With 69 miles of picturesque shoreline, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland’s largest lake, provides all-season fun for just about everyone. Summertime offers fishing for a wide variety of fish, including bass, walleye, and trout; plus water sports; swimming; and boating. If you’re looking for land-based activities, there’s mountain biking, hiking at one of the many state parks, and numerous local fairs and festivals. Winter brings both downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowmobiling and ice-skating. Visit the art galleries, theaters, and museums any time of year. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a getaway with friends, or a romantic escape for 2, you’re sure to find a vacation home rental that’s just right for you.

Vacation rentals in McHenry

Located on the northern shore of Deep Creek Lake, McHenry is an ideal home base for accessing many of the area’s activities. You can stock the fridge at the local farmer’s market, then rent a boat or enjoy a few rounds of golf. The more adventurous in your group may want to try axe throwing, ziplining, or whitewater rafting. And whatever your vacation rental needs may be, from rustic cabins to luxurious chalets, you can be sure that there’s a Deep Creek lake house rental for you.

Wisp resort weekly rentals

A vacation rental near Wisp Resort provides no shortage of activities: In summer, go for a ride or 2 on a mountain coaster, try your skill at archery, or just relax with a scenic chairlift ride. In winter, choose a ski-in/ski-out vacation rental for quick access to the slopes or lakefront cottage with an outdoor fireplace for peaceful views of the frozen lake.

Lake house rentals for groups

Planning a family reunion, destination birthday party, or wedding festivities? There are Deep Creek Lake rentals available to suit the needs of any large group, whether it be a family or a group of friends. Choose a luxurious lakeside cabin with something for everyone: a private pool and an extra large hot tub, a game room, and multiple decks to sip cocktails while enjoying magnificent lake views. Some rentals even have tennis courts. The area has lots of group activities available, such as escape games, aerial parks, and group tours.

Pet-friendly vacation rentals

Want to go on vacation, but can’t imagine leaving your furry friend at home? Not to worry! There are a ton of pet-friendly Deep Creek lake house rentals that offer private docks for swimming, large yards for playing fetch, and complimentary kayaks to explore the lake with man’s best friend. Nearby are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants (including a brewery), and in summertime, all of the trails at Swallow Falls State Park, including the stunning Oakland waterfall loop trail, are open to dogs. And for everyone’s peace of mind, there’s even a full-service veterinary clinic nearby.

Accessible lake rentals

If someone in your party is mobility impaired, you can choose from a selection of accessible Deep Creek Lake rentals, as well. Deep Creek Lake State Park provides an accessible fishing pier in addition to its shaded picnic areas and serene lake views. Or head to Swallow Falls State Park, which offers an accessible overlook platform for viewing Muddy Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in Maryland. When the day is done, head back to your Deep Creek lake house rental and take in the sunset.

Lake rentals for a romantic vacation

Couples will enjoy Deep Creek Lake's numerous restaurants, live music venues, and other entertainment options in the area. For the perfect romantic getaway for 2, book a cozy cabin rental with sunset views, a fire pit, and an outdoor shower. Looking for more luxury? Choose a lakefront vacation rental with a hot tub and a fireplace—some rentals even include complimentary gym memberships.

Lake vacations with kids

Parents know that there’s already enough to pack when traveling with kids, so why not pick a Deep Creek Lake rental with a washer/dryer, a game room, and a home theater, and leave the extra clothes and toys at home? Kids will love the area’s mini-golf, batting cages, and water parks. To mix a little education into your trip, head over to The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park, where you can get up close and personal with birds of prey, and touch real fossils and bear paw prints. Choose a summer rental with a fire pit and spend your evenings toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories, important elements of any lake vacation.