Landmarks and Attractions in the City of Grantsville

The city of Grantsville offers many places of interest. BBOnline points you to some of the best.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village

177 Casselman Road
Grantsville 21536-2003
(301) 895-3332
www.spruceforest.org

If you'd like to check out the local crafts of the region including slate painting, glass, jewelry and soap making, weaving and woodcarving, head to this historic village. Even the restored log buildings that house these crafts are worth seeing. The small village with its church, a large bridge and many trees just off the highway is a delightful place to visit.

The House of Yoder, a living history museum which showcases Yoder history in Europe, is built in the style of Yoder immigrant homes during the mid-1700s. Make time for the Stanton Mill too, one of the oldest operating grist mills in the state.
   
Casselman River Bridge State Park
c/o New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville 21536

Just across from the Spruce Forest Artisan Village, this 4-acre park is the favorite haunt of photographers, picnickers, fly fishermen and lovers of history. At the time of its creation in 1813, the picturesque 80-foot bridge was the longest single span stone arch bridge in the country. Used by vehicles until 1933, this landmark is only open to pedestrians today.

So after the village, why not go for a pleasant stroll before getting back to your cozy Grantsville Bed and Breakfast?

Wisp at Deep Creek Mountain Resort

296 Marsh Hill Road
McHenry 21541
www.wispresort.com

This popular resort just 17 miles from Grantsville is Maryland's only 4-season ski and golf resort. Its energy-efficient snowmaking system is world-famous and the area gets more than 100 inches of snowfall every year. Wisp offers 132 acres of ski terrain. There's also snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain coasting, white water rafting, mountain biking and of course golf on the 18-hole Wisp golf course.

Bietschehof Farm
175 Hetrick Road
Grantsville 21536
301-746-7049
www.campearth.org/bietschehof.htm

For that rustic farm feeling, this place is ideal. You can go on a hayride with a guide who'll tell you about the farm's history and about the local animals and plants, as well as farming techniques they use. You'll see ancient sheep and cattle breeds and there are baby goats to feed and pet and llamas too. The farm tour ends with a cozy campfire with roasted marshmallows.

There are even woods to walk through and a popular interactive theater storytelling program that takes you back to the days of King Arthur. A great place for the kids if you're staying with your family in your Grantsville Inn

Big Run State Park
Savage River Reservoir
349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville 215

www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/bigrun

This park at the mouth of the Savage River Reservoir is a popular destination for camping, boating and hiking. In autumn, the fall colors on the surrounding mountain ridges are mesmerizing. There are 29 wooded family campsites here open year-round and picnic facilities are available.

The Herb Barn
211 Windy Acres Lane
Grantsville 21536
www.theherbbarn.com

Do you think herbs are good for you? Would you like a relaxing massage? Here you can get your fill of a variety of herbs, vitamins and minerals, essential oils, etc. What's more, the present owner Rosie offers therapies like reflexology, massage, the Rain Drop Technique and nutritional consultations. The Herb Barn is surrounded by 100 acres of woodlands and fields.