About the property
- Lodge3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 single beds in living room, 2 pullout couches, 3 cots, sleeps 12
Cardinal House Lodge - Cardinal House Lodge offers a large screened porch that wraps around 2 sides of the building and provides space to dine, sleep, or watch the river. A large circular fireplace offers additional gathering opportunities in an open family room setting. The cabin will sleep 8 to 12 comfortably. The cabin has 3 bedrooms. There are also 2 twin beds in view of the fireplace, a sleeper couch, and cots are available. The cabin has 1 bath with shower and 1 1/2 bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and features a Vulcan stove, huge butcher-block prep table, exterior gas and charcoal grills, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a riverside campfire circle.
The cabin is adapted from a 1950's church camp called Camp Merry Ledges. The Camp is constructed of rustic redwood and douglas fir and provides the perfect setting for couples, families, fishermen, and outdoor groups looking for a river retreat. This cabin is the perfect retreat for a river and nature lovers.
We are bordered by the Blue River and public lands: Enjoy easy access to the Blue River. You are nicely situated halfway between 2 public access points. Access points can be arranged for river trips of varying lengths. Bring your own boats or rent boats from a nearby livery.
The section of the river where Cardinal House Lodge is not where they run the rental canoes.
Fishermen ABSOLUTELY love fishing on our section of the river. You can slide into the river at the lodge and float for trips downstream of 3, 5, 10 or more miles. Many access points lie downstream of us.
The Blue River is renowned for it's cleanliness and naturalness. It abounds with wildlife.
Harrison Crawford State Forest, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Patoka Lake, Hoosier National Forest, and the Ohio River are all within 15 minutes of us. That means there is a lot of Hiking, Biking, Hunting, Fishing, and backpacking awaiting you.
Gambling, night life, and shopping abound: We are only 40 minutes from 2 different Casinos. Louisville is about 40 minutes away. French Lick is about 50 minutes away. Corydon is Indiana's 1st state capital and has a lot of things going on.
Scenic Drives and Historic Tourism : We are located right on the Ohio River Scenic ByWay, HWY 62. Route 66 is a few miles away. These roads offer roadside picnicking, amazing vistas, and roads canopied by living trees. You can explore for days and not see the same road twice.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Heaven on Earth!
This is our 4th year staying at Cardinal House for our family reunion and we are already booking next years and staying longer. It is so peaceful and relaxing at Cardinal House. The wraparound porch is fantastic for relaxing, playing games, eating meals or even sleeping! There is a lot of room on the inside for family gatherings. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and lots of room if people need to put down air mattresses. The central fireplace is round and a great place to pull your chairs around and visit. The kitchen has plenty of room for multiple cooks and two stoves! There is a fire pit outside that is great for the evening and they even have a large grill if you want to cook out. The owner is VERY available and wonderful to work with. Cardinal House is a slice of heaven on earth!
Beautiful, Tranquil Getaway - Great Escape from the Real World
Had a wonderful stay with friends. The house was well-equipped. Prepare to rough it a little bit (i.e. no air-conditioning and some mice), but added to the adventure of it all. Accommodations were very clean and very comfortable. Would especially be nice in the fall or winter with the large wood-burning stove inside. The screened-in porch is like a dream. Such a great spot to unwind and be in nature. Will return in the future, for sure.
Beautiful and serene setting among the hills of southern Indiana!
We definitely enjoyed our four day stay. Quiet and comfortable cabin and large kitchen provided great accommodations. Other than an occasional vehicle coming down the road, the only sound was birds and tree frogs. Limited access down to the Blue River and it was somewhat steep, but the view up and downstream was gorgeous.
Great location! Great rustic cabin! Great times!
Arrived at the Cardinal house for a bachelor party weekend and we were immediately impressed. The amount of space for a large group is unmatched. The seclusion and quiet made the experience even better. This place was EXACTLY what we hoped it would be and more. Thank you for an amazing weekend and the memories that were created!
A little slice of heaven
This is our 3rd year holding our family reunion at Cardinal House and we will be back next year. The location is beautiful and peaceful. The house is large and open. There were 13 of us and we never felt cramped. The porch is huge and beautiful. The owner is very responsive to requests. The house is well stocked, clean and homey! We all loveCardinal House!!
Amazing place to make some great memories.
Another wonderful weekend at this rustic hideaway! If you're looking for a no frills, relaxing getaway, then this is it.
We are located on the Blue River in Southern Indiana. Great fishing and boating is available on your doorstep. Private river access comes with the rental. We are right by the Ohio River, 2 world class caves (Marengo Cave and Squire Boone Caverns), hundreds of miles of hiking trails through Hoosier National Forest, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Harrison-Crawford State Forest, and numerous nature preserves. Bicyclists will love our huge network of county roads and neaby mountain biking trails. We are located right on the major scenic hwy system in Southern Indiana. We are located right on Route 66 and the Ohio Scenic River Byway. Historic Corydon Indiana is just a few miles from us. This was Indiana's first State Capital. Patoka Lake and French Lick are only 30 minutes away. New Albany Indiana and Louisville Kentucky are only 45 minutes away. We are located right in the heart of Southern Indiana Wine Country. One winery is only a few miles away Other Activities: Kayaking and Canoeing and Wading are very popular activities. Golf: We are very close to World class Golfing. Even some PGA quality courses.
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