The Best Summer Activities at Wisp Resort

One of our monthly blog posts on what to see, do, or where to eat on Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland.

Young woman on a zip line at Wisp Resort near our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

Summer is by far the most popular time here at Deep Creek Lake—from the beautiful, refreshing waters of the lake and fantastic outdoor recreation to the summer activities at Wisp Resort, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in the sun. As Maryland’s only four-season downhill ski resort, Wisp Resort offers visitors to Deep Creek Lake a long list of adventures, including two award-winning golf courses (and disc golf), zip lines, a whitewater rafting course, hiking and biking trails, and so much more. 

Wisp Resort is also a dining and shopping hub—you can get all your energy out on the trails, and you won’t have to go far for a cold drink and a tasty meal. There are three restaurants, two cafes, and two retail shops for gear, apparel, and souvenirs. And while you’ll find lodging options at Wisp, one of the best Deep Creek Lake hotels sits directly across the street on the shores of the lake. Our private Inn puts you in the ideal location for exploring the area and with only 12 luxurious guest rooms, you’ll have all the benefits of staying small.

As one of the best Deep Creek Lake hotels, from the moment you step foot into our stunning Arts & Crafts style Inn, you’ll see that your every need will be attended to. Our guest rooms and suites are all equipped with fine furnishings and high-end amenities. A home-cooked breakfast is included each morning of your stay, we have snacks and beverages available throughout the day, and you’ll love relaxing on the wrap-around porch, the private dock, or in the hammock surrounded by our seasonal gardens. Check our availability and reserve your room today! 

man golfing at Wisp Resort near our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

The 10 Best Things to do at Wisp Resort this Summer

As a guest at Lake Pointe Inn, one of the only Deep Creek Lake hotels offering bed and breakfast-style amenities, you’ll be just a matter of minutes from all the warm-weather activities at Wisp Resort. This is also ideal in the winter for skiers, but our guests love heading over to hit the links and hike the trails or even just for a beer at the Wisp Resort restaurants and bars. 

  1. Lodestone Golf Course: Designed by three-time U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin, this 18-hole Deep Creek Lake golf course is such a treat for experienced and novice golfers alike. 
  2. Fantasy Valley Golf Course: For breathtaking views of the mountains, this 6,446-yard, par 70 championship course meanders along tree-lined fairways and the natural contours of the mountain. 
  3. Disc Golf: During the warmer months, you’ll want to experience this 18-hole disc golf course with a scenic lift ride up to hole ten. 
  4. Wisp Resort Hiking Trail: Head out on this 3.3-mile loop trail at Wisp that follows the ski routes. It’s considered a moderate challenge with some elevation gain and hills. 
  5. Mountain Coaster: This exciting ride at Wisp Resort is a gravitational hybrid of an Alpine slide/roller coaster with an impressive 1,300-foot uphill track. A motorized pulley brings riders up in the cart (a great time to take in the views), and then they send you off down the twists and turns of the mountain. 
  6. Aerial Adventures: There are three canopy tour zip lines to soar above it all. The Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour and Spider Monkey Adventure are both filled with extreme obstacles and exhilarating climbs. 
  7. Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking: Just a few minutes up the mountain sits the world’s only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course. The person-made route is perfect for beginners to experts for a fun and curated afternoon on the rapids. 
  8. Scenic Chair Lift Rides: For lovely views of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding area, head up on the chair lift at Wisp Resort. While fun in the summer, autumn is a favorite time to take in the beautiful hues of fall. 
  9. Wisp Resort Dining: For a sit-down meal after your outdoor adventures, DC’s Bar & Restaurant or Wispers Bar & Grill offers a wide selection of hearty American fare, craft beverages, and more.
  10. Shopping: In the summer, pop into the Vertical Drop Shop for bathing suits, logo wear, souvenirs, sundries, snacks, and drinks. They also have a golf shop located at the Lodestone Golf Course. 

Consider getting the Wisp Resort “High 5 Pass” where you can choose five of the most popular spring, summer, and autumn activities for a fantastic price. If you have questions about reservations or directions, please ask your Innkeeper during your stay at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel. 

A beautiful room at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel just across the street from Wisp Resort

One of the Most Luxurious Deep Creek Lake Hotels

When you stay at the Lake Pointe Inn, you’ll see why we stand out from the other options for Deep Creek Lake hotels. From the minute you step onto our property, we’ll take great care of you at our luxury boutique hotel. Our quiet location is directly on the lakeshore and just minutes away from everything, including Wisp Resort. You’ll feel entirely at home in our luxury guest rooms, each uniquely designed and equipped with ultimate relaxation in mind. 

Whether it’s a romantic getaway with your special person, a quick guys or girls’ weekend, or a long leisurely vacation, you’ll feel welcomed and comfortable at our luxury Inn. Unlike some of the other Deep Creek Lake hotels, our bed-and-breakfast-style offers guests a complete hosted stay—our kind staff members are always on hand to make reservations, answer questions, and give personalized recommendations. 

Lastly, our breakfast service is another reason the Lake Pointe Inn is one of the best Deep Creek Lake hotels. Our multi-course morning meal includes options from our favorite sweet and savory selections. Whether you’ll be exploring Maryland’s largest freshwater lake, golfing and hiking Wisp Resort, or heading out on a day trip to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, we will get you off on the right foot. We can’t wait to host you at Deep Creek Lake; reserve your room today! 

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