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Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick Avail THIS week-end--but call now!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrms, 3 baths sleeps 2 - 20 guests lots of good beds family fun friendly!

$15.00 per person per night extra above 4 people (children over two count as an adult) Wise old owl cabin is located in the wooded hills of Southern Indiana bordering the Hoosier National Forest near Patoka Lake and French Lick. Offering acres of property affording visitors the chance to fish, boat, ski, golf, hike, explore caves, shop or just plain relax and enjoy the quiet. Perfect for 2 or a Family Reunion of 20 people. This wooded Cedar cabin has central air, very large front and back porches, BBQ grill, outdoor fire pit, plenty of parking! Buffalo rug, moose antlers, cedar smell--it has it all! A new Event room in barn is also now available for an additional cost. However, our cabin is NOT an alcohol party place--it is family oriented.

Area attractions are plentiful, but the peace and quiet on the front porch is worth staying in. Sit and pick a tune on the guitar or sing to your heart's desire, this cabin located in a wooded hollow that will bounce it back to you! For those who just can't let go-- A strong VERIZON 4G CELL phone signal inside the cabin. Free WIFI . Oh yes, dishwasher, w/d, no sweat! Once you've experienced this get-away, you'll want to come back again and again----a truly one of a kind wonderful wooded hills cabin that borders Hoosier National Forest whose owners are lovingly sharing their experience with you.

Family Reunions or Church Groups : This is a great place for reuniting loved ones or spiritually retreating for groups. Call us for recommendations from groups that have already stayed here. All cedar cabin has great acoustics for musical retreats and lots of space in the Event Room. We will work with your group!

Thanks again for your interest in The Wise Old Owl Cabin at French Lick/Patoka Lake in Southern Indiana!

Fall colors, Polar Express Train, Snow Ski-tube Holiday World: Just about anything you can think of that you would like to do with your kids or spouse is located in or around this cabin.

Polar Express Train is just 12 miles from cabin. Snow ski Paoli Peaks, Water ski Patoka Lake, go Caving at Marengo Cave, Indoor water park (Big Splash) at French Lick, Holiday World, Casino at French Lick, Indoor Karting is a 'Hoot' if you've never done that, located in West Baden. The Patoka Lake State Park has magnificent biking trails, an archery range, a very nice beach with volleyball wonderful visitors center with activities weekly. Terrific restaurants of all types in the area. Just give us, the owners a call if we can assist you in planning your activities---we'll be glad to help!

More Details

Deborah Porter
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Deborah Porter

Owners Debbie and Butch purchased this cabin as their retirement home. Still a few years away from retirement, we decided to rent it and share the peaceful wooded surroundings with nice guests and families. We work very hard to have everything just right when groups arrive, just like we would want it for our own family.

Deborah Porter purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Deborah Porter chose Eckerty

17 acres of wooded peacefulness, lots of birds and wildlife. Borders the Hoosier National Forest. Stress relief from hectic everyday life---our cabin allows you to relax and enjoy each other and nature. French Lick, West Baden, Patoka Lake, Paoli Peaks, Marengo Cave, Blue River, Holiday World are all within short driving distance from our cabin. Louisville is approx one hours drive. Free WIFI. Strong 4G Verizon signal.

What makes this cabin unique

Large enough for families or groups up to 20--everyone has a bed! Yet small enough for just 2 to 4 people and still seem nice and cozy. Just ask our honeymoon couples! Free WIFI. Verizon 4G strong signal. New Event room in barn at small extra cost. Anniversary birthday, small weddings a breeze! Nature all around, fire-pit in the evenings--hot tub--peaceful slumber! Only 3 miles from the entrance to Patoka Lake Park, 27 miles to Holiday World, 22 miles to Paoli Peaks Ski Resort and approx one hours drive to Louisville.


Eckerty Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking tobacco or cannabis and no fireworks.
  • Not an alcohol party cabin.
  • Trash must be securely fastened and placed in bags and bins, not loose and cabin must be securely locked and alarm set at check-out.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double size shower downstairs main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Loft bath extra large
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement bath for Dorm area
  • 3 bathrooms available Loft bath is extra large with tub/shower combo--nice princess style soaking tub, vanity sink & toilet. Main level bath has a double size shower with vanity sink and toilet Basement bath has small shower, sink, and toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main level Guest
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Dorm (two rooms)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , private basement bedroom w/bath access
  • Master loft has one King log bed and one full size sleeper pull out sofa, space for roll away's or air mattresses can accommodate 3 more upstairs. Main level bedroom currently has one king log bed, can accommodate one more air mattress, sleeping 3 or 4. Basement dormitory style quarters has one queen bed, one queen sleeper sofa, one set of bunk beds (2 twins), one standard or double bed, and 2 more twin beds. Private Basement bedroom has Queen w/bath access. We can accommodate about 3 more people with air mattresses if necessary. (Max capacity for cabin is 20)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Non Smoking tobacco or cannabis inside cabin. Front porch ONLY has provisions for tobacco smokers outdoors. No Pets of any kind (FIRM). Sorry Free WIFI 4G internet with code. VERIZON CELL service is strong, all other providers are very spotty---you can walk uphill behind the cabin and receive other cell service, but NOT INSIDE the cabin itself, only VERIZON is strong. There is a small octagon shaped bumper pool table in the basement as well as numerous board games and toys. 2017 New Event Room in barn is available for small birthday, anniversary parties--NOT AN ALCOHOL PARTY place, family oriented.


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Wonderful for 2 or 20!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Everything you could need and more. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

The Wise Old Owl cabin was in prestine condition. Debbie & Butch have thought of every little detail including coffee, towels, and paper products which are things often forgotten when packing! It was so homy and comfortable for a fabulous weekend away in the woods!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Quiet location, beautiful cabin! GreeT back and front porch, close to the lake. Did not realize on a gravel drive on a dry dusty summer weekend. We would stay there again. Owners have created a great home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, neat, and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for family and friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Such an amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 adults stay the weekend here. We had many cars and even trucks with boats and still had plenty of parking. We never felt like we were on top of each other while in the cabin. We ate in the living room and kitchen due to the excessive heat; but the patio and porch were great breakfast spots! The property had everything we needed for a much needed parents weekend! Plenty of beds to sleep in and plenty of bathrooms. We very much enjoyed the firepit and the shaded area out front to play cornhole and other yard games! It was only about 10 minutes from the boat ramp which was a huge bonus. Debbie and Butch had every supply/utensil/amenity you could have possibly needed, and then some! We utilized the board games and cards they had as well! Debbie was very easy to work with; from rental process all the way through check out. We highly recommend staying here! Large party or family weekend away, you will not regret your choice to stay at this cabin!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cabin in a serene setting. The owners have thought of every thing you need to make this your home for the duration of your stay. The cabin was exceptionally clean from top to bottom, beds were comfortable and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to stay! Debbie & Butch are absolutely awesome to work with. The location is great for visiting French Lick or Patoka Lake. Hope to be able to return in the near future.

Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Louisville KY
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
French Lick Golf and Old English Golf
Nearest Train
13 Miles
French Lick Polar Express
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 64 Exit 79
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Schwartz Family Restsurant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Paoli Peaks Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Patoka Lake- State Park
Car: necessary

Patoka Lake Fishing & Boating, French Lick Casino Resort, Paoli Peaks Ski Resort, Hoosier National Forest, Blue River, Marengo Cave

Other Activities: indoor Karting, indoor waterpark, casino, cave exploring, boating, fishing Patoka Lake, hunting, river canoe, Holiday World Amusement Park, Big Splash

Golf: Brand New golf course located high above French Lick! Awesome! Pete Dye Course 13 miles from cabin

Ski: Ski Paoli Peaks, IN and stay at The Wise Old Owl Cabin at Patoka Lake! We've got cozy accommodations for two, or bring all your friends (up to 20) and stay! Just about 25 minutes drive to the slopes---plenty of eating places on the way there and back.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150

2018 RATE
Non Holidays----$350 per night ---ask about a weekly and monthly rate discount
$15.00 per pers per night extra above 4 people (children count as adult)
Two day minimum stay required for non- Holiday
Holidays 3 night minimum ( Christmas & Thanksgiving & 4th of July)
Cleaning fee $150 always applies
No Smoking (inside) and No Pets (FIRM) NOT AN ALCOHOL PARTY CABIN
We accept Credit Cards thru Homeaway or call for other types of payments 618 926 7175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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