Springtime Weather Update Deep Creek Lake May 19, 2016

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
Springtime Weather Update Deep Creek Lake May 19, 2016
Springtime glass Deep Creek Lake

Springtime Weather Update Deep Creek Lake May 19, 2016. As the abundant and looming Springtime rain gives us a reprieve from its fury we start to understand again why Deep Creek Lake is such a special place to so many. On my commute to work this morning it was refreshing to see Blue Skies above me as the fog burned off the lake. You notice instantly all the springtime flowers that have been blanketed by rain over the last few weeks flexing their colors and reaching for the sky. The birds have come alive and are vibrant in their springtime splendor with the warm temperature returning like a welcomed friend.

Continue reading Springtime Weather Update Deep Creek Lake May 19, 2016

939 Glendale Road, Glendale Shores #1

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
939 Glendale Road, Glendale Shores #1
939 Glendale Road, Glendale Shores #1

939 Glendale Road, Glendale Shores #1

939 Glendale Road, Glendale Shores #1 Oakland, Maryland 21550. This town home goes under the category of great Deep Creek Lakefront! The first thing you’ll notice as you walk up to the house is the new railing and steps built out of pressure-treated lumber. Continue reading 939 Glendale Road, Glendale Shores #1

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

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

 

Lunch and dinner recommendation

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Dutch’s Daughter– Nice main level fine dining with excellent crab cakes, seafood and meat dishes. Downstairs hosts a massive bar that is a great place to catch friends for dinner. Don’t miss the cinnamon butter on fresh oatmeal crusted bread.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Brenda’s Pizzeria– Straight up delicious New York Style pizza with extra delicious toppings. Sausage topping is out of this world! Great pasta and salads too.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • DC’s at Wisp Resort-Excellent menu with a little taste of everything. Their calamari appetizer is one of my favorites at the lake.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Black Bear Tavern– Good bar food with a great local vibe. Wings are delicious and the Steak on the Lake is nice (It is served spicy so ask without jalapeños if you don’t like heat). E-z peel shrimp are a solid appetizer.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Aces Run- Unique and popular pasta night on Wednesday and stir fry night on Friday. Solid menu A-Z with a great staff. Our real estate assistant Lisa Yommer said you cannot miss the fried pickles appetizer along with a salad.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Moonshadow Café- Local food from local farmers is the base to this wonderful café. Get you some spicy cauliflower wings for a change of pace. For dinner, try their tenderloin which is absolutely delicious. Consistent good live music.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Mountain State Brew Company– A great selection of hand crafted brews and fire oven pizza’s. Nuff said. Plenty of room for large parties.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • J G’s- Great bar food with plenty of local atmosphere. Known for good crabcakes.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • El Canelo’s – A short trip up the road to Oakland will reward you with great Mexican food. At lunch I get the jumbo burrito which has never failed me.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Archie Barbecue- Food smoked perfect. Pulled beef, chicken and pork barbecue, brisket, ribs and turkey are no joke. Mac cheese is special as well.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Uno’s Chicago Grill– Large and delicious menu from appetizers to entrees. Overlooking the lake with plenty of room for the kids to play outside. Come by boat on Saturdays for live music and the funnest place to be on the weekend.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Pine Lodge- Great prime rib and Coconut Shrimp and Ahi tuna appetizers. Great food with a nice bar to socialize with local and out of town visitors.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Deep Creek Seafood– Top choice seafood that you may miss if you’re not paying attention. Great liquor menu for those who want an upscale cocktail. The menu is fresh and changes with the seasons.

 

Breakfast Lunch Recommendations

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Englanders– Great home cookin folks! My favorite… Buckwheat cakes with two over easy eggs on top with a side of biscuits and gravy. Come check out their whole menu. Great antique shopping to boot!

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Perkins– Familiar franchise breakfast and lunch menus. Blueberry muffins are the real deal! Great food with large quantities and always super service.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Canoe On the Run- Healthy slick spins on soups and sandwiches. Nice coffee, unique breakfasts and fresh daily menus.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Arrowhead Market– Super cheeseburgers and other fresh sandwiches. Chunky homemade fries that they make fresh.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Annie’s Kitchen– Love the honey dipped chicken and the salad bar. This place has excellent small town fresh food.

Deep Creek Lake Restaurants

  • Teli’s Deli– Suped-up Italian sandwiches and soups. Great cheeses as well.

16 Cedar Shores Drive #17

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

16 Cedar Shores Drive #17. In the heart of McHenry at Deep Creek Lake, you will find this three level log townhome at Cedar Shores. Walk into the spacious great room where you’re immediately struck by beautiful hardwood maple floors. There’s an open floor plan with kitchen and entertaining room perfect for family get-togethers. There is also a cozy dining area with a nice view of Deep Creek Lake and Wisp ski slopes. Continue reading 16 Cedar Shores Drive #17

HAVE a HEART Guest Bartender Challenge at JG’s

 

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

 

Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales
Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales

 

 

HAVE a HEART Guest Bartender Challenge at JG’s is right around the corner! Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales will be volunteering at JG’s Pub on Tuesday, May 3 for the annual HAVE a HEART Guest Bartender challenge! Hosted by JG”s Pub, guest bartenders from Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales will mix up your favorite cocktail, get you some delicious grub, and contribute their tips to Hart for Animals! There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and lots of cool people to enjoy the fun with.

 

Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales
Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales

HART stands for Homeless Animal Rescue Team.

All HART animals receive:

  • Top notch veterinarian care
  • All currently needed vaccinations
  • Specialized treatment and surgeries as needed
  • 24 Pet Watch Microchips
  • Spay / neuter of all animals
  • HART members share the same goal to save, spay / neuter, love, and find them forever homes
  • HART is a 100% volunteer, non-profit 501c3 charity organization with no paid staff of any kind. All donations are tax deductible and will directly benefit the animals.

 

HARTS MISSION

HART’s mission is to improve the lives of animals in Western Maryland by:

  • Rescuing animals and transporting them to areas where they will have a better chance of being adopted.
  • Reducing pet overpopulation through low-cost spaying and neutering.
  • Building a humane and friendly animal center, where adoptable animals will never have to be euthanized.
  • Providing information and education to owners about responsible pet ownership, obedience training and rehabilitation of rescues to reduce the number of relinquished and abandoned animals.

To achieve our mission, HART has raised $2.75 million dollars to build and equip the HART Animal Center and to provide ancillary services that will ensure the continued operation of the Center by creating a source of revenue and a permanent endowment. The Center also is creating job opportunities and training county residents interested in animal care, rehabilitation, and rescue and support Garrett County’s efforts to enforce the laws against animal cruelty and neglect.

AND VISION…

HART’s Animal Adoption Center has become a model for compassionate animal rescue and community involvement in saving the lives of companion animals. HART has brought about a community where the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi inspire the efforts of everyone involved in making the center a reality:

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”

 

Contact information:

Phone-301-387-7729

Email- infor@hartforanimals.org

Website- http://www.hartforanimals.org/

Deep Creek Lakes Top Spring Activities

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

 

Deep Creek Lake’s Top Spring Activities

 

We are often asked what are Deep Creek Lake’s best spring activities. In a four-season resort like Deep Creek there is always plenty to do as you transition into each season. As we start getting closer to the end of the 2016 winter season it’s a great time to start planning next season’s family adventures. Springtime always has a special place in my heart personally because of the abundance of “new life” after a long winter of hibernation. You will not be disappointed with the diverse amount of activities we have here at Deep Creek to experience. Here are a few to get you started…

Deep Creek Lakes Top Spring Activities
Early morning fishing trip Deep Creek Lake.

 

  • Fishing- Like fishing? Get up before the crack of dawn and get out on the lake with a pale full of golden shiners in some secluded little cove near the dam and get ready to wear out your wrist reeling in 14+ species of fish. All your favorites are here such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, black crappie, yellow perch, bluegill and many other species. Start your day enjoying the peaceful calm that Deep Creek offers every morning and fill up your cooler with lunch for the family.

 

Deep Creek Lakes Top Spring Activities
Hiking Swallow Falls
  • HikingIf you like to check-out from civilization and become one with nature then Deep Creek Lake is your home for great hiking adventures. With seven State parks, you will have no problem getting your fill of the green life. Mild temperatures, budding trees and blooming wildflowers make spring a great time to hike in the area. There is plenty of information online to get you started, so grab your family and get stepping!

 

Deep Creek Lakes Top Spring Activities
Muddy Creek Falls
  • The Spring Thaw at Swallow Falls- You can witness a really amazing spectacle here at Deep Creek Lake in the Spring time. The Spring thaw at Deep Creek lake is basically all the snow accumulation during the winter melting which swells the rivers and waterfalls. Take some time to research and check out this amazing event.
Deep Creek Lakes Top Spring Activities
Hale Irwin Lodestone Golf Course-Deep Creek Lake

 

  • Golf – Deep Creek Lake is lucky enough to have the wonderful mountain course Lodestone near Wisp Resort. There’s also Thousand Acres Golf Course, Oakland Golf Club and Wisp Golf Course. You have a nice selection of different tiered golf courses for your enjoyment.
Deep Creek Lakes Top Spring Activities
Paddleboarding Deep Creek Lake

 

 

  • Canoeing/Kayaking Paddleboarding- Take an early morning sunrise canoe/kayak or paddleboard run around the lake and have the entire lake to yourself. If you have never been on the lake early in the morning you are missing out on one amazing experience.

1278 Deep Creek Drive Sundown Chase BLDG 3 #3C

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
1278 Deep Creek Drive Sundown Chase BLDG 3 #3C
1278 Deep Creek Drive Sundown Chase BLDG 3 #3C

1278 Deep Creek Drive Sundown Chase BLDG 3 #3C is a beautiful townhome that has a great location and view!  You’re walking distance from many popular restaurants, amenities and activities in the popular Northern end of the lake. Continue reading 1278 Deep Creek Drive Sundown Chase BLDG 3 #3C

2149 Marsh Hill Rd McHenry Maryland

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
2149 Marsh Hill Rd McHenry Maryland
2149 MARSH_front exterior

 

This beautiful blue Lakefront home with tin roof and a detached garage is perfectly perched above Deep Creek Lake. It has been masterfully nestled into the mature local Timber with a very elaborate driveway for easy access to this home.The driveway is lined with rock walls made from huge local stones that releases perfectly at the front door of the lakefront home. Continue reading 2149 Marsh Hill Rd McHenry Maryland

Enjoying Glassy Deep Creek Lake

 

Betsy Holcomb

 

Enjoying Glassy Deep Creek Lake

Sacred morning glass here at Deep Creek Lake is something to behold indeed. I have become a connoisseur of fine glassy mornings here at the lake. There is nothing more calming and spiritual than waking up very early and looking out on a lake with zero wind and sacrificing a few hours of sleep to enjoy absolute solace. Watch as the sun slowly generates an assortment of warm morning colors and creeps slowly over the mountaintops as the lake starts to come alive. Don’t be surprised if you are all alone during this experience as the lake is underutilized in early morning hours. This makes the journey even sweeter.

Enjoying Glassy Deep Creek Lake

Later you can catch up with all your friends who all promised they would get up with you who instead slept in! No worries though, they will have missed out and will never understand what you have experienced until they do it for themselves. Your best explanation of the experience will fall short of something that cannot be defined but has to be experienced.

Enjoying Glassy Deep Creek Lake

Years back, my wife Betsy and a few friends would regularly have the boat gassed up and ready to roll for some early morning wakeboard and slalom skiing runs. It’s amazing to see your reflection perfectly off lake glass as you are going in excess of 20 mph. Not one trace ripple impedes the rails of your skis as you carve perfect figure eights leaving wrinkled pulses of wake scattering toward the shores behind you. By the time your run is over and you have switched skiers the waters have again calmed to a mirror surface. Paddleboarding and canoeing take this experience to a hallowed level as the sounds of only your paddle faintly and calmly motor you through seemingly masterpiece sceneries of reflected mountains, trees, clouds and the colorful awakening sun.

Enjoying Glassy Deep Creek Lake

Enjoying Glassy Deep Creek Lake

Don’t be afraid to bring the fishing poles to anchor and witness the wildlife around as you keep a sharp eye on your bobber. Let the lake’s glass inspire your day before the wind starts to blow and the lake traffic picks up. You will be rewarded with memories that will carry you through the winter.

Enjoying Glassy Deep Creek Lake

505 Southern Pines – Minutes to Deep Creek Lake

505 Southern Pines - Minutes to Deep Creek Lake

Recently remodeled rancher in the Southern Pines neighborhood.

505 Southern Pines - Minutes to Deep Creek Lake

This home feels open and warm upon entering. The three bedrooms, open kitchen/living/dining, hardwood flooring and all new appliances are just part of the improvements made on this home.

505 Southern Pines - Minutes to Deep Creek Lake 505 Southern Pines - Minutes to Deep Creek Lake

One level living with updated baths, rear deck, great back yard and a location just minutes to schools, shopping and restaurants in the Oakland area.
505 Southern Pines - Minutes to Deep Creek Lake 505 Southern Pines - Minutes to Deep Creek Lake