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Great Moments in our History

Our Story

Our story began over a century ago, with one spring in the Appalachian Mountains, a spot rich in beauty, history and, naturally, refreshing spring water. Though times have changed — today we source Deer Park Brand Natural Spring Water from thirteen carefully selected springs located in four states — one thing remains the same: our love of the region we still call home.

1873

REST, RELAX, REFRESH

In 1873, the Deer Park Hotel opened its doors to visitors traveling to the oh-so-beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Built as a premier resort and spa, the hotel quickly added "natural spring" to its list of amenities. They began bottling water from nearby Boiling Spring (named for appearance, not temperature) for guests to enjoy — including famous folks like Presidents Cleveland and Taft. But the hospitality of the Deer Park Brand didn't stop there.

1905

ALL ABOARD (AND ALL REFRESHED)

The water was popular with hotel guests — so popular, in fact, they asked the B&O Railroad to start serving it on their trains. And, just like that, the railroad began to offer Deer Park Brand Natural Spring Water in their dining cars around 1905. The half-gallon glass bottles were labeled "Not For Sale" — a treat that was reserved for passengers only.  One hundred sixty gallons of Deer Park Brand water were served daily.  (Talk about H2O on the go!)

1966

A NEW NAME. A NEW START.

Interest in the Deer Park Hotel declined over the years when cool, mountain air in the summertime was no longer considered a commodity (thanks, AC).  Eventually, the resort was shut down, and in 1966, the Boiling Spring Holding Corporation bought the spring and surrounding land from the B&O Railroad.  The corporation laid the foundation for a new bottled water company: Deer Park Spring Water, Inc.

TODAY

OVER A CENTURY OLD. AND COUNTING.

Today, the Deer Park Brand continues to spread refreshment throughout this great region.  While we no longer bottle our natural spring water from the famous Boiling Spring, we've expanded our reach further than ever before, sourcing water from 13 springs across four states. These springs continue to keep the folks refreshed — and ensure the Deer Park legacy lives on for centuries to come.