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Spacious Custom Log Home Overlooking Dale Hollow Lake

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 353 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 19

Beautiful three story log home with a picturesque lake view. You can get away from it all in this secluded sanctuary surrounded by woods. With 3,800 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms you will have plenty of room for your entire group. Enjoy a cup of coffee on one of the two back decks and watch the sunrise over the lake, or sip cool drink on one of the two covered front porches and watch the sunset into the woods.

The great room features two-story vaulted ceilings with a towering stone fireplace and a wall of windows to take in the lake view. The first floor is open concept so even if you have kitchen duty you can still interact with everyone. The lower level offers a game room equipped with fireplace, pool table, Foosball table, poker table, games, and puzzles. Their is enough room throughout the home that large groups can congregate without feeling cramped.

While you can enjoy beautiful views of the lake from the Chalet, you will access the lake via one of the nearby marinas. There is not direct lake access from the Chalet.

You will be comfortable throughout the year with central heat and air and ceiling fans throughout the home. If your muscles are aching after hiking the hills or a day on the lake, soak them in the spacious hot tub.

Chalet Configuration:

• Main floor includes great room with fireplace, stereo, 60 inch TV, bay window reading area, kitchen, dining room, 1/2 bath, master bedroom with 43 inch TV and full bathroom, and stairs to upper and lower levels. The front porch is covered and the back deck runs the length of the house. In addition to seating the back deck also offers a large propane grill and extra large hot tub.

• Upper Level includes two bedrooms (the Horse room and the Red, White and Blue Room), a full bathroom, an open loft are, and access to a small covered deck.

• The Lower level includes three bedrooms (the Mickey Mouse Room, Cowboy room, and Blue room), a full bathroom with laundry, and game room with 55 inch TV, VCR, pool table, Fooseball, and card table.

More Details

Terry Myers
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Terry Myers

Hi, we are the owners, Ted and Terry Myers. We love the outdoors and especially this beautiful lake. Over the years we frequently vacationed at Dale Hollow Lake. In 2000 we rented a cabin on the lake and dreamed of having our own. During that vacation we met a log home builder who also had lake view property for sale so you can guess what happened. We purchased the property and began the planning process for building our own log home. The building of the chalet was a family affair so we took great pride in the work quality completing 80% ourselves. A year later the home was complete and we have been enjoying it with friends and family since 2001. Now we have decided to open it up to you.

We feel very blessed to have the Chalet and choose to pass that blessing on to others by donating a week's vacation at the Chalet to various charitable groups. Since we began renting the Chalet in 2014 we have donated over 10 weeks. Our goal is to donate 10% of our gross revenue annually, and we have far exceeded that number to date. We are truly blessed.

Ted was born in New York and moved around quite a bit as a military kid. His father's last post was at WPAFB in Dayton Ohio. Terry was born and raised in Ohio and met Ted when they both worked retail during college. We married after graduation and a few years later moved to Kentucky and we have been here since.

Terry Myers purchased this chalet in 2001

Why Terry Myers chose Kentucky

Imagine traveling down a county maintained gravel road for a mile. At the end of the road sits a beautiful log home for your vacation. Surrounded by woodlands, some of which are owned by the Army Corp of Engineers, your only visitors will be squirrels, deer, and turkey by day and owls by night.

Friends and family who have stayed with us say there is something about staying at the Happy Hill Chalet that makes you sleep better at night. It could be its secluded location, it could be a day of fun on the lake, hiking, or ATV riding, it could be relaxing on the back deck or in the hot tub, or the comfortable beds, but whatever it is it seems to work if you need to rest.

What makes this chalet unique

Large enough to accommodate a group of 19 without feeling like your are crowding each other, yet cozy enough for smaller groups. With 3,800 square feet inside plus upper and lower decks on both the front and back of the home, you will have plenty of room to come together or have some separate space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This review was sent directly to the owner via e-mail outside of the VRBO system. Therefore all we can do is share their feedback without a specific star rating.

Oh my goodness!!! What an amazing place for our family reunion!! Everything we needed and more. Kitchen was wonderfully stocked with all our needs including great seating areas. Had 2 great meals thanks to gas grills! Basement game area was spacious and had plenty of fun things for every age. All 3 outside decks were awesome! The front porch was so inviting and great for group pictures. The porch swing so roomy. The campfire area was a popular gathering spot. Beds were so comfy and the sheets were soft. Decor was so fun throughout! View from the hotub was beautiful and close to deck seating to include everyone in conversations. We had a the absolutely fantastic weekend. Availability of owners to handle minor hot tub problem was immediate and very kind. We just had such a GREAT time and appreciate how secluded it was from everything. Was very well prepared for our stay. Thank you just doesn't say enough!!!
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Burkesville

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 353 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The Chalet is our personal vacation home, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Please treat it with care so that everyone can continue to enjoy it.
  • We understand that accidents happen, if something breaks, or is stained please let us know so that we can remedy it before the next guest arrives.
  • The County is responsible for the maintenance of the road into the property. If your wheels are spinning, please back down and get more speed.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Upper Floor Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Shared by two bedrooms upstairs.
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Shared by three bedrooms downstairs. Also has laundry.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Cowboy Room - 1 large double bed
    Mickey Mouse Room - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed
    Horse Room - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Wooded view
    Red White and Blue Room - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed , Access to front balcony.
    Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Access to upper back deck and lake view
    Blue Room - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed , Lake view
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A few things to consider. The Chalet sits at the end of a ridge and is accessed by a gravel road. The road is approximately 40 feet wide with forested hills on either side. There is a large hill with a steep grade at the entrance to the property. Therefore leaving the Chalet in a two-wheel drive vehicle requires speed and momentum to carry you up and over the hill, especially if you are loaded down with people and coolers. If you are towing a boat, we recommend you rent a slip at one of the nearby marinas and drop the boat off before you arrive at the Chalet. It is possible to bring a small boat down to the Chalet (24 feet or less), but you will need four-wheel drive to get out over the hill if you are towing a boat. The chalet is surrounded by forest and sits on top of a ridge. Therefore, it is not practical to get to the lake from the Chalet. We recommend accessing the lake via one of the nearby marinas.


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Spacious Custom Log Home Overlooking Dale Hollow Lake
average rating of 4.925 based on 41 reviews

Perfect for any vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough about this amazing place! From the front door to the back deck, everything was beautiful and welcoming. The home offers plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen and great room make the perfect spot for meals and watching movies. The game room is spacious enough for everyone to be together while having fun. We had a wonderful vacation with friends, so much so, we now what to take our sons and their wives for a family vacation! PS We are from Indiana, a very flat state, so when they say there are some larger hills that you have to travel to get to the home , they are not joking! We would recommend a truck or vehicle with 4wd :) But this just adds to the character of the location!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your found the Chalet beautiful, welcoming, and spacious. Our aim is to provide a vacation home that allows a large group to unwind and relax without being board. Sounds like you found the right mix of time to hang out together and time to retreat and relax. You are correct about the hills, they add to the character of the location and are beautiful to view from the lake. We look forward to being your family vacation spot for you and your sons and daughter-in-laws.
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Beautiful cabin. Very secluded. Owners and staff very attentive and wonderful to work with.

  • 4 of 5

The only thing negative about this place is the driveway. There were 12 adults and we had plenty of room. Cabin is stocked with everything you could possibly need. It is an absolutely beautiful place. Very secluded. It rained almost everyday, but is was very relaxing to listen to the rain falling through the trees. The view of the lake was beautiful. Terry and the staff were wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Chalet. It is wonderful to know even on rainy days you were able to relax and enjoy yourself and still enjoy the view of the lake. We are so proud of our staff, they are always eager to help whenever needed.
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100% as described! Wonderful! They thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 15 thought the cabin was perfect. Terry was a huge help answering any questions we had. Everything was excellent and as described. The hill can be challenging. But we did have someone make it in an 2008 Impala. The beds were all comfortable! The Hot tub with the view was special! The temp adjusts quickly. We couldnt find anything to complain about! Overall rating of Outstanding! Lol

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You can't get better than a 5 star review of "Outstanding, 100% as described, Wonderful, They thought of everything!" So glad everything was comfortable and you enjoyed the view, especially from the hot tub. We hope to have you back the next time your vacation travels bring you to Dale Hollow Lake.
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Amazing! The Chalet lives up to every photo posted.

  • 5 of 5

The secluded property is awesome! Once you're checked in the house has so many amenities that accommodated our large group. I could keep writing but it would all be positive reviews about the property. Terry Myers was very responsive with emails and text messages and they have done a phenomenal job with their home. I would highly recommend this place for any trip to Dale Hollow!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. With six bedrooms we can sleep 19 in beds so we are often the preferred location for large groups. We are so glad you appreciated the extra things done throughout the Chalet to make it comfortable and fun. We try to go above and beyond the average vacation rental experience. We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to Dale Hollow Lake.
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4-day family reunion in June

  • 5 of 5

This very remote cabin is luxurious. Great wood, molding, tile, decking, details details everywhere. Can not see nor hear any neighbors. The cabin is the best stocked VRBO I have ever stayed in. Fabulous kitchen with two refrigerators. We enjoyed coffee and cocktails on the two long back decks and in the hot tub. The bedrooms are large and the beds are comfortable. Everyone in our party of 15 loved this place!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your family enjoyed the seclusion of the Chalet. We make every attempt to ensure the Chalet 's kitchen is stocked and has the equipment you need to enjoy your stay and cook delicious meals. The two refrigerators certainly come in handy for a large group. Enjoying a beverage on the deck overlooking the lake is one of the many simple pleasures we enjoy as well. We hope you will consider the Chalet for your future family reunions.
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As advertised, wonderful fully equipped home!

  • 5 of 5

Owner Is great to work with. Very organized, clear instructions and overall smooth transaction. We absolutely loved the home and location!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved the Chalet and the secluded location. We make every effort to ensure our descriptions are accurate and our process is easy. We are glad you found both to be true. Thank you for taking the time to provide other travelers with your review.
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nashville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Dale Hollow State Park
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
KY State Route 61
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Burkesville, KY
Car: necessary

Activities at Dale Hollow: Boating, Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming, Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Riding, Scuba Diving.

Kentucky Attractions:

• Mammoth Cave National Park

• Corvette Museum

• Cave City

• Cumberland Falls State Park

Tennessee Attractions:

• Cordell Hull Birthplace and State Park

• South Fork National Park

• East Fork Stables

• Highland Manner Winery

• Holly Ridge Winery

• Historic Rugby

• Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park

• Pond Mennonite Settlement


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$221.9
Pet Fee A$126.8
Damage Deposit A$634

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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