Site Information--Housing

The event is held at the Ramblewood Retreat Center on 200 acres of very private land in Northern Maryland. Minutes from I-95, the event is easily accessible by public transportation. You can view a map here.

Once a summer camp for kids, Ramblewood has been completely upgraded and now caters exclusively to private groups. Each of the 40 cabins have full bathrooms with hot water, showers and flush toilets. Most of the bathrooms have been renovated in the last year. Cabins also have electricity, mattresses, lighting and ceiling fans. You will need to bring your own bedding.

For those who wish to get closer to nature, you can pitch your tent almost anywhere on the 200 acre camp. This allows for a level of privacy which is unavailable in cabins. Tenters have full use of bathroom facilities in the cabins, with the understanding that they are expected to help with cleanup on the last day of the event.

Speaking of privacy, we also devote a space devoted to "private" liaisons. This is a cabin with two rooms. Each room is available for brief assignations on a first-come, first-served basis. All we ask is that you keep your time in these spaces brief in deference to those who might be waiting for them and that you bring your own bedding and clean up after yourselves when you're done. (Please don't try to sleep in these cabins. We *will* toss you out of them.)

Location and Transportation



Located on the Susquehanna River, we're just minutes from I-95, in Darlington, Maryland.

Our proximity to airports and train stations allows attendees from as far away as Hawaii, California, Texas, Michigan and Canada to reach the event easily and cheaply.

Getting there by Car:
The camp is about 90 minutes south of Philadelphia and 45 minutes north of Baltimore.

Getting there by Bus or Train:
If you are traveling to Beltane by train or bus, you can go to either Aberdeen, MD or Perryville, MD. There are taxis there that will take you to Ramblewood & Beltane. Cab fare is roughly $30.

Getting there by Air:
If you are traveling to Beltane by air, the closest airport is BWI in Baltimore, MD. Once at the airport you can rent a car and drive to festival or hire a car service to take you. Midway Limousine, 410-367-6900, offers sedans and 10 passenger vans at reasonable prices. (If you are planning on using a car service you must call them and reserve in advance.)

Directions to Ramblewood & Beltane:
From the North: Take I-95 towards Baltimore. Cross the Millard E. Tydings bridge; take exit 89 for MD RT 155.

From the South: Take I-95 north through Baltimore (use the Fort McHenry tunnel) and continue north to exit 89, MD 155.

From Exit 89: Take MD rt 155 west (towards Churchville). Follow rt 155 for 3 miles; turn right on MD rt 161 (there is a salt dome on the corner). Continue on rt 161 for 4 1/2 miles into Darlington. At the Country Store, make a sharp downhill right onto Shuresville Road, (if you pass the bank, you’ve gone too far). Continue on Shuresville Rd. (bear left at the fork) for 1 1/2 miles. Turn right onto Silver Road, which becomes a hard-packed gravel road that goes 1/2 mile and ends at the camp.


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