Mid Summer Deep Creek Lake Events

Summer Deep Creek

Make plans to visit for mid summer Deep Creek events and enjoy being on #laketime with family and friends. There are activities for all ages and interests!

Little Yough Summer Music Festival
Every Friday through September 1, 7-9PM
Head to the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland for this free summer concert series.

Artist Studio Tour
July 22-23, 11AM-5PM
Get a rare opportunity to meet local artists in their studios and learn about their work. Continue reading Mid Summer Deep Creek Lake Events

Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Fireworks Deep Creek Lake

From fireworks over the water to small town parades loaded with charm, the Deep Creek Lake area is a favorite place to celebrate Independence Day!  I put together a guide to some “can’t miss” events that you have to check out if you are here for the holiday.  They include some tips to finding the best spot to watch Deep Creek Lake fireworks. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

June 2017: Deep Creek Events

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Deep Creek events are popping up everywhere this month! You can shop for farm fresh produce, test your endurance with a long distance bike ride, taste delicious treats from Deep Creek Lake restaurants and much more!

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Activities Daily throughout the Month
From guided hikes and aviary tours to butterfly walks and crafts for kids, the Discovery Center can help you explore the outdoors.

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10AM-1PM, Mountain Fresh Pavilion in Oakland
From now until Oct. 28, you can head to Oakland for fresh produce, baked goods, meats, jewelry, crafts, local honey and much more!
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Top Tips for New Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Deep Creek Vacation Rentals

Many people who love vacationing at Deep Creek Lake dream of one day owning a home here. Putting your home on the vacation rental market can make the cost of a second home more affordable.

If you are new Deep Creek vacation rental owners and you want to be sure your home rents well, there are important things to know when buying a property so that you can maximize your income. Things like location, amenities and size should play a key role in the decision making process.

Location, Location, Location

If you have been a frequent visitor to Deep Creek in the past, you likely have an idea of some of the more popular locations and the benefits that they offer throughout the seasons. You will also want to keep your own needs in mind – do you love to ski or is on-the-water fun more your style?

Things to consider:

-Northern end lakefront homes do very well, but this is a busier area.

-Look at the body of water, is it deep water, is it shallow, is it level or does it have stairs, is there a view? Continue reading Top Tips for New Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Deep Creek this Summer

When you visit Deep Creek Lake, the scenic beauty and endless activities will draw you back year-after-year. Summer is one of the most popular times for families and friends to gather at a Deep Creek vacation rental to make “mountain memories”.

Here are a few of our favorite photos that we hope will inspire your first visit or a return trip to visit Deep Creek:

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Lakeside Fire Pit

Deep Creek Lake State Park Continue reading 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Deep Creek this Summer

Favorite Deep Creek Dunk Photos

Crazy costumes, the festive atmosphere and lots of happy faces are some of our favorite things about our Deep Creek Dunk photos. Benefitting Special Olympics of Maryland, we salute the brave dunkers who take an icy dip for a great cause.

Check our specials and make plans to be here on February 25 for the 2017 Dunk!

Deep Creek Dunk Photos

Pictures of Deep Creek Dunk Continue reading Favorite Deep Creek Dunk Photos

5 Favorite Oakland Winter Fest Activities

Oakland Winter Fest Ice Carving

Oakland Winter Fest is normally held the Saturday and Sunday of President’s Day weekend each year.  Due to warm temperatures, the 2017 Winter Fest celebration was rescheduled for February 25 & 26. It is a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family. You can stroll through the historic downtown as you enjoy delicious food and fun activities.

I picked out 5 of my favorite Oakland Winter Fest activities that you absolutely don’t want to miss!

Oakland Winter Fest

Watch Master Ice Carver Bill Sandusky create beautiful sculptures. Each year, Bill travels from Erie, PA to create more than 30 unique ice carvings that decorate the sidewalks. You can watch his demonstrations or check out one of the interactive sculptures like the ice bowling alley that is a big hit with the kids! Continue reading 5 Favorite Oakland Winter Fest Activities

Deep Creek Dunk: A Complete Guide to Weekend Events

Deep Creek DunkThe Deep Creek Dunk is a favorite winter event that draws big crowds to that area each year. The 2017 Deep Creek dunk is February 25 at Uno Chicago Grill/the Honi-Honi bar. Taylor-Made is a proud sponsor of the festivities that benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD).

If you’re not familiar, the Deep Creek Dunk was started in 1998 with the support of the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police. Individuals and teams commit to “dunking” in the icy lake water and raise funds for SOMD during the months prior. The day of the event takes on a festive atmosphere with music and a costume contest keeping everyone entertained.

Here’s the complete schedule for Deep Creek Dunk weekend:

Friday, February 24
Goosebumps & Grapes – Head to the Honi-Honi from 6-10PM for an evening of fire and wine. The $20 admission goes to Special Olympics. You can get toasty around the bonfire as you taste a variety of wine from Republic National Distributing Company. Continue reading Deep Creek Dunk: A Complete Guide to Weekend Events

Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake New Year’s Getaways

Deep Creek New Year's GetawaysDeep Creek Lake New Year’s getaways are a favorite way to celebrate with family and friends. There are lots of fun activities, festive events, and the mountain scenery makes your trip all the more memorable. It is a truly special way to usher in the New Year.

Our quick guide includes reservation tips as well as events. I’ll keep it updated as area happenings are announced, so be sure to check back often.

Reserve your home early! I can’t stress that enough. Our homes typically sell out well in advance of the holiday. If you wait until December 1 to make plans, availability will very limited.

-If you are hosting a gathering at one of our homes, take the stress out of the festivities by having it catered or by picking up takeout. Visit our concierge page to see Deep Creek restaurants.

MoonShadow, in Accident, MD, is hosting a NYE party that features entertainment by Optimus Riff. A $20 ticket covers music, appetizer, dessert, and a champagne toast. Call 301.750.5094 for more info. Continue reading Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake New Year’s Getaways

Upcoming Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events

Deep Creek Lake Holiday EventsDeep Creek Lake holiday events keep things festive in the mountain of Western Maryland throughout late November and early December. If you love unique, local art or are looking for fun kids’ activities, you won’t be disappointed.

It is easy to catch the spirit of the season when you experience fun activities with friends and family. The best way to start is to choose your perfect mountain home – maybe one with a cozy fireplace or bubbling outdoor hot tub – and then plan your trip around one of these favorite Deep Creek Lake holiday events.

FESTIVAL OF TREES GARRETT COUNTY
November 25-26 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, 10AM-6PM
Benefitting the Dove Center, there are lots of family activities to enjoy. Breakfast with Santa, crafts, face painting, and more will keep the kids entertained. Plus, you can shop for holiday gifts from local artisans and vendors. Beautifully decorated trees are found throughout the exhibit hall, and they are auctioned off at 6PM on Saturday as the grand finale. MORE INFO Continue reading Upcoming Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events