Taylor-Made owners and guests benefit from our in-house vacation rental maintenance team. They have the experience and expertise to handle almost any situation that may arise.
Over the past year, we sought out local talent with specific skill-sets to save our owners money. We identified tasks associated with high-cost vendors, and hired new team members accordingly. Once they were onboard, they received extensive customer service training so that they could easily interact with guests or owners. Expanding our team to include HVAC, plumbing and electrical experts can save owners $150+ on a routine service call.
Gary Paugh, Maintenance Manager
Gary has been with Taylor-Made for eight years. His background in the military and positive attitude make him a natural leader. A native of nearby Mineral County, WVA, his years in the Army took him around the world to Korea, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. While in the service, he was a Platoon Sargent who supervised thirty-one people.
In his years with Taylor-Made, Gary has earned certifications for the repair of HVAC systems, hot tubs, plumbing and appliances. He feels that we have the best maintenance team yet with a very diverse knowledge base and willingness to learn new things. Gary says, “It makes me feel proud to work here – like I did in the military.” Continue reading Meet Our Vacation Rental Maintenance Team
Buying lakefront real estate is a different experience than buying an ordinary home in a typical neighborhood. When you buy lakefront real estate at Deep Creek, you are also buying a way of life.
Buyers frequently ask our agents about lakefront real estate. Our experts point out all of the differences and things to be aware of. Here are some of their best tips to get you started on your Deep Creek Lake real estate search.
Secure Financing Early
Figure out your financing early on in the process. Unless you are paying in cash, you will need to obtain a mortgage. Getting pre-approved is key when buying a lakefront home. Lakefront home sellers are often advised by their agent to only accept an offer from a pre-approved buyer. Continue reading Tips for Buying Lakefront Real Estate at Deep Creek
Wisp Resort snow tubing is a favorite Deep Creek Lake winter activity! There are “no skills required”, so the entire family can enjoy it together.
About Wisp Resort Snow Tubing
Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park offers twelve tubing lanes. Each one is 750 feet long. This area has its own snowmaking and grooming machines. Grab a tube and ride one of the two conveyor carpets to the top of the hill. Staff is on hand to help you out at the top and bottom.
What you need to know before you go
Wisp Resort snow tubing is popular, so reservations are recommended. Each session is two hours. There is no age limit, but kids must be 42 inches tall to go tubing. Currently, the cost for standard sessions is $24 and premium sessions are $34. Always check with Wisp for the most up-to-date pricing. Continue reading Wisp Resort Snow Tubing: 5 Things to Know Before You Go
See Deep Creek Lake on HGTV as Jay Ferguson, Broker & Co-Owner of the real estate division, helps buyers choose the perfect Deep Creek Lake home!
Deep Creek Lake on HGTV
Jay was chosen to be featured on HGTV’s brand new series “Lake House Hunters”. It is a spin-off of the wildly popular “House Hunters” series. If you haven’t seen the original show, a real estate agent takes buyers to three different properties that meet their criteria. It gives you an inside glimpse at the decisions and emotions that are part of the home buying process. The show ends with them choosing the right home to meets their needs.
Premiering January 1, 2018 at 6PM EST (check local listings to confirm), the Deep Creek Lake episode follows Ferguson and the Du Plessis family as they search for a lakefront property at Deep Creek Lake. Continue reading Check Out Taylor-Made’s Jay Ferguson & Deep Creek Lake on HGTV!
Holiday donations are have been an annual tradition for nearly a decade. The entire Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales team chips in to help. Commitment to community is a key part of our company culture. We work closely with local organizations to identify exactly what they need and the best ways to provide help.
At Thanksgiving, our team members brought in all of the fixings for three holiday dinners and the company supplied turkeys. Those holiday donations went to the House of Hope’s Hoyes food pantry that serves the Deep Creek Lake area. The House of Hope is a non-denominational, non-profit network of volunteers who provide assistance to those having trouble making ends meet. They receive no funding from any government organization. Continue reading Holiday Donations to Help Our Community
The Festival of Trees Garrett County is held every Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. For 2017 the festival dates are November 24th and 25th. Friday hours are 9-5 and Saturday hours are 9-4 with the live auction of trees starting at 6PM. Tickets are available at the door for $5 and proceeds benefit the Dove Center.
Fun for all ages, you can see beautiful trees decorated with unique themes by local businesses and organizations. Each day, the fun kicks off with breakfast with Santa. The cost is $10 per person with seatings at 9 and 10AM. You will get a full breakfast plus priority in line for a professional photo with Santa in his sleigh. Continue reading Festival of Trees Garrett County
October 2017 Deep Creek Lake events are keeping folks entertained as they enjoy the beautiful display of fall colors. If you are thinking of visiting the area to meet with an sales agent, vacation rental specials make it easy to slip away for a weekend.
50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival
Countywide festivities celebrate the beauty of autumn. The Grand Feature Autumn Glory parade is Saturday at 1PM. Other activities include the Maryland State Fiddle & Banjo Championships, the Western Maryland Tournament of Bands, craft & antique shows and much more.
Fall Colors Hike
Meet at the Deep Creek Lake Discover Center at 10AM to take a guided hike along the scenic Meadow Mountain Trail. Continue reading October 2017 Deep Creek Lake Events
Explore Nearby Ohiopyle, PA
With an appeal all its own, Ohiopyle is well-known by outdoor enthusiasts, offering adventures ranging from mild to wild. It is less than a one hour drive from the Deep Creek Lake area making it an easy daytrip.
The name Ohiopyle was derived from a native american indian word “ohiopehhla” meaning white frothy water – which you will find in abundance on the Youghiogheny River.
Incredible scenery and fun activities draw people to this quiet town in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. Here are just a few of the “must dos” when visiting: Continue reading Deep Creek Daytrips: Visit Ohiopyle, PA
In its 11th year, the 2017 SavageMan Triathlon Festival is September 16-17. It’s a race that’s known for its beautiful scenery and intense challenges. Competitors swim, bike, and run to prove they have what it takes to tackle the most “savage” triathlon in the world!
The SavageMan Triathlon consists of three separate races and is exciting for spectators and competitors alike. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your weekend: Continue reading SavageMan Triathlon Quick Guide
Your Deep Creek event update for late summer includes fun festivals and great events that are being held throughout the area. Check out last minute vacation specials, and head to Deep Creek Lake. It is a great time to have some fun while you are touring Deep Creek homes for sale.
Free concerts at Wisp Resort continue every Wednesday through August 30th. Bring a blanket or some chairs, and be there at 6:30.
Tunes & Brews
September 2, 1-7PM
Enjoy great live music and craft brews at Wisp Resort. Continue reading Your Deep Creek Event Update for Late Summer