Wisp Resort offers a wealth of activities from adventure sports and scenic adventures to indoor amusements, youth activities, and so much more. And lucky for us, Wisp Resort calls Deep Creek Lake home!

Best known for their winter sports– like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing,  and cross-country skiing– Wisp Resort is actually home to dozens of different adventures, all year-long, making Deep Creek a perfect adventure sports destination, whether you are renting a cabin in the winter, an amazing lakefront home in the summer, or anything in between.

Here are some of the activities you can catch us doing throughout the year:

Winter Sports

Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, cross-country skiing… then back to Wisp Resort’s cozy indoor lodge for hot chocolate or a refreshing beer. Sounds pretty perfect, huh? Wisp Resort has a host of packages available from partial and full-day tickets to multi-day deals and season passes. After a day out on the slopes, there is nothing better than returning to our fantastic vacation rental homes, all of which has outdoor hot tubs! In particular, we LOVE our homes All Decked Out, Loch Baile, and Hunny Home for an unbeatable winter experience.



Ropes Course

Fly high, soar and swivel, vault and lift, and work the muscles in your mind and body at the Wisp Resort Ropes course. From zip lines and swingings to climbing apparatuses and more, Wisp has two level of ropes courses for children ages four and up, and one adult-oriented course. A great activity for the fall, spring, and summer seasons!

Mountain Coaster

This is one of our favorite activities! Available in all four seasons, this unique activity can be catered to anyone, adult or child. Billed as a “gravitional hybrid of an alpine slide and a roller coaster” this fun ride will whip you down the mountain in a thrilling ride down the scenic mountainside. If you are a more ‘slow, but steady’ type of person, just know that every cart has it’s own hand brake that you control. Or if you, like us, like to go fast… well, that’s an option, too!



Considering the abundant beauty, gentle slopes, and wide-open fields common to Western Maryland, it is no surprise that some of the east coast’s best golf courses can be found at Wisp Resort. Fantasy Valley Golf Course and the Lodestone Golf Course are both within the Wisp Resort portfolio, with 36 holes between them. Over the years, these courses have gained numerous awards and accolades, including Lodestone being ranked as the #2 Public Golf Course in Maryland by GolfWeek Magazine (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) as well as Golfstyles Magazine featuring Fantasy Valley as one of the “100 Must-Play Courses of the Mid-Atlantic.”


Scenic Chairlift

If you just want to sit back and enjoy the majesty of nature in a relaxing setting, then a trip up and down the mountain via the scenic chairlift is for you. Repurposing the ski lift in the non-snowy seasons, this is a great way to enjoy the view from the top. Summer and fall are especially excellent times to enjoy use of the scenic chairlift.

Pontoon Boat Tours

If you want to get a chance to explore the lake, without the expense or responsibility of renting your own boat, you’ll definitely want to check out Wisp’s pontoon boat tours. Seating a maximum of 12 people per boat, these hour long tours include a bit of local history along with your sightseeing.

Archery & Disc Golf

Wisp Resort also offers both Archery and Disc Golf courses for a fun new adventure for the whole crew! For Disc Golf, enjoy a ride up the mountain on the chair lift to get to the family-friendly course. Rental equipment is available. For Archery, your 30-minute session includes instruction, shooting time, as well everything you will need, including the bow, arrows, and an arm guard.




Got an activity in mind? Maybe several? Be sure to book your stay with Red Barn Vacations for the best lodging experience at the lake.

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