1163 Deep Creek Drive Unit 1-McHenry Maryland

1163 Deep Creek Drive Unit 1-McHenry Maryland

1163 Deep Creek Drive Unit 1-McHenry Maryland. Water and slope views both can be enjoyed from 1163 Deep Creek Drive. Unit 1 is a lovingly cared for one-level unit with a wood burning fireplace in the living room and an open living/kitchen/dining area.

1163 Deep Creek Drive Unit 1-McHenry Maryland

This condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is located in the Pinebreeze community. In the summer you can walk directly from your living room to the grassy lakeside area and your single dock slip. In the winter you can enjoy the view of the ski slopes at Wisp Mountain as you sit by the fireplace and enjoy your hot chocolate or coffee.

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A paved driveway with community amenities, such as snow removal, lawn maintenance, exterior maintenance, landscaping and outdoor grilling stations are included as part of the deal with this property. Common areas include basketball courts and horseshoe pits. There is also a community area of picnic tables and charcoal grills.

1163 Deep Creek Drive Unit 1-McHenry Maryland

Follow this link to view the full tour of this listing, http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1310369.html.

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales. We have seen some great crowds from the holiday weekend and the fresh snow we received each day made for nice morning powder.  If you are traveling here tomorrow please take caution; we are under a winter storm warning beginning tomorrow at 4:00AM through Tuesday at 10:00PM.  Expected accumulation is 6 to 8 inches.  Thankfully, we have excellent road crews that make it possible for us to get out and about during times like these.

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Mark your February calendars for these great events:

 

7th Annual Winter Fest, February 15 & 16 – a celebration in downtown Oakland featuring expert ice sculptor Bill Sandusky.  The streets of Oakland will be lined with beautiful ice sculptures, games, vendors, live music and crafters. Live carvings will also take place all day on the 15th. www.agreatsmalltown.com

 

Goosebumps & Grapes, February 21st – a pre-dunk celebration held the night before the Dunk at Honi-Honi from 6-10pm. An evening of Fire & Wine. Presented by the Honi-Honi, Uno & Arrowhead Market. Co-Hosted by Long & Foster Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rentals.  Pre-register for the Dunk and enjoy an evening under the stars at the 4th Goosebumps & Grapes Wine Tasting all to benefit Special Olympics of MD. Get toasty around the roaring bonfire and sample a variety of wonderful wines from Republic National Distributing Co., inside our heated tent. All wines will be available for sale at Arrowhead Market on Friday & Saturday, and $3 from every bottle purchased will be donated to SOMD. Admission: $20 donation to SOMD.

 

Deep Creek Dunk, February 22nd – take a quick dip in the frigid waters of Deep Creek Lake, all to support Special Olympics of Maryland. Registration at noon, dunk at 2:00, on the lawn of Uno’s & Honi-Honi. This is an event that’s something to see. It has become not only a very successful fundraising event but also a very entertaining costume contest! You’ll see everything from Kiss-styled musicians to cartoon character look-alikes. www.dunkmd.com

 

The Spiker Holcomb Team’s featured listing for the week is a mountaintop Overlook Villa with unobstructed, breathtaking lake views less than 1 mile to skiing and whitewater: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55707552440.  Multi-use property ideal as a second home or rental property, or both.  See link for photos and tour.

 

Below are Garrett County market stats for year-end 2013.  You will see that the # of listings is down, when compared to the 5-year average, pending sales are up and closed sales are up.  DOM stands for Days on Market, which is also down.  We can expect that the # of listings on the market will increase as we head into spring and summer.  For a market update using your specific search criteria, please shoot me an email with your parameter

 

 

 

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Unit 302-B-Will O’ The Wisp

Betsy Holcomb

Unit 302-B-Will O’ The Wisp. The place to be is Unit 302B at Will O’ The Wisp! This one bedroom, one bathroom condo is lakefront living at its best for under $200,000. Furnished and move in ready, this condo has never been rented!

Unit 302-B-Will O' The Wisp

Completely renovated, with fireplaces in the living/dining room area and the bedroom, this condo is located at pool level. There are two sliding glass doors that lead you to a private lakeside balcony where you can enjoy water views and mountain air. You also have private beach and lake access!

Unit 302-B-Will O' The Wisp

Located right on Route 219, access to many of Deep Creek Lake’s most popular activities and restaurants are within minutes drive.

Unit 302-B-Will O' The Wisp

Covered parking garage, community laundry room, exercise room, hot tub, pool, sauna, on-site restaurant and boat docks are amenities you enjoy as owner of this unit at Will O’ The Wisp.

Unit 302-B-Will O' The Wisp

Follow this link to view the full tour of this listing, http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1304216.html.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk 2014-Wisp

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk 2014-Wisp

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk 2014-Wisp. Mother Nature is granting us a much deserved reprieve from the snow over the next few days, which will make for a warm and comfortable (for the spectators, that is:-)) Deep Creek Dunk this Saturday.  Temps are estimated to be in the mid-40’s.  Shed those layers; here comes the heat wave!

Many kind-hearted folks commit to raise money and “do the dunk” each year and our manager, Bob Carney, is one of them.  We will be there to cheer him on as well as many other friends that will be dunking this year.  The pre-party begins at the Honi-Honi at noon and the after party flows to the The Black Bear Tavern in McHenry with the ever-so entertaining band the Davisson Brothers from 5:00-8:00.

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In other news at DCL, Wisp has been constructing a Yurt Village over the last few months consisting of eight yurt structures.  The new area will be used as the beginner ski & snowboard area in the winter and in the summer they will be used for golf operations, dining outlet and group meeting space.  Wisp opened there new retail store, Outdoor Elements, this season with locations at the base lodge and in the White Water Lodge atop Wisp Mountain.

There is also a new Italian deli, Telli’s Deli, coming to the area in The Fort plaza right beside Deep Creek Sweets.  I haven’t seen a menu yet but it’s always nice to have another dining option.  And, if you haven’t tried Ace’s Run located at Will ‘O the Wisp then give it a try.  They have a unique menu – from shepherd’s pie to angus beef burgers.

There have been some price adjustments on some properties here at the lake: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=56137737641.  We can expect that inventory will pick up over the next few months as we head into spring/summer.  There are always some vacation rental specials in March, April & May and it’s typically easier to get into properties for sale since the rentals are not back-to-back.  Let us know if a trip to Deep Creek is in your forecast.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Happy 2014!-Wisp News

 

Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake. We hope you are well rejuvenated from a long, holiday break!  The slope conditions were great over the last few weeks and those who spent their time off here took advantage.  Some big news from our household – Griffin will become a big brother in mid-June and he started walking between Christmas & New Year’s.  The timing couldn’t have been better.  His first major steps were taken at my in-laws home while the whole family cheered with excitement.  To see him walk across the living room was magnificent!

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Wishing You and Your Family a Healthy and Prosperous 2014! The Holcomb’s – Bob, Betsy, Brendon, Peyton & Griffin

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Happy 2014!-Wisp News

 

The arctic temperatures are here and will continue to decline sending us into a deep freeze over the next 24-48 hours.  The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for Garrett County and schools have already been canceled for tomorrow.  From the NWS web alert – as low as 50 below due to temperatures around 20 below tonight, and winds west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.  Impacts: frost bite and hypothermia are a certainty if precautions are not taken.  Icy surfaces will lead to poor driving conditions.  Additional information can be found on their site and here is another good website locals use for weather http://www.garrettcollege.edu/weather/ (scroll down and click on Forecast, Garrett County, MD).

 

Some other important things to remember during winter advisories are your pipes and the possibility of power outages.  If your home has been winterized and the pipes have been drained then I would think you have not much to worry about, but if your home has not been winterized and you are struck with a power outage it may not be a bad idea to have things checked out.  To check for outages visit http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/mdwv_.html.  We are all keeping our fingers crossed that no one loses power!  On a brighter note, the high on Wednesday is 21°, Thursday is 33° and Friday is 42°.  Just in time for the weekend!

 

News from Wisp Resort…  The First Tracks Program has begun with chairlift 2 or 3 opening at 8AM on Saturday’s for season pass holders and multi-day ticket holders.  This is a great way to get all the fresh powder and corduroy before everyone else!  Also, Stage Wisp Concert Series begins this Wednesday and continues every Wednesday to February 26th.  These are free concerts held in Wispers Bar from 6:30-9:00 with performers like the ever-popular Davisson Brothers Band, Shawn Owen and The Terah Crawford Band.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Happy 2014!-Wisp News

 

There is a descent supply of ski-in/out homes & townhomes available for sale: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55509685475.  If you would like further information on any of these properties or would like to schedule a time to preview any of them just give us a call (Betsy’s cell: 301.616.5022).

 

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
Pietro Aretino

 

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92 Ryans Lane-First Time Home Buyer

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Located on almost one acre, 92 Ryans Lane is perfect for the first time home buyer. The three bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been an established rental for someone who is considering entering into the landlord business and was producing $800 a month.

92 Ryans Lane-First Time Home Buyer

This one story home is located on a private lane off of Maryland Highway/Route 135. There is a detached one-car garage to protect your vehicle from the elements of Garrett County weather. A firepit and a large yard make for excellent outdoor family gatherings.

92 Ryans Lane-First Time Home Buyer

Open kitchen, dining room and living room provide for easy everyday living. A large living room presents plenty of space for entertaining guests and making and sharing special memories.

92 Ryans Lane-First Time Home Buyer

Follow this link to view the full tour for this listing, http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1016743.html.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-MLS Stats

 

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-MLS Stats. Six inches of snow fell yesterday to add to our well-established base on Wisp Mountain.  Watching the Sochi Olympics encourages me to take advantage of the fresh powder, although you will not see me trying any 720’s!  Many folks have commented how beautiful Swallow Falls is this time of year.  In a normal winter season we would have made several trips to the falls but taking a 1-year old on the snowy walking trails has limited us a little.  All well worth it!

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There’s plenty of time to register for the 16th Annual Deep Creek Dunk to benefit Maryland Special Olympics.  The event takes place on Saturday, February 22nd at the Honi-Honi.  Registration begins at 12:00 and the dunk begins at 2:00.  The amount of registrants is so great that they send the dunkers in the water by groups.  As a bystander, the entertainment is plentiful as it typically takes about an hour for all of the dunkers to make their way in and out of the frigid waters of Deep Creek Lake.  Costumes range from trunks, bikinis, rock stars, cartoon characters and everything in between!  Parking can get tight so you may want to arrive a little early and enjoy the outdoor music and pep rally that takes place beforehand.  More details.

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Below is a link to the January statistics from our Multiple List Service, used by all local real estate companies.  Active listings are down but you will see that start to increase in the spring/early summer as sellers prepare for the summer selling season.  Remember, this is just January statistics rather than a whole year.

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We wish you the happiest Valentine’s Day and hope to see you at the lake!

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-January MLS Stats

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-January MLS Stats. Fluffy powder lined the deck of our home this morning with steady snow dumping throughout the night and into the morning tapering off around noon. Wisp Resort had perfect conditions today as the snow making guns were turned off and shin-high powder was on with light crowds. 14 trails are open along with the tubing park and snow making operations are marching ahead to ensure that the mountain will be completely open by the Christmas Holidays. I hope you have your lodging booked in anticipation of enjoying some fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy for the 2013/2014 winter sports season.  It’s time to get here and release all that pent-up adrenaline!

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Gorgeous corduroy!                        Griffin’s encounter with Santa, not impressed but tolerable!

 

Attached you will find a Market Minute Report for November 2013 showing you how our market compares to last year at this time.  Our median sales price is up, our current pending contracts is up and our days on the market is down.  The following homes have had price drops in the last 30 days: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55357498164.  There are quite a few good buys out there.

 

If you haven’t made plans for how you will be spending your New Year’s Eve, you may want to check out these two options (courtesy of deepcreektimes.com).  Honi-Honi is also having live entertainment with a complimentary champagne toast.

New Year’s Eve Event
Ag Heritage Hall Garrett County Fairgrounds
Come celebrate New Years Eve with the Fabulous Hubcaps at the Ag Heritage Hall located at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. $80/Single $150/Couple $560/Table of 8. Meal, entertainment, and champagne toast included. Cash bar available. Visit our web site or find us on Facebook for more information.

New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fur Ball Casino
Dutch’s at Silver Tree, 7pm to 1 am
$150 (includes tip and tax)
Cocktail Hour/Open Bar, Filet & Crab Cake Dinner.  Dance to the fabulous sounds of the Bobby Nicholas Band! Champagne Toast at Midnight.  Complimentary Casino Chips for HART’s Casino. Silent Auction. A portion of the proceeds benefit the HART for Animals Center fund!

 

Be safe in your holiday travels and call on us if we can be of any help in the mountains of Deep Creek Lake!

 

 

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

 

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views. Gorgeous mountain views surround this log home at 4076 Blooming Rose Road. This immaculate home has special finishing touches such as a Waterford woodstove and a stained glass living room light fixture. Beautiful wood is used throughout the house-pine logs, birch floors, oak staircase, pine ceilings, and a hickory fireplace.

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

 

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The open floor plan on the main level includes the kitchen, dining room, and living room which provide a welcome feeling when you walk in the front door. You are encompassed by the homey sensation of the wood and natural light and feel immediately right at home.

 4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

Three bedrooms and three bathrooms make this home a comfortable living space for a family or allows for out-of-town guests. The master bathroom has an old fashioned claw foot tub to help soak the stresses of the day away.

 4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

The front covered porch is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view surrounding the home on all sides.

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A 24’x48’ barn is included with this property that allows for plenty of storage space close at hand.

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

Follow this link to view the full tour of this listing http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1381135.html

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events. Wishing you and yours all the Special Blessings of this Glorious Season! Below: Griffin and his girlfriendJ Braylynn (our manager’s granddaughter) in awe of the falling leaves.  These two charmers are 8 days apart and about to celebrate their 1st birthday.  They also made the back cover of Long & Foster’s Vacation Rental Guide, following this shoot.  Photo by Bob Carney.

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Hurry and craft your gift giving list, and bring it to this year’s Festival of Trees held November 29th and 30th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Meander through beautifully and artfully decorated trees and be sure and take part in all the events and offerings:

  • Breakfast      with Santa
  • Silent      Auction Tables
  • Mrs.      Claus’ Kitchen
  • Make      Your Own Sundae
  • Grand      Finale Live Auction
  • Handmade      Gifts by local artists and crafts people

If you already planned to take the worry out of all the Thanksgiving Day meal preparation by ordering your Thanksgiving Dinner from Wisp just remember to pick up your own utensils.

 

Also, this weekend is the opening of Wisp’s new retail store “Outdoor Elements”.  With over 3,000 sq. ft. of retail space, Outdoor Elements will offer technical and leisure outerwear, hard goods including skiing and snowboarding equipment, logo wear and souvenirs year-round.  Details for the Grand Opening:

 

  • Date: Friday thru Sunday, November 29 – December 1
  • Times: Saturday – 8am – 7pm, Sunday 8am – 5pm

 

Have a wonderful holiday!  See you at the lake!

 

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