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Free Arcade! Ski Access, Lake View, Indoor Pool, private Mini Golf

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 343 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)


Want to see more pictures or what I have been doing to improve my property every month? Please see my website by scrolling down and clicking the link below then visit the What's new link and the photo gallery.

Be sure to check out my new business Fun Unlimited, just 3.8 miles from Ski & Glee at It is a Free Play arcade with 100 games, all set to free play for $15/hour fixed cost. After 1st hour it is prorated by the minute at a lesser $10/hour rate. Parents who pay for their children under 16 are free! I have a working vintage museum in the business for adults 16 & up that houses 30 vintage games from the 1950's - 1970's. The lower level has 70 games including 13 real pinball machines, 2 skee ball machines, 28 racing games, shooting games, fighting games, bowling, flight simulators and so much more. Come see what I have been working on at the lake!


If your dates are booked at Ski & Glee already, check my other 2 properties at the lake. You can click the Owner Info link and then the All My Rental Listings link **********

Ski & Glee is located in a Ski in/Ski out access community next to 'Main Street' ski slope on top of WISP mountain. It has panoramic views of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding areas. It is private but conveniently located to all the necessities. Ski & Glee boasts an indoor heated swimming pool which can be supervised through large glass windows in any of the main level rooms. An outdoor hottub allows you to soak while overlooking the lake in peaceful tranquility. An outdoor Sauna is next to the hot tub with a view of the lake through the glass door. Ample seating on the brick paver patio provides great outdoor gathering space.

The property has 5 king bedrooms and 2 queen sleeper sofas with 6.5 baths. That's 5 master suites, very desirable so that everyone feels they are getting an equally equipped room. Granite countertops, double ovens, microwave and fully stocked kitchen make for spectacular meal times. The outdoor gas grill adds to your cooking options.

Linens are provided and unlike most rentals, these are not the cheap see-through white linens from the linen companies that the rental agencies use. These are 650 thread count sateen finish sheets and luxury micro dry towels.

Most notable is the endless entertainment provided by the 73' HDTV in the Living room with an HD DVR, 55' LCD HDTV in the Game room with an HD receiver, 2 Xbox 360's, one with Kinect 3D motion, 10 real arcade video games, 2 pinball machines, pool table and hundreds of movies at your disposal.

Keyless locks mean you never have to find or return keys as well as peace of mind in knowing that no previous renter can obtain access during your stay.

Please take a look at all the other rental properties on VRBO and the 3 major rental companies in Deep Creek. Compare the 5br houses with indoor heated pools to Ski & Glee, I welcome the comparison! I have done my research and I am far cheaper yet offer far more. The only property you will find that will compare is my other property, Cloud 10 also here on VRBO (VRBO listing #161223) which is a 4br home.

Don't let bad weather hamper your enjoyment of your vacation. I know this goes without saying but 'happy kids make happy parents!' (It's also a given that men are just big kids)

Don't think of Ski & Glee as just skiing when it comes to outdoor activities. You are walking distance to the ASCI sports center at the top of WISP mountain which boasts the only mountain top white water rafting course in the world! WISP offers many non-winter activities such as ziplines, mountain biking, mountain roller coaster, dune buggy rentals, rock climbing and more. You are less than 2 miles from 2 different 18 hole golf courses as well. Trust me when I tell you that you will not take advantage of all that Deep Creek has to offer in one trip.

Come see why Ski & Glee is aptly named for the skiing and fun you will have while visiting here.

Keywords: indoor swimming pool, ski in, ski out, ski slopes, arcade, sauna, firepit, video games

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2017

About The Owner

I live in Northern VA near DC, retired from software development and enjoy managing my rental properties.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose McHenry

To be honest, the close proximity to the airport. I flew in for lunch one day and fell in love with the area. True 4 season resort. There really isn't a season where you can not find enjoyment in Deep Creek. Winter and summer are obvious but spring and fall are beautiful. Leaves changing in the fall along with the festivals then Spring hiking and visiting water falls etc just make for an enjoyable trip anytime you come here.

This is my second vacation home in Deep Creek, the first one convinced me what a great area this is.

What makes this house unique

Ski & Glee on the northern end of Deep Creek lake is unique in that it is close to everything you really want to do while visiting. Everything you need such as groceries, alcohol, bars, ski slopes, marinas, arcades, batting cages, coffee houses etc are mins from the house. The indoor heated swimming pool along with outdoor hottub, dual xbox 360's, xbox kinect 3D motion, 100's of streamable movies and arcade make for entertainment no matter what the weather conditions or time of day/night. I manage the maintenance of the property myself and feel I do a much better job because it's mine and I actually care. This is one property that shines above other rentals in that it's always kept up and maintained, after all, it's got to be good enough for ME to stay there and I'm a hotel snob.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in McHenry, Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 343 m²
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sofa bed/futon , Queen sofa beds
  • All bedrooms are suites with their own baths and king size beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Free private 18 hole mini golf course, professional grade electronic scoring soft tip dart board, 73' HDTV in Living Room, 55' LCD HDTV in Game Room, Keyless lock, Dual heating/AC systems, 2 Hot water heaters, All bedrooms master suites


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average rating of 4.904762 based on 84 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ski & Glee gives you everything and more that the photos and description promises. We had 10 family members from 6 to 69 years old and no one wanted to leave...Not even to go to the lake!! Much less to go home after an incredible week. I can not stop talking about how much fun we had and this was our 2nd time there. Pool, game room, mini golf, hot tub, saunas, movies, Xbox, fire pit, horse shoes, and on and on with things to do......Rick the owner is very professional and makes sure you are happy. This is not just a "house" this is a vacation, a most memorable time. Rent this house with your family, rent this with your friends....but be prepared to return to it again and again

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5th Visit to Ski & Glee

  • 5 of 5

Just finished my 5th consecutive summer vacation at Ski & Glee. As always, the kids and grandkids had a great time. They are already looking forward to going back again next year. The property is uniquely suited to large multi-generational families like ours as it has something for everyone from pinball, to a pool table, to electronic games, to board games, to an indoor pool, to a miniature golf course and so much more. The owner works hard to make sure that everything is in perfect working order, and if not, he comes out during your stay to fix whatever is wrong. And the rental cost is very reasonable for what you get. If you want a great property, with a nice mountain (and lake)view, and a bundle of things for everyone to do without even leaving the house, you should consider staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best rental in Deep Creek

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Ski and Glee for 5 years and will go back next year. It is a place for all ages. You don't need a car to go swimming, play arcades games, play horseshoes, corn hole, miniature golf, Pool, or relax in the sauna, hot tub, or watching movies. Fun things to do all day and night. Rick is a very responsive owner and takes great pride in his property. Any problem--no matter how slight and he will have it taken care of immediately. Our family read all of the contract information he provided and had no problem with the cameras. Totally understand why Rick would need them to protect his property---and tenants in the case of accidental damage. Book it and have a grand time

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Experience at Ski and Glee

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family was extremely impressed with Ski and Glee. The whole cabin was spotlessly clean, and there was plenty of room for everybody. All bedrooms were appointed nicely and much larger than expected. We can see that a lot of thought and planning went into making sure guests have a wonderful, hassle-free experience. We thoroughly enjoyed all the amenities, and the kids loved the spacious pool and arcade room. The view was magnificent, and on those few days of inclement weather, we enjoyed ourselves inside the lovely cabin. Rick was extremely friendly and helpful with any questions we had. We even had the pleasure of meeting him. This was our second stay at Deep Creek; the first time was two years ago at the Cloud Ten cabin, which was magnificent as well. For a wonderful Deep Creek experience, we would highly recommend both Ski and Glee, and Cloud Ten to anyone, and we look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plentry of room, plenty to do!

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at Ski and Glee for 4 years now, and we'll be there again next year, too! This is by far our favorite vacation house. We have 5 adults and 6 kids ages 5-15, and Ski and Glee has plenty of activities to keep us busy and space to keep us happy. The arcade and Xbox are big hits, as are the pool table, dartboard, and cornhole set. The indoor pool and hot tub are probably the biggest attractions for the kids, and the adults usually use the sauna a few times each week, too. The kitchen and dining room area is big enough that we can all easily eat there, gather for a board game or enter into a large group conversation, and the house is stocked with everything we need. We're also close enough to the lake to kayak, fish, and tube within just a few minutes. The sunrises seen from the back deck are gorgeous, too. I'd also like to say something quickly about the cameras, because I notice one of the other reviewers had problems with them. The first year we filled out the rental agreement, we discussed the fact that there were cameras there (it's very clearly explained on the rental agreement) and after a few minutes, we came to the conclusion that it made sense to have cameras there since the house is stocked with such expensive equipment. Once we stayed there, we absolutely understood why it was necessary -- and anyone who questions it should look up the price of the arcade games in the house! Every year, when we first get there, we take our trio of 10 year old boys around to remind them of the cameras and we discuss how long it'll take them to save their allowance to replace one of the arcade games if they choose to disrespect the belongings in the house. It works wonders. So... take the cameras for what they are: a helpful way to make guests accountable for how they treat the house. I've never felt weird about the cameras in the many years we've stayed there; they are placed in positions that make sense considering the pool and arcade rooms, and they aren't intrusive. Rick is a good property manager and will quickly attend to questions you might have while you are staying there. He is very interested in providing a pleasant stay for his guests, and it shows in the way he keeps up the house.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Included 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

This place has it ALL. Rick is a pleasure to work with from start to finish. You can tell he takes great pride in his property everything is clean and in order.The game room is awesome and all the movies to boot!Oh and a indoor pool too.Hope to be back soon.:)

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Garrett County Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Black Bear Tavern
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lodestone golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Garrett Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
DC's at WISP
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
WISP ski resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Deep Creek State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Easy WISP parking
Nearest Point of Interest
WISP ski resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Archies BBQ
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Groceries
Nearest Point of Interest
Funland Arcade
Nearest Point of Interest
Liquor store
Nearest Point of Interest
Cloud 10
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Bear Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Traders Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakeside Creamery
Car: necessary

Free arcade included inside the house. Pinball machines and arcade games free of charge in the game room. Indoor heated swimming pool viewable from any room on the main level. Free private 18 hole mini golf course right on the property.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$654.05

Mid week quotes are inaccurate via quotable rates, please contact me for a mid week price quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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