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