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Property Details

Updated: Apr 13, 2015
House, 8 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 20 Sleeps


Note: The Lodge is unavailable weeks of Thanksgiving 2014 and New Years 2015

The Lodge is perfect for organizational retreats and family gatherings. All your guests can relax in the Great Room on the large overstuffed couches and chairs. A floor to ceiling fireplace warms the whole room with a flick of the switch that turns on the heatalator fan. The HDTV big screen television is paired with Comcast Cable TV and Internet, DVD and VCR for your choice of entertainment 24 hours a day. Or turn the lights down, open the screened french doors and let the outside in while you enjoy the view and conversation with your guests.

Enjoy cooking and socializing with family and friends in a large gourmet kitchen. Dual KitchenAide convection ovens, a 26 cu.ft. 'french door' refrigerator, and full-tub KitchenAide dishwasher make entertaining in The Lodge a breeze. French doors open to a large deck with a lovely view of Deep Creek Lake.

Between the two large tables and the breakfast bar, the dining hall seats 19 people with plenty of room.

Retire to the lounge for refreshments, socializing or game playing. The lounge has a bar area and wine rack with a full size refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher that's perfect for entertaining.

Sleeping accommodations are abundant and varied. Four bedrooms have queen beds, one bedroom has two double beds, one bedroom has triple twin beds, one bedroom has two twin beads, and one bedroom has a single double bed. Two of the bedrooms with queen beds are master suites with private bathrooms.

Whether Spring, Summer or Fall the private 250 foot shoreline gives you spacious access to the pleasures of Deep Creek Lake. The Lodge's Class A dock allows you to dock personal or rental boats at the property during your stay. If the weather's warm, you can swim from the main dock with swim ladder or wade in from the sandy beach. The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow has a two person kayak for guest use.

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  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

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The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow 3rd night is FREE!
Swanton Deep Creek Lake


  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful reunion with friends from our childhood. Six families all with children. The house and location were absoluey perfect. The kitchen was perfect and the dinning room more than surpassed our needs.

We had such a good time that we are planning on making this an annual event at the lodge.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow 3rd night is FREE!
Swanton Deep Creek Lake

The perfect family gathering spot!

  • 5 of 5
We have rented this home four summers in a row for a large family gathering and plan to continue doing so! It's location on the lake is perfect and we love the private dock. We have rented boats (pontoon and speed) each year and the kids have a blast (the adults, too!). The layout of the house is awesome and works really well for large groups. It's especially nice for us because one member of our family is in a wheelchair and it accommodated her beautifully. We could wheel her right from the house unto the pontoon boat! The owners are wonderful and very responsive. I would definitely recommend this house!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow 3rd night is FREE!
Swanton Deep Creek Lake


  • 5 of 5
The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow was absolutely perfect for our family reunion. We needed comfortable accommodations for 18 family members, ages 2 to 80. The Lodge was beautiful with a delightful lakefront area. It was clean and well maintained. You could tell that a lot of love and labor had gone into recent upgrades. I especially appreciated the gourmet kitchen where our various cooks prepared some amazing meals.

There was plenty of room for us to dine together, inside or out, play games, shoot some pool, or watch a movie, as well as spots for smaller groups. The beds were comfortable. And what a joy to be on the water, so convenient for a swim or boating.

While there was plenty to keep us occupied without leaving the property, we did enjoy some hiking in nearby parks, a tour of Falling Waters, river rafting on the Youghiogheny River and a super 80th birthday dinner at a nearby restaurant.

The owner was so helpful in providing suggestions. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

Lois Jackson
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We are pleased you enjoyed your time at the lake. We are constantly working to improve the house and make it more enjoyable for our family and our guests.Each year we try to add and update so come visit us again soon! Thanks again for the great review!

Note to possible guests : Downstairs rental, which includes pool table, is optional and an additional fee. If interested please contact me. Thanks.
The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow 3rd night is FREE!
Swanton Deep Creek Lake

Perfect extended family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 14 ranged in age from 6 weeks to 82. We have stayed at Deep Creek for over 30 years, and love this spot more than any other. It is beautiful, private and comfortable. We are a waterskiing family, and love that we can ski right from our dock and have the smooth water of the cove. The hot tub and kayak gave us quiet moments together as well. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a great review! It is very rewarding that families return and are able to create memories and traditions at the Lodge in the same way my family does. Looking foward to hearing about your next adventure at the Lodge and DCL.
The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow 3rd night is FREE!
Swanton Deep Creek Lake

A beautiful, comfortable retreat!

  • 5 of 5
We had a WONDERFUL stay at the Lodge at Sawmill Hollow, despite the questionable weather throughout the weekend we chose to go.

A group of 7 of us used the lodge as a home base for our "Moms Retreat" weekend - we couldn't have had a more relaxing enjoyable weekend! The lodge is HUGE - we only used a fraction of the space, and all easily had plenty of personal space to retreat to (including our own rooms), and there were plenty of bathrooms to go around. The property is secluded & gorgeous. The facility itself is extremely well maintained & comfortable, and the owners were extremely gracious in their communication/hospitality leading up to the trip. We spent quite a bit of time in the common space just chatting around the fire, but also took full advantage of the hot tub on the back deck (amid a beautiful scene of softly falling snowflakes). A few of us also ventured into town for a "spa afternoon", while others took advantage of the hiking trails in the area. We all agreed that we wished we could have stayed longer!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! The Lodge is strangely relaxing and I am glad you were able to enjoy a "ladies weekend". They are always great fun and I hope you consider us on your next trip to the DCL area.
The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow 3rd night is FREE!
Swanton Deep Creek Lake

Friend Vacation

  • 3 of 5
We have a Friend Vacation every year with five families(10 adults, 9 kids). This year we decided to try Deep Creek Lake instead of our usual Duck, NC. The house is nice, but honestly w/o AC it was an issue, especially in July. It was HOT! A few nights it was hard to sleep due to the heat. We brought our own fans and had a fan in each bedroom and at least two in every common area of the house, including the kitchen, which got very hot if you used the oven. Most of the adults felt the beds were not comfortable and mattresses should be replaced. It is quite a haul to a store, so bring what you need. The kids did enjoy playing in the lake and fishing off the dock. We did some horseback riding and tried the whitewater rafting at Wisp which was a big hit with our group. Swallow Falls was another great place to visit. We had a Girls Day Out and we went to lunch at Cornish Inn which was very good. If you don't mind the heat this is a good place to stay. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking supplies and dishes.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway


From the Owner

We love the ruralness of the DCL area and just sitting by the lake and enjoying the quiet. Six acres provides a good bit of privacy, but we also like the restaurants and activities a resort area provides.We have a large family and a larger extended family, it is nice to accommodate our family comfortably. When we purchased the house we knew it would be a rewarding and challenging project to convert it from a commercial property to a home. We plan and do most of the improvements ourselves and it has been a great experience. There is still much to be done and every year our returning guests find a new project finished.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Deep Creek Lake is Maryland's largest freshwater lake with 67 miles of beautiful shoreline. Located in the scenic mountains of Western Maryland, this resort destination offers recreation and relaxation all year long.

Whether you prefer excitement and thrilling activities or just the enjoyment of the abundant natural beauty of the lake, you will find it close by The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow on Deep Creek Lake.

Winter Activities

Deep Creek Lake is like a winter wonderland during this time of year, with an average of 110 inches of snowfall per year winter sports and activities are loads of fun.

Downhill Skiing and Snow Boarding at Wisp Resort offers winter sports of every kind for people of all ages. Ski schools provide classes for beginners to experts and from pre-kindergarten to seniors. Snow tubing in the tube park provides a fun alternative for non-skiers.

Hiking and Cross Country Skiing allow you to enjoy this season firsthand. The state parks offer miles of hiking trails for everyone including cross country skiing enthusiasts. Six miles of maintained trails and primitive trails are available at Herrington Manor. Deep Creek and Swallow Falls State Parks also provide marked hiking trails which can be used by cross-country skiers. New Germany provides cleared and maintained trails as well as a snow cleared parking lot.

Summer Activities

Water Sports are very popular summer activities Deep Creek Lake. Powerboats and jet skis are available for rent at local marinas. For the sailboat enthusiast you will enjoy the exciting regattas that take place on the southern end of the lake near The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow. Boat and water sports equipment rentals as well as all the other outdoor gear you'll need can be found at nearby locations. Whitewater rafting and Canoeing offer excitement and amazing scenery just minutes away from Deep Creek Lake. You can enjoy Whitewater rafting on the gentle waters of the Middle Youghiogheny or the challenging rapids of the Upper Yough. Also try the new ASCI Adventure park at Wisp Resort for a man made course offering various levels of rafting fun.

Want something more low key? You can also enjoy the scenery by canoeing and kayaking on the Savage and Youghiogheny Rivers.

Golf is available on two championship golf courses. The fantastic mountain scenery and the cool highland temperatures enhance the experience of these challenging mountain courses.

Tennis can be played on public tennis courts available at various locations in the county.

Fishing for bass, pike, walleye, bluegill and trout is excellent at Deep Creek Lake. This area of Western Maryland is also Fly Fishing heaven as three of the top trout streams in the state are located within a short drive of The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow.

Hiking and Biking in Garrett County offers you choices of miles of trails through state parks and the surrounding countryside. We have something for everyone regardless of your expertise. Escaping to the beautiful scenery of the state parks with miles of marked trails offers great fun for the entire family. Take a picnic lunch along and spend the day enjoying all that these Maryland state parks have to offer. Bicycle renting is available at local bike shops.

Right on the shores of the lake, Deep Creek Lake State Park offers sandy beaches for swimming and sunning as well as a public access boat ramp to get your private boats on and off the water easily. At nearby Swallow Falls, hike along the banks of two rivers that converge into one while experiencing the woodland majesty of Tolliver Falls and Maryland's largest waterfall, Muddy Creek Falls.

Horseback Riding opportunities are abundant at three different local stables. They offer the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Garrett County by horseback. Several stables also offer hayrides, carriage rides, trail rides, and overnight pack trips are available.

Fall Activities

For many visitors to Deep Creek Lake, the fall offers a world of spectacular fall colors as the trees display their own 'Autumn Glory'. The lake area is beautiful and peaceful this time of year as the summer winds down. While you can still continue to power boat and sail into the fall, the autumn air is crisp so dress warmly-and is there a better way to view the fall foliage than by water? We don't think so. The fishing can also be fantastic this time of year as the fish stock up on forage for the approaching winter.

Autumn Glory Festival is a most anticipated event at Deep Creek for Fall visitors. The annual Autumn Glory Festival is held in mid-October in nearby Oakland, Maryland. For three days the town hosts many great events such as sthe Maryland State Banjo and Fiddle Championships, parades, Oktoberfests, pancake breakfasts, arts and crafts, antiques, a wide variety of foods, and more. Be sure to book The Lodge at Sawmill Hollow early as this is one of the most popular weekends all year!

Exploring the Trails by horseback is a relaxing but exciting way to spend an autumn day. Hayrides, carriage rides as well as overnight pack trips are also available. With 74,000 acres of state forests, hiking and mountain biking are a great way to see this amazing area and the beautiful fall scenery.

Deep Creek Lake and nearby Oakland host many festivals throughout the year. Check out local activities at or or look for additional sites via google etc.

Looking for a day trip? Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Falling Waters' is approximatel 50 minutes from the Lodge and just a wonderful trip.


From $743 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 29 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 20 2015 - Nov 21 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Payable by check.

Weekend rental rate includes a 3rd night free. You may pick either Thurs thru Sunday or Friday thru Monday.

During the winter months it is best to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The community is excellent about clearing the roads, but occasionally if you are arriving during a storm we have one hill which is difficult to get up in two wheel drive.

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From the Owner

The Lodge is the only handicapped facility on the lake. It has many amenities inside the house to accommodate elderly or handicapped family members as well as a gently sloping asphalt path to the lake that is easily navigated and wheelchair friendly.

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Grab bars for handicapped/elderly
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Large roll in handicapped shower.
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, Large roll in handicapped shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Grab bars for elderly or handicapped.


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, attached full bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, attached full bath
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 8 - 2 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, full bath directly across the hall
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • There's plenty of room and great amenities: * 8 Bedrooms - three are Master Suites, 2 with private baths * 5 Baths - two have fully wheelchair accessible showers * Large Great Room and Activity Area * Gourmet Kitchen - two KitchenAid ranges, granite countertops and a lake view * Extra Large Dining Area - seating for 19 people * Separate Bar and Lounge Area - with a 2nd full size refriderator/freezer * Entertainment Center with Cable TV, DVD, VCR and High Speed Wireless Internet * Deck and Hot Tub - relax in the sunshine or under the stars * Stone Front Porch - with wrought iron table, chairs, swing and rockers * Boat House and Dock - a kayak is available * First Floor Laundry Room - two clothes washers and dryer

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