Charming and dog-friendly getaway
Submitted: August 28, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
Our week at La Cabana on Deep Creek Lake was just perfect. The cottage is right on the lake, with a private dock on the water and the house just across the two-lane Deep Creek Drive. The appliances and fixtures are up to date and worked perfectly. The house has both a living room and a family room. The bedrooms are fairly small, but the one we used was very comfortable. The deck is terrific -- nestled under a canopy of trees, and overlooking the lake. And you can park in a driveway at the back, just a few steps from the door.
Best of all, this is a dog-friendly property, and has a large fenced yard! We brought our two Akitas, and they had a great time. We hiked in the area every morning, and took the dogs on our rented pontoon boat (which we could dock right in front of the house) every afternoon. And then a glass of wine on the deck!
A few notes about the Deep Creek area for dog owners. Two of the nearby state parks (Swallows Falls and Herrington Manor) don't allow dogs during the summer months. But there are some great trails in Garrett State Forest, and in the Deep Creek Lake State Park, where you can take the doggies. Some boat rentals don't permit dogs, but Bill's Marine does -- and the boat was great. And we found four local eateries that allowed dogs on their decks: the Black Bear Tavern, the Boardwalk Bar, Mountain State Brewing, and the Honi Honi Bar behind Uno's (at a few lower level tables only). Casual but good food at all. The dogs always order the hamburgers!
All in all, this property would be our choice if our travels take us back to Deep Creek.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/5
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