USA Maryland Deep Creek Lake McHenry Listing #10502

A Wispful Dream - McHenry, MD

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81 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Conveniently Located Home with Private Hot Tub & Pool Table

Please note: There is a 13 night limit on reservations per local regulations. Reservations over 13 nights are prohibited and cannot be honored.

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!

4WD/traction is required in winter.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining








Cable : Comcast

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player



Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool table : Private


Gas grill : Private




81 reviews

Karin W. Jan 2023
Lovely house, super close to Wisp and stores.
Robert D. Oct 2022
This beautiful home in a wooded setting provided the space for 6 of us to enjoy each others company and yet have time alone. Son and wife, daughter and husband (visiting from New Zealand, and us older parents all played pool, enjoyed the hot tub, took long walks, cooked for each other in a spacious kitchen, and ate out locally. We also enjoyed a local hard cidery, fall festival and antique shop. Gas fireplaces on two floors, 3 bathrooms, and a cafe nook, kept things carefree and easy going. A short walk to Shop N Save made food runs easy and convenient. Will book this home again, with pleasure.
William C. Jun 2022
Relatively private location so things were nice and quiet. No bears, but plenty of rabbits and deer made wildlife watching entertaining. The house is beautiful and well kept. It was clean and had everything we needed to cook a few meals inside and outside on the grill. I had to clean the grill before use and it seems to have an issue with gas flow to the back of the burners but we made due and everything came out OK. As other reviews pointed out, the door locks to the decks are a bit tricky to lock, but it's not that big of a deal. We didn't use the TV's or stereo much but everything seemed in good working order. WIFI was useable throughout the house so anyone glued to their phones will be pleased. Hot water and good pressure were readily available as long as everyone didn't decide to shower or wash clothes at the same time. The beds were OK, some more comfortable than others. The sofa proved to be a better option for a couple of family members. The pool table was a nice touch, even for those of us that are novice at best. The hot tub was used by the younger adults except for the first night when the water temperature wasn't in the acceptable range. The fire pit was nice although a chair or two were unusable. Plenty of room for the family to gather around. We brought firewood from home and left a few behind for the next visitor. Although the house is not lakeside, it is within walking distance of several shops. Grounds crew came and trimmed the lawn while we were there. They were very friendly and respectful. Check-In and Check-Out were private and painless.
Olivia M. Feb 2022
My family loved every part of the house! Perfect for a family getaway! I will definitely book again
bruce c. Jan 2022
Not ski in ski out but the next best thing. Fantastic for a small family. Very comfortable and all the amenities you'll need.
Lissette B. Jan 2022
Best place to stay. Beautiful view. AMAZING cabin. Can’t wait to go back.
christopher v. Nov 2021
Gorgeous home. Comfy and beautifully decorated. Can’t wait to come back!
Janelle S. Oct 2021
A Wispful Dream was exactly that! We so enjoyed our trip in this beautiful cabin! Highly recommend staying here for a private getaway that is still close to anything you might need and yummy restaurants!
Mike G. Aug 2021
Rental went smoothly, was exactly as advertised. Happy we picked this house and would be perfectly content to revisit in the future.
Edward W. Aug 2021
This is a nice house with ample lawn space, some privacy, a nice fire pit area, and it's convenient to restaurants and grocery stores. We liked that the house was not decorated primarily with hunting trophies; no deer heads in the bedrooms here! As others have mentioned the doors are a royal pain to lock, and the flatware/cookware/appliances are very low end but if that's my biggest complaint then that says a lot. Would definitely return.
Brian K. Jul 2021
House was terrific. We used the pool table and hot tub everyday!! The area was wonderful lots to do, recommend the mountain coaster! Worth the wait if a line. The only downside of the house is the locks, latches, and plumbing fixtures need replaced. Hard to lock some of the doors and issues with the downstairs bathroom fixtures. Other than that it was a great house, would recommend it!!
Linda R. Apr 2021
We had high expectations and still, A Wipful Dream exceeded them. House was extremely clean and stocked with everything we needed. Everyone enjoyed the fire pit and hot tub. House was nicely decorated and the beds were comfortable. We will definitely stay here again.
Jane R. Mar 2021
The home is attractively furnished and well-maintained. Rooms are spacious and full of light. It is also conveniently located to the lake, several hiking areas, and stores.
Colleen N. Jan 2021
This place was so close to the mountain! It was easy access to everything. The cabin was homey and warm and very clean! Would go back and stay again!
Anna T. Jan 2021
Very clean and well kept! Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed! Lots of space to hangout, both inside and outside. Loved the privacy and fire pit. Location is fantastic, very close to Wisp, shopping, and dining. We went to Moonshadow and the Green Turtle for take out and loved the food! I will definitely be staying here again in the future!
Michelle W. Oct 2020
Roomy. Fireplace on each floor. Nice, big deck. Nice hot tub. Nice size bedrooms. Nice to have 3 baths. Only issue was 2 locks were hard to lock. Basement door and deck door.
Manager response:
Hello Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that the locks were hard to lock. We have notified our local team to look into this. We hope we have the chance to host you again in the future.
Bryce S. Sep 2020
Great location close to the grocery store, restaurants, beer distributor and other fun activities. The house was very clean. No smoking and no fire pit on the property.
Tricia B. Sep 2020
Loved the convenience and close proximity to the lake. We had a party of 9 and had plenty of room. Only negative thing was the beds did not have covers, only sheets, for the first night. It was chilly and I had to call to get them delivered. They were delivered the next morning, so that first night was a little chilly. Otherwise, we enjoyed and would book again.
Adrienne D. Aug 2020
This home was the perfect site for a girls weekend. We had everything we needed and enjoyed the decks, hot tubs and rocking chairs! There were paper goods, soaps and towels for our use which was a thoughtful touch. Minutes from the lake and other recreation.
Kristen K. Aug 2020
Our two families enjoyed a week at this lovely house in the woods. It was close to everything but felt tucked away. The house was clean, spacious, and comfortable with plenty of room.
Kevin A. Jul 2020
Very comfortable house clean and well maintained
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!
veronica a. Jul 2020
We had a wonderful time at Wispful Dream and Deep Creek Lake. It was definitely a marvelous break from home. The cabin is spacious, clean, and well- kept. We love the porch area where we had meals amongst the trees , and under the moon and stars! The cabin is pretty and provided practically everything we needed for comfort: bath tub, pool table, board games and of course variety of tv channels to choose from! Various kitchen tools were available for ease in cooking! Sheets were clean. It’s location at the end of the road gave us privacy and peace. At the same time we were within easy access to a supermarket. It really was home away from home!

However the following are our feedback for improvement: the grill was dirty - full of grease when we arrived so we did some cleaning before we could even use it; area rugs needs washing or replacement the most; the sofa needs an update- kinda old and sinking; towels are poor quality bec its not absorbent and fabric is pilling; porch needs brushing- old wood; porch railings need cleaning bec of lots of spider webs; kitchen faucet is loose; there was no coffee filter and old kitchen utensils should be replaced. But overall, we had a wonderful stay at Wispful Dream and the fee was right! We will definitely consider going back to enjoy the fall foliage!
Manager response:
Hi, Veronica! We are so glad you would consider coming to visit A Wispful Dream again. The kitchen faucet has been fixed, and the grill has been taken care of. Painting is scheduled for the home this spring. Thank you for staying with us!
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.
Manager response:
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
a friend.
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
. Jun 2014
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.
. Jun 2014
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.
. Feb 2014
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!
. Sep 2013
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!!!
. Jan 2013
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!
. Jul 2012
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.
. Jul 2012
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!!!
. Sep 2010
This home was a great value. Nice space and plenty of room for the money. Very convenient to all areas of Deep Creek.
. Jun 2010
Very enjoyable house. We trully enjoyed our stay.