The Barn on Lake Shore .... Winter Wonderful
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
McHenry house description
New lake access home with private dock available for your use.Use our 15ft.canoe. Bring your own boat, or rent one for the day/week from a local marina and keep it at your own private dock. Large dock in quiet cove is great for sunbathing or swimming. We have the dock is in the lake from May first until October first.The dock must be 'pulled' through the cold months. If you want to have the dock out for visits in April or October call we will see if we can accommodate you.
Located close to all Deep Creek Lake activities but tucked away in 3 acres of woods so you can get away from it all. Watch for deer as you enjoy breakfast from your screened in porch. Share quiet nights sitting around your campfire roasting marshmallows, we provide the firewood!
Each bedroom has a queen sized bed and a twin bed. There is additional queen sized Murphy bed in the great room.
we received an inquiry asking a question about 'lake access' It has occur to me there may be some confusion about the lake proximity to our house, and the name we use for our place may have added to this.
Our house is 'the Barn on Lake Shore' because the address is on Lake Shore Drive, and we chose to build with the look of a barn (This was in homage to a local landmark, a sway back stone barn around the corner on Mayhew Inn road), it is NOT on the shore of Deep Creek Lake. I chose this name for the cute factor, not to deceive anyone
Our property is NOT lake front.To get to our dock you walk down the middle of our property and cross the road, go down our deeded and wooded 15 foot right of way between two lake side houses.We all find it a pleasant walk and the view of our cove sitting on the dock and its landing is lovely and very private. We don't have what I could call a lake view from our house. In the summer you can some time see a glimmer of the lake, when the trees are bare in the winter a little more but thats about it. What we do have is lots of private woods.
No one in the past has ever complained but,we would rather have fewer inquires or renters than have any of our guest be disappointed in our place.
We have tried to make our property pet and kid friendly with casual no-worries decor. It is not small child-proof however,the second floor which contains the living space, has large, low windows, and will require close adult supervision. The back porch has 13 steps. The interior stairs are 17 steps to the living space they are equipted with hand rails and hand grips, Hand grips are also in the full bath shower and commode this may be of interest to persons with limited mobility.
We like to cook and you will find a well equipped kitchen. cooking for a crowd? We suply the pots. All doors and shelves are labeled to make life easy for you.
Climbing on stonework of barn would be dangerous is forbidden..
Close to Deep Creek Lake State Park, Swallow Falls State Park, Herrington Manor State Park, WISP Resort, miniature golf, go-karts, restaurants (you can go by boat!) and movie theater.
Cell phones usually will NOT work on the property but don't worry, all local and long distance calls from the house are included
Please bring your own bed linens and towels. Washer and dryer are provided. We can arrange for linens to be delivered for your visit at a cost of $70. Firewood for fire pit and wood stove is provided.
You must be 24 years of age or older to enter into a rental agreement on this property. In resepct to our active military we make special arangments, contact us for details.
We accept personal checks, money orders, Pay Pal, and cashiers checks.
1/3 Due within 10 days of booking along with signed lease agreement. Balance and security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival. For reservations made within 30 days of arrival, full payment is due immediately. Personal checks will not be accepted with reservations made one week or less before arrival,
.we can make arrangements for pay pal.
Weekly rentals run from Sunday to Sunday. We rent ONLY FULL WEEKS IN THE SUMMER from mid June to labor day. Labor day, and Memorial day week, includes the holiday and are 8 day weeks (week rate and 1 extra night)
We have a 3 night minimum for all holiday weekends Must include the holiday. Thanksgiving is a 4 night minimum
Contact us for mid week rates.
Unless prior arrangements have been agreed upon by owners.
6% MD Sales Tax and 6% County Accommodation tax
$250 Refundable Security Deposit
$100 Refundable Pet Deposit(2 dog maximum without prior permission)
In September 2014 Garrett co Maryland is hosting the ICF CANOE SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. For the long weekend of the Sept. 16 to Sept 21 only rental arriving on 9/17/14 departing 9/22/14 will be accepted.
The rate for these dates is $1,100.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Baking pans and Sheets, Blender, Bread maker, Bundt Pans, Butter dishes, Can opener, not electric, Cookie sheets, Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Corning ware pans, Crock pots 3 sizes, Dishes, bowls & cups, Electric Kettle, “Forman grills 2 sizes, Food Processor, Glass stemware / Plastic stemware, Ice tea maker, Loaf Pans, square baking pans, Measuring cups, bowls and spoons, Micro grater, Microwave steamers, Mixing /Serving Bowls LOTS of them, Mugs, Muffin Pans / paper liners, Picnic Baskets, Pitchers, 1&1/2 gallon beverage, Pitchers 3, for gravy-warmed syrups etc., Pizza pans, Plastic “party tub”, Plastic storage containers, Pots, frying Pans & steamers, Quesada Maker, Scoops [ice cream], “Silver” ware LOTS of pieces, Serving Baskets, Small and large roasting pans, Spatulas & cooking spoons, Stand Mixer, Tea pots and cozies, Thermos bottles, Waffle Maker,Wine Bucket, Wok...moreless
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Wood Stove:
- Covered Parking:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
We keep book shelves with reference volumes, like Dictionaries, cook books, and field guides. Also a shelf of children's books, some silly, some Lake/ mountain related. We also have some novels....moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player:
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Whitewater Rafting
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
Simply The Best
Simply The Best
I almost don't want to tell you how superb this vacation rental was, I want to keep it all to myself! But seeing as I only get to Deep Creek for one week a year, I guess that would be pretty selfish of me. So now you know, VRBO world - this is the best rental you will ever find. Sure, there might be more luxurious homes out there. There are probably beautiful views of the lake to be had for several thousand dollars more. But if you're not looking to empty your bank account and you want to deal with the nicest owners you'll ever meet, book now. The owners have literally thought of everything when it comes to this rental. Need a corkscrew? There's several. Need an ice cream maker? Got it. Fire starters for the wood stove? Of course. Going in winter and need an extra sweater to go play in the snow? Yup, got those too. Heck, they even have scarves for your dog with the phone number of the cabin embroidered on them - just incase Fido wanders off! So many homes we've rented in the past look like they were stocked with the assorted few things that the owner could spare from their own cupboard at home. But the Barn on Lakeshore looks more like a home stocked and thought through by people who want you to vacation like they would want to vacation. The property is quiet and secluded - with the autumn leaves falling we could glimpse just one neighboring home. Whether you want to enjoy the screened in porch, the fire pit or the newly installed gazebo - you'll feel like you're in the middle of the woods, far from everything and everyone else. If the lake is what you're looking for (as was the case with our pup), just a short walk across the road will bring you to your own private lake access on a little cove. (A dock for the boats, a gentle sloping beach for the dogs to wade in.) And, of course, there's a canoe to borrow along with plenty of life vests and oars! I could go on typing, but really, words don't do it justice. If you like to vacation with your furry friend and are looking for a rental that's both comfortable and affordable, book this home now. Just leave the first week in June open - the wife and I are probably going to call dibs on that pretty soon!
- Guest Tim (Folcroft, PA)
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/25/13
Recommended for: Pet owners.
Owner response: It Is so nice to hear from guest who have clearly enjoyed our place. We do stock the house in the way we would want a rental to be If we were the guest. Very nice of Tim to do all this typing.
We had a wonderful stay at The Barn on the Lake Shore. Everything was great. The house was very clean and very well stocked. It was amazing everything that they had for you to use. You could not asked for anything more. The kids had a great time swimming and fishing off the dock and having the use of the canoe. In the evening everyone had a good time sitting around the campfire making smores. The owners are wonderful. Thank you for everything. We hope to be back next summer.
- Guest pam (Frederick County Maryland)
- Date of stay 07/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/25/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children.
The Barn 2
The Barn 2
This is our 2nd year staying here and it was just as good this year as last. Owners are VERY FRIENDLY & HELPFUL. If you forget something they will probably have it. The camp fires at nite were alot of fun and we made smores.I only have 2 regrets 1)we only stay a week 2) you have to bring your own food. I wish I would have found this place sooner BUT I know about it now and will be staying here every year we come here. Thanks Florance
- Guest Tom (Cleveland ,ohio area)
- Date of stay 05/19/13
- Review Submitted 05/27/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: It is all ways nice to have guest return. I like to get suggestions especially from returners, who have had time to think of how we can improve things. Tom puts a lot of time into his vacation plans, and we try to act on his suggestions. Stocking the house with food would be tricky, beside Tom and the guys like to fish for their dinner.
Just what we needed....
Just what we needed....
My husband and I were in need of a mini-vacation, but couldn’t spend a lot of money. The weekend was perfect as it was indeed a relaxing getaway, that was reasonably priced…. and we could even bring our dog, Dexter. The house came equipped with everything you could have needed…. Mixers, quesadilla makers, back packs to use while there, tupperware to take home- EVERYTHING! I was a little hesitant that with the rental being ‘dog friendly’ that the house would be run down and not clean, but it wasn’t at all- the house was very clean and roomy enough for Dexter to run around. I don’t think the pictures online do the space justice. We enjoyed getting away from the real world- the house was tucked away in the woods, but close enough to the lake, falls and tons of trails… just minutes away. Dexter enjoyed all the outdoor activities. Overall, the weekend getaway was exactly what we needed.
- Guest Kristin N.
- Date of stay 04/11/13
- Review Submitted 04/16/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Visiting the lake and Garrett Co. has all ways had a relaxing effect on us. The change of pace combined with the nice people and out of doors refreshes body and mind We have tried to have the kind of house that is leased at good value for money. That is, the kind of place that we would like to stay ourselves. Our place is well stocked because it is the way we want it for our own visit. Hopefully our guest will feel like they are staying at a friend’s place, supplied with all that would entail. Because our house is new built we could make it easy to clean. So “pet People” and guest who do not bring companion animals can find a well maintained place for their visit. Our supper cleaner does a great job between guests. Also when our guests treat our house as they would a friends place it can kept up, and still allow us to charge a “reasonable price”
We stayed here the end of May EVERYTHING you could possible need is here.We were there for fishing and the location is right in the middle of good fishing.My Grandson-Son and I could not believe how big the place is,you could get lost in this place its so big.We have booked it for next year and we are looking foward to going there.The owners are very friendly and answered any questions we had most of the questions were about where is a good place to eat and where to buy food. I would recommend this to everyone I know ********** stars for this place
- Guest Tom (Cleveland ,ohio area)
- Date of stay 05/26/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
A lovely and well-stocked home!
A lovely and well-stocked home!
We had a lovely long weekend at the Barn on Lake Shore! This is an adorable house stocked with everything you could possibly need...the owners have thought of (and labeled) everything. The property is lovely...you feel as if you're in the middle of the woods. But a short walk on a well-marked path leads you to the waterfront and the house is conveniently located to many of Deep Creek's amenities. We took advantage of the firepit outside and had a blazing campfire every evening, no shortage of wood here. My brother, who loves to grill, was pleased to find a new Weber grill ready for him to use. There is plenty of parking for your boat trailer or guests. This is a modern, roomy and well-stocked vacation home! We plan to return next year!
- Guest Laurie (Millersville, MD)
- Date of stay 05/17/12
- Review Submitted 05/22/12
All the Comforts of Home!
All the Comforts of Home!
We have stayed at the Barn on Lake Shore twice, and each time has been terrific. They have a fully stocked house with everything from paper cups for the bathroom to a coffee maker to disposable tupperwares to take home leftovers. We had 3 adults and 3 children staying with us and were quite comfortable. The wall/murphy bed is incredibly comfortable. So much so, that my husband wrote the name of the mattress down and went home and bought one after the trip!! Not only is it more comfortable than a sofa bed, but unlike sofa beds, we could leave it out during our stay. It is a short (about 5-10 minute) drive to the ski slopes. The lake is right across the street. SInce the winter was mild, my mother was able to take our 3 year old son for a walk to see the lake. She said it was a quick and easy walk. They also have a great screened in porch. Although we stay in the winter, I am sure it is great for spring, summer, and fall. I love that we could bring our dog. The owners even have tags with the lake houses' information for you to use during your stay. The great room is very spacious. There was plenty of room for us all to sit and enjoy a movie. This was our second time here, but I am sure it won't be our last.
- Guest Julie (Fredrick, md)
- Date of stay 03/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/10/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: About the wall bed When we started renting we wanted all the beds to be as comfortable as we could make them. On the theory a otherwise great vacation can be much diminished by rotten nights sleep. . Toward this end all the beds have memory foam under a white waterproof washable mattress cover topped with a lambs wool mattress pad. We are happy to hear this has resulted in the good nights sleep for our guests. Tourists without a Car would need some other transport at Deep Creek Lake/ Garrett co. Motor cycles or bikes.
Had a nice weekend
Had a nice weekend
House was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked. Owners went out of their way ensuring we had a nice weekend. Everything was labeled (and I mean everything) :-) to make sure you could find anything you needed. Wouldn't hesitate renting it again! If you are there to ski, considering driving to Timberline (1 hour south) for a nice change of pace in case you get bored with Wisp.
- Guest John (Hanover, MD)
- Date of stay 02/17/12
- Review Submitted 02/26/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: It always good to hear guest enjoyed our house!
barn on lakeshore
barn on lakeshore
I love this place!! My parents have known Jack and Florence for years and I went to school with their youngest son. I stayed a couple years ago in August for a week and theres so mauch to and not time. Me and boyfriend stayed the weekend before thanksgiving and all though the slopes were still closed we had a blast we stayed for a romantic getway and did some trail walks swallow falls if you haven't been then go! In the summer you swim in the waterfalls. Jack and florence have made their cabin a home away from home!! And their shower is to die for :) she has labeled everything to make it easier to find(great idea) no searching. And the best part of staying is I could Brody my German shepherd lab puppy she even has dog crates small medium and large. She thought of everything you could need to make it a wonderful stay!!
- Guest janna (Denton,md )
- Date of stay 11/18/11
- Review Submitted 11/22/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers.
A Rainy, but Fun Stay
A Rainy, but Fun Stay
We had a great stay at the Barn on Lake Shore. We came with our 3 month old, my parents, and our dogs. Unfortunately, we had a VERY rainy week, but we didn't mind being stuck inside because it's such a great house to be stuck in! Our stay was very relaxing and peaceful--just what we needed. We used the rain as a good excuse to watch movies, take naps, and play a lot of cards and board games. Florence, the owner, has provided EVERYTHING you could ever think of...even dog bandanas and dog blankets. It was very nice to go to a place that is so dog-friendly. The house is very cozy - the beds are comfortable, the decor is very cute, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped (and labeled!). We have stayed at many beach houses and vacation houses and this was by far the all-around best equipped. The area around the house is very woodsy and provides nice privacy, and there is a firepit where we cooked out a few times and had camp fires and roasted marshmallows and hotdogs. It's a short walk down to the dock. It's peaceful just sitting by the water. We tried fishing and even took the canoe out. There are a lot of parks and hiking nearby, which was were able to do a little of when it stopped raining. We could've had better weather, but we couldn't have had a better house. Thanks for a great vacation!
- Guest Shelley (Maryland)
- Date of stay 09/25/10
- Review Submitted 09/01/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: It's good to here how we equipped our place has made a rainy visit a fun one. Garrett Co. dose have a lot of rain and snow, the mountains catch the rain clouds heading east.
Early Spring .. April 2 -May 1 .. $ 700/week .. $375/weekend. $115/x-nt Spring ........ May 2- Mid June .. $ 800/week .. $400/weekend. $120/x-nt Early Summer .. Mid June +1 -Jun 30 .. $ 1,100/week. week long rentals only Summer ........ July 1-Labor day.. $1,300/week. week long rentals only Late Summer ... LAbor day +1 to Oct.1 ...$ 1,100/week...$400 weekend..$120/x-nt Fall .......... October 2-Oct 31 .. $ 800/week .. $4000/weekend. $120/x-nt Late Fall ..... Nov 1 -Dec 1 .. $ 700/week .. $400/weekend. $115/x-nt Winter ........ Dec 1-April 1.. $ 900/week $500/weekend. $125/x-nt
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Front of house. The garage on the right is for our guest to use
The bedroom facing the back, also has a twin bed
early morning view of fern bank
View of the side of the house Store bikes etc.in this garage
Great room looking toward the back porch door
You will find a kitchen ready to cook in!
Great room has Kitchen, Dining, TV viewing, Queen "wall bed", and warm stove.
Entrance to door less shower
Shower shelf. Grab bars in shower.
view the winter woods through large windows
the landing for the dock leafy and private
bed room facing the woods
Queen bed in "front" bed room. Note the Shaker pegs. they are all over the house
View the fire in the wood stove from the couch. Wood in rick on porch in season.
View of the kitchen. The rest of 'great room is about 3times this space
View of trees, summer is green and private out every window.
Cabinet in back is wall bed, there is room to walk around bed when it is down.
Inside of shower,3 ft.X 10 ft.
Winter is cozy at 'the Barn' drive plowed as needed, entrance not too steep.
snow dust the woods, dear tracks trace their passing
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