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Xanterra Assumes Management of the Deer Creek State Park Lodge
and Conference Center in Mount Sterling, Ohio

Mount Sterling, Ohio, December 30, 2009 – National and state park concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts will assume management of the Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center on Feb. 1, 2010. The lodge will reopen for business on Feb. 26, 2010. The company has begun accepting reservations for lodge rooms after that date.

Xanterra operates seven other Ohio state park lodges, including Punderson Manor, Mohican, Salt Fork, Hueston Woods, Shawnee, Maumee Bay and Burr Oak.

Deer Creek State Park Lodge is located in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, (22300 State Park Road 20) approximately 30 minutes from Columbus. The lodge features 110 guest rooms with private balconies or patios; 25 two-bedroom cottages; the one-of-a-kind Harding Cabin and Rafter’s Restaurant. Park recreational offerings include an 18-hole championship golf course; nine-hole miniature golf course; marina with boat rentals; basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts; baseball field; group fire pit areas; indoor and outdoor pools; hot tub and sauna; new fitness center; hiking trails; boating and fishing in an unlimited horsepower lake; game room; gift shop; guest laundry; high-speed Internet access; sand beach; children’s playground and supervised children’s activities during the summer; wide-ranging winter activities; horseshoe pits and shuffleboard court. The park also features horseback and bicycling trails. 

The Deer Creek Conference Center offers 12,000 square feet of meeting space accommodating groups of up to 450 people. The lodge’s 11 meeting rooms can be divided into a variety of configurations, and the spacious lobby can be designated for displays, receptions and special events. All meeting rooms feature wireless high-speed Internet access. The lodge also features a business center with computer, printer, telephone and Internet access. 

Reservations for lodge rooms can be made by visiting or calling 1-800-AT-A-PARK (1-800-282-7275). For meetings, contact Diana Rom, regional director of sales, at or 1-330-723-5977.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts® (consisting of several affiliated Xanterra entities) operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at national parks and state parks and resorts. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the country’s largest park concessioner. Xanterra Parks & Resorts operates concessions in the following locations: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Silverado Resort in Napa, California, and eight Ohio State Park Resorts. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also operates the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts has been committed to the preservation and protection of the environment for many years. Through its environmental program, “Ecologix,” Xanterra Parks & Resorts has been recognized repeatedly for environmental leadership in the hospitality industry and is the recipient of many honors, including major awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Travel Industry Association of America, American Hotel and Lodging Association, National Parks Conservation Association, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Colorado Department of Public Health, State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Utah Department of Environmental Quality. 
For more information about Xanterra Parks & Resorts, links to individual properties and reservations numbers, visit


Xanterra Parks & Resorts
6312 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Suite 600 North
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 


Also See: Susan Clay Joins Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center as its New Director of Sales and Marketing / November 2006
Xanterra Renovating Seven Ohio State Park Resorts & Conference Centers / May 2003

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