Lake area ranch-style home sitting on a picturesque 5.46 acres.
This home offers two levels of living area, wood burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, detached garage and a paved driveway.
Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-News-Sailing-Events. There are many reasons to love the lake! One of my favorite past times is watching the sunrise. And thankfully, our 2 ½ year old son makes that possible at 6:00 each morningJ. He enjoys it just as much as we do and chatters away with excitement as we watch the sun come up over the mountains and listen to the birds chirp each morning.
Deep Creek has been in the media quite a bit recently. My hometown was rated one of TripAdvisor’s 30 Rising Vacation Rental Destinations in 2015. And we were also featured in a Washington Post article “Where to Shop for that Home Away From Home”, where I was interviewed in regard to current buyer trends.
If you’ve ever considered learning to sail, start right here on peaceful Deep Creek Lake. My husband Bob took the week-long course two summers ago and caught the bug. His description of his experience is summed up here. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join so I’m not able to crew but I’m not sure that’s a good idea for a married couple anyway! Bob had nothing but good things to say about the DCL Sailing School. Classes book up fast; do not wait to reserve your spot.
Real estate showings are heating up and offers have been coming in on some properties early in the summer season, which is a healthy sign of stability for our market. Our featured listings this month range from Lakefront, Lake Access and Lake Area Homes & Home Sites – some of which are new to the market and some which have had $10,000-$50,000 price adjustments. And a few are established rentals generating $60K in annual income. There’s something for everyone at the lake! This is a link to our featured listings where you can view photos and visual tours (attachment shows a printable version of the same): http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=63571918628.
There are quite a few activities coming up in the next week’s – Fire on the Mountain, Taste of Garrett, Boat Parade and Maryland Symphony to name a few. And our local Chamber of Commerce site has an event calendar as well.
28: Taste of Garrett & Race up the Face @ Wisp
1: Stage Wisp Concert Series Kick-off @ Wisp
3: Deep Creek Lake Lions Boat Parade
4: Fire on the Mountain Fireworks @ Wisp
8: Stage Wisp Concert Series #2 @ Wisp
15: Stage Wisp Concert Series #3 @ Wisp
18: Maryland Symphony Orchestra @ Wisp
22: Stage Wisp Concert Series #4 @ Wisp
29: Stage Wisp Concert Series #5 @ Wisp
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sailing School 2015
Sailing school starts as the winds start to pulse around 9:30am which gives you plenty of time to get breakfast and drive to the beautiful South end of the lake. You start out in the classroom, gaining an understanding of the sail boat and basic sailing instruction. The instructors will happily send you out for some water time as you gain a coherent/safe understanding of how to handle a sailboat.
The anticipation, nervousness and pre-sailing jitters subside as you mount up with two other crew members and assemble your boat. The mainsail/jib has to be attached to the mast and boom/keel and tiller/rudder have to be secured before the intimidating task of taking off from the dock. Once you break free of the dock you find the exhilaration that sailors have experienced since the beginning of time of being propelled by the wind. You learn to carve through the wind at different angles and tack into the wind. Upwind seems as though you are at time warp speeds while downwind you feel like you are crawling. You learn how to tweek every bit of speed out of the wind with sailing fundamentals taught in class while self-educating yourself in the water.
Cruising for an hour or so to get the basics is fun but we are all competitors at heart and when you see fellow students peeling off towards the race course you are drawn like a vacuum into the temptation of competition. Three buoys are positioned in basically a triangle shape to give you a race course configuration. Every turn you make around each buoy challenges you to adjust your sail and jib to maximize the wind angles that change dramatically at each turn. Sound complicated? It is not as bad as you may think and most people catch on very quickly, leaving you the rest of the week to race your newfound friends. Competition is intense in the water and you may find yourself talking a little smack to boats that you over take when your crew navigates perfectly around a buoy to take the lead. You take turns captaining the boat operating the main sail/tiller while the other crew member works the jib. Every action that you perform helps the boat by increasing or decreasing the speed; a slight mishap can allow the competing boats to painfully and slowly squeak by you.
As you work your way back to the docks after a fun day of sailing there is nothing but smiles, laughter and positive comrade array. What better way to meet new friends, learn to sail, and get a great workout while unleashing your competitive spirit. Take time to register yourself and bring along family and friends. After all, you have chosen this wonderful lake to build your family memories and sailing has to be one of the top ways to enjoy it. Highly recommended!
Lakefront home offering 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, open floor plan, 2 wood burning stone fireplaces and lake views from most rooms.
The level lakefront yard makes this ideal for enjoying Deep Creek Lake.
Hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, large lakefront deck are just a few more of the great features this home has to offer. The location is also key-minutes to restaurants, cinema & markets.
Greetings from Deep Creek Lake! If these photos do not smell like summer to you then it’s time to get out and enjoy your own slice of paradise here at DCL! For Mother’s Day, we paddled to Trader’s Coffee House – my request– for a café au lait and protein wrap. One of my favorite summertime stops by boat or paddleboard. Griffin enjoyed his first 2015 slice of sweet watermelon just this week and as you can see it made him very happy! Jensen is experiencing one of his first ice cream cones and is still deciding if the brain freeze is really worth it!
There is a change coming to our county building permit requirements as of July 1. Although the sprinkler system ordinance has been around for quite a while, Garrett County was able to work around its enforcement until now. Sprinkler systems will now be required in all new single family dwellings. If you are planning to build in the next year or so, you can apply for your building permit in June to avoid the sprinkler system requirement. A building permit is good for one year. The county will host a seminar on June 3rd from 3:00-5:00 in Room 205 of the Continuing Education Building at Garrett College. Presentations will be made by two gentlemen in the fire protection industry and the county will also review the permitting and inspection process relating to the installation of residential sprinkler systems. Anyone is welcome to attend.
The Spiker Team’s Featured Listings are two beautiful waterfront homes, neither of which have ever been rented. They are both equally pristine and ready to occupy. Close to the water with nice views and a single dock slip. For additional info/photos/tour: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=63044257276.
Deep Creek celebrates its 90th Anniversary June 11-14. Many events will be taking place, which you can find here 90th Anniversary Events . On June 11th and 12th, our very own Ed King (long-time Long & Foster agent and family friend) is presenting “The History of Deep Creek Lake.” The POA is sponsoring the June 11th event and the announcement can be found here.
Mark your calendar for the very first Craft Beer Festival, Bark & Brew, to be held at Mountain State Brewing not far from Wisp Resort in McHenry. A portion of the proceeds benefit HART for Animals. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking below. Live entertainment, dog events and tastings. Sounds fun!
Enjoy your holiday weekend and remember to thank those who have or are serving our country and honor those who have fallen doing the same.