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LogCabin Lodge Retreat. Tranquil Spacious Wildlife Peace & Quiet Sunsets! deer

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Great location, Sleeps 10, 3 Bedrooms Convertible beds, 2.5 Bath, outdoor living

Cressler Creek Log Cabin is conveniently located half way between Kansas City and Denver, off I-70. Located in Sheridan County Kansas Hoxie is easily accessible by taking the Hoxie-Grainfield exit go north and turn east on Hwy. 24. We offer secluded, private lodging 1.3 miles off the highway. Many of our past guests comment on how at peace they feel here, the quiet time to reflect, watch the birds and other wildlife, hearing the sounds of only cattle, birds, and the often hay scented breeze of rural America. We have installed a horse shoe pit in the outdoor living space where young and old alike can challenge each other to an old fashioned game of 'shoes', sit on the porches and just get to reconnect with each other. We do have Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, and videos but you probably will find yourself drawn either outdoors, or upstairs to the game room with the pool table, game table, and lots of board games and puzzles for quality family time, or even playing a game of card or chess.

Many of our guests take scenic walks along the dirt road north of the cabin, hunt for fossils and arrow heads in the rock quarry, go have spiritual time at the beautiful white cross on the top of the hill, journal, photograph wildlife, birds, and flowers, and enjoy the quiet.

The cabin sleeps 10 easily, with air mattresses, pack and plays, high chair, folding tables and chairs available for larger groups. Two baths on the main floor and 1/2 bath in the loft area. The kitchen is fully equipped to allow preparation of meals for one, two, or dozens of hungry people. We have a double oven, large dutch oven, crock pots, griddle, grills, just about everything and even an extra fridge and freezer in the garage. Seating will easily accompany 30+, with additional seating and tables outside. Laundry is complimentary, and basic baking supplies, bake ware and condiments, including coffee and tea is provided. Catering upon request at time of booking. We have many service providers in the area for your couples massage, pedicure, salon pampering session in town, flower shop, antique shop, get your car detailed, have your dog groomed, visit the museum or water park in town. Two lakes within a few miles, abundant wildlife. Sheridan County Kansas and Hoxie Kansas has prize winning deer. I work closely with a local outfitter and he provides guided and semi-guided hunts. Ice fish on the lake 5 miles away, come home, light the fireplace, grill some steaks, watch your favorite sports or program in comfort, or play a game of pool.

The cabin was the Cressler family home for over 30 years, and is decorated with rustic and antique decor, is kid friendly, and offers a full library for our guests reading enjoyment.

Three porches for viewing the beautiful Kansas sunrise and sunsets, having morning coffee, reading or relaxing. The creek can be heard on a still day, along with the songs of the birds, mooing of cattle, howl of an occasional coyote, and chirp of the crickets and frogs in the pond. A storm shelter is provided on premise.

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More Details

Property Manager
Lori Cressler
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Lori Cressler

Larry and Irene Cressler built this log cabin in 1978 as their dream home. They spent 30 years living there and raising their family and enjoying holidays with extended family. They moved to town at retirement, and the decision was made to convert their home to a hunting lodge and retreat for others. Our family still uses the cabin for our special occasions. Larry may drive out by the property occasionally to check the bird feeder, barn cats, and to just enjoy the scenery. Larry and Irene farmed land owned by the Cressler ancestors for over 100 years. Sons Ross and Herb still farm the land as part of their operation and are actively involved in the rental of the cabin. Irene has recently passed away, but her spirit lives on with her beautiful flowers she planted and the birds she attracted to the bird feeder. If you see a cardinal while you are here, think of my sweet mother, coaxing them to live here with her constant filling of the bird feeders and nurturing the trees and plants around the yard. The sunrise and sunsets on the prairie are unmatched by anything you will ever experience in the city. The entire family was born and raised in the community, and have raised our children here, attending the Hoxie community schools, churches, and our extended families, cousins, and class mates still live here. Only LaRene, the eldest daughter, lives out of the county, residing in eastern Kansas to be near her kids and grandkids. The sons both ranch and farm in the area and deliver mail, and work with and help both friends and neighbors when needed. That is what a small community is about, helping others, pot luck dinners, and an all around good feeling from each other. If you are in Hoxie, have a flat tire, need help along the road, or directions to a destination, you will just need to ask.

Lori Cressler purchased this cabin in 1978

Why Lori Cressler chose Hoxie

If you long to relax, feel at peace with the world, enjoy the stars at night, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of Kansas, the wildlife viewing, peace and quiet, this place is where you need to be. The location is convenient, yet so secluded behind mature scotch pines. Guest often make the same observation; 'how relaxing their visit was' and 'we do not want to go home'. Many guests are repeat visitors, and/or book for a family reunion!

You will get good nights sleep, breathe fresh country air, and get the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat, take pictures, hike, or just sit on the porch and do absolutely nothing. Bring your basic food and beverages. Various catering options are available if requested at booking.

We want to share the beauty of Cressler Creek Log Cabin with others while still maintaining ownership for our own use. Larry and Irene bought the creek land in the 1970's, and decided the live spring and meadow was the perfect place to build the rustic log cabin. Irene designed the home, which continues to serve the guests and family in comfort. All four of my (Lori) great, great grand parents migrated here on covered wagons and chose to settle in Sheridan County. They raised their families, grandchildren, and generations of us all in the area. This is a farming and ranching community of close knit, Christian families that you will find to be quite helpful and honest. I hope you can slow down, spend a few days here, and really get a feel of what small town living is like, not a lot of sirens, horns, yelling, criminals, and the like here, just home grown families living the life they love.

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet. Scenic. Relaxation. Family Friends. Memories.

A person can sit on the porch all day and not see another person. However, you are guaranteed to see deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, and many beautiful birds. Cattle and horses may amble past on their way for a drink. You will not hear the traffic, barking dogs, neighbors, or sirens. You will hear the snap of the American flag.

If you want seclusion and a get away, this is the place. If you want to hunt trophy bucks, pheasants, and turkey, this is also the place.

If you feel the need to reconnect with nature, the land, and breathe fresh country air, purchase local beef or pork and grill it up yourself, visit the farmers market for produce and eggs, go fishing, hiking and take your kids on an adventure into the pasture looking fur turtles, lizards, and wild flowers, and just be at peace I urge you to make Hoxie not a drive through town, but a stop and see, feel, and experience the wonder of a small town, town.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time! We will do this again. I want let u know how much we enjoyed the cabin this past weekend. We all had a great time. Thanks again!
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Hoxie

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full bath across from the Master. Walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath in the loft area. Large for changing. Lavatory
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full bath. Main floor in the back entry/laundry area.
  • 2.5 total bathrooms. Master is a walk-in full size shower with seat. Additional full bath on main floor. Half bath in loft area. Generous water heater.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in the open loft area.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Main floor Master. Sofa is twin size. Pack and Play.
    Bedroom 6 - 4 single bed , Quality air mattresses available (4) with bedding.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen and full size beds both located in bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Twin size daybed near bathroom in back entry area.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , 2 double beds in bedroom upstairs
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom, twin sized bed in this room with rocking chair to make it family friendly. Also satellite tv, internet, dvd player, and pack-n-play. Two twin beds in back bedroom, upstairs bedrooms one has 2 full size and the other has 1 full and 1 queen bed, game room has queen sofa bed. 8 twin blow up mattress' are available to use any place in the house. Also 2 recliners, and 2 large couches for those who prefer to sleep there.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Star gazing, bird watching, peace and quiet. We have abundant wildlife, turkeys, deer, bunnies, and all come to the feeder daily. You can sit inside and see out in all directions and watch them without disturbing them. There is a state fishing lake within 5 miles of the cabin for year round fishing fun, golf course in Hoxie, municipal swimming pool, farmer's market in the summer, farm fresh eggs upon request, unique local artistic items, books, specialty foods, wooden items, and the most amazing steaks for grilling. We have a coffee house in Hoxie with gourmet coffee, pastries, and lunch served daily. You can also have private parties at Oscar's. Elk's lodge, steak house and lounge near by, and guided turkey, pheasant and deer hunting is available. Just ask if you have a special request and we will do our best to accommodate you, your family and friends. Beauty, serenity, and a real back to nature experience can be found here.


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LogCabin Lodge Retreat. Tranquil Spacious Wildlife Peace & Quiet Sunsets! deer
average rating of 4.785714 based on 84 reviews

Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to go for a relaxing evening. We are in the process of building a new facility and needing a place for your technical guys to stay. They were very pleased with a quite country location and peaceful setting. The facility more than met their expectations. Recommend this for a country laid back getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoxie, KS

Great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, serene setting any time of year. Though I only stayed by myself, the lodge was large enough for multiple families. It was an excellent and relaxing getaway. I went for long walks in nature (an unusually warm day for Jan) and enjoyed the sunshine on the back porch. Saw deer, pheasant, horses, cattle and tons of birds. When it finally got cold I went indoors for the warmth of the fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atchison, KS

Family Adventure on the Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Imagine our surprise to find a rental half way across Kansas on our return trip from a ranch in Colorado. We were weary when we arrived, but upon entering the great room, one of our teenage grandsons said, "Oh, this is just the best house!" There was so much room for our family of 10. The kitchen had everything we needed for dinner. We celebrated a birthday and a retirement by watching a video, thankful for a DVD player and large screen TV. In the early morning with a cup of coffee, we were greeted on the front porch by a wild turkey and rabbit. The smell of the farm off the beaten path was something to treasure. Silence is golden!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakley, KS

Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I rented the cabin for the weekend of spring break 2011. It was a great time! The surrounding woodsy area is perfect for walking around and admiring nature. It's a quiet and very peaceful location. Since then, we've rented the cabin twice. I'm positive we'll be renting it again at some point.

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dodge City

Friends & Family

  • 4 of 5

This will make our 2nd stay at the cabin. We brought 5 couples and 7 kids. We had an awesome get away at a very reasonable price. There was plenty of space for the kids to play and for the adults to visit. We went for several walks and even played a game of kick ball. The fire place was cozy and warm. Can't wait till we can get away again from our day to day routine and just relax!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dodge City

Friends & Family

  • 4 of 5

This will make our 2nd stay at the cabin. We brought 5 couples and 7 kids. We had an awesome get away at a very reasonable price. There was plenty of space for the kids to play and for the adults to visit. We went for several walks and even played a game of kick ball. The fire place was cozy and warm. Can't wait till we can get away again from our day to day routine and just relax!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hoxie, Kansas
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hoxie, Kansas
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hoxie, KS
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 24
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Hoxie, KS
Car: necessary

Hoxie Kansas is located in Sheridan County Kansas near the historic site of Cottonwood Ranch in Studley Kansas. Of course we have hunting and fishing in the area, but maybe you did not realize we have a new swimming pool/water park in Hoxie, farmer's market, fresh produce and eggs, gourmet coffee shop, antique store, many churches, baseball diamond complex, airport, and in the summer time we also enjoy a car show, rod run with drag racing, amazing 4th of July fireworks display FREE, rodeo, home owned carnival, and the State Historical site Cottonwood Ranch is just a few miles east of the property. Some other activities cowboy timed shootout in Hill City Kansas mountain man rendezvous, Wakeeney, Norton, and Colby speedway, ranch rodeo, Elks lodge, Boy Scout house, bait and tackle shop, gun dealers with ammunition, 4-wheeler rental, guided hunt on leased land, turkey, deer, whitetail, mule, pheasant, quail, coyote, beaver, trapping, lake, tractor pull, quilt show, cook off at Cottonwood Ranch, historical barn, Penokee Man landmark, steak house, golf tournaments, barrel racing series, I-70 rodeo circuit, circle track racing, horse shows, golf course, lakes, massage therapist, hair salon, tanning, pampering, pedicure, manicure, facial, walking park, kennel, veterinarian, hospital, car wash, walk in hunting, other historical sites, Mickey Museum, Tasco School House, scenic byway, and wonderful people to help you find out what is going on during your visit. We also have Red's convenience store which has the BEST soft serve ice cream you will ever taste. This year we are adding a trail ride, paint ball, 4-wheeler trail, Boy and Girl scouting facility for educational outings, quilting and scrap booking retreats, writers retreat, concealed carry classes, gourd art, paranormal researcher training class, mountain man rendezvous, wedding venue, glamour shots, photography opportunities, storm watching opportunity, historical tour, wild flower photo shoots, If you have the desire to get back to nature, either with camera, family, biking, hiking, rock hunting, turtle hunting, or on horse back, we can come up with an event with your group to make memories to last a life time. Cottonwood Ranch, registered historical site is just down the road a few miles, and is the oldest ranch in Sheridan County Kansas, we can arrange a personal tour of this amazing fully restored sheep ranch from the 1800s for you to experience with the museum curator. It has been restored to include quilts, china, furniture, bedding, and documents from the original homesteader family, a truly informational and unforgettable historical adventure. They even can take you to the local cemetery where some of the family members are resting for all eternity.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.9

Group rates may be available, ask at time of inquiry. Sheridan County Farm Bureau members need to ask at time of booking the reservation. 10% discount on second night of a two night minimum visit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.