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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

1 Thank RoadLessTraveller
Wheelersburg, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

2 Thank riggsa
Etna, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

1 Thank Karen A
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank Jim335
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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... More 

Thank Maria S
Orange County, CA
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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... More 

Thank Nella48
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The setting of this lodge is beautiful - an Ohio State Park with hiking trails, recreation areas, a scenic lake and so much more. The rooms are a bit pricey - I got an off-season special wedding block rate for $129.99 plus lots of taxes. The person at the desk told me that most of the rooms were over $180.00... More 

Thank TekPa
Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

So I stayed at the lodge to attend a conference. I was given a loft room which sleeps 8 people so there was plenty of room however, when I walked into the room I walked into a huge spider web. Most of you would think that's not really a big deal but when you're a person with bug phobia it's... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and we are working on the issues you brought to our attention. I apologize for the bugs in your room and have discussed this issue with housekeeping. The surrounding view is spectacular and we hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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123 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed the weekend with some family. Our cabin needed some updating but it was still nice. Everyone else liked the lodge. The restaurant was nice. Food was good and the view was beautiful but the prices were high. The indoor and outdoor pools were nice too! Staff wad very friendly and helpful. Some people had issues with broken air... More 

Thank NLE0
William G, General Manager at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you and your family had a great time! Our team is looking forward to your next visit! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: £72 - £138 (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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