The point is, these folks run a fine B&B! It's often said that it's the little things that count. While that's not entirely true, when the little things are done in addition to all of the big things, that's when it's true. The big things, for starters, are the inn (i.e., common areas inside and out) and grounds, the rooms, the staff and the service. All of it was first class! It's a beautiful historic place on the water directly across from the Wisp ski resort. I'll get to that in a minute. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with a number of places for guests to get together (e.g., spacious front porch), or be alone (e.g., little hide aways). There are just as many palces to congretate or vegitate on the inside. The rooms are very well appointed with comfortable beds and additional furniture. We stayed in two rooms over four nights, the week of 7/9/12. Our first choice, the Savage Room, is the best the inn had to offer and it was probably the second best room we've ever stayed in. Believe me, that's saying something. It was spacious with a deck, jacuzzi, fire place, HDTV w/DVD player, fold out sofa, side chairs, writing table, etc. It was not available the first two nights so we stayed in the Browning Room. It didn't have all of the amenities of the Savage Room but it was not far behind. In both cases, we have great views of the lake. The staff and service were excellent. The cook and serving staff spoliled you at breakfast with something different and delicious every morning. I could go on and on about the big things but, you get the picture. The small things almost too many to mention. The well stocked fridges on each floor; the home made cookies and marshmellows for snacking, the wine hour, the boat rides at night, access to the kitchen if you need a glass of milk for those late night cookies, nigh time chocolates (i.e., different every night), the library of reading material and DVDs, canoes and kayaks, etc. All in all, it was just about as good as it gets! A word about Deep Creek Lake area! I've been there 4 times over 20 years. Two of those times have been in the last two years. I love DCL because there are so many things to do. I'm not a skier but my daughter is and we're planning on becoming seasonal visitors to DCL. This time, my wife and I went without kids. It's less than 3 hours from D.C. and there's plenty to do all 4 seasons. Recently, they added a number of mountain related activities including a legitimate white water course, a mountain side roller coaster, a tree top zip line course, and more. The parks in and around DCL are outstanding and there's plenty of recreation. Plenty! For young and young at heart. Last but not least, it was not crowded at all. Two thumbs up for LPI and DCL!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lake Pointe Inn of McHenry, Maryland offers all the comforts of a fine bed and breakfast at Deep Creek Lake. Explore the lake's 65-mile shoreline in the Lake Pointe Community. Relax at the outdoor fire pit and wrap-around porch as you enjoy the view any time of the year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Pointe Hotel Mchenry