Rudy's Retreat $ 149/Night + Community Indoor Pool!!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
McHenry townhome description
RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH SUMMER 2014- ANY NIGHT only $149....2-night minimum, + $50 processing fee + 12% taxes...Stay 3 nights, 4 nights, 7 nights....just $149/night. No increased rate for 'high' seasons! Book now, bring the family for a great time!! Minimum two week's notice required.
THE BEST VACATION OPPORTUNITY AT THE LAKE!! This lovely townhome with Wisp Ski Resort and Lake views is just 1.2 miles from Wisp (2 minutes drive time) and is the perfect 4-season vacation home. Parking for 2-4 cars. A fully equipped kitchen w/glasstop range, new refrigerator, new microwave, and dishwasher, stone wood-burning fireplace with FREE, unlimited, on-site community-provided firewood, deck/balcony w/gas grill, table/umbrella and 6 chairs; indoor table seating for 6-8 + 3 at the breakfast bar/counter, front-loading washer/dryer, and lockable entry-level skis/recreational equipment storage, are just a few of the appealing features available to our guests.
JUST ADDED: Free, high-speed wireless Internet access!
Each bedroom (except the loft) features a color TV and DVD player. The extended cable system includes HBO, Showtime and Music Channels. Our extensive family-oriented video library of over 100 family-oriented movies (40-50 for children) will entertain your family after you've finished skiing, swimming or boating. You'll also find a wide selection of child/adult games, puzzles, and children's books from which to choose. Relaxing in the community's indoor year-round swimming pool is also a great way to end a fun-filled day in any season!!
POOL UPDATE: During the winter, the indoor pool is open at no charge on weekends from approximately 10 am to 9:30 pm. For renters looking to book midweek, please let us know with your initial inquiry whether you will want to use the pool so we can make arrangements with the pool service. The midweek pool fee until the Memorial Day weekend is $25/day. There is no charge from then through the Labor Day weekend.
Sleeping: 1 Queen bed in Master Bedroom, 1 Queen bed in Bedroom #2, bunkroom w/four singles, loft w/daybed + trundle (sleeps 2 singles). Legal maximum is 10. Bunks are NOT suitable for adult weight and size.
Since cell phones are the order of the day, we don't offer in-home phone service. Instead, we pass the savings on to you. You can use our free, high speed wireless Internet to stay connected with work and friends. Because of our mountain location, temperatures and humidity are low year-round, even in the middle of the summer, so this home features ceiling fans in every room. Don't worry--you'll stay plenty cool and very warm in the winter!
You'll only need clothes,toiletries/towels, food (there's a full-service Shop n' Save grocery less than one mile away and a Walmart Super Center in Oakland, about 9 miles away) bed linens** and recreational items, including pool toys. (**Can you toss your own bed linens in the car? We thought so. We pass the savings on to you.) All paper towels, napkins, trashbags, toilet paper, laundry soap, dishwashing and other cleaning supplies are supplied for you.
Additional activities include pontoon boat tours, paintball, skateboarding, State Park Discovery Center (with plenty of children's activities),and more. You're within 1/8 mile walking distance of Bill's Marina where you can rent boats. There is community access to the lake for swimming from the community-owned waterfront across Deep Creek Drive. The whitewater rafting course has opened on the top of Marsh Mountain--it's .3 mile long--you can kayak, raft, picnic, etc. There are guided rafting trips down the course and children can go, too, though you'll need to check the age/height/weight restrictions.
Open Year-Round, the WISP MOUNTAIN ROLLER COASTER!! This two-seater, 3,500 ft cross between alpine slide and roller coaster is one of only 4 mountain coasters in the US. You can ride solo or with another, regulate your speed up to 26 mph, and enjoy fantastic mountain views....also now available at Wisp: guided Mountain Buggy Rides and a great zip line!!
PLEASE USE THE CALENDAR LINK BELOW to check availability BEFORE contacting us. ALL RENTALS ARE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BY RECEIPT AND CLEARANCE OF PAYMENT. A returnable $300 security deposit by personal check is required; rentals can be paid by personal check, or credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER)and cash/e-check, using Paypal.
Reserving now through Summer, 2014 - per the calendar, we fill well in advance --Payment in full is required for weekends, mid-week, or stays less than a week in length. 50% deposit with reservation agreement for week-long stays with balance due one month prior to arrival. Save gas and vacation at the Lake! We look forward to having you as our guests.
Keywords: Condominium, Townhome, water views, Deep Creek Lake, mountain vacation, Western Maryland recreation, Deep Creek, Homeaway, VRBO, Vacation Rentals by Owner, Fall Getaways, Fall Foliage, Fall Foliage Weekends, Autumn Glory Festival
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Renters must be 25 years or older. Privately owned home rents to families only. No sororities , fraternities, hs/college ski groups, 'parent-sponsored' teen groups. Will rent to small supervised school groups (gr. 1-8), civic, religious, charitable, etc. Excellent site for small group religious retreats, craft groups, reunions, corporate/BOD retreats and meetings, womens' weekends/ other small group...moreless
Great place for kids - many board games and puzzles in loft; good selection of youth/child/family centered movies. Books for younger readers. Bunk beds and daybed/trundle. Stuffed animals. Owner is teacher!! Many lake-centered children's activities. Bring the children!!...moreless
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Queen size Beds (2) One Queen in Master and One Queen in BR #2, both rooms with flat screen/panel TV's/DVD's and ceiling fans, Double Beds (1) Double Aerobed can be placed anywhere in the home. Easy to inflate and even easier to pack., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed with trundle located in loft. Single mattresses sleep 2 comfortably. Doubles as couch, reading center, nursing center, games location etc., Bunk Beds (2) Sleeping for 4;TV/DVD player in room. These bunks are sized and designed to hold the weight of children/teens, not adults....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Paper products/cleaning supplies/handsoap provided.
Kitchen & Dining
Additional appliances include blender, new microwave, toaster oven, coffee bean grinder, crock pot, fondue set, small George Foreman grill, regular waffle iron and 'Belgian style' waffle maker, glass top range, new refrigerator and more. Kid-friendly plastic glasses, cups, plates and bowls...large kitchen counter provides meal preparation/buffet service space,seating for 3 .DIsh and dishwasher detergents, paper towels, hand towels, napkins, toilet paper, laundry soap are all provided....moreless
Pots, pans, fry pans, tea kettle, cutting boards, paper towels, napkins, dish soaps, measuring cups, handtowels, sponges, preparation knives, mixing bowls, storage and trash bags, 6 wine glasses, candles, cleaning supplies, etc, etc....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning:
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- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
Heated indoor pool in clubhouse is available year-round: approximately 10:am - 9:30 pm. Please let us know if you will be using the pool when you make the reservation so we can notify the pool personnel. If you do not let us know, the pool house wil not be opened. Thanks!...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Patio located at entrance outside of skis storage closet; balcony/deck is off living room accessed by sliding glass doors. Table wth umbrella. 6 chairs in deck storage closet in summer; chairs under beds in winter....moreless
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
Wonderful view of Wisp, especially in winter when the nightskiing lights are on....easy 50-yard walk to access community dock for swimming, slipping in a kayak, reading, sunbathing, etc. Community picnic area with tables in summer season. Can walk/jog along Deep Creek Drive as traffice is mild. One minute walk to PineLodge, Black Bear and Smiley's Funzone restaurants; 5-10 minute walk to Santa Fe Grille, Ledo's Pizza....moreless
- Mountain View:
- Water View
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Now At Wisp: Zip Line, 1/3 Mile Whitewater Rafting course, Mountain Roller Coaster and Mountain Buggy Rides!!Nearby: working farms, dogsledding, antiques, Swallow Falls State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park (WV), Canaan Valley State Park (WV), Morgantown (about 1 hour, 15 min,), glass making factory, and More at Wisp: rail park, kayak express/kayak tours, fly fishing, pontoon tours, scenic chairlift rides, mountain bike trails, paintball, skate park.State Park with Discovery Center just 10-15 minute drive--has roped off beach area, many childrens' programs. Downtown Oakland (9 miles away) has shopping, antiques, theater, bingo (5 different places to play, depending on night of week), Walmart SuperCenter (an event in itself); short drive to Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Ski Resorts, Fallingwater, and Ohiopyle State Park, site of some of the best whitewater rafting in the area. Drive to Cumberland and ride the train from Cumberland to Frostburg and back. Or, just sit and relax!!...moreless
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Excellent Value for Winter Weekend
Excellent Value for Winter Weekend
Our family very much enjoyed Rudy's Retreat for a winter getaway weekend. The property is as described. It was clean and had ample space. The kids loved the bunk room and the loft. The indoor pool was a nice amenity for the kids. The location is ideal for Wisp activities, just minutes to the parking lot. The owner was easy to deal with and very responsive to emails with our questions. We would recommend this rental to friends looking for an inexpensive rental.
- Guest Mony (Pittsburgh airport area)
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 03/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Can't Believe the Low Price
Can't Believe the Low Price
I was skeptical at first....most places at Deep Creek go for twice as much. We were overjoyed to find this gem of a house. There were 6 of us...1 mom ( me), a 9 year old, and 4 teenagers. Everyone loved the house. We were never crowded. The weekend was too short. We have decided to return to Deep Creek for a week next summer and will probably stay here. Loved the DVD's and games available, too!
- Guest Brenda the Teacher (Catonsville, MD)
- Date of stay 11/11/11
- Review Submitted 11/13/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
The pictures on the site don't do it justice! It has every thing you may need during your stay. Lots of fire wood as well. I have been Coming to Deep Creek for 10 years and probably stayed at 30 different houses and this is by far the best deal there. After being home for a week I even received a thank you card in the mail with my security deposit. Nice touch. I usually don't stay at the same place twice. That will now change.
- Guest B.P. (Wheeling WV)
- Date of stay 10/27/11
- Review Submitted 11/11/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to providing a "home away from home" so our guests can spend their time enjoying all the Lake has to offer.
Great Place to Stay for Skiing!
Great Place to Stay for Skiing!
This cozy condo was a perfect place for our family to get away for a ski weekend. The views are beautiful of Wisp and the lake. It was a pleasure to deal with the owner and we had no problems once we arrived. We would definitely come back and have already recommended it to others. See you next winter!
- Guest MindyA (Frederick)
- Date of stay 01/07/11
- Review Submitted 01/10/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: We appreciate your compliment. Our winters are worth waiting for! We love our snow...and we love the Lake even when it doesn't snow! There is so much to do here in the winter--skiing, tubing, sledding (as in traditional and dog)...snowboarding, sitting by the fire,great dining....
My husband and I came for a weekend get-away and really enjoyed this home! Had a nice time and will definitely be coming back! Thank you so much for sharing your home!
- Guest Chase's (Wheeling, WV)
- Date of stay 03/19/10
- Review Submitted 07/05/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Very Affordable Townhouse
Very Affordable Townhouse
We recently stayed at Rudy's Retreat for a long weekend (4/29 - 5/2) with my 5-year-old twin grandsons. The listing description was accurate and the photos accurately reflected the rental's appearance. The property was clean and maintained. The owner was very helpful. I liked the close proximity to the pool house - just a short walk down the parking lot. The boys loved all the games provided in the loft area and liked the fact that they could each sleep on a top bunk. The only thing I was not aware of was the townhouse was actually on five levels which meant a lot of steps. It was not a problem for us but it might be for some other seniors. Also, even though it had ceiling fans and floor fans the temperature hit almost 80 degrees the Saturday we were there and it was very HOT in the house especially in the bunk bedroom. I had a hard time sleeping Saturday night because of the heat. I really would not want to stay there in the summer time or even this time of year again unless it had air conditioning. The owner may want to consider installing some AC units. I was aware that there was no AC but did not think that would be an issue. I was wrong. Other than that, it was a very nice house and we had an enjoyable stay.
- Guest Suffy (Greencastle, PA USA)
- Date of stay 04/29/10
- Review Submitted 05/11/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Ceiling fans have been installed in the living room and in the bunkroom as of August....that means that ceiling fans are now in all rooms, including the loft, so heat should no longer be a problem. Please also keep in mind that Summmer 2010 was an unusually hot summer - definitely not the normal experience at the Lake. Also newly installed is a storm door with screen which will improve the air flow. Also new are refrigerator and microwave. We look forward to our new and returning guests. Cindy
Guest comment entered by owner
Nicely appointed and clean home, good location and beautiful weather all made this a very pleasant and enjoyable weekend. Over the years, we have stayed at a few different rentals, and this is definitely one of the best. Thanks so much.
- Guest The Mcnamaras
- Date of stay 08/15/09
- Review Submitted 08/15/09
Wonderful location with so many beautiful sights and things to do. Wisp,Mountain Coaster, Whitewater rafting park, Deep Creek State Park,And Shallow Falls. My family and I have been there during all 4 season's alway's very relaxing. The townhouse is Really FULLY equiped with everything you can imagine. The owner has left nothing out for your comfort. Hope you and your family take the time to enjoy this beautiful home and community. E. Barnett & Family
- Guest Emily Barnett (Fairmont WV)
- Date of stay 07/22/09
- Review Submitted 07/22/09
Guest comment entered by owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. The lay-out is perfect with every need & comfort thought of. This was our first trip to Wisp, but we don't plan on it being our last. We look forward to staying with you again.
- Guest Sykes Family
- Date of stay 01/15/09
- Review Submitted 01/15/09
Guest comment entered by owner
We were so impressed wih the accommodations and loved the condo! It was so close to Wisp and fit our party perfectly. WE will definitely visit again--maybe this summer!!
- Guest A.Bowdin
- Date of stay 01/01/09
- Review Submitted 01/01/09
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Additional information about rental rates
The pool is open at no charge weekends throughout the year, and everyday from the Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day weekend (summer). There is a non-refundable daily rate of $25 for midweek (M-Th) use during the offseason. For pool purposes, and per the management company, offseason is defined as from the close of the Labor Day weekend through the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: As a lifelong Maryland resident, I have enjoyed the many recreational opportunities available in my home state--its ocean resorts, cultural and historic events, mountains, rivers and bays. But there's something special about Deep Creek Lake-living here is a year-round vacation experience. I can't imagine a better place to be anytime of year!!
Why the Owner Chose McHenry:
I purchased this unit with families in mind. It can be a challenge to take a whole family on a vacation--between gas at $3+/gallon, hotel, meals, snacks, souvenirs, activity fees, and those last minute emergency sunscreen purchases, the costs for a family vacation can really add up. With the economy in flux, my goal is to provide an affordable opportunity for families to relax in a beautiful and fun-filled 4-season vacation destination. Every season here is a good one, with something interesting to do no matter the time of year. As a teacher for over 20 years, , I love children and so this privately owned home rents only to families. We have plenty of movies and games, and there's so much to do, or you can do nothing at all but sit on the couch and relax.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
1.2 miles from Wisp. or .leave the unit, turn left, walk up the parking lot and you'll be at the Black Bear Tavern/Smiley's Pizza/The Pine Lodge Restaurant....seeing the skiers and the night lights of Wisp from the living room slider windows...watching 4th of July fireworks at Wisp from the deck...cozy fireplace with free, unlimited firewood...walking distance to the Santa Fe Grille, Ledo's Pizza...our completely renovated year-round indoor pool-- very few other communities can offer this amenity....less than a mile to full-service Foodland...slipping your kayak in at the community 'beach'/pier....Wine Festival, County Fair, Autumn Glory Festival, Holiday Lights...Lakeside Creamery for the best ice cream around (yes, it's a little more expensive, but it's homemade with real milk from real cows...) and so much more.....
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Townhome Exterior (Not Pictured: Grill on Deck, Deck Seating for 6)
Stone Wood-burning Fireplace/Free Unlimited On-Site Firewood
Bunkhouse: Guest Bedroom #3
Office Nook with Compaq Presario Laptop and HP Printer/Photocopier
Winter View of lake and Wisp from Deck
Winter view of Sunplace "beach" with picnic area--50 yard walk from home
Living/Dining Room View from Loft
Additional Living Room View
Guest Bedroom #2
Kitchen with Breakfast/Buffet Bar
Loft with -2-Person Trundle Bed and Games/Puzzles Entertainment Center
Indoor community pool, open year-round
View of McHenry Cove and Wisp Ski Resort
Early spring view of Wisp
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