The Tatonka Lodge is a custom log home which sits on a private 65-acre buffalo ranch. Enjoy viewing the buffalo when you drive in or stop by in the morning at feeding time! This 3500+ square foot home has plenty of room for everyone to spread out, and two masters make it perfect for a multigenerational group or family friends traveling together. Step out onto the decks to enjoy the mountain views, soak in the hot tub after a day out and about or watch the kids wear themselves out at the BC Corral -- an amazing custom playground just a short walk through the woods. It’s four-season fun at Buffalo Creek!
Step into the sunny, open great room with a huge stone fireplace and plenty of seating for families to gather around the fire. The well-equipped kitchen - it even has a crock pot - has a breakfast bar that seats 3. You’ll love having family meals around the dining table (seats 14).
Walk up the rustic, custom staircase to the loft area, with two futons that can sleep 4.
Two master suites with king beds and jacuzzi baths and dual shower heads. Enjoy the heated tile floors in the chillier months!
Another queen bedroom shares a bath with the bunk room. The bunk room has a twin-over-full bunk plus the cutest custom twin covered wagon bed. Round up the little cowboys and girls! They'll love going to bed in this special room.
Rainy day or you just fancy a day in? Send the kids (and young at heart) to the downstairs game room. Here you’ll find a pool table, a life-size chess set, air hockey, ping pong and foosball & shuffleboard. You’ll find a flatscreen TV as well. Watch the game and spend some quality time together!
The Tatonka Lodge sleeps 14 in 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
Roast marshmallows in the fire pit (firewood provided to get you started) or cook some bison steaks on the grill. The expansive deck is the perfect place to enjoy coffee in the morning -- take in the view and the mountain air. Relax a little in the 8-person hot tub out back. Take a short hike to the playground and horseshoe pit.
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 visiting the bison, llamas, goats and a miniature horse. Your own four-legged friends are welcome too!
Tatonka Lodge is pet-friendly. Up to 2 dogs are allowed for a $100 non-refundable pet fee. They must be in crate if you leave them alone in the cabin, and on flea & tick prevention as well as being up to date on shots. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times while on property.
Parent Note: The acreage is expansive. Little ones should always be supervised outside.
For the little ones
Tatonka Lodge is outfitted for every age and stage: babies, toddlers and kids. You can rest assured that there is something for the whole family here! See Clanventure’s gear guarantee -- our list of what we deem necessary in each home. From a pack ‘n play to a highchair to nightlights, we’ve got the details covered.
The owners here really cater to families with small children. They also have a baby swing, a baby chair, loads of baby gear!
Kids will be well entertained in the game room with a life-size chess set, pool table, air hockey, ping pong and foosball. There is also a toy chest in the bunk room and books in the loft area.
A short hike through the woods takes you to the brand new play area, The BC Corral! This custom designed area has everything from swings, zip line, slides, teeter totter, cargo nets, rock wall & even a horseshoe pit for the adults! Happy kids (who will sleep well at night)!
Everyone loves to visit the ranch animals: buffalo, llamas, goats and miniature horses.
Parent Note: Because of the custom nature of the staircases, blocking off the staircase openings with traditional stair gates is not possible.
The Biltmore Estate is a must do! Rent a bike and explore the 8,000 acres on the estate (trailers and tag-a-long bikes for kids), take a carriage ride or visit the farm at Antler Hill Village.
Enjoy a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and visit the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum.
Spend the day hiking at Chimney Rock or tubing at Deep Creek .
Visit the elk in Cataloochee Park.
Spend a day at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Slide down the rocks at Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest .
For winter sports, try downhill skiing, snowboarding & tubing at Cataloochee Ski Resort.
Check-in time: 4:00 pm
Check-out time: 11:00 am
1. This is a NON SMOKING unit, $100 fee will be deducted from deposit if evidence of smoking.
2. Pet fee of $100 is for 2 dogs max. & MUST be in kennel if left alone.
3. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.
4. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests per cabin is limited to 14 persons. An additional charge or $10.00 per person per night for guests in addition to 14 will be assessed. THIS PROPERTY REQUIRES A THREE (3) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. No charge for infants.
5. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the cabin. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabin.
6. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check-in.
7. No discharging of firearms or fireworks on property or a $100 fee will be assessed.
8. $35 fee charged for all returned checks.
9. There will be no refunds due to weather, appliance, water, power or TV failures. All repairs will be made as soon as possible, during normal business hours, unless deemed an emergency. There are no refunds for early check-outs. Please notify me as soon as possible if a problem arises.
DISCLOSURE: By booking this property, I agree to all terms and conditions of this contract and understand that Buffalo Creek Vacations will not be held liable for (a) any loss or theft of personal property, accident, damage or injury by any member of my party while on the property regardless of severity or mechanism of injury,(b) acts of God, (c) weather, road, travel,ski conditions or any other recreational activities.
YOUR BOOKING INCLUDES PROPERTY PROTECTION, UP TO $1000 COVERED FOR ANY ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE DURING YOUR STAY.
Nearest airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), 36 miles
Nearest supermarket: Food Lion, 8 miles
Nearest farmers’ market: Waynesville Farmers Market, 12 miles
Nearest restaurant: Blue Rooster, 8 miles
Nearest gas station: Pilot Travel Center, 4 miles
Nearest ATM: at the Pilot Travel Center, 4 miles
Nearest pharmacy: Haywood Pharmacy, 8 miles or CVS Pharmacy, 10 miles
Nearest hospital: Mission Children's Hospital, 31 miles or Mountain Area Family Health Center, 33 miles
Nearest urgent care facility: Urgent Care West, 13 miles