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  • Will O' the Wisp

    Will O' the Wisp


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    About Us

    Along with our tradition of comfortable and satisfying lodging, there is a magic at Will O' the Wisp. The name is taken from the most romantic of travel lore and although its origin is widely debated, it always describes mischievous spirits who lure travelers off the ''beaten path''. Guilty as charged. These hallowed grounds have been a ''distraction'' for those in search of special places for nearly three quarters of a century. In the beginning, when the lake was new and prohibition was over, the way was a winding, ambitious uphill trek from anywhere but for those who had been or had heard of its breathtaking sights and rejuvenating charms, it was worth every bump and turn.

    Modern travel has made us a weekend get-away; a convenient retreat for business or pleasure. But we've kept our cozy, mid-century modern look. After all, we are a Deep Creek Lake Original. Our warm, white beach and naturally calming surroundings make it an experience, a place to call your own. The road may be less winding but the views are still stunning and the stuff of which memories (and great photos) are made.

    Will O' the Wisp is a family of hospitality experts. Our PRESTIGE CONDOMINIUMS are a unique way to enjoy the lake, with suites overlooking the water and a wide array of amenities from which to choose, including fireplaces and kitchens. Pool and hot tub are on call when the weather isn't perfect


    • Every Condo is Lakefront with a Balcony and View. Located in the heart of the lake.
    • Condo Accommodations with fireplaces and white, sandy beach
    • Indoor Pool, Sauna and Whirlpool for days when the weather isn't perfect
    • On-site Lakefront Dining at Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub


    Will O' The Wisp Condominiums with View
    Will O' The Wisp Indoor Pool
    Will O' The Wisp Restaurant Ace's Run
    Will O' The Wisp Indoor Whirlpool
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  • This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
    However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Photo Credits: Tim Jacobsen, Bob Carney, Marcia Warnick, Sarah Myers, Crede Calhoun, Higher Focus Studios, Garrett Historical Society, Sarah Duck, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce