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“Best experience for a reasonable price - worth every cent” 4 of 5 stars
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Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center
22300 State Park Road 20, Mount Sterling, OH 43143   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mount Sterling
Ottawa, Canada
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“Best experience for a reasonable price - worth every cent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

ow. What a wonderful experience. Contrary to my belief that state parks can not compete with luxury resorts, Deer Creek State Park made our stay comfortable in every aspect from arranging a meeting place, replacing our keys almost every day when we loose them, listening patiently to every one of our requests, keeping our rooms and common areas always clean.

The park itself was breathtaking with its river, boating, walking trails, play areas etc.

The only negative point is the long wait time to get seated in the restaurant during weekends.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Deer Creek is a great place to visit because you can be as active or as relaxed as you choose. There were several trails to hike, a beach for swimming, a lake for fishing or boating, both an indoor and outdoor pool, playgrounds for the children and other ammenities. The views out of the lodge over the lake are breathtaking! The only disappointment during our stay was the restaurant. The food was bland and due to the location of the park, there are not many alternatives to eating at the lodge. Outside of that I would recommend this location for a romantic getway or a family vacation!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Xanterra, Guest Relations Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review, April 22, 2011
Glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at Deer Creek, though we're sorry you were disappointed with the food. We make every effort to deliver excellent food to our guests, but on occasion we do fall short of expectations. Thanks for sharing your review.

-Dianne R.
Guest Relations Manager/Ohio State Park Lodges
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Wow. What a wonderful experience. Contrary to my belief that state parks can not compete with luxury resorts, Deer Creek State Park made our stay comfortable in every aspect from arranging a meeting place, replacing our keys almost every day when we loose them, listening patiently to every one of our requests, keeping our rooms and common areas always clean.

The park itself was breathtaking with its river, boating, walking trails, play areas etc.

The only negative point is the long wait time to get seated in the restaurant during weekends.

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  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

PARK: Local flooding during our stay, so we utilized indoor amenties. The lake is huge and lovely. Lots of deer around.
LODGE FACILITIES: Front lobby is gorgeous, huge fireplace, television, variety of seating, lake views. Large indoor POOL. Bathrooms w/ room to change right there, plenty poolside chairs. Pool area was warm, pool water was lukewarm, which is warmer than most indoor pools we stay at. Shallow end takes up about 3/4 of pool. 2 nights there were teenage birthday parties poolside and the pool was big enough it didn't seem too crowded. Hot tub was very hot. Children are allowed in the hot tub. During our stay, indoor pool was open like 6am - 10pm, so plenty opportunity for multiple visits in one day. GAME ROOM was a disappointment because majority of games were broken. Staff eager to please. We asked for extra towels during our stay and they brought a ton ASAP.

CABIN: Cabins are in clusters, all w/ lake view from the back screened in porch. We were in cluster 1-7. Not a lot of yard for the kids to explore, the back is greatly sloped toward lake & wooded. Good condition for state park cabins. Gas fireplace was a great bonus touch. TV w/ many channels in LR and Master BR, DVD in LR & I think in MBR. Kitchen typical, coffee pot but no other coffee supplies. No baking sheet in our kitchen. Extra linens in closet.
We had a discount which made this excellent value, but full price would still be a good value for facilities. Good state park lodge to visit in off-season (especially if they got that game room fixed). They have many same-room sleeping options for larger families, too (various lodge rooms & cabins). Would like to return in summer to rent boat.
Very nice state park lodge.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Xanterra, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review, April 7, 2011
Thank you for your review of Deer Creek Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again in the near future. At the same time, we understand your frustration over the game room situation. Please note that our team is reviewing different options to address this issue, including changing our vendor for this area, and we hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.

-Jeff H.
General Manager/Deer Creek Lodge
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Springfield, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

We have stayed here for the past 5 years for our anniversary and always have a great time. The lodge has everything we need and the outdoor scenery is lovely. We really enjoy the hot tub and pool indoors. There was one year that we couldn't stay there and our anniversary didn't seem the same.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington Court House, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

In the past my wife and I along with some special friends have spent time rest and relaxing at Deek Creek. Enjoying the beautiful envinonment of the lodge and the friendship of the personnel. February has always been a special time for us around "valentine" time. The lodge at one time use to give our ladies some special chocolate with a choice of drink. I guess with the economy being as it is, things change. But even with that, I was a great plesaure to be at the lodge for a few days. We really hated to leave. It's a great place to vist and stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chillicothe, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

Staff is very helpful and friendly in the lodge and the restaurant. The lodge and room was very clean and rates are reasonable. It is a beautiful place to stay. Our room overlooked the lake which is a plus.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center

Address: 22300 State Park Road 20, Mount Sterling, OH 43143
Location: United States > Ohio > Mount Sterling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mount Sterling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by more than 3,100 tranquil acres, Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center is just 30 minutes south of Columbus, Ohio. We offer 110 guestrooms perfect for a quiet and romantic weekend getaway or a fun-filled family reunion. All lodge guestrooms have a private balcony or patio to give you a scenic view of the park, lake or outdoor pool. We also have 25 two-bedroom cottages (three with roll-in showers), each with a fully equipped kitchen, full bath, living room, dining area and a screened-in porch. Rafter's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; the gift shop operates seven days a week. Our 18-hole championship golf course is diverse, challenging and exciting for golfers of all skill levels. Other things to do: boating, fishing, hiking, cycling, camping, and many more recreational activities! ... more   less 
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