About Chuck Damler
Marie and I built this home for us to use and enjoy. After allowing Marie's parents to live here for a few years we have decided to allow others to enjoy the beauty of the home and the tranquility of our property. Spend the weekend or the week with us and you will feel the difference.
Chuck Damler purchased this Cabin in 2009
What makes this Cabin unique
The home is semi private, the area seems secluded yet you are still close to shopping, theatre, entertainment, zoo, water park etc. You have use of our 3 acre lake in conjunction with the guests from The Cottage at Natural Valley Ranch as well as access to our trails the new B&O rail to trail byway and horseback riding while you are here.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
With permission of owners. Additional fees
No more than 2 dogs. Pet fee of 125$ per dog.
Minimum age of primary renter:22
Absolutely No Fireworks allowed. Anyone using fireworks will be removed immediately from the property without a refund.
Absolutely no discharging of firearms. We do permit firearms on the property if you are licensed to carry. Firearms may not be discharged.
No special events without prior approval. Events for guests preapproved and staying are allowed. No additional outside guests permitted
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
February R & R Club
The online photos didn't do the cabin justice. This is a very beautiful cabin on a beautiful little lake. It is very well maintained and stocked. Only minor thing was if staying longer than a weekend you will need more than one refrigerator. This was an awesome weekend for our family. We would highly recommend staying at the ranch.
We were so looking forward to our annual girls get away. My disappointment was finding the cabin needing a cleaning and general repairs. The lower floor needed to be mopped to remove all the dead bugs. I understand bugs are part of being out in nature, but it was obvious the floors had not been swept before our arrival. The main table did not appear to be washed either.
The dog hair on the floors and furniture was also disappointing. We wiped the furniture down the best we could, but we still went home with dog hair everywhere. I have no problem staying in a place that allows pets, but for the amount of money we spent for our 2 nights, I would expect the cabin to be cleaner.
Other little things just added up to a frustrating stay. The lamp in the main bedroom didn't work, a electrical socket in the basement was missing the cover plate, the shower upstairs did not drain, some of the overhead lights flickered. It also concerned me how hot the light switch got for the lights that shine on the kitchen area. Not sure if that is normal.
You have a lovely property and so perfect being so close to home. But for the money we spent, we just expected better conditions.
I am sorry you felt your stay was disappointing and that you were not able to enjoy the natural beauty of the house, its surroundings and the company of your girl friends at a discounted rate, early check in and late check out for free. As for the cleaning it was done on Monday before your check in Friday. It was swept and mopped twice to get all the little stink bugs out so they do not bother the guests. Those little things seem to appear from nowhere. I know I cleaned the table after I had some things on it.
We have not had a guest with a dog since september and we do not allow cats. Yes sometimes we do miss the little maintenance items, lights, tub, socket because we do not live in the house. Our guests usually send us a personal message to let us know of those needs so we can attend to them.
Bedwell Family getaway
This is an amazing cabin, and the view was Awesome!, Had a family situation come up and reached out to Marie and they went Above and beyond to help us out. The cabin was extremely clean and a well stocked gourmet kitchen. My family enjoyed the large open space that allowed us all to be together. We are already talking about coming back in the fall to be able to enjoy the outside activities. This cabin would be great to use for any season..
AWESOME place to stay
The property was beautiful and the accommodations were perfect for our group of 20. We had plenty of space to enjoy each other's company.
We rented this beautiful cabin for a New Years weekend retreat. Our three families had a wonderful time. The home was still beautifully decorated for Christmas. Everyone had plenty of space with the many modern and updated bedrooms and bathrooms. The location is perfect - it provides the feeling of being very secluded yet conveniently located to Indianapolis and Brownburg attractions.
We utilized the kitchen for many meals for our large crew and played our favorite games all throughout the house.
The owners were very responsive to any question or request.
We hope to say again sometime!
Wonderful location and property
Huge house that was great for our family vacation