Eco-Friendly Cabin Rentals Overlooking Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
Book a reservation starting Fall 2013.
The spirit of the Blue Moon Rising Village is that of a community. We invite you to come experience the beauty of Deep Creek Lake while staying in one of our cabins. Appropriately named Waldens, after the American masterpiece by Henry David Thoreau, our vacation rentals complement the natural landscape of our site, and encourage a sense of community throughout.
Each Walden has a unique design and personality, and we hope that our residents enjoy each one for its distinct characteristics. The Waldens were built locally in Cranesville, MD by our friends at Hobbitat. They are primarily built out of locally sourced reclaimed lumber. Bill Thomas and his team carefully crafted the spaces to fully capture what Garrett County Living is all about. While each centimeter of space is as valuable as the next, the design creatively fits the comforts of home into a cabin in the woods. Built in the vein of the tiny home movement, our Waldens provide the best possible use of space for your vacation; a space to rest before your outdoor adventures, and then to relax and reflect afterwards.
The building materials have been carefully selected to fit our mission of an environmentally sustainable community. Every material and construction decision is weighed against its impact on the earth. With this in mind we work within the three R’s, Reclaimed, Recycled, or Recyclable.
In line with our low impact mission, parking will only be available at the entrance to the Village. There will be no car exhaust, intruding headlights, or slamming car doors to disturb the peace of the Waldens. Solar-powered transportation will be provided for luggage and guests from the parking area up to the community.
Programming will be an integral part of your complete experience with us at Blue Moon Rising. We strive to integrate environmental awareness into your complete vacation experience at Deep Creek Lake. All visitors will have the opportunity to participate in daily activities to further one’s knowledge of how we can live within the systems of nature. Everyone is encouraged to participate in any activities that might interest them.
From building to agriculture our intent is that you can’t help but learn something new and interesting while you are on the property. Demonstrations from artists, and a library of books, materials, and educational videos will be available on site for anyone to enjoy during their stay. We intend to have movie ‘screenings’ once a week, as well as organized trips to organic farms to learn what makes them special, and while you’re there you can pick out your dinner for the evening, prepare it and cook it in the camp fire!
The goal is to make our activities both physically and mentally engaging to ensure that you walk away with some little nugget of knowledge you didn’t have before. One of the drivers behind this idea is that everyone who comes through the Blue Moon Rising Center for Sustainable Education takes home one small practice which they can apply to their day to day lives, and hopefully spread to others in their community.