Destination guide

Take in the riverfront beauty of McHenry

Enjoy the festivals and other features of McHenry. This city's riverfront, lake and camping draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around McHenry

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes McHenry a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wisp Resort (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo (21 mi / 33.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in McHenry

Travellers enjoy McHenry for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in January, March, December or February, when snowfall averages 26.05 inches and temperatures average -7°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of McHenry

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, McHenry is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deep Creek Lake State Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Cranesville Swamp Natural Area (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Big Run State Park (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • New Germany State Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Casselman River Bridge State Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Mount Davis (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around McHenry

The nearest airport is in Morgantown, WV (MGW-Morgantown Municipal), located 30.8 mi (49.5 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around McHenry?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,141 holiday lettings around McHenry. From 65 cabins to 103 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakeside property in McHenry?

Bypass the bustling beach and stay lakeside instead! Sit back, find your chill and soak up the views. HomeAway has 542 getaway properties near lakes ready to be booked. Alternatively, you might prefer to try a different setting. HomeAway has oodles of options to select from, including:

  • 492 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 435 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 427 lakefront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in McHenry?

If you're after a home away from home for your trip, renting a house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have the space you need for all sorts of holiday activities. There are 980 houses available on HomeAway. Prices start from £29 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Townhome: 166 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £75 per night.
  • Condo: 74 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £125 per night.
  • Cabin: 64 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £84 per night.

Can I stay in McHenry in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as exploring somewhere totally new with your family and loved ones. The best news is HomeAway has some places to suit big groups. 207 house holiday rentals are available. Currently, they're the preferred option here for sizeable groups. In the area, the rental properties that can accommodate large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a party of 12, we offer 489 rental accommodation suited to that size. Book a night for as little as £29.
  • If you have 10 in your party, you'll be happy to find out that there are 474 holiday rentals that are suitable. Prices begin at just £82 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 14? We have 436 accommodation for rent that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £127 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can take your dad, your grandpa and all your besties to McHenry.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in McHenry?

HomeAway is here to help you unwind with your loved ones. Offering a fantastic range of thrifty holiday rentals, it won't be difficult to find a special place that caters to one and all. When it comes to finding a fantastic deal, your first port of call should be Waterside At Wisp. Here, HomeAway has 205 holiday rentals at an average price of £152 a night. Sunplace is another good option. We've got 149 and the average price is around £183 a night.