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Waters Run Guest House & Suite

(35 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Suites 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Amenities 4.9
  • Service 4.9
  • Location 4.9
  • Breakfast 4.9

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Waters Run Guest House & Suite Information


Escape your everyday. This 90-acre working family farm embodies the Appalachian culture. Tucked away in Savage River State Forest, the location provides you the opportunity to experience some of Western Maryland's stunning scenery or to just "be" at the farm. Explore all that mountain farm life has to offer — visit with the horses, watch the birds, roam the mountain trails, or walk the flower gardens and fields. Fly fish, kayak or canoe on Savage Reservoir, paddle boat or cross country ski at New Germany State Park, or boat, jet ski and snow ski at Deep Creek Lake — all within 15 minutes of the homestead. Featuring a Guest House and a Garden Suite, choose which one will suite your needs. Both offer private parking, entrances and bathrooms. The Guest House features a full kitchen, dining area and living area. The Garden Suite provides you with the necessities and a small kitchenette with a toaster, microwave, small refrigerator and coffee maker. Both include a BBQ in season and private patio areas. Enjoy a relaxing morning on the patio by adding a some homemade goodies to your stay.

Waters Run is the farm and family homestead of Donald and Beth Gaster. Their oldest daughter, Sadie and her husband Scot, moved back to the farm in 2015 after their first child was born. In true farm fashion, you can leave the farm, but it never leaves you. Now, with their four kids (Hartley, Harmon, Marshall and Opal), they work hard to keep homesteading alive. Depending on the time of year, you can find them working in the garden, making preserves, canning fruits and vegetables, taking care of the farm horses, baling hay, or planting flowers. Along with Donald, they are working the farm and keeping Beth's hospitality alive. Beth opened the farm to guests in 2001. Serving people and making them feel at home was Beth's specialty — she loved being a host to all that traveled through. After a brief battle with cancer, Beth passed in 2016. The farm is a family operation that includes Sadie's siblings, Rhett (Danita) Gaster and Molly (Randy) Furman and their kids, Kylie, Kadon, Amber, Abby and Noella. Without them the farm could not run, stay beautiful and support the family through all the seasons!

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Sanitized tableware


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Housekeeping - weekly
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Pet(s) live on property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs


  • Breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Jet-ski
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • River rafting
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Wine tasting
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Backpacking
  • Cinema
  • Croquet
  • Family fun
  • History/science museums
  • Hunting
  • Mountain sports
  • Retreat
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Watersports
  • Skiing - cross-country
  • Ski school
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    4:00 PM (Reception open 24 hours)
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from I-68, Exit 22 (13.7 miles)

    I-68E, turn Right onto Chestnut Ridge Rd/US-219 S.  I-68W, turn Left onto Chestnut Ridge Rd/US-219 S. 

    Follow Chestnut Ridge Road 2.9 miles until the Stop sign.  Turn left onto New Germany Rd. Stay on New Germany Road for 9.1 miles.  Turn left onto Blackhawk School Road.  At the end of Blackhawk School Road (0.5 mile), turn left onto Dry Run Road.  The Farm is located 1.2 miles on the Right in the valley at 3146 Dry Run Road.  The sign reads, Waters Run Guest House & Suite.

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