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!

A Birthday Celebration! You’re Invited!

We here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales are gearing up for an exciting Memorial Day weekend. We are fully booked and with a forecast calling for lots of sunshine, we are wishing are guests a wonderful weekend here at Deep Creek Lake. We are also extending an open invitation to the public to join us on Saturday June 13th to celebrate Deep Creek Lake’s 90th birthday! Yes, it was 90 years ago that the Deep Creek Station hydroelectric project was placed in service by a predecessor company of Pennsylvania Electric Company. It was then filled with water forming the largest man-made lake in Maryland. Obviously since then the lake has continued to bring visitors from all over! Now people come from all over to enjoy the lake and the many activities that can be enjoyed on it (swimming, fishing, tubing, jet skiing, and more!). The fact that we are also located in the mountains, have much less humidity than our surrounding cities and clean fresh mountain air, is also an added bonus! So in celebration of this important event, we are hosting a “Movie Night” to be held outside of our offices (35 Towne Centre Way McHenry). We will be showing Night at the Museum 3. This event is held outside and is free to the public (we will have some fresh popped popcorn as well!) We do ask that you bring your own lawn chairs though! We think that’s it is going to be a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

For those that still haven’t planned their summer stay here at the lake, give us a call here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales (1-866-351-1119 or online and let us help you find your dream vacation home! Many of our homes have now opened up and are allowing partial week stays during the month of June. This is perfect for those that want to get away but are unable to stay for a full week. As I mentioned above, there are so many fun activities to do here on the lake in the summer so boredom is not an option. Bright blue skies and lots of sunshine are in the forecast for this weekend. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!



I Want Candy!!!

    We still officially have 1 day to go until spring but Mother Nature has been very kind in providing us with some sunshine & warmer temperatures.  Life in the mountains can be very unpredictable so we know that we are in no-way out of snows way but for now, it feels wonderful. We are even starting to get notifications from the local golf courses of possible opening days. There are so many fun activities to do here in the spring.
    Speaking of things to do, I recently took the afternoon off to check out some of our local shops. While I can go on and on about all of the great little shops here at Deep Creek Lake & the surrounding area, one my very favorite and one that I feel it is my duty to tell you about is Candyland/ Farmer’s Market in Oakland, our county seat. While many visitors coming to our area make a stop at our local Wal-Mart, many of them are unaware that just 2 minutes farther away is a store filled with hundreds of different kinds of candy which can be purchased already bagged or by the pound. A true plethora of sugary goodness! Starbursts, Swedish fish, Snickers, Laffy Taffy, chocolate covered everything! Allow yourself one day of totally indulge your sweet tooth! Who doesn’t love Candyland?
Fresh produce
Conveniently and as if they knew the guilt would hit you at some point, the other half of the store is the Farmer’s Market! Stocked full of fresh fruits and veggies, many of which are grown locally, a win-win all around! They also have specialty dips, jams, soups, and large bins filled with a variety of different nuts! You will also find a nice assortment of cheeses including a small selection of goat cheeses. A very uniquely divided store; gather as much candy and chocolate as possible on one side and stock up on your much needed fruits and veggies on the other side! You definitely want to stop here!
Have you planned your spring getaway yet? Spring in the mountains is a must! It’s just a nice and peaceful time to visit while still having a ton of choices for things to do whether you choose horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking, golf, fishing, or just simply want to get away!
Spring Time!
Give us a call here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales and let us help you find that dream vacation home (1-866-351-1119 or online Don’t forget that we also expanded to include Real Estate Sales for those of you who may have considered buying a home or property in our irresistible mountainous region! Our Real Estate team is in the office 7 days a week and also very quick to answer any and all phone calls or e-mails. Give us a call, you will be glad that you did. We can’t wait to see you at the lake! #deepcreeklake #lakelife #springtime

Crazy Summer Blowout!

Welcome Party Visitor!
Visitors to Deep Creek over the Fourth of July weekend were once again awed by another amazing Fire on the Mountain Fireworks display held over Wisp Mountain. Combine that with the incredible blue skies & sunshine and you couldn’t have asked for anything to be more perfect. Today is also one for the record book days with less humidity and a nice light breeze. Ideal weather for The Welcome Party Monday that Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales attends each week. Held on the lawn of Uno’s Pizzeria & The Honi Honi Bar, it’s free and a lot of fun for the whole family. Many of our area vendors set up booths and provide you with some ideas of things to do while you are visiting Deep Creek. Uno’s kindly provides some light refreshments & snacks and there are a lot of chances to win some cool prizes (Not trying to brag here but our gift bag is definitely worth showing up for). Stop by and say “Hi!” and give our wheel a spin to check out your Deep Creek trivia & enjoy a cold sno-cone! We will be waiting!
Definitely Unforgettable!

Hard to believe that we are already into the month of July! We are now offering a crazy, can’t pass up Unforgettable Summer Blowout! Reserve our 8 bedroom home Unforgettable for the week of August 16th and receive over $2000 off for the whole week. Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true (I double checked!!) This home has absolutely everything you need for a “Lifetime of Memories” kind of vacation! Well, the 8 bedrooms alone tell you that it can easily occupy your whole extended family! It has a wonderfully large level yard that leads down to your dock slip! The real fun is inside where you have use of the private indoor swimming pool, 2 hot tubs, large flat screen TVs, pool table & more! This really is a phenomenal deal so please call today for complete details! (This won’t last long!) Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacation & Sales loves to help you and your family plan that special stay so give us a call today (1-866-351-1119 or online We can’t wait to see you at the lake!
Wow!! Love the View!

Your Deep Creek Tradition Starts Here!

Bear Trap’s Private Dock!
Cozy Great Room!
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales is proud to say that we offer a large variety of vacation homes for our guests; whether you are looking for that large 8 bedroom lakefront home with a private indoor pool for your whole extended family or if you are looking for that charming little log cabin for you and your other half, we have it. Our Reservation Specialists try our best to find the home that suits your needs and the needs of those that are sharing this Deep Creek adventure with you. Recently we added a home to our rental market that seemed like a perfect choice for a small family. Bear Trap is a beautifully decorated 2 bedroom lakefront home located in the tranquil community known as Thousand Acres. This is located on the southern end of Deep Creek Lake and while you are little farther removed from a lot of the shopping and dining establishments, you easily make up for it with the private setting, serene atmosphere, and the to-die-for lakefront. One step inside Bear Trap and you will embrace the luxury of the gleaming hardwood floors, the comfortable leather sofas and the large 70 inch Smart TV Flat Screen. The elegant and sophisticated décor continues to flow throughout the home giving you the “home away from home” feeling. Step outside and marvel at the wonderfully spacious level lawn that extends out to your private dock. A local tidbit or for those seasoned veterans, it is well known that some of the most spectacular Deep Creek sunsets occur on the southern end of the lake. Imagine spending your evenings, relaxing on your back deck or sitting on your dock and capturing that perfect sunset. The outdoor fire pit is ideal for hanging out in the evenings making s’mores and sharing your adventures of the day. Golf, anyone? Thousand Acres is also home to a golf course, literally a five minute drive down the road. This 18-hole championship golf course designed by Craig Schreiner was carefully designed to protect the environment and the natural beauty that surround the area. The prices are very agreeable as well. I highly recommend that your golfing friends check this one out. Currently we are running an Introductory Deal from now through 8/23 where you can receive up to 30% your stay in Bear Trap (Yes! 30%! I had to double check it myself because what a crazy great deal!
SUP? Stand Up Paddle Boarding!
 Give Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales a call (1-866-351-1119 or online at and let us help you create memories that will last a lifetime! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Getting educated in Nashville!

The gang @ The Grand Ole Opry! Yee-Haw!
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations’ owners and staff just returned from attending the Vacation Rental Managers Association held in Nashville, Tennessee. It was fun, exhausting, educational, and draining all in one. We started off our trip with a tour of Nashville on the first day of our arrival. While the tour bus lacked enthusiasm, the behind the scenes tour of The Grand Ole Opry was pretty amazing. To stand on a stage where so many stars had stood and performed was definitely cool and I’m glad we were able to get a group photo to capture it! Then the hard work began. Each day started off bright and early and entire days were spent attending educational and informative seminars that covered everything from the latest trends in Marketing, how to improve Reservations and Customer Service to information on utilizing the latest equipment and practicing safety issues in Maintenance and Housekeeping. During the breaks, we went to the vendor showcase where you were able to network with other companies to be wooed by the vendors and the services that they provide.

Deep Creek Sunrise
While there, Taylor-Made co-owner, Jodi, was elected to serve on the VRMA Board of Directors. This is very exciting news for our company and for the board in general as we feel confident that Jodi will put 110% effort trying to bring helpful suggestions and ideas to VRMA and all that it entails.

So, what does this mean to you? It means that Taylor-Made believes in the value of staying well educated on all levels of the Vacation Rental Industry and by attending the annual VRMA conference allows them to do this and pass this on to their homeowners and guests. It means that everything we learn, we pass along to our guests whether it’s finding an easier way to help you make a reservation or make a payment or even find a vacation home. From arrival to departure and everything in between, we want to make it fun and as effortless as possible.

Speaking of finding vacation homes, the holidays are quickly approaching so call now to begin planning your next Deep Creek excursion (1-866-351-1119 or online We can’t wait to see at the lake, y’all!