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Will O' the Wisp
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had a very nice first floor condo walked right out on a sandy beach and the boat dock with a great view of the lake. Had a fire place in the living room and one bedroom. Since it was October we enjoyed the indoor pool with 2 hot tubs and a sauna. Plan to go back in the summer would love the same room.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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LoriPropertyManager, Public Relations Manager at Will O' the Wisp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear Tazmanone,

Thanks so much for your wonderful review of your Will O' the Wisp condo hotel vacation escape! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the summer time!

~ Your friends at Will O' the Wisp

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We rented a loft condo unit for a long weekend in September, when the air was starting to crisp up and smell like fall. Our stay was very quiet and peaceful, although I imagine that is probably not the case during the summer when it gets busier. I liked that we could pick the exact unit we wanted from the Will O Wisp website, especially because the staircase on our loft unit seemed less precarious than others. I don't think the loft setup would be good for the elderly or those who have trouble with balance - just imagine having to get up to the bathroom in the middle of the night and navigating the stairs in the dark when you're half asleep..

We loved the view and the bright layout of our unit - it was just enough space for two adults, but it would be a cozy fit with any more than that. The kitchen was outfitted with proper pots and pans and the decor was tasteful. The loft was a little dusty, but not enough to prevent me from enjoying my stay. The wi-fi was spotty, and only really worked up in the loft - don't plan on streaming any video.

The building itself was somewhat dated, but still charming and welcoming, and they have a huge indoor pool/hot tub area that must be very popular in the winter. We did not try the restaurant on the premises, but it was nice to know that lunch and dinner options were only a short walk away. Although we didn't spend much time at the small beach, we enjoyed walking along the shore and admiring the beautiful view of the lake. We enjoyed our stay and will likely stay again if we are in the area.

A few things to note - the parking is a little tricky because there's only one short driveway to enter and exit the covered parking. So you have to be careful there's not a car exiting before you enter. There's a larger parking area that is easier to get into, but it's uncovered and a few steps farther to walk. Also, the hallways to the condo units are very narrow, due to it being an older building, so if you fill a bellhop cart with suitcases, it will take up the entire hallway which can cause a few traffic jams if there are other people in the halls.

Places nearby - there's a solid Italian restaurant called Brenda's, a short drive off of the main street. We went there several times and were struck by how friendly the service is. It's good old fashioned casual American Italian fare. Below the Italian restaurant is a coffee shop with lots of great baked goodies, which we really enjoyed for breakfast on a saturday morning. There's also a grocery store and outdoor sports shops near by, so the Will O Wisp is fairly convenient to retail and restaurants.

Room Tip: Make sure to look at the photos of the lofts on the website, so you can pick what's best for you.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TravelingHSP
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LoriPropertyManager, Public Relations Manager at Will O' the Wisp, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear OffCourseTravels,

Thank you for the extensive and well written review! I get the feeling that you enjoy the whole process of travel and the written word! Awesome!

Your descriptions of Will O' the Wisp were clear and lovely. Thank you for that! I am sorry that you were unable to try Ace's, the restaurant within our condo hotel resort, but you might want to add it to your dining list for your return visit because it is owned by Brenda, of Brenda's fame!

Thanks again for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Every season is beautiful at Deep Creek Lake so make a return visit soon!

~ Your friends at Railey Mountain Lake Vacations

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

this is kind of my favorite fall destination. Hotel gives lovely view of mountains and lake.
rooms are spacious and well maintained. they have on property restaurant which serves very good food wish they had some vegetarian options.
Hotel is at very nice location with shopping area, coffee shop nearby.
They also have very nice heated indoor poor.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Rahul Y
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LoriPropertyManager, Public Relations Manager at Will O' the Wisp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Dear Rahul,

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our lakeside resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your fall visit to our location and we will pass along your recommendation for more vegetarian selections to our friends at Ace's Run.

Every season is beautiful at Deep Creek Lake and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!

~ Your friends at Will O' the Wisp

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed for a few days to hopefully relax, recharge and see some fall colors. It is an older building, but it is fairly nice inside. It is on the lake at the southern end close to Uno's. Each unit is privately owned so you should check their website to see which units have been upgraded or renovated recently. We were in unit 201B, which was a one bedroom one bath all on one floor. It had a small kitchen, dining table,fireplace in living room with sleep sofa, balcony. Bathroom and bedroom with two beds, electric fireplace and balcony on the other side. They had recently renovated the kitchen and living room side. Beds were on the softer side which helped out my bad back. They should look into upgrading the shower and the carpet in bedroom, but overall a nice condo. The building has a restaurant next door called Aces. They have a small beach area with some boat docks, elevator, indoor pool with whirlpool and sauna. Free Wifi, business center, exercise room, racquetball court. They have condos ranging from efficiency to three bedroom ones. It was quiet and peaceful while we were there. Overall a nice experience on our first visit to DCL.

Room Tip: Choose a unit from ending in 1 to 6 to have a better view of lake during spring-fall.
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Nihilator
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LoriPropertyManager, Public Relations Manager at Will O' the Wisp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Dear Nihilator,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Will O' the Wisp! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and particularly that the bed was perfect for your back. We have made note of your suggestions and will forward them on to the owner of unit 201B.

Can't wait to see you back at the lake!

~ Your friends at Will O' the Wisp

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for my bday/wedding anniversary. The staff was really nice and the loft was beyond immaculate and had everything we needed for the week. The lady at check in gave us advice on things to do and where to go. The pool was clean and the hot tub was HOT! In a good way! We were right on the lake and close to many stores. This will definitely be a place we come every year due to how close it is as well as the payment options the incredible staff and the loft that surpassed every expectation I had. We go some where different every year and so far this has been the best so far. Only down side was the excessive spider webs but they still get a perfect rating! (And I'm beyond terrified of all bugs)

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank KaTrice M
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LoriPropertyManager, Public Relations Manager at Will O' the Wisp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Dear Ka Trice M,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Will O' the Wisp. We are so pleased that you enjoyed you celebration!

Have you thought about visiting in the winter? Every season is beautiful!

Can't wait to see you back at the lake!

~ Your friends at Will O' the Wisp

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