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  1. Lake Access
    Any property that has a specific, dedicated place to access the water for swimming or a boat dock (if applicable). The property owner does not own the access area. You may be able to walk to the water or you may need to drive to the area, depending on the particular property. Most Lake Access areas are designated by the community or HOA.

  1. DC Highlands
Dog Friendly
5 Beds
4.5 Baths

Home Type

  1. House
4.3043
(23 Reviews)

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Description

DESCRIPTION:
Residing majestically above Deep Creek Lake, this lake-top chalet is the peak of vacation pleasure. Spacious and well appointed, Sweetwater Ridge brims with the perfect ingredients for relaxation and fun. The pool table is the site for friendly competition, lazy afternoons await on the sun-dappled deck, and 2 fireplaces enrich the atmosphere supplying a warm background for any get together. Allow the soul soothing outdoor hot tub to melt away the pressures of the outside world, leaving you refreshed and revived. Survey the landscape below, and you will be emboldened to seek new adventures. Within 2 miles, you'll find the many activities of Wisp Ski & Golf resort.

ACCESS DETAILS:
Lake access located along Marsh Hill Rd., no dock use available.

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS:
This home is located in the DC Highlands Community at Deep Creek Lake.
Access for up to 6 guests at a time at the DC Highlands Community Associations amenities, including use of the community pool, pavilion, restrooms, tennis court, basketball court, and playground.
Community Outdoor Swimming Pool: Open Father's Day Weekend - Labor Day, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.
This home comes with free access to the Community Aquatic Recreation Center (CARC)! This fitness and wellness complex, located in the central Deep Creek Lake area, offers a modern gym and a full-size indoor pool. The free CARC membership is available to all guests in the home for the duration of your stay, up to the home’s full occupancy.

LAYOUT DETAILS:
Upper Level:
- Loft
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Attached Bath with Shower
- Bedroom (Suite): Queen Bed, Balcony, Attached Bath

Main Level:
- Living Area
- Dining Area
- Kitchen
- Screened-In Porch
- Half Bath
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed with Shower/Tub

Lower Level:
- Living Area: Pool Table, Wet Bar & Queen Sleeper Sofa
- Laundry
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Full Bath: Shower/Tub
- Bedroom: Queen Bed 

DISCLAIMERS:

4WD/AWD or snow tires are always recommended for the area during the Winter months of November - March. For more house specific driveway information, please refer to your app/guest portal after booking.

Amenities

Additional Details

  1. Area of Lake: North
  2. Boat Trailer Parking: Permitted, 1 Trailer = 1 Parking Space
  3. Check-In Time: 4:00pm
  4. Check-Out Time: 10:00am
  5. Family Groups Only
    No sororities, fraternities, or non-chaperoned groups allowed.
  6. Firewood: Provided for Wood Fireplaces (Valid: 9/15 - 4/15)
  7. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  8. Mountain Views
  9. No ATVs or Snowmobiles Allowed
  10. No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
  11. Pets: Dog Friendly (Max. Allowed = 2)
    This home allows you to bring up to 2 dogs, without any additional fee. Please review the dog friendly portion of the contract upon booking, for full details.
  12. Water Equipment Not Provided (i.e. Kayaks)
  13. Wooded Setting

Booking & Renting Details

  1. Winter: 2+ Nights
  2. Spring: 2+ Nights
  3. Summer: Sunday - Sunday
  4. Fall/Autumn: 2+ Nights
  5. Holidays: 3+ Nights

Community Perks

  1. CARC Indoor Pool & Fitness Membership (Book Conf. = Entry Pass)
    This home offers access to the Community Aquatic and Recreation Center (CARC) for indoor pool and fitness use, at no extra cost! This membership allows access of up to the maximum number of occupants the house sleeps (ex. if the home sleeps 12, then 12 people are allowed). There are no physical passes for this amenity, please bring a copy of your booking confirmation (emailed upon booking and completion of your contract) as your access.
  2. Community Basketball Court
  3. Community Covered Pavillion
  4. Community Fire Pit Area
  5. Community Playground
  6. Community Seasonal Outdoor Swimming Pool
  7. Community Tennis

Inside

  1. A/C: Central Air
  2. Bath Towels Provided
  3. Bed Linens Provided
  4. Fire Extinguishers: 1
  5. Fireplaces (Gas): 1
  6. Fireplaces (Wood): 1
  7. Internet: Wifi
  8. Landline Phone: None
  9. Pool Table
  10. Screened Porch (Seasonal)

Bed Sizes & Suites

  1. Bedroom Suites: 3
  2. Kings: 2
  3. Queens: 3
  4. Queen Sleeper Sofas: 1
  5. Twin Rollaways: 2

Inside | Appliances

  1. Coffee Makers (Drip): 1
  2. Coffee Makers (Single Cup: K-Cups Not Included): 1
  3. Dishwashers: 1
  4. Full-Size Fridges: 1
  5. Microwaves: 1
  6. Ovens: 1
  7. Stoves: 1
  8. Washers: 1
  9. Dryers: 1

Inside | Electronics

  1. Blu-Ray Players: 1
  2. DVD Players: None
  3. TVs (Box): 3
  4. TVs (Flat Screen): 4

Outside

  1. Grills (Charcoal): 1
  2. Grills (Gas): 1
  3. Max. Parking: 5 Vehicles
  4. Outdoor Fire Pit (Wood): 1
  5. Outdoor Hot Tubs: 1

Outside | Dock

  1. No Dock Use Available

Availability

Rates subject to change. Rental homes are only available to be booked one year in advance.

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Location

131 Westward Way, McHenry, 21541 USGet Directions

Reviews

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Good

Reviewed on 2021-10-06 by Tom
Updated on 2021-10-06
4
Great house for a group our size. We all enjoyed our stay, and loved the privacy and lake view. The house is nicely furnished. We cleaned surfaces when we arrived as they were dirty especially the dining table and stair railings. Sliding screen doors need replaced.
I’m sorry to hear that you found a few surfaces to be inadequately cleaned, Tom. Please know that you can always give us a call within 24 hours of your arrival should you find any aspect of the housekeeping unsatisfactory; we’ll be happy to send someone to accommodate right away. The homeowner has been made aware of our guests’ feedback regarding the sliding doors and we hope to see this repaired soon. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so glad you had a great time at Sweetwater Ridge overall, and we hope to host you again in the future! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great place for family vacation!

Reviewed on 2021-09-07 by Kristin
Updated on 2021-09-07
4
My family of 14 recently stayed here for 3 nights and it was a great trip. The house is a bit smaller in person compared to the photos but it was still plenty big. The view from the balcony was spectacular. We got to watch the sunset and on the rainy days we got to see the mist rising up from the lake--really beautiful. Would have liked for the house to be a little cleaner but it wasn't so unclean it was unlivable (mostly dust in places like toilet paper dispenser, lighting, and decor). A couple tvs didnt work but it seemed like they were in the middle of switching all the tvs over to smart tvs so that might have just been a fluke thing for our stay. None of the small complaints we had even put a damper on the trip. It was still a lovely place. If you have a large family and want to get away for a few days Sweetwater Ridge is worth the trip!
I’m so glad to know that you had a wonderful stay at Sweetwater Ridge, Kristin! I’m sorry to hear that you felt the housekeeping was not up-to-par. Please know that you can always give us a call within 24 hours of your arrival should you find any aspect of the housekeeping unsatisfactory and we’ll be happy to send someone to accommodate. Sweetwater Ridge is currently undergoing some changes, so we appreciate your patience! I’m happy to hear that, in the end, nothing prevented you from thoroughly enjoying your getaway. We hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great family spot

Reviewed on 2021-09-01 by Terrill
Updated on 2021-09-01
4
Very comfortable home for our family. As mentioned in previous reviews, fixing the sliding doors so they open/close easily, cleaning the screened porch furniture, screens and door so it’s functional would make it a 5 star property. Even so, we will consider renting it again as the pros far outweigh the cons.
We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sweetwater Ridge, Terrill! We’ve shared your feedback regarding the screened porch with the homeowner; thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! We hope to host you again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Loved the location and style of house

Reviewed on 2021-07-28 by Patricia
Updated on 2021-07-28
4
I loved the house! BUT the dishwasher needs repair and the sliders into the home were very difficult to open . The beds were comfortable and the outside furniture needs replaced. We made the best of it and all 13 of us had fun!!
Hi, Patricia! Thanks for your feedback. We’ll have our maintenance team take a look at the dishwasher and the sliding doors to be sure all is working properly for our future guests. We’ll also share your feedback regarding the outdoor furniture with the homeowner for consideration when making updates to Sweetwater Ridge. I’m so glad to know that your group had a wonderful time overall, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great view, Not-so-great condition.

Reviewed on 2021-06-23 by Barbara
Updated on 2021-06-23
2
Beautiful view. Unfortunately, the rest of the house was not. Dishwasher did not work. Had to clean dishes when we arrived due to them being stored dirty. Tried using the dishwasher several times and it ran, but did not clean. Soap did not dispense properly when the dishwasher was turned on. Slider doors onto deck don't lock shut. Had to use 2x4s to lock doors at night. Plus, screen handles on the slider door were busted. Dust filled registers, exhaust fans. Kitchen table was sticky and had crumb filled cracks. Several windows did not open, blinds broken. Be careful walking barefoot on deck as several nails are popping up, especially near the grill.
Thank you so much for taking the time to communicate your concerns, Barbara - it is very important to us that each of our guests enjoys a clean, comfortable stay, and your reviews help us to identify and address issues promptly. I am so sorry to hear that the condition of Sweetwater Ridge did not meet your expectations; rest assured, we've taken note and will use your feedback to ensure quality for our future guests. Thanks once more for sharing your experience, and we sure do hope you'll visit Deep Creek again soon. The view is magnificent all year long! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Vacationed In April 2021

Reviewed on 2021-04-13 by Meghan
Updated on 2021-04-13
3
No Additional Comment
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. ~ Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Relaxing Spring Break

Reviewed on 2021-04-03 by Leila
Updated on 2021-04-03
5
My family (5 and 12 years old kids) loved this property! Relaxing and beautiful home base for our hiking adventures! Doggie friendly is a big plus!!
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Sweetwater Ridge, and can't wait to have you back soon. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations 

Vacationed In December 2020

Reviewed on 2021-01-28 by Cristina
Updated on 2021-01-28
4
No Additional Comment
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Amazing Weekend Getaway

Reviewed on 2020-12-16 by Maureen
Updated on 2020-12-16
5
The house was wonderful for a weekend with friends (3 couples, 2 dogs and 3 babies). Beautiful views while in the hot tub. We also checked out the trail in the neighborhood where we were able to take our family Christmas photos. Absolutely will stay here again! Only complaint was the neighbors (no fault of this house) who seemed to be taking tik tok videos on their deck in the middle of the night.
Maureen, thank you for allowing us to host your stay at DCL! We are happy you had an enjoyable and memorable (thanks to your family Christmas photos) trip! We apologize for your neighbors! Hopefully, you will join us at Deep Creek again soon! - Seneca, Railey Vacations

Great experience, wonderful location.

Reviewed on 2020-10-19 by Julie
Updated on 2020-10-19
5
Rented for a friends weekend. Excellent amenities with plenty of space for multiple families. Beautiful views.
Railey Vacations 11/22/20: Julie, we are happy to have hosted your friends weekend! We look forward to having you back at Deep Creek Lake again soon! - Seneca, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In September 2020

Reviewed on 2020-09-22 by Brooklyn
Updated on 2020-09-22
5
No Additional Comment

Great!

Reviewed on 2020-08-26 by Lisa
Updated on 2020-08-26
5
What a beautiful view, stunning, just stunning. We had a great time! For the most part, the house was very clean and everything we needed was available to us. If any issue did pop up, they were quick to accommodate our requests and needs. Very friendly and helpful staff.We definitely will stay here again in the future.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay, Lisa! Please don't hesitate to visit again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Awesome home and community!

Reviewed on 2020-08-19 by Phillip
Updated on 2020-08-19
5
If your looking for a restful vacation and something that will rejuvenate mind than look no further! This vacation home tucked into a wooded community that sits overlooking the lake is just for you. My family and I enjoyed the crisp clean air and amazing views while enjoying the many amenities of the lake community — hiking, kayaking, and swimming. The local people are nice and enjoy striking up conversations if you like that kind of thing. Most importantly my family enjoyed the time together!
Thanks for this wonderful review, Philip! We are so happy to hear that your family had a great time at Sweetwater Ridge and we sincerely hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In June 2020

Reviewed on 2020-07-07 by Raymond
Updated on 2020-07-07
3
No Additional Comment

Vacationed in May 2020

Reviewed on 2020-06-04 by Denise
Updated on 2020-06-04
3
No Additional Comment

No Comment

Reviewed on 2020-01-03 by David
Updated on 2020-01-03
3
No Comment

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Reviewed on 2020-01-02 by Tiarra
Updated on 2020-01-02
5
No Additional Comment

Great house

Reviewed on 2019-11-06 by Danielle
Updated on 2019-11-06
5
Great house, great location, perfect for groups! Heads up to all-Bring anything you will need regarding cleaning, soaps, towels, etc. They provide less than a starter kit.
We're glad you had a wonderful time at Sweetwater Ridge, Danielle. For our guests' safety and to ensure the cleanliness of our rentals, we do not provide cleaning supplies, toiletries (including soaps), or paper products to guests. If you ever have any questions about the items you can expect to be provided for you, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

really convenient

Reviewed on 2019-10-15 by Katelin
Updated on 2019-10-15
5
Railey is really convenient and has a good selection of homes for rent!
Thanks for the kind words, Katelin! We love hosting you and hope to do so again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great Location and Plenty to do!

Reviewed on 2019-07-26 by Michael
Updated on 2019-07-26
5
This was our first time to Deep Creek Lake Area. Our location was great, found lots of things to do (I would have really enjoyed a list of attractions) it would have made things easier. On a trip to the local store, we found a magazine with things to do. We walked some trails at local state parks, (there is a fee) packed a lunch and ate at one of the pavilions, Swam at the State Park. I would recommend renting a boat (if you know what your Doing!) We stayed in a gated community that had a pool and play area, that was relaxing. Tried some of the local restaurants. Enjoyed our trip!
We're glad you had a great first visit to DCL, Michael! Thanks so much for staying with us. If you are ever interested in recommendations of restaurants or attractions, our team would be happy to oblige. Just give us a call! We hope you'll visit again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

MLK 2019

Reviewed on 2019-01-22 by Tim
Updated on 2019-01-22
5
House was very well maintained.. driveway was plowed prior to arrival .. had a wonderful time.. was called a few hours after departure by reservations associate to ensure we all made it home safely due to bad weather.
We are so glad you had a wonderful time at Sweetwater Ridge, Tim, and relieved you made it home safely! Thanks for staying with us. We hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great time!

Reviewed on 2018-10-14 by Bethany
Updated on 2018-10-14
5
Had an amazing weekend in this beautiful home. The view was incredible and the house accommodated everything we needed. Could not have picked a better home. Renting was easy, fast, and affordable. Thank you!
Thanks for this great review, Bethany! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a great getaway at Sweetwater Ridge. Please don't hesitate to visit us again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Sweet water Ridge

Reviewed on 2018-08-26 by Ron
Updated on 2018-08-26
5
Very nice house, well furnished and decorated, good location. Only small suggestion for improvement would be to provide a gas grill.
Thanks for your feedback, Ron! We've shared your suggestion with the homeowner for consideration when making updates to Sweetwater Ridge. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations