Montgomery Parks Opens Little Bennett Campground and Rockwood Manor for Inauguration Visitors

little bennett regional parkIt may be the off season but Montgomery Parks is opening Little Bennett Campground and Rockwood Manor for visitors coming to Washington, D.C. to take part in events surrounding the Presidential inauguration this month.

According to a news release, the parks system is opening 25 electric campsites at Little Bennett Campground, which is located at 23705 Frederick Road in Clarksburg. The campground is about 45 minutes from downtown D.C. The electric sites are available for self-contained camping units—RVs, and rates range from $36 to $51 per night.

Each campsite offers either a 30 amp or 50 amp electric, water availability, a fixed dump station, two-vehicle gravel parking area, picnic table, campfire ring and lantern post. No bathhouses are available and tent sites will not be open.

To reserve a spot email LittleBennettCampground@MontgomeryParks.org or call 301.528.3430.

“We’re also opening up Rockwood Manor, which is just minutes from downtown D.C. to accommodate out-of-town individuals and groups looking for a place to stay,” said Christy Turnbull, Montgomery Parks enterprise division chief.

rockwoodmanor1Rockwood Manor is located at 11001 MacArthur Boulevard in Potomac. According to a news release, Rockwood Manor has ten hotel-style guest rooms available in its Carolyn Cottage and Skyview Lodge, sleeping two, three or four for $115-$150 plus tax, per night from Jan. 13 through Jan. 23. Each room has a private bathroom, radio and heat and air-conditioning.

The Oaks, Tall Timbers and Weston Hill bunkhouse style Cabins at Rockwood Manor are also available for $435-520 plus tax, per cabin. The Oaks and Tall Timbers Cabins have two rooms each, with seven bunk beds in each room and communal restrooms in the lobbies. The dorms sleep 28 each in total and have heat and air-conditioning. Weston Hill sleeps 24 and in addition to two rooms of bunk beds it also has two guest rooms with twin beds.

The French House at Rockwood Manor—the original property caretakers’ home—is also available. The French House sleeps eight and features three bedrooms, a sitting room with sofa bed, one shared bathroom, kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, sink, coffee maker, heat and air-conditioning. The special rate for the French House is $240 – 290 plus tax, per night.

All the rooms available at Rockwood Manor require a two-night minimum stay. To book a room, email RockwoodManor@Montgomeryparks.org or call 301.563.7510.

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