Max occupancy: 10
1 King Bed,
3 Queen Bed,
1 Sofa Bed
204 North Lake Dr, McHenry, MD 21541
Enjoy peace of mind with flexible, no-fee options for trip changes and cancellations.
You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.
Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.
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Conveniently located home w/ private hot tub & pool table
This conveniently located McHenry home is waiting for you and your group of up to 10 to come vacation and make some memories together. Bask in the tranquility of your wooded setting and enjoy fun on the nearby slopes and lake, as well as in-town conveniences.
You'll be about a mile from Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake, nestled in the trees of a one-acre lot. Revel in as much snow play as you like, including downhill, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. In the summer, take to the lake for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and more. Play some golf, walk to the market and restaurants, and for a change of pace, make a short drive to town for cinemas, shopping, and more dining.
Relax on the wraparound deck of this three-story log chalet home and take in lovely wooded and mountain views. Or stay cool inside with the central air conditioning, and play some pool on the private table. This home also offers amenities like a private covered hot tub, stone fireplace, free WiFi, six TVs (one is a 42" plasma), DVD/VCR/CD players, and a gas grill.
Treat yourselves to the comfort and convenience this home offers. Book it today, and get ready for the fun! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Private)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Private
Pool table : Private
Gas grill : Private
Colleen B.Jul 2020
Felt very comfortable in a Wispful Dream. House was very clean and in a great location!
Bambo B.Jul 2020
We can't say enough about the incredible time we had at A Wispful Dream! The place was spotless and it was evident that household items like rugs and certain appliances were brand new. It was a really peaceful getaway and we loved every minute we spent there!
John M.Jul 2020
Very clean, great location, kitchen was completely stocked with everything you would need to cook. Comfortable beds and plenty of towels.
Joseph H.May 2020
The house was awesome, close enough to walk over to shops, like great Ice Cream and grocery, but secluded enough to feel miles away from the busy life. Awesome layout, and property, only question, why no firepit? Well stocked with appliances and a great pool table, bed was super comfortable. I think we were one of the first renters this season, but overall a great escape, would definitely rent this home again!
Cedric C.Mar 2020
This place was amazing! It is very clean and spacious and has all the amenities you need! Definitely planning to come back during skiing season opens again :)
Brandon C.Mar 2020
The house was great and was the perfect size for the 7 of us. Close to the town but far enough away where it was still quiet. Would definitely recommend this house for any future stays.
Keith M.Mar 2020
Very nice property
Hanna P.Dec 2019
My friends, family and I had an amazing stay. The house was quite large and wonderful all around. We ran into zero issues. The house heated pretty quickly for the cold season. I would liked to see some more kitchen essentials, but that is a very minor issue we had since the grocery store was walking distance. Beautiful view. Happy there was a grill to cook out. I would definitely come back.
Gloria N R.Sep 2019
We truly enjoyed staying at A Wispful Dream. Super cozy, great location and had everything we needed. I would certainly return. Thank you for making our experience one to remember!
Cynthia S.Sep 2019
Such a beautifully decorated, well stocked, and clean log cabin. Ours girls trip was a complete success. We all wanted an escape from reality and this private, wooded, quiet home is exactly what we all needed. This home is 100% as described and pictured. Tons of space for us to spread out and chillax. Thanks for allowing us to stay. We'll definitely be back!!!
Orit T.Aug 2019
Loved the location, the convenience, the home-like decor! You won’t be disappointed.
Eamonn G.Jul 2019
Everything about the home was awesome. So private and quiet. I have never seen such a well stocked rental. Will go back in a heart beat. Thank you so much to the owners.
Doug T.Jul 2019
The area is an excellent location for a vacation, and the home is located nicely, and a great place to retreat too.
Michelle W.Jun 2019
Roomy enough for 10 people, nicely kept.
Jean L.Feb 2019
We appreciated your clean, cozy, and well-equipped home. Our group of 4 couples loved the big square table for talking over yummy dinners and playing games. Being only a few minutes from shopping and activities was a big plus, too. The only negative was that there was not seating for 8 around the fireplace, which meant it was hard to enjoy that area as a group.
It was such a pleasure hosting you, Jean! We love knowing that this home provided a wonderful gathering place for your group. We’ll certainly pass your feedback about adding extra seating onto our management team, and we hope you'll visit again very soon!
Amy B.Feb 2019
We loved our stay at A Wispful Dream! We had plenty of room for all of our family members to relax and to spend time together! The close proximity to Wisp was convenient for the skiers in our group! The home was very clean, cozy and tastefully decorated! Staff were prompt in responding to any of our questions. We would definitely rent this house again and would recommend it to others!
Jason H.Oct 2018
Great home! Had everything us 4 couples needed for a great weekend.
Kassie W.Sep 2018
The house was very clean and cozy upon arrival. Definitely the peace and quiet my boyfriend and I were looking for and had just about everything we needed to enjoy our stay and relax.
Maryann P.Jun 2018
We loved this beautiful log cabin-like home. We enjoyed all the space in this house...plenty of bedrooms and baths. And outdoor seating. Basement is also spacious. The pool table and hot tub were very fun. The house was very clean and perfectly outfitted.
Sasha P.Apr 2018
Great location. Great, large home. So clean! Loved the decks with plenty of seating, the hot tub and the game room with pool table. It was a wonderful home and I would definitely rent again!
Andrew P.Feb 2018
We have been coming to Deep Creek for 6 years now. This house was in very good condition compared to other rental's we have stayed at in the past. It is directly across the street from Wisp. It is very nice to be within walking distance of the grocery and liquor store. We would highly recommend it.
Kathy L.Jan 2018
Proximity to Wisp was fantastic for our ski weekend. The home was cozy and inviting and perfect for our group. Really enjoyed our stay!
Tanya H.Dec 2017
We had a wonderful long weekend here for Christmas. Two gas fireplaces kept the house cozy and warm (in addition to the regular heat), ample plates/glassware for dinner. Convenient location to the ski resort, grocery/liquor store, local restaurants.
Anthony N.Nov 2017
Two families with 5 young children spent the weekend at this house. The location was perfect. We were within walking distance to everything in downtown deep creek, but the house was still in a private neighborhood with plenty of privacy. The house itself was immaculate and provided everything we needed for our stay. It appears small from the outside, but all 4 bedrooms were large and the basement was enormous. My only wish is that this house had an outdoor fire pit, but I believe there are restrictions in the neighborhood that prohibited that. Otherwise would definitely recommend and/or stay here again!
Rosa K.Oct 2017
It was an overall nice stay. We didn't realize how close it was to other properties, so we were a little surprised in that sense as we were hoping to be more secluded. However, the amenities and cleanliness were all top notch.
Sue S.Oct 2017
Loved staying at the Wispful Dream during Autumn Glory. Very convenient location and house/kitchen was well equiped. Would definitely recommend to
Garnett K.Oct 2017
We enjoyed our time there.
Matt D.Sep 2017
Beautiful house but there is likely a wasp nest in the house (we killed over 4 wasps and found 6 others in the house) and, by the last night we were there (3 nights), someone came to drop off a spray. He did mention they were going to address the problem, but local Vacasa rep didn't respond to our needs quickly (and national rep had to reach out multiple times after promising me someone was going to contact me that prior day). The basement is moldy smelling but they have a dehumidifier. Pool table is nice. Master bath door is impossible to open and close and black mold falls off the sliding door base as you shower. It's gross. But property overall is in good condition. We won't stay here again given local Vacasa responsiveness to issue and the wasp situation. I get having issues with spiders and other bugs in the house when you're in the woods, but we shouldn't be having to kill MULTIPLE wasps every day we're there. Nobody from Vacasa responded to our unhappiness about that and requesting some discount or benefit as an apology for the horrible situation. Having a baby with us and wasps swarming around ONSIDE the house is unacceptable (we didn't open the doors or windows, so no way we let them in).
Kathy Z.Aug 2017
This is a great place to rent if you are not needing the water so close by. We planned to just rent kayaks, etc. But in the end we ended up doing more hiking, bicycling, or just many Family oriented activities. It's close to the grocery store and easily within a driving distance to the lake or to wisp resort.
Matt B.Feb 2015
My wife, my sister and her husband, along with two other couples called A Wispful Dream home for a long weekend this past February, and we were more than pleased with the accommodations. Honestly, the pictures really do not do the place justice. We didn't experience any issues with the home throughout our stay, and Check in and check out were a complete breeze...and the realty office is like a half mile from the home...and fortunately, so are the slopes! Very convenient locale. Plenty of room for everybody to spread out and do their own thing if they wanted, with the rec room downstairs and the hot tub just outside the door became our gathering place each night...would definitely recommend this place to any large group or family looking for a beautiful backdrop for a great getaway! Oh, one really great thing about this place is the fact that it has four bedrooms and that each one had a queen bed or larger in it. So many of these places fill the homes with bunkbeds, and this place was perfect for four couples, without anybody feeling like they were getting "shortchanged" in terms of sleeping arrangements
Pleasant service on check in and out. I have stayed here several times, still nice. The location is great, close to many restaurants and shops. A good view of the slopes, would like to stay in the winter sometime. The house was clean and well maintained. Nice kitchen but appliances are starting to show sign of age. 4 bedrooms and a pull out in the lower rec room.
Wispful Dream is a very clean cabin, centrally located to the main DCL activities. The owner always keeps things nice and our stay is always the highlight of our Summer.
he home is modest and nice. When we arrived however, the home had not been cleaned. We arrived in McHenry around 1:00. So, we asked Coldwell Banker if we could check in at that time, even though normal check in was 4:00. They said, we were unable to, as someone had checked out that very morning. So, very understandable and they were pleasant to deal with. They told us the home would be ready at 4:00. Well, 4:00 came and we received the key. We went to the home, only to find it had not been cleaned yet. Mind you, our arrival was on the day of the Super Bowl. So, long story short, they found someone to clean the home. The cleaners did a fine job cleaning, albeit during the Superbowl. The guys in our party were not happy. We had to cook a late dinner after 8:00 pm. So, our evening was not a pleasant one as we were with 3 small children. Coldwell Banker gave us certificates to a restaurant and refunded part of our money for the night's stay. Again, the home was pleasant. It would be nice if there were more seating. I believe the home can sleep 8-10, but there is not enough seating for that many people. There is nice land and trees behind the home, however, you are in a cul du sac surrounded by 3-4 other homes in very close proximity. If you have loud guest, which we did for a little time, you will hear them. The home could use a few more kitchen amenities like metal cooking spoons, measuring cups that have readable measurements on them, a better can opener, just the simple things you need in a kitchen to make cooking more efficient. Nice tupperware for leftovers and tons of baking trays and pans. Nice fireplaces that keep you warm. You are within walking distance of a grocery store and you can see Wisp Ski Resort right from your window. Overall, a nice stay in a nice home.
S G.Jan 2014
I rented the cabin for our first staff retreat and it was quite a pleasure. We cooked breakfast, used the hot tub, connected our laptop to the TV for a presentation, had great wifi access and just overall enjoyed our snow filled stay. Just remember to bring all of your toiletries, including hand soap. I look forward to future business and person trips to a Wispful Dream!
Our Experience was mostly enjoyable. The house is close to a restaurant and grocery store. The house is beautiful, nicely furnished and has many amenities. We did appreciate that the house does Not allow pets or smoking because I am allergic to both. We were surprised to find a wet area on the basement carpet, human hair on the kitchen sink stopper, a dried brown foam-looking scum around one inside corner of the hot tub (just above the water level), a few other unclean areas and an exterior door handle that fell off in our hand as we were going outside. Although the door handle was fixed later that same day, we missed going out to any activities until we could securely lock the house. I was misled by the word "private" in the description. I like privacy when I am on vacation. I do not want people hearing my conversation or watching every movement I make when I am outside. There is a house right across the driveway from this house and you share the same driveway. Other nearby houses are also plainly visible.
Kim .Jul 2013
We all enjoyed our stay at "a Wispful Dream". The location was perfect for our needs. We felt secluded in the woods but we were close to the lake and to stores. The interior was beautiful and nicely equipped. We had plenty of room and it was an enjoyable stay.
Lee .Mar 2013
We had a perfect long weekend in Deep Creek with snowfall a few days before we arrived - making for a great ski weekend. The beautifully decorated chalet was a perfect retreat and very welcoming after a day at Wisp. We recommend this cabin - it was exactly what we needed!!!
Truly a lovely home. Very clean and well taken care of. The home had everything we needed and more. A great location very convenient to the slopes and to the grocery store. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you!
The home was in better than good condition. The location was excellent for our needs, not too close to the lake for small children, but a quick car ride to all the lake facilities. Joining us for the week were adult children, grand children and one parent, the three levels provided ample space for all. The hot tub was enjoyed by several of us, but could use a maintenance update, several jets were non operational. All in all I would give this home two thumbs up.
We just returned from a 4 day vacation in Deep Creek Lake, where we rented 'Wispful Dream'. The house had more than enough room for our family of 4-you could easily sleep 10 in this lovely home, and still have plenty of room to spread out. The grocery store (Shop N Save) is within walking distance, and the liquor store , miniature golf,go-karts and several restaurants are less than a 5 minute drive. The state parks are just a short drive, and the Wisp Resort for mountain activities is also right across the highway. Fully stocked (lots of towels in each bathroom!) and very clean
Jim & Fran .Jun 2012
It is difficult to for us to come up with any negatives. We had our extended family with our 3 married children, 3 grandkids and our single adult child. We were all comfortable and had the room we needed to not be on top of each other. Our daughter and son-in-law are going back with his extended family in 2013. :)
Sami .Apr 2012
My family and i had a fantastic time at this gorgeous house but we did have a few concerns. More so with Coldwell banker. When we go on family trips our main purpose is to get the family together and spend quality time together. Which means we cook huge meals and eat together and play games and not worry about what dishes we are using. Coldwell banker called to complain that we used "all" the dishes and were trying to charge my credit card an additional cleaning fee as they called it because the cleaners complained about having too many dishes to clean. I would probably not use coldwell banker again. But this house was very comfortable and well equipped.
Todd & Sharon .Dec 2010
We came to McHenry, MD for a Christmas Vacation with our family, It was a great location for us. We traveled to several ski resorts and were able to be back to our lodging fairly quickly. We did alot of cooking at the house. The kitchen so well equiped! It is amazing for a rental unit. We enjoyed the privacy of the large home, but also the family time at the large table, playing games. We loved the hot tub and playing pool. Wow, what a great vacation!!!
This home was a great value. Nice space and plenty of room for the money. Very convenient to all areas of Deep Creek.