Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Best View in the Smokies!
Our family decided to spend our spring vacation at the Deer Ridge Mountain Resort taking advantage of one of there advertised vacation packages. And truth be told, this has been one of the best vacations our family has ever had. The Deer Ridge Mountain Resort is actually located in Cobbly Nob, which is a short 15-20 minute drive from Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For us, this was an ideal location away from the hustle and bustle of the attractions in town. It was always great to return to the peace and quiet of our vacation home.
I would suggest arriving during daylight hours as Deer Ridge is a little tricky to find the first time. The entrance sign on the main road is not real large so you will need to pay attention once you think you are getting close. When you find your turn it is quite a beautiful drive through a nice golf course. Then it’s quite a steep and winding drive up and around the mountain.
Once you are half way up Deer Path Lane you realize that you are right at the edge of the mountain on a one lane road and there is no turning around. When you arrive at the top you are greeted with a stone faced waterfall and a sign proudly stating “the best view in the Smokies!” Now, any resort aside from the Deer Ridge Mountain Resort can lay claim to it but we soon discovered that it was, indeed, very true.
We checked into a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft unit which actually has a 3rd bedroom upstairs. The boys loved having their own separate space via the spiral staircase. The unit has a nice big living room with a fireplace and with a fully-equipped kitchen. It turns out that each unit is individually owned and so they are all a bit different in decoration. We had a second floor condo unit and so the view from our balcony was breath taking. From that vantage point, we were able to savor the resort’s claim of having the best views in the Smoky Mountains. We were treated to delightful sunsets and magnificent views!
*One Bedroom Condominiums
*One Bedroom with Loft Condominiums
*Two Bedroom Condominiums
*Two Bedroom with Loft Condominiums
Full Size and Fully Equipped
This style of resort is not a place you will be pampered with room service. In fact there really is not room service to speak of. You can exchange towels and linens as often as you like and then clean up after yourself. This is a place to just simply relax, do things for yourself and enjoy the peace of view of the mountains. We enjoyed the fact that the kitchen was fully-equipped with everything you will need for cooking. They provide appliances and all the dishware, cutlery and cooking ware you need. All we had to do was bring the groceries.
We would suggest you consider doing all your food shopping before you make the trip up the mountain. It was suggested we shop at Food City which is the closest store to the resort. Just so you know you can apply online for a Food City discount card to save extra cash on your groceries. If you don’t feel like making dinner, you can order a pizza for delivery!
Leisure and Relaxation
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort has numerous onsite amenities and activities. Near the office they have an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and even a steam room. The pool and hot tub were very nice to take advantage of on a warm day so the boys really had a good time. We had such a special relaxing time at the indoor pool and Jacuzzi area as late nights adults only are allowed after 11 pm. They also have very nice outdoor facilities that include a covered outdoor party room, a playground, basketball court, horseshoes, picnic tables, cooking grills and lighted tennis court.
Since the boys love to visit adventure theme parks, we opted to take advantage of the Dollywood vacation package with Deer Ridge Mountain Resort. To read about all the fun we had at Dollywood Theme Park your welcome to click on Hello Dolly.
After all the activities of the day it was a comfort knowing upon our return that we could just watch a movie with the family, read an entertaining book, play a relaxing game of pool or just enjoy the view from the balcony.
This year we booked the Dollywood vacation package. We had a great time and it really turned out to be a good deal. The next time we visit Deer Ridge Mountain Resort we will most likely take advantage of one of the golf vacation packages to use with Bent Creek Golf Resort. I appeared to be a beautiful and challenging golf course. The course is located in the valley just below Deer Ridge and we could see it from our balcony. Here is a list of several packages offered by Deer Ridge.
*Birdie Getaway Package
*Winter Birdie Getaway Package
*4 Ball Golf Package
*8 Ball Golf Package
*Dixie Stampede Package
*Ripley’s Aquairium Package
*Horseback Riding Package
*Whitewater Rafting Adventure Package
*Picnic in the Park Package
*Wedding Vow Renewal Package
Location and Contact Information
There is definitely something for everybody at the Deer Ridge Mountain Resort. So, when one feels the need to get away from it all, commune with nature and just relax, this is the place. The prices are reasonable and it feels like home because the staff lets you feel like you are family. This is simply a nice laid-back place with all the comforts of home. For us the location is perfect, close enough to all of Gatlinburg's attractions, yet far enough away to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains.
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
3710 Weber Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
877-DEER-RIDGE or 865-436-2325
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