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!
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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.
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.
Today is the start of August, but don’t get any ideas in your head about the “Summer blues” of going back to school and such – this year the Smokies are packing August with more special events than the month has seen in a long time!
Even today is the start of two of them – the fabled Sales Tax-Free weekend going on until the end of Sunday, August 3rd throughout the entire state of Tennessee, and Celebrate Freedom, of which the entire neighboring city of Pigeon Forge engages in a series of military discounts at businesses and attractions and, later in the month, special events designed to honor current serving and veteran officers of the armed forces.
Here is a list of recommended events going on in August:
Stringtime in the Smokies
Kidabra! The International Association of Family & Kid Show Performers Annual Convention
Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival
Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show
Welcome Home Vietnam Parade
And don’t forget, even if Deer Ridge is not in Pigeon Forge, we offer THE best military discount in all of the Tennessee Smokies! See what we can do for your August getaway at www.deerridge.com.
Here’s some pictures from a recent wedding done up here at Deer Ridge!
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 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
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.
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!