Deep Creek Lake Resort Report | Spring 2023

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FaRMeRs MaRket Ready FoR 2nd season

local attoRney appointed by goveRnoR to state coMMittee

wisp ResoRt Makes upgRades

pRioR to 22/23 ski season

Railey Realty west viRginia

pRopeRties teaM expands

new deep cReek lake podcast launcHes

How’s tHe Real estate MaRket? local Happenings and news…


Newly added last year, the Deep Creek Farmer’s Market is open Memorial Day through Labor Day in the parking lot at Garrett College. The outdoor market features dozens of local farmers, vendors, and artisans. Market goers can enjoy food prepared on site, drinks prepared by Liberated Libations, local produce shopping, and more. Last year, the market routinely drew upwards of 40 vendors and most vendors often sold out during the day!You can find more information about their board, their mission and everything in between on their website

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Governor Wes Moore has recommended local attorney Liz George to the Maryland Senate for appointment to the Maryland Economic Development Commission. The process began in the spring of 2023, where Liz testified in front of the Senate Nominations Committee who then voted and approved. After approval, her name was sent to the Senate for a full vote, which was approved there, as well.

The mission of the Maryland Economic Development Commission is to establish economic development policy in the State and to oversee the Maryland Department of Commerce’s efforts to support the creation, attraction and retention of businesses and


Prior to the winter season, Wisp Resort General Manager Ron Hawkes released an update detailing several upgrades to the resort. While most of the upgrades were consumer facing, there were several ‘behind the scenes’ upgrades to help the resort run smoothly. For the slopes and winter season, upgrades were made to the lifts, the lodge, and the snowmaking equipment.

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jobs. Founded in 1995, the 25 voting member Commission draws upon the expertise of the State’s business leaders to inform State economic development efforts by providing a comprehensive evaluation of the State’s business climate and recommending to the Governor the policies, programs and spending priorities needed.

Liz George said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to represent Garrett County, its business community and constituents. It is an honor to be recommended to serve the State of Maryland in this capacity, and I am thankful to Governor Moore for the recommendation.”

Liz George has been a staple in the local community, serving

The main lodge carpet was replaced and a new sound music system was installed. New chair pads were installed on the Chairs 2 & 3, which handle the majority of the resort’s lift traffic. There were 18 new snow guns installed, including permanent energy efficient snow sticks on Possum trail, replacement of snowmaking pipe, and the purchase of a new grooming machine. Most of the

on the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and other local groups and committees. Liz is also the attorney at Deep Creek Title Group, a local title company affiliated with Railey Realty.

slopes also received upgraded lighting. After a disappointing winter in terms of natural snowfall, the extra snowmaking equipment helped keep the slopes open and maintained during this past winter. Wisp ended the 22/23 ski season with 119 days open. With the addition of Jay Peak Resort, the Wisp Resort Season Pass remains an affordable option for the region.

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257 Marsh Hill Rd 28 Lake Access $475,000 - 10/21 109 Poland Heights Ln Lake Area $579,000 - 03/23 203 Falcon Way Lake Area $935,000 - 11/22 297 Woodlands Hill Lake Area $790,000 - 02/23 173 Pinnacle Dr Lake Access $860,000 - 02/23 315 Glendale Road Lakefront $2,135,000 - 03/23 14 Summer Camp Ln Wisp Resort Area $1,745,000 - 04/23 72 Vista Pole Ln Lake Access $879,000 - 02/23 72 Red Brush Dr Lake Area $715,000 - 12/22 367 Fern Loop Lake Area $792,000 - 03/23 146 Oak Way Lake Access $815,000 - 10/22 204 Smith Pointe Rd Lakefront $4,150,000 - 03/23 164 Cedarbrook Ln Lakefront $1,480,000 - 12/22 106 Lodge Circle Lake Access $769,000 - 01/23 300 Normas Way Lake Area $419,000 - 10/22 295 South Pointe Rd Lakefront $3,275,000 - 10/22 1041 Marsh Hill Rd Lakefront $2,275,000 - 03/23 7 Lakeview Ct Lake Access $370,000 - 03/23
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Railey Realty has recently expanded their West Virginia division, adding three new agents to cover North Central West Virginia. The Railey Realty West Virginia Properties division now includes five full-time agents. Much like Garrett County, many who purchase in West Virginia are looking for a property to fit their lifestyle. Our West Virginia agents are all avid outdoorsmen who truly live the lifestyle they’re selling. The Railey WV team consists of broker Kim Landis, Associate Broker Larry Roth, Steve Galusky, Jimmy Galusky, Garrett Ayersman and Joey Charlton.

Kim Landis has successfully owned and operated Landis Realty in Davis, WV, and was our previous

broker for West Virginia in years past. Associate Broker Larry Roth brings a wealth of knowledge from working in the timber industry and has spent his life enjoying wild and wonderful West Virginia. Steve Galusky comes to us after working the majority of his career in the financial world at Luther Financial Group in Morgantown, WV. His son, Jimmy Galusky, played for WVU baseball and went on to play for the Chicago White Sox, and has now joined the real estate team and hit the ground running. Garrett Ayersman is a national archery champion who has competed all across the world and was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. Joey Charlton is from the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and has


If you enjoy listening to podcasts and learning all about Deep Creek Lake and Garrett - there’s a brand new podcast you’ll love! Three Railey team members recently started the Not Salty Podcast - a casual conversation series where they interview local legends, get into current issues and gossip, and learn more about this beautiful area we call home.

The podcast features co-owner and agent Jon Bell, agent Mike Fenton, and Marketing Director &

lOCal haPPEningS anD nEWS…

NEW Driving Service Options are available in the Deep Creek Lake area! Deep Creek Drive offers a van service for pickups, drop-offs, and all-night events. Deep Creek Party Bus is also a new driving service that features a fun interior atmosphere that’s great for longer trips or an all-night adventure. Both driving services are available year-round. You can find more information on their Facebook pages. While there are some ride-share options in the area, booking driving services is the best way to go!

NEW Thousand Acres Golf Course will open the newly finished ‘back

Associate Broker Kristin Skeweris. The trio launched their podcast in late November and drop new episodes every Friday. The episodes are streaming everywhere you normally find podcast, like Audible, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify, as well as full-length video versions on YouTube. You can find them on all social platforms @notsaltypodcast. Season one finishes airing in May and features a wide variety of locals and business owners, like Lakeside Creamery owner Bill Meagher,

9’ holes in time for Summer 2023. The back 9 holes have been under construction for the last two years and are finally ready to be played. The Thousand Acres Golf Course will now offer new membership opportunities with more to come in the future!

NEW Local Coffee Options are available! The Travel Mug is a traveling coffee trailer that travels across the county to different locations each day. Also new to the area is Espresso Alley, a drivethru coffee shack located at the intersection of Rt. 42 and Rt. 219 just north of McHenry.

been the host and member of Bone Shack Outdoors which airs on the Pursuit Channel. All of our West Virginia agents bring an unmatched level of recreational knowledge. Call them today for any recreational properties you’re looking for in West Virginia! Our agents service Davis, Romney, Morgantown, Fairmont, and most of North Central West Virginia.

NEW Farm Store opens in McHenry. Wildom Farms offers an assortment of farm-fresh processed meat and other farm-made products. The farm often hosts brunches onsite and other locations and offer food truck options at the Deep Creek Farmer’s Market.

Upcoming Events....

Fire on the Mountain – July 4

Art in the Park – July 8-9

Garrett Co. Fair - July 30-Aug 5

Dragon Boat Festival - Aug. 26

Art & Wine Festival – Sept. 9

Autumn Glory Festival – Oct. 11-15

Honi-Honi owner Mike Delligatti, High Mountain Sports owner Steve Green, Railey Realty agents, Railey Realty co-owner Jimmy Railey, and even Commissioner Paul Edwards (pictured)!
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