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Hunting Hawk Lodge for an Appalachian spring

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Hunting Hawk Lodge is a custom built structure reminiscent of the homes the settlers built in the Cades Cove area of the Smokey Mountians National Park. The Lodge is all wood, giving comfort and security to all who visit.

There is one private bedroom with a queen bed and a loft with a queen. With a queen futon in the livingroom the Lodge is a cozy cave for six. There is one bath with a clawfoot tub/shower. There is a telephone for local calls, fully equipped kitchen, hot tub, internet, outdoor grill, although rarely necessary, air conditioning units are installed for the warmer months and yes, if you must ... satellite television with dvd player. Our home has all the flavor of a rustic Appalachian shelter with the added creature comforts our ancestors wanted.

Our land boarders Pisgah National Forest and the North Fork of the French Broad River. The North Fork fishing is truly outstanding. Also we have two stocked ponds if you are just feeling too lazy to walk the extra hundred yards to the river.

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More Details

Brent O'Conner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful! The mornings were cool in the 70s and every afternoon brought a thunderstorm. We ventured out a little to sliding rock, Looking Glass Falls and the country back roads but we mostly spent time at the cabin exploring this property.We even caught a fish in the pond! Every morning we enjoyed coffee on the porch in rocking chairs and our evenings in the hot tub. Its so nice to get away from reality for a while. We cooked every meal here. The kitchen is very well stocked. Thanks Brent. This has been such a wonderful experience for Mafus and I, so much that we are considering canceling our honeymoon in Jamaica and coming here instead! Thanks again.
Jun 2010
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Balsam Grove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Hunting Hawk Lodge for an Appalachian spring
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 57 reviews
Charleston, SC


  • 5 of 5

My son will be joining the Army April 11, he and I wanted to take one last fishing and hiking trip to somewhere we have never been. The search to find a suitable cabin for our venture was exhaustive and difficult (wanted it to be a great experience for the both of us). I can honestly say this was the perfect cabin for our vacation. Brent has every detail mastered from the hot tub, the fire pit, the fully stocked kitchen to provide a 'true' log cabin experience. We live in Charleston, SC and couldn't think of a better way to spend the week than hiking the mountains and fishing the rivers (and ponds). Thanks for your hospitality Brent...we will definately be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Duane, Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves and are welcome anytime. Thanks, Brent
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! My daughter and grandchildren wanted a true "cabin in the woods" experience. The cabin was beautiful and immaculately clean. The pictures DO NOT do it justice, it's much larger on the inside than it appears in the pictures. We hiked through the woods on the property and caught a few trout in one of the ponds. I loved having my morning coffee on the front porch while breathing in the fresh mountain air and in the evening you can hear the nearby crashing waterfalls. We were there for 7 glorious days! I can honestly say I've never vacationed in a place that felt more like home than the Hunting Hawk Lodge. We were so sad to leave. We've also decided this is our permanent vacationing spot. We will DEFINITELY be back again, and again. Brent (the owner) was wonderful. He was just a phone call away if you needed anything or had any questions. Thanks again, Brent for everything and sharing your beautiful place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, beautiful, private cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we've stayed at this cabin. I'm sure it won't be our last. We choose it for it's location to my favorite waterfalls. It's a beautiful cabin with lots of privacy.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Privacy in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Hunting Hawk is a wonderful stay experience. I was immediately struck by how it looks just like the photos except the hot tub is actually more private than appears in photos. Cabin was clean and tidy and very secluded, perfect for our honeymoon week. Hot tub was immaculate which I appreciated coming from a property that was not so clean. Property had all the dishes and cookware we needed to have good meals without going out. Nearby locations not to miss: Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewery and PARI right around corner. Thank you for a memorable week!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect little getaway

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was perfect for my husband and I and our 2 dogs. We enjoyed every minute. The owner was quick to answer any questions prior to our arrival and we got the chance to meet him when he dropped off some firewood. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is less than five miles from the Lodge. It is worth the trip simply to visit this facility. Formally the Rosman Satellite Tracking Station, PARI is a not-for -profit foundation which boasts the best radio and optical telescopes east of the Mississippi open to the public. This is the best kept secret in WNC. (


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $75
Tax Rate 11.75%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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