Muddy Creek Falls is Visited By the “Vagabonds”

Muddy Creek Falls is a local landmark that had some famous visitors. Picture it – a nature-loving President takes a spur-of-the moment getaway to rendezvous with three of the most powerful industrialists in the Western world at a campsite in the mountains of Western Maryland, where they ride horses, shoot rifles, chop wood, and slumber in tents beside a trickling stream. 

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This describes just one of several trips taken to Swallow Falls by Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.  The group was often accompanied by naturalist William Burroughs, before his death in 1921.  Calling themselves “The Vagabonds”, they made a series of summer trips which took them through most of Eastern America.  It was the friendship between Burroughs and Ford that acted as the catalyst for these excursions.  From two very different worlds, the naturalist philosopher and the industrialist found common ground upon their first meeting around 1913.  During tour of the Everglades, they were joined by Edison and talk of camping trips ensued. 

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New Year’s Tips for Buying and Selling

New Year's Tips

New Year’s tips for buyers or sellers will help you position yourself for success! If you are thinking of buying or selling, now is the time to prepare. I put together some of my top suggestions for you. I also included some tips to build equity and what updates are best when investing in your current home.

New Year’s Tips for Buyers

Thinking about buying your first home? Considering upsizing or downsizing? Here are some things to do that will help you achieve your goal.

-Create a realistic timeline and work towards your goal. The items below should be on that list.

-Check your credit scores. If you need to improve your rating, start looking at items that are bringing it down. Work on lowering debt and making timely payments.

-Start or increase your savings for a down payment.

Choose an experienced real estate agent. You can contact me at betsy@deepcreekvacations.com or call 301-616-5022.

-Begin the loan pre-approval process. I can help you find a lender to work with. Mike Archer, from First Home Mortgage, is the in-house lender at Taylor-Made.

Start looking for homes. I can show you any home that is listed, even if it is with another brokerage. We can work together to find homes that meet your criteria and that are within your budget.

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Wisp Resort Opens for the 19/20 Season

Wisp Resort opens for the 2019-20 winter season Friday, December 13th! This year, there are more than $1 million in improvements and additions. It will operate under the direction of recently hired General Manager, Ron Hawkes. They began making snow Nov. 12, one of the earliest snowmaking starts in the past few years.

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Wisp Resort Opens with Improvements

New technology will be in place this year that involves lift tickets and snowmaking. There is also a new restaurant and an app for the resort.

Wisp is well-known for their advanced snowmaking capabilities. Five new Techno Alpin TR8 tower fan snow guns were added. They were placed on Squirrel Cage – a favorite expert slope. The new guns are more energy efficient and can work in a wider range of temperatures.

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