Wisp Opens Fantasy Valley Winter Recreation Area
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Maryland’s Wisp Resort has added a new dining and recreation area to the resort called Fantasy Valley, which will provide snowmobiling, ice skating, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Fantasy Valley is located on Hoyes Run Road adjacent to the golf course at Wisp.

Ice skating will be offered at Fantasy Valley from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., priced at $2 per person with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Garrett County. Guests are encouraged to bring their own skates, but limited rentals are available for $5 per rental. The availability of ice skating will be weather dependent; call 301-387-5635 for dates of operations.

One-hour guided snowmobile tours will be available at Fantasy Valley through wooded hills. The two-seater snowmobiles will be priced at $65 for the first rider and $15 for each additional person. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information on snowmobiling, call 301-387-4911 ext. 2160, Monday through Friday. For weekend and holiday day-of reservations, call 301-387-5635.

King and Prince, two Belgium draft horses, will be giving sleigh rides on an 18-seat sleigh. The half-hour rides will go through the fields of Fantasy Valley. Daily rides will be given from December 26 through January 4, and on weekends and three-day holiday weekends for the remainder of the season. The half-hour sleigh rides begin on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 301-616-8406 after 6 p.m.

The Fantasy Valley Saloon will offer a full buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from December 26 through January 4, and on weekends and holiday weekends thereafter, priced at $12 for adults and $8 for children. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Saloon will offer “Grill Your Own” steaks, fresh fish, or chicken on their indoor grill, served with potatoes and a salad.

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About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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