Arkansas' best-kept secret - our authentic 1840's hand-hewn log cabin in the Ozark mountains!

Beautiful and very private
If you are looking for privacy and nature... This is it. The cabin was larger than I expected. Very clean. Arrival and departure instructions were very clear. My husband, two teens and myself truly enjoyed our stay. They loved exploring, the deer, fox, fires at night and the creek. I loved that our Sprint service didn't work there ... Which allowed no distractions. Okay... Maybe my husband snuck a verizon wifi hotspot in, which did work...but the kids didn't know! We used it at night to plan area activities. The cabin was well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, linens, etc... We stayed during a cold spell in March so the trees were not blocking our views, leaves had not come in yet. I am so glad that the owner has shared this piece of heaven with our family and other visitors.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Randy Y. (USA)
Hard to find, extremely remote, and absoutely incredible!
This was my second favorite family vacation ever, which I did not expect. The cabin is in the middle of nowhere, but we found it fine by sticking to the directions. It feels like you are miles from anyone else, which was great. The cabin itself is huge, nicely furnished, and clean. The owners have created a real gem using age-old timbers from an old dog-run cabin they moved from out of state. The weather was perfect during our stay, so of course we spent most of the time either on the porches, around the fire pit, or exploring the property and river around the cabin. On day one, we made trips to two of the many hiking trails in the area (I highly recommend Glory Hole and the Natural Bridge (Alum??). Both were easy hikes and had a nice payoff at the end of the trail. That night we ate outside, then sat around the fire and ate way too many marshmallows. Day two, we drove to the river and floated about 12 miles. Absolutely beautiful! We left out of Jasper and used Riverview Canoe Rental to drop off and pick up. I highly recommend them. Ate lunch on a rock ledge overlooking the river and made a short hike during our trip up to one of the many caves that overlook the river. Made the mistake of jumping into the river off a 10 foot overhang, and literally lost my breath the water was so cold (It was mid March). Came back to the cabin that evening, had dinner outside and then again ate way too many marshmallows. Day three we drove to Ponca and did the canopy tour ziplines...a blast and my first time to ride a zipline or be 40 feet up in a tree. We all loved it. Ate in Jasper at Ozark Cafe...a must do! Skipped the marshmallows because we were too full that night. But my absolute favorite thing was the mornings. I would get up just before sunrise, make coffee and walk down to the cliff ledge that overlooks both the river (Cave Creek) and a pasture that is apparently maintained for wildlife. As the sun came up, I saw elk, deer, and wild turkeys in the pastures below. It was so incredibly peaceful perched on the edge of that cliff watching the sunrise. I won't mention the historical significance of the caves down below, but you need to go see them and then read the book on Newton County history in the cabin!

  1. Cooking
    Self-catering; bring your own food & beverage (Newton is a dry county) Cabin stocked with: Electric Drip Coffee Maker Keurig - please bring your own K-cups Cookware & Cooking Utensils Dishes, Flatware & Glassware Microwave Oven Refrigerator Stove Toaster Oven Waffle Iron Blender Toaster Full size kettle grill (bring your own starter fuel & charcoal) Outdoor fire pit for roasting weenies & marshmallows (gather fallen wood for fire & bring your own lighter)
  2. Sleeping
    Blankets, covers, sheets, pillows, pillow cases provided for bunks, king bed in master, two double beds in loft, and two sleeper sofas (one in bunkhouse and one in loft). Many guests bring sleeping bags for the bunks. Bath linen provided. 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17 Basement 2 - 2 bunk bed , Two Bunks Sleep Four (4) Loft Bedroom - 2 double , Private Bedroom Sleeps Four (4) Loft Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Clicker Sofa Sleeps Two (2) King Master - 1 king , Only bedroom on the main floor. Sleeps Two (2) Basement 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Queen Sofa + Bunk with Double and Single Sleep Five (5) King size beds (1) In master, Double Beds (3) Two in loft bedroom and one on lower bunk in basement., Twin or Single Beds (5) Five twin-sized bunkbeds in basement, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two total; one queen in basement, one small double in loft., Bunk Beds (3) Three total bunkbeds sleep 7 (accounted for in the above size counts)
  3. Eating
    Two dining tables for 6 (main floor) One card table for 4 (loft) Two picnic tables for 6-8 (porch/patio) Two picnic tables for 6-8 (basement bunkhouse)
  4. Playing
    When you are ready for some activity, there is a swimmin' hole, or fish the stream for small mouth bass and perch. Hiking, rock climbing, cave exploring, mountain biking, and magnificent star gazing are available right on the property. The bird and wildlife watching is great too! You may even see a bald eagle at the right time of year. Just look out the windows to watch deer graze by the barn almost every day. Grab your binoculars and take an early morning walk on the loop road around the cabin, returning to enjoy a cup of coffee on the porch. The remote solitude here draws people to Cave Creek, but cell phone reception is good so you can stay in touch. If you can get them to come inside, or if a rainy day restricts outdoor fun, keep the kids happy with board games, puzzlesand videos. There is no cable, so bring the kid's favorites or watch some of our great collection of movies and see the cabin building process caught on "film" too. We have a variety of paperback books for those who like a good read. In cooler months, relax in front of the crackling fireplace or snooze in the "bunkhouse" lounger and slow down for a moment at Cave Creek Cabin. Books ... DVD Player Television ... VCR Video Library ... Leisure Activities: horseback riding Ziplining rock climbing Spelunking Floating the buffalo river fishing swimming hiking wildlife watching bird watching star gazing