Growing up in Annapolis, just down the road from the town of Bowie, I always knew when David Bowie was coming to play at the Cap Center. Inevitably some innovative graffiti artist would craft ‘Welcome to’ then ‘David’ around the Bowie sign on Rt 50. It was as predictable as the yearly addition of “Surrender Dorothy” on the train bridge in front of the Mormon church that so resembles the City of OZ, visible from the DC Beltway.

My fascination with David Bowie was based on his ability to see the world differently; to fearlessly challenge norms and express his thoughts and art in a way that was surprising to others and purely authentic to him. You never quite knew what you were going to get so you kept coming back for more.

We are Different by Design

I have been practicing my particular art in the world of vacation rentals for the last number of years; applying my curious mind on a daily or, more accurately, middle-of-the-nightly basis. I attended industry events, constantly analyzed various markets, and actively sought out brilliant minds with new ideas in our field.  It was cathartic and mind expanding for our team.

Worst Answer Ever? This is how it has always been done here.

Pushing for change within a stagnant business model is rarely embraced. There comes a time for a Ziggy Stardust moment.  In 2019, the time came to partner with like-minds and recreate vacation rentals at Deep Creek Lake.

An Elite Customer Experience for Only the Most Quality-Committed Homeowners and their Guests

Red Barn Vacations was born of a belief that a vacation rental business is not a mere lodging offering, but belongs firmly in the hospitality realm. Home owners and guests deserve personalized attention. This customer-centric service is only possible in the Deep Creek Lake market when you manage a small number of only the best vacation homes. We are Different by Design.

Follow the story of us through this blog, on Facebook and Instagram, or swing by our basecamp at the Red Barn Inn in Swanton next to Waterfront Greens.

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We are only getting started.

I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.

~David Bowie