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.
- 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