Deep Creek Lake featured in Southern Living Magazine

Deep Creek Lake featured in Southern Living Magazine

Deep Creek Lake and Railey Mountain Lake Vacations are in the spotlight with an article in the December issue of Southern Living Magazine.   Titled “The Lake Tahoe of the South”, it highlights many of the winter recreation and dining options available in the Deep Creek Lake area.   Want to experience everything winter has to offer at Deep Creek Lake?  Visit and browse all of our winter activities, then book online!  Don’t forget to visit  Railey Mountain Lake Vacations to find a vacation home that will serve as your winter base camp.
Deep Creek Lake Fall Foliage Update

Deep Creek Lake Fall Foliage Update

The air is turning a bit colder at Deep Creek Lake, and as a result the leaves are beginning to change.  The bright greens of summer are starting to fade, and have given way to a few scattered flecks of pale yellow, orange and red.  The trees below are on the mountainside at McHenry cove.There are also a few trees which have turned bright red – this photo was taken at the corner of Sang Run and Marsh Hill Road just behind our office. Stay tuned – we’ll keep you updated as the leaves continue to change!

Sonya Lowery’s World Next Door

We were excited to welcome back Sonya Lowery’s World Next Door for a fun-filled summer week at Home Away From Home!  Sonya’s adventure and dining checklist included the Adventure Sports Center International, Lakeside Creamery, Smiley’s Fun Zone+ Sports Bar, Pine Lodge SteakhouseSilver Tree Marine and The Lodges at Sunset Village. [youtube=]

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.


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!
Wisp Resort Schedules Grand Opening

Wisp Resort Schedules Grand Opening

Wisp Resort has scheduled its grand opening for  Thursday,  December 9th.  Several days of light natural snowfall and extensive snow making by Wisp have built up a 12-24″ base. The Belly Flop beginner slope and carpet conveyor will begin operating December 4th and 5th between 9am and 5pm, and tickets will be $10 for juniors and adults. For up to date slope conditions and lift operations visit Wisp Resort’s information page or continue watching our blog or Facebook page for updates. Don’t forget to put a ski vacation on your wish list! Check our internet specials page for exclusive discounts on homes
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