Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Fireworks Deep Creek Lake

From fireworks over the water to small town parades loaded with charm, the Deep Creek Lake area is a favorite place to celebrate Independence Day!  I put together a guide to some “can’t miss” events that you have to check out if you are here for the holiday.  They include some tips to finding the best spot to watch Deep Creek Lake fireworks. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Deep Creek Event Spotlight: Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk

Fast & Furriest 5K

Our Deep Creek event spotlight focuses on the first annual Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk. Taylor-Made is excited to be a sponsor of this fun event that combines our love of the outdoors with our passion for supporting HART for Animals.

Bring your friends (four-legged and two-legged) to the Lions Club Dog Park next to HART for Animals (1265 Bumble Bee Road, Accident, MD) on Saturday, July 1. Registration starts at 7:30 AM with a cost of $35 for the 5K run and $25 for the 1M walk. Kids under 10 are free! The race officially starts at 8:30 with a reception and prizes afterwards. If you bring your pup, be sure they are on a leach (non-retractable only) and are up to date on all vaccinations. Continue reading Deep Creek Event Spotlight: Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk

June 2017: Deep Creek Events

deep creek events

Deep Creek events are popping up everywhere this month! You can shop for farm fresh produce, test your endurance with a long distance bike ride, taste delicious treats from Deep Creek Lake restaurants and much more!

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Activities Daily throughout the Month
From guided hikes and aviary tours to butterfly walks and crafts for kids, the Discovery Center can help you explore the outdoors.

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10AM-1PM, Mountain Fresh Pavilion in Oakland
From now until Oct. 28, you can head to Oakland for fresh produce, baked goods, meats, jewelry, crafts, local honey and much more!
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Deep Creek Real Estate Update June 2017

Here’s your Deep Creek real estate update from Taylor-Made Sales Manager, Bob Carney.

Open the gates and let them in…summer is here!

The sun is shining, boats are cruising to the Honi-Honi, ice cream is being served by the pound and bears are starting to make their appearance. All signs of summer around Deep Creek lake. Sellers are eager for buyers this year as the market for them is promising. Sales continue to show better numbers than last year with 10% more sales and 19% increase in prices on average. Buyers waiting for a deal need to climb down off the fence before your dream home passes you by.  Finish this summer up in your DCL lake home.  Browse our website or contact one of our agents to help you.


May Real Estate Update


If your home is currently listed with another broker this is not intended to solicit that listing.

Top Tips for New Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Deep Creek Vacation Rentals

Many people who love vacationing at Deep Creek Lake dream of one day owning a home here. Putting your home on the vacation rental market can make the cost of a second home more affordable.

If you are new Deep Creek vacation rental owners and you want to be sure your home rents well, there are important things to know when buying a property so that you can maximize your income. Things like location, amenities and size should play a key role in the decision making process.

Location, Location, Location

If you have been a frequent visitor to Deep Creek in the past, you likely have an idea of some of the more popular locations and the benefits that they offer throughout the seasons. You will also want to keep your own needs in mind – do you love to ski or is on-the-water fun more your style?

Things to consider:

-Northern end lakefront homes do very well, but this is a busier area.

-Look at the body of water, is it deep water, is it shallow, is it level or does it have stairs, is there a view? Continue reading Top Tips for New Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Community Commitment


Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales has a strong commitment to the local community, and it is a big part of our culture. Throughout the year, we are involved in a wide variety of charitable activities through sponsorship of events like the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, donations to local sports teams and volunteer work for organizations like HART.

Earlier this month, our owners and members of our Deep Creek Lake real estate team once again broke out their bartending skills when we hosted a Guest Bartender Night to benefit HART for Animals at JG’s Pub. It was great to see so many of our friends and family turn out to help us support such a great cause. Plus, lots of members of the Taylor-Made Deep Creek staff were on hand as servers or to help with the silent auction and raffles. We have been part of this event for many years and are always happy to roll up our sleeves and do our part for HART for Animals.


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May Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Market Update

Here’s your Deep Creek Lake real estate market update from Taylor-Made Sales Manager, Bob Carney. It includes stats from March and April 2017.

Snow melted, check.  Docks in the water, check.  Buds on the tree, check. Escalation clause included with the offer, check. Wait, what?  When was the last time you saw an escalation clause?  They are back.  Multiple offers with competing buyers are here at Deep Creek.  Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t happening on all listings, but it can if you have staged your property, great curb appeal, attractive location and priced appropriately.  April’s numbers show a shift from last year from our residential market to the resort market.  We are down in the number of units sold but up in sales volume.  We had 46 sales last year in April for $11.8 million and 33 sales totaling $12.1 million.  The portion of lake area sales were up $2.4 million over last year with 22 units sold with an average sales price of $467,986 (up from $361,036 LY.)   


Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

If you are ready to buy something around Deep Creek Lake, you will need to be ready to write on it when you see it, because chances are someone else is thinking about it too.


If your home is currently listed with another broker this is not intended to solicit that listing.


Deep Creek Events May 2017

Deep Creek Events

As summer approaches, Deep Creek events are popping up everywhere! Warm temperatures and great rental rates make this an ideal time to visit the area and tour listings with a member of our sales team.


Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
On-Going Events
Throughout the month, the Discover Center offers a variety of programs geared towards children and adults. MORE INFO

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
May 14, 9:15AM
Walk up the Youghiohgheny River Kendall Trail with WVU Arboretum Director Dr. Zach Fowler. The cost is $20/person and it is being hosted by All Earth Eco Tours in Friendsville. Meet at their headquarters at 720 Morris Avenue at 9:15am. Reservations are not required. Local nature photographer Crede Calhoun will also be on the hike so bring your camera. Call 301-746-4083 for more info.

The Artisan & Epicurean Faire
May 20, 11AM-6PM
Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Grantsville National Road Festival. The field at Little Crossings will have more than 30 artisans, food trucks, community organizations and a beer and wine tent. Enjoy live entertainment from The Channel Cats, Optimus Riff, Jason Good Blues Band, Almost Heathens, Sunny Pache and more acts to be announced! MORE INFO
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New! Deep Creek Grocery Delivery

Deep Creek Grocery Delivery

We are excited to announce that Deep Creek grocery delivery is now available! It is exclusively for guests staying with Taylor-Made.

Locally owned and operated, Destination Grocers allows you to order your grocery items online. They will deliver them to your vacation rental on arrival day. You can let them do the shopping so that you can enjoy more of your vacation time.

In addition to individual items, packages are also available. For example, you can order a Full Breakfast Package so that you have everything you need for your morning meal. They partnered with Deep Creek Lake favorites Telli’s Deli and Deep Creek Pizza to offer unique options with a local flair.

They also offer farm fresh eggs, organic milk and meats from Working H Meats!

Now is the time to find the perfect home for your Deep Creek Lake summer vacation. Be sure you get the right location and the amenities that your family wants.

Check out their website, and start planning your next trip to Deep Creek!

Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500

Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500

Deep Creek summer vacations are top of mind with many families now that spring has sprung. Daydreams are filled with thoughts of sunshine, flip flops, boat rides and bathing suits.

If you’re thinking that a Deep Creek summer getaway isn’t in your budget, take a look at these affordable vacation rentals with great amenities! Each one is under $1500 TOTAL for peak summer weeks.


Deep Creek Cabins

This charming Deep Creek Lake log cabin pairs total comfort with a convenient location! You can relax on the covered porch, take a dip in the hot tub or curl up by the cozy fireplace. Drive 5-10 minutes to swim at Deep Creek Lake State Park, listen to bands at the Honi-Honi, grab groceries at Arrowhead Market or take a kayak tour with High Mountain Sports. Continue reading Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500