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Emmitsburg Vacation Rentals

Emmitsburg Travel Guide

Emmitsburg is a pretty and historic town dating back to the 18th Century, and is just a short drive from the Maryland's border with Pennsylvania. Best known for being the site of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the town is off the beaten path, and somewhat hidden away amongst forested land.

Things to Do in Emmitsburg

Visit the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American born saint. She lived in Emmitsburg from 1809 until 1821 and hundreds of pilgrims make the trip to see her remains at the beautiful Basilica here. Also nearby is the beautiful mountain shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. The shrine is one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes shrine in France, and attracts many worshippers and curious tourists.

History buffs will know that with the proximity to Gettysburg, Emmitsburg had an important role to play during the Civil War. Anyone can visit the Gettysburg National Military Park only 10 miles north of Emmitsburg. Learn more at the Mason Dixon Welcome Center in town, with exhibits and information all about the history in the area.

Hikers will love the forested trails in Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park. You can find the largest waterfall in Maryland plus rock climbing in these areas.

Best Time to Visit Emmitsburg

Spring and fall are both beautiful times to visit this area of natural beauty.

Price and Availability Index in Emmitsburg

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Emmitsburg is in July, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Emmitsburg is in the high season in July. Emmitsburg has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Emmitsburg tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Emmitsburg tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Emmitsburg

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Emmitsburg. The hottest month in Emmitsburg is July, when temperatures peak at 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 7 ˚F. The wettest month in Emmitsburg is May with 5.68 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 1.38 inches of rain.

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