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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


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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

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 Hulbert

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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 where you can rent boats or bicycles, golf, horseback ride. Lots of beautiful trails. 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.


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Lakeview - The difference of a lifetime
average rating of 4.9101124 based on 90 reviews

Thanksgiving Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed to spend our 3rd Thanksgiving at Lakeview and enjoyed every hour of our stay. We have 2 sons, 7 grandchildren and a Nana & Papa that relished in the 5 days & nights that we were together in such an inviting environment. The weather was beautiful, the lodge & cottage were in top shape and the grounds were well kept.

It is so nice that the grandchildren can run & play & laugh while the parents and grandparents stay at a distance. The layout of the yard and fields allow for easy access to watch and listen without having to worry about traffic or other people. We love the seclusion and privacy this property provides. The interior is nicely designed with windows all around and above you and the interior decorations accent the feeling of being outdoors.

Thank you for sharing this 'bit of heaven'

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Phil and Debbie, We love having your family stay at Lakeview each year, it has become one of our holiday traditions as well. The note from one of your granddaughters was so precious, it warmed our hearts. We also love the fall season when the lake view is even clearer and the paths in the woods are usable. We look forward to having you come back next year, have a great year! Blessings, Paul and Diane
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Dallas Tx

Recommend! Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Years here and absolutely loved it! The temperature outside was well below freezing but inside the fire was delightful and the atmosphere was relaxing. Plenty of games, movies, and books to pass the time inside. We also built a fire in the big fire pit outside and roasted marshmallows (the kids loved it even though it was freezing). We were 20 people and had plenty of space to sleep but I would recommend bringing air mattresses if you don’t want to sleep on the couch. Other than that it was fantastic! 5/5 would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin and easy to find.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this cabin. It was very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rashie & Kay, Thank you for posting, and for the very kind note left in our guest book. You mentioned by email the online review was inadvertenly submitted before it was finished and you were going to 'leave a more detailed review about our wonderful stay' once Homeaway removes the original. We hope your family made many Christmas and holiday memories that you will cherish all your lives. We would love to have you back any time. Have a blessed and wonderful New Year, Paul and Diane
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Lakeview was perfect for 13-member family reunion, ages 18 months to 74 years!

  • 5 of 5

The physical arrangement of the house and cottage were perfect for the parents who had small children. The kitchen was well furnished and the large dining table was nearby. The outdoor area was nicely arranged with multiple swings, water features, walking trails and two friendly cats. Our family could not have found a better location or accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a great time. This is a lovely season to enjoy Lakeview with the weather starting to cool down, to enjoy the large firepit and the paths in the woods starting to clear from summer overgrowth. To clarify about the cats, the 2 cats (Shubi and Calli) live outdoors, with a cozy garage to call home with their own door. They keep the small critters away but also love when guests are open to a little petting. We hope you can all come back soon!
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Wonderful property for our families fall break.

  • 5 of 5

Lakeview is a complete experience. The houses are well stocked, plenty to do, comfortable covered porch. It’s everything one could want in a vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, We were so glad you were able to come back again this year. We love having guests like you and your family and have enjoyed all our communications before and after your stay. We are very glad you have confirmed you will be coming back next fall, once you get the exact dates for school fall break. Have a wonderful holidays, Paul and Diane
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Owasso, Oklahoma

This by far has been the most amazing property we have ever vacationed at!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the Lodge and Cabin will never be forgotten. The owners really put forth the effort to make our stay special. They seemed to have thought of everything we might forget at home all the way to adding things before we stayed to make our experience amazing. We feel so blessed to have been able to stay there. We certainly was not ready to return home. I can see us staying there again soon with the family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nikki, we are so glad that your stay at Lakeview was a blessing to you and your family. It was a pleasure hosting you and we do hope you will be able to come back and visit.
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £142.04
Pet Fee £53.27
Damage Deposit £213.06

7th Night 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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