Destination guide

Historic Western Maryland will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Western Maryland. Well known for its hiking, shopping and restaurants, this scenic city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Western Maryland

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Western Maryland for its hiking and biking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Western Maryland a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rocking S Ranch (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Hagerstown Speedway (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Whitetail Ski Resort (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Cress Creek Golf Club (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Long Acres Alpaca Farm (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
  • Locust Hill Golf Course (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Western Maryland

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Western Maryland is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Berkeley Springs State Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Cacapon Resort State Park (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Morgan's Grove Park (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Buchanan's Birthplace State Park (24.9 mi / 40.1 km)
  • Rocky Gap State Park (29 mi / 46.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Western Maryland

The nearest airport is in Martinsburg, WV (MRB-Eastern West Virginia Regional), located 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Hagerstown, MD (HGR-Hagerstown Regional), which is 24.7 mi (39.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Martinsburg Station, Cumberland Station and Frederick Station are the main stations in the area.

Can I find a vacation rental around Western Maryland?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,619 vacation rentals near Western Maryland. From 268 Cabins to 268 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Western Maryland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Western Maryland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Western Maryland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Deep Creek Lake: 1,150 vacation rentals
  • Pennsylvania: 6,288 vacation rentals
  • Virginia: 6,049 vacation rentals
  • West Virginia: 1,257 vacation rentals
  • Shenandoah Valley: 1,754 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Western Maryland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Western Maryland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Western Maryland:

  • Gettysburg: 98 rentals
  • Harpers Ferry: 142 rentals
  • McHenry: 1,133 rentals
  • Ohiopyle: 90 rentals
  • Berkeley Springs: 128 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Western Maryland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Western Maryland are:

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 272 vacation rentals
  • Winchester, VA (WGO-Winchester Regional): 70 vacation rentals
  • Frederick, MD (FDK-Frederick Municipal): 96 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Western Maryland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Western Maryland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Blackwater Falls State Park: 209 rentals
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park: 1,107 rentals
  • Smoke Hole Caverns: 223 rentals
  • Rocky Gap State Park: 23 rentals
  • Wisp Resort: 1,067 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Western Maryland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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