- Wisp Resort
- 296 Marsh Hill Road - McHenry
- Maryland 21541 - United States
- [email protected]
Large, comfortable suites and breath-taking views will help you relax and you'll love the luxury of staying right next to the ski slopes and golf course. Our professional conference rooms can accommodate from small groups to more than 400 people. The Wisp Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Center, in the mountains of Western Maryland, is the perfect place to get away from it all-or get down to business. Our Conference Center is the perfect meeting place for your corporate gathering.
The Placet - Formerly the Bavarian Room, the new Place has been renewed: it is brighter, more contemporary and light hearted, with a new menu to match. The Place is located at the base of one of our most popular ski runs known as The Face. Pizzaz Pizzeria offers pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and snacks. The Gathering - Open during ski season, this lounge offers entertainment on the weekends and boasts a slopeside location that makes it ideal for skiers and snowboarders. 23º Below Lounge - A quiet, causal place for retreat, refreshment and conversation. Catering - We cater grand banquets for up to 400. great food! Continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, snacks, and luncheons are also available. Even creative requests like picnics, pizza parties, and ethnic themes can be catered.
There are conferences that captivate and inspire their attendees, without technical glitches or service complaints. Flawless conventions that run so smoothly you may think they are magical. These are the conferences and conventions held at the Wisp Mountain Resort Hotel and Conference Center. By being attentive, responsive, and thoroughly congenial hosts, we help you remove the barriers to corporate communication. The service is excellent, the food is great, and the facilities are comfortable, so your guests can concentrate on the exchange of knowledge. If your agenda is serious work but you'd like to broaden it to include some serious play, Wisp offers comprehensive conference planning topped off with first-rate fun. Challenging teambuilding activities are an ideal addendum to company outings and business meetings.
Your holiday begins with a journey to the scenic mountains and shores of Western Maryland's Deep Creek Lake. Upon arrival at Wisp Resort, our staff will manage your luggage while your group begins the festivities at a welcome reception/lunch in your honor. And then, to the road!
Travel by motorcoach along the back roads of Garrett County to explore a land rich in natural beauty, picturesque farmlands and hamlets of history. Discover Muddy Creek Falls, a 52 foot shower of water and spray, the largest in Maryland. Other explorations will include the B&O Railroad, a monument to Victorian architecture; the Church of Presidents, where President's Grant, Harrison, and Cleveland attended services while vacationing in Garrett County; Farmers Market, which features over 350 different candies, and various souvenir and craft shops. After returning to Wisp Mountain Resort, a delicious dinner is planned, followed by and evening of entertainment.
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at the Wisp, then we're off to explore Amish Country. Today's explorations will include Yoder's Country Market, renowned for its tantalizing and unique country foods; Casselman River Bridge, built in 1813; and The Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft Store, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch we will tour Spruce Forest Artisan Village.
On your return trip to the Wisp, your motorcoach will stop at the cove overlook and view one of the finest farming districts in the area. Once back at the hotel, you will find another delicious dinner waiting, followed by entertainment.
Again the day begins with a tasty breakfast at the Wisp. After breakfast, you will check out and say farewell to the Wisp Staff. Then your motorcoach will take you to a nearby marina for your morning lake cruise on beautiful Deep Creek Lake. You will encounter miles of studded shorelines and fingers of cool, clear water. Departure of home will be around 11am.
Package Options: Fallingwater - an architectural masterpiece, this Frank Lloyd Wright home was built in 1939, over a waterfall. Blackwater Falls & Canaan Valley State Park - enjoy a day of full nature at her best.
Our adventure begins with arrival at Wisp Mountain Resort. Then we're off to our first adventure. A nature hike through Swallow Falls State Park. At 52 feet, Muddy Creek Falls is an area of scenic perfection. Framed by tall steep slopes covered with giant hemlock, it is an area of noble primitiveness. The land beside the falls is the site of the 1918 camp of pioneer motor tourists, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. Also within the park are two smaller falls Swallow Falls and Tolliver Falls.
Return to Wisp for dinner and then we're off for an evening of fun. A friendly competition of miniature golf will take place. For those really young at heart, how about a game of laser tag? What a great day!
A delicious breakfast will be served at Wisp. Then we're off to enjoy a relaxing journey down the lazy five-mile stretch of water known as the "Yough River". The Youghiogheny comes from an Indian word meaning "stream flowing a round about course". The tour carries you from historic Connellsville, PA to Dawnson, PA via the river float trip. As we float down the river, we will view the Overholt Distillery and beehive coke oven. Each raft is guided by an expert boatman who will recite the story of Appalachian heritage, local lore and natural history.
Lunch will be served after the river trip. The group will return to Wisp by traveling along the National Pike, with stops at a Christmas Shop, Christian Klay Winery and Fort Necessity. Dinner will be served at Wisp followed by an evening of entertainment.
Arrive in Cumberland and be greeted by your friendly tour guide. Tour the Western Maryland Station Center, a restored 1913 train station. Here you will have time to visit the Transportation & Industrial Museum before traveling through Cumber land by a horse drawn trolley. Then it's all aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on a 16 mile trip to Frostburg. You will pass through a breach in Allegheny Mountains, then over the iron truss bridge, around Helmstetter's Curve and through the 914 foot "Brush Tunnel" before arriving at your destination. Arrive in Frostburg at the Old Depot Center. (Train ride will be one way.) Here you can witness the run around of the train's engine on the one-of-a-kind turntable. You will also have some time to spend in the tunnel hotel which is across the street from the depot. This renovated hotel houses various arts, crafts, and souvenir shops. Also visit the Thrasher Museum - which houses over 50 restored carriages and coaches bygone days - including Teddy Roosevelt's inaugural carriage. Lunch will be served at one of many fine restaurants in the area. The next stop will be at the Emmanuel Church. The church is known for its Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows and tunnels underneath the church that were built by George Washington in 1755. Our last stop will be the History House, built in 1867, for a Victorian Tea. This 18 room mansion is filled with antiques of the Victorian Era. Depart for Wisp Mountain Resort and check-in. Dinner and entertainment will take place at the Wisp.
Your journey begins with arrival at Wisp Resort around 1:30pm. Our host will greet your motorcoach and you will be treated to a welcome reception while our friendly staff assists you with your luggage. Then we're off to Grantsville. Our first visit will be Spruce Forest Artisan Village. The Village features historic cabins that house various artisans. Then we're off to Bietschehof Farm (pronounced Beechyhoff). Enjoy the 'Real Country Fun'; animals to pet and feed, hayrides, a bonfire, roasting marshmallows, outdoor barbecue, and barn dances. Then we will return to Wisp where you can enjoy our great amenities.
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast your group will depart for Cumberland, MD. Upon arrival in Cumberland, you will be greeted by our friendly tour guide. Tour the Western Maryland Station Center, a restored 1913 train station. The group will enjoy a lovely horse-drawn trolley tour throughout Cumberland. Travel through a breach in the mountains, then over the iron truss bridge, around Helmsetter's Curve and through the 914 foot "Brush Tunnel" before arriving at your destination. Your group will have time to visit the Tunnel Hotel. This renovated hotel houses various arts, crafts, and souvenir shops. Also visit the Thrasher Museum which is home to over 50 restored carriages and coaches from by-gone days. Lunch will be served in one of the areas fine restaurants. Tour the Emmanuel Church which was built in 1849 on the site of Fort Cumberland. The last stop will be at Historic House for a Victorian tea. This Victorian home depicts the life in the area during the late 1800's. Depart for Wisp Mountain Resort to have Dinner which will be followed by entertainment for the evening.
Begin the day with a delicious breakfast. Check out and say so long to your friends at Wisp Mountain Resort. Then you're off to explore Springs Folk Festival. Crafts, music, food and history are all part of the fun-filled day. Stroll among the autumn leaves to see maple sugaring, apple butter boiling, log hewing, sauerkraut making and enjoy the smell of fresh peanuts roasting. Ask questions about wool dyeing the natural way, spinning, weaving, and broom making. Lunch today will be on your own. Then you will return with lasting memories of a glorious autumn tour.
Your journey begins with arrival at Wisp Resort around 1:30pm. Our host will greet your motorcoach and assist you with check-in. Then we're off to Grantsville! First, we will visit the Spruce Forest Artisan Village. The Village features historic cabins that house various craftsmen. The next stop is the Bietschehof Farm (pronounced Beechyhof). Enjoy the 'Real Country Fun'; animals to pet and feed, hayrides, a bonfire, roasting marshmallows, outdoor barbecue, and an old-fashioned barn dance. Return to Wisp and enjoy our amenities.
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast. Today's travel will take us along the roads of Garrett County to explore a land rich in natural beauty, picturesque farmlands, and hamlets of history. Discover Muddy Creek Falls, a 52 foot shower of water and spray, the largest in Maryland. Other explorations will include the B&O Railroad, a monument to Victorian architecture; the Church of Presidents, where President's Grant, Harrison, and Cleveland attended services while vacationing in Garrett County; Farmers Market, which features over 350 different candies, and various souvenir and craft shops. Lunch will be served along the way. After lunch, we travel to a nearby marina for a cruise on beautiful Deep Creek Lake. The group will depart for home after the lake cruise.
Bring your sticks to one of Mid-Atlantic's top-rated 18 hole championship golf courses. Tee off onto lush, tree-lined fairways surrounded by beautiful Western Maryland scenery. But beware - it's hard to concentrate on the game with landscapes like this. Each hole has a distinct look and character that makes it singularly captivating and doubly challenging, with 90 bunkers, 4 ponds and 2 lakes in all.
Learn to work as a teamTeam Building through Experiential Learning and Team Building activities to foster personal and professional growth. These initiatives are planned to increase the effectiveness to team members in the workplace. The trust, communication, and risk-taking skills learned in the exercises translate into a more cohesive and productive work team.
We use the briefing - event - debriefing method. Organization and planning, group vs. individual needs, and the ability to define the issues will become clear during the debriefing mode of the event.
Full value means taking care of yourselves and others to the best of your ability - giving 100%. It means recognizing and valuing anything that makes you the individual that you are and acknowledging the same in others. The team is committed to establishing the highest value for everyone.
Our Experience Learning Initiatives:
Are designed for those interested in strengthening own & team skills; Combine cognitive, emotional and physical challenges; Are aimed at lowering barriers to communication and teamwork while raising levels of cooperation and trust; Involves being able to laugh at situations while being supportive of one another; Are a series of activities that focus on problem solving, decision making, communication, cooperation, teamwork and leadership.
Includes Debriefing during which:
Learning is recognized and articulated, conclusions are verified and mirrored and processing helps people reflect on experience and build self and team skills.
"The Thinking Sport"; Orienteering is finding one's way with map and compass within unfamiliar territory to a pre-selected destination. Whether one is interested in sport, exercise, getting out and seeing the beauty of nature or experiencing the quiet of undisturbed wilderness, orienteering gives a method of navigation at one's own pace to any destination.
A short orientation to the sport, some instruction on map and compass reading and general and specific directions will be given to you upon arrival to beautiful New Germany State Park. A nationally known facilitator and his assistant will be guiding you through this adventure with all necessary materials being provided for you.
There is most definitely a sense of competition here! You will be divided into small teams. At each control point marked on the map there hangs a control marker. The control marker is a three-sided bag, with each of the three sides divided diagonally and colored half-white and half-orange. Dangling from each control marker is a paper punch with a tell-tale punch shape, indicative of that control point, Once the oriented finds it, he or she makes a punch on a score card to prove to the course judges that the control point was actually found. Thus, the object of the sport is to find and record as many of these control points in the least amount of time.
It's the "least amount of time" part that makes this the thinking sport, for what appears to be the shortest distance between 2 control points is not always the quickest path. The orienteering competitor, by reading the map and interpreting the symbols, must quickly decide whether to travel a shorter route through, say, thick vegetation, or a longer route through rough open land with scattered trees. Orienteering is great fun and a very valuable competition!