Lakeside Vacation Cottage
1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Cottage in Norman
from $100 per /nt

Property Details

Property Description

Sitting on a hill overlooking the lake this one bedroom , one bath cottage is the perfect getaway. It has a charcoal grill and firepit.

Property Details

Berry Branch Cottages are a one of a kind vacation destination. This is a place that the whole family can come and spend time together and have their own sleeping accommodations. The three cottages are older and made of Indiana limestone but have all of the modern amenities of home.

Have you seen the movie Dirty Dancing and the Camp they visit in the Catskills? You will be reminded of that from the moment you see the Berry Branch Cottages sign, to the long driveway across the dam overlooking the 11-acre lake or passing the water fall, to the drive up to one of the THREE cottages.

You will love this setting. At each of the 3 cottages, there is a charcoal grill (you provide the charcoal), a fish cleaning table, a fire pit and a view of nature. At the lake there is a small boat for each cottage. (Doesn’t matter which one you use as there are 3 cottages and 3 boats.)

You DO need to bring your OWN linens, towels, pillows, blankets for these units (like camping).

Lakeside Cottage, the newest remodeled cottage is a 1BR, 1BA cottage overlooking the lake. You will find a queen bed and 2 roll-away single beds. A full kitchen with all the dishes needed to supply a family meal. If you have that specialty item you like to use in the kitchen, you might want to bring it with you. There is a dining room and a living room for those family memories. This unit has a wood burning fireplace.

Old Timer’s Cottage (the first cottage ever erected on the property) has the most history. It too is a 1BR, 1 BA and had the same amenities at the Lakeside Cottage. There is no fireplace at this cottage.

Meadow View Cottage is nested beside the nice meadow of wild flowers and where you might just see some extra wildlife, depending on the day. Deer love to forage there and enjoy the sunshine. This is our 2BR, 1BA with all of the same amenities as the other cottages. This unit has a wood burning fireplace.

Lakeside Cottage holds 4 people, Old Timer’s Cottage holds 4 people and Meadow View Cottage holds 6 people so a total of 14 people can stay here at one time.

This is a great place for larger families to come and catch up from their busy lives. This little camp has been in existence since the 60s when Jack and Thelma Crider decided to share their peace of Heaven with others. Today their grandson Clayton Beard and his wife Kayla live onsite in the old homestead. They ran this camp for a few years on their own but with their growing family, they have decided to turn over the Management to Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals. So, whether you have been coming for 50 years, and yes some have been, or whether you will be a first time guests, Clayton and Kayla hope that this can be the place that you will come and visit for many years to come.

  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • Accommodates 2-14 people (when joined with Old Timer's and Meadow View Cottages)
  • Bring your own bed and bath linens
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Playground
  • Firepit
  • Boats
  • Shelter house at lake
  • Beach area
  • Heat & Central Air
  • Check-in: 5:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out: Noon

This property has 1 Queen(s), 2 Rollaway(s).


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Heating
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Rural
  • Boat
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Family

Guest Reviews

New Review by Kayla 08/21/2020
Cute little cabin!! We had a lovely afternoon rowing and swimming in the lake. The bed was cozy and AC worked well. Definitely not private though. You have a neighbor about 40 yards away and the drive seemed to be pretty busy with people driving back and forth. Not a deal breaker though.
New Review by Sarah 08/15/2020
Was beautiful!
Very clean and owner was very nice!
New Review by Gerald 08/12/2020
We really enjoyed our get away at the Lakeside Vacation Cabin. It was very quiet and secluded, nestled away in the rolling hills of Jackson County, Indiana. The view of Berry Branch Lake was a welcome sight, especially at daybreak and sunset. We didn't use the rowboat that was made available, as we had no life jackets (didn't inquire if they were available though). The cabin has been remodeled fairly recently, as it seemed very up to date. It was evident that everything had been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, even though we added our own once over just to be safe. The weather couldn't have been nicer. A fire in the firepit made for a memorable evening overlooking the lake. Our cottage stay was a perfect break from our "cabin fever" back home.
New Review by Zachary 07/30/2020
We loved this cabin! It is a perfect getaway. We cannot wait to come back!
New Review by Dylan 07/11/2020
This little bungalow was the perfect escape for my wife and I to get away from the kids for her birthday evening. Lovely little swimming hole and a clean cozy cottage with a campfire to create a perfect summertime memory.
New Review by Jamie 04/25/2020
The cabin was clean and as described on VRBO. The owner was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed the lake, fishing, and campfire at night. This was a much needed little getaway from home.

Date of arrival - April 21, 2020


Dates Wkdy / Wknd
09/01 to 12/31
09/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
2 nt min
$175.00 / $175.00
01/01 to 02/28
01/01/2021 - 02/28/2021
2 nt min
$100.00 / $100.00
03/01 to 05/31
03/01/2021 - 05/31/2021
2 nt min
$125.00 / $125.00
06/01 to 08/31
06/01/2021 - 08/31/2021
2 nt min
$150.00 / $150.00
09/01 to 12/31
09/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
2 nt min
$175.00 / $175.00
01/01 to 02/28
01/01/2022 - 02/28/2022
2 nt min
$100.00 / $100.00
03/01 to 05/31
03/01/2022 - 05/31/2022
2 nt min
$125.00 / $125.00
06/01 to 08/31
06/01/2022 - 08/31/2022
2 nt min
$150.00 / $150.00
09/01 to 12/31
09/01/2022 - 12/31/2022
2 nt min
$175.00 / $175.00
01/01 to 09/17
01/01/2023 - 09/17/2023
2 nt min
$175.00 / $175.00
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


Surcharge - 3.00%
State Sales Tax - 7.00%
Innkeepers Tax - 5.00%
Handling - $20.00 - Tax Exempt
Cancellation Policy
#1 - Cancellations of a confirmed reservation must be made by the Guest who made the original reservation, not a representative of that Guest.
#2 - Reservations cancelled more than 14 days prior to the arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the total charges before tax, plus the $20 handling fee.
#3 - Reservations cancelled 8-14 days prior to arrival, you lose the deposit paid.
#4 - Reservations cancelled within 7 days of the arrival, there is NO REFUND!
#5 - When within 14 days of arrival, the reservation cannot be shortened or moved.
#6 - When within 7 days of arrival, reservations cannot be changed or altered. No exceptions.
Last updated 09/17/2020
Deposit Policy
#1 - We require a two (2) night minimum stay and a three (3) night minimum stay for
holidays. Occasionally, last minute cancellations provide additional availability.
#2 - To make a reservation:
a) Check our on-line availability or call 812.988.6429
b) A deposit of half of the total stay must be paid at the time you make a reservation with a valid Visa or MasterCard.
c) Once you complete your reservation, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
d) The remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to check-in.
#3 - All reservations require a $20 handling fee. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid with the deposit.
#4 - Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather, snow or acts of God that are out of our control.
Last updated 09/17/2020

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