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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.

Keywords: retreat, reunion, log cabin, cabin

More Details

Simms Rentz
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Why Simms Rentz chose Asheville

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

Every bedroom has its own bathroom.


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
  • 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:
  • 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 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

This place has it all!

  • 5 of 5

I recently wrapped up a 5-day family get together at the lodge, and on multiple occasions I was given compliments for finding such a great location for the family. In fact, just a few days into the trip we all decided to come back to the lodge again next year. The lodge was the most well accommodated rental I've ever been to, from the amazing kitchen to the size of the bedrooms with a bathroom for each couple. We also loved the close proximity to downtown Asheville, which was hard to find for such large groups. I can't say enough about our stay and l'm already looking forward to the next visit.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Hill, SC

Lovely Lodge

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge was much more lovely and comfortable than expected!

It had all of the amenities in the house one could want. A beautiful setting and living space...and so close to downtown.

The driveway upwards close to the house was a little treacherous for a standard car, but managed. An SUV is easier to get over the terrain.

Everyone enjoyed the Lodge and thought it a wonderful spot for group reunions.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wayward Moose Lodge is fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Wayward Moose Lodge for our family reunion over Labor Day weekend. It was perfect for our group of 20. The eight bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms, made the accommodations for the families very comfortable. Older kids had their own room with loft. The kitchen is huge and enabled us to hire a chef -- Michelle Kelly -- for a cook-out dinner during football games. The lovely deck has great views. After our first trip up, the winding, steep road to the lodge was not intimidating -- despite some rain and mud! The Mountain to Sea Trail is right out back and great for family hikes. We'll stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, Quiet, and Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 7 stay for a long Girls' Weekend. It was wonderful! The main cabin is spacious, well-equipped in the kitchen and the perfect place to hang out and talk, whether it be at the dining room table, the living area or the porch. The view is spectacular and we took lots of pictures. For the walkers in our group, the driveway proved to be an excellent workout! The drive is a bit of a haul but slow and steady, especially at night, gets you there just fine. The second cabin was just as beautifully decorated and other than the acorns pinging on the roof throughout the night, was just as quiet. We had great cell phone coverage. Thank you for a wonderful stay; we will definitely keep The Wayward Moose Lodge on our list for future weekends.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Everything anticipated and more

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge was perfect for our reunion of older couples. The road up was not a problem at all. The kitchen was wonderful for those of us who like to cook and the porches and views were a delight in the evenings. Simms is very friendly and helpful. Hope to make this annual event.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

Spacious and comfortable home for large groups

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect home for our large family gathering of 20. All the adult couples had privacy with their individual bedroom/bathroom combinations while the chidren were able to comfortably "bunk up" in bedrooms with multiple sleeping spots and bathrooms for each room.

The kitchen is extremely well appointed with pots, pans, dishware, two dishwashers, and industrial coffee maker!!

We never felt crowded in the the living space as the rooms are open and flow well into one another. Additionally the wrap around deck, complete with rocking chairs and hammock, allowed for overflow into the beautiful mountain air.

The house is a "stand alone" property. There is nothing else around it once you ascend the 1 mile driveway. There are hiking trails adjacent to the property for easy access into the Blue Ridge network of trails.

The driveway is steep with several switchbacks. It is a gravel driveway with many potholes and dirt areas that quickly become muddy when it rains. No special vehicle is needed but it does require concentration to go up and down (espcecially after dark).

Once down the mountain, access to shopping, restaurants, gas stations and the main road is easy.

We had a few issues during our stay which required contacting the owner. He was quick to respond and to help in any way we needed.

For a peaceful and relaxing time in the mountains for a large group, this house can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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