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Blue Heron River Retreat - Rustic Luxury on the River.

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Cabin viewed from the west in evening sun

Cabin viewed from the west in evening sun Living room viewed from loft Kitchen Upstairs bedroom Downstairs bedroom Master bedroom downstairs Screened-in porch in the morning Cabin viewed from the dock The boat dock in low river Fishing from the dock Cabin in autumn months The boat dock in high river The backyard, river, and dock Morning view looking downstream from the dock Cabin viewed from boat dock in spring Kitchen and dining area

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Last updated: 03/04/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Heber Springs cabin description

The Blue Heron River Retreat is a custom built log cabin located right on the banks of the Little Red River near Heber Springs, Arkansas. Rustic luxury is what you will experience when you stay with us. Guests wanting to fish, bird watch, paddle the river, or just relax will find this to be the perfect place on the river. We are located approximately 5 miles from the town of Heber Springs.

The cabin is completely furnished, and has a fully equipped kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms and two full baths to provide a comfortable stay for up to 8 guests. A large screened-in deck overlooks the cool waters of the Little Red River. Gas log fireplaces on the screened porch and in the living room add cheer & warmth to these gathering areas during the cooler months.

Outside the cabin there is a large fire pit on the bank overlooking the river, and also a private boat dock. The lighted dock has a slip for one fishing boat, and a sink with running water for cleaning the day’s catch. The dock is the perfect place to enjoy a summer sundowner while experiencing the river’s natural air conditioning. The river banks behind the cabin are gentle and sloping; providing easy drag-in access for launching kayaks, canoes, or small fishing boats.

The ground level section of the cabin has a ping pong table. A horse shoe set is also available with plenty of room to play in the side yard. There is a covered area underneath the screened deck with two charcoal grills available for our guests to use.


Keywords: river cabin, fly fishing, trout, river, cabin, fishing, boating, Greers Ferry Lake, Little Red River, Arkansas, hiking, riverfront, Heber Springs, boat dock, trout fishing, water sports, birds, bird watching, swans, geese, ducks, brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bass

Property Type

  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Cabin
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We would appreciate you not smoking inside the property or on the deck/porch....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We would appreciate you leaving your pets at home. Thanks!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age of 25 is required to rent this property....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 double

            Loft...moreless

          • Downstairs: first bedroom - king size bed, second bedroom - queen size bed. Upstairs bedroom loft: king bed + double bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen contains an electric stove & oven, plus a microwave oven and dishwasher. Common cooking spices and non-refrigerated condiments are available for our guest's use....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots, pans, utensils, potholders, towels, baking dishes and pans plus plastic storage containers are all provided....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Refrigerator with lower level freezer is located in the kitchen. No ice maker....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            A selection of cooking spices and seasonings is available for guest use....moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            There are 2 gas log fireplaces. One is located in the living room and the other is on the screened-in deck. These are available during cool weather months....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Ample room to park 3 - 4 automobiles and also park a trailer with boat or RV....moreless

          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Private boat dock, outdoor wood burning fire pit, screened in porch with gas log fireplace, a porch swing, trout fishing, easy kayak and canoe access on this river front property,...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Good access site for cell phones or 3G communication devices such as i-Pad or computer air cards....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A large screened-in deck runs across the entire backside of the cabin and overlooks the river and boat dock. There is a gas log fireplace on this deck and also lights and ceiling fans....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    A covered & lighted boat dock is available for fishing or docking a boat....moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    A covered ground-level porch for grilling or relaxing....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal grills...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    The Blue Heron River Retreat has private waterfront property along the Little Red River. This property is suitable for fishing, wading, or launching kayaks or canoes....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    This property has a full view of the clean, cool Little Red River from the dining and living room plus from the screened-in deck, or outdoor fire pit....moreless

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Spelunking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Racquetball
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Walking

                      Other Activities

                          • kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing, trout fishing, bird watching, sailing, fitness center with indoor track at Heber Springs....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Great retreat weekend location

                            Great retreat weekend location

                            • Guest Go Go (Wynne, AR, USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                            This "cabin" in the woods is so much more than a cabin! The retreat is so nicely decorated to make it feel rustic with charm and all the amenities one could ask for! The floor plan is open and perfect for just two or it is also completely perfect for a group of up to 8 or 10! The openness of the downstairs area is very welcoming and cozy. The screened in upper porch allows a nice view of the water but there are enough trees to make one feel hidden from the people who are fishing or floating on the river. There is a very attractive, sturdy boardwalk from the house to the river that leads to an nice dock that allows one to sit right on the river and enjoy the view--you might get lucky and see a Blue Heron catching his dinner (thus the name). Indoor and porch fireplaces would make it a great place to enjoy when the weather is cool (early spring or fall). There is also on outdoor fire pit where one could sit and enjoy the outdoors and roast wieners and marsh mellows. So quiet, so peaceful and at the end of a lane. Best news of all-- one is still just minutes from other things to do: restaurants and grocery stores and gas stations and state parks. You simply must give this property a try--once you do, you most certainly will want to return.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Cabin Envy

                            Cabin Envy

                            • Guest Cabin Envy (Bentonville AR )
                            • Date of stay 11/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/08/12
                            There simply are no words to adequately describe the Blue Heron River Retreat!!! From the moment I pulled in the driveway until I sadly had to depart, I was in "heaven on earth"!! The attention to detail in the furnishings and overall decor are over the top!!! The view of the river from the cabin is unbelievable and instantly took my breath!! The expansive screened in porch with a large stone gas fireplace was equipped with furnishings that were calling my name to sit, relax, and enjoy the river view. The very short walk to the river and dock on the deck path was perfect for relaxing, fishing and boating!! The beds were so comfortable that I didn't even wake up throughout the night - which is rare when sleeping away from home. The exterior was perfectly groomed and the inside was extremely clean and well stocked with everything we needed....even the use of seasonings in the kitchen cabinet! The nearby shopping was much better than expected. The quaint shops were perfect for many Christmas gift purchases, but it was hard to pull ourselves away from the cabin!! This was the perfect place for an awesome 3 days with my best friend! I can't wait to bring my family here for a fishing weekend (or week)! Thanks for sharing your incredible haven! I can't wait to return!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                          • A Perfect Getaway

                            A Perfect Getaway

                            • Guest Alison (San Diego and Forrest City)
                            • Date of stay 07/22/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/26/11
                            My husband, two kids -- along with grandma and grandpa -- stayed at the Blue Heron River Retreat for four days and it was absolutely wonderful -- in every way. We really enjoyed the time away together, and the privacy of the retreat. It was great for the kids to be able to go fishing on the river -- just to walk down to the dock and sit out there any time of day -- it was so incredibly relaxing. The cabin itself is lovely -- the furniture and decor are really lovely -- tasteful -- and in some cases, nicer than what we have at home. We didn't watch much TV, but it was there if we wanted. The screen porch is awesome, the grounds are lovely. It's really a perfect getaway -- with all the amenities of a nice hotel (including really comfy beds). We loved it, highly recommend it and definitely hope to make a return visit.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                           
                          March 1 through October 31: 50% Deposit to Hold / 15 Day Cancellation Policy
                          Weekdays - $295 / night (Mon - Thurs) .... Weekends - $390 / night (Fri - Sun)
                          2 night minimum booking....Weekly Rate - $1950 for 7 nights ($2260/week holidays).
                          Holiday Rates - $475 / night ...... 3 night minimum booking on holidays.
                          November 1 through February 28: 50% Deposit to Hold / 15 Day Cancellation Policy
                          Weekdays - $250 / night (Mon - Thurs) .... Weekends - $300 / night (Fri - Sun)
                          2 night minimum booking....Weekly Rate - $1550 for 7 nights ($1850/week holidays).
                          $500 refundable security deposit + $100 non-refundable cleaning fee.
                          

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                          Last updated: 03/04/2014
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                          Location

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                            Cafe Klaser View on map

                            Restaurant and private club serving food and drink to the public. Beer and wine are available with a $10 club membership. Indoor and outdoor fine dining on the banks of the Little Red River about 1.5 miles from the Blue Heron River Retreat.

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                            Cow Shoals Walk In Access View on map

                            Prime fly fishing shoal with public access. About 5.4 miles by road from the cabin.

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                            Dam Site Marina and Lauch View on map

                            Public boat launch and marina on Greers Ferry Lake. Approximately 5 miles by road from the Blue Heron River Retreat.

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                            Red Apple Inn Golf Course View on map

                            The Red Apple Inn and golf course is approximately 9.7 miles from the Blue Heron River Retreat.

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                            Barnett Access View on map

                            The Barnett Access is a public boat launch on the Little Red River located at the Barnett Bridge (old swinging bridge site) just upstream of the Winkley Shoals. This boat launch is approximately 1.5 miles by road from the cabin.

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                            Magness Lake View on map

                            This lake is the wintering ground for a large number (100 ) of endangered trumpeter swans. In addition to the swans there are also healthy populations of other waterfowl who utilize this lake from November to February and beyond. A 10 minute drive from the cabin.

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                            Big Creek Natural Area View on map

                            Big Creek Natural Area, located near the northeastern limit of the Arkansas Valley, includes approximately five miles of the course of Big Creek, a major tributary of the Little Red River. High water quality and diverse populations of fish and other aquatic organisms are characteristic of Big Creek. Bluffs tower as high as 200-feet above the streambed. This site's topographic relief, varied exposures, and considerable extent provide habitat for a broad array of plant and animal species. A primitive foot-trail provides access to some of the natural area’s most interesting features.

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                          • Nearest Motorway: Highway 110 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Cafe Klaser at 1.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Riverland Golf Course at 0.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Cafe Klaser at 1.5 Miles
                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          Why Heber Springs:
                          My wife and I rented the cabin for 1-1/2 years from the original owners. We loved the cabin and the location so much that we offered to buy it. Fortunately the owners were willing to sell it to us. We love the peace and tranquility this location has to offer. Trout fishing in the river, and bird watching are additional bonuses.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          Trout fisherman will have private access from the river bank, and also the convenience of a private, lighted boat dock on the property. Fishing in nearby Greers Ferry Lake is considered excellent for walleye, hybrid bass, catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. Dam site boat launch on the lake is located 5 miles from the cabin. Bird watching at the cabin and the surrounding area is excellent. A large group of trumpeter swans makes nearby Magness Lake their wintering ground from November to February. Kayakers and canoeist will find they have easy, drag-in access on the gently sloping banks behind the cabin.


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                          Photos

                          • Cabin viewed from the west in evening sun

                            Cabin viewed from the west in evening sun

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Downstairs bedroom

                            Downstairs bedroom

                          • Screened-in porch in the morning

                            Screened-in porch in the morning

                          • The boat dock in low river

                            The boat dock in low river

                          • Cabin in autumn months

                            Cabin in autumn months

                          • The backyard, river, and dock

                            The backyard, river, and dock

                          • Cabin viewed from boat dock in spring

                            Cabin viewed from boat dock in spring

                          • Living room viewed from loft

                            Living room viewed from loft

                          • Upstairs bedroom

                            Upstairs bedroom

                          • Master bedroom downstairs

                            Master bedroom downstairs

                          • Cabin viewed from the dock

                            Cabin viewed from the dock

                          • Fishing from the dock

                            Fishing from the dock

                          • The boat dock in high river

                            The boat dock in high river

                          • Morning view looking downstream from the dock

                            Morning view looking downstream from the dock

                          • Kitchen and dining area

                            Kitchen and dining area

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Friday, January 31, 2014

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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