Who needs “Serenity Now”?

fall sunrise

Our fall colors are starting to show and they should be perfectly peaking in time for the Autumn Glory Festival held the weekend of October 9th! Such a fun time to come and visit! If you haven’t made plans to attend this year’s festival, you still have some time. Give us call at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales and we will be more than happy to help you find the perfect vacation rental for you and your group. (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com)
We recently welcomed a new home onto our rental market and I can honestly say that it took my breath away. “Serenity Now” is an extraordinary 5 bedroom lakefront home with an indoor swimming pool! One step inside and you know that you are going to experience a truly remarkable Deep Creek vacation. Luxurious décor flows throughout the home, also enhanced by the remarkable hardwood floors and massive stone fireplace in the Great Room. The open floor plan allows you and your family to create delicious meals in the fully stocked kitchen while still conversing with friends and family. Each bedroom is extremely spacious and offers elegant, top of the line bedding. A peaceful night’s sleep is a given.

Now, back to that swimming pool. Wow! Rainy days cannot possibly damper your stay when you and the kids have the whole private pool to yourselves. Comfortable and decorative patio furnishings adorn the room so that the parents can read a book or just enjoy watching the kids swim and splash. Due to the larger size of the pool, adults can jump in and splash and play as well. Outside, the big level yard promises fun lawn games and your dock slip is just an easy stroll away. The outdoor fire pit will provide evenings of roasting marshmallows and story sharing. Located in the Waterfront Greens Community, you and your guests have use of the 3 par golf course, mini putt putt course, catch and release pond and the sledding hill in the winter months. Definitely has something to offer everyone in your party. If you really want to experience a truly extraordinary Deep Creek vacation, I highly recommend that you check out the home Serenity Now. http://www.deepcreekvacations.com/booking/serenity-now/1314-105856

In the meantime, there is time left to experience our spectacular fall foliage. The Thanksgiving holiday is now beginning to book rather quickly so in order to make sure you reserve the best home to accommodate your group, call us today. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Autumn Glory Festival

The five-day Autumn Glory Festival celebrates the beautiful colors of our local fall foliage for it’s 50th time this year. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11 and running through Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, this popular festival brings more than 60,000 people to the local area.

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The Festival begins with a Kick-Off Dinner and Reception on Wednesday, at Wisp Resort. The evening features a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and a full course dinner including assorted desserts. A presentation follows with an introduction of the Autumn Glory King & Queen, Sponsor Recognition Presentation, Golden Ambassador Presentation and a Commemorative Photo Auction. The evening ends with live music and dancing.

The Oktoberfest Dinner and Celebration will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Oakland Fire Hall on Thursday. Come enjoy plenty of German-style food, drink and while listening to a live “Oom-pah” band. Sponsored by the Oakland Volunteer Fire Dept.

Autumn Glory Festival

The Grand Feature Parade will be held Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. on Omar Street in downtown Oakland and travels the length of 2nd Street, rounding Alder Street and ending on 3rd Street near Fox’s Pizza Den. Thousands of people will gather to enjoy regional bands, local professional and amateur floats, dance teams and dignitaries. Parade concessions will be available on Green Street located across from Naylor’s Hardware. A children’s tent and baby comfort station will be located at the B&O Station complete with children’s crafts, popcorn and face painting.

autumn glory parade

The old-fashioned Glorious Harvest Farmers Market & Craft Show will be held at Mt. Fresh Pavilion at 2nd St. and Town Park Lake in downtown Oakland. There will be handmade arts & crafts, homemade baked goods, lots of pumpkins, fall decorations, home grown fresh vegetables and fruits, jams and jellies, cheese, meats and more.

The Autumn Glory Craft & Gift Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sixty craft vendors will be showcasing their handicraft items and gifts. Festival apparel will be available for purchase and includes t-shirts, sweatshirts and more. Admission and parking are free.

Additional events that are taking place over the five days include the following:

Antique Show
Autumn Glory Sale at Simon Pearce
Banjo & Mandolin Championship
Bear Creek Traders Autumn Glory Tent Sale
Bingo
Car Show
Fiddle Championship
Garrett College Alumni Homecoming
Historic Tours
Horseback Trail Rides
Ice Cream Eating Contest
Pumpkin Chucking
Pumpkin Festival
Quilt Show
Ski & Snowboard Swap
Southern Girls Basketball Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Woodlake Tree Farm Autumn Glory Spectacular
 

Don’t miss the Fall Foliage Heritage Short and Extended Driving Tours that take you throughout beautiful Garrett County. The fall foliage color begins in late September and peaks in mid-October so you can enjoy the best color during the time of the festival.

For more in-depth information about all of the events taking place during the Annual Autumn Glory Festival download the Autumn Glory Festival Brochure or visit the Deep Creek Experience website.

A little savage, something new, and a festival!

Sunrise-2BWe are sailing into fall and are now starting to see the first changing of the leaves. This weekend is the big SavageMan Triathlon where athletes flock to our mountainous area to tackle our hills with their bikes, swim in Deep Creek and race down our roads! Definitely a competitive sport and one that is intense to watch! Of course we welcome these athletes and their families with open arms! We love that they can participate in such a great charitable event and experience the beauty of our area at the same time. We are also being gifted with dream like weather this week with bright blue skies and lots of sunshine. Temperatures have been ideal and in the mid-70s. This is also the perfect time for evening bonfires. Many of our vacation rentals have outdoor fire pits so if you are planning on visiting us, make sure you let your Reservationist know this so she can help you find one with this particular amenity. Call us at 1-866-351-1119 or go online www.deepcreekvacations.com and click this option when you are putting in your requirements for your search. Speaking of going online, have you checked our newly launched website. As before, it is very user friendly but also has a fresh new look. Not only is it easy to search for a home with your certain criteria but you also see our vacation packages, check out our photo gallery, read our policies and procedures and more. You can also easily navigate over to our Real Estate section for those that are thinking of buying or listing a home. As I continue to somewhat boast, there is also a very thorough and informative 3D virtual floor plan that we now offer for our homes (not all have one right now but they all will in the near future). This is a great tool to have when you trying to see if a house would work out for you and your family. You can go in and maneuver throughout the rooms and floors, perfect for trying to decide who may be sleeping where. I highly recommend you check out (plus it’s kind of fun!)
The Autumn Glory Festival will be here shortly. The entire festival kicks off on Wednesday October 7th and the big parade held in Oakland is Saturday the 10th. There are so many fun filled family activities to do that weekend! By tradition if you do join in the celebration, don’t forget to pick up your turkey dinner. There are numerous dining establishments in the area who join in with awesome local tradition and offer a full turkey dinner with all of the trimmings! Again, give us a call and let us help you find your Deep Creek home! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

 

Art? Wine? Yes, Please!

Art and Wine   If you haven’t already made plans to attend the annual Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival this upcoming weekend (September 11-13th), it’s not to late! Gather the girlfriends or make it a couples retreat & come visit for a weekend full of fun activities.On Friday evening, many of our local dining establishments have planned special wine pairing menus so you can start enjoying the festivities when you arrive. The Wine Festival on Saturday begins at 12 noon and goes to 6 pm while the wine store will continue to stay open until 7 pm. Activities run throughout the day and feature everything from live entertainment, carriage rides, a photo booth and more. Of course there is the reason you came to the festival; the art & wine. Over 30 local artists will be present selling a variety of items like pottery, oil paintings, jewelry, wood carvings and more. Also there will be National Distributors and Maryland wineries there to offer samplings of over 200 different kinds of wine. Definitely something for everyone’s different tastes. The food fare is another great reason to attend. There will be many food artisans there so you can grab a bite while at the festival or choose to take some home with you like Firefly Farms amazing goat cheese or fresh produce and products from Deberry’s Farm. The very best part of the festival? The proceeds go to HART which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets in Garrett County. A huge win-win for everyone! We are now offering last minute discount on all available vacation rental homes so now is the perfect time to call us! A fun packed weekend enjoyed art and wine with your friends or another weekend of doing nothing! Make it Count! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!