Vacation Safely: 4 Tips for Responsible Travel

With families ready to begin traveling and vacationing once more, the Taylor-Made team has some tips on how to have a safe vacation and be considerate of the community. We want to help keep everyone healthy!

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1.Follow Government Guidelines

It’s important to observe and respect rules and regulations in place for public safety. This includes but is not limited to adhering to recommendations or rules set forth by local or national governments with regards to how we travel and conduct ourselves in private and public settings. Stay aware of regulations that might impact your travel to Deep Creek. This includes guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations and social distancing.

Our county health department asks that visitors:

-Practice social distancing

-Wear a face mask (required) in all retail stores to prevent the spread

-Wash hands or use hand sanitizer when visiting retail establishments

If you have questions regarding COVID-19 while visiting DCL you can call the Garrett County COVID-19 Hotline at 301-334-7698.

2. Bring Supplies

Many communities around the country have limited supplies in grocery stores. Please plan to bring essential supplies and groceries that you can to ease the burden on local stores. This includes paper products, PPE, toiletries and cleaning products, groceries, laundry supplies, and other essentials. By bringing more of these with you, you’re ensuring you’ll have what you need for an enjoyable vacation. If you do need to visit local grocery stores, try to only send one person into the store to support social distancing.

You can also get groceries delivered to reduce visits to local stores. Destination Grocers is just one of the options. This also allows you to spend more time vacationing and less time shopping.

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Summer Vacations at Deep Creek & Safe Social Distancing

Summer vacations are something that families look forward to throughout the year. They give you an opportunity to press the pause button on your everyday life and truly enjoy your favorite people. Memories are made and traditions are started.

Now more than ever, we need a chance to decompress. The recent crisis has us all on edge. As we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, many are starting to think about planning safe summer vacations. Choosing a professionally managed vacation rental is by far the best vacation choice at the moment. Discover below why Deep Creek Lake is the perfect option for a safe and healthy summer trip.

If you decide you are interested in Deep Creek Lake real estate while you are here, contact Betsy Holcomb at 301-616-5022 or email

3 Reasons for Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacations

A Safe Vacation within Driving Distance
After all the recent uncertainty, you likely feel hesitant to plan a trip that air travel or public transportation. It is normal that you will still have concerns about venturing out into the world. Deep Creek Lake is within two hours from Pittsburgh and less than three hours from Baltimore and Washington, DC. A trip to the lake will give you a much needed change of scenery that is still close to home.

Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacations

Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals offer the same privacy you experience in your own house… just with a better view! Unlike a hotel, you won’t have to deal with shared spaces. Vacation rentals give you peace of mind that the only contact you and your family have is with each other. Your can make meals in your own kitchen and recreation is available right outside your door. Your vacation rental is exclusive to your family.

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Deep Creek Lake has Plenty of Room for Social Distancing
With nearly 90,000 acres of public lands, there is room to roam at a safe social distance. Eight state parks offer miles of trails for hiking, biking, cross country skiing and ATVs (permit required). From swimming and fishing to kayaking and canoeing, there is plenty of on-the-water fun too. Our wide open spaces offer a family-friendly experience at a relaxed pace. Spring and fall are quieter times of year when you can feel like you have the whole place to yourself.

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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 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.

Connect with Deep Creek Lake
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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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Past & Present: Log Cabins in Deep Creek, MD

Log cabins in Deep Creek, MD have long been a staple style of home. They evoke that perfect “mountain vibe” for vacationers, second home owners and full-time residents.

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Past: Log Cabins in Deep Creek, MD

As you might know, Deep Creek Lake was built in 1924-25; within about 10 years, people realized what a gem it was and began building “camps and cottages”.  Some of the early cottages were one-room log cabins, built with logs that had been felled for the lake’s construction.  According to the August 28, 1938 newsletter of the Deep Creek Lake Association, there were 189 private cottages and 80 cottages for rent around all of Deep Creek Lake.  Many of those were very modest log buildings accompanied by an outhouse (privy) with no running water.

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The Perfect Deep Creek Lake Memorial Day Getaway

Plan the perfect Deep Creek Lake Memorial Day getaway for your crew! The holiday weekend is the ideal time to enjoy a little R&R at the lake. You can kick-off the unofficial start to summer making fun memories with family and friends.

Relaxation Starts at DCL

Treat yourself to some rest and relaxation with your feet up as you enjoy views of Deep Creek Lake. We have the best selection of homes with top-of-the-line amenities and convenient locations. It is easy to de-stress at one of our beautiful Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals.

Smaller groups might want to consider staying in a townhome community. Many of them have shared amenities like indoor pools, tennis courts and lake access areas.

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If you are looking for something on a larger scale, we have that too. Our homes range from 1-10 bedrooms. There are options that meet just about every need so that you are completely comfortable. Continue reading The Perfect Deep Creek Lake Memorial Day Getaway