50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival 2017

Autumn Glory Festival 2017

As autumn arrives in the mountains, so does the annual Autumn Glory Festival as it celebrates the splendor and beauty of the mountains in Western Maryland.  Slated for October 11-15, this annual fall celebration reaches a monumental milestone this year as festival planners transform Maryland’s most western county into a colorful occasion of art, food, […]

MoonShadow Opens at Deep Creek Lake


Formerly located in Accident, MD, MoonShadow has a new home at Deep Creek Lake. With the same friendly faces, you can enjoy the old favorites from the menu or try something bold to excite your tastebuds. At the new location, on Bumble Bee Road across from Garrett College, enjoy savory food, listen to local bands, […]

Wine Tasting at Deep Creek Lake

wine tasting in deep creek lake

Maryland has become a favored destination not only for its beauty, but for the wine.  If you want to plan a weekend getaway around a delicious libation, then Deep Creek Lake is the place you want to be. While the world seems to disagree on just about everything, one thing most can agree on is […]

Fireworks at Deep Creek Lake!

Fireworks at Deep Creek Lake

It’s been a long standing tradition at the lake; we’re talking about the Fourth of July fireworks display over the McHenry Cove.  If you’ve never had the opportunity to witness this spectacular event, pack up the family and head to Deep Creek Lake for a memorable July celebration. Fire on the Mountain.  Known to locals […]

Deep Creek Lake 92nd Anniversary

Deep Creek Lake 92nd anniversary

Deep Creek Lake Celebrates 92! In the grand scheme of things, Deep Creek Lake is a youthful 92 years old as it celebrates another anniversary. Constructed back in 1925, the lake was engineered by the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company with the intent to generate power, prevent floods, and eventually provide recreation to residents and visitors.  Come […]

Art in the Maryland Mountains

Art shows in Maryland

Thomas Merton said it best, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” There is no better place to experience art, than in the mountains. Mark your calendars and head to the hills for over the top art and entertainment every season. Start with a beautiful classic, the Saville Gallery, […]

Best Places to Grab a Beer Around Deep Creek Lake

Bars in Deep Creek Lake

  It doesn’t matter what season, enjoying a beer at Deep Creek can be an epicurean’s delight. Are you looking for the local watering hole or drinking establishment where you can sit and enjoy a casual conversation, a good beer, and fresh food? Check out our list of favorites and we’ll see you around the […]

Autumn Glory Festival 2015


Fall is in full swing here in Deep Creek Lake, which means the 2015 Autumn Glory Festival is just around the corner! Looking for a great place to stay while enjoying Western Maryland’s 48th Annual Autumn Glory Festival? There are still select cabins available at Blue Moon Rising, so book your stay with us today […]

WISP Ski Resort – 5 mins away!

Prepping for Wisp Ski Resort - only 5 minutes from Blue Moon Rising!

Wax the skis (or board), pack the car and #stayatbmr! If you have been following Blue Moon Rising on Facebook, reading about us on Tiny House blogs, and debating whether or not you want to come stay awhile, what are you waiting for? If the fact that we are immersed in beautiful Deep Creek Lake isn’t enough, […]

Lion’s Club Dodgeball

We had a blast a few weeks ago at the Oakland/Mt. Lake Park Lion’s Club Dodgeball tournament, despite finishing in 6th place. Talk about a team building exercise!