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Barbara & Richard Cardinal

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

Rustic country log cabin at Culver Lake.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Branchville holiday cottage

2+ BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 6. Single cot/child's day bed/pack-n-play available.

Newly refurbished cabin nestled in the woods. Large screened in porch with view of 555 acre lake. Enjoy pristine waters of Culver Lakes private community. Although this cottage is not lake front, you have a private dock with use of canoe, rowboat and 2 kayaks. Great spot for fishing, no gear provided. 16+ license required. Community sandy beach with great swimming, food and game just across the lake from cabin. Great for kids. Life guard on duty. Seasonal activities summer/fall/winter. Close to water parks, youth theme park, paint ball, zoo and museum, Linens provided for a family of 6 or bring your own. Great place for a relaxing, fun filled vacation. Appalachian trail nearby, excellent waterfalls, hiking, biking. Next to Stokes State Forest. $300.00 damage control security deposit required, refundable within 7 days of your departure via mail. No Smoking/no pets.

Country Log Cabin: This log cabin was built in l925 and is listed in the Historical Society. It has cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace and lots of 'old world' charm. It has been fully restored with cabin charm, is clean and comfortable. The large screened in porch off the living room is a great place to relax, play cards, enjoy a meal or a good book. Below that we have added a new room with trundle bed and a washer/dryer. View of 555 acre lake from Upper North Shore Road which backs Stokes State Forest. Internet, cable TV with VCR/DVD player is there for your enjoyment and a charcoal grill is provided without charcoal. Private dock 5 minutes away with canoe, 2 kayaks and row boat for your use. Sandy beach with swing set as mentioned above, Culver Lake Golf Course is across the street from the beach and there is weekly entertainment and breakfast and lunch served daily. Additional golf courses are 30 minutes away. Affordable family restaurants close by. Easy food shopping 1 mile away. Wal-mart shopping area a 15 minute drive from the cabin with Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples, Models and many more. 2 beach chairs provided. Life jackets not provided for infants/young children. NO CANDLES PLEASE.

Culver Lake: Culver Lake is a clean spring fed natural lake nestled in the Kittatinny mountains. We are neighbored by Stokes State Forest which helps to keep our private lake community filled with an abundance of wild life to enjoy including the great Bald Eagle. Fishing is enjoyed my many, license required. Our mornings on the water are uplifting and our sunsets are peaceful and magnificent. Come enjoy sitting on our sandy beach and soak up the sun or sit under a shady tree enjoy the summer breeze. Our clean water is inviting to swim in and diving board is great fun for all.

Golf: Play 9 holes of golf at The Culver Lake Golf Club directly across the street from the Culver Lake beach. Minutes away you will find the Chrystal Springs Golf Resort at Black Bear reachable at 973-209-2521. Farmstead Golf Club in Lafayette @ 973-383-1666. Bear Brook Golf Club in Newton @973-383-2327. Hidden Acres Gold Course 973-948-9804.

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  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara & Richard Cardinal (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Barbara & Richard Cardinal

This cabin was built in 1925 by a member of the Disney family and it was used as a hunting lodge for his friends. There are several cabins, none the same, scattered in the area around the mother house accross the street. This house is a member of the Historical Society and we cherish its welcoming charm.

Barbara & Richard Cardinal purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Barbara & Richard Cardinal chose Skylands

When we saw this property, we knew we had to own it. It is so charming and cozy, not to mention it is part of Culver Lake and all it has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Lake rights to a private lake community for fishinig, swimming and row boating for our guests is a plus. Come back to the Cabin and feel the trees wrap themselves around you and put you a step back in time. Sit on the back screened in porch and relax in the peaceful quiet of the day with your favorite beverage. Evening brings fun around the chimnea toasting marshmallows and enjoying family fun.


based on 15 traveller reviews

Rustic country log cabin at Culver Lake.
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Father & Sons

  • 4 of 5

We had a great Columbus Day weekend. The weather cleared on Sunday for a beautiful view from Sunrise Mountain in Stoke's Forest. I left my Hawaiian Shirt and Barbara was gracious enough to send it to me. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great time. Thank you for caring for the cabin during your stay and we hope you return again. Barbara and Richard Cardinal
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Very nice stay, recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very nice week-end in the cabin with our friends. The cabin was perfectly clean, nicely decorated and very coszy. We enjoyed walks in the community and a stroll on the lake with the boat. Barbara was very welcoming and answered very nicely and quickly all our questions. We would definitely like to come back! Carolina.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolina: Thank you very much for caring for our Cabin and for your lovely review. Please give us a call when you are thinking of your next get-a-way. If there is any way we could have made your stay more comfortable, please feel free to contact us. Barbara and Richard Cardinal
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An Atmosphere Where Everyone Immediately Feels at Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful early spring weekend at the Cardinal's Culver Lake Cabin. We arrived in a snow storm on Friday afternoon only to be met by Paul, Barbara and Richard's son, who was sporting a backhoe and cleared off the driveway for us to park safely. It only got better from there. We had plenty of wood to burn in their enormous fire place, comfy beds and couches, a lovely kitchen and dinning room with many small amenities that just made us feel at home. This is the heart of it; the Cardinal's have somehow created an atmosphere where everyone feels at home both with them and also in their cabin. We were at once absorbed by the fact that this cabin was one of 11 historical units built in the 1920's but fully updated with every modern convenience. From our base in Culver Lake we used our weekend to visit Raymondskill Falls, Millbrook Sugar Camp reenactment, Shops in quaint Lafayette, and had several meals in the Chatterbox, one of our favorite local restaurants. Great mini vacation at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank: Thank you so much for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you back again soon. Barbara and Richard Cardinal
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful VERY clean cabin. We all enjoyed the lake area. Very close to Stokes State Forest. Owners are very friendly and easy to work with

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property with very accommodating owners

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property with everything you need for a great stay. It's close to the state forest and also has a view of the lake. The wood burning fireplace is a great feature as is the screened porch. The owners are great to work with. We have stayed here several times and plan to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Party of 4 adults

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful, close to so many fun opportunities! Rented a pontoon on Lake Hapatcong one day, went to a Jets game, kayaked Culvers Lake , toured Stokes and Warwick, enjoyed watching deer out back porch. We ordered beautiful weather, and it was delivered! Cabin was so cool, rustic, quaint, but with all the home conveniences. Will return in future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Newark Liberty International Air Port
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Culver Lake Golf Course
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Culver Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Dover, NJ
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 206
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Stokes Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Mountain Creek
Car: necessary

Located in the beautiful Kittatiny Mountain range in a private lake community. Close to Delaware Water Park National Recreation Area, High Point State Park and bordering Stokes State Forest. Surround yourself in nature and see our majestic Bald Eagles. Close to Space Farms Zoo and Museum, minutes to large antique center and village shopping, NJ State Fair first week in August. Family fun on the beach weekly. Close to NYC, Pt. Jervis NY, Milford PA and Pocono Mountains. 35 minutes to closest of 3 water parks/ski slopes and hiking trails.

Other Activities: Canoeing, kayaking and row boating are included with your rental.

Ski: Ski Mountain Creek in Vernon 35 minutes away. Just next door to Mountain Creek. Ski Camel Back in Tannersville 60 minutes away. There are many more smaller slopes in the Pennsylvania area across the Delaware River approximately 30 minutes from the house. i.e. Shawnee


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Branchville, New Jersey

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$392

Cleaning fee of $100 available option. July and August are WEEKLY ONLY unless available within 48 hours of an availability during those months. Friday is the change over day ONLY during July and August for weekly rentals.

Cash upon arrival for less than 7 day stay or prepayment required 2 weeks before arrival.
Security deposit to be refunded within 7 days of departure. No credit cards accepted.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Branchville, New Jersey

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , New
  • New bathroom on main floor with shower stall, ceramic tile floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Cot available.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot , pack and play or crib mattress available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Trundle bed in basement area fully finished.
  • 2 twin beds in each room. Downstairs bedroom is 2 twins set up as a king. Room for cot up or down stairs bedroom or living room. Bring your own beach towels Linen service provided for family of 4. Child's day bed crib mattress size also available and pack and play crib on premises. One step down into main bedroom. Ample closets. Fully finished basement room with trundle bed sleeps 2.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
No telephone service. Cell phone service excellent. 4 beach chairs available. Umbrella's rented at the beach for $5 daily refundable upon return of umbrella. Port-a- crib available for young child. Pure well water, no need for bottles. Private dock for fishing 2 minute drive away. No fishing equipment provided. Please state age and size of child for life jacket purposes. No infant jackets provide. Internet service provided..