Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp



 

Villages of Wisp is a Deep Creek Lake community of townhomes that is well-known as a great place to stay during the winter months.  The ski-in/ski-out location makes it a convenient spot for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes.   With the lodge at Wisp Resort within a five-minute drive (or less), other winter activities like ice skating, snow tubing, and cross country skiing are easily enjoyed too.

Deep Creek Lake Community Villages of Wisp

When the snow melts, the central location makes this an ideal spot to experience the best of Deep Creek Lake activities, restaurants and events. Continue reading “Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp”

State Park Spotlight: Deep Creek Lake State Park



 

A favorite summer destination, Deep Creek Lake State Park is home to endless outdoor adventures on water and on land.  It’s a popular spot throughout all four seasons, but it truly shines in the summertime.

If you are at Deep Creek this summer, grab your floats and flip-flops and head to the sandy beach at Deep Creek Lake State Park.  It’s a great place to spend a sunny afternoon swimming, picnicking, and enjoying the view.  Tables, grills, restrooms, and a bathhouse are all available for you to use.  If you’re vacationing with a larger group, you may want to consider reserving one of the pavilions in advance.  Lifeguards are on duty at the designated swimming area from 10AM-6PM Memorial Day through Labor Day. deep_creek_lake_state_park

Wisp Resort operates the concession stand at the state park where you can get ice cream, cold drinks, and snacks.  You can also rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board from them.  Continue reading “State Park Spotlight: Deep Creek Lake State Park”

Spring Weddings at Deep Creek Lake Vacation Homes



 

Spring wedding season is upon us at Deep Creek Lake.  Excited brides and grooms are finalizing their plans and our event coordinator is busy taking care of the last minute details.

Deep Creek Lake destination weddings have become increasingly popular over the years.  Scenic mountain vistas and beautiful lake views provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor spring weddings and throughout the rest of the year too.

We offer a wide variety of wedding friendly homes that are ideal to host your big day.  From intimate affairs at a classic mountain lodge to larger gatherings at a luxury chalet, there’s something to meet the taste of every couple.deep creek lake spring weddings

Depending on the size of your group, the ceremony and reception can be held by the water’s edge or on a deck overlooking the lake and mountains. Our event coordinator can guide you through the process of contacting vendors for tent rentals, catering, flowers, and more.  We’ll help you with all of the small details that go into making your day truly memorable.

If you’re looking for Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals to house your group but would like to hold your ceremony elsewhere, we can help with that too.  We assist you with choosing homes that are close together and in the area that you prefer.  Additionally, we can provide you with a list of local churches or other unique venue options like Swallow Falls State Park.

Spring weddings in the mountains of Western Maryland gives you the chance to combine a great getaway with the most important day of your life.  Imagine enjoying Deep Creek Lake activities like boating, hiking, and kayaking with your favorite people as you look forward to the big event.  It’s an opportunity to share time with people that you may not see often enough throughout the year.

Request more information about Deep Creek Lake spring weddings (and other seasons too!), and we’ll help you get started.  In the meantime, browse our wedding friendly homes to explore all of the options that are available.

Taylor-Made Top 5: Garrett County Fair Edition



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2019 Garrett County Fair Dates: July 27th – August 3rd

This year is the 63rd anniversary of the Garrett County Fair and to mark that milestone, I put together a Top 5 list of things you absolutely have to do.  As a native of the Deep Creek Lake area and longtime fair attendee, I feel I’m more than qualified to point out some of the best things about this favorite summer event. Continue reading “Taylor-Made Top 5: Garrett County Fair Edition”

Deep Creek Lake Hot Tubs Sales & Service



We’re excited to announce that we are now part of the Sundance Spas® family! We recently launched a hot tub sales division to serve home owners at Deep Creek Lake as well as residents of the surrounding tri-state area.

As an authorized dealer of Sundance Spas®, we can easily help you determine which hot tub model best fits your needs and budget.  Our team is certified to provide service for Sundance Spas products too.
Deep Creek Lake Hot TubsRight now we’re offering exceptional introductory rates, so it’s the perfect time to buy to get the best price.

Working with Sundance Spas®, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributer of acrylic spas, was a natural choice for us. With a vast selection and superior product, we can serve Deep Creek Lake vacation rental home owners as well as those looking for a spa for their private residence.

HOT TUBS FOR DEEP CREEK LAKE VACATION RENTALS
Deep Creek Lake hot tubs are a popular amenity in vacation rental properties. They are often requested by guests and can help increase your rental income. Certain models are better suited for vacation rental homes than others. Continue reading “Deep Creek Lake Hot Tubs Sales & Service”

Garrett County Gran Fondo: A Weekend of Fun Events



 

Garrett Trails’ “Best of Garrett Weekend” kicks-off the summer season at Deep Creek Lake with lots of fun events in addition to the Garrett County Gran Fondo on June 25th.  Taylor-Made is excited to be a lodging sponsor of the big race this year!

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Here’s the breakdown of events that are favorites for locals and visitors:

GARRETT COUNTY GRAN FONDO – SATURDAY, JUNE 25
With routes with names like the “Masochistic Metric” and the “Diabolical Double”, Continue reading “Garrett County Gran Fondo: A Weekend of Fun Events”

Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing – A Favorite Spring Activity



 

During the spring months, Deep Creek Lake area fishing opportunities abound!

Fishing is as much about the catch as it is about experiencing the outdoors. Garrett County’s miles of cold mountain rivers, lakes and streams have made it a favorite fishing destination. You can take a boat out on the lake, wade into a fast flowing stream or head to one of the area’s many state parks that offer fishing.

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With 3,900 acres to explore, Deep Creek Lake supports a wide variety of desirable game fish. It is best known for its large and smallmouth bass fishery. Other common species include: walleye, brown and rainbow trout, chain pickerel, northern pike and yellow perch.

Tips for successful Deep Creek Lake fishing: Continue reading “Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing – A Favorite Spring Activity”

Deep Creek Lake Golf Getaways



 

Now that spring has officially arrived, Deep Creek Lake golf courses are gearing up for another great season. Four area courses offer a variety of options for hitting the links. Plus, Deep Creek Lake spring vacation rental specials make it an affordable time to get away.

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Guide to Golf at Deep Creek Lake

Lodestone at Wisp Resort – 800.462.9477
Ranked the #2 public course in Maryland by Golf Week Magazine 2012-2015, this challenging course offers some of the largest greens on the East Coast. It was shaped by Hale Irwin, a 3 time U.S. Open Champion. The rugged natural landscape creates scenic focal points and sweeping lake views provide a beautiful backdrop at several points throughout the course.  MORE INFO

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Get the Best Price on Your Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rental



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When you’re searching for the perfect Deep Creek Lake vacation rental for your family, there are a variety of things you look at – Does it have the right number of bedrooms?  Is it in the location that you love best?  How many can it accommodate?  Of course, the most important criteria is the price of the home and if it is within your budget.

Recently, HomeAway, VRBO, and VacationRentals implemented a “traveler fee” to reservations booked through their websites.  It varies from 4%-10% of the total value of the booking (not to exceed $499).  When booking through these sites, you can review the fee by looking at “view details” of the booking section.

Why pay more for your vacation when you don’t have to?

We list our homes on these sites in order to give our properties maximum visibility.  In light of this recent change, we encourage you to make your reservations for Deep Creek Lake vacation homes directly through www.deepcreekvacations.com or call 1-866-351-1119.

We appreciate our guests and understand that vacations are an investment.  We always want you to get the best value when you choose one of our homes.

Top 14 Deep Creek Lake Winter Activities for Non-Skiers



It’s a common conundrum – what’s a non-skier to do when friends and family are hitting the slopes at Wisp Resort?  Deep Creek Lake winter activities offers lots of options that can keep every member of your crew entertained.  It’s a great way to enjoy a weekend getaway near Pittsburgh, Baltimore, or Washington, DC.

Here are just a few of our favorite Deep Creek Lake winter activities for the non-skiers staying at a Deep Creek Lake vacation rental:

Deep Creek Lake winter activities

Hiking at Swallow Falls State Park
Crisp white snow makes this beautiful place even more spectacular, and it’s definitely a must see throughout all four seasons.  If you’re up for some serious hiking, explore trails to all three of the waterfalls – Swallow Falls, Muddy Creek Falls, and Tolliver Falls.  There is also a handicap accessible trail and view platform at Muddy Creek Falls for those that need an easier route or just want to take a short stroll.   Be sure to bring your camera and wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots.  Trails can be slippery during the winter months.  Get more info.

Simon Pearce Tours
Watch master glassblowers at work, then shop for the beautiful items they make in the retail store.  You can also choose from a wide variety of second-quality glass. Located in Mountain Lake Park, it is just a short drive from most Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals. Find out more.

Guided Snowshoe Tours
Weather permitting, All Earth Eco Tours offers another great way to experience Swallow Falls State Park.   Their snowshoe tours are a “no experience required” way to cruise through the woods and take in the scenery.  For those seeking high adventure, ask about their trips to Big Savage Mountain and Lost Lands.

Sleigh Rides at Deep Creek Lake

Sleigh Rides
One of the classic Deep Creek Lake winter activities, you can t
ake a ride back in time as you swish through open fields and over hills listening to the sound of muffled hoof beats in the snow.  Sleigh rides at Pleasant Valley Dream Rides are an ideal way to enjoy the outdoors no matter what your age.

Cold Drinks By a Warm Fire
Get cozy by the fire place at local restaurants like Uno Chicago Grill or Dutch’s at Silver Tree, and warm-up with your favorite beverage.

Sled Riding at Blackwater Falls State Park
Within one hour of the Deep Creek Lake area, you’ll find the ultimate sledding hill!  Head to Blackwater Falls State Park to ride up on a conveyor, sled to the bottom, and repeat!  Bring your own sled or rent one on-site.

Sample Award Winning Cheeses
Stop by Firefly Farms in nearby Accident, to try their award winning goat cheese and browse their selection of gourmet foods. For an enhanced experience, you can also make pairing reservations.

Cross Country Skiing
With minimal instruction, you can kick and glide on cross country ski trails at Wisp Resort, Herrington Manor State Park, and New Germany State Park.  Rental equipment is available at each location, and Wisp offers intro lessons as well.

Shops & Antiques
Avoid the cold temperatures when you visit area shops and antique stores.  Schoolhouse Earth, Bear Creek Traders, and High Mountain Sports are a few of our favorites at the lake.  Take a short drive to Oakland to browse antiques at Englander’s or Cabin Fever. While you are there, hit up Flipside Sounds – a new vinyl shop in downtown Oakland.

Deep Creek Ninja Factory
This indoor obstacle course is big fun for ages 5 and up! There are 4 different levels of difficulty, so it can be as challenging or as easy as you like.

Museum Tours
When visiting Oakland, history buffs should stop at the two museums operated by the Garrett County Historical Society.  Return to the past as you explore area treasures, learn about early settlers, and check out Model T Fords.

Snow Tubing & Mountain Coaster Rides
Wisp Resort is well-known for skiing, but they also offer a variety of activities that anyone can enjoy. Reserve a snow tubing session or take a ride on the mountain coaster.

Arcades
Everyone in your group will enjoy playing a wide variety of current and vintage arcade games and snacking on great food at Fun Unlimited.

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Fun for kids of all ages, the Discovery Center is a one-of-a-kind environmental center with hands-on exhibits that showcase the natural resources of Western Maryland.  Children can enjoy special programs each weekend like pine cone bird feeder making or feeding some of the resident critters.