Perched at the base of the Catoctin Mountains in Emmitsburg, Md., we have access to the Great Outdoors right in our backyard. You’ll find hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, golfing and even a 78-foot waterfall—all less than 15 minutes away.
Like small towns?
Get “hipstoric” in Frederick, Md., where American history meets the modern lifestyle with top-rated restaurants (including two by Top Chef’s Brian Voltaggio) and other great small town treasures. Frederick is also home to the only high wheel bike race in the country. And don’t forget to explore nearby Gettysburg, Pa. for boutique shopping, national theaters, wineries, ghost tours, and more.
Or are big cities more your thing?
You can get a taste of history and a delicacy called the half-smoke in DC, or visit Inner Harbor in Baltimore to catch the O’s in action, tour the National Aquarium, trace Edgar Allan Poe’s footsteps, and more. Both are just an hour away.