30 days prior of check in date.
50% refund from day 29 to 15 days prior to check in date.
No refund within 14 days of check in date.
If you need to cancel within 30 days of check in, you can gift or transfer your dates to another party with id and rental agreement approval or you are allowed a one-time change of dates to avoid the above cancellation fees. The rebooked dates will have to be on the same days of the week as your current reservation. i.e. - Monday to Wednesday, has to rebook as Monday to Wednesday, not Friday to Sunday. With rebooking, you might be required to pay an additional fee if rebooking on high season rated days.
The 100% and 50% refunds only apply if you are NOT going to rebook your dates.
There are no Refunds for late check-in, early departures, or reduction of nights reserved after check-in.
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Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg is a Cottage located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States. This Cottage is available for short term lodging and accommodates 5 guests
Lock Keepers Cottage on C&O Canal/Potomac River - Sharpsburg has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Nov 2022

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