Bring the outside in with beautiful wooded views from all windows; WIFI included
- english, spanish, swedish, Finnish
About Patty Brown
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.
Patty Brown purchased this Chalet in 1999
Why Patty Brown 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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Relaxing woodsy getaway
My family had a great time staying here, the home was charming and comfortable. Bedrooms for spacious and the deck space is great to relax and enjoy nature. Home is private and surrounded by trees, but is only a few short miles to Deep Creek lake and all it has to offer.
My brothers and I convened for our annual reunion this year in Deep Creek and found this rental that met all our needs. We enjoyed time in the hot tub, on the deck cooking and hanging out in the shade of the surrounding trees. The house was the right size for us and was close to all the Deep Creek offerings.
Dealing with the owner was a breeze and we had no problems during our stay. This is a great house for smaller groups.
This was my third visit to Writers Refuge and it absolutely does not disappoint! Patty (the owner) is such a pleasure. Very responsive and incredible helpful. The house is charming. Full of warmth and character. This year there were new plates and cookwear. Amble room for everyone. Close to Wisp. And of coarse the hottub😊 I enjoyed coming home and cooking a meal after skiing all day. And hanging out watching movies in the cozy basement when it rained. I would absolutely recommend this place and plan on returning again next year!
Dee, you are so sweet--we love repeat visitors--you've always got a home at writers refuge!
Warm and Relaxing
I highly recommend a stay at this cabin if you are searching for a relaxing spot in the mountains. Patty and Lane were wonderful to work with and responded quickly to our inquiries. The cabin itself was clean and very comfortable, a lovely place for us sisters to laugh the weekend away!
thanks Kim, I'm so glad you had a nice time!
We enjoyed our stay at Writer's Refuge very much. The cabin was comfortable and had everything that we needed. It is only a short drive away from Wisp, Deep Creek Lake and Oakland. We were so happy that our fur babies were able to enjoy our mini vacation with us. We visited Swallow Falls State Park and hiked to the waterfalls. We also went to the Mountain Adventure Park at Wisp Resort. It was a nice weekend and time well spent with family. We hope to return to the area again in the future.
Christy, I'm so glad you had a nice visit--please visit us again!
Cozy house in the woods!
We stayed for 5days and 4nights over NYE. Comfortably fit our group of 8 adults and 2 kids. Reasonably priced. Lots of countertop space in the kitchen to meal prep for a large group. The front porch is covered so you can still enjoy Deep Creek out of the elements. Patty was prompt in responding to instant messages. Thanks for a great holiday!
Amber, we have spent many NYEs at Writers Refuge--great times in the hot tub and hanging out downstairs. I'm so glad you have a nice visit. come back to see us!