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Eco-Friendly Cabin Rentals Overlooking Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

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The spirit of the Blue Moon Rising Village is that of a community.  We invite you to come experience the beauty of #deepcreeklake while staying in one of our cabins.  Appropriately named Waldens, after the American masterpiece by Henry David Thoreau, our vacation rentals complement the natural landscape of our site, and encourage a sense of community throughout.Each Walden has a unique design and personality, and we hope that our residents enjoy each one for its distinct characteristics. The Waldens were built locally in Cranesville, MD by our friends at Hobbitat. They are primarily built out of locally sourced reclaimed lumber.  Bill Thomas and his team carefully crafted the spaces to fully capture what Garrett County Living is all about. While each centimeter of space is as valuable as the next, the design creatively fits the comforts of home into a cabin in the woods.  Built in the vein of the tiny home movement, our Waldens provide the best possible use of space for your vacation; a space to rest before your outdoor adventures, and then to relax and reflect afterwards.

The building materials have been carefully  selected to fit our mission of an environmentally sustainable community. Every material and construction decision is weighed against its impact on the earth. With this in mind we strive to work within the three R’s, Reclaimed, Recycled, or Recyclable.



Our Waldens 

 Sugar Magnolia

1 Queen Size Nook, 1 Queen Size Loft
Open Kitchen w. Dining Booth – Mini Fridge, NuWave Cooktop
Full Bathroom w. Shower
FREE WiFi

As you walk up the lane here at Blue Moon Rising and pass the Phoenix building, Sugar Magnolia comes into view. Themes of river life are woven into the decorative features of both the exterior and interior. A natural stained board and baton were used as exterior trim and cedar decking boards were used for the entrance porch. Inside, as in many other waldens, heart pine has been used for both the floor and trim work accenting the straw plaster finish on the walls.

Slide into dinner in the custom built pine booth, comfortably seating 4 for meals and down time. Two queen beds wait after a day of adventure one on the entry level and one in the bunk bed area. Out the front door is direct access to the hiking trails that wind throughout the property. Take a little time to discover the wonders of nature in Sugar Magnolia.


Funkomatik 513

1 Queen Size Nook, 1 Queen Size Loft
Open Kitchen w. Retro Dining Table – Mini Fridge, NuWave Cooktop
Full Bathroom w. Shower
FREE WiFi

Each of our “Waldens” is an individual and as such has been given a unique name. The naming process has been a collaborative effort among those involved in Blue Moon. Funkomatik 513 was so named by its creator, our good friend Bill Thomas owner and designer at Hobbitat. While sourcing reclaimed products he came upon a purple door labeled 513 and decided to get funky. Purple trim and cabinetry flow throughout the interior adding a color splash accenting the wooded bead board and straw plaster. The main floor bedroom is enclosed in a “bump out” allowing the main living space a more open feel. The second floor “bunk bed” has a private window providing a lofty view of the woods, lovingly termed fern gully, due to its lush greenery.

A sliding glass door exits out on to a front porch also looking over fern gully. The exterior of Funkomatik 513 is a board and batten style utilizing reclaimed barn wood and highlighted by reclaimed, aged, metal roofing. Each material chosen to accentuate the unique architectural style lines on the cabin. Close access to the front porch are winding hiking trails which will invite you to take a deeper stroll amongst the ferns.


Bella Donna

1 Queen Size Nook, 2 Twins in Loft
Open Kitchen w. Island and Bar Stools – Mini Fridge, NuWave Cooktop
Full Bathroom w. Shower
FREE WiFi

The most prominent feature in Bella Donna is the antique, half-oval window illuminating the main gathering area. Light passes through the spider web pattern and cascades onto the center island. The kitchen area, adorned with custom heart pine shelves, has been placed in a bump out allowing ease of movement around the dining island.

A queen sized bed is located on the first level with private window and reading light accented with trim of heart pine. The two twin beds are located in the bunk area providing for a better view out the antique gable windows.

For the bathroom floor we decided to try an eco-friendly product called marmoleum, a non-toxic linoleum product. Additionally, the crew at Hobbitat, always looking to innovate, have re-purposed a traditionally exterior product to complete the metal bathroom shower. This will have to be one of the many surprises you will find when you stay at Bella Donna.


Skyeia

1 Queen Size Loft , 2 Twin Bunk Beds
Open Kitchen w. Bar Stools – Mini Fridge, NuWave Cooktop
Full Bathroom w. Shower
FREE WiFi

Nestled amongst the trees, enveloped by ferns you find Skyeia. Bold red trim stands out against the cedar shake and raw oak logs of the cabins exterior. The large front porch looks down over the hill where hiking trails reside, just above Gravelly Run a tributary to the lake. Sod that was remnants from the roof of our Phoenix building have created a quaint proportional front lawn area.

One of the greatest finds for re-purposed lumber was heart pine salvaged from the Andrew Carnegie locomotive shed; this pine has been put to use in several ways in Skyeia. Both the ceilings and floors are constructed out of this beautiful tight grained lumber as well as accent features in the “bunk bed” area. As in Luna Blue cabinets have been constructed out of doors collected from salvage piles with paper-stone as the countertop. Either having a cup of coffee in the morning or reading at dusk you will be serenaded by song birds on the front porch of Skyeia.


MoonShadow

1 Queen Size Nook
Vintage Dining Table – Mini Fridge, NuWave Cooktop
Full Bathroom w. Shower
FREE WiFi

From the cul-de-sac on the top of the hill a private cart path leads to MoonShadow. Cedar shakes contrast boldly with the black board and baton siding that surround the bay window. An antique half- door stands out, under the tin roof of the porch, overlooking an oak-hickory forest. Designed for two MoonShadow has a queen size bed off the gathering area, and an expanded bathroom to accommodate for a claw foot bathtub. As with all the Waldens, here at Blue Moon, care has been taken to use eco-friendly products, from our bamboo countertops to the hand crafted light fixtures. Get closer to the one you love by getting away from everything else, hide-a-way at MoonShadow.


Kaya

1 Queen Size Nook
Vintage Dining Table – Mini Fridge, NuWave Cooktop
Full Bathroom w. Shower
FREE WiFi

Overlooking the community from the front porch, the afternoon sun warms Kaya’s reclaimed unique combination of reclaimed metal and wood exterior. Nestled under a curved corrugated metal ceiling the interior layout is perfect for a couple looking to get away and relax. Kaya’s kitchen offers a perfect spot to look out into nature while preparing your food. Bill and Bruce from Hobbitat have created some lighting fixtures out of reclaimed materials that are cool and functional. Out back under the pines a fire pit and picnic area get you away from the day to day.


Luna Bleu

1 Queen Size Loft , 2 Twin Bunk Beds
Open Kitchen – Mini Fridge, NuWave Cooktop
Full Bathroom w. Shower
FREE WiFI

A modern looking exterior is contrasted by an exposed stud and reclaimed barn wood interior in Luna Bleu. The original paint found on the wood has been painstakingly restored and sealed to maintain the appearance of the wood’s past life. Several clever re-purposing ideas are found in Luna Blue where old doors become cabinetry and a ships ladder has been engineered to serve as steps for the queen size “bunk bed” area. Two stacked twin beds provide additional sleeping each with its own window, reading light and storage shelve built in. Tiles left over from the main building have found a home in the bathroom as a way to minimize waste throughout the entire project.

The modern exterior is accentuated by the choice in decking material. Though Timber Tek is not a re-purposed material, as in most of our porches, it is a new product made from recycled materials. When constructing Blue Moon Rising we have tried to blend old techniques and materials with the new and best environmental friendly products providing our guest with a more complete picture of the options available in the area environmentally sustainable construction.


MoonShine

MoonShine was the first of our “Waldens” to find its place on the hill at Blue Moon Rising. Reclaimed barn wood adorns the walls and floors hinting of its past life in some rustic barn in the Appalachians; saved from the decay of time and now relocated to an ultra-efficient modern living space.   MoonShine makes the most of living and gathering space with the addition of a Murphy bed on the first level, tucked inconspicuously in the main room. A built in bench adds seating when the bed is not in use.  A “bunkbed” area provides additional sleeping overlooking the main living space. Following the theme of the entire site MoonShine has also been furnished with eco-friendly products, from the low flow toilets to high efficiency heaters, lighting and insulation.

On the exterior of MoonShine reclaimed barn wood once again has been used, in a traditional board and batten style accented by hand cut cedar shakes.  The front porch boast a spectacular view of the living roof on our Phoenix building set against a backdrop of beautiful Deep Creek Lake.  There is no better place to be sitting in a rocking chair on a cool mountain evening.