|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Maine Retreat is a quiet oasis close to the action of Deep Creek Lake but far from everyday. Vacationers familiar with Maine get-a-ways will absolutely love this setting-- A short trail walk through privately owned woods takes you from cozy, quiet seclusion to the beauty of Deep Creek Lake's shores.
Take a seat on the Covered Porch or take a stroll around the property-- 3 Acres of Private Woods, with a Trail to the Lake, are yours for savoring. Take the Canoe out and see if you can catch local bass, bluegill, perch, or walleye with the Fishing Rods, Tackle, Paddles and Lifevests we provide.
Within 10-15 min., you'll reach Deep Creek Lake activities, and when you return home, partying neighbors and bright street lights won't interrupt your view of the clear night sky, the beautiful sounds of nature, or peaceful alone-time with your loved ones.
The backyard firepit is sure to be a place where memories are made, roasting hotdogs, making smores, and catching up with those who mean the most.
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The large front and back yard offer plenty of Kid-Friendly and Pet-Friendly space for outdoor games, such as horseshoe, badminton, volleyball, and a Southern favorite, cornhole (beanbag toss). You'll find these and other fun items (frisbee, water guns, etc.) in our gaming closet. You'll enjoy hours of indoor family entertainment from the satellite TV, DVDs, Videos, CDs, WiFi, PlayStation and PS2 games on rainy mountain days. Bring your bikes, as the North Glade Hills community is a great place to ride. Kids can ride through the neighborhood and adults can enjoy the long country roads. Nearby Deep Creek State Park has hiking trails, boat launch, public beach with picnic areas and basketball courts, a science center, and tourist/info desk.
Our ALL-INCLUSIVE price is designed to save money and hassle during your stay. There is no security deposit. Linen service and cleaning service are included in the price (quoted on VRBO at 5 cents for itemization purposes). FREE wood is provided for the fireplace and firepit. FREE charcoal is provided for the grill during the summer. The property is also serviced by a local full-time property maintenance company ready to address any issues with just a phone call away.
The Maine Retreat has 3 clean, equal-sized, comfortably furnished bedrooms and a sleeper sofa. The well-maintained interior has amenities throughout which will make it feel like home. The fully equipped kitchen has hosted several Thanksgiving dinners, but private chefs can be reserved to provide escape from the kitchen as well.
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2.3 miles from Fireside Deli and Wine Shop (our favorite lunch spot)
2.9 miles from State Park (boat launch, beach, hiking trails, biking, Visitor's Center, Discovery Center)
4.7 miles from cinema, Arrowhead Market, Honi-Honi Bar, Uno's, Massage at the Lake Spa, and shopping
5.1 miles from boat rentals, dock rentals, and additional shops
8.7 miles from family entertainment center (go-karts, mini-golf, arcade, etc.), bar, restaurant, and shopping
10.1 miles from WISP resort, add'l restaurants, spas, and shopping
Keywords: The Maine Retreat, Deep Creek Lake, private, wooded, lake access, canoe, fish, house, cottage, cabin, family friendly, pet friendly, romantic, firepit, hiking
We hope you love our place as much as we do! We have enjoyed the many weeks and weekends spent away from the city, immersed with nature. During the week, we are busy professionals who help children and adults with special needs. On weekends, we've come to really enjoy peaceful, restorative weekends at DCL. We joined VRBO to share our home with others who we hope will enjoy using it when we can't.
Pia purchased this cabin in 2007
We love that Swanton offers Deep Creek Lake's four-seasons of activities without tons of neighbors. We prefer a bit of seclusion while maintaining quick access to the lake, park, etc.
Our cul-de-sac has just one full-time resident and our neighbors each have acreage that separates our homes. Still, we can walk down to the lake and take the canoe out to fish, swim, or paddle. We are close to all central DCL activities, including WISP resort, where we swim, play raquetball, workout, and soak in the hot tub for just $7/day (every weekend!). Not to mention ski! We viewed other homes in the area and just couldn't find another home that had the convenient location with privacy, lake access, and a traditional 'yard'. We wanted space to play old-fashioned games and soak in the sun! Best of all, the property reminded us of our many vacations to Maine. We put an offer on this house the first day we saw it.
This cabin was everything we needed it to be. It was far from the city (DC for us), and yet it wasn't old and musty like one's worst nightmares (and perhaps some experiences) might make us fear. For just my wife and I, we found this place to be very well cleaned, simple, but with everything we needed. This included cooking supplies, extra blankets, wood (though uncovered and outside which needed some drying-out), and windows enough in the large room that it felt spacious.
We had a couple of things we needed to ask the owner about, and she was imminently reachable. The walk down to the lake (frozen while we were there) is a beautiful short walk to a beautiful location.
It's about 15 minutes to the nearest town and grocery store, which had everything we needed (and even some extra things we wanted!).
We are hoping ot go back, perhaps with another couple of friends this time.
Our pack is two adults, an 8 year old, and two dogs. We went to Maine Retreat for a getaway and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Very nice trail through the woods to an opening by the water, great cookout locale just behind the house, and a very cozy, attractive lay out inside. The house was stocked with everything we needed. We enjoyed communing with nature and drives in and around Deep Creek. Hosts could not have been more helpful. Thank you, hope to be back soon!
My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Maine Retreat! The house was so clean and cozy and foliage was spectacular! This was our first experience renting a home from VRBO. Pia thank you for the wonderful experience and answering all of my many questions. We are truly interested in coming back and will recommend to our friends and family!
We had a great time at the cabin. Our toddler loved playing with all the yard games (cornhole, cricket, badminton, and more!) and our dog enjoyed exploring in the woods and lounging in the shady yard. It was short walk to down to the cove where we could fish and the dog could swim. We also enjoyed taking the canoe out. The cabin provided a perfect amount of quiet and solitude while still being close to all the activity of Deep Creek Lake. Great dining options are just a few minutes away. We rented a boat for the day from Bill's Marine and that was just about a 15 minute drive.
The house itself was very clean and spacious. Beds were comfortable. The fire pit and firewood were a nice touch. Our only complaint was that toilet paper and paper towels were not provided so we had to make a trip to the store for those.
We had a small problem when we were not able to find the canoe at the location described to us in the manual from the owners. We called the owners and they were very responsive (on a Saturday) and got the property management company to handle the issue right away. (It turns out the property management company had put the canoe in a different location without the owners' knowledge.) We were very impressed with how quickly the owners resolved the problem.
We had a great experience and would return!
We spent a relaxing week at the Maine Retreat with our 2 kids and big dog. We loved having the yard and the woods to walk through. Walking down to the lake was a daily tradition, and we saw a beaver a couple of times. We also enjoyed the canoe - very peaceful. We really enjoyed the recommendations listed in the binder in the house, especially the Fireside Deli. I unfortunately had to work one day, and the internet access was great. So, all in all, if you need some time away (but might not get it), the Maine Retreat is a great place to go!
After a busy wedding weekend, the Maine Retreat offered a relaxed environment to unwind and enjoy all that the Deep Creek area has to offer. Greg and Pia were extremely accomodating throughout the reservation process and happily answered a million of my questions prior to our visit.
The description of the property is accurate. The Lake access is a short walk away and the house is tidy, well kept and has been updated nicely.
The large front porch has very comfortable seating and was a great place to sit and have coffee in the morning while the fireplace in the living area served as a great ammenity during the colder evening hours.
All in all, my wife and I enjoyed our stay greatly and will likely be coming back again!
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|Late Check-out (1pm)||$25 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Early Check-in (2pm)||$25 + Tax|
|Cleaning and Linens||$75 + Tax|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is final.
Cell and internet service is poor in Maine, where we live. We try but we don't check email everyday. Please be patient!
Once you check-in, you will have access to the property manager's number for emergencies.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.