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    Any property that borders the state-owned ‘buffer strip.' Lake Front means you have access to the water for swimming and a boat dock if applicable to your home. You can go directly to the water from your door with no road between. Lake Front does not necessarily mean you have a view of the water, since much of our shoreline is wooded.

  1. Harvey's Peninsula
Dog Friendly
5 Beds
4 Baths
14 Guests
4.1333
(15 Reviews)

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Description

DESCRIPTION:
Leave the real world behind with a stay at Bear Creek Lodge. This home is situated on a quiet road that lends itself to bike riding and evening strolls. As soon as you see this quaint lot, you won’t be able to help imagining all the joys to come. Just imagine relaxing on the patio with family and friends or soaking in the bubbling hot tub under a canopy of stars. Here, the worries of everyday life will seem light years away. Let the bear paw-prints guide you into the main living area equipped with comfy couches, a cozy sunroom area, and a kitchen prepared to seat the whole family! The quiet cove waters are ideal for swimming, fishing, and water skiing. Surrounded by four season fun, you'll find hiking, skiing, golfing, and mountain biking within a short drive. 

ACCESS DETAILS:
This property comes with private lake access and a private dock slip located on the property. Please note that docks are only guaranteed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS:
Located in the Harvey's Peninsula Community at Deep Creek Lake.

LAYOUT DETAILS:
Entry/Upper Level:
- Bedroom (Suite): Queen Bed, Attached Full Bath with Shower and Separate Tub
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Jack & Jill Bath with Shower/Tub
- Bedroom: Queen Bed

Main Level:
- Kitchen
- Living Area
- Dining Area
- Sun Room
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Shared Full Bath with Shower and Separate Tub
- Bedroom: Twin Bed, Duo Bunk Bed
- Office
- Mud Room
- Lounge Area
- Game Area
- Bedroom: Full Bed
- Full Bath with Shower
- Laundry

DISCLAIMERS:
Air Conditioning: Only available in bedroom suite.
4WD/AWD or snow tires are always recommended for the area during the Winter months of November - March. For more house specific driveway information, please refer to your app/guest portal after booking.

Amenities

Additional Details

  1. Area of Lake: Southeast
  2. Boat Trailer Parking: Permitted, 1 Trailer = 1 Parking Space
  3. Check-In Time: 4:00pm
  4. Check-Out Time: 10:00am
  5. Family Groups Only
    No sororities, fraternities, or non-chaperoned groups allowed.
  6. Firewood: Not Provided for Fire Pits/Outdoor Fire Areas
  7. Firewood: Not Provided for Wood Fireplaces
  8. Lake Views (Filtered)
  9. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  10. No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
  11. Pets: Dog Friendly (Max. Allowed = 2)
    This home allows you to bring up to 2 dogs, without any additional fee. Please review the dog friendly portion of the contract upon booking, for full details.
  12. Water Equipment Not Provided (i.e. Kayaks)
  13. Wooded Setting

Booking & Renting Details

  1. Winter: 2+ Nights
  2. Spring: 2+ Nights
  3. Summer: Saturday - Saturday
  4. Fall/Autumn: 2+ Nights
  5. Holidays: 3+ Nights

Community Perks

  1. No Community Amenities

Inside

  1. A/C: Partial/Other
  2. Air Hockey Table
  3. Bath Towels Provided
  4. Bed Linens Provided
  5. Fire Extinguishers: 1
  6. Fireplaces (Wood): 1
  7. Foosball Table
  8. Internet: Wifi
    1 Gbps fast connection
  9. Landline Phone: None
  10. Pool Table
  11. Shuffleboard Table
  12. Single Jetted Tub: 1
  13. Wood Burning Stove

Bed Sizes & Suites

  1. Bedroom Suites: 2
  2. Queens: 4
  3. Full: 1
  4. Duo (Twin/Full) Bunk Beds: 1
  5. Twins: 1
  6. Twin Rollaways: 2

Inside | Appliances

  1. Air Fryers: 1
  2. Coffee Makers (Drip): 1
  3. Dishwashers: 1
  4. Full-Size Fridges: 2
  5. Microwaves: 1
  6. Ovens: 1
  7. Stoves: 1
  8. Wine Coolers/Fridges: 1
  9. Washers: 1
  10. Dryers: 1

Inside | Electronics

  1. Blu-Ray Players: None
  2. DVD Players: 1
  3. Surround Sound System
  4. TVs (Flat Screen): 1
  5. TVs (Smart): 5

Outside

  1. Grills (Gas): 1
  2. Max. Parking: 5 Vehicles
  3. Outdoor Fire Pit (Wood): 1
  4. Outdoor Hot Tubs: 1
  5. Outdoor Shower (Seasonal)

Outside | Dock

  1. Private Dock: 2 Motorized Vessels Allowed

Availability

Rates subject to change. Rental homes are only available to be booked one year in advance.

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Location

410 South Shore Drive, Swanton, 21561 USGet Directions

Reviews

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Vacationed In September 2021

Reviewed on 2021-09-16 by Jason
Updated on 2021-09-16
5
No Additional Comment

Vacationed In August 2021

Reviewed on 2021-09-01 by Robyn
Updated on 2021-09-01
3
No Additional Comment

Great home with plenty of room for the family but be prepared for the walk to and from the Lake and Dock. Plenty of cardio

Reviewed on 2021-08-19 by Scott
Updated on 2021-08-19
3
The Bear Creek Lodge was a great home with plenty of room for our family. There were enough bedrooms and bathrooms that were all comfortable. The living area was large with enough seating for everyone, a large television, reclining sofas allowed for comfortable seating. The kitchen was well equipped along with two refrigerators and the kitchen table was large enough for everyone. There were plenty of games, pool, shuffle board and a large variety of board games. There is a nice fire pit outside on the patio for nights outside. The home itself was great. BEWARE of the walk to the Lake and Dock. The walk is steep and has approximately 100 steps that need to be traveled to and from the Lake. If you are traveling with a young family, you may be ok, however even those in great shape had a tough time Our family was traveling with our 98 year old great grandfather who is still capable of walking and getting around, but he could not get to the Lake, Dock or boat we rented. We needed to drive him to the State Park in order for him to board our boat. We also had our 72 year old grandmother with us, she was able to get down to the Lake and back up but unfortunately limited her trips to once daily. Be prepared, do plenty of cardiovascular exercise prior to your trip to prepare for your journey to and from the Lake. I’m not joking, we were left out of breath on our return from the Lake. This was quite disappointing as we rented a boat for the week of our stay. We really did enjoy the Lake and Dock once there but dreaded the walk back, leaving us to limit our trips to the Lake. Our second complaint was the lack of garbage pickup and the area for garbage disposal. The garbage was not picked up during our stay which left me no choice but to call Railey. They did clean up the garbage which was littering the street but the receptacles were left filled, leaving us nowhere to dispose of our garbage. The bear proof box needs to be bigger and equipped with more receptacles. Finally, we really could have used more air conditioning units in the home. This was properly documented in the homes advertisement but it’s just a suggestion as it did get very hot in the house. In summation, the Bear Creek Lodge is a great home, it’s well equipped and comfortable but unfortunately the walk to the Lake and Dock was not what our family was looking for.
Hi, Scott - thanks for this detailed review! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bear Creek Lodge overall. I’m sorry to learn that the garbage was not properly disposed of during your stay; this is not typical and will be investigated to prevent this occurrence from being repeated. We appreciate you taking the time to alert us to this concern. I also regret to hear that the walk to and from the lake was not suitable for your group and understand the frustration of this inconvenience. We are here to help you plan and enjoy the perfect getaway, and our wonderful reservationists can assist you in finding a Lake Front home that is accessible for all members of your group. When you’re ready to begin planning your next visit to Deep Creek, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We thank you on behalf of our future guests for sharing your experience, and sincerely hope we can host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Lovely House, but Lacking in Many Critical Areas

Reviewed on 2021-08-09 by Daniel
Updated on 2021-08-09
3
The house itself was lovely and fit the needs of my group of friends, but unfortunately it was lacking in many areas. The main living area was very nice, were several new leather couches that reclined and fit at least six people. The TV was great and huge, great for watching movies in the night. The beds were adequate and the bathrooms worked just fine, but they were nothing fancy. My main complaints are directed towards the kitchen and the backyard. Lots of the kitchen appliances and accessories were not in good working order - broken wine fridge, dull knives, broken griddle, pots and pans with lose handles, lack of critical accessories (bottle opener/corkscrew). In the backyard, the landscaping and lighting of the backyard was poor and dangerous. The stairs down to the dock were in a dangerous condition and the majority of the wooden beams were rotted. The lighting down the stairs was inadequate - I think there were two dim lights. All of the other lights were not working or broken out. Also, the grass in the entire backyard was overgrown, leading to lots of mosquitos and other bugs. Overall, the house was great and fit the needs of the large group, but for the price we paid, I think there could be some simple but vast improvements to make it worth its price tag.
Thanks for your review, Daniel. I’m sorry to hear that Bear Creek Lodge did not fully meet your expectations. While we regret to learn that several of the kitchen appliances were inoperable or working in a subpar manner, this is often an easy thing to fix, and we appreciate you bringing it to our attention so that we may resolve it quickly. The concerns regarding the backyard and the steps to the dock are new to us, and something we intend to address immediately. It is important to us that our guests feel comfortable and safe throughout their stay, and we will use your feedback to ensure this for future guests. We’ll also share your suggestion for more lighting near the stairs with the homeowner for consideration during future updates. With all of this in mind, I’m glad your group was able to enjoy areas of the home (there is nothing like movie night!) and sincerely hope that we get to host you again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Gorgeous Lodge!

Reviewed on 2021-06-29 by Lisa
Updated on 2021-06-29
5
We've been touring Deep Creek rentals for 12 years now and this has to be one of the most beautiful living spaces we've ever tried! Well maintained, comfortably arranged and beautifully decorated, this was a gorgeous oasis in the peaceful Harvey's Peninsula area. The main entrance looks deceptively small from the front but this contains the upper bedrooms, and expands into another major living space downstairs. Kitchen was well apportioned with generous prep and dining space, extremely comfortable living room with reclining couch seats, fun outside shower, and dog-friendly! Lightning fast Wifi and once we figured out the remotes, great TV! We lacked for almost nothing except were surprised that central A/C wasn't included (missed that on amenities list) and although there were window units in some of the bedrooms, there weren't in all -- possibly because they may overload circuits if all are blowing at once, but if the space can handle the load, please install so a full-house allows for comfortable sleeping in 90's weather, which we had even in late June, and the mattresses could use an upgrade. The friendly and responsive staff at Railey was quick to provide additional window fans for the bedrooms without. Also be aware that a wonderful and comfortable dock is provided, with a swim ladder, chairs, and great lighting even at night, the hike down and up left the middle-aged crowd winded and was not possible for our elderly guests. We were able to manage this by driving them to an easier walk behind Arrowhead Market but this required coordination and extra planning. This may mean a different property for our family next year, but if you have a young healthy group who can handle the steps up and down to the dock, you and even your furry family members will love this peaceful and beautiful lodge!
Fantastic to hear that Bear Creek Lodge was an exciting and enjoyable new find for your group despite the tricky terrain. Thanks so very much for the feedback - we love any and all tips that help us to make your next visit even more wonderful. Come back and relax again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Bear Creek Lodge Review

Reviewed on 2021-05-20 by Linda
Updated on 2021-05-20
4
Bear Creek Lodge is very roomy and comfortable. It is not the newest of accommodations but it has everything there you need. It was great to be able to take our dog as well.It was nice to be on the lake but the walk to the water is quite steep. So if you are taking elderly parents or small kids be prepared. We would go back!!
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bear Creek Lodge, and can't wait to have you back soon. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Great!

Reviewed on 2021-03-03 by Joshua
Updated on 2021-03-03
5
The house is better in person then the photos. It’s great room Is wonderful. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for a large group.
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Bear Creek Lodge and can't wait to have you back soon. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Great time!

Reviewed on 2021-02-16 by Melissa
Updated on 2021-02-16
4
Bear creek was awesome. It was located in a quiet area but still lakefront. I would stay here again.
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bear Creek Lodge, and we can't wait to have you back soon. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In October 2020

Reviewed on 2020-11-17 by Julie
Updated on 2020-11-17
5
Great location on the lake inlet. Interior excellent! The home offers more amenities than listed on the website. A nice place to come back for vacation!
Julie, thank you for staying with us! We are happy to see you had a good experience and hope to see you back again soon! - Seneca, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In September 2020

Reviewed on 2020-09-16 by Ralph
Updated on 2020-09-16
3
No Additional Comment
Thanks for your review, Ralph - we'd like to hear more about how your stay could have been improved. Please feel free to give us a call anytime to discuss the ways we can ensure your next visit to Deep Creek is thoroughly enjoyable. We're looking forward to hearing from you! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great!

Reviewed on 2020-09-01 by Anita
Updated on 2020-09-01
5
The house and location are wonderful. With such a comfortable nicely kept house and the beautiful lakefront setting, it was surprising that the outside was not kept up as it should be. The ramp to the dock was dangerous as the replaced trek boards were slippery and there was no warning. The outside should at least have had the broken items removed from the patio and should have been swept. But I would go back because of the lakefront access and view.
Thanks for your feedback, Anita - we appreciate you alerting us to any conditions you feel are unsafe or generally not up-to-par. We will certainly have the appropriate parties take a look at the outdoor area of Bear Creek Lodge to be sure everything is to Railey standards. I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay overall. Please don't hesitate to visit us again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Bear Creek Lodge

Reviewed on 2020-08-19 by Mark
Updated on 2020-08-19
3
The place was big enough and very spacious for all of the family members that attended our family vacation. There were enough bathrooms as well for everyone to use so that no one was not able to use a bathroom at one time. However, the water pressure for the showers were terrible except for the master bathroom shower. Bear Creek Lodge is on the water but in the description it fails to mention that you have to walk up and down 83 steps to get to it. We had older family members that were not able to enjoy the pier due to the lack of information in the description of the place when booking it. The description of the place also says that propane would be provided to grill with and we didn’t have any. Although, when we did call maintenance, they dropped off propane right away for us. One of the burners on the stove was broken, the fire pit table had a hole through it so it was almost impossible to build a fire and the dryer also did not work. Bear Creek Lodge has a lot of potential but definitely needs some maintenance attendance.
Thanks for your review, Mark - I'm sorry to hear that some members of your group were unable to enjoy the dock due to the number of steps. In the future, please don't hesitate to give us a call if you have questions regarding your rental's terrain or the route to the lake from your rental. While the images for Bear Creek Lodge do show the stairs to the dock, we do understand how differently these can appear in a photo vs. in-person. We will be sure to have our maintenance team take a look at the stove, firepit, and dryer to make any necessary repairs; we appreciate you alerting us to these issues. I'm glad to hear that your family was able to enjoy a comfortable stay overall and that we were able to lend a hand where it was needed. Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope you'll visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Vacationed in March 2020

Reviewed on 2020-03-11 by Mary
Updated on 2020-03-11
5
We had a great stay!
Fantastic to hear, Mary! Visit again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in February 2020

Reviewed on 2020-02-18 by Patricia
Updated on 2020-02-18
5
This was our group's second time renting the house. We absolutely love it. It is plenty of space for big groups and the common area is perfect. We will definitely be back.
I'm so glad to hear that your second stay at Bear Creek Lodge was as lovely as the first, Patricia! We can't wait to have you back again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Bear Creek Lodge

Reviewed on 2018-12-31 by Francis
Updated on 2018-12-31
4
As with any property, there were really good things as well as a few that were not so great! Overall, the size and the space of this rental were awesome. It had plenty of room for our family of 12 to enjoy three days together during the holidays. It is a beautiful property that is in dire need of updating. Also, the employees at Railey were amazingly quick with any questions or concerns we had. They were very responsive. However, we did encounter a few problems. The beds in this rental are in need of new mattresses. Not only were the current beds very hard, they also make a lot of noise when anyone moves while sleeping. If not new mattresses, at the very least egg crates to provide some cushioning. And new comforters would be a good investment as I know the quilt on our bed was torn. However, there were plenty of extra blankets that came in handy in the winter. Another issue was the furniture in the great room--there are three reclining massage chairs that neither recline nor massage. We did inquire when the maintenance guy came up to fix the hot water and he checked into it. The owner was aware and has not done anything to remedy the issue. The massage piece is not as vital as the fact that they will not recline because the motors are broken. Also, the love seat has tears in it as well as the oval rug. Lastly, someone needs to go through the cookware and discard pieces that are not only old but also unsafe. Many of the Teflon coated pots and pans have deep scratches and peeling Teflon. They are really not safe to cook in. Fortunately, we brought some of our own cookware, otherwise we would have had to eat out for every meal. And lastly, when going out to get the firewood that was provided, it was wet and covered in snow. It would be good to have dry wood if it is going to be provided. These may sound like small issues but for the price we paid for the rental, I feel that the quality could have been better. However, our objective was to bring our family together under one roof to celebrate the holiday and the size of this property was perfect. We are hoping to rent a large property again next year and hope that maybe we could come up and preview a couple of the rentals to make sure that we choose one that fits our familys need. Thank you for asking our opinion and for being so great to work with.