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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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 www.fununlimiteddcl.com. 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

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in McHenry in Garrett County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

Free Arcade! Ski Access, Lake View, Indoor Pool, private Mini Golf
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 78 reviews

Great for 3 Families On A Warm Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a unseasonably warm week skiing at Wisp, but we were really glad we chose to rent SkiAndGlee because of all the other activities the rental offered us. By the third day of our stay, temperatures were in the 70's (Mid Feb!) But our kids had fun for hours in the pool, playing video games and even playing mini golf outside which was a hit for our 5 to 9 year olds.

When we did ski on the first day, we took advantage of the house's great location. It is 1 minute from the top parking lot, and 3 minutes to the Kids Camp Dropoff at the bottom of the mountain. The house has a beautiful and relaxing view of the lake and mountain.

All the bedrooms had comfortable king beds which was great. Everything was very clean and neat when we arrived. The sheets and towels were freshly washed and the so was everything in the kitchen. There have been times when we have arrived at other rentals at Wisp, and things have actually not been washed. This was not the case at SkiAndGlee. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The WiFi internet connection worked great. The kids were able to connect their devices and the parents were able to connect their laptops to check emails and do some work.

It is clear that Rick, the owner, cares a lot about his properties. He was very responsive to all our emails and needs such as offering a late checkout. This was our second time renting from Rick. Last winter, we rented Cloud10, which was also great. We will definitely rent from Rick in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 7

Cameras inside the home, in private areas.

  • 2 of 5

We have rented many homes over the years (including homes with pools)and this was the first time we found cameras inside a property. It was extremely off putting, even creepy. There are cameras in the front living space where the arcade games are, and there is a pull out sofa, that our teenagers were sleeping on, in that room, I would definitely define it as a "private space". The second camera is in the indoor pool space, but there are large windows along that space into the kitchen & main living space, the cameras can definitely see into that space if you do not put the blinds down. Not that we wanted to be filmed while we swam either. We felt this is a huge invasion of privacy and really can't believe it is not mentioned in any of the other reviews. Check page two of your rental contract & know that "public areas" doesn't mean outside the home, it means inside the living and sleeping space, and the enclosed pool area. There are also cameras all over outside the home, but I have heard that is pretty common with VRBO, although I have never encountered it before.

If you can get over being watched and recorded, the home is extremely nice and Rick is personable & responds quickly. The home is large, well stocked, and clean, and our family did enjoy our time there. The fireplace only stays on for about 10 minutes at a time and the TVs in the bedrooms only play DVDs, we were all pretty bummed about that. Since we were 3 families retiring to our rooms at night wanting to watch TV, but it wasn't possible. He does have lots of current, free movies that you can watch though. If the home did not have cameras, I would give it 4-5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: LeighAnn, I'm glad you had a great time at my property and it was really nice meeting you. It's unfortunate that none of my 3 properties will be suitable for your future stays as all of them have similar amenities and cameras. They protect me in the case of drowning in the pool and against vandalism of the expensive arcade games that are provided for free for your enjoyment. My rental agreement that you signed clearly stated exactly where the cameras were and even required you to sign at the bottom of each page so I am baffled as to how this came as a surprise to you. There is also a video security label on the front door inches from the doorknob. The fireplaces have timers that don't start until you turn the dial past the 10 minute mark and can be turned to 60 minutes at a time. I have had the cameras installed since day 1 and have 76 5 star reviews and a great many of my guests are return renters which speaks to my great relationships with them. The review prior to yours is a 5 time in a row repeat guest so fortunately not all share your aversion to my protections. I wish you and your group the best trips in the future at the lake. Rick
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34 9
Arnold, MD

Fifth year of fun and relaxation at Ski and Glee

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth year of staying at Ski and Glee. I have used rentals at various destinations and I do not believe I have ever worked with an owner as responsive as Rick. The house is very clean. The kitchen is well stocked. The beds are very comfortable. The house is in great condition. We had a great weekend of snow and cold. The house is in a great location to get to the slopes and to enjoy the views from the hot tub. I highly recommend this house to all of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 17

New Years At The Lake

  • 5 of 5

After many years renting from agencies, decided to go out on a limb with a private owner rental. We were not disappointed with Ski And Glee, the kids loved the indoor pool and arcade almost as much as the dads liked the golden tee game! The view from the house is amazing, and we got lots of use from the hot tub and sauna. House was clean and everything was as advertised, the owner is very quick with any questions or concerns we had. Looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 15

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 14

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in McHenry, Western Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
20 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Calm Fall
15 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Processing £34.79
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 12.0%

Mid week quotes are inaccurate via quotable rates, please contact me for a mid week price quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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