Old Timer’s Vacation Cottage

  • Cottage in Norman

Old Timer’s Vacation Cottage

Cottage in Norman
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  • From: $100 per night

Property Details

THIS UNIT IS PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED BY HILLS O' BROWN VACATION RENTALS. Quiet property near a lake for fishing.
NO PETS
Memorial Day,July4,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 Lakeside Cottage and Meadow View)
  • Bring your own bed and bath linens
  • 4 queens, 6 single rollaways
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Playground
  • Firepit
  • Boats
  • Shelter house at lake
  • Beach area
  • Heat & Central Air
  • Check-in: 5:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out: Noon

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

2 Single Beds

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Amenities

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Features

  • Heating
  • Parking

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Leisure

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location

  • Rural

Outdoor

  • Charcoal Grill

Safety

  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector

Sports

  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Themes

  • Family

Availability

Location

800 W
Norman, Indiana

Policies

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATIONS/CHANGES
#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

RESERVATIONS
#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.

3 Guest Reviews

5 star

67%

4 star

33%

3 star

0%

2 star

0%

1 star

0%

"Airbnb Review #657987393102903140 #158308"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #158308

06/29/2022

The place over all was satisfactory. It is a small camp lake that is private.

The check in process was confusing and not done through Air BnB. They sent the instructions to pa personal email that went to spam. This led to us being lost with almost no phone service because the address was not updated. The emergency # went straight to voicemail for the first hour.

The cabin was a basic amping cabin. I would not say there was room for more than one couple. The place is small with really no room to set up the cots.

The television supplied is a 20 inch. Though it does have satellite channels.

There is air conditioning in the bedroom that is faulty and cannot control the temp well. The furnishings are old and beaten up.

This is be to expected for a camping cabin but the price tag @$180 per night is excessive for the accommodations.

"New Review"

by Danielle

10/08/2020

The check-in and check-our process was effortless. The property owners were lovely. The cabin was exceptionally clean. We will definitely be back!!
10/06/2020

"New Review"

by Angela

07/23/2020

It was great!

from $100 / night

4.7

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