Deep Creek Lake Hot Tubs Sales & Service

We’re excited to announce that we are now part of the Sundance Spas® family! We recently launched a hot tub sales division to serve home owners at Deep Creek Lake as well as residents of the surrounding tri-state area.

As an authorized dealer of Sundance Spas®, we can easily help you determine which hot tub model best fits your needs and budget.  Our team is certified to provide service for Sundance Spas products too.
Deep Creek Lake Hot TubsRight now we’re offering exceptional introductory rates, so it’s the perfect time to buy to get the best price.

Working with Sundance Spas®, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributer of acrylic spas, was a natural choice for us. With a vast selection and superior product, we can serve Deep Creek Lake vacation rental home owners as well as those looking for a spa for their private residence.

HOT TUBS FOR DEEP CREEK LAKE VACATION RENTALS
Deep Creek Lake hot tubs are a popular amenity in vacation rental properties. They are often requested by guests and can help increase your rental income. Certain models are better suited for vacation rental homes than others. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Hot Tubs Sales & Service

Garrett County Gran Fondo: A Weekend of Fun Events

 

Garrett Trails’ “Best of Garrett Weekend” kicks-off the summer season at Deep Creek Lake with lots of fun events in addition to the Garrett County Gran Fondo on June 25th.  Taylor-Made is excited to be a lodging sponsor of the big race this year!

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Here’s the breakdown of events that are favorites for locals and visitors:

GARRETT COUNTY GRAN FONDO – SATURDAY, JUNE 25
With routes with names like the “Masochistic Metric” and the “Diabolical Double”, Continue reading Garrett County Gran Fondo: A Weekend of Fun Events

Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing – A Favorite Spring Activity

 

During the spring months, Deep Creek Lake area fishing opportunities abound!

Fishing is as much about the catch as it is about experiencing the outdoors. Garrett County’s miles of cold mountain rivers, lakes and streams have made it a favorite fishing destination. You can take a boat out on the lake, wade into a fast flowing stream or head to one of the area’s many state parks that offer fishing.

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With 3,900 acres to explore, Deep Creek Lake supports a wide variety of desirable game fish. It is best known for its large and smallmouth bass fishery. Other common species include: walleye, brown and rainbow trout, chain pickerel, northern pike and yellow perch.

Tips for successful Deep Creek Lake fishing: Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing – A Favorite Spring Activity

Deep Creek Lake Golf Getaways

 

Now that spring has officially arrived, Deep Creek Lake golf courses are gearing up for another great season. Four area courses offer a variety of options for hitting the links. Plus, Deep Creek Lake spring vacation rental specials make it an affordable time to get away.

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Guide to Golf at Deep Creek Lake

Lodestone at Wisp Resort – 800.462.9477
Ranked the #2 public course in Maryland by Golf Week Magazine 2012-2015, this challenging course opens April 29th and offers some of the largest greens on the East Coast. It was shaped by Hale Irwin, a 3 time U.S. Open Champion. The rugged natural landscape creates scenic focal points and sweeping lake views provide a beautiful backdrop at several points throughout the course.  MORE INFO

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Deep Creek Lake Vacation Specials & Employee Fun!

While Mother Nature hasn’t quite made up her mind lately on whether we should have spring or winter weather here in our mountainous region, we are still encouraging our guests to visit and take advantage of some of the awesome out of season discounts we are offering right now!Man Haus

Newly constructed and new to the vacation rental market, our home Man Haus is offering 15% off any stay from now through June 25th! This is truly a luxury log home that boasts all of the amenities one needs for a fabulous Deep Creek getaway. Gleaming hardwood floors, an impressive stone fireplace, a state of the art gourmet kitchen, and elegant furnishings are just some of the highlights this home offers. Add in the level lakefront with a private dock, Air Conditioning, steaming outdoor hot tub and more guarantees that you and your family will experience a relaxing stay.  Call 1-866-351-1119 to find out more about this special offer!

Browse all Deep Creek Lake vacation specials for spring!

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In other Taylor-Made news, we recently held our annual Soup Cook Off. Going on our 6th year, this is a fun activity where we invite all of our employees to test their culinary skills by creating a favorite soup to be shared by all. We then have our “Celebrity Judges” choose their top three winners with the Grand Prize winner receiving a Telli’s Deli gift basket filled with goodies! Winners of this year’s contest were the following~ 1st Place Jason Nuce, 2nd Place Chris Rodeheaver, 3rd Place Laurra McClean, and People’s Choice Joe Refosco. A great time was had by all and we thank all of our employees that participated and the judges who took time to stop by and help out. It’s time to plan your Deep Creek stay, we can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Your Guide to Easter Weekend at Deep Creek Lake

 

Spring has sprung in the mountains of Western Maryland, and we’ve had some beautiful, blue sky days with temperatures in the mid-60s.  If you’re spending the extended Easter weekend at Deep Creek Lake, there are lots of fun events to keep you entertained.  Plus, the forecast is looking good for enjoying the outdoors.  Check out area state parks that offer hiking trails, fishing, and biking.
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Our Guide to Easter Weekend at Deep Creek Lake:

Saturday, March 26

Natural Egg Dyeing
10am-1pm at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park
This hands on activity demonstrates how beets, onions, grape juice, and other natural items can be used as dyes.  Bring 6 hardboiled eggs (per child) wiped off with a mild vinegar solution.  Plus, there’s a chance to meet the Easter bunny!

Annual Oakland/Mt. Lake Park Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
Noon-4pm at Broadford Lake Recreational Park
This free event features fun with “Peter Cotton Tail” and an Easter egg hunt.  Registration begins at noon.

Aurora Celtic
7pm-9pm at MoonShadow Café
Listen to live music by Aurora Celtic – a trio playing tunes that bridge the cultures of Scotland, Ireland, and Appalachia.

Sunday, March 27

Click here for a directory of local churches.

Easter Brunch
11am-4pm at the Stone House Restaurant
Just a short drive from Deep Creek Lake, you can treat your favorite people to an all you can eat family style brunch.

Easter Dinner
11am-7pm The Sand Trap located at The Oakland Golf Club
Enjoy a traditional Easter dinner that includes country ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, and more.

2nd Ever Easter Brunch
11am-8pm at MoonShadow Cafe

Easter Buffet
11am-8pm Dutch’s at Silver Tree

Easter Egg Hunt
1pm at Uno Chicago Grill Deep Creek Lake
Bring the kids to the lawn at Uno’s for prizes, candy, Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Pine Cone Bird Feeder Making & Backyard Bird Identification
11am at the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Park naturalists are on-hand to teach you how to make your own bird feeder and to give you tips on identifying the birds that visit your feeder at home.

If you haven’t made plans yet, browse last minute spring specials for deep creek lake vacation rental homes.

Spring is in the Air: Deep Creek Lake Weekend Getaways

Warmer temperatures up here on the mountain this past week have been a pleasant surprise and are starting to entice the longing for true spring to arrive! Hard to believe that we are quickly approaching St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Breaks, and of course the “Springing Ahead” with the time this weekendBlue-2BSky.

We are so excited that our kids and many of the kids in the surrounding cities and up and down the East Coast will get to enjoy a few extra days off for either Easter, Spring Break, or both this year. Although Jonas heaped a pile of snow on us, we had less snowfall this year than normal, hence less makeup snow days. If you haven’t made your family plans, you should definitely consider a Deep Creek Lake weekend getaways.

Are you wondering what there is do at Deep Creek Lake in the spring? First, it’s the perfect time to get back outside, embrace Mother Nature, and explore our many state parks. Swallow Falls State Park is always a favorite choice and the #1 recommended “Must See” spots in Garrett County as it houses numerous waterfalls and nice walking trails. However, Deep Creek State Park and Herrington Manor also have nice hiking and mountain biking trails.

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Wisp Resort is still offering some skiing options as well as the snow tubing park, ice skating rink, and the mountain coaster! All of which are enjoyable for kids of all ages as well as adults. Smiley’s Fun Zone has an awesome indoor arcade which includes laser tag, bowling, and a variety of arcade type games. They also offer Smiley’s Fun Value Cards which gives you bonus cash which can be used to save on food and the arcade.

Of course, there is also the many different shopping and dining establishments that we encourage you to patronage but we also do our best to find you the perfect vacation home so you have plenty to do whether you choose to head out and seek adventure or spend a casual afternoon at home bonding with friends and family.

We are currently offering some fantastic last minute specials and have even put together a “Family Fun Spring Package”! For only $85, this package includes a free night’s stay (3 day minimum), a free Early Check In or Late Check Out (a $35 value), 4 movie tickets, 4 CARC passes to our local Aquatic Center, and a $25 Cash card to Smiley’s with $25 Bonus cash added on! A fantastic deal that gives you and your family plenty of options of fun activities to do while visiting us here at Deep Creek Lake! Our location in Western Maryland makes us an easy destination for weekend getaways near Pittsburgh or the Baltimore/Washington, DC area.

Get the Best Price on Your Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rental

Best Price Taylor-Made Homes

When you’re searching for the perfect Deep Creek Lake vacation rental for your family, there are a variety of things you look at – Does it have the right number of bedrooms?  Is it in the location that you love best?  How many can it accommodate?  Of course, the most important criteria is the price of the home and if it is within your budget.

Recently, HomeAway, VRBO, and VacationRentals implemented a “traveler fee” to reservations booked through their websites.  It varies from 4%-10% of the total value of the booking (not to exceed $499).  When booking through these sites, you can review the fee by looking at “view details” of the booking section.

Why pay more for your vacation when you don’t have to?

We list our homes on these sites in order to give our properties maximum visibility.  In light of this recent change, we encourage you to make your reservations for Deep Creek Lake vacation homes directly through www.deepcreekvacations.com or call 1-866-351-1119.

We appreciate our guests and understand that vacations are an investment.  We always want you to get the best value when you choose one of our homes.

Top 8 Deep Creek Lake Winter Activities for Non-Skiers

It’s a common conundrum – what’s a non-skier to do when friends and family are hitting the slopes at Wisp Resort?  Deep Creek Lake winter activities offers lots of options that can keep every member of your crew entertained.  It’s a great way to enjoy a weekend getaway near Pittsburgh, Baltimore, or Washington, DC.

Here are just a few of our favorite activities for the non-skiers staying at a Deep Creek Lake vacation rental:

Activities for Non-Skiers

Hiking at Swallow Falls State Park
Crisp white snow makes this beautiful place even more spectacular, and it’s definitely a must see throughout all four seasons.  If you’re up for some serious hiking, explore trails to all three of the waterfalls – Swallow Falls, Muddy Creek Falls, and Tolliver Falls.  There is also a handicap accessible trail and view platform at Muddy Creek Falls for those that need an easier route or just want to take a short stroll.   Be sure to bring your camera and wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots.  Trails can be slippery during the winter months.  Get more info.

Guided Snowshoe Tours
Weather permitting, All Earth Eco Tours offers another great way to experience Swallow Falls State Park.   Their snowshoe tours are a “no experience required” way to cruise through the woods and take in the scenery.  For those seeking high adventure, ask about their trips to Big Savage Mountain and Lost Lands.
Sleigh Rides at Deep Creek Lake

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Take a ride back in time as you swish through open fields and over hills listening to the sound of muffled hoof beats in the snow.  Sleigh rides at Pleasant Valley Dream Rides are an ideal way to enjoy the outdoors no matter what your age.

Sled Riding at Blackwater Falls State Park
Within one hour of the Deep Creek Lake area, you’ll find the ultimate sledding hill!  Head to Blackwater Falls State Park to ride up on a conveyor, sled to the bottom, and repeat!  Bring your own sled or rent one on-site.

Cross Country Skiing
With minimal instruction, you can kick and glide on cross country ski trails at Wisp Resort, Herrington Manor State Park, and New Germany State Park.  Rental equipment is available at each location, and Wisp offers intro lessons as well.

Shops & Antiques
Avoid the cold temperatures when you visit area shops and antique stores.  Schoolhouse Earth, Bear Creek Traders, and High Mountain Sports are a few of our favorites at the lake.  Take a short drive to Oakland to browse antiques at Englander’s or Cabin Fever.

Museum Tours
While you’re in downtown Oakland, history buffs should stop at the two museums operated by the Garrett County Historical Society.  Return to the past as you explore area treasures, learn about early settlers, and check out Model T Fords.

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Fun for kids of all ages, the Discovery Center is a one-of-a-kind environmental center with hands-on exhibits that showcase the natural resources of Western Maryland.  Children can enjoy special programs each weekend like pine cone bird feeder making or feeding some of the resident critters.

Big Changes for Our Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Team!

 

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Now Team Taylor-Made! Karen Myers, Karen Doerr, Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Bob Holcomb

Recently, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales proudly announced that Betsy Spiker Holcomb is now a co-owner of our Real Estate Company. The excitement continued when we got to announce that Betsy also brought her Real Estate Team with her which consists of Bob Holcomb, Karen Myers, and Karen Doerr. Each member has worked with Betsy for many years and together the team brings a true sense of unity as well as their vast knowledge of Deep Creek Lake and Real Estate experience.

Bob Holcomb has over 23 years of experience in golf course construction including the impressive Lodestone Golf Course on top of Wisp Mountain. He quickly fell in love with Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County. As a Buyer Specialist, he uses his extensive knowledge and wisdom of the area, to assess his client’s needs and is a true asset to the Real Estate Team. Asking Bob how he felt about joining the Taylor-Made team he quoted, “I couldn’t be more excited to have this opportunity with such an amazing group of people. Taylor-Made is a family-based business that treats their employees and clients with integrity and respect.  You can feel the positive and professional aura when you walk through the door.  With the combination of a strong support staff and the use of cutting-edge technology, I think we can represent a significant portion of the real estate market share at Deep Creek Lake.”

Well-known throughout the area, Karen Myers is a true real estate consultant and brings a wealth of Garrett County Real Estate knowledge and experience to both buyers and sellers. Her list of accomplishments is immense as she as taught the real estate pre-licensing course or trained nearly 40% of Garrett County Realtors, assisted in the development of 50 subdivision communities, guided a Planned Residential Development and dealt with governmental regulation at all levels- local, state and federal. It’s easy to see how her keen insight into Deep Creek Lake real estate will benefit area buyers and sellers as well as our team.

Karen Doerr is a licensed Assistant, Transaction Coordinator and Marketing Specialist to Betsy and her team.  She has handled the marketing of hundreds of properties over the last 12 years and is the very best at what she does. Clearly her experience and background will be greatly appreciated by both the Taylor-Made Team and to the clients that she interacts with on a daily basis.

If you’re interested in more information on Deep Creek Lake real estate, call 1-866-351-1119, Ext. 3 or browse area listings now.

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Stunning Photo of Wisp’s Ski Slopes @ Night!

As the Taylor-Made Family continues to grow in both the Real Estate field and Vacation Rentals, our goal of “Creating Memories & Exceeding Expectations” is still and always will be a #1 priority. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!