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Hot tub, wood burning stove, pets welcome, minutes to WISP, lake-3rd night free

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; 3rd night free Sept,Oct

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. Internet access included; pets welcome.

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
70%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 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 McHenry

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

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

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
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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 ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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Hot tub, wood burning stove, pets welcome, minutes to WISP, lake-3rd night free
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
5

Peaceful, beautiful surroundings, stargazing was phenomenal

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed for a meaningful and memorable vacation with longtime friends! The surroundings were gorgeous with abundant fall foliage and overall serenity and seclusion. Our two dogs couldn’t get enough of the pond and grounds! The huge back deck and lower level jacuzzi provided us with pristine views of the sky and trees.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Deep Creek Lake and our time in the Mountain Chalet. The hot tub was a fun time and being allowed to have our 2 labs with us really made the vacation that much better. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We had breakfast on the deck each morning and came back from a busy day to relax in the hot tub. Great location, close to everything but still tucked back in the woods to feel very private and secluded.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good stay. Come see us again!
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Writer's Refuge

  • 4 of 5

lovely cabin in a spectacular setting......lots of quiet. Although it rained for most of the week, we still had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the note. I'm glad you had a nice time, despite the rain. Although, it's sometimes nice to read and relax when it's raining outside. Come visit again!
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 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!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 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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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$173.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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