Late September through mid-late October
Leaves begin blushing with color around Labor Day, and keep going usually all the way through to November! The most popular time of year at SRL, be sure to book well in advance for best availability.
60th ANNUAL SPRINGS FOLK FESTIVAL
Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th
Celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. Watch the men and women baking bread and weaving, the men hewing logs and threshing grain and the children enjoying themselves on an old-time hayride. The lilting notes of blue grass groups, gospel music and children singing a capella fill the air. An exceptional array of quality handcrafted items like paintings, baskets, wood crafted furniture, quilts and dulcimers - Over 100 juried artisans demonstrating their craft from paintings, baskets, wood crafted furniture, quilts and dulcimers. Sample apple fritters, kettle corn and homemade ice cream. Pennsylvania Dutch sausage meals, pancakes and sausage, bean soup, homemade bread baked in an outdoor kiln, doughnuts fried as you watch. springspa.org
50TH ANNUAL AUTUMN GLORY FESTIVAL
Wednesday, October 11th to Sunday, October 15th
The hometown festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more in the quaint town of Oakland, about an hour away from the Lodge. In 2007, MSN.com listed it tops among fall festivals in the world and in 2014, Travel & Leisure listed the Autumn Glory Festival and our own Oakland, MD as America's Best Town for Fall Colors. visitdeepcreek.com
WINE TASTING with PINEAPPLE
Saturday, November 4th, 3pm-4:30pm
Fran "Pineapple" Schmitz is our favorite wine expert! He will lead a tasting of his favorite wines of the moment, with bottle sales also available so you can stock up for holiday entertaining. Join us for this fun afternoon! $45 per person, including tax and gratuity, along with paired hors d'oeuvres. Register
CHEF'S TABLE TASTING
Sunday, November 5th
Trust the whims of Chef Martin and he will prepare a seasonally-inspired tasting menu of fix to six small plated courses and paired wines. Maximum six guests per group, advance reservations required. We politely decline menu modifications or substitutions. $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Register
FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS
Let the Thanksgiving feast come to you! Chef Martin will prepare a feast with all of the trimmings. Available for pick up on Wednesday, November 22nd. View packages
Thursday, November 23rd
Our annual family feast! Available to overnight guests only.
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE
Friday, December 1st to Saturday, December 2nd
A magical, traditional Christmas at Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville, with additional events at Little Crossings, The Cornucopia Café, and Grant's Mercantile.
FIREFLY FARMS CHEESE & WINE TASTING
Saturday, December 9th
Our dear friends Mike & Pablo, owners of FireFly Farms Creamery and Market in Accident, Md., will lead a tasting of their award-winning cheeses with perfectly paired wines. We often send our guests to their shop for their cheese and wine pairing experience, but this time they're coming to us! Beyond raising goats and making some of the best cheese, both gentlemen are gourmands and incredibly fun to spend an afternoon with. Join us! Pricing to come soon.
SECOND HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Friday, December 15th to Sunday, December 17th
Gather at your home away from home for a weekend with Mike & Jan and the rest of your SRL family. More details coming soon!
Monday, December 25th
Over the river and through the woods... Have a quiet Christmas with us at SRL.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Sunday, December 31st
We always sell out for the last night of the year! We have plenty of champagne on hand for a celebratory toast as we watch the Good Riddance box burn in the fireplace.