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USA Maryland Deep Creek Lake Swanton Listing #17627

Little Chapel in the Woods - Swanton, MD

15 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 1 dog max 
39 Bethesda Trail, Swanton, MD 21561

Cozy, dog-friendly home on the lake w/ shared dock & lovely views!

Take in the natural beauty of Maryland from this cozy lakefront home, the perfect getaway for one or two couples! The private deck is the perfect place for a morning coffee, while the shared dock and boat slip let you head out on the lake whenever you like. In the evening, cook up a delicious dinner on the grill.

What’s nearby:
A nature lover's paradise, this home is between Deep Creek and Swallow Falls State Parks, the Upper Youghiogheny River, and Wisp Resort, where you can ski and snowboard throughout the winter. After a day full of adventure, stop by one of the local restaurants to relax and unwind.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
One dog welcome
Lake access is down a set of stairs
This home can also be rented with the neighboring house (sleeps ten) for larger groups





Partial AC

Washer/dryer : Private









Cable : Comcast

Wireless router


Gas grill : Private




Water view


15 reviews

Deborah H. Sep 2019
Don't waste you money. Property is filthy, muddy, extremely hard to find. A sign at the pot holed "road" would help.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see you were so disappointed, Deborah. We have a sign that will be put up very soon, and a deep clean has been scheduled. Thank you!
Kate F. Jul 2019
This is the fifth year I've come up to DCL for vacation with my son. He is now 10. Since it is just the two of us, we are limited in our lodging choices. This year we tried this little house. It was in a pretty, wooded lot and set safely back from the main road.

It was a great size for two people, although since the upper floor is all one big bedroom and bathroom, the living area was pretty small. It might be better for a couple - with kids it's a little cramped on a rainy day. It was remarkably free of dog hair for a pet friendly place. The kitchen and bathrooms were very nicely updated and in great condition. The upstairs bath had a nice deep whirlpool tub which was great, and also a big shower.

One reason we took this place was for the private dock. The dock was beautifully situated and in pretty good condition and we sat out there most evenings watching the boats and enjoying the mountain air. The climb down to the dock is pretty steep but the stairs are well maintained. Unfortunately there was too much power boat traffic for my son to enjoy kayaking right there.

On the downside, the mattresses and upholstered furniture were typical of rental properties and I would have definitely preferred room-darkening curtains in the upstairs bedroom.

All in all I would definitely recommend this little house!
Jessica H. Jul 2019
We really enjoyed the dock with our pup. The kitchen is upgraded very nicely and the rest of the house is nice but the outside could have been better maintained.
Michael H. Jun 2019
Everything really. no major complaints.
Steve D. Feb 2019
Perfect little place for a family of 4 and the pup. Had all the essentials needed for a comfortable stay. The walk in shower and whirlpool tub were a plus. Definitely staying again! Thanks Vacasa for the lovely escape from the norm!
kathleen r. Nov 2018
We had a wonderful time at the Little Chapel in the Woods. The house itself was difficult to find, because the home is tucked back off the road; however, Vacasa's 24/7 operator was helpful and we eventually found it. The master bedroom was very nice, lots of natural light and a great view of the water. The king bed was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to make lasagna. We did watch TV in the evenings - cable and wifi worked well. The home was clean - there was no evidence of dogs. We are dog lovers, but it's important to note for those who are not. It's a lovely home, and we had a fantastic time. Thank you!
Carolyn F. Nov 2018
Beautiful location and wonderful view of the lake! Clean, well maintained house with all the conveniences of home (fully stocked kitchen with dishes, pots/pans, etc.). We only had to bring our food and drink! We will be back and definitely recommend this location any time of the year. A lot of parks and activities nearby.
Catherine K. Aug 2018
This cute, little house is the perfect size for four people. It is situated on a steep hill down to the dock though, so it is best for the young to middle aged.