Affordable, luxurious, accommodations await you when you visit our inviting and accessible guesthouse located only a few minutes away from the White River, near Cotter, Ar. Our completely remodeled and updated guest house has two large King-size bedrooms, a full kitchen, one bathroom and a huge open living space with several comfortable and clean couches. Please note that the great room has a sectional sofa that has a twin size sleeping capacity for guest number five while also providing a comfy queen size air bed for quests 6-7 if needed. Easily accessible with your private circle drive, this senior and handicap friendly property allows for a simple one level vacation experience. Large windows and see through doors allow for beautiful wooded views from the comforts of the inside, while the spacious deck out back brings you even closer to the natural beauty of the property. A gas grill, and outdoor patio set, along with a campfire area are also provided for our guests to enjoy. There is ample room for your boat on our well-lit property with outside electrical connections available for your recharging needs. We also have free reliable Wi-Fi service and basic Direct TV on a fifty inch UHD TV for your entertainment. We also offer a custom made level and shaded RV space with 30 amp RV electrical service and water for an additional fee, just send me an inquiry with the number of persons using the RV and I will send you a quote. We are walking distance to the Crooked Creek, 3 miles from the Cotter White River launch, 9 miles from the Fairview Lake Bull shoals launch and 18 miles from the Buffalo National River. We are located 1.5 miles off Hwy 62 just 3 miles southeast of the Flippin, Arkansas Walmart. Guided fishing and hunting trips are available through your host along with Kayak rentals, tours of the area's major attractions and basic firearms training/familiarization on a secluded private range. This property is located in the heart of the twin lakes area and is treasured by many motorcyclist and car clubs for its winding mountain roads and beautiful hilltop scenery. Come stay with us for a relaxing time and enjoyable experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Please note that the entire property inside and out is non-smoking. We are a senior and family friendly retreat that does not allow excessive use of alcohol or any illegal drug use. Quiet time hours are from 10pm to 7:00am for all our quests.
Huge Guest House, 2 King Bedrooms, 1 Bath, kitchen, Lge Great Room, Sleeps 7
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Mar 2019
I am from the Midwest and my beautiful wife Michele is from the southern California. We love to host and are always excited to show off the beauty and assets of this Northwest Arkansas paradise.
John purchased this Guest House in 2014
Why John chose Flippin
We love this area of Northwest Arkansas because it is in the heart of so many clear lakes, streams, creeks and a national river. It is a natural/national treasure and if you came for the fishing you'll stay for the hunting. This property is close to all of these activities and more and right off highway 62/412 with quick access to hwy 178, 14 and the 101. For many, the roads within Marion and Baxter County have become a destination in themselves as Motorcycle and Car clubs from all over North America frequent the winding highways, ferry and beautiful vistas that they expose.
What makes this Guest House unique
This property is like a well manicured park that can be enjoyed from the inside and out. Full, mature shade trees canopy the property and the outside deck and seating areas give you that heart of the Ozarks experience.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Fantastic modern 2 bedroom guest house.
John and Michele are the host & hostess of the White River Retreat and treated my disabled wife and I, my adult daughter and my 14 year old granddaughter as honored members of their family during our 3 night stay. The large 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, and extremely large dining/great room equipt with comfortable king beds in each of the bedrooms. It has a large, flat screen satellite tv with a DVD & a large selection of family movies to watch. Also equipt with WiFi. The kitchen was equipt with a full size refridgerator, full size stove, microwave, toaster, slow cooker and more. All your pots and pans, dishes and utensils are supplied. They stocked the kitchen with coffee, creamer, instant oatmeal, breakfast bars, popcorn and snacks. Michele loves to bake and had a large batch of fresh homemade cookies made up for us upon arrival.
There is a large private deck on the back of the house with a gas grill and table and chairs. We loved the rural setting with squirrels, rabbits, birds, even horses and cows are not very far away.
Our 2nd night there we went out in the back yard and sat around a campfire and made s’mores. John offered to start the fire for us and Michele baked us some fresh brownies to eat.
Thank you John and Michele for letting us stay in your guest house along with your excellent hospitality. You made us feel like honored family members.
Cozy and clean 2 bedroom guesthouse with gracious hosts
The White River Retreat(WRT) was the perfect location and size for our needs. We are a group of 5 men who were on a guided fishing trip with Cotter Trout Dock. The cabin was less than five minutes from our destination. John and Michelle greeted us and set up an air mattress as we had an additional person from the original plan. They were welcoming and friendly and offered their hospitality. The house was comfortable and quiet. The 2 king-sized beds were comfortable. The homemade cookies were delicious. It is off the beaten path but easy to find.
The WRT is a great stay for a fishing trip or just an escape to a quiet place. I give my highest recommendation.
Fantastic property in a great location
This is a great property with plenty of space to spread out. The property owners greeted us when we arrived, checked in with us while we were there, and even came out to say goodbye when we left. They even had homemade cookies on the counter and water in the fridge for us when we arrived. We believe they went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay. We came on our motorcycles for two days of riding the twisty turny roads in the area and we were not disappointed. There are many options in every direction. We will definitely be back.
Richard and company were great guests and I enjoyed the time we spent together rehashing their journeys. They kept our guest house like new and we would love to have them back anytime to enjoy more of the twists and turns of our scenic, Arkansas Ozark highways.
We had the best time in Flippin! We are grandparents of two very active boys, aged 11 and 9. The set-up of the guest house was perfect for us, with lots of room to run around outside. They boys had a guided fishing trip at the Cotter Trout Dock 2 early mornings, which they enjoyed very much. That gave me time on the deck, watching the hummers and other birds..
Cooked every night on the propane grill, and had a fire on the final night, complete with s’mores.
John and Michelle were great hosts, they even took extra time to prove a basketball to shoot hoops in their driveway, and provided great shooting practice in the back yard. Michelle’s homemade cookies were delish! Such a delight to be around, and give you space to enjoy the scenery.
Fantastic location...we took 1day to go to Branson, where the boys enjoyed White Water and 76 Ziplining, both great experiences.
We recommend highly. Super clean, and everything you need for a serene vacation.thank you, John and Michelle, for your Hospitality!
Kathie, Leroy and the boys were a pleasure to host and we enjoyed the time that we spent together with them. We hope they get a chance to come back again so that we can share some more of our Ozarks hospitality and the national/natural treasures that are part of the Twin lakes/Buffalo river area.
John and Michelle are great hosts and the place is sensational. Thanks for a great time and visit John !
Merc was an awesome guest that we would love to have back at the retreat anytime!
White River Retreat Hospitality
Great property for relaxation. Super Clean with all the amenities. The owers, John and Michelle, were great host.
Veronica and Ron were awesome guests and a pleasure to host at the Retreat. We hope they will return here as often as they can, when the White River is calling.
Additional pricing information
Rates are: $100.00 per night (Based on 2 person occupancy) Add $15.00 per night for each guests after two, with a maximum occupancy of seven.