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Carmel Cove Inn at Deep Creek Lake
Ranked #1 of 3 Swanton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 April 2009

Our stay at Carmel Cove Inn was glorious. The Inn was very comfortable and cozy, and the setting peaceful. The innkeepers were so friendly and helpful, even coming to our room in the evening to show us how to work the DVD player. Each morning we were served a delicious breakfast in the sunny breakfast room in front of large windows. It was the perfect way to start the day. Sitting on our private deck, looking out on nature did wonders for the mind and body. Our room was a bit small but the common room afforded the opportunity to read, rest, watch movies or play a game of billiards. We enjoyed the natural sights. The surrounding small towns were nice but nothing spectacular. However, Deep Creek Lake is beautuful. Whether you are looking for peace and tranquility or fun, active ways to enjoy nature, you will find it at Carmel Cove Inn.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2009

My Fiancee and I went to Carmel Cove in this past weekend and stayed in room #10. We really enjoyed our stay and the little perks that are included such as the bottle of wine in the room, comp beverages and snacks (we had cheese and grapes saturday night) The room was really comfortable and had a whirlpool tub, and a gas fireplace. The only downs about room #10 we'd have to mention is that it had an odd smell and is right under the breakfast area so you can hear people walking about as early as 8am. I will say the staff all wears socks to avoid this, but of course other guests dont. They only other negative I'd have to mention is we never met the innkeepers. We arrived at 8:30pm and found a note with the directions to our room and the key in the door- this didnt bother us because it was the off season but we were disappointed to not see them at breakfast or around the inn the next day, and we spent a significant amt of time in the great room. Great room by the way is fantastic! Great DVD collection. We'd like to see a few more game options, and for the innkeepers to refresh the glass supply which ran out by saturday night of our stay and was never replenished.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2009

Not only is the setting of the Carmel Cove Inn perfect for relaxation, but the innkeepers make their guests feel like members of their family. They are generous and fun-loving and kind. Whether I was nestled on the soft leather couch next to the roaring fire with a complimentary glass of wine or roaming around the lovely grounds or soaking in the whirlpool tub, I felt pampered and at peace. My family and I have always loved vacationing at B&Bs, and this one ranks at the very top of my list.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2008

We took our first weekend away in 3 years, and after much searching settled on Carmel Cove. We're normally not into B&B's so much, but this one was excellent! It's more of a true "Inn" atmosphere. Heather and Keith have great personalities, there are few "rules", you have the run of the place... everything is just laid back and perfect. Breakfast was awesome!! Plus, the coffee pot was always on all day, there was always snacks and cake or pastry, plus the little fridge in the Great Room was always well stocked, plus you were encourage to open one of the several bottles of wine sitting there waiting. I've never felt more at home anywhere. I'll recommend this to anyone without reservation!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

I visited Carmel Cove with my fiance and a group of friends. In one word, Carmel Cove is nothing short of welcoming. The Inn Keepers, Heather and Keith, along with their staff, were as inviting, friendly and attentive as family (the ones you really enjoy staying with). They've thought through many accommodating details such as the staff wearing no shoes, but just socks in the mornings so as to not wake guests! With so much being included and available on the property, we found ourselves only needing to tote the room key around - forget about the phone or the blackberry, or even a wallet. We made full use of the facilities, from breakfast through to hanging out with other guests in the evenings over drinks, pool and great conversation in the common room. The weekend was truly complete when every guest came together with Heather and Keith for a great bonfire. It was clear that this place fosters a little community in its guests - even over the course of just a weekend.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

My husband and I stayed at Carmel Cove Inn for a weekend with several other couples. This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast and we really enjoyed the experience. The Innkeepers really know how to take care of you!


On Friday night, our group enjoyed the large common room, with free wine, beer, soda, and snacks. On Saturday, after a delicious home-made breakfast, we made use of the canoes and the 'swim noodles' from the activity shed (how nice not to have to pack all your own stuff!) and spent the day at the lake. My husband and I also hiked around Swallow Falls.

Saturday night, Keith and Heather had a bonfire, complete with s'mores. Mmmm! We enjoyed the cool night air around the fire.

On Sunday, after another delicious breakfast, it was time to go.

We were really happy with the cleanliness and comfort of our room, but if you have any specific room- requirements, make sure to let them know when you are booking your stay, each room is a little different (since it is a converted Monastery and not just a regular hotel).

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

We decided come here with 5 couples for our combined bachelor/bachelorette weekend getaway. It was the best choice we could have made! I worried that after reading about all the fantastic amenities online that it would somehow fail to meet my expectations, but in fact it far exceeded them!
The rooms were all beautiful and tastefully decorated, so you don't feel like you're sleeping in your grandmom's spare room. The common area had so much character, and also had snacks and drinks set out all about. We played pool and hung out in the evenings there. They had fresh pie or cinnamon rolls set out in the dining area at all times with the coffee & tea. The entire place is so neat and cozy, and VERY clean.
Breakfasts were amazing and filling! We ate on the large deck with our group each morning. Keith & Heather were very accommodating to the vegetarian and picky eaters in our group.
We also noticed that during the mornings, everyone who works at the inn walks around in slipper socks so as not to make noise and awaken sleepy guests! Very thoughtful.
The trail through the woods wasn't too far, and we were able to go swimming off the dock and take out the inn's paddle boat and canoes.
Keith and Heather were the best hosts possible! We received a warm welcome and helpful suggestions on activities. Saturday we bought picnic foods and sausages to grill up on the inn's grills. They provided the s'mores, coals, seasonings, and even brought us out a bucket of champagne for our group to celebrate our occasion! They hung out and partied with us around the fire, as did most of the other guests, and we had a wonderful evening of guitar playing, singing, eating and hanging around the fire. It was relaxing and fun and perfect. I wish we could have stayed all week.
We can't wait to go back, thanks so much to the customer service that we found there that is so hard to find anymore these days. Well worth the price; you don't even need to leave! Thank you!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Carmel Cove Inn at Deep Creek Lake

Address: 105 Monastery Way, Swanton, MD 21561-2522
Region: United States > Maryland > Swanton
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Swanton
Price Range: £146 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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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