Escape to Wisp Mountain

Escape to Wisp Mountain

Escape to Wisp Mountain

Now Offering a State Park Pass for 1 Car to Enter any State Parks

Surrounded by lots of activities, this brand-new log home is the perfect choice for a vacation with family and friends.

Escape to Wisp Mountain is thoughtfully designed with a spacious interior that offers ample space for get-togethers. You will love spending evenings by the cozy gas fireplace, making homestyle meals in the well-equipped kitchen, and relaxing on comfy furnishings.

Outside, you have an expansive wrap-around deck. Partially covered, you can enjoy the outdoors no matter what the weather. A few steps away from the beautiful deck, you have an outdoor wood fire pit perfect for telling campfire stories and roasting s’mores. Wood is provided for you! There is also an outdoor fireplace where you can warm up on crisp fall afternoons. Plus, you have an outdoor hot tub that gives you a great view of the stars at night.

Recreation is all around you and within easy reach. Within two miles, you will find Lodestone Golf Course as well as white water rafting at the Adventure Sports Center. Wisp Resort is less than three miles away and offers skiing, snow tubing, golf, ziplines, disc golf, and more.

You only have to venture a few minutes further to get to marinas, mini golf, restaurants, shops, and arcades.

Be sure to check out the area’s state parks while you are here. Deep Creek Lake State Park is a must for summertime fun. They have a sandy beach for swimming, picnic areas, several playgrounds, and miles of hiking trails. Plus, there is a nature center with lots of hands-on exhibits.

Make your plans to stay at Escape to Wisp Mountain for an experience you will treasure!

Please note this home does not allow pets.

Address: 500 Fern Loop Drive, McHenry, Maryland 21541

The Barn on Lake Shore

The Barn on Lake Shore

The Barn on Lake Shore

The Barn on Lake Shore is a privately owned Deep Creek Lake vacation rental home, with lake access and a private dock available for your use. Use our 15ft. canoe, bring your own boat, or rent one for the day/week from a local marina and keep it at your own private dock. Large dock in quiet cove is great for sunbathing or swimming. We have the dock in the lake from May first until October first. The dock must be ‘pulled’ through the cold months. If you would like to have the dock out for visits in April or October call and we will see if we can accommodate you.

Located close to all Deep Creek Lake activities but tucked away in 3 acres of woods so you can get away from it all. Watch for deer as you enjoy breakfast from your screened in porch. Share quiet nights sitting around your campfire roasting marshmallows, we provide the firewood! Nap in our 10 x 20 gazebo.

Each bedroom has a queen sized bed and a twin bed. There is additional queen sized Murphy bed in the great room.

We received an inquiry asking a question about ‘lake access.’ It has occurred to me there may be some confusion about the lake proximity to our house, and the name we use for our place may have added to this. Our house is ‘The Barn on Lake Shore’ because the address is on Lake Shore Drive, and we chose to build with the look of a barn (this was in homage to a local landmark, a sway back stone barn around the corner on Mayhew Inn road), it is NOT on the shore of Deep Creek Lake. I chose this name for the cute factor, not to deceive anyone.

Our property is NOT lake front. To get to our dock you walk down the middle of our property and cross the road, go down our deeded and wooded 15 foot right of way between two lake side houses. We all find it a pleasant walk and the view of our cove sitting on the dock and its landing is lovely and very private. We don’t have what I could call a lake view from our house. In the summer you can some time see a glimmer of the lake, when the trees are bare in the winter a little more but that’s about it. What we do have is lots of private woods.

No one in the past has ever complained but, we would rather have fewer inquires or renters than have any of our guest be disappointed in our place.

We have tried to make our property pet and kid friendly with casual no-worries decor. It is not small child-proof however, the second floor which contains the living space, has large, low windows, and will require close adult supervision. The back porch has 13 steps. The interior stairs are 17 steps to the living space they are equipped with a stair lift, hand rails, and hand grips. Hand grips are also in the full bath shower and commode this may be of interest to persons with limited mobility.

We have just added a stair lift, it still does not make our house fully accessible. It lessens the 18 steps hike to the second floor, especially after a long car ride. There is still a step up to the landing. The biggest use for us has been hauling up groceries, and bags upstairs.

We like to cook and you will find a well-equipped kitchen. Cooking for a crowd? We supply the pots. All doors and shelves are labeled to make life easy for you.

Close to Deep Creek Lake State Park, Swallow Falls State Park, Herrington Manor State Park, WISP Resort, miniature golf, go-karts, restaurants (you can go by boat!) and movie theater.

Cell phones usually will NOT work on the property but don’t worry, all local and long distance calls from the house are included. Please bring your own bed linens and towels. Washer and dryer are provided. We can arrange for linens to be delivered for your visit at a cost of $70. Firewood for fire pit and wood stove is provided.

Adherence to the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professional Standard of Housekeeping during the COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines from the Vacation Rental Management Association VRMA).

Our web site is still open we are hopeful we can safely rent and still provide the services to our guest that we would want if we were on vacation.

Check out our amenities and a detailed inventory at our website, call 410-479-1041 or email us at