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

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

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.

Keywords: retreat, reunion, log cabin, cabin

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Huge Multi-Family Retreat: Secluded But Convenient with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Spectacular In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

While the photos are beautiful, they really don't do justice to how majestic this place is for any special occasion. We had a family reunion with 10 adults, 4 teenagers and enough room for plenty more. The lodge is the perfect place for long relaxing mornings with coffee on the porch and memorable nights with wine by the fire. The kitchen was extremely well stocked and we made several meals at the cabin. The surroundings were gorgeous and some of us were even lucky enough to witness a mama bear and her 3 cubs from the porch! So many wonderful memories were made during our stay. I am looking for any and every reason to go back:).

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Wonderful, large house close to Asheville

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house! Our group of 13 adults and 12 kids (ages 10 to 13 months) stayed at the lodge for 3 nights, and it could not have been any better. There is plenty of space to spread out, a large and well-stocked kitchen, and beautiful views from the front porch. The lodge is about a 10-15 minute drive to Asheville, and about 5 minutes from the grocery. There are also some fun and easy hiking trails right behind the property. As other reviewers note, the gravel road can seem a little intimidating at first, but we didn't have any problems. We unanimously agreed that we will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had high hopes for the lodge and they were exceeded on all levels! From the spacious rooms each with their own bath to the gourmet kitchen, everything was a treat. The adjacent guest house with 4 more bedrooms each with its own bath gave our group both plenty of private space while offering a wonderful gathering space in the main lodge great room. Our whole group could not say enough good things about the amenities or the lodge. The road is unpaved but exactly as is described. You are within easy reach of a grocery etc. but feel miles and miles away.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mother of the Bride

  • 5 of 5

I saw the faces and heard the reaction as one by one our family and friends arrived at the lodge - "What was my daughter thinking?" A few minutes later they knew - the view was spectacular and the lodge was impeccable. After they rode down once, the road was no longer an issue. And there was not one other complaint. Plenty of hot water for showers, the kitchen was totally prepped for cooking and the two dishwashers were a hit. Future Scrabblers will see we added a paper D, O and J as they were the only things missing on this grand adventure.

As for improvements, more automatic lights on the outside stairs, and as I have a brother who uses a wheelchair, my recommendation would be this - the lodge itself is very handicap and wheelchair accessible once inside, a cement handicap space and a wooden path leading to the back door would be all that is needed.

Thank you very much for completing my daughter's grand vision for her wedding.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ormond Beach, FL, USA

Reunion Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Six couples got together for a long weekend at this lodge and it was beautiful. It is really spacious with a large great room for all to sit and talk. The view from the lodge is spectacular. The road up to it is gravel but directions made it easy to find but probably best done before dark. Very close to downtown Asheville which made it convenient. Only one TV with cable for football viewing but not a big deal. Overall, a great experience for all of us and we were all happy with it.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, we appreciate feedback from our clients. As noted our property is perfect for reunions. Also whereas the review says we only have 1 tv we actually have 4. There is one in the great room, one in the loft, one in the master bedroom and one in Brinson's room.
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yonkers ny

family ge together

  • 5 of 5

This Place is Awesome!!!!!!!!!! I saw a humming bird as i was standing on the deck watching the mountain views and listening to the man made pond in the front garden. I cant say enough great things about this place. Our family bonded in such a positive environment. The Master Bedroom is perfect and has a WALK IN CLOSET to DIE for!!!!!!

The kitchen is fully stocked! The Hammock on the porch is comfortable and put the baby asleep as well as the adults!!

Be FOREWARNED..the guest house does not have any televisions and we had to rearrange our sleeping arrangements based on those who needed a television. Also...the road to the cabin is gravel so take your time and PAY ATTENTION!! ALSO....Bring your own nonstick pans. The pans there are beautiful but they stick when cooking things like eggs and home fries etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Haw Creek Lodge Rental Rates


  • $600-$850/nt or $3500-$5000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Low season : Jan 2-April 30; Two night minimum: 2 nights $1800; 3 nights $2200
  • 4 nights $2600; 5 nights $2900; 6 nights $3200; 7 nights $3500
  • High season:May 1-January 1; 2-7 night minimum: 2 nights $2300; 3 nights $2800
  • 4 nights $3300; 5 nights $3800; 6 nights $4200; 7 nights $4500
  • Holiday and peak weeks: Four night minimum
  • 4 nights $3500; 5 nights $4000; 6 nights $4500; 7 nights $5000
  • (July Fourth,Thanksgiving Christmas, New Years, Easter, Memorial Day; Labor day
  • last two weeks of October)
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Haw Creek Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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) One of the queen beds is a 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling

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