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Huge Multi-Family Retreat: Secluded But Convenient with Spectacular Views

Haw Creek, Asheville, NC, USA
  • Lodge7600 sqft
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms8
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Lodge, 8 Bedrooms + Loft, 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

What sets the Wayward Moose Lodge apart from the rest of the properties in the Asheville area? Its location has to be first on the list. You will feel secluded, having a mountain top with incredible scenic views all to yourself, but you in fact will be 5-10 minutes from shopping and 10-15 minutes from eclectic downtown Asheville. You will find some of the best hiking, fishing, and white water the region has to offer within an hours drive. The Mountains to the Sea Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway will literally be a few hundred feet out your back door.

The second thing that sets us apart is much more mundane but seems to be important to many of our guests and that is the fact that each of the eight spacious bedroom has its own bathroom. Two of these eight bathrooms have air jetted tubs and the master suite has a claw foot tub as well as large shower.

You can’t overlook the view. Actually you can, all you want, as it will be staring you in the face about anywhere you are at the Wayward Moose Lodge. My favorite vantage point is from a rocking chair on one of the extensive porches. There is no better way to end a day than to relax with family and friends on the porch in the evening, soaking in the last remnants of daylight on the mountain peaks in the distance.

When you find yourself having to go inside you will enjoy a lodge type setting with log walls and vaulted ceilings. There is a large great room that is a perfect place for gatherings of any sort and this is serviced by a professional style kitchen. All of these features make the Wayward Moose Lodge a perfect place for family reunions, wedding parties and corporate retreats.

We are now able to provide transportation for a fee in our 12 passenger 4WD van. Go out for an evening on the town and leave the driving to us. If the weather gets bad, we can get you where you need to go!

Keywords: retreat, reunion, log cabin, cabin


Simms Rentz

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
Why Simms Rentz chose Haw Creek

There are few properties of this sized in Asheville that can accommodate larger groups for family reunions, wedding parties and corporate retreats.

What makes this Lodge unique

We are now able to provide transportation for a fee in our 12 passenger 4WD van. Go out for an evening on the town and leave the driving to us. If the weather gets bad, we can get you where you need to go!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Jenna's Room
        2 queen, 2nd floor main house; queen bed and loft with queen mattress
      • Loft
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Upstairs in the main house overlooking great room
      • Cammy's Room
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Upstairs in the main house
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Spacious suite is only BR on the ground floor of main house
      • Laurel Room
        1 queen, Second floor of guest house
      • Brinson's Room
        1 king, Plush room on the second floor of main house & fireplace
      • Shannon's Room
        1 queen, 1st floor of guest house with gas log stove & spa tub
      • Phoenix Room
        1 queen, 1st floor of guest house
      • Hunter's Room
        1 king, 2nd floor of guest house with great views & gas log stove
      • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (5). There is an additionalOne queen matress in the sleeping loft in Jenna's room which has a conventional queen bed as well This is a great room for kids or a family with smaller kids, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) We have a queen sofa bed in the loft (not to be confused with the sleeping loft in Jenna's room) and a double futon in Cammy's room


      • 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • 8.5

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            We are perched high on the side of a mountain with magnificent views from many of the rooms and all the common areas. You can also enjoy the views while sitting in a rocker on our extensive decking
          • Rural
            You will feel like you are in a remote location though you will be very close to all Asheville has to offer. We are 15-20 minutes from Downtown, Biltmore and the River Arts District.


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        (4) Four of our 8 rooms have gas log fireplaces
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                        Our internet provides download speeds of 6 mbps and upload speeds of 2+ mbps. Video streaming is limited
                      • Mobile Phone
                        Cell reception is good.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        This property is located 1 mile up a gravel road that does not require 4WD unless there is significant snow.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        There is a large wood burning stove in the great room and wood is provided for a small fee.


                          • Kitchen
                            We have an extensive profesionally equiped kitchen.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Bunn commercial coffee maker that uses airpots
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            We have 2!
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Double convection ovens
                          • Refrigerator
                            Huge built-in refrigerator and smaller drink refrigerator as well
                          • Stove
                            Professional Wolf gas cook top
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster oven


                              • Dining
                                There is a large dining table in the dining room that seats 10 and then 2 additional smaller tables that provide sitting for another 10. There is also a small bar where 2 can eat.
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                    You will find a nice selection of books to read
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    The loft overlooking the Great Room has a ping pong table and a large flats screen for video gaming
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    We use direct TV
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    There is currently 1 large flat screen in the great room with a DVD player. There are additional TV's in the master suite, Brinson's room, Jenna's room and in the loft.
                                  • Video Library
                                    We have an extensive DVD selection


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Covered decks wrap around the front of both the main house and guest house. There are rockers to sit in and enjoy the our magnificient view.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        As we are on the side of a mountain there is limited flat yard space but there are extensive trails very near by. There is a waterfall to enjoy.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        This Is a gas grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • jetted tub
                                            2 (Hunter and Shannon) of our 8 rooms have jetted tubs in their bahrooms

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Chauffeur
                                              • Private Chef


                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • photography
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water tubing


                                                              • The Lodge is considered a "self-service" rental property. We provide linens, towels and an ample amount of paper products (napkins, TP, paper towels). However if you run out, it is up to you to wash towels and linens and buy additional paper products as needed

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                41 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Spacious and Comfortable

                                                                Danielle M.Charleston, SC

                                                                We loved this place! We had a family of 16 and this slept all of us very comfortably! Location was secluded yet not far from anything you needed to get to!

                                                                I would highly recommend Haw Creek for a large family affair!

                                                                Wonderful and beautiful house.

                                                                Maggie D.

                                                                Beautiful setting. Needs landscaping. Loved the space. Wonderful to work with owner. Thanks for a nice weekend.

                                                                Lovely mountain home for a ladies’ weekend!

                                                                We so enjoyed our stay at the Wayward Moose. Perfect accommodations for a party of 12. We’ll be back!

                                                                Fantastic...great place and the owners provide a shuttle service that makes everything within reach.

                                                                This was my wife’s 40th birthday and we had some close friends for the weekend...would rent this place again...was a wonderful weekend and the hosts/owners were great.

                                                                A pure gem!

                                                                Sharese B.Holly Springs

                                                                The pictures do not give this home justice. It is absolutely beautiful. Everyone enjoyed their stay. The house is the most equipped house that I have ever stayed in. The kitchen is a chef's dream. Every utensil imaginable was available. The beds were very comfortable. The view is amazing. The drive up was a little scary but that's how it is in the mountains. This property is definitely one of my favorites.

                                                                Great for large families or corporate retreats

                                                                Lynn P.

                                                                The Wayward Moose was a perfect retreat for our senior leadership team. The kitchen is very well equipped with all modern luxuries, including a Wolf range and hot water tap. The bedrooms (all 8 of them) each have a private bath, plus there is a guest bath in the hall. The houses were exactly as advertised and were even better than expected. The great room seats plenty, and we used the woodstove because the first day was very cold. The owner is responsive and responsible. The only suggestion I have is for better lamp lighting in most of the bedrooms and in the great room, and the master bedroom in the big house was awesome but hard to read in bed with the small lamp. But that is a very tiny thing indeed. Everything else was perfect. Our team loved the place and was very productive there. I'll go back.


                                                                Haw Creek, Asheville, NC, USA

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                                                                Cancellation policy is different from what is listed by VRBO. Deposits minus a 10% (of total rental price) service fee will be refunded for cancellation more than 2 months in advance.

                                                                41 Reviews
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