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Fish are Biting, Birds are Singing, Come Enjoy our Private Forest.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Best of Oklahoma & Arkansas at this location!

Escape the noise, hustle and bustle and crowded lifestyle! We are just 11 miles east of Big Cedar OK and 17 miles west of the charming town of Mena, AR. Right on the Oklahoma State Line, down a gravel road with some of the most scenic views in all of Polk County. Once you come through the gates of our very secluded "Green Jungles" you will know you have settled into a peaceful spot to experience all that this area has to offer. Enjoy hiking through our 13 acres of dense forest or thousands more in the surrounding Ouachita National Forest. Drop a line in our private fishing pond, scout out unusual birds and plant life. Bring your ATV for riding the famous Wolf Pen Gap trails. Although situated on a hilltop, there is plenty of flat grassy yard for playing with the kids, tossing horseshoes, laying in the hammock or sitting around the fire pit gazing at the majestic stars. If you absolutely MUST stay in touch with the real world we do provide Internet. If the weather happens to offer showers, no problem, you have a covered deck to relax on and a ping pong table indoors to enjoy. Lots of comfortable furniture in a 500 square ft den to relax, read and play games. All the mattresses are new, with a big pillow selection for a good nights rest. The kitchen is very well stocked with all you will need to prepare meals. We have a gas grill and also roasting skewers for cooking over the open fire.

'Green Jungles' has covered parking for 2 vehicles, and a weather radio in case of inclement weather. We also have a wheelchair ramp entering the backdoor. The master bedroom and bathroom are wheelchair accessible, along with the kitchen, dining room and den.

Some of the attractions close by are the Kiamichi River, Beech Creek National Scenic & Botanical Area, Billy Creek Recreation Area, Winding Stairs National Recreation Area and the beautiful Talimena Scenic Drive!

More Details

Ken & Susan Halford
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Ken & Susan Halford

After 28 years of marriage we are winding down and allowing ourselves to seek out the opportunities that give us more time together and with our grandchildren. We love to surround ourselves with friends and family and do lots of traveling. This is our first vacation purchase but have been using VRBO/Homeaway for our own travels for the past 10 years. We look forward to being useful to God for many more years and hope to bless others however we can.

Ken & Susan Halford purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Ken & Susan Halford chose Mena

After making several trips to Mena and seeing the beautiful scenery, we began to think seriously about making this a place to establish our getaway. Then, we began meeting people in the area and realized there was a peacefulness that came from just being here. Once we saw the property that we came to call "Green Jungles," our hearts were set on it. The name "Green Jungles" comes from a place where Ken's grandfather used to take him and his cousins out for walks. The nostalgia of those memories are special and we look forward to creating our own in the new Green Jungles.

What makes this cabin unique

I knew that if I was going to spend time at a place in the mountains I wanted to make sure I could SEE the mountains. From Green Jungles you certainly can see the Ouachitas year round. I also wanted to have some sort of water on the property which I have a big pond and a seasonal creek. To get here you also cross over beautiful Horsepen Creek. Then the last item I knew was a must was thick woods filled with all kinds of trees, foliage and wildlife. All of which are present!!


Mena Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den has pull out queen sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
perfect setting for girls weekend and couples retreat


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Fish are Biting, Birds are Singing, Come Enjoy our Private Forest.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful property, perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Susan was extremely helpful through the process and the trip was wonderful! Got exactly what was promised, beautiful and large property to explore in the national forest, House was spacious and really comfortable beds. Perfect for some time away from everyday life to remember what’s important. Thanks again, Ken and Susan!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joseph it was great to have someone from so far away come and enjoy our place. I am glad it was what you expected. We try to do our photos accurately and up to date. You and friends come back anytime you can. You all were perfect guests. Susan
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What an incredible place!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family for a short visit and loved every minute of it! Everything about this place say's "Stay and get refreshed". We made memories taking walks, fishing, watching the stars, and playing Ping-pong.

The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the Living Room is so roomy! You won't regret your decision to stay here. =)

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda I loved seeing the photos of your family there and so glad ya'll caught fish! We will expect ya'll to visit again in the beauty of Summer or Fall. Thank you for your kind review. God Bless, Susan & Ken
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Very clean. Comfortable beds. Very pretty area.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay. We stayed nice and warm inside playing Ping pong and lots of games when it was too chilly to be out at night.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for selecting to stay at our Green Jungles. You all were wonderful guests. Please come back in the summer when it actually is green!
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Wonderful vacation cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and it was wonderful. Everything was labeled in the kitchen and bath so it was very easy to put things back where they belong. It was cold while we were there so we went into Mena and purchased firewood and really enjoyed the outside fire pit and the new stove in the great room. We spent a lot of time in this room which has wonderful mountain views and a deck on one side. The pond on the property is very cute and peaceful. I would love to visit this area in the early fall to see the leaves changing colors and would love to stay at Green Jungles again.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you for your review and also for the firewood you left for us. How thoughtful of you. We were able to get some more wood so there is a good supply for the next folks. Please do come back when you can. It looks like a whole new place in the summer and fall. Susan and Ken
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A scenic getaway for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in Arkansas. We were very pleased with all of the amenities and how available Susan made herself if we had any questions. It was very cold outside but the cabin stayed very warm and cozy. There were plenty of bed linens. We really loved the opportunity to play ping pong as a family. We enjoyed our breakfast and drinking coffee looking out of the windows. There were many birds that came to the yard right outside of the windows. We would like to come back in the Spring or Summer. We would recommend it as a romantic vacation, a family trip and even a father/son place to stay. The Ouachita Forest has many places to explore.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica - It would be our pleasure to have your family back. I am glad your time at the cabin and in Arkansas was a good one. I thank you for leaving me the brochures of places you visited. Most of all thanks to your sons for signing my guest book and sharing their thoughts on the place. God bless your kind family. Susan & Ken
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Your property made for a wonderful family gathering! Loved the large family room...a perfect place for relaxing, conversation, games, and an amazing scenic view to top it off! Your place was well equipped, even a highchair for our little grandbaby.

And yes, we even had time to fish in your beautiful pond. We caught crappie and perch and put them back where they belong 😊?

Hope to hang out at the Green Jungle when we return to Mena someday.

Much appreciation from our KY and TX families!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phyllis - thank you for your kind review. I am glad our place was big enough to accommodate your family visit. We do hope you will select our place again. We have added a wood stove to make the den even more cozy for winter visits. Have a blessed 2018 filled with lots of family gatherings! ~Susan & Ken
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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