Cozy Restaurant, an 85-year-old Thurmont eatery that claimed to be the oldest restaurant in Maryland still operated by its founding family, has closed.
The restaurant was part of Cozy Village, a Thurmont tourist camp established in 1929 by Wilbur Freeze. Cozy Village also includes shops and The Cozy Country Inn, which remain in operation and are still owned by the Freeze family, although the hotel and restaurant are separate legal entities.
Cozy Village claims a long association with nearby Camp David.
According to its website, the original inn provided housing for Secret Service agents protecting Franklin D. Roosevelt when the Thurmont retreat was known as Shangri-La.
The present-day inn offers rooms and suites named after United States presidents and news wire services. Several presidential suites feature whirlpool spas; only the Kennedy suite has a bidet.