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wisp resort: Concert on the Lawn - 4th of July at Deep Creek Lake - 06/28/10 12:10 PM
A true taste of Americana can be found on the 4th of July at Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort. Under the tent on the Garrett College grounds will be a true celebration of patriotism with a concert from both Garrett Community Concert Band and the Garrett Coral Society. This will be the second year featuring both local groups. Stick around at the end of the concert - a perfect spot to view the fireworks display at Wisp Resort. Garrett Community Concert Band was formed in May of 2000. An entirely volunteer group under the skillful and patient guidance of (0 comments)
wisp resort: Deep Creek Lake Area Facts - 06/17/10 01:21 PM
Top 10 FAQ's Regarding Deep Creek Lake, MD 1. How large is the lake? Deep Creek Lake is Maryland's largest freshwater lake encompassing 3,900 acres with 65 miles of shoreline. Its average depth is 26.5 feet and 72 feet at its deepest. 2. What is Garrett County's elevation range? Garrett County's average elevation is 2,300 feet above sea level. Its highest elevation, on Backbone Mt. (highest point in Maryland) is 3,360. Deep Creek Lake is around 2,455 above sea level. 3. What type of activities go on around the lake? (Is there enough room here?). Boating, Swimming, Kayaking, Water-skiing, Alpine-skiing, Rock-climbing, (0 comments)
wisp resort: Garrett Community Concert Band Spring Concert - 04/26/10 01:40 PM
The Garrett Community Concert Band under the direction of Moe Turrentine will perform its annual spring concert this Saturday, May 1st at the autotorium at Garrett College. Performance begins at 7:30. Oh BTW the "band" is always looking for new members - my partner, Kathy Johnson, would be happy to provide you with information. Whether you are young and in great musical shape or would like to pull your instrument out of the closet and give it a try, you are welcome. She can be reached at 301 616 1226. And as always, if you are interested in information on real estate at Deep (0 comments)
wisp resort: Garrett County Official Google Fiber Network - 03/29/10 06:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVqjahld-9I&feature=youtube_gdata A great youtube video that not only makes a great argument for Google Fiber Network coming to Garrett County, but just a great argument for living/vacationing here. A ton of local support for the project! If you get a chance - take a look. Please remember to take a look at our Deep Creek Lake web site www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com - We've just finished a history making winter season. Skiing at Wisp Resort will conclude on Easter Sunday.
wisp resort: Deep Creek Lake and Lots of Snow - 02/16/10 09:43 AM
What an extended weekend we're wrapping up on here at Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort! We've had 8 inches of snow since Monday morning and another possible foot today and tonight. The State Highway Administration has our total accumulation this season, as of Monday morning, at 205". Our record seasonal snowfall is 233" which I'm fairly confident we'll blow by this year. Below is an upcoming crazy fun event at Deep Creek Lake for the whole family and I wanted to let you know about it. It supports a great cause. Our Long and Foster office is a sponsor of "The Dunk" (0 comments)
wisp resort: Spiker Team announces 2010 Support - 01/17/10 01:37 PM
Each year the Spiker Team of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. chooses a local organization to support by donating a portion of our income directly to the organization. We are proud and happy to announce the 2010 recipient as Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF). http://www.artsandentertainment.org The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival's (GLAF) mission is to enrich our community with high-quality performing arts and arts education. GLAF's primary purpose is to improve the quality and increase the scope of performing arts for local residents and visitors to Garrett County. They consider high-quality performing arts to consist of nationally, regionally or locally recoginized (0 comments)
wisp resort: Christmas at Deer Park Inn - 12/23/09 03:31 PM
As many of you know, my favorite restaurant is Deer Park Inn (Country French) Deer Park Inn will be open on Christmas day starting at noon. Their special menu for the day is attached You can reach them by calling 301 334 2308. Web site is DeerParkInn.com
Deer Park Inn will also be doing a special menu for New Year's Eve starting at 6pm and a New Year's Day Brunch on Fri. Jan. 1st starting at 11am. I will forward that menu when I have it available.
Christmas 2009 at The Deer Park Inn
Appetizers Curried Pumpkin Bisque (0 comments)
wisp resort: Trains and the Holidays in Garrett County - 11/16/09 11:14 AM
Downtown Oakland always has one of the first and nicest signs of the holiday season approaching. Each year, at the corner of Second and Liberty Street (in the window of the First United business offices), Scott Atwill shares his extensive LGB Train (G gauge) collection and layout with the community. I saw him working on it yesterday. Sure to please young and old alike, it is a must see! I hope you have had time to check out our web site recently www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com . We are constantly updating and our "Hot Sheet Properties" have some great deals. If you are interested in the history of (0 comments)
One of the most photographed areas in Garrett County is the Oakland Train Station. Local photographer, Jim Crabtree, worked his usual photo magic this summer on this particular photograph. A combination of 5 images, it showcases the beautiful brickwork and truly captures the personality of this grand old building. I have a copy hanging in my office. For anyone visiting Deep Creek Lake or the Wisp Ski Area, the train station is just a 20 minute drive away. By the way, prints are available. I would be happy to provide contact information or call Crabtree Photography direct at 301 334 (3 comments)
wisp resort: Winter Snow Fall History at Deep Creek Lake - 03/08/09 07:38 PM
One of the most common questions I am asked about Deep Creek Lake and Wisp, is "how much snow do you get in an average year?" - I must first say that almost no year is average, weather wise at least. I did however find a great chart tracing total snowfall for Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County since 1940. In two of those years, 1996 and 2003 we had over 200 inches of snow.
wisp resort: 2009 Deep Creek Dunk - 02/27/09 11:34 AM
The Deep Creek Dunk, sponsored by the Maryland State Police to benefit Spedical Olympics will be held tomorrow, Saturday, February,28th 2009, at Pizzeria Uno's. The dunk is free to spectators and promises a day full of fun while at Deep Creek and Wisp Resort.
Friday evening, February 27th is the warm up to the Dunk. "Dunkfest" behind Unos - A great family event. Hope to see you there.
wisp resort: Garrett Lakes Arts Festival Needs Your Support - 02/25/09 08:32 PM
With recent cuts in almost every budget, Garrett Lakes Arts Festival is truly in need of support, There will be a meeting on March 17th at 10am in the Commissioner's room at the Oakland Courthouse. Please enter from the 4th street side. If you are unable to attend, we encourage to write to the commissioners expressing your interest in saving the Arts in Garrett County. Garrett Lakes Arts Festival brings our local area wonderful entertainment, music and shows every year. The most popular in recent years has been concerts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Let's get behind Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. (0 comments)
wisp resort: POKEY Update - 02/25/09 08:19 PM
Pokey is 6th in the country. Over 1400 votes. Sounds like he is quite proud of himself - holding his tail a little higher than normal. Slobbering more than usual as well. Again Pokey and Margie want to thank everyone for the support you have shown him (and Julie). The Spay and Neuter program in Garrett County goes a long way to make these wonderful animals we love happier. They have asked me to remind people to please check with your local animal shelter if you are considering a pet. Many great animals hoping for a person to love. Our (0 comments)
wisp resort: Lucky Enough to be at Wisp. - 02/24/09 10:56 AM
We are routinely asked for pictures of this great place we call home. I am attaching a picture I just took out our back door at our office. Needless to say a wonderful day here. Skiing should be great, some fresh snow in the last couple days. Hope you get a chance to spend some time on the slopes. (0 comments)
wisp resort: Pokey #7 in Country. - 02/23/09 09:02 PM
I just had a nice email from Margie, Pokey's person. Pokey is now number 7 in the country with votes for the Garrett County Humane Society. Margie said the there was definately a boost in his votes after our blog made many of you aware of Pokey's fundraising drive. Contest does not end until March 7th, so you still have time to vote. Pokey thanks you!! (0 comments)
wisp resort: Looking Ahead - Summer at Deep Creek - 02/23/09 08:55 PM
As winter starts to wind down at the Wisp, my thoughts always turn quickly to summer. As a child my favorite season of the year. Deep Creek has many personalities, but one that most people forget about is the south east end of the lake with the sailing clubs. I am attaching a picture I took last year from the shoreline looking out at one of those "to die for" sunsets. I just can't wait!! (1 comments)
wisp resort: New Buyer's Agent Joins Spiker Team - 02/23/09 01:25 PM
We are very proud to introduce Bob Holcomb as an integral part of our team. After 23 years of working around the world in golf course construction, the pinnacle of Bob's career came when he was hired to supervise the construction of Lodestone Golf Club atop Wisp Resort. He subsequently fell in love with Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County. "I haven't experienced any other place in the world that offers the wide variety of activities such as fishing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, waterskiing, snowmobiling and hiking." (0 comments)
wisp resort: Deep Creek Lake goes to Tampa... - 02/22/09 09:01 AM
By Betsy Spiker A little late in sharing this but I still can't quit talking about the amazing experience I was afforded in watching Super Bowl 43 live. Hearing from my family in Sarasota, it was believed by the Florida locals that there were only Steeler fans around. But, that was definitely not true, although it wasn't too apparent until game day. Cardinal fans came out of the woodwork Sunday morning and the pre-party began in all of the parking areas. This was just the beginning of an exciting day (and night). Jennifer Hudson kicked us off with an incredible singing of our National Anthem and Terrible Towels were flying (0 comments)
wisp resort: Snowmobiling at Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake Maryland - 02/22/09 08:58 AM
See the info below and, as always, don't forget to check out the latest featured listing from the Spiker Team:http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=1434835&prt=10003And you can always search all available Deep Creek Lake area properties at:http://www.deepcreeklakeproperty.com/Snowmobiling in Maryland at Wisp ResortRace across the powder on these power sleds! Day or night (weather permitting), big and little kids alike will love driving their own snowmobile. The 30-minute guided tours are offered daily on groomed trails and backcountry (weather permitting).30 minute guided tours available daily, weather & conditions permitting. Advance reservations required, call 301.387.4911.30-minute Guided Tour:Adult Rider: $55Child Passenger: $15Reservations: Advance reservations require a credit card and (0 comments)
wisp resort: Resort Seminars by the Spiker Team of Long and Foster - 02/21/09 01:59 PM
Members of my team will be offering Resort Seminars routinely from late May thru Autumn Glory 2009. Thursdays at 10:00 is the planned times for the seminars. We would be happy to share our life long knowledge of the Deep Creek Lake area with you. Email us at email@example.com for additional information (0 comments)
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