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Hillside Enchanted Forest

Frederick, Maryland
10 acres
4.913 reviews
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Hosted by Cecelia & Bob N.




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Only the people and dogs included in your booking can be in the spot during your visit. This section refers to distractions seen/heard from the spot.


Other domestic animalsNo






Rain shelter / sun shade

Trash can


$15 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

This spot offers extra discounts to Sniffpass holders on every booking!

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Frederick, Maryland


We have 10 mostly wooded acres on the side of Braddock Mountain (right off Highway 70) at the end of a private road. There are also some open grassy areas around the house. 🌲 There is an unmaintained trail through the woods just beyond the driveway, indicated by a brown ‘Trail’ sign. PLEASE NOTE: The property overall is on a steep hill so it is best for those looking for a little more adventure. We hope to add some seating such as a picnic table or something in the woods soon if our spot gets enough traffic. 😃 🌱 There is also a full wrap around deck with patio furniture, hammock, plants, and an umbrella that is available for you to use. 🛑 We do not have any pets. You may occasionally see wildlife in the woods though so please beware and understand you are accepting all risks when you make a reservation with us. 📧 You will receive a message from us a few hours before your visit with Wifi and other information. 💦 There is a water spigot under the deck between the garage and sliding glass door that is available for you. 🌎 We accept last minute bookings but please know that we travel often so you may visit at a time when we’ve been away and the grass may be longer than usual, or the garbage more full than usual. Thanks for understanding. Let us know if you have any unique needs or requests for your visit that are not addressed in the listing or site FAQs. Thanks!


100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Max dogs per booking

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Arrive and leave on time, this is important for safety.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(13) Reviews

  • Emily G., Sep 3, 2023

    Great location and beautiful property! Felt very welcoming, and the trek gave both me and the dogs a good leg workout! Only problem I had was getting lost and ending up walking the gravel driveway of the For Sale lot next door, also the water spicket seemed to be off. We had a great time nonetheless!

    Host replied: Shoot! So sorry about the water. We are gone on a long trip and my partner shut it off and didn’t tell me! 🙈 Glad you were still able to get a workout.

  • John T., Sep 1, 2023

    This “sniff spot” was an amazing place to bring one of my German Shepherds to explore… And it’s just 13 minutes from downtown Frederick. I’m a local dog trainer living in the city, so finding a beautiful spot like this with a lot of space is so helpful for my dogs’ well being/longevity. Communication from the sniff spot owners was great as well! I will definitely be coming back again!

    Host replied: We’re so glad you and your Shepherd enjoyed our spot. It’s nice to see people enjoying the land. 😍 Come back anytime!

  • Debbie H., Aug 21, 2023

    Visited on a Saturday morning. Clear instructions, parking, entrance. It was very relaxing & private! My dog enjoyed running around in the woods :)

    Host replied: Yay! So glad to hear, Debbie. Thanks for coming by and taking time to leave a review. 😁

  • Christine S., Aug 20, 2023

    Loved the woods and trail!

    Host replied: Thanks for coming by, Christine! Glad you enjoyed!

  • Jessica D., Aug 10, 2023

    Great spot! The area is beautiful, but I wasnt prepared for how steep the trail was. My dogs loved it though. 😊

    Host replied: Thanks for coming by and taking time to leave a review. The hill can be a real butt-kicker. 🤪 Come back anytime!

  • Krishna R., Aug 6, 2023

    Great sniffspot ! Very clean and secluded. Well marked spots to park your car. Amazing host who is super responsive as this was a very last minute booking (thank you !!!! ). The trail is a little steep at the beginning ( we loved it though :) ) and lots of areas for your pup to sniff around. My dog thoroughly enjoyed the hike. Will be returning back again. Highly recommend!!

    Host replied: Thanks so much for the kind words and coming by today! We’re glad you enjoyed. Come back anytime! 🙂

  • Katie K., Jul 2, 2023

    Great shady spot on a hot day! Lots of opportunities to sniff and explore.

    Host replied: Thanks for visiting. We were worried about you getting rained on! Glad the rain held out and you all enjoyed! 😁

  • Natalie W., Jun 30, 2023

    Great location, good clear information prior to arrival, nice shady walk for the pups. Do take bug spray though!

    Host replied: Thanks for coming over, Natalie. Good tip on the bug spray (thank you) - we may toss a bottle out by the trail sign. Come back anytime! 😄

  • Deborah G., Jun 13, 2023

    I so love this beautiful spot! Such a lovely trail, a bit challenging for me though. It shows that I need some cardio in my routine. I will surely be back. Thank you!!!!

    Host replied: Hi Deborah! Thanks for coming by today! I saw a glimpse of your big white dog from the kitchen window! What a cutie!! You’re welcome back anytime.

  • Samantha B., Jun 7, 2023

    The dogs loved exploring in the woods! This is a nice quiet area for my reactive dogs. Thank you!

    Host replied: Aww, awesome! Glad you all enjoyed. Come back soon! Thanks, Samantha! ☺️

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Cecelia & Bob N.

Joined in April 2023

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