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Garrett County History, Casselman Bridge

Posted in deep creek lake activities with tags , , on July 25, 2011 by deepcreekmudybech

 

Garrett County History, Casselman Bridge

 

Did you know that GarrettCounty has one of the oldest surviving span bridges in the country? Just a short 15 minute drive from Deep Creek Lake and you can visit The Casselman River State Park. The Casselman River Bridge was originally built in 1813 as a part of the old National Road. At the time of its construction, this 80 foot stone arch bridge was the longest single-span bridge in theUnited States. The bridge remained in service until 1933, when a new steel bridge was built nearby. Today, the bridge is listed as a National Historic Landmark and serves as a scenic remnant of Maryland’s history. Be sure to check it out on your next visit. 

Winter Fest 2011 Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Winter Fest Oakland Maryland with tags , , on February 16, 2011 by deepcreekmudybech

 

Winter Fest 2011 Deep Creek Lake

 

Winter Fest will be held again this year in Oakland, Maryland on February 18-20 and will kick off Friday with the annual Progressive Dinner.  Diners will be treated to sleigh rides skipping from one restaurant to another ending up at the Oakland Historical Museum.  Temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid 50’s until Saturday where they will drop in the 30’s and begin to feel like winter again.

During the weekend, Bill Sandusky form Frozen Assets Ice Carving Company will returning to wow you with his amazing carving skills.  Kids will be treated to a personalized block of ice with their names carved in it.  Ice sculptures will be lit at night and be on display the entire week until they melt.  

Are you a scratch bowler? Try your hand at bowling frozen cantaloupes down an ice ally knocking down traditional bowling pins.  Now that’s something you don’t do everyday!  Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be available to the public throughout the event.  The Oakland Trail will be open during the day and well-lit at nigh for cross country skiers and snowshoe’ers.  Don’t forget to drop into Marvin’s to vote on the Prince and Princess “Snowflake Toddler”.  Get your creative juices flowing and bring your props to enter the snowman making contest.  Prizes will be awarded to the master snowman artist.  As you enjoy the lighted snow sculptures dispersed around town don’t forget to gather around the huge bonfire and cook up a few smores.

The highlight for me will be the snowmobile races on Saturday at The Armory.  Bring your hotrod and saddle up on the race track to see if you have what it takes to get the checkered flag.  Winter Fest is destined to be another spectacular event around the Deep Creek Lake area for your family and friends so don’t miss it!

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Posted in deep ceek lake maryland with tags , , on February 15, 2011 by deepcreekmudybech

 

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Just a hair west of the Eastern Continental Divide on a large Plateau called Tablelands, and just a bit East of Morgantown, West Virginia home of the Mountaineers, you will find the up and coming resort town of Deep Creek Lake. Maryland.  The mighty Youghiogheny River carves through the panhandle of Maryland’s Garrett County mountains as it flows north through Pennsylvania and finally merges with the famous three rivers in the steel town of Pittsburgh then funnels to the Mississippi River and eventually drains into The Gulf of Mexico. Deep Creek Lake was a very popular get away for the rich and well-to-do folks who were trying to escape the brutal humid heat that dominated the East Coast at the turn of the century.  Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and Thomas Edison often camped at Maryland’s highest waterfall, Muddy Creek falls which is only minutes from the northern end of the lake. Deep Creek Lake was in fact created when the DCL Dam was constructed in 1928, which gave this tranquil mountain environment another valuable asset and catapulted the area into becoming Maryland’s diamond in the rough. The lake slowly evolved to support lake recreational activities such as boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, and waterskiing and whose main stream popularity gained momentum through the decades to become the centerpiece for tourism in the state of Maryland.  In 1955, Mr. Ace Heise turned the cow pastures of Marsh Mountain into a make shift ski area that slowly evolved into one of the premier ski resorts on the east coast, Wisp Resort.  The power trio of Wisp Resort, Deep Creek Lake, and the Youghiogheny River stand as the nucleus to the county thriving abundantly with recreational activities year round.  Activities include; hiking, river and lake fishing, camping, snowshoeing, boating, sailing, wakeboarding, slalom skiing, ATV riding, snowmobiling, kayaking, snow skiing, snowboarding, zip lining, dune buggy trails, ice skating, a roller coaster, and jet skiing to name a few. With the popularity of the lake came more and more events to entertain locals and tourist alike.  Events like: The Autumn Glory Festival & Parade, The Deep Creek Dunk, The Cardboard Box Derby, Deep Creek Lake Art and Wine Festival, K-9 Tunes and Brews, Winter Fest,  Aquapooloza and many more throughout the season. Take a little time before your next visit to DCL and dig up some facts and history in the archives of the internet so your appreciation for this special town can be fully understood.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Deep Creek Marina ranked # 89 in North America

Posted in boating industry magazine, deep ceek lake maryland, deep creek lake marinas, deep creek marina with tags , , , on November 19, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

 

When you look at the top 100 marinas in North America to find those that stand head and shoulders above the rest in customer relations, service, and employees you’ll have to look no further than Deep Creek Lake’s Deep Creek Marina. They were just awarded 89th in North America (Canada included of course). Not bad for a company 6 years into its birth.  It was 3 years ago they opened up a state-of-the-art showroom to the tune of $4 million, including a top-of-the-line service center located in the nucleus of the North end of the lake and across from Wisp Resort.

Economic times have made every type of business in the country rethink the way they do business and find creative ways to stay profitable. Owner Adrian Spiker and his professional staff have started where all great businesses succeed and that’s with excellent customer service. From the sales and service crew, to the rental division DCM has done everything possible to tweak their already well oiled machine so that they remain the go-to marina at Deep Creek Lake.

Deep Creek Lake should be proud to have Deep Creek Marina recognized for such a prestigious honor in an ever so competitive market. Such elevated success is a remarkable accomplishment in a huge market.  Don’t forget to visit DCM on your next visit and find out why they are held with such high regard among their boating peers.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Deep Creek Lake Moon-Rise Waning Gibbous

Posted in deep creek lake night time activities with tags , , on August 30, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

 Deep Creek Lake Moon-Rise Waning Gibbous

For the last couple of nights here at Deep Creek Lake there has been a tremendous glow from the moon over our waters that have led to some spectacular moments to be witnessed by those who are aware. There are a total of eight phases of the Moon and last night it was in the Waning Gibbous stage. In this phase, the Moon is less than fully illuminated, but more than half. Funny though, the intensity of the Moon’s glow reveled that of the Sun. I have been woke up the last two nights at 3 am as the Moon crept over the 219 bridge casting a laser beam of light across the water, and slowly rounded over the treetops directly into my window like a blinding lamplight. I may have been half asleep but I was not dreaming as the room was illuminated in some fluorescent bluish glow stick fog that was very surreal and pleasant.

This beautiful spectacle is rarely witnessed to this magnitude in areas that have the glow on the streetlights and buildings. Here in Deep Creek Lake, it almost transforms a simple Moon-rise into what West Coaster’s hail as there Northern Lights show. Maybe not as brilliant but we do have mystical warm late summer evenings that take us back in time of lying on your back and staring at the billions of stars that serve as the background to the masterpiece Moon. 

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Bluegrass Night at JG’s

Posted in deep ceek lake maryland, deep creek lake activities, Deep Creek Lake Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 5, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Bluegrass Night at JG’s

 I’m going to let you in on a Deep Creek Lake secret… On the first Tuesday night of every month at JG’s Tavern, local guitar Luthier Roger Skipper brings his assembly of musicians to host bluegrass night. The fun starts at 7:00pm, but you had better get there at least an hour early to get a place to sit or you may be listening from the parking lot. That is if you can find a place to park… This is ole school bluegrass from one warm group of good people.

 I worked with Scott McMillion, the superintendent of the new Lodestone Golf Club on top of Wisp Mountain for over a year before I heard that he played mandolin on bluegrass night. This transplant from the Pacific North West has a natural ear and talent for playing some amazing mandolin. Roger, his wife and Scott are the nucleus of a local group of musicians that take you on a journey to the heart of bluegrass roots. There group consists of ten or so musicians who gladly share their stage with any pickers who may walk through the door. They rotate around the microphone each getting a chance to sing some of their bluegrass favorites’. The tempo goes from beautiful old ballads, to some hand clapping toe tapping banjo fiddle jams.

Great music. Good people. Fun times.

 

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

 

Wild Ramps at Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, deep creek lake food, Uncategorized with tags , , on April 12, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

 Wild Ramps at Deep Creek Lake

April is here, and for the Mountains surrounding Deep Creek Lake that means that wild ramps, which are classified as wild leeks, are just about ready to harvest. These wild leeks have a very strong and pungent flavor that taste to me like a mixture between onions, garlic and leeks. My favorite way to eat them is to put them in fried potatoes with some salt and pepper. Cooking them tames down the flavor some but understand they always pack a delicious punch. Eating them raw is another matter. Only the hardcore brave eat these wild treats fresh from the ground. The intense flavor will have you committed to its enjoyment for many, many hours…or days. I’m not sure if tooth brushes and toothpaste ever have a chance at getting the bold taste of ramps off your breath, but when you are up here in the Mountains you are among the majority!

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Deep Creek Lake fundraiser for The Little Youch Music Festival

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Deep Creek Lake Restaurants with tags , , on April 8, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Deep Creek Lake fundraiser for The Little Youch Summer Music Festival

 Come join the fun at Deep Creek Lake at The Mountain State Brewing Company on April 9, 2010  6 pm – 9 pm for a fund raiser benefiting The Little Youch Summer Music Festival. Come join Guest Bartenders Rob Michael, Scott Lohr, and Arlene Murray for what is sure to be another successful event. Local favorites The Hillybilly Gypsies will be throwing down the bluegrass jams throughout the night. All bar tips will be donated to the Little Youch Summer Music Festival. Come out and have a homemade brew and munch on some flatbread while tapping your toes to the Hillbilly Gypsies and supporting a good cause. I’ll see you there.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Springtime Water Skiing on Deep Creek Lake

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Deep Creek Lake Water Skiing with tags , , on April 8, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

Springtime Water Skiing on Deep Creek Lake

 After a record breaking snowfall this past winter which led to epic skiing and snowboarding conditions, spring has opened up the window to warmer summer sports. “Warmer” might be a stretch when talking about water temperatures, but the air temperatures have been midsummer- like for the last 3 weeks. A couple of passionate water skiers disregarded talk about the ice cream headache cold waters here at Deep Creek Lake this time of year and decided to have a go at being the first ones on the lake. The only unorthodox detail that I left out is that these skiers would have to saddle up in 3mm dry suits to be able to tolerate the 45 degree temps the lake is serving up this early in the season.  The only vulnerable body parts were the feet, hands, and head which didn’t keep these hardcore guys from enjoying an exciting Easter Weekend on the lake. What a great experience to see friends enjoying a wonderful day of water skiing while watching the snow skiers enjoying the final weekend  of winter sports at Wisp Resort.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876

Lodestone Golf Club Trial Use Privilege

Posted in deep creek lake activities, Deep Creek Lake Golf with tags , , , on April 7, 2010 by deepcreekmudybech

 

 

 

Lodestone Golf Club Trial Use Privilege

 The elevated excitement about the grand opening of Lodestone Golf Course is going to a higher level with the introduction of the new Trial Use Privilege Program.  This already legendary golf course, on top of Wisp Mountain, has people blown away by the natural aesthetic beauty of this thoroughbred golf paradise. The grassing scheme alone takes this rolling mountain course to the pinnacle…. Lodestone used the most modern bent grass hybrids on the tees, fairways, and greens, while framing it all in with fescue/bluegrass outer roughs. The combination of the upscale grass and the amazing design work that Hale Irwin and Design Workshop executed puts this track in a league of its own by a long shot.

This new trial membership is stunningly affordable considering what this masterpiece has to offer. Sign up now so you can have a chance to walk with Hale Irwin in the spring as he christens 18 fabulous holes. Deep Creek Lake is fortunate to have owners with such a well thought out vision of improving the quality of life and activities while continuing to stride towards excellence in everything they do for the people who live here. Click the picture above for details or call 310 616 4035 for more information.

Bob Holcomb

Spiker Team P.C.

REALTOR

Phone: 240-321-5335

Office: 800-336-5253

Fax: 301-387-7876