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Charming, Spacious House on Secluded, Seven Acre Private Lake-Woodland Setting

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6-7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 16+

Sorry, the Dogwood Springs Guesthouse is closed to any new reservations for the 2017-2018 calendar years at this time.

A nice country retreat consisting of 40+ wooded acres looking out on a 7 acre private lake located 40 miles west of Indianapolis off Interstate 70 . Enjoy boating, swimming and great fishing-the lake is stocked with bass and blue gill. Miles of hiking trails venture in the adjoining woods of Dogwood Springs Forest Preserve that are especially beautiful in the fall. Large, fully equipped kitchen with seating for 20 includes industrial oven/range. Living room views the lake with comfortable seating and HD TV. A large deck off the kitchen and living room is equipped with barbecue and two patio tables. Or use the fire pit barbecue area near the lake. The cabin room has the fireplace and an assortment of books for reading. The game room is in the lower level having a television, pool table, kitchenette and walk out patio. The Dogwood Springs Guesthouse is a destination location suitable for family reunions & group getaways.

The house is recently remodeled, fully furnished and stocked with everything you need except food. We will do all we can to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please use caution because you are in a wilderness area and use of the lakes is at your own risk. Life vests are provided for swimming. We recommend you bring sunscreen, insect repellent and your own fishing gear. No fishing license is required. Also, please use caution, there is heavy truck traffic on HWY 243 from the local quarries. Thank you for your interest.

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Vaughn Edwards
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017


Cloverdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible, Main floor
  • All bathrooms newly remodeled 2011. Handicap accessible bath new 2014.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
    Fireplace room - 2 twin/ single , Has nice daybed, trundle and adjoining handicap bathroom.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Lower Level,
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower Level, adjoins bedroom 5 and private bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, bath in the hall.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Upstairs, roll away bed is in the closet for a 5th twin bed.
  • There are 2 inflatable queen air mattresses with linens, blankets and pillows also.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Golf cart provided for our elderly guests at $20/day charge. Please indicate if you would like to rent the golf cart at the time of booking.


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Charming, Spacious House on Secluded, Seven Acre Private Lake-Woodland Setting
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East Alton

Very clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

It was very peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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DePauw Graduation Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded my expectations. I have rented a number of vacation properties through Home Away and have always been pleased however this property was exceptional. The home is very comfortable but the highlight are the beautiful wooded lot, lake and surrounding hiking trails.

Over the course of a week's stay we had sixteen family members representing three generations from 8 years of age to 70+ . We came together to celebrate the graduation of our granddaughter from DePauw which is a short drive from the property. Memories were made enjoying the paddle boats, fishing, enjoying fires in the fire pit, sharing meals on the deck or at the huge dining room table.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Huge and inviting!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the guesthouse April 28-May1, 2017. Our son flew in from Los Angeles, a Niece from NYC, and a cousin from Tampa. Others drove from several places in Ohio, Chicago, and southern Indiana. It was the first time we had all been together in over a year or more. The guest house was perfect for 14 adults and 1 toddler. The weather didn't cooperate (it rained all weekend except for several hours on Saturday), but this house is huge and there are plenty of rooms to spread out in. We loved the large kitchen and table for seating 20! The covered front porch allowed some to sit outside, and watch the storms roll through. Our granddaughter had so much fun running around the main floor. Some of the younger adults even got a chance to take the boats out when there was a break in the weather. The house was very clean, the kitchen was a dream, and the trails were great for hiking and biking. Lots of things to do in the immediate area if you choose. Everyone had a great time, and being together made us realize we need to try this more often. Without any reservations we would recommend Dogwood Springs and definitely go there again! I should add that Vaughn was very helpful in answering my questions and returned calls right away. Thanks, Vaughn.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous home & property.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. The layout is fantastic for a large group. We had 8 adults & 12 children staying & we never felt crowded. The owners have thought of every need you may have. Including my son forgot his deodorant & they had a cabinet stocked with toiletries you may have forgotten. Every shower has shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Great feature, saves space when packing. We took advantage of the trails & the ponds. We hope to return sometime during the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit. Everything was wonderful and gave us the privacy and space we needed for 10 women on retreat. Accommodations were great and it's nice to be able to walk in and have everything you could possibly need.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had our mother-daughter reunion here for a few days right after Christmas. There were 9 of us, but the house is big enough for many more. The house is beautifully situated in the woods - the trails and lake shore provided endless amusement for the kids even though it was winter. The exterior spaces that we didn't use (fire pit, play set) seemed to be in excellent condition. The house itself is very thoughtfully provisioned and equipped. The TV/video setups have clear instructions that actually work! The bathrooms were spotless, with soap and shampoo dispensers in the showers. The kitchen is a rental dream come true. Huge sink and a stove large enough to roast a buffalo. All of the pots, pans and utensils that you need to cook real meals. Cabinets and drawers are thoughtfully labeled on the outside. The dining area table really does seat 20 and there are enough dishes and silverware to feed at least that many. There is a second dining table in the official dining room and that was a perfect spot to set up our jigsaw puzzles. With the fireplace room and the recreation room we could have easily brought all of the boy children along too and never known they were there. We never left the property during the 3 days we stayed, and so can't comment on the area amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Indianapolis International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Clover Meadows Golf Course
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Paoli Peaks
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lieber State Recreation Area/Cagles Mill Lake
Car: necessary

The property is surrounded by the five hundred plus acre Dogwood Springs Forest Preserve which includes hiking trails. Also, adjacent to the Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife area. We are three miles north of the Lieber State Recreation Area and Cagles Mill Lake. We are in the heart of covered bridge country including the Park County Covered Bridge Festival. There is golfing at Clover Meadows golf course. DePauw University is 20 minutes north in the city of Greencastle. Greencastle is famous for it's award-winning restaurant 'Almost Home'. The Indianapolis Airport is 20 minutes east. The Indianapolis 500 Race is 45 minutes east. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is 30 minutes east. The Centre City Mall is 30 minutes east. The Indianapolis zoo and botanical gardens is 35 min. away.


Rates & Availability

Cloverdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Optional: $25 per day to use the golf cart.
Optional: Pets require a pet addendum filled out and an extra $100/pet cleaning cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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