Only two-and-a-half hours from downtown D.C. and set in the green rolling hills of northern Maryland, The Savage Mountain Lodge is the perfect hideaway to get away from it all where you can immerse yourself in nature and slow down in style.
Where to stay
- Yurt: Savage River Lodge offers three types of accommodations. If you are looking for a fun glamping experience, my favorite is the yurts. With plush king beds, a gas fireplace, overstuffed leather chairs and sofa, and a small kitchenette, you won’t exactly be “roughing it”. Each yurt has an oversized bathroom with all the modern day conveniences you could need, including comfortable robes that are perfect for slow mornings and drinking coffee on your porch.
- Cabin: The cabins are situated on a hill above the main lodge and are tucked into the forest. This is where “porch sitting” takes on a whole new meaning. The oversized porches beg for you to spend part of your day slowly rocking in your rocking chairs, drinking wine, and catching up on a good ol’ game of backgammon. Once inside, rustic furnishings, a gas fireplace and loft bedroom await you.
What to do
- Hiking: The lodge is set on 700 acres and boasts countless hiking trails that range from novice to difficult.
- Fly fishing: Try your hand at fly fishing, the lodge can set up a guide and lessons as well.
- Relax: Enjoy sitting by their outdoor fire pit or on one of their countless rocking chairs while catching up on a new book.
- Play: Try your hand at yard dice, a fun game that is available at the front desk.
Where to eat
- The Lodge: The Savage River Lodge is remote, so restaurants are a bit of a haul to get to. However, the lodge offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the food is WONDERFUL! And as part of your stay, there is a basket of OJ and freshly baked muffins placed by your door. Or order a homemade bloody mary or mimosa the night before, delivered to your step with the OJ and muffins.
Savage River Lodge really makes you relax and truly unplug. There are no televisions or phones in the rooms or yurts (don’t worry, if that makes you nervous, wifi is available throughout the property). The friendly staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home and is more than willing to help in any way they can. My husband and I decided we were having so much fun by the fire pit one evening, we had dinner brought to us to eat fireside!
The Savage River Lodge is the perfect weekend getaway if you are in the market for some serious R&R! Happy travels!