Calling All Winter Enthusiasts! Snow Has Arrived!

Deep Creek Lake is officially a winter wonderland. Over 8 inches of fresh snow has blanketed the area over the past 72 hours and Wisp has been crazy busy making snow for the last 100 hours straight! Definitely the perfect time to give us a call here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales to take advantage of some of our unbelievable last minute discount (1-866-351-1119 or online Even if you aren’t a fan of skiing or snowboarding, there is still many other enjoyable activities to do in our area during winter. Wisp also offers snow tubing which is essentially sled riding but lazier since you get pulled back up to the top. So much fun and kids of all ages love it! They also have the ice skating rink open. This is complete with twinkle lights that wrap around the ring and a large bonfire which adds to the charisma. For those that want to try something a little different, they may enjoy riding the mountain coaster that winds down the mountains (you control the speed so wimps like me can brake the whole way or the daredevils can let it go as fast as possible)! Another really exciting and fun winter activity is to call All Earth Eco Tours ( and schedule your snow shoeing tour. Crede, the owner will meet your group at Swallow Falls State Park (which houses the largest waterfall in the state of Maryland and is a breathtaking sight even in the winter). He then gives you detailed instructions on how to walk in your new snow shoes (I imagine it must be close to what a duck feels like) and how to handle your poles. He then shows you parts of the park that most people are unfamiliar with. It really is a lot of fun and a good workout as well. If you have qualms about whether you can do this than take it from one’s who a known klutz, if I can handle it and enjoy it, then anyone can!)
Even if you are not big on the outdoors, most of our homes are so well equipped that you could happily spend your stay hanging out with loved ones in your vacation home. Curl up in front of the crackling wood fireplace, unwind in your private steamy outdoor hot tub or enjoy a game of pool or maybe foosball. Call now!

Already tired of winter and now daydreaming of summer? Now is the time to call to get that perfect vacation home that you know your family will love. Our lakefront homes do book up quickly so you want to make sure you have your vacation plans under way.
Your winter vacation is simply a call away. Beat the winter woes by surprising your loved ones with a surprise trip to Deep Creek Lake! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Think Snow?

Brody having a blast in the snow!
Apparently someone took that “Think Snow” sign very seriously because it continues to fall. It’s great for those that are visiting our area because ski conditions have been terrific. If you’re not, you should seriously consider it. I tell people that the first few weeks of March are a perfect time to visit. We are past the holidays so there is less people around but still so many options of things to do. Of course, for the skiers, they will love the smaller lines for lifts, rentals, and just around the lodge in general. For those that don’t ski, there are still so many options of things to do. If you haven’t tried snow shoeing, this is a Must! Crede from All Earth Eco Tours ( does an amazing tour at Swallow Falls State Park. Cross Country Skiing is also a popular sport. Herrington Manor State Park has some terrific trails for this. If you don’t have your own skis, Wisp Resort has a “Nordic Center” where you can rent the necessary equipment. Wisp also offers an ice skating rink and snow tubing park (think of sled riding but without the exhausting hike back up the mountain). Winter adventure not really your forte? Our vacation homes have so many desirable amenities that you will look forward to being “snowed in”. The kids can spend the day outside building a snowman or making snow angels while you sit inside in front of the crackling fireplace reading a good book and sipping a glass of your favorite wine. In the evenings, soothe your tensions away with a soak in the bubbling outdoor hot tub. Foosball or pool, anyone? Many of the homes have game tables, another great way to have fun with family and friends. Sounds inviting, doesn’t it?
Snowy Fun!
Right now, many of our homes are offering 3 nights for the price of 2, an awesome deal and one that should be taken advantage of! Call us here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or online and we will happily help you find that perfect home for you and your guests. I say the best way to beat the winter blahs is to embrace winter. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and come play in the snowy mountains. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Winter has officially arrived… Now Embrace It!

Chase having fun!
I have a most splendid view of Wisp Resort from my office and as I look out now, I can see that they are very busy preparing the slopes for the skiers and snowboarders that will be visiting our area over the next few weeks. The natural snow fall and lower temperatures have come in handy. Combined with the snow guns, it looks to be some optimal skiing conditions! If you are not a fan of the slopes, there are still so many other activities to do in the area this time of year. One of my favorite winter activities is snow shoeing! I am, in no means, a coordinated person so I generally balk at any activity that seems to require this. When Crede Calhoun from All Earth Eco Tours invited our Taylor-Made group to come out and try a snow shoeing tour @ Swallow Falls State Park, I was not thrilled. For those that have never been to Swallow Falls, it must go on your “Must Do” list of places to visit as it houses the largest waterfall in the state of Maryland and is in general, a breathtaking place to see. This helped in my decision and luckily, I gave in. We met at the park and Crede began to give us a tutorial on how to properly strap on the shoes, handle your poles, and maneuver through the snow. As we started off, big beautiful fluffy snowflakes began to gently fall around us and for a moment, I expected to hear music swell in the background. I embellish, of course, but it truly was an amazing adventure. There is something so thrilling yet serene guiding through the forest. Crede took us to some of the back area of the forest so even if you have been there before, it’s neat to see some of the areas that most people don’t frequent. We stopped and enjoyed some yummy hot chocolate as Crede explained some facts about our natural surroundings. The best part? I didn’t fall! It truly is one of those “If I can do it, anyone can” activities! It’s so much fun and makes for a great group activity. Give them a call and make your reservation today! 1-800-446-7554
The Taylor-Made gang snow shoeing!

We are still running some fantastic last minute deals so call and speak to one of our Reservation Specialist today. (1-866-351-1119 or They can help you find the perfect home for your friends or family. 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!

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 ( Labor Day is coming and homes are going quickly! Call today~ we can’t wait to see you at the lake!

A Snowy Adventure!!

Muddy Creek Falls in winter!
In general, when one is trying to encourage others to try a new activity, it is helpful that the describer has also tried the new activity. <Insert perk to working for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations>!  One of our favorite vendors in our area is All Earth Eco Tours. Crede Calhoun and his crew have perfected the art of “appreciating the great outdoors” and often invite Taylor-Made owners and employees to join them on some of their exciting excursions! However, when they first invited us on asnowshoeing tour a few years ago, I must admit that I had some serious trepidation. It is widely known throughout my circle, that I have a serious coordination issue. The issue, being, that I lack it! However, I was feeling brave and didn’t want to be called a wimp by Chad, so I signed up. We met Crede at Swallow Falls State Park where he gave detailed instructions on how to maneuver around in our “duck feet” and then we were off.  Crede took us through areas of Swallow Falls State Park that I have never been too (which I thought was impossible since I have frequented Swallow Falls for as long as I can remember!) Within minutes, I was in love! This new adventure was so fun, exciting, and not difficult at all (yes, a little awkward at first but once I got into my groove, I was good to go!) So, there we were surrounded by this breathtaking, peaceful scenery, the snow was falling gently, and I was upright and not falling down! Not to mention that you are outside in the fresh mountain air and participating in an activity that is good for you and fun at the same time. I can’t wait to do it again and definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Make sure you call for an appointment!  1-800-446-7554 or go online ) Crede and his crew also do cross country tours as well in the wintertime. Any other season, you will find them guiding you on “eagle watching” kayak tours or hiking tours. (We went on the kayak tour this past spring and it was amazing!! I am already planning on doing it again this year!) 
Look at us go!
 There are still a lot of fun winter activities going on over the next month or two so be sure to call us here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or online to take advantage of some great last minute discounts. February 15thweekend is Winterfest in downtown Oakland. Bring the family and spend the day touring the town as you take in the awesome ice sculptures and enjoy hot chocolate and other treats. The following weekend (February 22nd) is our annual Deep Creek Dunk! Witness tons of people dunking themselves in the chilly water of Deep Creek Lake for the wonderful and important cause of raising awareness and money for Maryland Special Olympics! (Some of the costumes are amazing. Last year we had Elvis, the Teletubbies, Dorothy & the gang from Oz, just to name a few…) Homes are booking quickly so call today to find one that works best for you and your family. The snow if falling, the slopes are open, and we can’t wait to see you at the lake!