Cabin Rental Near Cedar Point, Lake Erie, with Hot Tub, Campfire Pit, Gas Grill
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
So glad you found us! 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, yet features the comforts we enjoy. it sits behind our home as it would have in earlier times, however it has it's privacy with trees and more.
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.
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Another lodging alternative is our circa 1842 Harpster-Davenport Guest House located on the same property.
Member since: 2013
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We love kids, however due to the nature of the cabin being so highly re-purposed, its interior doesn't suite children under the age of 4. Please inquire on the age if you have any questions....moreless
- Limited Accessibility:
Non Smoking Only:
Due to the nature of the cabin structure and materials used to build it, we do not allow smoking inside, nor do we allow any open flames such as candles, lanterns, etc. We do provide cigarette butt containers and ash trays which are scattered around to help keep the property tidy. Thank you for respecting the property....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
We love our furry family members as much as anyone, however there are people who are sensitive to the pet dander or fur, therefore, we don't allow animals. We do have a very nice boarding kennel a short distance to us. Please inquire if this is something you should require....moreless
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- There is no walled off private bedroom in Dancing Fox's re-purposed interior layout, however the open concept lends a feeling of airiness and is historically proper for simple cabin construction designs during early settlement days. The log framed queen size bunk bed is the dominant focal point of the cabin’s bedroom area. At one side of the bed is a handmade wardrobe clad with antique barn siding. This wardrobe features plentiful wall hooks, shelving with baskets for clothing and a single clothing rod is available for hanging clothes and storage. Resting at the foot of the log bed is a vintage cedar trunk for additional storage and an original primitive dry sink cupboard with shelves as well. From this open and undefined bedroom area you be able to freely converse with others in the cabin, watch the flat screen TV or fireplace and peer outside from the many windows scattered throughout the cabin. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- As you enter through the antique door leading to the bathroom, there are more unique décor aspects. The wooden floors continue on which were originally flooring in a hayloft. Another example is the bathroom vanity base cabinet we handmade from early 1900’s Wormy Chestnut and features a porcelain counter top surface once from an old Hoosier cupboard along with a re-purposed sink. The shower stall walls are sheathed with large antique slate chalkboards formerly used to teach children in a local 1892 school house. On the wall above the commode you will find an antique handmade wall cupboard filled with soft plush towels and you'll see a vintage wood farm ladder is used as a towel bar. An abundance of clothing hook adorn the walls and door’s interior. *And for your convenience, there is a working commode and plenty of hot and cold running water! *smiles...just having fun with ya* All the amenities are modern and you will enjoy plenty of hot water too!...moreless
- If you are planning an event or a surprise for someone, we would be more then happy to help you with special arrangements, ideas, decorations, food, flowers, etc. Also, our yard is large enough for small events and we do have a guest house on site also for accommodating a few extra people. Just let us know what you need so we can help make your special occasion the best it can be without all the stress. We do offer Concierge services for an extra charge....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
Who doesn't love nice sheets and cozy blankets! Soft, comfortable summer sheets and blankets adorn the beds as well as cotton quilts. Extra pillows and blankets are available in the cedar trunk....moreless
The livingroom is an open concept with the dining area & sleeping area. There's queen sofa sleeper and the sitting area is comfy and cozy while you watch TV on the 46" flat screen mounted on the wall...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
The kitchen is fully stocked with Corelle dishes, silverware, glassware and lots of pots and pans and serving bowls for cooking. Also there is a toaster, coffee pot, hand mixer, blender and more! ...moreless
We make it convenient! We provide plastic wrap, aluminum foil, baggies, napkins, paper towels, salt and pepper, spices like garlic salt, basil, Lawrys Seasoning, cinnamon, italian seasoning and more...moreless
Large compact size with small freezer. If you enjoy lots of beverages, we suggest you bring a cooler to keep outside on the porch since the refrigerator is of smaller scale. Freezer does freeze well...moreless
Re-purposed 4 burner gas stove and oven we retrieved from a camper trailer. It's big enough to cook most all meals and the oven is big enough to bake up a small pan of brownies too! Works well...moreless
We don't supply bicycles here, but the Rails to Trails bike path close by which takes you from one small town to another with stops in between. We do have a storage barn for your bikes if necessary....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Enjoy the cabin porch with comfortable chairs and also a patio area with picnic table, gas grill, bench for casual enjoyment. If it rains, listen to the gentle pitter patter on the metal roof. ...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
Campfires, s'mores, roasting hotdogs on a stick, great conversation, glass of wine, star gazing, quiet time. Enjoy a campfire with plenty of seating at the pergola and we even supply the firewood!...moreless
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Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
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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 monthly and extended stay rates, please inquire.
We do require a damage deposit when there are young children under the age of 5 in the family.
NOTE: We also have a wonderful, nicely decorated, fully furnished 2nd floor guest house apartment on site for nightly and extended stay rental. Private entrance, complete kitchen, living room, kitchen nook, bath and more! See website: ourguesthouse.net
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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 - Jungle Junction (largest indoor playground in Ohio located here in Bellevue) 10 minutes - Bellevue Recreation Community Pool (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) 20 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, Re-purposed 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, living room, kitchen nook, bath and more!
About the owner: One of life’s most exciting pleasures is creating unique lasting memories for our guests. As travelers ourselves, we seek out the creative and unique lodging experiences, 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, re-purposed items, and gently used pieces and parts from various locations throughout our 4 county area. After we felt we had enough materials gathered, the challenging process of building began. After 1.5 years of hard work, not to mention the creative thinking that had to go into the building process to make all the parts and pieces fit and come together, Dancing Fox was born and we absolutely love it! To us, it's a treasure trove of local history, stories and ourselves. We promise, you will remember Dancing Fox Cabin too.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
One-of-kind cabin in Ohio and rated in the top 10 in the United States for being highly re-purposed and being a usable accommodation with all the creature comforts.
- Primary: +1 4196021009
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Circa 1842 Harpster-Davenport Guest House
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Sit and relax on the porch and if it rains the metal roof will lull you to sleep
Living room area with comfortable furnishings to relax in.
Antique dry sink and handmade water pump style lamp
Queen size sofa sleeper
Handmade crossbuck table made from primitive barn wood with benches and chairs.
Bath with shower, sink and commode with quality towels and handmade soaps
Patio with gas grill, picnic table and chairs for your outside dining.
Guests picking fresh leaf lettuce and other veggies from our pioneer garden
Pergola made with old barn beams for evening fires, wood supplied. S'mores...yum
Pauls workshop and man cave!
Dancing Fox porch with old wooden horse stall dividers for railings and more
Repurposed gas log fireplace, barnwood surround, flat screen TV /cable w/movie
Queen size log bunk beds, handmade barn wood wardrobe, shelves for clothing.
Quiet corner window in area kitchen over sink looking out into yard and pines.
Looking out towards front porch windows. Handmade chandelier from sulky wheel
Partial kitchen view, with pots and pans, dinnerware, small appliances & spices
Shower is lined with vintage chalkboard slate and lots of hot water!
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.
6 Person outdoor Hot Tub ready any time day or night. For adults only.
Night time at Dancing Fox Cabin
Also available is our second floor 1842 Guest House apt. www.ourguesthouse.net
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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