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“Nice resort, a bit expensive for accomidations, pool & staff very nice”
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Will O' the Wisp
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Oakland
Reviewed 8 August 2009

We had a family reunion at wil-o-wisp with about 50 people here in June 2009. Lake views from most rooms were very nice, most families liked their rooms but lots of steps to get to bathrooms in multi-level condos. This was an issue with the older generation who are now in their 80's.

Amenities - indoor pool was clean and unique in its two circles attached. Our children used the pool quite a bit. The hot tub was closed when were there for maintenance, but the sauna was clean and the workout room looked fine. The adult male and kids loved the free ping pong and racketball court. Someone rented a boat nearby for tubing and that was fun.

We were the only ones that stayed in a cottage next to main building which was ok, for 150 a night it was just two beds in one room and a tight sitting room and kitchen. It was adequate as the bathroom but not fancy at all. This was a less expensive option than in the condos (approx 200 per night) but views were blocked by trees which was explained to us. We did not spend much time there as we were to bond with relatives. Cottages were 70's panneling but clean and beds comfortable (not great). Bathroom tired but clean, water pressure could be better but we lived.

The units were all condos and each level was connected so you could have a 3 bedroom 3 level unit. The big draw back was there was no unit big enough for 20+ people to hang out in. They did have a "guest game room" you could reserve (we did the last day for a church service) that would have been good for the general hang out but the grandparent group likes to be in their own units with access to snacks and beverages so we moved from unit to unit and spent lots of time socializing in the hall.

Over all it was a nice resort and we had a great reunion. The staff was very helpful to us. Two groups tried to go to smaller sizes or cancel when there were medical issues and people could not come but they did not accomidate since the units are privately owned and they expected the rent for this time period. The group thought thisresort was a bit pricy and they required a 3 night minimum which we did not need/want.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

I stayed in the loft room #8 and was very impressed with the condo! I was very clean with a great view. The kitchen was complete with a coffee maker and coffee. There were spiral stairs to the loft which just included the bedroom, but the view was great. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. No fireplace, but that's fine because it was summer.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2009

We stayed at this resort mid-week, Monday through Friday. Some of the reviews here had me worried but we had no problems at all. The staff were friendly and very helpful to guide us to the area's attractions. Each condo unit is individually owned. Ours was a little dated but was VERY clean and comfortable. The balcony had nice views of Deep Creek Lake and had a chaise lounge and small table with two chairs.

The resort's amenities were great! A warm indoor pool, two level hot tub, game room, exercise room, racquetball court aside from being right on the water! The kids were always entertained!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

Deep Creek Lake is perfectly delightful, particularly during peak winter and summer seasons. The staff at the WoW are simply fabulous and our condo had just been remodeled spectacularly. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2009

It was beautiful and the location was great, but the cleaniness was somewhat to be desired. The staff was good and the room itself was lovely, but when I entered the bathroom the shampoo was half empty and the conditioner was empty. The shower seemed somewhat dirty and I almost felt like I was using a public restroom. The mattresses were so thin and old that when you laid down you could feel the springs. It was probably good 10 years ago, but a new mattress was badly needed. I had such a hard time sleeping. I don't think I be back again.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Will O' the Wisp

Address: 20160 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-7133
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Region: United States > Maryland > Garrett County > Oakland
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range: ₹ 3,245 - ₹ 6,491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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 
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