The 12 Best Deep Creek Airbnb Cabins to Book Today

The 12 Best Deep Creek Airbnb Cabins to Book Today

Depending on where you live, Deep Creek, Maryland might sound new to you. For those of us who know the area, we don’t mind it being one of America’s hidden gem destinations. I first visited the area with friends from D.C. who were planning a ski trip, and while I wasn’t much of a skier, I was assured that I wouldn’t be disappointed by Deep Creek. My friends were right, and I never missed another long weekend in a Deep Creek Airbnb – skiing optional.

Deep Creek is Maryland’s inland largest lake. It’s a man-made beauty that covers almost 4,000 acres and has 69 miles of shoreline. It’s surrounded by well-preserved forests, ski mountains, and valley streams. The region is peppered with private ski chalets and cabin homes that rival the country’s best five-star resorts. Since I’ve been a part of planning these trips before, I wanted to create the ultimate guide to renting an Airbnb Deep Creek cabin with a list of the best picks available.

This post includes tips on how to make sure you have a truly unforgettable trip to Deep Creek Lake and the best Airbnbs to host your group, family, or romantic getaway.

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The first thing to note – there is no bad time to slip away to Deep Creek Lake. However, the area is known for seasonal activities so here’s what you should plan for each season.

Visiting Deep Creek in the Fall

Autumn around the lake is simply wonderful. The fall foliage makes a perfect backdrop for your Maryland getaway. There are miles of well-maintained hiking trails and gushing waterfalls in the state parks of the region. You’ll also be able to enjoy weekend events like the Autumn Glory Festival.

September through November is a lovely time of year to visit Deep Creek Lake. The weather also gets cooler with earlier sunsets so an Airbnb Deep Creek cabin with a fire pit is highly recommended. You’ll spend every evening making smore’s around the fire.

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Swallow Falls State Park

Visiting Deep Creek in the Winter

The winter months offer Deep Creek visitors a different set of seasonal activities. Many of the public and private hiking trails are restricted or closed for the winter season. Instead, the biggest draw is WISP Ski Resort. Skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding draw visitors from all over Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and beyond. It’s also a great time of year to be cozy indoors, so look for a Deep Creek Airbnb with features like a fireplace and game room. Our list of the best Deep Creek Airbnbs only includes cabins with a hot tub and even a few with indoor pools.

Visiting Deep Creek in the Spring

In the spring you find another shift in Deep Creek activities. If you’re an outdoor and adventure traveler you’ll be happy for trails reopening. As the snow melts off the mountains you’ll find high water levels in the lake and streams. This means that the waterfalls, like Swallows Fall and Muddy Creek Falls are especially powerful.

Deep Creek comes alive in the springtime with budding trees and a greening of the mountains. It’s too cold for swimming in pools and the lake, but features like a hot tub and fire pit make a nice addition to your Deep Creek cabin rental. You can still enjoy activities at WISP ski resort like their canopy tour. Golf season gets into swing during the spring and continues all summer.

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Lakefront Homes on Deep Creek Lake

Visiting Deep Creek in the Summer

Summer in the Deep Creek Lake means long days and outdoor activities. Hiking, swimming, and boating are some of the best activities in Deep Creek during the summer months. This is the best time for renting a house on or near the lake.

An Airbnb Deep Creek lakefront cabin rental means you can take advantage of boating and even rent jet skis. Make sure to look into renting a slip if your Deep Creek Airbnb does not come with it. You can also go white water rafting at WISP resort or fit in another round of golf.

Top 12 Airbnb in Deep Creek, Maryland

Here is our ultimate list of the 12 best Airbnbs in Deep Creek, MD. These Airbnb properties are mostly located in Swanton, McHenry, and Oakland, two towns adjacent to the lake. You will find 3 bedroom properties that are perfect for a single-family and giant cabins that are ready to host your family reunion.

Most of these listings are available for instant booking (at the time of publishing this post). We also prioritized properties from super hosts with multiple recent reviews. Keep in mind that most hosts use dynamic pricing, so actual rates will vary depending on the time of year you visit Deep Creek.

If you’re actively planning your trip and just want a quick top 5 list, here’s a rundown of the best Deep Creek Airbnb properties. Each one links to a booking page for more information and is reviewed in more detail if you keep scrolling:

  1. Best Group Trip Airbnb in Deep Creek: Cloud 10 Luxury Cabin
  2. Best Lakefront Airbnb in Deep Creek: Best of Both Worlds Lakehouse
  3. Best Deep Creek Airbnb in for a Family Reunion: Deep Creek Lake Retreat
  4. Best Deep Creek Airbnb With Pool: Ski & Glee Deep Creek House
  5. Best Airbnb in Deep Creek for a Single Family: ‘Sweet Retreat’ Home at Deep Creek & WISP

1. 'Cloud 10' McHenry Cabin With Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, and Mini Golf

BEST GROUP TRIP AIRBNB IN DEEP CREEK

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4.67 (3 Reviews)
4.67/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Rick’s home is in a great, central location for the area with a beautiful view of the lake. The home’s amenities are attractive for groups with multiple ages with the arcade room and mini-golf being popular with the kids. The kitchen and its accoutrements allowed us to stay in and cook many home-cooked meals. The house could use a few updates and paint jobs on the exterior but nothing that prevented us from enjoying our stay. The nearby activities included a gorgeous hike at swallow falls, family photos at Yorkie Acres Farm, shopping at the farmers market, and delicious charcuterie and wine from Firefly farms and Schoolhouse Earth. It was a great week for our family!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This house is incredible and will keep your group entertained. It has an outdoor hot tub with panoramic views of the lake and WISP, outdoor fire pit, poker room, sauna, steam room, indoor heated swimming pool with its own fireplace, darts, and a pool table. Best of all, you’re within walking distance to Black Bear Tavern and Smiley Pizza for dinner and drinks.

2. 'Best of Both Worlds' Deep Creek Lake House

BEST LAKEFRONT AIRBNB IN DEEP CREEK

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4.67 (6 Reviews)
4.67/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This place is great! The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, and the views were great. Lori was responsive and thoughtful. We really enjoyed the games provided, as well as the hot tub.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This gorgeous lakefront home is located in a picturesque community adjacent to Wisp Resort. You’ll be a short walk from Wisp Resort and skiing in the winter or enjoying the resort’s many other activities year-round. On top of that, we love the dual-level decks, the game room, and the newly upgraded kitchen. Sitting in that hot tub with views of WISP and the lake will be unforgettable. 

3. Deep Creek Lake Retreat

BEST AIRBNB IN DEEP CREEK FOR A FAMILY REUNION

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5.0 (2 Reviews)
5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This house was amazing for a large group of friends + dogs with plenty of spaces to spread out and hang together. The bedrooms and bathrooms were neat and spacious, hot tub, game rooms, and fire-pit were perfect for the winter. There’s skiing and other activities nearby but we would have been totally content staying in the entire weekend too! Definitely recommend.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

It’s hard to find a property this large with so much to offer guests. There are four levels to spread out but plenty of room to gather as a group on the main floor. There’s a hot tub with filtered views of the lake, a fireplace in the great room, and a game room with a pool table and darts. 

4. 'Ski and Glee' Deep Creek Lake House

BEST DEEP CREEK AIRBNB WITH A POOL

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5.0 (8 Reviews)
5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This is exactly what we needed. The house is lovely and well-maintained, easy to get to but still very private. Everything was just as described in the listing. Rick provides a LOT for the house in addition to the pool, hot tub, and mini-golf, and was an excellent communicator. Highly recommend.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Ski & Glee has everything, most of all an indoor heated swimming pool which can be supervised through large glass windows in any of the main level rooms. The outdoor hot tub overlooks the lake with an outdoor sauna and ample seating on the brick paver patio for great outdoor gathering space. Don’t forget the mini-golf course and the fact that it’s in a ski in/ski out community.

5. 'Sweet Retreat' at Deep Creek and WISP Resort

BEST DEEP CREEK AIRBNB FOR A SINGLE FAMILY

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4.94 (67 Reviews)
4.94/5

RECENT REVIEW: “The house is beautifully perched up on a hill with a very large and private lot. It was immaculately clean when we arrived and had all of the amenities described and more! We loved the view from the large windows and were lucky to see some snowfall while we were there. We were so pleasantly surprised to see there were several sleds at the house and had a great time sledding in the yard. This was a great home for a family getaway and was just what we needed. Thanks!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This Deep Creek Airbnb is perfect for families and has incredible views of the surrounding ski slopes from the spacious patio deck. It’s perfect to enjoy views of the fabulous mountainside at sunset. This home also has a hot tub, pool table, and a community catch & release fishing pond.

6. Private Wooded Cabin With Lake Access and Hot Tub

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4.92 (51 Reviews)
4.92/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Our stay was wonderful! We loved the hot tub and fireplace. This was the perfect getaway for my husband and me. The host was extremely hospitable and responsive. I highly recommend.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This cabin is pure luxury with a wrap-around deck, two grills, a gorgeous patio, a fire pit, and a new hot tub for relaxing. Inside there is plenty of space to spread out and entertain including a shuffleboard table and loads of games.

7. Lake Forest Chalet 5 Star Retreat for a Couple or Family

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4.98 (49 Reviews)
4.98/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Gorgeous residence tucked back in the woods and a quick drive to several nearby restaurants. The home was spotless and we loved relaxing in the hot tub during a quiet winter weekend. Recommend this to any couple looking to get away and we can’t wait to return to try it again this summer to enjoy some of the outdoor attractions at Deep Creek Lake!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This place is great for couples or families. It’s in a perfect location and just a short walk to the lake where you have a boat slip. We love the hot tub, fire pit, and awesome outdoor area with playset, cornhole, and horseshoes. 

8. Brand New Construction With Outdoor Fireplace

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4.6 (5 Reviews)
4.6/5

RECENT REVIEW: “The cabin is clean, cozy yet modern! It has everything you need from a washer/dryer to two different types of coffee makers to a hot tub and outdoor fire! We felt so at home and comfortable! The cabin is located in a peaceful and calm area! We loved our stay! Lori was always readily available if we had any questions at all!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

There’s so much to love about this brand new cabin. The outdoor fireplace is something to obsess over as well as the hot tub and fire pit. Inside the cabin is stylish with an open layout that’s perfect for entertaining the whole group.

9. 'Deeply Rooted' Cabin on the Green at WISP Golf Course

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4.95 (55 Reviews)
4.95/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This home is simply wonderful. It’s a GEM of a cabin! Spacious, beautiful, the owners couldn’t be nicer or more on top of it and that wrap around deck!! It’s beyond!! My family can not wait to travel back for another getaway!!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Besides being right on the green, this cabin is fabulous even if you arent a golf lover. There’s a gorgeous outdoor area with a fire pit and hot tub plus the wrap-around decks are incredible. Inside you have plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your surroundings.

10. 'TIMROC 2' Spectacular Chalet with Lake Access

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4.96 (57 Reviews)
4.95/5

RECENT REVIEW: “The photos don’t do this cabin justice. It’s gorgeous, private, plenty of space for a group. We loved the fire pit, hot tub, and fireplace. The kitchen and living area are so spacious yet cozy. Roberta was a very nice host and accommodated us well. Would highly recommend this stay!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This home is a short walk to the lake and dock – perfect for enjoying the lake. The outside includes a firepit, decks, and screened-in porch to enjoy before or after you relax in the hot tub. It’s also got 4 nice-sized bedrooms to spread out.

11. Charming A-Frame Gem With Hot Tub and Fireplace

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4.92 (79 Reviews)
4.92/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Chris’ place exceeded our expectations! The cabin was beautiful, cozy, and much bigger in real life. Each room was wonderfully decorated and the hot tub was a nice touch! Chris and his team communicated timely, even dropping off an item we forgot to bring. Definitely stay here.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

The property is super cute and stands out with character and charm in a Deep Creek Airbnb. The hot tub and fireplace are super cozy and the well-decorated rooms feel like home away from home.

12. 'Peregrine's Perch' Lake Access With Indoor Pool and Hot Tub

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WHY WE LOVE IT

The photos speak for themselves, this home has one of the best views in all of Deep Creek. Peregrine’s Perch is a true masterpiece of design and features so many upgrades! The spectacular sweeping view from the oversized deck and the large indoor pool are truly incredible. There is a dock slip just a short drive and Wisp resort is minutes away. There’s so much space – if this home is available, your group will love it!

Ready to Book an Airbnb in Deep Creek?

If you’re still reading at this point, I assume you’re ready to book a Deep Creek cabin rental. Keep in mind a few tips:

  1. We did our best to give you prices that were available now – however many properties have dynamic pricing throughout the year and additional fees. Keep that in mind and check their final charges on Airbnb.
  2. Some properties require you and your group to supply your own towels, toiletries, and bedding. Make sure to read listings fully before you book and take that into account when you book. Maybe a $200 linen fee divided 14 ways is worth the convenience for your family or group of friends.
  3. Check-in and check-out are often remote for these properties. Usually, you’re emailed a keycode to enter the property so ask questions of the owner in advance because you will likely never meet them.
  4. If boating is part of your trip, be sure you clarify if you have lake access. If not, you can easily rent a slip and even rent a boat if you don’t own one.

Share This List of Airbnb Deep Creek Rentals

Maybe you’re like me and need to send listings to your closest friend or family member before making a final decision. To help you, I created a collection on Airbnb that makes it easier to share these awesome Deep Creek rental homes.

All of the properties are saved on an Airbnb page via the link below so that you can share the link and make a choice.

>> 12 Best Airbnbs in Deep Creek, MD <<<

Share This List of Airbnb Deep Creek Rentals

Maybe you’re like me and need to send listings to your closest friend or family member before making a final decision. To help you, I created a collection on Airbnb that makes it easier to share these awesome Deep Creek rental homes.

All of the properties are saved on an Airbnb page via the link below so that you can share the link and make a choice.

>> 12 Best Airbnbs in Deep Creek, MD <<<

Final Thoughts on Airbnbs in Deep Creek

Deep Creek is one of the best destinations in Maryland, and it’s the perfect offbeat getaway. I hope this list of Airbnb Deep Creek rentals helps you in your travel planning. Please let me know what you think of the area and if you book one of these incredible properties.

If you’re a new host or want us to feature your Deep Creek Airbnb property, contact us and we can add you to our growing list of must-visit homes on Deep Creek.

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Derek Hartman

Derek Hartman is an American expat from Philadelphia, currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. His blog, Robe Trotting focuses on travel, expatriation and lifestyle topics.

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