6 Unique Lodging Options You Wouldn’t Expect are in Montgomery County

Lockhouse 10 | Cabin John, MD

What do a historic lockhouse, a castle, and a carriage house all have in common? They’re all unexpected places where you can have a much needed getaway right here in Montgomery County, Maryland. Experience a new way of living at one of these six out-of-the-ordinary stays across the county—each offering a special experience for their guests in their own unique way.

C&O Canal National Historical Park Lockhouses
Spend a few nights at one of the historic lockhouses at the Canal Quarters Program to experience life as a lock keeper on the C&O Canal in the 1900s.

There are a total of 64 lockhouses all built along the canal during the 19th century, and seven of them are available for overnight stays as part of the Canal Quarters Program. For the most authentic experience (no heat or electricity) book a stay at Lockhouse 22 or Lockhouse 25. Or, experience life like a lock keeper with a modern twist and stay at Lockhouse 6, Lockhouse 10, or Lockhouse 21.

The Carriage House at Tusculum Farm | Laytonsville, MD

Tusculum Farm’s Carriage House and The Coop
Escape the normal day-to-day and stay at Tusculum Farm’s luxury Carriage House.

Originally built to house horse-drawn carriages on the farm, it’s now a five-bedroom, three-bathroom house available for luxury overnight accommodations.

The bed and breakfast serves up a morning continental breakfast using local products and produce including a dozen eggs from their chickens.

If you’re looking for some solitude ”The Coop” is the private getaway at Tusculum Farm and includes two bedrooms, two baths, a balcony overlooking the farm, and access to all of the farm’s amenities. “The Coop” is the ultimate escape for couples looking to get away for a relaxing weekend.

Yurts at Little Bennett Campground | Clarksburg, MD

Little Bennett Campground Yurts
Experience the great outdoors with a twist at Little Bennett Campground.

Each yurt can sleep up to six people and includes two full-size beds and two twin bunks, perfect for large families. The yurts come with a picnic table, fire-ring with a grill top, and one electrical outlet on the outside.

During your stay, reconnect with nature by exploring over 3,700 acres of land that Little Bennett Regional Park covers. Wander by foot, mountain bike, or even horseback on over 25 miles of natural surface trails through forests, meadows, and streams.

Redwall Castle | Germantown, MD

Redwall Castle in Germantown
Built in the 1930s in Germantown, Maryland, the Redwall Castle is a 6,000 square foot castle with six acres of land for outdoor activities.

With five bedrooms, and space for up to ten guests, it’s the perfect overnight spot for families or a small group of friends. Outdoors guests will enjoy an open wood fire pit and grill, and indoors guests will enjoy the beautiful architecture of the building, and fireplace to cozy up to when visiting during the cooler months.

 Premium Cabin at Cherry Hill Campground in College Park, MD
Cherry Hill Park, photographed 29 June 2018 in College Park MD.

Cherry Hill Park Camping Cabins
Camp with all the comforts of home at Cherry Hill Park.

Experience camping with a modern spin that’s fun for the whole family in a premium log cabin, just outside of Montgomery County. Each includes a full bathroom with a shower, a kitchen equipped with full-sized appliances, central heat, and free wifi! Be sure to ask about their pet-friendly cabins if you are traveling with a furry friend.

Authentic Home in Upscale Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase is one of Montgomery County, Maryland’s most upscale communities and this unique stay allows you to experience what life is like in this neighborhood through its delicate decor, timeless architecture, and beautiful framework.

Guests have access to the entire house and can stay with up to six guests. The house is bright, elegant, secluded, and a quick drive to The Collection at Chevy Chase’s luxury shops and a variety of culinary experiences and retail options at Bethesda.

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Looking for more activities to do in Montgomery County, Maryland? Check out 15 Ways to Eat & Drink Outdoors Around Montgomery County or Take a Scenic Drive and Discover UpCounty.