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Rental FAQs

The Deep Creek Lake area offers activities throughout all four seasons.  The most popular activities include:

  • Boating, swimming, jet skiing, & fishing

  • Golf - There are four public courses in the area

  • Mountain Biking

  • Hiking at Swallow Falls State Park – Has the largest free falling waterfall in the state of Maryland

  • Riding the Mountain Coaster & Zipline at Wisp Resort

  • Checking out the beautiful autumn leaves

  • Skiing, snowboarding, & snow tubing at Wisp Resort


When you arrive to your home, the WiFi password, dock slip info, departure procedures, area activities, trash disposal location, community information and all other information pertaining to the home can all be found in the Welcome Binder that is in the home.  This will be located on the dining room table.

The Deep Creek Lake area is a great vacation spot for a girlfriend's getaway. In addition to tons of activities throughout all four seasons, you can rest easy knowing that you are in a safe area.

It is still important to stay aware when traveling, so here are a few tips we put together.

  • Taylor-Made has a team of people that you can rely on for any questions or issues you have throughout your stay. Should a true emergency arise, you can reach a member of our staff after hours. 

  • Because we are located in the mountains, cell phone service can be spotty. Ask a reservationist about the location of your home to get more info about service in that location and if not if there is a house phone available.

  • Make sure someone at home has your itinerary as well as the contact info for the company you are renting through.

  • Consider purchasing travel insurance. It covers a variety of unexpected costs or situations that could arise.

  • Stay in touch with someone at home. Schedule a regular time to check in with them.

  • Don’t keep all of your money in one place.

  • Bring a flashlight. This is a good item to have. A mini-flashlight will do.

  • If you are hiking alone, carry a safety item that you are comfortable with. 

  • Use a selfie stick so that you don’t have to had your phone to a stranger to take your photo.

  • Stop by the front desk to chat with the staff about getting around the area.

  • When you are out exploring, don’t wear earbuds in both ears. That way, you can stay alert for cars or wildlife like deer.

  • Drink in moderation. Taxi service is not available in this area, so be sure you designate a driver.

  • Make sure your phone is fully charged when you go out to do activities or explore. You never know when you might need GPS or to make an emergency call.

 There are 2 malls within 45 minutes of Deep Creek Lake:

    • Morgantown Mall – Morgantown, WV

    • Country Club Mall - LaVale, MD


There is not a public outdoor pool in the area.  There is a public indoor pool located at the CARC center at the Garrett Community College.  

Many of our homes are located in communities that offer access to an indoor or outdoor pool within the community.  You can choose "Community Pool" as an amenity when searching for your home online.


The hot tubs are secured with a lock for safety.




A copy of the contract holder's license is required to confirm the identity of the person checking in to the home for security purposes.

Travel Protection Plan - Your total rate includes an optional Travel Insurance Protection Plan, if you choose not to accept this insurance please initial it off and send back with your original payment. Please refer to pamphlet on complete details on the insurance. This PDF is available for more information on the insurance. DownloadTravelInsuranceInfo.pdf Or click here for more information.


With six state parks and numerous small towns, there are lots of activities beyond the lake.  Area visitor's can enjoy a variety of activities that include: horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, golf, antique and specialty shops, Segway tours, ziplining, skiing, scenic chairlift rides, outdoor concerts, touring historic downtown Oakland, and more.


If you have signed the contract and put money down on a house, switching homes would be treated as a cancellation and would require that we rebook the original home that was rented for the same time period and at the same rate.


In the summer seasons, there is a 7 night minimum.  There are several homes that allow for a partial week (3 night) stay during the summer season, and you can call 1-866-351-1119 to check availability for shorter summer stays.  In any other season, there is a 2 night minimum with the exception of holidays.


Bath towels and bed linens are provided for the maximum occupancy of the home.


We do not provide boat/jet ski/canoe rentals, but there are several rental companies here in the Deep Creek area.

-Deep Creek Marina: 301-387-6977
-Bill's Marine Service: 301-387-5536
-Deep Creek Boat Rentals: 301-387-9130
-Aquatic Center: 301-387-8233
-Wisp resort: 301-387-4911


Fishing is permitted at Deep Creek Lake, Herrington Manor State Park, Broadford Lake, the Youghiogheny River, and the Savage River.  A Maryland fishing license is required.  If your home is not equipped with lake access you are able to fish at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

For more information visit

There are numerous biking and hiking trails at Swallow Falls State Park, Deep Creek Lake State Park, Herrington Manor State Park, Potomac State Forest, and Wisp Resort.  

For more information on area trails, visit



The occupancy limit is set by the county and is a number that cannot be exceeded. However, children under 2 years of age are not counted toward the occupancy of a home.



We use a keyless entry system for our homes. You will receive an email from us 5-7 days before your stay that will have the keyless entry code, as well as driving directions to the house, the address for the home and the address for our office. You will be able to go straight to the home any time after 4:00pm and use the code to get in.


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