THIS CHARMING CHALET APARTMENT LOCATED IN THE COUNTRY IS A 10 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEAUTIFUL LOCK RAVEN RESERVOIR ( LAKE ). THIS LUXURY RETREAT IS A RARE FIND: FIREPLACE, DECK, KING BED, KITCHEN, BATH. QUIET, PRIVATE, NATURAL SETTING--DEER ABOUND !
This 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 4 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 owners of the chalet have Golden Retriever dogs who you may see occasionally in a fenced in yard on the owners side of the chalet but it is listed that there are no animals on the property meaning specifically there are no dogs in the portion of the home ( the private apartment ) where the chalet is located.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests 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 also eat outdoors on the chalet deck in nice weather and also have use of the stone grill . 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.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Guests 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.
This 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, private entrance, bright and cheerful atmosphere, a private pebble driveway to accommodate up to three cars. It also has a Weber gas grille for guest to use for cookouts. 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.
Guests are asked to honor the quiet natural environment and not play any loud music during their stay. This nature lover's dream chalet is located in a very pristine, wooded setting. What is most important to us is that all guests will leave the chalet neat and tidy and in very good order upon checking out since we often have new guests moving in directly following your stay , leaving our cleaning person only a couple of hours to clean the apartment for our next visitors. Absolutely No smoking is allowed either in the chalet or on the 3 acres surrounding the chalet property. We love animals but due to many people having allergies to pets, pets are not allowed in the apartment in deference to future renters who make pick up allergens if pets were allowed in the rental. The most important House Rule is to make sure you have a fun and relaxing stay in paradise !
My husband Ed and I are former Floridians but have enjoyed living and working in Maryland for many years. I am a former high school teacher and Ed is self employed.We love animals and have Golden Retriever therapy dogs who visit patients in hospitals and veteran's facilities. We also volunteer our time to an organization in NC who donates service dogs to the military. We love to travel and have used travel hosting sites to find fascinating places to stay.
We understand how important it is for you to know as much as possible about a potential rental property so that you can make an informed decision, and that is why our description of the chalet on Airbnb is so detailed and why we have provided so many photos. We are located in the beautiful small town of Glen Arm Maryland, a few miles North of Towson and we are within walking distance to the Lock Raven Reservoir lake and hiking trails. As you can see from the photographs, the Chalet apartment is truly a "gem" .
Although we have only been renting the chalet on Airbnb since the beginning of the summer ( 2014) , our guests thus far have been extremely happy with the elegant but cozy accommodations at the chalet, enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings and the ideal location of the chalet next to the beautiful Lock Raven Reservoir. In fact, all of our guests have given us 5 star reviews and we hope you will take time to read a few of them on our airbnb description page. One couple from Canada told us the chalet was an unforgettable" get away" giving them a true opportunity to unwind and completely relax in this little piece of paradise.
As hosts, I think that you will find that Ed and I are extroverted, friendly, helpful, flexible and very accommodating . We are very respectful of the privacy of those who rent the chalet apartment and understand that guests reserve the chalet to relax and have peace and quiet. We would like to emphasize that the chalet rental apartment is a 4 room dwelling totally separate from the main home where we live that is on the same beautiful 3 acre private property. Therefore, you may not see anyone during your stay, except deer, a wide variety of birds and extensive wildlife ! We stay distant and respect your privacy unless you decide to contact us .
If you would like to visit our beautiful Golden Retriever therapy dogs, they are often outside in their own wooded fenced in yard. But if you are not a dog lover, we totally understand and the fenced in yard for our Golden Retrievers is set apart from the rental apartment and you will only see them from a distance.
We are available to provide directions to local attractions and restaurants. We have created an extensive notebook available to our guests of local events and surrounding attractions, along with driving directions. We have four bicycles available for your use at the Lock Raven Reservoir while staying at the chalet as well as a stone barbeque for charcoal grilling outdoors.
If you have any questions at all about the chalet or the surrounding area before renting, please send us an email through Airbnb or call us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
When you arrive we will give you a short tour of the apartment and surrounding area, so please give us a two hour window when you will arrive
so that we can meet you at the chalet with a cold drink and your key !
We look forward to meeting you !
Ed & Joan
( and Teddy, Bear, Joy and Faith - our therapy dogs )
Glen Arm, Maryland