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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Mike Evans
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Mike 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!

Mike Evans purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Mike 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!


Swanton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • limited accessibility
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Brownie Cottage on Savage River, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Near Deep Creek Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Brownie Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Three of us spent 4 days in Brownie Cottage. We used this as a base camp for deer hunting. The cabin is very nice and the setting against the river is extremely peaceful. The terrain is very steep though and makes for hard hunting next to the cabin. If you dont care that the hunting isn't great and want the solitude of a deep woods experience then its great. It would probably be great for a hiking base camp as you can hike on the old logging trails for many many miles. Definitely a great spot to fish! Very low key, we had a great experience even though no one got a deer.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Brownie Cottage was a quiet, secluded, peaceful and beautiful place with soothing sounds of the rushing river right outside. Just what we needed and wanted!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Dulles,, Baltimore, Pittsburg
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Thousand Acres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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