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Greers Ferry Lake - Ozark Mountain Paradise - Moon Shadow Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

The perfect escape from civilization ... Moon Shadow Lodge is set deep in a primeval forest ... mystical and magical in all four seasons ... perfect for friends ... lovers ... honeymooners ... family reunions ... church groups ... business associates ... film makers and nature lovers.

The Lodge rises out of the ground on a solid foundation of Ozark Native Stone with White Cedar Logs and huge insulated picture windows framing a panoramic view of beautiful Greers Ferry Lake.

With 2800 square feet of interior floor space and 1800 square feet of decks and covered breezeways ... the Lodge has a total of 4600 square feet of enjoyable spaces ... like a giant treehouse.

Turning left from scenic Alum Cave Road you will come upon the gated entrance to the Cascadia Wilderness ... framing an incredible view of Greers Ferry Lake ... 500 feet below ... with the Ozark Mountain Highlands rising in the distance.

Here is where your adventure begins. After passing through the gate you will descend down Cascadia Pass ... through one mile of jungle like terrain ... steep and winding with panoramic views ... until you arrive at Moon Shadow Lodge and Water Step Cove ... a remote paradise ... almost famous.

The Cascadia Wilderness is ideal four wheeler country ... with miles of woodland trails to explore ... along the lake ... through mountain passes ... and down deep, shady hollows ... bring your Jeep, Suzuki, Honda or Polaris ... let down the top ... put on a bandana ... and follow the trails ...in any season you will have a blast. Be safe and respect the forest!

Why travel overseas when you can enjoy an exotic and luxurious waterfront lodge... in the center of the USA!

Disappear into the emerald forests of the Ozark Mountains ... hide out in the Arkansas Highlands ... remote, relaxing, luxurious and fun.

The calming effect is amazing!! Become one with Nature!

Enjoy the blazing summer sunsets, scarlet moonlights and stellar constellations ... listen to an incredible chorus of birds, insects, whispering winds, rustling leaves, lapping waves and trickling waters. On a clear night you should turn off the lights ... sit on the deck and enjoy the sensations.

With a good camera, some good hiking or climbing shoes, a backpack, bug spray and a tall walking stick ... you will completely forget about your smart phone or tablet!

The Lodge is nestled deep in a hollow between mountain and lake ... with a heavenly place to swim, fish, dive, boat ... or just relax on a big flat rock to catch the brilliant sunsets lighting up the sky.

On either side of Water Step Cove lies Moon Shadow Beach ... with a beautiful view of Sugarloaf Island National Trail rising out of the lake to the east ... and the brilliant sunsets that slowly disappear behind Choctaw Ridge to the west. The soft shale beach is interspersed with stacks of wide flat rocks making it easy to step or dive into the clear blue water.

Instead of sea shells ... here you can hunt for magical "Aetites," the Greek word for Eaglestones. These unusual looking stones ... a mixture of iron, sand and clay ... were once rented to pregnant ladies by sorcerers in ancient pagan times to protect their unborn child from the evil demoness ... Gello. Some stones are quite interesting, beautiful and useful as ashtrays or baby shower gifts.

We also rent out a 30 foot double decker party barge with a 140 horse engine capable of pulling a big tube ... complete with an experienced boat captain ... to safely pilot your group to wherever you choose.

The pictures fail to fully illustrate the beauty of the Lodge and it's incredible setting ... so we created a face book page for "Moon Shadow Lodge" where you can go to learn more about this special place ... or share photographs and post stories about your exotic experience in this Ozark Mountain Paradise.

Greers Ferry Lake is huge ... over 40,000 acres spread across two counties with pristine waters, world class fishing ... and no recorded sightings of piranhas, sharks or crocodiles!

A prior world record Walleye was caught not far from the Lodge ... and below the John F. Kennedy Dam on the Little Red River you will find world record Trout!

To learn more about the lake check out this site:


Let us know what you would like to do during your stay ... renting boats ... scuba diving ... guided fishing ... scenic tours ... party planning ... catering ... shuttling ... we can arrange it.

Our goal is to make your stay unforgettable ... and if you find it difficult to leave ... we have 3 acre lots for sale on Paradise Lane and smaller lots on Alum Cave Road ... all with panoramic views of the lake, the mountains and the forest. Check out the map. I would be more than happy to take you on a tour.

*Attention Movie Producers ... Come and scout out the many beautiful sites in the emerald forest surrounding the Moon Shadow Lodge. Big cliffs, waterfalls, overhangs, trails, forests and beaches are here to create beautiful scenes for your film project.

Scenic Points:

Ozark Mountain Highlands

Greers Ferry Lake

Sugarloaf Island National Trail

Choctaw and Sugarloaf Marinas

Alum Cave & Panoramic Overlook

Moon Shadow Beach

Waterstep Cove

Palisades Ridge Four Wheeler Trails

White River

Buffalo National River

Little Red River

Cadron Creek

Persimmon Ridge Golf Club

Mountain Ranch Golf Club

The Moon Shadow Lodge is located about 70 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas in Van Buren County ... and roughly 15 miles from the county seat of Clinton ... site of the National Chuck Wagon Races.

More Details

Dugan King
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Dugan King

Dugan King is the designer, builder and owner of the Moon Shadow Lodge and the developer of Cascadia Mountain & Lake Estates ... all on Greers Ferry Lake.

King is a life long resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, where he operates his businesses and participates in civic affairs.

Dugan King purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Dugan King chose Red River

I bought this property because I think it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I designed the Lodge to complement the incredible beauty of the surrounding mountains and the shoreline on Greers Ferry Lake.

There is no place else quite like it.

What makes this lodge unique

With forty private acres and about a mile of pristine shoreline ... Moon Shadow Lodge defines peace and serenity.

This Ozark Mountain Paradise is the perfect escape from the everyday hustle, bustle and pressures of the city.

Listen to the sounds of Nature ... birds in chorus ... insects chirping ... waves splashing ... waterfalls trinkling and wind whispering through trees ... the calming effect is immediate.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Red River in Van Buren County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The house rules are listed in the check in instructions you will receive prior to your arrival at the Lodge.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Stone shower, two sinks, toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Leather chairs, private deck, jacuzzi and stone shower.
    Underground Dungeon - 2 Bunk Bed , Stone lined underground bedroom is dark and cool. Sleeps 6.
    Main Level - 2 Large Double Bed , Bathroom across hall, stone shower, television, dvd, vhs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Moon Shadow Lodge is nestled in an incredible setting ... with an emerald green forest, pristine lake water, beautiful mountains, panoramic views, wildlife including eagles, foxes, deer and turkey ... world class fishing for bass, crappie, walleye ... numerous trails for 4 wheelers and hikers ... water falls, hidden caves, interesting stones and fossils to find along the shoreline ... spectacular cliffs and colorful sunsets. The Moon Shadow Estate is a nature lover's paradise!


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Greers Ferry Lake - Ozark Mountain Paradise - Moon Shadow Lodge
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

The house is stellar!! Much better quality and way more fabulous than we expected! Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Went with pals for a milestone birthday. The house, lake and locale couldn’t have been better. The house quality is quite good & the lake itself is really unique with its building regulations keeping the shoreline pristine. I’ve never experienced this before- it’s really unique and excellent!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location and Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay and cant ask for a better location which is completely secluded with a lake view. Special thanks to the host Dugan for explaining the route to reach the property safely even though it was night. House had everything for us to cook and eat, playroom was awesome, we spent most of the time there with a beautiful view of the lake and cool breeze from that. We didn't feel like returning back to home. We would love to come again. Thanks for one of the memorable stay in our life.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most amazing Seclusion and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Dugan was wonderful in explaining everything to us. This was the most amazing place, exactly what the pictures show and much, much more. We caught huge fish and the game room was where the grandchildren stayed most of the time. The house is set where every room is separated and you have your own privacy. There wasn't one thing we needed. He supplied everything. The canoe and kayaks were wonderful to go out and fish with or just for paddling down the lake. The master bedroom is wonderful with walk in closet and most amazing bathroom. Every shower was stone and beautiful. You never want to leave. The only downfall was leaving.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love my guests! ♥️⚡️
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Great cabin, great location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a neat, fun, rustic cabin with a fabulous location, this is it! Right on the water, surrounded by trees. The cabin has a great rustic feel: stone wall accents and two fireplaces. But it also has great amenities: ice machine, pool table, foosball, TVs, wifi. We loved it. We hiked and enjoyed the solitude and quiet. Plan on going back to enjoy the lake in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Combine, TX

Secluded lakefront getaway :)

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely enjoyed our time at Mr. King's cabin for our Christmas vacation. The cabin is large, open and stocked with everything needed. The fireplace was a perfect setting for our family time. We rode the trails on our four wheelers, walked the shoreline of the lake, took advantage of the large. well stocked kitchen and dining area, played pool, foosball, board games, etc. This cabin was the perfect setting for our holiday. It has amazing views, large spacious decks on every level, walk down path to the lake, swimming area (perfect for summer with a canoe, kayak, paddle board) and sits in the trees like a big treehouse. The drive in off the main road is a little tricky and you should definitely call ahead to discuss the drive in. We were looking for a beautiful escape into nature to share with our grandchildren and children and we were not disappointed. The scenery is nothing less than amazing. I'm already looking to rebook. Enough said.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Charles, LA

FINALLY, I found a relaxing and private vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is BEAUTIFUL. I can't stress that enough. The home and the yard are very well kept. My husband and I went for the week prior to Christmas week and needed the get away to enjoy our holidays. My husband is a domestic attorney and we need all the r & r we can get and holidays can be stressful. This was the perfect choice. Only wish I had longer to stay, maybe next time.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Red River, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Bloom
21 Mar 2018 - 20 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Summer Fun
21 May 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £129.96
Property Damage Protection £58.67
Pet Fee £37.13

Boat Rental
We have a 30 foot double decker party barge with a 140hp Suzuki engine.
It comes with a Captain who will pick you up in front of the Lodge.
6 hour minimum = $295.00 + $50.00 for each additional hour + refilling gas tank.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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