Do bison short ribs, ostrich salad, roasted rack of elk, wild boar sausages, and duck ravioli peak your appetite? Do you daydream about getting away to a rustic upscale lodge where you can watch bear, deer, and hummingbirds while you dine inside or on the deck? Would sitting in a rocking chair with an after dinner drink on the wrap around porch chase away the stress of your work-life?
Quickly, make reservations at Jan and Mikes Savage River Lodge. Stay overnight in one of eighteen luxurious cabins where fresh baked muffins (and homemade doggie biscuits if Rover is with you) are delivered to your door each morning. Have a Bloody Mary with your Sunday brunch, as the Savage River Lodge boasts the only full service restaurant in Garrett County sporting a Sunday liquor license (after 1pm, with meals only).
As you dine, watch Chef Stephen Brown create Gourmet Country meals in the open kitchen. The aroma of apple and cherry from his wood burning oven fills the room making each of his guests thank their maker that they found this lodgey hideaway.
Brown hails from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. From one of the best schools of this kind in the nation, CIA graduate Brendon McCagh has also recently joined the talented SRL staff. Before coming to the Lodge, Steve was Executive Chef at Aramark in Hagerstown, a Corporate Food Service Company. His employer, Frank Ganassa, designed the kitchen where he now works.
Not only do Jan and Mike offer guests the full experience of comfortable lodging and unique meals, but they serve their own micro-brews, Black Club Ale and Bodhi Beer. These are brewed by Johannson Brewery in Westminster using the lodges recipes developed along with the expertise of a brew master friend from Wyoming. If beer is not your cup of tea, how about a frosted mug filled with frothy homemade root beer? Or a glass of wine from their extensive wine list?
Bodhi is not only a beer. He is the resident canine at this pet-friendly establishment. The owners so enjoy dogs that each Saturday at 4pm they hold Puppy Yappy Hour. Bodhi leads doggie guests to the meadow for bowls of water and frolicking with his favorite toys!
Brown prepares all meals using seasonal vegetables, local ingredients, and a variety of wild game. Open for lunch everyday and breakfast and lunch on the weekenda great place for Sunday brunch! Next year look forward to Chef for a Day. Play horseshoes. Hike or cross country ski the 15 miles of trails. Theyll pack you a picnic lunch!
The Savage River Lodge sits on forty- five wooded acres which is surrounded by State Forest lands located just off of Route 68 between Frostburg and Grants-ville. Reservations are required for both lodging and dinner. Call 301-689-3200 from 8am to 8pm year round, seven days a week. Plan to hold your meeting, or event at the lodge! www.savageriverlodge.com