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Hawkesdene first opened its doors to guests in 1995. Roy and Daphne Sargent built the house and cabins and started the first llama treks in Western North Carolina.

In 2002, they handed over the keys to Phil Rampy and Rob Scheiwiller, two Orlando businessmen who shared their love of the Smokies. Phil and Rob have added special events facilities and their own upscale style, which they're well-known for in their Orlando ventures.

Phil is the owner of Olde Town Brokers, and is most noted for his transformation of a once threatened Orlando neighborhood into the now blossoming Thornton Park district.

In addition to owning Hawkesdene, Phil and Rob own three popular restaurants in Orlando, FL, where Phil is also a principal of EO Inn & Urban Spa. Together, they blend culinary talent and hospitality expertise to set an exceptional standard that is unsurpassed.

These and other companies Phil and Rob are either a principal or part-owner of are featured on this page. To learn more, visit their websites.

Owners Rob Scheiwiller and Phil Rampy

Hawkesdene staff

Urban Life Management Restaurant Group
Urban Life
Bringing contemporary and big-city dining concepts to Downtown Orlando. Special events planning team.

Olde Town Brokers

Olde Town Brokers Full range of real estate brokerage services in the Orlando, Florida area. Now with an Andrews office serving Western North Carolina.

Citrus Restaurant

Citrus Regionally inspired new American cuisine with Latin influences. Classic dishes with contemporary flair.

City Fish Restaurant

CITYFISH Neighborhood seafood restaurant. An urban interpretation of the classic coastal fish shack.

CitiSpace Orlando

CitiSpace Orlando Specializes in boutique commercial real estate with extensive experience in urban and mixed-use properties.


CondoHQ Focuses exclusively on condominium sales in downtown Orlando and surrounding intown neighborhoods.

EO Inn & Spa

EO Orlando’s premier boutique hotel and spa with 17 deluxe suites. Overlooks Lake Eola and downtown skyline.