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Romantic Lakeview Cottage with Hot Tub and Amazing Sunsets!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. Sleeps 4. Dog friendly! Parking: 2 car maximum.

Deep Creek Lake is listed in 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE! (US and Canada)

Looking for a getaway in Maryland?

The Birds’ Nest is a tastefully decorated, romantically secluded lake-view vacation home at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. It’s an enchanting choice for a special occasion: honeymoon, wedding anniversary, girls’ weekend, or just a quiet escape.

Summer rentals run from Sunday to Sunday.

You bring your lovebird; The Birds' Nest will provide the atmosphere!

Nestled among tall oaks and lush rhododendrons, this tastefully decorated, 2-bedroom home is conveniently located at 296 State Park Road for year-round accessibility. It is 0.6 miles from Deep Creek Lake State Park and approximately 6 miles from The Wisp Ski Area. The charming little town of Oakland is about 5 miles away.

The lakefront, across the road from the property, offers one of the best views of the lake — the sunsets and star-watching are magical! You may swim or launch your kayak from here, though there is no dock facility.

The downstairs of The Birds' Nest has a well-equipped kitchen, one bathroom, a living room with a propane fireplace insert, a study area with WiFi access for your laptop computer, and a bedroom (double bed). Upstairs is a large bedroom (queen-size bed and a futon) with a sitting area overlooking the woods, a walk-in closet, a half-bath with washer and dryer, and a surprise nightlight! A flat-screen television with satellite connection, a DVD player (with video library), and a CD player are located in the living room downstairs.

High-quality bed linens and towels are supplied at no extra charge; bring your own toothbrush!

Relax in the sunken hot tub in a very private resort-like setting after a day of outdoor activities.

Enjoy the landscaping and seasonal waterfall on the property.

The deck offers a view of the lake and has a picnic table with a gas grill. There is a fire-ring outside The Birds’ Nest for toasting marshmallows and telling tall tales!

We welcome your house-trained family dog, too. Fee required per animal. There is a new dog park beside the HART For Animals facility in McHenry which is free for use.

Wild animals love this location and visit regularly. We do ask, however, that you do not feed the bears!

Our goal is to fulfill the need for a superior rental vacation home that is not a “McMansion”! The house is 900 square feet of well-planned space with high-quality furnishings. It sleeps four people comfortably, with separation between the bedrooms for privacy.

Keywords: cabin, cottage, lake front, lake view, cozy, romantic, secluded, getaway, escape, relax, intimate, pet-friendly, washer and dryer, hot tub, deck, fireplace, fire ring, fully equipped, WiFi, Christmas and seasonal decorations, value, discount.

More Details

Polly English-Ramsay
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Why Polly English-Ramsay chose Deep Creek Lake

Location! Location! Location!

View! View! View!

The Birds' Nest is a special home equipped lovingly for the comfort of adult guests.

House-trained dogs are welcome with fee but must not be left alone in the house.


Car: necessary

The Birds' Nest is located in a highly desirable area. It is convenient to Deep Creek Lake State Park, shopping, restaurants and other services.

Autumn Glory has a minimum of a three-night rental.


Swanton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Hand basin. Washer and dryer.
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom has one queen size bed and one futon
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Futon (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Seasonal waterfall on property, fire ring, surprise nightlight


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Romantic Lakeview Cottage with Hot Tub and Amazing Sunsets!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews

Quaint, Relaxing, Beautiful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a peaceful Labor Day weekend at the Bird's Nest. It was joy to meet Polly and her dog Maggie.

We walked our dog to the state park and even did some fishing. We sat around the fire in the evening roasting marshmallows and then relaxed in the hot tub before bed. The beds were so comfortable!

The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals.

We just loved this cottage and hope to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that The Birds' Nest was the perfect retreat for your family and your adorable dog, Gizmo. It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing the story of The Birds' Nest! The location, close to Deep Creek Lake State Park, is truly convenient. We felt that way when we bought and developed the property and now know it was the right choice. When guests openly say they appreciate the cottage and all the unexpected extras, it gives me joy! Sitting around the camp fire and then watching the stars from the hot tub is a fabulous way to end the day.
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Arlington, VA

Excellent Stay and Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

The Bird's Nest is fantastic! It's a great little home, and perfect for the group we had - 4 adults and 2 pups! Polly was a great host and even let us use her kayaks. We were able to launch them across the street, which was extremely convenient. I would definitely recommend the Bird's Nest again. We'll certainly try to rent again if we come back to Deep Creek with the same amount of people!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that The Birds' Nest offered everything to help make your visit to Deep Creek Lake a success! I enjoyed meeting you and your two perfectly behaved pets. The cottage is charming and truly one of a kind with the personal touches found both inside and outside with the hot tub, the fire pit, BBQ, etc. Living near by we are able to care for it personally and take pride in doing so. The location, close to DCL State Park, makes it convenient for hiking and swimming and it's within an easy drive to other scenic attractions that Garrett County offers. We welcome both repeat guests and new guests and hope to see you again
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Pittsburgh, PA

Great little place! Very homey!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Bird's Nest. Polly was the best hostess and the cabin was fully equipped. We didn't need a thing. Enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit! Looking forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad The Birds' Nest helped make your vacation wonderful, Lynn. The location is great for those who want to spend time at DCL State Park or explore other parts of Garrett County. We have tried to make guests feel at home by providing the necessary items and some unexpected things! The hot tub is a fabulous place to spend time relaxing after an active day. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Great secluded retreat with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Great secluded retreat

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to read that The Birds' Nest helped make your family vacation a true success. We aim to provide unexpected touches in and outside the cottage and are delighted that guests appreciate the care that goes into it. Thank you for choosing The Birds' Nest.
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A great week!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great stay at the birds nest. It was the perfect spot for us right across from the lake on a fairly quiet street and the house was just the right size for the two of us and our dog. The hot tub was warm and cozy on the first few nights that were chili, and the sunsets over the lake were beautiful every night. This really is an ideal location just a stones throw from the state park in One Direction and a slightly longer throw of a stone to Garrett Highway Where all the action is. It was the perfect mix of quiet and convenient and we couldn't have asked for more. Polly is wonderful and gracious host and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight getting to know you both and sweet Wookie, your perfectly behaved dog. I am glad The Birds' Nest provided everything you needed to make your week wonderful. The walks from the cottage are great for people and pets and you seemed to take full advantage of the convenient location. The private hot tub is a fine way to relax at the end of a day of activity. I hope we meet again!
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Wonderful getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a great getaway at this lovely home tucked away in the woods. The beds were very comfortable, and it comes equipped with everything you could need. We had planned on going out for dinner, but ended up cooking at the house, making for a very relaxing weekend. The hot tub was the icing on the cake! We would come back here in a minute. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Birds' Nest, Mike! It was a pleasure meeting all four of you. Glad you found the kitchen and BBQ well equipped and were comfortable in this special little cottage of 900 sq. ft. I enjoy getting it ready for guests and it means a lot to me when they appreciate the care that is shown and they likewise look after it, as you did!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.