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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, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 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 Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Hulbert

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cottage-Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lodge-Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjoins master suite, whirlpool tub, double shower
    Lodge-Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , low tub and higher toilet is handicap friendly
  • Lodge-2 Bathrooms Cottage-1 Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Lodge-Master Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs master suite
    Lodge-Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Adjoins bathroom, downstairs
    Lodge-Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Fisherman theme-off downstairs hallway
    Cottage-Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom in Cottage
    Cottage-Bunk bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 5, twin/twin, twin/full
    Lodge-Family room pullout - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full rollout, all leather, brand new
    Cottage-Living room - 1 sleep sofa /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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback 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, ( 12 miles to historic Tahlequah, historic capital of Cherokee nation.


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Lakeview - The difference of a lifetime
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 95 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'

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: 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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  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time at "Lakeview", the property is well taken care of, clean and orderly, extra nice decks connecting the cabins to relax on and very private. It was everything that was advertised, will definitely do it again!

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Lakeview!

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Diane have thoughtfully prepared this house and property to meet just about any need one would have. We had a family reunion there with ages from 90 years old down to 1 year old and found the place well-equipped. Paul and Diane were fast to reply to our many questions prior to our stay and were easy to relate to. We truly had a fun time.

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful - great location and very comfortable home!

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.....

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

The home filled our needs perfectly. Thank you for renting it to us.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel, it was a pleasure meeting you and some of your family for your Mother’s 80th birthday. We are so glad Lakeview was all you had dreamed.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Hulbert

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Summer
May 24 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$264.08
Pet Fee C$99.03
Damage Deposit C$396.12

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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