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Bison Overlook Lodge... on a 65 Acre Buffalo Ranch!

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Our welcoming committee! Front of cabin in the summer Great room, with free firewood, 37' flatscreen TV + VCR/DVD Fully equipped kitchen & dining area can accommodate 8 people Master suite with a queen size suspended custom log bed 2nd bedroom with a queen log bed 3rd bedroom with log bunkbeds that are twin over twin Loft w/ a full size futon & plenty of reading materials Hot tub for 4-6 people on the back deck Enjoy a cup of coffee or your favorite novel while sitting in the hammock swing Nothing says summer like roasting marshmallows over the fire! Barbeque grill, we have the utensils, just bring Charcoal Pool table in the game room Air Hockey in game room as well as Foosball (not shown) Kids & adults will love the game room Enjoy a nice hike on the property. We have @ 20 head of Bison on our ranch.. Ranger Dan can not wait to meet you!  He is our miniature horse! Meet our llamas, Jack, Jill & their baby J.J A ranch is not complete without a few goats..here is Rambo, the head goat! Kids will love hiking through the woods to the 'BC Corral' Playground Fishing in the Pigeon River which runs in front of the property. Enjoy a game of tether-ball with the kids up at our picnic area. W/D downstairs. Also, we are pet friendly & supply a kennel for your convenience

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Maggie Valley cabin description

Truly, Buffalo roam on this private 65 acre little piece of heaven tucked away in the mountains. Whether watching the sunrise over the mountain peaks while the Smoky Mountains clear up for a beautiful day, or setting your sights on our herd of buffalo coming for their morning oats. You will not be disappointed while you are enjoying a hot cup of coffee or cocoa on our large back deck of a gorgeous log cabin!

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

Children will love the hike through the woods to the brand new play area, The BC Corral! This custon 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!

A vacation at the Bison Overlook Lodge is surely one that your family will always enjoy looking back on!

We are pet friendly, size doesn't matter!

Please call Cheryl to answer any additional questions about Bison Overlook Lodge!

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 Rockin 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!

Keywords: Log Cabin

Property Type

  • 1850 sq. ft.
  • Cabin
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We have a bassinet, swing, pack n play & high chair for your use, please let us know if you will need these items & we will have them in the cabin when you arrive....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Please use our large cage when you go out for the day so your well behaved pet doesn't get anxious while you are away....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            log bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            custom log bed suspended...very cool!...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

            twin over twin...moreless

          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            full size futon...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Master suite has a custom suspended log bed. 2nd bedroom has a queen log bed., Baby Cribs (1) Child friendly, has a porta crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size futon in loft area., Bunk Beds (1) log bunk bed in bedroom #3...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            dual headed shower for 2!!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic seasonings like S&P,dish detergent, toilet paper, all are supplied!...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            has everything you will need... blender, griddle, hand mixer, crock-pot...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Oven

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            window units in the all bedrooms as well as loft area from May - October...moreless

          • Garage:

            Off limits, is used for storage....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            + extra hot tub towels as well...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            we provide free firewood!...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Enjoy time relaxing or you can take a hike up the mountain & see magnificent veiws! Outdoor firepit w/ FREE frewood for roasting smores!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Lots of DVDs & Videos if you plan on spending quiet time in the cabin....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish Satellite...moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Pool Table
              • Air Hockey
              • Games
              • Game Room
              • Toys
              • Foosball
              • VCR
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    5-6 person hot tub on the back deck, we provide extra hot tub towels as well....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The back deck is a great place to sit back & enjoy the peaceful mountians & see the Buffalo roam, or relax on the front porch swing where you will enjoy the cool breezes & be in the shade!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Gorgous Smokey Mountains....located on 65 acres, so all you see is mountains and the woods!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Skiing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Cycling
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sledding
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Well appointed and conveniently located

                        Well appointed and conveniently located

                        • Guest Anji B.
                        • Date of stay 03/29/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/11/14
                        This cabin is clean, comfortably furnished, and conveniently located within a few miles of Interstate 40. The cabin was equiped with everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing week away, including dog bowls and a crate for when we were away. We enjoyed many hours of relaxation in front of the fireplace listening to music channels on the tv. Thanks to Cheryl and company for a great week away from it all.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks Anji! I am glad you all enjoyed your stay. Would love to have you back as our guest in the future. Sincerely, Cheryl

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                      • Exceeded our expectations in every way!

                        Exceeded our expectations in every way!

                        • Guest AL
                        • Date of stay 03/16/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/29/14
                        We have two boys who had never been to the mountains of NC and this cabin has them wanting to come back every year - and we agree with them! They are ages 5 and 7 and loved every minute of feeding the animals every AM and PM, getting to meet brand new 1 day old baby goats, the playground that has a zip line slider, swings, climbing wall, teeter totter and overlooks two beautiful horses in the fields, the fact you get to hike to it for a short walk, the fantastic fire pit, looking at buffaloes every morning eating, awesome game room downstairs, the master bed swings, hot tubbing splashing at night, and little things like plenty of gravel rocks to play with and plenty of places for them to run and play and just be ....boys on vacation and enjoy nature. As adults we found the cabin well appointed with everything we needed, cared for well and very clean, the owner was responsive when we had any questions, the location was ideal for all the activities in the surrounding area we wanted to see in Maggie Valley area and we adored all the things the kids loved and more. The perfect cabin and vacation away!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Dear Frank, Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to sign our online guest book. We are so glad you & your family enjoyed our cabin & our ranch. We would love to have you all as our guest again. Sincerely, Cheryl Hillis

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                      • Tranquil & Relaxing

                        Tranquil & Relaxing

                        • Guest Mari F.
                        • Date of stay 02/07/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/21/14
                        The property was just as described in the listing. Everything you needed was included all you had to do was unpack and buy your food. We really enjoyed disconnecting from our busy schedules and just enjoying nature, we just wished we had more time. The animals were great our son really liked the goats and llamas. We were looking forward to a little snow but unfortunately that did not happen but we drove up into the Smokeys and we were able to see some snow and even a little snow flurry. We would like to come back but maybe in the fall next time, I am trying to convince my family to do a small reunion. You have a beautiful property, thank you we had a great time.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children.

                        Owner response: Dear Cristo, Thank you for choosing Buffalo Creek! I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay & at least you saw a little bit of snow :). Fall is a beautiful time of ear in the mountains as well. I appreciate you taking the time to sign our online guest book. Sincerely, Cheryl

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                      • Family Vacation

                        Family Vacation

                        • Guest Lynda W.
                        • Date of stay 12/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/12/14
                        The Bison Lodge was perfect for our family winter vacation. We were hoping for snow (did not get it) but had a wonderful time. The kids enjoyed the watching the bison be fed, the baby goats and llama born while we stayed at the lodge, went snow tubing in Maggie Valley, saw snow on the ground in Cataloochee Valley and had s'mores around the outdoor firepit. The biggest hit for the little ones was the hot tub! The older kids also went skiing. The house was clean, well stocked and comfortable. Access to the interstate was very easy and there are major attractions within an hour of the lodge. The owners are personable and we enjoyed meeting them. Would love to stay again!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                      • Good place for a family vist

                        Good place for a family vist

                        • Guest Jeff (Cumming, GA)
                        • Date of stay 12/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/23/13
                        We had a nice time at this cabin. It had plenty of supplies (paper products, kitchen tools) for hanging out. The game selection in the basement was really nice. The animals nearby were fun for the kids to see. Only complaint was that there were a lot of flies in the cabin..dead and alive.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Dear Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback & I am glad you all enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for letting me know about the flies, we do have a pest control company & had them come back out to spray. Happy New Year. Sincerely, Cheryl Hillis

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                      • Bison Overlook Cabin

                        Bison Overlook Cabin

                        • Guest Mike (Bolivia,North Carolina)
                        • Date of stay 11/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/23/13
                        We had a great time at the cabin again. The children loved the playground,animals,and all the toys available in the play room. We took a ride to the North Pole on the Polar Express in Bryson City. The rest of the stay we just relaxed in the cabin,on the porch enjoying the scenery and at the fire pit roasting marshmallows. Def hope to come back soon maybe for a spring or summer visit. Thank you

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • wonderful for the kids!

                        wonderful for the kids!

                        • Guest Catherine L.
                        • Date of stay 11/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/20/13
                        We had a lovely weekend- the ranch was most interesting and the kids enjoyed all of the animals- especially the friendly goats who would come up to the fence as we were sitting at the fire pit. The hot tub and game room were great for the kiddos as well- overall we had a great time, a fun get-away, and will try to return for another escape. thank you for your gracious hospitality!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                      • MountainVacation

                        MountainVacation

                        • Guest Andrea B.
                        • Date of stay 10/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/30/13
                        Everything was nice. The Bison Farm was unbelievable with spectacular views. The animals were friendly and it was convenient to the places we wanted to visit while we vacationed. The only compliant I had is that there was a tremendous amount of flies in the bathrooms. There was also A LOT of cobwebs and spider webs. I never saw an actual spider but they were all over the place. Other than this, everything was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better trip with my family.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Dear Andrea, Thank you for letting me know about the cob webs & flies. I will definitely make sure our cleaning crew corrects this. We do have a pest control company that sprays for bugs & spiders, so we will have them come back out again. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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                      • GREAT PLACE FOR A RELAXING VACATION!!

                        GREAT PLACE FOR A RELAXING VACATION!!

                        • Guest Mary Beth (Stockdale, PA)
                        • Date of stay 10/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/19/13
                        Recently spent a wonderful week at the Bison Overlook Lodge for my husbands birthday. What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the mountains. The animals were entertaining and the encounters we had with members of the owners family were always friendly and helpful. Walked the trail to the playground. Great place for kids to enjoy. Took a walk most mornings to the main road which is exactly 1/2 mile from the front door of the lodge. You get to enjoy the llamas, goats, mini pony, rabbits and buffalo during the walk. Received a kiss from the llama every day!! The lodge itself is very comfortable. Everything needed to cook meals is available. Great pots and pans. Loved having the griddle for breakfast meals. Plenty of towels, blankets and pillows. The games available in the basement, air hockey, pool, basketball, shuffleboard and foosball were fun. Let Cheryl know we wanted to try the bison steaks and they were delivered the same day. We all enjoyed the steaks. Could have eaten them every day!! The views from the back deck were amazing. Took some great pictures of a beautiful sunrise one morning. Didn't use the hot tub much since we have one at home but our friend staying with us from Rhode Island did and found it very relaxing. We visited Chimney Rock, Grandfathers Mountain and the Smoky Mountains while we were there. Enjoyed them all. Ate at Joey's Pancake House in Maggie Valley and thought it was very good. Ate at Fatz and LOVED the fried green tomatoes. Drove to Summerville SC to shop and attend the Summerville Beer and Food Festival Downtown. It was a lot of fun. Also attended the Waynesville Craft and Food Festival which we also enjoyed. We all noticed how FRIENDLY the people in the south are. Thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and this wonderful lodge. Would definitely recommend the lodge to others and would absolutely stay there again!!!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Dear Mary Beth, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad to hear you all had such a wonderful stay at Bison Overlook Lodge. We would love to have you as our guest again! The llamas miss their kisses :). Cheryl

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                      • Bison Overlook

                        Bison Overlook

                        • Guest Michael M.
                        • Date of stay 08/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/29/13
                        Amazing!! Thank you, Buffalo Creek Vacations this was one of the most enjoyable vacations for our entire family. The Bison Overlook exceeded our expectations with it's beauty, cleanliness and the amount of activities indoors and outdoors for our boys. While my husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the decks while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the ranch. Also, thank you for recommending so many local activities that suit our family tubing in Deep Creek was a blast!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early Summer
                      Jun 1 - Jun 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,275

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      4th of July Week
                      Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Summer 2014
                      Jul 6 - Aug 23, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,275

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Labor Day Weekend
                      Aug 30 - Aug 31
                      3 night min stay
                      $190
                      Off Season: Mid Week, M-TH
                      Nov 4 - Nov 21
                      2 night min stay
                      $150
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 22 - Dec 1
                      5 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,575
                      New Years
                      Dec 30 - Jan 4, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $275
                      Martin Luther Weekend
                      Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      Presidents Weekend
                      Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $180
                      $1,225

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Cleaning fee $85 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                      • Hot tub fee $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Owner info

                      About the owner: 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!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      While staying at Bison Overlook 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 game room & the children all love the uniquely designed playground as well as seeing the miniature horse, buffalo, goats & llamas!


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                      • Our welcoming committee!

                        Our welcoming committee!

                      • Great room, with free firewood, 37' flatscreen TV + VCR/DVD

                        Great room, with free firewood, 37' flatscreen TV + VCR/DVD

                      • Master suite with a queen size suspended custom log bed

                        Master suite with a queen size suspended custom log bed

                      • 3rd bedroom with log bunkbeds that are twin over twin

                        3rd bedroom with log bunkbeds that are twin over twin

                      • Hot tub for 4-6 people on the back deck

                        Hot tub for 4-6 people on the back deck

                      • Nothing says summer like roasting marshmallows over the fire!

                        Nothing says summer like roasting marshmallows over the fire!

                      • Pool table in the game room

                        Pool table in the game room

                      • Kids & adults will love the game room

                        Kids & adults will love the game room

                      • We have @ 20 head of Bison on our ranch..

                        We have @ 20 head of Bison on our ranch..

                      • Meet our llamas, Jack, Jill & their baby J.J

                        Meet our llamas, Jack, Jill & their baby J.J

                      • Kids will love hiking through the woods to the 'BC Corral' Playground

                        Kids will love hiking through the woods to the 'BC Corral' Playground

                      • Enjoy a game of tether-ball with the kids up at our picnic area.

                        Enjoy a game of tether-ball with the kids up at our picnic area.

                      • Front of cabin in the summer

                        Front of cabin in the summer

                      • Fully equipped kitchen & dining area can accommodate 8 people

                        Fully equipped kitchen & dining area can accommodate 8 people

                      • 2nd bedroom with a queen log bed

                        2nd bedroom with a queen log bed

                      • Loft w/ a full size futon & plenty of reading materials

                        Loft w/ a full size futon & plenty of reading materials

                      • Enjoy a cup of coffee or your favorite novel while sitting in the hammock swing

                        Enjoy a cup of coffee or your favorite novel while sitting in the hammock swing

                      • Barbeque grill, we have the utensils, just bring Charcoal

                        Barbeque grill, we have the utensils, just bring Charcoal

                      • Air Hockey in game room as well as Foosball (not shown)

                        Air Hockey in game room as well as Foosball (not shown)

                      • Enjoy a nice hike on the property.

                        Enjoy a nice hike on the property.

                      • Ranger Dan can not wait to meet you!  He is our miniature horse!

                        Ranger Dan can not wait to meet you! He is our miniature horse!

                      • A ranch is not complete without a few goats..here is Rambo, the head goat!

                        A ranch is not complete without a few goats..here is Rambo, the head goat!

                      • Fishing in the Pigeon River which runs in front of the property.

                        Fishing in the Pigeon River which runs in front of the property.

                      • W/D downstairs. Also, we are pet friendly & supply a kennel for your convenience

                        W/D downstairs. Also, we are pet friendly & supply a kennel for your convenience

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

                      $150 - $275 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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