3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay variesTownhouse / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 2 night min Cabin / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
5 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 14 5 14 2 night min Chalet / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 2 night min Cabin / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
5 BR / 6.5 BA / Sleeps 14 5 14 2 night min Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
About Deep Creek Lake
One of Western Maryland's top vacation retreats, Deep Creek Lake offers the ideal mix of relaxation and adventure. The area is a great year-round destination for visitors that enjoy outdoor activities, cultural events, scenic byways, natural wonders, fine food and cozy accommodations. Get ready to kick back in your choice of Deep Creek Lake cabin rentals, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Deep Creek Lake offers the ideal climate for vacationers, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. Temperatures reach the mid-80s during July and August, and they drop to the 30s in December and January. Those that enjoy water sports will likely want to visit this area in the summer when Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals right on the lake can be booked, while those who prefer skiing will want to come during the winter months. Visitors looking for mild temperatures and colorful leaves will love autumn in the Deep Creek Lake area.
Deep Creek Lake Region
A state that stretches from the beaches of the Mid-Atlantic to the Appalachian Mountains, Maryland is a diverse vacation destination. Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals put visitors close to historically significant landmarks, such as the National Road, the nations’ first federally funded highway that offered pioneers a way west in the early 1800s. Old covered bridges, stone grist mills, and scenic byways remain just a quick turn from the ease of interstates. Although, there are not distinct neighborhoods in the Deep Creek Lake region, there are 65 miles of shoreline to choose from for your stay.
The Deep Creek Lake area is just two hours from Pittsburgh International Airport or three hours from National Airport in Washington, D.C. To reach Deep Creek Lake's remote location in Western Maryland, it's necessary to drive your own car or rent one once you land at the airport. Though the area is filled with scenic spots and hiking areas, a car is necessary for navigating from Deep Creek Lake vacation homes to the state park to the lake itself.
Things to Do
No matter when you visit Deep Creek Lake, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained. Start with a visit to Deep Creek Lake State Park, which features a shoreline with access for boat launching, swimming, and fishing. Gear up for a moderate or difficult hike through the park, go hunting in the backcountry areas, or spot wildlife and rare plants. Keep in mind that the park is open year-round, with spectacularly colorful foliage in the fall and more than 200 inches of snow in the winter.
Less than 30 minutes away, the Cranesville Subarctic Swamp takes visitors back in time 15,000 years to an era just past the Earth’s last Ice Age. Unique topographical features capture moisture and cold to produce a glacial habitat where unusual plant and animal species flourish. Outside Boonsboro, Maryland’s only show cave, Crystal Grottoes, is dense with natural stalactite and stalagmite formations formed over thousands of years and discovered in 1920. The attraction features 30-minute tours through its brilliantly lit subterranean chambers.
Just 10 miles west of Deep Creek Lake, Swallow Falls State Park offers some of the state's best scenery. Follow the trail of the Youghiogheny River along rocky gorges and down waterfalls like Muddy Creek Falls. Hike and mountain bike along the trails, and don't forget to pack a picnic lunch.
If you're craving a quick bite or a glass from a local winery, look no further than Fireside Deli and Wine Shop. Pick up a gourmet sandwich, partake in a wine tasting, or take home a whole case to enjoy during your stay. For a hearty meal with the family or your significant other, Dutch's at Silver Tree fits the bill, with Maryland crab cakes, filet mignon, and a weekly seafood buffet. Wherever you dine, be sure to finish off your meal with a visit to Lakeside Creamery, which boasts ice cream cones, sundaes, milkshakes, and more sweet treats.
The Deep Creek Lake area attracts visitors all year round, but one of the most popular festival seasons is autumn. In September, sip some wine and peruse local art at the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival. This multi-day event features wine pairing dinners, musical entertainment, and over 200 wines from Maryland and beyond. In October don't miss the Autumn Glory Festival, which celebrates the gorgeous fall season in Deep Creek Lake. Enjoy the parades, cheer on the band competitions, and take in the lovely fall colors.
Any time of year, the Deep Creek Lake area offers a respite from city living, with great scenery and plenty of room to take it all in. Book your choice of Deep Creek Lake cabin rentals and stay awhile in this natural wonderland.