AKA: O Daniel Lake Lodge. Built by Senator Bill O Daniel
Tom and Beverly Schmutz
Smoking NEVER allowed in the lodge, only outside
Minimum age of primary renter:21
There are no additional fees.
Extra guests that spend the night and we’re not reserved through VRBO can stay if you pay the owner $30 per night per person.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great Place and Great Time
The property was everything advertised on the Home Away page -- and more. The pictures don't portray the scope and the beauty of the house and the property. Wildlife abundant. The first day we saw a couple of deer herds. Lake well stocked. The owners are very hospitable, very friendly, involved in the property. We had a question and they were right there to resolve. We are looking forward to our next trip there.
Jack and Jan drove in from Washington DC mainly to get away into the quiet country and fish. They allowed me to take them out in the pontoon boat on the 20 acre lake after they arrived. We were able to discuss what the fish were hitting on and where the best locations were. It was truly a pleasure to have them as guests, and we are looking forward to their next visit.
Retreat n Relaxation
Timeless hours spent enjoying company and all nature has to offer.
Anytime of the year Lakeside Ranch Lodge offers a plethora of wildlife, water, woods, and hilly terrain. Hundreds of pine trees 60 feet and taller where are you can walk around underneath them and it feels like you’re walking on a bed of needles 10 inches thick. Come experience the environment and make your memories.
Peaceful and private
We love the property, you are so close with nature there . Owners are close and easy to reach. I do think though if you rent the whole place, which you do, you should not be charged an extra $ 180 for pool being there, use it or not since it is advertised as part of lodge, nor do I believe another $ 180 charge for Club. You are not joining a club, total fees for sheets and towels is $ 135, $45 higher than we ever paid, the other extra charges we are ok with and even though you paid a $ 500 refundable damage fee, you still have to pay another $ 99 for another insurance. NEVER had to do that in 14 years of VRBO renting. So if you choose to rent this and you like solitude you will LOVE the place. WIFI there sucks. one sometimes 2 bars, comes and goes, but that is the whole area there, not their fault. It has the most beautiful views in ANY room I have ever seen, wonderful to wake up to even on rainy days, and deer are awesome. YOU WILL LIKE the owners, just make sure you see the extra unusual charges no matter how short the stay. I did not take the time until after I had committed and paid. It is one of a kind for sure, and beautiful .
We listen to our guests and take all their thoughts, questions and concerns to heart. About three weeks ago we eliminated all charges and there are absolutely none that we have added to the vacation rental. Everything is included, the pool, the pontoon boat, linens towels etc. We want Lakeside Ranch Lodge to be a place to create wonderful memories and hope our guest want to return.
Wow! There is nothing better!
This is simply the best property we have stayed in - the pictures and descriptions can't do it justice! 2 private lakes, amazing wildlife, great fishing, a pontoon boat, beautiful and comfortable house that was even better than what we expected. Tom and Beverly were amazing communicators from start to finish. Simply amazing all around - the memories that we created are second to none.
Please book your next vacation at the Lodge. Beverly and Tom are just a text away and we will respond to your needs. Thank you in advance, we look forward to meeting your family!
We loved the views while lounging on the lake. Kids loved the diving board (adults also) and there was so much for all of us to do. Even the little ones enjoyed fishing because they always caught something! Indoor pool is fantastic and we loved all of the room in the lodge. Plenty of room for our large family. Definitely would like to return.
Fantastic location for a secluded getaway.
The setting is beautiful and set up well for our family vacation with plenty to do for all ages. Great lakes for swimming and fishing, great playground amenities for the grandchildren and the indoor pool was a definate hit with everyone. Tom and Bev are very concerned with making sure everything is perfect and very fast in any request we had( only a couple minor ones and only due to the size of our group of14 people ) . The only thing we were seeing as a potential problem was that the main floor restroom is only accessible going through one of the two bedrooms. We were all family so not a huge problem for us but could see it being an issue for some people. The house itself is very nice and roomy. We had people from my mother age 85 ( had her birthday during our stay) down to our youngest grandson at 30 months and the place had something for everyone to enjoy. Already several of my family has said they would love to come here again because of what a great place it is. We have done other family vacation rentals and this is the first that they have wanted to repeat so I think that speaks volumes. When I reflect on the entire experience, the beauty of the property, the great owners doing everything in their power to make us comfortable and the great fun my family had I will absolutely consider this for a return trip. I would highly recommend this property for a quiet getaway. It's definitely a gem.
What a pleasure it was to serve this family. Very conscientious and we hope to see them again in the future. We ask our guest to write down any thoughts or advice they can give us so that we can make the rental experience even better. Thank you for the review. We take your thoughts and advice very seriously.
This property is truly one of a kind. Minutes from town, with many amenities, yet surrounded by woods and water. Please review, fishing, etc under the description portion on our site. We also offer three day bow hunts we also offer hunting, additional information can be obtained. If someone in your group likes to enjoy these outdoor activities, but the rest of the family doesn't want miss out, this hunters paradise is made for the whole family to experience.