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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. The Pinnacle
Booked 2 Times In The Last Week
Pets Not Permitted
5 Beds
5 Baths
House
14 Guests
4.5429
(35 Reviews)
13 Views
(Past 24hrs)

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Description

DESCRIPTION:
A Signature Collection home! Stack the cards in your favor with a stay at Great Expectations! Offering top-of-the-line amenities and a beautiful view of the mountains of Deep Creek Lake, vacation success is guaranteed in this charming chalet. With an interior furnished by Railey Design Center, this home embraces a ‘modern rustic’ aesthetic that is sure to evoke blissful associations during your Deep Creek Lake vacation. Updated home furnishings combine with knotted pine ceilings, natural stone accents, and warm wood sunroom to create an atmosphere unlike any other. With the main level’s cathedral ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, this home exudes a feeling of openness, tranquility, and togetherness. Book your stay and start your vacation with ‘Great Expectations’- this home is ready for the challenge!  

ACCESS DETAILS:
Lake access located across Glendale Rd from the Pinnacle entrance. 

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS:
Located in The Pinnacle Community at Deep Creek Lake.
This home comes with free access to the Community Aquatic Recreation Center (CARC)! This fitness and wellness complex, located in the central Deep Creek Lake area, offers a modern gym and a full-size indoor pool. The free CARC membership is available to all guests in the home for the duration of your stay, up to the home’s full occupancy. 

LAYOUT DETAILS:
Main Level:
- Living Area
- Dining Area
- Kitchen
- Sun Room
- Full Bath
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Attached Bath with Shower

Upper Level:
- Loft
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Balcony, Wet Bar, Attached Bath with Shower & Separate Tub
- Full Bath

Lower Level:
- Game Room: Kitchenette
- Laundry
- Full Bath
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom (Suite): Queen Bed, Attached Bath with Shower

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.

Amenities

Additional Details

  1. Area of Lake: Central
  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. Lake Views (Filtered)
  8. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  9. No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
  10. Pets: Not Permitted
    No pets are permitted at this property; however because all of our homes are owned by individual homeowners, we cannot guarantee any home is free of allergens.
  11. Signature Collection
    These properties are all about excellence. Each home in our Signature Collection has met specific requirements to maximize its appearance, quality, and comfort. Our Signature Collection homes facilitate the best guest experience possible.
  12. Water Equipment Not Provided (i.e. Kayaks)
  13. Wooded Setting
  14. Remote Check-In

Bed Sizes & Suites

  1. Bedroom Suites: 3
  2. Kings: 2
  3. Queens: 3
  4. Queen Sleeper Sofas: 2

Booking & Renting Details

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

Community Perks

  1. CARC Indoor Pool & Fitness Membership (Book Conf. = Entry Pass)
    This home offers access to the Community Aquatic and Recreation Center (CARC) for indoor pool and fitness use, at no extra cost! This membership allows access of up to the maximum number of occupants the house sleeps (ex. if the home sleeps 12, then 12 people are allowed). There are no physical passes for this amenity, please bring a copy of your booking confirmation (emailed upon booking and completion of your contract) as your access.
  2. Community Basketball Court
  3. Community Tennis

Inside

  1. A/C: Central Air
  2. Bath Towels Provided
  3. Bed Linens Provided
  4. Fire Extinguishers: 1
  5. Fireplaces (Gas): 2
  6. Internet: Wifi
  7. Landline Phone: None
  8. Pool Table
  9. Screened Porch (Seasonal)
  10. Single Jetted Tub: 1

Inside | Appliances

  1. Coffee Makers (Drip): 2
  2. Coffee Makers (Single Cup: K-Cups Not Included): 1
  3. Dishwashers: 1
  4. Full-Size Fridges: 1
  5. Microwaves: 1
  6. Ovens: 1
  7. Stoves: 1
  8. Washers: 1
  9. Dryers: 1

Inside | Electronics

  1. Blu-Ray Players: None
  2. DVD Players: None
  3. TVs (Flat Screen): 7

Outside

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

Outside | Dock

  1. No Dock Use Available

Availability

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

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#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Location

833 Pinnacle Drive, Swanton, 21561 US
Attraction Approximate Distance
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center 0.61 mi
Axe Throwing 3.62 mi
Escape Rooms 4.71 mi
Skiing & Snowboarding 4.74 mi
Deep Creek Lavender Farms 7.06 mi
Bowling 8.21 mi
Museums 8.52 mi
Corn Maze 12.70 mi
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Reviews

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Beautiful home. Great location.

Reviewed on 2022-08-21 by Linda
5

As described. Very clean, well equipped vacation home.

Linda, thank you very much for this awesome review of your stay at Great Expectations. We are so pleased to hear that the home was a perfect fit for your group and met your expectations in every way. We would love to host you again. When you're ready for another stay at Deep Creek, please give us a call. -Susan, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In August 2022

Reviewed on 2022-08-20 by Valerie
5

Great home and location. Plenty of room for a large family!

Valerie: Thank you so much for leaving such an awesome review of your stay at Great Expectations. We are so pleased to hear what a wonderful time you had, and that the home had plenty of space for your group!. When you're ready for another relaxing Deep Creek vacation, please give us a call. We would love to host you again. -Susan, Railey Vacations

Perfect Home

Reviewed on 2022-04-04 by Sailab
5

The home is as described in website, Location is great. Home is very clean . We enjoyed our stay.

Awesome to hear, Sailab! We appreciate your review and hope you’ll visit us in Deep Creek again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in December 2021

Reviewed on 2022-03-07 by Moises Norena
5

The house is spacious and extremely well-equipped. We had a group of 14 people and cooked for everyone, they had everything we needed! We went on winter so I can't speak for the summer activities, but for the time of the year, it was close to the parks, secluded yet with access to stores if you need something quick. Good value and an excellent place for a large group.

Thanks for this kind review, Moises! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in DCL and we hope for the opportunity to host you again in the future! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great escape week

Reviewed on 2022-02-11 by Lori
5

Enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. House was well equipped and inviting. Appreciated the short distance to Wisp mountain for skiing and coming back to warmth of this house and comfortable beds.

So glad you had a great time, Lori! Thanks for staying with us. We hope you’ll visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Awesome

Reviewed on 2022-01-25 by Kiara
5

Awesome home .We had a wonderful time the home was amazing. Con-Rodents in the kitchen area

I’m so sorry to hear that you encountered unwanted guests in the kitchen, Kiara! Our maintenance team will be addressing this right away. Given the area, it is not unusual for the occasional lone mouse to make its way into rentals but we work diligently to ensure they do not become permanent guests. Thanks so much for alerting us to this concern and please be assured that it will be resolved immediately. Aside from this disruption, I’m so glad to know that your group had an awesome time at Great Expectations, and we hope you’ll visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in November 2021

Reviewed on 2022-01-04 by Patrick Floyd
5

Very nice stay! (Reviewed on Airbnb)

Fantastic to hear, Patrick! We hope you'll visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations (Responded through Airbnb)

Family trip 11/5/21

Reviewed on 2021-11-08 by Shana , Baltimore , Md 21212
4

This house is amazing with a nice overlook of the lake with an awesome fire pit on the side to enjoy with family & friends. The only thing was the mattress was uncomfortable and the hot tub was dirty. I’m sure once those things are replaced this house can be 5 stars.

We're so glad you had a great time at Great Expectations overall, Shana, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on how your next visit can be even better. I'm sorry to hear that the mattress didn't work for you. Because bedding preferences vary so greatly, it can be difficult to find a solution that is perfect for every guest. That said, the owner of Great Expectations cares deeply about their guests' comfort, and all feedback is appreciated and considered. Thanks for sharing! I'm also sorry to learn that the hot tub didn't meet your expectations. Our team prioritizes cleanliness, and we encourage our guests to contact us within 24 hours of arrival should any aspect of the housekeeping or maintenance be found unsatisfactory so that we may accommodate right away. We've shared your comments with our maintenance team and will give the hot tub an extra thorough cleaning. In the future, please don't hesitate to reach out right away to ensure that the entirety of your stay is comfortable. Thanks for your review! We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in October 2021

Reviewed on 2021-10-27 by Simona
5

Beautiful house, amazing scenery! You will find everything you need there. The only thing is that there is a road in between the lake and the house, so if you bring a canoe, kayak, etc. you will need to haul it down a very steep hill, cross a street , and then there should be an access that we didn’t find . We found the house very clean and tidy! (Reviewed on Airbnb)

Hi Simona, thanks so much for the review! If you should decide to visit again, the lake access for this house is located to the right when you're exiting the community, down a gravel-ish road. I think you should be able to have someone take a vehicle down to unload a canoe/kayak, so long as they took the vehicle back up after you were through unloading. So sorry that wasn't apparent, we'll see if we can add those instructions in a more apparent area! Happy to hear you otherwise enjoyed your stay. Please do come back and see us again, we'd love to have you! - Jenn, Railey Vacations (Responded through Airbnb)

Great Expectations

Reviewed on 2021-09-06 by Jennifer
3

The pros of this house is it is spacious, it's in a good location. Fun pool table. The cons are the hot tub was undesirable due to its under the deck so their is a bunch of bugs, dirt etc. Dropping on your head. The other con is the mattress in the master bedroom was awful. It was a beautiful house but I was disappointed in mattress and hot tub. It is a beautiful home but as with any home it needs a few tweaks. But if your with the ones you love it all works out!

Hi, Jennifer! I’m sorry to hear that some aspects of the home did not meet your expectations and will be sure to share your feedback with the owner for reference when updating Great Expectations. While the location of the hot tub is sometimes unable to be changed, we can certainly have our team address the build-up of dirt to prevent this from dropping onto guests. Because bedding preferences vary so greatly, it can be difficult to find a solution that is perfect for every guest; that said, feedback is always appreciated and considered. We are so glad to know that these issues did not prevent you from enjoying quality time with your family and sincerely hope that we can remedy any lingering disappointment with a fantastic stay in the future. Thank you for your review! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In August 2021

Reviewed on 2021-08-23 by Julie
4

Lovely home but better suited to a fall or winter stay if you're looking for a lake view.

Thanks for your review, Julie! Our future guests will surely find your feedback helpful as they plan their getaways. We’re glad you enjoyed Great Expectations and hope you’ll visit Deep Creek again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great house!

Reviewed on 2021-07-28 by Andrew
5

Overall Great Expectations was an awesome house for a large family to stay in. plenty of rooms and amenities. Our only gripes were the beds need to be replaced, none of them were exceptionally comfortable and the one in the upstairs master bedroom creaked with every move you made on it. Also the hot tub needed to be cleaned twice before we could use it and the hot tub area should be cleaned more often as it has bird droppings all over the cover. The rest of the house was perfect, and we enjoyes every minute of our stay there!

Thanks for your review, Andrew - I'm sorry to hear that the beds didn't suit your group. We understand how important a comfortable bed is, especially on vacation! Because every person prefers a different type of mattress, it can be difficult to find a solution that is perfect for each guest. That being said, we will be sure to share your feedback with the homeowner for consideration during future updates. We will also share your comment regarding the location of the hot tub - while homeowners are sometimes limited in the number of locations suitable for hot tub placement, any and all feedback is appreciated. We extend our apologies that the hot tub was not fully prepared upon your arrival. While it is important to us that all amenities are available to guests as soon as they arrive, we also want to be sure that everything is properly cleaned for you. I'm so glad that these inconveniences did not prevent you from having a wonderful time at Great Expectations. Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Great expectations met.

Reviewed on 2021-07-07 by James
3

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely home that overlooks the lake.

Wonderful to hear, James! Come back and visit again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In June 2021

Reviewed on 2021-06-23 by Diane
4

No Additional Comment

Vacationed In February 2021

Reviewed on 2021-03-29 by James
4

No Additional Comment

Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Great House - needed an exterminator

Reviewed on 2021-03-28 by Vince
4

No Additional Comment

Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Nice home

Reviewed on 2021-03-15 by A Howard , Fort Washington MD, Maryland USA
4

Nice home...but while walking on the main level the flooring makes loud noise for people in the basement and the main level has crawling black ants

Thank you so much for taking the time to communicate your concerns, Angela - your feedback helps us to identify and address issues promptly, ensuring quality for all of our guests. We'll be sure to take a look right away. I'm so glad to hear that you were able to enjoy a relaxing stay overall. Come back and relax again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Beautiful, spacious cabin

Reviewed on 2021-03-04 by Melissa
5

This cabin looks even better in person than it did in the pictures! It also comes stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, games, and books. There was tons of space for my group of 7 to either all be together, or spread out. The couches and beds were a mix of very comfortable to not comfortable. The mattress in the master suite definitely needs to be replaced, but the master suite itself is fantastic! The porches and hot tub area overlook the woods, and feel private. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this cabin!

Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Great Expectations and can't wait to have you back soon. ~ Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In January 2021

Reviewed on 2021-01-18 by Stacey
4

No Additional Comment

AMAZING STAY !!!

Reviewed on 2020-12-15 by Donna
5

No complaints ! Everything about this property was wonderful ! Had everything we needed. Highly recommend staying here.

Donna, thank you for staying with us at Great Expectations! I am happy to see you enjoyed the property and its amenities! Please, come back again soon! - Seneca, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In November 2020

Reviewed on 2020-11-16 by Erika
5

No Additional Comment

Vacationed In October 2020

Reviewed on 2020-11-03 by Holly
5

No Additional Comment

Vacationed In August 2020

Reviewed on 2020-10-08 by Donna
5

Plenty of room for the family. Open concept making meal prep easy. Nice grill and deck. Great location!

Spacious house for a perfect getaway weekend

Reviewed on 2020-09-10 by Emily
5

Great house for a group! 5 bathrooms made it so that each room essentially had their own bathroom. Everything was very well kept and the location was great...right near the marina where we rented a boat.

We're happy to hear that your group was able to spread out and get comfortable at Great Expectations, Emily! Thanks for this great review. We hope you'll visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great!

Reviewed on 2020-08-23 by Rivka
5

Very nice home with all the basics and plus! 9 people stayed very comfortably, sofa beds not great but otherwise perfect stay.

We're so glad to hear that Great Expectations offered everything your group needed for an awesome getaway, Rivka! We'll share your feedback regarding the sofa couches with the owner for consideration when making changes to the home - thanks for letting us know! We hope to host you again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Vacationed In June 2020

Reviewed on 2020-07-02 by Barbara
4

No Additional Comment

Vacationed in May 2020

Reviewed on 2020-06-01 by Lindsey
5

This house has everything except a good fire pit area. It was just kind of on the side of the hill. Otherwise perfect house!

Thanks for your feedback, Lindsey! We'll share your comments with the homeowner for use when updating Great Expectations. We're so glad to know that you had a wonderful time overall and hope to host you again in the future! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in February 2020

Reviewed on 2020-02-24 by Cathy
4

We enjoyed our stay

Railey Vacations 3/11/20: Thank you the very nice review. We hope to host you again soon!

Vacationed in May 2019

Reviewed on 2020-01-22 by Jamar
4

I love coming to the lake. My group and I have been visiting for the last 5 years and plan to come for as long as we are able. It is looked forward to by our group. We get a different house every year and have always been satisfied to the utmost with our accommodations. We love the lake and the service of Railey.

We're so glad you enjoyed another wonderful trip to Deep Creek, Jamar! Thanks for staying at Great Expectations and for taking the time to write this great review. We can't wait to have you back at DCL next year! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

cozy and private

Reviewed on 2019-10-15 by Octavia
5

The house was very nice, cozy and private. It had everything you needed to make sure the stay enjoyable and felt like home. Everyone enjoyed their time and look forward to returning in the near future.

We're so glad to hear that Great Expectations offered everything your group needed for a fun and relaxing getaway, Octavia! Thanks for staying with us. We can't wait to host you again! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Very nice house

Reviewed on 2019-08-18 by Kimberly
4

The flooring on the main floor is beautiful but makes a lot of noise for those sleeping in the basement. Not sure that there is a fix for this. Great Expectations looks better then the pictures. It is a very nice house with plenty of rooms and areas to sit and relax. The decks are great and the screened in porch area is an added bonus for those that like to sit outside and read with out the bugs. The location of this home is very nice and quiet area of the lake.

Thanks for your review, Kimberly! While there may not be an immediate fix for the floor noises, we'll share your feedback with the homeowner for consideration when making future updates to Great Expectations. We appreciate you letting us know! We're so glad that you had a great time overall and sincerely hope we can host you again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

As in Great Expectations!

Reviewed on 2019-04-22 by Sandralyn
5

My family and I had a great time this Easter weekend, as we always have in Deep Creek. We will ne coming back again and again!

Thank you for making us a part of your Easter tradition, Sandralyn! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Great Expectations, and we can't wait to continue hosting you for the years to come! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Our Christmas Gateway

Reviewed on 2019-02-07 by Anameris
4

We booked this house for the Holidays. Checked in on 12/25/18. To be honest the house is lovely. It was a bit smaller than what we imagined. The pictures make it look huge. But that did not take away from our experience. There were enough rooms and beds to fit everyone. The wood structures inside the house made it feel as if we were in a cabin for sure. The master suite was beautiful with a balcony which included a magnificent view. We used the Hot tub even with frigid temperatures and it was lovely, only thing is they need to put a light above it or near it. We had family members who fell on ice as they were exiting the hotel since they couldn't see. Luckily no one was hurt too bad.

I'm sorry to hear that some members of your party fell between the hot tub and the house, Anameris! We'll share your suggestion of a light in this area with the homeowner in hopes of preventing any future falls. Thank you for letting us know! With this in mind, I'm so glad to know that your family had a wonderful stay at Great Expectations overall, and we hope you'll visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Stay

Reviewed on 2018-12-23 by Brenda
5

Very nice everyone was very pleased

So glad to hear it, Brenda! Thanks for your review, and we hope to host you again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

PERFECT

Reviewed on 2018-12-10 by Joshua
5

Had a great time. PERFECT House!!!!

We are so happy that you enjoyed Great Expectations, Joshua! Please don't hesitate to visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations