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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
This fisherman’s cabin is a perfect getaway. Watch the morning river mist dissipate over a cup of coffee on the upper deck as the sun comes up and warms the land. Bring the day to a close with your favorite beverage in hand seated on a bench at the river’s edge (only 30 feet from the deck).
River fishing -- This area of the White River, below Bull Shoals Dam, is internationally known for premier trout fishing. Fly fishing is extremely popular and fisherman can fish from the bank, or wade during low water periods. Many anglers’ fish from a flat-bottom 16-20 foot johnboat equipped with a 10-20 hp motor. BYOB - you can bring your own boat or rent a boat/guide locally (Debbie at Cotter Trout Dock will give discount). The Game and Fish Commission stocks hundreds of thousands of rainbows in the White annually and anglers come here from all corners of the globe to catch them.
Golfers – Big Creek Golf & Country Club, Twin Lakes Golf Course, and River Cliff Golf Course are all a short drive from the cabin.
Fun for the entire family – Branson is just 1½ hours from the cabin. You will fine shows, Ziplining, Silver Dollar City, Branson Landing, and other attractions. Historic Eureka Springs is 88 mi/2 hours away. Canoeing or kayaking on any of the many rivers in the area, ample trails for hiking, caves for spelunking, and a plethora of antique shops.
The home features two master bedrooms with queen-size beds and bathrooms. A third bathroom is shared by two more bedrooms; with queen and bunk bed respectively. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and basic spices. Kitchen has all the standard items: oven, refreg. with prolific ice-maker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot with starter coffee, sugar, creamer, and filters, etc. Grill your favorite food on the gas grill or, if you don't feel like cooking, there are several restaurants in nearby Gassville & Cotter. Linens and towels provided. Flat screen TV w/ HD satellite service (movie channels), along with DVR & Blue Ray DVD player is provided (loaded with movies), also some DVD movies on-hand. There is a cell phone booster because of steep river banks. Cabin phone can receive all calls, but make local calls only.. The WI-FI internet allows cruising the net from the decks or anywhere in the cabin as well as on both decks and by river's edge. Also listed on Home Away-look for listing number 330194. This area of river is private-no full-time residents on this road and nothing but cliffs and trees across the river - very quiet.
River Mist fishing update ---
We want there to be no surprises for returning guests and let first time guests know what to expect. So here is a little update on the fishing at our little rental cabin on the White River called: “River Mist”.
There seems to be an infestation of weeds on the "lee" sides up and down the river.
From a fisherman's point of view the grass and moss behind River Mist is wonderful, as it has lots of scuds that the trout feed on, therefore, contributing greatly to the awesome fishing. It may be bothersome for floaters or swimmers (only the young and foolish can swim in that cold trout stream), but to fishermen it is a blessing. Waders often catch their limit casting along the edge of the weeds.
BUT - when the river is low (running on 0 to 2 generators), the weeds are what my wife calls – ugly. It also makes fishing from the bank difficult.
Location: In the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas, between Mountain Home & Harrison. N 36 degrees 15’ 26”; W 092 degrees 29’ 9”
Payments – Because of internet scams like to use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram. We, at River Mist, only take personal checks. This safeguards you in that you can stop payment on a check and scammers will not use them because it leaves a track right to them thru their bank when cashed; it safeguards us in that we have time to make sure the check is good before your arrival (we have never had a problem with our VRBO & HomeAway guests).
Watch for Scammers – if you are ever in doubt before making a payment, call us (the owners) at the number listed in this website (hm: 870-453-5356, or cell: 870-404-7597). We live in Flippin, AR, so if someone wants you to wire money to Ireland or Kentucky (two recent scammers) then it’s not us. We deal in personal checks - scammers don't.
Professionally managed by a local husband/wife team that try hard to make each stay a memorable experience worth repeating. We pride ourselves in providing a clean, well stocked cabin.
Note: to all our "regular" guest that keep coming back - thanks. We have started giving our guests a "thank you" by giving them a one time 25% off on their 6th visit. Also, remind us you are returning guests for your normal 10% discount - it will at least cover the darn 9.5% tax we have to charge.
Note #2: We are not pleased with the direction the now enormous VRBO / HomeAway company is heading. They want to take even more control of our guests by taking over bookings, providing payment controls thru their credit system, charging a service fee to our guests for bookings (believe they will start charging you 6 to 8% extra for finding your rental thru them), sending out a constant barrage of email ads to our guests, etc.
We plan to sever our contract with VRBO / HomeAway circa October 2016 . If you have enjoyed our little cabin, please save our personal email address and make future reservations directly. We can't enter our new web site or email address here - it will be automatically identified and blocked. The result of dropping our ads in VRBO & HomeAway will be fewer rentals, but will allowing us to concentrate our efforts in providing a great experience to our highly valued repeat guests (and giving our cleaning crew (Zaidee & me) a break. Thanks. OK, let's see if their auto system catches it this time: RiverMist at SouthShore dot com.
Keywords: Fishing, Cabin, River, White River, Ozarks, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trout Fishing, Boating, Bass Fishing, Fish, Trout, Branson Mo, Scenic
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Large public boat ramp in nearby Cotter, small ramp at cabin; Branson Airport 80 miles/1.5 hrs; Pet MAY be allowed-call; 2 miles to grocery store, restaurants, gas stations. Smoke Free Cabin. Train passes on nearby tracks a couple times a day. Not a beautiful lawn, but we try to keep the weeds all the same height (it's a fish'n cabin in the boonies for heavens sake). ...moreless
- DVD Player:
Various games available in the 'game closet'. Also in closet are: 4 bag chairs for river side and a card table w/4 folding chairs - some guests have enjoyed setting it up for puzzles or board games....moreless
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Ducted Heating
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Area
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Lots of area for parking and play. Small concrete pad on West end of house w/plug would work to park camper. Note: provided plug is not high amperage circuit, don't expect to run an air conditioner....moreless
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
Stacked washer/dryer w/ 'starter' soap & dryer sheets. Iron, ironing board on site (I know - it's a fishing cabin, but my wife thought it should be equipped with one; don't think it's ever been used)....moreless
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Pet Fee $50
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 9.5%
Stay 5, 6, or 7 nites for same price - weekly rate gives you 2 free nites = $150 per night..
> Payments – Because of internet scams use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram, we, at River Mist, only take personal checks. This safeguards you in that you can stop payment on a check and scammers will not use them because it leaves a track right to them thru their bank when cashed; it safeguards us in that we have time to make sure the check is good before your arrival.
> After first stay you receive a 10% discount.
> Longer stays
- Week & longer at $150 per night.
- Month & longer at $110 per night..
> Watch for Scammers – if you are ever in doubt before making a payment, call the us (the owners) at the number listed on our website (hm: 870-453-5356, or cell: 870-404-7597). We live in Flippin, AR, so if someone wants you to wire money to Ireland or Kentucky (two recent scammers) then it’s not us.
> $200 deposit; becomes damage deposit & refunded after damage-free departure.
> Half rent due 1 month prior to stay (non-refundable)
> 2nd half due 2 weeks prior to stay (non-refundable).
> Payment by Personal Checks.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Located just upriver from Rim Shoals, 400 meters from catch and release area, fish from the banks, Wade, bring or hire boat, Bass fishing Bulls Shoals & Norfork lakes, Branson MO shows little over 1 hour away. Kayak/canoe/float renowned Buffalo River, Hiking in State & National Forests, great golfing, many antique shops, swim/jet ski/pontoon boat on Bull Shoals lake,
Year Purchased: 2010
Why the Owner Chose Gassville, AR, USA:
We fell in love with the Ozark Mountain/Twin Lakes Region while visiting a couple decades ago. Our career provided the opportunity to live in various locations throughout the world, which helped in our decision to retire in the Ozarks. Small town life along with mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers made this the perfect vacation/retirement location;this is truly God's country.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
River is 30 feet from cabin's deck. Convenient to grocery store, restaurants, gas stations. Quite neighborhood, nothing across the river but a forest. Eagles (nest down stream) like cruse up and down the river to fish - have had as many as 5 at once sited at River Mist. The adult Eagles may have been training their kids. Zaidee & I have had an Eagle diving for fish close to us while we were floating our kiyaks down the White to the cabin. We don't paddle much - float, eat, check out the nice homes, eat, enjoy the river, eat, etc. Our good friend, Debbie, at Cotter Trout Dock [cottertroutdock.com] gives our guests a 10% discount on a guided fishing trip. The guides are real pros.
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Lower Deck showing small ramp for boat launch.
This photo by Jed Rollins, pro photographer, during his stay - winter 2014.
White River at bottom of lower deck. Smell fire pit below right bench.
Eagle fishing - we have had as many as 5 fishing at once by cabin. (my photo).
Guest Angie Hardy got several great photos while sitting on River Mist bench.
Overhead shot from my Powered Parachute. Quite, nothing across river but forest.
From open kitchen looking over living room to river.
Living Rm by fireplace looking towards kitchen & front door.
One of the granddaughters catching supper. River high - maybe 8 generators.
Master #2 w/full bath.
Outdoor place to hang waders to dry. Couple nets available also.
Bull Shoals Dam
View from upper deck.
Just completed a 'Bank Restoration' in Fall 2012. River at lower and upper decks
Upper deck before bank stabilization work. River grass hide 'feeder' fish
Eagle 100 feet from deck. (My Photo) Taken while track-hoe was working on bank.
Rocky w/Brown caught fishing from lower deck during flooding couple years ago.
Front of River Mist Cabin with all weeds cut to same height.
View of river & decks from cabin.
Open dining room & living room overlooking river out windows.
Twin bunk upper; full size below. Dresser at end of bunks.
Watching Mist form
White River just below Bull Shoals Dam
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016
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