ThorpeWood is a 155-acre mountain retreat hidden off a quiet mountain road, set into a forested hillside overlooking a native trout stream, and nestled 1,500 feet high in the Catoctin Mountains near Thurmont, MD—the natural resource for non-profits.

Our beautiful setting of forests, meadows, an arboretum, wetlands, and native trout streams provides a tranquil location for a unique mountain destination where individuals and groups can experience the benefits of sharing in our pristine natural resources—whether through educational or team building programs, corporate events and retreats, or weddings and other special occasions.

Adjacent to more than 18,000 acres of dramatic public parks and private preserves, ThorpeWood is secluded and feels remote. However, it is only 55 miles from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Our natural setting is unlike any other in the region—come experience what ThorpeWood can mean to you!

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Our Upcoming Events

August 31, 2014 • 8:00 a.m.
7th Annual 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk

OUR ANNUAL 5K/10K TRAIL RUN/WALK!!!ThorpeWood is gearing up for our 7th Annual 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk! OnSunday, August 31, we look forward to welcoming many of our returning participants, as well as many new friends! If you haven’t already registered, please

December 6, 2014 • 3:00 p.m
15th Annual Holiday Open House

Save the Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ThorpeWood is thrilled to be holding our 15th Annual Holiday Open House! We are all looking so forward to opening our doors to friends and family who have


We got back last night from a nice relaxing day off -- from celebration and work. We really need it! Getting married is thrilling... to the point of exhaustion!

I'm sure you know from being there how great a success and how incredible an experience this was for us. Thank you for all your hard work and for so calmly and pleasantly ensuring that everything ran smoothly. We didn't notice a single, glitch, hiccup or hear any complaints. On the contrary! People were so amazed by your venue and the way that you run it. You've managed to take a gorgeous location and turn it into a seamlessly run operation... one that nevertheless allows for the personalization and flexibility that make these events so magical. Thank you!

Chris and Anne-Lise Wohler

Anne-Lise and Chris