Anglers Welcome!

Our mountain area is finally beginning to bloom! After being covered in white for the long winter season, the sight of buds on the trees and the grass growing green and plush is rather exciting. I even got giddy over watching some ducks playing in a quiet cove last week. Spring in Deep Creek is one of my favorite times as you almost feel like you just woke up from a nice, rested nap. Anglers are beginning to visit now that docks are going in the water and to take advantage of the quiet stillness of the lake during the Spring season. Fishing is a popular activity on the lake at this time and a good time to go, particularly if you are looking for large and small mouth bass and walleyes. Many mornings on the  commute to work, you will catch sight of those that enjoy the quiet solitude of mornings spent on the lake. If you are planning a fishing getaway, make sure to give us a call here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or online @ www.deepcreekvacations.com). We can not only help you find the perfect house for you and your party, we will search extensively to find the one has a dock slip or is located on the part of the lake that is known to be a superior fishing spot. One of our smaller homes, Cross the River, is a gorgeous little two bedroom home that is located right on the shores of the Youghiogheny River, also known as a great river to fish, particularly if you’re fan of trout. Imagine spending your mornings and afternoons casting from your very own dock or from the lake’s shores. 
 For those that have no interest in fishing, now is still a wonderful time to visit for a relaxing weekend in the mountains. Choose to spend the weekend trying out one of our numerous golf courses, go horseback riding at a local stable or head to Wisp for a ride on their mountain coaster. What’s a mountain coaster, you may ask? Basically it is a one to two person (depending on size; think adult and smaller child) coaster that winds down Wisp Mountain. You even control the speed so if you are a big wimp, like me, you can slow it down. The daredevils can go a full 28 miles per hour). It’s extremely fun and a neat thing that you can brag to your friends about! Currently many of our homes are offering 3 nights for the price of 2 through the month of May so take advantage and give us a call. A weekend in the mountains can do wonders! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Ramp Season is Here!

Docks are going in!
Spring has arrived! We were blessed with gorgeous weather at Deep Creek Lake over the Easter holiday and the temperatures are still rising as I type this. The trees are beginning to bud and the grass is becoming more green and lush. I’ve always been a big fan of the smell of fresh cut grass but the first time you smell it in the spring brings a sense of relief that you can hopefully pack away the winter gear and bring out the flip flops! There are a lot of activities and things to do here at Deep Creek this season and the perfect time for a quick weekend getaway. If you really want to experience some of the unique qualities of our mountainous region, then you should most definitely check out one of the many local Ramp Dinners or Ramp Festivals. If you are unfamiliar with Ramps, they are essentially wild onions that are known for their “Stink”. Ahh, yes, these small round bulbous onions are quite pungent (to smell in general and particularly when ingested). They do however have a wonderful sweet taste. Many local chefs in our area will often creatively use them to create delectable dishes. This Saturday April 26th @ The Deep Creek Discovery Center, they will be holding their 13th Annual Ramp Cook Off where the public is invited to either submit a dish for judging or just be part of the public tasting. The event begins from 11- 1pm. A panel of judges will be judging the ramps on ramp flavor, presentation, and creativity. If you are looking for a fun family activity that also gives you a glimpse into some of our local folklore, you should definitely check it out.
Ramp Season is here!
Kayaking Savage River Reservoir!

Golf is another fun activity to do if you are visiting us this spring. With numerous golf courses in our area, you certainly have your choice of where to play. For those that are staying in our Waterfront Greens Community, you also get free play of the 3 par community golf course. Plan a couple’s getaway and while half the party spends the day on the greens, the other half can schedule one of our local massage therapists to come to the house and do on-site massage therapy. So whether you are coming for specific event or just to get away, there is definitely something for everyone. Give us a call here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com) and we will be more than happy to help you plan your itinerary throughout your stay. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and we can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Shopping Fun!

School House Earth décor
April showers bring Snow Showers? This past week this was apparent but being the tough Mountaineers that we are, we didn’t even bat an eye. Here it is two days later and the temperatures are rising and it appears that we are going to have another gorgeous weekend here at Deep Creek Lake. If you have no plans, give us a call here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and we will do everything we can to find that perfect vacation home to suit you and your friends and family (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvactions.com).
We will be the first to admit that if you are wanting to go on a true shopping extravaganza (thinking malls and outlets) if you are visiting Deep Creek you may be slightly disappointed. However, if you are looking for truly unique gifts and shops, please stop by! I had the pleasure of visiting School House Earth (http://www.schoolhouseearth.com/) last week and once again reminded of what charming and captivating shop it truly is! With 3 buildings side by side, they are able to offer a tremendous variety of items. Looking for apparel, such as the latest scarves or handbags? They have it. Garden items? Kid’s toys and room decorations? Christmas décor? House signs? Specialty wine openers? Various food condiments? Yes, yes, and still yes. There is definitely something for everyone. Take the kids and let them check out the free petting zoo which houses llamas, goats, and a very friendly yellow lab pup that will kindly greet you! The staff is so warm and friendly and are more than willing to help you find that special gift you seek! I personally fell in love with the gardening section which had a wonderful selection of wreaths and wind chimes. If you are preparing for summer and thinking of sprucing up your garden area, stop here first. School House Earth is a wonderfully unique shop that is truly worth the short drive to check out. Again, don’t forget your camera, the pets are extremely photogenic (I’m pretty sure the goat was actually posing for me!)
Posing pretty

Still haven’t made plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Lake life really begins to come alive around that time. Imagine spending the weekend relaxing with friends and family while cruising around the lake on your rented boat? Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? Give us a call, we can help! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

We Are Here To Help!

Moondance
You have procrastinated long enough and now it is time to plan your family summer getaway. Every year you do the “Beach thing” but this year, you have decided to step outside your box and try something new and different. Fortunately you had a co-worker who was telling you about this fabulous getaway that they had to Deep Creek Lake and they rented through this very reliable, friendly and easy to use company, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com). Once you find out that Deep Creek Lake is only a mere 3 hours away (yep, 3 hours from the Washington/ Baltimore area; 2.5 from Pittsburgh), you are hooked. What now?
Lake views from Little Chapel

Well, you call us and we begin the process of finding the best options that will work for you and your guests. Do you have your week narrowed down? Do you know the number of guests in your party and the # of bedrooms that you need? Tell us about yourself. Do you want to be right on the lake or up on the mountain enjoying panoramic views? Would it be easier if the grandparents stayed in a separate small house nearby? We have many options to choose from and the best part is that every one of our Reservation Specialist has been to our homes. We are extremely familiar with not only the layout and décor of the home but we know the area the home is located, the # of steps to the water or if you have to drive to the state park. Two of our newer homes, Moondance & Little Chapel in the Woods are the perfect example for the above scenario. Moondance is a 4 bedroom chalet that boasts a massive stone fireplace, large wraparound deck, and multiple game tables. Little Chapel in the Woods, located next door, is a small 2 bedroom stylish home. The close location allows the family to share meals together, walk down to their dock slips together for a day of lake fun but at the end of the evening, the grandparents can feel free to retire early while the rest of the kids play billiards and stay up late watching movies.
Lake fun!
Regardless of your circumstance, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations will do its very best to find the perfect home for you. Not sure where to rent a boat? What will you do on a rainy day? Where’s the nearest grocery store? We can help you with any questions that you may have and will go above and beyond to help you plan your fun-filled Deep Creek adventure. Summer will be upon us very soon. It’s easy, it’s fun and trust me, your family will thank you. Call us today at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacation @ 1-866-351-1119 and let us help you plan your summer vacation. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!