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Brownie Cottage on Savage River, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Near Deep Creek Lake

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Riverfront Homes on the Savage River

The Brownie Cottage is on the Savage River in Western Maryland near Deep Creek Lake (3 hours from DC/Baltimore and 2 hours from Pittsburgh). Right on the Savage River, with 1000 feet of private river access to year round fishing on one of the top 100 trout streams in the US right out the back door.

Nearby rivers include the North Branch of the Potomac (also ranked in the top 100 trout streams), Casselman and 'Yock'. Miles of wild brook trout streams and the pristine Savage River Reservoir/Lake are minutes away. Skiing at Wisp Resort 30 minutes away, or Cross Country skiing at nearby New Germany Park. Hunting/Hiking on Big Savage Mountain/Savage River Forest is right out the front door. Complete Fly Fishing tackle/outfitting next door at Savage River Outfitters, a full service Orvis Dealer and Fly Shop. Take advantage of all Orvis Sales, as well as save on shipping. If we don't have it, we will order for you and drop ship to your house at no charge.

The Brownie Cottage sleeps 2 couples and one extra single comfortably (1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin)and is fully equipped with full kitchens, all linens, utensils, etc. provided. Call owner to check availability (calender on this site not always kept current)

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin and Chalet

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Robert Evans
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Robert Evans

After retiring from business in the D.C. area, I wanted a small business that allowed me to spend time doing what I love to do most, Fish! My wife, Suzanne, and I have eight grown children, and seven grandchildren, and with this property, I have room for them to visit!

Robert Evans purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Robert Evans chose Deep Creek Lake

There is no prettier place than the Savage River, all of the seasons offer their own special brand of beauty. The fishing is so good, I have only to walk out the back door to find it!

What makes this cabin unique

Fishing is number one, but there are hiking trails in the adjoining Savage River Forest, kayaking on the river during special releases, but most of the time, the Savage River Lake is calm and easy for any level of boater (non-motorized only). Biking on the Savage River Road is very popular with those who enjoy hill-climbing, not for the feint of heart!


based on 5 traveler reviews

Brownie Cottage on Savage River, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Near Deep Creek Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful cabin by the river!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful spot! Beautiful cabin by the river with lots of trails and interesting places to explore nearby. We love relaxing on the big back porch and exploring the cold clear pools of the river. The Fly Fishing Shop and Charlie the expert guide make it even more special.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

Upon check in everything we exactly how we saw it in the pictures. The cottage was fantastic, it was equipped with everything we needed. The river was breathtaking, we kept the windows open every night and fell asleep to the sound of the river. Cannot wait to go back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin. The sound of the river in our backyard was great. The firewood was on the deck waiting for us and we thoroughly enjoyed using the fire pit.

We rarely go to the same vacation house twice but I plan to return to stay at Brownie Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Stream. Nice house.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for fly fishing. Lots of great river access. River is full of fish but they are smarter than most humans. House is very nice and comfortable. Great deck and yard with fire pit. Charlie at fly shop is great.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Want to get away....this is the place.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I arrived earlier than expected, but the owner was very flexible and let us settle in upon arrival. The cabin was clean (we stayed in Brownie), up-to-date and very cozy. The river is literally in your backyard so it is impossible to not relax. There is a large lake and trails near by with great hiking. By the back next to the river is a fire pit -- which made the each night even more great! The main thing I'd have to say about our experience are the amazing views of the river and side of the mountain -- truly amazing! The owner is great and made our stay awesome. Highly recommend considering this if you are looking to get away!


  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wisp Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Fly Fishing, White Water Rafting,Fly Fishing Instruction and Guide Services, fly shop on location.

Downhill and cross-country skiing nearby.


Rates & Availability

Swanton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Swanton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Brownie has two full baths,
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed located in area outside of queen bedroom,
  • Queen size bed in large upstairs bedroom, beautiful river views, daybed located outside this bedroom, near full bath. Downstairs bedroom has a full bed and bathroom with shower.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
All homes have firepits on river, wood available on request. Best fly-fishing out your back door!

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