Bring on 2015!

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close. Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales had a wonderful year and we are once again so thankful for our many guests, friends, neighbors, and homeowners that we get to work with every day. As a company we saw many changes from adding new homes to our vacation rental market; (we officially made it past the 200 mark this year! So exciting!) to the big news of now offering a Real Estate Department to our company. Jay Ferguson brought his expertise in this field and has been growing a wonderful team of dedicated & proven professionals to our Sales Department. The fact that Jay also has a wonderful sense of humor and believes so highly in teamwork makes him a wonderful match for our Taylor-Made family.
 Our Taylor-Made team also got to attend some awesome and rewarding conferences and even hosted our first, The Big 8. (We invited 8 companies in the vacation rental industry to visit us in Deep Creek so that we could network and exchange new thoughts and ideas!) Each conference that was attended was another chance for our company to learn how to better serve our guests and homeowners. We covered a myriad of topics from Customer Service, the newest housekeeping and maintenance trends, to exploring new ideas in marketing and technology. (We are big advocates of keeping ourselves educated on all ideas involving the vacation rental industry!) Speaking of new technology and staying on top of things, this year we also were able to introduce the Phantom Vision Drone to Deep Creek Lake which allowed us to not only take spectacular aerial photos but some amazing videos of area activities as well. But we here at Taylor-Made always feel that all work and no play is just, well, boring. So, we played as well. We had our annual Soup Cook Off in the early spring (bragging rights go to yours truly!) Summer Kick Offs, End of Summer Party, Whiffle Ball tournaments, Corn hole tournaments, Thanksgiving Dinner, and a spectacular Christmas/ Holiday party (basically we just love to celebrate, no matter what the reason!)

Give us a call at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales and let us help you find that perfect dream home! We look forward to another exciting year! We wish you all a very happy & healthy New Year! Bring on 2015! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!  

You can have your (free) cake and eat it too! Happy Birthday Wisp!

After some beguiling weather, Mother Nature finally succumbed and realized that December + Garrett County = Snow! Lots of the wet, fluffy stuff blanketed the region on Thursday and I must say, it’s definitely breathtaking! Of course, this came just in the nick of time, as the ski enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting a turn to tackle the mountain. Next week marks the 56th birthday celebration of Wisp Resort! Hard to believe that back in the year 1955, what others saw as a simple cow pasture, was another man’s vision of something else entirely. Helmuth Heise opened the first ski trail, The Face, that year. It was accessible through a rope tow and one little log cabin served as the main lodge. Today, Wisp has 32 trails and 7 chairlifts! The official opening day is Saturday the 17th. Wisp will celebrate their birthday with significantly discounted lift tickets, rentals, and lessons, entertainment, games and even complimentary cake (you can’t go wrong with free cake!!) If you are like me and lack the ability to even stand on skis, let alone actually ski, don’t forget the snow tubing park and ice skating rink. There is definitely something for everyone. If you haven’t booked your winter getaway with Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations, then now is the time do us. Make sure you check out our e-brochure, http://www.deepcreekvacations.com/ for a full listing of all of our homes. As always, we are offering some fantastic ski packages so make sure you call to get the details. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you on the slopes!