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Circleville, Ohio
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have always visited State Parks in Ohio. I hadn't been to Deer Creek in years and it was a major disappointment. Although the pool area was decent, the rooms were expensive and not in great shape. The facility was under construction and hopefully they will improve the entire resort area. Upon arrive you can see that the building has...

Thank Allison S
McComb, Ohio
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I have stayed at Deer Creek over years and my recent stay was disappointing. The rooms are outdated and in need of renovation. Hallways were unkept with worn carpeting. The blow dryer in our room did not work and the front desk staff seemed rude when asked for a new one ASAP so we could get to our first meeting....

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

I would like to apologize for the noise issue you experienced as I understand the one thing you expect most is a good night's sleep. As for issues with the property; the State and Xanterra spend around $600,000.00 annually to address guest concerns and any issues with the property every year. We currently have several projects underway including the replacement...

Commercial Point, Ohio
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We used to come here frequently, but the last few times have been a little disappointing. The rooms are nice, but need a deep cleaning and the patios/porches need serious cleaning. The staff are great, always friendly and kind and are doing the best they can with a building that needs updated. The gift shop is only open sporadically. My...

Thank trico40
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Hopefully you noticed all the work that has happened over the past year and what is currently being updated this winter. We look forward to your next visit.

Southern US
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The Good: natural setting, basic layout, exterior, check in staff The Bad: old and not maintained, breakfast staff slow, grounds sloppy This is a solid example of the State Park Lodge. It's nicely designed with an exterior that's a little bit Frank Lloyd Wright. The area is swarming with Deer ( I saw 4 including 2 bucks of at least...

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

Thank you for your letter. As you noticed on your visit we are continuing to update the property. We currently have three projects underway all of which should be completed by the first of February.

Wheelersburg, Ohio
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The staff at the front desk and restaurant were friendly. The lobby was nicely decorated for Christmas, but overall, the lodge and our room were both very dirty. We only stayed one night and checked out early. We very much enjoyed the outdoor spaces and talked about how much our children would love the outdoor activities during the summer, but...

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

I'm sorry for the issues during your stay. I have spoken to the housekeeping and maintenance manager about the conditions of your guest room. I know this doesn't fix your experience but we are working to ensure this doesn't happen again.

Etna, Ohio
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is one of the newer Ohio state park lodges, opened in 1981. The lake and surrounding land is beautiful, lots of trees but didn't see a lot of wildlife except for birds. The food in the restaurant was good but not great, and the service was rather slow at times. Nice facility, great views, friendly staff.

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

Thanks for a great letter and we look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Best part of experience were the views, both from the balcony and the main great room/dining area. Appreciated the nicely updated bathroom, and am hopeful they will soon begin updating/replacing the mattresses and carpeting in the rooms. All beds in my room had lumpy uncomfortable mattresses. There was also peeling wallpaper/paint in my room. Something that really bothered me was...

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

I agree the views from the lodge are outstanding. We are working on updates to the property and continue to do so through out the year. Thanks for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have such mixed feelings about this place. All the staff I interacted with were very nice. The view from our room was beautiful... But I really struggled with the rest of the experience. I don't want to make a long string of criticisms, just to be negative, but the place really needs some TLC. There was trash under one...

1Thank Jim335
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear of the issues you encountered. Yes, we are going though some remodeling and updating. We try very hard for this to have as minimum an impact as possible. We hope you decide to visit us again in the future and see the changes we are working on.

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Deer Creek State Lodge is one of the finest in Ohio. We go in the winter for several reasons. 1) prices are great! 2) Beautiful views of the lake 3) Lodge is family friendly. 3) Its rustic charm and cozy fireplace are both functional and gives you a sense of peace. 4) Its our family time between winter and summer...

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

Thanks for the great letter we look forward to you next visit.

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 18 October 2016

First the good part; it's short. The location is fabulous. The hotel sits on a great piece of property overlooking Deer Creek Lake. The views of the lake are terrific and there is plenty to do: hiking, swimming, boating, tennis and golf among them. I was there for a wedding so I can't speak to the conference facilities. The other...

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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
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  • 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: $94 - $254 (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 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
“There are rooms that have balconies and overlook the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles TekPa, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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