A Southern Maryland Winter Staycation

Did the hustle and bustle of the holiday season wear you out? It may be time to grab your favorite person and go for a quaint little staycation for some rest and relaxation. You don’t have to go far in Southern Maryland to find a cozy spot to call home for a few days. Indulge yourself this New Year with a weekend of pampering, food and rest.

Rod-N-Reel Resort

The Rod-N-Reel Resort of Chesapeake Beach offers picturesque views over the bay of the Calvert Cliffs. Treat yourself to an afternoon of relaxation at their full service spa with offerings such as hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, aromatherapy, or body scrubs. Don’t forget your swimsuit either, as there is also an indoor heated pool and sauna. If you’re looking for food and drink, you’ll not be disappointed. Rod-N-Reel has two restaurants, a bar and lounge, as well as a coffee shop available to its guests. In addition, weekenders can enjoy their onsite fitness center, gaming, and free Wi-Fi.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

It may be worth it to take a short road trip and stay the weekend at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. This four star National Harbor Resort is within walking distance to fantastic restaurants and shopping, but also boast three onsite restaurants as well. In addition, the Pose Rooftop Lounge and The Belvedere Lobby Bar also have a light fare menu. The Relache Spa offers single and couples treatments such as facials, body wraps, massages, manicures, and pedicures. Other recreational amenities include an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and fitness center.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort

For a quick getaway that offers relaxation, food, and loads of entertainment, spend a weekend at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort. There are four onsite restaurants and if you’re looking for entertainment, this resort offers a full casino with slots, table games, and lottery games. They also offer live entertainment with ticket purchase for productions that vary and include concerts and live comedy shows. Their spa services are top notch as well.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Situated with a lovely view of the Chesapeake Bay and Marina, this 342-acre waterfront resort has both a rich history and a contemporary vibe.  Their Sago Spa and Salon has thirteen treatments rooms and offers a wide variety of services. Enjoy a cocktail and small plates at Michener’s Library, grab some coffee and grocery items at Bay County Market, or enjoy a fresh and delicious meal at either Blue Point Provision Company or Water’s Edge Grill.

Wisp Resort

If you’re a winter sports enthusiast, head out to Deep Creek Lake and enjoy a weekend getaway at Wisp Resort. This high end resort has 34 slopes for skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, as well as a mountain coaster. After a fun day on the slopes, relax by the indoor heated pool and hot tub or in their comfortable indoor lounge. Enjoy at bite to eat at any of their four restaurants or stop into the food court and sample from their pizza, soup, and ramen stations. In addition to the activities on the slopes, Wisp also offers escape room fun, aerial adventures, a mountain coaster, hiking, and scenic chairlift rides.



It’s alright to make a New Year’s resolution to treat yourself to some time away from the madness of work and life’s everyday stresses. Maryland has all you need to come home refreshed and rejuvenated.

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