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Waredaca - places to stay?

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  • Waredaca - places to stay?

    Hi all,

    I am making the trip down to Waredaca for the first time at the end of May, and I am trying to figure out where to stay. The omnibus mentions the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, and others in Germantown, but google maps makes them seem a bit far. Is there anything else closer? Even a B&B would be fine.

    Thanks for the info!

  • #2
    mythical84 and asterix, among others, are your Waredaca experts around here.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I really don't think there is anyplace closer to stay than the places listed. If there are B&B's, they are somewhat discreet, to say the least.

    If you wanted to be closer, I would search for places in Brookeville or Olney.
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    • #3
      Try Olney, it's a little closer I think... but nothing in the area comes to mind.


      • #4
        I can't think of any hotels in Olney, which is indeed the closest major town. Other than Gaithersburg and Germantown, the closest the other way would be down NH Avenue to Silver Spring. That's a straight shot, but still a solid 30 minute drive.

        Edited to add: out of sheer curiosity, I did a search for B&Bs and there is apparently one called Longwood manor in Brookeville. Never heard of it and don't know if it's still in business, but it looks to be a short drive away from Waredaca.

        BTW, if you're coming from Boston, late May in DC is like early July in New England.
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        • #5
          You may get a discount at one of the places, not sure which -- check with Waredaca -- they may have it on the site.
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          • #6
            Those mentioned are the experts, but I have spent a lot of weekends there. I prefer Germantown to Gaithersburg and usually stay here: http://www.hamptoninn.com/en/hp/hote...tyhocn=WASGMHX. It is pretty good value and much quieter than when we used to stay at the Holiday Inn (from which I would personally stay far, far away) or other places in Gaithersburg.

            I don't know if it is still around, but there used to be a bed and breakfast called longwood in Brookeville which is closer.
            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


            • #7
              I swear there is a bed and breakfast in Olney- on a farm no less. I remember passing it while running a road race a few years ago, but would have no clue how to find it online....
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              • #8

                Thoroughbred Bed & Breakfast‎16410 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD 20832-2632 (301) 774-7649‎
                OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                • #9
                  I live in Germantown, and I'd say it is "easiest" to get to Waredaca from there. Though, nothing in this area is THAT easy. But, it takes us 45 mins to get from our farm in Potomac to Waredaca, and we drive practically past my house, which is 20 minutes from the barn...soooo, Germantown puts you at about 25 minutes. Lots of hotels there and lots and lots of restaurants.


                  • #10
                    mythical and I are your experts for, say, the lay of the land in the xc fields at waredaca or where to go for a hack.
                    Hotels, not so much.
                    Unless you can dig up a b/b (and if there is one at longwood, i pass that all the time and it's very close), as yellowbritches said, you're probably best off in Germantown which is sort of a giant suburb.
                    If you are running a b&b search, try also Damascus, which is 10-12 minutes up the road. No idea if there's anything there but it is very close.
                    And as for the weather, um, as someone who is ALWAYS volunteering at Waredaca, we seem to have rain more often than we have blazing heat, at least in the spring and fall. Just sayin'...(yes, it can be hot that time of year, but it can also be sort of dank)
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                    • #11
                      Ditto to what has been said already. No real hotels in Olney. I am not positive, but I thought the Longwood B&B is closed.

                      There is a Comfort Inn not too far- just search for Comfort Inn Shady Grove. That one might be a bit closer (and a little cheaper?) than the Holiday Inn. It still has food nearby. It's prob 15 min or so, but is a pretty easy shot to Waredaca.

                      Not sure if this is closer, but there was a B&B over by Howard Co called Paternal Gift Farm (or Inn at...). Again, not sure if they are still open or not.

                      Perhaps OneDaySoon can comment on the Thoroughbred B&B


                      • #12
                        Alrighty, I'm here. Your trusty Waredaca Sponsorship Coordinator.

                        If you stay at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, you'll get a great deal. And as others have said, there really isn't anything closer.

                        The Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg recently underwent a complete renovation and is quite nice. (Scubed: I think you'd be pleased with the changes). Plus you're right across the street from the mall with plenty of dinner options.

                        AND they're huge supporters of Waredaca, so I encourage you to stay there.
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                        • #13
                          FWIW, I think the officials stay at the Holiday Inn.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Janet View Post
                            FWIW, I think the officials stay at the Holiday Inn.
                            You're right.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pharmgirl View Post
                              Ditto to what has been said already. No real hotels in Olney. I am not positive, but I thought the Longwood B&B is closed.

                              Perhaps OneDaySoon can comment on the Thoroughbred B&B
                              Well rumors are wild on the neighbor's B & B, so not sure I'd steer you there.

                              There are some new hotels in the Gaithersburg area though that I can highly recommend:

                              $89/night - Hilton Garden Inn - 14975 Shady Grove Road, Rockville

                              Sheraton - 920 King Farm Blvd.

                              If staying at above locations head over to Rio for dinner or drinks at Red Rock Canyon (can be VERY busy):

                              Or this place for great Thai food:

                              This place for variety of interesting less expensive but good quick bites and Safeway (also right next door to Hilton Garden Inn shown above):

                              Directions from Waredaca to Hilton:

                              1. Start out going EAST on DAMASCUS RD/MD-650 toward HOWARD CHAPEL RD. 0.16 miles < 1 min

                              2. Turn RIGHT onto HOWARD CHAPEL RD. 0.23 miles < 1 min

                              3. Turn RIGHT onto SUNDOWN RD. 3.61 miles 6 min

                              4. Turn LEFT onto LAYTONSVILLE RD/MD-108. 0.47 miles 1 min

                              5. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto WARFIELD RD. 1.12 miles 3 min

                              6. Turn LEFT onto WOODFIELD RD/MD-124. 1.84 miles 3 min

                              7. Turn LEFT onto AIRPARK RD. 1.76 miles 2 min

                              8. AIRPARK RD becomes SHADY GROVE RD. 4.61 miles 8 min

                              9. Make a U-TURN onto SHADY GROVE RD. 0.31 miles < 1 min

                              9 manuevers 14.11 miles 26 min