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!

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!

 

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!

Go Team USA!

My job has many perks and today was a perfect example of that! When I was told that I was going to interview the Olympic C-1 Slalom paddler that Taylor-Made is sponsoring for the Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, I was excited! How often do we have someone from Team USA walk through our front door? Casey Eichfeld is a 23 year old young man who has been canoeing for as long as he can remember and actually began slalom racing at the age of 5. He is currently ranked as the top C1 paddler in the United States. He hails originally from Pennsylvania, has impeccable manners, and you can tell that he generally loves what he does for a living. When he isn’t spending time training for events, he uses his time to teach and coach group and private clients around Charlotte, NC where he currently resides.
He is a world traveler visiting many different cities and actually just came back from Prague where he came away as National Champion of the C-1 Slalom race! He is a 2 time Olympian and we @ Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations are proud and excited to be sponsoring him and helping me to obtain his dream!
Interesting facts about Casey (I give credit to the off the wall ones to Chad who thought my questions were to “ordinary”):

·        Casey trains on average 20 hours a week which includes time in the water and in the gym.

·        In Sports Illustrated for Kids September 2000 edition, Casey was listed as a future “Olympic Hotshot”

·        Once in Beijing, Casey had the chance to eat a scorpion on a stick. He declined.

·        Casey paddled whitewater from the time he was 2 years old

·        Casey took dance lessons for 7 years to help with balance and flexibility for his back

Best of luck to you Casey! You truly are a remarkable person and we look forward to watching you thrive!
Some fantastic last minute deals to be had by Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations. Take advantage and visit us next weekend for our annual Autumn Glory Festival. Call today @ 1-866-351-1119 or go online www.deepcreekvacations.com. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!