House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Betsy Thomas
My husband and I bought the Woodland in 1987, as a place to relax and recharge. As we explored the area, we discovered so many things that we enjoyed doing, that going back was a joy. As an artist, I enjoy the quiet painting time the home affords me. We are three minutes from WISP and skiing in the winter and golf in the summer. Other wonderful adventuress include antiquing, specialty shopping, dog sledding (winter and summer). Hiking, go-carting, fly fishing, boating, corn maze (August – October) and just plain sitting on the deck and watching the birds. During our tenure the Garret County Arts Council has been formed. They sponsor lectures, concerts and for the past few years special concerts by the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Betsy Thomas purchased this House in 1987
Why Betsy Thomas chose McHenry
My husband and I were looking to buy a rental/vacation home in the late 80’s and we just fell in love with the Deep Creek area. We chose a house in the mountains because of the gorgeous scenery and solitude. We really enjoyed being a little out of the way yet very close to all of the local attractions in the area.
What makes this House unique
We are on the other side of the mountain from WISP Ski and Golf Resort. The house is just minutes away from skiing, tubing, rollerblading, and golfing. It is with in close driving distance to Deep Creek Lake and all of the lovely attractions that are held there. You are a short drive from the historic town of Oakland, where there are shops and restaurants to frequent. The Oakland farmers market that is held on every Wednesday and Saturday has a wide variety of foods and crafts. If you are into hiking and scenic walking, a brief drive will take you to Swallow Falls and Harrington Manor State Park. If you want to venture out a little further, you are close to two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes, Fallingwater and Kentucky Knob, which are open to the public for tours. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is about an hour away in Pennsylvania. It offers, a full spa, golfing, and a myriad of other activities
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Cabin! Perfect for our ski weekend!
This cabin was perfect for our ski weekend. Comfortable space for all of us, we enjoyed the fireplace and games. And only 5 minutes from Wisp. Couldn’t have been more perfect! Thanks!
I am so glad you a;ll enjoyed the house. I was concrrfyou might not get there with the Icy forecast.
iam so glad you made it. I hoe we will see you again.
The way the weather is going, we may be skiing inJuly!
Thank you again for the review and your nice comments.
Wonderful home close to skiing
Wonderful home very close to skiing. Highly recommend!
The property was convenient and cozy. Only concerns we encountered were the bathtub stop in upstairs bathroom did not work, moldy leftover coffee filter in coffee pot, and dirty kitchen floor. But overall, it fit our familys' needs.
Thank you for pointing out the plumbing problems. They will be taken care
of. My cleaning lady ws mortiied when i talked with her. I hope you were not
put out. I do hope you will consider renting again. We will have the house
Sincerely, Betsy Thomas
Beautiful snowy weekend! House was perfect and close to Wisp for skiing and tubing. Lots of games and puzzles to keep us busy after skiing!
I am so glad you enjoyed the house and that you had some snow. I am also
glad when people comment on the games! If you suggestions for titles I do not
have, please let me know.
I do hope you will visit again. Wee would love to have you.
Cozy and perfect!
The four of us had a wonderful stay at Betsy's Woodland Cottage ! The home sits in a beautiful spot. The trees were just getting tipped in color in the backyard. It was cold so we didn't get to enjoy the porch, but the view was very pretty. The house sits close to wonderful gift stores , a grocery store and Deep Creek Lake . The house was nicely stocked with anything you could need. We loved the fireplace! So cozy and warm. The beds were comfortable and so peaceful to sleep! Thank you, Betsy for a wonderful time at your cottage! We would love to come back another time.
Great cozy stay!
We had a wonderful mini getaway at Betsy’s cozy and cute place. Plenty of room, lots of books and games.
My only recommendation is only to may be get a grill on the porch, so tne guests can grill dsome dinner. There is one, but it’s charcoal and it was extremely dirty and outdated. But other than that we had fun!
I am glad you enjoyed the house. I will take care of the grill situation immediately. Thank you for calling it to my attentiion. I do hope you will come again.