About Craig Hawkins
The property has been in our family for over a 150 years. We have operated a hunting lodge for 30 years and recently decided to share our facility with guests during our off season. We are located on the property to provide you with anything you might need.
Craig Hawkins purchased this Lodge in 1850
Why Craig Hawkins chose Eufaula
There are few properties than accomodate large groups with everyone still having their privacy. We also offer various activities both on the property and nearby historic Eufaula Alabama.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A great family vacation
I had my immediate family (13 of us). There was plenty of room for at least 7 to 10 more. We had a great time in the lodge playing pool, board games, and spending time visiting. There is also a large fully equipped kitchen, plus an outdoor gas grill. Each room has a private bathroom, double bed and one single bed. The private lake was awesome. There was a floating slide, diving board, paddle boat, several kayaks, two fishing boats with trolling motors, plus a little air conditioned lake house with a place to grill out and eat inside. The owner's son (Jake) gave us a tour of all the different animals that they raise on the property (goats, buffalo, elk, deer, turkey, lama's, a camel and several other). Overall, it was a very nice place to relax and have fun with the kids and grandkids. I asked the family if they wanted to come back next year or try someplace different. It was a unanimous vote to come back. That should say it all! Thanks Craig for sharing your lodge and private lake with the public. We will all enjoy the memories for a long time!
Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.
This is a great place to stay to be away from it all but still be close enough to make restaurant runs or shopping. We have stayed 2 years in a row now and plan to go next year also. The people are friendly and again the place is great.
Labor Day Family of 20 Retreat
Thank you for sharing your hunting lodge for a fun filled busy Labor Day long weekend! We so enjoyed staying in the lodge that comfortably accommodated our entire party of 20! Lake Eufaula was close enough for our one day fishing trip but we actually caught more fish from the on-site lake! Everyone enjoyed the pool table , the trips around the farm to visit the many animals and boating activities on site. We made many happy memories and appreciate your Southern hospitality. The Williams Family 9 -4-2018
Great family getaway
My brothers and I, along with their wives, my husband, and (part of) our families met at Hawkins Ridge Lodge last weekend for some family time. It is a great space for a family get-together! It is so spacious. We spent hours sitting on the front porch talking, but there's also room to spread out and do your own thing. If you're looking for plush and a 5-star hotel, it's not that. It is mainly a hunting lodge. Having said that, it's very clean and functional. The kitchen is commercial style and has practically anything you will need for preparing your meals. However, if you want to eat out, Eufaula is right down the road and has some good restaurants. We enjoyed seeing all the interesting animals the Hawkins family has, and the lake is beautiful, although you will probably need to drive there as it's a fairly good walk. We took our ice cream freezers one evening to the lake and enjoyed making ice cream, swimming, kayaking and fishing. It's a big area and plenty of places to sit. We had a 22-year-old, a 17-year-old, a 12-year-old, and a 3-year-old, and they enjoyed the pool table and game room at the lodge. We took our cornhole game and played that out front. There's also a large playground. Our guys went into Eufaula one afternoon and played golf; there's a couple of choices there, and the girls enjoyed shopping in Eufaula which has some cute boutiques, a couple of antique/thrift stores, and a home store (which we somehow missed but heard is great). Craig and his son stopped by often to check on us, and by the end of the weekend, they felt like family. Craig is a great host and makes you feel like you're at home there. Our family all said this was truly one of the best weekends we had ever spent together. There was enough to do to keep the younger ones entertained, but not so much to do that they didn't want to be with us. Eufaula is a convenient drive, but not so near that they wanted to be there often. It's just a perfect spot for family time, and we all agreed we'd love to go back. I think it would also be a neat spot for a family reunion as you have a big kitchen, large tables to eat at, and plenty of room to spread out. Thanks, Craig, for sharing your place with us!
Best family vacation ever!!!
It's difficult to find places for our family vacation..there are 16 of us..and this year we had other families joining;;so we had 26 for a couple of days. This place was perfect for our family. Clean, accomodating, huge commercial, well-stocked kitchen, huge dining room for us to eat together, separate game room, private lake and lake house, kyacks, paddle boat, fishing boats provided, animals to observe, many trails on 400 acres, shooting ranges, inground tampolene, tours provided by our gracious hosts, washer and dryers, plenty of linens...church near by...absolutley perfect for our family!! We highly recommend Hawkins Ridge Lodge!!!
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay we also enjoyed you and your family while you were at our lodge.
Beautiful, exactly as pictured!!! Great fun for all ages. Stayed for family get together and was amazing!!! Already talking about next year's trip and would love to use again!!