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Romantic Cabin In The Woods, 2 Paved Miles To Mena, Ar, Jacuzzi Bath, Fireplace

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

Relaxing Cabin In A Clearing In The Woods, Near The National Forest, Furnished.

Ouachita Mountain cabin With 2 Bedrooms, Jacuzzi Bath, Open Concept Living Room With Fireplace—near Mena, AR.

The original cabin was the “Christmas House,” a popular shop near Mena, open just for the holidays; and now it is your retreat in the woods. A kitchen, Jacuzzi bath, sun-porch and deck were added to offer more space and the modern conveniences. The wood walls are the original from the Christmas House days, with the spikes and hooks still there that used to showcase many ornaments. We have displayed a collection of antique and locally made items and artwork.

The cabin sits on several wooded acres, near the border of the Forest Service, and only about 1500 ft. from the County Road 402, which is a picturesque way to ride to Wolfpen Gap, one of the largest trail parks in the state.

We are just 5 minutes from the charming county seat town of Mena, with its nice art district, good antique shops, and old-timey downtown with the original buildings from the time the railroads were built and the town was born. Yet we do have a 24/7 Walmart, a live theater, movie theater, and lots of festivals.

The open concept living room's focal point is a cozy fireplace (it’s gas, an easy way to take the chill off on cool evenings as well as contribute to the cozy ambiance). There is a queen-size canopy bed downstairs as well as two singles upstairs. With the leather sofa (not sofa-bed) in the living area and another sofa on the sun-porch, there is room for up to six people to stay—and 2 children under 12 stay free. We have a Pack-n-play if a baby is a guest too!

There is a flat screen TV (no cable) with DVD and VCR with a large selection of movies! Of course, there is Internet access too, and a desk to do work if you need to.

The charming “Little House on the Prairie” country kitchen has a view of the living area. And, the kitchen is equipped with full-size refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, convection oven, coffeemaker, toaster, dishes, pots and pans. We also stock basic staples such as coffee, sugar, tea, salt and pepper, and also condiments like ketchup and mustard. The local water here is so good you will not want bottled water, and has been tested periodically for safety.

The quiet, paved county road 42 is good for hiking, biking, or just a leisurely stroll after supper to enjoy nature.

If you like wildlife watching, just sit outside on your deck (or simply look out any window from your sun-porch) in the morning or maybe at sunset and don't be surprised if you see squirrels and birds watching you. We will keep a supply of feed available to give them a treat. The wooden rocker on the deck is close to the hummingbird feeder, and if you catch it just right, a beam of sunlight filters down between the forest trees and strikes the feeder and illuminates the hummers.

As owners, we take pride in keeping the cabin up to your expectations. We have long-term trusted housekeepers who love cleaning the cabin just for you. We have been the owners for 20 years, and our goal is to do all we can to ensure your visit here is pleasant.

Activities; Just half hour to crystal clear Cossatot River swimming, fishing, tubing. Just minutes to Walmart and theater and shops, including art galleries and antiques. You can ride your ATV from the cabin through the Ouachita National Forest about 7 miles to the WolfPen Gap trails; or trailer ATV and take highway to the Wolfpen Gap trails.

Guestbook is filled with nice comments from guests who were pleasantly surprised and delighted.

More Details

Owner
Carolyn MacMahon
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Carolyn MacMahon

Dr.Tom is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Carolyn manages the cabins. He is from England, she is from Ohio--they love Arkansas. They have 17 grandchildren!

Carolyn MacMahon purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Carolyn MacMahon chose Arkansas

This is a unique "Little House on the Prairie" cabin, very private, but just 2 miles from Mena on paved road. Ride into the National Forest right from the cabin too!

What makes this cabin unique

You will enjoy the sunporch with windows all around enjoy the birds and squirrels no matter the weather; and the big deck is shady in the evenings for great sitting out to watch the fireflies and hear the crickets. Quiet country lanes to walk or bike, including into the National Forest.

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Fort Smith FSM, Dallas DAL, Little Rock LIT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
71
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chopping Block
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Cossatot River
Car: necessary

All our cabins have private situations, not far from Mena. Rich in history and natural beauty, with mild 4 season climate. All year round we enjoy the outdoors. Located in the center of lots of outdoor and indoor activities, you can have a vacation to remember. Mena is just 5 minutes away, and has antiques, art district, old-time hardware, theater (live in season), library, family fun driving park, as well as swimming, fishing, biking, hiking and sightseeing. To the east are the famous Hot Springs (1 hr 20 min), Crater of diamonds (1 hr), to the north is the unique Hanging Judge museum (1 hr 30 min). To the west is beautiful Rich mountain, with breathtaking views over Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mena in Polk County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Large 2-person jacuzzi bathtub is great for soaking away your travel aches, and there is a shower for quick mornings. Two bath towels, 1 hand towel, 1 face cloth provided per person. If you are a real towel-lover, you might want to pack some more.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen bed is on the ground floor, and 2 singles are in the loft, which has a proper stairway. Linens are provided. There, are in addition 2 comfortable sofas (not pullouts), if 6 want to stay. We also have a "pack-n-play" baby bed, although you need to bring your own baby linens and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Mild winters let you do outdoor activities all year long. Spring and fall are perfect--blue skies, flowers, not to hot or cold. Summers are hot but we have air conditioning, and it is fantastic for water activities. Winters can be cold, but rarely get snow or freezing.

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Romantic Cabin In The Woods, 2 Paved Miles To Mena, Ar, Jacuzzi Bath, Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Flawless

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has had a lot of thought and care go in to making it comfortable for the guests. The queen bed slept very well. The furniture was big and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked well and everything in the cabin came with great instructions. AND the jetted tub was an enjoyed luxury! Thank you for putting together such a wonderful VRBO for your guests. You have a lovely place in a beautiful location!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, we are so glad you liked it! We aim to please! Please do come visit us again when the spring and summer flowers are out!
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Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quiet little house, so many cute little touches . We just loved it. The owner was so nice

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, and for being such great guests!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mena, 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
 
Peak spring/summer months
6 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£102
for 1 night
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£102
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£110
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 night minimum stay
£102
for 1 night
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£102
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£110
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £7.37 per person per night

No smoking. Housekeeping is included in the price, except for heavy cooking cleanup, which is additional $20. Registered guests only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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