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Kayaking on Deep Creek lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Kayaking Deep Creek Lake with tags , on August 31, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Kayaking on Deep Creek lake

I’m not afraid to be the broken record here at Deep Creek Lake by yet again bragging about perfect temperatures here at the lake. Seriously! You can’t make this stuff up! Late summer mornings on the lake are ideal for your recreation of choice or just kick off your shoes and take a load off.

 Here’s a thought…Go rent yourself a Kayak, find yourself a nice glassy shoreline and round up your sweetheart to go for a lazy adventure. Come on people, this is a sport that you don’t have to be a triathlon champ or a muscle head to enjoy. Gently dip your paddle in peaceful DCL and get yourself a nice chill glide going.  Take notice of the amazing views that you may have passed before too quickly on a boat. Kayaking is a great way to absorb new things around the lake that you have overlooked before. More importantly it’s a great way to calm your mind while having a delightful experience. Don’t put if off any longer. Come enjoy this special time of the year when the crowds have thinned down and the lake is perfect for this fantastic sport.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Stage Wisp Concerts

Posted in deep creek lake activities with tags , , on August 5, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Stage Wisp Concerts

We have a couple more weeks left to listen to relaxing outdoor music at the Stage Wisp Concerts held on Wednesdays on belly flop ski slope here at Deep Creek Lake. This is a great opportunity to bring your lawn chairs and blankets and sit down with the family and watch some great live music. Wisp has a grill fired up with a yummy picnic menu on the outside patio nearby or go inside and order some sushi (since Wednesday is always sushi night) and bring it back to the fun. You are always guaranteed a peaceful sunset and a friendly crowd to take the edge off off a stressful day and help you celebrate hump day.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Black Bear Tavern Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Deep Creek Lake Restaurants and bars with tags , , on August 4, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Black Bear Tavern Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake has a lot of admired institutions that have earned the respect of patrons from all over the Mid-Atlantic. Black Bear Tavern leads the way in this department with a lively, entertaining, and fun filled atmosphere that will put you face to face socializing with happy people from many different backgrounds and hometowns.  Black Bear hosts the only nightclub here at the lake that gets cranking every weekend and keeps everybody in high spirits with a ever changing musical variety. They cover all the musical bases with rock-n-roll, funk-a-delic-disco, and country. No matter what you choose, you will be dancing on a packed dance floor with friends and strangers who will eventually become your friends.

During the warm summertime, Black Bear Tavern shifts some of the fun out on their huge outdoor patio where you can catch some rays, enjoy good food, drink your favorite beverage, and listen to some great music. There is always a daily lunch special and a huge menu to choose from. I suggest trying the crab cake dinner (The best crab cake on the lake in my opinion) with an icy cold Newcastle to wash it down. The staff will make you feel relaxed and hustle to make your experience there a good one. Take a little time off the lake or the ski slopes on your next visit and go check out Black Bear!!  Go eat, drink, dance, and make merry!!!

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

 

Deep Creek Lake Summer Season

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Deep Creek lake summer season with tags , on August 3, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Deep Creek Lake Summer Season

So it’s already the beginning of August and summer is chuggin’ in full swing here in Deep Creek Lake.  The summer season is progressing at a light speed pace and is teleporting us toward winter, being funneled through some out-of-control vacuum vortex of accelerated time. As we all take in the beautiful summer here in DCL there is an internal alarm clock deep within our brains that quietly starts to pulse, reminding us that summer is slowly inching toward the end of the season.

Deep Creek Lake always boasts a long, exhilarating summer season with special moments that are unique to our individual tastes. In the early hours, when the day is blooming, some soulful dawn patrollers set up on their favorite fishing spots waiting for that legendary hook set, or slalom skiers throwing massive rooster tails on perfect glass, or wake boarders launching huge airs across perfect early morning wake. Whatever it is that makes this lake special to you, remember to enjoy as much of it as you can before the cold weather settles in on us. Don’t panic! We still have a lot of summer left. Just a friendly reminder for you to plan your next trip, in case procrastination or work responsibilities impede on your recreational time.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Re-Circulating Whitewater Course at Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Whitewater course at Deep Creek Lake with tags , on July 31, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Re-Circulating Whitewater Course at Deep Creek Lake

Did you ever want to venture out on a big river in the mountains with a bunch of friends, saddle up on a whitewater raft and plunge through millions of gallons of water on half way out of control rapids? If you start to factor in the class of rapids that would suit you, how much food to bring with you, what lodging you have to secure, and most importantly are you going to survive a trip down some out of control wild river, then you may want to look at a better way to get your rafting career started.

I suggest you pay a visit to ASCI’s (Adventure Sports Center International) re-circulating white water course right here in Deep Creek Lake and charter a tour with your friends on a two hour rafting marathon that will transport you briefly to some desolate rocky gorge in the Rockies and have you upside down at times in a safe but exciting river adventure. ASCI has the ability to change the class of the rapids in a short amount of time and can adjust the way the water cascades over rocks to dial in optimum enjoyment for each customer. They have assembled a veteran crew of real river guides who take you on a trip from mild to wild depending on your boats comfort level.  Note; you will get wet, you will have to paddle, you will not be in the boat at all times, you will have the thrill of your life, you will be in safe hands the entire time! Bring the kids, and adults on your next visit to DCL and peel yourself from the lake (I know it’s a hard thing to do) for a super fun afternoon.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Locals Cup Sunset Paddleboard Race at Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, deep creek lake paddleboard with tags , on July 24, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Locals Cup Sunset Paddleboard Race at Deep Creek Lake

Tonight on July 24, 2010 is the Locals Cup Sunset Paddleboard Race #2 at Deep Creek Lake State Park sponsored by Wisp Resort. There will be time trials around four different buoys and you can select from different classes to participate in. There is a $10 per person entry fee. The fun starts at 7:00 pm and will continue on until close to midnight. Come out and join the fun and watch the sunset with friends and locals and show your skills stroking to paddle board victory. Call Mike Valach from Wisp Resort at 301-387-4911 ext-0 for entry details.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Joyce’s Fine Jewelry

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Joyce's Fine Jewelry with tags , on July 9, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Joyce’s Fine Jewelry

If you are a guy that has a beautiful woman that you are madly in love with and want to spend the rest of your life with & marry, you need to buy her that special ring to solidify your love. The wedding ring symbolizes the unbroken circle of eternity. The traditional diamond that sits perched on this meaningful ring dazzles women all over the world, and rightfully so. This elite sparkling gem takes around a billion years to create, give or take a few million years.  So, you can understand why we hold these unique gems in such high graces; they are the ultimate romantic token of eternal love.

Now that you know you are going to pop the big question, it’s time go out and find that precious stone that symbolizes your everlasting love for your special lady. I left Deep Creek Lake for Uniontown, PA  a bit clueless in the process of finding that perfect stone, and to be honest, expecting to SETTLE for something I didn’t love but hopefully she did. I visited the malls first because even though I had been advised to shop for a ring at a reputable and reliable company (Joyce’s Fine Jewelry to be more specific) I felt I still needed to see what the malls had to offer.  After looking through minuscule selections of settings with the companies “premium” diamonds per se, I realized that I had made a mistake.  I never really received any helpful advice or got anyone’s input other than “this would look great on her finger”, or “this is our best diamond.” It sounded like a well-rehearsed gig.  Looking through the meager inventory, I didn’t see a diamond that dazzled me, and to tell you the truth even their “best” had sort of a yellow hue.  But what do I know?  I’m not an expert in this department.  Is anyone???  The simple answer is ‘yes’.

People, THERE IS A BETTER WAY.  I set sail for Joyce’s Fine Jewelry wondering how they could ease the pain of this daunting task.  This is supposed to be a special experience, right…?  You walk in the door and are greeted by a smiling family business that welcomes you in open arms as part of their family. Joyce and David Katzeff have put 30 years of hard work into building their impeccable reputation in providing honesty, patience, and top-of-the-line jewelry to their customers. April Sabatini sat for hours showing hundreds of amazing settings and even missed her lunch to make sure I was educated on the different styles of rings and how they are made. She had a genuine love for what she was doing and respected the fact that this was a special moment.  Never did she rush me or try to “sell” me on something.  April provided me her experience and patience in educating me so I was crystal clear in making MY decision.

Ok, the setting is picked and now it’s time to pick THE diamond.  My mind instantly flashes back to the malls “premium” diamonds with obvious yellowish color. My mind is set to ease by Brandon Katzeff, who is the son of Joyce and David Katzeff.  He sits down with a professional, knowledgeable, family smile and rings the school bell for Diamonds 101.  Brandon methodically explains the 4 C’s; Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat and the ratings associated with them so when the time comes to pick THE special diamond, YOU can pick from a first class selection of diamonds with a better understanding of these sacred gems.  Joyce’s Fine Jewelry does not even sell the inferior diamonds that you see at the mall because if they did, they wouldn’t be in business for over a quarter of a century.  They pride themselves in quality jewelry and excellent customer service, which leads to repeat business and referrals.  

Next, the diamond’s come out and Brandon breaks out the 10x magnification eye piece to SHOW you differences in clarity, color and cut and why and how they are graded and priced the way they are.  This was an amazingly fun process.  I was educated so much that I mixed up all the diamonds we looked at and actually PICKED the premium diamond of the bunch.  The funny thing is that all the diamonds we were given to consider were of the finest quality. The entire process is special because all of the misconceptions and distractions are eliminated, and you have the opportunity to pick with your heart. Being educated beforehand makes this process very special and the staff plays a big role in making this whole process one you will look back on with joy.

It doesn’t matter where you live in this great country, do yourself a favor during that special time in your life and visit Joyce’s Fine Jewelry.  They will guide you from start to finish with warmth, experience, and a vast understanding of jewelry and customer service.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

The Honi Honi Bar Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, deep creek lake food, The Honi Honi Bar with tags , , on June 28, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

The Honi Honi Bar Deep Creek Lake

Fourth of July weekend is on the radar and I can already feel the buzz of Saturday afternoons at The Honi Honi Bar at Deep Creek Lake. For all of you who have not experienced The Honi on a Saturday, put your seatbelt on tightly and get ready to blast off with THE party at Deep Creek Lake. They have a huge dock to handle the large amounts of people that travel by boat and there is also plenty of parking if you decide to travel by car. The music will put you in a trance like the pied piper and seduce you into shaking your tail feathers on the dance floor with happy go lucky locals until your howling at the moon.

 This is always a family/kid friendly party with a playground arms length from the music. Kick back and order some good food, have a cool drink, and watch the band and the little ones while tapping your toes to the beat of bliss. There is over 1 plus acres of grass for your kids to run around that gently slopes down to beautiful Deep Creek Lake. Nudge your way into some competitive corn hole games, or lay out a big blanket and soak up some rays. Whatever you do, do not miss the undisputed heavyweight championship party’s happening every Saturday of the summer here at Deep Creek Lake.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Deep Creek Lake Beach Hut

Posted in deep creek lake activities, wisp resort with tags , on June 23, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Deep Creek Lake Beach Hut

Wisp Resort has set up shop at Deep Creek Lake State Park with their new Beach Hut. The Beach Hut has a bunch of different recreational equipment to rent while visiting DCL. Take a 1-2 hour course learning the basics about sailing then rent a Hobie Cat. Enjoy renting by the hour or if you really have a knack for sailing, rent one for the week. They also have kayaks, canoes, tubes, and paddleboards for rent. Don’t hassle your family and yourself trying to haul bulky equipment around on your vacation. Just show up with a picnic basket and your favorite cool drinks and relax at the beach and enjoy your favorite lake activity.

They also offer guided paddleboard, kayak tours if you want to explore the lake with trained professionals. The weather is perfect at the moment, so pack up the family and come de-compress here with us at Maryland’s favorite vacation destination.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Paddleboarding Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Paddleboarding Deep Creek Lake with tags , on June 18, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

 

Paddleboarding Deep Creek Lake

 My passion for surfboard construction tipped me off to paddleboarding many years ago, as builders looked for new ways to experience the soulful glide of surf crafts.  Basically, the boards were stretched out a bit longer than their modern longboard cousins and widened by about a foot around center. The curve in the bottom of the board or “rocker” dictates if it’s going to be good for paddling/speed or performance and ability to turn. At my favorite surf break at my second home in the OBX, high performance paddleboards are the norm and have been in the line-up for many years. The surfers there are taking the sport to extreme levels surfing waves in excess of 10 feet. This sport is constantly evolving and being refined by the board builders and wave-riding community.

This year paddleboarding has made its way to Deep Creek Lake. Both Deep Creek Marina and Wisp Resort rent an array of different paddleboards to suit your taste. I had my first attempt at it last night and can tell you that it is a blast. Being very tall does offer a disadvantage for balancing as you can be a little top heavy but it doesn’t take long to master it and be off on your way. I suggest starting off on both of your knees facing the front of the board until you get stabilized, then stand up at about the center of the board. I found it easier to keep your eyes on the horizon as opposed to looking down at the board, to maintain your optimum balance. Start sweeping your paddle through the water gently and you’re on your way to a peaceful glide across beautiful Deep Creek Lake. A word of warning, you are required by law to wear a life vest at all times when on a paddleboard; you can be ticketed and fined for not wearing one. Be safe and have a fun time this summer enjoying DCL’s newest craze.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876