5 Ways to Connect with Deep Creek from Home



Connect with Deep Creek Lake from home! These are challenging times for sure, but technology allows us to connect with our favorite places. We can’t welcome you to the lake right now, but there are a few ways to bring a little bit of the Deep Creek to you.

This post is brought to you by Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Sales Agent and Co-Owner of Taylor-Made’s real estate division. Should you have any questions about buying or selling at Deep Creek Lake, you can reach her at betsy@deepcreekvacations.com or 301-616-5022.

We hope that at least one of these ways to connect with Deep Creek Lake brighten your day or week! 

Connect with the Lake

1. Take a look at our live Deep Creek Lake web cam. Sometimes just looking at the lake can ease your mind. Treat yourself to a “lake break” and get a live look at Deep Creek on Taylor-Made’s webcam. It has great sunset views too!

2. Leave a review for your favorite Deep Creek Lake businesses. Small businesses are having a hard time right now. Show support to your favorite restaurants or activities at the lake by leaving a review. You can think about happy times you have spent at the lake and mention how that business made your experience better.

3. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram. Stay in touch through social media. We are posting about what is happening in the area along with sharing beautiful photos and fun videos.

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Easter Dinner Takeout at the Lake



Easter dinner takeout options make holiday meal planning easy! Whether you pick-up an entire feast with all the fixings or just some sweet treats, it is a great way to show your support for local restaurants.

Lots of other area restaurants that are offering takeout will be open too, but keep in mind some may close for the holiday. Be sure to give them a call to verify their hours.

Easter Dinner Takeout

The Cornucopia CafeOrder by 6PM April 9th!
(301) 895-8142

Pre-order a dinner package for pick-up Saturday, April 11. Each package includes an entree, a hot side, two cold sides and a soup. Plus, you can pick-up wine to go with your holiday meal.

Trader’s Coffee House
(301) 387-9246

Easter bundles from Trader’s offer lots of options to enjoy starting with coffee and quiche for breakfast and peanut butter eggs and cookies to snack on throughout the day. Please order 24 hours in advance. Drop-off in Garrett County is available too!

The Casselman Bakery & Cafe
(240) 442-5202

Give them a call to order dinner for four that includes ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, bread and a fruit pie of your choice for $39.99.

The Vagabond Taproom
(240) 813-9373

Available for takeout or local delivery, this popular Oakland spot is serving a traditional Easter dinner on Sunday. You can get your growler filled with craft beer too!

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Check Out 3D Tours of Deep Creek Lake Homes for Sale



You can still get an inside look at Deep Creek Lake homes for sale. Even if you can’t be there in person, 3D tours allow you to do a “virtual walk through” of more than twenty Taylor-Made Listings.

Matterport 3D tours are a benefit for buyers and sellers alike. Buyer’s can get a closer look at listings while sellers get added exposure.

3D Tours of Deep Creek Lake Homes For Sale

Here are just a few of our listings with 3D tours. Sit back, relax and browse Deep Creek Lake real estate while practicing social distancing.

90 Bethesda Trail, Lake Front, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths

268 Lehman Lane, Established Vacation Rental, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths

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Experience Deep Creek Lake – Virtually!



Experience Deep Creek Lake from the comfort of your home! Right now is not the time to travel, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop enjoying the world around you. You can take a virtual vacation instead!

We put together some of our favorite videos that you can watch with your family. If you are feeling inspired, start planning a future trip when the time is right. Check out our YouTube and Vimeo channels to see more videos.

Experience Deep Creek Lake – Videos

Check out some of Deep Creek Lake’s most scenic spots and favorite activities. Whether you need a moment of zen or you’re looking for new adventures, there is something for every interest.

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25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake Cross Country Skiing

When you visit Deep Creek Lake, the scenic beauty and endless activities will draw you back year-after-year. Four seasons of activities make it the ideal place 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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Wisp Resort Lodging

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Adapting to Serve Clients: Taylor-Made Real Estate During COVID-19



How has COVID-19 changed the landscape for conducting real estate activities? 

REALTORS®️ are using a variety of tactics to connect buyers and sellers during the COVID-19 era. Real estate is a very personal, interactive and relationship built business. Our team is committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy. We are finding ways to continue to work hard for our clients while offering great service in a time of social distancing.

Staying Connected with Technology

Taylor-Made real estate agents are working remotely during our stay-home orders. There are lots of ways that we can communicate with clients virtually. 

-Agents have been doing home tours and open houses with platforms like Facebook Live or YouTube to show a newly listed properties. Buyers can post their questions about the property and make plans to view it at a later date.

-Another way to stay in touch with our clients is through educational posts on social media. Buyers and Sellers are wanting to know how things are in our area, what we are seeing with the market, if business has been affected and so on. Keeping open lines of communication and daily updates will alleviate some stress to those that own here or are seeking a second home at the lake.

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An Inside Look: Taylor-Made’s Housekeeping, Laundry & Hot Tub Departments



As your trusted partner for great vacations, and in light of recent headlines, we want to give you an inside look at some of the many “back of the house” procedures that into maintaining a safe and clean environment. Lots of great people make up our team, and their goal is to provide you with the best vacation possible.

(Please note that Taylor-Made canceled all reservations March 20-April 6, 2020 with everyone’s safety in mind. We continue to abide by the recommendations and mandates of state and local officials.)

Housekeeping & Laundry

In this video, Joe Refosco, Taylor-Made owner, chats with some of those team members. Shelia McCracken is our General Manager and oversees the housekeeping and laundry departments. She discusses some of the ongoing training and processes we have in place along with products that are used.

Highlights include:

-Housekeepers are following our existing cleaning standards but have increased focus on high touch and high traffic areas.

-They use products provided by Taylor-Made that are EPA certified and meet the standards for hospital use.

-Taylor-Made has an in-house laundry facility that can clean linens and dry them at high temperatures.

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Take-out and Delivery Options at Deep Creek Lake

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The COVID-19 situation has created unprecedented challenges for all of us. Recently, all bars and restaurants have been closed to dine-in guests in accordance with a mandate from the governor.

Deep Creek Food Taxi is an option for delivery too. They will deliver food from local restaurants as well as groceries.

Listed below are Deep Creek Lake area restaurants that are offering take-out and/or delivery. Things change quickly, so we urge you to call to check availability.

3rd Street Diner
(301) 334-3300

Arrowhead Market
(301) 387-4020

Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant
(301) 387-0500

Brenda’s Pizzeria
(301) 387-1007

Burger King (McHenry)
(301) 387-2561

Cornucopia Cafe
(301) 895-8142

Deep Creek Seafood
(240) 488-1042

Deep Creek Shop n’ Save Deli
(301) 387-4075

Dutch’s at Silver Tree
(301) 387-0525

Firefly Farms
(301) 746-8188

Heidi’s Bakery & Cafe
(240) 321-5804

High Country Creamery
(240) 979-0620 ext 1005

JG’s Pub
(301) 387-6369

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Deep Creek Travel Insurance for Your Vacation

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Deep Creek travel insurance offered by Taylor-Made allows you to make reservations with confidence. From illness and injury to weather and school schedule changes, there are a variety of situations that might affect your travel plans.

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Cancel for Any Reason Coverage

The Deep Creek travel insurance that we offer is from Rental Guardian. You can purchase a “Cancel for Any Reason” policy when you book your Deep Creek vacation rental home.

Here’s how it works:

If you cancel for a covered reason, they cover 100% of your reservation cost. (Less the cost of the insurance premium.)

Covered reasons with documentation include (but are not limited to):
-Illness
-Injury
-A death in the family
-Required to work
-Extension of the school year

There are more than 30 covered reasons to cancel. Get more details on coverage.

If you cancel for any reason that is not covered, you will will receive 70% reimbursement. (excludes NY and WA travelers)

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February 2020 Real Estate Rundown By Jay Ferguson



“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain

My name is Jay Ferguson and I am one of the owners of the real estate division of Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I am entering my 19th year in the real estate business here in Garrett County and at Deep Creek Lake.If you are interested, you can click here find out more about me personally and my background.

I will be writing a monthly blog post about our local real estate market, sharing & interpreting statistics and offering some insights into the market as a whole…as I see it. These are my personal thoughts and musings about the market in general and are not intended as anything more specific. And, to be clear, I am an optimistic, glass half-full kind of guy.  

Lastly, every stat I reference is based on the official stats published by Bright MLS on or around the 15th of each month. My plan is to give you straightforward stats coupled with my analysis from the front lines and let you interpret what you read in your own way.

Our market remains hot so far in 2020.You would think the warmer temperatures and winter weather ‘struggles’ we have experienced would put a damper on things here, but the truth is – the numbers tell a different story. Vacationers are still coming up, regardless of the weather. We are selling out 100% of our rentals on these prime ski weekends, so that tells me there is more than a ski resort that is a draw to so many. We are blessed to live in a special place and I think people truly love coming here as their sanctuary/family getaway. THAT – and not the weather (or lack thereof) is what is driving the real estate market we see. Supply is LOW. Demand is HIGH. That is a winning recipe for shedding inventory and driving prices up. I think our ‘spring market’ is here in full force, albeit a little earlier than usual.

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