Fall is our favorite time of year here at the Lodge, and anyone who visits us during these treasured months know why! Nestled within the state forest, we have a front row seat to the stunning colors on display. Take in the show from the rocking chair on your private porch (every cabin and yurt here has them!) with a warm beverage, or explore our 14 miles of hiking trails to hear that gratifying crunch of leaves underfoot. Travel up the Red Trail to find an overlook, and enjoy the view of burnt orange, red and golden yellow foliage untouched by man, the best place for viewing fall colors in western Maryland!
The surrounding area can’t be beat either – literally! This year a fellow Garrett County town, Oakland, MD was Travel & Leisure’s number one pick for America’s Best Towns for Fall Colors! Boasting Swallow Falls State Park’s 3 dazzling waterfalls, hiking and biking trails and the Autumn Glory Festival, it’s a fabulous day trip from the Lodge and can’t be missed during this time of year. The Autumn Glory Festival is the culmination of the season filled with parades, concerts, a car show, craft show, farmers market – truly something for everyone!
After a day at the festival, perusing FallingWater, or a jaunt on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad visit the Lodge’s restaurant and indulge in a seasonal cocktail and a meal from our fall menu like Autumn Lasagna with house-made pumpkin pasta, or our famous Lodge Meatloaf. Don’t miss one moment of the color show, by enjoying your meal on the outdoor dining deck while the weather is still mild!