The Last Minute Getaway You’ve Been Waiting For

The Last Minute Getaway You’ve Been Waiting For

While we're all enjoying the days on the snow at Cat, Sugar, and Snowshoe – whether in person or vicariously, it's always fun to look ahead and plan for our other favorite resorts to open their trails. If you're patiently waiting for Maryland's one and only ski resort to kick off its 2012 – 2013 season, this one's for you.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but the awesome deals continue, at Railey Mountain Lake Vacations anyway. It's not too late to plan a trip to Wisp without breaking your bank account (not that it wouldn't be worth it – if you're going to splurge, you might as well do it on a ski getaway, right?). They're running their specials for arrivals through Friday, December 14th, which gives you two weeks to plan, pack up, and get the party started.

Wisp Resort has yet to announce their official Opening Day, but they've been making snow for about two weeks now and have unofficially stated that they'll open as soon as possible. In fact, they were aiming for last Friday as an opening day but weather and mild temperatures had other plans. They also mentioned on their Facebook page that they "should have a better idea after snowmaking tonight." Their early season is through December 14, which means if and when they open within the next two weeks, you'll beat the crowds and enjoy some of the best promotions.

When you book a last minute retreat to Railey Mountain, arriving between now and December 14, you'll receive up to 40% off! One special is '3 for 2.' When you rent a participating home, you'll receive three nights for the price of two. For more details, click here.

If you prefer going during peak season, not to worry. Railey Mountain Lake Vacations has a few other promotions that you'll want to take advantage of on select homes.

If you book their Celebration at Deep Creek unit for a stay between now and December 17, you'll receive three nights for the price of two, plus 20% off. A stay at Worth Waiting For between now and Christmas comes with a discount of 20 percent. When you stay at Creature Comforts in the month of December, you'll receive 30% off. The list goes on, so be sure to check out their website and call to discuss all options.

Railey Mountain Lake Vacations features over 390 premiere Deep Creek Lake vacation rental properties, with one perfect for everyone (not to mention, over 100 that are dog friendly)! Amenities range from private pools and hot tubs to pool tables and computers with internet access. You can easily browse their site and find the best cabin that fits your wants and needs.

Now is the ideal time to create a holiday getaway that you won't forget. With Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, your vacation planning will be as easy as Thanksgiving pie. How does this sound? "Create a Deep Creek Lake vacation that invigorates, nourishes, and rejuvenates! Customize your stay ahead of time and spend every moment of your vacation creating lasting memories. Our vacation planners can walk you through your dream stay at Deep Creek Lake – from choosing the perfect Deep Creek rental home to planning your activities. All activities tickets, reservations, and itineraries will be ready for you when you check into your vacation home."

Stay tuned for Wisp's opening day (be sure to check back tomorrow) and be ready to book your spontaneous stay at the best that Deep Creek Lake has to offer.

Don't forget (and if you follow us on Twitter, you won't) — Beech and App are opening TOMORROW! That will bring the total to FIVE!

Get at me at tonette@skisoutheast.com.

Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries. He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well. Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!