Mountain Coaster Fun at Wisp Resort

The Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort offers year round fun! You have probably never experienced a roller coaster quite like this favorite Deep Creek Lake attraction.

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About the Mountain Coaster

The Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort is a cross between an Alpine Slide and a roller coaster. It has 1,300 feet of uphill track that builds the suspense. Then, you twist, turn, dip and roll 3,500 feet down the eastern side of Wisp Mountain. Maximum speed is 28 mph. That might not be fast enough to scare coaster enthusiasts, but it is perfect for providing some thrills for everyone. You will ride in a “cart” that holds as many as two riders. Braking is up to you. Continue reading Mountain Coaster Fun at Wisp Resort

Wisp Resort Snow Tubing: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Wisp Resort snow tubing is a favorite Deep Creek Lake winter activity! There are “no skills required”, so the entire family can enjoy it together.

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About Wisp Resort Snow Tubing

Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park offers twelve tubing lanes. Each one is 750 feet long. This area has its own snowmaking and grooming machines. Grab a tube and ride one of the two conveyor carpets to the top of the hill. Staff is on hand to help you out at the top and bottom.

What you need to know before you go

Wisp Resort snow tubing is popular, so reservations are recommended. Each session is two hours. There is no age limit, but kids must be 42 inches tall to go tubing. Currently, the cost for standard sessions is $24 and premium sessions are $34. Always check with Wisp for the most up-to-date pricing. Continue reading Wisp Resort Snow Tubing: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Wisp Resort Opening Friday December 15, 2017!

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Big news – Wisp Resort opening December 15, 2017, weather permitting!

Wisp Resort started some serious snowmaking efforts the evening of December 6th. The snow guns have been going strong ever since. Cold temperatures in the extended forecast. That gives them a good window to reach their goal of Wisp Resort opening Friday the 15th.

They are making snow at the Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park as well as on the slopes. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, they also have an ice skating rink this is open every weekend.
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Deep Creek Dunk: A Complete Guide to Weekend Events

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The Deep Creek Dunk is a favorite winter event that draws big crowds to that area each year. When is the Deep Creek Dunk? The 2020 Deep Creek dunk is February 22 at Uno Chicago Grill/the Honi-Honi bar. Taylor-Made is a proud sponsor of the festivities that benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD).

 

If you’re not familiar, the Deep Creek Dunk was started in 1998 with the support of the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police. Individuals and teams commit to “dunking” in the icy lake water and raise funds for SOMD during the months prior. The day of the event takes on a festive atmosphere with music and a costume contest keeping everyone entertained.

 

Here’s the complete schedule for Deep Creek Dunk weekend:

Friday, February 21

Goosebumps & Grapes – Head to the Honi-Honi from 6-10PM for an evening of fire and wine. The admission goes to Special Olympics. You can get toasty around the bonfire as you taste a variety of wine and beer. Continue reading Deep Creek Dunk: A Complete Guide to Weekend Events

Deep Creek Lake New Year’s Getaways Quick Guide

Deep Creek Lake New Year’s getaways are a favorite way to celebrate with family and friends. There are lots of fun activities, festive events, and the mountain scenery makes your trip all the more memorable. It is a truly special way to usher in the New Year.

Deep Creek New Year's GetawaysOur quick guide includes reservation tips as well as Deep Creek Lake New Year’s  events. I’ll keep it updated as area happenings are announced, so be sure to check back often.

Reserve your home early! I can’t stress that enough. Our homes typically sell out well in advance of the holiday. If you wait until December 1 to make plans, availability will very limited.

-If you are hosting a gathering at one of our homes, take the stress out of the festivities by having it catered or by picking up takeout. Visit our concierge page to see Deep Creek restaurants.
Continue reading Deep Creek Lake New Year’s Getaways Quick Guide

Peace of Mind for Deep Creek Winter Getaways

Deep Creek Winter GetawaysIt’s time to start thinking about Deep Creek winter getaways with family and friends. As we now from last year, winter weather can be a bit unpredictable.

To give you peace of mind when you make reservations for Deep Creek winter getaways, we offer Red Sky Travel Insurance. It provides coverage when you purchase it more than 21 days prior to your departure date and 50% of the slopes at Wisp Resort are closed due to lack of snow. (December 15-March 30) Continue reading Peace of Mind for Deep Creek Winter Getaways

Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Deep Creek Village

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Experience the best of every season when you stay at the Deep Creek Village townhome community.  Located at the northern end of the lake, it put a multitude of activities at your fingertips.

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Be sure to bring your tennis racquet and bathing suite to take advantage of community amenities. The tennis court is a popular spot during the cool early morning hours. A community dock gives you a place to beat the heat or to cast your fishing line. Dock slips are available for rent too, so ask about reserving one when you plan your stay. That gives you the opportunity to rent a boat or use your own and head out for on-the-water-adventures. With Wisp Resort within walking distance, this is the place to stay if you never want to hear “I’m bored” from the kids in your group.  Their zipline, mountaincoaster, Segway tours, and disc golf course will keep everyone entertained.  Having two courses nearby, Lodestone and Fantasy Valley, will keep golfers happy. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Deep Creek Village

Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp

 

Villages of Wisp is a Deep Creek Lake community of townhomes that is well-known as a great place to stay during the winter months.  The ski-in/ski-out location makes it a convenient spot for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes.   With the lodge at Wisp Resort within a five-minute drive (or less), other winter activities like ice skating, snow tubing, and cross country skiing are easily enjoyed too.

Deep Creek Lake Community Villages of Wisp

When the snow melts, the central location makes this an ideal spot to experience the best of Deep Creek Lake activities, restaurants and events. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp

Deep Creek Lake Winter Update

Wisp1.11.15-7After much anticipation, Deep Creek Lake winter weather has arrived! Wisp Resort is getting ready to operate on full gear very soon.

Currently there are 8 trails open including the snow tubing park, mountain coaster and ice skating rink so now is the ideal time to visit Deep Creek Lake.

For those that like to try something a little different, snow shoeing is also another adventurous activity to try while you are in the area. All Earth Eco Tours does some amazing tours throughout the Swallow Falls State Park area and is the perfect activity for the whole family (As one who is well known to be Adventure Challenged, i.e. clumsy, even I can say that I can accomplish this and I loved it!)

There are also various places to go cross country skiing around the area so don’t forget to ask about some of our favorite places to go when you call in! It’s always so surprising that we still get asked “What things are there to do at Deep Creek?” when we always answer “Everything!” Offering lots of terrific last minute specials on our Deep Creek Lake rentals, our Reservationists are ready to help you find the perfect home for your winter getaway! Give our office a call today (1-866-351-1119 or online at www.deepcreekvacations.com)

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If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t forget that the 18th Annual MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk is coming up on February 20th. What has truly become a true Deep Creek Lake tradition for many, it is also a wonderful opportunity to help adults and children with special disabilities so that they may experience the joy of participating in the Maryland Special Olympics! Granted taking on the frigid waters of Deep Creek is no easy task but great fun is had by all and the costumes and outfits that you get to see is so worth it! Kiss, Pee Wee Herman, and Teen Wolf are just some of the many creative people you get see run in the water! Again, all for a great cause. Do you dare to dunk?  DSC_0104

Again, you must call us here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and let us help you find the home that fits your needs! The Snow is here! We can’t wait to see you at the lake! #deepcreeklake #skiwisp #daretodunk