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Brownie Cottage on Savage River, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Near Deep Creek Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Riverfront Homes on the Savage River

The Brownie Cottage is on the Savage River in Western Maryland near Deep Creek Lake (3 hours from DC/Baltimore and 2 hours from Pittsburgh). Right on the Savage River, with 1000 feet of private river access to year round fishing on one of the top 100 trout streams in the US right out the back door.

Nearby rivers include the North Branch of the Potomac (also ranked in the top 100 trout streams), Casselman and 'Yock'. Miles of wild brook trout streams and the pristine Savage River Reservoir/Lake are minutes away. Skiing at Wisp Resort 30 minutes away, or Cross Country skiing at nearby New Germany Park. Hunting/Hiking on Big Savage Mountain/Savage River Forest is right out the front door. Complete Fly Fishing tackle/outfitting next door at Savage River Outfitters, a full service Orvis Dealer and Fly Shop. Take advantage of all Orvis Sales, as well as save on shipping. If we don't have it, we will order for you and drop ship to your house at no charge.

The Brownie Cottage sleeps 2 couples and one extra single comfortably (1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin)and is fully equipped with full kitchens, all linens, utensils, etc. provided. Call owner to check availability (calender on this site not always kept current)

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin and Chalet

More Details

Mike Evans
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Mike Evans

After retiring from business in the D.C. area, I wanted a small business that allowed me to spend time doing what I love to do most, Fish! My wife, Suzanne, and I have eight grown children, and seven grandchildren, and with this property, I have room for them to visit!

Mike Evans purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Mike Evans chose Swanton

There is no prettier place than the Savage River, all of the seasons offer their own special brand of beauty. The fishing is so good, I have only to walk out the back door to find it!

What makes this cabin unique

Fishing is number one, but there are hiking trails in the adjoining Savage River Forest, kayaking on the river during special releases, but most of the time, the Savage River Lake is calm and easy for any level of boater (non-motorized only). Biking on the Savage River Road is very popular with those who enjoy hill-climbing, not for the feint of heart!


Swanton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There will be a fee of $100 per person per night for guests exceeding the limit of 5 guests staying
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Brownie has two full baths,
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed located in area outside of queen bedroom,
  • Queen size bed in large upstairs bedroom, beautiful river views, daybed located outside this bedroom, near full bath. Downstairs bedroom has a full bed and bathroom with shower.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
All homes have firepits on river, wood available on request. Best fly-fishing out your back door!


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Brownie Cottage on Savage River, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Near Deep Creek Lake
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Holland, PA

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful secluded property on a river. We fished, had bonfires and just took in the beautiful setting. House is immaculate and decorated tastefully. Made wonderful memories with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 very much enjoyed our trip at the Brownie Cottage. It was clean, well stocked, and the setting is exceedingly serene. We did end up traveling to several of the nearby swim spots, and luckily this spot is close to anything you'd want to do. Mike was a pleasure to work with, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Brownie Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a relaxing week and the owner is so helpful and friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful river view very relaxing and great house for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and will be back

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgeport, WV

Fantastic setting and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our annual family fishing trip and the Brownie cottage was fantastic. Our main goal was to fish and Mike directed us to the right spots even with high water. Will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great winter visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time on our visit at the end of December. We got there during a beautiful snowstorm and we really enjoyed exploring the area, even in the snow! The cabin was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. They were even kind enough to drop off a sled for us to enjoy in the snow!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Dulles,, Baltimore, Pittsburg
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Thousand Acres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wisp Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Fly Fishing, White Water Rafting,Fly Fishing Instruction and Guide Services, fly shop on location.

Downhill and cross-country skiing nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.