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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...

Battle of Gettysburg Memorial

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.

Historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland

Twenty-five minutes from the Mount, Frederick features a 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.

Historic Harpers Ferry West Virginia

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.

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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!

the White House Washington, D.C.

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

 

Stoneybrook B&B

3385 Bullfrog Road
(717) 642-8738

 

The Historic Fairfield Inn - 1757 B&B and Restaurant

15 West Main Street
(717) 642-5410

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
410-756-6812


Georges on York

10 York Street
443-465-9818

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.