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Ouachita Mountains Luxury Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

This beautiful home is nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest. 20 minutes from Lake Ouachita, 5 minutes from biking, floating, hiking, hunting and fishing in the back yard.

The property is an outdoors person's dream. The home is in a working cattle farm which lies in a valley surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Deer and small game are prevalent on the farm, with the occasional black bear on the property. Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and boating are all within five minutes, and Lake Ouachita is only twenty minutes away. Fishing is only seconds away, as the 8 acre pond in the backyard is stocked with bass, crappie, bluegills and catfish. Guests have the run of the entire home, pool and spa, as well as the opportunity to fish in the large pond.

Kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, bakeware and utensils, as well as sporting a 48" Viking Range with grill. This up-to-date kitchen lets you prepare meals as if you were in your own home. All bathrooms are stocked with towels, and linens are provided. Three bedrooms have king beds and three have queens. Four bedrooms have their own bathroom.

The heart pine flooring throughout the home was salvaged from two local 1800's barns, all lumber in the home (except for trusses) was milled from pine timber on the farm, and the stone for the foundation and the chimney also is from the farm.

The living area offers a recliner and sectional leather sofa, a flat screen 50" tv with DirecTV and plenty of room for relaxing or entertaining.

This property is located in Montgomery County, Arkansas, which is one of the least populated counties in the state and is 82% National Forest. The scenic Ouachita River is less than five minutes away, offering fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking; call Ric Sharp at M&M Canoe and Kayaks for rental and shuttle service. Approximately 20 minutes away is Lake Ouachita, which is virtually surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and has some 970 miles of Arkansas's most pristine shorelines. Boats, party barges and houseboats may be rented at a number of Marinas around the lake.

For hikers and bikers, the Ouachita Trail and Womble Trail (both of which are designated as International Mountain Biking Association Epic Trails) are within five minutes of the property, and Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is approximately twenty minutes away.

Montgomery County is also a hunter's paradise, with 82% of the county's 800 square miles comprised of the Ouachita National Forest and Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Hunting opportunities include small game, deer, turkey and black bear.

More Details

RC Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About RC Smith

I grew up on the farm surrounding this home and built the home when I moved back to the area in 2001. The farm has been in the family for 100 years, and hopefully will remain in the family for 100 more.

RC Smith purchased this house in 2001


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Ouachita Mountains Luxury Retreat
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great house, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, house had tons of room if you have a large group. It was about an hour from Hot Springs, which we enjoyed, also several trailheads are not too far away. Great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO

Very Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

There were only four of us - two couples do there was plenty of room. The bar-b-que grill on the deck and big kitchen made it easy to make all our meals at the house. The pool and hot tub were very refreshing and relaxing. Even the quarter mile driveway was great for our daily walks and jogs. The house was far enough away from everything but close enough for day trips into Hot Springs and to Crater of Diamonds State Park.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Rock, Arkansas

Awesome girls getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

There was four of us girls on this trip. We had more room than we knew what to do with. The property was spectacular. The beds were comfortable... there is a great table that we spend many hours at playing dice, doing a puzzle, eating and talking at. The pool and hot tub were awesome. Loved talking with Uncle Ed about the history of the property and hearing that it's been in the family 100 years! The pictures on the listing don't do the property justice! We hope to return soon! Thanks for everything! Rhonda, Lisa, Jami and Shelly

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite an impressive home!

  • 5 of 5

We experienced luxury accommodations in a country setting. This home has all the space you would ever need. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything to perpare a fabulous meal-(Just bring your food) , including a Viking Range that I could not wait to use and two dishwashers. The spa and pool were enjoyed by all and many hours were spent fishing in the pond and playing in the stream that runs beside the home. We have stayed at MANY VRBO homes and I would rate this home in the top 5.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jewel of a find!

  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful for a large family or group! House and acreage with pond, pool, and hot tub were such a welcoming retreat. Access was super easy, and communication and transactions with owner were smooth and timely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you RC for sharing your beautiful home. The house is very spacious, clean and had everything we need and more. We had 6 adults in our group, so there was plenty room for everyone. The pond was beautiful and the guys loved the fishing, but the main attraction was the salt water pool and hot tub. Uncle Ed came by almost every day just to check the pool and see if we needed anything, but we only talked to him a couple of times. It was nice to know that someone was there if we needed anything. The cows were so cute. It was fun to watch them out in the pasture. Spent 1 day in Hot Springs, 1 day on Lake Ouachita - prettiest and cleanest lake ever, and day trips to Mena and Mt. Ida. We have rented many houses before and this one is definitely tops on our list. Thanks again RC, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £81
Refundable Damage Deposit £406
Pet Fee £81

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oden, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom and bath including shower and spa tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mother-in-law suite
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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