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

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 7,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Simms Rentz
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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!


Haw Creek Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For reservations cancelled >60 days prior arrival date, all payments to owner will be refunded minus a 10% (of total rental amount) service charge.
  • There will be no refund for cancellations less than or equal to 60 days prior to arrival date. Please see rental agreement for details.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • 8.5
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 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
    Hunter's Room - 1 king , 2nd floor of guest house with great views & gas log stove
    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
    Laurel Room - 1 queen , Second floor of guest house
    Jenna's Room - 2 queen , 2nd floor main house; queen bed and loft with queen mattress
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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


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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly Springs

A pure gem!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for large families or corporate retreats

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chapin SC

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful mountain home. There was plenty of room for everyone, the kitchen was amazing with everything you could ever need, and it was close to all the fun of downtown Asheville! We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous retreat with lots of charm!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin!! The charm, furnishings & location is spectacular! The cabin was clean, spacious & perfect for visiting & just relaxing! Despite being there in November, the sun was warm on the porch each morning & we all sat outside enjoying our coffee. Asheville is close, as are hiking trails & Biltmore. The first time up the mountain can be a bit exhilarating & I️ would recommend the first trip during daylight hours, but no one in our party had any problems! The beds were clean, comfortable & all had large windows to watch the sunrise & sunset. The kitchen was well equipped with a great coffee maker!! I️ I highly recommend this wonderful retreat!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful home on top of a mountain, literally yards from the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and a short, easy drive to downtown Asheville (about 12 minutes), near an Ingles grocery store and a pretty yummy pizza place. We loved the ample space, the pretty views, and the access to hiking, and we loved having our families in one place. Four stars instead of five for us for two small reasons: 1) The drive up is challenging. You don't need AWD, but we all had it and we all were grateful for it. The listing is very up-front about this, but please know that you probably won't be Ubering downtown from this house because of that drive. 2) Shower temps were difficult in at least three bathrooms -- the water would get cold immediately, then get hot, then get cold. A small thing, relatively, and I bet Simms will resolve it (we noted it on our check-out sheet). The kitchen was perfect for our needs -- everything we could have wanted/needed, including TWO dishwashers. We loved watching the mist roll in over the valley from the porch in the morning. And seriously, the MTS trail is RIGHT THERE. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reviews are greatly appreciated. Two points I would like to make is, Uber will come up the mountain as well as multiple other transportation service who know the Lodge well. In fact, my son is an Uber driver and he lives 500 yards from the Lodge. Secondly, the hot water problem was due to a filter needing to be changed which we could have easily remedied if they had let us know while they were there.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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