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End of Summer Sale!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

August tends to get the short end of the stick every time it appears on the calendar year, being the icon of the “Summer Blues” as the vacation season ends, kids go back to school, and adults get back to work without another vacation opportunity coming up in the near future.

Well, at Deer Ridge, we say August is no excuse to not have the Smoky Mountain vacation you deserve, and to put it into practice, we’re having an End of Summer Sale for those of you who didn’t get to get out here during June or July, or want to end the season with a bang!

From August 10th to August 31st (INCLUDING Labor Day Weekend!) you can stay at our condos and cabins for 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE. That’s either 33% off a three day weekend, or 50% more vacation time for a two day weekend free. No matter how you do the math, you win!

Reserve this special at www.deerridge.com.

Fourth of July 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Fourth of July is this Friday, and we hope you all get to come out and enjoy it with us in the most patriotic part of East Tennessee!

The parade starts on 12:00AM Thursday night, festivities go on throughout the day afterwards in downtown Gatlinburg, and the fireworks themselves start at about 10:00PM on the night of the Fourth. A whole city-wide party worthy of celebrating American independence! www.gatlinburg.com

Rocky Top Progress – 6/9/14

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Some new pictures of how far the Rocky Top Sports World is coming along!



Once completed, Rocky Top Sports World will provide innumerate entertainment opportunities for visitors to Deer Ridge, and Deer Ridge will provide ample accommodation for visiting sports teams as well as convenience being only 9-10 miles down one highway from the main facility.

See more on what we can offer your vacation or sports team at www.deerridge.com.

TripAdvisor Award 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014

We received this in the mail just the other day, and we want to thank each and every one of you who left us high marks on TripAdvisor.

We greatly appreciate your patronage to Deer Ridge, and we hope you come back soon so we can repeat the success! www.deerridge.com.

Update on Deer Ridge Lobby Lounge

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

We are proud to announce that our official grand opening date for our new Lobby Lounge will be April 25th this coming Friday.

You might be asking yourself, “Well, great, but what’s the big fuss for?” and to that we answer this:

* Breakfast and Coffee Bar for those on our Deer Ridge golf packages.
* A gathering spot for golfers after a hard day on the links. (BYOB).
* Waffle Bar Breakfast. The DR staff would host (4) waffle bar events annually.
* Major sporting events and pay for view events; Super Bowl Party, Final Four, The Masters, The US Open, World Cup, World Series.
* Corporate retreats, team building experience and business planning meetings.
Birthday and anniversary parties for guests, owners and Cobbly Nob residents.
Owner- Broad reception, Friday night in-house owners bash.
* Cornhole tournaments.
* Friday-Saturday guest welcome reception w/wine and cheese.
* Hospitality room.

That’s a LOT of new opportunities that just opened up for Deer Ridge registered guests at no additional charge with our new lobby lounge. Check out these new pictures to see what will very soon be available to you!

New Lounge Coming to Deer Ridge!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

We’ve got some news at Deer Ridge. As a way to help guests truly feel at home here in our little mountain community in Cobbly Knob, we are converting our former game room into a mountain lounge that all registered Deer Ridge guests may use at their leisure.

Out new lounge area will include easy access to the indoor pool area (it’s literally just feet away), enough room for friends and groups to meet for refreshments and a meeting, comfortable chairs (obviously), and a fireplace for colder season nights and pure atmospheric joy. Your comfort will be our #1 priority at Deer Ridge, same as it always has been!

This exciting new addition to the Deer Ridge Clubhouse area will be open for use at the end of April and ready for a Summer of welcoming our friends and their families to the Smokies. A good place to sit and observe in the warmer months, and a good place to meet around the fire in the Winter months, just another thing we offer at Deer Ridge to make sure your vacation is awesome no matter what season you come to visit! www.deerridge.com.

A Mountain Quiltfest and Festival of the Nations 2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

If this doesn’t inspire a plan to visit the Smokies soon, nothing will.

This weekend, March 22nd, Dollywood is opening again for the 2014 season and opening with perennial favorite “Festival Of The Nations”. This year the headlining act is “Mother Africa”, at the main theater on park, while many newer performers play at venues throughout alongside returning favorites like Zambia Vocal Group and Atahualpa coming back again.

Friday is also the unveiling for the new FireChaser Express rollercoaster ride as well. How in the world do you beat a huge multi-national festival with a new rollercoaster alongside everything else Dollywood offers?

By making it a vacation package with Deer Ridge.

Won’t spoil the surprise here, see more on our Dollywood vacation package at http://www.deerridge.com/dollywood_package.html.

Progress on Rocky Top Sports World

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Like much of the immediate area near Gatlinburg and Cosby, we’re watching with great anticipation at the construction of Rocky Top Sports World near Gatlinburg Pittman High School. These are some new pictures of the construction site.



Rocky Top Sports is going to be awesome, and whether you hope to come to the Smokies for either Rocky Top or Deer Ridge, you’ll find the two go together hand-in-hand quite well. Our condos and cabins will be within easy driving distance to the sports complex and countless new entertainment possibilities will open up for our guests.

We’ll keep updating as progress continues. We have a wonderful Spring on the way and you’ll want to check out our vacation packages for Dollywood, the Ripley’s Aquarium, hiking, horse riding and more activities perfect for the coming season at www.deerridge.com!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

There’s a really good reason why the Rocky Top Sports World is something the county is really looking forward to – it will be one of the largest sports venues in the Tennessee Smokies and bring a lot of traffic to a side of Gatlinburg that doesn’t see as much commercial action.

Gatlinburg is probably not a city that first comes to mind in thinking about baseball games, karate tournaments and wall-climbing, but with so many other special events that come here regularly each year, and our own personal pride in the Gatlinburg Pittman High School sports teams, that will soon change. Not only will this facility bring a lot of extra income to businesses on Highway 321 and usher in more growth, it will provide locals with new events to look forward to without having to drive too far.

The Rocky Top Sports World is expecting to be a major professional sports venue, 80 acres and 86,000 square feet of indoor space, featuring:

* 7 outdoor turf fields.
* 10 hardwood basketball courts.
* Rock climbing wall.
* Full service Indoor/outdoor cafe.
* Banquet Room
* Equipment and accommodations for football, baseball, basketball, soccer, la crosse, martial arts, volleyball, wrestling and more.

The only problem that exists currently for visitors and athletes coming to the Smokies for Rocky Top Sports World is quick, efficient, and high quality lodging nearby. This is where Deer Ridge comes in! Our main resort is just 15 minutes away from Rocky Top and we offer everything a sports team or sports enthusiast group would ever want in a trip to the Smokies, including:

* Condominiums for 1-2 bedrooms plus lofts in some units. Vacation cabins also available.
* Luxury furniture and unique furnishings in all units.
* Fully stocked kitchens for all cooking needs.
* Private balconies overlooking the Smoky Mountains.
* Secluded and genuinely quiet location, again, overlooking the Smoky Mountains.
* Regular specials during seasons.
* Seasonal special events onsite like Sunset Festival in October and our New Years Eve party.
* Huge 27% military discount on all our accommodations.
* Vacation packages for Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, Scavenger Hike Adventures, Bent Creek Golf, Horseback riding and more.

And our onsite amenities include:

* Onsite swimming pool.
* Onsite sauna and hot tub.
* Huge sundeck overlooking miles of Smoky Mountains.
* Picnic tables and onsite basketball and tennis courts.
* $1 video rentals from main office.
* Game room inside main office.
* Playground for smaller children.
* Onsite laundry facility.


See more information and reserve today at www.deerridge.com.

Two New Reviews To Share With You

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Name: ROBERT MISTRETTA
Unit: D202
Stay: 10-19-2013 dpt 10-21-2013

1. Our reservation process?
Excellent
2. Our website?
Excellent
3. Our check-in/check-out process?
Excellent
4. First impression of our property?
Excellent
5. The appearance of the lobby area?
Good
6. The cleanliness of your condo or cabin?
Excellent
7. The comfort of your condo or cabin?
Excellent
8. The helpfulness of the staff?
Excellent
9. Condition of the swimming pool and game room area?
N/A
10. Price/Value of your stay with us?
Excellent
11. Your overall stay at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort?
Excellent
12. Would you return to Deer Ridge Mountain Resort?
Excellent

Comments:
Have been coming for 15 years. Saw our first bear on property. Exciting! Really enjoyed the updates to the rooms. It will keep us coming back. THANKS!

 

Name: MATTHEW YANNEY
Unit: E304
Stay: 10-23-2013 dpt 10-27-2013
1. Our reservation process?
Excellent
2. Our website?
Excellent
3. Our check-in/check-out process?
Excellent
4. First impression of our property?
Excellent
5. The appearance of the lobby area?
Good
6. The cleanliness of your condo or cabin?
Excellent
7. The comfort of your condo or cabin?
Excellent
8. The helpfulness of the staff?
Excellent
9. Condition of the swimming pool and game room area?
N/A
10. Price/Value of your stay with us?
Excellent
11. Your overall stay at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort?
Excellent
12. Would you return to Deer Ridge Mountain Resort?
Excellent
Comments:
Fantastic view from the balcony. Very comfortable suite, nicely decorated. Away from the noise and crowded conditions of Gatlinburg, but still close enough to town for trips to the National Park and to the restaurants. Fire place was great on the cool evenings. We didn’t use the pool or game area, so can’t comment on that. We spent much of our time hiking and site seeing.