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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,855 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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 totter, 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!

Our other cabins:

Tatonka Lodge,sleeps 14- VRBO # 163324

Timber Hollow, sleeps 8 - VRBO # 581708

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 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

More Details

Cheryl Hillis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 4 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 2007

What makes this cabin unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, 2 daughters (10 & 6), mother, aunt & myself stayed at Bison Overlook Lodge in April. We had not seen my aunt in 4 years & this was a wonderful place to catch up & make memories. My kids were so excited to see all the animals, buffalo, goats, horses, mini horses, bunnies & more. They also loved the playground. The cabin was beautiful & a great place to relax after our days out. The area were the cabin is located is lovely & it is easy to get to highways for our sightseeing & white water rafting trips. We would love to stay here again.
Apr 2011
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Clyde Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1855 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , dual headed shower for 2!!
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , log bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , custom log bed suspended...very cool!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , twin over twin
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size futon
  • 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
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Enjoy time relaxing or take a hike up the mountain & see magnificent views! Kids love the outdoor fire-pit w/ FREE firewood for roasting smores! Check out our other cabins: Tatonka Lodge (sleeps 14): #163324 Timber Hollow (sleeps 10): #581708 Bison Escape (sleeps 6):#725816 Buffalo Bungalow (sleeps 2):#409851


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Bison Overlook Lodge... on a 65 Acre Buffalo Ranch!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 165 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Bison Overlook and the entire family enjoyed the stay. The grandchildren loved the goats and miniature ponies! The home was comfortable and clean. The lower level is filled with game tables to entertain both the children and the adults. We are already talking about returning in the fall.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debra, So glad you all enjoyed Bison Overlook Lodge! On your next stay, book directly thrugh us to receive our past guest discount! :). Thanks, Cheryl
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Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! The home was clean and well equipped. The grounds were amazing and our kids LOVED all the animals.

My only complaint is the "sound barriers" in the house.

Seemed like the walls and floor were paper thin, just makes it hard when you have littles.

Other than that we would definitely stay again, maybe another cabin.

Cheryl was wonderful to work with as well.

Book won't regret it!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for taking time to leave a review.
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Summerville, SC and Atlanta, GA

Holidays in Heaven...

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the past several days in Bison Overlook Lodge and we couldn't be more pleased. The log cabin is absolutely beyond words. When I walked in, the first thing I saw was the amazing, huge Christmas tree in the great room. After looking all around, it showed that someone took the time to decorate with detail. It was tastefully done and added to the holiday spirit. Besides the holiday decorations, the decor of the lodge was lovely from the pictures, the accent pillows, the knickknacks to the bedding, etc... You need nothing for comfort as the home has it all. The kitchen is fully stocked and I was able to cook each meal without missing anything. In fact, I think the drawers were better equipped than in my own home.

The view from every window is breathtaking. The property does not feel like a rental; it feels like a home. Each night we had a nice fire so we could keep the heater off (or very low). The fire heated the entire house. We spent an afternoon in the hot tub that was perfect to warm the bones and relax a tired body after hiking the many trails all around. I loved that each morning the goats and mini horses came straight to our back balcony until we came out to pet them and of course, take many pictures of them. Every now and then, a baby would get out of the fence and I had to push him back through to his side. The bison are simply an attraction that one never grows tired of seeing, especially each morning at the feeding area.

If you are looking a for a get-away, then look no further. You have found a piece of Heaven. Speaking of which, look up on a clear night and be amazed by the night sky. Truly a spectacular display! THANK YOU for the perfect mini-vacation. My only complaint: NOT being able to stay longer. Next time I will plan better in advance to book for a much longer time.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a wonderful review! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed our little piece of heaven as well! Merry Christmas!! Cheryl
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Atlanta, GA

Thanksgiving at Bison Overlook Lodge

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just spent the most wonderful Thanksgiving together at Bison Overlook Lodge. The cabin had everything we needed including pots, pans, and casserole dishes to make a proper Thanksgiving feast, a crib and swing for our baby, toys for our toddler, and a kennel for our dogs. There is something for everyone to do and enjoy. My toddler loved walking to the playground and feeding the goats and miniature horses that walked right up to the fence in our backyard everyday, the adults enjoyed relaxing on the porch (I swung with my baby in the hammock swing every day) or in the hot tub and taking in the beautiful views all around. The level backyard makes playing with kids and dogs easy and fun. I highly recommend walking down to see the buffalo get fed at least once while you're there. It's exciting to see these amazing creatures up close, and you get to meet the friendly ranch dogs Frisbee and Cody. We were also lucky enough to meet Harold and Harriet who are so nice and spent some time with us telling stories about the history of the ranch and their plans for its future. Cheryl is super helpful and quick to respond if you have a question. We felt like our family spent Thanksgiving surrounded by family. No one wanted to leave, and my toddler shed tears over having to say goodbye to "the buffalo house." It was an incredible vacation. Our family will be back many more times!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review! I am so glad to hear you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving stay! Also, next time you visit, if you book directly through us, be sure to ask about our past guest discount! Thanks again, Cheryl
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Amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect, it is exactly as described, the kitchen is well stocked, it has everything that you need to prepare your meals, all beds in all rooms are really comfortable, the living room was nice(it has satellital tv, internet, movies, books) but to be honest we did not spend much time in the living room, we were out enjoying the views and nice weather, watching the animals, grilling our food and later having a great time around the fire pit. The play room inside the cabin is also great, you can be there a lot of time and you will not realize how long you have been there, there are also some toys for toddlers to play. The play area is also really nice and the "hicking"(5-10 mins walking) to get there is great too. The only bad thing I can think of about this trip is that we stayed here only 1 night, in the moment we left we were already planning on getting back and we will hopefully soon. Cheryl was great in providing all we need. Overall Awesome!! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Noe, Glad you all enjoyed your stay! We also just concreted the bottom half of the driveway last week! Also, past guest will b=never pay a deposit & will get our past guest discount when booking directly through us :). Thanks, Cheryl Bison Overlook Lodge Buffalo Creek Vacations, NC
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Miami, Florida

Greatest vacation at Bison Overlook Lodge

  • 5 of 5

I just can say that a week was not enough for my family. This place is so amazing that we didn't want to leave. My kids loved the cabin, specially the playroom. We live in Miami and that was the first time for my children in a place where nature is everything. I really recommend it if you want to get away from the noise and stress. Buffalo Creek Vacation is just a few miles from Asheville. The cabin was equipped with Cable TV and WiFi Internet. If you really want to disconnect, all you have to do is turn the devices off.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Juan, So glad you all enjoyed your stay! We really appreciate you taking time to leave us a 5 star review! Also, we appreciate our guest & when you come back, if you book directly through us we will waive the deposit & give you a past guest discount! Be sure to bookmark our website: Sincerely, Cheryl
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bison Overlook Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Tatonka Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Junaluksa
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Cataloochee Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Hot tub fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

$35 cancellation fee will be deducted for any cancelled reservation.
Prices subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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