Your Deep Creek Tradition Starts Here!

Bear Trap’s Private Dock!
Cozy Great Room!
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales is proud to say that we offer a large variety of vacation homes for our guests; whether you are looking for that large 8 bedroom lakefront home with a private indoor pool for your whole extended family or if you are looking for that charming little log cabin for you and your other half, we have it. Our Reservation Specialists try our best to find the home that suits your needs and the needs of those that are sharing this Deep Creek adventure with you. Recently we added a home to our rental market that seemed like a perfect choice for a small family. Bear Trap is a beautifully decorated 2 bedroom lakefront home located in the tranquil community known as Thousand Acres. This is located on the southern end of Deep Creek Lake and while you are little farther removed from a lot of the shopping and dining establishments, you easily make up for it with the private setting, serene atmosphere, and the to-die-for lakefront. One step inside Bear Trap and you will embrace the luxury of the gleaming hardwood floors, the comfortable leather sofas and the large 70 inch Smart TV Flat Screen. The elegant and sophisticated décor continues to flow throughout the home giving you the “home away from home” feeling. Step outside and marvel at the wonderfully spacious level lawn that extends out to your private dock. A local tidbit or for those seasoned veterans, it is well known that some of the most spectacular Deep Creek sunsets occur on the southern end of the lake. Imagine spending your evenings, relaxing on your back deck or sitting on your dock and capturing that perfect sunset. The outdoor fire pit is ideal for hanging out in the evenings making s’mores and sharing your adventures of the day. Golf, anyone? Thousand Acres is also home to a golf course, literally a five minute drive down the road. This 18-hole championship golf course designed by Craig Schreiner was carefully designed to protect the environment and the natural beauty that surround the area. The prices are very agreeable as well. I highly recommend that your golfing friends check this one out.  http://www.thousandacresgolf.com/. Currently we are running an Introductory Deal from now through 8/23 where you can receive up to 30% your stay in Bear Trap (Yes! 30%! I had to double check it myself because what a crazy great deal!
SUP? Stand Up Paddle Boarding!
 Give Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales a call (1-866-351-1119 or online at www.deepcreekvacations.com) and let us help you create memories that will last a lifetime! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Monday Can Be A Fun Day!

Redneck Dayz Belly Flop!
Life has been busy around Deep Creek Lake lately with a lot of fun activities going on. Over the past few weekends, if you were lucky enough to be here, you had multiple festivals to choose from whether you were playing in the mud at the Oakland- Mt. Lake Park Lions Redneck Dayz or watching some talented folks prove just how talented they are by performing for Deep Creek’s Got Talent held at the Honi Honi Bar. We have been blessed with some extremely nice weather, perfect if you want to spend the day on the lake or hiking at one of our state parks. Not exactly sure what to do while you are visiting the lake? Every Monday from 3-5 pm, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales can be found on the lawn of Uno’s Pizzeria. We, along with many other vendors from the area, are there to participate in Welcome Party Mondays. It’s free to the public and for everyone in your family, you receive a ticket to possibly when a prize from one of the local vendors. If you stop by our booth, you can pick up our latest brochure and spin our trivia wheel to try to win some cool prizes! It’s a lot of fun, there is complimentary finger foods & refreshments and live music that begins around 4ish. It’s also a great way to plan out your week. Wisp Resort is there each week and they can tell you about the numerous activities to do there throughout your stay (Mountain Coaster, Chipmunk Challenge, Segway Tours and that’s only naming a few!) www.wispresort.com Crede Calhoun from All Earth Eco Tours (www.allearthecotours.com) is there and he can help you and your family to plan an amazing kayak tour on the Savage River Reservoir. He offered to take Taylor-Made employees a year or so ago and I personally thought it was amazing! (For the record, I am incredibly uncoordinated so if I can manage in a kayak then anyone can!) He even has kayaks for 2 people so the kids can paddle with the parents! There are many other vendors there that bring samples of what their shop or establishment has to offer. (Deep Creek 2014, the venue for the ICF Canoe/ Slalom World Championships being held this September, was even giving away a chance to win free tickets to the history making event! www.deepcreek2014.com.)
SUP? The latest lake craze!
So, if you are looking for a family fun event and a great way to start your Deep Creek vacation by getting the  inside scoop on what to do while you are here, please stop by the lawn at Uno’s on Monday. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

A Chance to Give Back!

Wine Down
Golden Retreat
I believe that people by nature try to be charitable and sometimes you hear about a certain cause or organization that sits close to the heart. When Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales were approached by Operation Second Chance, we knew we needed to try to do something special. This is an organization that’s primary focus is committed to serving our wounded, injured, and ill combat Veterans. They give support to these Veterans and their families generally while they are recovering in military hospitals. Many of these men and women were injured oversees and have to come home to cope with the repercussions of their injuries and trying to readapt to life. Operation Second Chance sets up “Retreats” among various other activities to give these vets and their families a chance to get away to rest, relax, and reconnect with each other. Unless you know of someone that has been in a similar situation, most of us don’t think about how difficult it must be to return to “normal life”. When Frank, our Operation Second Chance contact, called looking for 2 homes that would comfortably host 2 Vets & their spouses for a mid-week getaway to Deep Creek Lake, Jodi began to make some calls. Almost immediately, 2 of our homeowners called and graciously and kindly donated their homes. Golden Retreat, a beautiful 3 bedroom lakefront home with a private dock, will make an excellent choice for one of the couples who have the need for a service learning dog since it is pet friendly. Wine Down, located in the prestigious Mountainside Community, is an immaculate 3 bedroom home that rests on the end of quiet road, the ideal place for a peaceful stay. It is with our sincere thanks to both of these homeowners for their thoughtful gift. If you would like to find out more about Operation Second Chance, please go their website. http://www.operationsecondchance.org/

WOW! (Taken from our new drone!)
In other lake life news, our Mountains have exploded in vibrant shades of green! Trees have fully bloomed and the lake is the place to be! The weather has been very cooperative giving us lots of days filled with bright blue skies and perfect mid-70’s weather. If you are looking for that home away from home, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales can help. Not sure what to do during your vacation? Let us know about your family and we can help plan some age appropriate activities. Looking for that second getaway home but want to know more about the neighborhood you are interested in? Use Jay’s expertise to answer all of those questions and more! Give us a call at 1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.comand let us welcome you to Deep Creek. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

A Taylor-Made Shout Out!!

Gary chilling with his dog Theo!
As we here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales prepare for another exciting summer season, we sometimes need to step back and acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that our employees give in order to make that happen. Today we give a big heads up and shout out to Gary Paugh who was recently promoted to Maintenance Supervisor. Gary is a retired Army Veteran who proudly served our country for 23 years! He came to the Taylor-Made family on April 12, 2010 and has continued to “WOW!” since then. Under this new title and responsibility, Gary will oversee the other maintenance technicians. One of his top priority duties will be seeing to the completion of what we call “Service Orders”. What does this mean? A good example would be that our inspectors are out preparing their homes for a guest’s arrival and they notice that the outdoor porch light is out but a ladder is required. They call this in and it is entered in as a “Service Order” to be completed before the arrival. Gary helps to follow up with the assigned technician to make sure this is completed. Is there something in the house that requires a special order or part? Gary is our “Go To” on finding the long term solution or repair. His helpful demeanor and pleasant attitude makes him easily approachable for help or just to work with in general. Gary has won many “Customer Service” games and awards that Taylor-Made has had over the past several years including being named the winner of our summer “Hunger Games” challenge 2012 in which he won the grand prize of a 32 inch flat screen TV! Gary’s goals with Taylor-Made are long term as he believes he will eventually retire from here. When asked what his favorite thing is about working at Taylor-Made, Gary will tell you that he enjoys working for a family oriented company and that he gets along very well with all of his co-workers. His job changes day to day and he is able to keep busy which makes coming to work every day a new adventure. So, a big Thank You to Gary for all that you do for us! We are so lucky to have you and Congrats on your new position as Maintenance Supervisor!
Beautiful Day @ The Lake!
Gorgeous weather here at Deep Creek Lake over the past few weekends makes now the perfect time to get in that last minute trip before summer officially kicks off. Go online or call us here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales (www.deepcreekvacations.com or 1-866-351-1119!) and let us help you find that perfect Deep Creek home! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!