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Hawkins Ridge Lodge - Enjoy the Southern Comfort living with a Private Lake

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Hawkins Ridge Lodge will provide you with some of the finest accommodations found anywhere! Our lodge is a comfortable lodge with large sectional sofas and a huge stone fireplace to relax and enjoy the fellowship. Our lodge is also equipped with a spacious game room where you can enjoy a game of billiards or cards. The lodge has central heat and air condition. Our huge front porch and back deck is perfect to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of country living. A conference room is available for meeting and gatherings. You will have access to a commercial kitchen with a large 3 door refrigerator, commercial stove, convection oven, deep fat fryer, freezer and a large ice machine to make it easy to prepare meals. There is also a large gas grill. .You will find all of the cooking utensil needed to prepare meals for a large or small group. Meals can be served with advance notice.

There are 7 bedrooms with a total of 20 beds. The bedrooms are set up to have all the privacy you will need. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The lodge has a washer, dryer and towels, and linens provided.

The Lodge is conveniently nestled 15 miles west of Eufaula Alabama. While visiting historic Eufaula you will find numerous antique and thrift shops. Lake Eufaula is known for one of the best bass fishing lakes in the country. There are also 2 public golf courses in Eufaula.

The lodge is located in the middle of 400 acres of private property. This is a perfect place to relax on the front porch. There is a 20 acre private lake located on the property with a lake house and large decks.. You will have access to swimming, fishing, grilling out or just relaxing on our large decks by the lake. The lake house is air conditioned. It has a kitchen, bathroom a gas and charcoal grill. We provide two boats with trolling motors. No motor boats allowed. This a perfect place to swim, slide, and dive. Some of the deck will provide shade most of the day while some can soak up the rays. A large playground only steps from the lodge front door will keep the children entertained for hours. Golf cart rental is available.

There are various animals on the property for viewing pleasure. You will see Elk, Buffalo, Camel, Kangaroo, Llamas, Yak, are just a few animals that you will find on the property.

The facility is a perfect place to hold corporate retreats, family reunion or just a family get away. We can support fishing tournament quest with a safe place to park trucks and boats. Electricity is available for charging batteries for boats. There are activities for everyone to enjoy.

We have a variety of animals on the property for your viewing pleasure such as Elk, Llamas, Watusi, Camels, Kangaroos, are just to name a few.

The lodge is spacious enough to accommodate 20 guests with plenty of area to not feel crowded. The lodge is 4500 square foot with over 2000 square foot of porches and decks.

More Details

Owner
Craig Hawkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Craig Hawkins

The property has been in our family for over a 150 years. We have operated a hunting lodge for 30 years and recently decided to share our facility with guests during our off season. We are located on the property to provide you with anything you might need.

Craig Hawkins purchased this lodge in 1850

Why Craig Hawkins chose Alabama

There are few properties than accomodate large groups with everyone still having their privacy. We also offer various activities both on the property and nearby historic Eufaula Alabama.

Amenities

Eufaula Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • All Bathrooms are Full Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Great room for the family with large TV
  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Golf Cart rental available

Reviews

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Hawkins Ridge Lodge - Enjoy the Southern Comfort living with a Private Lake
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Goose Creek, SC
5

Awesome Property and Great Times With Friends!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Lake Eufaula was for the ABA Couples bass fishing championship. We had 5 couples stay together at the lodge. This property is a nature lover's dream. All 5 couples on our stay can't wait to come back and stay again.

Our stay coincided with the Paradise Pumpkin Patch event held at the lodge. Craig Hawkins, the owner, doesn't normally rent the lodge during this time. He was concerned that we would be bothered by the children and noise. But we actually became kids again (youngest is 50) and enjoyed the event on our first day since the water was off-limits. We took silly pictures at the photo cutout stands, rode the train, went down the inflatable slide, rode the zip line, went on a hayride, rode stick horses and had a great time. I will be providing pictures to Craig of our fun times at his Pumpkin Patch to post on his website if he so chooses.

The layout and size of the property was perfect. We had no problems parking and charging all of our trucks and boats. Everyone had plenty of room to relax. We spent our days on the water and our evenings on the back deck between the main living area and the kitchen building eating, drinking and laughing so hard our ribs hurt. We didn't get a chance to go fishing in the onsite lake or sit in any of the deer stands, but I sure would have loved to. Those items are on my to do list for my next visit.

Craig Hawkins was a gracious host. He would stop by on occasion to see if we needed anything. The only issue we had was starting the dishwasher and it was handled the same day before we returned from the water.

My next stay will have to be a hunting trip. The animal mounts in the lodge are beautiful especially the buck and doe mount. I told Craig he was lucky that one didn't come home with me. This property is a free range hunting property with great trophies based the pictures on his website.

If you're looking for peace and quiet or a place large enough to hold a group and not feel cramped, then look no farther. You have found the perfect peace of heaven. I know we did. I can't recommend this property enough. I have spoken with all of the couples that stayed and we will all definitely be back.

Thank you Craig for your hospitality and for providing such a relaxing environment for our vacation. See you next time...

ABA we're ready to return to Lake Eufaula, please put this lake back on our Championship schedule soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My family enjoyed everything. We are looking forward to coming back in the future.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and the staff was always there when we needed them.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Homey secluded lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast with great fishing in the lake! Very roomy which is great for a large group!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such an awesome retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

Wanting a place that we could gather some family over the summer without the overcrowded campsites and lakes we found this gem on HomeAway. Not only did it have the lodge, super large kitchen, bathrooms for every bedroom, breezy front porch, a private lake with a paddle boat, kayaks, two fishing boats with trolling motors, lake house and pretty much a small drive through zoo - but it had the most awesome owners & manager. Anything at all that we had questions about or if there was anything that we needed they were on it. Super friendly and by the end of the stay, almost felt like we were leaving family behind. We have already discussed coming back to this location in the future. Thank you Craig (& family) & thank you Gary for everything! 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

R&R, fishing and a safari-like experience on pristine property!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I traveled from California and Connecticut to meet for a long overdue reunion with other family members coming in from Florida and Alabama. We had a total of 9 people and were able to function quite comfortably in this home. Owner Craig Hawkins was friendly, helpful and great with communication before, during and after our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. His daughter Becky stopped by and introduced herself and his son Jake showed us around the grounds and introduced us to the animals. The house is spacious and decorated with rustic cabin flair to set the mood of a great hunting lodge. An extraordinary collection of game adorns the shelves, mantles and walls of the home. You can't help but marvel at the beauty of the majestic animals surrounding you while also admiring the master craftsmanship of their taxidermy. The front porch is wide and inviting with Cracker Barrel-style rocking chairs. We hung around for hours on the porch, deep in conversation with cocktails, appetizers, country music and a scenic view overlooking the property. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and every single kitchen item you need to cook or bake with, which was great. The bank of industrial refrigerators was huge! There were several chest style freezers, an upright freezer and even an ice maker. We cooked together as a family in the large, clean, industrial size kitchen. All our meals were eaten at one of the two large dining tables. It was a pleasant surprise to receive farm fresh eggs delivered by Jake one afternoon during our stay! The bedrooms all have their own en suite bathrooms. They were all well appointed and provided all the room and amenities everyone needed for privacy. Everyone slept well and relaxed every day. We fell in love with all the exotic game on the ranch. Charlie the camel was especially friendly! Seeing an actual Kangaroo and petting a Zebra were once in a lifetime experiences for all. The newly born goats were adorable! We had a fun time fishing in the beautiful pond. My sister was "hooked" after she caught her first fish! We used the paddle boat and kayaked around the peaceful lake area. We also rode around the meticulously kept grounds on the golf cart provided with the rental. It was very scenic, peaceful and iconic Alabama. We truly enjoyed this house and hope to return for future reunions. Thank you for the hospitality and great stay

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Hawkins is always a family favorite!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that my family has stayed at Hawkins Ridge for a family reunion. It is a wonderful, quiet place, surrounded by trees and the sounds of nature. That is, until we start a game of kickball, baseball or nerf wars! LOL The large kitchen and eating area is perfect for all to gather. We love to go to the lake and swim, fish, paddle boat and spend time in the water. Overall a fantastic venue for peace and quiet, with the amenities to enjoy as much laughter and fun as we can stand. Mr. Hawkins and is family are always so accommodating and make sure their guests are well taken care of. THANK YOU!

Summerhill Family

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Country Club of America
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 431
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean up Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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