ABOUT US
​Jeff & Angie Formica, Owners
 
I'm Jeff Formica, the owner of Cave Creek Cabin. One of my early work experiences was in Arkansas, and I fell in love! No matter where future jobs took me, I always came back to Newton County for vacations, and I always searched for a property I could purchase. The acreage here at Harmony Acres was perfect and I bought it in 1986! It took until 2000 to find the right location for a cabin, but once I did, Cave Creek Cabin came together - a dream come true!
The acreage where the cabin sits was entirely wooded. Paula, my manager, and I walked the property and this ridge top location is where we thought the cabin would have the best view and be most accessible. But there was no cabin! E-bay to the rescue! This beautiful old 1840's-era dogtrot cabin was originally in KY. In 2000, I purchased the entire thing, including the stone chimney, and had it hauled here on two 18-wheelers. All the pieces and parts were carefully numbered. Our neighbor across the next ridge, Wendel Norton, and his crew restored and glorified it to the cabin you experience today. You might enjoy the video we've provided of the hauling and building process.


I think you'll agree it was a good decision! The view of the mountains over coffee on the front porch says it all. Burdens are lifted, peace and calm reign, and the soul are restored at Cave Creek Cabin. As participants in the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, my wife, Angie, and I are honored to be stewards of the forest, helping preserve the watershed of the Buffalo to ensure that Cave Creek remains a sanctuary/habitat for elk, deer, turkey, eagles and other wildlife. We hope you too find sanctuary here and come back often


Guestbook comments

  • Our family loved our week at Cave Creek Cabin. The cabin was lovely and welcoming after a long drive. The creek was great - the kids fshed and swam and the two labs swam and played - we spent a lot of time at the creek. We never found the caves - I wish you had directions on where to hike to get there. Maybe they are easier to see in the fall/winter when the brush is less. We made a bonfire outside every night. The weather was pefect - even the few brief late afternoon storms. We are going home sunburned, tick bit and chigger covered, but we will miss it very much. Maybe not the chiggers.
  • Our second summer back to the cabin, and we had just as much fun as we did the first summer we were here! We played in the creek, rode the 4-wheeler, went into town, and swam in the Buffalo River. Every night we played Yahtzee and watched movies - what a good way to reconnect from the hurry of our everyday. Thank you for opening your cabin. We'll see ya next year!
  • What a wonderful place! We had a great time. Thanks for sharing!