The vision of the C&O Canal has changed and adapted over the course of its history. The canal’s roots begin with George Washington’s dream of a waterway trade route connecting east and west. After its closure in 1924, a second chance came to the canal in the form of another dream, that of Supreme Court Justice William Douglas. Douglas sought to protect this land as an outdoor sanctuary for public recreation. Set in the 1950s of Justice Douglas’ famous hike to preserve the canal, Lockhouse 6 is furnished with objects reminiscent of the mid-Twentieth Century.
Lockhouse 6, surrounded by mature sycamores, is a fully modern stone house with a covered porch and nearby parking. It provides ready access to Georgetown, the feeder canal, and the Capital Crescent Trail.
Towpath Mile: 5.4
Price Per Night: $160
Additional Fees: One-time $20 maintenance fee; One-time $20 occupancy fee for groups of 6-8 only
Time Period Depicted: 1950s
Nearest Communities: Brookmont, Cabin John
Features & Amenities
- Modern kitchen with stove, oven, and refrigerator
- Bathroom with tub/shower (Note: Bathroom is in the basement, down a flight of stairs.)
- Private porch
- Sleeps 8: One bedroom with double bed; one bedroom with two twin and two trundles; Pull out sofa in living room
- Central AC/heat
- Easy access to Bethesda, Georgetown, and northern Virginia
- Linens and pillows not provided
- Fireplaces are NOT functional
6100 Clara Barton Parkway
Bethesda, MD 20816
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Check-In: Between 2:00-2:30 p.m. due to the change in traffic flow on Clara Barton Parkway. You will not be able to access the house by car between 2:30 and 7:15 on weeknights. After 7:15 p.m. and on weekends, the traffic flow is normal.
Check-Out: 10 a.m.