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Deep Creek Lake is the perfect vacation destination for people looking to travel with their dogs. We consider our pets part of the family, so why leave them behind? Booking a dog-friendly rental home is the ideal solution – don’t leave your furry friend back home at boarding facility, let him/her experience the fun activities at Deep Creek Lake along with you! With quiet streets, pet-friendly businesses, a wide open lake and miles of hiking trails, Deep Creek, Maryland is a dog’s heaven on earth.

From dog-friendly chalets to charming cabins, Deep Creek rental options for pet owners are easier to find than ever. Every dog will have a special amenity bag waiting for them at check-in, filled with a doggie treat, mess bags, and a Deep Creek dog tag in case your best friend wanders a little too far from “home.” Your dog will feel right at home with doggie food dishes and a placemat for them to use during their stay – guests don’t have to lug their dogs bowls with them to Deep Creek Lake! We just ask that you leave the bowls for the next furry visitor to enjoy.

Exploring Deep Creek with your dog can be as easy as grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many local pet friendly restaurants around Deep Creek Lake. Start off with a cup of coffee at Trader’s coffee House. They feature outdoor leash connectors and a dog bowl for their morning drink. Lunch and dinner are also easy at several restaurants including The Crab Shack, Smiley’s Fun Zone, Mountain State Brewery, and more.

Deep Creek and Garrett County are known for our multitude of state parks that feature fantastic hiking trails, sure to please any four-legged friend. Don’t forget that Deep Creek Lake is also swimmable! For the natural swimmer in your dog, head down to the water’s edge for a refreshing dip, or bring your dog on the boat for a refreshing day on the lake.


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Dog Tales

Deep Creek Pet Friendly

It’s Hot Downstate!

Have you ever wondered where ‘downstate’ begins?   The answers vary from ‘other side of the pass’ to ‘east of Cumberland.’ I suspect the true answer is closer to the intersection of I68 and 219. Garrett County folk have a deep understanding that they share a large slice of Maryland heaven. It doesn’t take many days in the mountains to realize that time spent ‘downstate’ is just a necessary distraction from cool, fresh air, long hikes, and evening boat rides. This time of the year, downstate is down right sweltering and the hot air is due to more than simply an over abundance of politicians. Even as I write this blog, the Air quality warning is alternating with the local pollen alert on my weather app and while the temperature is merely 91 degrees, the weather.com guru has posted that it feels like a stifling 106 degrees. (How do they even know that?)
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HART for Animals

dog friendly deep creek lake Love animals? We do as well and THIS THURSDAY EVENING, your friends at Railey Mountain Lake Vacations will be guest bartending at the Harbor Bar at Dutch’s to raise money for HART for Animals, our local Garret County animal rescue organization. Join us lakeside from 6:00 to 9:00pm as our fun-loving owner Nancy Railey and the ever-popular Jeremy Bittner, manager of Wisp O’ The Willow and Suites at Silver Tree serve up your favorite concoction, all to benefit HART for Animals.

Blog from a Dog!

Calling all K-9's,

I have to make this quick because my parents are down by the water covering up the boat, but boy do I have stories to tell you! My family and I just arrived at Deep Creek Lake two days ago and my tail hasn’t stopped wagging since! This place makes car rides seem as fun as a trip to the vet! Speaking of car rides, it’s not too far from where most of you dig.
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