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Free Arcade! Waterfront w/dock, great views of the ski slopes, private mini golf

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 br, 3 ba waterfront log cabin with great views of WISP ski slopes


Be sure to check out my new business Fun Unlimited, just 1 1/2 miles from Big Timber at It is a Free Play arcade with 101 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 or you can get an all day pass for $30! 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 71 more 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 Big Timber already, check my other 2 properties at the lake. They are and


This was the Yellowstone log home builder's office and showcase of the work they were capable of boasting the largest logs they had used at 16' diameter logs. There is a 3' diameter 'tree' in the center of the home that is awe inspiring.

Spectacular waterfront location across from the ski slopes that provides serenity and convenient location to all that Deep Creek offers while still maintaining a private setting. View the lake wildlife of ducks, swans and beavers in the water steps from the house.

4 bedrooms, 3 baths make this a cozy property but filled with all the entertainment you could stand with 8 video games, a shuffleboard, 2 xbox 360's, a 70' led tv in the family room, an 8' movie theater with stadium seating in the basement, hot tub on the deck overlooking the water and ski slopes, over 550+ movie collection and more. Private Dock access across the street on the navigable portion of the lake.

Keywords: Lakefront, waterfront, ski slopes, arcade, dock, firepit, horseshoe, video games, movie theatre, private mini golf, mini golf, hot tub, Log cabin, private

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About The Owner

I live in Northern VA near DC, retired from software development and enjoy managing my rental properties and running my Free Play arcade at Deep Creek Lake called Fun Unlimited, check it out at

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2013

Why The Owner chose McHenry

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.

What makes this cabin unique

Big Timber 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 outdoor covered hot tub 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 cabin rental in McHenry, Maryland

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Owner's rental agreement and a photo ID must be completed and sent to the owner prior to confirmation of reservation
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower level - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Mid Level - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Walk in Rock Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Lower level bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Mid Level bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Mid Level bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Lower Level pull out sofa - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Upper loft - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • 1 King, 3 Queen bedrooms, 2 Queen pull out sofa beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Free Arcade! Waterfront w/dock, great views of the ski slopes, private mini golf
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Absolutely loved this house!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house for Spring Break. Thank goodness the house offers so much entertainment as the weather was not cooperative. Everything about this house is warm and inviting. The teens that we had with us were entertained as well. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family getaway to WISP. Big Timber was one of the highlights. The comfy cabin was perfect! Plenty of games to keep the kids happy. The cabin is very well appointed. The owner is super responsive and helpful. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place for a long weekend getaway. Two families which were 4 adults and 5 kids had a perfect time here. Plenty to keep the both kids and adults occupied. Rick was a great host as well. Looking forward to going back again already.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lecanto, FL

A winter vacation we won't forget!! So much snow

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was very spacious and roomy. The location was convenient to skiing at wisp, grocery shopping and also the Falls we went to go see. Cabin was very clean when we arrived. Beds were comfortable. All of the manuals were easy to follow when trying to figure out the tv, games, and movies. We watched several of the movies. The bottom floor with all the arcade games was great it was just a little chilly down there when the temperature was 10 degrees outside. We were too cold to stay down there with the kids. The kids that slept downstairs had to have extra blankets to stay warm. There was so much snow we didn't get to do the putt putt but it looked like fun. There were 11 of us 2 being small children and we had more than 6 bags of garbage for the 8 days we were there so taking the garbage to a dumpster was inconvenient and then the garbage place was closed because we left on the 1st of January so we had to make other arrangement to get rid of our garbage. The one garbage can wasn't enough. I would like to come and stay again in the summer and do summer activities.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to provide a guest review! Next time you come in the winter if it is as cold as this year, remember to shut off the upstairs vents and force all the hot air into the basement as it will make it's way up the open stairwell and that should take care of that cold feeling. The trash unfortunately only comes once a week during the winter, spring and fall. They offer twice a week pickup during the summer. Sorry for the inconvenience but thank you very much for taking great care of Big Timber and I look forward to having you back soon.
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Great House - Super Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Big Timber is a big WOW! Rick, the owner, is very personable and did a great job with advance information and the on-site welcome book. Great recommendations for local favorites and very helpful instructions for use of appliances and "toys". Speaking of toys, the house is packed with entertainment options - both indoor and out! We were traveling with two teenage boys and they loved the man cave, mini golf, and fire pit. Big Timber really does offer something for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rehoboth Beach, de

Lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for new years eve and loved it. There were 3 families with kids and plenty of room. Before we could get the car unloaded the kids were playing minigolf in the yard. The arcade and theater room was awesome and the kids are still talking about it days later. The location was also perfect for getting to the ski resort, hiking at the state park, and visiting the local brew pub. We were lucky enough to get about 9 inches of snow while we were there and the driveway was plowed before we got home. It was also cool watching the ski slopes from the hot tub and fire pit. Definitely recommend this home to adventure seekers or those who just want to hang out in a cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Garrett County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Black Bear Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lodestone Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Santa Fe Grill
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
WISP Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Deep Creek State park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in McHenry, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
24 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
19 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
5 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Calm Fall
14 Oct 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 19
14 Dec 2018 - 18 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Payment AU$134.78
Processing AU$60.65
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.9

Mid week quotes are inaccurate via quotable rates, please include a Friday and Saturday even if you aren't staying over the weekend to obtain an accurate quote for the number of days you are staying. Any 2 days is equivalent in rate to Friday and Saturday, additional nights are then added to that 2 day rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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