My group of friends (in our late 20's) go on an annual ski trip every year. After staying at ski in-out condos at Snowshoe WV (Powderridge Townhomes) a few years and feeling like we were getting gouged we decided to try somewhere else. We were all glad we tried Will O Wisp and I cant stress enough how much better our trip was staying there. We got a three level condo. It had a real fireplace, two bathrooms, a kitchen with dishwasher, and nice beds. It looked like all the units had views of the lake. The pool and bi level hot tub was immaculately clean and not a madhouse. HUGE difference from the nasty hot tubs at Snowshoe Split Rock pool. It's about a 5 minute drive to the Wisp Resort where the skiiing is.
There's a restaurant attached to the building called the Four Seasons. The food was great, and we didn't have to wait forever. The Salmon Rockefeller is to die for. FYI This was a HUGE difference from eating at Snowshoe restaurants where you have to bribe the waitress to be seated and then you get a so so overpriced meal.
There was a bar in the lobby of the restaurant where we hung out one night. It was a pretty laid back atmosphere.
There's even a racquetball court right down the hall where we played a few games. One of the girl's in our group didn't want to ski and worked out in the weight room and said all the equipment was really nice.
Case in point, we will not be returning to Snowshoe Mountain and have already planned to return to Will O Wisp next year. If you go, request a unit towards the center of the complex so you can get a full view of the lake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Will O' The Wisp is the premier condominium resort at Deep Creek Lake. The private pool. sandy beach, and enjoyable onsite dining will make you want to take a second vacation! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Will o` The Wisp Hotel Oakland