Scenic Train Rides in Maryland for Fall Foliage

One of our monthly blog posts on what to see, do, or where to eat on Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland.

taking scenic Train Rides in Maryland is such a lovely addition to any romantic getaway at our deep creek lake hotel

One of our favorite fall activities is taking scenic train rides in Maryland‚ÄĒit’s romantic and peaceful, especially as the vibrant hues of autumn shine. Maryland’s forests are a diverse collection of hardwood trees that create a magical palette each year. Fall is one of the most popular seasons to escape to the Deep Creek Lake area for a romantic getaway!¬†

Hopping aboard the scenic train rides on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad during the fall is a delightful experience, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, nostalgia, and charm. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is located in Cumberland, Maryland, and it operates vintage steam and diesel-powered locomotives that traverse through the picturesque landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains. On one of these scenic train rides in Maryland, you’ll see some untouched beauty and hidden natural gems.

One of the most important factors of a romantic getaway is your lodging. Our luxurious Deep Creek Lake Hotel with bed and breakfast amenities on the shores of Deep Creek Lake is the ideal space to create the perfect atmosphere to reconnect and relax. Our Arts-and-Crafts style mansion offers couples a quiet and serene place for one-on-one time. Recently, we remodeled one of our suites with just this in mind‚ÄĒthe Innkeeper’s Flat has everything you need for a restful and private trip. This room has high-end touches, a stunning en suite bath, and beautiful lake views. Check our upcoming availability and book your suite today!¬†

Scenic Train Rides in Maryland are the perfect addition to any romantic getaway at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

Romantic Train Rides in Maryland this Fall

During the autumn, the forests along the railroad route burst into a vibrant display of fall colors, with red, orange, yellow, and gold hues. These scenic train rides in Maryland take you through a sea of colorful foliage, creating a breathtaking and romantic backdrop for couples to enjoy. A ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad allows couples to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Here are five reasons to add one of these scenic train rides in Maryland to your itinerary:

  1. The old steam locomotives traverse through a gap in the Allegheny Mountains, across an iron truss bridge, around Helmstetter’s Horseshoe Curve, and into the 914-foot Brush Tunnel beneath Piney Mountain on these scenic train rides in Maryland. From the windows, you can take in these beautiful fall scenes.¬†
  2. History buffs will appreciate the care and preservation aspect of a ride on these antique steam trains. Those interested can learn more about the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Chesapeake & Ohio Railway steam locomotive no. 1309 and the backstory about coal trains throughout Kentucky and West Virginia.
  3. The railroad cars are designed for passenger comfort, with cozy seating arrangements that allow couples to snuggle up and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you choose a classic scenic trip, the Moonlight on the Mountain with live music, or one of the themed Murder Mystery Dinner train rides in Maryland.¬†
  4. One of the most romantic choices for a ride aboard The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is the Mountain Dinner Train. You’ll enjoy a delectable three-course chef-driven meal as you enjoy the sights between Cumberland and Frostburg, MD. Guests can also enjoy a bar serving a selection of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.
  5. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad departs from Cumberland, about an hour from our Deep Creek Lake Hotel, but well worth the stunning drive there. You’ll find plenty to discover along the way, and depending on which train ride you choose, take some time to explore the charming small towns in this area. Our Innkeepers would be happy to help arrange one of these scenic rides in Maryland for you if you have questions or need a reservation.¬†
Train Rides in Maryland are the perfect addition to a romantic getaway to our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

The Best Deep Creek Lake Hotel for a Romantic Getaway

Once you’ve taken in the stunning sights of our area on one of the best scenic train rides in Maryland, you’ll find solace and comfort at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel, exclusively for adults on the shores of the lake. Our hotel is the perfect getaway, especially during the autumn season. The pleasant weather during fall is ideal for outdoor activities, and the nights are crisp, best spent cozying up in your guest suite by the fire. The rustic elegance of our Inn’s Arts and Crafts architecture sets the mood, providing our guests with a sense of ease and relaxation.¬†

For those heading to Deep Creek Lake with romance in mind, our cozy one-bedroom Innkeeper’s Flat was recently remodeled with couples in mind‚ÄĒespecially for those looking for a private reprieve, on a honeymoon, or celebrating a special milestone or anniversary. Every detail is on point, with stunning decor and a spa-like en suite bathroom with a deep claw foot tub and separate rain shower. As you can see above, the balcony offers a fantastic view of our quiet corner of Deep Creek Lake.¬†

Each morning, we’ll take care of your breakfast with a hearty and wholesome meal prepared with care. We offer our guests an array of choices, and we’re more than happy to cater to dietary restrictions and allergies. We always have something available for our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friends. Heading to our Deep Creek Lake Hotel will be one of the best parts of your romantic getaway. Book your room today!¬†

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