Wine, anyone? Why, yes, please!

     The Labor Day holiday is among us and the staff @ Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations has been busy trying to help our guests visit us by offering some outstanding last minute deals! There are a lot of fun activities going on this weekend including the annual Labor Day sales offered at Wisp, Rudy’s, and High Mountain Sports. If you are looking for some great deals on snowboards, canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, ski equipment, you name it, then you definitely want to stop by one or all of these shops!

     A great big, heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who came out last Friday to visit us for our Grand Opening! It was awesome to see so many of our homeowners, renters, and supporters from the community. Also, a shout out to Sante Fe Grille, Brenda’s Pizzeria, Dutch’sPinelodge, Trader’s Coffee House, DC’s Bar & Restaurant, & Sorellee’s for the spectacular food spread. I’m not sure who that red head was that kept making frequent trips by the stuffed mushroom caps but someone should really consider explaining the whole “gluttony is wrong” concept. The evening was a huge success and again, we really appreciate the support.
     Don’t forget that next weekend, (September 7th– 9th) is the annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. This is a phenomenal event that is fun for the whole family and benefits the American Red Cross. Tickets can be purchased for a mere $25. This allows you into the festival all day and covers the cost of the entry, wine tasting, and a commemorative wine glass. A bevy of activities will be going on throughout the day. Local artists and food partisans will be peddling their ware. This is an awesome change to check out their art work, from jewelry to oil paintings, wood carvings, and more. You will also be able to purchase some specialty food items from some of our local food vendors. The wine shop will open until 7 pm as well. The kids will enjoy face painting, balloon art, air brush tattoos, carriage rides, a moon bounce & much more. Don’t forget the live music that can be enjoyed throughout the day. When you call to book your home, don’t forget to ask your Reservationist for some additional information on the Art & Wine packages that we offer that hook you up with. For a small fee of $45 per person, you can get not only the entire ticket to the festival but also a $25 gift certificate towards the wine pairing at one of the local participating restaurants on Friday evening. This truly is a festival worth checking out and it goes towards a wonderful charity.

Until next time, when we begin to embrace the notion of the Autumn season (my favorite time of year… leaves changing, Autumn Glory, and let’s not forget Football Season! Go Steelers!) we can’t wait to see you at the lake!


You’re Invited!!

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations would like to once again remind and invite everyone to join us tomorrow for our Grand Opening of our new office @ 35 Towne Centre Way! From 6-8 pm, we are inviting the public to join us in celebrating this wonderful milestone for our company.
    Back in 2008, owners Chad Taylor and Jodi & Joe Refosco took the bold move to open their own vacation rental company, and thus Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations was born. They began that journey with one single property and worked inside a 3 room office. As time went by, they added walls to accommodate the growing number of employees until finally in May 2012, we had the need to officially move to a bigger space. As owners, they were brought up in the customer service industry, working in all in-house positions at some point (to this day, if beds need made, hot tubs need serviced, or even if a guest has a computer issue, our homeowners are quick to step up and do anything and everything needed to ensure top notch customer service!)
     A family run business, many employees have worked with Joe, Jodi, & Chad before the opening of Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations. We have come to pride ourselves on the relaxed and fun atmosphere that both employees and owners bring to the office every day. In 2010, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations was awarded “Best in Class in Customer Service” by Vacation Rental Managers Association, the national association for the vacation rental industry. We feel that this is a direct result of working in such a pleasant and entertaining atmosphere.

     In joining us tomorrow evening, you will have the opportunity to tour both our main office and maintenance office, which also houses our laundry department. Delectable appetizers from various local restaurant vendors will be served along with beverages. Take a tour, learn some fun facts about our company, and basically just enjoy a relaxed evening among family and friends. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

One Last Summer Fling…

Oh, August, why must you leave us? Yes, I did slightly rant about this last week but it just seems slightly unfair. March creeps by and August, the extremely fun month, just sails by. Ho Hum… Labor Day is quickly approaching, so I highly recommend that you call us now to get in on some fantastic last minute deals. “Stay 3 nights for the Price of 2” is now being offered on all of our vacation homes. A great deal! www.deepcreekvacations.comor  call us @ 1-866-351-119 ( we are beyond available as our phone lines stay open every night until 9 pm!)

     So, what would one do over the holiday? If you are not playing in the lake or hiking @ one of the local state parks, I would also highly recommend checking out Wisp Resort. They offer a variety of super cool summer activities such as the mountain coaster, panoramic chair lift rides, zip-line tours, golf, and so much more. Check them out online @ www.wispresort.comor give them a call for availability @ 301-387-4000! Definitely worth checking it out!
      Sales galore will be going on as well. Stop by High MountainSports for their Gigantic Labor Day Sale! Lots of bargains on ski/ snowboarding equipment! They also offer boat tours of the lake, canoe/ kayak rentals, and dock slip rentals…just ask them, they probably offer it!
      Looking for something completely different? Something that you can go home and say “Hey, guess what amazing thing we did?” Experience life far from hectic, far from city, extremely peaceful and breathtaking in scenery. Pleasant Valley Dream Rides give guests the chance to stroll through the exquisite Amish country known as Pleasant Valley. Ray, the proprietor, provides a bevy of things to check out. Looking for a romantic carriage ride through the country or taking a family tour of a working Amish farm, they can help you out. For the photographer in the group, definitely bring the camera!
     I would like to give a little “shout out” to my girl, Lakeecha! I hooked her up for her Labor Day home and I think that she and her pals will have a blast. My first renter that made the connection that I write this blog and She Reads It!! (and likes it!!)  She completely made my day. I love hooking our guests up with all the inside info!
     Last minute deals, awesome staff ready to answer all of your Deep Creek questions, what more can we do? (Tell us… we will certainly try!) Labor Day… 2 weeks away! Call us now because we can not wait to see you on the lake!

We don’t do “small”! We do “GRAND!”

The days of August are flying by just a little too quickly but life in the mountains is still abundant with plenty of activities. Visitors and locals alike are defeating the warmer temperatures by cooling off in the lake or splashing around Swallow Falls State Park.
Life @ Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations has been quite busy these days. On August 24th from 6-8 pm, we are hosting a “Grand Opening” for the public to join us at our new office. Come on out and join us in the celebration and check out our new “Digs”! Light refreshments will be served and tours will be given throughout our main office and our new laundry facility. Our owners and staff will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions that you may have for us. It’s going to be a fun time and we hope to see you there.

Don’t forget to begin making plans to join us for the Annual Art & Wine Festival, held in the heart of McHenry for the weekend of September 7th- 9th. Growing in popularity, the festival is held throughout the weekend beginning with wine pairing at some of our local restaurants on Friday, while the actual festival is help all day Saturday.  Offering kid’s games, prizes, and entertainment, this is a spectacular event for the whole family to enjoy. We offer an amazing package for a mere $45 that gives a $25 gift certificate towards Friday’s pairing, admission to the festival on Saturday, a commemorative wine glass, and free early check in or late check out (dependent on availability). Look for more details to come on the actual events in the upcoming week.

Now, is the perfect time to call our office to book your vacation home for the Labor Day holiday. We are offering some fantastic last minute deals and our Reservation Specialists are available 7 days a week to help you find the perfect vacation home to accommodate you and your guests. We look forward to hearing from you and we can’t wait to see you on the lake!