USA Maryland Deep Creek Lake McHenry Listing #21206

Serenity On The Mountain - McHenry, MD

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26 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 (8 adults) 3 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Unique mountain getaway with garage, fireplace & hot tub

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

This home is serenely situated in the mountains of western Maryland, with a partial view of Deep Creek Lake. Perfect for friends, couples and adult family members to relax and rejuvenate from the stress of daily life. You will enjoy two family living spaces, a separate dining room, breakfast nook, a fireplace for cozy nights, and 1.6 acres of land with professionally landscaped gardens. The third floor sunroom, decks, and patios offer perfect views of the surrounding area.

What's Nearby

This is a year round destination spot with access to hiking trails, ski slopes, lake, water sports, fishing, and much more. In October enjoy the Autumn Glory Festival held annually and beautiful scenic drives for the fall foliage. In the summer whitewater rafting at ASCI is a short drive away! This home is within 15 minutes to restaurants, shopping, and Wisp Ski Resort, or the Rocky Gap Casino is located about an hour away.

Things to know

Free WiFi
4x4 required in the winter
Hot tub

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






Lake view

Water view

Mountain view




Cable : Other

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private



26 reviews

Eric W. Aug 2022
The layout and serenity of the home was great. Great central location as well. The only problem we encountered was there were no box springs on any of the beds. There was a mattress on top of slats on the bed frames. Made getting a quality night of sleep the hardest part of our stay.
Manager response:
Thanks for sharing feedback about your stay, Eric! We understand that sleeping preferences vary widely and we're sorry to hear that the bed was not comfortable for you, please rest assured that we will follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience to implement improvements. We look forward to hosting you again for a much more comfortable stay!
Nicholas W. Jul 2022
This home is well situated in the mountains to provide beautiful views of the landscape and lake and the stars at night. 8 family adults and 1 toddler in our party enjoyed the spaciousness and amenities of the house including the garage, observation room on the roof, and the jacuzzi tub. It is a mountain get-away location so don't count on strong Wi-Fi or phone signals.
John C. Jun 2022
We were at Deep Creek for a weekend wedding. The house met our needs perfectly - clean, comfortable, peaceful.
Stacy R. May 2022
House was clean and well-maintained. Had everything we needed during our stay. It was nice not having people really close to us. We were glad no one was at the house next door.
Lots of room and places for people to unwind.
Brianna M. Mar 2022
This place was absolutely amazing. The home was equipped with everything we needed, with the exception of salt for the snow we received. We truly appreciated the kitchen being fully stocked. There were signs throughout the house that gave directions about things like games, how to extinguish the fire etc. There are many light switches in this home, but don’t worry, they’re all labeled!!!!! The fire place was a nice touch but we were sad to see the flame was so low. The entire atmosphere was relaxing and just what we needed after a long week. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a place to relax and unwind. Will definitely be back.
Manager response:
Hi Brianna. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We have passed your comments along to our local manager to ensure salt is provided at homes that may experience colder weather. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, and we hope to host you again soon!
Daniel M. Jan 2022
Short drive to the top of wisp, easy to come home for lunch
Christine A. Jan 2022
The home was beautiful and the views were amazing!
Amber G. Nov 2021
My husband and I first stayed at Deep Creek in February 2020 - since then we have stayed at 7 different locations in Deep Creek. We have enjoyed each stay, however; Serenity on the Mountain was by far our favorite. The house was well structured, designed, and decorated. It was by far the cleanest house we've stayed in and the only house we stayed in where the instructions for the T.V. sets were provided. My husband is not native to the U.S. so we greatly appreciated the diversity of cultures throughout the house. The house is very large and accommodating. This is also the only house we have rented more than one time; the second time being just my husband and myself (yes, even with how large the house is). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Sandy A. Aug 2021
The entire home is unique and has a great open living space. We loved the top floor sitting area..saw 3 bears our first night. The air was cool in the evening so we used the fire pit and hot tub every night. Thanks for a nicely stocked kitchen! Would definitely recommend this home for several guests.
Kevin M Q. Aug 2021
Loved the house! everything about it. the layout, the kitchen, the location... perfect. Having the master bedroom on the main floor and the rest downstairs was great. my kids stayed downstairs and could stay up later, hang at the fire pit and hot tub while i as on the main floor. they had their own little apartment. you have to drive everywhere which was fine, but I liked being kind of on our own. it was very relaxing. house is in great shape and I was pleasantly surprised that it was even nicer than the pictures show. all around great vacation. we will definitely be back
Eshani M. Jul 2021
This house was great for our family vacation. It is really spacious and there is plenty of space for our large family to spread out and relax. We loved the views and the fire pit, and it is an easy drive to all of Deep Creek attractions as well as Swallow Falls State Park.
I did note that the house could be cleaned better. Many of the dishes were not cleaned properly and had lingering food residue. The downstairs twin room bed frame is also bent completely out of shape and was not usable. However, overall, it was a great stay.
Manager response:
Hi, Eshani! We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay. Housekeeping has been asked to double-check the dishes, and maintenance is taking care of the bed. Thank you!
Steve P. Jul 2021
Very nice home quietly situated on the mountain near Wisp Resort. The décor was really cool and the location was perfect. We had a terrific Independence Day vacation here.
Michaela E. Mar 2021
This house is INCREDIBLE!! From the carefully curated decor to the unique porch and deck, we loved everything this house had to offer! We had a group of 7 and the house felt very spacious with the numerous rooms and bathrooms. There are also plenty of hang out spaces so if we didn't want to be all together it was not a problem. Another plus was that the dining table fit all of us which made meals very enjoyable. The hot tub was one of our favorite parts as well! A couple earlier reviews said the hot tub was a bit dirty when they arrived, but it was perfectly clean for us! The listing also said we would need to bring our own towels and linens but the house was more than sufficiently stocked when we arrived. My only complaint is I did not have a phone number or email I could easily contact ahead of time to ask questions. I would HIGHLY recommend Serenity on the Mountain for any larger group looking for a fun place to stay in Deep Creek!
Daniel K. Feb 2021
We really liked the house and recommend it but when we arrived the hot tub was not cleaned so we missed using it the first night. They came and cleaned it which was good. Then we tried using the grill at night. Had I seen the inside I would have not used it. Only realized after a grease fire started in it that it who knows when the last time it was cleaned. All that grease residue that had built up over time caught fire. Almost ruined our dinner. Again, had his been cleaned semi-regularly this wouldn't happen. So while its a nice place, it would be much better with better maintenance.
Manager response:
Hi, Daniel! We appreciate your feedback and apologize for the frustrations you experienced. We have spoken with the cleaners about the incident with the grill so it can be prevented from happening again. Thank you!
Daniel P. Jan 2021
Awesome house
Jigar S. Jan 2021
We genuinely enjoyed our time at this home, beautiful inside and out. I would say that having stayed at several Vacasa homes, we continue to find basic things are not 5 star. The hot tub was a bit slimy and needed a thorough cleaning. The shovel was left in the backyard and so we didn't find it until Day 2. Amazing place, just need the little things to get a little better.
Manager response:
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, Jigar! We are sorry to hear that the home had some items that needed some attention. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can ensure these concerns do not happen to future guests. As always, our guest services team is available to assist guests 24 hours a day should they need anything. We hope you choose to stay with us again!
Michelle T. Oct 2020
The home was beautiful! It did take a while for the heat to warm the home up, but that was minor. Also, the swing that is in the photo outside was missing. Would definitely stay again.
Kenny H. Sep 2020
- Location is perfect at the top of the Wisp mountain resort
- The enclosed rooftop deck gives a gorgeous view down the mountain to the lake
- General house layout is very nice
- Very tastefully decorated with Asian and African art
- Hot tub was perfect

Didn’t love:
- Minor repair jobs needed all over (master bathtub had a whole side of tiles missing, bad scrapes from chairs near both dining rooms)
- Cleaning needed more attention (crumbs on the floor next to the trash can, grill had grease on it from previous use and there was no grill brush)
- Latch on trash receptacle is broken and animals got in the trash of the previous residents, scattering it over the yard
- The combination to unlock the hot tub was very hard to find (it’s written as one of several bullet points on the fridge, not the first place I would look for the hot tub combination) and I had to call Vacasa for it

All in all the house is great but I think more work needed to be done to make it perfect.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying in one of our homes! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to make mention of some items in the home that may need some TLC. We take guest feedback seriously, and please know that our local staff is available to assist with any issues you may encounter while in the home. We hope to have the chance to host you again!
kimberly M. Jul 2020
We absolutely loved this house. There wasn’t anything bad about it. It took us day to figure out how to use the dishwasher but it worked! We saw a huge bear in the woods left of the garage. He was sitting on the steps and then took a walk. We did yoga on the deck each morning. Best Stay ever!
Ben A. Jun 2020
Everything was very well layed out, had a nice mountain home feel and was in a great location. My friends and I would hands down stay there again.
Adrinece B. Jun 2020
I loved that this place felt like home for everyone with a fully stocked kitchen and home appliances. I really cannot wait to come back to this place.
Britt P. Feb 2020
This is a beautiful, well maintained home with beautiful personal touches and great light and views. Almost everything you need to feel at home. I can't wait to rent it in warm weather!
Brittany U. Oct 2019
Hello! During our stay at Serenity (Oct 3rd-Oct 6th) we celebrated a 10-year Wedding Anniversary & my 27th Birthday! The home was absolutely BEAUTIFUL & secluded in the mountain for privacy & gorgeous views of the fall leaves & the lake. We utilized the kitchen in the home every morning by cooking our own breakfast and spent the chilly evenings in the hot tub and warming up around the outdoor fireplace. Highly recommend 10/10! Thank you for opening your home for our family! We will be back soon!!
Crystina H. Jul 2019
Plenty of space, had all the basic necessities we needed for the weekend and really easy check in and check out. Great location. Would recommend this house and would stay again.
Rick B. May 2019
Very inviting space. Loved the morning light and it being a passive house.