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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Five and a half hour drive with a detour made me miserable especially since I am disabled and very large. I was not expecting much but a miserable week. I was WRONG!!! We were there for an outdoor wedding and we arrived 3 days early and stayed for 5 days. I couldn't believe how wonderful the staff was to me... More 

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

Thank you for such great comments. It is letters such as yours that make us proud to work here at Deer Creek. I have shared this letter with the other departments as it is always good to share our guests’ positive experiences. Thanks again and we are glad you enjoyed your time here at the lodge. More 

Chesterfield, Virginia
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476 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Went here for a wedding, and stayed overnight in the lodge. The wedding was in one of the ballrooms and was nice. The buffet style dinner was okay. The lodge is old, but they seem to take pretty good care of it. The rooms are very dated, but they were clean. For some reason, our room had 3 desks in... More 

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

Ohio State Parks offer a great venue for weddings! Deer Creek host many weddings each year and I am happy to hear everything went well. We are currently working on several upgrades to the lodge and based on funding hope to have a major renovation soon. Hopefully we will see you again soon on a weekend getaway! More 

Zanesville, Ohio
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

It's been a long time since I have stayed at one of Ohio's State Park Lodges. Deer Creek was very nice. It does need some updating. But the scenery and wildlife were so wonderful. The lake is beautiful and the leaves were starting to change color. I have my own personal groundhog greet me every morning and evening when I... More 

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

I would like to thank you for your comments concerning your stay here at the Lodge. It is always good to hear how well our guests have enjoyed their stay here. We are working on some updates to the lodge and I hope we are fortunate to see you again in the future. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

After printing off the directions from the Deer Creek Lodge website, we discovered that a key road leading to the entrance and spent 45 minutes lost and on the phone with the desk staff. When we arrived, there were two other people in line to check in. The staff was "in training" and it took 20 minutes to get checked... More 

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

I apologize that the detour information was hard to find on our web page. The good news is the bridge has been completed and the detour is no longer an issue. I have followed up with the appropriate departments about the issues you had during your stay as it is definitely not up to our standards. We have enacted several... More 

Waverly, Ohio
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We spent the night on September 28. Many of my family stayed here that night as our family reunion was the next day. I loved the lodge and enjoyed a very nice room with a lake view. I was not impressed with the rental cottages(had a cousin rent one of those). They just weren't real nice inside. Or at least... More 

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

It’s great to hear you enjoyed your first visit to Deer Creek so much you’re already talking about returning! Deer creek offers a lot to do and enjoy as a family and it’s great to know your family enjoyed it. I’m glad your meals in the dining room exceeded your expectations and I have to say those are two of... More 

Huron, Ohio
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39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Just returned home today from the lodge.My husband was in a triathlon today at the park.We arrived yesterday around 1 pm our room was already for us even though check in was not till 3 that was really nice.We had lunch there at there restaurant ,food was ok but the service was not up to par.There were only 3 tables... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. Deer Creek is one of Ohio State Parks hidden gems and we’re glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay. There is an abundance of wildlife here and isn’t it great to be able to experience that first hand. We are glad you had to opportunity to enjoy the beauty of your park. We look... More 

Hartville, Ohio
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82 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Ever have a get-away that stands out from the rest? This was our experience at Deer Creek this week. Everything was - dare I say it? - perfect! Before we were even checked into our room we saw 3 deer. We rented bikes and loved the safe roads we could ride on. The trails are delightful, we enjoyed our hiking!... More 

Thank bthomas28
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at Deer Creek with others. It is great to read how much you enjoyed your stay and all there is to experience here. We hope we have the opportunity to host you again in the future. More 

South Vienna, OH
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center is a diamond in the rough. There are an abundance of activities at this state park and yet, I find myself not wanting to do anything but listen to the birds, the trees whispering in the breeze and the water lapping along the beach. This park has the ability to reduce the stress on... More 

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

There is a lot to be said when one can just relax! We are happy you were able to enjoy all Deer Creek has to offer and hope you have the opportunity to relax here again in the near future. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband, 3 children (11, 8, 5 years) and I stayed at the Deer Creek State Park Lodge for Labor Day weekend 2013 and were pleased with the overall quality and very impressed with the service. Zenia at the front desk was super nice, efficient, and greeted us by name several times over the course of our stay. We ate... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I was invited to a wedding in August of 2013 at the Deer Creek State park in Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Having driven through Ohio several times over my lifetime and seeing mostly the industrial areas of Ohio, I wasn't expecting much to be quite honest. Boy I was wrong! My stay at Deer Creek State Park was one of the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • 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: €86 - €161 (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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“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
“There are rooms that have balconies and overlook the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles TekPa, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The best view is the 'lake' view”
 of 5 bubbles bulldana1967, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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