Ring in the New Year with your family and friends at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort. All registered guests are invited to gather for fun, food and beverages, prizes and entertainment from 9:00PM to midnight. We’ll listen to a popular Smoky Mountain bluegrass band, munch on snacks, and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight to welcome in 2015. Best of all, you’ll have just a short walk back to your condo when it’s over – no driving necessary!
December 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
We want to give you a preview of some of the pictures that are going to be used on our new website. These views have not been seen by anyone before – except for the birds!
These pictures were taken by MTB Aerial Photo with an aerial drone.
November 10, 2014
Veteran’s Day is an important day to us here at Deer Ridge. Many of our staff have family or other significant connections who have served and sacrificed for our country by joining the armed forces, and it means as much for us to be able to celebrate the freedom they won us as it does you.
Deer Ridge therefore strives to make sure our military men and women are appreciated back home by offering the BEST military discount in East Tennessee – 27% off all our condos and cabins. No “ifs”, “ands” or “buts”, we just need to see your military ID to confirm and you and your guests are set to go!
See more on our military special at www.deerridge.com.
October 23, 2014
Deer Ridge held its 14th annual Oktoberfest event on every Saturday during the month of October. Guests and owners alike enjoyed wonderful bluegrass music, great food & drink and of course the Best View in the Smokies.
Meyer and Jane Davis were married and honeymooned at Deer Ridge 20 years ago almost to the day. 3 months ago Jane Davis called Joe Thomas requesting help planning a vow renewal and 4 night romantic getaway. Jane and Joe worked together and planned a wonderful vow renewal ceremony on the Deer Ridge Sundeck and reception in our new Lobby Lounge. Jeff Ownby was the presiding minster during the vow renewal which took place on October 18, 2014 .
Some of our local critters stopped by for a visit!
October 4, 2014
Winterfest is a season of the Smoky Mountains that is, for all practical purposes, split into two sections – the Holiday season, and the “quiet” season.
The former is quite obvious – from early November to New Years day, the Smoky Mountains are in full swing celebration mode to bring families closer to the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years spirits (along with everything in between). We have several parades, one for each city in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Dollywood transforms their entire park into a literal Winter wonderland, million-dollar lighting displays are put up throughout the cities, community choral events, holiday theater performances, and so many more special events, it would take years of repeated visits to see them all!
The latter refers to the after-holiday season that begins after the festivities. Naturally, after two months of solid special event planning, the area goes on an unofficial break period until March. Dollywood and the major special events go on hiatus, many of the arts and crafts and several other mainstream businesses around close for the season, and we see a marked reduction in traffic.
While it sounds like there isn’t much to do in that part of Winterfest, it’s a unique time for a unique atmosphere in the Smokies. We have several occasions throughout the year reserved for reflection, but this is the time it really comes alive. The cold air, the snow-peaked tops in the distance, and the stillness of the environment really create an air of dignity and a simple beauty you almost can’t get at any other time. It’s a great time to be hiking, planning a honeymoon weekend in Gatlinburg, or even breaking out the snowboard for nearby Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Sports season as well.
At Deer Ridge, we don’t take a vacation, we work year-round to provide you with yours. Whether you come to the Smokies for a Christmas or Thanksgiving filled outing for the family, a chance to take advantage of the romantic qualities the Smokies offers in February, a weekend to get in the snowboarding and skiing up at Ober, Deer Ridge will accommodate all your wants and needs. We’re just 15-20 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, 30 minutes from Pigeon Forge, and 10 minutes from the newly opened Rocky Top Sports World.
See our discounts and other things we can offer you at www.deerridge.com.
October 2, 2014
September 5, 2014
Rocky Top Sports World, the new sports complex just down the road from Deer Ridge Mountain Resort, held its first event – The Labor Day Weekend Soccer Invitational Tournament. The tournament was held on Friday August 29 and Saturday August 30, 2014. Deer Ridge had its first bookings from a Rocky Top Sports World event, hosting the TN Soccer Club U12 group. The kids and the parents were very positive about the resort! We are going to host members and families of the No Excuse Lacrosse team who will be visiting for a Lacrosse tournament in October.
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort is working hard to use our close proximity to the new facility to bring in additional business, check out our new website www.rockytopsportsworldlodging.com
Here are some pictures of the soccer players enjoying the new facilities at Rocky Top Sports World:
August 20, 2014
It has been a booming summer for family reunions at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort! We’ve been so busy with assisting guests that it has taken me awhile to get to reporting about how great our summer is going. We are still busy but time allows for a quick report. This summer we have had the pleasure of hosting the:
for their family reunions. We get the pleasure of hosting the Valentine Family this week and the Mazanowski Family next week. Whew!
I haven’t even gotten to our military reunions, non family groups, and weddings yet – that post is coming later this week, or maybe next – like I said, we are still very busy here on the Ridge!
Thought you might enjoy seeing one of our groups enjoying their stay at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort. These pictures are courtesy of the Lindsey Family: