Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort Communities at Deep Creek Lake

Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort communities are ideal for winter sports enthusiasts. The are the perfect choice for a second home or primary residence at Deep Creek Lake. Because they are centrally located, they have great rental potential too.

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Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort Communities

Recent development has added to the list of options. There are several communities that offer direct ski in ski out Wisp Resort access.

boulder ridge

This is a gated slopeside community on top of Marsh Mountain. The impressive homes in this area offer amazing views. You can step outside your door and access Main Street or Eye Opener slopes. Plus, chairlift 4 & 5 are close-by. The convenient location is also within walking distance of the Adventure Sports Center International’s (ASCI) Mountaintop Whitewater Course.

Highline

The views from the Highline community feature Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding mountains. All of the homes are free-standing. Highline has slopeside access to Main Street while parts of the community overlook hole #6 of Lodestone Golf Course. Depending on the season, you can walk to the slopes or to ASCI. Continue reading Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort Communities at Deep Creek Lake

Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17

Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17
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Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17

 

Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17. After another wonderful season of winter sports at Wisp Resort and in lieu of the recent warm up we have experienced over the last week or so, the ski slopes are now closed for the season. The fickle season has produced plenty of epic conditions but was starting to show signs of spring periodically through-out. My guess is that with kids’ sports/activities starting for our out-of-town friends and the conditions here stalling a hair, it’s not economically feasible to keep the slopes open. That being said, I can tell you that the winter season is not over yet so make plans to keep visiting this wonderful area and experience every ounce of every season. Thanks to all the staff at Wisp Resort for making the 2016/2017 season a memorable one!  Their Adventure Park will remain open on the weekends with ziplining, mountain coaster and lots more fun.  We hope to see you all soon!

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Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17 Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17

Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17

Wisp Resort Closes 2/25/17
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales. We have seen some great crowds from the holiday weekend and the fresh snow we received each day made for nice morning powder.  If you are traveling here tomorrow please take caution; we are under a winter storm warning beginning tomorrow at 4:00AM through Tuesday at 10:00PM.  Expected accumulation is 6 to 8 inches.  Thankfully, we have excellent road crews that make it possible for us to get out and about during times like these.

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Mark your February calendars for these great events:

 

7th Annual Winter Fest, February 15 & 16 – a celebration in downtown Oakland featuring expert ice sculptor Bill Sandusky.  The streets of Oakland will be lined with beautiful ice sculptures, games, vendors, live music and crafters. Live carvings will also take place all day on the 15th. www.agreatsmalltown.com

 

Goosebumps & Grapes, February 21st – a pre-dunk celebration held the night before the Dunk at Honi-Honi from 6-10pm. An evening of Fire & Wine. Presented by the Honi-Honi, Uno & Arrowhead Market. Co-Hosted by Long & Foster Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rentals.  Pre-register for the Dunk and enjoy an evening under the stars at the 4th Goosebumps & Grapes Wine Tasting all to benefit Special Olympics of MD. Get toasty around the roaring bonfire and sample a variety of wonderful wines from Republic National Distributing Co., inside our heated tent. All wines will be available for sale at Arrowhead Market on Friday & Saturday, and $3 from every bottle purchased will be donated to SOMD. Admission: $20 donation to SOMD.

 

Deep Creek Dunk, February 22nd – take a quick dip in the frigid waters of Deep Creek Lake, all to support Special Olympics of Maryland. Registration at noon, dunk at 2:00, on the lawn of Uno’s & Honi-Honi. This is an event that’s something to see. It has become not only a very successful fundraising event but also a very entertaining costume contest! You’ll see everything from Kiss-styled musicians to cartoon character look-alikes. www.dunkmd.com

 

The Spiker Holcomb Team’s featured listing for the week is a mountaintop Overlook Villa with unobstructed, breathtaking lake views less than 1 mile to skiing and whitewater: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55707552440.  Multi-use property ideal as a second home or rental property, or both.  See link for photos and tour.

 

Below are Garrett County market stats for year-end 2013.  You will see that the # of listings is down, when compared to the 5-year average, pending sales are up and closed sales are up.  DOM stands for Days on Market, which is also down.  We can expect that the # of listings on the market will increase as we head into spring and summer.  For a market update using your specific search criteria, please shoot me an email with your parameter

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Happy 2014!-Wisp News

 

Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake. We hope you are well rejuvenated from a long, holiday break!  The slope conditions were great over the last few weeks and those who spent their time off here took advantage.  Some big news from our household – Griffin will become a big brother in mid-June and he started walking between Christmas & New Year’s.  The timing couldn’t have been better.  His first major steps were taken at my in-laws home while the whole family cheered with excitement.  To see him walk across the living room was magnificent!

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Happy 2014!-Wisp News

                                                 
Wishing You and Your Family a Healthy and Prosperous 2014! The Holcomb’s – Bob, Betsy, Brendon, Peyton & Griffin

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Happy 2014!-Wisp News

 

The arctic temperatures are here and will continue to decline sending us into a deep freeze over the next 24-48 hours.  The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for Garrett County and schools have already been canceled for tomorrow.  From the NWS web alert – as low as 50 below due to temperatures around 20 below tonight, and winds west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.  Impacts: frost bite and hypothermia are a certainty if precautions are not taken.  Icy surfaces will lead to poor driving conditions.  Additional information can be found on their site and here is another good website locals use for weather http://www.garrettcollege.edu/weather/ (scroll down and click on Forecast, Garrett County, MD).

 

Some other important things to remember during winter advisories are your pipes and the possibility of power outages.  If your home has been winterized and the pipes have been drained then I would think you have not much to worry about, but if your home has not been winterized and you are struck with a power outage it may not be a bad idea to have things checked out.  To check for outages visit http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/mdwv_.html.  We are all keeping our fingers crossed that no one loses power!  On a brighter note, the high on Wednesday is 21°, Thursday is 33° and Friday is 42°.  Just in time for the weekend!

 

News from Wisp Resort…  The First Tracks Program has begun with chairlift 2 or 3 opening at 8AM on Saturday’s for season pass holders and multi-day ticket holders.  This is a great way to get all the fresh powder and corduroy before everyone else!  Also, Stage Wisp Concert Series begins this Wednesday and continues every Wednesday to February 26th.  These are free concerts held in Wispers Bar from 6:30-9:00 with performers like the ever-popular Davisson Brothers Band, Shawn Owen and The Terah Crawford Band.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Happy 2014!-Wisp News

 

There is a descent supply of ski-in/out homes & townhomes available for sale: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55509685475.  If you would like further information on any of these properties or would like to schedule a time to preview any of them just give us a call (Betsy’s cell: 301.616.5022).

 

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
Pietro Aretino

 

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-January MLS Stats

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-January MLS Stats

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-January MLS Stats. Fluffy powder lined the deck of our home this morning with steady snow dumping throughout the night and into the morning tapering off around noon. Wisp Resort had perfect conditions today as the snow making guns were turned off and shin-high powder was on with light crowds. 14 trails are open along with the tubing park and snow making operations are marching ahead to ensure that the mountain will be completely open by the Christmas Holidays. I hope you have your lodging booked in anticipation of enjoying some fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy for the 2013/2014 winter sports season.  It’s time to get here and release all that pent-up adrenaline!

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-January MLS Stats

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-January MLS Stats

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous corduroy!                        Griffin’s encounter with Santa, not impressed but tolerable!

 

Attached you will find a Market Minute Report for November 2013 showing you how our market compares to last year at this time.  Our median sales price is up, our current pending contracts is up and our days on the market is down.  The following homes have had price drops in the last 30 days: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55357498164.  There are quite a few good buys out there.

 

If you haven’t made plans for how you will be spending your New Year’s Eve, you may want to check out these two options (courtesy of deepcreektimes.com).  Honi-Honi is also having live entertainment with a complimentary champagne toast.

New Year’s Eve Event
Ag Heritage Hall Garrett County Fairgrounds
Come celebrate New Years Eve with the Fabulous Hubcaps at the Ag Heritage Hall located at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. $80/Single $150/Couple $560/Table of 8. Meal, entertainment, and champagne toast included. Cash bar available. Visit our web site or find us on Facebook for more information.

New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fur Ball Casino
Dutch’s at Silver Tree, 7pm to 1 am
$150 (includes tip and tax)
Cocktail Hour/Open Bar, Filet & Crab Cake Dinner.  Dance to the fabulous sounds of the Bobby Nicholas Band! Champagne Toast at Midnight.  Complimentary Casino Chips for HART’s Casino. Silent Auction. A portion of the proceeds benefit the HART for Animals Center fund!

 

Be safe in your holiday travels and call on us if we can be of any help in the mountains of Deep Creek Lake!

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events. Wishing you and yours all the Special Blessings of this Glorious Season! Below: Griffin and his girlfriendJ Braylynn (our manager’s granddaughter) in awe of the falling leaves.  These two charmers are 8 days apart and about to celebrate their 1st birthday.  They also made the back cover of Long & Foster’s Vacation Rental Guide, following this shoot.  Photo by Bob Carney.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events

 

 

Hurry and craft your gift giving list, and bring it to this year’s Festival of Trees held November 29th and 30th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Meander through beautifully and artfully decorated trees and be sure and take part in all the events and offerings:

  • Breakfast      with Santa
  • Silent      Auction Tables
  • Mrs.      Claus’ Kitchen
  • Make      Your Own Sundae
  • Grand      Finale Live Auction
  • Handmade      Gifts by local artists and crafts people

If you already planned to take the worry out of all the Thanksgiving Day meal preparation by ordering your Thanksgiving Dinner from Wisp just remember to pick up your own utensils.

 

Also, this weekend is the opening of Wisp’s new retail store “Outdoor Elements”.  With over 3,000 sq. ft. of retail space, Outdoor Elements will offer technical and leisure outerwear, hard goods including skiing and snowboarding equipment, logo wear and souvenirs year-round.  Details for the Grand Opening:

 

  • Date: Friday thru Sunday, November 29 – December 1
  • Times: Saturday – 8am – 7pm, Sunday 8am – 5pm

 

Have a wonderful holiday!  See you at the lake!

 

Betsy Holcombg.

Sale of Wisp Resort

Sale of Wisp Resort
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Sale of Wisp Resort. You may know that some of the assets of DC Development, LLC have been sold during their Chapter 11 bankruptcy. EPT Ski Properties, under the management of Everbright Pacific LLC, now owns the operational lands and facilities of Wisp Resort, including the Hale Irwin-designed Lodestone Golf Course. The Greenbrier section of the Lodestone subdivision and hundreds of additional acres around the Lodestone golf course were purchased by NLP of MD (National Land Partners). Later this spring, additional lands will be offered in a sale process with acreage tracts ranging from 48 acres – 257 acres as well as an array of “ready to build” homesites. All of the properties are in close proximity to Wisp Resort and/or the Lodestone Golf Course. To obtain a listing of those properties when it becomes available, please contact Betsy Holcomb @ Betsy@deepcreekvacations.com or call 301-616-5022.

 

Sale of Wisp Resort

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge
1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge. Fabulous winter hideaway/rental machine!! Over $90K last year in rental income!!! Huge ski-in, ski-out lodge with indoor pool, hot-tub, pool table, ping pong, shuffle board and ski lockers. In just steps you can be on any level ski slope, or be enjoying the whitewater course. Built for rental, this home has 2 of every appliance. The lake is less than 2 miles away. On cold snowy days, the family can take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or the outdoor hot tub overlooking the slopes. The winter ski season is right around the corner folks…

For more information, email Betsy.Holcomb@lnf.com or call Betsy at 301-616-5022.

Do a real estate search at our website: http://deepcreeklakeproperty.com/search-mls/

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Mega turn-key ski lodge

 

Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12
Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12

Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12. Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12 as the springtime temperatures have finally decided to consistently stay warm enough to make snowmaking impossible. It has been a very successful winter for Wisp even though Mother Nature made them work harder than normal to keep snow on the ground. Thankfully the temps dipped periodically throughout the season, and when they did, Wisp was ready on every occasion to maximize their snow making efforts to keep excellent ski conditions throughout a very mild winter season. I talked to a lot of folks who weren’t complaining about skiing groomed corduroy trails with temps in the 50’s-60’s. Thanks Wisp Resort for a great winter season!

Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12
Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12

Snow Making Wisp Resort

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Snow Making Wisp Resort
Snow Making Wisp Resort

Snow Making Wisp Resort

Snow Making Wisp Resort. It is Friday, November 18, 2011 here at Deep Creek Lake, one week before Thanksgiving.  Wisp Resort has fired up their state-of-the-art snow making system in preparation for the upcoming winter sports season. Temperatures are perfect for snow making at the moment, with humidity down to 50%, crucial for getting that coveted light champagne powder. Wisp Resort is always on the pulse of preparation year-after-year, enabling them to deliver some of the finest snow conditions on the East Coast.

Snow Making Wisp Resort
Snow Making Wisp Resort

The temperatures will fluctuate a bit warmer during the week, but that doesn’t mean that this is some vain fire drill and time wasted.  After all, snow making is a very complex system that has miles and miles of pipe, valves, snow guns, and nozzles that have to be turned on and pressurized to assure that all the bugs are out of the system before the season starts. Wisp Resort is meticulous regarding every aspect & detail, to guarantee a problem-free experience for everyone that visits the mountain. We have closed the chapter on the summer season and the presence of active snow making machines is a signal to locals (like the leaves changing in the fall) that the snow season is about to begin.

Snow Making Wisp Resort
Snow Making Wisp Resort
Snow Making Wisp Resort
Snow Making Wisp Resort