Dancing Fox Cabin * 1751 County Rd 308 * Bellevue, OH 44811 * (418) 602-1009
Tucked away just south of Sandusky (Cedar Point Country) is where you’ll find this secluded gem.
Dancing Fox Cabin was created by owners Janell & Paul Davenport of 95% re-purposed building materials, furnishings and even the surrounding trees and shrubs are gathered from abandoned fields. With it’s rural setting, simple shed roof style outline, barn wood exterior cladding, interior walls sheathed in white-washed boards, wide-plank pine flooring, rustic hand-made kitchen cabinetry and barn beam framing, you will be enveloped by the subtle feelings of our pioneers, a sense of soothing well-being and one of a simpler life.
Bellevue is a short jaunt from the west-side burbs. This cute cozy rustic cabin has all the modern amenities but with the pioneer charm that their owners have created via an eclectic mix of antiques, recycled and re-purposed furnishings throughout the settler style, one room (great room) combination living and bedroom accommodating up to 4+ people. The kitchen counter tops and bathroom shower walls are made from antique slate chalkboard! You will feel like you stepped back in time!
The property is surrounded as far as the eye can see by corn fields! It is so peaceful you can’t believe you are only a few minutes from civilization!
We took advantage of the solitude, the front porch for sitting in the evenings watching the sunset, the side patio to have our morning coffee and breakfast at; the fire pit/swing area to cook our dinner rustic-like. We wrapped our food in foil pouches and cooked right over the open flames. It tasted so good. All the flavors blended together to make a mouth watering dinner.
We also utilized the modern amenities, such as the huge four/six person hot tub. There was just something about the privacy and solitude of being surrounded by corn fields that you couldn’t help but be relaxed and stress free immediately.
We drove about 15-20 minutes to Norwalk to eat at a real cute farmhouse turned into a restaurant and local winery – D&D Smith Winery. On Friday evenings they host an all you can eat pasta/salad and bread – n -butter dinner for $5.00 a person. You can buy and drink there wines with your dinner which are $8 to $12 a bottle and are very good. They have seating outdoors along the creek that winds through their property and you can sit out there and relax, sip some wine and play board games if you so desire. Everyone both staff and local clientele are very friendly.
There are other local things to do in the area that are just a short jaunt away; Historic Lyme Village; Edison’s Birthplace; several speedways; antique stores/markets and a railroad museum and not to mention Cedar Point and African Safari Wildlife Park .
Chris and I spent a long 3 day weekend, arriving on a Thursday evening and not leaving til mid-day Sunday. After our visit with our charming hosts, we were so utterly relaxed it was unbelievable. Another discovery of our own hidden sanctuary and again only a short distance from home.
So you see, you don’t have to drive for hours, fly for miles and spend a whole month’s salary to enjoy these hidden gems right in your own back yard!! A weekend or an extended weekend now and then is all you need to recharge your battery!
We loved this place so much we make it an annual getaway now 🙂
Hope you were able to feel the peacefulness oozing from my posting and will put this on your locale bucket list of little gems near home to escape to 🙂
Tell the Davenport’s I sent you !