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Deborah Porter

Member since: 2011
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Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick 2 King beds Beautiful Warm Winter Cabin Dec avail

72 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Eckerty holiday cabin

3 b/rms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 20 people. Dorm style basement. Lots of beds!

$15.00 per person per night extra above 4 people (children count as an adult) Wise old owl cabin in Southern Indiana near Patoka Lake and French Lick offers acres of property affording visitors the chance to hunt, 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 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! However, this is NOT an alcohol party place.

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 hollow will bounce it back to you! For those who just can't let go-- A strong VERIZON only CELL phone signal inside the cabin. DSL internet is available with code. 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 cabin 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 wood cabin has great acoustics for musical retreats. We will work with your group!

Thanks again for your interest in The Wise Old Owl Cabin at 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 volley- ball 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Deborah Porter (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

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 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 Indiana

17 acres of peacefulness, lots of birds and wildlife. 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.

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! Nature all around, firepit 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.


based on 72 traveller reviews

Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick 2 King beds Beautiful Warm Winter Cabin Dec avail
average rating of 4.986111 based on 72 reviews

This is a great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and surrounding property were beautiful. The cabin was very clean. The owner was very helpful in answering questions about the surrounding area and things to do. I would recommend this cabin to everyone. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Four friends just returned from the most memorable vacation due to the Wise Old Owl Cabin. The premises were picture perfect, the attention to detail from the owner was amazing. The cabin was cleaner than a 4 Star hotel and every need was thought of. We had a great time just sitting in the swing on the screen porch. This cabin is centrally located to Patoka Lake and French Lick. Could not have been more perfect. - Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Be "Wise" - book now!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful. I've never stayed in a rental that was so well-appointed. It was spotlessly clean and has everything you might need. The owners were easy to communicate with and thoughtful toward the renter. We had eight adults stay for a long weekend; we had more than plenty of space and never got bored. The hot tub was a nice addition, and we enjoyed even though it was 90 degrees! Same for the fire pit.

In the area, we did a great, short hike in the forest one day and rented a pontoon for the next on Patoka Lake. The marina was friendly and we had an absolute blast. Be sure to visit Schwartz Family Restaurant one night for dinner.

I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this house. First of all, the place was immaculate! And it has all the amenities you would want in a rental house. Debbie Porter, the owner, made our stay as comfortable as possible and made us feel very cared for. We enjoyed the seclusion and serenity this place offers. If we are in this area again, we will definitely consider Wise Old Owl!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautifull Cabin an grounds

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. When we arrived the caretaker was very helpful. My Grandchildren thought it was fun to share the downstairs dorm style room with Uncles, Aunts, Moms, Dads, cousins, brothers and sisters. There were 15 of us and we never felt crowded, even with just 3 bathrooms no one complained about waiting. We are thinking about returning next year.

The Heltons

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great place, great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our weekend there! Perfect for a family 50th Birthday Party! Would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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
3 Miles
Wycliff Plaza
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

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Eckerty, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$197
Refundable Damage Deposit A$329
Tax Rate 12.0%

2016 RATE
Non Holidays----$300 per night ---ask about weekly rate of $1800 (4 people)
$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 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Eckerty

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • 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 enclosure , Double size shower downstairs main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Loft bath extra large
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 (Dorm) bath has small shower, sink, and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Loft Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Main level Guest
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed , 1 double bed , 4 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Downstairs Dorm (two rooms)
  • 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 two queen bed, one queen sleeper sofa, one set of bunk beds (2 twins), one standard or double bed, and 2 more twin beds. Basement sleeps 12 in beds. We can accommodate about 3 more people with air mattresses if necessary. (Max capacity for cabin is 20)
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • conservatory
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Non Smoking and Non Pet (Firm)---please let us know if you plan on smoking outdoors. Front porch only has provisions for smokers outdoors. 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. DSL INTERNET is avail, please ask for the code at check-in. There is a small octagon shaped bumper pool table in the basement as well as numerous board games and toys.