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Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick 2K & 2Q Family Retreat mid-week days available!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 b/rms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 20 people. Dorm style basement. Lots of 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 hunt, 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! However, this is NOT an alcohol party place.

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. DSL internet is available with code. 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

Owner
Deborah Porter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 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.

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! Nature all around, firepit 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.

Amenities

Eckerty Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 (Dorm) bath has small shower, sink, and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 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)
  • 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 two queen bed, one queen sleeper sofa, one set of bunk beds (2 twins), one standard or double bed, and 2 more twin beds. Basement sleeps 12 in beds. We can accommodate about 3 more people with air mattresses if necessary. (Max capacity for cabin is 20)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick 2K & 2Q Family Retreat mid-week days available!
average rating of 4.9871793 based on 78 reviews
5

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

  • 5 of 5

This weekend was a special one - to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our two sons, their wives and our six grandchildren (10-20 years old). The Wise Old Owl Cabin exceeded our expectations. While the cabin could hold 20, it was very comfortable for the 12 of us. We were worried that with 12 we wouldn't have enough dishes for the meals. Not a problem since there were several sets of dishes. Cooking utensils, towels, bedding, chairs, etc., were all provided and abundant. The owners even allowed us to use their land line phone since we did not have Sprint service at the cabin or at French Lick. I would HIGHLY RECOMMENT this cabin to anyone. Very impressive and we were surprised by all the little special decorations, games, and equipment available to us. Debbie called several times to make sure all was OK and their caretaker service visited right after we arrived to make sure any questions we had were answered and explained some specialty items like the hot tub, where extra supplies were, what games they had, etc. The decor was perfect! GREAT STAY AND PLACE TO VISIT.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful setting....beautiful cabin !

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location for our family to celebrate our grandson' s graduation from Indiana University. Plenty of room for all of us and the cabin was just perfect! Thanks to the Porter's for making our trip all the more memorable!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nabb, IN
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

It was a ladies weekend away, and the place had everything!! Very relaxing. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Beautiful cabin and we felt right at home!

  • 5 of 5

We had several families join for a ski trip and cabin vacation over Presidents' Day weekend. We had such a great stay and Debbie was so great! She and her husband gave us ideas of things to do nearby and had such a well stocked cabin that we didn't miss anything we needed for the long weekend away from home. We had a big group and everyone had a bed. We felt right at home, cooked some great meals in a very well stocked kitchen and enjoyed some beautiful weather outside at the cabin too with a game of kickball in the front yard and s'mores at the firepit. We definitely hope to return to this beautiful cabin!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Wise Old Owl was fabulous! We would definitely revisit this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect for our group of 13. We enjoyed the woodsy setting, the beauty of the cabin and its furnishings, and all the extras that Debbie and Butch have put into the cabin. No detail was left out! Lydia, the housekeeper, even left fresh eggs and homemade bread! Both the owners and the housekeeper were extremely helpful. The fire pit area, back porch with hot tub, spacious yard, and front porch were great family gathering places.

We will definitely return next winter if not earlier!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Jeffersonville IN
5

Terrific family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin. Beautiful inside and out. Very family friendly. The best equipped kitchen we have ever experienced! Thanks for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Pete Dye Course
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Big Splash Adventure Resort
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Blue River Cafe
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Eckerty Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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