New Features on

We’ve added new and exciting features to in the form of photo and video sharing capabilities. You can now create and account and share your vacation images and video with us, as well as with other Deep Creek Lake vacationers. We look forward to seeing your shared vacations! In addition to uploading your vacations, you can also e-mail your vacation gallery to friends and family.
To get started, simply:
– Go to and click on “Share Your Vacation Experience”.
– Fill in your Account Information.
– Give your vacation a name, and select the home you stayed in, if applicable.
– Fill out the story field with a short description of your vacation activities.
– Click the “Your Vacation Images” tab, select a photo, and click upload. Click “Add another item” for as many photos as you have to upload.
– Click the “Your Vacation Videos” tab, and paste in a video link from YouTube or Vimeo.
– Go to the bottom of the page, and click “Save”.
(Your vacation images and videos will be visible in the gallery after moderation.)
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition coming to Garrett County

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition coming to Garrett County

The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Between Fences” will be coming to Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville, Maryland (directions) from May 6th through June 26th.  The exhibition will explore different fence types, their role and meaning in American society, and the examination of the fence as a symbol.  The exhibit is designed to be family friendly and includes accompanying stories, tools and photographs.  Young visitors can participate by painting a section of fence that will be included in the exhibit.


Complimenting the exhibit will be a “Dinner Talk Time Series” hosted atPenn Alps Restaurant on Thursday evenings for the duration of the exhibition.


Visit the “Between Fences” website to learn more.


Share Your Story, and Get Away Together

Share Your Story, and Get Away Together

Does your family or group of friends have an interesting or unique story to tell?  Do you need a vacation?  If so, you could be featured in a  new TV series and have the chance to share your story – all while relaxing in a luxury vacation rental home at Deep Creek Lake.  This new TV series is called “Getting Away Together” and will be aired on PBS stations nationwide starting in October 2011.   We’d love to hear your stories!  Tell us why your family or group is unique or what you have to celebrate – we encourage you to be creative and use photos and/or video!   Send your submissions to [email protected] no later than May 15th, 2011. Groups must be available for filming September 6 – 14, 2011 and must provide their own transportation to Deep Creek lake. Once here – luxury accommodations, dining and activities will all be provided. For more information, please view the terms and conditions for the contest.

About Getting Away Together:
A new reality-based television series from the Emmy award-winning producers of GREAT HOTELS, PASSPORT TO EUROPE and GREAT VACATION.  The Deep Creek Lake episode is sponsored by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce with support from Bill’s Marine Service, Uno Chicago Grill and Railey Mountain Lake Vacations.
Oakland Winterfest 2011

Oakland Winterfest 2011

If your travels take you to the town of Oakland in mid February, be sure to check our calendar of events to see if your stay falls during the weekend of Winterfest.  This event features numerous events and activities including ice sculptures on display as well as live carving sessions.  Winterfest is also a great time to visit local stores in downtown Oakland and support local merchants. Be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Railey Mountain Lake Vacations featured on the Newest Episode!

[youtube=] Railey Mountain Lake Vacations is featured in the newest Sonya Lowery’s World Next Door episode.  This new installment of the show highlights the fun and togetherness of staying in a vacation rental home at Deep Creek Lake (Timberlodge), as well as how to enjoy all the area has to offer.  Sonya’s crew made full use of their recreation time at Wisp Resortlearning how to ski, snow tubing, runs down the mountain coaster and snowmobiling. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Reserve Now for Prime Ski Weekend Availability

The New Year has officially begun, and for many this means a ski vacation is right around the corner.  Regular infusions of natural snowfall during the past few weeks have resulted in fantastic ski conditions at Wisp Resort.   In fact, we’re on track to get another 6+ inches this week.   If you have not yet reserved a home for your upcoming ski trip, the time is now! Upcoming holidays are filling quickly – don’t wait.  Already have a weekend in mind?

Current Ski Conditions at Wisp Resort – Deep Creek Lake

Winter is officially here and Wisp Resort is reporting a total of 31 trails open as well as the cross country skiing trails.  In addition to skiing, the Bear Claw snow tubing park is open as is the ice skating rink and Mountain Coaster.  View current trail and lift conditions on Wisp Resort’s website. Four inches of natural snowfall combined with snowmaking at Wisp are contributing to excellent skiing conditions with a 20-48″ base reported. Add a ski vacation to your New Year’s resolutions – it’s one you won’t have a hard time keeping!
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