Our block of rooms is now full.  You can still call Deer Creek (1-800-292-7275) or email Becky Penn bpen@greatohiolodges.com to see if there are any rooms left, but last checked availability was limited to deluxe rooms (cost ranging from $239-$279 a night) or cabins ($259 a night, no air-conditioning).  There may also be cancellations, so it is always worth checking!


If you are not able to secure lodging at Deer Creek, you may want to try one of the following options in Washington Court House, OH, about a 25-30 minute drive to the conference:


Country Inn Hearth & Suites

18100 Victoria St.

Washington Court House, OH 43160

(740) 333-4478





Holiday Inn Express

101 Courthouse Parkway

Washington Court House, OH 43160

(740) 335-9310



This workshop will be held August 5-10, 2018 at the Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Mt. Sterling, OH. USA.

Transportation to and from the airport

We are trying to arrange several shuttles to and from the workshop location.  If you need ground transportation from and to the Columbus International Airport, please share your flight information via this survey so we can plan accordingly by clicking here.


This facility is well suited to our needs with 12,000 square feet of function space, 10 function rooms, a grand ballroom, and full service catering.  In addition, its 135 Lodge rooms and cabins will further add to the close-knit environment of this workshop. 


This center is located 30 minutes south of Columbus and is approximately one hour from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport. Click here for a map

Meeting attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early, as there is a limited number of rooms being held at a special group rate.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-282-7275 and requesting to reserve a room under the International Forestry Workshop block that is being held at the Deer Creek Lodge the rate of $91 USD per day plus a $2 technology fee and applicable taxes (currently 7.25% sales tax and 6% bed tax totaling 13.25%).

Reserve your lodging by Feb 1, 2018, there are no other lodging options in the vicinity.