Because Anything Can Happen…

     Mother Nature continues to astound us up here in the mountains as the snow still falls. Although a yearning for Spring and spring-like things is in the air, we do what we do best; we use it to our advantage! Looking for a fun-filled family activity? Pack up the kids and head over to Wisp’s snow tubing park for a day of excitement and adventure! Cross Country skiing? Snowmobiling? Snowshoeing? Just some of the many options of things to do in the area! Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations is offering some fantastic deals right now! Call now and ask about our “Stay 3 nights for the price of 2!” deal pertaining to most of our homes! I don’t know about you but a nice relaxing weekend away seems like the perfect solution for brushing off the winter blahs!
      Taylor-Made employees recently had the pleasure of meeting with Kurt, their representative from Red Sky Travel Insurance. Red Sky Travel Insurance  is an optional traveler’s insurance that we offer to each guest that reserves a vacation home with us. Very often, most people assume that the travelers insurance is just an added cost and will not pertain to them so they choose to decline it. However, as we all know, life is not predictable. Although some could say “Better safe than sorry”, we look at it like, “Isn’t it just better to be prepared?” Anything can happen. Yes, the optional travelers insurance protects you and your family if you have to cancel your vacation due to an unseen medical emergency, but do you know that it also protects you if you have to interrupt your vacation and depart early? What if Little Johnny ignores your pleas and decides that he is, in fact, quite ready to take on the bigger ski slope? An ambulance ride and a cast later, and you are very grateful that you opted to accept the travelers insurance! We proudly offer this to our guests, so please take a moment and ask your Reservationist to explain the policy to you when you are reserving your vacation home.

Easter Bunny!!
     Don’t forget that if you are in the area this weekend, The Deep Creek Discovery Center is once again hosting an egg dying session using all natural dyes. You just need to bring your own boiled eggs and they will help you with the rest. The Easter Bunny will also be there with treats and to take pictures with the kids! Definitely fun for the whole family!
     No matter what season you choose to visit us here at Deep Creek Lake, there is always something fun, new, and exciting to do! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Spring? Hmmmm….

Mother Nature continues to astound us up here in the mountains with her fickle nature these days. She delivered a good 18” of snowy goodness last week and ended the weekend with temperatures in the 60s. It is certainly making for some prime skiing conditions so now is the perfect time to try to squeeze in a last minute ski getaway with family and friends. Call us today to take advantage of some last minute discounts that we are offering. (1-866-351-1119 or go online www.deepcreekvacations.com)
Lots of yummy food!
     There has been a lot of exciting events going on around the Taylor-Made office these days. Last week, we held a joint baby shower for 2 of our Owner Representatives.  Alicia and Shannon are both expecting their little bundles of joy to be arriving in the next month or so. What better way to help them celebrate than to host a gathering of coworkers. With more than ample room in the lower level of our main office, we created a lovely shower complete with a huge array of yummy food, punch, and of course cake! A wonderful time was had by all! We are so excited for both Alicia and Shannon and can’t wait to meet the little ones!
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations would also like to remind everyone that we are hosting the monthly Chamber of Commerce March After Hours gathering this evening from 6-8 pm. Please stop by and mingle with Chamber members and staff as you enjoy delicious food and drink. It will be held here in our new office (35 Towne Centre Way, McHenry). Remember to bring your business cards to enter to win some fabulous, fun prizes!  It’s a great oppurtunity to network with some of the local vendors and businesses.
We can’t wait to see you there!

Accident… a charming small town!

I had the pleasure of taking a trip through the town of Accident the other day. Accident is a small town located north of Deep Creek Lake and is usually seen by visitors as “the small town they pass through to get to the lake”. However, upon closer inspection, one can see the town offers a great deal to both visitors and locals.  Of course, the first statement that we always hear is about how the town has such a strange name. Was it ‘by accident’? As a matter of fact it was! Interesting history fact: A gentleman by the name of Mr.George Deakins was to receive 600 acres of land in Western Maryland as a debt from King George II of England. Mr. Deakins sent out 2 corps of engineers, each without knowledge of the other, to survey the best land in the area. Up return and to their great surprise, each one had marked the same property. Mr.Deakins named the land “The Accident Track”, hence now the town of Accident!
Our first stop and one I always make when traveling through the area is FireFly Farms Creamery and Market, where you can buy some of their award winning cheeses (made on site!). They also offer an abundance of wines, specialty jams, crackers, and spreads. They really do offer a huge selection and encourage you to try as many as the cheeses that you wish. We scored our goods and were on your way! I highly recommend that you check them out!
The history buffs in the group will enjoy visiting Drane House, significant for its unique architecture and seen as a window into early Pioneer Garrett County life. It is believed to be one of the oldest standing structures in Garrett County today. Visitors can call and schedule to take a tour of the home. If interested, contact the Accident Town Hall 301-746-6346.
Other visitors may enjoy visiting the town over the Fourth of Julywhere they hold an annual Fourth of July parade. Craft shows and various entertainment are located throughout the town on this day and it’s a superb way to spend a special family day celebrating our patronage.

Our last stop was Annie’s Kitchen Country Restaurant for some lunch! First timer for me and I am now hooked. I chose the 6 inch Italian Sub (thank goodness I didn’t go for the bigger sub as this was enormous!). I have to say it was possibly one of the best subs I have ever had! Made with all fresh ingredients, they use a lot of herbs in the seasoning which really gives it a boost in flavor! (I’m already plotting a return stop!) The restaurant itself is charmingly decorated with memorabilia from the family run establishment with lots of pictures and signs and such. It definitely has a warm and cozy ambience. With some subtle eavesdropping, I also found out that their breakfast (served all day) is amazing. Check it out the next time that you are coming to the lake or even on your way out of town! You will not regret it.

Not much longer!

As we prepare to “Spring Ahead” with our clocks this weekend, we are still very much in winter mode with lots of snow on the ground and the Wisp is still open and going strong. A perfect time to call us here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com ) to check out some fantastic last minute specials on that perfect vacation home for you and your family and friends! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!