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Indoor Lodging

These are the B&Bs, hotels, motels and hostels that we know of near the trails. You’re probably riding this trail to avoid riding in traffic, so we identify lodging as close to the trail as possible. Unfortunately, there’s a 50-mile stretch northwest of Washington DC where the closest lodging is 5 miles off the trail, much of that distance in traffic. Be careful, or camp instead.

We are not personally familiar with most of the establishments. We present this information as a service; it is not a review or recommendation. When you make your reservations, ask for detailed directions for biking from the trail (not for driving directions from the highway). For a current list of lodging and other trailside services, check the ATA web site at http://www.ATATrail.org external link.

Page last updated Friday, April 13, 2012 -- Major update from 2007 information to April 2012

Washington DC
Milepost C&O 0
We include only hotels within a few blocks of the C&O Towpath (either in Georgetown or near Rock Creek Park), plus the vastly less expensive DC Hostel.As an inexpensive alternative, we include the International Guest House despite its distance from the towpath.
3 mi E Adams Inn B&B 1746 Lanier Place NW 202-745-3600
2 mi NW Dupont at the Circle 1604 19th St NW 202-332-5251
1.5 mi Hotel Lombardy 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW 202-828-2600
2 mi NW Inn at Dupont Circle 1312 19th St NW 202-467-6777
5.5 mi International Guest House 1441 Kennedy St NW 202-726-5808
1.1 mi S Marriott - Key Bridge 1401 Lee Hwy 703-524-6400
2.3 mi W Tabard Inn 1739 N St NW 202-785-1277
1.5 mi NE Washington International Hostel 1009 11th St NW 202-737-2333
Georgetown
Milepost C&O 0.5
3 blocks Four Seasons Hotel 2800 Pennsylvania Av NW 202-342-0444
4 blocks Georgetown Inn 1310 Wisconsin Av
backs on trail Georgetown Suites 1111 30th St NW 202-298-7800
1 block Georgetown Suites/Harbor Bldg 1000 29th St NW 202-298-7800
1.5 mi W Inn of Rosslyn 1601 Arlington Blvd 703-524-3400
backs on trail Melrose Hotel 2430 Pennsylvania Av NW 202-955-6400
3 blocks Monticello Hotel 1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW 202-337-0900
5 blocks River Inn 924 25th St NW 202-337-7600
8 blocks St Gregory 2033 M st NW 202-530-3600
5 blocks St James 950 24th St NW 202-457-0500
backs on trail The Latham 3000 M St NW 202-726-5000
3 blocks Washington Monarch Hotel 2301 M St NW 202-429-2400
2 blocks Washington Suites at Georgetown 2500 Pennsylvania Av NW 202-333-8060
Fletcher's Boat House/Bethesda MD
Milepost C&O 3.1
At Fletcher's Boathouse, cross over to the paved Capital Crescent Trail and follow that trail for 4 miles into Bethesda.
4 mi on trail American Inn of Bethesda 8130 Wisconsin Av 301-656-9300
4 mi on trail Bethesda Court Hotel 7740 Wisconsin Ave 301-656-2100
4 mi on trail DoubletreeHotel Bethesda 8120 Wisconsin Av 301-652-2000
4 miles on trail Hilton Garden Inn - Bethesda 7301 Waverly St 301-654-8111
4 mi on trail Hyatt Regency Bethesda One Bethesda Metro Center 301-657-1234
4 mi on trail Lucy's Bed and Breakfast 9203 Wadsworth Dr 301-530-7256
4 mi on trail Ramada Hotel - Bethesda 8400 Wisconsin Av 301-654-1000
4 mi on trail Residence Inn - Bethesda 7335 Wisconsin Av 301-718-0200
Lock House 6
Milepost C&O 5.4
on trail Lock Houses 6 on trail at milepost 5.4 301-714-2233
Lock House 10
Milepost C&O 8.8
on trail Lock Houses 10 on trail at milepost 8.8 301-714-2233
Great Falls
Milepost C&O 14.3
0.5 mi up Rockwood Manor 11001 MacArthur Blvd 301-299-5026
Lock House 22
Milepost C&O 19.6
on trail Lock Houses 22 on trail at milepost 19.6 301-714-2233
Whites Ferry
Milepost C&O 35.5
At Whites Ferry (C&O 35.5), take the ferry across the Potomac. On the VA side climb to US15. Turn left on US15 (heavy traffic, be careful), then stay on Bus US15. Continue to VA7 in Leesburg:most lodging is within a mile. W&OD parallels VA7 two blocks to the south. Make prior arrangements for shuttle service to Norris House Inn, Best Western, and Comfort Inn Suites.
6 mi S Best Western - Leesburg 726 E Market 703-478-1309
5 mi S Colonial Inn 19 S King St 703-777-5000
5 mi S Comfort Inn Suites - Leesburg E Market St
6 mi S Days Inn - Leesburg 721 E Market St 703-777-6622
4.3 mi SW Norris House Inn 108 Loudoun St SW 703-777-1806
Dickerson
Milepost C&O 42.2
Dickerson is the MD town nearest miles 35-45 of the towpath. Pleasant Springs is between Barnesville and Boyds.
8 mi E Pleasant Springs Farm B&B 16112 Barnesville Road 301-972-3452
Point of Rocks
Milepost C&O 48.2
6.1 mi SW Idyll Time Farm 43470 Evans Pond Rd 703-443-2992
5.1 mi Tarara Winery / B&B 13648 Tarara Lane 703-771-7100
Lock House 28
Milepost C&O 49
on trail Lock Houses 28 on trail at milepost 49 301-714-2233
Brunswick
Milepost C&O 55
Brunswick is across the canal nearly under the VA17 high bridge. Georges Mill Farm B&B provides shuttle service from Brunswick.
5 mi S Georges Mill Farm B&B 11867 Georges Mill Rd 540-822-5224
1.3 mi NE Green Country Inn 620 Souder Rd 301-834-9151
2 blocks Lockkeepers Inn 11 S Maryland Av 301-834-6026
3.9 mi Lovettsville B&B 38 South Loudoun Street 540-270-6841
Sandy Hook
Milepost C&O 60
Sandy Hook is across the canal on a path nearly under the US340 high bridge. Cross the tracks carefully. Trains are reported to be fast and quiet.
1 mi uphill Harpers Ferry Hostel 19123 Sandy Hook Rd 301-834-7652
0.8 mi uphill Hillside Motel 19105 Keep Tryst Rd 301-834-8144
Harpers Ferry
Milepost C&O 60.8
Harpers Ferry is up the stairs beside the trail and across Potomac River on a pedestrian bridge. Think twice before planning to carry loaded bikes up these stairs; it will probably take two people or two trips.
0.9 mile Angler's Inn 867 Washington St 304-535-1239
0.8 mi Between the Rivers B&B 597 E Ridge St 304-535-2768
1.2 mi Butler Burrel House
0.8 mi Camp Hill Bed and Breakfast 700 Washington St 304-535-2657
1.3 mi Canal House Cottage 1226 Washington St 304.535.2880
1.2 mi Econo Lodge 25 Union Street 304-535-6391
0.8 mi Harpers Ferry Guest House 800 Washington St 304-535-2101
1.2 mi Jackson Rose B&B 1167 W Washington St 304-535-1528
1.0 mi Laurel Lodge 844 East Ridge Street 304-535-2886
2.4 mi Quality Hotel 4328 William L. Wilson Fwy 304-535-6302
1.4 mi Teahorse Hostel 1312 Washington St 304-535-6848
0.9 mi The Ledge House 280 Henry Clay Street 877-468-4236
0.4 mi The Town's Inn 179 High St 877-489-2447
Shepherdstown
Milepost C&O 72.71
Just after Lock 38 cross the canal and take the ramp under the bridge uphill to the western side of MD34. Take MD34 (becomes WV480, then Duke St) to cross Potomac River on the high bridge. B&Bs are within a mile.
0.5 mi NW Bavarian Inn 164 Shepherd Grade Road 304-876-2551
1.6 mi W Clarion Hotel - Shepherdstown 233 Lowe Drive 304-976-7000
1.5 mi W Comfort Inn - Shepherdstown 70 Maddex Square Drive 304-976-3160
1 mi SW Mecklenburg Inn 128 E German St 304-876-2126
0.8 mi W The Cottage in Shepherdstown 316 W. German St. 866-410-4482
0.7 mi W The Little Inn 201 W German St 304-876-2208
1 mi SW Thomas Shepherd Inn 300 W German St 304-876-3715
Sharpsburg
Milepost C&O 76.6
At Snyders Landing take Snyders Landing Rd to Sharpsburg or use the Shepherdstowns ramp and take MD34 away from the river for 3.5 miles in traffic; we have reports that the shoulder is decent most of the way.
2 mi E Inn At Antietam 220 E Main St 301-432-6601
2 mi E Jacob Rohrbach Inn 138 W Main St 301-432-5079
3.4 mi NE Mary Hill House 211 East Main St 240-329-1969
Williamsport
Milepost C&O 99.8
0.4 mi W CandleLight Inn 14 N Conococheague St 301-223-7376
1 mi N Red Roof Inn - Williamsport 310 E Potomac St 301-582-3500
Dam 5 Road
Milepost C&O 106
3.7 mi N Breezee Hill Farm B&B 12140 St Paul Rd 301-842-2608
Hancock
Milepost C&O 124
0.4 mi W Americas Best Value Inn 2 Blue Hill Rd 301-678-6108
across canal C&O Bicycle & Bunkhouse 95 Pennsylvania Av 301-678-6665
2 blocks Riverrun B&B 7 South Taney Street 301-678-6150
0.5 mi NW Super 8 - Hancock 118 Limestone Road 301-678-6101
1 block The 1828 Trail In 10 West Main St 301-678-7227
Little Orleans
Milepost C&O 140.9
Town Hill is seven miles up a hill, but they will come get you; call from Bills in Little Orleans. Buck Valley Ranch offers free shuttle to and from towpath.
pickup Buck Valley Ranch LLC 1344 Negro Mountain Rd 717-294-3759
0.5 mi Little Orleans Lodge 12814 Appel Rd 301-478-2102
pickup Town Hill B&B 31101 National Pike NE 301-478-2794
Paw Paw
Milepost C&O 156
Take short hill down to a parking lot. Exit to MD51 (becomes WV9), turn left, cross bridge.
All lodging reported closed
Cumberland
Milepost C&O 184
Cumberland and LaVale have many motels, but only five are near the trail. In addition, the Best Western and Rocky Gap will pick you up; ask them in advance.
pickup Best Western - Braddock 1268 National Hwy 301-729-3300
8 blocks Cumberland Inn and Spa 120 Green St 240-362-7111
on trail Fairfield Inn - Cumberland 21 North Wineow Street 301-722-0340
5 blocks Holiday Inn - Cumberland 100 S George St 301-724-8800
Pickup Rocky Gap Lodge 16701 Lakeview Road NE 301-784-8400
9 blocks The Bruce House Inn 201 Fayette Street 301-777-8860
10 blocks The Inn on Decatur 108 Decaur Street 240-727-7039
Mt Savage
Milepost GAP 11.2
Exit trail at Paddy Baker Rd and head down hill to Mt Savage
1 mi Castle Bed & Breakfast 15925 Mt Savage Rd (MD36) 301-264-4645
Frostburg
Milepost GAP 15
From the trail head uphill on the switch backs to the railroad station. For all except Trail Inn at the station turn left and continue uphill to the town.
1 mi W Charlies Motel & The Hurry Back Inn 220 W Main St 301-689-6557
4 mi E Clarysville Motel 16300 National Highway SW 301-689-9912
2 mi SE Days Inn - Frostburg 11100 New Georges Ck Rd (Rt 36) 301-689-2050
4 blocks FailingerĎs Hotel Gunter 11 W Main St 301-689-6511
0.3 mi E Frostburg Inn 147 E Main St 301-689-3831
1.5 mi SE Frostburg State University Conf & Event Center 301-687-4020
2 mi SE Hampton Inn - Frostburg 11200 New Georges Ck Rd (Rt 36) 301-689-1998
11 miN will shuttle Savage River Lodge 1600 Mt. Aetna Road 301 689 3200
0.1 mi Trail Inn B&B / Campground 20 Depot Street 301-689-6466
Meyersdale
Milepost GAP 32
5 blocks Allegheny Trail Hostel 215 Main St 814-634-0691
5 blocks Donges Drive-In & Motel Monument Sq 814-634-5710
1 block Gram Gram's Place 508 Main St 814-634-0461
1 block Levi Deal Mansion 301 Meyers Avenue 814-289-7600
on Trail Meyersdale B&B 510 Main St
4 blocks Morguen Toole Company 130 Center Street 814-521-4359
9 blocks The Burgess House 219 North Street 814-662-2436
5 blocks Yoder's Motel 106 Meyers Ave 814-634-8791
Garrett
Milepost GAP 36
4 blocks Garrett House Bed & Breakfast 508 Church Street 814-634-7072
Rockwood
Milepost GAP 44
11 mi N Candlewood Cabin Rental 119 Lind Ln 814-926-4433
6 mi Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast 882 Chippewa Rd 814-926-4774
11 mi will shuttle Glades Pike Inn 2684 Glades Pike (Rt 31) 814-443-4978
3 blocks Hostel on Main 506 Main St 814-926-4546
2 blocks Husky Haven Guesthouse 440 Water Street 814-926-2024
5 miN will shuttle Laurel Echo Farm Vacation 174 Cross Rd 814-926-2760
7 miNW will shuttle Log Haven B&B 1322 Trent Rd 814-352-8971
on trail Rockwood Trail House B&B 131 Rockdale Rd 814-926-4778
7 mi NW Scenic View 118 Scenic View Lane 412-231-2979
1 block The Gingerbread House B&B 156 Rockdale Road 814-926-2542
7 mi will shuttle Trenthouse B&B and Country Store 2008 Copper Kettle Hwy 814-352-7713
Markleton
Milepost GAP 50
Up the hill; call and they will pick you up
1.1 mi Four Seasons Guest Farm 450 Porter Rd 814-926-3572
Fort Hill
Milepost GAP 54
2.7 MI A Cottage at Campbell Farm 1723 Fort Hill Road 814-395-5335
Harnedsville
Milepost GAP 61
0.5 mi SW Hanna House B&B 1790 Listonburg Rd 814-395-9466
1.3 mi N RiveRest Bed and Breakfast 194 Weyand St 814-395-3969
1.2 mi Stepping Stone Farm B & B 140 Stepping Stone Lane 814-395-9988
Confluence
Milepost GAP 63
Jacobs, Yough, and Sterner Sts are in the triangle of land between the Youghiogheny and Casselman Rivers.
2.2 mi E Bed & Breakfast by Benyak 188 Walnut St 443-253-8706
0.4 mi E Casselman Overlook Guest House 726 Oden Street 724 366 2503
0.6 mi NE Cassleman Bridge Suites 115 Ross St 814-926-3357
0.5 mi E Colonial House Bed & Breakfast 639 Oden St 814-395-3869
2.9 mi E Hanna House B&B 1790 Listonburg Rd 814-395-9466
4.4 miS will shuttle Hartzell House 728 Main Street 814-395-5248
2.5 mi NW Paddler's Lane Retreat B&B 255 Paddlers Lane 814-395-9555
0.3 mi N Parker House 213 Yough St 814-395-9616
0.3 mi E Riverís Edge Cafe & B&B 203 Yough St 814-395-5059
2.4 mi E RiveRest Bed and Breakfast 194 Weyand St 814-395-3969
Riverview Kitchenetttes 814-395-5682
3 miNE will shuttle Stepping Stone Farm 140 Stepping Stone Lane 814-395-9988
0.2 mi N That Dam Yough House 615 Jacobs Street 804-350-6301
6.4 ni The Bear Paw Cabin 187 Mae West Rd 540-882-3343
0.7 mi NW The Confluence House B&B 522 Oden St 814-352-5778
0.5 mi NE The House at Confluence 415 Sterner St 724-468-0058
1.6 mi Wendy world Campground - Bunkhouse 1523 Mae West Road 724-329-4252
0.8 mi SW Yough Treehouse 926 River Road 814-395-2001
Ohiopyle
Milepost GAP 72
Quiet House B&B is 8 hilly miles away; they will pick you up.
2 blocks Falls Market and Inn 69 Main St 724-329-4973
3 blocks Ferncliff Guest House 137 Grant Street
8 blocks Hummingbird Guest Nest of Ohiopyle 107 Blaine Street 724-329-5301
3 blocks MacKenzie Guest House 134 Grant Street 724-329-8531
5 blocks Ohiopyle Lodge 138 Grant St 724-329-4452
pickup Quiet House B&B, Cottages, and Camping 667 Elliatsville Rd 724-366-7050
Trillium Lodge PO Box 2 724 329 1000
6 blocks White Water Adventurers 6 Negley St 724-329-8850
1 block Yough Guest House 28 Serman St
1 blocks Yough Plaza Hotel 28 Sherman St
Dunbar
Milepost GAP 88
At GAP milepost 88, turn away from the river on the Sheepskin Trail and follow that trail to its end in Dunbar.
2 miW side trail Cinderella Ice Cream Castle 33 W Railroad Street 724-603-2663
Connellsville
Milepost GAP 90
6 blocks Connellsville Bed & Breakfast 316 W. Crawford Avenue 724-603-2533
2.5 miN uphill Melody Motor Lodge Rt 119 S 724-628-9600
4 mi will shuttle Seams Like Home B&B 2010 Emerald Valley Rd 724-984-1399
7 blocks The Greenwood House 226 S Eight Street 724-570-0566
3.3 mi W Victorian Rose B&B 1044 Highland St 724-628-5520
Adelaide
Milepost GAP 94
on trail Riverís Edge Campground 1101 Rivers Edge Rd 724-628-4880
Dawson/Dickerson Run
Milepost GAP 96
4 blocks Cochran House B&B Railroad and Griscom St 724-529-2736
0.5 mi NW Dawson River Guest House 724 880-5625
4 mi NW Linden Hall 432 Linden Hall Rd 724-529-7543
Perryopolis
Milepost GAP 103
1.7 mi SE Inn at Lenora's 301 S Liberty St 724-736-2509
Smithton
Milepost GAP 110
At the Smithton parking lot (YRTN 39.3), take the ramp out of the parking lot, turn right onto PA981, and climb a mile or two to the motels.Fairway Inn will pick you up if you call. Alternative: Go on to Cedar Creek Park, climb out in the park, and make your way along the highway to the interchange.
2.2 mi W Comfort Inn - Belle Veron 4300 State Route 51 South at PA51 near I70 724-929-3177
1.5 mi W Fairway Inn on PA981 near intersection of PA51 and I70 724-929-6677
1.5 mi W Holiday Inn Belle Veron 827 Finley Rd (at PA51 near I70) 724-929-4600
1.5 mi W Knotty Pine Motel 843 Finley Road at PA51 near I70 724-929-8430
1.5 mi W Relax Inn 833 Finley Rd 724-929-6770
West Newton
Milepost GAP 115
3 blocks Bright Morning B&B 127 Jefferson Court 724-872-0792
0.8 mi Crossing Inn 104 Robertson St 724-872-4221
5 blocks Scarsdale Cottage Inn 208 Allison St 724-872-2121
Buena Vista
Milepost GAP 122
1 mi W John Butler House B&B 800 Rock Run Rd 412-751-6670
Boston
Milepost GAP 130
on trail Trailside Treasures 1908 Donner St 412-751-6695
4 blocks Yough Shore Inn 1403 Boston Hollow Road 412-754-0440
Homestead
Milepost GAP 147
on trail Courtyard - West Homestead 401 West Waterfront Drive 412-462-7301
Pittsburgh
Milepost GAP 151
Pittsburgh has many hotels. The closest to MP 151 at The Point is the Hilton. The Westin is near the Amtrak station. The Holiday Inn Select, Wyndham Garden, and Hampton are in Oakland, near the north end of the Junction Hollowextension of the Eliza Furnace Trail. Appletree B&B is also near the north end of the Junction Hollow Trail and will shuttle bikers to Homestead by prior arrangement. Holiday Inn Express and Morning Glory are in SouthSide near the trail.
2 blocks Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown 1247 Smallman Street 412-288-4350
1 mi N Hampton Inn University Center 3315 Hamlet St 412-681-1000
1 mi N Hilton Garden Hotel University Place 3454 Forbes Ave 412-683-2040
0.7 mi Hilton Inn - Pittsburgh - Oakland 3454 Forbes Avenue, 412-683-2040
on trail Hilton Pittsburgh and Towers 600 Commonwealth Place 412-391-4600
on trail Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh, South Side 20 S 10th St
1 mi N Holiday Inn Select University Center 100 Lytton Ave 412-682-6200
3.7 mi N Inn on Negley 703 S Negley Ave 412-661-0631
0.6 mi SE Morning Glory Inn 2119 Sarah St 412-431-1707
5 blocks Omni William Penn 530 William Penn Pl 412-281-7100
Pittsburgh Bed and Breakfast Association 724-444-6300
0.6 mi uphill Quality Inn Oakland 3401 Blvd of Allies 412-683-6100
1 block Sheraton Hotel - Pittsburgh 300 W Station Square 412-261-2000
on trail SpringHill Suites- Pittsburgh - Southside 2950 South Water St 412-488-8003
2.5 mi N Sunnyledge Hotel 5124 Fifth Ave. 412-683-5014
The Inn on Negley 703 South Negley Av 412-661-0631
11 blocks The Inn on the Mexican War Streets 604 W North Avenue 412-231-6544
8 blocks The New Parador Inn of Pittsburgh 939 Western Ave 412.231.4800
2 blocks Westin Convention Cneter 1000 Penn Av 412-281-3700
Westin William Penn 530 William Penn Pl 412-281-7100

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