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

Swanton, MD, USA
  • Cabin1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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


Mike Evans

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
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 Swanton

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!


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • Brownie has two full baths,

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Big Savage and Backbone mountains, the two tallest in Md.
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
            On the Savage River with 1000 feet of private access, grassy area, fire pits


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                        Forced air furnace, electric fireplaces
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Cozy living room with Dish satellite tv
                      • Parking
                        2 cars
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Kitchen
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Cooking utensils provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes and utensils provided
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Electric coffee maker, no coffees grinder
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Electric stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    Fly Fishing
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish TV
                                  • Television
                                    With DISH TV
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    Some movies provided, and DVR on DISH has recorded movies and prime TV shows


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        All decks have views of Savage River
                                      • Golf
                                        20 minutes to nearest course
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Beautiful lawn for croquet or boce ball!
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber Charcoal Grill on back deck, we do not provide charcoal


                                          • limited accessibility


                                              • cinemas
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • rafting
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • 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!

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: Noon

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                9 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great winter visit!

                                                                Erin G.

                                                                We had a really great time on our visit at the end of December. We got there during a beautiful snowstorm and we really enjoyed exploring the area, even in the snow! The cabin was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. They were even kind enough to drop off a sled for us to enjoy in the snow!


                                                                Andrew B.

                                                                For some reason I have to write something to give it five stars

                                                                Brownie Cottage

                                                                Patrick M.

                                                                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.

                                                                Beautiful, Peaceful Getaway!

                                                                Lawrence H.

                                                                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!

                                                                Wonderful cabin by the river!

                                                                Roger G.

                                                                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.

                                                                Very impressed

                                                                Jamie P.

                                                                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!!!


                                                                Swanton, MD, USA

                                                                Fly Fishing, White Water Rafting,Fly Fishing Instruction and Guide Services, fly shop on location. Downhill and cross-country skiing nearby.

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                                                                9 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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