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  1. Lake Access
    Any property that has a specific, dedicated place to access the water for swimming or a boat dock (if applicable). The property owner does not own the access area. You may be able to walk to the water or you may need to drive to the area, depending on the particular property. Most Lake Access areas are designated by the community or HOA.

  1. Sky Valley
Dog Friendly
3 Beds
2 Baths
House
7 Guests
4.7917
(24 Reviews)
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Description

DESCRIPTION:
Rustic and homey, A-Frame of Mind is the perfect spot to escape the day-to-day, relax, and recenter! This charming home is tucked away in the Sky Valley community and offers a calm, quiet vacation environment while being just a short drive from the eastern finger of Deep Creek Lake. Enjoy fun-filled days swimming, kayaking, and fishing at the community lake access and catch and release pond and then spend soothing evenings gathered around the fireplace, roasting marshmallows and storytelling. When hunger hits, head down the road to Fireside Deli and Wine for fantastic sandwiches, pasta, and drinks! Family and friends of all ages are sure to enjoy the bubbling hot tub, and flat screen TVs, making it easy to keep the kids (and kids-at-heart) entertained all day long. As a pet-friendly rental, your pups can join the fun, too! The quiet neighborhood roads are perfect for morning and evening walks with the whole family! If you’re ready to kick back and relax, plan your stay at A-Frame of Mind today!

ACCESS DETAILS:
Lake access is located along Piney Point Dr. While this home does not come with dock access, dock slips are available to rent on a first come first serve basis through the Sky Valley Community Association for an additional fee of $15/day or $100/week. Please note that docks are only guaranteed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS:
This home is located in the Sky Valley Community at Deep Creek Lake.

LAYOUT DETAILS:
Main Level:
- Kitchen
- Living Room
- Dining Area
- Full Bath with Shower/Tub
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Laundry

Upper Level:
- Loft
- Full Bath with Shower
- Bedroom: King Bed

DISCLAIMERS:
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.

DOG BREED LIMITATIONS: Even in dog-friendly homes, it’s prohibited to bring any dog with a history or instance of aggressive or reactive tendencies. We welcome any dog which you know to be well-socialized, trained, and friendly in any situation involving others, both human and canine, as there may be nearby dogs at neighboring properties. However, due to restrictions in place by homeowner insurance policies, breeds listed as most aggressive are banned from all rentals, regardless of the training and temperament of the individual dog. You can view this restriction list and our full policy regarding dogs at https://www.deepcreek.com/contact-railey under “Pet Policies”.

Amenities

Additional Details

  1. Area of Lake: South
  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 Indoor Fireplaces
  8. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  9. No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
  10. 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. 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.
  11. Contactless Check-In & Check-Out

Bed Sizes & Suites

  1. Kings: 1
  2. Queens: 2
  3. Twin Rollaways: 1

Booking & Renting Details

  1. Winter: 2+ Nights
  2. Spring: 2+ Nights
  3. Summer: Short Summer Stays (3 Night Min.)
  4. Fall/Autumn: 2+ Nights
  5. Holidays: 3+ Nights

Community Perks

  1. Community Basketball Court
  2. Community Catch & Release Pond
  3. Community Grills
  4. Community Playground
  5. Picnic Table Area

Inside

  1. A/C: None
  2. Bath Towels Provided
  3. Bed Linens Provided
  4. Fire Extinguishers: 1
  5. Fireplaces (Wood): 1
  6. Internet: Wifi
  7. Landline Phone: None
  8. Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  9. Smoke Detector(s)

Inside | Appliances

  1. Coffee Makers (Drip): 1
  2. Dishwashers: 1
  3. Full-Size Fridges: 1
  4. Microwaves: 1
  5. Ovens: 1
  6. Stoves: 1
  7. Washers: 1
  8. Dryers: 1

Inside | Electronics

  1. DVD Players: None
  2. TVs (Flat Screen): 3
  3. Peak WIFI Speeds: 120+ Mbps
    Speeds measured based on one user using service provider's network performance at time of testing. Data rates dependent on household usage and subject to variations.

Outside

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

Outside | Dock

  1. Dock Use Only If Available, For Extra Fee (Call for Details)

Availability

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

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Location

61 Frederick Circle, Swanton, 21561 US
Attraction Approximate Distance
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center 2.67 mi
Axe Throwing 6.10 mi
Escape Rooms 7.15 mi
Skiing & Snowboarding 7.18 mi
Deep Creek Lavender Farms 9.07 mi
Bowling 9.17 mi
Museums 9.78 mi
Corn Maze 13.74 mi
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Memories

Photos submitted are of the guest's personal experience; photos may contain items or experiences not offered by Railey Vacations for your stay. Please contact Railey Vacations for any doubts or questions about items offered. These images are meant to inspire others with the possibilities of what memories they can make on their trip. Submitted images that do not follow this theme will not be posted.

Reviews

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Vacationed in February 2024

Reviewed on 2024-03-04 by Gregory
5

Vacationed February 2024

Reviewed on 2024-01-31 by Kaylie
5

We absolutely loved A Frame of Mind for a weekend winter getaway! There was tons of natural light thanks to the large windows and glass doors, the fireplace was very cozy, and the 3 bedrooms were spacious. You feel tucked away in the woods even though there are other houses nearby. Only 20 minutes to Wisp - it was nice to stay in a quiet area and yet still be very close to all that Deep Creek has to offer.

Hi Kaylie! Thank you for the kind review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Deep Creek and that the home was everything you had expected and more. Please come see us again soon. Madison, Railey Vacations

Vacationed January 2024

Reviewed on 2024-01-16 by Vivian
5

To install curtains on the patio windows. There was a draft because there were no curtains or blinds covering the two large patio doors. The other issue was maintenance did not come to put the screen back up after falling down from the massive wind.

Hi Vivian! We appreciate your feedback and we sincerely apologize for the lapse in communication with maintenance as well as the inconvenience with the draft. We will be sure to pass this information to the homeowners for future improvements to the home and have our maintenance department repair the screen. However, I hope that you and your group had an otherwise good experience during your stay and that you'll allow us to host your group again in the future. I'm confident we can prove ourselves a favored vacation spot if given another chance! Madison, Railey Vacations

Vacationed December 2023

Reviewed on 2024-01-02 by Matthew
4

Nice and cosy. We loved the upstairs attic bedroom and bathroom and pitter patter of rain on the roof! Hot tub was awesome.

Thanks for the review Matthew! It's nice hearing that you enjoyed the quaint coziness the home has to offer. Please come see us again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Vacationed October 2023

Reviewed on 2023-10-28 by Jane
5

Vacationed October 2023

Reviewed on 2023-10-12 by Katherine
5

Vacationed in September 2023

Reviewed on 2023-09-26 by sally
5

Vacationed in September 2023

Reviewed on 2023-09-05 by Ryan
4

The house was as advertised. Important to note there is no AC, which I missed reviewing initially. Taking trash to a different location was unusual. Overall, very nice house and enjoyed our stay - house was clean and area was quiet!

Hi Ryan! Thanks for the review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed the home and location! Please come see us again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in August 2023

Reviewed on 2023-09-02 by Dinah
5

This is a very nice and comfortable house, and the amenities and pictures are as described on the website. What a great place to stay in deep creek! We were very pleasantly surprised by the provision of dishwasher soap, toilet paper, paper towels, spices, and poop disposal bags. I would absolutely stay here again without question. Directions on how to dispose of trash at the community compactor could be simplified. The unit could say that it’s located opposite 580 sky valley drive in the green building. It is a bit annoying to have to do this. There are properties in other communities which have trash cans on site, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in the sky valley community. The house is nice enough that i wouldn’t count this against it. Also the community has a bunch of unleashed dogs so we could not walk to the lake as I had planned. The marina, which is a 15 min walk or 5 min drive, is okay for dog swimming and playing but honestly going up to the state park is much better. People hang out on their boats on the marina again with unleashed dogs that bark and charge, which meant that we didn’t use the community features as much as we expected.

Hi Dinah! We appreciate you taking the time out to leave us with your feedback! We do apologize for the confusion concerning the trash directions and we will be sure to reach out to the property manager to see if they are able to provide an updated version. We are also sorry for the inconvenience concerning the dogs, unfortunately the Sky Valley Community is it's own entity and we are unable to control the private residencies. In the future please do call into our office though and we can reach out to the head of the community to reaffirm their policies and enforce them properly. Otherwise we are happy to hear that you and your family had a lovely time with us and we hope to have the opportunity to rent to you again in the future! Madison, Railey Vacations

Pet friendly. Interesting wild life.

Reviewed on 2023-07-28 by Nancy
3

Overall nice stay

Reviewed on 2023-06-27 by Taylor
4

Pleasant stay

Reviewed on 2023-05-25 by Rebecca
5

We had a lovely stay to unwind. The kitchen had most everything we needed. The layout was comfy and cozy. The fire pit was lit up at night which was nice. Only downside was that we tried twice to get firewood from the main office and no one was there and having to gather and dispose our own trash was unusual .

We appreciate the review Rebecca! It's always nice to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time together enjoying all the amenities the home had to offer. In the future if there is a time where you are unable to have maintenance provide fire wood please do not hesitate to call into our property services department and we will remedy the issue. We hope to have the opportunity to rent to you again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Comfortable Visit! Easy to Recommend!

Reviewed on 2023-05-18 by Carolyn
5

A Frame of Mind was very comfortable! We particularly liked the quiet, wooded setting and lovely deck. We enjoyed the hot tub, cooking on the gas grill and the fire pit. The house was very clean, bathrooms had been updated, and the kitchen was well equipped with dishes and utensils. Loved the many soft throw blankets!!

Hi Carolyn! So pleased to hear that you and your group had a fantastic weekend with us and that the home, location, and amenities came together for the best rental experience! We appreciate the review and we hope to have the chance to rent to you again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Nice house. Quiet area.

Reviewed on 2023-04-10 by Donald
5
Donald, we're glad you enjoyed the serenity of A-Frame of Mind. We hope that you will come back in the future. Jenny, Railey Vacations

“A-Way From it All, at ‘A-Frame of Mind’.”

Reviewed on 2023-04-10 by Robert
5

The positives are many. Two bedrooms on the ground floor and an attic room for our teenager affords privacy for all. Both the jacuzzi (a delight) and television were easy to operate. Nice marshmallow-roasting pit. Very pretty view from the living room. The property was clean and equipped with everything necessary. The sole issue is garbage disposal. The community in which this home is based must have a trash receptacle somewhere but we couldn’t find it. I called Raelly’s help line. The first staff member, “Dabney,” insisted I would find a trash compactor behind a fence at the community entrance. I drove there twice but saw no trash receptacle. I called back and a second responder, “Ferdy” admitted that “the Sky Drive Community is complicated,” and he didn’t know where the trash receptacle was located either. “Ferdy” checked around, he said, and claimed the trash compactor was next to “the maintenance building.” But he didn’t know where the maintenance building was located and of course, we couldn’t find it. “Ferdy” promised to call us back, but did not. We took our stinky three days of trash with us to a local restaurant, where I cut my hand trying to smush it into their outdoor receptacle. I kept thinking “would it have killed these people to draw a map identifying the site at which garbage is collected?”

Robert, thank you for the 5-star review! It's nice to know that there were so many positives for your stay at A-Frame of Mind. We appreciate your comments. We understand some of the community trash locations aren’t easy to find and, based on your feedback, we’re reassessing how the directions are written currently (below) to see if more detail can be added for less future confusion. We do hope that you will come back to visit us in the future! Jenny, Railey Vacations

The trash compactor is located after the Sky Valley Community entrance. Please bring your trash to the white compactor building across the road from the manager's office. The recycling center is located behind the gate between the manager's office and barn.

Please make sure all trash is properly bagged, sealed and disposed. Do not leave trash unsecured in outdoor spaces.

Awesome time!!! Would highly recommend stay.

Reviewed on 2023-03-18 by Adam
5

Great home. Loved everything about our stay. Nice quick check in and fast response when messaging. Highly recommend rental with Railey vacations.

Hi Adam! We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at A-Frame of Mind! Thanks for the review and please come see us again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Girls Weekend

Reviewed on 2023-02-22 by Damaris , Gaithersburg , Md US
5

My girlfriends and I rented this beautiful cabin for a girls getaway. This cabin is so cozy, it has everything you can possibly need. Love the hot tub right outside the door, such a nice back area with a cute fire pit. The beds are comfortable, everything is very well kept and clean. I would be coming back for another weekends getaway.

Hi Damaris! We are so pleased to hear you and your group had had a fun filled weekend together and that the home was all you expected and more! Thanks for the review and we look forward to having the opportunity to rent to you again in the future! Madison, Railey Vacations

Secluded Retreat! So perfect

Reviewed on 2023-01-07 by Carla , MD
5

We’ve been here twice now! The summer was great because we walked to the lake and we rented a dock for the day! This winter trip was beautiful in the secluded setting and we enjoyed the fire pit! We’ll be staying here again!

Fantastic to hear Carla! We are pleased that you and your family had an amazing time with us no matter the season! Thanks for the review and please come see us again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Cozy Cabin

Reviewed on 2022-12-30 by Katherine
5

We were so pleased with your stay at A-Frame-of-Mind! It was easy to check in and well-stocked (toiletries, dishwasher detergent pods, etc.) We had a minor problem when we opened the dishwasher, it was flooded and not usable. However someone was out within minutes to fix it for us! We really enjoyed the hot tub and cozy hidden escape!

Hi Katherine! We are so sorry to hear about the dishwasher issue during your stay! But pleased to know that we were able to quickly remedy the issue for you! It’s great to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time and please come see us again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in November 2022

Reviewed on 2022-12-24 by Steve
5

Beautiful lodge perfect for a family!

Reviewed on 2022-12-22 by Tina
5

Can’t say enough great things about our stay at A-Frame of Mind and working with Railey. Communication was on point, home just as described, very comfortable. Highly recommend!

Hi Tina! We appreciate you taking the time out to leave us a review! It’s great to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time with us here at DCL, and that we were able to help you with anything you may have needed! Please come see us again soon! Madison, Railey Vacations

Old world pine

Reviewed on 2022-01-21 by Leonard
5

Pine board and old school cabin the the woods

Glad you had a great time at A-Frame of Mind, Leonard! Thanks for staying with us. We hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

A nice location

Reviewed on 2022-01-04 by Efren
5

Nice secluded get A way

So glad you enjoyed your stay at A-Frame of Mind, Efren! Please don’t hesitate to visit us in Deep Creek again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

A-Frame of Coziness

Reviewed on 2022-01-04 by Kent
5

This well-kept home met our needs nicely. Cozy main room and dining room, wonderful wrap-around deck. Solid water pressure and good heating via the many baseboard controllers. The neighborhood is a semi-private, quiet, secluded community 20 min from the heart of DCL. Deer run freely and are fun to watch. I believe this is a newish rental; the bathrooms and kitchen are in need of modernization but everything WORKED and that’s what really counts. Keurig and regular coffee maker, new toaster, more than enough plates, drink ware, silverware, but lacking a dishwasher. Bedding was comfortable as are the nice leather living room chairs & sofa. Bonus points for the super-soft throw blankets everywhere! Wifi was an issue on check-in but fortunately Railey’s contract IT guy was willing to work after-hours to get us situated. Cable TV didn’t work in the living room but did in the master BR. (Streaming services abound in the main room.) We really enjoyed our stay in this cozy cabin. We were just one couple; this place has 3 BR/2BA so probably sleeps a LOT; IMO it’d be comfortable for up to 5-6 people but that’s personal preference. You could easily sit 8 at the dining table/kitchen area for meals.

Thanks for this detailed review, Kent! We are so glad to hear that A-Frame of Mind met your needs and expectations overall and appreciate your feedback on how this rental could be even better. We’ve shared your comments with the homeowner for reference when making updates, and also informed our maintenance team of the issues you noticed with the living room TV. This is indeed a new property, so your input is greatly valued! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. - Lainey, Railey Vacations