Inn Notes

Summer and Fall Activities at Deep Creek– Lake Pointe Inn

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Garrett County Fair — July 30 – August 6, 2016
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival — Sept. 10, 2016
Autumn Glory Festival — October 12-16, 2016
Deep Creek Dunk — February 25, 2017

 

 Visit FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S  FALLINGWATER – within 1 hour driving distance from the Inn (http://www.fallingwater.org/82/tours-and-tickets )  Click on this link to view the variety of tours offered at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.  Advance tickets or reservations are essential for all tours at Fallingwater. This guarantees you a tour although, during heavy visitation, you may still have a short wait upon arrival. Beside the normal house tour there are ‘In depth tours”, “Brunch tours”, “Sunset tours” etc.

WISP RESORT –Activities at the Wisp Resort:

  • Segway Tours- Tour the mountain on a Segway;
  • Canopy Tours- Traditional zip line meets obstacle course at Wisp Resort;
  • Mountain Coaster- Hop in one of the Mountain Coaster’s coaster carts and let the ride begin. The motorized pulley system will take you to the top of the mountain and control your speed as you ride down the 3500 foot track
  • Frisbee Golf–follow the link below to see the activities and pricing of activities  at the Wisp Resort – adjacent to the Inn. http://www.wispresort.com/docs/WispResortMapPricingGuide2016.pdf. There is something for everyone!

August 13th, 2016–Garrett County Wings and Wheels Fly- IN

Come enjoy the static displays of Airplanes, Classic Cars, and RC Aircraft Demonstrations at the Garrett County Airport’s annual Wings and Wheels Fly In on August 13, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  There will be a Candy Drop at 1:00P.M and food is available from local vendors. Admission is free!

Sept 9th & 10th 2016–The 12th Annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, benefiting HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF), features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines to taste from  Maryland and national wineries, live entertainment, food, silent auction, wine store, wine pairing dinners, all set in the beautiful mountains of western Maryland.

Month of October at the Inn–October is “ Pile a’ Pumpkin Month”! We gather the pumpkins and you ‘carve and carry’ them home! We supply the pumpkins, carving tools and design ideas. When you take a break from carving, travel around the county and take in the gorgeous fall foliage colors. We have some suggestions for driving tours.

59th Annual Springs Folk Festival– (October 7th & 8thhttp://www.springspa.org/folk-festival.php  The Springs Folk Festival invites you to join in the celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. Watch the men and women baking bread and weaving, the men hewing logs and threshing grain and the children enjoying themselves on an old-time hayride. The lilting notes of blue grass groups, gospel music and children singing a capella fill the air with continuous performances in an enclosed program building. Of course, the Mountain Anthems singing close harmony is always a thrill.

Oct 12- 16, 2016- Autumn Glory Festival–Oakland MD–The annual Autumn Glory Festival is a five-day celebration of autumn that celebrates the beauty of the local fall foliage. From Wednesday through Sunday, the area offers a wide variety of things to do indoors or outdoors. The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more! Garrett County’s annual Autumn Glory Festival landed in the international spotlight in 2007, when the popular travel website, MSN.com listed it tops among fall festivals in the world and this year, Good Housekeeping lists our Oakland, MD among the Top 50 Small Towns with the Best Fall Foliage. And in 2014, Travel & Leisure listed the Autumn Glory Festival and our own Oakland, MD as America’s Best Town for Fall Colors. A detailed listing of all of our 49th Annual Autumn Glory Festival events from October 12 – 16, 2016, the official 49th Annual Autumn Glory Festival brochure also includes a map of downtown Oakland, our two 2016 Fall Foliage Heritage Driving Tours and so much more. View the entire brochure

Fri & Sat, November 25 &26, 2016 10am – 6pm Festival of Trees  Garrett County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall  Event Description: The event begins at 10 am and lasts until 6 pm, and includes a vast array of family activities.  Designer decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and gingerbread houses are on exhibit, and will be auctioned Saturday at 6 pm, in the Grand Finale Auction. The event proceeds benefit the Dove House.

Month of December at Lake Pointe Inn – Gingerbread House Competition – New in 2016-

We supply the House Foundations and Decorating Supplies – You bring your imagination and creativity to decorate the Houses. We will be taking a photo of all completed Houses and will have a vote just before the New Year on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Winners. The winners will be posted on our Facebook page. Of course, guest competitors get to take their Gingerbread House creations home with them- we just keep a photo!

Don’t forget that the Inn has bicycles, canoes and kayaks that are available ‘ free of charge’. Explore the lake and the lake environs at a perfect pace!

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Tesla Drivers – Lake Pointe Inn offers a charging location for it’s guests!  Garrett County, Maryland heralds three events from the annals of electrification:

1921 – Thomas Edison, with friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, camps at Muddy Creek Falls.
1925 – The Youghiogheny Electric Company completes Deep Creek Lake to provide hydroelectric power.
2015 – The Lake Pointe Inn, on the shore of Deep Creek Lake, installs a Tesla electric car charging station.

So come Tesla and Electric Car drivers and visit the site where the 1921 Vagabonds, as they were known, explored the ‘wilds’ of the Maryland’s western counties! A marker can be found at Swallow Falls State Park today where they camped.

You can also view Deep Creek Lake spillway where at the base, the 1925 Power Plant is still generating electric power.

In July, 2015 – Lake Pointe Inn teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity–Tesla Destination Charging. The Tesla High Power Wall Connector adds 58 miles of range per hour to the Tesla Model S, charging the vehicle overnight and replicating the convenience Tesla owners are accustomed to at home. The inn’s other High Power Wall Connector provides charging to the various other electric cars.

Tesla Model S offers 270 miles of range on a single charge, so the High Power Wall Connector can easily top off the Tesla in just a few hours, giving Tesla drivers the freedom to charge almost anywhere they want to travel! Lake Pointe Inn has a 100A Tesla Wall Connector and a 40A connector for other electric cars; guests charge for free at either of these connectors when spending the night.

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GPS COORDINATES TO LAKE POINTE INN
39 33′ 24.08″ N 79 21′ 28.13W Just enter these coordinates into your GPS and you’ll find your way without any problems. Beam me up, Scotty!

GIFT CERTIFICATES
Lake Pointe Inn Gift Certificates ALWAYS make perfect gifts and are now available online!

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