|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER SPECIAL! Beginning April 1, weeknights are just $55. (Two night minimum and cleaning and pet charges apply)
We invite you to enjoy our quaint cottage with a spacious brand new bedroom with a comfy queen bed that looks out on the meadow. The kitchen is fully appointed with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. There is a washer and dryer combo for your convenience. For dining there is a bar with seating for four. In the living room area we have two chairs and a very comfortable sleeper futon with inner springs mattress. There is a tv that picks up local channels with a DVD player. On the deck are two adirondak chairs to relax in and a gas grill for your outdoor cooking.
Located just 15 minutes from the Stone County Courthouse square, the cabin is the ideal, secluded hideaway. Your own private waterfront access to South Sylamore creek makes this the perfect place to angle for panfish, soak in the water, or just relax on the bank. Hike and explore the five acres of mountain and meadow where you can spot wild turkey, deer and even an occasional bald eagle. Or just kick back and enjoy the hummingbirds and meadowlarks.
The cabin is located about a hundred yards in front of the creek (above the flood level). It is a gentle slope across the meadow down to the creek. Depending on the water level, you will then walk down a short bluff to get to the water's edge. During most of the year the creek side is a wide pebble beach. After heavy rains, the creek can get very deep and very fast, but most of the year it will be waist to thigh deep with a moderately fast current. Floaties are a lot of fun! There are fish in the creek (as well as minnows and crawdads) but they are smaller pan fish such as blue gill and pumpkin seeds, and some small sized small mouth bass. Fishing will be fun but usually not large enough for eating.
Regarding internet at the cabin, the only internet service available to the property is very expensive and of poor quality. What we have done is installed a high end cell booster. If you have a smart phone and are able to use it as a “hot spot”, you can access the internet that way. We have found that we are able to stream video as well as any other internet activities that we need to do using this method. You might want to check your usage agreement with your cell service provider to see if there would be any additional charges.
The only thing you will need is your food and drinks, and maybe extra ice. Our water is well water and very safe for drinking, but some people think it has a taste, so you may want to bring bottled water. When you arrive you will find a modest supply of trash bags, toilet tissue, laundry and dish soap, hand soap and shampoo to get you started. For most guests, it is adequate for their stay.
Some things you may wish to bring are insect repellent (it is the boonies), beach towels for the creek (we ask that you don't take our guest towels down to the creek) and folding lawn chairs for the creek. (We have a few chairs on the porch but we ask that you don't take them to the creek. They WILL get washed away from a rain.) You will want water shoes or sandals for the creek as well as the rocks can be hard on your feet. If you have any other questions, please feel free to text or call at 501 380 5254. If I am working, I cannot respond to email, but I can usually respond to a text or call fairly quickly.
People often ask us about the area around our cottage. It is fairly secluded but not completely by itself. We own two adjacent five acre lots in the creek valley. On one the cottage is located. On the adjacent lot, we have a three bedroom house that has a small separate guest room. The three bedroom cabin is located about 200 feet from the cottage and it's porch is on the opposite side facing away from the cottage to maximize privacy. The lots on either side of ours are currently vacant. Over the hill from the three bedroom cabin is a large home you can see the roof of. These neighbors do not live there year round. The trip in from town is good highway until the last mile and half, which is a county maintained sturdy gravel road. The last half mile is fairly steep. We get in and out easily in our minivan. Getting stuck in the mud is not an issue. The only problems concerning access is in the winter months in the event of ice, you would not be able to get in or out. If we have an ice storm, you will receive a full refund.
Some of the local attractions are the Ozark Folk Center which hosts numerous festivals and workshops throughout the year, Loco Ropes, a zip line park next to the Folk Center, Blanchard Springs Caverns with guided tours, Mirror Lake, which is a state stocked trout lake, horseback riding, guided canoe and fishing trips, hiking in the state park, lots of shopping around the Courthouse Square, including the world reknowned Stone County Ironworks store, quilt shops, flea markets, and folk musicians who pick and sing on nice evenings around the Courthouse and the pavillion in the adjacent park.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||C$40 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||C$66|
|Pet Fee||C$40 + Tax|
Please note that we are currently adding a new bedroom onto the cabin. The new room is closed off from the area of the cabin you will be renting. You will only see evidence of construction on the outside of the cabin.