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Wisp Resort

296 Marsh Hill Rd, McHenry, MD 21541-1402
+1 301-859-3159
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Small hill, decent snow, SLOW lifts

The mountain is flat and the lifts are old and slow. How slow, we timed them at almost 10 minutes... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good mountain to learn, then move on to better & brighter resorts

THE PROS: The best part about Wisp Mountain is its Ski School. It's snowmaking capabilities are... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2015
Mat G
Laurel, Maryland, United States
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296 Marsh Hill Rd, McHenry, MD 21541-1402
+1 301-859-3159
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

The mountain is flat and the lifts are old and slow. How slow, we timed them at almost 10 minutes up the hill for a 1-2 minute ride down the hill. That doesn't make any sense. So if you want to spend your weekend waiting...More

Reviewed December 7, 2015

THE PROS: The best part about Wisp Mountain is its Ski School. It's snowmaking capabilities are good for a region that survives on it. The lodge, restaurant, and local amenities nearby are a big attraction. THE CONS: This place is crowded on weekends! It's full...More

9  Thank Mat G
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Okay, so let me first point out that yes this is a smallish ski resort and a small mountain compared to others that are farther north and west, but it's reasonable priced for lift tickets and you can spend a whole day here. There are...More

1  Thank Dora777
Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took the hour long boat tour on Deep Creek Lake. During the tour the guide pointed out the interesting houses that were visible because of the lesser amount of foliage on the trees. He also shared the history of the Lake. The return point...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed October 11, 2015

We tripped upon this resort accidentally last year in the first week of October. We enjoyed a lovely time post summer tourists, pre-winter tourists... We were among fewer than 50 customers yet with a full staff. We did it again this year... and again had...More

1  Thank Patricia C
Reviewed September 7, 2015

We had a great time on Labor Day weekend. But it closes awefully early. There's so much to do for everyone for the full day.

Thank johnsonccra
Reviewed August 30, 2015

I took two ski lessons with Greg Rouse over two weekends. He is a great instructor. Calm, knowledgeable, clear, and specific in how you can change to ski better. I learned more in two hours than I ever could have figured out on my own....More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This resort is a fun place to visit in the summer. The ski lifts allow delightful views of deep creek lake. The toboggan coaster was fun for all ages (small kids can ride with a parent). Each coaster has accelerator and brake so it's comfortable...More

Thank N M
Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were in Deep Creek this past week and when it stopped raining for three hours we went out to do something fun. the outdoor summer activities at Wisp were good for our group- ages 61-8. Grandparents took the chairlift to the top and enjoyed...More

Thank kdeford
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ok so i was looking for a fun thing to do near deep creek and i come across the mountain coaster at wisp resort. But when i get there the line is huge! I overhear the workers talking and they said a cart had gotten...More

Thank AlfredGustav
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jackie d
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Wisp_Resort | Property representative |
Jackie d, Thank you for your question. The Lodge at Wisp does allow smaller dogs and there is a pet fee associated with the stay. The resort itself does allow leased dogs. We just ask that you please clean up after your... More
Marge C
February 13, 2017|
Response from Marty K | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like you're looking to stay at the hotel. I would check directly with them. However, there is also the option of renting a condo or house through Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, which I would recommend exploring
Graham J
December 16, 2016|
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Response from Brian K | Reviewed this property |
I've skied in Europe and Colorado. Wisp does not have that type of elevation or terrain. however Wisp is a very nice family ski resort for easy skiing. We brought our 5 yr old there for his first ski trip. The black... More