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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!

Cheryl Hillis

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Cheryl Hillis

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015
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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Looking to get away to the mountains with your family? Tatonka Lodge is the perfect choice for large families, or groups, traveling together!

Our custom log home sits on a private 65 acre buffalo ranch. Enjoy viewing our buffalo when you drive in or stop by in the morning at feeding time! The cabin was completed in early 2008 and is over 3500 square feet, plenty of room for everyone to spread out. So, whether you are looking to hit the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley (only 12 miles away) or visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville (only 30 minutes), there is plenty for everyone to do in The Great Smoky Mountains!

Tatonka Lodge, (Indian word for buffalo), is ideal for large families vacationing together because we have 2 master suites which each have private doors leading to the back deck with a fantastic mountain view.

Once inside, you will be in awe of the huge stone fireplace in the great room, surrounded by plenty of seating area for a large group. Also, rest assured the children will be well entertained downstairs in the game room where we have a life size chess set, pool table, air hockey, ping pong & foosball. Also enjoy an evening in our 8 person hot tub out back!

Children will love the hike through the woods to the brand new play area, The BC Corral! This custom designed area has everything from swings, zip line, slides, teeter toter, cargo nets, rock wall & even a horse shoe pit for the adults! The kids will love it here!

If you are looking for a quiet 'get away from it all' retreat, this is it! Enjoy long hikes on the property, fishing on the Pigeon River (within walking distance from the log cabin) or take a trip into town to do some shopping or antiquing.

We are pet friendly, size doesn't matter!

Our other cabins:

Timber Hollow,sleeps 10- VRBO # 581708

Bison Overlook Lodge, sleeps 8 - VRBO # 131294

Buffalo Bungalow, sleeps 2 - VRBO # 409851

Fun things to do: Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Biltmore Estate, Ghost Town, hiking at Chimney Rock, tubing at Deep Creek, Fun Factory, Indoor skydiving, visit the Elk in Cataloochee Park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Casino in Cherokee, slide down the rocks at Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest, downhill skiing, snowboarding & tubing at Cataloochee Ski Resort, golf at Waynesville Country Club, Maggie Valley Country Club or Ironduff Golf Course!

We hope many wonderful memories will be made while vacationing at Tatonka Lodge!

Please call Cheryl for more information about Tatonka Lodge. Also, more photos can be viewed of the property & large playground that was just built by visiting our website, be sure to look for the link below.

Keywords: Luxury Log Cabin

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cheryl Hillis (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

About Cheryl Hillis

My brothers & my husband had shared a vision of expanding my fathers buffalo ranch when additional property became available to purchase. With all our knowledge & experiences combine we have built 3 log homes & have been renting them out since 2004. All the furniture in this cabin has been handmade by the wood on the property! Even the covered wagon bed, that was custom built my my father. Once my husband retires from the US Army in about 8 yrs our dream will be to build our log cabin on the property & be more hands on. God has blessed us beyond our wildest dreams. We hope you love the mountains like we have all come to love being transplants from a very flat NY!

Cheryl Hillis purchased this cabin in 2008

What makes this cabin unique

While staying at Tatonka Lodge we feel you will really enjoy the peace & tranquility of being secluded on 65 acres. So many of our previous guest have wrote back & told us they had all these plans to sight see but then just loved hanging out in the cabin together enjoying the big game room & the children all love the uniquely designed playground as well as seeing the miniature horse, buffalo, goats & llamas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cabin was a blast!! Thank you for having everything in it. We will be back!!
Jan 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 90 traveler reviews

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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
average rating of 4.8777776 based on 122 reviews
New Jersey
5

Easter weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great place to spend with the family and friends. Tatonka Lodge and the whole property are just amazing. There is always something to do without ever leaving the ranch. From the minute you walk in, you can feel the love and devotion that went into building this place and keeping it well maintained. Bring yourself and extended family and get inspired.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim, So glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay at Tatonka Lodge. I appreciate you taking the time to sign our online guest book! We all here at Buffalo Creek look forward to having you & your family as our guest in the future should your plans include a trip back to the Smoky Mountains. Till next time.. Cheryl
Columbia, SC
5

Great Family Easter Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

It was so awesome arriving at Tatonka! The cabin was big & spacious & plenty of room for our family & our friends that we met here. The kids all loved the gameroom & animals on the property. They also spent lots of time outside hiking to the playground that was just a short distance from the cabin. The adults loved the fire pit at night & hot tub time! We picked up farm fresh eggs & bison ribeyes from the Outpost down by the barn & they were delicious! Everyone agreed we will go back next year!

Thanks to all of the owners that we met while we were there!

Kim & Jeff

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim & Jeff, I am so happy to hear you enjoy Resurrection Day at Tatonka Lodge! It was a pleasure meeting you & your family while you were here. I appreciate the time you took to sign our online guestbook! Till next time.. Cheryl
Indiana
5

Great spring break!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tatonka Lodge as two families with 6 kids ranging from 6 mos to 11 years old for spring break. It was wonderful! The weather was gorgeous, the hiking along the blue ridge parkway was breathtaking. We spent a couple of days just exploring the property and enjoyed feeding the animals, playing at the playground and on the big tire swing, hiking to the picnic table and playing tetherball. The kids loved the game room. The amenities were complete as described, though I'm glad I brought my own pack and play and feeding chair. The infant/baby gear was in a jumble in the basement closet. We would definitely recommend staying at this lovely cabin, but be prepared for a steep driveway getting there!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris for taking time to leave us feedback. I am glad you all enjoyed your spring break. I also appreciate you letting me know about the baby gear, we will get it all resorted again :). Thanks, Cheryl
Atlanta, GA USA
4

Thank you Tatonka!!!

  • 4 of 5

5 adults and 2 children ages (4 and 1.5) stayed for 4 days at Tatonka Logde towards the end of ski season. There was plenty activities for everyone to keep entertained and excellent Wifi to stay plugged into work emails if necessary. Any minor issue that arose, (Wifi going out or Hot Tub circuit breaker tripped) was quickly fixed by the owners brothers who actively worked the farm.

Good response time from owner on questions/concerns.

Great views from the balcony! Huge (6-8) person hot tub and game room, in working order. Air Hockey table could us more air...Playground was an easy walk, and the boys loved feeding the goats and miniature ponies.

Maggie Valley ski slopes was an easy 30 minute drive away.

The Blue Rooster is definitely a good place to grab some local cuisine.

The gravel road to get to the house was adventurous, but we made it with out the use of 4 wheel drive. During snow season, the farm hands plow and clean the area to make it passable.

We had a great time and will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Mountain Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Tatonka Lodge! Cheryl was really helpful and gave us all of the information needed for our stay. The setup of this cabin is perfect for traveling with kids or families. The kids loved the wagon bed and toys/game room.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback! So glad you all enjoyed your stay! Thanks, again for choosing Buffalo Creek Vacations, Cheryl
Augusta, GA
5

Great Family Experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful extended weekend at the lodge. We had 11 adult size people and never felt cramped. The lodge is decorated beautifully with so much detail! It was great to seat everyone for meals all at the same table. The kitchen is fully supplied with all that is needed to feed a large group. Our weather was perfect so we did some hiking and went to see the bison being fed one morning, a real treat! There is plenty to do with all ages and abilities from the game room, a favorite of the kids, to the hot tub and fire pit for roasting hotdogs and s'mores! Cheryl is wonderful to work with, she answered any questions we had promptly. We look forward to another visit sometime soon! Thanks for the great family experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, Thank you for your kind words about our cabin & Buffalo Creek staff. We appreciate you choosing Buffalo Creek & taking the time to sign our online guest book! Hope to have you as our guest at the ranch in the future! Thanks, Cheryl

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-40
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area

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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Early Summer:Sat-Sat check ins
Jun 6 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Fourth of July Week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 12 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Dec 1
5 night minimum stay
$415
$2,765
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Hot tub fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $35 cancellation fee will be deducted for any cancelled reservation.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , dual shower heads in custom shower, heated tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , dual shower heads in custom shower, heated tile floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity, shower in seperate room, toilet in sep. room
  • Both master bathrooms have heated tile floors, jacuzzi tubs & dual headed showers!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , custom log bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , custom log bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , custom log bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , custom covered wagon bed & twin over full bunkbed
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , full sized futons
  • King size beds (1) 2 master suites, both are custom made log beds. Jacuzzi tubs in each master bath, doube vanities in each along with dual headed custom tiled showers. Both bathrooms also have heated tile floors., Queen size Beds (1) This is also a custom log bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) This is perfect for the kids, this bed is a custom built Covered Wagon bed!, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play, Bunk Beds (1) Log bunk bed, also custom built with a twin over a full.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Notes:
Enjoy time relaxing or you can take a hike up the mountain & see magnificent views! Kids love the outdoor fire-pit w/ FREE firewood for roasting smores! Check out our other cabins: Timber Hollow (sleeps 10): #581708 Bison Overlook Lodge (sleeps 8): #131294 Buffalo Bungalo (sleeps 2): #409851

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