Taylor-Made Deep Creek Community Commitment


Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales has a strong commitment to the local community, and it is a big part of our culture. Throughout the year, we are involved in a wide variety of charitable activities through sponsorship of events like the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, donations to local sports teams and volunteer work for organizations like HART.

Earlier this month, our owners and members of our Deep Creek Lake real estate team once again broke out their bartending skills when we hosted a Guest Bartender Night to benefit HART for Animals at JG’s Pub. It was great to see so many of our friends and family turn out to help us support such a great cause. Plus, lots of members of the Taylor-Made Deep Creek staff were on hand as servers or to help with the silent auction and raffles. We have been part of this event for many years and are always happy to roll up our sleeves and do our part for HART for Animals.


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May Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Market Update

Here’s your Deep Creek Lake real estate market update from Taylor-Made Sales Manager, Bob Carney. It includes stats from March and April 2017.

Snow melted, check.  Docks in the water, check.  Buds on the tree, check. Escalation clause included with the offer, check. Wait, what?  When was the last time you saw an escalation clause?  They are back.  Multiple offers with competing buyers are here at Deep Creek.  Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t happening on all listings, but it can if you have staged your property, great curb appeal, attractive location and priced appropriately.  April’s numbers show a shift from last year from our residential market to the resort market.  We are down in the number of units sold but up in sales volume.  We had 46 sales last year in April for $11.8 million and 33 sales totaling $12.1 million.  The portion of lake area sales were up $2.4 million over last year with 22 units sold with an average sales price of $467,986 (up from $361,036 LY.)   


Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

If you are ready to buy something around Deep Creek Lake, you will need to be ready to write on it when you see it, because chances are someone else is thinking about it too.


If your home is currently listed with another broker this is not intended to solicit that listing.


Deep Creek Events May 2017

Deep Creek Events

As summer approaches, Deep Creek events are popping up everywhere! Warm temperatures and great rental rates make this an ideal time to visit the area and tour listings with a member of our sales team.


Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
On-Going Events
Throughout the month, the Discover Center offers a variety of programs geared towards children and adults. MORE INFO

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
May 14, 9:15AM
Walk up the Youghiohgheny River Kendall Trail with WVU Arboretum Director Dr. Zach Fowler. The cost is $20/person and it is being hosted by All Earth Eco Tours in Friendsville. Meet at their headquarters at 720 Morris Avenue at 9:15am. Reservations are not required. Local nature photographer Crede Calhoun will also be on the hike so bring your camera. Call 301-746-4083 for more info.

The Artisan & Epicurean Faire
May 20, 11AM-6PM
Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Grantsville National Road Festival. The field at Little Crossings will have more than 30 artisans, food trucks, community organizations and a beer and wine tent. Enjoy live entertainment from The Channel Cats, Optimus Riff, Jason Good Blues Band, Almost Heathens, Sunny Pache and more acts to be announced! MORE INFO
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New! Deep Creek Grocery Delivery

Deep Creek Grocery Delivery

We are excited to announce that Deep Creek grocery delivery is now available! It is exclusively for guests staying with Taylor-Made.

Locally owned and operated, Destination Grocers allows you to order your grocery items online. They will deliver them to your vacation rental on arrival day. You can let them do the shopping so that you can enjoy more of your vacation time.

In addition to individual items, packages are also available. For example, you can order a Full Breakfast Package so that you have everything you need for your morning meal. They partnered with Deep Creek Lake favorites Telli’s Deli and Deep Creek Pizza to offer unique options with a local flair.

They also offer farm fresh eggs, organic milk and meats from Working H Meats!

Now is the time to find the perfect home for your Deep Creek Lake summer vacation. Be sure you get the right location and the amenities that your family wants.

Check out their website, and start planning your next trip to Deep Creek!

Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500

Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500

Deep Creek summer vacations are top of mind with many families now that spring has sprung. Daydreams are filled with thoughts of sunshine, flip flops, boat rides and bathing suits.

If you’re thinking that a Deep Creek summer getaway isn’t in your budget, take a look at these affordable vacation rentals with great amenities! Each one is under $1500 TOTAL for peak summer weeks.


Deep Creek Cabins

This charming Deep Creek Lake log cabin pairs total comfort with a convenient location! You can relax on the covered porch, take a dip in the hot tub or curl up by the cozy fireplace. Drive 5-10 minutes to swim at Deep Creek Lake State Park, listen to bands at the Honi-Honi, grab groceries at Arrowhead Market or take a kayak tour with High Mountain Sports. Continue reading Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Deep Creek this Summer

When you visit Deep Creek Lake, the scenic beauty and endless activities will draw you back year-after-year. Summer is one of the most popular times 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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Lakeside Fire Pit

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Tips for Family Spring Break at Deep Creek Lake

Family Spring Break at Deep Creek Lake

Family spring break at Deep Creek Lake is a great way to unplug from your everyday life and reconnect by making fun memories in the mountains.

This is a quieter season that offers a great value to vacationers. You can take advantage of some of the lowest rates of the year and enjoy attractions and activities at a leisurely pace.

Our Family Spring Fling Package gives you big savings on lodging, dining and activities when you stay with us now through May 15, 2017.

For $95, you will receive:

-Book 2 spring nights, get the 3rd night free
-Complimentary early check in OR late check out (based on availability)
FunUnlimited – 2 regular price arcade admissions for kids under 16, plus the second hour is free. Parents always play free with kids under 16 (maximum 2).
$25 gift certificate to Telli’s Deli
4 movie tickets for Garrett 8 Cinema
2 Deep Creek Adventure Packages

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Enjoy Spring-like Deep Creek Weather

Unseasonably warm Deep Creek weather has closed the slopes at Wisp Resort, but it has also opened up more activities to Deep Creek vacationers.

Please note that many of the outdoor options are weather permitting and may only be available on the weekend. We suggest calling to check availability before making plans.

All Earth Eco Tours
Guided hikes at state parks and along the Youghiogheny River.

The Alley
Enjoy bowling, arcade games and snacks in nearby Oakland.

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Tour the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park, see the birds in their aviary and check their schedule for special weekend programs.

FireFly Farms Creamery & Market
Taste award-winning goat cheese and browse gourmet items in the market.
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Favorite Deep Creek Dunk Photos

Crazy costumes, the festive atmosphere and lots of happy faces are some of our favorite things about our Deep Creek Dunk photos. Benefitting Special Olympics of Maryland, we salute the brave dunkers who take an icy dip for a great cause.

Check our specials and make plans to be here on February 25 for the 2017 Dunk!

Deep Creek Dunk Photos

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5 Favorite Oakland Winter Fest Activities

Oakland Winter Fest Ice Carving

Oakland Winter Fest is normally held the Saturday and Sunday of President’s Day weekend each year.  Due to warm temperatures, the 2017 Winter Fest celebration was rescheduled for February 25 & 26. It is a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family. You can stroll through the historic downtown as you enjoy delicious food and fun activities.

I picked out 5 of my favorite Oakland Winter Fest activities that you absolutely don’t want to miss!

Oakland Winter Fest

Watch Master Ice Carver Bill Sandusky create beautiful sculptures. Each year, Bill travels from Erie, PA to create more than 30 unique ice carvings that decorate the sidewalks. You can watch his demonstrations or check out one of the interactive sculptures like the ice bowling alley that is a big hit with the kids! Continue reading 5 Favorite Oakland Winter Fest Activities