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.
Shooters Bar & Grill is a recent addition to the Deep Creek food and drink scene. Located at 17869 Garrett Highway, it is convenient to both the lake area and Oakland.
As part of our “local love” video series, sales agent Dave Meyer sat down with owner Craig Knippenberg to chat about what brought him to the lake area along with their great food and beverage offerings.
How Shooters Bar & Grill Got Started
Following a complete remodel, the Shooters Deep Creek location opened in September 2019. However, Shooters Neighborhood Bar & Grill has been a favorite in Cumberland for years.
Owner Craig Knippenberg has been visiting the Deep Creek Lake area since his childhood. Always looking for new business opportunities, he jumped that the chance to bring Shooters to Garrett County. He is thrilled with the support they have received from the local community.
Triple B BBQ has rapidly become a favorite choice for all things barbecue in Garrett County! We’re kicking off our “Local Love” video series by highlighting their story. Jay Ferguson, sales agent and Taylor-Made real estate co-owner, sat down with Brent and Autumn Sanders to chat about how they got started and what’s new with Triple B BBQ.
How Triple B BBQ Got Started
Brent Sanders served in Operation Desert Storm as a member of the Navy. Upon his return, he worked for the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department for 21 years. With the encouragement of his father, he decided to pursue his passion for cooking. He and Autumn worked together to help out friends with small catering jobs. Word-of-mouth led to an increase in requests. To keep up with the volume, they purchased a barbecue trailer.
Triple B BBQ Today
Brent and Autumn just completed a new building with a barbecue kitchen at their home in Pleasant Valley. This will allow them to take on more events like family reunions, weddings and business luncheons. Future plans for the kitchen include offering take-out.
They also plan to set-up the barbecue trailer to more public locations throughout Garrett County. You can find out where they will be by following their Facebook page.