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Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick Patoka Lake June Avail 5 Star Reviews! 2K & 2Q

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 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:
February 21, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick Patoka Lake June Avail 5 Star Reviews! 2K & 2Q
average rating of 4.989011 based on 91 reviews

Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had 15 people staying at the lodge and everything was perfect. Could not ask for a better place. Hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We, all 19 of us, spent a weekend in the Wise Old Owl Cabin in the woods! Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This Cabin was in the exact location we were looking for: privacy, fall foliage, woods for our young explorers (grandchildren) and older family members to enjoy, French Lick and West Baden nearby as well as Lake Patoka. The Cabin is well maintained, kitchen with everything you need for meal preparations! We loved the rustic decor, the fire pit was a big hit, and some of the grandchildren enjoyed the hot tub! The combination gas/charcoal grill needs some attention, but there were other alternatives. In summation, it was definitely a weekend to remember as all enjoyed the environment, ambience, and the family gathering. We thank Debbie and Butch for making this Cabin available,

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful weekend with my family

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful place that comfortably accommodated my family of 5 adults and is close enough to Louisville that other members can come for the day. Last year a group of 10 women family members stayed. While there is a lot to do in French Lick and the surrounding area we enjoyed sitting by the fire pit and sharing stories. And if it rains there is plenty of room on the two large porches. Every utensil you could want to prepare a meal is available. The Table comfortably seats 6 and there is a folding table if there are more. The owners go out of their way to welcome you and make sure you are comfortable. This was my second group gathering at this cabin and I feel confident there will be more.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This property is clean, spacious & the owners have thought of everything! Will definitely return if possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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BEAUTIFUL cabin in a BEAUTIFUL setting!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the weekend here and it couldn't have gone better!! We enjoyed the campfire every night, the hot tub, and the BEAUTIFUL yard had plenty of room for our grandchildren to enjoy a bounce house!! The cabin had plenty of space for 8 adults and 7 grandkids. Debbie didn't miss a detail when it came to stocking the cabin. It was lacking nothing!! I highly recommend the Wise Old Owl Cabin if you are visiting French Lick!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful and clean!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and so clean!! Every detail has been thought of! The Wise Old Owl cabin was the perfect setting for our family weekend with 8 adults and 8 children!! We would definitely stay again and again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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