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Peace & Quiet in the Ozarks

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom Log Cabin in wooded secluded area.

Peace and quiet. Solitude on the St. Francis is a lovely log cabin set in the woods. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park in an isolated area. The cabin sits on 260 acres that border the St. Francis River. The St. Francis is easily accessible (a quick two minute walk from the cabin) and is an excellent fishing, swimming and floating river. This log cabin has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, a loft with a full size mattress and a downstairs semi-private bedroom with a full size log bed. Solitude is all electric. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, stove-top burners, crock pot, drip coffee maker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes and utensils. There is one bathroom and a walk-in shower. Solitude is equipped with central heat and air a land line telephone and satelite TV with dvd. The very cold Seabaugh Spring sits in front of the cabin and flows into a small pond and creek that leads into the St. Francis. Bring your inner tubes and swim gear and spend the day at the river. There is also a BBQ grill in front of the cabin and a fire pit for bonfires. There are two miles of hiking trails and a two acre fishing pond on the property. If you are looking for a getaway from civilization, this is the place.

Mike & Jody Fleming
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2017

About Mike & Jody Fleming

Mike Fleming became the concessionaire at Sam A. Baker State Park in 1996. He soon began looking for property on the St. Francis River to erect a log cabin, a dream long held as a young man growing up in Kansas City. He and his future wife Jody attended the Great Lakes School of Log Building in Ely, Minnesota. The cabin they helped build was purchased and shipped via log truck to this very special spot where it was reassembled. Since then, a full kitchen and bedroom have been added.

Mike & Jody Fleming purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Mike & Jody Fleming chose Missouri

Mike heard about this beautiful property in 1997. His first hike into this remote spot was love at first sight. Locals tell of the history of Seabaugh Spring, (located in front of the cabin), a well-known resting spot along the hilly and arduous journey to Fredericktown.

What makes this cabin unique

The 260 acres is an extremely isolated area teeming with Missouri wildlife including deer, turkey, bald eagles, turkey vultures, owls, coyotes, skunks, bobcats, raccoons, opossum and yes, snakes. Occasionally, some wildlife can be sighted from the cabin's porch. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, moderately strenuous hiking trails and bird watching are some of the activities you can enjoy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Des Arc in Wayne County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The semi-private bathroom is on the downstairs entry level and features a brick and glass walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size log bed.
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , This is a full size mattress & box spring in the loft.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Semi-private-Access to bathroom & shower thru this room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We will provide a list of recommended items to bring to this isolated cabin.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Peace & Quiet in the Ozarks
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
Kirkwood, Missouri

Very beautiful cabin with lots of peace and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

You will not find a better place to enjoy a weekend, or week for that matter! You'll feel like you're a 1,000 miles away from the rest of the world in one of the most quiet and beautiful parts of the country. The cabin is modern, yet very rustic. The deck and the views are spectacular. 3 queen size beds make it the perfect place for your family or friends to gather and enjoy themselves... with zero distractions! This is also very kid friendly with lots to do without going anywhere!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described....

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as described and solitude is a perfect name for this 200 acre retreat. Other than the swarm of lady bugs which greeted us and had infiltrated part of the cabin, everything else was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marthasville, MO

Very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We booked this for an anniversary get away and are so glad we did. We came back feeling very relaxed and rejuvenated. The cabin was cute, clean and cozy. The bed we used on the main level was very comfortable. The property was unbelievable! We spent all day Saturday outside hiking the different trails with our dogs then sitting by the bonfire. The trails are nice and wide. You can easily walk to the St. Francis River and then there is a hilly 1 mile trail around the property, as well as another trail to a lake. It was nice to sit by the fire and listen to the natural spring. I do recommend getting there in the daylight if possible. We tried, but got there in the dark. There was a light on for us(nice), but paved roads getting there are curvy and it just would have been nicer in daylight. Make sure you bring all the food you need, because you will not want to leave once you are there. There is no oven, which is no big deal since we cooked our pizza ahead and then microwaved it there. Just something to plan for though. The owner called us on Saturday to make sure everything was okay, which was nice. Definitely recommend if you like being away from it all and enjoying nature.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solitude is the right word!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples needing a break in the worst way. This was so perfect in all aspects. Quiet, clean, and more than you expect. We have plans to return for a longer stay next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best most classic Ozark experiences we have ever enjoyed

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully and most uniquely decorated Ozark cabin experience we have ever enjoyed so far !

Solitude is a good name it's all that you could want plus all that you need that's comfortable to stay complete with a babling Spring that's soothing and refreshing to listen to in the quiet Ozark hills flowing into the spring pond you can canoe and fish or just enjoy the solitude of the the remote Ozark hills . Hiking , another lake and adjoining St Francis river more options to enjoy

Love it , had the blessing of cool fall weather to make its way in to enjoy all the quiet setting had to offer .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and I are so happy that you enjoyed Solitude on the St. Francis. It brings us joy that the cabin can allow its visitors peaceful, quiet time together. Thank you for your kind, sweet words. You are always welcome to return. Until then, take care. Jody & Mike Fleming
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Serene solitude

  • 5 of 5

We came to Missouri to spend some time at the Shut Ins, but we ended up spending almost all of our time at the cabin! The land surrounding the cabin is absolutely beautiful- plenty of walking, fish, and even swimming. There were 6 adults, 1 toddler, and our small dog, all of which were quite comfortable in this unique cabin. We will definitely be back and hope to stay a little longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Des Arc, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £32
Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.72%

There is a three night minimum stay on Holiday Weekends and a 4 night minimum stay required over Thanksgiving.

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Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Canyon Club in Piedmont
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker State Park
Car: necessary

Solitude on the St. Francis is located in the beautiful St. Francois Mountain Area. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park. Canoe, Raft & Kayak rentals are available at Sam A. Baker, as are great hiking trails on Mudlick Mountain. The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker serves great family meals and pizza. It is open seasonally. The Park Store is the place to visit for groceries, souvenirs, unique gifts and apparel. Elephant Rocks State Park and Johnson Shut-Ins State Park are 45 minutes away. Both are fun day trips. Clearwater Lake, 30 minutes away, is where you can rent a jet ski, boat or pontoon boat. During the summer months enjoy a movie at Pine Hill Drive-In, one of the last remaining drive-in movie theatres in the country. Lake Wappappello is approximately 35 minutes away where you can rent a boat and enjoy great fishing.


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