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Lakeview - The difference of a lifetime

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday lodge in Hulbert - Lakeview Lodge & Cottage

Lodge has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

Turn yourself in a 360-degree circle and all you see is grass and tree meeting the sky. The extraordinary landscape at Lakeview will take you on a journey to the heart of native Oklahoma, concentrating largely on the green country. It is filled with breathtaking views of the wondrous landscape and wildlife that inhabit its 142 acres.

As you arrive at Lakeview you are introduced to the main lodge. With its natural stone and cedar construction you feel as though the lodge was placed there by nature herself. After finding a private place to meditate, to journal, you stop and reflect under the shade of the 1200+ square feet of cedar porches. You feel your energy re-invigorated through a peaceful frame of mind.

Along with the sunrise and sunset extravaganzas, you can enjoy the outdoor fire-pit as you watch the smoke trail up to the skies and you feel your connection to the circle of life.

Though you don’t want to stray far from this safe haven of cedar and stone, there will come a point when you will want to roam around the grounds, catching the rays of sunlight through the canopy of trees and walk along the paths. The longer you stay the further you want to explore the forested trails and to experience the exciting peace of your heart and mind that has begun in earnest.

As the concept of time slips away you are washed over by the familiarity to the world around you that you have forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Every aspect inside Lakeview is as tranquil and natural as the outside. As you walk into the main lodge the scent of cedar washes over you as you stand beneath the ceiling soaring over 20 feet that appears suspended by a single tree. You notice the natural Amish rocking chair and deep leather furniture inviting you to sit and relax before the working [gas] natural stone fireplace. The main lodge has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms and sleeps individuals, couples, a family or multiple families comfortably.

The sensory experience doesn’t end. Take advantage of the fully stocked pond suitable for fishing or swimming, full amenities in the butcher-block counter kitchen, play one of many family-friendly games and recreations, read from the great selection of children, youth and adult books, or relax in the jetted tub or double shower in the master bath. The little ones (and their parents and grandparents) will love the large enclosed backyard with a huge sandbox.

Your next step is through the double glass doors onto a cedar porch with a breath-taking view of the lake on one side or the idyllic pond on the other. There are also several picnic areas to choose from.

The Cottage is connected by the covered deck to easily accommodate your large group or extended family. Lakeview is also a great choice for a romantic get away for just the two of you. The full property is yours to enjoy, whether you use just the Lodge or also the Cottage.

At Lakeview, you will witness at night by the star-filled sky, and the beautiful natural surroundings by day. You will feel its profound effect on your daily life as Lakeview becomes a cherished memory of your life’s journey where you will want to return again and again.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Paul Kempf
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Paul Kempf

We moved to Tulsa from Ohio in 1987 to attend Bible college. In 1993, with 5 children aged 2 - 11, we moved to Russia to minister to children and train children's workers. We moved back to America in 2000, Paul started an IT consulting company and we started learning real estate. This property is our first vacation rental, but have been using vrbo since 2003 when we rented our first condo in Hawaii. We have rented dozens of condos and homes and made many friends who have vacation rentals, who are always willing to share ideas on how to enhance the experiences of each person and group who stays on their property. We invite you to share this part of our dream with you, your spouse, your family, your loved ones or your group.

Paul Kempf purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Paul Kempf chose Oklahoma

We purchased Lakeview to have a place where our family and friends could enjoy time away from the busy-ness of life, and feel rested and rejuvenated while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of nature and family and friends.

What makes this lodge unique

We knew as soon as we saw Lakeview that this was an ideal spot for us and others to enjoy its charms and beauty. Overlooking the lake on one side, the pond on another side and the high bluffs at the back brings such a sense of oneness with God's beauty and restfulness. Every time we drive up the private, winding road leading up to the lodge, a deep sense of peace and relaxation comes flooding back. Come share it with us and we believe you will agree!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much, Paul and Diane! You both are so generous to let us enjoy your cabin for these 2 days :) Everything was more than beautiful! All the girls had a blast!!

May God bless you as much as you've blessed us!
Oct 2014
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Lakeview - The difference of a lifetime
average rating of 4.890625 based on 65 reviews

Family get together at Lakeview

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd annual Family get together and it was again....AMAZING! The property was beautiful and so relaxing. The grandkids look forward to it and remember details about the playset and sandbox! It is just perfect. The whole group when we left already wanted to reserve it for next year and I'm sure we will. The owners are the absolute nicest people, so accommodating and sincere.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, We are SO glad you had a wonderful time at Lakeview and would very much love having you again. Sincerely, Paul and Diane
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Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 families comprised of 8 adults and 10 kids (all under the age of 8). This is the perfect location for a getaway! We didn't leave the property:). There is something for everyone with the pond, fire pit, fenced in play area, trails and HUGE deck space! We will definitely be coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Tenkiller, Oklahoma

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of family and friends over 4 days. No one wanted to leave this place. The lake view, decks and gardens are gorgeous. Every detail had been well thought out. We had high expectations - the hosts and the Lodge exceeded them all. It is immaculate and comfortable at the same time, something not easy to achieve. We will be looking for an opportunity to stay here again soon. Would be nice in any season of the year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julie, for your kind words. It IS a wonderful place in any season, each one has its unique charms. Please come again soon.
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Plano, Texas

Lakeview was a dream

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed from the moment we drove up to the property. We knew it would be lovely from the pictures, but we had no idea how family friendly the place really was. The brilliant thing about it is that it appeals to all ages. Besides the fun that comes from the pond, exploration, and tree swings, there is a playground and sandbox in the yard and games and books for littles available inside as well. We never had to try to entertain the children. They didn't want to leave, and neither did we! We felt so comfortable in the home and on the porches, with the awesome fire pit, catch and release fishing, lovely landscaping, and the cottage is basically a second house! I felt like I was in a happy postcard with relaxed and chatting adults and kids running around playing. We really needed this trip, and it exceeded both families' expectations. We want to come back next year! A big kudos to the wonderful owners of Lakeview for love in the details. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, spacious, gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

We rented Lakeview for a family gathering. Some flew into Tulsa (an hour away), others drove over for the day.

This place is GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful lawn, lots of porches to rock on to enjoy the view. The main house (lodge) has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (one up, one down), a large dining room and lots of places to both gather as a group or hide out and enjoy some peace. For reading, try out the arm chair in the loft overlooking the living room. Great reading light.

My sister and her kids hid out in the cottage (a 2 bedroom/1 bath unit). It was perfect to have the adults in the lodge and the kids both close (connected by covered porches) but not constantly with us. Pretty sure my sister hit her breaking point being with the kids, but there are two bedrooms.

The kitchen is well stocked. Just bring your food. We found so many serving dishes and pots and pans. Made cooking a breeze.

The property was about half an hour west of Tahlequah (we got to the pow wow grounds in 35 min) and about 15 min east of Wagoner. If you don't want to swim in the pond, there is a roped off swimming area with beach about 5 minutes away. We went there 4 times in 3 days. Tons of outdoor activities available.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO glad your whole extended family enjoyed their visit to Lakeview. We love being out here, also. We hope you can all come again soon. God bless you!
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The Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Lakeview was the perfect location for our family to come together to celebrate my parent's 60th anniversary. We had room for Mom and Dad, all the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids to enjoy time together. We had a great fire in the fire pit where we roasted marshmallows for S'mores. Some of us enjoyed fishing in the pond. The great grandkids enjoyed the swing in the tall tree, tire swing and hammock as well as the wonderful fenced in playground equipment.

Some of our favorite times were on the back deck. We loved watching the hummingbirds, looking at the lake view, drinking coffee, eating meals, playing cards, cooking on the grill, and even stargazing together.

The kitchen was very well stocked with all the things we needed to cook our meals at the cabin. I loved the view of the lake from the window over the kitchen sink. We could also watch the hummingbirds from this window.

We had a good time watching the Olympics together on the large screen TV in the living room. Other activities we enjoyed in the area were whitewater rafting, seeing the wildlife at Shenandoah State Park, and driving over the dam. We even found a place to pick up pizza for everyone on our final night.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Golden Rule Industries, 233 E. Cherokee St, Wagoner, OK 74467"
Runt's BBQ Incorporated
"Excellent food and service at this local dining establishment. Specials every day."
The Canebrake Kitchen -- CLOSED
"Best restaurant in surrounding counties, excellent facilities."
Wagoner City Museum
"Open 10am - 3pm, Tuesday - Saturday, free of charge. Local and regional historical facts, w..."
Clear Creek Monastery
"Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey was founded in 1999. See their website at www.clearcreekmonks..."
"Tahlequah was established as the capital of the 19th-century Cherokee Nation in 1839, as par..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tulsa International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sequoyah State Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Taylor Ferry Marina
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sequoyah State Park
Car: recommended

Property is secluded from highway, but less than 2 miles from Ft. Gibson Lake and nestled between the small towns of Tahlequah and Wagoner, Oklahoma. Only 50 miles (50 minutes) from Tulsa International Airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge on Hulbert, Oklahoma

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 Fall
6 Sep 2016 - 21 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2016 Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2016 Winter II
28 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2016 Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2017 Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 Summer
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2017 Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2017 Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Cleaning Fee £164

7th Night Free!

For 2015 standard rates, Cottage is NOT automatically included in rental, and depends on number of guests. If Cottage is used, an additional usage fee of $100/night will be added, plus an additional $100 cleaning fee.

FOR 2016 RATES, THE COTTAGE IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICING! The Cottage cleaning fee is reflected in the pricing.

Pets are considered. If accepted, a $75 per-pet non-refundable deposit and a signed pet agreement.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund-at least 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Hulbert, USA

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cottage-Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Lodge-Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Adjoins master suite, whirlpool tub, double shower
    Lodge-Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , low tub and higher toilet is handicap friendly
  • Lodge-2 Bathrooms Cottage-1 Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Lodge-Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs master suite
    Lodge-Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjoins bathroom, downstairs
    Lodge-Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fisherman theme-off downstairs hallway
    Cottage-Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom in Cottage
    Cottage-Bunk bedroom - 2 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 5, twin/twin, twin/full
    Lodge-Family room pullout - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full rollout, all leather, brand new
    Cottage-Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full pullout, leather, brand new, rustic
  • Lodge-3 bedrooms with sleeper sofa in living area Cottage-2 bedrooms with sleeper sofa in living area 2 full-size air mattresses and twin air mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing
There are some primitive trails throughout the property, with gorgeous bluffs at the back of the property. Much wildlife and beauty surrounds you for your whole stay at Lakeview! ATTRACTIONS: 1 mile to Sequoyah State Park and Paradise Cove Marina. 4 miles to the Canebrake resort (with amazing spa facilities). 8 miles to historic Wagoner. 10 miles to Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey. 12 miles to historic Tahlequah, historic capital of Cherokee nation.

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