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What Are The Top Amenities at Deep Creek Lake, MD?

Trending Vacation Rental Amenities in Deep Creek Lake, MD

Above shows the popular amenities in Deep Creek Lake and the number of the rental properties associated with each amenity. In Deep Creek Lake, 969 rentals offer Parking Available, 965 rentals offer Internet or Wifi, 944 rentals offer TV. So, if you need Parking Available during your vacation, use the Parking Available filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Garden or Backyard, Kids Friendly.

How Does The Vacation Home Rental Price Look Like in Deep Creek Lake, MD?

Vacation House & Townhome Rental Price Information in Deep Creek Lake, MD

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Deep Creek Lake has the largest percentage (18.92%) of homes in $150 - $200 price range.
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Which Accommodations Should I Pick in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Rental Accommodation Info in Deep Creek Lake, MD
Before visiting Deep Creek Lake, it is a good idea to explore all the accommodation types in this area, and pick the one that fits your group well. All the available accommodation types are: House, Townhome, Cabin, Apartment, Condo, Chalet, Cottage, Guest House, Lodge, Farmhouse, Estate, Hotel, Bungalow. House is the most-liked rental type, with the largest percentage of 66.47%. The biggest home in this area available for rent is around 13000 square feet.The least popular accommodation in Deep Creek Lake is Bungalow rentals
How Many Accommodations Are Not Pets Friendly in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Deep Creek Lake, MD
27.98% of vacation homes in Deep Creek Lake are pet friendly. If you have pet allergies, make sure to check the home property and see whether it is a pet-friendly vacation home or not.
Best Tourist Attractions in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Must Visit Places In Deep Creek Lake, MD

When you have only limited times to spend in Deep Creek Lake, we highly recommend you to visit those famous places:

Where Are The Good Trails in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Best Trails In Deep Creek Lake, MD
If you like outdoor activities, we highly recommend you to visit those famous trails: Kendall Trail, Brant Mine Trail, Deep Creek Lake State Park Meadow Mountain Trail, Wisp Ski Resort Trail, Swallow Falls Trail, Monroe Run Trail, Herrington Manor Park Loop, Lostland Run Trail, High Rock, High Rocks Trail .
Best Campgrounds in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Campgrounds Recommendations In Deep Creek Lake, MD
If you love outdoors or travel with an RV, here are the campgrounds in Deep Creek Lake: Outflow Camping, German Campground, Hickory Hollow Campground, Deep Creek Campground, Deep Creek Campground, Swallow Falls Campground, Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground, Horseshoe Recreation Area, Robert W Craig Campground, Eagle's Nest Campground.
Which Airports Should I Choose To Get To Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Suggested Airports in Deep Creek Lake, MD

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What are the activities in Deep Creek Lake, MD that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

No matter what age the members of your family are, they will love spending time at The Alley, Deep Creek Lake’s bowling, music and fun center. Whether you want to bowl a few frames, try your luck at the arcade games, shoot some pool, play shuffleboard or simply want a way to blow off some steam, The Alley has everything you need. The lanes offer ramps, lightweight balls, and automatic bumpers for the littlest bowlers. There is also a restaurant that serves beer and wine. You can find them at 499 Oakland Drive, just 20 minutes from the lake.

Herrington Manor State Park is a great spot for kayaking, swimming, canoeing, hiking, and other outdoor activities for the whole family. There are even cabins you can rent that are available in all seasons. In the summer months, the park holds interpretive programs. In the winter, there are many cross-country ski and snowshoe trails as well. The park is located at 222 Herrington Lane in Oakland, about 20 minutes away.

Deep Creek Fun Zone offers fun for the entire family. Play a round of mini-golfs or try your hand at the arcade. There is a new and expanded laser tag course along with a road track and slick go-carts plus bumper boats for hours of fun. There are even Kiddie Carts on a Rookie Raceway for the little ones. They are located at 72 Fort Drive in McHenry, just over 10 minutes from Deep Creek Lake.

Eco Tours are great family activities. There are several companies that offer guided nature tours and walks in the warmer months or you can choose to take a snowshoeing tour in the winter. Kayak tours are also available allowing your family to explore Deep Creek Lake from the water.

Monkey Business Adventure Park is for families who love adventure. The park offers obstacle courses in the air with three individual tiers of differing levels. You can zip along the easy course for beautiful views of the area or challenge yourself with the higher levels. They even offer Mini-Monkey courses for the smaller members of the family. They are located at 72 Fort Drive in McHenry, only 10 minutes away from the lake.

For a truly unique family adventure, visit Deep Axe Throwing Company where you can test your skills in their axe-throwing arena. Try the “Axpert” session or enjoy an open session depending on the ages and skillset of your family. There is also a full bar on site where you can relax with local craft beers, including Victory Golden Monkey. Find them at 72 Fort Drive, McHenry.

What are the must-visit places in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Must See Attractions

Deep Creek Lake State Park is the main attraction in the area. With over 1,800 acres you can find many trails, campsites, and picnic areas to relax and unwind. There is a Discovery Center and two swimming beaches as well. Deep Creek Lake is a man-made lake, a hydroelectric project constructed in the 1920s. You can also find the Sang Run State Park and the Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area in Deep Creek Lake State Park. 

Just 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake, Swallow Falls State Park has some of Maryland’s most stunning scenery. Take a hike to Tolliver Falls as well as Maryland’s highest waterfall, Muddy Creek Falls, which tumbles down rocks for 53 feet. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone camped for several days in the park, calling themselves “The Vagabonds.”

How to get around in Deep Creek Lake, MD?

The closest international airport to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, is Washington Dulles which is about a three-hour drive from the lake. However, it is possible to take a bus from the airport to Wiehle-Reston East Station and then take the subway to Metro Center Station, then to Union Station. Walk a short distance to Washington Union Station then take a train to Cumberland Amtrak Station and a taxi to Deep Creek Lake. There is also the option of a bus from the airport to Mountaineer Station and then a taxi to the lake.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Hidden Gems

New Germany State Park is often called one of the area’s “best-kept secrets.” Hidden between the eastern Continental Divide and Big Savage Mountain, the park offers ten miles of trails that traverse through stunning forests. There is a small lake where you can swim, fish or paddle. The park is located at 349 Headquarters Lane in Grantsville, just 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake.

Circle R Ranch, located at 4151 Sand Flat Road in Oakland, is family-owned and operated, purchased in 1944. It is a working ranch offering horseback riding with a trail that winds into the hillsides and through an apple orchard. You can choose a guided ride or take off on your own. Horses are American Quarter Horses, Draft Horses, American Paint Horses and some the owners call “Heinz 57.” In the winter, the ranch offers sleigh rides as well. They are about 10 minutes from Deep Creek Lake.

Deep Creek Lavender Farm truly believes that lavender is the “queen of herbs.” Anne and Scott Davidson purchased eight acres of land in 2004, planning to build a second home. They wanted to farm something on the land that would be manageable as they both worked busy careers. One day, with a bottle of wine and Google at their fingertips, the couple stumbled upon lavender, a plan that does not need daily attention and would hibernate in the cold winter months. After touring several lavender farms around the country, the Davidson’s planted three test batches with the third being perfect for their land. They started with 600 plants and, by 2016, had more than 800. They then built a barn with a drying loft to sell their lavender products along with a classroom. The store carries all types of lavender-based products. There is also a “pick your own” option where you are provided scissors to cut the lavender in the field. The farm is located at 625 Doerr Road in Accident, about 15 minutes from the lake.

Located about 25 minutes from Deep Creek Lake, Casselman River Bridge State Park is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch, do some fly fishing or find the perfect spot for photos. When it was constructed in 1813, the Casselman Bridge was the longest single-span stone arch bridge in the country. It provided an important link on the road from 1813 to 1933. It is no longer open to vehicles, but you can walk or bicycle across the bridge. It is located at 10240 National Pike in Grantsville.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village is a fun, unique venue where you can find one-of-a-kind artwork created by local artisans. There are six residents and many visiting artists that share stories in an effort to promote their varied genres. The Miller House Peace Center provides historical background about the area, giving you details about the Native Americans, Amish and Mennonites who settled the area as well as Appalachian farming techniques. Take a look at Stanton Mill, restored recently and now operating as it did in the 1800s. You can also take a look at Compton’s One-Room Schoolhouse. You can find the village at 177 Casselman Road in Grantsville.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Art & Culture Places

Oakland B&O Museum tells the story of John Work Garrett, who eventually became president of the B&O Railroad, and E. Francis Baldwin who was the architect of many B&O buildings. The two men constructed many iconic railroad buildings, including the Central Building and Camden Station in Baltimore. Garrett County is named for John Work Garrett. The museum provides a look back at the railroad and its beginnings. It is housed in a B&O building which still has the original windows. The museum is located at 117 East Liberty Street in Oakland.

Garrett County. Historical Society includes many local artifacts in its three museums. The Historical Museum features items from the past that will take you through the history of Garrett County while the Grantsville Community Museum provides you with a look back at the town and western Maryland. The Garret County Museum of Transportation lets you look back at the various methods used to transport people and goods over the years. The museums are located at 107 South Second Street in Oakland.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Local Events & Festivals

Garrett Lakes Arts Festival began when a group of residents gathered in 1986 to figure out a way to promote cultural and artistic activities in the area. Resident Kathryn Sincell and violinist Erick Friedman wanted to reestablish the Mountain Chautauqua spirit and their vision sparked the Garrett Lakes Art Festival. The result is a series of events throughout the year that include art showings, live music, symphony concerts, plays, and more.

Garrett County Celtic Festival, held in the Friendsville Community Park in Friendsville, just about half an hour from Deep Creek Lake, is held in June each year. The festival includes a day of Celtic music, Irish dancers as well as pipe and drum corps. There are food and drink vendors as well as children’s crafts. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, small tents, or blankets, and the event is held rain or shine.

Held on the Garrett County Fairgrounds every August, the Country Fest and Auction is a fun family event. The auction features handmade quilts, wood furniture, crafts, antiques, and even unique in-home dinners. The event provides funds for Christian education for children as well as Christian Aid Ministries. Enjoy great food and fun activities throughout the day.

Savageman Triathlon, held in September each year, is a three-day event that includes swim runs, sprints, long courses, and more. Enjoy the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains, swim in stunning Deep Creek Lake, and ride the challenging roads of Garrett County in this popular triathlon. There are races for every level with prizes at all levels.

Held the first full week of August each year, the Garrett County Agricultural Fair is more than a carnival as it is a week-long celebration of the local agriculture community. You can see artisan crafts, gardening products, photography painting, and more in the exhibit halls. There are food booths and live entertainment as well.

What are the travel peak seasons in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperature in Deep Creek Lake is

  • January – low of 21F (-6C); high of 34F (1C)
  • February – low of 23F (-5C); high of 37F (3C)
  • March – low of 31F (-0.5C); high of 47F (8C)
  • April – low of 41F (5C); high of 59F (15C)
  • May – low of 52F (11C); high of 68F (20C)
  • June – low of 59F (15C); high of 73F (23C)
  • July – low of 62F (17C); high of 77F (25C)
  • August – low of 61F (16C); high of 75F (24C)
  • September – low of 57F (14C); high of 57F (14C)
  • October – low of 45F (7C); high of 58F (14C)
  • November – low of 36F (2C); high of 49F (9C)
  • December – low of 28F (-2C); high of 40F (4C)

On average, more than 100 inches of snowfall in the area during the months of January through March. There may also be snow falling during the spring months of April and May, the wettest months in Deep Creek Lake.

What are the nightlife spots in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Nightlife Spots

Honi Honi is a lakefront Tiki bar with a full restaurant, indoor and outdoor seating as well as a full bar offering beer, wine, and cocktails. They feature live music most nights during the spring and summer. Honi Honi offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 PM in the summer and Thursday through Friday from 3 to 8 PM in the fall and spring. They are located at 19745 Garrett Highway in Oakland.

Black Bear Tavern & Restaurant is Deep Creek Lake’s best sports bar and restaurant, serving some of the best burgers in the area. Catch the big game on one of their big-screen televisions or head into the nightclub for live music and drink specials. They also offer a full menu. Find them at 102 Fort Drive in McHenry.

Sipside Lounge is a fun, unique bar offering live music and interesting cocktail combinations. They are in a building that is more than a century old, located at 119 South Second Street in Oakland. Enjoy a glass of wine, a craft beer or a cocktail surrounded by music memorabilia. There is also a patio where you can hear music and relax under the stars.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Deep Creek Lake, MD?
Trip Planning

If you love history, the best way to see Deep Creek Lake is with a Heritage Group itinerary. Start in downtown Oakland with breakfast at the 3rd Street Diner. Visit the Garret Arts Gallery before stopping in at the Oakland B&O Museum. Walk up to the courthouse or one of the many churches in the area before enjoying lunch at the Manor Steakhouse. Take a walk through the Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market to find delicious local produce. End with dinner at Pine Lodge Steakhouse.

Traveling with family? Spend a morning on the lake, swimming, hiking, or kayaking. Enjoy lunch at Brenda’s Pizzeria before visiting some of the many museums in the area. Be sure to take a trip to Deep Creek Fun Zone to zipline through the trees or work your way through the inflatable obstacle course. Stop in the Vagabond Taproom for some craft beers and small plates before heading off to the lavender farm. End with dinner at Moonshadow.

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