Your Deep Creek spring event update includes happenings for Easter weekend and early May. It is a great time to take advantage of vacation rental specials! Come to the lake for a quick getaway and make time to look at real estate too.
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9am-noon at the Stone House Restaurant
Take a short drive to treat the kids to breakfast with the big bunny himself!
1st Annual Taylor-Made Easter Egg Hunt
11am at the Taylor-Made Main Office
Hop on down to Taylor-Made to hunt for eggs filled with treats. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find one of the golden eggs with a prize inside! This is a rain or shine event.
If you are sitting in your office dreaming of enjoying virgin corduroy ski slopes with your family and friends, I have one question for you…why aren’t you here?? After all, this is the time of the year when you can find the slopes with minimal traffic and fantastic conditions. I passed by Wisp Resort today on the way to work and saw two snowboarders on the first runs of Mainstreet throwing up huge rooster tails on the freshly groomed slope. Passing the lodge area confirmed my thoughts on the “crowds”. They are non-existent during the week days and manageable on the weekend. Normally we see a huge peak of traffic during the Martin Luther King Holiday and then things taper off to a steady through February leading up to the Deep Creek Dunk on 2/25. This is also a great time to look at real estate in between winter sports and making merry. Call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales to find a last minute vacation rental home or call Betsy Holcomb at 301-616-5022 to sit down and discuss the real estate options here at the lake!
Enjoy beautiful Deep Creek lakefront living at Marsh Hill Road. As you walk into the main level, you’ll notice a good view of the lake from a perched kitchen and dining living area. Just down the hall is a wonderfully cozy sitting room with a huge stone fireplace that also overlooks the lake. On the opposite end of the main level, you’ll find a huge master bedroom with plenty of closet space and a washer/dryer area with an enormous folding space. This joins a massive and gorgeous master bathroom which gives a mini-suite feel. You’ll notice beautiful wood floors throughout the entire main level as a class accent. Upstairs you will find three additional master bedrooms that have plenty of space and that are laid out perfectly. Downstairs you have a great sized recreation area with a pool table next to a nice wet bar. You also have an additional laundry room downstairs which has plenty of room for ping pong tables and bumper pool style games. There’s also a spacious bedroom that walks out onto a stone terrace and hot tub. This property is perched perfectly above Deep Creek Lake across from the 219 Bridge. The landscaping throughout the entire property is gorgeous. There’s plenty of room here with 180′ of lakefront. The house almost has a park-like feel to it. Take some time on your next visit to come visit this gorgeous property. You will not be disappointed.
Art and Wine Festival 2016. This year we will celebrate the 12th annual Art and Wine Festival. The event benefits HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. This festival consistently brings in huge crowds of people and is always an enjoyable success. They boast 200 local and regional wines to sample and enjoy. The wine store is available to purchase your favorites during the day long tasting.
Friday night many restaurants will participate in wine pairings/tastings. Cornish Manor, Pine Lodge Steak House & Saloon, Uno Chicago Grill, Dutch’s at Silver tree and Savage River Lodge will have special menus and wine pairings.
The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival starts on Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. The wine store will be open until 7 pm.
Wine Tasting: National distributors and Maryland wineries will offer samplings of a variety of over 200 wines to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Premium Wine Tasting Area: $20 for 10 tasting tickets. Must have purchased festival adult entry fee. Wine Shop: Guests may purchase the wines at the festival’s retail store (open until 7 PM), with net proceeds donated to the HART/GLAF. This is the main event of the weekend and will wonderfully stimulate your wine pallet.
Artists: Over thirty professional artists and craftsmen will display and sell their art, from handcrafted jewelry and wood carvings to oil paintings, and hand painted furniture and accessories.
Food Artisans: Taste and purchase homemade products from local food artisans including Firefly Farms, DeBerry Farms, Yummy Crumbs, Bisselli Pasta, and more!
Food: Delicious sandwiches, cheeses, ice cream, salads and more will be available for sale throughout the day from Archie’s, Lakeside Creamery, TJ’s Crab Wagon, Rotary Club, Our Kitchen Here at Home, Knights of Columbus, and Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory.
Silent Auction: The auction includes art, wine and wine accessories, jewelry, children’s items, gift certificates and other great finds. Auction begins at noon and ends at 4 pm.
VIP Wine Tasting Room Noon to 4 pm
Taste a selection of premium wines chosen by our wineries and have a bite to eat in our VIP Premium Wine Tasting Room. $20 per person includes 10 wine tasting tickets and appetizers. Plus you can now purchase your wine in the tasting room! We’ll have it waiting when you’re ready to leave! Additional tasting tickets available at $10 for 10 tickets. Premium wine is limited. Wine Tasting Room closes at 4 pm. Tickets available at VIP Wine Tasting Room entrance only. Must have purchased festival entry fee to enter VIP Wine Tasting Room. General admittance only is $10 and children12 and under are free.
After the festival, walk across the street to the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department for a Crab Feast! 1609 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry (entrance on Route 219 across from Garrett County Fairgounds). 5:00 – 9:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 10.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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.
Hiking–If 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!
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.
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.
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.