Deep Creek Lake Winter Destinations – Swallow Falls State Park

[youtube=] Just a short drive from anywhere around Deep Creek Lake, and you can find yourself at Swallow Falls State Park. During the winter, the three waterfalls in the state park can have beautiful ice formations and offer a unique winter waterfall experience.* Highlighted in this video is Muddy Creek Falls, the largest free-falling waterfall in Maryland.

*Remember to dress for conditions, as the trails at Swallow Falls State Park are not cleared in the winter, and the trails can be extremely slippery and uneven. You should always remain on the trails at Swallow Falls State Park, as off-trail areas can be extremely dangerous. The park closes at dusk.

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Wisp Resort Schedules Grand Opening

Wisp Resort Schedules Grand Opening

Wisp Resort has scheduled its grand opening for  Thursday,  December 9th.  Several days of light natural snowfall and extensive snow making by Wisp have built up a 12-24″ base. The Belly Flop beginner slope and carpet conveyor will begin operating December 4th and 5th between 9am and 5pm, and tickets will be $10 for juniors and adults. For up to date slope conditions and lift operations visit Wisp Resort’s information page or continue watching our blog or Facebook page for updates. Don’t forget to put a ski vacation on your wish list! Check our internet specials page for exclusive discounts on homes
Ski Season is Quickly Approaching

Ski Season is Quickly Approaching

This weekend, Wisp Resort turned on their snow making equipment and began the process of preparing for the  2010/2011 ski season.  By this morning  the mountain was covered in a layer of snow.  The resort hasn’t opened just yet, but this is a great time to start thinking about your ski vacation. We have a wide selection of properties that are conveniently located to the slopes including ski-in/ski-out properties.  Need a better idea of where a home is located?  Use our interactive property map that shows the exact location of the home in relation to the slopes. Need a quick weekend ski getaway, but don’t feel like renting a home?  The Lodges at Sunset Village are our luxury log cabin hotel suites which are perfect for quick skitrips – less than 5 minutes from the slopes. Some cabins even offer outdoor hot tubs for a relaxing dip after a day of skiing.  Each cabin features a gas fireplace, kitchenette and designer furnishings.  View the Lodges at Sunset Village Planning on coming to Deep Creek Lake a little earlier?  Right now we’re offering a special for 2 night stays in participating 5 bedroom homes between December 3rd and December 19th – up to 30% off*.  Call us and ask about it – (877) 486-9544. (*Offer is not retroactive)

Managing Director of RMLV to Speak at National Conference

Congratulations to Leigh Clarke, Managing Director at Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, for being identified as one of the top voices in the vacation rental industry. Leigh has been asked to speak at the upcoming Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference. VRMA is a nationwide professional organization dedicated to the improvement of vacation rental property managers and staff.  Leigh was selected by a committee of vacation rental industry leaders because of her vast expertise in vacation rental property management and industry consulting. The 2010 conference will be the second year that Leigh has been chosen to plan educational sessions targeted at Vacation Rental Company owners. She will also present a session to the general audience entitled: “In-house Design Services: Improve Rental Revenue, Marketability, and Guest Satisfaction.” The session will focus on how companies like Railey Mountain Lake Vacations are using in-house design and improvement services to help provide guests with the utmost in comfortable and quality accommodations. In addition, three members of her management team have been chosen to lead sessions and discussion topics in the areas of social media, sales force excellence and property care. Over 600 attendees are expected at this Conference from Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in San Antonio, Texas. The event will provide four days of education and networking opportunities with the most influential players in the vacation rental industry.
Fall Foliage Update

Fall Foliage Update

Fall is right around the corner – and the question on your mind might be “What does it look like up there right now?” We’ll try to do this regularly, or as conditions change. Right now – smaller trees under the main forest canopy are starting to show bright colors. The larger trees that make up the canopy are currently dull green with a some scattered color.

Rafting at ASCI

The next time you’re up at Deep Creek Lake, stop by the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI).   ASCI is one of only two recirculating whitewater courses in the United States with adjustable rapids.  Experienced guides help make the experience informative, fun, and safe. Don’t feel like getting wet?  ASCI has plenty of room for spectators, and a walking trail around the entire course. [youtube=]   Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour – Wisp Resort

The Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour at Wisp Resort is now open!  Climb a rope net onto the course and glide on a wire between platforms.  Experienced guides make the experience fun and safe.  The $39 tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and features zips of up to 400 feet, as well as two challenging bridges.  Visit Wisp’s Canopy Tour Page for more information and watch our video: [youtube=]   Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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