As we are still coming out of this global pandemic and trying to find some normalcy. Trips with family and friends could not be more important than it is now. So why not take a trip to Deer Ridge Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, TN, home to the best Smoky Mountain views?
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort Condos
This relaxing resort is home to some of the best condos in the area! Many are newly renovated with a modern feel and provide some of the best views in the Smoky Mountains. Whether you are coming for an anniversary, honeymoon, couples’ getaway, or a family trip, this resort has a place for you. There is ample parking available, and the host does a great job at supplying a fully stocked kitchen with cooking accessories and dinnerware. They even provide board games for you and the kids to enjoy.
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort’s one-bedroom, one-bath condos are perfect for a couple coming to visit the Smokies. Though you lack the seclusion that you get with a cabin, nothing beats the view you’ll experience while enjoying the cozy living space. In addition to their one-bedroom units, they have one-bedroom units with aloft. This is perfect for small families as it gives them an additional sleeping quarter, though some contain unique things like an office space or game room! All units with a loft are located on the top floors so you are always guaranteed those long-range Smoky Mountain views.
For your bigger groups, they also have two-bedroom options. These units are great for bigger families or group trips with your friends. These are more on the spacious side of what Deer Ridge Mountain Resort has to offer. They offer many layouts, including an option with a loft. The latter provides the optimal amount of space. Some units utilize the loft as an entertainment space for guests, while others turn it into additional sleeping quarters, turning the unit into a comfortable three-bedroom! This is great for travel around the holidays.
Amenities at Deer Ridge
- Tennis Court
- Outdoor Grilling
- Basketball Court
- Covered Pavilion
- Heated Indoor Pool
- Hot Tub
- Steam Room
Lounge and Grill
With the wonderful amenities, Deer Ridge Mountain Resort has to offer, it is also home to the Gatlinburg Golf & Racket Lounge and Grill. Opened seasonally and located in the center of the resort and right next to the pool, this is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. It features indoor seating, but you can also sit outside on the deck and eat while enjoying the view! The lounge offers everything from burgers, salads, and chicken to wine and other adult beverages. They even do BBQ Thursday -Saturday and some nights you may even catch a bluegrass band or a live DJ.
Nearby Gatlinburg Attractions
While there are many wonderful things to do at the resort, we can’t forget about the incredible things to do in the surrounding area! With Downtown Gatlinburg only thirty minutes down the parkway, you have many fun, family activities to try during your vacation. Just twenty minutes down the road, you have incredible options for Hiking Trails, Ziplining at Climbworks, and even UTV renting. You also have unique eating places like Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse and Three Jimmy’s. While further, Dollywood is still just a 45-minute drive away.
Summary of Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Though we truly believe Deer Ridge Mountain Resort is hands down one of the best places to enjoy your Gatlinburg vacation, it does have drawbacks. Like most condominium resorts, space is limited. Though you get comfort and have units that sleep up to eight people, you do not get the same space that you would in a cabin. You get to enjoy the wonderful onsite amenities, but they are all shared with others in the resort. This can prove to be an issue during the busy season when those amenities can get crowded.The biggest drawback is that the resort is a further drive to Downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge than many other lodging options in the area. It takes thirty minutes to get to Downtown Gatlinburg and the nearest grocery store is twenty minutes away. While this may seem like a long drive, it is a straight shot down the parkway and is a beautiful drive. Overall, though the drive up to the resort is narrow and winding, it is worth the trip to see that beautiful Smoky Mountain view.