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Bring Your Family To Enjoy Our Family's Peace Of Petit Jean!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3 Bath Family Cabin Centrally Located In Petit Jean State Park.

Beds for 11, plenty of room for more! Bring the whole family and all your friends to enjoy this fully furnished rustic rock cabin nestled on 14 acres adjoining Petit Jean State Park. The children will love the rock wall-accessed play loft, the tree fort, trampoline, swing set, and Wii. Enjoy outdoor cooking in the rock fire pit or grill. Relax on the 225 sqft vaulted screen porch or soak in a candle lit jacuzzi tub. The exposed beam great room is the perfect place to play board games, cards, watch a movie, or bask in the flames from the central stone fireplace. Want to have a special night out with your spouse? Take advantage of our daughter's baby sitting services. She is a certified baby sitter with reasonable rates and lots of experience taking care of her 6 siblings. Family dogs are welcome to stay in 'The Coop,' our chicken yard turned outdoor dog kennel. The Rock House Cabin is the perfect home-base to stage your romantic mountain wedding at the Pavilion or Red Bluff Overlook. Whether you need to bring the whole family, have a girls' getaway, want to scrapbook, plan a reunion, anniversary, or a romantic escape, the Rock House Cabin can accommodate your needs. We specialize in making your stay special! Contact us with all your special requests.

Jeff and Sarah Croswell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Jeff and Sarah Croswell

Meet the Croswell Crew and welcome to our family's Peace of Petit Jean! We are Jeff and Sarah Croswell, both native Arkansans, along with our seven wonderful children. Jeff, a graduate of University of Arkansas, is an Electrical Engineer for AT&T, our resident handy man, and serves on the board of directors of several local organizations. Sarah is an online Science Instructor for Arch Ford Co-op and is President of the Conway County Arts Council. She is also the drama director and LEGO Robotics coach at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Morrilton, where 6 of our children are enrolled. Our three oldest children serve as the cabin cleaning and grounds crew, and our middle daughter, Kendall, is the certified babysitter and sells her homemade baked goodies upon request.

Jeff and Sarah Croswell purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Jeff and Sarah Croswell chose Arkansas

The Rock House Cabin was our main residence until 2014, when we moved into town to be closer for all the children's activities. At one time this property served as home to Turtle Rock Farms--our family's Certified Naturally Grown pastured poultry and heirloom tomato farm and greenhouse. Petit Jean Mountain was always our favorite summer destination, so when we had the opportunity to purchase a cabin, we jumped on it. While remodeling, our family fell in love with the idea of living here more than just on the weekends, so we sold our house in Conway and made the move permanent. The original cabin had two bedrooms, one bath, one closet, and no flooring or central heat and air. In order to accommodate a family of our size, we added two bedrooms, two baths, several closets, central heat & air, two porches, new windows, flooring, a laundry room, siding, and remodeled the kitchen. This property has been a labor of love for us and we hope to always keep it in our family for getaways, parties, and reunions. Sharing the Rock House Cabin with others will ensure that our family's Peace of Petit Jean will be around for years to come.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our nonprofit board held our annual board retreat at the Rock House Cabin and it was perfect! The scenic, quiet setting was just what we needed to get our creative juices flowing. The spacious great room was perfect for socializing, group discussions, and our evening jam session. The open kitchen allowed us to keep our planning sessions going while cooking our meals. Everything we needed and a lot of the extras were provided for us. The beautiful rock fireplace made the whole place warm and cozy. The only regret was the weather didn't allow us to get outside and enjoy the park amenities directly across the road. We will definitely make Rock House Cabin the home of our annual board retreat!
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Morrilton in Welborn

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Full Baths. Master bath has glass shower and rock wall jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 3 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Double sleeper/sofa located in the great room. Also, daybed on screened-in porch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Lots of small appliances like mixer, waffle iron, toaster, coffee maker and magic bullet style blender. So make waffles in the morning, cookies in the afternoon and mixed drinks in the evening, all without lugging your own appliances around!


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average rating of 4.68 based on 51 reviews

Very nice! We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice for our group of 8. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Wedding party and prep!

  • 5 of 5

We had alot of fun!! Very nice place and our kids Loved all they had to do! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Caldwell, AR

Fun stay

  • 5 of 5

It was so kid friendly!! The trampoline, swing set , inside Rock wall, kid bunk room...it was perfect for our kids. It was clean. We had a wonderful stay.

My first impression was that the yard needed to be mowed. Poison ivy killed from play area but the stay was so good that I forgot all about that.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Piece of Petit Jean

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jeff and Sarah. Seldom have we felt so peaceful on a family vacation as we did staying at the Rock House for 5 nights last week!

The home is indeed great for children. Our youngsters enjoyed the trampoline, indoor climbing wall, and swingset all week and never tired of them. They loved having bunk beds.

As for my wife and I, there is a long list of things we liked. The location was fantastic, centrally located on the mountain, close to Bailey Lake, Mather Lodge, and literally across the street from the turtle rocks and Rock House cave. Traffic noise is very minimal and the loudest sounds are frogs and the resident cardinals. The home is architecturally a pleasant mix of old and new, with tons of natural light in the main rooms.

Beds were comfy, the heat and A/C worked great, the jetted tub was heavenly, water pressure was good throughout the house with plenty of hot water, there were pretty flowers outside and in a vase, the well-graveled driveway minimized mud on us and our vehicle when it rained, and the electronic lock made for a no-hassle check-in and entry. The huge dining room table allowed for meals to be eaten without moving board games and puzzles. The open floor plan in the living room/kitchen allowed plenty of room for children to play with the family in one area. Everyone enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the large, safe firepit with wood provided. Stargazing was magnificent on the clear nights! When it rained, we enjoyed hearing the frogs on the screen porch and there was a large picnic table there for meals, too. The kitchen was very well stocked with both cooking tools and condiments; we had all the butter, cooking oil, and spices we needed. (Though the kitchen is in need of a new can opener; the existing one has a dull blade.)

The rental agreement specifies using only T.P. with the septic; we did and had no problems flushing. The home was clean and the only maintenance suggestion I would make is to add more paper towels and facial tissue for longer stays.

We would definitely stay here again if the opportunity allows, and are glad that out of all of Arkansas, we chose to stay at the Rock House!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 generations of family stay here while attending a wedding. There was so much for the youngest to do both inside as well as outside. The hosts have taken the time to make sure everything you need is available. The grounds were beautiful and easy distance to other places to explore. We will be back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you choose to stay at our house during your wedding stay.
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Great feel and large space

  • 3 of 5

This place was very kid friendly and had plenty of space for our large family. We enjoyed the closeness to the trails and the fire pit. There are some minor repairs needed at the home so I could not give it 5 stars. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have made the repairs. Thanks for pointing them out.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Petit Jean State Park Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
River Rock Grill at Winrock
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Morrilton Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 154 (Petit Jean Mountain Road)
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
River Rock Grill at Winrock
Car: recommended

Directly across from Turtle Rocks, Rock House Cave, Cedar Falls overlook, and several trail heads. 1/2 mile from Red Bluff overlook. 1 mile from Visitor's Center. Fine dining at nearby Mather Lodge and River Rock Grill at Rockefeller Institute. While you are here, take a tour of one of our two museums, The Museum of Automobiles and the Legacy Gallery at Winrock. Enjoy fishing and boating on beautiful Lake Bailey, or take a dip in the state park swimming pool. If you're up for adventure, take a trail ride at Barnyard Friends petting zoo. Hike down to Cedar Falls, locate Petit Jean's grave, or just take in the sunset from the scenic Red Bluff. Whatever your interests, we are sure you will. . .Enjoy your Peace of Petit Jean!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Morrilton, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £76.77
Cleaning Fee £38.39
Pet Fee £115.16

Outside dogs only. If pet policy is violated, renter will lose their entire damage deposit of $150.
Credit Card payment of 25% required at booking plus fully refundable damage deposit of $100. Remaining balance may be paid via credit card, e-check, or money order 14 days prior to arrival.

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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