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Lifes a Bear Hideway/Cozy Lake Area Cottage in McHenry

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Last updated: 10/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come, relax and enjoy our cozy Lake Area home for your getaway. Make it a special occasion by celebrating an Anniversary, Birthday, or a 'Just Because' weekend. Perfect for couples or families! The home is located within walking distance of the lake, area restaurants, marina's and activities and only a short 1 mile drive to the Wisp Resort. Last minute rental reservations accepted.

Come and enjoy our quite and cozy lake area home in McHenry. Within walking distance to the Marina's and shopping, yet off the main road. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Wisp Resort....and only a short 1 mile drive away! Take that well deserved getaway....celebrate an Anniversary, Birthday or take a 'Just Because' weekend. Perfect for couples and families.

Relax in our charming lake area country cottage, known as Life's a Bear Hideaway, located centrally to Deep Creek Lake in McHenry, Maryland. The house is nestled among the trees on a quiet country lane and gives the feeling of seclusion, perfect for relaxing after a great day of fun and excitement, yet you are centrally located directly in McHenry and within walking or a short 2 minute driving distance of all area activities; restaurants, marina's, shopping, family fun center and all resort activities.

Take a walk or ride your bike on the neighborhood country lane without the worry of the busy roadway traffic. Enjoy the spacious yard with the patio and deck for relaxing, or just fun time for the kids without the worry of being in another neighbors yard and near the busy roadway.

You are only a short 1/2 mile drive to The Wisp Resort which offers both summer and winter sporting activities and the new Adventure Sports Center, which offers white water rafting and mountain climbing activities. Deep Creek State Lake Park and Garrett Cinema are only minutes away as well.

Enjoy the sounds of a babbling mountain stream which runs along the property and take in the serenity of nature while relaxing on the deck. Unwind with a relaxing soak in the steamy outdoor hot tub after a memorable day of fun and enjoy the pleasure of the peaceful view of the ski slopes and lake inlet all year long. Fantastic sunset views year round and the ability to watch the 4th of July and New Years Eve fireworks displays right from the deck!

Our hideaway is the perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, or perfect for a family seeking privacy and the beauty of nature. The home, with it's open floor plan, comfortable furnishings and spacious yard allows for a relaxing vacation for those of all ages. So when 'Life's a Bear', this is the perfect hideaway vacation spot!

Keywords: cabin,woods,lake access


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible renting party must be 24 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Games, puzzles, activity books and reading books available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen in Master Bedroom 1 Queen in 2nd Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 Twin in 2nd Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 Sofa Beds and 1 single rollaway cot...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms, living room, family room/kitchen. Panoramic windows in living room with view of Wisp Resort slopes and lake inlet. Wet Bar located in living room with mini frig and seating for 6. Maryland State Park Pass for use at all State Parks in the county, during the renters stay in the summer...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Living areas have expanded selection, bedrooms are basic channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:


  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Family oriented movies and movies for children...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Wisp Resort slopes/all seasons...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of the Inlet pond which leads into Deep Creek Lake. Available for fishing, only a few short steps from the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window units in master bedroom and loft...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Free Standing Gas Fireplace located in the Living Room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Includes all bedding, towels and hot tub towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 Vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet connection/Bring your laptop...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, Pans, Stock Pots (3), Large/Med/Small casserole dishes, Bakeware (cookie sheets, pie plates, muffin tins, cake pans, Pizza Pan, Serving Bowls, Pitchers (all sizes). Kitchen well equiped for preparing larger family meals....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee Pot, Blender, Crock Pot, Toaster, Hand Mixer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Property includes deck w/ hot tub, covered porch with seating, and adjoining patio w/6' picnic table w/attached benches. Outdoor dining table on deck with umbrella....moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.8
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat
$950 $3,760
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


Spring Season 03/17/15 - 5/22/15

Weekly $750/week, 2Nite/weekend $450. 3Nite stay $550

Summer Season - 5/23/15-09/07/15

Weekly $950 2Nite/weekend -$550, 3Nite stay $600

Fall Season 09/08/15-3/15/15

Weekly $900 2Nite/weekend -$500, 3Nite stay $600

Spring Season 03/17/15 - 12/18/15

Weekly $850/week, 2Nite/weekend $550. 3Nite stay $600

partial wk. email for rates

$100 deposit on rent and signed rental agreement required at time of


$150 refundable damage deposit due at time of booking

6% accommodation tax

Age Requirement: Responsible signing party must be 24 years of

age/Sorry no exceptions

Check in: 4pm Check out: 11:00am, 10am during the Summer Season

Additional 1/2 day rental available upon request and availability.

Linens provided in rental price.

Includes sheets, blankets, pillows, towels and towels for hot tub

2 night minimum stay

3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends

Flexible partial week rentals accepted in all seasons

Repeat Renters receive "Returning Rental Discount"

Email or call for rates

Long Term monthly rates/contact owner for more information

Non-Smoking Unit

No Pets

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 10/01/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Garrett County Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 68
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Deep Creek Lake State Park

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Winter View of the Wisp Resort from the deck

    Winter View of the Wisp Resort from the deck

  • Family Room Area

    Family Room Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

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Lifes a Bear Hideway/Cozy Lake Area Cottage in McHenry

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