This place is amazing. Sky Hawk Ridge is a 185-acre refuge at the gateway to Buffalo River National Park. Two vacation homes are now available: a 2 BR, 2 bath ranch house and a new 3 BR, 2 bath forest home. Two more new cabins will be constructed in 2019. Houses are far apart, so there's plenty of privacy for each of our guests.
Sky Hawk is located just off US Hwy. 65 on the north side of the river. Restaurants, canoe rentals and river access points at Grinders Ferry, Gilbert and Tyler Bend are just minutes away but at Sky Hawk you're secluded and surrounded by natural beauty -- away from it all.
When you walk along Sky Hawk's hilltop setting, there is beauty all around. You see across the Buffalo River Valley to layered green hillsides and distant blue ridge lines. To the north you see rolling meadows with sentinel oaks, cattle grazing in lush pastures, and Pilot Mountain in the background.
The entrance to Sky Hawk is on Gilbert Road (Hwy. 333), only 4/10 mile east of US 65. Enter the property past the split rail fence on the right. A half-mile lane to the house passes through dense woods, past a beautiful wetland meadow, and the new house in the woods below, then breaks through the tree line to reveal a long open hilltop accented by grand old oaks. Around a bend and past an old red barn, you come to the ranch house, flanked by wide, open porches front and back.
Built in 2008 as a family vacation home, the ranch house at Sky Hawk Ridge is newly offered for nightly guest rental.
With over 1500 square feet of living area, the house is spacious, warm and inviting ... perfect for families. It has a huge, vaulted great room and two roomy bedroom suites, each with its own full bath.
You'll sleep well on comfortable beds with crisp, cotton sheets. There's a king bed in the master with a thick, pillow-top mattress, and two full beds in the guest bedroom with sumptuous memory-foam mattresses. A new sofa bed in the living room with a queen memory-foam mattress will comfortably sleep two.
The house is equipped with a washer and dryer, a full kitchen with appliances (no dishwasher), cooking utensils and dishes, central heat and air conditioning, ceiling fans, and a small gas fireplace in the living room for extra warmth on cold nights. Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and DVD players are available for guests.
The home is a perfect gathering place for family and friends. Sofas and chairs in the living room provide comfortable seating for eight people. An expandable dining room table seats six, and bar stools around a large kitchen island seat four more. Relax outside on rocking chairs on the front porch or a porch swing in back.
When you stay at Sky Hawk Ridge, you won't stay inside for long. Roam the land and discover the wonders of this beautiful place. Enjoy misty morning walks through dew-covered meadows. Watch gorgeous sunsets over Ozark Mountains. Explore miles of well-maintained private trails that wind through dense forests and beside crystal streams. Wildlife is everywhere -- deer, turkey, fox, owls, songbirds, and all sorts of woodland creatures. Be dazzled by spring flowers, beautiful summer skies, rich fall colors, or foggy winter mornings. Sky Hawk is a nature-lover's paradise.
The property has 3/4 mile of park frontage and the Buffalo River Trail is just steps away from the property corner. The trail leads east to the town of Gilbert along high bluffs above the river valley, or down to the west to a wide gravel bar across from Shine Eye Bluff -- a perfect spot to picnic, swim, fish and enjoy a lazy afternoon.
Sky Hawk Ridge has the finest vacation home rentals anywhere near the gateway to Buffalo River National Park. You'll leave with lasting memories of your stay at this incredibly beautiful private retreat. Call us today for more information.
[Note: Sky Hawk is in a dry county. The closest liquor store is 18 miles north.]