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Cardinal Lodge was part of large 1950's church camp. Bordered by Blue River.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 single beds in living room, 2 pullout couches, 3 cots, sleeps 12

Cardinal House Lodge - Cardinal House Lodge offers a large screened porch that wraps around 2 sides of the building and provides space to dine, sleep, or watch the river. A large circular fireplace offers additional gathering opportunities in an open family room setting. The cabin will sleep 8 to 12 comfortably. The cabin has 3 bedrooms. There are also 2 twin beds in view of the fireplace, a sleeper couch, and cots are available. The cabin has 1 bath with shower and 1 1/2 bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and features a Vulcan stove, huge butcher-block prep table, exterior gas and charcoal grills, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a riverside campfire circle.

The cabin is adapted from a 1950's church camp called Camp Merry Ledges. The Camp is constructed of rustic redwood and douglas fir and provides the perfect setting for couples, families, fishermen, and outdoor groups looking for a river retreat. This cabin is the perfect retreat for a river and nature lovers.

We are bordered by the Blue River and public lands: Enjoy easy access to the Blue River. You are nicely situated halfway between 2 public access points. Access points can be arranged for river trips of varying lengths. Bring your own boats or rent boats from a nearby livery.

The section of the river where Cardinal House Lodge is not where they run the rental canoes.

Fishermen ABSOLUTELY love fishing on our section of the river. You can slide into the river at the lodge and float for trips downstream of 3, 5, 10 or more miles. Many access points lie downstream of us.

The Blue River is renowned for it's cleanliness and naturalness. It abounds with wildlife.

Harrison Crawford State Forest, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Patoka Lake, Hoosier National Forest, and the Ohio River are all within 15 minutes of us. That means there is a lot of Hiking, Biking, Hunting, Fishing, and backpacking awaiting you.

Gambling, night life, and shopping abound: We are only 40 minutes from 2 different Casinos. Louisville is about 40 minutes away. French Lick is about 50 minutes away. Corydon is Indiana's 1st state capital and has a lot of things going on.

Scenic Drives and Historic Tourism : We are located right on the Ohio River Scenic ByWay, HWY 62. Route 66 is a few miles away. These roads offer roadside picnicking, amazing vistas, and roads canopied by living trees. You can explore for days and not see the same road twice.

More Details

Property Manager
Missi Bush-Sawtelle
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Depauw

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • We have one and a half baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Bunk Beds
    Corner of living room - 2 single bed , Corner of living room
    cots - 3 single bed , cots
    Corner of living room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Corner of living room
  • We offer 3 bedrooms that sleep 2 each. We have 2 single beds by the window and near the fireplace in the main lodge. We have 1 large couches that pull out. We also have 3 cots on the screened porch. We say that the Lodge sleeps 12.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • Games
  • games - kids
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cardinal House Lodge was the counselors quarters for a large youth camp that was built in the 1950's. We acquired the camp and in 2011 we began to rent the lodge out. It is very open and relaxing and the large screened porch helps you feel integrated with nature.

Reviews

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Cardinal Lodge was part of large 1950's church camp. Bordered by Blue River.
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4

Beautiful and serene setting among the hills of southern Indiana!

  • 4 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our four day stay. Quiet and comfortable cabin and large kitchen provided great accommodations. Other than an occasional vehicle coming down the road, the only sound was birds and tree frogs. Limited access down to the Blue River and it was somewhat steep, but the view up and downstream was gorgeous.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Tranquil Getaway - Great Escape from the Real World

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay with friends. The house was well-equipped. Prepare to rough it a little bit (i.e. no air-conditioning and some mice), but added to the adventure of it all. Accommodations were very clean and very comfortable. Would especially be nice in the fall or winter with the large wood-burning stove inside. The screened-in porch is like a dream. Such a great spot to unwind and be in nature. Will return in the future, for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location! Great rustic cabin! Great times!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at the Cardinal house for a bachelor party weekend and we were immediately impressed. The amount of space for a large group is unmatched. The seclusion and quiet made the experience even better. This place was EXACTLY what we hoped it would be and more. Thank you for an amazing weekend and the memories that were created!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year holding our family reunion at Cardinal House and we will be back next year. The location is beautiful and peaceful. The house is large and open. There were 13 of us and we never felt cramped. The porch is huge and beautiful. The owner is very responsive to requests. The house is well stocked, clean and homey! We all loveCardinal House!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Amazing place to make some great memories.

  • 4 of 5

Another wonderful weekend at this rustic hideaway! If you're looking for a no frills, relaxing getaway, then this is it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very roomy and well cared for.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Our GPS was inaccurate and we had a little trouble finding the cabin. Great privacy and everything we needed. If the weather forecast is really hot, you might want to bring a couple extra fans. But, there are ceiling fans in the rooms and numerous screened windows so it opens up very well. Plenty of kitchen supplies. The National Geographic collection is great. We ran out of gas for the grill and the manager had a new tank delivered the promptly the next morning. There was firewood. I don't know if it was provided or left from the last guest. There are first aid kits and fire extinguishers. I was surprised how few mosquitos and flies were around. We were very pleased with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Louisville Kentucky
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
several nearby
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Corydon has several
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Louisville Kentucky
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 62
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Many nearby restaurants
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Paoli Peaks
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Patoka Lake Beach
Car: not necessary

We are located on the Blue River in Southern Indiana. Great fishing and boating is available on your doorstep. Private river access comes with the rental.

We are right by the Ohio River, 2 world class caves (Marengo Cave and Squire Boone Caverns), hundreds of miles of hiking trails through Hoosier National Forest, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Harrison-Crawford State Forest, and numerous nature preserves.

Bicyclists will love our huge network of county roads and neaby mountain biking trails.

We are located right on the major scenic hwy system in Southern Indiana. We are located right on Route 66 and the Ohio Scenic River Byway. Historic Corydon Indiana is just a few miles from us. This was Indiana's first State Capital.

Patoka Lake and French Lick are only 30 minutes away. New Albany Indiana and Louisville Kentucky are only 45 minutes away.

We are located right in the heart of Southern Indiana Wine Country. One winery is only a few miles away

Other Activities: Kayaking and Canoeing and Wading are very popular activities.

Golf: We are very close to World class Golfing. Even some PGA quality courses.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$12.68 per person per night
Pet Fee A$50.72

Reservations are taken on a first paid first confirmed basis.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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