As the Site Coordinator for the 2012 Maryland/Delaware State HOG Rally I can assure you that I am bowled over in shock about the host hotel being sold out shortly after online registration opened! I will gladly accept credit for this wildly popular rally. Yes, the Wisp is full! Don’t worry! Deep Creek Lake is a resort community and has the lodging capacity to house thousands of skiers, boaters and even bikers!
In addition to The Wisp ski resort there are a number of motels, inns and B&B’s in McHenry and Oakland that are conveniently located for the rally. There are luxury cabins, house rentals and camping facilities. You can research lodging on your own or wait for the rally committee to publish alternate lodging. Here are some of my personal recommendations:
Lake Star Lodge: The Lake Star Lodge is close to the rally site, on the lake and each room has a lake view and small private patio. Of the 20 rooms 10 are still available as of the writing of this article. Some rooms have a fireplace which may not be so useful in June but I loved it when I visited in November. The location is also convenient to The Fort, Archie’s and a number of other DCL attractions. Gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants and gift shops are all close by. Call 301-387-5596
The Lodges at Sunset Village: The Lodges at Sunset Village are the newest (most modern) lodging in the area. The cabins are decorated in luxury rustic. Amenities include flat screen TV, gas powered fireplace and a kitchenette. Some cabins have an outdoor hot tub. The cabins vary in size and can accomodate groups of 4 to 12 people. I took my parents to the Lodges one weekend in the fall and my mother equates these cabins with the ultimate vacation lodging. She says “they are over the top”! The owner of the lodges is a HOG member and has given us a fantastic discount. 10% off of a 2 night stay or the Super Rally 4 Day Special. Stay Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 25% off and get Sunday at no charge! Call 866-320-1341
Inn at Deep Creek: I have not stayed at the Inn at Deep Creek but I look forward to doing so as soon as possible. Situated on the lake next to the Honi Honi, Uno’s and across the street from Garrett Cinemas the location can’t be beat. There is a swimming pool overlooking the lake and a gas powered grill where customers can grill up their own poolside party. Although the inn is 5 miles from rally headquarters, this might be where the party is really at! Call 301-387-5534
Oak-Mar Motel: The Oak-Mar is 12 miles south of the rally in Oakland and offers lower rates than the motels closer to Deep Creek Lake. There is a restaurant onsite making breakfast, lunch and dinner a convenient matter. There is also a Pizza Hut nearby and the motel is located between two pharmacies. There is also a Sheetz gas station close by. I consider the Oak-Mar to be a clean inexpensive place to stay and recommend it if you are watching your budget. Call 301-334-3965