Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
TV, fireplace, DVD player, foosball

Overview of Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!

Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire cabin

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Clyde, NC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationQueen's Farm Stables18 min drive
  • Popular LocationCataloochee Ski Area27 min drive
  • AirportAsheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)45 min drive
  • Popular LocationCataloochee Valley75 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 14
3504 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 bunk bed
    1 twin/single bed
Common area
    2 sleep sofas/futons
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Tatonka Lodge, 2 master suites on a buffalo ranch!

Family-friendly cabin in Clyde with spa tub
Looking to get away to the mountains with your family? Tatonka Lodge is the perfect choice for large families, or groups, traveling together!

Our custom log home sits on a private 65 acre buffalo ranch. Enjoy viewing our buffalo when you drive in or stop by in the morning at feeding time! The cabin is over 3500 square feet, plenty of room for everyone to spread out. So, whether you are looking to hit the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley (only 12 miles away) or visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville (only 30 minutes), there is plenty for everyone to do in The Great Smoky Mountains!

Tatonka Lodge, (Indian word for buffalo), is ideal for large families vacationing together because we have 2 master suites which each have private doors leading to the back deck with a fantastic mountain view.

Once inside, you will be in awe of the huge stone fireplace in the great room, surrounded by plenty of seating area for a large group. Also, rest assured the children will be well entertained downstairs in the game room where we have a life size chess set, pool table, air hockey, ping pong & foosball. Also enjoy an evening in our 8 person hot tub out back!

Children will love the hike through the woods to the brand new play area, The BC Corral! This custom designed area has everything from swings, zip line, slides, teeter totter, cargo nets, rock wall & even a horse shoe pit for the adults! The kids will love it here!

If you are looking for a quiet 'get away from it all' retreat, this is it! Enjoy long hikes on the property, fishing on the Pigeon River (within walking distance from the log cabin) or take a trip into town to do some shopping or antiquing.

We are pet friendly, size doesn't matter!

Our other cabins:
Timber Hollow,sleeps 10- VRBO # 581708
Bison Overlook Lodge, sleeps 8 - VRBO # 131294
Buffalo Bungalow, sleeps 2 - VRBO # 409851
Fun things to do: Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Biltmore Estate, Ghost Town, hiking at Chimney Rock, tubing at Deep Creek, Fun Factory, Indoor skydiving, visit the Elk in Cataloochee Park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Casino in Cherokee, slide down the rocks at Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest, downhill skiing, snowboarding & tubing at Cataloochee Ski Resort, golf at Waynesville Country Club, Maggie Valley Country Club or Ironduff Golf Course!

We hope many wonderful memories will be made while vacationing at Tatonka Lodge!

Please call Cheryl for more information about Tatonka Lodge. Also, more photos can be viewed of the property & large playground that was just built by visiting our website, be sure to look for the link below.

Keywords: Luxury Log Cabin
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Cheryl Hillis
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Foosball table
  • Table tennis table
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Boating on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 3504 sq ft (326 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Tatonka Lodge Buffalo Ranch Clyde
Tatonka Buffalo Ranch Clyde
Tatonka Lodge, 2 Master Suites on a Buffalo Ranch! Cabin
Tatonka Lodge, 2 Master Suites on a Buffalo Ranch! Clyde
Tatonka Lodge, 2 Master Suites on a Buffalo Ranch! Cabin Clyde

About this area


Near theme parks, this cabin is in an area with great shopping. Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pigeon River reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Waynesville Recreation Center and Queen's Farm Stables. Take in the nearby slopes with snowboarding and skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as sledding.

What's nearby

  • Queen's Farm Stables - 18 min drive
  • Wheels Through Time Museum - 25 min drive
  • Maggie Valley Gem Mine - 26 min drive
  • Cataloochee Ski Area - 27 min drive
  • Cataloochee Valley - 75 min drive

Getting around

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 45 min drive


  • Haywood 209 Cafe — 9 min drive
  • Coffee Cup Cafe — 14 min drive
  • Blue Rooster Southern Grill — 15 min drive
  • Da Asian Kitchen — 15 min drive
  • Sherrill's Pioneer Restaurant — 15 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 26 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 26 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 26 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 26 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 26 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Pleasant stay at the top of the hill
Heed the driveway warnings. The driveway is very steep but negotiable with a FWD SUV and car during summer months. We did spin tires a little to activate traction control. Property is very nice with plenty of room for all 10 of us to spread out. Loft was quite hot when we got there but cooled down by the next day. Covered parking area was nice for setting up outdoor games and hanging out. Location is not near anything but that's what we were looking for. However, it was a short drive to town and activities. There is a neat produce stand on 209 before turning towards Buffalo Creek. Check them out, wish we had seen it sooner. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

5/5 Excellent

Great Escape
After camping for 3 days this was a perfect place to end the vacation. The drive to the cabin is steep so ensure your car has good tires. It was a short drive to Asheville, whitewater rafting, and downtown Waynesville was nice as well. Not to mention seeing the bison every morning was a great way to start the day!

5/5 Excellent

Spring family trip
Tatonka lodge was a great place to stay with our family. The house is large, clean, and comfortable. Plenty of activities and outdoor space. Our kids had a great time visiting the animals, hiking to the playground, and seeing the model trains!

4/5 Good

Fantastic as advertised...one simple upgrade will make it 5 Stars!
The listing was incredibly accurate and the cabin is well positioned on the property and laid out for a group of 8 adults. We loved the views...the decor...the evening sun on the expansive deck...and of course the hot tub. The animals on property add to the charm. And the location/ease to drive to the hiking trails, nearby lake and other points of interest was quite reasonable. The one glaring issue that can be easily remedied is the WiFi. We had checked with Cheryl if it would be capable for video conferencing and work remote/ZOOM lifestyle as we were renting the cabin for a week. She assured us it would be. Perhaps if only one person at a time needs the WiFi...for one-way video, such as streaming. Unfortunately it was not capable to handle reliably telework demands (several of us avoided the wifi due to a strong enough cell signal or own hot-spot). Ultimately after 48hrs we secured a hotel room nearby for those who had work requirements to have reliable service. The expectations would be if marketing for up to 14 people, the wifi should be able to handle at least half that demands. A simple upgrade for sure, but something other renters should be aware of in this new day of work-from-anywhere. If want to truly unplug or a traditional vacation, this cabin works perfectly.

5/5 Excellent

Awesome place!
This cabin was the perfect place for a family Thanksgiving! We so enjoyed the house, the property, the animals, AND the buffalo! What a treat! The playground was fun for the kids and they loved seeing all the animals. Thank you so much for sharing your place!