We had no idea this place existed until our sons rented it for us as a gift.  We were pleasantly surprised to find such a beautiful setting and great accommodations.  What fun - staying in a real log cabin!  Loved being on the lake and catching some really nice bass.  We've rented a lot of cabins over the years and never felt this kind of hospitality--fresh baked bread and all.  Thank you.

                                                                        Darla and Dave

                                                                        Indianapolis, IN

                                                                         9-10 to 9-12-2021

 Elayne, we had another wonderful time.  Fishing was great.  It was fabulous seeing the deer playing by the lake, and the mamma chasing off that bobcat!!  Hope to see you soon.

                                                                        Roddy and Debbie

                                                                        8-31 to 9-4-2021

 We had a wonderful time.  It was so peaceful and joyful for the family.  Thank you so much.

                                                                        The Youngs

                                                                     8-13 to 8-15-2021

 Elayne, our 6th consecutive trip to the cabin was marvelous.  Everything is always so nice.  God willing we shall return for another year.  Thank you so much for providing us with this great experience.

Ben Karasiak,  Thanks so much, Bill Sharpe,  Thanks, Gene Johnson, Thank you, Don Monhaut

                                                                            8-6 to 8-13-2021

 Elayne, this cabin is so nice and peaceful.  We came last year for the 1st time to celebrate our dating anniversary.  We liked the place so much, we decided to come back this year again to celebrate.  This place is a wonderful place to spend time together, without the normal day-to-day parts of life that distract you from what is truly important.  This place is already a special place; however, it will always remain the most special place for us as on our trip this time, my best friend proposed to me out in the boat on the lake.  Of course, I said "yes".  So next time we come back it will be as husband and wife.  It may sound cheesy but this place is magical in its own way.  Thank you very much for letting us share this wonderful place with you.  We look forward to seeing you again next year! 

                                                                              Crystal -n- Joe

                                                                               8-1 to 8-5-2021  

 I came here solo since wife and kids had a school trip.  This was exactly what I needed to get away from the craziness of work.  I caught lots of fish (red ear, bass and bluegill).  They seemed to really hit on the Berkley Gulp minnows.  I had such a relaxing stay.  Watched a lot of birds.  Binoculars highly suggested!  I relaxed in the hammock.  Even had a few campfires.  

The cabin is great and Elayne's bread was fantastic (thank you!!).  This was the perfect getaway.  I look forward to bringing the rest of the family this fall.  

                                                                                        Mike Lee,  Lafayette

                                                                                         7-21 to 7-25-2021

P.S.  Get up early and out on the lake at least once.  The fog over the water and peace is worth it!



 We had a great time at the cabin!  The fresh bread was awesome.  We also enjoyed fishing - caught some bass and blue gill - some of the biggest blue gill we ever caught.  It was a nice cozy retreat for our anniversary.  We will hopefully be back again some day.  Thank you!

                                                                                 Mike and Gwen

                                                                                 7-14 to 7-16-2021

 It rained A LOT!!!  So didn't do as much fishing as we would have liked.  The cabin is nice and really clean which was much appreciated!  Spent a lot of time peacefully on the porch bird watching.  We saw:  red bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, cardinals, yellow goldfinches, nuthatches, purple finch or housse finch, tufted titmouse, mourning doves, sparrows, of course, tons of hummingbirds!  I think I saw a Carolina chickadee and a wood thrush and brown headed cowbird.  Thank you for a much needed getaway!

                                                                                The Bakker Family

                                                                                 7-10 to 7-13-2021

 Beautiful cabin and heaven for two teenage boys!  Creek exploration, fishing, turtles, giant water snake, all things boys love.  Thank you!

                                                                              The Zumbrun Family

                                                                                7-5 to 7-10-2021

 I spent 10 years of my life on this property from 1949 to 1959.  It is so different now and for the better.  Really is nice.  Thanks for the homemade bread, it is great.  Enjoyed the wildlife and the front porch even though  couldn't get around much as I turned 80 on my visit.  Very nice place to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature.  Thanks for the loaf of bread.

                                                                            Roberta and Glen Toby

                                                                                6-26 and 27, 2021

 As always, a great place to come to fish and relax.  The bread was awesome.  Already planning next year. Hope to see your cabin in the woods soon.

                                                                            Lois and Tom Gerber

                                                                            Springport IN

                                                                            6-21 to 6-25-21

 Dear Elayne, we wanted to thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us.  Thad loved being able to fish anytime he wanted on a private lake.  Thad and I spent time reconnecting to God in this beautiful nature setting.  We loved our daily games of Scrabble and Bible study.  It was great to watch the wild turkeys, geese, hummingbirds and even the little salamander that took a trip across the porch!  Thanks again and God bless.

                                                                            Thad and Patricia Edmonds

                                                                                    6-12 to 6-19-21

I spent 10 years of my life on this property from 1949 to 1959.  It is so different now and for the better. Really is nice.  Thanks for the homemade bread.  It is great.  Enjoyed the wildlife and the front porch, even thought I couldn't get around  much as I turned 80 on my visit.  Very nice place to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature.  Thanks for the loaf of bread.

                                                                        Roberta and Glen Toby

                                                                         June 26 and 27, 2021

 As always, a great place to come to fish and relax.  The bread was awesome.  Already planning next year. Hope to see your cabin in the woods soon.

                                                                        Tom and Lois Gerber

                                                                            Springport, IN

                                                                            6-21 to 6-25-21

 We brought our two grandchildren (ages 3 & 9) to have quality time and do some serious fishing!  The 9 year old is consumed with fishing at an early age.  I also have a vacation rental in the area and appreciated Elayne and all the work she put in this cabin and property for others!  Impressed with decor selection like Indian artifacts and the copper pieces!  Kids were a challenge but we have enjoyed our "down" time here.  Caught a few bass, saw the geese (babies too).  Lake was full of bass, hit good on 3" artificial minnow.


                                                                        Debbie and Butch Porter

                                                                            Eckerty, IN

                                                                           6-3 to 6-5-21

These are our grandson Max's comments:

My stay was great!  I enjoyed the thought that I am just in the middle of nature.  If you want to go fishing, go to the dam.  There are lots of bass, red ear and blue gill.  I also love watching the birds eat.


 It was so nice to get away for a few days and detach from all the craziness.  The peaceful surroundings were just what we needed to unwind.  We enjoyed the fishing, paddle boating, being serenaded by the birds and cicadas, and the wonderful homemade bread.  Thank you!

                                                                            The Gillams


 It was a nice weekend.  We were able to catch some fish which my husband really enjoyed, since it's been a while since he's been able to do that.  Also enjoyed the homemade bread that was left for us.  Thank you Elayne for that.  If you want to go out for dinner and like German cuisine we would highly recommend the German Cafe in French Lick.  

                                                                                  Ricky and Michelle


 Thank you for your thoughtfulness, and supplying us with your homemade bread.  You made us feel right at home in this cabin.  We enjoyed the porch swing and marshmallows at the fire.  The lake was beautiful. Fishing was enjoyable.

                                                                                    The Lybrooks


 Elayne, that you for sharing this beautiful hideaway with our family!  We had a wonderful relaxing vacation!!!  Hope to see you again!  The bread was great!


                                                                                The Wachalas

                                                                                 5-7 to 5-12-21

 Thank you Elayne for sharing this wonderful cabin with us.  We were looking for a place to relax and reconnect and definitely found that here!  And homemade bread - truly the icing on the cake - loved it!

                                                                        The Shewalters

                                                                       4-18 to 4-21-2021

 Good afternoon Elayne.  Just a quick note to thank you so much for your gracious hospitality in sharing the beauty, peace and tranquility of Scott's Timberline Lake Cabin!

We needed to leave early Saturday morning to return home for our granddaughter's classical guitar recital, and forgot to sign the guestbook before we left.  So we didn't want time to pass without offering our gratitude for the sights and sound of a very special place, for giving good solid directions to the grocery store (!), and for the delicious loaf of rye bread.  That was a special treat and a tasty "go-with" for the soups and stew we had for dinner!

On Thursday we took the scenic route to the Overlook Restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty surrounding us at every turn.  We had planned to do some walking at the cabin and making the trip to Paoli you described.  Unfortunately, Donna was not feeling well while we were at the cabin.  She was sick on our trip up from Grand Rivers and didn't start to perk up again until Friday night.  We were disappointed not to be able to "get out" a little bit more, but there is a calm serenity about sitting on the front porch and just relaxing.  And so we did! After being sheltered for over a year, and literally not getting out or seeing anyone except what we could see from the front widows of our house, we can't imagine selecting a more inviting destination than Scotts Timberline Lake!

We hope to return for another visit sometime in the future.  In the meantime, thank you again for all of the hard work it takes to make such a special place a reality for so many.  Have a great summer and fall season!  Best regards and may God bless you,

                                                                     Phil and Donna Norman

                                                                          4-14 to 4-17-21

 Had a good Halloween weekend. Nice to get away again.  Thanks.

                                                                            Ed Wheeler and Rhonda Rayn

                                                                                   Kokomo IN

                                                                              10-30, 31 and Nov 1st 2020

This is the best birthday in my short life so far.  The bread was amazing, and the fishing was excellent.  We caught many fish and put them back.  Elayne is a great person and made cookies that were so tasty.  I recommend coming in the fall.  (Also I recommend the fishing.) Like I said, best birthday ever! 

                                                                           Alex, 13

This mini vacation was so relaxing and I really enjoyed it.  My family and I played some board games which we haven't done in a while.  I caught one fish which is one more than I expected to get.  The trees were beautiful with their little bits of orange and yellow and I really hope we can come here again.

                                                                      Carolina, 11

If you read the comments above, you can see that my almost teenagers had a blast!  We enjoyed our stay here and we are thinking about returning next year and start making this a family tradition.  Thank you Elayne for the amazing bread and cookies.  We had a fantastic time together.

                                                                  The Snedekers

                                                            10-15-2020 to 10-18-2020


 What a wonderful place!  This was the most relaxing short get-away.  We love it here.  Tyler and his dad has so much fun fishing and spending time out on the boat together.  Tyler especially loved the paddle boat.  We will definitely be back.  Thank you for the bread.  Love,

                                                                        The Harp family

                                                                10-11-2020 to 10-14-2020

 What a great place!  We absolutely loved our stay here.  The cabin is amazing, the fishing was top notch and the bread, delicious!  Elayne is such a great host, and we will be returning next fall for the stunning views.  Thank you so much.

                                                                            The Kings

                                                                  10-9-2020 to 10-11-2020

 What a lovely and homey getaway!  We tried out our fishing poles and spent time on the porch swing with the birds and squirrels nearby.  The leaves are beautiful too!  Of course we enjoyed the bread and meeting you!  See you again!

                                                                        The Fowlers

                                                                    Bloomington, IN

                                                               10-7-2020 to 10-9-2020

Who says you have to spend hours traveling in order to have a vacation?!!  Only 45 minutes from home and still a world away!  Thank you for sharing your part of God's beautiful world!  We hope to visit again.

                                                                            The Lowes

                                                                         Georgetown IN

                                                                   10-3-2020 to 10-6-2020


 Had a very nice time.  Our 5th consecutive visit.  Thanks for everything - this is just a beautiful place.  We shall be back next year.  Stay safe and God Bless.  See you next year.  Ben Karasiak  Thanks!  Gene Johnson.   Thank you for everything!  Bill Sharpe  Great time!  Thank you again!!  Pat Sousley

                                                                9-26-2020 to 9-30-2020

 Thank you Elayne for giving us a beautiful and enjoying time at the cabin.  Everything was exactly like the pictures and more.  Very quiet, peaceful, and relaxing time.  Sitting outside and watching the nature was amazing.  The many different kinds of birds were fun to watch, especially the hummingbirds.  Also the turkeys and a few deer.  The cabin was perfectly centralized for our explorations in the other areas, hiking, shopping and visiting the historic towns.  Thank you again, Elayne, for a wonderful time.

                                                                                  Brian and Ann Sikorski

                                                                                       South Bend, IN

                                                                                   9-11-2020 to 9-14-2020

 Had a great week, our third time staying.  Will be back.

                                                                        Ed Wheeler and Rhonda Rayn

                                                                                  Kokomo IN

                                                                            8-3-2020  to 9-4-2020

 We enjoyed the peace and tranquility we experienced on this beautiful property the past few days.  The nature and wildlife were beautiful!  Marengo Cave was close by and an interesting side trip for a rainy morning.  The log cabin was great - thanks for all the hospitality!                 

                                                                     Nancy and Glenn

                                                                  8-26-2020 - 8-30-2020


 Elayne, thank you for your hospitality.  We greatly appreciated everything here.  It was a much needed outing for my husband and me.  Blessings,

                                                                    Josh and Angela Baxter

                                                                    8-24-2020 to 8-26-2020

 Thank you for providing a cabin in the woods for our home away from home to visit our daughter and her family.  A great entrepreneurial opportunity for you.  We enjoyed the setting and the lake to fish as well as a place to entertain with modern conveniences.  We enjoyed the wildlife and the bread you provided.  Thanks again.

                                                                              Roger and Vickie

                                                                         8-17-2020 to 8-24-2020


 Thank you Elayne, for this peacefully amazing place.  It is absolutely beautiful here.  I love the homey feeling of the cabin and fishing was great.  Such a beautiful lake.  We will definitely be back with our son next time.  He will love it here.  The bread was so good.  Thank you so much.  That is such a wonderful touch for such a wonderful place.  This was the perfect get-away that we needed.  Thank you.   

                                                                    LaShay and Jasen (The Asbury's)

                                                                        West Baden Springs, IN

                                                                         8-13-2020 - 8-15-2020



 Thank you for letting us stay.  These 4 days have been the best 4 days of our lives.  

                                           Nora, 7, Emmy, 5, Anne and Marcus Slavinskas

                                                            8-9-2020 - 8-13-2020


 We had an amazing, much needed weekend.  Fishing was amazing.  Weather was perfect.  Bulldozer was loud!!  Bread was yummy.  Thank you for everything.  We will be back.  Thank you.

                                                                       John and Tawana Lynch

                                                                       8-7-2020 thru 8-9-2020

 Thank you for sharing this awesome get-away with others!  We absolutely enjoyed every minute of each day we spent here.  Beautiful scenery and great fishing!  We asked ourselves, "What's the big deal about the bread everyone talks about?"  Now we know!  It is awesome! :)  You do a great job, Elayne.  We will be back.  Thanks again.

                                                                               Joe and Crystal

                                                                           8-2-2020 to 8-7-2020

 Thank you for everything!  Loved the peaceful seclusion - this provided our family time for games, movies, and fishing - the interruption of outside world - we will be back.  Thank you.

                                                                               The Smiths


 With the topsy turvey world we have all been living in, it was so nice to come to this peaceful setting and get away from the craziness.  We fished, watched wild life, blog'd and relaxed without worry.  Thank you for the hospitality and sharing your little piece of heaven with us.  We loved it and loved the bread.  Thanks.

                                                                            Toni and Shane


 We very much enjoyed the peaceful setting.  Thank you for supplying everything including the "bags".  The fishing was great.  We loved the birds, chipmunks but not so much the water snakes.  Thanks again.

                                                                     Dan and Bev Holland and crew


 Great stay - peaceful just the Covid 19 vacation needed.  Thank you so much for the bread and wonderful place to relax.

                                                                                         Eugene and Gail Mann


Thank you Elayne, for allowing visitors to step into this wonderful retreat in the woods.  We could not have had a more relaxing time sitting on the porch watching the birds and chipmunks.  We love the design of your bird feeder and are going to build one for our backyard!

The lake is beautiful - loved the paddle boat to tool around the edges, being greeted by fish and turtles. This morning the turkeys are also down by the lake, catching the morning sun.  We learned a lot about turkeys the last two days - had no idea they could run that fast!

We are so glad that we "found" your beautiful cabin and will definitely be back - thanks again for your hospitality - AND THE BREAD!!

                                                                   Carol and Joy
                                                                   New Albany IN
This was just what we needed.  Thank you Elayne for the homemade bread.  It was delicious.  We loved your cabin the minute we saw it.  The fishing was excellent and the boats were nice to have to use.  We caught lots of bass and blue gill.  Loved sitting on the porch and watching all the wild life.  We hope to be back soon.

                                                                          Jeff and Jennifer
                                                                            "The Bube's"
PS Hope you like your rocks!
As always a good and relaxing week.  Tom and I really enjoy coming here.  With all that's been going on this spring, we needed it.  Thanks for the bread.  Can't wait to come back next year.

                                                                           Tom and Lois
We enjoyed our short get-away!  Loved getting to sit on the porch swing and watch the birds eat.  It was very peaceful.  We will be back!  You thought of everything we could have needed.  Take care.

                                                                           Allen Family
Elayne, Ben and I enjoyed your lake and cabin.  It was nice to get our fishing lines wet.  The nature's surroundings aided to relaxation with birds and turkeys and other creeping things...Thank you for your Hoosier hospitality--we'll be back.

                                                               Ben and Laura - PS 148
What an awesome get away with all that is going on!  Thank you for a wonderful week again.
As usual, we loved the bread!  Stay well and take care.

                                                                Craig and Renee Grugel
Had a peaceful vacation.  We enjoyed the fishing.  Thank you for the wonderful bread.  Take care and God Bless.

                                                                                     Sandy and Dave
We had a wonderful time!  The peaceful setting, lake, and cabin was such a blessing.  It provided the perfect place for uninterrupted quality time together.  :)  The cabin had everything we could have asked for.  We so enjoyed our stay and hope to be back some day!

                                                                      Brian and Bethany
                                                                        July 14-18, 2019
Elayne, Once again a great stay.  Our grandkids love it here.  Tyler (8yrs) loves fishing and he especially loves being in the boat with grampa!  Hailey (7yrs) enjoyed just playing games and doing crafts w/gramma!! :)  They had no problem adjusting to no internet.  It's such a refreshing, peaceful time here.  The soul needs that.  Thanks for the awesome bread and German cookies.  This week flew by.  God willing, we'll be back.  We sincerely appreciate all you do to make your cabin a comfy and peaceful retreat.  Love,

                                                          Donny and Jeana Schmidt
                                                           Tyler and Haley Schores
                                                                  Lowell, IN
                                                              July 7 - 13, 2019

Elayne, we had a great stay.  Thank you for all your efforts to make this so much fun.  Everything was clean and neat.  The fishing was excellent along with the weather.  Again thanks for everything.  Stay safe.  See you next year.

                                                                      Ben Karasiak and the guys,
                                                                            June 29, 2019
Wonderful weather, great fishing, as always.  A great place to come and get away from all the hassles of life.  Bless you for keeping this wonderful place for all to enjoy.  Until next year.

                                                                           Tom and Lois Gerber
                                                                              Springport IN
                                                                              June 15, 2019
Great time again!  We fished, relaxed, met Bandit and fished!! :)  So many memories made and we always add to our bucket list what we will do next time!  :)  We LOVE your cabin and what it gives us.  Until next time.

                                                                         Craig and Renee Grugel
                                                                                June 8, 2019
Thank you for a great time.  We had a great time, caught a lot of fish.  We just love this place.  We will see you in the fall.

                                                                     The Browns
                                                                     May 29, 2019
Thank you for a nice getaway.  We enjoyed roasting hot dogs on the fire.  We were able to catch fish for a great fish fry with your delicious homemade bread.

                                                                       The Gunckels
                                                                       Ft Wayne, IN
                                                                       May 15, 2019
Elayne, Thank you for the peace and tranquility this cabin offers.  Your hospitality was fantastic!  My wife and I thank you!

                                                                             The Waddells
                                                                             May 1, 2019
Elayne, thank you for your hospitality this weekend.  It was very relaxing and just what I needed as a refreshing getaway.  God bless you.

                                                                 Michael Sparks
                                                                 April 28, 2019
Another wonderful TOO short vacation.  Great cabin as always, good fishing, great hospitality from you and Bandit.  See you again soon.  Much thanks,

                                                                  The Browns and Robinsons
                                                                         April 18, 2019
It's a beautiful spring at the cabin.  We loved every minute.  Thanks for the bread.  It was great.  We had a wonderful time on the lake, too.  Thanks for letting us stay.

                                                                  The Beaumonts and Taylors
                                                                            Gosport, IN
                                                                          April 14, 2019