Deep Creek Lake in Oakland, Maryland is a lakeside town that is a great place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of the western part of the state. The town is a great destination year-round, from summer months spent boating on the lake, to fall foliage and snow-capped holiday mountains. If you enjoy outdoor receation, shopping, dining, or a varity of other activities, you will enjoy a trip to Deep Creek Lake.
The resort town offers a variety of lodging options ranging from efficient, affordable motels to luxurious resorts. If you want to capture the feel of the area's small town charm, try a bed and breakfast like Bear Creek Crossing, or the Deer Park Inn. There are a variety of cabin rental opportunities, and you can speak with a rental company to secure the property that will best suit your needs. Those looking for a luxurious experience will want to book a stay at the Wisp Resort and Conference Center. This resort offers mountainside rooms for those in town to ski, but is also a great location for a summer lakeside getaway. On site are several restaurants and a full-service spa.
The area offers over 55 dining options including Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant, the Casselman Hotel and Restaurant, and the Four Seasons Restaurant. The Mountain State Brewing Company is a newer restaurant in the area and offers hand-crafted ales, flatbread woodfired pizzas, and their own sangria and rootbeer. There are three coffee shops in town. Trader's Coffee House offers a variety of coffee drinks as well as tea, soda, and wine.
Antique stores are popular in this region of Maryland. Visitors can shop at the Bear Den, Blue Moon Antiques, and The Painted Cupboard which features candles, pottery, furniture, hand made soaps, and quilts. Those seeking artist's shops will love the three glass shops in town, the more than ten artist's galleries, and Four Seasons Stitchery, a shop featuring a variety of handstitched goods.
Those visiting Deep Creek are no doubt interested in participating in outdoor recreation. The lake offers a variety of action and is one of the main attractions bringing visitors to the area. Guests can boat, jetski, fly fish, swim, and sail on the lake. Others make the trip during winter months so they can enjoy a ski trip, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiiing. There are a number of rental companies in the area that can work with you to make sure you are equipped with all of the gear you will need for your chosen activities. Year round, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and carriage rides are popular activities. The town plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year, many of them seasonal. Consult the Deep Creek Lake website to plan a trip around a special event or festival. The holidays are a great time for a visit to the lake and can be a great place to gather with the family and celebrate the warmth and joy of the season.