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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Baltimore

Although there are no natural lakes left in Maryland, there are over 100 man-made lakes. Many of these lakes were constructed due to the development of dams. The largest of these man-made lakes is Deep Creek Lake, which is over 4,000 acres in rural Garrett County. While Deep Creek Lake is the largest man-made lake, most lakes cover less than 50 acres. Deep Creek Lake is located between Meadow Mountain and Accident, Maryland. Other man-made lakes can be found mostly in the following counties: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington counties.
Deep Creek Lake
15 Visitors Center Dr.
McHenry, MD 21541
(888) 387-5237

Located in rural Maryland, Deep Creek Lake is in Garrett County. Deep Creek Lake is the resort for the adventurer wanting many, many activities or for the person seeking relaxation. Deep Creek Lake offers an "abundance of activities" for visitors. Guests can choose from a variety of activities including boating, skiing, hiking, whitewater rafting, and camping. Or, for those interested in more relaxing pursuits, curling up by a roaring fire is also an option.

Suites At Silver Tree
565 Glendale Road
Oakland, MD 21550
(800) 711-1719

Known as the only luxury lakefront hotel in Deep Creek Lake, the Suites at Silver Tree offers guests "comfort, style, and upscale decor." The Suites at Silver Tree has premium lodging for guests. Guests can enjoy fireplaces in every suite, a fitness room, and a large lobby with "three magnificent fireplaces." The Suites at Silver Tree has on-site dining at the premium restaurant, Dutch's. The Suites at Silver Tree also has an onsite marina for all your boating and fishing adventures.

Inn At Deep Creek
19638 Garrett Highway
Oakland, MD 21550
(877) 853-6932

Voted the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner by TripAdvisor, the Inn at Deep Creek is an "inviting boutique" hotel "nestled near Railey Mountain. Your vacation will be enhanced by the "picturesque setting" in Deep Creek Lake. All Inn at Deep Creek rooms come with flat screen TVs, complimentary wifi, and some rooms have fireplaces. A resort for all seasons, the Inn at Deep Creek even has iPad 3s to rent during your stay. Guests have unlimited access to a computer station for their business needs.

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LakeStar Lodge
2001 Deep Creek Dr.
McHenry, MD 21541
(301) 387-5596

This lakefront hotel has 20 rooms and a 3-bedroom suite. Located on Deep Creek Lake, the LakeStar Lodge won the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for 2013 and 2014. Located about 3 hours from Baltimore, the LakeStar Lodge offers guests access to boat slips. All rooms have fireplaces, complimentary wifi, and flat screen TVs. Perfect for lakeside getaways in winter and summer, LakeStar Lodge offers 3,900 acres of lake fun. Activities available at LakeStar Lodge include boating, swimming, fishing, and jet skiing.

Carmel Cove Inn
105 Monastery Way
Swanton, MD 21561
(301) 387-0067

Known as an "oasis in the woods," Carmel Cove Inn is a mountain lodge hotel that is a former monastery. Carmel Cove Inn allows guests the opportunity to walk down to the lakeside, restaurants, nightlife, and activities. Guests can stroll through two wooded acres where they will encounter deer, wild turkey, and ducks. A Wisp Resort Official Lodging Partner, Carmel Cove Inn is known as "simply the best location and accommodations at the lake."

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.
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