Hipcamp host Marilyn T.
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Enjoy the privacy of our cabin located on the sandy beach of the Patuxent River. The "shanty" is part of our working farm (MonnettFarms.com). We supply 2 kayaks (and all the equipment that you need to use them) to explore the river and historic Battle Creek. You can use our pier to fish or crab or dock your own boat. Glamping with electricity for ceiling fans/lights, dorm

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Enjoy the privacy of our cabin located on the sandy beach of the Patuxent River. The "shanty" is part of our working farm (MonnettFarms.com). We supply 2 kayaks (and all the equipment that you need to use them) to explore the river and historic Battle Creek. You can use our pier to fish or crab or dock your own boat. Glamping with electricity for ceiling fans/lights, dorm refrig/freezer, microwave, hotplate and Webber charcoal kettle grill. Upstairs, 2 queen beds made up with fresh linens and the composting toilet. There is NO POTABLE WATER (No Plumbing) so, please bring bottled.

Within a few minutes drive are Farmer's Markets, Running Hare Vineyard provides tastings and entertainment, and Battle Creek Nature Education Center to learn and hike among our bald cypress stand. Although, you may be hard pressed to leave your camp site...

Local seafood restaurants abound- be sure to try out "Jerry's" in Prince Frederick for excellent fare and Southern Maryland hospitality- a 10 minute drive away.

Relax and enjoy or be as active as you wish. Thanks for looking at our River Rental.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No potable water
No fires
Toilet available
No pets
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Marilyn a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Dock your boat at our pier.

Hiking

There are several nearby hiking trails. check out american chestnut land trust (aclt) trails & maps and the battle creek cypre...Read more

Paddling

2 single adult kayaks and a young adult (100lb limit) kayak available for your use with paddles and pdf.

Wildlife watching

It is a vibrant ecosystem with white tail deer, red & grey foxes, raccoons, ospreys, bald eagles, ground hogs - you name it!

Fishing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Kitts Marsh on Patuxent River in Maryland.

Beach

There is a wide sandy beach at low tide to walk or play and occasionally find native american artifacts.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Scenic Patuxent River Shanty

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael F.
recommends this listing.
December 15th, 2016

Do whatever you can to get over to Kitts Marsh! It is the most incredible spot for a weekend (or week) getaway from the city. A friend and I left Washington, DC at 6pm on a Friday evening and got down to the Marsh in under an hour and a half - and that is including the District’s crazy traffic! The directions listed are spot on, turning right down a long country road leading straight to the water but right before - splitting off to the left to meet with your host, Marilyn.

Marilyn was extremely helpful and kind, leading us down her private drive past grazing cattle to park our cars for the night. From there, you walk through a short wooded path leading to a stunning view of the planked walkway guiding your party to the shanty on the Patuxent. The house itself is extremely cozy, with heat for the winter and fans for the summer. Downstairs you can find yourself cozied up on an antique rocking chair, playing cards on the table (inside or outside) or cooking up a meal on the hotplate or microwave. For those skilled in the art of grilling - there is an electric and coal grill that can be brought out on the deck to cook up some grub. DON’T forget to bring a lot of bottled water for cooking and hydrating - but if you do, no worries since there are a lot of markets within a 10 minute drive away (although it sure doesn’t feel like it).

Upstairs, there are two cozy beds that can comfortably fit two each as well as a composting toilet to complete all the needed amenities of a "glamping" getaway.

All-all-all? I can not wait to come back and bring a different group of friends each time. From fishing, to swimming, to kayaking, walking the beach, or exploring the marsh - just make sure you give yourself enough time here to do it all.

At the end of the trip, we made sure everything was clean and all the breakers turned off to save Marilyn a trip down. When we stopped in to say goodbye, we were greeted with freshly baked cookies for the road and good conversation - an appropriate cap for the great trip we had had.

I am extremely happy with my stay here and came back to the city well rested with good memories of the weekend spent on the water. I have already told all of my friends that if they want a weekend getaway from the city - they need not look any further than Kitts Marsh.

Morning light hitting the back of the shanty.Second floor has two decent sized beds (can fit two people each) This shows one of the beds along with the composting toilet.A look at downstairs.Greeted by the morning sun.
Hipcamper Anna
Anna E.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2017

More expensive than your average camp ground -- but you do get your wooden structur, and a private pier -- worth it for your sliver of paradise for the night.
90mins from Washington DC its pitch black at night. Cook up gourmet meals by night, and go kayaking by day with boats provided
Ms. Marilyn is a fantastic host and provides linens which we didn't expect (!!) and don't forget to buy some fresh farm eggs ;)
We will be back.

Hipcamper pieter
Pieter G.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2017

This was my first time using Hipcamp to find a spot and it turned out great. When we arrived at the camping site Marilyn greeted us and guided us down to the cabin. The cabin is right on the beach, away from everyone else. At the cabin there were three kayaks for us to use, along with everything you could need to use them. Marilyn was super friendly and gave us a quick tour of the property before leaving us to enjoy the cabin. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The first floor has a little kitchen area along with a table and a sitting area. Upstairs are two comfortable queen beds along with a composting toilet. The whole cabin was very clean and comfortable, since it's right on the water you can open up all the windows and the breeze goes right through the bedroom. Overall I really recommend this place for a great weekend getaway from DC.

Hipcamper lori
Lori B.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2017

Loved our short stay at Kitts Marsh and can't wait to visit again! Water access, private dock, beautiful!

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Hipcamper Korin
Korin W.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2017

We had a great weekend at Kitts Marsh! Our boys (5 and 7) loved swimming in the river, kayaking (with kayaks provided) and fishing off the dock. We packed a whole bag of clothes but wore our bathing suits almost the whole time! We ate dinner with sandy feet. It was the best laid-back camping trip ever. The cabin is stocked with extra stuff so if you forgot something there is no need to worry. Also, the nearest town is close and has every store you could need. The ONLY thing I would change is the date we visited. The boys were able to swim in the river the first day we arrived but the following day the jellyfish had taken over. Apparently they are expected on July 4th annually. We were there July 2-4. 😕

Overall, great camping vacation! Just remember, 1) book before July 4th if you want to swim! 2) bring bug spray

Hipcamper Katie
Katie C.
recommends this listing.
November 3rd, 2017

This place was AMAZING! Great experience from start to finish. You are literally on your own little piece of heaven, totally secluded, peaceful, perfect. We went in late October so there were no bugs and the mist in the morning was breathtaking. We fished off the pier (didn't catch anything) but had tons of fun. It was cold at night so make sure to bundle up! Thank you for a wonderful stay! Oh, and don't forget to check out Jerry's Place, best dining experience ever. So warm and personable and down to earth!

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Hipcamper Renee
Renee B.
recommends this listing.
December 21st, 2017

First off, Marilyn was the sweetest person! She stayed up and checked on us periodically during our drive down from NY, in the dreaded, unanticipated holiday traffic. After getting there just around 11pm she greeted us the kindest smile and drove with us down to the house.
The house itself is very much secluded and cozy. The night sky was the most breath taking for us city girls, its like being hugged by a starry night blanket. It was loverly! It is a great place to unwind and unplug with my 2 girlfriends....and have a pajama karaoke birthday dance party, singing at the top of our lungs without the worry of disturbing the neigbors.
A few things, though, BYOH (bring your own heater), BYOCW(bring your own cookwear) and a some form of air freshener, the compost scent gets intense sometimes.
It was the best way to spend a birthday weekend. Thanks Marilyn!

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Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey B.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2018

Our stay at Kitss Marsh was beyond wonderful! Marylin was super easy to communicate with and so sweet! The little cabin exceeded our expectations by far, there is everything you need - fridge, a fishing pole, microwave, fans, kayaks (3), a toaster and a coffee maker. The views from the cabin are wonderful and we hung on the dock most of the time! We will definitely be back, it’s such a gem!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura S.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2018

My husband and I loved our stay here! The shanty was clean and cozy, and we slept great with the windows open and the river breeze coming in. The property was very secluded, which we really enjoyed. We took Marilyn’s recommendations and had a great meal at Jerry’s, visited the nature center, and enjoyed a wine tasting at Running Hare. We swam in the river, used the grill to cook a meal, and relaxed on the pier. We also got to enjoy the solar shower which was just added and a great amenity to have. Everything was perfect!

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Property
Scenic Patuxent River Shanty
State
Maryland
$120/night
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