5 Tips for the Best Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacation

Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacation

If you are planning a Deep Creek Lake summer vacation for your family, chances are you can’t wait until it is time to pack up the car and head to the mountains. Getting away with family is an opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted time with your favorite people as you make memories that will last a lifetime. It is one of the best ways to bond and build relationships.

Here are our tips for making the most of your Deep Creek Lake summer vacation:

Let the kids help plan the trip

Give them a chance to pick out an activity they want to do or a place they want to eat. They will love having a chance to contribute.

Kids love visiting the aviary at the Discovery Center, riding the mountain coaster at Wisp Resort and kayaking at DCL State Park.

Check out Deep Creek Pottery where kids can paint their own pottery or make a colorful mosaic. This is a great option for rainy days!

Family Farm Tours give you an up close look at local life on an organic farm. A guide leads you on a tour of the farm and you learn about shittake mushroom cultivation, greenhouse growing and naturally raised livestock. Kids will have a chance to visit with some small farm animals and the farm dogs and see cows and the herd of horses.

Mountain State Brewing Co. has board games to keep you busy while you wait for your flatbread, the 26 inch “Abondanza” at Brenda’s Pizzeria is always a crowd pleaser, and be sure to check out the arcade at Smiley’s.

Take lots of pictures

Beautiful sunsets happen every night and are best viewed from homes facing the lake’s western shores. Herrington Manor State Park is also a great spot to watch the sunset. The water is often very still with great reflection that makes for a lovely photo. Dramatic selfie backdrops are around every corner at Deep Creek Lake – from towering waterfalls and a man-made whitewater course to pristine forests and soaring lake views.

Herrington Manor Sunset

If you want to improve your skills, All Earth Eco Tours leads photography workshops and photo safaris.

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6 Reasons to Rent a Deep Creek Vacation Home

Deep Creek Vacation Rental

Vacation rentals are more popular than ever! According to a 2015 Phocuswright study, 1 in 3 travelers chose “private accommodations” over staying in a hotel.

That being said, there are still a lot of folks out there that haven’t experienced the perks of staying in this type of Deep Creek lodging option. I put together 6 reasons to rent a Deep Creek vacation home instead of staying in a hotel.

1.Vacation homes are budget-friendly. When you divide the cost of the rental home with family and friends, it is a surprisingly affordable option. You can often get a prime location and extra amenities when you combine resources. Continue reading 6 Reasons to Rent a Deep Creek Vacation Home

Deep Creek Lake New Year’s Getaways Quick Guide

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.

Deep Creek New Year's GetawaysOur 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.

-If you are hosting a gathering at one of our homes, take the stress out of the festivities by having it catered or by picking up takeout. Visit our concierge page to see Deep Creek restaurants.
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Virtual Reality: See Deep Creek Lake Homes in a New Way

We recently took our first step into the world of virtual reality to give you a new way to see Deep Creek Lake homes that are vacation rentals or real estate listings.

You can already get a good look at the inside of our homes using Matterport 3D tours. When those are paired with a virtual reality headset, you are completely immersed in a 360° experience of the property. Walk from room-to-room and see every detail just like you are there in person.

VR headsets are available in both of our offices and are an ideal way to see Deep Creek Lake homes when they are occupied. Many properties in this area are vacation rentals which sometimes makes it challenging for prospective buyers or renters to access the home. That’s where virtual reality comes in. This is a great tool for both our real estate and vacation rental teams. Continue reading Virtual Reality: See Deep Creek Lake Homes in a New Way

Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers

Thanksgiving Deep Creek LakeThanksgiving Deep Creek Lake gatherings are a favorite among our guests. Getting together with your favorite people surrounded by gorgeous scenery makes the holiday even more special.

Whether you are having a large get-together or something more intimate, we have a few tips to help you plan your Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake escape:

Plan early. This is especially true if you are bringing a group with ten or more people. We have a wide variety of Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals, but the early bird gets the exact location, bed sizes and amenities that they prefer. Continue reading Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers

Taylor-Made Acquires Long & Foster Deep Creek Real Estate & Vacation Rentals!

Deep Creek Real Estate

We are pleased to announce that Taylor-Made recently acquired the Long & Foster Vacation Rentals & Real Estate at Deep Creek Lake. This will increase the number of professionally managed vacation rentals that we represent to over 350 along with adding numerous Deep Creek real estate listings. Continue reading Taylor-Made Acquires Long & Foster Deep Creek Real Estate & Vacation Rentals!

Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Deep Creek Village

deep creek village

Experience the best of every season when you stay at the Deep Creek Village townhome community.  Located at the northern end of the lake, it put a multitude of activities at your fingertips.

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Be sure to bring your tennis racquet and bathing suite to take advantage of community amenities. The tennis court is a popular spot during the cool early morning hours. A community dock gives you a place to beat the heat or to cast your fishing line. Dock slips are available for rent too, so ask about reserving one when you plan your stay. That gives you the opportunity to rent a boat or use your own and head out for on-the-water-adventures. With Wisp Resort within walking distance, this is the place to stay if you never want to hear “I’m bored” from the kids in your group.  Their zipline, mountaincoaster, Segway tours, and disc golf course will keep everyone entertained.  Having two courses nearby, Lodestone and Fantasy Valley, will keep golfers happy. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Deep Creek Village

Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp

 

Villages of Wisp is a Deep Creek Lake community of townhomes that is well-known as a great place to stay during the winter months.  The ski-in/ski-out location makes it a convenient spot for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes.   With the lodge at Wisp Resort within a five-minute drive (or less), other winter activities like ice skating, snow tubing, and cross country skiing are easily enjoyed too.

Deep Creek Lake Community Villages of Wisp

When the snow melts, the central location makes this an ideal spot to experience the best of Deep Creek Lake activities, restaurants and events. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp

State Park Spotlight: Deep Creek Lake State Park

 

A favorite summer destination, Deep Creek Lake State Park is home to endless outdoor adventures on water and on land.  It’s a popular spot throughout all four seasons, but it truly shines in the summertime.

If you are at Deep Creek this summer, grab your floats and flip-flops and head to the sandy beach at Deep Creek Lake State Park.  It’s a great place to spend a sunny afternoon swimming, picnicking, and enjoying the view.  Tables, grills, restrooms, and a bathhouse are all available for you to use.  If you’re vacationing with a larger group, you may want to consider reserving one of the pavilions in advance.  Lifeguards are on duty at the designated swimming area from 10AM-6PM Memorial Day through Labor Day. deep_creek_lake_state_park

Wisp Resort operates the concession stand at the state park where you can get ice cream, cold drinks, and snacks.  You can also rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board from them.  Continue reading State Park Spotlight: Deep Creek Lake State Park

Deep Creek Lake Hot Tubs Sales & Service

We’re excited to announce that we are now part of the Sundance Spas® family! We recently launched a hot tub sales division to serve home owners at Deep Creek Lake as well as residents of the surrounding tri-state area.

As an authorized dealer of Sundance Spas®, we can easily help you determine which hot tub model best fits your needs and budget.  Our team is certified to provide service for Sundance Spas products too.
Deep Creek Lake Hot TubsRight now we’re offering exceptional introductory rates, so it’s the perfect time to buy to get the best price.

Working with Sundance Spas®, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributer of acrylic spas, was a natural choice for us. With a vast selection and superior product, we can serve Deep Creek Lake vacation rental home owners as well as those looking for a spa for their private residence.

HOT TUBS FOR DEEP CREEK LAKE VACATION RENTALS
Deep Creek Lake hot tubs are a popular amenity in vacation rental properties. They are often requested by guests and can help increase your rental income. Certain models are better suited for vacation rental homes than others. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Hot Tubs Sales & Service