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  1. State Park
    Any participating property that offers a state park pass (1 pass for homes with 1-3 bedrooms or 2 passes for homes with 4-6 bedrooms). Each pass will allow 1 car-load of people to access Deep Creek Lake State Park. Passes are seasonal and only available with reservations booked during the summer weeks (Mid-June – Labor Day)
  2. Lake Area
    Any home which does not come with any type of designated access to the lake but is located within the lake area. While these homes do not have access to the lake, they potentially offer many other great benefits, such as beautiful mountaintop views, quiet communities, great locations, and more. You can reserve a boat ahead of time at a local marina, or access the lake through the public state park, which offers a sandy beach.

  1. Paradise Heights
Booked 1 Time In The Last Week
Pets Not Permitted
5 Beds
4 Baths
House
10 Guests
4.6875
(16 Reviews)
14 Views
(Past 24hrs)

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Description

DESCRIPTION: 
The convenient location of this cozy cabin will place you right at the heart of Deep Creek Lake. Once in a Blue Moon is just minutes from delicious restaurants, adventure packed activities like ax throwing and white water rafting, multiple state parks, and more! With stylish wood floors and a beautiful stone fireplace, this home will surround you with a sense of warmth and comfort - perfect after a day on the slopes. Enjoy the fresh air as you sit out on the porch with your morning cup coffee or hang out on the back deck soaking up some sun or the relaxing in the hot tub. Veg out in the lower den trying your hand at the basketball game or just lounging out and enjoying the flat screen TV. Cook your favorite meals in the fully equipped kitchen complete will stunning granite counter and stainless steel appliances. The open kitchen, living, and dining space means you can cook, relax, and eat without missing out on conversation or the best part of your favorite show! Wind down the day with s’more around the campfire as you plan your next fun-fill day at the lake! Book your stay at Once in a Blue Moon today!!

Need more space? Book the neighboring home "Sage Mountain Retreat" to sleep an extra 10 guests for a total of up to 20 people!

ACCESS DETAILS: 
STATE PARK ACCESS: This home provides 2 seasonal state park passes with reservations booked to arrive during the summer weeks (mid-June - Labor Day). Each pass allows 1 car-load of people to access the lake access area at Deep Creek Lake State Park at no additional fee, plus nearby state parks including Swallow Falls State Park, Herrington Manor State Park, and New Germany State Park. Instructions for obtaining these passes can be found in your check-in instructions prior to your arrival.

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS: 
This home is located in the Paradise Heights 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 (Entrance):
- Kitchen
- Living Room
- Dining Area
- Full Bath with Shower/Tub
- Bedroom: King Bed, Access to Shared Bath

Upper Level:
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Attached Bath with Shower
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Attached Bath with Shower

Lower Level:
- Den
- Full Bath with Shower/Tub
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom: Queen 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. 

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. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  8. No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Water Equipment Not Provided (i.e. Kayaks)
  12. Wooded Setting
  13. Remote Check-In

Bed Sizes & Suites

  1. Bedroom Suites: 2
  2. Kings: 3
  3. Queens: 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.

Inside

  1. A/C: Central Air
  2. Bath Towels Provided
  3. Bed Linens Provided
  4. Fire Extinguishers: 1
  5. Fireplaces (Gas): 1
  6. Internet: Wifi
  7. Landline Phone: None

Inside | Appliances

  1. Coffee Makers (Drip): 1
  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: 1
  3. TVs (Smart): 7

Outside

  1. Grills (Charcoal): 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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Location

863 Paradise Heights Road, Oakland, 21550 US
Attraction Approximate Distance
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center 1.12 mi
Axe Throwing 3.54 mi
Escape Rooms 4.63 mi
Skiing & Snowboarding 4.67 mi
Deep Creek Lavender Farms 7.14 mi
Bowling 7.73 mi
Museums 8.00 mi
Corn Maze 12.99 mi
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Reviews

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Recommended

Reviewed on 2022-08-08 by Sarah
5

This house had everything for a relaxing stay.

Glad to hear it, Sarah! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we hope you'll be back to visit again soon! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 2022-07-13 by Denise
5

Great House!

Hi Denise! So glad to hear that you and your group had a great time at Once in a Blue Moon! Thanks for the review and we hope to have the opportunity to rent to you in the near future!
Madison Miller, Railey Vacations

Great Place to Stay Near the Lake!

Reviewed on 2022-07-12 by Rachel
5

This was a wonderful place to stay near the lake! The place was larger than I even expected. Everything was clean. The place included everything we would possibly need to cook and store beverages. Such a fun back yard with a hot tub, fire pit, grill, and room to put corn hole. We also loved that the location was close to Dutch's at Silvertree, Casselman's Bakery, and Honi-Honi/Unos! Overall, it was a fantastic place to stay!

We are more than pleased to hear that you and your group had an amazing time with us at Once In A Blue Moon Rachel! It’s wonderful when all of the amenities, the location, and the well stocked home come together perfectly! The Railey’s staff and homeowners work hard together to provide a premium rental experience and we love to hear when we’ve succeeded. We appreciate you taking the time out to leave us a review and we hope to have the chance to rent to you again in the future here at DCL!
Madison Miller, Railey Vacations

Beautiful Home. I would rent again!

Reviewed on 2022-07-11 by Tonia
5

I had guests with me that were new to Deep Creek, they loved the house, and were amazed by Deep Creek. I would definitely rent this location again.

Wonderful to hear Tonia! We are pleased to know that you and your family had a great time at Once In A Blue Moon and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Thanks for the review!
Madison Miller, Railey Vacations

Perfect fit.

Reviewed on 2022-04-13 by Linda Sager
4

This house was perfect for our Lake Retreat. It is easy to access and has comfortable beds. The open floor plan allowed us to share funny stories and make new memories. The bedrooms and baths are great. I would rent this house again.

We're so glad to hear that Once in a Blue Moon met all of your needs so perfectly, Linda. Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to your next stay with us at Deep Creek Lake. Susan

Great!

Reviewed on 2022-03-09 by Joseph
5

Great weekend

Happy to hear it, Joseph! Thanks for staying with us. We hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great stay!

Reviewed on 2022-02-23 by Kelly
5

This was a very nice rental. It was spacious and clean. We had 2 families with 4 adults and 4 children, and everyone was comfortable. The internet was pretty weak, and the dishwasher didn’t always clean the dishes so we had to wash by hand. The kids enjoyed making s’mores and the adults loved using the hot tub, which was well maintained. Overall, we had a great stay and would return again.

We’re so glad you had a great time at Once In A Blue Moon, Kelly! Thanks for letting us know about the wifi and the dishwasher - we’ve shared your comments with the homeowner and our maintenance team for review. We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us and we hope you’ll visit us in Deep Creek again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Check this place out!!

Reviewed on 2022-02-20 by Kim
4

Very clean, great location, beautiful home. Internet could use upgrade

Thanks for your feedback, Kim! I’ve shared your comments with the homeowner for consideration when making updates at Once In A Blue Moon. We’re so glad to know that you had a good time in Deep Creek overall and we hope you’ll visit again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Lovely home very spacious recommended

Reviewed on 2022-01-24 by Lazair
5

The home was very lovely I enjoyed it for the winter for my birthday I would definitely recommend for the summer as well I would like to book again in the future very spacious enough for 10 people to sleep comfortably

Happy birthday, Lazair! Thanks for allowing us to host your celebration. We’re so glad you had a great time at Once In A Blue Moon, and we can’t wait to host you again! See you next time! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Not sure if I will return next wyear

Reviewed on 2022-01-05 by Joseph
3

Not sure I will turn next year, The house over all was Nice it was clean but when you be home the Rental company need to make sure all of The amenities work like the grill cause you planning grill nights. And for that not to work properly is not acceptable they did nothing but come out and look in never got back with us for resolution. If you wanna play in your vacation like this have at it This is something I probably wont do again!!!!!

Hi there, Joseph! I’m sorry to hear that our team was unable to resolve the issues with the grill prior to your departure. We understand how much an inoperable amenity can negatively impact your vacation and regret this occurrence. I will be sharing your comments with our maintenance team as well as the homeowner to ensure everything is in working order for our future guests. We have loved hosting you for the past several years and sincerely hope for the opportunity to remedy your disappointment with a fantastic DCL getaway in the future. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Wonderful Stay!

Reviewed on 2021-10-12 by Deborah Blake , Towson , MD
5

We had a wonderful long weekend! We loved everything about the house! The location is very convenient. The house was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed all of the amenities the house offered. We would definitely recommend and we would stay again.

Thanks so much for the great review, Deborah! We appreciate you taking the time to leave it and are happy to hear you had a great time. Please come back and see us again soon! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Wonderful Stay!

Reviewed on 2021-10-12 by Debra
5

We enjoyed this house so much! Convenient location! The house was very clean, nicely furnished, and very comfortable! We enjoyed all of the house's amenities and did not want to leave!

Fantastic to hear, Debra! We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope you'll return to Deep Creek soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in August 2021

Reviewed on 2021-08-26 by Patricia
5

This is such a beautiful home :) We've stayed at other rental homes that look nice from far away, then you notice cut corners and run-down things when you stay. However, this house was done so well!!!! Such a comfy home and it accommodated our families so well. We plan on coming back in the future.

Thanks for this kind review, Patricia! We're so glad that Once In A Blue Moon met your expectations and offered everything your family needed to relax and enjoy Deep Creek. We can't wait to host you again! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in June 2021

Reviewed on 2021-08-26 by Annie
5

We had so much fun at Once in a Blue Moon! First time we've been together since 2019. We met our new nephew for the first time! Can't wait to come back.

What an exciting time, Annie! Thanks so much for allowing us to host your special get-together. We're glad it was everything you'd hoped, and we can't wait to have you back again in the future. - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Vacationed in July 2021

Reviewed on 2021-08-26 by Masseys
5

Perfect location for family to come and relax! We had a great time will come back soon with additional family members. Enjoyed the nature. Size of the rooms were great.

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Once In A Blue Moon and we can't wait to host your family again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In August 2021

Reviewed on 2021-08-19 by Patricia
4

Conditions are perfect for a great family vacation

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Once In A Blue Moon, Patricia! Thanks for your review, and we hope to host you again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations