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Lakeview - The difference of a lifetime

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Gorgeous 5 bed/3 bath property on 142 acres, Lodge and Cottage are all yours!

First, a heart-felt thank you to all who have come to love Lakeview. It truly has become our retreat as well. We have loved and learned so much from hosting over 100 groups from church and leadership groups, company workshop training, dozens of family reunions. We are so grateful for the many lovely comments and reviews. We love interacting with you before, during and after your stay. We enjoy hearing about your experience and always look for ways to make Lakeview more special for each guest.

Everything in our original description still applies, and more! More cleared yard, more flowers and landscaping, new basketball goal and volleyball, large mulched swingset area, tire swing, 40 foot tall tree swing, huge fire pit with homemade benches.

For those that loved our good friend's original description or if you have never read it, we have kept it unchanged below.

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.

More Details

Paul Kempf
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Hulbert in Cherokee County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
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. 8 miles to historic and quaint Wagoner. 10 miles to Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey, (www.clearcreekmonks.org) 12 miles to historic Tahlequah, historic capital of Cherokee nation.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveller reviews)

Lakeview - The difference of a lifetime
average rating of 4.9 based on 71 reviews

Great Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed with another family of 4 and we had plenty of room and a great time. The 140 acres makes this an awesome place to enjoy the outdoors. Thanks, Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew, it was a pleasure having your family back again this year. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Please come again! All the best, Paul and Diane
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  • 5 of 5

This home was like walking into relaxation its calm relaxing and chill. We had a group of 19 plus a puppy and everyone enjoyed themselves even the puppy. Theres alot to do we enjoyed the hiking, fishing, camp fires, board games, the tire swing and tree swing the men even had a nice game of basket ball it was nice.. eveything was clean the home has everything you need and more just bring clothes food and WINE lol

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing your extended family to Lakeview. We are very glad your group enjoyed their time there. Our family has been the inspiration for most of what is there. I think that is why all ages enjoy their visit. All the best , Paul and Diane
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Broken Arrow, OK

Relaxing and serene!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark so we didn't get to see what we were in for. The cabin was absolutely beautiful! Nice beds and a great comfortable layout. When the sun came up and the rain stopped, we were pleasantly surprised with a peaceful and serene place. Because of rain, we didn't get to hike, but we enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing 3 days with friends!! Absolutely worth the price!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeview. We are happy you found it peaceful ,comfortable and relaxing. Lakeview is a great place to kick back or do various activities. We welcome you whenever you can come again. All the best, Diane and Paul
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Broken Arrow, OK

Married couple getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the weekend at Lakeview Lodge. We were given detailed directions to the lodge. After finishing work on Friday evening we made the short trip from Tulsa. How welcoming and inviting the lodge was upon arrival. It was warm, cozy, and clean. We slept in the upstairs bedroom and LOVED the mattress. Saturday was a relaxing day enjoying the home and grounds. We will be scheduling time here again! If you're looking for a great place to stay, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Lakeview was a blessing to you your husband and friends. It is so special to me when others find pleasure and enjoyment while visiting Lakeview. Many returns, Diane and Paul
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Very lovely stay for us.

  • 5 of 5

It was an all over great experience. It worked out perfect for our group and was very accommodating with the right supplies, linens, etc for a big group. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your group enjoyed your stay. Please come again soon and experience all the seasons of Lakeview! God bless, Paul and Diane
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Best vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite event of the whole year is always the time our family enjoys a rental so we can wake up together. We've rented several properties but never something as perfect as Lakeview! It has to be one of the best properties for family get togethers anywhere. It is by far the cleanest, best stocked home away from home we've ever had. Felt just like we put it together for us. Everything we needed was there. We're renting next year already and this time we'll only bring food and clothes. Everything else is there! We thought we were excited about all the activities: fishing pond, fire pit, tire swing, large fenced in yard, jungle gym, sand box with surprise jewels & gold, children's toys, game closet, volleyball net, tree swing, wrap around pourches with great furniture, 5 bedrooms etc. But it turned out our very favorite part was the quality of what it was all put together with. First class everything. Nothing cheap about this property. Best vacation ever. Totally loved every minute.

Our family of 14 ranges in age from 7 months to 88. Met all our needs and wants. Even our 2 year old cried when we left! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Looking forward to next year.

Taylor & Cindy Neuschwander

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taylor and Cindy, It always brings us joy to hear our guests enjoyed their stay, thank you for the kind words. See you again next year! God bless, Paul and Diane
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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 in Hulbert, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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 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

Cleaning Fee £161
Pet Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £242

We have brought back our 2016 rates and 7th Night is still free!

Pets are considered. If accepted, a $75 per-pet non-refundable fee 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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