VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

1 Mi. to Wisp + Community Indoor Heated Pool + Free Firewood + Internet, $149/nt

You sent a message to this owner.

Townhome Exterior (Not Pictured: Grill on Deck, Deck Seating for 6)


Last updated: 08/27/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

McHenry townhome description

RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH SUMMER 2015....ANY NIGHT only $149....2-night minimum, + $50 processing fee + 12% taxes...Stay 3 nights, 4 nights, 7 nights....just $149/night (special events weekends fee pertains) 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, lockable entry-level skis/recreational equipment storage, and free, high-speed Wireless Internet are just a few of the appealing features available to our guests.

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 heated 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 in summer 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 can hold moderate adult weight.

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, humidity is low year-round, even in the middle of the summer. This home is air-conditioned and also features ceiling fans in every room. Don't worry--you'll stay plenty cool in the summer 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 for any 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 + challenge course/sip line for kids!

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, 2015 - per the calendar, we fill desirable slots early. 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, Festival of Trees, Slalom Championship, Wine Festival, mountain getaways

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be 25 years or older. We rents primarily to families. No sororities , fraternities, hs/college ski groups, 'parent-sponsored' teen/college 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 groups....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            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:

            We have and love pets, but must respect the needs of those who visit after you who may have allergies....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Ashtrays available on deck and on patio....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Loft


          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            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

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots, pans, fry pans, tea kettle, cutting boards, measuring cups, handtowels, sponges, preparation knives, mixing bowls, storage and trash bags, 9 wine glasses, candles, cleaning supplies, etc, etc....moreless

          • Dining:

            Seating available at the breakfast bar for 3. Can use for a buffet service....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New refrigerator with top freezer and icemaker....moreless


          • Air Conditioning:

            Two AC units installed in May, 2014. Instructions for remote operation available at home. Ceiling fans in every room, including kitchen, keep home very cool. ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Free on-site unlimited firewood available at woodshed-access combo provided with reservation agreement...moreless

          • Heating:

            Base-board heating--heats quickly and house stays very warm..may have to turn it down a bit, in fact...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New front-loading washer Iron/Ironing Board, laundry soap pods provided...moreless

          • Parking:

            For two cars in front of home. Overflow parking by poolhouse/woodshed...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Sofa, two chairs, coffee table, side table...moreless


          • Satellite / Cable:

            HBO, Showtime, Music channels. TV's/DVD's in living room and all bedrooms except loft (4 total). 42' Flat Screen in Living Room...moreless

          • Books:

            Selection of children's books available in loft....moreless

          • Video Library:

            100+ family-centered DVD's, over half for kids....moreless

          • Games:

            A variety of games available in the loft. ...moreless

          • Television:

            HD TV in living room 42'...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • CD Player


          • Internet:

            Free, high speed wireless internet available. Access information available at home....moreless

          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            Heated indoor pool in clubhouse is available year-round: approximately 10:am - 9:30 pm. Pease let us know if you will be using the pool in winter so we can notify the pool personnel. If you do not let us know, the pool house will not be opened. Thanks...moreless

          • Indoor Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • 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

          • Boat:

            Bill's Marina is 1/10 mile away and has boats for rent by the hour or longer....moreless

          • Golf:

            Available at Wisp Resort, 1.2 miles away...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Grill located on balcony/deck....moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            At Wisp, along with tubing!!...moreless

          • Balcony


          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Adventure

          Location & View

          • Lake 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:

            See the nightskiers, boarders, tubers, roller-coaster riders and more at Wisp from living room!!...moreless

          • Water View


          • Theme Parks
          • Hiking
          • Snowboarding
          • Swimming
          • Kayaking
          • Hunting
          • Fly Fishing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Fishing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Rafting
          • Cycling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Water Skiing
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Golf
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Medical Services
          • Groceries
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Zoo
          • Restaurants
          • Churches
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Marina
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping
          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sledding
          • Antiquing
          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing
          • ATM/Bank
          • Hospital
          • Ice Skating


          Write a review 4.7
          from 7 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Autumn Glory Festival
          Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
          3 night min stay

          flat fee
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $973 $2,970
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Processing Fee $50 + tax
          • Tax Rate 12%


          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.

          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

          Please wait... Book with confidence

          Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


          Last updated: 08/27/2014
          Check availability
          23 Available
          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates


          15 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate Route 68
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Black Bear Tavern
          1.2 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Wisp Ski Resort
          2 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Wisp Golf
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Black Bear Tavern/Smiley's Pizza/Pine Lodge Rest.

          Car: Necessary

          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!!


          Owner info

          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 and the Outdoor Adventure Center....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 heated 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....

          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Guestbook comments from the owner

          1 of 10


          • Townhome Exterior (Not Pictured: Grill on Deck, Deck Seating for 6)

            Townhome Exterior (Not Pictured: Grill on Deck, Deck Seating for 6)

          • Stone Wood-burning Fireplace/Free Unlimited On-Site Firewood

            Stone Wood-burning Fireplace/Free Unlimited On-Site Firewood

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Bunkhouse: Guest Bedroom #3

            Bunkhouse: Guest Bedroom #3

          • Office Nook with Compaq Presario Laptop and  HP Printer/Photocopier

            Office Nook with Compaq Presario Laptop and HP Printer/Photocopier

          • Deck


          • Heated community pool - available year-round

            Heated community pool - available year-round

          • View of McHenry Cove and Wisp Ski Resort

            View of McHenry Cove and Wisp Ski Resort

          • Early spring view of Wisp

            Early spring view of Wisp

          • Living/Dining Room View from Loft

            Living/Dining Room View from Loft

          • Additional Living Room View

            Additional Living Room View

          • Guest Bedroom #2

            Guest Bedroom #2

          • Kitchen with Breakfast/Buffet Bar

            Kitchen with Breakfast/Buffet Bar

          • Loft with -2-Person Trundle Bed and Games/Puzzles Entertainment Center

            Loft with -2-Person Trundle Bed and Games/Puzzles Entertainment Center

          • Indoor community pool, open year-round

            Indoor community pool, open year-round

          • Winter View of lake and Wisp from Deck

            Winter View of lake and Wisp from Deck

          • Winter view of Sunplace "beach" with picnic area--50 yard walk from home

            Winter view of Sunplace "beach" with picnic area--50 yard walk from home

          VRBO #110634

          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

          This listing was first published here in 2006.

          Date last modified - Saturday, August 23, 2014

          $149 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
          Dates are unavailable
          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
          Book It

          Detailed Price

          Email owner

          (410) 274-9840 (Maryland, USA)
          Reservations are only taken by email

          Speaks: english
          Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
          Add vacation protection services to your booking

          Three services to protect your trip:

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

          Get it now

          Share this property

          Sharing makes you 30% cooler
            Please correct the following errors and resend:
          • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
          • Enter a subject for your email.
          • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

          Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.