Deep Creek B&B offered perfect respite
The Lake Pointe Inn features spa services, and is across the road from the Wisp Ski Resort.
Rockers on the wraparound porch of Lake Pointe Inn provide a peaceful view of Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.
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Who: Five ladies.
Where: Deep Creek, 2 1/4 hours away.
What to do: Relax, eat, drink wine, read, hit the spa, hike, ski.
Last Sunday, our group descended upon the Lake Pointe Inn in McHenry, Md., for a one-night girls getaway that offered just the respite from the city grind. It's less crowded on Sunday nights, and two of us took advantage of Wisp Ski Resort's $29 deal on Mondays for lift ticket, rentals and group lesson; the resort is no more than a minute across the road from the lakeside inn.
While the snow was a bit slushy for skiing, the warmish weather allowed the innkeeper to light the outdoor fire pit late Sunday afternoon for one of the high points of the stay. Imagine sitting on Adirondack chairs around the fire, roasting homemade marshmallows in the middle of winter.
Originally a farm house, the place was purchased by Linda and George Pettie of Washington, D.C., with some investors in 1995. In a major renovation, they converted the house into the luxury bed and breakfast it is today. There are three suites, seven regular rooms, large dining area, living room with wood-burning stone fireplace, game/TV room, wrap-around porch lined with rocking chairs and lots of roaming around space. A large patio along the shore was added in 2001.
First Published 2012-03-05 09:18:41