If your travels take you to the town of Oakland in mid February, be sure to check our calendar of events to see if your stay falls during the weekend of Winterfest. This event features numerous events and activities including ice sculptures on display as well as live carving sessions. Winterfest is also a great time to visit local stores in downtown Oakland and support local merchants. Be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL05YIGe6mE] Railey Mountain Lake Vacations is featured in the newest Sonya Lowery’s World Next Door episode. This new installment of the show highlights the fun and togetherness of staying in a vacation rental home at Deep Creek Lake (Timberlodge), as well as how to enjoy all the area has to offer. Sonya’s crew made full use of their recreation time at Wisp Resort – learning how to ski, snow tubing, runs down the mountain coaster and snowmobiling. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
The New Year has officially begun, and for many this means a ski vacation is right around the corner. Regular infusions of natural snowfall during the past few weeks have resulted in fantastic ski conditions at Wisp Resort. In fact, we’re on track to get another 6+ inches this week. If you have not yet reserved a home for your upcoming ski trip, the time is now! Upcoming holidays are filling quickly – don’t wait. Already have a weekend in mind?
Winter is officially here and Wisp Resort is reporting a total of 31 trails open as well as the cross country skiing trails. In addition to skiing, the Bear Claw snow tubing park is open as is the ice skating rink and Mountain Coaster. View current trail and lift conditions on Wisp Resort’s website. Four inches of natural snowfall combined with snowmaking at Wisp are contributing to excellent skiing conditions with a 20-48″ base reported. Add a ski vacation to your New Year’s resolutions – it’s one you won’t have a hard time keeping!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxcUergnUoY] 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.
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
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)
Our 2011 Deep Creek Lake Rental Guides have arrived! If you would like to receive one by mail, please visit our Brochure Request Page and fill in your information. We’ll mail them out so you can begin dreaming about an upcoming Deep Creek Lake vacation!