Gathering Place is a lakefront, dog friendly 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. Just follow the gravel path that is located in the back of the property for a short 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 primary suite that is ideal for older guests. The unique shiplap and rustic trim design is carried on to the second floor. The second floor includes a second primary suite (king bed), a queen bedroom, and a custom built bunk bed 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.