Blue Moon Rising – Located in Deep Creek Lake Maryland
Our “Green Team” is dedicated to cultivating economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
Blue Moon Rising (BMR) on Deep Creek Lake will be what we believe to be the area’s most innovative development to date. In partnership with Mother Nature, an ecotourism retreat like no other is being created in the heart of Garrett County in Western Maryland. Using the landscape as a guide, natural structures that boast an ecologically tiny impact will be blended harmoniously with the wooded mountainside, overlooking Deep Creek Lake.
In 2008 founder Lisa M. Jan had the unique vision to integrate vacation rental properties with sustainable educational services. Lisa was interested in exploring a new way of thinking about development that fostered an understanding for the natural environment- a built environment that preserves the existing.
As a center for sustainable education Blue Moon Rising is dedicated to cultivating economic, environmental, and social sustainability. We are currently developing programming to provide to our visitors to the area, as well as local residents. Visit our Programs page to learn more.
One cornerstone of BMR is that nothing goes to waste. Each and every tree that is taken down is carefully evaluated so that it can be reused elsewhere on the project. Whether as trim, a support post, or simply as wood to fuel the highly efficient masonry stove, these trees will be given a new life in the fabric of BMR. The dirt removed during excavating foundations was carefully sifted and mixed with clay, water, and lime to become the natural plaster coatings on interior and exterior strawbale walls.
The hallmark of Blue Moon Rising, the guiding principle in it’s every aspect, is to demonstrate that comfort and beauty need not be (and will not be) sacrificed for humans to live lightly on this, our only planet.