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Rocky Gap Maryland

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Most of these shots were pre casino days. Actually my wife won a silent raffle for a weekend here. We loved it. Great service and wonderfully relaxing. Beautiful area and views. I imagine this would be a beautiful spot in the fall with all the woods that surrounds it. The trails around the lake were allot of fun and great exercise.

A view of the lodge across the lake.  Photo by Mike Hartley

A view of the lodge across the lake.
Photo by Mike Hartley

While I love all of Maryland I’m beginning to think more fondly of the Western part of the state. Of course the beach is always at the top of my list but the central part is getting too crowded. With density of housing, number of people on the roads and businesses and developers eating up every inch of free space. Plus activities like hiking and boating are becoming more appealing to me.

Nothing like a boat ride with the kids. Photo by Mike Hartley

Nothing like a boat ride with the kids.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I find myself wanting to look at nature more than architecture.

One of natures Greens Photo by Mike Hartley

One of natures Greens
Photo by Mike Hartley

Fishing to golf, boating and hiking, bikes and the pool, its all here.

Father and son by the shore. Photo by Mike Hartley

Father and son by the shore.
Photo by Mike Hartley

You won’t see the entrance to the resort like this today with the Casino there. But when we stayed there it was nice and quiet.

Resort entrance Photo by Mike Hartley

Resort entrance
Photo by Mike Hartley

But the views and fresh air were great.

I believe these are cat tails. Photo by Mike Hartley

I believe these are cat tails.
Photo by Mike Hartley

One can only take so many hours in traffic before a retreat with a view like this is needed.

Lake Habeeb Photo by Mike Hartley

Lake Habeeb
Photo by Mike Hartley

So if you’re looking for a good getaway destination, this is an excellent spot.

Lobby from before Casino time Photo by Mike Hartley

Lobby from before Casino time
Photo by Mike Hartley

I just started golfing and I haven’t had the pleasure of playing the course at the resort as I walked by a good number of the holes they seemed quiet beautiful and challenging.

Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap Photo by Mike Hartley

Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was recently back here this past August and it was a wonderful weekend. A friend of ours daughter was having a wedding there. It was great, lots of the kids camped out in the park where there are lots of options. Most of us old folk, (above 40) stayed at the hotel. I’m not a big casino veteran but this one was nice and felt very comfortable. Think I’ll look at another weekend up there next year. I want to explore Cumberland more.

Finish you you're round at the 18th at the hotel. Photo by Mike Hartley

Finish you you’re round at the 18th at the hotel.
Photo by Mike Hartley

 

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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