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Pettit Mountain Lakeview Cabins: The Big Cabin at Lake Tenkiller

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Mountaintop 3 Bdrm Cabin, Sleeps 6, Overlooking The Lake And Surrounding Hill

Older, partially renovated 3 bdrm cabin, perfect for a family getaway. However, we have several couples that enjoy having a little extra space that mention the 'cozy factor', so it's great for two as well. The one-level cabin has had various additions over the years, so it has a bit of a quirky look to it. However, it has knotty pine interior, lots of windows as well as french doors, and you feel like you are on top of the world when looking out over the lake and hills. It has the appearance of a mobile home from the outside, but actually it isn't. It has the feel of a traditional lake cottage. There is nothing fancy about it.

The living room has a leather sectional and large older TV with Dish Network and DVD/BlueRay with hookups for most gaming systems using the old fashioned connections (analog). There are two smaller TVs that have HDMI hookups. There are puzzles, games, and a few movies. French doors open to the back deck and backyard with firepit. There is a beautiful cedar dining table for 6 in the open floor plan, and a wood stove insert with glass doors. Wood is provided. There is a reading chair in the corner by the woodstove.

The spacious Master Bedroom has a king-sized log bed and new memory foam mattress. It also has several windows and french doors that open out to the deck. There is a comfy old (kinda ugly) chair for relaxing and a 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD/Blue Ray in an entertainment center. No Dish service in this room.

The 'Shabby Chic' bedroom has a new queen mattress and is decorated in a vintage theme. It faces the front of the house.

The 'Kids' Room' is a renovated sunroom with two twin beds with memory foam toppers, lots of windows to view the lake, and french doors that open to the front deck. There is a TV, Wii, and Playstation 2 with a few games and toys. Younger children are welcome but there are many small objects that might pose a choking hazard, such as Legos. The beds will sleep adults under 6 feet tall.

The kitchen is small with newer appliances and the common cooking utensils/pans. It's a one-person kitchen. The cabinets are simple and older. Coffee, tea, and creamer are provided along with a few spices.

One small bathroom with tub/shower. Linens for indoor use are provided. Please bring beach towels and lawn blankets.

The laundry room is at the end of the house with a separate outside entrance. Laundry soap is provided.

There is a large deck in the front of the property (non-lake side) with BBQ and dining table. There is a propane grill. Propane is provided.

There are two circular driveways, with plenty of room for boat parking.

We have a strict no-pet policy. Smoking is permitted outside away from open windows.

We also have 'The Little Cabin' for rent next door, perfect for 2. There is another fire pit between the properties as well.

Although the two cabins are not wheelchair accessible, they are both on one level and are fairly easy to access for those with a few physical challenges. We have a shower chair available upon request.

We've had several people ask about having weddings on the property, but unfortunately we aren't able to handle large gatherings. Our insurance has restrictions, and we don't have the bathroom facilities.

We structured our pricing to make it cheaper when fewer than 6 stay. Our biggest costs are for cleaning and linens. The only way we can keep our costs down is to charge more for a full house. We also time our cleaning around the expected number of beds to change for both cabins, and last minute surprises are expensive and delay turn-around. Please help us so we can try to keep our costs as low as possible by booking for the correct number of guests.

There seems to be a glitch in the homeaway/vrbo notification system so we are not getting all reservation requests when they are booked. We do get Inquiries via text so maybe do an Inquiry first and then go ahead and book. If you don't hear from us in a few hours then text because we probably didn't see the request. Don't call as there are too many telemarketers. Other owners are having the same trouble. Also, consider the insurance to cover last minute cancellations.

More Details

Patrick & Tisa Newton
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Patrick & Tisa Newton

Patrick and Tisa live in the Tahlequah area. Patrick is a retired police officer and Tisa works for Cherokee Nation.

Patrick & Tisa Newton purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Patrick & Tisa Newton chose Park Hill

We initially purchased this property to be able to cut down some trees in order to open up the view for the Little Cabin. Before we knew it, we were renovating both cabins to rent out as vacation homes.

What makes this cabin unique

Both cabins offer incredible views of the lake and hills. Whenever anyone walks into The Big Cabin, they always walk to the windows and stare out at the panoramic views. There is nothing fancy about the place, but it makes you instantly relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Park Hill

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Small bath
  • Older community water system. Water pressure can vary.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Small second bedroom with closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 2 twin beds in sunroom. No closet.TV with DVD/Wii/Playstn 2
  • Master bedroom with HDTV/DVR-Blue Ray and chair. French doors to back deck
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Although the house is spacious, we are reluctant to rent to more than 6 people given that there is only one small bathroom and we don't know how much the septic system will handle. Also, we don't want to overwhelm our neighbors with large groups.


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Pettit Mountain Lakeview Cabins: The Big Cabin at Lake Tenkiller
average rating of 4.745763 based on 59 reviews

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had all the accommodations we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is well equipped for prep and cooking. We enjoyed the large DVD library since it rained during most of our stay. The view is truly beautiful. You can enjoy it from the many windows lining the back of the cabin or you can relax outside in the comfortable lawn furniture. The community it quiet with stores and restaurants a short drive away. We hope to return during dryer weather.

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience!! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our kids up there for a little spring break getaway and it was wonderful! The views are amazing, the property well-maintained and we had everything we needed. Supplies to cook a meal were there, kitchen appliances were clean and well organized. There was a large fire pit with seating for 6+ and we sat both nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet and amazing sunsets. Our kids pitched a tent in the back yard and went exploring all the way down to the lake. They had a blast being “explorers”. Patrick and Tisa were quick to respond to any questions we had and were very accommodating. The beds were super comfortable and the master bedroom is great! We just left the windows open and let the cool breeze in. We drove around the lake, ate at a nearby burger place about 30 minutes and just enjoyed the time away. We would definitely go back! It was awesome! Thanks guys for a memorable trip for our family! *****

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, our adult kids stayed in this cabin and we stayed in the little cabin next door. Beautiful view of

Pettit Bay.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Argyle, TX

Quaint, quiet, rustic home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th time staying at the Big Cabin. We love staying here. The home is always clean and the kitchen and bathroom "well appointed" with towels, etc. There is more than enough firewood for the fireplace or fire pit. The nights are dark and the stars are bright.

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quirky good time...

  • 4 of 5

If your looking for a cabin that is not your typical place, this is it. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there! Great views, very private. Something that reminds you of a stay at grandma's.

Will try to book again one day!


  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place and clean, special the view

  • 4 of 5

I had a wonderful experience in the cabin and everything was extremly comfortable and enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pettit Bayside Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Piddle's Place
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pettit Bay Campground
Car: necessary

The Tahlequah area and home to the Cherokee Nation is full of historical and outdoor activities. The Cherokee Heritage Center is about 15 minutes away. The Pettit Bay Campground and Marina is a mile away. The Pettit Bayside Resort and Piddle's Restaurant is just below our property and is a favorite hang out spot on the weekends. They also have cabins for rent.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Park Hill

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fourth of July Week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$271.3

If canceled <30 days, will refund whatever we can recuperate from a re-rental.

Damages to property will be billed to credit card on file.Quiet, residential neighborhood.We have promised neighbors that there will not be any large gatherings or parties. Smoking & pet policy as well as maximum capacity strictly enforced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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