Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake New Year’s Getaways

Deep Creek New Year's GetawaysDeep Creek Lake New Year’s getaways are a favorite way to celebrate with family and friends. There are lots of fun activities, festive events, and the mountain scenery makes your trip all the more memorable. It is a truly special way to usher in the New Year.

Our quick guide includes reservation tips as well as events. I’ll keep it updated as area happenings are announced, so be sure to check back often.

Reserve your home early! I can’t stress that enough. Our homes typically sell out well in advance of the holiday. If you wait until December 1 to make plans, availability will very limited.

-If you are hosting a gathering at one of our homes, take the stress out of the festivities by having it catered or by picking up takeout. Visit our concierge page to see Deep Creek restaurants.

MoonShadow, in Accident, MD, is hosting a NYE party that features entertainment by Optimus Riff. A $20 ticket covers music, appetizer, dessert, and a champagne toast. Call 301.750.5094 for more info. Continue reading Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake New Year’s Getaways

Upcoming Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events

Deep Creek Lake Holiday EventsDeep Creek Lake holiday events keep things festive in the mountain of Western Maryland throughout late November and early December. If you love unique, local art or are looking for fun kids’ activities, you won’t be disappointed.

It is easy to catch the spirit of the season when you experience fun activities with friends and family. The best way to start is to choose your perfect mountain home – maybe one with a cozy fireplace or bubbling outdoor hot tub – and then plan your trip around one of these favorite Deep Creek Lake holiday events.

FESTIVAL OF TREES GARRETT COUNTY
November 25-26 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, 10AM-6PM
Benefitting the Dove Center, there are lots of family activities to enjoy. Breakfast with Santa, crafts, face painting, and more will keep the kids entertained. Plus, you can shop for holiday gifts from local artisans and vendors. Beautifully decorated trees are found throughout the exhibit hall, and they are auctioned off at 6PM on Saturday as the grand finale. MORE INFO Continue reading Upcoming Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events

Jodi Taylor Refosco Re-Elected to Vacation Rental Managers Association Board of Directors

Jodi Refosco Vacation Rental Managers AssociationWe are proud to announce that one of our owners, Jodi Taylor Refosco, has been re-elected to the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) board of directors. She will continue in her role as secretary.

Jodi, her husband Joe, and brother Chad Taylor founded Taylor-Made in 2008, but she has been part of the the vacation rental industry for 15+ years and a VRMA member since 2001. She is excited to continue serving as secretary. VRMA is an exceptional organization where members have an opportunity to learn from their peers as well as other industry experts. Jodi is passionate about making VRMA a leader in education, advocacy, and awareness for vacation rental managers.

Jodi is also active in the local Deep Creek community having served on the committee for the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, as well as the board of directors of the Garrett County Dove Center. She is a past recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award from the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.

Peace of Mind for Deep Creek Winter Getaways

Deep Creek Winter GetawaysIt’s time to start thinking about Deep Creek winter getaways with family and friends. Last winter got off to a slow start with Wisp Resort opening after the December holidays. Skiers and snowboarders will be happy to hear that the 2016/2017 Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter for the Mid-Atlantic.

To give you peace of mind when you make reservations for Deep Creek winter getaways, we offer Red Sky Travel Insurance. It provides coverage when you purchase it more than 21 days prior to your arrival and 50% of the slopes at Wisp Resort are closed. Continue reading Peace of Mind for Deep Creek Winter Getaways

Virtual Reality: See Deep Creek Lake Homes in a New Way

We recently took our first step into the world of virtual reality to give you a new way to see Deep Creek Lake homes that are vacation rentals or real estate listings.

You can already get a good look at the inside of our homes using Matterport 3D tours. When those are paired with a virtual reality headset, you are completely immersed in a 360° experience of the property. Walk from room-to-room and see every detail just like you are there in person.

VR headsets are available in both of our offices and are an ideal way to see Deep Creek Lake homes when they are occupied. Many properties in this area are vacation rentals which sometimes makes it challenging for prospective buyers or renters to access the home. That’s where virtual reality comes in. This is a great tool for both our real estate and vacation rental teams. Continue reading Virtual Reality: See Deep Creek Lake Homes in a New Way

Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update October 2016

deep creek lake real estateTaylor-Made’s acquisition of Long & Foster’s Deep Creek branch brought big changes to the Deep Creek Lake real estate landscape. It made our company the largest Deep Creek vacation rental provider and the second largest real estate office in Garrett County.

With our Deep Creek Lake real estate team having grown overnight through the acquisition, it is an exiting time as the agents transition to the new company. Taylor-Made offers agents new and innovative marketing tools as well as a very large marketing budget to attract buyers to their client’s homes. This has created a positive and exciting environment for the agents and staff.

The Taylor-Made brand is very recognizable in the area and with more than 350 rental signs and 280 real estate signs throughout the county, it is easily seen by 1000s of potential clients.

MARKET UPDATE Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update October 2016

5 Reasons for a Fall Deep Creek Getaway

fall deep creek getawaysSummer and winter vacations at Deep Creek Lake are well known for their recreational opportunities. Deep Creek offers tons of on-the-water fun when the weather is warm, and the slopes at Wisp Resort are winter playground when the snowflakes start to fly.

If you haven’t visited us in the fall, allow me to present 5 Reasons for a Fall Deep Creek Getaway. Savvy travelers know that autumn is a great time to experience the best of Deep Creek Lake activities.

1. Fall presents an exceptional value. By taking advantage of some of the best rates of the year along with last minute specials on Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals, you can get a prime location or extra amenities without breaking the bank.

Off-season specials from local businesses. Save money like a local with great discounts from places like Brenda’s Pizzeria, where half-price pizza every Monday is a tradition in the spring and fall. Many other restaurants and shops have great deals too. Continue reading 5 Reasons for a Fall Deep Creek Getaway

Youghiogheny River: Deep Creek Lake Area History

Throughout Garrett County’s history the Youghiogheny River has been a source of transportation, economic importance and recreation.

The Youghiogheny River was used by Native Americans with canoes for centuries, spending time along its banks for hunting expeditions, trade and even war. When white men appeared in the area, they adopted the canoe as a means of traversing the river.  The first written account of white men’s use of canoes on the Yough was made by a young George Washington.  On May 4th, 1754 he wrote:  Continue reading Youghiogheny River: Deep Creek Lake Area History

Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers

Thanksgiving Deep Creek LakeThanksgiving Deep Creek Lake gatherings are a favorite among our guests. Getting together with your favorite people surrounded by gorgeous scenery makes the holiday even more special.

Whether you are having a large get-together or something more intimate, we have a few tips to help you plan your Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake escape:

Plan early. This is especially true if you are bringing a group with ten or more people. We have a wide variety of Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals, but the early bird gets the exact location, bed sizes and amenities that they prefer. Continue reading Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers

Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake Fall Getaways

Deep Creek Lake Fall Getaways

Deep Creek Lake fall getaways are a favorite way to enjoy the best of this colorful season. Reserve your Deep Creek Lake vacation rental, pack your hiking boots and sweaters and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

21 THINGS TO DO AT DEEP CREEK THIS FALL

-Take the scenic route for a fall foliage driving tour and leaf peep on scenic back roads

-Take a hike at Swallow Falls State Park (or one of the other 5 state parks in the area)

-Grab a seat by the fireplace and snack on a yummy pumpkin roll at Trader’s Coffee House Continue reading Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake Fall Getaways