An Open Invite

The exterior of Cherry Cove Cottage
Excitement is in the air around the Taylor-Made offices these days as everyone is anxiously preparing for the holidays. Thanksgiving is a busy time as we prepare all of our homes for the many families and friends that will be visiting Deep Creek in the next week or so. We do still have some availability so take advantage of some of the huge last minute discounts we are offering and give us a call! (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com). A newer home to our rental market and one that I fell in love with, Cherry Cove Cottage, is now available for the holiday. It’s a newly remodeled log cabin tucked away on a quiet road but just minutes from the state parks, Smiley’s Fun Zone, and other area shopping and activities. The Great Room has a wonderfully warm feel, complete with wooden beamed ceilings, a massive stone fireplace, and amazing lake views from the open, deck access. Beautifully decorated, this home offers plush leather sofas and a large flat screen TV. With a queen sized bed in each bedroom, this cabin is the perfect choice for two couples that want to get away or for a small family that wants to escape. It also offers a bubbling outdoor hot tub, ideal for relaxing after stuffing yourself full of all of the fixings earlier in the day. If this seems to fit your needs, please call and find out more information about this charming log home. It really is a “love at first sight” home.
Get your sugar fix @ Bear Creek Traders!

While you are in the area, I strongly urge you to shop locally in our area. Here in McHenry, Bear Creek Trader’s offers a large variety items; garden accessories, home décor, artwork, picture frames, toys, candy, basically something for everyone on your list. I would also suggest heading to Oakland to check out some of the small shops there. Many of them will be offering some great discounts on Black Friday so get some great deals while avoiding the crazy rushes. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see you at the lake.

Snow and A Festival

It’s officially time to break out the winter wear! Mother Nature blessed us with a fluffy blanket of white this past week and with the significant drop in the temperatures, I think we can no longer deny that winter is quickly approaching. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and our vacation homes are booking up so now is the time to call.  (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com) Start a new family tradition and gather together to come and stay with us in the mountains. Imagine gathering around a crackling fireplace as you share stories and play games. All of our homes have fully stocked kitchens so you have everything you need to create that perfect Thanksgiving meal. Dislike cooking? Many of our restaurants will be serving traditional dinners or pick up a catered meal and enjoy it in your home. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? We will even sweeten the deal with by reserving your 3 night stay at a 2 night price! That’s right, we will even throw in the 3rd night free!

While you’re in over the holiday, I highly recommend that you check out The Festival of Trees! This festival is held on November 29th and 30thfrom 9am till 6pm at the McHenry Fairgrounds. Bring the whole family and start the morning off with breakfast with Santa. Silent auctions run throughout the day and there will be plenty of vendors on site giving you the perfect chance to find that perfect gift for someone! Hungry? Head over to Mrs. Claus’ kitchen where there will food and drinks for sale throughout the day. The kids will love Frosty’s Funland where there will be face painting, crafts, The Elfenheim Mall (where kids can shop for their family and friends and all items are just $1) and more! Stroll throughout the building and take in all of the carefully decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces! Saturday concludes with a Live Auction of these items. The holidays are an open invite for “Good Old Fashioned Fun” and The Festival of Trees is a true statement of that.
 Come out and enjoy the fun! http://www.fotgc.com/index.php  Until then, we can’t wait to see you at the lake! #lovedeepcreek #lifeinthemountains #familytime

Getting educated in Nashville!

The gang @ The Grand Ole Opry! Yee-Haw!
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations’ owners and staff just returned from attending the Vacation Rental Managers Association held in Nashville, Tennessee. It was fun, exhausting, educational, and draining all in one. We started off our trip with a tour of Nashville on the first day of our arrival. While the tour bus lacked enthusiasm, the behind the scenes tour of The Grand Ole Opry was pretty amazing. To stand on a stage where so many stars had stood and performed was definitely cool and I’m glad we were able to get a group photo to capture it! Then the hard work began. Each day started off bright and early and entire days were spent attending educational and informative seminars that covered everything from the latest trends in Marketing, how to improve Reservations and Customer Service to information on utilizing the latest equipment and practicing safety issues in Maintenance and Housekeeping. During the breaks, we went to the vendor showcase where you were able to network with other companies to be wooed by the vendors and the services that they provide.

Deep Creek Sunrise
While there, Taylor-Made co-owner, Jodi, was elected to serve on the VRMA Board of Directors. This is very exciting news for our company and for the board in general as we feel confident that Jodi will put 110% effort trying to bring helpful suggestions and ideas to VRMA and all that it entails.

So, what does this mean to you? It means that Taylor-Made believes in the value of staying well educated on all levels of the Vacation Rental Industry and by attending the annual VRMA conference allows them to do this and pass this on to their homeowners and guests. It means that everything we learn, we pass along to our guests whether it’s finding an easier way to help you make a reservation or make a payment or even find a vacation home. From arrival to departure and everything in between, we want to make it fun and as effortless as possible.

Speaking of finding vacation homes, the holidays are quickly approaching so call now to begin planning your next Deep Creek excursion (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com) We can’t wait to see at the lake, y’all!