Enjoy beautiful Deep Creek lakefront living at Marsh Hill Road. As you walk into the main level, you’ll notice a good view of the lake from a perched kitchen and dining living area. Just down the hall is a wonderfully cozy sitting room with a huge stone fireplace that also overlooks the lake. On the opposite end of the main level, you’ll find a huge master bedroom with plenty of closet space and a washer/dryer area with an enormous folding space. This joins a massive and gorgeous master bathroom which gives a mini-suite feel. You’ll notice beautiful wood floors throughout the entire main level as a class accent. Upstairs you will find three additional master bedrooms that have plenty of space and that are laid out perfectly. Downstairs you have a great sized recreation area with a pool table next to a nice wet bar. You also have an additional laundry room downstairs which has plenty of room for ping pong tables and bumper pool style games. There’s also a spacious bedroom that walks out onto a stone terrace and hot tub. This property is perched perfectly above Deep Creek Lake across from the 219 Bridge. The landscaping throughout the entire property is gorgeous. There’s plenty of room here with 180′ of lakefront. The house almost has a park-like feel to it. Take some time on your next visit to come visit this gorgeous property. You will not be disappointed.
Savage-fierce, ferocious, wild, rugged…For the men and women who are brave enough to conquer the many different levels of this grueling event, I salute you! I realize that you are cut out of a different cloth than the rest of us. A cloth that has qualities that are both mental and physically superior. The raw grit it takes to train for years overcoming the thousands of pangs and punishment to your mind and soul is staggering to imagine for us mortals. It takes a ferocious commitment and deep down motivation to conquer this remarkable event.
This event has many different levels you can challenge yourself with. You will bike, run and swim pushing your abilities to the threshold of physical and mental exhaustion. A breakdown of the event is as follows:
SavageMan 70.0- Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 55.7 miles, Run 13.1 miles
SavageMan 30.0- Swim .90miles, Bike 22.9 miles, Run 6.2 miles
SavageMan 20.0- Swim .45 miles, Bike 15.5 miles, Run 3.1 miles
SavageMan 90.0, 100.0 and 120.0 combines Sundays 70.0 with one or both of Saturday’s 20.0 or 30.0 races.
The race has lots of highlights that are exciting to watch as a spectator. The swimming event is always a blast to watch. It’s hard to imagine swimming so close to what seems like thousands of people. It’s like a sea of arms chopping and digging through the water in a chaotic symphony. Nothing like swimming 1.2 miles and getting out of the water soaking wet and jumping on a bike for a 55.7-mile ride!
The beast of the event is THE WALL!! Going through the Westernport leg of the race you will find the infamous WALL that is the epitome of blood, sweat and tears. This is one steep biking challenge for someone who has fresh legs. It is gruelish for someone who has a mile plus swim and miles of biking behind them. Spectators line up to cheer on these machines of fitness. You will see some riders motor through the steep incline while others literally fall/crash on the famous rough stone base from sheer exhaustion. If you are here for the event, spend some time at The Wall and gain even more respect for these amazing athletes.
Of course the underlining star of the event is the breathtaking scenery. Garrett County has a fabulous reputation for some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Some triathlon events have zero personality but the SavageMan boasts lovely views mixed with challenging elevation changes.
If you are competing, good luck for a safe and successful race! If you are not, I suggest you get out and find your favorite event from your favorite vantage point and enjoy this successful event!
Sweet Banana Pepper Mustard Recipe. It is that time of the season! Canning, canning and more canning! While over at a friend’s house a few weeks back and tried an amazing sweet banana pepper mustard. I literally could not put it down. The next day I immediately went out and bought a fresh peck of peppers and got to work. Recipes online are all similar for the most part with one major fault in my opinion…too much sugar!!! Most recipes call for 6 cups of sugar which is far too sweet for me. Here’s what I suggest as a base recipe. You can’t go wrong.
1 QT of yellow mustard
1 QT of cider vinegar
2 cups of sugar
2-4 Tbsp of honey
1 Tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup of water
36 large, 40 medium or 50 small banana peppers
Optional- 2-4 hot banana peppers
Seed and chop peppers
Mix everything together
Warm to a boil stirring constantly so you don’t burn the mustard.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars. Cap with sterilized hot lids and snug rings and process 10 to 15 minutes in water bath.
Fall in love with this delicious snack! Eat it with pretzels, hot dogs, sandwiches, glazes on hams or whatever else floats your boat! Try adding your own flair to each batch if you like. I tried fresh ginger on my last batch and it was a hit with the family!
Say good-bye to summer with fun late summer events at Deep Creek Lake. Combine your search for Deep Creek Lake real estate with a weekend getaway that is planed around one of these popular festivities.
ANNUAL APPLE BUTTER BOIL – September 3-4
Head to Herrington Manor & Swallow Falls State Parks for the annual old-timeapple butter boil. Lots of other yummy snacks will be available too. MORE INFO
BETSY’S DEEP CREEK LAKE AUGUST REAL ESTATE UPDATE 2016
Summer has historically always been our busiest time, mainly due to buyers having more time to take off to come and look for prospective properties. It was no different this year and it seems that traffic is not dying off as we start to closeout August. The statistics below are a glimpse at the market from July 2016. You can see that sales and contracts are up and days on market is down – all signs of a healthy market.
Art and Wine Festival 2016. This year we will celebrate the 12th annual Art and Wine Festival. The event benefits HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. This festival consistently brings in huge crowds of people and is always an enjoyable success. They boast 200 local and regional wines to sample and enjoy. The wine store is available to purchase your favorites during the day long tasting.
Friday night many restaurants will participate in wine pairings/tastings. Cornish Manor, Pine Lodge Steak House & Saloon, Uno Chicago Grill, Dutch’s at Silver tree and Savage River Lodge will have special menus and wine pairings.
The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival starts on Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. The wine store will be open until 7 pm.
Wine Tasting: National distributors and Maryland wineries will offer samplings of a variety of over 200 wines to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Premium Wine Tasting Area: $20 for 10 tasting tickets. Must have purchased festival adult entry fee. Wine Shop: Guests may purchase the wines at the festival’s retail store (open until 7 PM), with net proceeds donated to the HART/GLAF. This is the main event of the weekend and will wonderfully stimulate your wine pallet.
Artists: Over thirty professional artists and craftsmen will display and sell their art, from handcrafted jewelry and wood carvings to oil paintings, and hand painted furniture and accessories.
Food Artisans: Taste and purchase homemade products from local food artisans including Firefly Farms, DeBerry Farms, Yummy Crumbs, Bisselli Pasta, and more!
Food: Delicious sandwiches, cheeses, ice cream, salads and more will be available for sale throughout the day from Archie’s, Lakeside Creamery, TJ’s Crab Wagon, Rotary Club, Our Kitchen Here at Home, Knights of Columbus, and Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory.
Silent Auction: The auction includes art, wine and wine accessories, jewelry, children’s items, gift certificates and other great finds. Auction begins at noon and ends at 4 pm.
VIP Wine Tasting Room Noon to 4 pm
Taste a selection of premium wines chosen by our wineries and have a bite to eat in our VIP Premium Wine Tasting Room. $20 per person includes 10 wine tasting tickets and appetizers. Plus you can now purchase your wine in the tasting room! We’ll have it waiting when you’re ready to leave! Additional tasting tickets available at $10 for 10 tickets. Premium wine is limited. Wine Tasting Room closes at 4 pm. Tickets available at VIP Wine Tasting Room entrance only. Must have purchased festival entry fee to enter VIP Wine Tasting Room. General admittance only is $10 and children12 and under are free.
After the festival, walk across the street to the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department for a Crab Feast! 1609 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry (entrance on Route 219 across from Garrett County Fairgounds). 5:00 – 9:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 10.
Thank you Firefighters, EMS and State and Local Police-Deep Creek Lake! I just want to take some time to give a sincere and well deserved thank you to our Rescue Squad, Firefighters and State/Local Police. It takes special people to work hard in not only securing our safety, but also helping us when our families lives are on the line.
A couple of weeks back there was a bad accident on the Glendale Bridge and I came upon the crews handling it while at Arrowhead Market. The firefighters, emergency medical technicians and state police handled the situation seamlessly. The professional chemistry that these men and women showed when performing their jobs gave me a sense of safety and security for my young family.
Yesterday up in our Sandy Shores neighborhood my two young boys heard the roar of fire truck sirens heading our way. As you can imagine, there is nothing more exciting than young boys hearing and seeing firetrucks. Our home is filled with every type of rescue toy known to man. Two trucks and one ambulance passed us on their way to a call. Both of my sons sat in the front yard waiting and listening to the sounds down the street from us. It wasn’t too long before we heard the mighty diesels roaring slowly back up the hill. My oldest went up the driveway to wave at the firefighter and was so happy and excited to get a honk from these kind folks. It made the world to him and that’s all he talked about for the rest of the day.
I am happy to see this positive interaction with the young children in our county. I believe in teaching my family respect for these honorable folks and show them the value of their actions. I feel fortunate to live in a town that has such a strong pillar of police and safety crews truly protecting and serving the good people of Deep Creek Lake.
Late Summer Activity – Deep Creek Lake. Here we are almost two weeks into August and the activity at the lake seems to be in full rpm mode. I took a spin around to get a feel for the number of people here at the lake on a “hump day” Wednesday. I was happily surprised to see people enjoying numerous Deep Creek activities. The summer season is showing no signs of slowing down. It’s fun to see the different ways families enjoy their stay here at Deep Creek Lake.
Cherry Creek Cove had the most activity with folks trying to get out of the breezy mid-point of the lake. I stopped and shot a few photos and became very jealous at all the fun I was missing out on. Families were out on kayaks, paddleboards, water skis, tubes, and jet skis. Smiles and laughter were the mood of the day. Fishing poles were wet, swimmers were being refreshed and boaters were cruising the cove. It all looked like a well synchronized dance.
We are past the 7th inning stretch and heading toward the end of the summer season here at the lake. Don’t throw in the towel just yet and call Taylor-Made Rentals @ 866-351-1119 X-1 for a wonderful rental property. Enjoy an extended week away from the stresses of work. Call Betsy Spiker Holcomb @ 301-616-5022 with any questions you may have regarding lake activities or real estate properties for sale.
Vessels must be 26 feet or less in length, except pontoon boats which may be no greater than 30 feet.
Personal Watercraft are restricted from use between 11 AM and 4 PM on the Saturday, Sunday, and holiday of Memorial Day Weekend and Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays from July 1st through Labor Day.
Personal Watercraft shall not be operated in excess of six knots with 100’ of another vessel, the shore, a bridge, a dock, or person in the water.
Personal Watercraft operators must be 16 years of age and possess a boating safety certificate.
Personal Watercraft operators and passengers must wear an approved personal flotation device.
Vessels shall not be operated in excess of minimum wake speed within 100’ of the shoreline, except to begin towing a skier from a pier or shore (vessel must immediately leave the 100’ area).
Proper navigation lights are required after sunset (rental boats also require navigation lights after sunset).
Vessels towing a skier must remain 100’ from all other vessels, the shore, a bridge, a dock, or person in the water. Towlines must be no longer than 75’. Additionally, an observer above 12 years of age must be on board the vessel.
Individuals being towed on any device must wear a personal flotation device.
There shall be an approved personal flotation device on board and readily accessible for each person on board a vessel. All children under age thirteen (13) on a vessel under 21’