In contrast to the busy cities in Eastern Maryland, holiday rentals in Western Maryland are perfectly located for enjoying plenty of rest and relaxation. This mountainside area covers Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties and offers panoramic views and plenty of outdoor activities.
Western Maryland is the perfect setting for fishing, golf and hiking. More adventurous visitors can try whitewater rafting along the rushing rivers, climbing, rappelling or canoeing. You can also enjoy a hike or mountain bike ride along the Appalachian trails. In winter the area is popular for downhill and cross country skiing, snowtubing, snow shoeing and snowboarding. Small towns in the area are delightful for scenic drives and dining out from your Western Maryland cabin base.
Cumberland is a historic town with 27 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. It is known for its arts community, pedestrianised shopping streets and fine dining. Railroad fans and historians will enjoy a visit to the Canal Place Heritage Area where excursions on a steam locomotive can be taken. The Trestle Walk at Canal Place and the C&O Canal Path are ideal for walking and cycling. Another popular arts district is at Frostburg which encompasses the university campus area. The town has many seasonal events along with a blooming theatre and jazz scene. Visitors should head to Deep Creek Lake for a day out from their log cabin rental in Western Maryland. It offers some of the best freshwater fishing in the area. History buffs should not miss the Antietam National Battlefield, site of the bloodiest one-day battle in American history.
Western Maryland holiday rentals enjoy hot humid summers and cold winters. The area has precipitation all year round which falls as snow in the winter months. The wettest month is May. Average daily high temperatures in summer reach 88°F (31°C) and drop to around 43°F (6°C) from December to March with below freezing temperatures overnight. Spring and autumn can be pleasant times to visit this area, with splendid fall colour on the trees.
The nearest major airports serving Western Maryland are Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport which is 33 miles northeast of Washington D.C., Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional (SBY ) Airport and Hagerstown Regional (HGR ) Airport. BWI is a hub for Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways. It is one of the busiest airports in the USA and it is easy to book flights from the UK and Europe with British Airways. There are several bus services from Baltimore Airport or visitors can hire a car for exploring Western Maryland independently.