The Yockatomac      


Our 12th Great Passage

     Yockatomac Trek 2010

   Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA

      June 19 – 27, 2010


Each participant is responsible for making his/her own reservations at the designated lodging places shown below.  Luggage service will be provided only to these lodgings.  Please do not plan to stay anywhere else.  You must have reservations at one of these lodgings for each night you plan to be on the trip prior to submitting your registration forms.  As you make your reservations, fill in the confirmation number (if any) on the reservation forms. This form should be returned to the Yocktrek coordinator by April 1, 2010.

Rooms are held for our group at each lodging place through the reservation deadline date indicated.  After that, rooms may not be available, and the stated rate may not be honored. Cancellation policies vary widely between small local B&Bs/inns and large chain hotels, and each participant is responsible for their own cancellations.  Ask for and be sure you understand the proprietor’s cancellation policies.

Due to lodging capacity limitations on some nights, some lodgings are designated (Full Occupancy Required!).  We strongly encourage you if possible to utilize the lodging capacity at those places by sharing rooms with a roommate.  We really need to double up in order to accommodate the whole trip (we won't ask you to share your bed, but please help us use all the beds). This will allow the trip to be enjoyed by as many participants as possible given the lodging constraints.  If you would like help finding a roommate, contact the Yocktrek Coordinator.

All rooms are held under the name “Yockatomac Trek.” Tell them you are with the group when you call.

Saturday, June 19
Arrive at Georgetown

The luggage van and transport van will leave from the Boston Waterfront Restaurant parking lot at 10AM and arrive at the Best Western New Hampshire Suites at around 3PM.   If you want your bike/gear on either of these vans, be there by 9:30AM to load up.  Unless you are riding in one of the vans, getting yourself to Georgetown is your responsibility.  As an incentive for you to get your reservation in early, there will be a limited number of seats on the support van for $25 per seat.  These will be offered on a first come basis.  Riders will be contacted in the order their reservations are received.  The price is low because the van is going there anyway and all funds go into the general kitty.

For all others, you may book a ride on the shuttle, which will also meet us at the Boston Waterfront, or you can get yourself to Georgetown any other way you can.  It’s your trip.  Some out of towners may choose to meet the group in Georgetown and shuttle back or leave out of Pittsburgh.  Here’s the contact information for the shuttle van.

Yough River Transport

Phone: (724) 277-0550 (not working 11/2017)

The cost of the Yough River Transport ride is $95.00.

Please note that the support van is not the Titanic.  It will only hold so much.  We don’t want to act like an airline by limiting you to one suitcase and a carry-on, but please try to pack light.  Coolers will be available for the group, so you don’t need to bring your own.


Best Western New Hampshire Suites Hotel

1121 New Hampshire Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20037



Room rate is $169.00 per night (all prices excluding tax).  A separate conference room has been reserved for secure bike storage.  The room will be locked up overnight, so don’t put anything in there you might need later.  The storage room is included in your daily fee.


The Tombs, 1226 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, just atop the infamous M Street steps.  Dinner is not included in your daily fee.  Reservation is at 5:30, to give you time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Georgetown afterward, and because we’ll be in the van at lunchtime.  Phone (202) 337-6668


Complementary continental breakfast is included.

Sunday, June 20

Georgetown to Leesburg, Va.

<1 mile to trail

35.5 miles on the C&O Canal Towpath

Ferry and shuttle (or bike) to lodging

To allow travel time for those who may be joining us on Sunday, as well as those who may want to catch the early Mass or check out the sights in DC, we’ll meet at NOON today at Mile 0, Thompson’s Boat House, for the traditional photo.  Following the photo, we’ll leave for White’s Ferry, 35.5 miles along the canal towpath.  


Best Western

726 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA, 20176-4401

(703) 777-9400

Cost is $109 per room.


On your own or in groups.  There are a number of chain restaurants within easy walking distance.


Complementary continental breakfast included.

Monday, June 21

Leesburg, Va. to Harpers Ferry, WVa.

Shuttle or bike to trail

25 miles on the C&O Canal Towpath

Cross the Harper Ferry Bridge to lodging


Harpers Ferry Guest House
PO Box 1079, 800 Washington Street
Harpers Ferry West Virginia 25425

Phone:  304-535-2101

$95-100 per night

Laurel Lodge

Chris Craig, Innkeeper
PO Box 1011
844 East Ridge Street ~ Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

$95-135 per night

304-535-2886  ~  E-Mail:

The Town's Inn
179 High Street
Harper's Ferry, WV 25425
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1412
Harper's Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 877-489-2447
Fax: 866-880-1215

$30-$95 per night dormitory or single room

Mountainside Lodge

188 High Street

Harpers Ferry WV 25425

Whole house rented for $275, sleeps six.  E-mail coordinator for availability. 

Comfort Inn                            Overflow only, no rooms held.

25 Union Street

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone: 304-535-6391


On your own or in groups.  We’ll arrange a Ghost Tour in the evening for anyone interested.  


On your own or at the B&B.

Tuesday, June 22

Harpers Ferry, W. Va. to Williamsport, MD.

39 miles on C&O Canal Towpath

Optional Antietam battlefield tour

<2 road miles to lodging


Red Roof Inn

310 East Potomac St.

Williamsport, MD 21795

(301) 582-3500

Rate: $59 per room.


Chip in for takeout picnic on the lawn.


Waffle House across the parking lot, on your own.

Wednesday, June 23

Williamsport, MD to Little Orleans, MD

<2 Mile return to towpath

41 miles on C&O towpath

Shuttle up to B&B


Town Hill Hotel B&B

31101 National Pike

Little Orleans, MD 21766

(877) 696-2794

Rates Shared bath - double occupancy : $ 119.00

                                Extra Person: $ 35.00

                                Double bed, private bath: $ 139.00

                                Queen bed, private bath:  $ 149.00

                                King bed, private bath :    $ 159.00

                                (single or double occupancy) 

Dinner added to cost of room.


At Town Hill, added to cost of room.  A real treat.


Included at Town Hill.  Don’t miss the baked oatmeal and Alabama tomato pie.  

Thursday, June 24

Little Orleans, MD to Cumberland, MD

Shuttle or ride 7 miles back to trail

44 miles on C&O Canal Towpath

<1 mile to lodging

Lodging:                                                         Luggage tags required today

Fairfield Inn Cumberland                               RED              

21 North Wineow Street

Cumberland, Maryland 21502 USA

Phone:  1-301-722-0340

Fax:  1-301-722-0341

Rates $109 per night.

Breakfast is included.

Holiday Inn Cumberland                    BLUE           Overflow only, no rooms held!

100 South George St.

Cumberland, MD  21502

(301) 724-8800


On your own or in groups.  There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance.


Included at Fairfield Inn.


Friday, June 25

Cumberland, MD to Rockwood, PA

<1 mile back to trail

44 miles on Allegheny Highlands Trail

<1 mile to lodging.

Western Maryland RR option, reservations required, see check box on registration form.

Lodging: Rockwood Trail House Bed & Breakfast                                   RED
131 Rockdale Rd
Rockwood, PA 15557
814-926-4778 (phone)
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Located at the Rockwood Trail Head. High speed internet for guests and breakfast can be requested for an additional charge. Open 7 days, will pick-up for emergency.  Also owns a bike shop with rentals, repairs, accessories & sales; health snacks and drinks.  Limited shuttling for guests.  $96.00 per room, breakfast included.

Gingerbread House B&B                                                     ORANGE                                                     
156 Rockdale Road
Rockwood, PA 15557
814-926-2542 (phone)
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50 yards from the trail, first house on the left as you leave the trail.  $75-90 per room.

Hostel on Main                                                                      BLUE
506 Main St.
Rockwood, PA 15557
814-926-4546 (phone)
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From the trail, cross over the Casselman River, make a right onto Water Street, follow around curve on Chestnut, cross railroad tracks, Hostel on Main is on the left.  Dormitory style housing with one private suite.  $26 per person. 

Husky Haven Guesthouse                                                      RED
440 Water St.
Rockwood, PA  15557-1039



From the trail, cross over the Casselman River, make a right onto Water Street.  The guesthouse is three fourths of the way down the block on the right.  The guesthouse has three bedrooms.  The cost is $50 for the first person, $35 for each additional person for the whole house.  


Catered meal and possibly a show at Rockwood Opera House.       


Included at B&B’s nearby café for Hostel dwellers.

Saturday, June 26

Rockwood, PA. to Ohiopyle, PA.

30 miles on Yough River Trail North

Optional float trip down Middle Yough

Lodging across the street from train station


CAUTION!!  Lodging in Ohiopyle on summer weekends is extremely tight due to the rafting outfitters business.  Rooms will likely sell out long before the reservation deadline.  Make your reservations ASAP and pay particular attention to cancellation policies here.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Yockatomac Trek.

Yough Plaza Motel
28 Sherman St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470


The motel is just across the street from the trailhead.  There are 10 motel rooms, 2 double beds each, $95 per room; 2 suites with 4 beds each, $175 per room.

Ohiopyle Lodge   Overflow only no rooms held. 
138 Grant St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-4452 (phone)
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Pick up luggage at Yough Plaza Motel.  The lodge units are located in the block behind the motel.

Dinner:  On your own or in groups. 

Breakfast:  On your own at local restaurants.  The Firefly Grill right across the street makes a good breakfast sandwich and does a breakfast buffet on weekends.

Sunday, June 27

Ohiopyle, PA to Boston, PA

55 miles on Yough River Trail North

Finish Line!  Arrival at Boston Waterfront

Celebrate your accomplishment at our Yummy Y-Trek Picnic!

Goodbyes and farewells…

Re-entry back into the real world…

Have a safe trip home and see you next year!!!