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Charming, Spacious House on Secluded, Seven Acre Private Lake-Woodland Setting

(41 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

6-7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 16+

Sorry, the Dogwood Springs Guesthouse is closed to any new reservations for the 2017-2018 calendar years at this time.
A nice country retreat consisting of 40+ wooded acres looking out on a 7 acre private lake located 40 miles west of Indianapolis off Interstate 70 . Enjoy boating, swimming and great fishing-the lake is stocked with bass and blue gill. Miles of hiking trails venture in the adjoining woods of Dogwood Springs Forest Preserve that are especially beautiful in the fall. Large, fully equipped kitchen with seating for 20 includes industrial oven/range. Living room views the lake with comfortable seating and HD TV. A large deck off the kitchen and living room is equipped with barbecue and two patio tables. Or use the fire pit barbecue area near the lake. The cabin room has the fireplace and an assortment of books for reading. The game room is in the lower level having a television, pool table, kitchenette and walk out patio. The Dogwood Springs Guesthouse is a destination location suitable for family reunions & group getaways.
The house is recently remodeled, fully furnished and stocked with everything you need except food. We will do all we can to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please use caution because you are in a wilderness area and use of the lakes is at your own risk. Life vests are provided for swimming. We recommend you bring sunscreen, insect repellent and your own fishing gear. No fishing license is required. Also, please use caution, there is heavy truck traffic on HWY 243 from the local quarries. Thank you for your interest.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 or older to rent the Dogwood Springs Guesthouse....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Additional fee of $100 per pet. Please indicate you wish to bring a pet at time of booking....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main floor wheelchair accessible with handicap bathroom....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Lower Level...moreless

  • Fireplace room: 2 twin/ single

    Has nice daybed, trundle and adjoining handicap bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Lower Level,...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Lower Level, adjoins bedroom 5 and private bathroom. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs, bath in the hall....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    Upstairs, roll away bed is in the closet for a 5th twin bed....moreless

  • There are 2 inflatable queen air mattresses with linens, blankets and pillows also....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Lower Level...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Handicap accessible, Main floor ...moreless

  • All bathrooms newly remodeled 2011. Handicap accessible bath new 2014.

Other Amenities

  • Golf cart provided for our elderly guests at $20/day charge. Please indicate if you would like to rent the golf cart at the time of booking....moreless


  • Books:

    Library in the fireplace room...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Regular and Blueray....moreless

  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Several games in downstairs kitchenette....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two entertainment systems. one in the living room and one in the recreation room. Instructions for game hookup....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Ports for hooking up your own video games to the entertainment system....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several movies to choose from in dining room cabinet....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    7 acre private lake with dock, boathouse, paddle boats, John boat, swimming pontoon and trolling motors....moreless

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by the Dogwood Springs forest preserve....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    First table seats 14. Second table seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 Heat pumps. Top floor and main floor. Separate thermostats....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas log operates from thermostat on wall...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    One car detached garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hughes net. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    2 sets of linens provided for each bed....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking in the drive ways. Please do not park off the pavement....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels for inside use. Colored beach towels provided for outside use....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity washer and dryer on main floor laundry room....moreless

  • Water Cooler


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    1 automatic drip 1-30 cup percolator for large groups....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    With refrigerators...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen. All you need to bring is food. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Commercial convection oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices only...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two full size refrigerators in the kitchen area. One small refrigerator in kitchenette. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Commercial gas....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    2-3 pedal boats, 1 John boat with trolling motor, 1 pontoon platform with trolling motor- take to middle of lake for swimming....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck, overlooks dock and playground. seating for 12 at tables....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large gas grill on deck outside kitchen door. Charcoal BBQ grill at playground/ fire pit area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front porch seating for 4 with overhead fan....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets provided. Swimming noodles provided....moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 2 - Jul 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$650 $700
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $600
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $300
  • Tax Rate 12%


Optional: $25 per day to use the golf cart.

Optional: Pets require a pet addendum filled out and an extra $100/pet cleaning cost.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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33 Miles
Nearest Airport
Indianapolis International Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Clover Meadows Golf Course
42 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
85 Miles
Nearest Ski
Paoli Peaks
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lieber State Recreation Area/Cagles Mill Lake

Car: Necessary

The property is surrounded by the five hundred plus acre Dogwood Springs Forest Preserve which includes hiking trails. Also, adjacent to the Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife area. We are three miles north of the Lieber State Recreation Area and Cagles Mill Lake. We are in the heart of covered bridge country including the Park County Covered Bridge Festival. There is golfing at Clover Meadows golf course. DePauw University is 20 minutes north in the city of Greencastle. Greencastle is famous for it's award-winning restaurant 'Almost Home'. The Indianapolis Airport is 20 minutes east. The Indianapolis 500 Race is 45 minutes east. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is 30 minutes east. The Centre City Mall is 30 minutes east. The Indianapolis zoo and botanical gardens is 35 min. away.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • Dogwood Guest House Front View

    Dogwood Guest House Front View

  • Deck off Kitchen and Living Room

    Deck off Kitchen and Living Room

  • Upstairs Bath

    Upstairs Bath

  • Fireplace Room, Converts to Bedroom, 2 Queen Inflatable

    Fireplace Room, Converts to Bedroom, 2 Queen Inflatable

  • Upstairs Four Twin Bedroom

    Upstairs Four Twin Bedroom

  • Downstairs Queen Bedroom

    Downstairs Queen Bedroom

  • Lower Level Theater and Rec Room

    Lower Level Theater and Rec Room

  • Lower level bedroom (cave room)

    Lower level bedroom (cave room)

  • Fire Pit and BBQ Picnic Area

    Fire Pit and BBQ Picnic Area

  • View from Dock

    View from Dock

  • Fall foliage from dock area

    Fall foliage from dock area

  • Front Porch Sitting Area

    Front Porch Sitting Area

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchenette Downstairs

    Kitchenette Downstairs

  • King Size Bed Room, Main Floor

    King Size Bed Room, Main Floor

  • Upstairs Queen Bedroom

    Upstairs Queen Bedroom

  • Downstairs, Two Twin Bedroom

    Downstairs, Two Twin Bedroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 2 paddle boats, Row boat with trolling motor, and pontoon platform with ladder.

    2 paddle boats, Row boat with trolling motor, and pontoon platform with ladder.

  • Lake Front

    Lake Front

  • Sasafrass Trail East of the House

    Sasafrass Trail East of the House

  • Fall view from the dock

    Fall view from the dock

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