Wise Old Owl Cabin 50 mi Ken Derby Avail May 6 & 7

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AVROA certifiedWise Old Owl Cabin in Winter SnowWise Old Owl Cabin in snow winter 2015Spring 2015Kitchen fully equippedFamily room 
New couch & chairKing bed in LoftKing Cedar bed main levelPrincess Slipper Soaker Tub in LoftFront porch with glidersHot Tub on back porch (small)
“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews

From $300 / night

5936 Rilla Mae Road, French Lick, IN 47175



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 20
Type: Cabin
Per night: $300
Per week: $1,800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the French Lick vacation cabin rental
3 b/rms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 20 people. Dorm style basement. Lots of good beds!
Wise Old Owl cabin in Southern Indiana just 12 miles to French Lick and 3 miles to Patoka Lake, offers acres of property at this cabin that afford visitors the chance to tour the area, boat, ski, golf, hike, explore caves, fish, 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, hot tub, 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 just 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 and internet DSL is available (ask for code). Oh, yes w/d and dishwasher 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
Area Information
Southern Indiana 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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Deborah Porter

Deborah Porter


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $300 $300 $1,800 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: $250 refundable reservation/security deposit
Payment Options: Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: 2016 rates $300 per night first 4 people, $15 additional charge per person per night above 4 people. 3 night min for Holidays (Thanksgiving/Christmas/4th of July) Cleaning fee $150 12% Tax



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 5 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Water Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (12 miles)
  • Water Park
    (12 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (12 miles)
  • Winery
    (12 miles)
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (4 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (12 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (20 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Hunting
    (4 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (12 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (20 miles)
  • Lake
    (3 miles)
  • Casino
    (12 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (12 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (12 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (12 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Big Splash Water Park, Holiday World Amusement Park, Blue River, Marengo Cave, Pete Dye Golf Course, French Lick Casino, Paoli Peaks Ski Resort

Reviews (10)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in French Lick, Indiana

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“ Excellent ”
10 reviews
Connie Jacobs

Connie Jacobs


Family weekend

January 19, 2016

A beautiful place to spend some close time with family . We had a group of 17 people and had plenty of room and a bed for everyone. Very clean and everything you need. Screened in porch with a small hot tub made for a relaxing evening once I got the grandkids out of it. Close to Paoli peaks where we spent one day snow tubing. Close to Patoka lake which would be a great in the summer. The owner Debbie was very pleasant and worked hard to make sure we had everything we needed. Only bad thing was we could only stay for the weekend. Would have loved to stay a couple more days.

Marie Ann Frey

Marie Ann Frey

Indianapolis IN

Best Cabin for Family Vacation

August 11, 2015

This cabin is perfect for several families. We had 3 couples and 3 children. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own bedroom and private area. The front & back porches are so peaceful. The owner was very accommodating to answer questions, suggest things to do in the area and the cabin is stocked with anything you would need for your stay. The cabin is very clean, well maintained and decorated very tastefully. The only thing I would change is to stay longer....best vacation with our daughters, son in laws and grandchildren!!! Thanks Debbie and Butch & for Emma the greeter upon our arrival!! Such a nice touch to welcome us.

Libby Tabeling

Libby Tabeling

Indianapolis In

wonderful Cabin

June 2, 2015

We had a family reunion here for the weekend and it was wonderful The kitchen is well stocked The beds are very comfortable There was a rain that come in but the large screened in back porch and the large front porch was big enough to let us stay and out and enjoy the weather I have stayed in a lot of Time Shares and Vacation homes but this one outshines them by far . I would highly recommend it for any and all get togethers.

Mark Benefiel

Mark Benefiel

Mt. Vernon, IL

Great Cabin

May 15, 2015

We were very pleased with the wise old owl cabin. Debbie's taste in decorations are impeccable. Everything looked and worked great. Beautiful secluded location. We had a real nice getaway weekend. Thanks Debbie and Butch too.

Joan Melton

Joan Melton


Wise to rent here

November 15, 2014

We loved the location, close to Patoka. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen very well stocked. The porches cozy and the backyard fire pit a real bonus. And the cabin was very clean.

Janie Ross Hubble

Janie Ross Hubble

Pendleton, IN USA

Excellent place for a retreat

September 9, 2014

My business partner and I searched several places to hold our women's retreats and we were delighted when we found The Wise Old Owl cabin. The accommodations were just what we needed with enough space for all of our ladies to feel at home. The owners have thought of everything! So no worries if you forget something at home. It is a peaceful and serene place, a great get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. It is clean and well taken care of. I highly suggest this place! Debbie is great to work with as well and has always made us feel like we are valued and important guests in her home!

Nathan Woodward

Nathan Woodward

Bedford, IN

Amazing, Simply Amazing!

June 10, 2014

My men's group and I rented this beautiful cabin to get away from it all for a weekend. What we found is that the pictures in no way do this beautiful cabin justice. The area is very attractive to the eye, and the amenities provided by the cabin are second to none. With the cabin being less than 2 miles from Patoka Lake and a short 15 minute drive to French Lick, this was the perfect place for us to retreat to. Pros: location, amenities, cleanliness, owners easy to work with, and scenic views. Cons: none I would recommend this location to anyone and we look forward to coming back and staying again in the future. Thank you for allowing us to stay!

Rita Reed Cole

Rita Reed Cole

Connersville, IN

Absolutely perfect.

April 3, 2014

We were all very happy and impressed with the quality of the cabin and everything included. The furniture was all very comfortable and plenty of it for the eleven of us to totally enjoy our stay. My husband and I rented your cabin so we could enjoy spring break with our kids and grandkids. The children are all in grade school and were happy to run, explore and play in the woods and creek. Your 2 large grills and completely equipped kitchen was great. We cooked all our meals there during our stay and had a couple great campfires in the evenings. We definitely hope to return again for another relaxing and enjoyable vacation. I have posted several photos of your beautiful cabin on social media and have recommended it to friends. Thanks again Debbie and Butch for opening your cabin to our family. We were so pleased with everything, you have been a pleasure to work with.

K.W. and Monica Lowther

K.W. and Monica Lowther


Honeymoon at the wise old owl cabin

December 9, 2013

My husband and I were both VERY impressed with the beauty of the cabin and the location. Deb went above and beyond in helping us in every way. We plan to return soon for my parents 50th anniversary and anytime we need a place to go to get away. The cabin is nicely decorated,comfortable and clean. We couldn't have asked for more!

Deborah Porter

Owner's reply:

Looking forward to your return--wonderful newly married couple---lots of memories with the abundance of snow during your stay. Thanks for the kind words. debbie

Leonard Betz

Leonard Betz

Dale, IN

Wise Old Owl

February 23, 2013

Great setting, beautiful cabin. Very clean, well equiped. Had awesome weekend with family. Plenty of activities within a reasonable distance. Couldn't have asked for better place to stay.

Deborah Porter

Owner's reply:

Wonderful guests, hope you all come back soon!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Home Away listing # 362676 has more info and more photo's and a bunch of reviews from previous quests! All 5 star reviews! Please check it out! thanks

Owners are lovingly sharing this peaceful cabin with rental guests. Located on 17 acres it is a wonderful retreat from the stress of the world., Birds, nature--yet conveniently located just 12 miles from French Lick. Only 1 1/2 miles off the main road.

Please see and read our reviews on other vacation rental websites that we use. thanks

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I book?
A: Call me or email me or text me -- I will send you a rental agreement to sign and return to me, the you must pay the first half plus the reservation/security deposit. The 2nd half payment is due 14 days prior to check in. Our direct internet connection is
Q: How can I pay with credit card?
A: When you call me I can take a credit card payment over the phone.
Q: Is the cabin central heat and air?
Q: Do I need to bring kitchen items like dishes?
A: No, everything is furnished---EXCEPT-- you will need to bring your own paper plates, etc--
Q: Are towels and linens furnished?
A: YES--all bath towels and sheets are furnished.
We do not however furnish BEACH towels for boating and swimming, you will need to bring those.
Q: Do you allow pets at all?
A: Firmly NO--not possible, sorry

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