Lakeside Vacation Cottage

  • Cottage in Norman

Lakeside Vacation Cottage

Cottage in Norman

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  • From: $100 per night


Property Details

Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas are 3 night minimum Holidays.
Must be 24 years old or older to book

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 park-style 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 rollaway 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 with 2 single rollaways 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 2 rollaways 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 1958 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.

All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays.



  • 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
  • 4 queens, 6 single rollaways
  • Swimming
  • Playground
  • Firepit
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Boats
  • Shelter house at lake
  • Beach area
  • Heat & Central Air
  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out: 11 a.m.


Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

2 Single Beds

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed



  • 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



800 W
Norman, Indiana


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 $30 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.

Deposit Policy

#1 - The remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to check-in and will be automatically charged to the card on file. If you want a different charge card used for this balance, you must notify us before this balance is charged.
#2 - Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather, snow or acts of God that are out of our control.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

9 Guest Reviews

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"New Review"

by Larry


We stayed for 7 days and had a wonderful time!! The cottage was clean and very comfortable. I will be over to your office to reserve the cabin for next summer.

"New Review"

by Terri


My stay at Berry Branch Cottages is always wonderful! Your emails prior to my stay would be extremely helpful if I were a first or second time visitor. However, I have been camping at Berry Branch for 51 years and I have my own checklist that I use!! My family had a great visit and enjoyed everything from the wildlife, weather(it was cool most of the week), the lake, and our campfires!! Thank you for helping Clayton and Kayla provide these opportunities for families to get outside and commune with nature! Have a great rest of the summer season!

"New Review"

by Mary


My spouse and I enjoyed our quiet 2 night stay! The other two cabins on the property are closed for the winter so we pretty much had the property to ourselves as we walked around and explored. There was a light dusting of snow from the days before, but it was easy to drive up the hill to the cabin (for our Subaru Forester at least). We were told that there would be plenty of firewood for a fire, and there was but the selection of dry wood was limited since the wood piles had not been covered and thus were wet from the snow accumulation. There was a good selection downer tree branches across from the cabin though, so we were able to gather enough branches for kindling and had a nice fire both nights. When we arrived the first night, the property owner came and told us that previous guest complained of cold temps the night before. So Clayton informed us to keep the flap on the heater up, to make sure the heat would continuously blow. We set the temp to 65 and stayed sufficiently warm, even when the fire went out. Bring warm blankets if you stay in the winter, and you’ll be fine! The cabin had everything we needed - it was clean, secluded, and had a beautiful view to watch the moon rise over the lake, at night. We even saw a bald eagle fly over, in the afternoon. We’re looking forward to coming back in the summer months!

"New Review"

by Kelly


Everything was great! It was so clean, so peaceful, and the setting was beautiful. Very close to the winery down the road too! That was an added bonus! Everyone was accommodating and helpful too! That made everything even better! We enjoyed it so much; thank you for a great weekend!

"New Review"

by Kayla


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


Was beautiful!
Very clean and owner was very nice!

"New Review"

by Zachary


We loved this cabin! It is a perfect getaway. We cannot wait to come back!

"New Review"

by Dylan


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


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

from $100 / night


Oct 9-14

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