Accident: A Town With No Hotel?

Bear Creek CrossingMaryland | Western Maryland Region | Garrett County | Town of Accident

Well, I have my first update from my trip planning research. It seems the only place of lodging in Accident, MD has closed. Bear Creek Crossing Bed & Breakfast was located at 29380 Garrett Hwy in Accident.  It’s closed according to the last review listed for the B&B on TripAdvisor.

To validate, I called the B&B’s listed phone number and got a message that the mailbox has not been setup. If you click on the link ( for Bear Creek Crossing’s website, you get a blank screen. I also checked the website for the Town of Accident, MD and the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. Bear Creek Crossing is not listed on either site.

Accident is a town with no hotel.

I refused to give up so I checked for a listing on Airbnb. I used several dates over the next two months. In each case, I got 40 or 50 listings around Accident, MD but only one listing in Accident. Here’s the listing if you want to take a look. It’s a house with 3 bedrooms and 4 beds. It sleeps 5 guests.

There are places to stay in nearby towns. Accident is a short drive from Deep Creek Lake. Please tell me if there is a hotel, motel or B&B that I missed.

Thanks for reading the Maryland Travel Stories Blog.

Brent Jackson

A Town Called “Accident” in Garrett County

MD - Garrett County - AccidentI’ve driven through Accident, MD a few times and even stopped once for lunch. I pass through the town on the way to Deep Creek Lake. This is my chance to explore the town a little more.

Directions from DC Metro area: I-270 to Frederick, MD. Take I-70 West to Hancock, MD to I-68 West and Cumberland. Take Exit 14A to U.S. 219 North to Accident.

Town website / town on  Wikipedia /

I did some research and created this points of interest list for the town. Is there anything I missed?:

  • State of Maryland
    • Western Maryland Region
      • Garrett County
        • Town of Accident
          • Lodging
            • Bear Creek Crossing
          • Food Outlets
            • Annie’s Kitchen Country Restaurant
            • Moonshadow Cafe
            • FireFly Farms Creamery & Market
            • Mountain Flour Bakery
          • Points of Interest
            • The James Drane House (Believed to be the oldest standing structure in Garrett County.)
          • Activities
            • Coopers Rock Climbing Guides – Day Adventures
            • Husky Power Dogsledding

Let the exploring begin!

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Brent Jackson

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Trip


Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) / Allegany County / The train runs between Cumberland, MD and Frostburg, MD. The ride starts at the station in downtown Cumberland, MD (13 Canal St / (301) 759-4400).



WMSR on Wikipedia / WMSR website / Facebook / Twitter

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A 16 mile scenic ride through western Maryland mountains.

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With a layover in Frostburg, MD.