Thursday, August 15, 2013

PATC Catoctin Cabin


Catoctin Cottage's Snapshot

Location: 65 miles north of Washington D.C. via 270N and 15W
Type: Modern, Public (Open to Non-PATC Members)
Max Capacity: 8
Hike in: None, there is a driveway big enough for one car or three motorcycles
Hike to AT: None
Cost: $45/$75
Pets Allowed: No
Closest town: Thurmont, MD

driveway side of Catoctin

Directly off of Thurmont's route 806 is PATC's Catoctin cabin. It is not as much a camper cabin as it is a modern home and a quick getaway.

There are two rooms upstairs, a large full kitchen with a Picnic table big enough for everyone. In the other room there are two couches and several areas to sit including a dinning room table. Inside the cabin is a large fire place and tons of games and cards to keep people busy.

Upstairs is a huge loft with 6(?) beds and mattress pads.

Outside..well directly out front is 806. There is a picnic table in the back of the house and a small patio. The backyard is wide open and goes back 50 yards before its the treeline, (and someone else's property).

There is no place to hike, on the land, but If you want to get out, downtown Thurmont is a mile north on 806. There is a Zoo near by.. but I don't support it. And there is Catoctin Furnace down the street. Catoctin Furnace is is cool because it offers a touch of hands on history, an area to explore through and around. You can go inside the shell of the old iron furnace, and ascend its old stair way up and out.

As always, leave the cabin cleaner than you found it, leave more fire wood than you burn, never leave food, Be Safe; Have Fun.

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