Pre Dunk Festivities

Deep Creek Dunk
They are getting ready at Uno’s with cutting through the ice for those dare devils to take their plunge on Saturday! They cut out a good 10-12 inches.
Friday Uno’s is hosting a pre dunk party with a bonfire on Friday night 6-10pm benefiting Special Olympics. Carnival games and kids activities. Entertainment 8pm-12am with Time Flies.
Registration for the Dunk will be on Saturday at 12pm and the dunk will begin at 2pm.
See you there!

Oakland 2nd Annual Winter Festival

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day in down town Oakland for their 2nd annual winter festival. We enjoyed a great lunch at Englander’s to get out of the cold and saw one of our owners from the Swallow Falls Cabins. We then walked the streets and watched ice sculptors being made outside the local shops and saw Ray from Pleasant Valley Dream Rides giving free horse drawn sleigh rides.

The scupltors designed an ice castle for kids to slide down (our little guy was a little small for it) and a bowling lane made of ice. We also went over to the train station and took pictures with the trains and snowmen. They had local food vendors there as well, we spoke with Bryan from Jearbryo’s who had yummy crab cakes for sale! It was a great day and a lot of fun in downtown Oakland.

Whitetails Unlimited

Whitetails Unlimited hosted their annual event at Santa Fe Grill last night. Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations was a Bronze sponsor of the event. We enjoyed a wonderful evening dining on wild game such as wild boar, venison, hen, and many other wild game entrees. They also had an auction with items that were donated from local companies to help support Whitetails Unlimited, a National Conservation Organization that is dedicated to the betterment of whitetail deer. I won the bid on a fisherman’s lamp and a boat sign for our office.

Jenna Bush Visited Deep Creek Lake

After attending the inauguration of our new President, Barack Obama, former first twin, Jenna Bush, spent the following three-day weekend at Deep Creek Lake, MD. Jenna and her husband stayed at one of the properties, Clubhouse Chalet, handled by Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations in McHenry with a few other couples. Her stay at Waterfront Greens was enhanced by cold weather and the perfect conditions for skiing at the Wisp Ski Resort.

Dinner and Music at Wispers Bar

Every Wednesday night in January, Wispers Bar at Wisp Ski Resort is hosting live music by the Davisson Brothers Band. It is a FREE Show starting at 8pm.
Last week, I was able to get out and have dinner and enjoy some music. Wednesdays at Wisp you can also get great sushi and sit down and watch the band. Wispers was packed and the evening was fantastic. Good food, good company, and great music!
For more information you can contact Wisp Resort at 301-387-4911.

Dinner at Pine Lodge Steakhouse

During the holiday madness, my husband and I were able to make it out to Pine Lodge Steakhouse for dinner. Centrally located in McHenry, Pine Lodge Steakhouse is not a far drive from any lake home. It has two dining areas, the upstairs dining area and the saloon downstairs with wax stone floors, wooden pillars, and a large horseshoe style bar. We choose the saloon, with the smoking ban in all restaurants in Maryland we were able to bring our 9 month old son with us as well (he chose crackers for dinner). We started out our dinner with the appetizer special, the mussels, which ended up being a fabulous option. Then we split their biggest steak on the menu, The Lumberjack – it exceeded our expectations (it was so big, we needed to take some home for lunch the next day). We had a fantastic meal and top notch service for under $55 at a very popular restaurant in Deep Creek Lake. They have great lunch specials and dining options for every taste bud. You can even make reservations online at! Look forward to seeing you out and about in Deep Creek Lake!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Deep Creek Lake is packed full with activities for your New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Pine Lodge Steakhouse has prepared a special menu for New Year’s Eve. Click below for their menu:
Pine Lodge Steakhouse New Year’s Eve Menu

Wisp has activities for everyone.
From 6-midnight Wisp is hosting a Kid’s New Years Night Out
Ages 5-12, reservation required, $85 per child
Call 301-387-4911 to reserve, limited liability.

Four different buffets will feature cuisine from different countries around the world. Guests will be entertained from 8:15 pm – Midnight with live music by No Bad Ju Ju of Pittsburgh, PA. Enjoy a break from the festivities with a ride on Wisp’s year-round attraction; the Mountain Coaster. Watch the ball drop from our Times Square Big Screen, then top the evening off with slopeside fireworks at Midnight provided by Zambelli Fireworks of New Castle, PA.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Tickets include the buffets, music, fireworks, party favor and one ride on the Mountain Coaster. Alcoholic drinks not included however a cash bar will be available. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 301.387.4911 or visiting Limited quantities available, reservations strongly recommended.

JG’s Pub will be featuring a prime rib dinner and karoke by Jimmy B.

The Fur Ball 08 is a benefit gala for HART at the Oakland’s National Guard Armory.
$125 per couple or $65 per person
The winter wonderful setting will be filled with fine food catered by Champion, a champagne toast, and a beautiful dessert table. Try your luck at the Casino or bid on the silent auction.

Happy New Year from Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations!

Sunday Alcohol Sales

Today marks the first day of sunday alcohol sales in Garrett County for some establishments. Many restaurants can now serve a drink with a meal on Sunday’s in Garrett County. The voters of several election districts recently approved Sunday alcoholic beverage sales at restaurants when dining. The rules basically allow restaurants to serve guests beer, wine or cocktails after the purchase of a meal between 1:00 PM and 10:00 PM every Sunday. Eight years ago the law passed for Savage River Lodge and the Avilton Inn. This time around Wisp, Cornish Manor, Pine Lodge Steakhouse, Will O Wisp, Uno’s, Smiley’s Pizzeria, The Hen House and Sante Fe and some other establishments join the ranks of those establishments allowed to serve guests beverages with their meal. Package alcoholic beverages are still not allowed to be purchased on Sundays. Taverns also remain unable to serve alcoholic beverages on Sundays.