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McGucken Mountain Farms

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· Cockeysville, Maryland
4 acres
2 sites
2 Tent
This property was part of the historic town of Warren, which was founded in the early 1800s.  Warren was a thriving factory town, claiming nearly 1,000 residents at its height. In the early 1900's the town was flooded in order to make the Loch Raven Reservoir to expand Baltimore City's drinking water. Because the property sits up on a hill, the farm house is one of the few remaining homes from the historic town of Warren. The property is just a couple minute hike away from the reservoir where miles of trails lead you along the water's edge and up into the cool woods.  John and Gail, the owners of McGucken Mountain Farm, have invested more than 30 years in beautifying the once weedy hillside, transforming it into a tranquil wooded retreat for them and their family. The property has long been a gathering place for family/friend get-togethers. They are now excited to be sharing this place with you in hopes that you too will make some wonderful memories here. 
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Cockeysville, Maryland, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by John And Gail M.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
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72 ratings · 56 reviews
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Semi R.recommends
October 29, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Loved the little terrace
I loved the little terrace in front of the little house, where the toilet is at and a few things to use like chairs etc. John and Gail were lovely hosts and made sure I had everything I needed.
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Adam H.recommends
October 25, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Property was beautiful hosts were pleasant and kind and helpful. Would absolutely go again!
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Griffin C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Wonderful! Very accommodating
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Brittany C.recommends
September 23, 2022
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
John and Gail’s place is so cute!! A lovely little hideaway on a beautiful spot of land. The hosts are very kind and accommodating. Highly recommend staying here!
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Michele Z.recommends
September 17, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Lovely spot. John and Gail are exceptional, welcoming hosts! Their property is gorgeous and camping on it is quite easy (rudimentary bathroom in the springhouse, electricity, fire pit, table and chairs). The spot is close to a road with medium to low traffic
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Kaitlin G.recommends
September 11, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
We had a great time camping at the Spring House! John & Gail were super friendly and even helped us move all our stuff over. They pointed out how to get to all the nearby trails as well & even sent us home with some pear butter! Great hosts!
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Kaitlyn J.recommends
August 15, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Although our stay with John and Gail was brief, it was a very positive and memorable experience! As newbies to the camping scene, we felt this was a perfect spot for us! The spring house was very convenient for holding our cooler and other belongings (especially at nighttime when it started to rain). Our hosts were very accommodating and made us feel welcomed upon our arrival and during our stay with their active communication and hospitality. John helped us unload/load our car and even brought our belongings down to the spring house on his tractor, which was a HUGE help! Overall, we had a wonderful time at this campsite and recommend it to all campers!
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Yonatan K.recommends
August 12, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Quiet and Comfort Camp 1 hr from DC
Our stay with Gail and John was just what we needed. The deck in front of the spring house was very sturdy and stayed nice and dry under our tent. The site is situated downhill from the main house allowing some privacy which is felt by how quiet the surrounding neighborhood is. Gail and John were clear and proactive communicators. They even met us when we arrived, (830pm) and towed our stuff in on a ride-on mower to the campsite. In the morning they shared with us some of the bounty from their abundant terraced gardens surrounding the property. Thank you both for your hospitality!
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David C.recommends
August 9, 2022
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
The bees knees
Super awesome spot. Very accommodating.
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Krisann J.recommends
July 26, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Nature Fun Galore
John and Gail have beautiful land with awesome trails in a great location. Not far from Baltimore, the historic spring house is a great homebase to explore off of. The area just has so many nature spots and even the site has trails that venture off into what feels like a fairy wonderland, complete with robust fungi and a swing at the fresh spring! The bamboo provided great shade in the afternoon and our hosts were there to help us with anything we needed, like lots of extra water! Overall, we had great sleep and the bird noises was probably my favorite part of it all...I'm still dreaming of their songs.
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Valerie T.recommends
July 19, 2022
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
Lovely people, beautiful site!
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Chip G.recommends
July 11, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
John & Gail were very accommodating. They made my stay comfortable & I felt welcomed.
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Connor T.recommends
June 27, 2022
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
5 stars!
Beautiful area to set up camp. John and Gail were very accommodating!
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Shira F.recommends
June 23, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
I hope to see this campsite again soon!
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Drew H.recommends
May 18, 2022
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
PERFECT TLC
this is for sure going to be my go-to campsite for the summer. I saw a fox, geese, ducks, many types of birds, frogs, chickens and more! I got in a great 9 mile hike through all the trails connected to their property. They have a beautiful fire ring and plenty of different spot to put your tent. It was peaceful, so quiet, and they gave me complete privacy! awesome camping experience and awesome hosts, can’t wait to come back and try the pool next time. thanks so much gail and john!
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Priscilla S.recommends
May 15, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
This is a wonderful place to stay. The springhouse works really well as a kitchen, so, you can cook in the rain. It's really beautiful here.
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Christopher D.recommends
April 30, 2022
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
The Hosts were Super! Very quiet place and easy to get to. I will be back.
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Priscilla S.recommends
April 29, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Wonderful site
This is a wonderful place to stay. John and Gail are great and extraordinarily helpful. I have stayed here before, and returned because I love it so much. It is close to anything you might need. There are lots of hiking trail both from here and nearby. It is very close to Loch Raven reservoir where there are tons of trails. I highly recommend this site. Actually, there are 2 sites, each unique with their own benefits.
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Roy A.recommends
April 22, 2022
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
The camping area was spacious, flat, and soft, nestled away from the road. You can still hear the traffic a bit but it's not obtrusive and is somewhat drowned out by the sound of a nearby stream. They provided plenty of firewood and went above and beyond with other little things to make the stay more comfortable. Overall a beautiful environment and great people to stay with.
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Nicole H.recommends
April 3, 2022
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
A perfect getaway!
This was the perfect little campsite! Walking distance to some beautiful trails which was perfect for us and our pup. And John and Gail were just the most wonderful, lovely hosts.
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Priscilla S.recommends
December 4, 2021
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Delightful, well run, convenient
I stayed here for 4 weeks in November and December. It was absolutely wonderful. There's a good-sized space for a tent and the spring house itself i used as my kitchen where i set up my stove, etc. The hosts are great and there are lots of trails for hiking. It is located 5 minutes from anything one might need. I highly recommend this place.
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Justin W.recommends
November 9, 2021
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
It was a great stay.
It was a very nice local campsite, with very pleasant hosts. The site located not too far form feom the hosts house but it has plenty of privacy. Site has a great fire pit and a table to set up a stove on.
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Danielle L.recommends
October 24, 2021
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Nice spot for a quick city getaway
John and his family made sure we had everything we needed to set up a comfortable campsite. They even had lighters and lighter fluid in the springhouse! We loved being able to camp close to the city.
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Alyssa H.recommends
September 21, 2021
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Very relaxing and enjoyable. John and Gail were very sweet and provided us with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend!
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Rhianna M.recommends
September 9, 2021
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
This was a great site! The hosts met me upon arrival and showed me around the site as well as how to get to the hiking trails right off their property. The hammock was very comfortable and I was able to catch up on some reading.
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Sherri G.recommends
July 27, 2021
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
John and Gail were very helpful in getting us set up and pointing out some beautiful trails. And they even let us use their pool. They have a beautiful property.
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Lea F.recommends
July 11, 2021
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
The Stone Fire Pit & Hammock place was absolutely lovely - everything we expected for our one night tent camping. The property had direct access to some trails (one with a small waterfall and swing!). We also enjoyed the swimming pool to cool off after hot day. The hosts were kind and helpful! We hope to be back again soon.
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Isaac M.recommends
June 28, 2021
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
John and Gail were absolutely the perfect hosts. The site was exactly as described, and they were more than accommodating.
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Irina F.recommends
June 28, 2021
Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Thank you for sharing this space!
Great camping spot with awesome access to trails and more! We ended up spending a lot of time on the water at the fishing center which wasn't very walkable from the site, but still very close. Usually we are backpacking in very primitive sites far away from society, but this was just a short escape from the city for us so we ended up going home for naps and a shower since this was conveniently located right where we wanted to spend some time hiking and kayaking. The compostable toliet was a great feature of this site, the spring house is very interesting! There are lots of bugs as expected, and we saw some huge spiders at night which took a bit of getting used to. Made friends with the cicadas and spiders, had a decent experience with the fire pit despite the rain, and overall really enjoyed the private space. Definitely a preferred site over going to regular campgrounds in the area which tend to be crowded. We didnt get to see the hosts as our schedules never aligned, but we appreciated their daughter helping us out and had no issues at the site.
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Nacoya V.recommends
June 7, 2021
Tent Site- Stone Fire Pit
We had an amazing time here. My best friend and I hung out around the fire, spent our day in the pool and were close enough to town to go out to brunch. I kinda don’t want people to find out about this gem.
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