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Blue Heron River Retreat - Rustic Luxury on the River.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Blue Heron River Retreat is a custom built log cabin located right on the banks of the Little Red River near Heber Springs, Arkansas. Rustic luxury is what you will experience when you stay with us. Guests wanting to fish, bird watch, paddle the river, or just relax will find this to be the perfect place on the river. We are located approximately 5 miles from the town of Heber Springs.

The cabin is completely furnished, and has a fully equipped kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms and two full baths to provide a comfortable stay for up to 6 guests. A large screened-in deck overlooks the cool waters of the Little Red River. Gas log fireplaces on the screened porch and in the living room add cheer & warmth to these gathering areas during the cooler months.

Outside the cabin there is a large fire pit on the bank overlooking the river, and also a private boat dock. The lighted dock has a slip for one fishing boat, and a sink with running water for cleaning the day’s catch. The dock is the perfect place to enjoy a summer sundowner while experiencing the river’s natural air conditioning. The river banks behind the cabin are gentle and sloping; providing easy drag-in access for launching kayaks, canoes, or small fishing boats.

The ground level section of the cabin has a ping pong table. A horse shoe set is also available with plenty of room to play in the side yard. There is a covered area underneath the screened deck with two charcoal grills available for our guests to use.

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More Details

Property Manager
Jan Pilkington
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

Why Jan Pilkington chose Heber Springs

My wife and I rented the cabin for 1-1/2 years from the original owners. We loved the cabin and the location so much that we offered to buy it. Fortunately the owners were willing to sell it to us. We love the peace and tranquility this location has to offer. Trout fishing in the river, and wildlife & bird watching are additional bonuses.

What makes this cabin unique

Trout fisherman will have private access from the river bank, and also the convenience of a private, lighted boat dock on the property. Fishing in nearby Greers Ferry Lake is considered excellent for walleye, hybrid bass, catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. Dam site boat launch on the lake is located 5 miles from the cabin.

Bird watching at the cabin and the surrounding area is excellent. A large group of trumpeter swans makes nearby Magness Lake their wintering ground from November to February.

Kayakers and canoeist will find they have easy, drag-in access on the gently sloping banks behind the cabin.


Heber Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double , Loft
  • Downstairs: first bedroom - king size bed, second bedroom - queen size bed. Upstairs bedroom loft: king bed + double bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private boat dock, outdoor wood burning fire pit, screened in porch with gas log fireplace, a porch swing, trout fishing, easy kayak and canoe access on this river front property,


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Blue Heron River Retreat - Rustic Luxury on the River.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Wynne, AR, USA

Great retreat weekend location

  • 5 of 5

This "cabin" in the woods is so much more than a cabin! The retreat is so nicely decorated to make it feel rustic with charm and all the amenities one could ask for! The floor plan is open and perfect for just two or it is also completely perfect for a group of up to 8 or 10! The openness of the downstairs area is very welcoming and cozy. The screened in upper porch allows a nice view of the water but there are enough trees to make one feel hidden from the people who are fishing or floating on the river. There is a very attractive, sturdy boardwalk from the house to the river that leads to an nice dock that allows one to sit right on the river and enjoy the view--you might get lucky and see a Blue Heron catching his dinner (thus the name). Indoor and porch fireplaces would make it a great place to enjoy when the weather is cool (early spring or fall). There is also on outdoor fire pit where one could sit and enjoy the outdoors and roast wieners and marsh mellows. So quiet, so peaceful and at the end of a lane. Best news of all-- one is still just minutes from other things to do: restaurants and grocery stores and gas stations and state parks. You simply must give this property a try--once you do, you most certainly will want to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bentonville AR

Cabin Envy

  • 5 of 5

There simply are no words to adequately describe the Blue Heron River Retreat!!! From the moment I pulled in the driveway until I sadly had to depart, I was in "heaven on earth"!! The attention to detail in the furnishings and overall decor are over the top!!! The view of the river from the cabin is unbelievable and instantly took my breath!! The expansive screened in porch with a large stone gas fireplace was equipped with furnishings that were calling my name to sit, relax, and enjoy the river view. The very short walk to the river and dock on the deck path was perfect for relaxing, fishing and boating!! The beds were so comfortable that I didn't even wake up throughout the night - which is rare when sleeping away from home. The exterior was perfectly groomed and the inside was extremely clean and well stocked with everything we needed....even the use of seasonings in the kitchen cabinet! The nearby shopping was much better than expected. The quaint shops were perfect for many Christmas gift purchases, but it was hard to pull ourselves away from the cabin!! This was the perfect place for an awesome 3 days with my best friend! I can't wait to bring my family here for a fishing weekend (or week)! Thanks for sharing your incredible haven! I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego and Forrest City

A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two kids -- along with grandma and grandpa -- stayed at the Blue Heron River Retreat for four days and it was absolutely wonderful -- in every way. We really enjoyed the time away together, and the privacy of the retreat. It was great for the kids to be able to go fishing on the river -- just to walk down to the dock and sit out there any time of day -- it was so incredibly relaxing. The cabin itself is lovely -- the furniture and decor are really lovely -- tasteful -- and in some cases, nicer than what we have at home. We didn't watch much TV, but it was there if we wanted. The screen porch is awesome, the grounds are lovely. It's really a perfect getaway -- with all the amenities of a nice hotel (including really comfy beds). We loved it, highly recommend it and definitely hope to make a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Little Rock National Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Cafe Klaser
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Riverland Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 110
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cafe Klaser
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Klaser
Nearest Point of Interest
Cow Shoals Walk In Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Dam Site Marina and Lauch
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Apple Inn Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Barnett Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Magness Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Creek Natural Area
Car: recommended

kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing, trout fishing, bird watching, sailing, hiking, and fitness center with indoor track at Heber Springs.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.12%

Thank you for considering the Blue Heron River Retreat for your vacation. Reminder: This is a no smoking property. No pets are allowed on the property. Call for monthly rental rates.

A 50% deposit by check through the mail is required to hold the reservation. The balance is due upon check-in at the property, or sooner. A minimum 15 day notice is required to receive a refund of your deposit should you need to cancel your reservation. In addition, there will be a $500 damage deposit which is refundable upon a satisfactory inspection of the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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