Wisp Resort Real Estate
Wisp Resort is central to life at Deep Creek Lake for visitors and residents alike. Well-known throughout Maryland, this four season resort offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Homes close to Wisp are primarily vacation rentals or second homes, but there are also many primary residences as well. Contact us today to setup your custom property alerts and take advantage of the local experience and knowledge of our Taylor-Mad real estate agents.
Winter at Wisp Resort
Winter fun was Wisp Resort’s initial claim to fame. It was opened in 1955 by Helmuth “Ace” Heise. The opening season featured a one-room lodge and a rope tow serving just one slope.
Today, Wisp boasts thirty-three slopes totaling eleven miles of trails on 137 acres with a vertical drop of 700 feet. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, snow tubing is available at Bear Claw Snow Tubing park with twelve, 750 foot chutes.
The Mountain Coaster provides year-round thrills with a 1,300-foot uphill track that then descends 3,500 feet downhill over 350 vertical feet.
Ski-in/Ski-out Communities at Wisp Resort:
Wisp Resort Golf Courses
When spring arrives, Wisp Resort features two exceptional golf courses. Fantasy Valley and Lodestone Golf Course.
- Fantasy Valley is at the base of the mountain and was named one of the “100 Must-Play Courses of the Mid-Atlantic” by Golfstyles Magazine. It is a 6,446 yard, par 70 championship course with stunning mountain views. Communities in this area include Fantasy Valley and Greens at Wisp.
- Lodestone Golf Course is the #2 Ranked Public Golf Course in Maryland by GolfWeek Magazine. Shaped by 3-time U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin, Lodestone offers players sweeping lake and mountain views. Greenbrier, Biltmore at Lodestone, and Sandy Shores Heights are communities that surround the course.
Throughout the warmer months, Wisp Resort is home to numerous activities. Aerial adventures are available for all ages. They include the Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour, Chipmunk Challenge, and Spider Monkey Adventure. Other experiences include disc golf, archery, and scenic chairlift rides. Wisp Resort also operates the world’s only mountaintop recirculating white water rafting course.
Wisp Resort Real Estate Statistics
The Wisp Resort area has a variety of housing options. Styles range from cottages and chalets to townhomes and duplexes. Investment properties and second homes comprise much of the inventory surrounding the resort.
Wisp Area Home Sales in 2021:
- 70 residential sales
- 38 land sales
- Residential median: $479,000
- Residential average: $516,992
- Residential median DOM: 8.5
- Residential Avg DOM: 96
The Lodge at Wisp also has ownership options. It is right at the base of the slopes just steps from the chairlifts and golf course. Managed by Wisp Resort, It is a condominium-owned hotel with 169 units. Owners enjoy exclusive year-round recreational perks and privileges.
Popular Wisp Resort communities surrounding the base of the mountain:
Geographically, Wisp Resort is at the northern end of the lake in McHenry. Restaurants, shops, activities, marinas, and personal services can all be found within a one mile radius.
Students in this area attend Accident Elementary School and Northern Garrett Middle and High Schools.
Wisp Resort provides a lovely backdrop for the Taylor-Made office, and we have great views of the slopes. You can often find our agents enjoying the many activities available there. We are happy to help you find the perfect home base near Wisp Resort.