My wife and I stayed for two nights at the Good Timber, and can only echo all the positive comments made by the other two reviews. We stayed in one of the two upstairs rooms, and felt we had complete privacy there. The entire house is absolutely gorgeous, with whole log construction giving it a kind of luxury guest ranch chic. The beds are of a similar whole log construction, and furnished with confortable/firm mattresses. The two upstairs rooms have queen beds, and I believe the bigger room on the main floor (with its own private balcony/sitting area looking out on the woods) has a king bed, but I could be mistaken. The bathrooms are ultra modern, with everything first rate. Vianne and Michael have filled their guest rooms, as well as the great room on the main floor, with treasures collected from around the world.
I have to confess we looked around Deep Creek Lake to see what else was available, and whether we could find something that would cost us less. Our experience is that the Good Timber gives you superbly good value for what they charge, when you consider the quality of what they offer, the gourmet tapas and wine (or beer, or whatever you wish) at 5:30 pm, the wonderful breakfasts, and the wooded lakefront setting. But the best of all is the graciousness and friendliness of the hosts, Vianne and Michael. They really made us feel welcome, and no one could have done more to make our stay a complete pleasure. I would mention that we followed up on two of their suggestions. One was to go to the Mountain State Brewing Company for one of our evening meals. They offer a sampler selection of their own four brewed beers, which was a great way of deciding on a favorite. We chose one of their pizzas, which had a wonderful crust -- possibly the best we have ever had. The next day we hiked around Swallow Falls State Park on the waterfalls trails (not too strenuous, and well worth it!), and then took the back roads into Oakland. We hunted out the Englander with Patty's Grill and lunch counter, on Michael's suggestion, for milkshakes like they used to make them in the 60s. Not to be missed! Everything we did was a very short drive away from the Good Timber, and we loved going back along the little country road to the Good Timber when we were done exploring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Good Timber Bed & Breakfast is an intimate cedar log lodge located directly on Deep Creek Lake. In Spring, Summer and Fall there are kayaks and canoes available for guest use. In the winter cross country skiing and down hill slopes are minutes away. A wonderful place to relax or play. ... more less