Experience Prehistory at Cranesville Swamp!

How often are you given the opportunity to experience prehistory? To reach out and touch something from an age long past and see the world as it was thousands of years ago? When you take a hike through the Cranesville Swamp, located at the border between Maryland and West Virginia, you are transported back 15,000 years to the last ice age of the Pleistocene Epoch.

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Sun, Sand, and Selifies on the shore of Deep Creek Lake with Railey Mountain Lake Vacations

Sun, Sand, & Selfies: Photographing your DCL Vacation

Besides the “I Love DCL” bumper stickers and ceramic bear figurines, the best souvenir to take home from your Deep Creek Lake vacation is a treasured photo album of scenic vistas and smiling faces. To help in this endeavor, we have compiled a list of the 7 Best Places to Take a Selfie at Deep Creek Lake. 

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Why Not Make a Reservation for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Thanksgiving in the mountains of Western Maryland is a special time for families to reconnect and sometimes mom is not all that interested in catching up in the kitchen.  If you are lucky enough to be traveling to Deep Creek Lake to stay in one of our beautiful vacation rental homes or in either the lakeside resort of Will O’ the Wisp or Suites at Silver Tree for the holiday, there are a number of delicious area restaurants gearing up to serve you a Thanksgiving feast!

Here are all of the needed details!

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It’s Autumn Glory Week at Deep Creek Lake!

Autumn color watchers are scattered around the mountain like falling leaves and TONIGHT is the official start of the 49th Annual Autumn Glory Festival!  Here is all of the information you will need to best enjoy the days ahead!

Autumn Glory Kick Off Dinner & Reception: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This night of food and fun will be held at the Wisp Resort.  It features a presentation with an introduction of the Autumn Glory King & Queen, Sponsor recognition presentation, Golden Ambassador presentation and a commemorative photo auction.  Visit our blog and the Railey Mountain Lake Vacations Facebook page to learn more about the winners tomorrow!

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It’s HOT Downstate!

Have you ever wondered where ‘downstate’ begins?   The answers vary from ‘other side of the pass’ to ‘east of Cumberland.’ I suspect the true answer is closer to the intersection of I68 and 219. Garrett County folk have a deep understanding that they share a large slice of Maryland heaven.

It doesn’t take many days in the mountains to realize that time spent ‘downstate’ is just a necessary distraction from cool, fresh air, long hikes, and evening boat rides. This time of the year, downstate is down right sweltering and the hot air is due to more than simply an over abundance of politicians.

Even as I write this blog, the Air quality warning is alternating with the local pollen alert on my weather app and while the temperature is merely 91 degrees, the weather.com guru has posted that it feels like a stifling 106 degrees. (How do they even know that?)

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Celebrate & Save at Suites at Silver Tree!

Suites at Silver TreeDeep Creek Lake, Maryland is renowned for its breathtaking lake views, fresh mountain air, four seasons of weather, and so much more. With a rich history of the man-made lake dating back to the early 1920’s and surrounding towns that intrigue visitors from the metropolitan areas each and every year, we are so blessed to have this Maryland treasure still thriving after more than 90 years.

2016 marks a special milestone for Deep Creek Lake’s indulgent lakefront luxury condo-hotel, the Suites at Silver Tree, celebrating 10 years of success. Built from 2004 and finished in 2006 on the 2.8 acres plot adjacent to the former Silver Tree Inn Restaurant, the 51 unit, two building condominium complex opened for rentals on Memorial Day weekend in 2006.

 

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Discover Romance; Suites at Silver Tree, Deep Creek Lake’s Premier Hotel

Who says Valentine’s Day is the one and only time of the year to show your romantic side? The folks at the Suites at Silver Tree believe you should be romantic year-round! By adding the Romance Package to any Suites at Silver Tree stay, you can easily make any ordinary day feel as special as Valentine’s Day.
 
Spend your Deep Creek getaway with your loved one and play hookie from your daily responsibilities. No need to keep the car keys out, with Dutch’s at Silver Tree restaurant located on-site, you don’t even have to leave the building during your stay. Sit back, relax, and let the Romance Package detail your stay.
 
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Double the Work, Double the Fun; Deep Creek Lake Hotels

After eight enjoyable years working at Deep Creek Lake for Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, I didn’t think I could experience a more exhilarating career opportunity than working in the marketing department where dull days are nonexistent.  I was totally wrong! In the summer of 2015, an unexpected opportunity within the company opened up.  It was not on my radar professionally, but my dynamic leadership team presented me with a change I didn’t know I wanted.
 
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