Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lake Fun!!
We are headed back to Deep Creek Lake for one our absolute favorite local weekend outings! This mountain lake town, located on the tip of the panhandle of Maryland, is loaded with natural beauty and lots of outdoor fun!
Deep Creek Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Maryland, extends 12 miles and has a surface of 3,900 acres with 65 miles of shoreline. The four-season resort, located in Garrett County, Maryland, offers a wide range of activities such as boating, fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding in the summer. (Skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, and snowmobiling during the winter months.) A short 3-hour drive takes you from hustle bustle metro life to Deep Creek Lake – one of the best kept secrets for a relaxing, local getaway escape!
The outdoor activities are pretty much limitless at Deep Creek, but most folks of course opt for lake activities such as boating, kayaking and swimming. Rent a pontoon boat, ski boat or wave runner and tour around the lake… or better yet, to a local bar (yes, via boat!). The area has state parks with scenic hiking trails to some very cool waterfalls. Bring your bike and try out part of the bike course for the famous SavageMan Triathlon that Deep Creek hosts.
Or take it down a notch and visit the local shops, restaurants & bars, and even explore “downtown” – walk the streets and check out the stores and eateries. Or go into total relaxation mode and grab a chair and a drink and just relax lakeside or at an outdoor bar… and perhaps venture down the road to enjoy some summer treats at the fudgery, popcorn poppery, and the best ice cream ever at Lakeside Creamery.
We have lakefront accommodations right on the water’s edge! Wake up and walk out back and enjoy beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Go for a swim in this freshwater lake or grab one of the kayaks we’ll have right outside of our back door!
Our small, waterfront hotel is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner for the last two years in a row and is newly renovated. Its a small two-level accommodation with 20 guest rooms that have either 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, or a 1 Queen bed.
We have 15 rooms reserved for our group. Rooms feature hardwood bamboo flooring and neutral finishes with fresh white linens and comforters; and the furniture within each room was designed and built by a local artisan from reclaimed barn wood. All rooms equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave, and have a covered balcony with clear lake and mountain views.
For the most part, there are no set plans for the weekend.
Only 2 optional, scheduled activities (time TBD), which are highly recommended:
- Lakeside Creamery tour by the owner (tentative, based on owner’s availability). Best ice cream ever! Free.
- Pontoon boat tour – enjoy tour of the lake. Extra cost just divided by number of people that go (TBD)
Other than those optional activities, just relax and enjoy free all weekend to kayak/SUP, explore town, go for a bike ride or hike, or just relax lakeside.
There will be 6 kayaks available for hourly rental at our accommodations – 4 single kayaks & 2 double kayaks.
There is a two night minimum (Fri & Sat), but believe me, you’ll definitely need the full time to enjoy all there is to do and see at the Lake. Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM.
You can opt to have your own room or share one with a friend or request to be paired with another Gen Xer.
Pricing as follows (same cost as if you booked directly yourself with the hotel):
- $179/night – room with 2 queen beds, balcony/patio, first floor ($89.50 per person/night)
- $169/night – room with 1 queen bed, balcony, upper floor ($84.50 per person night)
- $169/night – room with 1 king bed, balcony/patio, first floor ($84.50 per person night)
Kayak hourly rates (they will be located onsite!):
- Single kayak – 1 hr is $17+tax, 2 hr $25.00 + tax, 4hr $35.00 + tax
- Double kayak – 1 hr $25.00 + tax, 2hr $30.00 + tax, 4hr $45.00 + tax
- Day rates: Single kayak $41, double kayak $51, SUP $49
**To confirm your spot, click on “Reserve my Spot” (right-hand side of page) to complete the sign-up form & pay a 50% deposit (or in full). DEADLINE IS JUNE 7th. **
Signing up and paying the deposit is required to confirm your reservation on the Deep Creek Lake weekend getaway.
Hope you can join us for this fun lake vacation!