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Cardinal Lodge was part of large 1950's church camp. Bordered by Blue River.

Missi Bush-Sawtelle

Member since: 2011
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Cardinal Lodge was part of large 1950's church camp. Bordered by Blue River.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this French Lick holiday lodge

3 bedrooms, 2 single beds in living room, 2 pullout couches, 3 cots, sleeps 12

Cardinal House Lodge - Cardinal House Lodge offers a large screened porch that wraps around 2 sides of the building and provides space to dine, sleep, or watch the river. A large circular fireplace offers additional gathering opportunities in an open family room setting. The cabin will sleep 8 to 12 comfortably. The cabin has 3 bedrooms. There are also 2 twin beds in view of the fireplace, a sleeper couch, and cots are available. The cabin has 1 bath with shower and 1 1/2 bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and features a Vulcan stove, huge butcher-block prep table, exterior gas and charcoal grills, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a riverside campfire circle.

The cabin is adapted from a 1950's church camp called Camp Merry Ledges. The Camp is constructed of rustic redwood and douglas fir and provides the perfect setting for couples, families, fishermen, and outdoor groups looking for a river retreat. This cabin is the perfect retreat for a river and nature lovers.

We are bordered by the Blue River and public lands: Enjoy easy access to the Blue River. You are nicely situated halfway between 2 public access points. Access points can be arranged for river trips of varying lengths. Bring your own boats or rent boats from a nearby livery.

The section of the river where Cardinal House Lodge is not where they run the rental canoes.

Fishermen ABSOLUTELY love fishing on our section of the river. You can slide into the river at the lodge and float for trips downstream of 3, 5, 10 or more miles. Many access points lie downstream of us.

The Blue River is renowned for it's cleanliness and naturalness. It abounds with wildlife.

Harrison Crawford State Forest, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Patoka Lake, Hoosier National Forest, and the Ohio River are all within 15 minutes of us. That means there is a lot of Hiking, Biking, Hunting, Fishing, and backpacking awaiting you.

Gambling, night life, and shopping abound: We are only 40 minutes from 2 different Casinos. Louisville is about 40 minutes away. French Lick is about 50 minutes away. Corydon is Indiana's 1st state capital and has a lot of things going on.

Scenic Drives and Historic Tourism : We are located right on the Ohio River Scenic ByWay, HWY 62. Route 66 is a few miles away. These roads offer roadside picnicking, amazing vistas, and roads canopied by living trees. You can explore for days and not see the same road twice.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Missi Bush-Sawtelle (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2015

Why HomeAway?

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security with HomeAway.com.au
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Reviews

2 traveller reviews

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Cardinal Lodge was part of large 1950's church camp. Bordered by Blue River.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

12 Dudes, a Cabin, and a Bachelor Party

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! I scoured the Internet for cabins in Southern Indiana that could accommodate 12-13 guys, and this was one of the few that could actually do that. It was for a bachelor party, and we had trouble picking our jaws up off the floor all weekend. The place is unbelievably spacious, with a huge living area, giant wrap around porch, and the kitchen. Let's talk about the kitchen. It's got a loooong island that can fit six guys all doing food prep at the same time, and the island is basically a giant cutting board so that helps. It also has a monstrous, professional sized, stove that you could probably cook twenty meals on at once, no joke. And since the party always ends up in the kitchen, there was still room for the people gathering around the keg, or those just hanging out and being nostalgic.

Outside there is an insane amount of room to do basically whatever you want. Even with the two fire pits, we had room for cornhole, frisbee, fishing, grilling, and one of the most intense games of wiffleball this side of the Ohio River has ever seen.

The Blue River is right there, like, RIGHT there. Just be mindful, as there is a little drop off before the water.

The only negative I could possibly give this place was the beds. They are beds in a technical sense, but if you have a bad back you might be a little sore in the morning. Honestly, we had no problem dealing with that because this place is THAT good.

My family just had to sell the lake cottage this past year, and this cabin had all the right smells and creaks to put me in a very happy place.

I took one step in the door and said "we're coming back." Check this place out for yourselves, and I 100% guaruntee you won't regret it.

-Jordan

Ps if you feel like perusing an issue of National Geographic during your stay, they have every issue, I think maybe ever. For real, they filled multiple book cases. It was crazy.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Louisville
5

Amazing. As expected.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is clean and everything we needed is provided.The owner Missy was very helpful and accommodating. She was just a text message away. The cabin looks exactly as the picture. My family enjoyed the stay and will definitely comeback. Perfect if you are into Spelunking or caving in layman's term. Everything is just minutes away. Marengo cave, Indiana cavern and many more. Ziplining in Boon squire cavern. The whole experience is awesome. I'm Asian but I love country living and the outdoors. No electronics and Wi-Fi for the kids for 3 days but they enjoyed every second of it. Ww will comeback this summer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Louisville Kentucky
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
several nearby
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Corydon has several
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Louisville Kentucky
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 62
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Many nearby restaurants
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Paoli Peaks
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Patoka Lake Beach
Car: not necessary

We are located on the Blue River in Southern Indiana. Great fishing and boating is available on your doorstep. Private river access comes with the rental.

We are right by the Ohio River, 2 world class caves (Marengo Cave and Squire Boone Caverns), hundreds of miles of hiking trails through Hoosier National Forest, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Harrison-Crawford State Forest, and numerous nature preserves.

Bicyclists will love our huge network of county roads and neaby mountain biking trails.

We are located right on the major scenic hwy system in Southern Indiana. We are located right on Route 66 and the Ohio Scenic River Byway. Historic Corydon Indiana is just a few miles from us. This was Indiana's first State Capital.

Patoka Lake and French Lick are only 30 minutes away. New Albany Indiana and Louisville Kentucky are only 45 minutes away.

We are located right in the heart of Southern Indiana Wine Country. One winery is only a few miles away

Other Activities: Kayaking and Canoeing and Wading are very popular activities.

Golf: We are very close to World class Golfing. Even some PGA quality courses.

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Rates & Availability

From US$195 Per night

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in French Lick, Indiana

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2 night minimum stay
US$195
From
US$240
Fri,Sat
US$1,176
US$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add US$10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee US$40.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Reservations are taken on a first paid first confirmed basis.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in French Lick, Indiana

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • We have one and a half baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Bunk Beds
    Corner of living room - 2 single bed , Corner of living room
    cots - 3 single bed , cots
    Corner of living room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Corner of living room
  • We offer 3 bedrooms that sleep 2 each. We have 2 single beds by the window and near the fireplace in the main lodge. We have 1 large couches that pull out. We also have 3 cots on the screened porch. We say that the Lodge sleeps 12.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • Games
  • games - kids
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cardinal House Lodge was the counselors quarters for a large youth camp that was built in the 1950's. We acquired the camp and in 2011 we began to rent the lodge out. It is very open and relaxing and the large screened porch helps you feel integrated with nature.

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