- Albert D. from Bel Air, MD, Posted: 10/01/2018
Allison was very helpful in finding us a place at the last minute. We had arrived at the other place we rented thru Vacasa and it was a dump, we literally turned around and left. I called Taylor Made and Allison worked with us to find a home on the water (we brought our kayaks) and that was pet friendly. The only pitfall was the internet service was very poor and the yard was very muddy. I would also replace the carpeted rooms with vinyl or tile.
- Maria B. from Wheaton, MD, Posted: 09/30/2018
My husband and I rented Golden Retreat this first week in September. We have rented several times on different parts of the lake, and were thrilled to be able to try the more northern section. We had a wonderful time! The house was comfortable, and well appointed. The area was quiet and lovely. My husband fished off the dock between the numerous rain storms, I read by the fireplace and enjoyed the quiet. We highly recommend Golden Retreat!
A few of the fans didn't work in the house. And were really needed the week we were there due to summer weather. The key is circulation. But even at its hottest, you're in the mtns and its not hateful.
The sofa needed to be cleaned. super dusty and musty.
The beds were comfortable. And the kitchen well stocked.
- Anonymous from Purcellville, VA, Posted: 08/15/2018
Nice house. Great location. Nice level lot. Easy to get to the waters edge.
- Anonymous from Laurel, MD, Posted: 09/10/2017
The Golden Retreat was the perfect location for labor day week. This is a nice and cozy place to stay. Highly recommend.
- Shampa B. from Rockville, MD, Posted: 07/18/2017
Loved the rental. So serene and peaceful. Ideal place to relax and unwind after busy weeks. Boys were a little disappointed with the fishing plans but soon figured out other ways to enjoy like kayak rental hanging arround the fire pit golf etc. The dog too had a great time.
- Anonymous from Vienna, VA, Posted: 06/14/2017
We had a great time despite the weather. The cabin was great. Very comfortable with a great selection of movies and games for those rainy times. We were able to get outside and enjoy the yard and deck. The kitchen had everyting we needed and more.
all of our needs. We have a Collie girl--and she had
a ball. Thank you for everything.
- Debbie P. from Baltimore, Maryland, Posted: 05/23/2017
We loved it there. Everything was very nice and met
- Anonymous from Bethesda, MD, Posted: 03/21/2017
We enjoyed it! Only glitches were that the wifi password was incorrect (my daughter figured out it was all lower case) and the code wouldn't work on the door on Sunday morning. Luckily we weren't locked out as one of the kids was still in the unit.
- Todd S. from New Alexandria, PA, Posted: 03/20/2017
Had a blast, lots of stuff to do even being snowed in
- Thomas L. from Hyattsville, MD, Posted: 10/26/2016
We had a very relaxed time. The property was very good, Great Lake front, good walking for us and our dog.
- Anonymous from Altoona, PA, Posted: 09/15/2016
Loved the location and the house; however, cleaning could have been better. There were spider webs in master bathroom and screened in porch had webs all over windows. They could have been easily swept away. I used a broom one day and knocked a lot of them off and swept the screened in porch of leaves.
- Caitlin L. from Martinsburg, WV, Posted: 06/07/2016
We had a great time over a holiday weekend! The house was very well stocked and had everything we needed. The location and hottub were perfect. I was slightly concerned about no air conditioning, however they provide plenty of fans and with the windows open, we were very comfortable. Would definately stay there again!
- Jessica H. from Olney, MD, Posted: 02/23/2016
Great cabin on the lake. We stayed in winter so it was awesome to sit out on the rocks looking at the frozen lake in the morning, hit the slopes during the day and head back to the hot tub at night. Beautiful cabin and very comfortable!
- Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 09/10/2015
The location on the lake was great. We liked the open concept of the living and dining area. Good place for dogs. No air conditioning.
Minor details not reported, lots of dangerous tree issues, hot tub not functioning properly.
Beautiful location and the home was wonderful.
- Anonymous from New Windsor, MD, Posted: 07/03/2015
The experience from Taylor Made was great.
- Dan R. from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 05/16/2015
My wife and I both work very long hours in our profession and just needed a few days away. Golden Retreat provided just the escape we needed, situated right on the lake our dog thoroughly enjoyed the water and wooded lot adjacent to the property. The hottub was great on a cool night and the dock on the property provided for some great fishing which was an added bonus. We definately anticipate traveling back to stay at this property.
- Anonymous from Frederick, MD, Posted: 07/28/2014
Our stay at Golden Retreat was amazing as expected. Taylor Made was a wonderful company to work with and responded quickly to all of our requests. This property is in an ideal location, a wonderful floor plan and very comfortable. It is an older house in need of some renovating though, so keep that in mind when renting.
- Anonymous from Bluemont, VA, Posted: 07/23/2014
Overall we love DCL and out stay was fun and the house is outfitted well. But we made a list of small things you may want to give to the maintainence dept: screen door screen was loose at the bottom, 2 cracks in the plastic in the fridge, no lid on the trash can, one masterbedroom bedside lamp did not work (not the bulb)most livingroom windows don't crank shut, vent fan over the stove din't work, and one baseboard heater in the livingroom did not warm up (it was cold our week) bad splintery plank on deck, no phone book (that we could find) Other than these little things, y'all do a good job and we loved our stay and will come back again even to this house.
- Steve G. from Belcamp, MD, Posted: 06/30/2014
Nice home with easy dock access. Served the 7 of us well.
- Anonymous from Morgantown, WV, Posted: 06/26/2014
Enjoyed our long weekend being lake front despite the rainy weather, dogs were quite happy with the water access. Beds were comfortable. Couple improvement suggestions to owners: remove carpet and replace flooring with anything but carpet, TV's in bedrooms would be a great addition to provide more entertainment options for larger groups.
- Chris E. from Johnstown, Pa, Posted: 06/17/2014
Golden Retreat is a perfect location in Deep Creek MD. The property needs a lot of lawn maintenance,carpets scrubbed in the home. We really enjoyed our stay, but with some TLC the property would be perfect.
- Brad B. from Monroeville, PA, Posted: 05/28/2014
House was in a great location. Quiet and relaxing. House was in good shape only exception was a few light bulbs were burned out and the screen door was broken but there wereextra bulbs in the laundry room and duct tape. All in all a good experience though
The place needs a bit of tlc.
The screen door is a mess. Furniture on deck should have been cleaned off. Tvs in bedrooms would be really nice. and the rug needs cleaned or replaced. that said it's a really great place. take note there is no AC
- Dan F. from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 05/13/2014
Over all very pleased.
- Alyson O. from Houston, PA, Posted: 04/22/2014
My husband and I stayed at "Golden Retreat" over the Easter holiday weekend. We brought our two dogs. We enjoyed the house and the location. The house is a little "worn" but clean. We would book here again.
- Anonymous from Philidelphia, PA, Posted: 02/19/2014
The property itself it very nice, my group of 8 was very comfortable. The only downside to the property is it is down a side road that is not well plowed, and the driveway itself has a driveway on a downslope. I would recommend only renting this in the winter if you have 4 wheel drive.
- Tileta V. from District Heights, MD, Posted: 12/30/2013
My family had a wonderful time the property that we stay in was very clean and cozy. We will be returning in the summer.
- Nelson S. from Linthicum, MD, Posted: 08/19/2013
Juyst a perfect location. The house had everything we needed and was veery comfortable. We were so pleased that we are coming back same time next year!!
- Ashley S. from Rural Valley, PA, Posted: 08/14/2013
This property has a great location! Unfortunately our stay in May was very chilly; we may stay another time during warmer months. Loved that it was such a short walk to the water/docks which was nice with a toddler.
areas where it could be improved. No A/C so some nights were a bit hot. in the bedrooms there are only blinds on the windows so it get light quite early. And the jets in the hot tub didn't work.
- Anonymous from Chevy CHase, MD, Posted: 07/29/2013
The good aspects of Golden Retreat are: nice location on lake, on a quiet dead end road, and an outdoor hot tub.
- Jeffrey P. from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 07/25/2013
Golden Retreat is the best location on the lake and the yard is wonderful. We found the house a little run down this time. All appliances are old, carpet dirty, many windows don't open etc.... The hot tub was broken since Tuesday, so we could only use it when it was working properly, and when it did work only half of it worked properly. Also, the biggest problem is that this house has no air conditioning. Both years we were there the weather was extremely hot. We really had a hard time being inside and sleeping. The loft, which is advertised as a bedroom with TV is not usable when it is hot. So that was a waste of space. When we came home we compared some houses with many more amenities and they were not much more than the cost of this house, so we were very disappointed in what we paid. Again, location is wonderful, but this house is a little run down for the cost. We would love to stay there again with some updates and at least some room air conditioners. Thank you.
- Anonymous from Ellicott City, MD, Posted: 07/17/2013
Great house and location, the only problem was we couldn't stay longer.
- Kalandra G. from Seven Valleys, PA, Posted: 07/11/2013
I few things need to be fixed, like the leaky faucet in the kitchen and some of the window locks were broken so you couldn't open them. Overall, it was very nice.
- Valerie S. from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 04/24/2013
I enjoyed my stay at golden retreat especially the hot tube what a way to releax. I was especially happy that it was pet friendly, we take our dog almost everywhere we go. Thank you
- Anonymous from Catonsville, MD, Posted: 03/12/2013
Fun ,relaxing ,quiet getaway . It was nice sitting in hot tub looking out at the frozen lake .
- Anonymous from Annapolis, MD, Posted: 02/23/2013
The property was very clean and had everything needed for a relaxing winter vacation. Would love to rent this property in the summer to get out on the lake.
- Melissa M. from Temple, PA, Posted: 11/12/2012
We arrived in Mid October. We had beautiful weather and utilized the boat dock extensively. the lake area by the house had great fishing! The weather was gorgeous for lounging on the deck during the day. Hot tub was amazing! Everything was perfect and we'll be back next year!
The SHeets on the bed in the master were not so great and no matress pad under the sheet.
The keypad lock also stopped working at around 10 am and check out was not for 2 more hours.
ALl that said we love Goldon retreat and would stay there again without hesitation and the Taylor made staff were helpful and very kind
- Dan F. from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 10/02/2012
Very peascful and enjoyable property.
- Anonymous from Washington, DC, Posted: 09/05/2012
Great for a get away weekend! Enough space to spread out; wooded yard and fire pit were perfect;Only downside was no A/C
- Jeffrey P. from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 08/04/2012
This house is located on such a nice part of the lake. It was calm and quiet, yet you were still close to all activities.
WE had an ideal vacation. there was something for everyone closely. This cabin is ideal for a small group but if we come back with more family members we would look for something larger. We liked having the sun in the AM and shadow in the PM. We were there for the storm on Friday night and lost power and water. As a result we had to leave the place for your crew to clean up. It just added to the adventure. T Brooks
- Laetitia B. from Baltimore, MD, Posted: 07/16/2012
Wasps in the hot tub, and spider webs in corners. Oh my!!!
- Anonymous from Baltimore, MD, Posted: 06/15/2012
Truly enjoyed our stay at Golden Retreat by Deep Creek Lake -- we had to extend for another day! Despite the rain and clouds, we unanimously decided to prolong our retreat as much as possible. Maybe it was the blazing smore-filled firepit, or the serene fishing seat at the private dock, or maybe it was the hot tub, or the security knowing that a run for more supplies wouldn't take forever -- but then again, we had a fantastic group of people with us. Thank you again for your help, Taylor-Made Vacations. Can't wait to clear our calendars for another retreat soon!
- Christine A. from Spring Grove, PA, Posted: 05/24/2012
My husband and I wanted to get away with our two pups for a three night romantic getaway. Garden master bedroom whirlpool tub a wonderful addition with hot tub, boat dock and lake front locaton coming in second. Only 3 bedrooms but well equipped and quiet at the end of a private community road. Wonderful trip would be glad to book again.
- Anonymous from Germantown, MD, Posted: 05/08/2012
Great Location, close to everything but felt like you were miles away. Very quiet. Very Peaceful.
- Christine B. from Pasadena, MD, Posted: 04/15/2012
We had a wonderful stay. Nice hot tub & pet friendly...right on the lake. Beautiful sunrise. I do wish the pier had been in the water though. The only draw back was Wisp. They claim to be a 4 season resort, but a lot of things weren't open or available because they were short staffed.
- Carol H. from Jefferson, MD, Posted: 03/28/2012
Perfect house for small family. Great out of the way location, level backyard for easy access to the lake, fire pit, hot has it all. Will definitely come back.
Needs a new dinning room table.
- Julie C. from Finksburg, MD, Posted: 02/07/2012
Loved the open yet cozy feeling of the great room. Master bedroom with walk out to porch and indoor jacuzzi was lovely. We selected the property because the location seemed isolated and Taylor Made confirmed this. However, there was another house so close to this property that it would have been uncomfortable for us if the property had been occupied.
- Bridget V. from Coraopolis, PA, Posted: 02/04/2012
The photos on the website do not do this property justice! It is much cuter than it looks in e photos and the location phenomenal , we stayed here the weekend of January 27-29. The outdoor jacuzzi was a big hit!
- Anonymous from baltimore, MD, Posted: 01/17/2012
Great stay, had to deal with limited tools in the kitchen, more than expected and lack of toilet paper, but a good stay. Would return and recommend for others.
- Melinda L. from Catonsville, MD, Posted: 01/14/2012
The setting was quite beautiful, nice and quiet. The Ouse was just perfect for our needs. The kids loved playing in the loft and soaking in the hot tub!
- Jesseca S. from Columbia, MD, Posted: 11/28/2011
We had a wonderful trip, and were so happy to be able to bring our little dog. The only slightly negatives of the property were that there was a mouse that left droppings all over the counter every night. Also, there were some outlets that didn't work. And the lack of curtains or blinds in the living room made us a bit nervous at night. But we would definitely rent the place again, the location was great, we absolutely loved the hot tub, and the lake was so close, we went and sat by it every day. We were also extremely appreciative of the wood and fire starter that was provided for the fire place, we enjoyed being able to have a fire every night. We've come back to work today refreshed and relaxed. Thank you!
and some loose flooring in master bath. All and all though very good and hope to stay there again
- Dan F. from Pittsburgh, PA, Posted: 10/04/2011
It was easy with the exception of the new lock system that would no longer work well before checkout time. TV remote was missing from loft
lake is heaven on Earth. Thank you for a great experience. We will definitely return.
- Karla D. from Kensington, MD, Posted: 08/22/2011
Our family enjoyed a peaceful, serene week at Golden Retreat. This was our first vacation at Deep Creek Lake and it is truly a special place. Warm, sunny days; cool, refreshing nights; renting a boat - wakeboarding, tubing and swimming in the clean, cool
referring to cleaning as is done by a crew between rentals--that was fine. I just never felt very comfortable-I like to walk in to a place and find it clean. The only reason I would not recommend this particular property is what I have described--otherwise
it was a great location and amenities.We will probably rent another property from your company again--everything about your service was excellent-our requests were answered promptly and the staff even came by the house when the street had a power outage to
give us a status report (we did not expect that courtesy!)Sincerely, Matilda Nelson
- Anonymous from Gambrills, MD, Posted: 08/14/2011
We loved everything, except I felt the house needed a thorough overall cleaning. The carpets were dirty and I didn't want to walk on them without shoes. The master bed comforter was covered with dog hair-fortunately, we didn't need to use it. I am not
- Carole L. from Weirton, WV, Posted: 06/07/2011
just loved it. Will go back again!
- Stacy S. from Towson, MD, Posted: 04/22/2011
We had a wonderful time at Golden Retreat. It has an amazing outdoor space! We just walked a couple feet to the water and pier for fishing. The hot tub was a huge hit with the kids and the rooms were generously sized. The kids also loved taking a bath each night in the garden tub. The kitchen was centrally located, so it opened up to the dining and living room. I highly recommend this place for those that want a waterfront property tucked away in the woods. And, we loved visiting with Chad and his kiddos!
- Jeanie R. from Baltimore, MD, Posted: 12/29/2010
We had a fantastic holiday and will definitely keep it in mind when planning our vacations. The only criticism we have was that the indoor tub needs attention. The drainage lever is difficult to operate. But overall, it was a wonderful, peaceful retreat. Oh, one other thing. The code for the door changed at 10am. We were packing the car and accidentally pulled the door closed... and couldn't get back in. Thankfully my husband had his cellphone and we'd put your brochure in the car, so we had the number. If that hadn't been the case, we'd have been stuck. I'd suggest changing the locks half an hour after checkout (which I assume is 10am).