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Mountain Message Blog

Friday, May 29, 2020

It's Time to Welcome You Back!

Summer is here and the Wisp Resort Team welcomes you to enjoy a stay with us in the beautiful mountains and fresh air of western Maryland.  As Governor Hogan continues to move forward with Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, Wisp Resort has two top-notch golf courses that are open daily, watercraft rentals at Deep Creek Lake State Park, and a watercraft and bike rental delivery service in operation.  The Lodge at Wisp, our wonderfully renovated 169 room hotel, will reopen on Friday, June 12 with special pricing and lodging packages available for individuals, families, and small groups. 

Most importantly, during this unprecedented time, please know that we are committed to the safety and health of our valued staff and guests.  We have created an environment that allows for physical distancing and protocols are in place to increase the routines of disinfecting the high touch surfaces following guidelines as provided by the CDC, Maryland Department of Health, and the recreational industry.  You can read the full set of guidelines here.

Be sure to stay tuned for updates from Governor Hogan regarding the Roadmap to Recovery and Executive Department Orders.  When the State of Maryland permits more to open, Wisp Resort and the friendly staff is ready to activate our many other fun activities and amenities in the healthiest way possible.  We look forward to serving you in the fresh mountain air and beauty of Deep Creek Lake.

We hope to see you soon.

Below is our current & scheduled openings based on the current Maryland COVID-19 regulations:

Currently Open:

  • Lodestone Golf Course - book tee times online
  • Fantasy Valley Golf Course - book tee times online
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park Watercraft Rentals - call 800.462.9477
  • Watercraft & Bike Delivery Service - call 800.462.9477

Opening June 12, 2020:

  • The Lodge at Wisp - call 800.462.9477 to book

Opening June 13, 2020:

  • The Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park
  • Gem Mining at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park

Please stay tuned to our website for future updates and openings as regulations permit.

Maryland COVID-19 Guidelines:

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COVID-19 News & Updates

Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Come Play in the Great Outdoors!

Wisp Resort is pleased to announce Openings for Golf and some of our Lake activities are in effect:

•   The Beach Hut at Deep Creek State Park is offering kayaks and paddleboards. 

    A fun outdoor adventure the entire family can enjoy!!

    Want to get in the water, but would rather do it from your dock? Get them delivered to your house by calling: 800.462.9477. 

•   Pontoon Boat Tours will be available beginning Friday, June 12th.    

    Leave the boat driving to one of our experienced Adventure Guides and sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Deep Creek Lake.  Book now by calling: 800.462.9477.

•   Lodestone Golf Course will open for the season!  

    We are looking forward to having our guests back to kick off the 2020 golf season! 

    Make Tee Times Online Now.

•   Fantasy Valley Golf Course is open, under guidelines outlined by the state of Maryland.  

    The time has come to get back into full swing! 

    Make Tee Times Online Now.

•   Fantasy Valley and Lodestone 2020 Golf Memberships will receive a 10% discount in account of delayed opening due to Covid-19 restrictions. Purchase golf memberships by calling 800.462.9477. 

•   The Lodge at Wisp will be opening on Friday, June 12th.  It's time to get out of town and enjoy the crisp mountain air surrounding the beautiful Deep Creek Lake.  Book your lodging reservations here or call 800.462.9477 for more information. 

Maryland Guidelines during Covid-19 outbreak:

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COVID-19 News & Updates

Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, June 01, 2020

Monday, May 04, 2020

Springtime Sunrise to Sunset Photo Contest

The snow has melted, the birds are chirping and the spring is in bloom!  Wisp Resort is celebrating Spring by hosting a photo contest!  With the diverse topography, flora and fauna in Garrett County, there are many landscapes to enjoy.  Take a photo of your favorite during the sunrise or sunset to enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize:  Four (4): High 5 Adventure Passes or Two (2): Rounds with cart on Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  Bonus points if you capture Garrett County's famous wildlife in the shot. To submit an entry, you must include your name, phone number, email, a photo taken between now and the deadline: Noon on Monday, June 15, 2020, submit your photo in JPEG format to [email protected] and the Winner will be announced on our Facebook page and contacted to choose their prize! We look forward to enjoying Spring with you. 

High 5 Adventure Pass includes any combination of 5 of the following activities: 
Spider Monkey Adventure
•Chipmunk Challenge Course
•Mountain Coaster
•Scenic Chairlift Ride
•9-Holes of Disc Golf
•Bag of Gem Mining Pay Dirt

Rounds at Fantasy Valley Golf Course are valid anytime, non-holiday, including cart.  Offer may not be combined with other promotions, discounts or group stays.  Advance tee time required and based on availability.  Rounds must be used on the same day.  Standard cancellation policy applies.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, May 04, 2020

Friday, May 01, 2020

Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes at $299 Ends May 3rd

 The Beauty of the Mountains & Mission: Affordable

During these unprecedented times, there are two constants you can count on - The beauty of the Mountains and Mission: Affordable.  The Appalachian Mountains will always be here to provide crisp mountain air and scenic beauty.  And, Mission: Affordable will be here to make sure skiing is as affordable as possible.

Everyone deserves to own a Mission: Affordable XTRA season pass to ensure next winter is active and enjoyable for you on the slopes with all of your family and friends.  That's why we have extended the deadline for this crazy good deal to May 3rd and we have introduced a new payment plan with just four easy payments of $74.75 each.


  • The $299 price is the Best Deal of the Year - A Regular Adult Pass will be $599
  • Unlimited Skiing - NO BLACKOUT DATES!
  • NEW Easy Pay Plan! Now we've made it even easier with just four easy payments of just $74.75 each
  • NEW One-time Pass Deferral Option!
  • Mission: Affordable XTRA benefits include:
    • Access to all Pacific Group Resorts across North America
    • Reciprocal Mid-Atlantic Resort Program
    • 6 Buddy Tickets valid at any Pacific Group Resorts ski area

Come Join Us: Accept the Mission!

COVID-19 News & Updates

Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Mountain Report Summary

March 27, 2021

Slopes Open: 
New Snow:  0in
Trails/Lifts Open:  0/0
Base:  0in
Snowmaking:  No
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