TATONKA LODGE, 2 MASTER SUITES ON A BUFFALO RANCH!

Cheryl Hillis

Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cheryl Hillis (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 77 traveler reviews

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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
average rating of 4.87013 based on 109 reviews
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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163324vb
-(828) 550-0960
Maggie Valley Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area
Perrysburg, OH
5

3 Years in a Row a guest at Tatonka Lodge

  • 5 of 5
As always our motorcycle getaway to the smoky mountains was based at Tatonka Lodge. Welcomed with a personal note by the front door, and with (as always) a clean and beautifully kept lodge. Plenty of room for all the guys and then some, and the perfect place to come back to each evening after a day of exploring the local roads and sights. The beds and all the furnishings are comfortable like something I would buy for my own home...and the hot tubs come in handy to relax any sore hiking or riding pains away.

As always I would highly recommend a stay. 3 years in a row and always an A+ experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Marc, we love having you & the guys at Tatonka! So glad you all enjoyed your rides & relaxation. Thanks again for taking time out to sign our online guest book!

Sincerely,
Cheryl
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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163324vb
-(828) 550-0960
Maggie Valley Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area
Raleigh, NC
5

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5
My family loved staying in this fun and beautiful cabin. It had everything we could need, was decorated very well and was super clean inside. The owners are really helpful and great people. We would definitely come back again! The only concern is the road/driveway up to the cabin is a little on the frightening side as its a one way gravel road that curves up a steep hill to the cabin. But they said it will be paved in the near future, which would help a lot.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Annie,

So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Tatonka Lodge. I will pass on your kind comments about being "super clean" to my cleaning staff :), they do work hard & will appreciate that. Yes, it is on our list of improvements at Buffalo Creek to pave our road. We do maintain it regularly by adding gravel & scrapping it. We thought about making t-shirts that say "I survived the road to Tatonka" :). Thanks again, Cheryl
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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163324vb
-(828) 550-0960
Maggie Valley Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area
5

Family reunion at Tatonka Lodge

  • 5 of 5
Tatonka lodge was the perfect location for our family reunion. The facility was large enough to accomodate 24 people attending the reunion Saturday afternoon and comfortably sleep the eight people who lodged there for the weekend. There was space enough for more people to have lodged overnight. This is a modern cabin/lodge, extremely well decorated and furnished and built upon a mountain top with a breath taking view. I highly recommend this lodge for moderate to large groups.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Si,

So glad you all had a wonderful reunion at Tatonka Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to leave us an online review!
Sincerely, Cheryl
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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163324vb
-(828) 550-0960
Maggie Valley Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area
5

Retired Air Force Colonel

  • 5 of 5
This lodge had an excellent location with a beautiful view of the mountains in the rear and a rolling hillside punctuated with bison, llamas, goats,and ponies on the side. The photos in the listing are so accurate that when we arrived and entered, we felt we had been there before! The interior of the lodge was interestingly appointed with all kind of bison memorabilia. The entire lodge was built of knotty pine with the exterior consisting of logs, railings and stairs which beautifully complemented the surrounding rustic terrain. The lodge was perfectly furnished for large groups comfortably accomodating 14. We only had 9 but originally thought we would have 13. The interior and exterior were perfectly maintained, the interior especially made the lodge inviting! The lodge could easily have passed the "white-glove inspection", a term which will be well-known to all those having military affiliations. Cheryl's availabilty to answer any questions, provide specific information on local activities and provide additional extras, such as the bison steaks, made our stay all the more exceptional!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Morris,

Thank you so much for your kind words about Tatonka Lodge. I will pass on your compliments of the "white glove inspection" to my cleaners...they will appreciate that :). Thanks again for choosing Buffalo Creek to make your memories. Hope to see you all again at the ranch, Cheryl
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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163324vb
-(828) 550-0960
Maggie Valley Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area
York PA
5

A great Mountain experience w a family Ranch feel!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family plus extended family had a great reunion on this mountain/ranch!! Tatonka Lodge was cozy, well equipped, and there was plenty to keep us busy and relaxed (loved the hot tub).
We appreciated the family feel with nearby family owners to answer our questions and allow us to help feed the baby goats:) The Great Smokey Mountains offered tons of nearby parks and recreation albeit steep climbs! Our favorite was Deep Creek park with the tubing down the creek/"rapids." Blue ridge parkway and Ashville also highlights. We saw God's handiwork and will come back !!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Betty,

Thank you so much for taking the time to sign our online guest book. So glad you all enjoyed our ranch & your stay! Till next time, Cheryl
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Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163324vb
-(828) 550-0960
Maggie Valley Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area
5

Grandfather

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, our daughter, son-in-law and four teenagers stayed at Tatonka Lodge for a full week ... it was truly an outstanding vacation spot (even better than presented). The two masters were great for the adults and the combination of other bedrooms and loft more than accommodated the teens. The downstairs game room was a big hit with all of us, although I could not beat my grandson at chess ... the large size game was a fun change. The large dining table was great for meals and game playing with two going on simultaneously. The fire pit, hot tub and barbecue arrangement also worked very well for nighttime get gatherings (having an abundance of fire wood on the property a huge plus). The entire Buffalo Ranch property also provided an abundance of "to dos" ... hiking, exploring, feeding the animals,etc.

The location is really convenient to all the mountain adventures one wants to do ... we tubed, white water rafted, hiked and just had a ball.

The only improvement could be a few more cooking utensils (pots, pans, skillets, etc) ... cooking for eight can take a lot of equipment.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Terry,

So glad to her you all enjoyed your stay at Tatonka Lodge. I appreciate you letting me know about the pots, we will definitely look into that & replenish our cabinets :). Thanks again for taking the time to sign our online guest book. Sincerely, Cheryl
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Dec 1
5 night minimum stay
$415
$2,765
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Martin Luther Weekend
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 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
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Hot tub fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

Amenities

Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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:
We have built into the game room a life size chess set! Pieces are 2' tall! There is also a shuffleboard & poker table w/ chips.
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