Fall Events at Deep Creek Lake

Fall events celebrate this colorful season at Deep Creek Lake! Throughout the month of October, there are fun happenings throughout Garrett County and the surrounding area. Additionally, you can enjoy vibrant foliage as you travel from one festival to the next!

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Along with the events listed below, MoonShadow and the Honi-Honi bar have live music every weekend.

Fall Events 2019

Cove Run Farm Corn Maze
Friday – 4-9, Saturday 12-9 and Sunday 2-6 (other days/times by appointment), 596 Griffith Rd., Accident, MD
Bring the kids and find your way through the corn maze! Hay rides and a petting zoo are available too!

Springs Folk Festival
October 4-5, 9AM-5PM, Springs, PA
Experience this celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. There is live music, hayrides for the kids and over 100 artisans selling and demonstrating their crafts.

52nd Annual Autumn Glory Festival
October 9-13, Activities throughout Garrett County
This favorite festival is five days of fun! Parades, craft shows, live music and antique shows are just a few of the highlights.

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Youghiogheny Mountain Resort Community Spotlight

Youghiogheny Mountain Resort is a unique Garrett County community. Outdoor enthusiasts with a sense of adventure love its scenic and rugged nature. It is a place where you can feel like you are away from it all but not too far from modern conveniences and area attractions.

About Youghiogheny Mountain Resort Mountain Resort

Tucked away, Youghiogheny (Yough) Mountain Resort community offers residents peaceful surroundings, beautiful views and lots of wildlife. It is a gated community that encompasses over 2400 acres. Also, it has about 43 miles of roads, 32 miles of maintained roads (mostly gravel) and more than 13 miles of trails for hiking and ORVs. There are several fishing areas as well as a designated hunting area. A community picnic pavilion is available for residents to rent for events.

The HOA is active and often hosts picnics throughout the summer.

Yough Mountain Resort located within about 15-25 minutes from popular area attractions and the town of Oakland. So you can easily reach Deep Creek Lake activities, Swallow Falls State Park, Wisp Resort and more.

Featured Yough Mountain Resort Listing

Youghiogheny Mountain Resort

118 Rhododendron Drive is situated on 1.18 acres in Yough Mountain Resort. Currently, it is listed for $224,9000.

This home offers two levels of living space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, granite countertops and cathedral ceilings. This home offers plenty of room for a vacation get-away or full-time residence and includes an extra lot.

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Deep Creek Lake Late Summer Events

Deep Creek Lake late summer events will keep you entertained! I call this the “secret season” as it is one of my favorite times of year in Garrett County. Warm days are perfect for boating and kayaking. Plus, you feel like you have the lake all to yourself. Crisp nights have a hint of the fall season that arrives in late September. My boys love making s’mores and hanging out around the fire pit. Also, vacation rental rates offer you a great value.

Deep Creek Lake Late Summer Events

Deep Creek Lake Late Summer Events

Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival
September 7, Noon-6PM
Over 200 wineries will be on hand along with numerous craft beers, local and regional artisans, live music, activities for the kids and more.

2019 AYCE Crab and Shrimp Feast
September 7, 3-9PM
Only 450 tickets are available for this fun event that benefits the Deep Creek Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

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Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Marketing

Deep Creek Lake real estate marketing is a hot topic for clients who want to list their home. Reaching the right audience and maximizing exposure is key. As a Taylor-Made sales agent and co-owner, I have access to our in-house services that will effectively highlight your home. Additionally, I have more than twenty years of Deep Creek Lake real estate experience.

My Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Marketing Toolbox

When marketing a listing, there are a variety of ways I insure my client’s property is attractive to buyers. The first step is accurate pricing. I rely on my knowledge of the area. Also, I look at comparable Deep Creek Lake homes and account for the needs of the seller. That combines to determine the best possible listing price.

My Network of Contacts

With over 20 years of experience, I have a vast network of real estate contacts. Your listing might be the perfect home for someone that is already on my radar as a buyer. The relationships that I have built with clients, local agents and area professionals can be very effective in terms of “word of mouth” advertising.

Print Marketing

Immediately after listing a home, “just listed” postcards are designed by our marketing department. Those are distributed to a curated database of potential buyers.

Example of a Just Listed Postcard

As a company, Taylor-Made produces a real estate brochure with listings. It is distributed throughout the area. Also, listings are advertised monthly the popular local publication The Lakefront. To reach a more local audience, we also run ads with featured listings in The Republican newspaper.

Professional Imagery

One of the perks of Taylor-Made is the in-house marketing department. They are skilled professionals. Four photographers capture your home in its best light. We also have a videographer on staff. Plus, 3D tours give prospective buyers a virtual walk through of your home.

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HART for Animals Benefits from Deep Creek Real Estate Sale

HART for Animals is a very special place to animal lovers in our area. The work that they do has helped countless dogs and cats in Western Maryland. I recently had the opportunity to get involved in a unique real estate situation that will directly benefit HART.

HART & Deep Creek Lake Real Estate

I recently listed 6 Gallatin Spur. It was donated to HART by a generous supporter. Most importantly, they will directly benefit from the sale. Currently, it is listed at $14,000.

HART for Animals

Gallatin Woods is a unique log home community on Lakeshore Drive. The residential home site is 2,556 sq. ft. When you purchase this lot, you can choose from a variety of log home styles. They are designed to coordinate with the beautiful natural environment. Gallatin Woods is “condominiumized”. That allows the area to remain wooded and carefree. Also, you will also have access to community amenities. Those include a stream, pavilion and playground.

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Ron Hawkes Named Wisp Resort’s New General Manager

Wisp Resort’s new General Manager was recently named. Ron Hawkes will replace longtime GM, Jerry Geisler. Geisler is retiring after forty-five years at Wisp. Hawkes has extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic market making him an excellent choice.

About Wisp Resort’s New General Manager

Ron Hawkes is a ski industry veteran. He began his career as a ski instructor in the early 1990s. Holding the position of director of skiing and snowboarding, he worked at Hunter Mountain, NY for ten years. He most recently worked at Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania. Having both summer and winter activities, it is similar to Wisp Resort. For eleven years, he was president and general manager at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Hawkes brings wide-ranging experience to the job, having worked at ski resorts in Vermont, New York, Colorado and even Chile.

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Ron Hawkes new GM at Wisp Resort. Photo courtesy of the Cumberland Times-News.

Hawkes also has experience with conference hotels, large event venues and active summer operations. Additionally, he is familiar with golf operations as both as a recreational and tournament player and working at Jack Frost National Golf Club.

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Wolf Den Run State Park

Wolf Den Run State Park is Garrett County’s newest state park. Opening day is July 15, 2019. This rugged wilderness area is filled with trails that will be open to off road vehicles (ORVs) as well as hikers. It is the eighth State Park in our area.

About Wolf Den Run State Park

The park is made up of three separate parcels. There is about three miles of frontage on the Potomac River’s North Branch. You will also find three brook trout streams, 1,700 acres of mixed forest and bluffs that are 900 feet above the Potomac River. Each parcel has a mix of mountainous terrain along with streams, meadows and wetlands.

Phase 1 – Huckleberry Rocks Area

The first parcel to open is the Huckleberry Rocks area. The park entrance for this area is located at 890 North Hill Road in Kitzmiller. There are 12.5 miles of trails available for motorized recreation. Of that, 6.5 miles can be used by full-size vehicles.

Wolf Den Run State Park
Huckleberry Rocks Area
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Deep Creek Events Coming Up for Summer 2019

Deep Creek events for summer promise fun for the entire family! There are tons of things to see and do throughout July. I put together some “must-dos” if you are in the Deep Creek Lake area. Many of these events are FREE as well, so they are easy on your wallet!

Deep Creek Events

Free Summer Concerts at Wisp Resort
Wednesdays, July 3-August 28, 6:30PM

Wisp brings some great local and regional acts to their outdoor stage for FREE summer concerts. Food and drinks are available for purchase, plus they have added vendors selling farm fresh veggies and art.

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Pocket Park Movies
Thursdays, June 13-August 15, Starts at Dusk

Head to the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market Pavilion in Oakland’s historic downtown for FREE movies. Bring chairs and a blanket for this fun, family event.

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Real Estate Questions Asked By Buyers

Real estate questions are important to ask when you are thinking about buying a home. The process can be daunting, but my years of experience help to put buyer’s at ease. I have heard just about every questions that there is. So, I put together a list of some of the most common real estate questions when buying a home.

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Real Estate Questions & Answers for Buyers

How do I know what home I can afford?

The answer to that question is dependent on your income and financial obligations. Online calculators can help you get a rough idea. It is important to figure this out before you start browsing homes. Also, work with a lender to secure pre-approval for your home loan. That will make you a more attractive candidate to sellers as well.

How do I go about buying a home while selling my current home?

This can be a little tricky, but I help folks with this all the time. Keep in mind that if you buy a home before you sell the one you’re in, could be overextended financially. If your home sells before you buy, you might need to rent before while you secure a new home. You can also do both at once with a “sale contingency” in your contract. It states that you will only buy the home if you can sell the one you are in. This can be less attractive to your seller though.

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Featured Community: Deep Creek Highlands

The Deep Creek Highlands community is in the spotlight! It is popular with full-time residents, vacationers and Deep Creek Lake second home owners. Perched on a mountaintop, it offers privacy while still being within minutes from all of the action at the lake’s northern end.

Deep Creek Highlands

About Deep Creek Highlands

Deep Creek Highlands is a gated community that offers the best of the lake and mountain lifestyles. Many of the homes have picturesque lake views and others are situated on spacious lots that offer some privacy.

Currently, I have two listings in this community that you will love. Both have those scenic lake views I mentioned. Also, they are favorite vacation rentals.

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