Lockhouse 49

11042 4 Locks Rd,                                                                                                                                                                                            Clear Spring, MD 21722
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Check in: 3:00pm or later

Check out: No later than 10:00am.

This Lockhouse is serviced by professional cleaners between each visit. The guest remains responsible for leaving the house better than they found it, including removing all trash from the premises and tidying up before departure.


Towpath Mile: 108.7
Parking: Available
Price Per Night: $125
Additional Fees: One-time $65 maintenance fee; One-time $20 occupancy fee for groups of 6-8 only
Time Period Depicted: 1920s
Nearest Communities: Four Locks, Clear Spring

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Lockhouse 49

Lockhouse 49


Four Locks is a wonderful example of a canal community. The proximity of four locks being built within 1,530 feet of each other created the ideal situation for families, merchants, and people of all classes to come together to build a community. In its heyday Four Locks boasted 2 stores, 2 warehouses, a dry dock for boat repair, a school, and post office plus a dozen houses. Furnished in the 1920’s style, Lockhouse 49 depicts the heyday of the canal community at Four Locks.

Features & Amenities

  • Stove
  • Drip-style coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Place settings for 8 guests; dishes, utensils, water glasses.
  • Pots, pans, and cooking utensils
  • Cleaning supplies provided.
  • Outhouse/portable toilet located next to the lockhouse.
  •  Electric baseboard heat
  • Two bedrooms: one with two twins and two trundles, one with a double bed, a twin bed, and two trundles.
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Firewood provided.
  • Electrical outlets on first and second floor.
Not Provided:
  • Linens and pillows NOT provided
  • Fireplaces are NOT functional
  • No Air Conditioning
  • No indoor plumbing; no kitchen sink, shower, or bathroom.

“We loved Four Locks – it is so peaceful and quiet. After a muddy bike ride, we passed the evening reading on the porch – nirvana.” – N&C

“Biking from West Newton, PA to Washington, DC. Lockhouse 49 is a wonderful way to spend the evening, [it] felt like we were getting to sleep in a museum. Thanks to all who make this possible.” – Craig & Coleen, San Jose, CA