Undoubtedly, the most peaceful location on the lake. Surrounded by dense trees and wildlife but next to water and golf. True Paradise.
Cardinal Cove Retreat is ideally located between a quiet cove on Lake Sara and Cardinal Golf Course. The fishing/boat dock is out the front door at the bottom of the hill. Golf is out the back door with the 1st and 10th tee just a short walk down the paved cart path.
Cardinal cove has proven to be a wonderful site for group get-togethers, business meeting/retreats, vacations and family reunions. The spacious living room/dining room area situated adjacent to the kitchen will keep everyone in the conversation. A step onto the large deck and the group can enjoy nature, the beautiful scenery and the wildlife that is plentiful and playful.
The kitchen is a cooks dream. Upscale appliances, plentiful cookware and a plentiful spice cabinet will all combine to allow you to truly enjoy your stay. If you want fresh organic farm produce, a short drive (3 minutes) to His Glories Farm will allow you to pick your own or just make the request to the owner. Additionally, if you are staying for a week, Vanessa Dukeman, the owner will deliver your order right to Cardinal Cove Retreat. Let us know in advance what you might want and we'll have it all ready for you.
Do you like to cook on the grill....our Weber grill can cook up to 20 hamburgers at one time.
Do you enjoy watching TV and movies, the 50" flat screen TV has basic cable provided. The blu-ray/DVD is available for you to bring your favorite movie.
Do you just want to rest and relax, if so take a nap in the master bedroom where previous guests commented that the King sized bed in the Master Suite was the most comfortable bed they had ever slept on.
If you enjoy big name entertainment, Effingham Performance Center will host Grand Funk Railroad Jan 27, The Temptaions Feb 1, Dailey and Vincent March 3 and The Red Hot Chili Peppers March 24. If you combine this type of entertainment with dinner at the renowned FireFly Grill followed by a night in front of the fireplace at Cardinal Cove Retreat, you will surely have a night to remember. And don't forget the whirlpool tub in the Master Suite.
The four seasons are a beautiful time around Lake Sara. The abundant wild life and scenic beauty that Mother Nature has provided makes a perfect setting for relaxation and reflection. We have found that hikes through the woods surrounding Cardinal Cove Retreat or simply walking the cart path around Cardinal Golf provides a remarkable improvement in ones attitude and outlook on life.
Many of our guests have commented that they felt pampered by the treatment and consideration we provide. Let us show you how special a weekend or week can be at Cardinal Cove Retreat.
Additional Rate details
Basic Weekend two nights-600. Two night minimum.
Bonus 3 night weekend-900.
Each additional night is 300 when added to the 3 night weekend. For example a 4 night stay is 1200. We do not require full week stays and will work to accommodate your preferred start date and end date.
Cleaning fee-75. Damage deposit-250 is secured by credit card.
Additional charge for more than 10 guests. Each additional person is 25 per person per night.¬†