Thursday, August 15, 2013

PATC Glass House Cabin


Glass House's Snapshot

Location:101 miles southwest of Washington D.C. via 66W and Skyline Drive or 81S
Type: Modern, Private (NOT Open to Non-PATC Members)
Max Capacity: 12
Hike in: none, but super steep driveway. 
Hike to AT: none
Cost: $35/$50 
Pets Allowed:Yes
Closest town: Front Royal, VA

Nestled outside of Front Royal in-between 81 and is  Glass House. Built in 1950 by Ms. Jewell Jennette House as a Washington getaway, Glass House was donated to the PATC in 1968.  This one story, one bedroom home is in pristine condition. The kitchen is complete with fridge and an electric oven.  There is plenty of natural light though out the dinning area and the lounge/bunkbed area. The wood burning stove is an excellent source for heat. There is one bedroom (not pictured) with two beds and plenty of mattress pads.

Outside is a partially covered wrap around porch that faces west, perfect for sunset. Underneath the porch is a utility room, with a desk, and tools for gathering wood. On the land is a garden installed by Ms. House, a Mineralogist and amateur botanist and an area to hike north east up the adjacent mountain.

20 minutes south on 81 is Luray Caverns, North on 81 is Strasburg, 15 minutes east on 55 is Front Royal.

Please note, the driveway of this house is steep, Very steep, if is snowing or icey, and you do not have a 4x4 vehicle, don't even try it. If you do have a 4x4 vehicle, still be very careful.

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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