House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Betsy Thomas
My husband and I bought the Woodland in 1987, as a place to relax and recharge. As we explored the area, we discovered so many things that we enjoyed doing, that going back was a joy. As an artist, I enjoy the quiet painting time the home affords me. We are three minutes from WISP and skiing in the winter and golf in the summer. Other wonderful adventuress include antiquing, specialty shopping, dog sledding (winter and summer). Hiking, go-carting, fly fishing, boating, corn maze (August – October) and just plain sitting on the deck and watching the birds. During our tenure the Garret County Arts Council has been formed. They sponsor lectures, concerts and for the past few years special concerts by the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Betsy Thomas purchased this House in 1987
Why Betsy Thomas chose McHenry
My husband and I were looking to buy a rental/vacation home in the late 80’s and we just fell in love with the Deep Creek area. We chose a house in the mountains because of the gorgeous scenery and solitude. We really enjoyed being a little out of the way yet very close to all of the local attractions in the area.
What makes this House unique
We are on the other side of the mountain from WISP Ski and Golf Resort. The house is just minutes away from skiing, tubing, rollerblading, and golfing. It is with in close driving distance to Deep Creek Lake and all of the lovely attractions that are held there. You are a short drive from the historic town of Oakland, where there are shops and restaurants to frequent. The Oakland farmers market that is held on every Wednesday and Saturday has a wide variety of foods and crafts. If you are into hiking and scenic walking, a brief drive will take you to Swallow Falls and Harrington Manor State Park. If you want to venture out a little further, you are close to two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes, Fallingwater and Kentucky Knob, which are open to the public for tours. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is about an hour away in Pennsylvania. It offers, a full spa, golfing, and a myriad of other activities
Suitable for children 4/5 or above
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No bonfires or fire pits are allowed on property
Removal or unhooking of smoke detectors is not allowed.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Myself, husband, mother-in-law, and a long time family friend stayed at Ms. Thomas's log cabin at the end of July. We loved the entire cabin, it was well appointed with everything we would need. The view from the back deck was beautiful! The cabin was easy to find, easy to get into and very comfortable to relax in. We spent each morning and evening on the deck! Thank you, Ms. Thomas for sharing such a lovely cabin with us! We'd love to come back again!!
Enjoying the mountains with family
We enjoyed the layout and furnishings of the home. The covered back porch with the swing and comfy chairs were much appreciated in the high temperatures and humidity as the house had no AC. The beds were firm for us back-challenged people, and the bed linens were top quality.
weekend family raft trip
5 family members and I enjoyed our stay at Betsy's cabin on the wooded hillside of Wisp ski area. We were very glad to have only a 35 minute drive back to our temporary home after rafting in the Cheat River Canyon (class 3-5 rapids). Added bonus was a natural fireworks display when several hours of heavy thunderstorms passed nearby, so we could watch the display from the deck while we played cards. Plenty of space.
Great Weekend Away
We had a lovely time at Betsy's Woodland Cottage. Our family of four had a great time. Location was in a beautiful community with a nearby pond. Property was close to local amenities. Betsy was very kind and responsive and the view and comfort from the porch was wonderful. Lots of space, games, and everything you need in the kitchen. I would recommend staying here and hope to stay here again.
Enjoyed a good stay
Betsy is prompt in responding to questions on call or email. She responded when we had some questions on unlocking and addressing the 1-time water quality concerns.
The location is like 5-10 minutes from WISP.
We liked the way things were arranged.
Great Cabin! Perfect for our ski weekend!
This cabin was perfect for our ski weekend. Comfortable space for all of us, we enjoyed the fireplace and games. And only 5 minutes from Wisp. Couldn’t have been more perfect! Thanks!
I am so glad you a;ll enjoyed the house. I was concrrfyou might not get there with the Icy forecast.
iam so glad you made it. I hoe we will see you again.
The way the weather is going, we may be skiing inJuly!
Thank you again for the review and your nice comments.