Saying So Long to Summer! Make the last days count!


The local kids in our area recently returned to school this week along with many other counties here in Western Maryland. Seems too early for school but at least we have another weekend to squeeze in some summer fun before Labor Day arrives. If you are visiting our area for the week, don’t forget to stop by the Farmer’s Market in downtown Oakland on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am – 1pm. So many great choices of fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods and more. Because every vendor doesn’t come every week (although most do), you always get a variety of different tables. There was a vendor from Pennsylvania there on Wednesday that was pedaling some stunning pottery pieces. Candles, handmade carved wooden crafts, quilts, and list goes on. It’s also a great chance to check out some of the neat shops in Oakland like the Book Market & Antique Mezzanine which offers everything from the latest best sellers to a large selection of kid’s books and toys. The back of the store showcases some amazing antiques for sell. Definitely a neat store and worth the stop! It’s a perfect time to capture some of the charm of our small town flair.

If you haven’t made your plans for Labor Day yet, I suggest that you call now as our availability is starting to become limited. It’s one last chance to make unforgettable summer memories and I can think of no place better to do this than here at Deep Creek Lake. Imagine you and your family spending the weekend boating and water tubing on the water. Rent a jet ski for an early morning romp around the McHenry cove or maybe a relaxing kayak trip is just what you need. FJetSkior the outdoor adventurers, hiking and mountain biking are great options especially if you head to one of the many state parks in the area. Swallow Falls State Park showcases the largest free fall standing waterfall in the state of Maryland and is absolutely breathtaking to see. Wisp Resort offers a bevy of fun activities whether you choose to zip line down the mountain, ride the mountain coaster, play a friendly game of disc golf, and so much more. Only 3 ½ hours from the Washington D.C. / Baltimore area and 2 ½ from Pittsburgh, it’s a relatively short drive. Give us a call today (1-866-351-1119 or go online ) and let us help you find the perfect vacation home for your next Deep Creek stay. Lakefront homes are going fast so make sure you call today! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!


Celebrating Art and Wine? Yes, Please!

Wine, anyone?
Carriage Rides
It’s hard to believe that we are cruising through August and that the Labor Day weekend will be here before we know it. If you haven’t made your plans, then call us at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacation & Sales and let us help you plan your big holiday at Deep Creek. Vacation homes will begin booking quickly so call now to ensure that you and your family end the summer with a big family gathering. For those that are unable to make it away for Labor Day, don’t forget about the following weekend where we celebrate the Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival held here @ the McHenry fairgrounds! This is a fabulous time for a girl’s weekend getaway or bring the family and make it the start of a new tradition. Officially kicking off with a wine pairing dinner the night before, the festival itself is held on Saturday September 6th from Noon-6pm. Family activities include live entertainment, face painting, air brush tattoos, carriage rides, moon bounce and much more! Not letting the kids have all the fun, the adults will enjoy the wine tasting and of course the wine shop. There are also local artisans, food shops and more to be enjoyed by all.
If you call us today at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations, then ask about adding our Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival package to your stay. This is an incredible, can’t pass up package! For $50, you get the following:
Discount on vacation rental for the weekend

A $25 gift certificate toward the cost of the wine pairing dinner on Friday, Sept.6th at one of our participating restaurants

Admission to the Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7th (admission is $25 per person and includes wine tastings, entertainment and activities)

A Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival commemorative wine glass

Free Early Check In or Late Check Out (dependent on availability)

$10 gift certificate to use at Telli’s Deli for Sunday brunch (or anytime during your stay)

Lake Shenanigans!
Don’t let the summer pass you by without a final getaway to Deep Creek Lake, call us today 1-8-66-351-1119 or online
We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Vacationing @ Deep Creek~ Local Style Part II

As I mentioned in my previous blog, my family decided to take a few days and really immerse ourselves in life around Deep Creek Lake. After spending days enjoying swimming and playing in the lake, we decided we needed a day of games and adventure. We started with a wonderfully delicious meal @ Smiley’s Fun Zone where we enjoyed dining out on the deck. Afterwards, we headed to the mini-golf course where things got a little competitive. I tried to rearrange my numbers in my favor but they quickly caught on when they realized that I was not making a hole in one for every hole! Afterwards, we headed over to the arcade and tried out some games. (I highly recommend that you try the virtual reality game that makes you feel as if you are propelling through the air on a roller coaster, airplane, etc. This big kid found it to be a blast and had to play it several times!)
Morning fog over Deep Creek Lake!
Our next stop was Wisp Resort which has a lot of cool, fun activities for all ages. We chose to take the scenic chair lift ride to the top and back. This is a “Must Bring Camera” event because the view that you see when you come down is truly one of the most breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Showcasing the McHenry Cove, the view actually stretches out for several miles creating a fantastic photo op! Of course after watching all of the people zip down the mountain on the mountain coaster and clearly loving it, we had to try that ride as well. Definitely a lot of fun and for wimps like me, you get to control the speed as you go down! We ended our adventure with a stop at Trader’s Coffee House where we all enjoyed fruit smoothies made with fresh fruit! In conclusion, we can easily see why Deep Creek is becoming “the place to vacation” ~ amazing scenery, cool and fun activities,  great places to dine and you can’t beat swimming in the lake on a hot summer day!
Garrett County Fair!
Labor Day is quickly approaching and homes are going quickly. Call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations (1-866-351-1119 or go online and let one of our Reservationist help you choose the perfect home for you and your family. In the meantime, the Garrett County Fair is going on this week so I foresee lots of rides, games, and cotton candy in my future! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!