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Winter is officially kicking off, as we’ve received a few inches of wet, heavy snow already at Deep Creek Lake.  Wisp Resort has set a tentative opening date of December 17th if they are able to lay down a sufficient snow base, and their 56th birthday celebration has been moved to December 18th and 19th.   We’ll be sure to update you whenever Wisp announces its grand opening.

The first snow of the season at Deep Creek Lake fell last weekend, burying many a pumpkin and giving us small taste of winter which many have referred to affectionately as “Snowtober”. The snow won’t stay around long, as high temperatures are forecast to be in the 40’s and 50’s for the next 10 days.

If you’re looking to get away to Deep Creek Lake for Thanksgiving, be sure to book as soon as possible for best availability!  Looking to spend more time with family and less with a frozen bird?  Wisp Resort is offering a Thanksgiving dinner that can either be picked up or delivered!  (Click here for more information on Wisp Resort’s Website) The package includes:

1-22lb. Roasted Turkey 2-qt. Traditional Stuffing 1-qt. Giblet Gravy 2-qt. Mashed Potatoes 1-qt. Green Beans Casserole 1-pt. Cranberry Sauce 1-qt. Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Marshmallows 1- Bowl of Salad (serves 10pp) Dinner Rolls w/ Butter 2- 10” Pumpkin Pies

The package serves 10-15 people and costs $185 plus tax (and $25 for delivery within 10 miles of Wisp, if desired).  Additional sides can be ordered separately.

Punxsutawney Phil may have suggested an early spring by not seeing his shadow, but there’s still plenty of winter left at Wisp Resort!  Looking for discounts?  Check out our Internet Specials Page for promotions and special winter offers! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


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

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!
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)