We have stayed at SRL half a dozen or more times over the years. The staff continues to be among the best, most professional, and friendliest I have encountered in all my travels.
On my last visit, we stayed in one of the new yurts. They are not quite finished (most notably no back porch or fireplace), but we were eager to be guinea pigs, and happily, the yurts are lovely. It was near record highs on our trip and during the day it was quite uncomfortable hot, but at night, with a couple of fans going and the windows open, it was splendid. The king sized beds are heavenly. The front porch has two chairs, and we sipped on drinks out there as the coolness began to settle in around us. Once the landscaping is in, and sunshades added to the skylight and front porch, the yurts will be spectacular year-round. For now anyway, there is still much construction going on - but all during the day, when you are likely to be out enjoying the hiking trails, mountain biking, or other excursions in the area.
As with the cabins, they deliver a basket to your door each morning (a late 8:00 for us early risers) with your choice of juice, freshly made muffins, the day's events, and a newspaper.
We had both lunch and dinner at the Lodge restaurant. The food is quite good. I had the lamb merguez and the pork rack while there, but they have great vegetarian and gluten-free options. The wine and beer options have improved and are quite decent now.
If you want a romantic getaway, come here. It isn't cheap, but it is beautiful, quiet, and you will be spoiled rotten. I would stick to the cooler months of the year personally...in the winter you can snowshoe right off of your front porch!
Oh, one last note. I appreciate the effort the owners have put into being good neighbors and stewards of the land. Whether it be recycling, the solar panels, collecting winter coats each year for the needy, raising money for the local habitat for humanity, or the myriad other things they do above and beyond, this guest is grateful for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort - Privacy - Relaxation. We often hear these words when people talk about the Savage River Lodge. Nestled within more than 700 acres of Western Maryland's Savage River State Forest, the lodge is a peaceful retreat from a busy world. Once you're here, you'll find all the elements of relaxation and comfort--fantastic food, sink-into accommodations, your own private cabin, and exceptional hospitality. Whether you prefer to watch nature from your rocking chair or spend your day in pursuit of your favorite outdoor activity, you'll take home the spirit of the forest...and the Savage River Lodge. Our eighteen luxury cabins and the nearby lodge building, surrounded by the forest, convey a rustic, lived-in comfort. Our amenities and appointments, however are decidedly upscale and infused with a genuinely friendly and relaxed hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savage River Hotel Frostburg