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Minutes from Deep Creek Lake, Located on 60-acre farm with private 2-acre lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom fully-furnished cabin, private lake-front, quiet tranquil

Country Acres Retreat has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths plus an additional sleeping area and sleeps up to 10-11 persons. Also available within a few hundred feet, if needed, is a pavilion with picnic tables, chairs, gas grills, and a campfire circle of large rocks for relaxation, story-telling, or reminiscing.

This cabin features a full hickory kitchen with an eat-in bar area, and includes an electric range, microwave, blender, dishwasher, lots of silverware, plates, glasses, cooking utensils, and much more.

The Great Room features a rustic, native sugar maple hardwood floor which still shows the tap holes made by the 'sugaring' process years ago. The Great Room is furnished with a sofa, love seat, recliner, and a large, 'antique' plank-style table with a bench and chairs seating from ten to twelve people.

A tastefully decorated full bath and a bedroom with a queen size bed is on the main floor. One is struck by the rustically beautiful wooden floors, ceilings and trim.

The loft affords a beautiful view of the two-acre lake, and includes a king-sized bed (new in 2014), and additional sleeping space of two single beds on rollers for those 'extra,' younger guests.

The ground floor includes a bedroom with a full-sized bed with a single trundle bed underneath, a men's and a ladies restroom and shower, and a utility room with a washer and a dryer. Rounding out the ground floor is a family room with a queen sized sleeper sofa bed (new in 2014), a cot, a TV on 60-channel Dish Network plus the Pittsburgh local channels, DVD and a VCR. A small baby crib and a larger crib are also available as needed. Again, there is a beautiful view of the water.

SPECIAL NOTE: All linens, towels, toilet tissue, coffee and hot cocoa mix are provided with the rental charges as a convenience to our guests!

This Cabin is NO SMOKING and NO PETS !

FREE Wireless Internet

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Ida Maust & Family
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Ida Maust & Family

Wife & family of Mennonite pastor & strawberry farmer. Owners of farm for 40 years, formerly growing strawberries, corn, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and other vegetables. Now the farm has been converted to beautiful hay fields.

Ida Maust & Family purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Ida Maust & Family chose Western

My nine children grew up on this farm while my husband was a teacher, pastor, and farmer. While walking on the farm, we saw that it was a beautiful setting to build a lake, pavilion, and later a cabin for when the family came home.

Decided immediately to rent out the cabin for vacationers and share the hospitality with so many more.

The area is quiet and private, let close enough to enjoy the local attractions and the mountains of Western Maryland.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is fully furnished, heated, and overlooks our private 2-acre lake. Also available within a few hundred feet, if needed, is a pavilion with picnic tables, chairs, gas grill, and a campfire circle of large rocks for relaxation, story-telling, or reminiscing.

A number of weddings have also been held on the farm in the beautiful setting of the lake area.

Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder, you will find what you are looking for at the Country Acres Retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Day 1: We arrived at the cabin a little later than we had planned. After driving nearly 11 hours today with 9 children, I was tired & ready to rest. We pulled in at 10:00 pm & I was amazed at what all the Lord had done! The cabin was beautiful. There was snow covering the ground but the porch had been cleared for us. It was so cold out & everyone was tired & hungry. We walked into thecabin & was greeted with a wonderful smell, :) It was a huge pot of chicken soup on the stove! I felt so welcome & so blessed that I began to cry & just say "Thank you Lord!" We were no longer tired because we were filled with such excitment of what all the Lord had done. We all explored the beautiful cabin & of course, enjoyed the delicious soup. It was so wonderful to see our 9 children, seated around the table, laughing & enjoying the blessings of God. Everything is so perfect. I kissed all the kids goodnight & red some from God's word. I then spent some time just thanking God for this wonderful place to come to. We coudl have never found a better place to stay. I wish we could spend every Christmas here because I can certainly feel the Lord's presence here! What a blessing. Thank you Lord & thank you for allowing us to visit with this little piece of Heaven on earth.

Day 2: What a wonderful day we have had today. We finished the soup & had hot cocoa. The little kids loved teh sand toys & balls. The older kids enjoyed volleyball & exploring the woods. They all loved watching the ducks in the pond. It was cold out but no snow today. Our 7yr old sat back in the chair today after a long day of play & said "Mom, God has been so good!" i had to say "yes son he truly has" The kids are now playing.

Day 3: That kids wante dto go fishing so bad. Their Dad told them it was too cold to fish but they wanted to give it a try. They fished for about an hour and caught nothing but weeds. I told them we coudl have weed stew for dinner. I hid some coins all through the woods & let them go exploring for hidden treasure. They all collected pine cones & leaves to put in their memory book. We had watched a movie earlier that was about a wild black horse that had 2 teens trained. It was a wonderful family movie. The neatest thing about it though was that we later saw a horse that looked just like it!! We went for a walk in the woods & at the end of the woods there stood 3 BEAUTIFUL horses! The mare was just like the one in the movie!
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Minutes from Deep Creek Lake, Located on 60-acre farm with private 2-acre lake
average rating of 4.9 based on 69 reviews

Peaceful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Ida's cabin. As other reviews stated, there was everything that we could possibly need! And contact with her was easy and her responses were pretty quick. The kids (teenagers and younger ones) all had a great time outdoors! It was a short drive to Wisp mountain which was very convenient. We'd definitely stay again! Ida was even kind enough to contact me about my son's stuffed animal that was left behind. She mailed it back to us and my son is super happy to have his bear back :)

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and quant!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here. The pictures are a very accurate description of the property. The driveway is well maintained and very accessible even with my sedan. The kitchen was more stocked with cookware, plates cups and utensils than I expected. The hot cocoa and tea bags were a very welcome surprise. The decor and construction of the were wonderful and rustic feeling. It was very clean, the towels and bed clothing smelled fresh and were nice and warm. It was cold during my stay, the wind really does come off the field toward the cabin so bring an extra coat/jacket. even if you think you won't need it–you will! The pond out back looked very clean for swimming(too cold for my stay) definitely a great spot for a summer vacation. I had an embarrassing incident of locking myself out of the cabin, totally my fault, but the owner at the house was very sweet and gave me an extra key to get back in, very thankful for the help! I didn't do anything in the area, just needed a quite retreat away and this was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Relaxation Spot

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay here. It was very relaxing and quiet. Beautiful setting both inside and out. A gem that we will certainly return to.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and the surroundings were perfect. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, bonding with family and making lots of memories. The property is perfect for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you & enjoy the memories!
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Great cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Country Acres Retreat! The cabin was spacious, clean and in a beautiful surroundings! The pond was great to swim in, especially with the long diving board! The fire pit was perfect for cold nights hanging out with friends and the grill on the deck was a godsend! The only things needing some work were one of the showers needing to be plunged. There was a plunger there, which I used, and ton of hair came out of the drain, but then the water ran down just fine. Also, the basement was a little musty, but with the doors and windows open, you barely noticed it. We ran into Ida Maust and her family in the pavilion where we got to say hi. Very nice hosts!! All in all, this is a GREAT place to stay, one that we may surely rent again!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed staying with us. Thank you for letting us know about the drain and the moisture. We appreciate knowing of any difficulties so that we can get them corrected. We will check the other shower drain as well. We also added a dehumidifier to take out the moisture you mentioned and that seems to have worked. The HVAC/Heat pump should normally take care of that, but it may not be always running depending how the earlier guests have it set. Again, thanks for letting us know so that we can keep it perfect. Thanks so much for staying with us and we hope to have you back.
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Morgantown, WV
Nearest Golf
6.9 Miles
Lodestone Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 219
Nearest Restaurant
6.2 Miles
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Nearest Ski
6.9 Miles
Wisp Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Country Acres Retreat
Car: recommended

Looking for something to do? Country Acres Retreat is nearby many great attractions, activities, and areas of interest. We are just 10 minutes from Western Maryland's most popular destination...Deep Creek Lake!

Wisp Ski Resort - Tucked away in the mountains of Western Maryland, Wisp is Maryland's only 4-seasons resort. Ski, Golf, Mountain Coaster, and dozens of other activities. (301) 387-4911.

Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market - The Mountain Fresh Producers Association is a non-profit group of farmers, artisans, cooks, and bakers in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland and northeastern West Virginia. (301) 334-6960;

TOTL Theatre on the Lake Theatre Company - The TOTL Theatre Company is a professional performance group offering full length productions during the summer at Garrett College. The productions include comedies, youth theatre and musical theatre suitable for the entire family. (304) 680-1002.

Husky Power Dog Sledding - No snow? No problem! The huskies love to pull both our dogsled and our 'dogsled-on-wheels.' Visit them at Mountain MD Kennels, LLC for an experience of a lifetime. Just imagine… you and your family behind a team of beautiful working Siberians… mushing through gorgeous woods of brilliant Fall colors... or within a winter wonderland of tall pines dripping blankets of snow... or on trails thick with lush Spring greenery and wildflowers.

Other Deep Creek Lake Area Attractions Courtesy of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce: Historic Casselman Inn and Restaurant built in 1824, The Casselman was one of the numerous inns along the National Trail to serve the stage coaches, covered wagons, drovers and riders that made the Old Pike the busiest thoroughfare crossing the mountains. In its over 180 years of history, the Casselman has been called Drover's Inn, Farmer's Hotel, Dorsey's Hotel, and The Casselman. Daniel Grant, an English engineer from whom Grantsville took its name, was the original owner of a tract of land that he called Cornucopia. (301) 895-5055.

Casselman River Bridge State Park - When it was built in 1813, the bridge was the largest single-span stone arch bridge in the country. It is a designated National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

New Germany State Park is Located approximately six miles southeast of Grantsville on the New Germany Road. The park's features include trails for hiking and skiing, camp sites, cabins and other recreational facilities such as swimming.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village -

One mile east of Grantsville, Spruce Village is and Arts and Heritage Center dedicated to the Appalachian culture. The Village consists of demonstration booths of various artisans which operate during the summer months, as well as local historic buildings which have been relocated to the site. Artisans include world champion bird carver, potter, black smith, weaver, stained glass, and others.

Deep Creek Lake State Park - About a 10 minute drive from the cabin, Deep Creek Lake State Park includes approximately 1 mile of shoreline on this, Maryland's largest man-made lake. Access is available for fishing, swimming, and boat launching.

Swallow Falls State Park - This mountain park contains some of Maryland's most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park's borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall – a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The meandering trails through Swallow Falls guide hikers to some of the most breath-taking scenery in Western Maryland.


Uno Chicago Grill, with its beautiful lake front setting, is one of Deep Creek Lake's premier restaurants.(301) 387-4UNO;

Archie's Barbeque - Come and visit Deep Creek Lake's best Barbeque! Casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

Choose from a wide variety of eateries just a hop, skip and a jump from Country Acres Retreat.


Rates & Availability

Accident Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January Mid-Week Special
Jan 10 2017 - Jan 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Booking $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Unfortunately, VRBO has begin charging a "Service Fee" for all rentals. This fee goes 100% to VRBO and is above and beyond the fees that we pay them according to our contract. Unfortunately, we have no control over this fee and cannot change it. We encourage you to contact VRBO with any issues regarding their fee. We are looking into other avenues that can help you avoid these fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accident Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Downstairs #2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Downstairs #1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Main Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Downstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Double bed with pull out single trundle bed
    Bedroom 2 - Loft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Partially open to main floor below: new King bed in 2014
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa (new in 2014)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Sand Volleyball Court at Pavilion. Pavilion area available for use if not reserved by another party. If renting the cabin, the pavilion can be reserved exclusively for an additional $35 per day for your family. For large events such as a wedding, please contact us for rates.

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