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Waters Run Guest House & Suite B&B

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3146 Dry Run Rd, Swanton, MD 21561-2510
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#3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Swanton
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Escape your everyday. This 100 acre working family farm embodies the Appalachian culture. Tucked away in the Savage River State Forest, the location alone provides you the opportunity to take in some of Western Maryland’s stunning scenery or to just “be” around at the farm. Fly fish, kayak or canoe on Savage Reservoir, paddle boat or cross country ski at New Germany State Park, or boat, jetski and snow ski at Deep Creek Lake – all within 15 minutes of the homestead. To enhance your getaway, your country breakfast is prepared for you to enjoy at your convenience in your private space.
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megsthelegs wrote a review Jul 2022
Baltimore, Maryland62 contributions13 helpful votes
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Very comfortable, clean, peaceful and beautiful retreat for us for 3 nights. So many thoughtful details. The best part was sitting on the porch watching the sky and waiting for the whippoorwills to sing to us. Often a hummingbird visited the pretty garden which we shared only with Cat - very private. The air smelled sweet from the wide meadows and forests.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Suzy W wrote a review Jul 2022
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When I think of this place, I feel a sort of calm come over me. If you’re looking to party, bar hop or foodie scene, this is not the place for you. But if you want to be surrounded with nature and just get away from it all, if you live in the city, this is ABSOLUTELY, the place for you! I wish I could keep this place a secret and be able to book anytime I need just some silence and the sounds of nature, but the world must know about it. It’s is not a big place and it is in a working farm. Waters run has a suite and a small guest house available. On our date of visit we book at the last moment and both were available. We happened to find it by chance and hadn’t even realized that it is located in western MD as we were aiming for PA. I’m so glad we booked as it was the perfect place for us. Both the suite and the house were available and the price difference was minute enough that we splurge a bit and went with the guest house which boast a full kitchen, fully equipped. Although we didn’t use it much, it was nice to have the extra space. Both the suite and the guest house are attached to the main house which. Is occupied by the owner’s father. And I’ll repeat again IT’S A WORKING FARM!! So be prepared to hear animal noises and a degree of noise in the morning. I suggest bringing earplugs if you don’t like being waken up at the crack of down. We don’t travel without them. The night sky was amazing .. the fresh air great. The resident barn cat super friendly and the house dog, a St Bernard named Sully were a pleasure. Based on the notes left in the guest book from previous visitors, everyone seems to have enjoy this farm and the company of the animals. The guesthouse was tastefully decorated farm chic and very spacious for 2 people. The fire pit was great for roasting some hotdogs and marshmallows while we watched the night sky and just enjoyed the serenity of the country side. We would love to come back soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TfjT wrote a review May 2021
Crozet, Virginia9 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in the queen bed room that's pictured. It was a beautiful two day stay. We really enjoyed the patio right outside our room, eating on the patio every meal we ate there. The little pond with the bullfrog was delightful. There were hummingbirds and other birds in the quince bush next to us. The soaps they provided for the shower were wonderful. Shower and bathroom were sufficient. As advertised, there was no cell phone service, but there was also no internet either. We could not get any of our devices to connect to their WiFi access points. Shortly after we got there while walking around the farm we had a delightful and informative conversation with Don. He lives there and had all his life so far, and had many tips for good places to hike and sites to see. We'd stay here again when we're in the area
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Date of stay: May 2021
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The Sebaas wrote a review Dec 2020
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Waters run suite was perfect for our family of 3. The apartment was so clean! We loved the farm sophisticated decor and the full kitchen. We added breakfast and oh my goodness! Fresh fruits and juices (pressed orange AND apple), vegetarian quiche (per our request), apple crisp to die for and yogurts parfaits with blueberries! We had so much food and had leftovers! Sadie is very responsive and helpful. The animals on the farm (a St Bernard and a cat) are so friendly. Our son loved petting them! We spent 3 days skiing at wisp only 25 minutes from the farm and we will be back! You will find nothing comparable to this stay around the ski resort. I advise you to book on Sadie's own website to get the best deal and avoid the middle man fee. Plus, you get can adds-ons from her directly.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Todd M wrote a review Oct 2020
78 contributions40 helpful votes
We wanted to love this place, but read on. We stayed in the Suite. Things started out on the right foot. We weren't able to get an early check-in, but the host coordinated an early bag drop-off for us, which was great. The room is super cute. It has a really comfortable queen bed and a remote controlled fireplace. There's free "country" wifi and Dish Network TV. The room was clean. The bathroom towels were super nice. There was a small fridge and microwave. We knew the suite was attached to both the main house and a guest house. The documentation we were provided stated only a single person lived in the main house. We also knew the guest house would be occupied during our stay. We *thought* that wouldn't cause an issue. On the following morning, at 6am, we were awakened by a baby screaming. I get it -- babies cry -- you can't control that -- and if that was the only thing that happened we would have been okay with it. But for the next 3 hours (up until we left for a hike), there continued to be loud noises from the guest house. Doors slamming. Kids running all around loudly. Microwave doors slamming in the kitchen. It was almost as if they were completely unaware that other guests were staying in the house. Either that or they were completely rude. And I'm not even sure whether it was the other guests or owner's family --- read on. We returned from hiking and lunch around 2:45pm, hoping to catch a nap since we were awakened so early in the morning. That was not happening. In the attached main house, the owner's family (owner, husband, 4 young kids) and other visitors (definitely heard at least 2 adult female voices) had come to have a family outing of some sort. For the next 5 hours, kids were running around and playing loudly, furniture was being re-arranged, and clanging ensued in the kitchen. Again -- we would have probably been okay with a bit of mid-day noise if that was all that happened, but after the 6am awakening, we were not pleased. Hardly the restful experience we were looking for. When I messaged the owner about it, she told me the previous Guest House renters had checked out at 10am and a new couple was checking in tonight. So, that's how I know it was the owner's family making all of the noise mid-day -- and also why I'm not sure who the culprit for the morning noise actually was -- that may have been the owner, too. All in all, we wanted to love this place. It had potential. But the paper thin walls and noise from others really detracted from the restful experience we were looking for. And I'm especially dissatisfied if all that noise came from the owners visiting their father that lives in the attached main house. We were under the impression he was the only one going to be in the main house, not a loud family reunion going on during our stay. Other things to note: - there's some annoying creaking noise that you can hear at night - shower pressure is just okay; temperature was great - wifi is slow (we were told this, so it wasn't a surprise) -- don't expect to stream things - Google thinks you get free breakfast here. Their website also implies this - it specifically says, "A homemade breakfast is prepared for you to enjoy at your convenience in your private space." My wife was excited about this. But turns out that you don't get a free breakfast. You have to pay to add it on. They should remove this from their website as it is misleading. - the freezer in the guest suite is not cold enough to keep ice cream cold. ours melted. :-( And finally, a quick update on our second night. Once the family reunion died down, it quieted down. We did hear the TV of the couple that checked in for the night, but it was barely noticeable compared to the previous noise. The weird creaking noise was still audible. Sleeping was fine that night until one of the two outdoor farm dogs started barking quite early in the morning waking us up again. The dog has barked the previous morning, too, but we were already awake at that point. The dog would stop barking just long enough for you to fall back asleep and then bark again. Still, sleep 2 was way better than sleep 1. However, neither morning was great for a restful sleep-in.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Lisa E wrote a review Feb 2019
Vandalia, Ohio2 contributions3 helpful votes
We went to Water's Run to go skiing at Wisp Resort which is close by. The suite was beautiful and very clean and inviting. The hosts were beyond accommodating, even providing a state park pass for our use. It was really a lovely place and I will definitely go back in the summer to enjoy the lake activities!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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ES R wrote a review Jul 2015
Garrett Park, Maryland15 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a weekend with our granddaughter. The accommodations were perfectly suited, the grounds were welcoming and the breakfasts delicious! a peaceful and restful weekend -- away from it all.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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OWL R wrote a review Sep 2014
Ottawa44 contributions14 helpful votes
Spent a wonderful week at Waters Run Guest house during the 2014 Deep Creek Canoe Slalom Word championships. We chose this location as it was close to the Savage River, where I have great memories paddling, as well as a launching spot for daily road biking. It was the perfect combination. Our own entrance with deck, where each morning we enjoyed a deliciously prepared breakfast, and in the evening special relaxing time - reading, painting and sipping a glass of wine. The crow of the rooster woke us, and the fresh breeze reminded us how beautiful it is to be in the country. thank you Don and Beth.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Bette K wrote a review Mar 2012
Herminie, Pennsylvania1 contribution3 helpful votes
Very relaxing! Beth's little touches make the difference, from the robes, to the breakfasts!!! I should say breakfast AND lunches, we ate 1/2 the breakfast for lunch, so if you are a big eater this place is for you! AND THINGS WERE BLOOMING EVERYWHERE!!!! Very pretty surroundings. If you want the city life don't come here. Its not your Deep Creek or Wisp crowd , even though they are close! The hiking and fishing in the area, were excellent. We used this as our home base, while exploring, for overnight canoe and hiking trips. I would highly recommend Water Run. My husband only add, was, Dozier is a COOL DOG!!!
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Date of stay: March 2012
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David1870 wrote a review Jun 2010
Baltimore, Maryland4 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I had a lovely 2 night stay at Waters Run Guest House & Suite B&B. Beth and her friendly dogs greeted us and were generous with their time, showing us around the property and giving suggestions on local attractions. We stayed in the guest suite which opened onto a patio where we enjoyed our breakfasts. Beth prepares them ahead of time and placed them in our refrigerator with reheating directions so that we could eat at our leisure. When we made our reservations she checked to see if we had any dietary preferences or restrictions, which I thought was very thoughtful. I emailed a day before we arrived to see if they could have ice cream waiting for us a surprise for my wife, and I was very happy that they were able to do so. The B&B is a few miles from Deep Creek Lake, but part of why we go to DCL is ‘to get away from it all,’ and having stayed in town on prior visits was not nearly as relaxing as waking up in the country. The room was nicely appointed and the surrounding gardens are lovely. In fact, when I was admiring Beth’s green thumb she offered to send some of her plants home with us. I was surprised at her generosity, and amazed at how many she gave us. She definitely went above & beyond in making us feel welcome. I would definitely recommend Waters Run to anyone who enjoys the sights and sounds of nature in an unhurried, comfortable setting.
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Date of stay: May 2010
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PRICE RANGE
$86 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMarylandSwanton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waters Run Guest House & Suite B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Waters Run Guest House & Suite B&B?
Nearby attractions include Gradma's Jam House (3.9 miles), Big Run State Park (3.5 miles), and Bittinger Lutheran Parish (3.6 miles).
Are there any historical sites close to Waters Run Guest House & Suite B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Drane House (8.6 miles) and Henry Gassaway Davis House (9.0 miles).
Is Waters Run Guest House & Suite B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.