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THE RIVERBEND RETREAT--A White River Fishing Cabin

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This four bedroom, two bath house is located on the banks of the scenic White River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north Arkansas between Bull Shoals Reservoir and Cotter, Arkansas, the 'Trout Fishing Capital of the USA'. Available year round for weekly or nightly rental, with a two night minimum, a person can wade fish for the abundant rainbow trout or that trophy brown that's lurking in the crystal clear waters of the river just steps from the spacious back deck. One of the premier fishing areas for wade fishermen is Wildcat Shoals, located less than 400 yards downstream, an easy walk along the river bank. To expand your fishing area upstream or down, launch a boat at the public boat ramp at Wildcat Shoals Access just three hundred yards upstream. If fishing is not what brings you to the White, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the deck overlooking the river or around the fire pit and watching the river flow by.

The house has two bedrooms with twin beds in each, one bedroom with a queen bed, and the master suite with both a queen bed and an alcove with a full bed as well as an enclosed bath. The Retreat has two living areas, one with a twin sleeper love seat, and a full kitchen with two refrigerators. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, satellite TV service, and WiFi service.

The Retreat has a non smoking policy.

Rates are $200.00 per night for the first two people, $15.00 for each additional person.

More Details

Tim Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Cotter

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Master suite with enclosed bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
Check-In: 3:00 Check Out: 10:00 Check with owner for special Arrival/Departure circumstances.


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THE RIVERBEND RETREAT--A White River Fishing Cabin
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews

Nice house right on the river

  • 5 of 5

Great home base for seeing the White river. House had plenty of space for our crew and worked out great.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taylor, MS

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin on the White River! My family of 5 paired with another family of 4 (total 9) and there was plenty of room for all. We could have squeezed another family in if we had wanted to.

There are two separate living areas and the way the cabin is divided gives adequate privacy on both sides of the house! It is much larger than it seems from the pictures!

The scenery is fantastic. The views from the back porch were breathtaking! There is a hill to go down/up to reach the river, which was fine for us, but something to consider if you struggle with inclines. Again, not an issue for our families.

If you are coming to fish, you will hit the jack pot. We rented a boat close to the cabin and spent one day fishing up and down the river. The men caught their daily limit and everyone had a great time on the water.

Another day we drove to the Buffalo River for a family float trip. Also a lot of fun! As a tip - the adults need life jackets, it’s the law, and is monitored quite well!

The cabin itself was very clean and had everything we needed. The decor was perfect and fitting for the location. The beds were comfortable and cozy.

Tim, the owner, was an excellent host before, during, and after the trip. He answered all of my questions very timely. He also made himself available during our stay. Tim also called ahead of time to make sure we had the proper directions and made us feel very confortable.

We had a wonderful trip and hope to use the cabin again in the future. You will not be disappointed in this rental! Great family vacation spot and plenty for everyone to do! Conveniently located to a grocery store, Wal-Mart, liquor store and gas station. There is also a very nice fishing store close by where you can grab souvenirs, fishing gear and/or clothing.

Don’t hesitate to book this cabin! It is fantastic!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great communication, great fishing!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 women meeting in Cotter to fly fish the White River. We found The Riverbend Retreat and couldn't have been more thrilled. Clean and comfortable, close to town yet far enough away from traffic. Right on the river so we could put our lines out after a day on the river. Tim was gracious, his communication was fast, helpful and thorough. We decided when we go back to the area, we will be staying here if available! Thank you Tim for working with us to make our stay so memorable!

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lee's Summit

Absolutely perfect for a getaway family trout fishing trip!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Riverbend Retreat on the White River for a week at the beginning of April this year and it was simply amazing. We had three different groups in our party and had plenty of rooms and living space. If you are coming to Cotter/the White River to relax, get away from it all, and do some amazing fishing right in your backyard, then this is the place for you. We caught a ton of brown and rainbow trout in the river directly behind the house. We cooked all of our meals during the stay and the house provided all the cooking and house amenities we needed. The ability to walk less than 50 yards to some of the best trout fishing in AR was great. We also had two little children with us and they were happy playing outside and fishing for the entire week. We will be back! Justin Guggenmos

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to escape for a few days and relax and fish!

  • 5 of 5

Had a group of six men come for the weekend-everything was fantastic. Plenty of room, everything you could need! Great host that were very attentive-and even provided a fishing report. Couldn’t have asked for more and will be back. Thank you for letting us share your retreat!

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rogers, AR

THE Number ONE piece of property on the banks of the famous White River

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to the White River since 1978. I have stayed at EVERY resort from Bull Shoals Dam to Cotter bridge. I've also rented 2 different VRBO's (before this one of course). The Riverbend Retreat is the best piece of property, on one of the most ideal stretches of river, I've ever fished!!! The RBRetreat is walking distance to a public boat launch if you care to fish by boat. It is directly in front of shallow Wildcat Shoals, some of the best wade flyfishing I've ever experienced. The icing on the cake is there is AMPLE room to fish from the flat grassy bank as well. This property has the enjoyment flexibility from a young novice to the most avid angler, and everyone in between. The cabin is very comfortable and spacious. There are 2 separate living areas with 5 bedrooms. A very large deck. Gas and charcoal grill. A fully furnished kitchen with every appliance you need to cook with. For the Riverbend Retreat, all you need to bring is your food, fishing tackle, a camera, and a smile on your face!! I HIGHLY recommend this VRBO property. At first sight I immediately knew it was special. As we drove away my parents and I agreed this is our new #1 favorite place to stay on the White River, and will return as satisfied customers any chance we get. 5 STARS

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Cotter

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit refundable, except booking fee, if cancellation prior to one month, 1/2 refundable if prior to two weeks. A credit card must be on file with owner to complete booking and will be charged for damages caused by traveler and for additional guests not paid for at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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