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 totter, 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!
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.
|Nearest Airport||Asheville Regional Airport||35 miles|
|Nearest Route/Highway||I-40||4 miles|
|Nearest Ski||Cataloochee Ski Area||20 miles|
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 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 full sized sleep sofa / futon
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.
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!
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!
Our family had a wonderful time staying in Tatonka lodge. The home is beautiful and has everything you need. We had 10 people ages 11- 70+ and everyone enjoyed it! There was plenty of space for everyone and the game room was especially nice and used by everyone! We enjoyed the hot tub daily and the fire pit one night to make s’mores (a nice added touch to have that as a welcome basket). We enjoyed the hiking the trails and the bison feedings several morning. Cheryl and her family are the nicest people and very helpful. The driveway was our only negative. The location of the house is perfect for daily outings to Asheville, Cherokee, Maggie Valley, Lake Junaluska, and Black Mountain. I would recommend staying at this house.
Stayed July, 2016
From the moment we arrived we were in awe of Tatonka Lodge! It was breathtaking...we walked in & was happy to see the Smor'es basket since we forgot to pick up marshmallows!! The cabin was the best stocked cabin that we have ever stay in!! Plus all teh amenities as well as the animals...what more can you ask for! It was so cool to see the new bison calves that were only 3 weeks old! Everyone we met were so friendly, it was like they actually liked being there...we will definitely be back & will tell our friends.
Stayed May, 2016
What an awesome family vacation this was for us!!!!! Cheryl we cant thank you enough for everything you did!!!!!! The Roberts and Sisco family highly recommend this rental!!!!!!!
Stayed March, 2016
Our family of 9 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tatonka Lodge. We absolutely felt at home. We love the personal touch of everything in the cabin and enjoyed seeing the pictures of the building process. The property itself is breathtaking and the children enjoyed the playground which was super convenient! Cheryl couldn't have been more helpful with anything and everything! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY!
Stayed January, 2016
Amazing place! We were a family of 14 and there was plenty of room for all. The cabin was just perfect from the beautiful stone fireplace to the great game room. The Tatonka lodge was everything we hoped for and more. The little ones loved feeding the animals every morning and seeing the buffalo. The hiking trails and playground were perfect. The cabin is beautifully kept up, kitchen well stocked. Cheryl and family are wonderful! We have already recommended Buffalo Creek vacations to our friends. All of their cabins are beautiful. Hope to come back very soon!! Thank you, Cheryl and family, for making our family vacation a very memorable one!
Stayed December, 2015
We have a large family & everyone goes in different directions for Christmas now w/ extended family, so many years ago we decided to celebrate 2 weeks before & this was one of the nicest cabins we have ever rented. The attention to detail just blew us away. Everything was just like we pictured in a log cabin! The Christmas decorations were perfect! Just a nice touch & not over the top or tacky....I loved it! Our kids went down a few mornings to watch the bison feeding & then they bought some cups of animal feed & got to feed the goats! They loved that. I have to say my favorite part was sitting in the hot tub looking up at the stars!! That was so cool..then when we got out we hung by the fire-pit. We are already planning to come back next year & make this our Christmas in the Smokies Cabin! Thanks Buffalo Creek!
Stayed December, 2015
We decided on a last minute mountain getaway midweek & were so glad we chose Tatonka Lodge! First impressions walking into this cabin!! Wow!!! It was close to area attractions as well! We loved seeing the bison fed in the mornings!! Also, sitting under the stars in the big hot tub was fabulous! There was everything we needed in the kitchen as well to cook at the cabin a few nights--we also tried some bison steaks one night. Those were delicious! Can't wait to come back...Also, read alot of reviews about the drive, we had a minivan & got there fine. Thanks to the owners for all the thoughtfulness that went into this cabin!
Stayed December, 2015
Our stay at Tatonka Lodge was an awesome experience! We had family members from age 3 to age 60+ who enjoyed all of the amenities that this lovely cabin offered! Your attention to the details in making this vacation rental feel like a home was amazing! Thank you for even having the cabin decorated for Christmas (complete with a beautiful Christmas tree)! We had plenty of room for adults and children to be entertained both inside and outside. The children loved watching the buffalo being fed and were thrilled when the other animals ate from their hands! The unseasonably mild weather was an added attraction when we hiked to the playground and tether ball area and the mountain views on all sides were breathtaking. This vacation cabin was a fabulous place for family memories to be made! We highly recommend this location for families to make memories of their own! You definitely need a 4-wheel drive vehicle though. Once you have the driveway paved to get up to Tatonka, it will be the best vacation cabin ever!
Stayed December, 2015
This is a wonderful property. Our family of 11, with kids and grandkids, enjoyed our time in this beautiful and spacious home. We really enjoyed the feeling of being out in the wilderness and up in the mountains, not in a prefabricated community just for vacationers. Yet, the house is conveniently located to many things in the Maggie Valley, Smokey Mountain area. The house is supplied with everything you can think of. Two master suites, huge decks, private trails, game room, large area for gathering and it was very clean and well equipped. I'd recommend this for any large family gathering. The only negative is the road up to the lodge which can be a bit of a challenge, but it is worth it once you learn to navigate that. All in all a wonderful proper and a wonderful host family.
Stayed November, 2015
We arrived to find a lovely home, perfectly decorated, for our family vacation. We mostly enjoyed the outdoors at the cabin and the park within walking distance. The game room at the cabin was an added bonus! We had a small problem with the TV and he was there in about 10 minutes to fix it! This is the perfect home for a family retreat!!
Stayed November, 2015