We made last minute, mid-week reservations for the Carmel Cove Inn. In some ways, it wasn't what we were expecting. The grounds looked unkempt, but that may have been because it's early spring and it was raining when we arrived. The rooms are small, but very clean and comfy. Many of the rooms are in the basement. We asked for the room pictured with the fireplace. It was cozy and I suppose we would have enjoyed it more if it were snowing out. The A/C didn't work very well as it was a window unit. And the trip to the cove? It was a few hundred yards down steps, across a road and down more steps. Difficult to find. We spoke with the inn keeper when we arrived as well as in the morning and he was nice but we almost had the feeling that we were interrupting a private evening. That may be due to the fact that we were the only ones at the Inn. He explained that 'normally' they have hors d'oeuvres in the evening....and then he trailed off, never really explaining why there weren't any being served that particular evening. What he did do was to put a small bottle of champagne and a couple of chocolates in our room wishing us a happy anniversary, which was a very nice touch. Also, there were chocolate truffles and port waiting for us when we returned from dinner, which we enjoyed. We weren't aware of the fire pit or the bikes that were available to use until after we had checked out. But we did make use of the pool table and we watched the Pens playoff game on the big screen in the main room. Breakfast was delicious and generous. If I could choose one thing to change, it would have been just to have been made to feel more welcomed than we did. We've stayed at many B&B's and while this one was nice and clean, we feel as though the B&B spirit wasn't there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carmel Cove Inn is Deep Creek Lake's Premier Country Inn. Peaceful wooded setting on quiet cove. Fishing and swimming dock. Canoes, tennis, billiards, bicycles and guest bonfire ring. Private fireplaces, jacuzzis and guest-room decks overlooking the woods. Sumptuous breakfasts, complimentary beverages and snacks. Minutes to Wisp Ski Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Cove Inn At Deep Creek Lake Hotel Swanton