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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time to Tee It Up!

Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course are primed and ready for play.  Golfers will delight in the seasonally crisp spring air, magnificent blooming foliage and majestic mountain scenery.  

Wildlife Watch

This is an active time of year for all of our woodland friends as they are just as happy as us humans to get out and play.  Both courses are home to black bears, deer, fox, hawks, ground hogs and various other creatures. Be on the look out!

Juniors & Ladies Clinics / Half Price Play Sunday

Lodestone Golf Course is hosting another clinic series this summer for Juniors and Ladies on Sundays (excluding July 16).  Clinics are $14 per person per clinic or $100 for all 10 clinics with a maximum of 5 juniors and 8 ladies per clinic.  Contact Lodestone's Golf Shop to reserve - 800.462.9477.  Check the schedule of clinic topics here.

Super Days

Looking for the best golf deal around?  Check out the Super Days on each course -

Lodestone Super Wednesdays - Spring/Fall - $74  Summer - $79

Fantasy Valley Super Tuesdays & Thursdays - $39


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Whitewater Course Now Open

The Adventure Sports Center International's (ASCI) mountaintop recirculating whitewater course is open for the season!  This unique attraction offers whitewater rafting, kayaking, duckying (inflatable kayaks) and river boarding on Class II - III rapids in a controlled environment.  

The man-made course is 1/3 mile long with a 24 vertical foot drop and features 6 variable wave shapers throughout the course that can be adjusted without interrupting operations.  ASCI's natural look and feel comes from over 40 million pounds of on-site excavated rock that line the riverbed and allow for great river-side spectating.  Four 530-hp pumps get the water moving in the starting pond and send it down river to end up in the lower pond.  Once rafters run the course they land in the lower pond then paddle their way onto the custom-made conveyor carpet that will bring them back up to the starting pond to run the course again.

New to Whitewater?

No problem!  The recirculating whitewater course is great for beginners and families because it simulates a real river experience with added safety and comfort features including river-side monitors and close proximity to facilities such as restrooms and showers.  The Class II - III rapids are ideal for novice rafters and kayakers while those looking for extra thrills can try river boarding or duckying.  Whitewater rafting requires a minimum weight of 50 pounds.  Check our rates here.

Ways to Whitewater

Whitewater rafting and kayaking are the most common ways to ride the rapids but ASCI offers two alternative ways to get down the river - duckies and river boards!  Duckies are inflatable kayaks that don't require a 'skirt' or master Eskimo roll.  River boards are a boogie board for rapids that you ride down on your stomach with flippers on your feet.  Both duckies and river boards require a first time guide assist session and a minimum age of 16.  

Give us a call to reserve a time to MAKE A SPLASH at the Adventure Sport Center International's recirculating whitewater course - 800.462.9477!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, May 19, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

DC's Bar & Restaurant debuts NEW Menus

DC's Bar & Restaurant has some tasty news  - a NEW lunch and dinner menu!  Change up your lunch routine or meet friends after work and try the new items on the lunch and dinner menu.  

A few of our favs include:

  • Pierogis - bacon, potatoes and cheese all in one handy pasta pocket.
  • Spinach Salad - toasted nuts, berries with feta & crispy pancetta over baby spinach - how refreshing!
  • Gourmet Cheese Sub - lots of ooey, gooey, cheesey goodness.
  • Chicken Piccata - a perfect summer dish.

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Thank you to all the moms out there for all you do and all you have done!

Moms Eat FREE

Treat your mother to DC's Bar & Restaurant's Mother's Day Buffet on Sunday, May 14 from 10am - 3pm.  Our Chef's have put together a fabulous brunch menu including omelet and waffle stations, soups, salads, carving stations, signature items and sides along with a mini dessert display.  Moms eat FREE with a paying adult.  Adults are $27.99 pp.  Children 12 and under pay $1 per year (ie. a 6 year old pays $6) Reservations for parties of 6 or more are welcomed by calling 800.462.9477.  

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Outdoor Fun for Mom

If your mom is looking to enjoy the great outdoors on her special day, Wisp Resort is just what she needs!  The Mountain Park is open from 10am - 5pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday with Canopy Tour Zip LinesMountain Coaster, Segway Tours, Gem Mining, and Archery

1/2 Price Golf for Mom

Does your mom prefer to tee it up?  Ladies pay half price on Sundays after noon on both Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, May 12, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Lodge at Wisp - Renovation Update

Spring is a time of new beginnings, awakenings, renewal and motivation.  It's a time to finish projects underway and start new ones and that's exactly what The Lodge at Wisp is doing.  As part of a 3 year $3.7 million renovation, The Lodge at Wisp is ticking items off of their punch list!  

Last fall, the hotel formerly known as the Wisp Resort Hotel, introduced a newly branded property complete with 100 renovated rooms, new Porte Cochere along with a new Front Desk and check-in area as well as a new name and logo.  

Over the winter, The Lodge at Wisp completed the new slopeside Courtyard North featuring a fire pit and pergola.  The fitness center was relocated to the first floor and boasts wall-to-wall windows that look onto the waterfall and slopes.  

Currently, the monument sign is under construction and will be a lite two-sided logo sign with stone pillars which will accentuate the new entrance of the hotel.  Renovations on all 69 rooms in the lodge section are underway and set to be complete by the end of May with new paint, wall coverings, artwork featuring local photography, modern bedroom and living area furnishings, plush bed linens, and upgraded lighting and fixtures.  The conference and meeting rooms are also receiving upgrades along with new audio visual equipment that is slated for completion by end of June 2017.

We welcome you to come see the new improvements!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, May 08, 2017

Monday, May 01, 2017

Golf Season is in Full Swing!

The leaves are beginning to pop, the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air and both golf courses are open at Wisp Resort.  Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course are in full operation and golfers are exercising their pent up demand from winter!  

Golf Memberships

Become a Golf Member today and enjoy all the benefits including Member Tournaments, Exchange Days, Appreciation Days and the Sister Resort Reciprocal Golf Program.  View our Members page for details.

Shop the Golf Shops

Both golf shops are receiving new merchandise and gear weekly.  Be sure to stop in the Lodestone Clubhouse or Fantasy Valley Golf Yurt to check out this year's styles, colors and cool logo goods.

Junior & Ladies Clinics

The 2017 Junior & Ladies Clinics are set for Saturdays from June 11 thru August 20, excluding July 16.  Clinics are $14 pp or $100 for all 10 clinics.  Clinic topics include drivers & putting, full swing & chipping, bunkers & short putting, rules & etiquette to name a few.  View our Clinics page for details. Call the Lodestone Golf Shop to reserve your spot - 800.462.9477.

Fun Fact:  What is Lodestone?

Lodestone is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite that was used in the first compasses.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, May 01, 2017

Golf Course Report

Updated on: October 18, 2016

Call 800.462.9477 for tee times.

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Fantasy Valley

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