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Mountain Chalet-hot tub, wood burning stove, pets welcome, minutes to the lake

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Bring the outside in with wooded view from all windows; 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

Relax, recover and unwind at Writers' Refuge, a beautiful secluded mountain chalet. This is a spectacular opportunity to enjoy all that Deep Creek Lake has to offer.

Whether skiing in the winter, boating in the summer or admiring the changing colors in Autumn, Deep Creek Lake has something for the whole family to enjoy.

This beautiful three-story chalet has 4 bedrooms (2 with queen beds, 1 with full bed and 1 with 2 twins and a trundle), 2 baths and is located 2 miles from Deep Creek Lake and 1.5 miles from the WISP Ski Resort entrance.

It is fully furnished inside and out with lots of quilts and very cozy furnishings. Enjoy the view overlooking the woods from the deck, relax in front of the wood-burning stove or gaze at the stars from the outdoor hot tub. Grill out and relax on the large back deck overlooking the woods.

The chalet is just minutes away from beautiful state parks, including: Deep Creek Lake Park, Swallow Falls and Herrington Manor.

Guests of Writers' Refuge have complimentary access to Deep Creek Fitness...enjoy your workout!

WIFI access is included.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of writers and communicators based in Washington DC. Mom and Dad have been journalists since the late eighties...and there is a good chance that our son will follow in the family business. Writing is what we love to do. But it is also a deadline-intensive line of business. So every chance we get, we head for Deep Creek Lake and Writers' Refuge.

The Owner purchased this chalet in 1999

Why The Owner chose Deep Creek Lake

It is a chalet-style house and we fell in love with it the minute we drove up the drive way. It was off the beaten path while still being convenient to all the best the area has to offer. You are five minutes away form the the lake and the slopes. Or you can just curl up with a book in bed...or on the deck...and get lost in the rustic surroundings.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is completely surrounded by the woods...away from all distractions. The views are gorgeous...especially at night...especially from the hot tub when you lean your head back on a starry night.

Amenities

McHenry Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Mountain Chalet-hot tub, wood burning stove, pets welcome, minutes to the lake
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
5

house was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly what we hoped for. The hot tub was great, place was well maintained and the surrounding were beautiful! Had a great family vacation, we will definetly be coming back to Writers Refuge in McHenry!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for the note. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Great house for a weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Perfect location, quiet but not far from anything.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the note. glad you had a nice time.
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The kids loved having the lower floor to hang out and watch movies! The hot tub was a huge hit as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the note. We got a new hot tub about a year ago. It's definitely been a hit!
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5

Cozy and private retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The chalet is comfortable, tucked away in the trees and a short drive to town, the lake, WISP ski area, or a hiking trail. Owners were very responsive and accommodating. Lots of utensils and cookware, but if you're staying for a while and want to do more in the kitchen, you might want to bring, for example, measuring cups and spoons. Lots of space for a larger group.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Friday and Saturday night in October. The House was perfect as described. We found everything we needed and more. Owners were great to work with and very accommodating. The location was perfect for fall in the trees with beautiful leaves all around. We followed the recommendation and got Brenda’s Pizza and it was great also. We will definitely go back next year It was Perfect. Thanks Patty for the use of you lovely home. The Browns

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It is beautiful here all my children and grandchildren love this home too. From the minute we stepped in that's what it felt like home. We so appreciate the owners attention to detail. Would recommend this home to anyone seeking spiritual renew and relaxation from the grind. To the owners thanks a lot for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

McHenry Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
May 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,100
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$999
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $130

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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