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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,101 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Off street parking for Boat or RV 2 blocks from river




This Historic property started its life after the turn of the Century as a 2 room boarding house and stable around 1910. We have been told that over the last 100 years it was added on to by different owners about 4 times.

After our purchase in October 2016 we began by gutting and rebuilding from the inside out but kept floor plan, with no additions. The original floors were kept where ever possible and they were refinished by a local craftsman. We asked him to please leave all the bumps, scrapes, bruises and variety of colors intact. Just love all that history under our feet.

The home is about 1100 sq. ft. under roof. We removed the 3rd bedroom and transformed it into a master bath and extended the living room space. Yes that’s right we have 2 bathrooms!

We opened our doors May 2017, so please contact us to book your stay and enjoy all

that the Twin Lakes area can offer! Not sure what is going on in the area check this link.

Besides the Majestic World Class Trout fishing White River...yes we love it a lot.... :) We also have

Lake Bull Shoals, Lake Norfork, the Buffalo River and the North Fork River. Our area is rich with fresh clean water. We have fast food restaurants, sit down dining, fine dining, antique stores galore, 5 grocery chains, 2 Super Walmart's, 2 movie theaters, entertainment for children and families activities, and a whole lot more.

We are located in the town of Cotter which is the North Central part of Arkansas in the Ozarks Mountains just about 15 miles south of the Missouri State line. Cotter has a rich history that I will be adding for you history buffs on our new web site for Our Cotter Cabin but unfortunately I cannot share that link with you on this site, but we are confident you will be able to find it on your own. :)

Home Features:

* Guest coded entry. No key needed you will pick your code and we will program it for you before

you arrive.

* Wireless high speed internet.

* Sudden link Cable TV.

* 46" flat screen in the living room.

* Alcove off living room features a queen sized sleeper sofa.

An original desk and chair to use for tying fly's or bring your lap top.

* 2 private bedrooms both with queen sized beds, flat screen TVs, linens are provided. There is

closet space and ceiling fans w/lights. Bed side electric outlets have 2 charging ports for your

phone/computer/pads to recharge. (bring a cord)

* The Master is totally En'suite' with completely new private bath and big walk in shower. Also a

wall safe for any valuables you don't wish to take with you while fishing. You set your own code

when you arrive.

* The main bath also is completely new and has a shower/tub combo, large vanity and sink.

* Each bath has a 3 day supply of towels @ for 2 adults from wash cloths to floor towels & big

bath towels, hair dryer (Master has a travel iron).

* Kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and granite counter tops. Side by side

Refrigerator w/ice & water dispenser, gas range, microwave and dishwasher.

* You will find dishes, bowls, serving bowls, coffee cups, drink cups, silverware, pots and pans

and a whole drawer full of cooking utensils. Also paper plates etc. are there for your use along

with some odds and ends like cooking spices, sugar & dry creamer. We also supply a Keurig

coffee maker, nice selection of coffees, tea bags, that you may want to enjoy during your visit.

There is a 4 slice toaster and a regular Mr. Coffee maker if you want to bring your special grind

from home.

* Our home is handicap friendly. Designed with wide hallway and doorways, assist bars in

bathrooms, easy offloading of chairs and equipment to our drive up concrete patio in rear of

home. Master shower will accommodate your shower chair if you wish to bring one. We offer

these assists to our guests needing a little more help. We are not however not advertising that

our home is ADA compliant. Please notify us prior to your arrival if you will need any further

help to enjoy your stay.

Outside Spaces:

* Spacious covered old fashioned front porch with lots of room to relax. 2 built in benches and 4

cushioned chairs, 2 outdoor electric outlets.

* In rear of home find a large L-shaped concrete patio with picnic table, some folding chairs, gas

grill, fire pit w/grate to cook over an open fire cowboy style.

* Traveling with your RV or Motor Home? We have a long off street gravel driveway for your use.

A place to park your fishing boats or RV off the street. We offer one full hook up, 50 amp

electric, sewer and water. Additional guests staying in your RV will be charged a day fee. Best

to contact us in advance and discuss it as it must be prearranged.

* This is a totally non smoking home. We do provide butt cans outside the home. Do not smoke

near open doors or windows as our future guests will want to enjoy a smoke free home.

* Pets. Gosh we love pets and have a crew of them ourselves. Please contact us if you wish to

bring a pet with you. Some pets are not allowed within the city limits. We will not be fined

If your pet is approved by us, there is a $50.00 non refundable deposit. Limit 2 approved pets.

Pets must be non shedding breed, kenneled/crated in the home in your absence.

(you provide the crate). No pets are allowed on the furniture or bedding. Dogs must be walked

outside on a leash. Never tie your animal up to a tree, piece of furniture or on the porch.

* Certified Service Animals are welcome in our home. Contact us for more information

if you have a valid registration for your service animal. ADA REGULATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* Beginning on March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.

*A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.

*Generally, title II and title III entities must permit service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all

areas where members of the public are allowed to go.

* Guests of Guests. If you have booked a stay for 6 adults no other persons, friends

or family may remain on the premises over night. The house capacity is 6 adults.

* Children 12 and over are considered an adult. 4 adults and 2 children are 6 adults

Contact me if you have questions.

This is a vacation property and cannot be booked for a party or gathering

place for friends or family. Sorry no wedding parties, graduations or family reunions.

There is a nice hotel nearby and we will be happy to refer you to them.

*If you have any questions the best policy is to ask us first. Thanks Bob and Linda

More Details

Bob and Linda Zdora
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Bob and Linda Zdora

Hi Bob and I love the Ozarks Mountains and especially Cotter Arkansas. Born and raised in

Chicago Illinois we raised our family, retired from careers and moved to this clean and

beautiful spot in the Central U.S. We hope you consider our completely rehabbed cabin

home to spend sometime in this beautiful White River Valley. Contact us today!

Bob and Linda Zdora purchased this house in 2016

Why Bob and Linda Zdora chose Cotter


see more about the events in the area click the link

BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES August 9-17, 2017 Mt. Home

DIVERS! Lake Norfork Treasure Hunt 8/19/2017 Jordan

LABOR DAY WEEKEND September 1 to 4th 2017

Kids Adventure Hatchery Sept. 9th 2017 Norfork

Car Craze Days Sat. Sept 9, 2017 Flippin

Baxter County Fair September 12 To 16th 2017 Mtn. Home


Cotter Bridge Bash September 23, 2017

White River Lions Club Duck Races 9-23-2017 Cotter

Fly Fishers International Southern Council OCT 6 & 7th 2017 Mtn. Home

Turkey Trot Oct. 13 & 14 2017 Yellville

Hillbilly Chili Cook Off October 14, 2017 Bull Shoals

Haunted Hayride Bull Shoals Oct 20 & 21st 2017

THUNDER RALLY OCT 26-29TH 2017 Mtn Home

FALL COLORS in the OZARKS October 15th to November 15th


What makes this house unique


Need to recharge and enjoy what nature offers? The Fall Colors in the Ozarks are something to be enjoyed. Not an exact science but check out this link for more information.

You can book Our Cotter Cabin for your stay this fall at:

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bob and Linda, Perfect Cabin!! What an incredible, top of the line vacation home. Awesome design inside and out! Awesome Front Porch!!!!! Your experience: Bob and Linda are amazing hosts. Everything you need and then some. My wife and I enjoyed our stay at OUR COTTER CABIN and fell in love with the cabin and Cotter. We had the opportunity to spend some time with Bob and thoroughly enjoyed our visit with him. You can't go wrong booking your next trip in this amazing completely restored 1920 gem!
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Cotter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1101 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • House capacity is 6 adults. Children 12 yrs and over are considered adults.
  • Handicap Friendly. Please advise of special needs guest prior to arrival. Home has some assistance features but is not advertised as ADA Compliant.
  • Sorry we do not feel our home is "child proof" children of guest must be grammar school age or up to stay with us and never to be left alone.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , one bedroom is the master suite
  • NOTE TO OUR GUESTS. We usually put on Flannel Sheets during the Winter months if you want cotton sheets please advise us before your arrival. Bob and Linda
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Columbia, Missouri

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Best in Cotter! Close to restaurants and easy access to the river. This cabin has everything you would need for that perfect get a way fishing trip! The owners were kind, professional and made this place feel like home! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We have had some wonderful guests in our first few months of operation. We try hard to make every guest feel at home and enjoy their visit. We sincerely hope to have you back again! Bob and Linda
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Just needs a DVD player to watch movies on.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Will do and we thank you so much for the suggestion! Best wishes and hope you come back soon. Bob and Linda
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Amazing cottage close to White River.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great job on the remodel/updates! Clean and well kept, like brand new. All of the comforts of home including the extras (coffee, laundry soap, plenty of fluffy towels). Patio, fire pit for outdoor enjoyment. Walking distance to river for wade fishing. Owners are accommodating and friendly! Just bring jammies and a fishing pole and you are SET!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a wonderful "Owner experience" with these guests! Sometimes even a short visit can be enough to enjoy a new town and experience a new home. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and also for choosing Our Cotter Cabin. Bob and Linda Hope you will be back!
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The cabin was a great place to spend the weekend. Had everything we needed and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is in a great location at the end of the street. It was quiet, and only a 5 minute walk to the river. There was a great place in the back for a campfire, and we enjoyed the evenings there. I can't really think of anything that was lacking, other than my fly fishing skills. I wouldn't hesitate staying there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Bob has done an incredible job with this house, it is absolutely perfect. Myself and two guides from Colorado stayed for 6 nights, the house is amazing, the parking accommodated 3 trucks and two drift boats, the fold out couch and two full bathrooms made it very comfortable for the three of us. Located next door to a fly shop, Rising River Guides, Hogs on the Fly, and walking distance to the launching ramp this is a fly fishers paradise. There is two restaurants less than a minutes walk away, liquor store at the top of the hill, you simply can't go wrong with this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Missouri Ozarks

Beautiful little house in Old Cotter

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Linda and Bob for sharing their beautiful house. The location was a perfect base for fishing the White River area. A couple of great breakfast or lunch spots within walking distance. The house was spotless clean, very comfortable and all the amenities you'll need. Well appointed kitchen with all the essentials and the snacks were a nice surprise. We will definitely be back and be recommending this place to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Letty's Restaurant
"Great Mexican Food, fast service and cute interior. "
Warrior Station
"Located in Cotter Arkansas this quaint spot has really good burgers and a wide selection of ..."
White Sands Restaurant
"Located at the one an only stop sign in Cotter Arkansas. Not open every day so check before..."
Our Cotter Cabin Vacation Spot
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Arena Sports Bar Great Food Pizza & burgers Mt Hm.
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Peel Ferry last operating ferry in Arkansas
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Big Creek Golf Course 5 Star Mt. Home
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
North Central Speedway Flippin Ar. Friday Nights
Nearest Restaurant
Warrior Station & White Sands Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Ask us about the White River Beach!

Our property is in the heart of Historic Cotter Arkansas. You can walk to White Sands Restaurant and Worrier Station for a good burger or breakfast buffet. Also you can visit our 1932 famous Rainbow Bridge and get some great photography of the river and more.

Big Spring park is about 3/10 mile from the house. It features a playground, pavilion, the Railroad park with train cars on display. Boat launch area for your flat bottom fishing boats and of course the famous and ancient Big Spring. This is an area that has had fresh water bubbling up from deep in the earth for eons. Indian artifacts show that it has always been a gathering place for indigenous peoples. In summer the brave use the rope on a girder to "Tarzan Swing" into the ice cold spring water. People bring the family and a picnic lunch and enjoy each other and one of the most beautiful cold water springs in the Ozarks. Also you can rent a boat from the Cotter Trout dock if you don't have one to bring along.

In times of normal water level there is a "gravel bar beach" located just south of Big Spring railroad park. Look to the left of the box cars for a white pipe fence. Then find the blue bridge and cross to the tree lined path. This beach is only usable during normal water conditions. There are no lifeguards so use at your own risk. Make sure to bring a beach towel and a picnic lunch wear water shoes you will most probably be walking thru a low water spot. This is one of the nicest gravel beaches in the area. Enjoy the sunshine, find just the right rock to bring home they are very different and cool shapes.

Also, as you visit the gravel bar beach, you have a view of the White River, fishermen and the majestic bluffs directly across the water. Bring your camera and your fishing pole for some wade in fly fishing. Be careful the water is cold and fast. Make sure you have a buddy on shore to assist you if need be.

Please be aware of 2 things while visiting our natural wonders. Leave the beach the way you found it, pick up and take any trash with you. And watch for changing water levels. If you place something near the waters edge upon your arrival and that level changes...time to walk home. This is nature and we want you to enjoy your visit but be courteous and smart!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

*** Stays over 7 nights must be prearranged with us. We are not equip to have
extended stays over 30 nights.

**Rates are subject to change prior to booking. Once booked your rate will be honored.

**There is a pet fee charged to guests with APPROVED SERVICE DOGS. Please contact
us prior to your arrival and we will speak with you. Thanks

**We are extremely serious about NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE***

If you smoke we have Butt Cans on Covered Porch and off patio in the rear of the home.
If we find you are smoking inside the cabin will be evicted at once without refund.
If it is discovered that you smoked inside the home but have already left your
card will be charged no less than $750.00 for a clean up fee.

All of our future guest are assured of a clean and smoke free environment.
Thank you for your understanding of this health concern.

**Our home is handicap friendly. Please inform us of any special needs you may have prior
to your arrival. Note: If your chair/walker/aid causes unintentional damage to the home such
as running into a door way or scraping a wall. Please inform us and we will work it out.

****Our home is not "Child Proof" so while we will happily accept families we do not feel
that our home is suitable for children younger than grammar school age (7 yrs).

Linda and Bob

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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