|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Nestled in the Ozarks (near West Fork), this unique, 'modern' cabin is only 18 miles south/or 20 minutes from Fayetteville's city limits and 4 miles from Devil's Den State Park (terrific hiking trails, swimming, etc). This is an ideal place not only to enjoy the fun of Fayetteville (Razorback games, Dickson Street, wonderful restaurants and festivals) but also to visit sites in surrounding areas, such as the Victorian village of Eureka Springs, Lake Fort Smith Park for boating and kayaking, Crystal Bridges Museum, etc. Razorback fans are only a 20 minute drive from the stadium, plus other Northwest Arkansas festivals throughout the year are close by, such as Bikes Blues and Barbeque, NWA Craft Fair, and the Fayetteville Roots Festival. Not only can you enjoy city life but also enjoy the solitude and beauty of a relaxing getaway with terrific views and fresh air! The best of both worlds are available here. As one guest stated, 'Wow! Living here is like always being on vacation.'
This cozy cabin contains numerous amenities --- custom kitchen with dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator, dinnerware, stemware, basic utensils (plus additional ones---bowls, cookie sheet, cutting board, kitchen towels, spatulas, coffee pot/with coffee provided, crock pot, blender, mixer, wine opener, and many other full kitchen essentials etc.) An antique pub table, which extends, and chairs add a nostalgic touch and the table is large enough for comfortable seating.
A large living area, which comfortably sleeps 4, contains the following: a queen-size bed, 2 nightstands, a leather queen-size sofa/ hide-a-bed, lamps, and a recliner. We also have a folding single bed tucked away, if desired. Other amenities provided are as follows:
a/c, heating, a flat-screen TV with cable, a DVD player, and WiFi. Numerous brochures and information about local sites and events of interest are tucked in a basket on the kitchen counter. Otherwise, you'd never realize all the wonderful things offered in the area!
The updated bathroom has a custom granite sink with full tub/shower and numerous essentials: towels, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash/soap, hair dryer, clothes hamper, closet, etc.).
A washer and dryer are also available on the premises.
The grounds surrounding the cabin are as beautiful and user-friendly as the cabin interior. The cabin also affords both front and back porches with chairs, etc. so our guests can relax and enjoy the wonderful views. In the back yard, a table, chairs, glider seat, barbeque pit and fire pit are at your disposal. (Firewood is provided by us.) ** Guests will need to provide all other items, such as charcoal, lighter fluid, etc.
Also, both an open and covered parking space/s are available for vehicles or motorcycles.
Guest safety is important to us; therefore, the cabin contains a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, First Aid Kit, and Safety Card with emergency information.
Since we are kid-friendly, we've included some card games, chess, and others activities for your pleasure.
(A minimum stay of 2 nights is required in order to rent.)
(**If you wish to book for 7 nights, then a reduced fee is charged for 7 nights of $840, which is a night for free. If additional nights are desired, please contact the owners, Anne and Bill.)
The cabin is on property of over 100 acres which is also where we have our residence. But rest assured that our home is located at a distance far enough from the cabin to ensure complete privacy for our guests.
(Minimal contact with host unless requested.)
We're a fun, retired couple and available for suggestions/recommendations about the Northwest Arkansas area as needed but realize that most people want privacy in such a serene, beautiful setting.
Smoking is not allowed inside cabin facilities. Outside is perfectly fine and ashtrays are provided on back porch.
**PET POLICY below:
A $40 non-refundable fee per dog (per stay) with a 2 dog limit
*Payment due directly to us upon your arrival at the cabin. Cash or check only as we have no way to accept credit/debit card.
*Please notify owner at time of booking if you are planning on bringing a dog. Normally, a well-behaved and house trained dog is allowed; however, a maximum of 2 dogs are allowed because of the space, both size and decor of the cabin.
**Check- In Time -- 3 pm and later
Check-Out Time -- 12 noon
(Check with us if other arrangements need to be made as these times are often flexible.)
The above descriptors offer an overview to the numerous amenities available at our lovely cabin. However, none of the information provided can describe the serenity and beauty which this area offers, along with the added caveat of being close enough to city hustle and bustle.
(Also, special thanks to the photographer, Chris Gomel from Texas who was a former guest.)
Bill and Anne are retired professionals who are originally from Louisiana. In fact we were childhood sweethearts who reconnected about 10 years ago and have lived in Northwest Arkansas ever since. We decided to trade in the hurried city life for a saner, more relaxed life-style and actually 'live our dream.' We've never looked back since making the move and have never regretted that decision.
Anne and Bill Ratcliff purchased this cabin in 2010
This property is beautiful with breath-taking views which change with the four seasons. There's always something new to see and experience and ''getting back to nature' was one of our main goals. Both of us worked in high-pressure, stressful jobs and needed to lower our blood pressure in a healthy manner. Being around the numerous animals - birds, deer, butterflies, etc.- has been delightful; planting our own organic garden has also been one of our goals and we're making headway in that area. This property 'speaks to our souls' and has been one of the most rewarding choices we have made. (In some ways, kind of like the older tv show 'Green Acres')
Too numerous to list but here goes:
*Rest and Relaxation with beautiful scenery and fresh mountain air
* in the country but easy access to the many fun activities in Fayetteville and all of northwest AR
* close to University of Arkansas
* down the road from Devil's Den State Park---wonderful hiking trails
* near world-class Crystal Bridges Museum
* beautiful sunrises and sunsets
* can view starry sky without light pollution
*sounds of frogs, crickets, owls, and other critters at night
*space to roam
*near Eureka Springs
etc., etc., etc.
Anne and Bill are fantastic hosts, really genuine, and their cabin is comfortable and cozy. Anne made us muffins (so cute) and Bill took us on an ATV ride around their farm (so beautiful). The view out the back door of the cabin is stunning, and the view from the fields is even better. The kitchen has everything you need for making meals, and the bathroom is stocked with amenities. Our dogs were able to run in the pasture and get lots of pets from Anne and Bill. Devil's Den State Park is a short drive away, and we spent our days there hiking the trails (spectacular overlooks, caves, waterfalls and woods). Make sure you bring whatever you'd like to eat and drink, since the grocery store is a good 20 minutes away in West Fork (thanks for letting us borrow a stick of butter!) We'd definitely visit again, and hope to do so soon!
We loved this cabin. Bill and Anne were so hospitable and helpful. It was our own private retreat. The views are beautiful and we enjoyed the fire pit and grill. It was a great place for our lab to run around outdoors. We saw 3 deer in the pasture the last evening we were there. Devil Den State Park is a short drive away and we loved it! We went everyday to hike. We definitely recommend this cabin. We both think it was our most enjoyable vacation rental.
Beautiful location, with gorgeous vista's of tree-covered mountain ridges disappearing into the distance. A great sight to wake up to. Cabin was clean and bright with lots of windows. Home-made muffins waiting when we arrived, and the owners gave an orientation shortly after we got there. They live close by in case of emergency but are very respectful of privacy. Cabin was perfect size and had everything we needed. Just a couple of minutes drive to Devils Den State Park and great hiking trails, and a short ride to the nearest grocery store in West Fork (Harps - full size grocery chain). Great views of the night sky from the property, and dark enough to see/photograph the Milky Way
This cabin was perfect for me and my husband along with our dog! In the middle of nowhere and yet close to plenty of great outdoor adventures!
Our Ozark mountain cabin experience was wonderful! After traveling to Mount Nebo and Mount Magazine, we really did not know what to expect when we arrived at the cabin. We found it to be cozy, comfortable and exactly what we were looking for in a respite in the Ozark Mountains. As Anne and Bill met us as we drove into the drive, we followed them up the drive to the cabin. They were extremely helpful and informative. They shared several interesting stops to make in the area including Crystal Bridges in Bentonville and Devil’s Den State Park which is only about four miles away. Anne also provided us muffins as a treat, and Bill offered to take us around their place on his mule (ATV). The recently updated cabin is the size of an efficiency apartment and includes all the comforts from home, as well as, rustic mountain decor including three black bears above the sink. We found the back porch inviting in both the morning and evening. Also, our little terrier loved the location and the large yard. We also found Devil’s Den to be a jewel in the forest with winding trails and great mountain vegetation. Crystal Bridges was also a treat. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves American art or just art in general. Anyway, it was a great spot to get away and just ENJOY!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. Bill and Ann were wonderful, so friendly and welcoming. Cabin had everything you needed and was beautiful. So quiet and peaceful, lovely place for an anniversary weekend. Off the beaten path but not too far from all the great things to do in Northeast Arkansas.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£81|
If interested in an extended stay (over 7 days), then contact Anne or Bill for reduced rates.
Anne's cell -- 479-200-0206.