Snowfall Update & the 2016 Deep Creek Dunk!

You are invited to a Snow Play Date!

Garrett County and most of the East Coast got a large dose of snow last weekend thanks to winter storm Jonas. This, of course, was awesome for Wisp Resort and for the skiing fanatics. Currently they have 28 trails open and fresh snow is coming down as I type this. Basically it’s a perfect time to plan an impromptu ski trip with your friends and family. We’re offering some amazing last minute discounts on some of our vacation rentals.

One of our most popular homes, American Pride, is now offering over $150 off this weekend’s stay. Located in the prestigious community of Blakeslee, this home offers all of the comforts of home and more! The Great Room is extremely inviting with plush leather sofas, a large flat screen TV, and a cozy gas fireplace. For those that have a passion for cooking, the gourmet kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, gorgeous granite countertops and is fully stocked with everything you need whether you are creating a large feast or just a simple lunch. Downstairs in the Family Room, you and your guests can engage in a fun game of pool or just watch movies on the flat screen TV. Of course if you are spending the day at Wisp skiing or snow tubing, you have the luxury of knowing that the outdoor bubbling hot tub is waiting when you get home. Another great perk to this home is that guests have use of the community indoor swimming pool. It’s quite large and is a perfect way for the family to spend a lazy afternoon. American Pride is definitely one of Deep Creek’s premiere vacation homes and one that many of our guests return to time and time again. Again this weekend we are offering a huge discount so I highly recommend that you take advantage of this amazing deal!

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Stunning Winter Sunset over Deep Creek Lake!

On another note and just a reminder that the annual MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk is on February 20th and it’s easily one of our most popular festivals! Not only is it for a wonderful cause (it benefits Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities, as they enjoy the life-changing benefits of participating with Special Olympics Maryland) but it’s become a winter time tradition for many. That and it’s a lot of fun. Even for those choose not to dunk, it’s highly amusing seeing some of the extremely elaborate costumes that people come with and the facial expressions of those when they hit the water is priceless! If you haven’t made plans to attend, give us a call (1-866-351-1119 or online and we will happily help you find the perfect vacation home for you and your guests. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!


Deep Creek Lake Winter Update

Wisp1.11.15-7After much anticipation, Deep Creek Lake winter weather has arrived! Wisp Resort is getting ready to operate on full gear very soon.

Currently there are 8 trails open including the snow tubing park, mountain coaster and ice skating rink so now is the ideal time to visit Deep Creek Lake.

For those that like to try something a little different, snow shoeing is also another adventurous activity to try while you are in the area. All Earth Eco Tours does some amazing tours throughout the Swallow Falls State Park area and is the perfect activity for the whole family (As one who is well known to be Adventure Challenged, i.e. clumsy, even I can say that I can accomplish this and I loved it!)

There are also various places to go cross country skiing around the area so don’t forget to ask about some of our favorite places to go when you call in! It’s always so surprising that we still get asked “What things are there to do at Deep Creek?” when we always answer “Everything!” Offering lots of terrific last minute specials on our Deep Creek Lake rentals, our Reservationists are ready to help you find the perfect home for your winter getaway! Give our office a call today (1-866-351-1119 or online at


If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t forget that the 18th Annual MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk is coming up on February 20th. What has truly become a true Deep Creek Lake tradition for many, it is also a wonderful opportunity to help adults and children with special disabilities so that they may experience the joy of participating in the Maryland Special Olympics! Granted taking on the frigid waters of Deep Creek is no easy task but great fun is had by all and the costumes and outfits that you get to see is so worth it! Kiss, Pee Wee Herman, and Teen Wolf are just some of the many creative people you get see run in the water! Again, all for a great cause. Do you dare to dunk?  DSC_0104

Again, you must call us here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and let us help you find the home that fits your needs! The Snow is here! We can’t wait to see you at the lake! #deepcreeklake #skiwisp #daretodunk

Welcome Aboard Archie’s BBQ!

A True Winter Wonderland!
 We here @ Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales are busy gearing up for another exciting holiday weekend. Hard to believe that we are half way through February and President’s Day weekend is already upon us. The following weekend (February 20th) is the 17th Annual MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk where people donate money to watch their friends jump into the frigid waters of Deep Creek Lake in the winter! It’s such a fun event and the money that is raised by the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police goes toward the Maryland Special Olympics! It’s held at The Honi-Honi Bar/ Uno’s Pizzeria and starting at 2 pm, all the dunkers start being lead in to the water in waves! People come from Maryland and surrounding states and they usually “Dress to Impress” meaning there are some extremely creative costumes to witness! If you haven’t made plans to attend this event then give us a call (1-866-351-1119 or online at and let us help you find that perfect vacation home for you and your friends.
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Archie Fans!

Many of our past guests may already be aware of this but when renting with us here at Taylor-Made, we offer those staying in our homes a “Local Vendor Discount Card” which is a card that they can take around to some of our area’s participating establishments and receive a certain discount or specialty item. The list of the participating businesses is listed in the home’s “House Book” and explains what each one offers. We are proud to add this expanding list and this week we are adding Archie’s Barbeque ( which is a dining restaurant here in McHenry. This is your go-to if you are craving some authentic smoked barbeque food. Ribs, wings, chicken, turkey, brisket; the list is long, the servings are insanely huge, and the food is awesome. Locally owned and operated since 2007 and proud to announce that they were “Awarded the “Best of the Best” across America for our Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket and Baby Back Ribs by the National Barbeque News Magazine!”, the Archer Family is committed to providing exceptional service to their guests whether they are now just stopping by for a meal or if they are considering having an event catered. They are also now using a really neat new system where you can earn points for every dollar you spend. Your points can then earn you free food or merchandise. Definitely a win-win for the customer! (We would suggest checking out their website or asking about this the next time you visit for full details!) So, Welcome Aboard Archie’s BBQ! We love your food & can’t wait to tell our guests to stop by for a great meal!
In the meantime, the snow is falling and we can’t wait to see you at the lake! #deepcreeklake #winterwonderland #yummybbq #deepcreekdining #MarylandMountains

Things Worth Celebrating!

Mother Nature has been very generous to the outdoor enthusiasts in our area as of late, providing us with lots of the fluffy white stuff. We still have some openings for the Deep Creek Dunk weekend (2/22-2/24) and are running a lot of great specials so call soon to talk to one of our Reservationist to find the perfect home for you (1-866-351-1119 or go online

Lots of exciting happenings going on at Taylor-Made these days.  Joe, of the owners of the company, recently returned from a Regional Seminar in the Outer Banks. Last Fall, Joewas elected to be on the board of Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals ( It is a National Non-Profit organization that focuses on maintenance and housekeeping issues. This can range anywhere from the best supplies and chemicals to use, to inspections, to ideas that will help our staff work in the most productive and effective way. Joe is a conference committee co-chair which is responsible for putting together the location of seminars and gives input into topics that are covered at these functions. Although he learned some very helpful information to help our staff continue to strive to bring the best service to our guests, we are happy to have him back. So, welcome home Joe!

Celebrations At The Lake!

On another exciting note, we are very pleased to add another 8 bedroom lakefront home to our rental market. Celebrations at the Lake is an exquisite home that is perfect for the multi-family getaway. This home has it all! Pool table, foosball table, hot tub, dock slip and a private indoor heated pool. (You have to check out the pictures as this pool room is so bright and cheerful!). It also boasts an elegant Great Room with a massive stone fireplace and an expansive kitchen with multiple appliances. So, if you are planning a family get together or a couple’s retreat, call for more details on this premiere vacation home. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see you at the lake!