Local Vacations for the Ultimate Getaway
Written By Cari Ellen Edgin
Photos By: Local Business Owner
With the ever-increasing cost of living, it is becoming harder for people to enjoy elaborate vacations, but did you know that you can have some awesome local vacations without ever having to board a plane or drive all day? Hagerstown, Maryland and surrounding areas are home to many interesting getaways that you are sure to enjoy this Fall. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the leaves changing and the cooler weather at these great spots.
Savage River Lodge
Located in Frostburg, Maryland, Savage River Lodge is a hidden gem that is surrounded by over 700 acres of State Forest Lands, that may give the vibes that there is nothing there but that would be absolutely inaccurate. Savage River Lodge offers private cabin stays with a tranquil and rustic feel surrounding by even better views. Their on-site restaurant Catalpa boasts incredible reviews and reservations are alwaysessential to enjoying dinner here. You can enjoy different food items reaching from your simple Cheese & Charcuterie Board to more elaborate items like Espresso Lamb. The lodge does also offer options for breakfast and lunch so that you have everything you need for your stay.
Savage River Lodge offers a special event beginning in July and lasting through the end of October called, Wine in the Woods. This event is an adventure wine tasting that offers wine and hors d’oeuvres along a trail that is roughly one mile long. To take part in this special
happening, you are able to reserve and purchase tickets online at www.savageriverlodge.com .
The lodge is also used as a venue for corporate events and weddings so be sure to plan your tranquil getaway accordingly. Call the lodge at (301) 689- 3200 to plan your trip and learn more about this amazing property.
Wisp Resort, located near Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, focuses less on tranquility and more on adventure. While offering activities like sking for the Winter months, golfing, conferences and other basic resort features, Wisp isn’t even close to your basic resort. Some of the other activities that you are sure to enjoy this Fall include: mountain coasters, escape rooms, chairlift rides, archery, disc golf, gem mining, and so much more.
Wisp Resort offers an expansive variety of food and drink options that are convenient to the lodge. The lodge itself offers different style rooms and includes access to the fitness center and indoor pool so that even though it’s cooling down, guests can still enjoy a swim. If interested, more information can be found online at their website www.wispresort.com
Breezy Point Lodge
If you are hoping to find something more intimate with less amenities, consider checking out Breezy Point Lodge in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. This one-of-a-kind retreat was converted from a 1943 barn and offers unbeatable views of the Tuscarora Mountains. The lodge can sleep up to 13 guests and offers amenities such as indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a shuffleboard, ping pong table, darts, soft axe throwing game, board games, cornhole, and even karaoke. The owners also offer kayaks at the lodge that guests can take to enjoy at nearby lakes. While there are no food and drink options on the property, guests have the accessibility to take a short drive to some of the close-by towns or bring groceries along and utilize the full kitchen. While Breezy Point Lodge does have a Facebook page (go give them a follow), you will be impressed by their raving reviews on the well-known Airbnb online site. https://www.facebook.com/breezypointlodge