Greetings from Deep Creek Lake- Winter Update

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

Wisp Resort is fighting the good fight, bobbing and weaving around the weather in hopes of punching out enough snow to get the resort open. They have been making snow for the last few days, shutting down snow making efforts today around 11am when the temperatures and humidity got too high. The plan was to be open by Friday, but with a warm up in the forecast next week that could all change. The cold temperatures are a necessity for making light champagne powder, but humidity also plays a valuable role in the process. If there is too much humidity, it makes a very heavy/wet/dense snow that is not great for skiing and also clogs the snowmaking machines.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake- Winter Update

 

If you’re looking to visit the area and rent one of our many fabulous vacation pads, visit the Facebook site below for a belated Cyber Monday booking special.  Since we are just now notifying you of the special, our rental manager Shelia McCracken has agreed to honor the $100 discount if you book a home by the end of business on Thursday, November 29th with code “belated”.  Or, rather than the code, you can tell them that the Spiker Team notified you of the special. https://www.facebook.com/DeepCreekResort

 

Now is the time to get your tickets to Dutch’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit HART for Animals Adoption Center Fund.  Last year this was a sold out event.  Bobby Nicholas provides excellent entertainment and the food is always exquisite.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake- Winter Update

Real estate sales in the Deep Creek Lake area are still faring well this time of year.    Below is a link to some of the recent properties to go under contract in the last 30 days.  If you’d like for us to perform a new search for listings that meet your criteria just give us a ring.  Or, if you’d like to be setup on our auto email service which sends you new listings from the MLS that meet your parameters just as soon as they come on the market we would also be happy to do that, so long as we know your list of wants.  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=49750835480

 

The Spiker Team’s featured listing of the week is a 117’ waterfront home site in the private community of North Shore West at Thousand Acres.  Gradually sloping topography makes it ideal for a walk-out lower level and the Type A dock permit allows you to have 2 power boats and 1 non-power boat at your very own private dock.  Price recently reduced as an end-of-year incentive.  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=49750682190

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-July 4th-New Website

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Greetings!  Deep Creek Lake was not spared the Friday night storm.  We were personally lucky to have avoided a power outage but some others were not so fortunate.  The radio said there were roughly 4,000+ people without power after the storm.  There are still a few isolated areas without power.  We did, however, fare much better than areas to our East.  Many of our clients and friends made an unscheduled visit to their vacation homes at Deep Creek Lake because they were without power in the DC and northern VA areas.

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-July 4th-New Website
Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-July 4th-New Website

The DockDogs event that was held at Wisp this weekend was quite a site to see!  I was out of town but my wife Betsy was fascinated by how far some of these dogs can jump, from Chihuahua’s to German Shepherd’s.  It’s definitely an event that will go on my 2013 calendar.  P.S. The dog is hard to spot in this photo; he’s flying through the air just to the left of the red ball!

Now, on to the beautiful weather and fun 4th of July week ahead of us.  The fireworks display will take place at dusk on Wednesday evening from the tubing park at Wisp Resort.  You can watch from your car along Garrett Highway, by boat in McHenry Cove or from the Independence Day Concert taking place under the tent at Garrett College (beginning at 7:30pm).  This week, July 5-7, at Garrett College under the tent is “Chautauqua”.  “Exploring the War of 1812 in Maryland” is the theme.  The complete schedule is on the link below.  http://www.artsandentertainment.org/pages/chautauqua.html

 

Looking ahead…The 91st Annual Western Maryland Tennis Championships are scheduled on the clay courts in Mountain Lake Park August 2-5th.  Whether you are a tennis player or enjoy being a spectator, you can catch some great tennis!  http://www.mlptc.org/

 

The Spiker Team’s featured listing of the week is a beautiful home within 5 minutes of Deep Creek Lake on 5 acres with its own pond, stream and barn.  Convenient country living!  http://vt.realbiz360.com/MLS-1041549.html

 

For up-to-date listings you can search our new website any time of day at www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com.  And, if you have any comments regarding the new design, layout & functionality we’d love to hear from you.  Have a great week!

 

 

Deep Creek Lake WVU Fans

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Deep Creek Lake WVU Fans

Deep Creek Lake WVU Fans
Deep Creek Lake WVU Fans

September 4, 2010 and we get out first cool fall-like morning,

waking up to 50 degree temperatures and the start of college football season.  There are a lot of West Virginia University fans here at Deep Creek Lake and I’m pretty confident that I’m at the top of the list of passionate football fans.

I started going to the WVU games when I was 4 years old and haven’t missed a season in 27 seasons. My sweet grandmother would stitch me really cute Mountaineer cheerleading outfits and I would chant as loud as I could cheering on my team.

I have many exciting football-based memories with my friends and family. We traditionally show up 3-4 hours before the game and get our tailgating groove on with a huge clan of WVU fans. Morgantown is a hardcore football town that shows immense pride in their beloved team.

As I pack up the car this morning with my tailgating gear my stomach already stirs with excitement in anticipation of hearing the Mountaineer Marching Band blasting out Mylan Puskar stadium, and the Mountain man mascot firing a shot out of his period rifle leading the team on the field! LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Deep Creek Lake WVU Fans
Deep Creek Lake WVU Fans

Deep Creek Lake Winter Revisited

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Deep Creek Lake Winter Revisited

 I have heard a lot of chatter from people on the East Coast and a lot of the country who are voicing their desires for springtime to blossom tomorrow (if possible!) with the wave of a magic wand. Here in Deep Creek Lake we had 36 to 40 inches this past weekend with another 20 inches coming in the next couple of days. My love for winter activities segregates me to a different perception of cold snowy winters, and I could tell by the sea of smiles I encountered this weekend that I am not alone. The amount of snow we are receiving here in Deep Creek Lake and the quality of powder that we have seen makes it all too difficult to throw in the towel for the winter season. I know there are some “powder junkies” like myself that look at a big winter snow storm in the same light as a surfer sees a hurricane and its  potential for bringing a large clean swell or in our case, some fresh powder.

You won’t be disappointed if you make it to Garrett County from your hometowns this weekend (some of who are still digging out from the last storm last weekend).  Rest assured that the roads here are masterfully manicured and most of all safe to bring your family for a visit.  I see the snow starting to fall this morning and I’m already getting excited about getting a couple of quick powder runs in tomorrow morning before work. Be one of the many who get out of the gates early and come chase the fresh snow during our self proclaimed “powder hour” and make sure you get your fill of fun before spring does officially take over.

 

Deep Creek Lake Winter Revisited
Deep Creek Lake powder run
Deep Creek Lake Winter Revisited
Wisp Resort North Camp