Shopping? Why, yes! I think I will!

Those of us native or local to Garrett County are well aware that we are certainly not, nor likely to become, thought of as a shopping mecca. Everyone knows if it is a shopping mall that you seek then you will head to Morgantown, Uniontown, and Cumberland. So, we are grateful for our small little unique specialty shops that are scattered throughout the area. It is usually at these cool little shops that one is most likely to find over the top customer service and truly unique collectibles! Today I journeyed to downtown Oakland to see what was going on for the day. One of the first stores that caught my attention was a shop called The Painted Cupboard! How I ever missed the store in the past is beyond me! Focusing on primitive country wares, this store is a jackpot for those that love any kind of country deco, candles, signs, beads, flowers, the list is endless! The three little showrooms give you ample room to roam about and check out all of the many different signs, from “Family Gathers Here” to “Man Cave; Enter at your own risk”! You also have a large selection of candles, scented oils, and potpourri to choose from. Sabrina, the proprietor, was very kind and also directed me to another shop they manage, across the road, called The Chic Shack. Truly a woman’s shopping paradise with a large selection of scarves, handbags, and jewelry. They have something for everyone and a great selection if you are looking for a birthday gift for a special friend or even for Mother’s Day! As always, I encourage everyone to check out the downtown area of our county seat. Make a day out of it and hit the historic museum, the antique shops and especially The Painted Cupboard and Chic Shack! I must say, I am a fan! Weather is still looking great and now is the perfect time to call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and take advantage of our Stay 3 nights for the Price of 2 Special! In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at the lake!

Eggs-Actly the Perfect Time To Visit!

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations happily welcomed back a large number of our staff and owners from their recent networking/ training seminar that they attended at the the Outer Banks in South Carolina. Thank you to Doug Brindley and staff from Brindley Beach for graciously hosting our group for their stay. Although I had to stay behind and maintain the fort, I was informed that team building skills were a big focu and successfully implemented, breathtaking sunsets ere photographed and witnessed, good food and drink were enjoyed by many, and a great deal of fun was had by all! All in all, a very successful trip!
Garrett County weather continues to amaze and thrill both locals and visitors! Perfect mountain weather! We are offering some great last minute deals for the Easter weekend. Besides that, there is a bevy of fun activities going on in the area this weekend. CARC (Garrett Community College Aquatic & Recreation Complex) is hosting its first Easter egg hunt and community swim on April 7th. The egg hunt is open to children ages 2-12 and will be @ 12 Noon, rain or shine! The pool will then stay open to the public from 12-2:30 for a mere $5 for non-members. Also held on Saturday April 7th, is the natural egg dying that is held annually at the Deep Creek Discovery Center. Kids bring their own eggs and learn how to use dye made of beets, onions, anc chlorophyll. I also have the inside skinny on the possibility of the Easter Bunny stopping by so you definitely don’t want to miss out! Wisp Resort will once again be hosting a sunrise service held on top of the mountain on Sunday April8th. Chairlift #1 will begin to transport to the mountaintop @ 6 am. A continental breakfast will be held in Wisp Resort’s main lodge following
the service. Stick around with the kids for an Easter egg hunt @ 11 am followed by a scavenger hunt @ 12 noon. Location will be announced closer to the event. Lots of fun and games going on up here in the mountains! We are starting to see a trickle of activity on the lake these days as well. Fisherman are out bright and early taking advantage of the calm waters, boat docks are beginning to be put in, and kayak and canoes are brightly adorning the water in bright hues of red and yellow. Aww! Spring! Call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations today @ 1-866-351-119 or look us up on the web http://www.deepcreekvacations.com/ to begin planning your next relaxing Deep Creek Lake getaway. Our Reservation Team is available 9-9 daily to not only help you find your dream vacation rental but to help you create a memorable, fun experience as well. Until later this week when we explore the world of the stinky onion, Aka The Ramp, we can’t wait to see you at the lake!