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153 Year old Methodist Retreat Cottage Vacation w/ Prairie Wagon Bed


Thomas has owned this 153-year-old Methodist Retreat Cottage in Glyndon, Maryland for 25 years, and has pictures of his great-grandfather and family from nearly 100 years ago spending time at the 13×40 cottage.

Now the cottage acts as a “man cave” for Thomas and his son, and as a vacation spot they rent out to interested parties. The interior is so unique, with art and items from five generations of family. You can sleep in a normal bed, or how about a prairie wagon?

Enjoy the photo tour of his awesome cottage below!

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Man-Cave Cottage with 5 Generations of Family History

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Anyone notice the leg…??

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Giant gorilla in the corner.

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This place is spilling with antiques!

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Dining table with one neat chandelier.

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I see a cuckoo clock!

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Love those yellow gingham curtains.

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There is a bathroom.

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Check out all the treasures in this cottage!

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Bed and prairie wagon.

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I love a bed canopy!

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And here’s the prairie wagon.

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This is like a big game of “I Spy”!

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There’s a loft as well.

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I think this totem pole barely fit!

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Stairs to the loft.

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The kitchen is off of the living room.

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Super sweet cottage-like kitchen.

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Learn More:

  • Call Thomas at 410-903-1144 to book your stay!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Eric
    March 26, 2021, 10:55 am

    Where is this located? Sleeps how many? Other than calling Thomas do they list it on any sites (Airbnb, Vrbo, etc)?

    • Avatar James D.
      March 29, 2021, 1:59 am

      Well, the number suggests it’s in Hanover, Maryland… Doesn’t appear to be any listings online.

      • Avatar Eric
        March 29, 2021, 1:32 pm

        Yes, I had checked the area code also. I was just hoping that Natalie might have some more specific location/listing information.

  • Avatar Jade
    March 26, 2021, 12:09 pm

    This is really neat. The giraffe is so cute!

  • Avatar Danni
    March 27, 2021, 11:07 pm

    Is this a hidden object game? 😂

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    March 28, 2021, 12:39 pm

    I see that they not only have a spare leg but also a spare hand. Is someone worried about losing a limb?😉. It’s a really fun little space but I can also see why they don’t live there 😂

    • Avatar James D.
      March 29, 2021, 2:05 am

      Leg might be a not so subtle hint to get a leg up if you intend to get into the wagon and sleep in it, if staying the night…

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