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Bison Escape... secluded & peaceful! Huge gameroom!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,160 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Bison Escape is a part of Buffalo Creek Vacations, which is less than a three minute drive to the main ranch. The legend has been told that on certain nights of the year and when the moon is just right, the Buffalo Creek Vacations bison and their llama friends escape from their normal stomping ground to get away from it all. While at Bison Escape, they enjoy true tranquility and relaxation at this private getaway.

Buffalo Creek Vacations is where the buffalo really roam on this private 65 acre little piece of heaven tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Whether watching the sunrise over the mountain peaks while the Smoky Mountains clear up for a beautiful day, or setting your sights on our herd of buffalo coming for their morning oats from our viewing platform at the feeding corral, you will not be disappointed. Meanwhile, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or cocoa on the large front porch of this log cabin, or enjoy a refreshing beverage after a long soak in the hot tub!

If you are looking for a quiet 'get away from it all' retreat, this is it! Enjoy long hikes on the main ranch property, fishing within walking distance from the log cabin or take a trip into town to do some shopping or antiquing. Bison Escape features easy vehicular access on a flat road. As with all Buffalo Creek Vacation rental cabins, the kitchen comes fully stocked with all cooking supplies essential to preparing a great family meal.

Once over on the main area of Buffalo Creek Vacations, children will love the hike through the woods to the 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!

A vacation at the Bison Escape is surely one that your family will always enjoy looking back on!

We are pet friendly, size doesn't matter!

Please call Cheryl to answer any additional questions about Bison Escape!

Our other cabins:

Tatonka Lodge,sleeps 14- VRBO # 163324

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, Baltimore 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 Rockin 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!

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Cheryl Hillis
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Cheryl Hillis

My brothers & my husband had shared a vision of expanding my fathers buffalo ranch when additional property became available to purchase. With all our knowledge & experiences combine we have built 4 log homes & have been renting them out since 2007. Bison Escape is located just 1 mile down the road & we just purchased this property in 2015 so we can welcome more guest to the beautiful area. Once my husband retires from the US Army in a few yrs our dream will be to build our log cabin on the property & be more hands on. God has blessed us beyond our wildest dreams. We hope you love the mountains like we have all come to love being transplants from a very flat NY!

Cheryl Hillis purchased this cabin in 2015

What makes this cabin unique

While staying at Bison Escape we feel you will really enjoy the peace & tranquility of being secluded on 7+ acres. Also, with the ability to enjoy all the amenities at Buffalo Creek Vacations, a 65 acre ranch, just 1 mile down the road, we feel children & adults will all love seeing the bison, llamas, miniature horses & goats.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Clyde around the Crabtree

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2160 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 full baths, 1 in each master suite 1 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Log bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Log bed
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king log bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Enjoy time relaxing or take a hike up the mountain & see magnificent views! Kids love the outdoor fire-pit w/ FREE firewood for roasting smores! Check out our other cabins: Tatonka Lodge (sleeps 14): #163324 Timber Hollow (sleeps 10): #581708 Bison Overlook Lodge (sleeps 8): #131294 Buffalo Bungalow (sleeps 2):#409851


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Bison Escape... secluded & peaceful! Huge gameroom!
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Beautiful, everything u need.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Kitchen well stocked with utensils. Sitting outside and enjoying the hot tub. Close to Maggie valley and Cherokee. Cheryl was a great help and available at all times. We left some items and she brought to fayetteville so I could meet her and pick them up. THANK YOU CHERYL.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill for leaving a review!! We greatly appreciate it & it was nice to meet you in Fayetteville. Cheryl
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Great for all ages!

  • 4 of 5

Super experience for our family. We loved the game room, hot tub, playground and interacting with the animals. Our 6 kids range in age from 5-17 and EVERYONE enjoyed the trip. Plenty of room for all of us :) Even our dog had a blast! We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed the stay. Thanks for leaving us a review. Seems like you all enjoyed your stay. We strive for five star reviews, so if you don't mind, please send me an email what we can do better to earn a 5 star review. Thanks!
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment my family walked into this beautiful log cabin, we fell in love & we all agreed it will be a yearly tradition! The attention to detail was impeccable! Everything was done so tastefully. The kids enjoyed looking up at the stars while in the hot tub. We had hours of fun w/ challenging games of foosball & darts! Grandma even one once!! The s'mores every night created memories for my kids that they will cherish for a lifetime!! I can't forget to mention to go see the bison feeding! Wow...what magnificent creatures they are!! You are right there next tom them!! Great time was had by all & we are already thinking of what week to come back next summer! Thanks Buffalo Creek for making such an amazing place that we can retreat to!! The LaRoose Family!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Timber Hollow! Thanks for the glowing 5 star review! Sincerely, Cheryl
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So incredibly amazing!

  • 5 of 5

When I showed my kids the cabin I chose online...they were super excited!!! They just loved the idea of being on the bison ranch. Our cabin was clean & super cozy & decorated so tastefully!! The cousins all enjoyed the game room & every night was spent in the hot tub by the adults!! We will make this a yearly tradition! The folks at Buffalo Creek were really friendly too!! We met Harold, he fed the bison & then his wife I think, (Harriet was her name), rides the tractor & she got us the bison meat. Every time we had a question, Cheryl responded very fast. We will surely be telling our friends about Buffalo Creek Vacations. Thanks for making it possible to make lasting memories!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"This is the Best Place We Have Ever Stayed Mom"

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for two nights with my family right after Christmas. This log cabin in the woods (but not far from civilization) was decorated for Christmas and had all amenities from home and more. The wood burning fireplace and hot tub were perfect for the cold nights. The game room was equipped for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Dart board, pool table, air hockey, barbies, puzzles, toy cars, popcorn maker you name it. We had wifi and TV. Horses in pasture in front of house. Goats in pen next door. The adult kids (20s) and my teen son went fishing in the pond nearby and took walks in woods. The house was huge and spread out so it fit this party of 7 and 2 dogs comfortably. We also invited 9 of our local relatives up for dinner and to enjoy the game room and there was so much for everyone to do that night. Again the house was so huge that even with our dinner guests there was plenty of seating and we never felt crammed in. I highly recommend this place. My 21 years old daughter said, This is the best place we have ever stayed mom."

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynda, I am so thrilled to hear you all enjoyed your New Years weekend at our cabin! Getting the kids to enjoy family time is always a score :). Thanks for taking time to leave us a review! See you next time. Cheryl
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Perfect for two families

  • 4 of 5

When we needed a nice quiet escape from reality with our families, my best friend and I looked no further than Bison Escape. The cabin was perfect for both the adults and kids. We enjoyed the secluded location and playing in the Pigeon River right down the road. Easy drive to Waynesville for groceries. We were able to go to Asheville, Maggie Valley and Cherokee for day trips. The addition of the two goats on the property was a delight for our kids. Cheryl was very responsive to any requests. The week ended way too early for us!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jamie, Glad you all enjoyed your stay. Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Bear Waters Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ironduff Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway I 40
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Blue Rooster
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.62
Pet Fee £76.02
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.04

$35 cancellation fee will be deducted for any cancelled reservation.
Prices subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.