Relaxing, reclaimed prairie cabin, rural setting, with modern amenities,
About Janell Davenport
One of life’s most exciting pleasures is creating unique lasting memories for our guests. As travelers ourselves, we seek out the creative and unique lodging experiences, one that will be remembered, talked about and shared with others for years to come. Knowing the history of our 1842 home and understanding how families lived while building their main family home such as ours, we decided to share and offer an experience to others. For over a year, we scoured, gathered and tore down a building here and there to locate salvaged materials, re-purposed items, and gently used pieces and parts from various locations throughout our 4+ county area and some items as far as south in Florida. After we felt we had enough materials gathered, the challenging process of building began. After 1.5 years of non-stop hard work, not to mention the creative thinking that had to go into the building process to make all the parts and pieces fit and come together, Dancing Fox was born and we absolutely love it! To us, it's a treasure trove of local history, stories and ourselves. We promise, you will remember Dancing Fox Cabin too.
What makes this Cabin unique
One-of-kind cabin in Ohio and rated in the top 10 in the United States for being highly re-purposed utilizing salvaged materials, being eco-friendly while guests enjoy all the creature comforts. It may seem a little rustic, but you will soon find out it's one of the most unexpected comfortable accommodations that you will enjoy.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved living in this little house on the prairie for the last week. Everything was provided and exceeded our expectations.
Sherry and Family,
Thank you for your lovely comments and we are so very happy you enjoyed our prairie cabin during your vacation with your sis and kiddos. Also, thank you for taking such good care of it. If it weren't for the linens, we would have had a difficult time knowing that you and your family were here 8 days! Take care of yourselves and if you come back this way to Ohio, keep us in mind.
All the Best! Paul and Janell
Very welcoming owners to a very cozy cabin. Once there, you'll see it's in the details that make this cabin a very special place to stay. I look forward to making time to return here. Thank you!
Patrick...thank you so much for coming to stay with us at Dancing Fox Cabin. It makes us happy you were able to relax and unwind during your stay and would love to have you back again. Also, thank you so much for the Canadian tea blends too...they are delicious and flavors I have never tried before! All the best! Paul and Janell
Best weekend gateway
My friends and I stayed at Dancing Fox cabin for an end of summer little gateway. We fell in love with the pictures of the cabin but we were blown away once we got there. It is such a beautiful cabin. The décor was beautiful. As soon as we stepped in we felt at home. Janell was very welcoming and gave us a tour of the cabin. Everything was very well explained. We planned on going to Cedar Point for a day. The park is located fairly close about a 25 minute drive. The town has a lot of things to offer, we enjoyed exploring the area. Overall it was an amazing trip. I would recommend staying with Janell. I already suggested family members to stay at the cabin instead of staying at a hotel. The experience would not even compare.
Now that you are safe and sound back at home, I want to thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about your stay here at Dancing Fox cabin and your Cedar Point experience knowing this was your first time at the park. The weather worked out perfectly for you and it was also nice you were able to enjoy the hot tub to get a little relaxation and girlfriend time in as well. Thanks for telling your family members about my accommodations and I will be sure to take good care of them. *smiles* Come back and see me again sometime!!! All The Best! Janell
Unique quaint cottage ... Love, Love, Love
Words can't do the dancing fox justice, it is a must have experience. Its was surreal seeing our 2 teenage daughters realization of how people lived so many years ago. Even more enjoyable was how much respect they had for Janelle and her husbands craft of creating such an amazing place. Every where you turned or looked inside there was a new and exciting artifact.
We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather and were able to keep the windows open all day and night which was so refreshing. After our long days at cedar point we looked forward to returning back to relax in the hot tub.
The Dancing Fox exceeded our expectations as well as Janelles hospitality. My girls are already planning next years venture to the area and want to stay at the Dancing Fox again. Thanks so Much Janelle!!!
Mellisa, Justin and Girls!
Thank you so much for staying at Dancing Fox while enjoying your Cedar Point trip. Being able to open up all the windows and feel the country breeze sweep through the cabin is so refreshing and I'm happy you got to experience it. Your family's appreciation of what it took to build the cabin is very welcoming and thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. You are always welcome to return any time. All The Best...Always! Janell
The cabin is exactly like the pictures show, even better. The peace of the surrounding corn field and the sound of the train in the distance was instant peace. Janelle was so accommodating. Can't wait to go back!
It was wonderful meeting you and your son Spencer for your Cedar Point trip and I'm so happy you were able to experience some adventures in our area. Also, thank you for staying at Dancing Fox cabin for your getaway and also sharing with me your enjoyment. I know you two enjoyed the hot tub and relaxed after your full days of fun and it seems Spencer also did a pretty good job on his chocolate cake too!! Come back and see me my new Michigan friends! ~Janell~
Wonderful rustic cabin!
Cabin was so neat! Back yard is huge for activities. The cabin is so close to cedar Pointe, animal safari, and much more! If you’re looking for a getaway to Sandusky but would rather cook out and relax by a fire at the end of the evening this is the place!! Host was so welcoming and helpful!
Hello Brittany, Trevor and boys. THANK YOU for taking time out from your busy day to let us know how much you liked staying here at Dancing Fox during your vacation. The weather couldn't have been any nicer for your visit to Cedar Point, African Safari Wildlife and Deer Park and your days were definitely full of adventure.
I was also very pleased with Meyers Chrysler Jeep here in town when they offered to get your truck in Saturday morning to repair it before you made the trip home. Small towns and it's residents come to the rescue in the time of need *smiles* Please keep us in mind again when you decide to head our way again. It was a joy meeting you and thank you for taking such care of the cabin as well. It was spotless when you checked out. All The Best! ~Janell~
Our quaint town of Bellevue is in the middle of everywhere! Literally, any direction you choose to wander off to, you will find something fun and interesting to do and see! Here are a few examples of attractions all within 10-30 minutes
Cedar Point Amusement Park (Sandusky) 25 minutes - Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Jungle Junction (largest indoor playground in Ohio located here in Bellevue) 10 minutes - Bellevue Recreation Community Pool (Bellevue) 10 minutes- Historical Lyme Village (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Seneca Caverns (Bellevue) 15 minutes - Rutherford Hayes Presidential Center with Museum and House Tours (Fremont) 20 minutes - Sorrowful Mother Shrine (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Edison's Birthplace (Milan) 20 minutes - The Berlin Fruit Box Company / Samuel Patterson Baskets (Berlin Heights) 25 minutes - Naturally Country Gifts and Decor 5000 sq feet of unique decor (Norwalk) 20 minutes - African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton) 30 minutes - Marblehead Lighthouse and Keepers House (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Johnsons Island and Lakeside on Lake Erie (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Kalahari Indoor Waterpark (Sandusky) 20 minutes - Antique, Re-purposed and Thrift Shops (located in various towns such as Bellevue, Milan, Fremont, Norwalk) 20 minutes - and so much more! Brochures of all kinds of attractions and things to do in our area will be made available in your cabin.
NOTE: We also have a lovingly decorated, fully furnished 2nd floor guest house apartment on site for nightly and extended stay rental. Private entrance, complete kitchen, living room, kitchen nook, bath and more!