This place is amazing. Sky Hawk Ridge is a 185-acre refuge at the gateway to Buffalo River National Park. One vacation home is available now; two new cabins will be open for reservations later this year.
Sky Hawk is located just off US Highway 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.
There's beauty all around. From Sky Hawk's hilltop setting, you can see up the Buffalo River Valley to layered green hillsides and distant blue ridge lines. To the north the scene is pastoral -- rolling meadows with sentinel oaks, cattle grazing in lush pastures, 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, then breaks through the woods 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. Build a bonfire in the fire pit out back. Enjoy misty morning walks through dew-covered meadows. Watch gorgeous sunsets over Ozark Mountains. Explore miles of private trails property through dense forests and beside crystal streams. There's wildlife all around -- deer, turkey, songbirds, and all sorts of woodland critters.
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 is the best vacation home rental at 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 Ridge is in a dry county so plan accordingly. The closest liquor store is 18 miles north.