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We are accepting reservations for the 2015 season, opening May 15th.
Dancing Fox Cabin is in keeping with our circa 1842 farmstead home ambiance. Often early settlers would erect a simple cabin on the same property prior to building a more permanent home and Dancing Fox Cabin is a reflection and our vision of one of those early structures and yet features the comforts we enjoy.
With it’s rural locale setting, simple shed roof style outline, barn wood exterior cladding, interior walls sheathed in white-washed boards, wide-plank pine flooring, rustic hand-made kitchen cabinetry and barn beam framing….you will be enveloped by the subtle feelings of our pioneers, a sense of soothing well-being and one of a simpler more calmer lifestyle but with some modern amenities.
The Dancing Fox Cabin is your opportunity to experience what most lodging in Ohio doesn't offer. Imagine as you follow its pathway to your front porch, stepping across the threshold of your original swinging barn door entry and then begin feasting your eyes, spirit and senses upon … another time and another place.
Our settler-style cabin may become an unforgettable highlight of your visit to our area. Our initial goal was to utilize in the building process as many reclaimed, recycled, vintage and antique materials as possible in the construction of this self-built structure. To this end result, we were quite successful. We estimate that approximately 95% of its total materials have been salvaged and re-purposed from various sources in northern Ohio! The blending of all these various components into a harmonious finished product is one that is memorable, soothing, and yet to many, exciting. As different as the exterior’s first impression may be, the cabin’s interior is where your visual senses will be captivated. Wherever your eyes and hands rove you will discover subtly aged textures, hand created items and coordinated color palettes that enhance the feelings of subtle rustic relaxation. These time worn nuances now re-shed their light from simpler by-gone days and are captured by our cabin’s cozy environment. The lasting effect is one you won't forget. “Memories are made at Dancing Fox Cabin.”
Even though our cabin is not set in the deep woods nor is it secluded, our “off the beaten path” farmland environment removes you from both the heavy traffic and people congestion normally associated with other vacation rentals. Our centralized location is very convenient to the multitudes of attractions, events and activities found throughout the entire north central Ohio region. Lake Erie’s south shore, Cedar Point Amusement Park, fishing, boating, antique shops, dining, golfing, wineries and festivals are all within quick and easy driving distances. Major highways such as the Ohio Turnpike, U.S. State Rt. 20 and others are practically at your doorstep and conveniences for groceries and other necessities are only minutes away.
Please visit our website: www.dancingfoxcabin.com
Another lodging alternative is our circa 1842 Harpster-Davenport Guest House located on the same property. ourguesthouse.net
We personally built Dancing Fox cabin with a lot of love, hard work and consists mostly of salvaged materials we had to locate of which most is not replaceable. Therefore, families with young children under 5 years old are not recommended. When we do have families with young children who are guests with their parents, we charge a damage deposit upon making your reservation which is refundable in whole or in-part upon review of the cabin after your departure for damaged or missing items. Our goal is to keep the cabin in it's current condition for others to enjoy and to educate others what can be done with discarded materials rather then going to the landfills. We hope you understand....moreless
A handmade cross-buck table built similar to tables used by our ancestors. Materials were salvaged from a local barn’s framework and pieces of its wide-board siding. Has 2 chairs and 2 benches....moreless
Complete dinnerware service for 8, beverage glasses, silverware, mixing and serving bowls, blender, grilling utensils, mixer, tea kettle, complete with everything you will need, even spices!...moreless
Galley kitchen features rustic style cupboards created on site from antique barn siding with wrought iron hinges and drawer pulls. Primitive schoolhouse slate chalkboard serves as countertop....moreless
For the season of 2015, we will be working in partnership with our local Recreational Center to allow our guests to use the outdoor pool facilities located here in Bellevue about 10 minutes away. ...moreless
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High Season - includes taxes
May 15 - Oct 19, 2015
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday weekends require a 3 night reservation (Memorial Day - July 4th - Labor Day). The days do include Monday through Friday when applicable.
We also offer extended stay and monthly rates, please inquire.
NOTE: We also have a lovingly decorated, fully furnished 2nd floor guest house apartment on site for nightly and extended stay rental. Private entrance, complete kitchen, livingroom, kitchen nook, bath and more! See website at: www.ourguesthouse
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The town of Bellevue is in the middle of everywhere! Any direction you choose to wander in, you will find something to do and see! Here are a few examples of attractions all within 10-30 minutes
Cedar Point Amusement Park (Sandusky) 25 minutes - Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Historical Lyme Village (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Seneca Caverns (Bellevue) 15 minutes - Rutherford Hayes Presidential Center with Museum and House Tours (Fremont) 20 minutes - Sorrowful Mother Shrine (Bellevue) 15 minutes - Edison's Birthplace (Milan) 15 minutes - The Berlin Fruit Box Company / Samuel Patterson Baskets (Berlin Heights) 25 minutes - Naturally Country Gifts and Decor 5000 sq feet of unique decor (Norwalk) 20 minutes - African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton) 30 minutes - Marblehead Lighthouse and Keepers House (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Johnsons Island and Lakeside on Lake Erie (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Kalahari Indoor Waterpark (Sandusky) 20 minutes - Antique, Repurposed and Thrift Shops (located in various towns such as Bellevue, Milan, Fremont, Norwalk) 20 minutes - and so much more! Brochures of all kinds of attractions and things to do in our area will be made available in your cabin.
NOTE: We also have a lovingly decorated, fully furnished 2nd floor guest house apartment on site for nightly and extended stay rental. Private entrance, complete kitchen, livingroom, kitchen nook, bath and more! See website at: www.ourguesthouse.com
About the owner: One of life’s most exciting pleasures is creating unique, fond and lasting memories for ourselves and our welcomed guests. As travelers ourselves, we seek the creative and unique lodging experience, one that will be remembered, talked about and shared with others for years to come. Knowing the history of our 1842 home and understanding how families lived while building their main family home such as ours, we decided to share and offer an experience to others. For over a year, we scoured, gathered and tore down a building here and there to locate salvaged materials, repurposed items, and used pieces and parts from various locations...then the challenging process of building began. After 1.5 years of hard work and lots of creativity thinking in the building process to make parts and pieces come together, Dancing Fox was born and we absolutely love it! To us, it's a treasure trove of local history and ourselves. We guarantee, you will remember Dancing Fox Cabin too.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
One-of-kind cabin in Ohio and rated in the top 5 in the United States for being highly repurposed and being a usable accommodation with all the creature comforts.
Sit and relax on the porch and if it rains the metal roof will lull you to sleep
Dancing Fox Cabin's porch with wooden horse stall dividers for railings and more
Queen size log bunk beds, handmade barn wood wardrobe, shelves for clothing.
Antique dry sink and handmade water pump style lamp
Kitchen area. Vintage chalkboard slate countertops, handmade barnwood cabinets.
Looking out towards front porch windows. Handmade chandelier from sulky wheel
Handmade cabinets, shower, sink, commode and it all works *smiles*
Patio with gas grill, picnic table and chairs for outside dining.
Guests picking fresh leaf lettuce and other veggies for lunch
Our cuddly bear Maxwell, but he's friendly and just hanging out in the cabin.
Pauls workshop and man cave!
Also available is our second floor 1842 Guest House apt. www.ourguesthouse.net
Original antique barn door for main entrance door and handmade screen door.
Livingroom area with comfortable furniture to relax in.
Repurposed gas log fireplace, barnwood surround, flat screen TV /cable w/movie
Quiet corner window in area kitchen over sink looking out into yard and pines.
Repurposed kitchen well stocked for all types of cooking and entertainment.
Handmade crossbuck table made from primitive barnwood with benches and chairs.
Bathroom. Shower stall lined with vintage chalkboard slate, handmade vanity.
Small Settlers garden with fresh produce for guests to enjoy when in season
Lots of flowers to enjoy and of course, our favorite Happy Flower Sunflowers.
Pergola made with old barn beams for evening fires, wood supplied. S'mores..yumm
6 Person outdoor Hot Tub ready any time day or night. For adults only.
Night time at Dancing Fox Cabin
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