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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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):
-A death in the family
-Required to work
-Extension of the school year
“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.