I do @ Deep Creek!

 
Amanda @ the TMDCV booth!
 I recently had the privilege of attending Cavanaugh’s Bridal Show held in Pittsburgh with our Event Coordinator, Amanda. I was a definite 1st timer so with that in mind, I had absolutely no idea of what to expect. First impression “Wow!” It was amazing and I know this sounds a little girly, if you may, but it was so pretty. Every detail that you would need to know in order to have a successful wedding, you would find here. How are you going to get to your wedding? Limo, of course. But here comes the interesting part, you now have options of what kind of limo? Certain color? Certain decorations? Music? Throughout the showcase, vendors were set up and ready to show the potential brides all of the different options that they offer. There were many mannequins dressed in bride gowns and bridesmaid’s dresses. On occasion, a Bride model would glide by. So many music options. There were many disc jockeys to choose from (I was little jealous that we weren’t closer to them as they were definitely the “fun group” to be around.) How about a violinist? Bagpipes? The choices seemed endless.                                              
Bridal Puppy!
Candy Buffets are very popular!
We were there, of course, as the “venue”. Why would you choose Deep Creek as your wedding destination? This is a no-brainer to us. Lush gorgeous mountains, a spectacular sparkling lake; clearly Mother Nature went out of her way to bless us. Surprisingly, a lot of people have not heard about Deep Creek so we were happy to tell them about it. The view from my window tells me that the snow is still floating down to the ground outside. Picture now, a winter wonderland wedding. We have that. Is Fall your favorite season? Our mountains pop with vibrant hues of orange, yellows, and reds creating a breathtaking backdrop for your special day. How about lakefront with Deep Creek shining blue and bold behind you? So, yes, we went to try to spread the word about Deep Creek.
In the meantime, we also came home with a plethora of new ideas to provide to our brides. (Did you know that photo booths and candy buffets are very “in” right now in the wedding world?) Amanda made a great deal of new contacts, which adds to list of services and knowledge that she can bring to her brides. All in all, it was a very successful trip and we came home ready to brainstorm.
Again, the snow is still coming down so now would the perfect time to plan a weekend ski getaway. Wisp is going full force so take advantage of the weather and come and play in the mountains. Give us a call @ 1-866-351-1119 or go online www.deepcreekvacations.com and we can assist you in finding the ideal vacation home for you and your guests. We look forward to seeing you at the lake! 

A Christmas Celebration

Spruce Artisan Village
Do the hustle and bustle of the holidays wear you down? Take some time this weekend to experience a calmer and more meaningful event and visit the Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantville for their annual traditional Christmas celebration. Wander through the sparkling village and travel back to simpler days. Hosting its 29th year of the event, this Friday and Saturday (December 6th and 7th), guests will enjoy strolling through the village that will feature hundreds of luminaries lighting the pathways, fresh greenery and decorations will adorn the historic cabins which will lead over the Historic Cassleman Bridge. Enjoy warm apple cider in the Yoder House and listen to the hosts as they describe how the first Europeans settled in the area and started some of the first holiday traditions. Walk through each studio gallery to see and buy fine Appalachian crafts, including Lynn Lais’s pottery, Ann Jones’ weaving, Mike Edelman’s ironwork, Douglas Salmon’s metals, Gene Gillespie’s turned wood, Gary Yoder’s bird and feather carving, and guest artists Lenore Lancaster with colored pencil drawings and prints. Local musical talent will add to the festivities as their will be several different artists playing throughout the event. It really is a fun festival that allows you and your family to take a moment to truly appreciate the holiday traditions that have been around for so long. Admission to the event is free although donations are always greatly appreciated. Christmas in the Village takes place from 4-8pm on Friday December 6, and noon until 8 pm Saturday December 7, 2013.  For directions or event information, please call the Village office 301-895-3332 or visit www.spruceforest.org.
Just another peaceful day at the lake!

Wisp still has snow and currently open with 5 trails that are usable. The ice-skating rink and snow tubing park are also both open, as well as the Mountain Coaster. There are definitely a lot of great activities going on this weekend so now is the time to take advantage of some of our great discounts. We can’t wait to see you at the lake!

Snow and A Festival

It’s officially time to break out the winter wear! Mother Nature blessed us with a fluffy blanket of white this past week and with the significant drop in the temperatures, I think we can no longer deny that winter is quickly approaching. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and our vacation homes are booking up so now is the time to call.  (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com) Start a new family tradition and gather together to come and stay with us in the mountains. Imagine gathering around a crackling fireplace as you share stories and play games. All of our homes have fully stocked kitchens so you have everything you need to create that perfect Thanksgiving meal. Dislike cooking? Many of our restaurants will be serving traditional dinners or pick up a catered meal and enjoy it in your home. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? We will even sweeten the deal with by reserving your 3 night stay at a 2 night price! That’s right, we will even throw in the 3rd night free!

While you’re in over the holiday, I highly recommend that you check out The Festival of Trees! This festival is held on November 29th and 30thfrom 9am till 6pm at the McHenry Fairgrounds. Bring the whole family and start the morning off with breakfast with Santa. Silent auctions run throughout the day and there will be plenty of vendors on site giving you the perfect chance to find that perfect gift for someone! Hungry? Head over to Mrs. Claus’ kitchen where there will food and drinks for sale throughout the day. The kids will love Frosty’s Funland where there will be face painting, crafts, The Elfenheim Mall (where kids can shop for their family and friends and all items are just $1) and more! Stroll throughout the building and take in all of the carefully decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces! Saturday concludes with a Live Auction of these items. The holidays are an open invite for “Good Old Fashioned Fun” and The Festival of Trees is a true statement of that.
 Come out and enjoy the fun! http://www.fotgc.com/index.php  Until then, we can’t wait to see you at the lake! #lovedeepcreek #lifeinthemountains #familytime