Carmel Cove Inn at Deep Creek Lake

105 Monastery Way, Swanton, Maryland 21561
  • Introduction

    Carmel Cove Inn is a tranquil secluded hideaway on the shores of Deep Creek Lake, Maryland's largest and most beautiful fresh water lake.

    Our exceptional mountain lodge is beautifully appointed with attention to the details of comfort.

    "In a hectic & busy/demanding world, our goal was to escape, relax & be pampered - all of which were accomplished at Carmel Cove!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & are grateful for the wonderful service & courteous staff - we will definately return! Also, will spread the news of a wonderful hide-away in Deep Creek!"

    Slumber in our former monastery where a myriad of Carmelite friars have rested before you. Drawn to this peaceful cove by it's tranquility and natural beauty, you too will be enchanted by our majestic mountains, our pristine lake, and our exceptional mountain lodgings.

    Give a really special holiday gift this year!

    A Carmel Cove Inn gift certificate, beautifully presented, will let your family and friends
    in on your secret getaway at Deep Creek Lake!

    Mailing Address:

    Carmel Cove Inn
    P.O. Box 644
    Oakland, Maryland 21550

  • History

    Early Picture of Inn



    The building is the former monastery of the discalced (barefoot) Carmelite fathers, who chose the site for it's beauty and tranquility.

    They built the entire building, which began as a one story structure with ten rooms, a small, rustic kitchen and a bathing area with three sinks, one shower and two toilets. 

  • Amenities

    Dining RoomYour innkeeper is available to offer dining and activity suggestions, reservations, maps, snacks, directions, or to arrange a romantic surprise to make your getaway even more memorable.

    The Inn has been completely renovated to become the lovely mountain lodge of today. Carmel Cove Inn's guest rooms are beautifully appointed in a variety of alluring styles.

    All rooms have private modern bathrooms with decorative tilework, hand held therapeutic massagers and cozy robes for your comfort.

    Snuggle in bed and watch a DVD movie from our extensive library on your private state of the art flat-panel TV.

    Many rooms are the sole of romance with luxurious linens, whirlpool baths, and private fireplaces to curl up in front of on a cold winter's evening.

    Our huge great room is the former chapel of the monastery and affords a comfortable common area where guests can meet and compare notes on the myriad of activities the area provides, or find a private nook to peruse the abundance of literature on activities, dining, and sights to see in the area.

    Other rooms have French doors leading out to your own private deck (pictured below and at right) overlooking the woods where you can sip your morning coffee and often catch a glimpse of a passing deer or wild turkey.




  • Activities

    Just steps down our wooded walking trail lies the peaceful cove of scenic Deep Creek Lake and the Alpine beauty of this fun filled resort community.

    Billiards and Canoeing




     Things to Do at Carmel Cove Inn Bed & Breakfast

    • Complimentary Cross Country & Snowshoe Equipment
    • Complimentary Beverage Bar
    • Huge Great Room with Billiards, Fireplace & Video Library
    • Private State of the Art Flat Panel LCD TVs with DVD, and Extensive DVD Movie Library
    • Guest Reference Area with Maps Menus & Brochures for Area
    • Full Sumptuous Breakfast
    • Complimentary Snacks & Hors d'oeuvres
    • Beautiful Dock Area with Canoes, Innertubes & Paddleboat
    • Complimentary Fishing Equipment & Bait
    • Tennis Court - Equipment Provided

    Common Room and Snowboarding

    SnowboardingCommon Room






    Waterfall and Bicycling











    Things to Do in Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County, Maryland, our surrounding area - all activities are minutes away!

    • Wisp Downhill Skiing - 10 minutes down the lakeshore
    • Six State Parks with Hiking, Cross Country & Snowshoeing
    • Magnificent Swallow Falls
    • The Areas Finest Restaurants & Nightlife
    • Great Antique, Craft & Amish Quilt Shops
    • Two Outstanding 18 Hole Golf Courses
    • Boat & Jet Ski Rentals


  • Guests' Comments

    Over the years, Carmel Cove Inn has been graciously catering to our guests, and they have been kind enough to let us know. Please read some of the thoughts our wonderful guests have shared with us...

    "Accommodations & Amenities were outstanding beyong our imagination. We were made at home the second we arrived. Thank you for going above and beyond on our wedding weekend" - Laura & Aaron

    "This was the cleanest place I've ever seen. You made our anniversary very special!" - The Kozel's

    "We loved the Inn - especially your creative delicious breakfasts. They were inspired! The canoe, tubes and paddleboat were also excellent amenities as were the towels and chairs for the beach." - Dan & Christine

    "In a hectic & busy/demanding world, our goal was to escape, relax & be pampered - all of which were accomplished at Carmel Cove!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & are grateful for the wonderful service & courteous staff - we will definately return! Also, will spread the news of a wonderful hide-away in Deep Creek!"

    "Carmel Cove is our new favorite place! We had a ball trying out the cross country skis and snowshoes. Playing pool and partying with the other guests in the Common Room was alot of fun. That tv in our room was awesome. Now I have to get one of those for home!. Keep room 6 warm for us. We'll be back (soon)." - Sonja & Grant

    "Thank you for the friendly but unobtrusive welcome and attentiveness. The food was excellent - the Inn immaculate yet warm - a memorable stay!"

    "Nine years ago we went away for our first weekend together and always considered that weekend the epitome of the best time we ever had...until this weekend! Your culinary skills were a delightful surprise each morning, and your subtle touches (i.e wine & chocolate) in our room created an ambiance beyond compare!" - Medford & Sandi

    "I've been in property management over 25 years & I've yet to see accommodations as clean as we consistenly find at the Cove. Your concern for our enjoyment will bring us back again and again." - The DeCurzis

    "We had a wonderful time. We will recommend Carmel Cove to our friends and look forward to returning someday. We enjoyed the canoe, tennis courts, and bikes, What great ammenities!!" - Pam & Paul Slomionj 

    "Thank you for a wonderful experience at a B&B. We have enjoyed thoroughly and would highly recommend Carmel Cove to anyone. It is an experience everyone should have." - Jolene Cameron

  • How to Find Us

    From Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD

    1. Take I-70 West to I-68 West to Exit 14A
    2. Follow Route 219 South for approximately 20 miles to Route 219 Bridge over Deep Creek Lake

    From Pittsburgh, PA

    1. Take I-79 South to I-68 East
    2. Follow I-68 East approximately 40 miles to Maryland
    3. Exit 4 (Friendsville, MD)
    4. Follow Route 42 South for 7 miles to merge with Route 219 South for 3 miles to the Route 219 Bridge over Deep Creek Lake

    From Route 219 Bridge

    1. Continue to follow Route 219 South for 2 miles
    2. Turn left onto Glendale Road and follow over bridge
    3. Immediately bear right and continue on Glendale Road for about a mile and look for the Carmel Cove sign on the left hand side


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