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Nestled in the forest atop the Upper Buffalo National River is our dream home that we now share with you. Saddleback Lodge sports beautiful landscape views of the Ozark Mountains and is reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge. The lodge accommodates 20 overnight guests in 2 king beds, 6 queen beds, 4 twin beds and 5 baths. It features a fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, wireless internet, wrap-around porch, and a large GAME ROOM. The Lodge is minutes away from Buffalo National River hiking trails, canoeing, horseback riding trails, and elk viewing. The lodge is the perfect place for your next Buffalo River vacation, reunion, or special event. It is secluded one mile off Highway 21 just five minutes from where the Buffalo River flows through the Historic Community of Boxley Valley.
Amenities • Fully equipped Kitchen • Game room with Pool Table, Foosball, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, PS2 with Games, & Board Games • Wood Burning Fireplace • Jacuzzi Tub • Wireless Internet • Dish Satellite Service • TVs in all Bedrooms • 73-inch TV in Living Room • 60-inch TV in Game room • Bed & Bath Linens • Laundry Room • Laundry & Dish Soap • Paper Products • Gas Grill on Deck • DVDs/VHS • Horse Friendly ($10 per horse per night) • Hiking Saddleback Branch & Waterfall • Fishing • Horseshoes • Open Fire Pit • Wildlife Watching • Star Gazing
Minutes away from Buffalo National River Activities
Hiking • Hawksbill Crag • Lost Valley • Glory Hole • Smith Creek Preserve • Center Point
Horseback Riding • Steel Creek to Granny Henderson's Cabin • Upper Buffalo Wilderness Trail • Center Point to Big Bluff
Whether you have come to the area to hike, horseback ride, canoe, or simply relax, this is your home. This is truly the perfect place for a family getaway for those looking for the authentic Buffalo River vacation!
The lodge is also a great choice for your special event, business retreat, or family reunion. Limit 100 guests.
Special Event Rates
• $1,000 Event Fee
• $500 Security/Damage Deposit
60-day cancellation notice for full refund less $100 administration fee.
10% discount when seven nights are booked.
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Reconnect with your loved ones by visiting the Buffalo National River Park, America's first National River. The River flows 135 miles through the majestic Ozark Mountains and offers many outdoor adventures. Canoe the river, explore the trails, drive the scenic routes, or view the famous Arkansas Elk herd in the Boxley Valley. Saddleback Lodge is in the heart of the Upper Buffalo National River Park and just minutes from where the River flows through the historic Boxley Valley. Floating the Buffalo is fun and exciting, but the adventures don't stop there. Allow the Upper Trails to take you to historic home sites and numerous waterfalls, including the most popular, Lost Valley; most photographed Arkansas Landmark, Hawksbill Crag; or the highest waterfall between the Rockies and the Appalachians, Hemmed in Hollow at 204 feet.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Allen and I were high school sweethearts and were married a month after my high school graduation. We lived on Cave Mountain, just up the road from the famous Hawksbill Crag, for several years before purchasing this land that is now home to Saddleback Lodge. The land was raw with no road access, water, or electric. We built our dream home in 2007 and Allen has worked to make it what it is today. God has blessed us with three beautiful daughters and their families which consist of five grandchildren.
Why the Owner Chose Boxley: This area has always been home for me. Both sets of my Grandparents were born in what is now known as the Buffalo National River Park. My 24 year old Maternal Grandpa married the love of his life when she was 15 and moved her into a 16x16 cabin which he had built on the River in 1927. The partial foundation and chimney still marks the location of this home site. My dad walked across the Buffalo River every weekend to date my mom. Saddleback Lodge is our dream home, but was built late in life when our kids were almost ready to leave the nest. We love our family get-togethers here, but now want to share this wonderful home with you.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Saddleback Lodge features Spruce Pine Logs, Native Stone, Cedar, and Aspen throughout the 6000 square foot structure. It offers many unique benefits, such as complete privacy, wood-burning fireplace, large game room, open fire pit, on-site hiking trail to the majestic waterfall, and the beautiful view off the back porch.