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A stroll through the past

Very unique area of old log homes now used by various artists to sell and show their wares... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim D
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Gardiner
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Nice stop when in the area.

A very old area that could use a refresh. Not new buildings, but clapboards that have fallen off... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Michael B
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New Jersey
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“penn alps”(14 reviews)
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Features local crafts in restored log buildings.
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177 Casselman Rd, Grantsville, MD 21536-2003
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+1 301-895-3332
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 August 2006

A nice little place off the highway to stop and spend some time. This little village is located about 2 miles off the highway in a small area with many trees. There are about 10 or so buildings, each portraying another art (woodcarving, glass, soaps,...More

3  Thank KingCobra7003
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Many people traveling from Cumberland Maryland towards Kaisers Ridge and Rt. 40 have seen the billboard along Route 68 advertising The Penn Alps Restaurant but never stop there. This is a great place to enjoy some great inexpensive food, great atmosphere and after lunch or...More

2  Thank Ed A
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All reviews penn alps local artisans step back in time parking lot gift shop on site unique items for sale wooded area interesting place to visit many years nice stop interesting history stone bridge deep creek state park restaurant
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique area of old log homes now used by various artists to sell and show their wares. Weavers, bird sculpters, iron workers and painters work together in this unusal setting.

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Except for the Penn Alps Restaurant, this isn't worth the stop. About the only interesting artisan was the smithy - an artist with unique (and expensive) creations. Other than that, the shops in the Village offer pretty much that's in the Penn Alps Restaurant shop...More

Thank Dutch1638
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

A very old area that could use a refresh. Not new buildings, but clapboards that have fallen off many years ago and weeds growing in the gutters. In Sept, like Deep Creek, this place is empty. Of the limited number of stores, 5 were closed...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I'm not a "craft guy" but this was a nice mix of shops with local artisans (woodwork, quilters, soap makers, bird carvers, blacksmithing, etc.) There are few decent places for eats as well as a nice area to walk. Volunteers offer some interesting history of...More

1  Thank RoadTripper516
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting on the way to Deep Creek so when I finally got there and walked around I was very disappointed. Just reminded me of a touristy place not a cluster of real artisans. Don’t get me wrong some of the...More

Thank Mmutsy
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Small little walk through a log cabin town. Very educational. People are very willing to explain what they are doing or the history of the buildings.

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

What a cute place to visit, just walking around outside and taking pictures of the individual shops was just as enjoyable as going inside to see what they were selling. We did not eat there so I can’t comment on the food.

Thank 66gardengirl
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Wonderful artisans. Get place to loose yourself in history for an afternoon. The Yoder House is especially interesting & is staffed with people to answer your questions. Must see when in the area. Great place to find unique Christmas gifts or unusual items...More

Thank rebboeb
Reviewed 20 July 2018

There were a few artisans there today, and I enjoyed seeing their work. The environment, with old cabins and tall trees is interesting and refreshing. Sort of a trip back in time.

Thank jones1042
Reviewed 15 July 2018

the artisians weren't all there but the ones that were there were very informative. the old buildings were really nice and full of history especially the yoder house.

Thank eric w
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Response from 854DP | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes as it’s made up of lots of little hut like houses with a nice out door walkway between them all.
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