Staying near Start - Potomac MD
We highly advise you to consider staying over Friday night at one of the two lockhouses that are reserved for FreeWalkers. We had a very pleasurable experience last year, our first year renting out these building exclusively for our use. You get to experience life in the historic building and enjoy a dinner and good company. The cost/value is the best you will find and you will help support our program by doing so. It takes a lot of effort to organize this event and we need participation to make it work right. Check out our Full Travel option and save and enjoy Friday night before the event - we take care of everything.
If you prefer personal privacy you'll want to get a place to stay as close as possible to Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center
11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854 (301-767-3714).
You should be able to get a room at about $80-90 per night.
Recommendation: Bolger Center
9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854-4436. USA
This is the closest hotel to the start as it's just over four miles to the VFW. This is both a conference center and hotel with an intriguing history. If we get drivers staying there, they can take other guests to the start in the morning. We will try to coordinate that if you are interested in either helping take others or if you need a ride from there.
Reservations directly @ hotel:
If you book directly you can cancel without forfeit up to 6pm date of arrival but rates may run higher. Check to see if they will pick you up at Bethesda Metro. We plan to have a shuttle service or carpool waiting at 3:00 a.m. from the hotel to the start at the VFW hall on Saturday morning.