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“penn alps”(18 reviews)
Features local crafts in restored log buildings.
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177 Casselman Rd, Grantsville, MD 21536-2003
+1 301-895-3332
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All reviews penn alps local artisans step back in time nice place on site gift shop log homes day trip historic route artisan shops interesting place to visit many years nice stop high quality interesting history stone bridge hidden gem
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove by and happened to see a hint of older shops back in the trees so we turned around and stopped. Amongst a small forest are little, rustic cabins and artisan shops. The shops held their own artist including: color pencil artest, metal worker,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ron A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy walking thru the spruce forest and admiring all the craftmanship in the small cabins. Definitely worth a visit!! And nearby is a grist mill. I make a point of buying whole wheat flour when there.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Betsey L
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

All the artists were in when we went. It was very interesting. All the artists were friendly,explaining their craft and taking questions. Wonderful way to spend a Summer afternoon!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Slenorefi
Reviewed August 31, 2019

Traditional mountain crafts. The bird carver does intricate work. For example, he carves each vane on each feather. His work is exemplary. I wish I could afford to buy one, and wish I had an appropriate place to display it properly. Other artisans do iron...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Darrel B
Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Loved visiting Spruce Forest. The artisans are varied and interesting. Spent a long time talking to two of them and admiring their work. The little craft cottages are adorable. Enjoyed seeing the Yoder house. Someplace we love to take guests.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KarenH3296
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Unfortunately, I arrived early in the day and a few of the artisan shops were not open yet. However, the ones that were open were populated with friendly and talented folks who were happy to chat about their arts and the history of the place....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank christinas115
Reviewed July 20, 2019

We stopped here with out ten and seven year olds bought them some ice cream and walked around the cute little village shops. Easy walking paths and you can go up on the bridge for some pictures. Worth the stop if your looking for a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank F2063QZni
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Strolling through these historic buildings and watching crafts people at work is such a pleasant experience. Sits on the north side of National Pike between Penn Alps and Casselman Bridge. Plenty of parking on site. Check the www site for days/times crafts people are present.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank svjanis
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

This is a unique stop if you like artisan crafting. We enjoyed the walk and the little buildings with a variety of crafters. In my opinion it is not really set up for small children although I did see them going through. It is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank glammygaga
Reviewed May 27, 2019

My husband and I ate at the Penn Alps Restaurant years ago. We decided to check out the village. There is a pretty park that surrounds the village and the Casselman Bridge. The Cornicopia coffee house is a nice place to rest and to dine...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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August 5, 2018|
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Response from 854DP | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes as it’s made up of lots of little hut like houses with a nice out door walkway between them all.