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USA Maryland Deep Creek Lake McHenry Listing #10531

Mainstead - McHenry, MD

26 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
246 Gleanings Drive, McHenry, MD 21541

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible options to change or cancel your trip.

If your check-in date is at least 30 days away, you can reschedule your trip, cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit, or cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

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Forest view home w/ wrap-around deck - minutes to the lake & Wisp Resort!

Discover the classic comfort of this three-bedroom McHenry home, where you'll enjoy a wrap-around deck among the trees and wonderful access to Deep Creek Lake, Wisp Resort, and outdoor adventures in every season.

This tranquil home sits on a wooded hillside just two miles from the northern shores of Deep Creek Lake. Spend your summer days mountain biking and golfing (and your winter days skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing) at Wisp Resort two miles east, or take a nine-mile drive to lounge on the beach and launch your fishing boat at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

Upon entering the cozy living space, you'll be immediately charmed by the natural wood walls, the plush seating, and the views of the surrounding woods. Build a fire in the wood-burning fireplace, use the free WiFi to keep in touch with loved ones back home, and settle in with a few DVD favorites on one of the four TVs.

Begin each morning with pancakes and bacon in the full kitchen (with a dishwasher), knowing that you're just a few minutes from golf courses, a mountain coaster, mountain bike trails, and 34 winter ski slopes at Wisp. Come home from a day on the lake to prepare your fresh catch on the charcoal and gas grills and sip a few golden hour cocktails on the wraparound deck.

You'll never forget the time you spend near the shores of Deep Creek Lake - reserve your stay in McHenry today! 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.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Xfinity


Cable : Comcast

DVD library

DVD player

VHS library

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player



Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


26 reviews

James W. Jan 2020
Had everything you need for a long weekend or week. Great location near Wisp!
Nydia v. Jun 2019
Had a WONDERFUL time a the Mainstead over the Memorial weekend. The house is a bit off the beaten path which was perfect for us (who wanted nothing but peace, quiet and beautiful forest scenery). The house was fully stocked with everything anyone could ever need (books, DVD's, videos, games, toys) and was very well kept and clean.
The new front porch and colour of the house is beautiful - maybe update the pics on the website? Nothing more to really say other than "can't wait to go back".
Chereka M. Apr 2019
I really enjoyed my stay at Mainstead. My family and I had a wonderful time bonding there. This location is very convenient to the activities, restaurants and stores.
Rebecca C. Feb 2019
What a great house for 2 small families. We loved the set up of the house and the kitchen was well equipped. The proximity to Wisp was very convenient. The updates on the front of the house look nice (seeing it in person and in comparison to the pics online). The beds could be a bit softer. The area the house is located in is very quiet and quaint.
Paul B. Sep 2018
Mainstead is a nice home and not that far from the lake.. The home was clean and had everything we needed except A/C. The weather cooperated and was not too hot. Would stay again.
Debbie M. Aug 2018
The house was spotless and roomy for my family. Kitchen was very well equipped. Spent a lot of time on the back deck. Even though close proximity to other houses we hardly noticed they were there. The only thing missing was air conditioning, the ceiling fans kept us very comfortable. Would defend rent again.
Tanja A. Aug 2018
Das Haus ist einladend, geräumig und sauber. Es sind allerlei elektronische Geräte vorhanden und sogar Dinge wie Spülmaschinentabs für die ersten Tage.
Leider wirkt die Gegend sehr verlassen. Wir haben kaum Leute gesehen. Man kann viel in der Natur unternehmen. An Regentage wirkt die Gegend allerdings sehr trostlos.
Luke S. May 2018
Great house for a small group of friends on a weekend retreat. House was clean, easy to access and had fast internet. All we needed for a weekend. The grill was in good condition which has not always been our experience when renting houses.
Sarah P. Feb 2018
My friends and I had a fantastic time at this cabin! Everything was spotless, and we had the perfect amount of furnishings for everyone to be comfortable. The deck was awesome too! Great for enjoying breakfast and taking in the fresh air. We loved the book and movie selection in the basement as well, and the fireplace made us extra cozy! We will definitely be staying here again.
Kim H. Feb 2018
Very convenient location. House was clean and cozy. Very well stocked kitchen.
Arthur L. Jan 2018
Clean, comfortable...well cared for! It feels like 'home'!
Our 6year old grandson has claimed it as "our" ski house!
Ronald H. Jan 2018
This was a great place to stay near Wisp Ski Resort. The home was clean, comfortable, modern and near Wisp Resort (about one mile). We would return the next time that we would ski at Wisp or whitewater raft the Yough.
Kathleen B. Jan 2018
Convenient location to the slopes and super clean place. Would recommend and stay again!
Susan B. Jan 2018
Mainstead is convenient and comfortable. We stayed in Dec. and it was very cold. The house was warm and cozy. There was plenty of room for our family of 5, the kitchen has everything you need, and we enjoyed the board games that were available. A Foosball or other table would be nice in lower level for older children to use.
William C. Oct 2017
Was fine
Brad M. Oct 2017
The home was in excellent condition.
. Aug 2015
Serene setting (in summer). Clean, comfortable. Advertised gym pass was not available, though - had expired. Beautiful development near Wisp. Realty company easy to work with. Nice to have state park pass. Overall, as advertised
Rachel . Oct 2013
The house was a pleasant surprise as the photos do not do it justice. Wonderful wrap around porch to enjoy the peace and quiet with a glass of wine. House included all amenities you could possibly require and was spotless. Very nice house and would certainly recommend it.
Jessica . Jun 2013
We really liked this rental. we had five kids and three adults and had plenty of room. the kitchen was well equiped and the house was very spacious. We all enjoyed the movies that were in the rooms and the kids liked the toys and games too. the porch was a great place to hang out in the evenings and relax. and the yard was a great place for the kids to play. We really had a great experience with the clean, spacious rental!
Jackie . Feb 2013
This home was much nicer than was evident in the pictures! It was spacious, kitchen was well stocked, and it was very clean! Our biggest concern was pleasing my mother who is a germ phob/clean freak. She was very pleased! It was also nice that upon our arrival, the driveway and entry had been cleared of snow and they returned the next day to again clear the driveway. Very pleased! The only thing that made me give it a 4 is that the mattresses were extra firm. That was the only complaint and was consistent from all..that it was hard to sleep well on such hard mattresses. Other than that, the place was outstanding!
Erika J. Oct 2012
We loved the Mainstead house and the setting! It was convenient to all the fun places of Deep Creek Lake! The fireplace and grill were wonderful fun! The service was excellent. The only down side was the old furniture that needs updated and the tv in the bedroom did not a working cable box. We would not hesitate to stay at this comfy , clean house again!