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Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick Christmas & Dec week-ends avail Book Now!

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


About the property

4 bdrms, 3 baths sleeps up to 20 guests. Dorm style basement. Lots of good beds

$15.00 per person per night extra above 4 people (children count as an adult) Wise old owl cabin in Southern Indiana near Patoka Lake and French Lick offers 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 of 20 people. This 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 2017 Event room in barn is also now available additional cost. However, our cabin is NOT an alcohol party place--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 hollow will bounce it back to you! For those who just can't let go-- A strong VERIZON only 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 cabin 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 wood cabin has great acoustics for musical retreats. We will work with your group!

Thanks again for your interest in The Wise Old Owl Cabin at 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 volley- ball 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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 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 Indiana

17 acres of peacefulness, lots of birds and wildlife. 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 also.

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!

2017 New Event room in barn 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.


French Lick Resort Casino
"Wonderful historic 4 star hotel with entertainment and restaurants. Only 13 miles from our ..."
Pete Dye Course
"Other guests have stayed at our cabin and played golf here. They said it was awesome---we d..."
Paoli Peaks
"Paoli Peaks Ski Resort--approx. 30 min drive from our cabin. Excellent ski trails for begin..."
Big Splash Adventure Resort
"Just 12 miles from our cabin, this indoor water park is a BIG attraction for kids and their ..."
West Baden Springs Hotel
"One of a kind historic hotel! Dome is incredible and truly unique. Wonderful spa, restaura..."
Schwartz Family Restaurant
"Only 3-4 miles from our cabin, great home-style cooking, Amish style. Personally friends wi..."
French Lick Winery & Vintage Cafe
"Wonderful place for lunch! Top notch chef prepared food! Plus the wine selections isn't bad..."
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
"Family Amusement park and water park! Actually has shade in the older part of the park, wit..."
Kentucky Derby
"Horse enthusiasts will love the race and the museum. Approx 50 mi"
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
3 Miles
Wycliff Plaza
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.


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
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking tobacco or canabis 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • VCR
  • 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 and Non Pet (Firm)---please let us know if you plan on smoking outdoors. Front porch only has provisions for smokers outdoors. 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. DSL INTERNET is avail, please ask for the code at check-in. 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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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was roomy and in great shape. Pride in ownership was evident throughout. Debbie did a great job of communicating with us. Great place for a relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family get-away location

  • 5 of 5

This was the nicest rental cabin we have ever stayed in. The owners went above and beyond to suggest local attractions based on our family interests. The front and back porches and fire pit were big hits as the weather was great for our weekend stay. We had a wonderful weekend with lasting memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOO!!!! Wouldn't Love A Stay at the Wise Old Owl

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend our family shared at the Wise Old Owl. Lydia met us at the cabin upon our arrival and shared information with us and asked if we had questions. She brought along homemade bread and fresh eggs. The rest of the family arrived and the relaxing begun. The weather could not have been better. Grills for cooking, hot tub to relax in. We spent a lot of time chilling out on the screened in porch and the front porch. Debbie called to make sure we had everything we needed. Who wouldn't, when they thought of everything. If you run out it is stored in the cabin. Everything is dated to let quest know the items are good to use. It was a weekend to sit back with our family and make more memories. If you are looking for rest and relaxation give Butch, Debbie and the Wise Old Owl a chance to give you that!

The Engel/Boicourt Family 8/2017

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Reunion Home

  • 5 of 5

My family needed a cabin that would accommodate our large family in order to celebrate our parents' 50th wedding anniversary. This cabin met our needs perfectly. Butch and Debbie went above and beyond to ensure all of our needs were met to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The recently renovated garage made a wonderful location for our celebration. It was perfect! Lydia, the housekeeper, delivered fresh bread and eggs for our group when we arrived and also made arrangements for a made-from-scratch cake and delivered it for our celebration. The beautifully decorated cabin had everything needed to make our stay comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and cookware. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, I would highly recommend the Wise Old Owl Cabin. Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation on the large front porch in a peaceful wooded setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Only got to stay at the cabin a few days and it was for a family wedding so didn't get to enjoy all it had to offer. However the setting couldn't have been more lovely and the cabin had charm in every corner. Owners Debbie and Butch seemed like an extension of the family so warm and inviting and answered every question we could have. Clean, comfortable and several family members want to come back and book it for a longer stay.. Highly recommend it..

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Wonderful Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect cabin for our family get-together. The decor of this cabin is just beautiful and it was very easy to feel comfortable and at ease here because everything is so well thought out. The kitchen contains enough dishes/cookware so that food prep and dining were no hassle at all. The bathrooms/bedrooms contained linens that were high quality, fresh and abundant. We very much enjoyed coffee on the front porch in the mornings while taking in the peaceful setting and singing birds, while evenings were spent in the screened in back porch and hot tub. Debbie, the owner, was very helpful in all aspects of the trip, from making the reservation to the very end of the trip. She was also extremely helpful in providing information on activities in the area, which was very much appreciated since we had never visited this area before. Lydia, the housekeeper was kind enough to leave fresh eggs and homemade bread for our arrival and also took the time to send forgotten car keys back to a family member. I would recommend a stay at this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

2017 RATE
Non Holidays----$325 per night ---ask about a weekly 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 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.

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