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Romantic Lakeview Cottage with Hot Tub and Amazing Sunsets!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. Sleeps 4. Dog friendly! Parking: 2 car maximum.

Deep Creek Lake is listed in 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE! (US and Canada)

Looking for a getaway in Maryland?

The Birds’ Nest is a tastefully decorated, romantically secluded lake-view vacation home at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. It’s an enchanting choice for a special occasion: honeymoon, wedding anniversary, girls’ weekend, or just a quiet escape.

Summer rentals run from Sunday to Sunday.

You bring your lovebird; The Birds' Nest will provide the atmosphere!

Nestled among tall oaks and lush rhododendrons, this tastefully decorated, 2-bedroom home is conveniently located at 296 State Park Road for year-round accessibility. It is 0.6 miles from Deep Creek Lake State Park and approximately 6 miles from The Wisp Ski Area. The charming little town of Oakland is about 5 miles away.

The lakefront, across the road from the property, offers one of the best views of the lake — the sunsets and star-watching are magical! You may swim or launch your kayak from here, though there is no dock facility.

The downstairs of The Birds' Nest has a well-equipped kitchen, one bathroom, a living room with a propane fireplace insert, a study area with WiFi access for your laptop computer, and a bedroom (double bed). Upstairs is a large bedroom (queen-size bed and a futon) with a sitting area overlooking the woods, a walk-in closet, a half-bath with washer and dryer, and a surprise nightlight! A flat-screen television with satellite connection, a DVD player (with video library), and a CD player are located in the living room downstairs.

High-quality bed linens and towels are supplied at no extra charge; bring your own toothbrush!

Relax in the sunken hot tub in a very private resort-like setting after a day of outdoor activities.

Enjoy the landscaping and seasonal waterfall on the property.

The deck offers a view of the lake and has a picnic table with a gas grill. There is a fire-ring outside The Birds’ Nest for toasting marshmallows and telling tall tales!

We welcome your house-trained family dog, too. Fee required per animal. There is a new dog park beside the HART For Animals facility in McHenry which is free for use.

Wild animals love this location and visit regularly. We do ask, however, that you do not feed the bears!

Our goal is to fulfill the need for a superior rental vacation home that is not a “McMansion”! The house is 900 square feet of well-planned space with high-quality furnishings. It sleeps four people comfortably, with separation between the bedrooms for privacy.

Keywords: cabin, cottage, lake front, lake view, cozy, romantic, secluded, getaway, escape, relax, intimate, pet-friendly, washer and dryer, hot tub, deck, fireplace, fire ring, fully equipped, WiFi, Christmas and seasonal decorations, value, discount.

More Details

Polly English-Ramsay
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Why Polly English-Ramsay chose Swanton

Location! Location! Location!

View! View! View!

The Birds' Nest is a special home equipped lovingly for the comfort of adult guests.

House-trained dogs are welcome with fee but must not be left alone in the house.


Swanton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Hand basin. Washer and dryer.
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom has one queen size bed and one futon
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Futon (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Seasonal waterfall on property, fire ring, surprise nightlight


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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews

Cozy & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I stayed at the Bird's nest for several days earlier this month. It was perfect for us & provided everything we needed. Several of our nights there were quite cold, but the cottage was warm & cozy. It was fun to drink wine by the fire we made in the fire pit right outside. A special treat was visiting with our hostess, Polly.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Birds' Nest was a great place for these ladies (three sisters) to get together. The cottage is furnished and equipped in an attempt to provide everything needed for a fantastic vacation. The hot tub and fire pit make it especially appealing on these cool, autumn nights. It is less than a mile to Deep Creek Lake State Park and The Discovery Center where there are live raptor birds and a fascinating interactive museum. Thank you choosing The Birds' Nest!
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Super clean! I’d highly recommend. Comfortable beds, nice view. Hot tub was great. Only hiccup was the WiFi was out. It was very nice to meet the owner too. Thanks for a nice weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed yourselves. The technician has been again and worked with the Comcast Xfinity representative who says that the internet should now be functioning normally.
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alexandria, VA

Nice little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Polly for letting us stay in the Bird's Nest! We had a great relaxing quiet time. Although the cold/rainy weather didn't cooperate, it was exactly what we needed to disconnect from the everyday routine. This place has everything you may need and more. And talk about that hot tub!!! It doesn't get any more romantic than being with your honey hearing and watching the rain drop from it. We used the hot tub for long hours everyday we were there. Thank you again for being so patient, responsive and flexible with all of our questions and requests. We really do appreciate it and hope to come back again.


  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad The Birds' Nest provided everything you needed for a fabulous weekend. The hot tub is a fabulous way to end (or begin) the day!
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Baltimore, Md.

Relaxing escape

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our peaceful 2 night escape at the Bird’s Nest. Excellent location, and the comfy cabin has everything you need and is well cared for by the owner Polly. I will miss my morning coffee with a view. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always encouraging to hear that The Birds' Nest helped make your Garrett County vacation a success! The location of the cottage and everything it offers (cozy cottage, hot tub, fire pit, etc.) is fantastic. We work hard to make it truly a home away from home. Thank you for staying here. We look forward to your next visit!
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  • 5 of 5

The house, location and hospitality created the perfect place for us. We were looking for a quiet get-away and we felt very comfortable nestled among the trees. It was also wonderful getting to know Polly who was a gracious host and helped us in any way she could without interfering with our week. We look forward to coming up as many times as possible in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the long Columbus Day weekend at Polly’s property in Swanton. We had a wonderful time! The area is secluded and quiet, and the house is immaculate and well-maintained. We spent every night around the fire or in the hot tub, it was extremely relaxing! I must say we were sad to leave on Monday but we would love a return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me happy to read that The Birds' Nest provided everything you needed for a relaxing special weekend. The location is convenient for sightseeing and for hiking. The hot tub and campfire are a great way to end the day! And The Birds' Nest itself is warm, cozy and inviting. I look forward to seeing you and your husband here again! Thank you for choosing to come here.
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Car: necessary

The Birds' Nest is located in a highly desirable area. It is convenient to Deep Creek Lake State Park, shopping, restaurants and other services.

Autumn Glory has a minimum of a three-night rental.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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