Vannevar Bush Retreat - Deep Creek Lake

The Carnegie (Bush Retreat) Cabin at Deep Creek is a benefit for all employees, postdocs/fellows, retirees and visiting investigators of the Institution.

Reservations

High Season: 15 May – 15 September

  • A reservation may not be made any earlier than six months before the requested reservation date. (Example: January 11, 2018, you can make a reservation for July 12, 2018.)
  • Only one building (cottage or lodge) may be reserved. However, four weeks from your scheduled reservation, you may reserve the second building if it remains unreserved. (Example: If you have a reservation for the lodge beginning July 12, 2018, and you want to reserve the second building, the earliest you may do so is June 14, 2018.)
  • Only one reservation may be made during the high season. If there is an opening and it falls within four weeks of the requested reservation, you may make a second reservation.  (Example: If you want to reserve the cottage beginning June 7, 2018, the earliest you may reserve it is May 16, 2018.)

Low Season: 16 September – 14 May

  • A reservation may not be made any earlier than one year before requested reservation date. (Example: January 4, 2017, you may make a reservation for January 3, 2018.)
  • Only one building (cottage or lodge) may be reserved. However, eight weeks from your scheduled reservation, you may reserve the second building if it is unreserved.  (Example: If you have a reservation for the lodge beginning October 25, 2018, and you want to reserve the second building, the earliest you may do so is August 30, 2018.)
  • Only one reservation may be made during the low season. If there is an opening eight weeks from the day of your requested reservation, you may make a second reservation.  (Example: If you want to reserve the cottage beginning December 27, 2018, the earliest you may reserve it is November 1, 2018.)

Costs

High Season

Low Season

Lodge $200

Lodge $175

Cottage $ 175

Cottage $150

Campsite $10

Campsite $8

 

Reservation Rules

  • Only employees, fellows, retirees, visiting investigators, and their families may use the facilities. They are responsible for the proper use of the facilities. The Carnegie associate who makes the reservation must be present for the reserved period.
  • When you leave the Lodge or Cottage, be sure that it is in the same, or better, condition as when you arrived. Failure to complete Departure checklist will result in the loss of rental privileges.
  • Full payment is due two weeks prior to reservation. Failure to make a payment by 5pm on the Friday prior to your reservation will result in cancellation of your reservation. Failure to cancel a reservation at least one week prior to the reserved period will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee, unless the facility can be rented to another Carnegie individual.
  • The restroom and water facilities for campers are winterized and closed from September 15 to May 15 of each year. However, camping during this period is still allowed.

Payment

These rates are the same whether you stay for the week or just the weekend. Make checks payable to Carnegie Institution of Washington and send them to Deep Creek Rentals Attn: Shanique Washington at Carnegie Institution, 1530 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Reservations

To make a reservation send an email to  Deepcreek@carnegiescience.edu