Deep Creek Lake New Year’s getaways are a favorite way to celebrate with family and friends. There are lots of fun activities, festive events, and the mountain scenery makes your trip all the more memorable. It is a truly special way to usher in the New Year.
Our quick guide includes reservation tips as well as Deep Creek Lake New Year’s events. I’ll keep it updated as area happenings are announced, so be sure to check back often.
–Reserve your home early! I can’t stress that enough. Our homes typically sell out well in advance of the holiday. If you wait until December 1 to make plans, availability will very limited.
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:
Discover what’s new at Deep Creek Lake! We have started compiling our 2019 list of new businesses in the Deep Creek Lake area. Check back often for updates!
The next time you are in town, stop by one of these fine establishments:
Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company
Open year round, this is a fun way to test your aim! It is kind of like playing darts but with axes! Located at Monkey Business Adventure Park, it is available to ages eight and up.
Deep Creek Water Trampolines
If your staying at one of our homes with a private dock, you can have your own private water trampoline that will keep the kids smiling for ours! It is a great addition to your lakefront activities. Give them a call at 301-501-5195 to make reservations and schedule delivery!
Located in Oakland’s historic downtown, Sipside serves up classic cocktails, craft beers and fine wines. Live weekend entertainment and a cool atmosphere make it a great spot to hang-out with friends.
Centrally located at the Fort in McHenry, you will find everything from restorative to high intensity classes, women’s gatherings, blacklight yoga, dance, and a variety of other wellness workshops!
If you haven’t made your vacation plans, search now for the best summer selection. Don’t miss out!
Plan the perfect Deep Creek Lake Memorial Day getaway for your crew! The holiday weekend is the ideal time to enjoy a little R&R at the lake. You can kick-off the unofficial start to summer making fun memories with family and friends.
Relaxation Starts at DCL
Treat yourself to some rest and relaxation with your feet up as you enjoy views of Deep Creek Lake. We have the best selection of homes with top-of-the-line amenities and convenient locations. It is easy to de-stress at one of our beautiful Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals.
Smaller groups might want to consider staying in a townhome community. Many of them have shared amenities like indoor pools, tennis courts and lake access areas.
This blog post on budget design tips was written by a special guest contributor. Kristina Dorville and her family recently purchased The Quarterdeck. They gave this lake access chalet a complete makeover with stunning results. She offered some great budget design tips for making updates that are easy on your wallet.
If I could start over in my professional career, I’d like to decorate homes. But not the normal way. Anyone can go to a store, spend a ton of money and have a good looking house. MY favorite part of decorating… finding the ‘treasure’ – you know, that one chair, pillow, or rug that fits with your design idea but doesn’t break the bank. I love a treasure hunt. I love a good sale. But best of all, I love making my house feel like a well-decorated, stylish home for as little money as possible!
If you’re looking for a refresh of your space, there are some easy ways to find the treasures that work for you without the hefty price tag.
Shop Around & Wait for Sales
First and foremost, you must be patient. Don’t buy the first thing you see that you like. Look around and shop around. Wait for sales, if you know they are coming (around the holidays is a great time). I got some great, after Christmas deals on things that had nothing to do with the holiday. Swing through the same store multiple times and also go to the nearby, same stores. Every store – even the same ones in various locations around town – have different stuff and different prices. Continue reading “Budget Design Tips for Vacation Rental Owners”
We are celebrating 10 years of Deep Creek vacations! There have been many changes in the past decade, but our commitment to our guests, home owners and the community remains steadfast.
Jodi Taylor Refosco, her husband, Joe Refosco, and her brother, Chad Taylor, started Taylor-Made in April of 2008. Each had many years of experience in the vacation rental and hospitality industries. Chad and Jodi were continuing a tradition that was started by their parents, Zachary and Linda Taylor, who previously owned a vacation rental firm.
With only one home and no employees, Jodi, Joe and Chad did everything themselves. From lawn care and maintenance to reservations and housekeeping, the trio built the company from the ground up.
They started with the mission statement “Creating Memories & Exceeding Expecations”. Their goal was to help both guests and owners create lasting memories in a place that they love while providing exceptional customer service. That is still the philosophy of the company today.Continue reading “10 Years of Deep Creek Vacations!”
Everyone at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales was excited to see two of our homes on HGTV recently!
The popular network launched a new series called “Lake House Hunters“. In the very first episode, the Deep Creek Lake area was featured. One of our agents and a co-owner of our real estate company, Jay Ferguson, helped the DuPlessis Family find their dream home.
About the Show
If you’re not familiar with the House Hunters format, buyers tour three properties and choose the right one for their needs and budget. A real estate agent guides them through the process.
The DuPlessis Family was looking for lakefront homes with great outdoor space. They also wanted something that would work well for their growing, active family.
About the Homes
The first home they toured was Lake Escape. Amazing lake and ski slope views are a highlight of this property and make it a popular spot for Deep Creek vacations.
For Taylor-Made owners, the Deep Creek Lake vacation rental market is experiencing an excellent first quarter for the 2018 fiscal year. It has been exciting to see the growth in the variety of vacation rentals available to vacationers in recent years.
Summer is always a popular time to visit, and our occupancy levels were 39% more than in 2016. Fall travel to the area is also on the rise. By mid summer, our September 2017 reservations were already 9% ahead of last year, and we finished that month with an overall 14% increase in stays.
Aggressive marketing, that includes distribution of Taylor-Made homes on Booking.com and Air BNB, coupled with the post-Labor Day start for Maryland schools contributed to driving more reservations during this time.
Because of the later start for MD schools, we tested out extending prime summer season rates by one week. There was no negative impact, so we will continue with this to maximize owner revenue.
Over the years, we have shifted our focus to more online channels. They are more easily trackable. That gives us a better idea of where marketing dollars are best spent in order to benefit our home owners.
“We appreciate all of your efforts to market our property Ski Shore. 2017 has had the highest rental income we have had in 19 years.”~ Ski Shore Owners