This tweet from Olympian Michael Phelps’ mother Debbie (a native of Westernport) was making the rounds this week on Facebook among Garrett Countians, who were excited to show how much the record-breaking swimmer loves to play at Deep Creek Lake.
The photo is of Phelps and his sister Whitney having fun at the lake on July 4, 2013.
If you have seen the “I Love Deep Creek Lake & Garrett County” social media pages, you know that Jay Ferguson, one of the top real estate agents and brokers in Garrett County, has a passion for this area.
From local news to throwback pictures to beautiful houses for sale, Jay provides useful information for those old and new to the Deep Creek Lake area.
Recently, Laura Titjen from Personal Income, named Jay’s blog as one of the top 25 real estate blogs to follow! This was a huge deal for Jay because his hard work and love for his hometown paid off!
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, a leading vacation rental and real estate firm located in McHenry, MD, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Long & Foster Vacation Rentals & Real Estate at Deep Creek Lake. This will increase the number of professionally managed vacation rentals they represent to over 350 along with an increased number of real estate listings.
Long & Foster Deep Creek Lake has a long history in the Deep Creek Lake area and has an excellent reputation in all aspects of their business in the area as well as their service to the local community. Those characteristics make them an excellent fit with the Taylor-Made family.
“It is an exciting time at Taylor-Made! We now have a larger selection of vacation homes to offer our guests, and this is also a great boost for our growing real estate division,” stated Jodi Taylor Refosco, Owner of Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. “Our team looks forward to welcoming new home owners, employees, and guests to the Taylor-Made family.”
Taylor-Made is owned by Jodi Taylor Refosco, her husband, Joe Refosco, and her brother Chad Taylor. They are hands-on owners who are involved in the day-to-day aspects of running the company. Betsy Spiker Holcomb and Jay Ferguson are co-owners of the real estate agency.
Starting with just 1 property in 2008, Taylor-Made quickly earned notoriety for their rapid growth. By harnessing technology and combining it with exceptional customer service and years of vacation rental industry experience, they built a platform that proved successful in an area where real estate and family vacation rentals are a vital part of the economy. Adding the strengths of the knowledgeable Long & Foster team puts Taylor-Made in an excellent position for future growth.
“The acquisition gives us the inventory and resources to better serve all of our customers – homeowners and guests alike,” stated Joe Refosco, Owner.
About Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales has become a frontrunner in Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals, real estate, and property services. Taylor-Made rental homes and sales listings are conveniently located within a few hour’s drive from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.
Deep Creek Lake offers many wonderful opportunities. With the ever-increasing number of boaters, everyone shares responsibility for working together to ensure our waters are clean and safe. Invest the time to educate yourself in the necessary safe practices by reviewing the following laws and safety tips.
REGULATIONS SPECIFIC TO DEEP CREEK LAKE:
-Vessels may not exceed 26 feet in length, except pontoon boats, which may not exceed 30 feet.
-Vessels must be muffled so as not to exceed the state noise level limit of 88 decibels.
-Engines may not exceed the manufacturers’ recommended capacity or a displacement of 550 cubic inches- whichever is less.
-Houseboats are not permitted.
-Parasailing is not permitted.
-No garbage, sewage or other waste may be discharged into the water.
-Aircraft are prohibited on both the lake and buffer strip unless prior approval has been obtained from the Department of Natural Resources.
-Hovercraft and personal watercraft (Jet Skis, Sea Doos, etc.) may not be operated on the lake between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from July 1 through Labor Day.