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Motorcoach and Bus Tours

Tours require a minimum.  Reservations required and tours based on availability and seasonality.  Transportation not included.
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Overnight Accommodations

Tour includes a 2-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp, June 8 - 10, 2018.  With over $2 million in upgrades and improvements, your stay will be more modern and comfortable.

Guided Tours & Admissions

The Musical Mountain Guided Tour showcases many of the most well-known and interesting attractions arround scenic Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County:

  • Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center & Aviary
  • Gourmet & More - shop for gourmet food, gadgets, gifts & goods
  • Simon Pearce Glass Blowing Factory
  • Swallow Falls State Park
  • Maryland Symphony Orchestras - education & autograph session / concert
  • Wisp Pumphouse & Adventure Sports Center International re-circulating whitewater course tour

Culinary Delights

Indulge your taste buds with these inclusive meals

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

Other Details

All taxes and gratuities included.  Based on a group of 20 or more.

Overnight Accommodations

Tour includes a 2-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp, July 4 - 6, 2018.  With over $2 million in upgrades and improvements, your stay will be more modern and comfortable.

Guided Tours & Admissions

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Tour will take you back in time to a slower pace of life to a down-home fourth of July Celebration in and around Deep Creek Lake:

  • Accident, MD 4th of July Homecoming Parade
  • Stage Wisp Concert
  • Fire on the Mountain Fireworks
  • Choice of Activities / Tours:  Whitewater Rafting, Pontoon Boat Tour on Deep Creek Lake, Mountain Coaster, Zip Lines, Scenic Chairlift Ride, Golf, Snowmaking Tour, Deep Creek Lavender Farm, Firefly Farms Creamery, Simon Pearce Glass Blowing, Transportation Museum, B&O Railroad Museum
  • Fireside S'mores in the Courtyard
  • High Country Creamery & Market
  • Grantsville Museum

Culinary Delights

Indulge your taste buds with these inclusive meals:

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners

Other Details

All taxes and gratuities included.  Based on a group of 20 or more.

Overnight Accommodations

Tour includes a 2-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp, between Thursday & Monday, August 30 - September 3, 2018.  With over $2 million in upgrades and improvements, your stay will be more modern and comfortable.

Guided Tours & Admissions

The Tunes & Brews Festival Weekend highlights outdoor adventure and a fun festive event, including:

  • Admission to Tunes & Brews Festival (Saturday, September 1, 2018-music & craft beer sampling)
  • Whitewater Rafting on ASCI's re-circulating whitewater course
  • Scenic Chairlift Ride & Hike to Adventure Sports Center International
  • Giant Lawn Games, Relaxation by the Courtyard Fire Pits, Hiking

Culinary Delights

Indulge your taste buds with these inclusive meals

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners

Other Details

All taxes and gratuities included.  Based on a group of 20 or more.

Cha-Ching - Your group is in for a winning tour of Deep Creek Lake Maryland and surrounding area where your adventure begins and ends with stops at two area casinos - Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Pennsylvania and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Maryland.  

Day 1: Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Appalachian Mountains and depending on the direction of travel, your tour can begin at Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin Casino (35 minutes from Wisp Resort) or Rocky Gap Casino Resort (55 minutes from Wisp Resort).  Spend the afternoon rolling the dice or playing the slots before you arrive at Wisp Resort for dinner and check-in at The Lodge at Wisp.

Day 2:  A hearty breakfast will be served at Wisp before you are whisked away to Wisp’s Control Center and learn how snow is made for our winter guests to enjoy.  While on top of Wisp Mountain, a quick visit to the Adventure Sports Center International for a lesson on how this re-circulating whitewater rafting course hosted the World’s Canoe Competition in September 2014.  A must on everyone’s bucket list is the Mountain Coaster which is a gravitational hybrid of an alpine slide and roller coaster that let's riders control their own speed or for a more leisurely ride enjoy a scenic chairlift ride to the top of Marsh Mountain overlooking Deep Creek Lake.  Smile everyone - and pose for a group picture in front of our beautiful man-made waterfall.  Have fun with the props. Relax on the deck at Wisp Resort while your lunch is served.  The mountain views and lake views are spectacular.  

Our next stop will be the Deep CreekLavender Farm, learn how to grow and use lavender for First Aid, cooking and much more.   A little gift from the Lavender Farm will be provided. 

Did you know that Garrett County is also home to Maryland’s tallest waterfall?  Cameras are a must when we visit Swallow Falls State Park, home to Maryland’s tallest waterfall.  Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall – a spectacular sight.  Our final visit today is the Farmers Market home to over 700 different kinds of candy.

Dinner will be served either at Wisp or in the area.  Followed  by entertainment.

Day 3:  Begin the morning with a delicious breakfast and depart for the opposite casino that you visited on your way in.  Travel continues to either your next destination or home.

Times & places are approximate.

 

Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Appalachian Mountains to beautiful Garrett County, MD.  First stop will be in the town of Accident where you'll learn the history of the town's name.  Our stop in accident will include Moon Shadow Café for a Greek Yogurt Parfait topped with fresh berries, local lavender granola and local honey.  Walk across the street to Firefly Farms & Creamery, talk to the cheese makers and discover how their handmade goat cheeses have become world renowned.  Next stop is the Deep Creek Lavender Farm to learn how to grow and use lavender for first aid, cooking and much more.   A little gift from the Lavender Farm will be provide.  

Relax while taking in the mountain and lake views at Wisp Resort while your lunch is served.  A must on everyone’s bucket list is the Mountain Coaster where you control your own speed or for a more leisurely ride enjoy a Scenic Chairlift Ride to the top of Marsh Mountain overlooking Deep Creek Lake.

Visit Wisp’s Control Center and learn how snow is made for our winter guests to enjoy.  While on top of Wisp Mountain a quick visit to ASCI for a lesson on how this re-circulating whitewater rafting course hosted the World’s Canoe Competition in September 2014.

Cameras are a must when visiting Swallow Falls State Park, home to Maryland’s tallest waterfall.  Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall – a spectacular sight.  The final visit is to the Farmers Market Candy Land, home to over 700 different kinds of candy.

Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Appalachian Mountains to beautiful Garrett County, MD.  First stop will be in the town of Grantsville.  Located just off the Historic National Road is the High Country Creamery and Market.  See how Head Cheese Maker Brandon and his team create delicious cow’s milk dairy products such as their delicious dill curds or scrumptious aged cheddar.  Afterwards, head to downtown Grantsville for a stop at the Grantsville Museum located in the former First State Bank.  Peruse the historic photographs of Leo Beachy who shot the region from 1905-1927.  Learn about the B-52 Bomber that crashed in 1964.

A must on everyone’s bucket list is the Scenic Chairlift Ride to the top of Marsh Mountain overlooking Deep Creek Lake.  Relax and take in the mountain and lake views on the deck at Wisp Resort while your lunch is served.

Our next stop is the Simon Pearce Glass Blowing Factory, originally from Kilkenny, Ireland.  Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the glassblowing process and visit their retail gift shop.

The next visit is to the town of Oakland, a state and nationally recognized Main Street Community.  Meander through the unique shops and visit Garrett Historical MuseumOakland B&O Museum (a restored 1884 train station) and the Transportation Museum.  While at the B&O Museum be sure to get your souvenir first class passage ticket with the official B&O stamp.  Across the street visit the Transportation Museum and see how this little county transformed over the years.

The next stop will be Bear Creek Traders which offers the best Deep Creek Lake souvenirs and apparel.  A souvenir will be available for you.  Our final visit is to Huey’s Ice Cream where we will enjoy a delicious scoop of ice cream.

Wisp Resort has partnered with the Center For Adventure & Experiential Learning (CAEL) at Garrett College and the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) to connect students with nature and the outdoors through environmental education and adventure outdoor recreational experiences.  Wisp Resort will package the experience with lodging and meals to create a customized tour just for your group.

Here are a few sample Student Tours & Programs:

Gravity is Fun – Students ride the mountain coaster and record velocity (rates) and discuss effects of gravity.  They learn to boulder on real rocks and explore the biomechanics of climbing (and falling).  Finally, they hike down a mountain and discuss first-hand the geology and physics of mountain formation.

Whitewater Rafting – Students raft the whitewater course at ASCI in guided 6 person rafts.  The experience lasts 2 hours, including 20-30 minutes of outfitting and orientation.  Students paddle through the course 4-7 times, surf the rapids and swim during the course of the trip.

Orienteering – Using a map and compass, students navigate an improvised orienteering course in a diverse and unfamiliar terrain.  Students learn classic navigational skills and how never to get lost.

Rock Climbing 101 – Students learn the basics of rock climbing, including belay commands and gear, and perform a simulated climb while wearing climbing harnesses.

Float Your Boat – Students construct boats from cardboard & other materials to be floated a pond or pool.  Program focuses on hydrology, engineering and team-work.  

Climb and Rappel Day – Students climb and rappel the natural boulders and ledges located in the Fork Run Recreation Area.  Climbing, rappelling, and bouldering experiences.  

SuGO Summit Team Building (Indoor activity – 3-4 hour duration)  - An innovative and exciting team building experience that utilizes the students creativity, competitive spirit, and the not-so-ancient art of building Sumo wrestling robots known as SuGO robots.  SuGO uses   the LEGO MINDSTORMS platform to create small customizable robots for competition.

Total Team Spirit – A classic team building experience utilizing a series of individual challenges and activities that have been designed using the Experiential Learning Model to elicit certain outcomes.  Activities will involve props such as ropes, balls, swim noodles and portable and/or permanent structures (high and low rope courses).