Why Cruise In A Storm When You Can Relax Beside Still Water?

Taylor’s tale of her time aboard Anthem of The Sea!

Trying to accommodate all family members when planning a family vacation can be overwhelming. The kids want a trip full of exciting activities and entertainment, while the grandparents just want some R&R. The guys want their time to explore, while the ladies want time in the sun with a good book. No matter what you are looking for in a vacation, we all can agree on one thing, we want the feeling of safety and comfort.

On Saturday, February 6, one of Railey Mountain Lake Vacations’ reservationists, Taylor Baker, and ten of her family members set sail with Royal Caribbean Anthem of The Sea cruise line to Nassau Bahamas. The family anticipated a 7-day luxurious cruise, with stops at Port Canaveral, FL and the Bahamas. Unfortunately, due to an extreme winter storm, the captain made the decision to cancel the trip after two days, and head back to port.

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Off the Beaten Path at Deep Creek Lake

Explore Garrett County’s hidden hiking trails!

Think you have seen all that Garrett County has to offer? Think again! Garrett County attracts the most extreme exploration seekers and outdoor adventurers, and there’s no wonder why; it’s beautiful here! But not many know about local’s favorites, the trails that aren’t usually visited. We’re going to let you in on a little secret and reveal some of Garrett County’s best hiking trails. Lace up your boots and grab your water bottle, winter is the ideal time to get out and explore!

Politics & Religion? Stick to Planning that DCL Summer Vacay, Instead!


Like most of you, we were entertained by the SNL ‘Thanksgiving Miracle’ skit.  Did you see it?  The many generations were gathered around the bounty-filled table, dressed in their holiday finery when inevitably one of the members mentioned politics or religion, immediately offending another.  It took the young daughter to divert the conversation by playing Adele’s new single ‘Hello,’ a song that everyone loves.

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Where’s Railey? Santa Claus is coming to town!

That’s right, Santa is coming to Deep Creek Lake! With such a busy holiday season, at the end of the year Santa needs a break, and what better place to kick up his feet and relax than Deep Creek Lake?

Between managing the elves and preparing the sleigh, Ole’ St. Nick doesn’t have time to plan his winter Deep Creek Lake vacation. so he has tasked our ‘deer’ friend, Railey Reindeer, to find the best places in the area to explore.
But how can one deer show ALL that Deep Creek Lake has to offer? That’s where you come in!

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Ski at Deep Creek Lake

Winter Adventure Awaits as Temperatures Drop!

As soon as the first snow falls, Deep Creek Lake residents get out their boards, skis, and snowmobiles as the anticipation increases for winter adventure.  Deep Creek Lake is home to Maryland’s only ski resort, Wisp Mountain Resort.  There, locals and vacationers alike join to create lasting winter memories.


Wisp Resort offers over 34 different trails while still offering something for every skill level.  The resort offers various different ticketing packages including several different season pass options for the avid skier or boarder in your family.

Snow Tubing

Skiing or snowboarding not your style?  Snow tubing is the middle ground for the snow lover of any age.  Wisp Resort offers an open session as well as a 2-hour session that will fit anyone’s schedule.  The resort provides all the equipment you need for maximum fun and no stress!


Book your reservation through Wisp Resort today for some backcountry action on their snowmobile tours!  30-minute guided tours are offered daily, night and day!

Mountain Coaster

Jump on to this alpine slide, roller coaster hybrid on the Wisp Resort Mountain!  This coaster consists of a 1,300 ft. uphill track and over 3,500 ft. of downhill action.  They have even installed an automated camera to capture all of your vacation memories.  I must see on your next vacation to Deep Creek Lake!

Ice Skating

You don’t have to go out onto the lake to have some frozen water fun!  Wisp Resort features the only ice rink in Garrett County.  This 50’ by 85’ oval Ice Rink is equipped with benches, twinkling lights for the winter spirit, and a bonfire area to cozy up with some hot chocolate after a long active day.

Cross Country Skiing

Downhill skiing not your thing?  Take a rejuvenating cross country skiing trip across a 50 km trail consisting of various terrains for every cross country skier.   Cross Country equipment is available for rent if you don’t have your own equipment.


Even with so much action and adventure going on, there is still time to take in the natural beauty of Deep Creek Lake.  Snowshoeing is available for the hiker who wants that refreshing mountain air without the downhill action of skiing.  Rentals are available at Wisp Resort.

Upcoming Features for Winter 2015

New! Sundown Yurt Village composed of 8-50’ yurts!  This village will consist of cafes, a Burrito Cantina, the Nordic Center for Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and a bathhouse, and much more!

Want to try all of the above?  Wisp Resort offers several different packages that include a little bit of everything.

Railey Mountain Lake Vacations featured on the Newest WorldNextDoortv.com Episode!

[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 Resortlearning how to ski, snow tubing, runs down the mountain coaster and snowmobiling. 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=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvyYXW909U]   Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!