About the property
- Cabin800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
A cozy, relaxing reclaimed prairie cabin, rural setting with modern amenities.
Dancing Fox is in keeping with our circa 1842 farmstead home ambiance. Often early settlers would build a prairie style 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 all enjoy.
With it’s rural locale setting, barn wood exterior, interior walls sheathed in white-washed with 1800s boards, wide-plank antique pine flooring, hand-made cabinetry with vintage chalkboard counter tops 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 yet features all your 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 an original swinging barn door and upon entry you'll begin feasting your eyes, spirit and senses upon … another time and another place.
Our settler-style cabin may become an unforgettable highlight during 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 comfortable environment. The lasting effect is one you won't forget. “Memories are made at Dancing Fox Cabin.”
Our cabin resides behind our 1842 farm home on our “off the beaten path” farmland environment with plenty of privacy which 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 and flea markets, dining, golfing, historical attractions, wineries and festivals are all within quick and easy driving distances. Major highways such as the Ohio 80/90 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 featuring an upscale farmhouse private apartment.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Janell Davenport
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 and some items as far as south in Florida. After we felt we had enough materials gathered, the challenging process of building began. After 1.5 years of non-stop 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.
What makes this Cabin unique
One-of-kind cabin in Ohio and rated in the top 10 in the United States for being highly re-purposed utilizing salvaged materials, being eco-friendly while guests enjoy all the creature comforts. It may seem a little rustic, but you will soon find out it's one of the most unexpected comfortable accommodations that you will enjoy.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Little Get AWay
We just loved the cabin. It was even better than the pictures. So peaceful. Loved the hot tub and all the privacy of the area! Can't wait to go back next year!!
Unique experience. Peaceful and interesting. Wonderful management.
Perfect. Loved every minute of it.
A Wonderful, Unique Experience!
Staying at the Dancing Fox was such a cool experience. Everything was built with items that the owners had available to them. It offered great amenities like a firepit, hot tub, and even a delicious cake! You will not find a more unique and thought out place to stay in near Cedar Point.
No detail overlooked!
Janell is an incredible host! Warm personal welcome then backed away to let us enjoy our experience privately. Would have given us a personal send off too but was sick for two days. But that didn't stop her from calling us to wish us well.
Thank you so much for the kind words.
When the time comes we are allowed to get away for a few days, many times my guests are in much need of privacy and quiet times. It gives me joy knowing you felt undisturbed while staying at the cabin and I also appreciate you expressing that to me. Thank You.
When you come back again to Bellevue to see family, my door is always open for you both.
All The Best! Janell
So quiet and peaceful - my husband and I were both thrilled with everthing. Everything you need is furnished for your stay and was very much appreciated. Thank you to all !
Laura and Scott,
Thank you to my Michiganders for taking time to write a review. It makes me happy you had a wonderful time here for your getaway and enjoyed a peaceful place to recoup after your Cedar Point family trip. Please know that we appreciated your visit and it was wonderful getting to meet you. Think of us again when you come back our way and say HI to Michigan for me! ~Janell~
The cabin is charming and unique. And the whole property is relaxing and very well done with lots of photo opportunities. Everything is in one room and includes a huge Queen-over-Queen bunk bed and a pull-out couch. The kitchen has a small version of everything, including a gas stove and oven and a refrigerator. Everything is clean and comfortable. The kids enjoyed the board games and the bench swing.
Julie and Family,
Thank you for taking time to write Dancing Fox Cabin such a kind review and I'm so happy everyone enjoyed your family getaway and especially the cabin. The games are usually a pretty big hit with everyone, so I try and stock something for all ages. Also, I will look for the chess piece and make sure it's mailed to you when I locate it. Thank you again for staying with us and we truly enjoyed meeting all of you. All The Best! ~Janell~
The quaint 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!
Rates & Availability
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 to the celebrated day. - We do require a damage deposit of $250.00 with children under the age of 5. - Upon departure, we hope that our guests leave the cabin in tip-top condition as when they arrived which prevents us from having to charge a cleaning fee or deposit. Thank you in advance. 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