4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

 

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views. Gorgeous mountain views surround this log home at 4076 Blooming Rose Road. This immaculate home has special finishing touches such as a Waterford woodstove and a stained glass living room light fixture. Beautiful wood is used throughout the house-pine logs, birch floors, oak staircase, pine ceilings, and a hickory fireplace.

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

 

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The open floor plan on the main level includes the kitchen, dining room, and living room which provide a welcome feeling when you walk in the front door. You are encompassed by the homey sensation of the wood and natural light and feel immediately right at home.

 4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

Three bedrooms and three bathrooms make this home a comfortable living space for a family or allows for out-of-town guests. The master bathroom has an old fashioned claw foot tub to help soak the stresses of the day away.

 4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

The front covered porch is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view surrounding the home on all sides.

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A 24’x48’ barn is included with this property that allows for plenty of storage space close at hand.

4076 Blooming Rose Road-Gorgeous Mountain Views

Follow this link to view the full tour of this listing http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1381135.html

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events. Wishing you and yours all the Special Blessings of this Glorious Season! Below: Griffin and his girlfriendJ Braylynn (our manager’s granddaughter) in awe of the falling leaves.  These two charmers are 8 days apart and about to celebrate their 1st birthday.  They also made the back cover of Long & Foster’s Vacation Rental Guide, following this shoot.  Photo by Bob Carney.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Well Wishes-Weekend Events

 

 

Hurry and craft your gift giving list, and bring it to this year’s Festival of Trees held November 29th and 30th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Meander through beautifully and artfully decorated trees and be sure and take part in all the events and offerings:

  • Breakfast      with Santa
  • Silent      Auction Tables
  • Mrs.      Claus’ Kitchen
  • Make      Your Own Sundae
  • Grand      Finale Live Auction
  • Handmade      Gifts by local artists and crafts people

If you already planned to take the worry out of all the Thanksgiving Day meal preparation by ordering your Thanksgiving Dinner from Wisp just remember to pick up your own utensils.

 

Also, this weekend is the opening of Wisp’s new retail store “Outdoor Elements”.  With over 3,000 sq. ft. of retail space, Outdoor Elements will offer technical and leisure outerwear, hard goods including skiing and snowboarding equipment, logo wear and souvenirs year-round.  Details for the Grand Opening:

 

  • Date: Friday thru Sunday, November 29 – December 1
  • Times: Saturday – 8am – 7pm, Sunday 8am – 5pm

 

Have a wonderful holiday!  See you at the lake!

 

Betsy Holcombg.

892 Marsh Hill RoadMcHenry Maryland

892 Marsh Hill RoadMcHenry Maryland892 Marsh Hill RoadMcHenry Maryland. As unique on the outside as welcoming on the inside, 892 Marsh Hill Road offers its occupants all the creature comforts of home and adds the benefits of a beautiful lake view from many of its rooms. From the minute you walk in the door to this home it is warm and inviting.

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The red cabinetry in the kitchen add character and charm to open floor space combined with the dining room, which allows room for many guests to enjoy the glory of Deep Creek Lake while also enjoying each others company. Together with the living room, the three rooms provide a great flow and space for entertaining.

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Four bedrooms, two of which have their own bathrooms attached, accommodate larger families nicely ensuring everyone has their own space. However, the cozy living room provides an inviting space for everyone to come together around the stone fireplace and share their stories of the day.

 

Follow this link to see the full tour for this listing. http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-711734.html

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Festival of Trees

Betsy Holcomb

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Festival of Trees. GarrettCounty is home to some very talented artisans.  One of these individuals is local Luthier Roger Skipper, who builds amazing first class guitars, violins, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, dulcimers, dobros, and stand up basses. Anyone who plays a string instrument will most certainly appreciate his incredible work.  Each instrument is visually a work of art with custom detailed inlays from the headstock to the bindings.

 

Looking good is one thing, but the sound that these instruments make is nothing short of stellar. I stopped by his shop the other day and met two musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony who have bought a total of 10 instruments from him so far. A violinist has bought two violins and has been inspired to buy two mandolins and ukuleles and is learning how to play bluegrass from Roger (who plays all the instruments he makes).

 

Roger just buffed out an acoustic dreadnought style guitar that day and we all took a turn playing this wonderful guitar. It was the most amazing sounding instruments I have ever heard. Don’t follow the hype of big builders who mass produce “famous” styles. Get Roger to build you an amazing custom instrument that you will cherish for your lifetime..  Email Roger at rskipper2@verizon.net and tell him The Spiker Team referred you. You will not be sorry!  Also check out his website which is under construction. Skipper Strings. Here is a photo of the handcrafted sunburst dreadnought that is currently for sale.

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Other handy work…

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Coming up in Deep Creek on November 29th & 30th is the Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the DoveCenter. Bring the kiddo’s and let them meet Santa Claus at the breakfast celebration between 9am-10am on both Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss the silent action for a great deal on some unique items.

 

The Honi also has their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30th from 7:00-8:00PM.  Events include: Christmas Carols, Kids and Pet Photos with Santa Claus, FREE Hot Chocolate and live band entertainment by the Remedy from 8-11pm.

 

There still continue to be a good amount of real estate settlements taking place.  This is a good sign that sales will continue to pick up in 2014.  These properties have recently had price reductions, indicating that the seller’s may have good motivation to sell: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55054075329.

 

Have a great week and think snowJ!  (I hear we may be getting more of it later in the week.)

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Winter-Veterans Day-Real Estate

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Winter-Veterans Day-Real Estate

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Winter-Veterans Day-Real Estate . There are very few things we can predict in life and weather would certainly be one of those!  Our temperatures here have been rising and plummeting from day to day, which is pretty typical for this time of year.  I know many of us would just as well have snow so that we can enjoy its beauty but we will have to patiently wait for Mother Nature to run its course and bless us with such.  If you haven’t done so already, now is a good time to secure your season pass at Wisp Resort.  You will not want to wait in line to get it once the slopes open!

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As we transition towards winter, remember that docks have to be out of the water by December 1st and can be returned to the water no earlier than April 1st.  They like to make sure all objects are out of the water before the lake freezes.  Our snowmobiles are begging for a frozen lake this year!  The last few winters, the temperatures haven’t been consistently cold enough for the lake to freeze to the point where I’m comfortable riding the water.  We saw a few brave enthusiasts out there last year but we were not one of them!

 

                        Griffin enjoyed his first office Halloween party, especially due to the fact that Mommy allowed him to taste a few of the homemade dishes.  I’m not sure he was digging the costume, however!  I’ll have to do a better job shopping for one next year.

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Event wise, we are kind of in a lull but there will be some upcoming winter events over the next month that we’ll be sure to tell you about.  There is, however, a Veteran’s Day Parade in Oakland at 10:00 on Monday, November 11th.  This is something I wasn’t even aware but now that I am I’ll have to check it out for myself.  What a great way to honor those who’ve served our country!

 

The Betsy Spiker Holcomb Team’s featured listings for the week are a contemporary home in RedRunHeights, a waterfront home site on Stockslager Road and a Lincoln Lodge on Mayhew Inn   Road:

http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1032448.html

http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-996596.html

http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1464279.html

 

These are the last 15 sales to take place at Deep Creek/Garrett County and you will see that the sales prices are getting closer to the asking prices: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=54937273874.  Remember that we have an auto email service that we provide that will email you listings within your specific search criteria as soon as they hit the market.  If you are not already setup on this service and would like to be please let us know.

 

A thought from Napoleon Hill for your weekend…Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Swallow Falls-Moonshadow Cafe-Halloween

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Swallow Falls-Moonshadow Cafe-Halloween

 

Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake. As you already know, I never get tired of singing the praises of Swallow Falls State Park. This weekend we did the loop hike and met some really fun visitors from Baltimore and Northern Virginia. Even after the damaging “Sandy” storm we still see a solid stand of ancient hemlock trees towering over the forest. For some visitors, it was their first glimpse of the awesome aura put off by these majestic trees that stand guard over the powerful Youghiogheny River. We finished our hike, as always, at the calming Tolliver Falls. The water is flowing at a slow and tranquil pace which makes the falls even more calming and was apparent by the group of people entranced by the sights and sounds of this special nook of the park.
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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Swallow Falls-Moonshadow Cafe-Halloween

 

 

Fall golfers…Be advised that the Oakland Country Club is having a late season special until the end of the month. Bring a foursome of golfers and play for $100.00 with a cart Monday-Thursday, $25 a head! Wow, you’d think we are still in the 80’s!

 

New restaurant alert! As you pass through the town of Accident on the way to Deep Creek Lake you will notice a re-opened cafe on the right across from the car dealership called The Moonshadow Café & Bar. The food is all local – from the meats, cheeses and vegetables. With less than a week under its belt, it has become the talk of the town so don’t miss giving it a try next visit. FYI, this Friday is a Halloween Party if you like to play dress up.

 

Speaking of Halloween parties, Deep Creek Lake has THE costume party at the lake!!  Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant has long been the go-to place for the ghouls and goblin lovers as they pull in all the folks from in and out of town who like to get dressed up and dance the night away. If you have a will to be weird and fun, then make a special trip and take on your favorite Halloween character. Tell the owners Laura and Barry Clapsaddle hello.

 

Bob and I a few years back…Beauty and the Beast!

 Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Swallow Falls-Moonshadow Cafe-Halloween

 

From the real estate front, the September market numbers are all up versus a year ago, as you will see on the attached report.  We have two featured listings this week.  First, is a quaint home in a lush, garden setting with a large, open main level and a 3-car garage and a Price Reduction http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1032448.html.  Also, we just listed a great lakefront home site on Stockslager Road with 135’ of waterfront and a Type A dock permit http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=54711201519.

 

Now is a great time to look at real estate.  With the fall season winding down and snow on the way (yes, this week!!) fewer of our homes are booked making it easy to show them with a moment’s notice.  Enjoy your week!

 

 

 

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb supports Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies

Betsy Holcomb
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Betsy Spiker Holcomb supports Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies

Betsy Spiker Holcomb supports Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies. The Spiker Team of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. recently presented a $2,500 donation to Jennifer Christophel, executive director of Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies.  Dancing Classrooms is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts in education program for fifith and eighth grade children that utilizes the art of ballroom dancing to achieve positive effects in the lives of children and those in support of them.  The 10-week, 20-session development program applies a curriculum-based teaching approach of the vocabulary of various contemporary social dances in a classroom setting in school to help students achieve social awareness, teamwork, active arts making, self-awareness, confidence, creativity, cooperation, and increased self-esteem.  Left to right are Kathy Eiswert, DCA board president; Spiker Team members Kathy Johnson, Karen Myers, and Betsy Spiker Holcomb; Christophel; and team member Bob Holcomb.

Betsy Spiker Holcomb supports Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

Hurricane Sandy first caught my attention barreling up from Florida towards our second home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The original plan was to travel the 7 ½ hours southeast and ride out the storm protecting our beloved beach home. It wasn’t long before predictions were hailing it as a super storm that could possibly devour the entire east coast with wind and storm surges and threaten the mountains of western Maryland with a heck of a lot of snow. As Garrett Countyis our primary residence we chose to stay here and weather the storm and take care of our dogs, family and friends. I prepared over the weekend as the storm was supposed to hit early in the week. Although we are on public water, I filled all the tubs with water in case something was to go awry and we called our gas supplier to make sure we had a full tank. We also bought 6- one gallon containers of water to put in our main freezer to help keep it cold when the power went out. There was no doubt in our minds that we would lose power for days, maybe even weeks as the forecast got bleaker with every new report on the news channels.

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On Monday afternoon, the snow started light and beautiful in our peripheral vision as we kept up the pace in preparation for the worst storm of the century. The days seemed short as we ran around the county collecting supplies to make sure there was nothing we would leave out in our preparations. As night cooled down the air, we sat in front of the TV waiting for the inevitable. The trees already weighted heavy from the wet snow that seemed to continue to stretch the limbs toward the ground inch by inch as the sky dumped at a steady pace. Without notice, the lights pulsed off, then back on which dropped our spirits and picked them up in an instinct. It was only a few seconds later that the lights went off and the last light of the TV constricted smaller and smaller until it was gone like a candle being extinguished by a winter wind.

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

 

The candles and flashlights were already in place to be lit and the gas fireplace’s steady hiss took over the ambience of the room replacing the lively TV. Our two dogs walked around for the next few hours confused as to what was really going on and we unwillingly hunkered down for a long, cool night.

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

 

There is something always very magical about the first snow of the season and this one lived up to every first snow from the past with beauty extending across all of GarrettCounty. First thoughts are…can we drive up to the top of the driveway to get out and about? I worked my way digging about half way up the 100+ foot driveway when I realized that the main road had not been plowed yet, which made my attempts to dig us out useless. It was then when I noticed the very heavy, clingy snow pulling down some trees and limbs with a fair, variable gusty breeze swirling across the mountain. I started to focus in on the damage around us caused by the heavy snow that had still not let up, and that were continuing to weight heavier on the trees as time clicked forward.

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

 

Word was out through Facebook that power would not be restored for over a week or more. The photos started to surface of huge trees falling over by the thousands, draping over power lines all around the county. It became very apparent that this ordeal had not peaked and that we still had more destruction possible to come. There was still no official word as to how this was going to be handled and who was going to do the work. County officials and volunteers were manned with chainsaws trying to open basic roadways with hopes of professional tree workers and power workers to take over soon. Betsy’s brother came over on Tuesday afternoon with his tractor to open up our driveway and with perfect timing the county plow truck followed suit and opened up the main roads. Another cool night with steady snowfall took us into Wednesday morning where the snowfall total was getting close to 30”. I decided  I would venture out to see what was actually going on and started down the mountain on Shingle Camp Road. As I passed the Lodestone Golf Course I realized that I had probably made a mistake getting out and about so soon. The problem…I could not turn around and the road was only plowed as wide as my car. I had no choice but to continue down the road weaving through small openings that the plow was lucky enough to punch through, many times going under trees pulled over the road like mini caves. As I turned up Oakland Sang Run, I started to fear a bit for my personal safety as power lines were everywhere as the result of tree after tree falling.  I turned up Mayhew Inn Road hoping to get back to the main highway quickly and out of harm’s way. I caught a county front end loader immediately and spend a good 45minutes following it watching as the heavy trees were pushed out of the way. I felt like I was going through a war zone, an apocalypse at times, and the power lines/downed trees were littered everywhere.

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

 

Maryland’s Governor came on Thursday to assess the damage, and it seemed like a switch was turned on with relief efforts. The main highway, Route 219, coming into McHenry was filled with tractor trailers, National Guard vehicles, tree cutting specialists, and power workers. By around 4pm we had our power back up and running. We were the fortunate ones because 65% of the county was still without. The County had a lot of shining moments with the help of many people – strangers to the area, neighbors, family and friends. The crews spent the next 5 days busting their tails to helpGarrettCountyresidents re-gain power and some normalcy throughout this disaster.

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

 

As of today we still have a lot of people powerless, but we seem to be getting closer to getting all of this resolved. The strength of our community, volunteers, friends and neighbors have taken a tragic situation and injected it with good ‘ole American perseverance to bring us all together as one to tackle unfamiliar obstacles confidently and compassionately. God Bless America and Garrett County!

Hurricane Sandy-Frankenstorm-Garrett County

Garrett Medical Group & Urgent and Primary Care

 

Garrett Medical Group & Urgent and Primary Care

Please know that on your next visit to DeepCreekLake we have the Garrett Medical Group’s Urgent and Primary Care opening in McHenry in the McHenry Plaza. Please find the flyer below with the details and have comfort in the fact that first class health care is an arm’s length from Deep Creek Lake & Wisp Resort.

****Please direct any inquiries about treatment or issues to the number on the flyer. This is only an notice of service *****

129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated

129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated

129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated

129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated. Newly renovated early 20th Century Colonial-style home on a large town lot in Friendsville. Covered wrap-around front and side porches, partially fenced and level rear yard, stacked stone entry steps and main level room that could easily be converted to a fourth bedroom. Two blocks from the Youghiogheny River for amazing whitewater expeditions or fishing. Easy town living!

If you have any questions please call Betsy Holcomb at 301-616-5022

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. 129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated

129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated

129 Walnut St-Perfect Small Town Living-Newly Renovated