Looking for a romantic getaway in Maryland? Look no further than Deep Creek! Nestled in the heart of Western Maryland, this charming town is the perfect destination for couples looking for a little relaxation and romance in nature. With its stunning natural beauty and endless opportunities for adventure, Deep Creek vacation rentals offer something for everyone.

Deep Creek Romantic Cabins

One of the best ways to experience all that Deep Creek has to offer is by renting one of the many cozy cabins nestled in the area. These cabins offer the perfect combination of seclusion and convenience, with easy access to all the best activities and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a rustic cabin in the woods or a luxurious lakeside retreat, you’re sure to find the perfect accommodations for your couple’s getaway. Simply navigate to our Deep Creek Lake rentals page, and select “Cabin” under property type. You’ll be presented with all of our wonderful, romantic cabin rentals in Deep Creek.

Romantic Things to Do in Deep Creek

Once you’ve settled into your cabin, it’s time to start exploring all the fun and romantic things to do in the area. Here are a few of our top picks:

1. Go for a Hike

Vibrant autumn photo taken in Swallow Falls State Park in Western Maryland.

Deep Creek is home to a variety of hiking trails with varying distances and difficulty levels. Swallow Falls State Park is home to some of the best views in the state, including the 53-foot Muddy Creek Falls. Some of the most popular hikes in the area include:

  • Swallow Falls Canyon Trail: See three waterfalls in one hike
  • Meadow Mountain Trail: Panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys
  • Bear Creek Trail: A quieter, more secluded hike through the woods

2. Take a Scenic Drive

A country road during the fall season with colorful foliage in Western Maryland.

There are several picturesque driving routes in Deep Creek, including a scenic loop through Savage River State Forest and another scenic drive along Herrington Manor Road. The Savage River State Forest scenic loop takes you on a 10-mile journey through some of the area’s most beautiful landscapes, including dense forests, rolling hills, and sparkling streams. Herrington Manor Road is a scenic drive that takes you through the heart of Deep Creek’s natural beauty, with plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the views. These drives offer stunning views of the area’s mountains, lakes, and forests and are not to be missed.

3. Go Skiing or Snowboarding

Ski slopes near Deep Creek Lake in Garret County, Maryland.

Wisp Resort is Deep Creek’s premier ski resort, offering over 34 trails and 13 lifts for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, there’s a slope that’s perfect for you and your significant other. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can also try your hand at snowshoeing, ice skating, and snow tubing. Be sure to book a cabin rental with a hot tub for your next ski trip so you can warm up after a long day on the slopes!

4. Take a Dip in the Lake

Deep Creek Lake as seen from an aerial shot.

Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland, with 65 miles of shoreline and plenty of opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing. There are several public beaches around the lake, including Deep Creek Lake State Park Beach, which offers picnic areas, restrooms, and a playground. In addition to swimming, you can also enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, and even parasailing together. All of these water sports make spring and summer great times to enjoy a lakefront rental in Deep Creek.

5. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

Beautiful young couple with glasses of red wine in luxury restaurant.

Deep Creek is home to several excellent restaurants which will be the perfect spot to enjoy each other’s company. Cornucopia Cafe is a charming farm-to-table restaurant that specializes in using local, seasonal ingredients to create delicious and creative dishes. Dutch’s at Silver Tree is a lakeside restaurant that offers stunning views and a menu that features a wide variety of items. The Black Bear Tavern is a cozy spot with a great selection of craft beers and pub-style food, while the MoonShadow Cafe is a vegetarian-friendly cafe serving delicious sandwiches, salads, and baked goods.

6. Go Horseback Riding

Horses drinking water from a pond while the riders stroke their manes.

The Western region of Maryland is known for its horseback riding trails, and Deep Creek is no exception. Several local stables offer guided trail rides, including Circle R Ranch and the Western Trails Riding Stable. Circle R Ranch takes its riders through the woods and fields of Deep Creek, with horses suitable for people of all experience levels. Western Trails Riding Stable offers guided tours through the Savage River State Forest, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

7. Visit the Local Wineries

Red grapes on a vine in a vineyard in Maryland.

Looking for a laidback romantic activity? Well, you’re in luck, as Western Maryland has several fantastic wineries, including Deep Creek Cellars and Black Ankle Vineyards. These wineries offer tastings, tours, and stunning views of the area’s vineyards and countryside. Deep Creek Cellars is a family-owned winery that produces handcrafted wines from locally-grown grapes. Black Ankle Vineyards, on the other hand, is a boutique winery that produces small-batch, premium wines from grapes grown on their own estate. No matter which one you visit — heck, why not both? — you’re sure to have an enjoyable time sipping vino together.

8. Go Stargazing

A starry night sky over a lake.

With its remote location and lack of light pollution, Deep Creek offers some of the best stargazing opportunities in the region. You can see a wide variety of constellations and even catch a glimpse of the Milky Way on a clear night. Just don’t forget to make a campfire and toast some s’mores!

9. Visit the Deep Creek Lavender Farm

A meadow of lavender as far as the eye can see.

Love is in the air at this Garrett County, Maryland, farm. As its name suggests, the Deep Creek Lavender Farm offers visitors a peaceful and aromatic experience — and even has guided tours so you can learn about the local agricultural industry. In addition to fields of lavender, they host several events every year featuring live music and operate a gift shop and several picnic areas.

10. Go Zip-Lining

A woman zip-lining with trees behind her.

Deep Creek offers several zip-lining courses for couples looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure. The Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour and Monkey Business Adventure Park are two popular options. Located at the Wisp Resort on the northern side of the lake, the Flying Squirrel Canopy course offers amazing tree-top views, agility challenges, and five breathtaking zip-lines from 180 feet to over 400 feet long. Down the road, it’ll be hard to miss Monkey Business Adventure Park, an aerial adventure featuring zip-lines, free falling, and obstacle courses. Breaking a sweat with your partner and making memories has never been easier!

11. Take a Scenic Boat Tour

A yellow boat on a lake.

Several local companies in the area offer Deep Creek Lake boat tours, including aboard pontoons and speedboats. These tours offer a relaxing and fun way to see this manmade lake’s many coves and inlets. Deep Creek lake rentals may also come with a dock and boats, standup paddleboards, and other amenities, so keep that in mind when planning where you’ll stay.

12. Enjoy a Spa Day

Portrait of a couple enjoying a toast after a massage.

What romantic getaway is complete without a nice spa day? Deep Creek Lake boasts several spas, such as the Massage at the Lake and the Massage & Bodywork, with services that will be the perfect way to relax together during a romantic vacation. A wide variety of treatments include massages, facials, and body treatments.

If you’d rather have the masseuse come to you, you’re in luck, as Deep Creek Lake Mobile Massage Therapy will setup shop directly at your vacation rental. And suppose you’re in the mood for something a little unusual. In that case, the Bruceton Wellness Center, about a 30-minute drive away in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, offers its very own Himalayan Salt Spa and Cave!

Enjoy Your Deep Creek Romantic Adventure

Deep Creek is a fantastic destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway in a beautiful natural setting. From hiking and skiing to wineries and horseback riding, there are plenty of fun and romantic activities to enjoy in the area. Whether you prefer to spend your days outdoors or relaxing with a glass of wine, Deep Creek has something to offer everyone. So why not find a Deep Creek Lake vacation rental and plan your next trip to this charming town?