Out In Style: Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats In The Baltimore Area

April 20, 2013 6:00 AM

Nature is beautiful and meant to be enjoyed, but that doesn’t mean that we have to ditch all of the comforts of civilization and “rough it” in the great outdoors. If traditional camping is not for you, give these nature themed resorts a try. These spectacular locations offer the perfect getaway experience for any time of the year. From secluded forest cabins to luxury waterfront rooms, your dream vacation is just a click away.

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Rocky Gap Lodge And Golf Resort
16701 Lakeview Road
Cumberland, Md. 21530
(301) 784-8400

Whether you are looking to explore some of Maryland’s best hiking and biking trails, enjoy a day of fishing on the lake or practice your game at one of Maryland’s finest golf resorts, Rocky Gap Lodge has just what you seek. Rooms include luxury bedding, breathtaking views, wireless Internet access and more. There are plenty of fine dining opportunities and even a chance to experience Maryland’s rich history with a ride on the Western Maryland Railroad. Check the lodge website for information on specials, including golf and spa packages.

Savage River Lodge
1600 Mt. Aetna Road
Frostburg, Md. 21532
(301) 689-3200

Savage River Lodge promises a relaxing and peaceful escape from every day life. The secluded resort — comprised of 18 upscale lodgings — offers peace and comfort with a rustic feel. The lodge offers fine cuisine, exceptional hospitality and plenty of activities to suit any taste. Whether you plan on relaxing fireside in a reading chair, browsing through books from the lodge’s expansive library or experiencing the beauty of the surrounding river and forest, this resort has it all. There are several different packages to suit any interest, including the wine lover package, golf and outdoor package and chef for a day package.

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Ole Mink Farm
12806 Mink Farm Road
Thurmont, Md. 21788
(301) 271-7012

Ole Mink Farm is a family-owned and operated establishment. This is the perfect setting for a family getaway. Ole Mink is situated in the Catoctin Mountains and offers beautiful views, plenty of outdoor activities and a rich and intriguing history. Luxury cabins and modern bath houses offer a more comfortable alternative to traditional camping. Pet friendly cabins are available upon request.

St. Michaels Harbour Inn
101 N. Harbor Road
St. Michaels, Md. 21663
(410) 745-9001

St. Michaels Harbour Inn is located on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore. Explore the quaint town of St. Michaels and enjoy fine waterfront dining. With an onsite spa and 46 waterfront rooms, this is a place you will fall in love with. Your stay includes a complimentary bicycle perfect for sightseeing. This location is close to home but is the perfect getaway to relax and unwind.

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Jillian Amodio is an author, writer and public speaker.There is nothing she enjoys more than being a stay at home mom. In addition to having recently published her first novel, Jillian also writes for her local Pasadena newspaper and on Examiner.com.

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