Gathering Place is a newly constructed lakefront home located on a northern finger of Deep Creek Lake (DCL), only a 10-minute drive to the top of WISP Mountain resort. This home is an ideal location for year round vacations as it sits only a few miles from some of the most popular DCL activities (e.g., Swallow Falls State Park (3.5 miles), Horseback riding (2 miles), WISP top of mountain parking area for skiing/white water rafting (6 miles), popular restaurants (UNO Pizzeria and Honi Bar 4.5 miles), movie theater (4.5 miles), marinas (5 miles), and more. This area of the lake, because of its location, also receives more afternoon daylight hours with the added bonus of beautiful sunsets. That means extra time to fish, swim and boat! Don’t have a boat, don’t worry. Rent one from one of the local marinas and dock it at your own private dock slip. Getting to the lake is easy. Just follow the gravel path that is located in the back of the property for a 30-second walk to your dock slip. The slip is located in a great deep-water swimming spot. Kids and adults can jump right off the dock into the lake! Kids and adults have plenty of cool things to explore down at the lake, including a small island, a cool shallow inlet, and a large non-boating area that is great for swimming or just lounging around in an inner tube.
The owners have made enjoying the outdoors easy. The home is located on a quiet and less traveled lake front road. This road is ideal for morning walks/jogs. The back of the property is incredible! The house includes a large back deck, with a hot tub, small dining table for 4, and lounge seating for 6. At the bottom of the deck stairs, there is a separate hang out area, with a grilling station, and a beautiful pergola that hangs over a large concrete dining table (seats 14). The dining table serves a dual purpose as an outdoor ping-pong table. At night, the entire back yard, including the pergola, lights up with landscape lights to create an incredible ambiance. The focal point of the back yard, however, is the large circle patio with built in bench seating and the extra-large fire pit. The entire fire pit area seats up to 15 people. In the back of the property there is a storage container that is filled with outdoor games (corn hole, horseshoes, can jam, soccer/football, and more). The backyard is a perfect place for a large family gathering, or as a place to secure some alone time with a good book for a moment of peace and quiet.
The inside of the home is as unique and well thought out as the outside. Guests can enter the home from the front or rear through separate mudroom doors. Having a nice large mudroom, with separate individual cubbies to keep lake/ski clutter out of the house is key to a relaxing vacation! The 10-foot ceilings on the first floor are covered in shiplap and all the windows are trimmed with rustic wood, which gives the home a unique lake house feel. The unique custom-built barn wood sliding doors throughout the house are a perfect touch to this wonderful home. The kitchen features plenty of cabinets, concrete countertops, with a beautiful copper sink and copper lighting. The custom dining room table seats 12, and with the additional high top seating at the live edge center island, there is room for 16 guests to dine in comfort in the kitchen alone. The open floor plan continues into the large family room that comfortably seats 10 guests. This is a perfect place to watch movies/sports with family and friends. Need additional room because not everyone is on the same page on what to do in the family room? No worries. Guests can use the separate first floor media room that is ideal as an additional bedroom (sleeper sofa) or separate place to watch TV.
This home features 4 spacious bedrooms, including a first floor master suite (king, sleep number bed) that is ideal for older guests. The unique shiplap and rustic trim design is carried on to the second floor. The second floor incudes a second master suite (king bed), a queen bedroom, and a custom built bunkbed room that can easily sleep 6 small children (or 4 adults). All the bedrooms are large enough to accommodate large blow up mattresses for young children that prefer to sleep with their parents. All the bedrooms also have TVs and cozy chairs that make each room special and unique getaways. Finally, the second floor includes an additional full bathroom, and a small hangout area that has a reading nook and a shuffleboard table made out of 100-year-old Pennsylvania barn wood. This home has plenty of space to spread out and take a private moment for yourself, even when hosting a large family gathering.
Please note that this home has exterior security cameras.
We had a wonderful stay at the Gathering Place this past week. We loved having access to the water, the outdoor fire pit area, and beautiful home itself. Shuffleboard was a big hit too:). The rooms were large so we had plenty of room to spread out. Highly recommend!
Thanks so much for staying with us, Deborah!- Deborah , Posted: 08/01/2021
We has an amazing stay at the Gathering Place. There was plenty of space for our party of 12, beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces, and fantastic lake access. Gathering Place made the perfect setting for a very beautiful and memorable bachalorette weekend. We are already planning on a weekend next year to go back!
Thanks so much for staying with us, Gina!- Gina , Posted: 06/07/2021
Great house. Great Fire Pit.
Thanks so much for staying with us, Jeffrey!- Jeffrey , Posted: 04/06/2021
This property is beautiful with amazing views! Very spacious, and a lot of natural lighting. Accessible to local stores. I would definitely stay at this location again!
Thanks so much for staying with us, Kiesha!- Kiesha , Posted: 03/30/2021
Great place to stay!
I stayed at Gathering Place with 8 of my girls friends and we had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and very clean. It was very comfortable and was definitely big enough for all of us plus some. We loved the hot tub and the fire pit, would definitely come back again!!
Thank you! I am glad you had such a good time and that you were pleased with the home. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return!
Stacy- Brittany , Posted: 03/22/2021
The Gathering Place fit our needs well, plenty of room for our groups kids to play inside and outside. We are chef’s so the lack of good cooking equipment was an issue but we worked around it- I would suggest a new can opener-. The mud room was a great asset to the house, a great spot to dump snowy clothes after skiing and the hot tub fit 5 adults. We would definitely consider the Gathering Place again.
Thanks for the awesome comments! We appreciate and value your feedback. We will send the comments about the kitchen stock to the owners so they are aware and get a new can opener in there.
Please come be our guest again very soon.
- Joseph , Posted: 03/15/2021
We loved Gathering Place
Gathering Place was wonderful. Our party of four adults and four kids spent five days here and it was very comfortable. We enjoyed our walk down to the lake, even in the ice and snow. It was beautiful and serene. Taylor Made does a great job - we had to call a couple of times about minor issues and they resolved them quickly (and nicely). We would definitely stay here again. It was just a quick drive up the road to Wisp for snowboarding. Luckily we planned ahead and brought all of our food, as there are limited food options and grocery stores up this way. The kitchen at Gathering Place was pretty well stocked. The shuffleboard table was a fun activity and there were plenty of TVs to keep the kids entertained (plus, we brought 2 X-Boxes) after a day of playing in the snow. We enjoyed our time here and can't wait to come back in summer!
Thank you! It is really wonderful to hear that your group had such a good time. I am glad you were happy with the home and our service. It sounds like you had a blast and we look forward to your return.
Stacy- Chintimini , Posted: 03/01/2021
Enjoyed an ideal winter weekend skiing and hanging out here. Beds were comfortable, every room was spacious, and kids and adults were all comfortable all weekend. 2 ft of snow and it was plowed and ready. Outdoor space looks fantastic for a summer stay too with a path to the lake. We even had a fire in the deep snow. No complaints here and we've stayed in many DCL houses over the years.
Thanks so much! It is great to hear that you had such a fun ski getaway. I am glad you were pleased with the home and its proximity to Wisp. We hope to see you again!
Stacy- Dave , Posted: 02/16/2021
Excellent 4 day stay!
Our family stayed at Gathering Place in October 2020 for a 4 day getaway. Everything was as pictured! Gathering Place is clean and very well maintained, which was a relief since we traveled with 3 children. The house is large, with plenty of room for the 8 of us! The working fireplace was a nice touch!
Thanks, Amanda! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Hope you come see us again soon!- Amanda , Posted: 10/17/2020
We enjoyed our vacation a great deal. The house was perfect, and the property was everything we hoped it would be. Thank you!
Thanks so much for staying with us! I am glad you were so pleased with the home and that you had a good time at Deep Creek. Give us a call when you are ready to come back!
Stacy- Greg , Posted: 08/16/2020
Let me start with the house - it was amazing! The pictures do not do it justice! it is
beautifully decorated, very clean, and very very spacious. The mattresses were VERY comfortable. We have rented many houses at DCL over the past ten years and this was by far our favorite. The kitchen was well stocked. We spent most of our evenings at the amazing fire pit. You can't really see the lake from the house but with the deck and fire pit, we didn't miss it. The walk to the lake is a bit steeper than we realized. There are no longer steps there, there is a gravel path. There is a shallow swim area next to the dock, which is great for kids. It's a bit deeper at the end of the dock so you can jump off. The weather was amazing and we had a wonderful stay!
Thanks, Kim! I am so glad you got to enjoy this home and everything it has to offer! Hope you come see us again!- Kim , Posted: 07/19/2020
Q: How far is the dock/lake to the house?- Sharon B. Posted: 07/13/2019A:
This home would sit about 100 yards from the water. There is about 27 stairs that you would have to walk down.
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