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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I where spending the weekend there. Was a quite nice location, and as we were interesting in hiking, we figured we'd try the hiking routes on site. For being in a total flat country it was quite decent. Not what we're used to ofc, and the paths were a bit short as well, but still decent. Staff...

1Thank slopeh
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! It’s great to hear you had positive interactions with the staff. I know they care a lot and will be happy to read your comments. I apologize for the mix up at checkout but am glad they were able to correct it for you. We are looking forward to your next visit.

Troy, Ohio
Reviewed 15 May 2014

A friend and I just spent two days at the Lodge. Our room was fine--clean and well-appointed. Our balcony or porch was the highlight of our stay. We were able to watch all kinds of birds, two baby foxes, ground hogs, and all the activity on the lake as we read our books and chatted. The trainee who checked us...

2Thank calatayud7
William G, Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the great food that is available here at the lodge. The menus will change for the summer and we hope you will stop in to check them out. We apologize that the ice machine was out of order. We are currently waiting on a part to...

Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We celebrated our 42nd anniversary in a wonderful environment surrounded in scenic splendor. The Ohio beef in Rafter's restaurant was great on all burgers. Give a try to their homemade spicy ranch dressing for dipping and salads. You will be taken care of by the outstanding staff and managers. GREAT PLACE!!

Thank conslancelot
William G, Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Congratulations on your 42nd anniversary! We're very happy you shared this special time here with us and are proud we were able to make this day special for the two of you!

Blacklick, Ohio
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We decided at last minute to stay @ Deer Creek for a night, just as a little mid-week getaway. Not having any expectations, since we don't know anyone that has stayed in the lodge, we were very pleased with our stay all around! We stayed in March, on a Wed night, so we had practically the entire lodge to ourselves!...

1Thank Christina M
William G, Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

That's for your comments! It's always good to hear how much a family enjoyed their stay. Looking forward to your next visit.

Chardon, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 4 March 2014

our cottage overlooked the lake. it is dated, but quaint. the only disadvantage is the master bedroom has a large twin bed, not even a double. each cottage has its own fire pit. in other words, perfect! awesome staff from the front desk at check in to Stephanie (f & b director). every table in the restaurant has a magnificent...

Thank Bill_S259
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know of your experience here at Deer Creek. The cottage bed can feel a little small but I assure you it is a full size bed. We are working on replacing these with Queens in the near future. I am proud you found the staff to be “awesome” and couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks...

Cincinnati, OH
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Our room had a spectacular view. It was large and clean, and the beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was clean and updated. The lodge was crowded and very noisy, well into the wee hours of the night. The pool was a typical hotel pool, nothing fancy, but it was VERY warm, which we loved on a very snowy weekend! The...

Thank AAmyA
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Our rooms do have some spectacular views and I’m glad you had the chance to enjoy them. On behalf of the Chef and the staff here at Deer Creek we would like to apologize for your restaurant experience! The Chef and his team strive to exceed your expectations and it appears we have failed you in this area. I assure...

Hopedale, Ohio
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stay here every year for our group's annual banquet. Restaurant is overpriced, so we take our own food for breakfast & lunch. The food at the banquet is usually pretty good. Indoor pool & weight room are very nice. In the past years, we had a room where the heat didn't work. They changed our room for us and...

Thank Bobbie A
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. As a valued repeat guest it is always good to hear of your experiences so we may fine tune areas needing attention. We have just rolled out a new dining room menu which includes more reasonably priced options while continuing to offer our All you can eat Friday...

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 30 January 2014

While staying at the lodge during a unique deep freeze in temperatures, my friends and I smelled cigarette smoke. We reported it to the front desk staff who then had maintenance check it out. Maintenance did not locate the source. The front desk staff called to see if we wanted to move. We accepted the offer. They offered to assist...

1Thank Brenda M
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We strive to exceed our guests expectations and it sounds like we were able to do that for you. I apologize you had to deal with the cigarette smoke but am happy your weekend turned out great for you all.

Greenville, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Haven't been here in a few years. Has always been a special place in our hearts. Was very pleasantly surprised with all the updates and improvements. Made a great place even better. Rooms are cozy and clean. Lots to do there. Food is good and the views are spectacular. Watched a deer eating outside the restaurant window while we ate...

Thank Diana S
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thanks for a great letter! We are very pleased you enjoyed another stay here with us. We are continually working to update and improve the facilities and our services. It is rewarding to hear that you experienced this first hand and were kind enough to share it.

McComb, Ohio
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The lodge and rooms were acceptable but there were other issues that annoyed us. First off I made reservations several months in advance and reserved the room with a credit card. When I received my next credit card statement I found that I had already been charged for one nights stay. Normally when I reserve motel rooms there are no...

Thank DanR73
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments as it allows us the opportunity to continually improve. We apologize our breakfast buffet did not meet your expectations. I am following up with our team to see where we may have fallen short during this weekend. We usually receive great comments on our breakfast buffet and take pride in the fact that we offer fresh...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center

Address: 22300 State Park Road 20, Mount Sterling, OH 43143-9542
Region: United States > Ohio > Mount Sterling
Price Range: RM319 - RM859 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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“Ask for a lake view!”
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 of 5 bubbles WillTheTraveler17, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a second floor lakeside room. Beautiful view and the raccoons and groundhogs can't get onto your balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles trico40, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles JeffreyG648, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lake views are best but they will not guarantee you get one.”
 of 5 bubbles karena740, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water are nice. Exits to exterior are on 2nd floor (not first).”
  • Rust and gunk
  • Dirty light fixtures
  • Nice warm bulbs...
  • Daylight bulbs in the same room. Strange.
  • Damaged paint in room
  • Ceiling in our room
  • Rattling dirty fan
 of 5 bubbles Jim335, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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