Deep Creek Lake State Park

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

 

 

Deep Creek Lake State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park

 

 

Deep Creek Lake State Park
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Deep Creek Lake State Park. Deep Creek Lake and our surrounding county have an immense amount of activities to do in and out of the lake. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake State Park

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lake accomplishments = a life-time of memories
Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Greg Rouse Water Sports

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake. So you want to learn how to slalom ski, two-ski, wakeboard or maybe even go tubing? Wouldn’t you want to go to the most experienced guy on Deep Creek Lake? You may also expect the top of the line boat and equipment available to you. Greg Rouse represents all of the above and has a stellar reputation with the local community and out of towners alike. What can you say about a man that grew up skiing Deep Creek Lake all his life with his family? Mr. Rouse has also competed at the highest level of barefoot skiing in the nation. He has competed in the barefoot nationals twice which is quite an accomplishment. His expertise helps all levels, from novice to advanced skiers/wakeboarders who want to tweek their form to perfection.

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb ready to shred!

 

 

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This morning my husband, young kids, mom and my niece went out with him to work on our game. I’m sad to say that a few seasons of child rearing has kept me from the water doing what I love most on the lake – slalom skiing! I can tell you that the nervousness and excitement were all stabilized with a qualified instructor. Greg refreshed some basic understandings of getting up on one ski as well as tweaking my form after my run. He has an excellent understanding of fundamentals acquired from a lifetime of experience.

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Adrianne getting her water legs
Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Gammy getting a nice run in!

My young niece Adrianne (7 years-old) has been working with him this summer and has mastered two skis. What a joy it is to see her skiing at a level I remember going through on this very lake at her age!

Before the morning ended, my mom took a spin on two ski’s making me proud to be a part of a three generation ski session on Deep Creek Lake! If you keep up with me and my husband’s blogging, you will know a few things I repeatedly touch bases on. Get up early, enjoy the glass, make memories with family and enjoy Deep Creek Lake! Call Deep Creek Marina at 301- 387-0732 to make an appointment with Greg Rouse Water Sports to get your family up to speed on your preferred water sport!

 

 

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Bets shredding
Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Adrianne having a blast!
Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Keep tucked, be patient…
Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
“On the lake again…”

 

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Bet’s shredding!

 

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

 

Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear

Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

 

Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear
Ran into this fella on the way to work today!

 

Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear
DCL swimming bear

 

 

Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear
Big bear

 

Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear. 2016 has been the summer of the black bear! I have had multiple sightings already over this summer and anticipate many more Continue reading Deep Creek Lake-The Summer of the Black Bear

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner by Boat at Deep Creek Lake

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner by Boat at Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner by Boat at Deep Creek Lake

That’s how we do it here at Deep Creek Lake! So you spend all year anticipating your trip to the lake and finally get here. The decompression has officially started as you and your family and friends start planning your days ahead. Thankfully, we literally have hundreds of things to do around the lake to help stimulate your sense of adventure or to relieve your stress. If you want to do something outside the norm, try going out to eat by boat.  Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have plenty of places around Deep Creek to satisfy your appetite.

Here’s a thought; wake up early and enjoy some quality time on the lake fishing, wakeboarding, or skiing or just chilling. Then head on over by boat to Traders Coffee House for some delicious breakfast and coffee. They have a huge surplus of boat slips for your boat and a safe crosswalk over Highway 219. Try the waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream or their power wrap.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner by Boat at Deep Creek Lake

Maybe you decided to sleep in and catch up on some vacation sleep. Get out on the water with the kids around 10am and get the tubing out of your system. All that wonderfully whipping and bouncing around will surely get you hungry for a delicious lunch. How about a nice casual lunch at our famous Uno’s Restaurant by boat?  This place is one of the most family friendly places on the lake to enjoy lunch. They have a huge amount of space outside to play with the kids. Playground, open grassy area, outside bar with a great menu and of course this great restaurant. Kick back on the deck and enjoy a super view of the lake and grounds. On the weekend this becomes THE place to go as the Honi-Honi Bar becomes the star with live music and a huge crowd of people from all over to meet.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner by Boat at Deep Creek Lake

Dinner time is approaching and maybe you want to clean up and go out to a nice dinner with great food. I put my money on Dutch’s at Silver Tree.  They have excellent crab cakes and plenty of different dining options. Eat inside at this historic building that still has the old lodge feel from the “old lake” timeframe. You can also enjoy the modern downstairs bar that has a great vibe, as well as a complete Dutch’s menu. It is summertime so you don’t have to eat inside at all if that’s not your thing. They have a wonderful terrace outside overlooking the lake which is where I like to eat personally.  Kick back and enjoy wonderful steak and seafood while watching the kids play on the playground below you. They also have the Harbor Bar outside which is another great option for the family.  Recommended!

At the end of the day we have many dining options by boat that you should try individually and decide on your favorite. Uno’s, Honi Honi Bar, Arrowhead, Boardwalk, Brenda’s Pizzeria, Traders Coffee and Aces Run are all wonderful options. Step out of the norm and enjoy the Deep Creek Lake lifestyle that we are so proud of here at the Lake. Call me with any questions you may have regarding the lake or real estate. Betsy Spiker Holcomb 301-616-5022

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Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

 

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

Fishing Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Fishing Deep Creek Lake Maryland
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

 

 

Fishing Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Fishing Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Fishing Deep Creek Lake Maryland. The alarm clock is not met with as much resistance when you are scheduled for a morning of fishing at Deep Creek Lake. Continue reading Fishing Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Mid-Summer Events at Deep Creek Lake

Mid-Summer Events at Deep Creek LakeMid-Summer Events at Deep Creek Lake. Mid-summer events are in full swing at Deep Creek!  Gorgeous weather is a strong incentive to explore the area, try new things, and enjoy the outdoors.

Here is what’s happening in July and August:

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market – Wednesdays & Sundays from 10AM to 1 PM
Head to downtown Oakland to purchase fresh local produce, eggs, and meat from local farmers.  Plus, area artists are on-hand selling everything from pottery to hand-woven rugs. Continue reading Mid-Summer Events at Deep Creek Lake

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.  So you come to spend time with us here at Deep Creek Lake and it’s raining. Don’t fret! We have plenty of things for you to do to have a fun vacation until the skies return to sunshine.

  1. 1.    Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center– The Department of Natural Resources interpretive environmental center is a 6,000 square foot facility that includes classroom and conference areas complete with audio visual technology and wifi. They have daily activities and you can view their critters anytime.

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1. 2.   Fun Unlimited, Funland or Smileys. Get a pizza and play arcade games with the family at these fun and established arcades/ pizza parlors.

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1. 3.   Ice cream at Hueys or The Lakeside Creamery– When isn’t an ice cream a great idea for a crew on a rainy day?

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1. 4.   The Oakland B & O Railroad Museum– Next time you are here at the lake get on 219 south and head to Oakland; you will be rewarded for your efforts once you get to the 1884 Oakland Train Station!

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1. 5.   Garrett County Museum of Transportation
    Return to the past as you visit two floors of exhibits in the new Garrett County Transportation Museum.

 

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1.    6.   Deep Creek Lavender Farm- Deep Creek Lavender farm is a small farm located in the Allegheny Mountains of Western Maryland near the four season resort area of Wisp and Deep Creek Lake. Walk the farm and visit the gift shop.

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1.   7.   Garrett 8 Cinemas Go catch a movie across from Arrowhead and Pizzeria Uno’s

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1. 8.   Bowling– Just a short pump down the road in Oakland we have a fun bowling center. The Alley.

 

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  1.   9.   Fire Fly Farms– This place is a must to drown away the rain blues. Watch them make delicious cheeses and then bring some home with a bottle of wine.

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1.    10.    Englanders Antiques/Dottie’s Grill– Check out Western Maryland antiques and go have some buckwheat cakes at Dottie’s grill.

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1. 11.    Schoolhouse Earth– A great place to wander around and get some interesting stuff to bring home.

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

  1. 12.     Deep Creek Cellars– A small winery in the mountains of western Maryland emphasizing wines made from grapes that reflect their soil and site, mostly dry in style and meant to pair with good food.

 

13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

 

13.     13.   Come visit Betsy Spiker Holcomb at Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales and look at available second home real estate.

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

 1.  Stock and Hot Stock Tractor Pull– Enjoy locals challenging each other with torque and horsepower in this classic American event. Video here

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

2.  Demolition Derby- This is a favorite event for me and the family. Does it get any better than watching cars smash into each other until they cannot run anymore? Last car standing! Video here.

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

3.  Cow Patty Bingo- Imagine if you would, a large bingo board drawn out in an arena with labeled squares. Then you let people bet on & choose specific squares. Now for fun, let’s let a bunch of cows mosey on this real time bingo board and let their droppings decide a winner by the location its dropped. How can you dislike this old time tradition?

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

4.  Food- Enjoy special fair food here at Deep Creek Lake. Pit beef, Rotary french fries and vinegar, Lions Club chicken dinner, taco salad, funnel cakes, turkey legs, Amish milkshake, Hotdogs, cheese burgers, homemade lemonade, pizza, corndogs and more.

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

5.  Mud Bog- There are many different classes of mud stomping hotrods! This event screams excitement! Lineup of mega horsepower at a starting line with hundreds of feet of extra sloppy mud to drive through. The sounds of thunder coming out of these machines is exhilarating.

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6.  Mechanical Bull Riding- What is there to say… You had a weird moment in life when you thought you wanted to be John Travolta in Urban Cowboy. Here’s your chance. Put your boots, hat and chaps on and give it a whirl.

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

7.   4-H & FFA Livestock Sale- This cattle and pig auction is special for a lot of reasons. Basically the whole process is that young future farmers raise and take care of a grain fed cow without the use of steroids, hormones and chemicals. The auction helps these young boys and girls raise money to continue learning in the farm industry. The product from these animals is absolutely delicious and most local’s split a steer to put in the freezer to enjoy for the following year.

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

  1. Music-Each year they bring in very entertaining music with a country to bluegrass flair. They always provide a toe-tapping backdrop to the busy and vibrant fair.

 

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

9.  Craft Barns– The craft barns have an amazing assortment of arts and crafts done by local artisans. You may see creative wood working items, quilting’s and photography.  They also have fresh baked goods, jellies, cheeses and cookies. There is also a blue ribbon styled award for the best and largest produce. I highly recommend taking a few laps through these interesting buildings.

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

10.  Carnival Rides-Bring the kids and have a blast on the traditional rides that we all grew up loving. The ferris wheel, the round-up, the scrambler, the carousel and funhouse come to mind. We all love to push the limits of excitement on squeaky classics.

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair

 

 

Top Ten things to do at the Garrett County Fair
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60th Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair

60th Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
60th Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair
60th Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair

 

60th Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair. As we creep to the midpoint of summer here at Deep Creek Lake, focus turns to the County Fair. My mind drifts to comfortable nights, fresh squeezed lemonade, Rotary fries with apple cider vinegar, demolition derby’s, tractor pulls and carnival rides that bring you back to childhood. Continue reading 60th Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair

The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake

The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake

The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake
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The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake. I’m very excited to announce a new restaurant here at Deep Creek Lake. I think I’m the only person that I talked to who hasn’t heard of the Greene Turtle. This franchise has steadily grow over the years boasting restaurants in Morgantown, Winchester, Hagerstown, Leesburg, Sterling and now Deep Creek Lake.

Talk of the town starts with their drink menu. They have won awards with many of their signature drinks. Their 2016 BYOB award winning drink include; the Dubliner Bloody Mary, the Celebration cocktail, the Celebration Shooter and the El Verde Tortuga Rita. Check out the drink menu so you can be prepared to get your vacation thirst on.

Looking over the appetizers I notice a few interesting options that I will have to try. The Hog Hammers, Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, Mozzarella Caprese and the 100% natural wings sound very interesting. The reviews I had read sound favorable for a successful dining experience.

Their menu is vast with different options that have my belly rumbling. A co-owner here at Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales swears on the Shrimp Tacos. The menu has 100% certified angus beef burgers, any style of wraps you can dream up, unique house specialties, refreshing soups and salads and delicious desserts.

Deep Creek Lake locals always welcome a new place to dine and enjoy new foods. We are hopeful that the owners can make the DCL Greene Turtle live up to the reputation of this respected franchise. I will follow up with a review after I have had time to sample some of the menu.

The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake
The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake

 

The Greene Turtle-Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor