- Jeanie H. from Frederick, MD, Posted: 08/14/2018
Nice layout! Well equipped. Very organized.
- Anonymous from Ellicott City, MD, Posted: 07/23/2018
The property was very nice and worked well for our family. Its location was very convenient for what we wanted to do. We had slight plumbing problem and it was fixed very quickly by the plumber - things happen and I make this as a positive comment. The only negative was the dish washer - the door did not close easily, the top shelf for the glasses would come off the channel, and some things would be dirty upon completion. Other than that, everything was very good.
- Anonymous from Oxon Hill, MD, Posted: 03/07/2018
I loved every single thing
- Chris T. from Laurel, Md, Posted: 01/30/2018
Came to Brief Respite with a group of friends for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, hiking and just lounging around and the house was perfect. The kitchen was well stocked and we prepared a couple meals there. We also enjoyed sitting around the wood fireplace in the great room upstairs. Great trip and a great home!
- Anonymous from Randallstown, MD, Posted: 01/17/2018
- Jerry T. from Baltimore, MD, Posted: 12/29/2017
Outside of a few minor things this was a great place to stay. It's a very beautiful home a gas grill would have made everything much better. I plan on returning
- Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 10/31/2017
Beautiful home, lots of amenities, nice quiet location, very clean and well maintained. This was the cleanest rental we have ever been in. No shoreline but very nice walkway to the dock. Cant wait to return in the summer! Only thing missing is a fire pit or chimnea.
- John V. from Jarrettsville, MD, Posted: 10/17/2017
Second time staying at Brief Respite. Great property and location.
- Anonymous from Centreville, VA, Posted: 07/24/2017
We spent a week with our three grown children, their spouses and our three granddaughters. The house was very room, well accommodated and great location. We would definitely return.
Great house, we had a wonderful time celebrating our mother/grandmother's 78th birthday. The bedrooms are spacious and decorated nicely. The lot is beautiful and secluded. Taylor Made staff was helpful. Would return to this home.
- Steve S from Leesburg, VA, Posted: 07/13/2017
- Desiree B. from Greensburg , PA, Posted: 05/11/2017
We had an absolutely wonderful time and could not of picked a better home, the home was gorgeous and we had so much bonding time!! It was so nice just to be silly girls while reminiscing on our childhood memories!!
- Anonymous from Baltimore, MD, Posted: 02/20/2017
A Brief Respite prvoided just the right amount of space and coziness that my sisters and I needed for our annual winter getaway. The house was clean, the rooms beautifully decorated, and the kitchen was a dream space to prepare our meals.
- Anonymous from Columbia , MD, Posted: 02/01/2017
The Brief Respite rental is an awesome home. The location may be in the woods, but the house is perfect for a group of friends for the weekend. This location is only a few minutes away from the Wisp resort, Walmart, movie theater and other local attractions. The house was such a perfect location on the water, we decided to stay in a whole day and just enjoy the scenery with food, fun and each others company. I wouldn't mind renting this location again for the summer/ winter!
- Sharon T. from Bellefontaine, OH, Posted: 07/11/2016
PROS: LOTS of room; kitchen well stocked (but NO spices or staples); nice hot tub; short drive to grocery, putt putting, beach, discovery center (for kids), etc. CONS: no fire pit, charcoal grill instead of gas, 70+ steps to the water (good for exercise, though), no flat area to set up volleyball net, no water toys (kayaks or rowboat). The only reason I would not recommend is because of the price...comparable to others, to be sure, but with fewer amenities.
- Anonymous from Hershey, PA, Posted: 06/27/2016
Home clean and well maintained. Taylor-made staff responsive. Check in process is a blessing- nice to not have to stop by enroute, and we like the keyless entry. We return to this property each year as we are very satisfied. wondering about the hot-tub service, though....I only noticed on Friday that the floating chemical disperser was empty....the water no longer smelled clean. Perhaps one service during the week (tuesday) wasn't enough?? We use the hot tub often as given cool temps....
- Donna D. from Baltimore, MD, Posted: 05/29/2016
Brief Respite was totally as advertised and presented on the website. Perfect Sunday to Friday.
Taylor Made have been amazing in helping us out; especially when a five year old left their iPad at the home!
- Jonathan R. from Oakton, VA, Posted: 03/06/2016
Another fantastic stay and a perfect home from home. The location and amenities are great to ensure you just relax and enjoy your break with family and friends.
- Wayne T. from Perry Hall, MD, Posted: 02/10/2016
This place is fantastic if you're looking for an opportunity to get away with some friends and have a great time
- Jonathan R. from Oakton, VA, Posted: 02/09/2016
Fantastic property with great amenities and a fabulous location.
- Anonymous from Irwin, PA, Posted: 10/28/2015
Had a nice fall weekend with friends and children. Very surprised about how well the house was stocked with staples such as dish soap, laundry detergent, etc. Kitchen has enough accessories for a chef. The house was beautiful and enjoyed the view and the fireplace stocked with firewood. Was disappointed we weren't notified that the dock was already pulled out (planned to do some fishing) but other than that were more than happy with our stay and will return.
- Anonymous from Fairfax, VA, Posted: 10/13/2015
Great property. Would stay there again!
- Patricia W. from Poland, OH, Posted: 09/17/2015
We are return visitors to Brief Respite and were happily surprised by the beautiful remodel of the first floor bathroom. It is beautiful. We are always so grateful for the little touches you provide like dishwasher soap, Tide packets, paper towels, toiletries. We felt pampered. Everything was clean and well maintained. The hot tub was very nice and the new dock access is great.
- Susan and Richard K. from Springfield, VA, Posted: 07/20/2015
We very much enjoyed our week-long Deep Creek family vacation. "Brief Respite" met all our family's needs. Five bedrooms, four spacious baths, an open kitchen/dining/gathering space, additional game space in the lower level, a hot tub, lake-front location, and proximity to the state park and other area attractions. Wished we had a quieter lake front location, perhaps on a cove; fewer steep steps to the dock slip; and an outdoor fire pit. But overall "Brief Respite" met all our expectations and provided our family with a memorable vacation week together.
- Anonymous from Temple Hills, MD, Posted: 03/30/2015
My girlfriends and I found this to be a warm and inviting vacation rental for our spiritual retreat. We enjoyed all the amenities and comforts of home. We hope to return next year.
- Andrew L. from Washington, DC, Posted: 02/18/2015
The house was very large and wonderfully stocked. Despite the winter weather, the views of the lake were great and everything worked out quite nicely.
- Desiree F. from District Heights, MD, Posted: 01/20/2015
The property was wonderful. A little outdated as far as entertainment (TV, sound system) so definitely bring your own strep if you want music. We stayed here during the winter so it was about a 15-20 min drive to wisp resort. I thought it was closer. Ideal summer stay because you're right on the water. The kitchen was updated and equipped with everything you needed. Property was very clean and tidy. This is my 3rd property renting in deep creek. Overall I would rate a 4/5.
- Patricia W. from Poland, OH, Posted: 09/09/2014
Brief Respite proved true to its name. We had a wonderful time in this beautifully appointed home. There were many extras such as complimentary laundry soap, dish soap, and grooming items. The kitchen had a good assortment of pans and cooking utensils. We made use of the hot tub and fished from the dock. It was a wonderful way to end the summer.
- Anonymous from Middletown, MD, Posted: 09/02/2014
Overall a very nice stay. Guests had kayaks and it was difficult getting them down the multiple layers of stairs from the house grounds to the dock - that was the only disappointment.
The downstairs was a little musty. We had problems with the wifi which was very important to some in our family. The issues were resolved after a few days. The hot tub was missing some head/neck rests which would have helped make relaxing easier.
We liked that the people around us were considerate and quiet. Everyone wants to go back again and try to stay longer! We didn't want to leave! I hope we can visit again sometime soon.
- Karen M. from Elkton, MD, Posted: 08/05/2014
A lovely location and home. Lots of room. good quality furniture and decor. The fireplaces were beautiful. We enjoyed air hockey and various areas to sit throughout the house and outside. The weather was chilly so we did not get to swim a lot. We enjoyed the dock for swimming when the weather permitted. We enjoyed the state park that was so close. Lots of family activities at the Discovery center. The zip line at Wisp was fun and improved from our last visit there. There are many restaurants with wonderful food not too far away and lots of people enjoyed shopping in McHenry and Oakland and places in between.
- Robert T. from Parkville, MD, Posted: 05/07/2014
Brief Respite was exactly as named. I, along with my wife, two toddlers and in-laws enjoyed a quiet long weekend away at the lake. The house was perfectly equipped for our family, was very clean and comfortable. The Swanton (SE) area is a bit more secluded than the north and west areas of the lake, but the extra 3-5 minutes of driving was worth the peace and quiet. My family loved seeing chipmunks, deer and dozens of variety of beautiful birds right outside the cabin, and the nearby DCL and Swallow Falls State Parks were great spots to visit. I only wish that we had stayed longer.
- Dawn P. from Tarentum, PA, Posted: 10/23/2013
Beautiful home, well-equipped and a great view. We had a relaxing time and will definitely be back.
- Marlene G. from German Town, MD, Posted: 07/17/2013
We had a wonderful time and the accommodations worked out very well for the 11 of us. Would liked to have a shorter walk to the water but would not be a major factor in re-booking. This was a great place for our family reunion.
- JAMES K. from PITTSBURGH, PA, Posted: 07/15/2013
The house was very large and accommodating, with many places to escape to to watch TV, a movie or play air hockey. Every thing that you could possibly need was in this house. We had a great experience . Would recommend it highly.
- Anonymous from Hershey, PA, Posted: 06/25/2013
A lovely home and great time with our friends. Such a wonderful tradition for us. The check-in/ check-out process was simplified- loved it!
- Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 06/17/2013
Brief Respite, by far, is the best home we ever stayed in. The house was immaculate and tastefully decorated. I loved the open floor plan. The furniture was extremely comfortable. Having A/C was a nice bonus! We enjoyed the hot tub or just sitting out on the deck admiring the lake while our "fishermen" fished from the dock. On the two rainy days we had, we played air hockey or just relaxed and watched a movie from the large selection they have. The big screen TV's were awesome! Plenty of games and puzzles kept the grandkids busy. The only thing we missed was not having a fire pit, as we like gathering around and roasting the marshmallows at night. Other then that...PERFECT! Kudos to Taylor Made for making the whole reservation and check-in check out process so very easy!
- Kristen P. from Bel Air, MD, Posted: 05/29/2013
Very happy with the house and location, we would love to stay here again.
- Danielle M. from Stoney Beach, MD, Posted: 04/10/2013
Very nice house beautiful view close to all attractions
- Aleksandr B. from Baltimore, MD, Posted: 03/12/2013
Everything was perfect!place,House,I love it!!!
- Anonymous from Orvens Mill, MD, Posted: 01/22/2013
The house was beautiful, I loved the cathedral ceilings and master suites. Very clean, overlooking the lake. I'll be returning.
- Ebru K. from Falls Church, VA, Posted: 12/27/2012
We had a great time
- Anonymous from Greensburg, PA, Posted: 10/17/2012
Wonderful vacation with family.
- Nicole R. from Owego, NY, Posted: 08/13/2012
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Brief Respite. The interior of the home was beautiful, nicely decorated and comfortable. We liked the layout of the house, because we had a private downstairs with our children when needed, while the grandparents could have some quiet time upstairs. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything that we needed to cook our meals. There was plenty of televisions, dvd players, a computer, games, books, air hockey table, and hot tub to keep people entertained. We could tell that the owners took pride in their property. The only thing that we did not care for with the property was the number of stairs down to the dock and the fact that there was not an area for the kids to wade in the water next to the house. The water is pretty deep, although our kids had fun swimming off the dock in their life vests. It was a quiet, nice neighborhood - no issues with noise. We would recommend this property to others looking to have a nice family vacation on Deep Creek Lake!
- Anonymous from Bear, DE, Posted: 08/06/2012
I have rented several homes for vacation and only one other has been as impressively clean upon arrival as Brief Respite. The set up with the two master suites for two families worked very well.I also liked the ease of phone checkin & checkout. Beautiful scenery, great for much needed down time.
- Mark E. from Baldwin, MD, Posted: 07/23/2012
- Travis S. from Washington, DC, Posted: 05/30/2012
A great place to relax after some really hard bike riding.
- Anonymous from Apollo, PA, Posted: 03/15/2012
Everything was great. Great for summer or winter.
- Majid Z. from Germantown, MD, Posted: 12/27/2011
only problem for this property the internet (WIFI)is very slow otherwise everything looks good and this house very clean and very nice view to lake.