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

Bedrooms 7
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

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

Craig Hawkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Hawkins Ridge Lodge - Enjoy the Southern Comfort living with a Private Lake
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Green Cove Springs

My Hunt

  • 5 of 5

Ireally enjoyed my Hunt with Hawkins Lodge. The lodge is very nice and the Staff was second to none. Everyone was very friendly and professional. They provide maid service every day, which was outstanding. The food was great. Craig Hawkins is the Owner and is as friendly as they come. The guides Gary, Jeremy, and Kevin were awesome. I saw deer almost Everytime I hunted, from does to an eight point to a monster buck. They have stars and blinds for individuals that have disabilities. I really enjoyed that this was a free range Hunt and that I had every opportunity to tag out. I can't wait to go hunting here again!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for a Family Get-Together

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for families with children to come together & hang out. We were a group of 20. Our young children enjoyed the playground and often begged an adult to come play with them. There were grapevines full of perfectly ripe scuppernong & muscadine grapes that we were encouraged by Craig Hawkins to freely enjoy. We walked around & visited all the wild animals (which was very entertaining!) but sometimes we just rode the golf cart. Jake even brought his delightful little goat "Red" to meet us. There were lots of turkeys & we even bought 2 from Becky to bring home with us. My 6-year-old nephew asked me about the 2 turkeys in the cage on the back of our truck & I told him they were Alabama turkeys that were about to become Georgia turkeys. He said, "I bet they hate to leave as much as I do." That about summed up the opinion of all of us--we all were sad to leave. We had swum in the lake, picnicked, caught lots of nice big fish, kayaked, ate, shopped, shot pool & talked & visited. We all had a mighty fine time here. One afternoon we drove over to Lumpkin, GA to see Providence Canyon State Park & that was awesome too--it's only 38 miles away. We recommend that you go if you can. One family enjoys geocaching & we were all excited when they found a cache at the state park. The weather was so nice. The lodge was comfortable & we enjoyed our visit so much. Look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful backdrop for a large family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 12 thoroughly enjoyed this setting for our annual summer retreat. This is a unique setting offering roomy accommodations for 7 adults and 5 children ranging in age from 20 months to 16 years. The kitchen offered a large refrigerator, convection oven, microwave, freezer, stove and oven and all of the pots and pans needed to deliver meals for a large group. We occupied ourselves with volley ball, bad mitten, corn hole, games and puzzles. Our guests were thoughtful and considerate inviting us to join them for an amazing fireworks display and in generally making us feel very welcome. We were especially grateful when one of our ladies had an infected bug bite and the owners called a medical friend who advised us on local medical facility. The town was close by so we could replenish our supplies easily. The animals and playground were an added asset. Our only criticism would be the heat, as it did get a bit warm while using that oven. And the expansiveness of the facility.

Alabama friendly in every way.



  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I apologize for the heat but we do have a commercial exhaust fan over the stove. If I did not explain that to you I am sorry. The exhaust fan and the central air condition has been keeping the kitchen cool.
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Rockport, Texas

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The Hawkins Lodge was definitely one of the best places we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying during a family vacation. We were worried, at first, that it would be awkward because the Hawkins live on the property. We thought that maybe our personal space would be invaded, but let me tell you , that was definitely not the case at all. The Hawkins did their thing and we did ours and the only time they came into our space is when we asked them to. Their son Jake was very friendly and always had a smile on his face and he even gave us a catfish that he caught out on lake Eufala. The private lake on the property is stocked full of shellcracker, brim, and bass. There wasn't a day where we didn't catch at lest fifty fish. By the end of the second day we were throwing fish back because we already had plenty for a big fish fry. The kids spent lots of time in the kayaks, boats, and the paddle boat as did the adults. during the heat of the day we all jumped in the lake and did some swimming. The kitchen and dining area are very big. Every meal there was at least three of us cooking and we never got in each others way. There's gas and charcoal grills on the back patio for those of you like me who love to barbecue. The front porch is covered from one end to the other and my parents spent a lot of time sitting out there in the rocking chairs. The little kids enjoyed the playground and getting to look at the exotic animals on the property. Many of them had never seen a zebra or a camel or kangaroo and buffalo, and they all found it fantastic that there is reindeer on the property. The pool table made for some fun nights as did the card table and the big living room. There's a bathroom in every room so there was never anyone waiting in line to use the facilities. If you have found this property and had questions about renting it.. DON'T WAIT AROUND!!!! RESERVE IT NOW!!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins for your hospitality. We will definitely be back. Tell Jake we will see him in the summer of 2018. And tell Gary that us Texans said ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation EVER!!! My husband and I were looking for a large place to rent, on or near a lake, that would accommodate our family spread out across the southeast. When we found Hawkins Ridge Lodge, it sounded too good to be true - seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, on 400 private acres with a 20 acre spring-fed lake...all I could hope for was that I was reading the information correctly and that it would be at least clean. I can only say it was more wonderful than any of us could have imagined. Mr. Hawkins and his family were kind, generous with their time, and gave us a place we could truly relax and reconnect with each other. We have already discussed going back next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocala, Fl


  • 5 of 5

I just can't say enough about the property and the people at Hawkins Ridge. We rented the facility for 2 weeks to accommodate getting a large family there. Some days we entertained only 3 couples. Other days we filled all 7 bedrooms. The commercial kitchen was perfect, as was the large dining room. At our largest meal, we served 19 in comfort. Just imagine trying to do that at a beach house. This property gave our Grandchildren a place to swim, canoe, fish, or just run and play on the huge front lawn while the adults enjoyed the front porch rockers . Our family is music oriented and I even had room to take my keyboard for family sing-a-longs. As if the property wasn't enough, we were treated with guided tours by the owner's son, an awesome young man who really knew his way around the lodge and it's animal life. Hawkins Ridge is the greatest.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Country Club of America
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 431
Car: necessary


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Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

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Clayton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • All Bathrooms are Full Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Golf Cart rental available

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