Grantsville is the home of stunning scenery, rich history and delightful people. The town was named in honor of the wealthy Daniel Grant, who moved to this area of Maryland in 1796. During the early 1800’s the construction of the National Railroad created more traffic, resulting in more settlers to the area. The area’s iconic Cassleman Bridge was built in 1813 and was the largest single span bridge ever constructed at that time.
Today in Grantsville, you will find a quiet country setting with many popular attractions such as: The Cassleman Inn, Stanton’s Mill, the Spruce Forest Artesian Village and Historical Residences. The Main Street is filled with charming locally owned businesses, restaurants and shops to explore. The town’s approximately 1000 residents are warm and welcoming.
There is no shortage of arts and entertainment in and around Grantsville, MD. One can enjoy quaint farmers markets, home and garden expos, quilt shows, and main street cruises in town. Several colleges and universities bring cultural experiences to the area. Residents and visitors enjoy the proximity Grantsville has to Amish country and the how easy it is to day trip in the surrounding major metropolitan areas.
From inches of snow, to warm summer days, and beautiful fall foliage, Grantsville residents get to enjoy all four seasons of the year outside. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, snow showing, geocaching and much more. Five extraordinary State Parks, multiple mountain lakes, and world class white water rivers are located in Grantsville. And don’t forget that Wisp Ski Resort and Deep Creek Lake are just 20 minutes away.
Ease of access, an abundance of experiences and a wonderful small town community spirit make Grantsville an ideal location for anyone.