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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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • 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 -
(74 traveller reviews)

Lakeview - The difference of a lifetime
average rating of 4.9054055 based on 75 reviews

Another great stay at Lakeview!

  • 5 of 5

My family met again this summer at Lakeview to enjoy a relaxing stay while enjoying the beautiful cabin and surrounding property. There's no comparison with being able to have your own swimming hole, views and well appointed accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lakeview was the perfect choice for getting our family (half from MO, half from TX) together for a long weekend. We had kids ages 1, 3, 10, 12 and 16 and everyone had something to do and all had a blast!

First of all, the home is absolutely gorgeous and welcoming, the grounds are meticulously maintained and the views were breathtaking. Plus, it is completely stocked with everything you could possibly need. Kitchen had everything, there was even a highchair, coloring books, movies, games, noodles for the pond ... everything! Everyone slept comfortably and enjoyed the pond -- lots of swimming and fishing! The kids loved the large yard for flying kites and played volleyball and basketball.

The location was great too, as we enjoyed Sequoya State Park a lot, visiting the nature center, playground and boat ramp at Paradise Cove Marina.

Paul and Diane - thank you for opening this wonderful property to families to use and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful setting for our family get-a-way. Our stay at Lakeview was everything we had hoped for with the family. Roasting s'mores at the fire pit, reading on the porch, playing with the grandson at the kid-friendly playground, everyone catching fish at the pond, bathing in the jetted tub and gathering for late night dominoes highlighted our stay. Everything we needed for our stay was provided. We hope to make this a yearly tradition.

The Lorenz/Bradley Family

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad Lakeview was able to be the place for this wonderful family time. May you continue to make memories together. All the best.
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Frisco, TX

Best trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Lakeview for Easter weekend. The kids didn't want to go back home.

We were 5 families, 15 people. And there was plenty of space.

The house has everything you need to make your stay perfect. The view is spectacular.

We brought kits, bicycles, soccer balls and had a blast.

Paul is a very nice gentleman. Always answered my questions and replied on time.

We definitely will rent Lakeview again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your family had a good time at Lakeview. Often when I must leave I feel like your children. You are welcome to come again. All the best.
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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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"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 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

Pet Fee £57.98
Cleaning Fee £154.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91

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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