What’s brewing?

   Now that summer is officially here, it’s a great time to head into Oakland, our county seat.  Mountain Fresh Producers Association has once again started the Farmers Market located downtown on Wednesdays & Saturdays form 10 am until 1pm from now until the end of October. Help support the future of agriculture in our area while enjoying a wide variety of fresh veggies and fruit. There are also a bevy of other treats to choose from including jams & jellies, baked goods, crafts, plants and herbs. Definitely well worth the short drive.
     While in downtown, you may find yourself being lured into the new shop, Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse, by the intoxicating smell of coffee and cappuccino. I recently had the pleasure of taking a writing workshop that was held in the coffee shop a few nights a week. There is something so satisfying about the smell of coffee and fresh baked goods! They offer a large selection of muffins, cookies, bagels, and more. The shop is also charming in décor giving a carefree but spirited vibe. Stop by and say “Hello” to Karen, the shop’s proprietor the next time you are in Oakland.

       There is still time left to reserve a home for your Fourth of July celebration here @ Deep Creek Lake. We have opened up all of our homes to allow for partial week stays. You do not want to miss the fabulous fireworks show held over Wisp Mountain on the 4th. Call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119) or visit us online at www.deepcreekvacations.com  Our phone  lines stay open every evening until 9 pm and extended until 10 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In the meantime, we continue to enjoy bright blue skies and ideal like temperatures. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Let the Summer Fun Commence!

     Our summer season is officially here and we couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. Actually locals and visitors alike have been rather spoiled lately with plenty of bright blue skies and ideal temperatures running around the 70’s. It’s the perfect time to head outdoors for some hiking @ Swallow Falls State Park or head over to Wisp and check out one of their many adventurous activities going on! (For those that are a little less adventurous, like myself, don’t forget they offer scenic chair lift rides. Take your camera for some amazing photo ops of the McHenry Cove!)       I would like to give a big shout out to all of the fathers out there. (Fathers,  Grandfathers, Father-in-laws,  Stepfathers, Soon-to-be Fathers,  and Father Figures, in general). May tomorrow find you surrounded by your loved ones. There are many wonderful restaurants in our area in which to celebrate your special day. Four Seasons Dining Room offers fabulous gourmet food and lake front dining. Smiley’s Pizzeria and Pine Lodge Steak House are offering food specials and entertainment throughout the weekend.  Both Ledo’s Pizza and Mountain State Breweryhave recently expanded their menus and would be a great place to take dad to dinner.
      Starting this week on Monday June 18th, we begin the summer “Welcome Party Mondays!” Be sure to visit us from 3-5 pm every Monday on the lawn @ Uno Chicago Grill. This is great opportunity to meet many of the local vendors and to take advantage of their free giveaways and promotions. The admission is free along with free complimentary finger foods and refreshments. Stick around afterwards to listen to a live band which will be playing at the Honi Honi Bar from 5-8 pm. There are also games and prizes for the kids. If you really want to get a jump start on planning your stay with us here at Deep Creek, I highly recommend that you check this out!
     Summer homes are filling up quickly so now’s the time to call to reserve your stay in one of our homes. Call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations today (111—866-351-1119) or look us up online (www.deepcreekvacations.com). Our reservationist can help assess your needs to locate your dream vacation home. Not sure what to do in our area? We can help you plan activities to do throughout your stay, as well. We can’t wait to see you on the lake!

Row, Row, Row Your Boat…

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations’ staff and owners took advantage of the beautiful weather on Thursday to go on a guided kayak tour of Savage River Reservoir. First, I must say that as far as being a local, I’m rather disappointed in myself that I have never checked out the reservoir before. What a phenomenal sight! The water, nestled between large plush mountains and trees, is possibly one of the most breathtaking natural sights in our area. We met up with Crede Calhoun from All Earth Eco Tours (www.allearthecotours.com) down at reservoir. After several moments of instructions on how to correctly handle the paddle, Crede had us all in our kayaks and ready to head out for a day of adventure. I started off rather wobbly and definitely could foresee a comical ending but after a few minutes, I began to get the hang of it. While out on our water excursion, Crede began to point out a bald eagle’s nest high in the trees and sure enough, before we knew it, we got to see several eagles soaring high above the mountains. Eventually, we stopped and had a tasty snack while Crede began to explain how the guided tours run. Perfect for families or fun group activities, most tours last approximately 4 hours and include a break for lunch. Offering several different kinds of kayaks, the two seated kayak can comfortably fit an adult and a smaller child. If you are looking for a whole new experience, one that includes enjoying the great outdoors while taking in some amazing scenery, then I highly recommend you check out Crede’s website. He also offers a bevy of great activities throughout the seasons. Crede, from all of us here at Taylor-Made, thank you for once again, hosting an awesome tour. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to tell all of our family, friends, and guests to come and see you! In the meantime, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacationsstill has some homes available for your summer stay so call us today (1-866-351-1119 or look us up online www.deepcreekvacations.com)  to find the perfect vacation home for you and your family. We can’t wait to see you at the lake