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Free Arcade! Ski Access, Lake View, Indoor Pool, private Mini Golf

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
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McHenry House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Want to see more pictures or what I have been doing to improve my property every month? Please see my website by scrolling down and clicking the link below then visit the What's new link and the photo gallery.

Be sure to check out my new business Fun Unlimited, just 3.8 miles from Ski & Glee at It is a Free Play arcade with 97 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. 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 1960's - 1970's. The lower level has 67 games including 11 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 Ski & Glee already, check my other 2 properties at the lake. You can click the Owner Info link and then the All My Rental Listings link **********

Ski & Glee is located in a Ski in/Ski out access community next to 'Main Street' ski slope on top of WISP mountain. It has panoramic views of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding areas. It is private but conveniently located to all the necessities. Ski & Glee boasts an indoor heated swimming pool which can be supervised through large glass windows in any of the main level rooms. An outdoor hottub allows you to soak while overlooking the lake in peaceful tranquility. An outdoor Sauna is next to the hot tub with a view of the lake through the glass door. Ample seating on the brick paver patio provides great outdoor gathering space.

The property has 5 king bedrooms and 2 queen sleeper sofas with 6.5 baths. That's 5 master suites, very desirable so that everyone feels they are getting an equally equipped room. Granite countertops, double ovens, microwave and fully stocked kitchen make for spectacular meal times. The outdoor gas grill adds to your cooking options.

Linens are provided and unlike most rentals, these are not the cheap see-through white linens from the linen companies that the rental agencies use. These are 650 thread count sateen finish sheets and luxury micro dry towels.

Most notable is the endless entertainment provided by the 73' HDTV in the Living room with an HD DVR, 55' LCD HDTV in the Game room with an HD receiver, 2 Xbox 360's, one with Kinect 3D motion, 10 real arcade video games, 2 pinball machines, pool table and hundreds of movies at your disposal.

Keyless locks mean you never have to find or return keys as well as peace of mind in knowing that no previous renter can obtain access during your stay.

Please take a look at all the other rental properties on VRBO and the 3 major rental companies in Deep Creek. Compare the 5br houses with indoor heated pools to Ski & Glee, I welcome the comparison! I have done my research and I am far cheaper yet offer far more. The only property you will find that will compare is my other property, Cloud 10 also here on VRBO (VRBO listing #161223) which is a 4br home.

Don't let bad weather hamper your enjoyment of your vacation. I know this goes without saying but 'happy kids make happy parents!' (It's also a given that men are just big kids)

Don't think of Ski & Glee as just skiing when it comes to outdoor activities. You are walking distance to the ASCI sports center at the top of WISP mountain which boasts the only mountain top white water rafting course in the world! WISP offers many non-winter activities such as ziplines, mountain biking, mountain roller coaster, dune buggy rentals, rock climbing and more. You are less than 2 miles from 2 different 18 hole golf courses as well. Trust me when I tell you that you will not take advantage of all that Deep Creek has to offer in one trip.

Come see why Ski & Glee is aptly named for the skiing and fun you will have while visiting here.

Keywords: indoor swimming pool, ski in, ski out, ski slopes, arcade, sauna, firepit, video games

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About The Owner

I live in Northern VA near DC, retired from software development and enjoy managing my rental properties.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Deep Creek Lake

To be honest, 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.

This is my second vacation home in Deep Creek, the first one convinced me what a great area this is.

What makes this house unique

Ski & Glee 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 indoor heated swimming pool along with outdoor hottub, dual xbox 360's, xbox kinect 3D motion, 100's of streamable movies 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.


based on 74 traveler reviews

Free Arcade! Ski Access, Lake View, Indoor Pool, private Mini Golf
average rating of 4.9324327 based on 74 reviews

Excellent Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

Ski and Glee was the perfect home for a family get a away. The weather was cold and rainy but no one cared, we still had a blast whether we were in the pool, the arcade, playing a board game or just relaxing by the fireplace. Besides going to Walmart for some groceries we never touched our vehicles. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need to make meals for our family of 8. I would highly recommend this home for anyone looking for a good time no matter what time of year it is, our family will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our 4th year of vacationing at Ski and Glee. Again, we had a wonderful time. The home was perfect for 3 families with so much to offer that everyone found things to enjoy. We noticed 3 small problems when we arrived, but within a few hours, the owner sent a repairman to fix everything. Great service and responsiveness. We also visited the owner's new arcade, Fun Unlimited, and it was great too. Give it a try and enjoy the pizza too. Looking forward to returning to Ski and Glee next year. The grandkids can't wait!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The whole family had a great time here, not sure who enjoyed the game room more the big kids or little ones. My kids are ready to come back next year. The house was wonderful and having the five rooms with the private bathrooms was definitely a plus since we had extended family with us. Took our daughter white water rafting and went to several antique stores. Weather was great, spent nights outside playing mini golf and by the fire pit doing smores. My little man was over excited that he was able to stand in the pool, it helped him feel comfortable in the water. He told me he wants a indoor pool at our house now LOL. Only one thing about the trip I was disappointed with - I was the only one who didn't see the bear that showed up in the backyard (I was out shopping).

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We wanted the kids to have a fun experience over spring break so we rented Ski & Glee for four nights. It was a fantastic choice. The drive from the DC area was easy and scenic. The house was beautiful and was stocked with everything we needed. We were four adults and five children (ages 6-7). There were plenty of beds and baths, and plenty of room to spread out to talk, play board games, etc. We loved the indoor pool (which has a great alarm system to keep kids out when parents say that swimming time is over), the mini-golf, and the arcade (some real classic games in there). We also loved the mountain view while standing outside grilling and making s'mores in the fire pit. Just down the road you'll find activities at the Wisp Resort. The mountain coaster was a lot of fun and the kids enjoyed the Chipmunk Challenge Course (a few fearful tears before the zip line, followed by pride in their accomplishment and a memory to keep forever). Apparently they have mountaintop whitewater rafting too, but it wasn't open at this time of year. We'll have to come back again for that! We took a short drive over to Swallow Falls State Park for a short hike and some beautiful views. This was a really memorable trip and Ski & Glee was a perfect home base for us. We're definitely hoping to make it an annual event.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a long weekend at ski and glee and simply can't say enough positive things about our experience. From an entertainment aspect I don't believe this place can be topped. We had 6 children ( ages 2-16) and outside of winding down at night, there wasn't one time that they were in front of the televisions or complained of boredom. The arcade,pool, hot tub and sauna were enjoyed by all and the view of the mountain and lake is breathtaking. The top of the mountain ( where you can purchase your lift tickets and or rentals if you don't want to go to to the main entrance thus avoiding crowds) is a 2-3 minute drive away. If you truly want to jump on the mountain, there is a direct path off of the slope "Main Street" that is in the community and a 0.2 mile walk away. If the weather is not ideal and you need amusement beyond the pool, arcade, hot tub and sauna, Rick (the owner) has made it so that nearly any movie that is out and available can be streamed to the main 2 televisions. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time and we can't wait to come back. I would recommend this home to any group of people that are looking to get away, particularly those with little kids as there will not be a moment of boredom.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four years and counting...

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year coming to Ski and Glee and we are already planning our fifth next year. The location and view are amazing. Unfortunately for us the snow waited a little too long to show up this year. But, we were able to take advantage all of the amenities in the house and even had a mini golf tournament. The owner is very attentive and quick to respond to all inquiries and questions. Ski and Glee: see you in 12 months.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Garrett County Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Black Bear Tavern
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lodestone golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Garrett Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
DC's at WISP
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
WISP ski resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Deep Creek State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Easy WISP parking
Nearest Point of Interest
WISP ski resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Archies BBQ
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Groceries
Nearest Point of Interest
Funland Arcade
Nearest Point of Interest
Liquor store
Nearest Point of Interest
Cloud 10
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Bear Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Traders Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakeside Creamery
Car: necessary

Free arcade included inside the house. Pinball machines and arcade games free of charge in the game room. Indoor heated swimming pool viewable from any room on the main level. Free private 18 hole mini golf course right on the property.


Rates & Availability

McHenry House Rental Rates


  • $1595 - $2195/wkend - $3195 - $4395/wk
  • US Dollars
  • 12/15/13 - 03/19/14 4395/week 2195/2nt 3 night min 550/extra night + taxes/fees
  • 03/20/14 - 05/13/14 3195/week 1595/2nt 2 night min 375/extra night + taxes/fees
  • 05/14/14 - 06/06/14 3395/week 1695/2nt 2 night min 400/extra night + taxes/fees
  • 06/07/14 - 06/27/14 3595/week 1795/2nt 2 night min 450/extra night + taxes/fees
  • 06/28/14 - 08/24/14 4195/week + taxes/fee (partial weeks available 7 days prior)
  • 08/25/14 - 09/05/14 3595/week 1795/2nt 3 night min 450/extra night + taxes/fees
  • 09/06/14 - 10/15/14 3395/week 1695/2nt 2 night min 400/extra night + taxes/fees
  • 10/16/14 - 12/14/14 3195/week 1595/2nt 2 night min 375/extra night + taxes/fees
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McHenry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa beds
  • All bedrooms are suites with their own baths and king size beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Free private 18 hole mini golf course, professional grade electronic scoring soft tip dart board, 73' HDTV in Living Room, 55' LCD HDTV in Game Room, Keyless lock, Dual heating/AC systems, 2 Hot water heaters, All bedrooms master suites

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