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Local Accommodations & Attractions

Conveniently located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, just off of US 15, south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and an hour’s drive from Baltimore. While there is a lot going on at the Mount’s campus, there may be times you want to explore the surrounding area. Check out a few of our suggestions...

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Ten minutes north of the Mount, Gettysburg’s rich history is readily accessible. Visit the area battlefields, watch historical re-enactments, and enjoy museums, shopping and movies.

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Frederick, Maryland

Twenty-five minutes from the Mount, Frederick features an historic downtown with shopping and dining, Civil War sites and parks and a minor league baseball team. The Mount has a Frederick campus for graduate and adult programs.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Forty-five minutes from the Mount, enjoy hiking, white water rafting, and information about John Brown’s historic raid near this scenic riverside spot.

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Baltimore, Maryland

One hour from the Mount, Baltimore offers plenty of entertainment and history with its Inner Harbor, museums, the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, home to the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, respectively!

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Washington, D.C.

One hour and 15 minutes from the Mount, check out the National Mall, monuments and memorials, the White House and more. Dine at Ben’s Chili Bowl, Busboys and Poets, or Old Ebbitt Grill D.C. – or catch a Nationals game.

Where to Stay

These listings are arranged from closest to furthest from the university in terms of distance. We make every attempt to keep this list as updated and current as possible, and encourage you to call ahead to your chosen location before arriving. For additional listings and information please visit the website of the Tourism Council of Frederick County.

Emmitsburg, Maryland (2 miles North)

Sleep Inn Hotel and Suites
501 Silo Hill Pkwy
(301) 447-0044

St. Joseph's Valley Farm LLC (B&B)
10307 Keysville Road
(301) 447-3361

Thurmont, Maryland (6 miles South)

Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery
11836 Auburn Road
Thurmont, MD, 21788
(Guests must be 21+)
(offers 10% off room rates for parents and families of students)

Super 8 Hotel
300 Tippin Drive
(301) 271-7888

Fairfield, Pennsylvania (6 miles Northwest)

Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail
(717) 642-8282

Mansion House
15 West Main Street
(717) 642-5410

Stoneybrook B&B
3385 Bullfrog Road
(717) 642-8738

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (12 miles North)

1863 Inn of Gettysburg
516 Baltimore Street
(717) 334-6211

Battlefield B&B
2264 Emmitsburg Road
(717) 334-8804

Brafferton Inn
44 York Street
(717) 334-3423

Courtyard Marriott
115 Presidential Circle
(717) 334-5600

Days Inn Hotel
865 York Road
(717) 334-0030

The DoubleDay Inn
104 Doubleday Ave.
(717) 334-9119

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2634 Emmitsburg Road
(717) 334-8121

Farnsworth House Inn
401 Baltimore Street
(717) 334-8838

Federal Pointe Inn
75 Springs Ave.
(717) 334-7800

Hampton Inn - Gettysburg
1280 York Road
(717) 338-9121

Hilton Garden Inn
1061 York Street
(717) 334-2040

Historic 1776 Dobbin House Tavern Gettystown Inn
89 Steinwehr Ave.
(717) 334-2100

Holiday Inn Express in Gettysburg
1871 Gettysburg Village Drive
(717) 420-2686

The Inn at Herr Ridge
900 Chambersburg Road
(717) 334-4332

Keystone Inn
231 Hanover Street
(717) 337-3888

The Lightner Farmhouse
2350 Baltimore Pike
(717) 337-9508

Quality Inn Gettysburg Battlefield
380 Steinwehr Ave.
(717) 334-1103

The Raphael Inn
32 East Lincoln Avenue
(717) 398-8580

Wyndham Hotel
95 Presidential Circle
(717) 339-0020

Taneytown, Maryland (12 miles Southeast)

Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
30 Trevanion Road

Georges on York
10 York Street

Frederick, Maryland (20 miles South)

Best Western Historic Frederick
420 Prospect Boulevard
(301) 695-6200

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
5579 Spectrum Drive
(301) 695-2881

Fairfield Inn
5220 Westview Drive
(301) 631-2000

Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick
1565 Opossumtown Pike
(301) 696-1565

Hilton Garden Inn - Frederick
7226 Corporate Court
(240) 566-1500

Sleep Inn
I-270 & Rt. 85 (Near MSMU Frederick Campus)
5361 Spectrum Drive
(301) 668-2003

Hill House Bed and Breakfast
12 W Third Street
(301) 682-4111

Hollerstown Hill B & B
4 Clarke Place
(301) 228-3630

Homewood Suites by Hilton - Frederick
4950 Westview Drive
(301) 663-9600

Mainstay Suites
7310 Executive Way
(301) 668-4600

Residence Inn by Marriott
5230 Westview Dr.
(301) 360-0010

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Catoctin Mountain

It's pronounced “Kuh-Tock-Tin.” It means "home.”

Local Outdoor Activities

Caledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville, Pa.
Hiking trails, fishing, swimming, golf, and more recreation, only 30 minutes from the Mount.

Catoctin Mountain Park
6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, Md.
Recreational opportunities are many, including: hiking, fishing, and camping, just 10 minutes from the Mount.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo
Route 15 South, Thurmont, Md.
A privately-owned, family-oriented zoo, 15 minutes away, featuring more than 400 animals.

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, Md.
Explore this unique park’s 78-foot waterfall, lake with swimming and boating areas, mountain streams, hiking trails, camp sites, and a wildlife refuge, all just 10 minutes from the Mount’s campus.

Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, Pa.
Enjoy seasonal skiing, snowboarding and tubing, 10 minutes from the Mount.

The Links at Gettysburg
601 Mason Dixon Road, Gettysburg, Pa.
Play 18 scenic holes with the Gettysburg battlefields in the backdrop.

Local Tours and Sightseeing

Frederick Tours
Frederick, Md.
Ghost tours, cemetery tours, walking tours, wine tours, pet-friendly historical tours, self-guided tours, and tours of the great outdoors.

Gettysburg Visitor Center
571 West Middle Street, Gettysburg, Pa.
Start your tour of Gettysburg here. Pick up information about the numerous battlefield and ghost tours available, and find out about other great local attractions.

Hershey Attractions
Hershey, Pa.
There’s more than chocolate in Hershey –you’ll find Hersheypark amusement park, a zoo, sports teams, concerts and shows, dining, shopping, and more. Plus, there’s chocolate everywhere! Just 75 minutes from campus.

National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
16330 Grotto Road, Emmitsburg, Md.
Located on the Mount’s campus, the National Shrine Grotto is a beautiful place of worship, pilgrimage and reconciliation. The Shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes Shrine in France.

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, Md.
Attend Mass at the basilica, visit Mother Seton’s tomb, and walk through museum exhibits about this first American-born Saint and founder of the Daughters of Charity, who spent several years of her life in Emmitsburg.

Local Shopping

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
Route 15 North and 97 (Baltimore Pike) Gettysburg, Pa.
More than 70 retailers, only 10 minutes north of the Mount!

Francis Scott Key Mall
5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Md. (right next to Frederick Campus)
Just 25 minutes away off of I-270 with over 70 retailers including H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s, Hollister Co., Charlotte Russe, Torrid, Victoria’s Secret, Barnes & Noble and many others. Just outside of the FSK mall is a Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart for stocking up on student needs.

Historic Downtown Frederick
Square corner at Market & Patrick Streets, 19 E Church St, Frederick, Md
Just 25 minutes away you can shop local for designer brands or hand-crafted items in historic downtown Frederick, where creative start-ups and boutique shopping abounds.

Tanger Outlets
46 Outlet Square, Hershey, Pa.
More than 100 shops including apparel, footwear and specialty items, just an hour away.

Hagerstown Premium Outlets
495 Premium Outlet Blvd, Hagerstown, Md.
A 30-minute trip to more than 90 shops.

Leesburg Premium Outlets
241 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg, VA
110 outlet shops, less than an hour away.