Celebrating history!

Calling all history buffs! The weekend of September 20th, in Grantsville MD, there will be a celebration for the Cassleman River Bridge Bicentennial. For those of you that are not familiar with the bridge, it is located along the original route of the National Road. It is a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a technological wonder of its time; it was the largest single-span bridge in America with its great stone arch. The arch spans nearly 354 feet across the Casselman River with stones laid in a random-coursed ashlar pattern. Not only is it stunning to see, but the Cassleman River Bridge State Park surrounding the bridge has picnic tables and walking trails, making it a wonderful place for a family picnic. This 3 day commemorative event will host activities around the bridge and throughout the town of Grantsville. The bridge is currently closed for renovations but will reopen for foot traffic. Some of the events that are planned are musical entertainment, historical displays and re-enactors, children’s activities, wagon rides, food, souvenirs, and much more. Definitely worth checking out!  http://www.visitdeepcreek.com/pages/CasselmanBridgeBicentennial

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is here already but that doesn’t mean that summer is completely over. There are still many days left for boating and swimming at the lake. Don’t forget the Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival is the weekend of September 6th. Growing in popularity, this is new “must go to” festival @ Deep Creek Lake. We offer a fabulous package deal which not only gives you a discount on your vacation rental, admission to the park, a commemorative wine glass and more. Call our office (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com) and speak to one of our Reservationist about this fantastic package and to get assistance in finding you the perfect vacation home for you and your guests. The sun is out, the sky is blue and we can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Nature Lovers Rejoice!

Tolliver Falls!
It’s hard to believe that we are already heading into the end of August. Labor is approaching very quickly and kids are getting ready to head back to school. Fall, my very favorite season, will be here before we know it. There is a lot of fun festivals going on in the area in the next few months so now is the perfect time to look into reserving a weekend getaway. Our Art & Wine Festival is coming up on the weekend of September 6thand Autumn Glory extends over the long weekend of October 10-13th. Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations is more than ready to help you find the ideal home for you and your family. Give us a call (1-866-351-1115 or go online www.deepcreekvacations.com)!

Memories are made here!
Now, I realize that my opinion is completely biased but I think life in our mountains provides us with some of the most breathtaking scenery throughout the year. Aside from the natural beauty of Deep Creek and the surrounding lush mountains, we also have Swallow Falls State Park, which houses the largest waterfall in the state of Maryland. It’s highly recommended for nature lovers, especially those that enjoy mountain biking and hiking. Another phenomenal place that I like to recommend is one that is a little less known to the general public. Savage River Reservoir is a 360 acre reservoir that was formed by the Savage Dam which impounds the Savage River.  Located in a canyon, the reservoir is surrounded by a plush mountain landscape making it the perfect place for kayaking and canoeing. It is also well known as a sublime place for trout fishing. Add in the fact that you have soaring bald eagles flying high above you and you will be completely in awe. It is well worth to check it out. If you need our assistance, we can suggest an area vendor that does some amazing kayaking tours (www.allearthecotours.com). Labor Day is coming and homes are going quickly! Call today~ we can’t wait to see you at the lake!

A Birthday Wish with a side of Yum!

So I would like to start this little ditty off with a huge heartfelt “Happy Birthday” shout out to our favorite boss lady, Jodi, who celebrated her special day on the 15th! Happy Birthday Jodi ~ we hope your day was amazing! Seeing this as the perfect opportunity to brown-nose a wee bit, I decided to treat her to her favorite chai tea from Trader’s Coffee House (and maybe help myself to something sweet and frothy in the process)! There is something so invigorating about the smell of fresh ground coffee and one is not disappointed when they step through the door at Trader’s! Immediately engulfed in the wonderful delicious aroma of espresso and fresh baked goods, it is apparent why this is a favorite meeting place for locals and visitors to our area. Hungry? No problem as they offer both breakfast and lunch items as well as a wide variety of pastries, cookies, and quiches. All made fresh daily! Frappe, Cappuccino, Smoothie, Chai tea? So many choices and once you narrow that down, you still need to pick a flavor from the abundance to choose from! Need to do some work, update your facebook status, or just need Wireless Internet in general? Trader’s has this as well! The ambience oozes a casual and laid back vibe, perfect for hanging out while you enjoy a nice hot beverage. If you’re in the area stop in and say “Hello” to Brenda and her wonderful crew or will are always more than willing to assist their customers. www.traderscoffeehouse.com
Labor Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com) so we can help you find the ideal vacation home for you and your guests. Don’t let summer slip by without one last holiday summer blowout! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Art & Wine? Yes, Please.

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations is pleased to announce that they are once again helping to sponsor the Deep Creek  Lake Art & Wine Festival. Benefitting HART for animals and the Garrett Lakes Art Festival, this annual event continues to grow in popularity. Held the weekend of September 6-8, the festival begins on Friday with various restaurants in the area offering special wine pairing menus for the evening. On Saturday, the festival, held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds will begin at 12 noon to 6 pm. Come out and visit with local artists that are displaying their ware (everything from pottery, handcrafted jewelry, oil paintings, wood furniture, and more!) National distributers and Maryland wineries will be on hand offering over 200 wine samples.  A wine shop will also be set up allowing guests to purchase the various wines available. Throw in live entertainment throughout the day & delicious food from local establishments and you have something to offer everyone. The kids? Of course, they didn’t forget them! Face painting, balloon art, air brush tattoos, a moon bounce, carriage rides and even a duck bob will keep them entertained throughout the day. Staying with Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations or book a vacation home with us and we can help you add the Art & Wine Package to your reservation. For a mere $45, this gives you a $25 gift certificate to one of the wine pairing restaurants on Friday, admission into the festival on Saturday, a commemorative wine glass, a discount on your vacation home and free early check in or late check out (depending on availability). Add the package before your arrival and we will have everything ready for you and waiting in the home when you check in.
Labor Day is beginning to book up quickly so call us today or check us out online in order to get the perfect vacation home for you and your family (1-866-351-1119 or online at www.deepcreekvacations.com) The sun is peeking out, the temperatures are perfect and we can’t wait to see you at the lake!