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.
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.
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 www.wispresort.com. 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!
Gearing up for the holidays! It is only 2 degrees in Deep Creek Lake today and (-)18 degrees with wind chill. We only received a dusting of snow last night but they are blowing snow at Wisp. Wisp has currently an average base of 12-40 inches, with 18 slopes open and all lifts are open except for the surface tow at the bottom of Face.
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.