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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland

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laclai_c
Portland, Oregon
1 review
“Wonderful, comfy cabin that's great for a larger group with kids”
Reviewed 28 November 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had a wonderful time staying at this cabin. The place itself is awesome for a group--comfortably slept eight adults and five kids, with plenty of room for hanging out in the living room or over meals. The amenities include a beautiful fire pit under trees on the front lawn, huge deck for entertaining, hot tub, and even a pool table! TV and Wifi as well, of course. The house is in good shape and worry-free. As nice as it could have been to just hang around the cabin for an entire weekend, the immediate surrounds are equally great--the lake is just a quick walk away and great for swimming and the roads around the cabin are quiet and beautiful for walks/runs. Just a 10 min walk down to teh main road takes you to a wonderful hotel/restaurant with a great menu, live music on the terrace, and a huge playground/lakeside lawn to keep the kids entertained while we enjoyed our drinks. Other good dining and shopping opportunities are just a 5 min drive down the road. We didn't stay too long, but even in just 2-3 days, we were able to take advantage of great hiking (at some local waterfalls, as well as the 'rock maze').
In short, this is a fantastic property in a prime location--you won't be disappointed!

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Liked best: Cabin amenities--poot table, fire pit, hot tub, deck
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
12 Jan 2016
Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Swimming Bear Lodge! We also love the large deck and outdoor firepit that this home offers and agree that the location is very convenient! Thanks again for the feedback & we look forward to seeing you in the near future!
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Tara C
North Versailles, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
“Best home for R&R”
Reviewed 29 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This home was stunning!
From the moment you pull in there is peace.
The home is nestled in a wooded area the view of the lake and forest.. while sitting in the relaxing hottub...beautiful.
The home itself, everything you could want. Fully stocked kitchen, cozy fireplace, floor to cathedral ceiling polished beams that lead to the master suite complete with sitting room and giant bathroom.
Three other bedrooms for family or friends. We loved the gaming room downstairs. It had a huge tv, gaming system and pool table.
Even though it was quiet and private, we were literaly a minute from everything!
We will definately be back!

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Management Response
12 Jan 2016
Thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our home Swimming Bear Lodge! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the amenities both inside and outside the home. We look forward to seeing you in the near future!
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lbhelou
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Adorable home in a wonderful area”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in August 2014

Traveled here with my husband and toddler, and had a blast. The cabin is adorable, clean, fully equipped, and it has a lovely porch/yard area. We enjoyed a clear starry sky in front of the fire pit, and wish we'd had more nights there to repeat that scene. There are great road and trails nearby for running, plus the cabin is just a short distance to all sorts of amenities. Can't wait to return!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
12 Jan 2016
Thank you for your review & we are happy to hear that your family enjoyed our home Swimming Bear Lodge! We agree that this home is very conveniently located (only about 5 minutes from Wisp Ski Resort if you visit us in the winter!). Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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SarahcPit...
Pittsburgh
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Charming Nest in the Woods”
Reviewed 17 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a charming home nestled in the woods. Great amenities. Roaring fireplace and outside fire pit. Fully equipped kitchen. Cozy reading nook in the loft. Beautiful location. Swimming Bear is a great choice for extended family.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jan 2016
Thank you for your review of our home Swimming Bear Lodge and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We agree that this is a great home for a larger family. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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JWE37
Simsbury, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Wonderful 3 Season Getaway”
Reviewed 17 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the lake in the summer, beautiful colors in the fall, and skiing the winter. Great hiking, boating, dining are nearby.

the house is well maintanined and perfect for couples or familes

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jan 2016
We appreciate that you took the time to review our home Swimming Bear Lodge and are so pleased to hear that you enjoy it throughout the seasons! Thanks again & we look forward to seeing you soon!
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