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Super Affordable and Bring the Pup !

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 5

Next door to Oldog's Little Red Cabin!! Fully furnished cottage, perfect for a week or a weekend get away. Only .3 miles from Mt. Harbor entrance and .6 miles from the entrance to Shangri La. This cabin includes 1/br and 1/ba with complete kitchen fully equipped...just bring your own groceries to cook all your meals if you desire. The futon in the living room and roller bed provide additional sleeping accommodations for extra family/friends. Plus, a safe, spacious place to park your boat, camper and/or water toys! Close by is boating, fishing, crystal mining, biking and hiking!

Oldog Cabins are conveniently located to several major marinas on the lake. At Mountain Harbor, families can enjoy a supervised horse back riding experience.. through a safely guided trail....(my family loves it )...

at Ouachita Shores Marina ( 2.5 mi west of the cabins), new party barge boats are available for half day or all day excursions...Twin Creeks ( 2.75 mi. west of the cabins)....boat launch, swimming, day picnics, let the Lab jump into the lake...woo woo.!!

Multiple trail heads are close by....the closest....less than a mile away....many of our guests have bragged on the experience.

At the end of the day....all of the comforts of home....flat screen TV....DirecTV connection....Weber charcoal grill, utensils provided...and games for the little ones !!

Additionally, don't leave man's best friend at home....OLDOG....loves the pups !! So bring your pets with you.

This is a real cabin experience....NOT like staying in a condo or motel....just read the reviews and examine the cabin photos....which very accurately depict life at the cabin.

We have many returning guests....of which we are very proud....and frankly, that is a testament to the experience they had at Oldog Cabins. be the judge.... come experience the MOST affordable cabin getaway in one of the most pristine areas of the Ouachitas.

The published rates include double occupancy. There is additional charge of $25 per guest per night above two (2) occupants, children 12 and under stay free. Allowed pets are a one time fee of $30 per stay/per pet.

The cabin normally has a 2 night minimum stay. However, for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Holidays, when there is a 3 night minimum stay,

Please come and enjoy a relaxing cabin experience located in the middle of the beautiful Ouachitas !!

More Details

Property Manager
Mike....Owner (Oldog)
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Mount Ida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Complete bathroom with tub/shower, toilet and lavatory. Linens and towels, soap, shampoo, rinse, blow dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Recliner and Futon in den and roller bed in the BR closet.
  • Bedroom has 1 king bed vs the twin beds shown in the photos, a roller bed, a futon and a large reclining chair that can be used for additional family/guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Unfortunately, as a mom and pop operation, we are unable to provide WiFi.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews

Not what we expected :(

  • 2 of 5

I'll start with the pros. The cabin looked cute and provided what we needed for the weekend. The king size bed was comfortable and the sheets seemed clean. The location was convenient, had a nice view of the mountain out front, lots of stars, and the check in/check out was simple. It was also great to be able to bring my dog.

Unfortunately, we were disappointed in the overall cleanliness. The house smelt musky. The floors/ furniture did not seem to be vacuumed before. There were old crackers left on the window sill, old trash behind the trash can, a pill left in the corner of the bathroom. The silverware, pots and pans were left with dried food. The grill was not clean. We planned on cooking and grilling, but had to go back to the grocery store to buy food that would not need to be cooked. (We did not plan on having to clean on our vacation especially when we were charged a house cleaning fee!) The outside trash can also had trash left over from the last guests.

Luckily, the binder that was there was extremely helpful! The description of the house said wireless internet was available, but the owner messaged me privately after the house was booked to let me know that there was in fact no internet. I was told there was good cell phone coverage, but we had none (beware T-mobile does not seem to work well in the area!) It was very frustrating to plan and find things.

Lastly, I left a note for the owners when leaving (since I was unable to text them the entire time). I have not heard from them and was disappointed that they did not comment on the condition of the house.

I hate to give a review like this because all the other comments were so nice and the owner was helpful with answering questions and giving advise before we arrived. I hope this was a fluke.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice vacarion

  • 5 of 5

This is a place gave us fancy weekend vacation. Nice location and comfortable facilities.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin to bring dogs

  • 4 of 5

My dogs loved being with us in a new environment. Everything was exactly as described on their HomeAway page. When we arrived AC was turned on and homebaked cookies were on kitchen table. The twin beds have been converted into a King. Buy your groceries ahead of time, will be cheaper or buy them at Mt Ida. Do not buy anything, even gas at that Joplin store, everything is much more expensive, go to town. There is a binder with pamphlets and recommendations, but you can always message Oldog, he will reply quickly in a friendly and funny manner. There is another cabin owned by them a few feet away, no one was there much of our stay so it was very quiet. Bring your super strength Bug repellants, lots of chiggers and mosquitos. The cabin has no enclosed fence so you have to leash your dogs when they are left outside. Cars drive very fast on the main road, so be careful turning left or right, there are no stop lights. All attractions are less than 30 minute drive, lake is maybe a 3 minute drive, Crystal shops everywhere, Wegner is about 15 minutes or less. The Dairyette in Mt Ida, had really good catfish and ice cream.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Oldog ! We know that you have choices with your holiday/vacation we attempt to pride a clean, well equipped and AFFORDABLE...cabin experience. We look forward to hosting your next visit to the Ouachitas !
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Perfect size and location for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable cottage. Loved the front porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks....and please come again !!
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Great cabin, great owner, great time...enough said!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is cozy & clean with everything you could ever need. The owner is an awesome guy who didn’t exaggerate anything about the cabin. If you want an affordable, clean and well kept place to stay, rent this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words...and please come again !! We strive to provide a comfortable cabin experience at an affordable price. Thanks for choosing Oldog !
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Unexpected surprise...

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I dig for crystals at Mt. Ida, AR once a year; this year a friend of hers joined us. The local hotels either lacked the space we wanted or were too expensive. We decided to check cabin rental options and found this little gem.

Although I questioned the idea of 'cabin' lodging, the rental fee was minimal when divided three ways, so we committed. My concerns disappeared upon arrival; we immediately loved the charm, privacy and amenities the 'little gray cabin' provided. Location was good, maybe fifteen minutes away from the mines; the cabin was clean, and clearly, much consideration was taken in supplying us with absolutely everything we would need for our stay - including a plate of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies waiting for us on the kitchen table.

Whether I bring one friend, two, or travel alone, I plan to stay here on ALL future Mt. Ida trips!

Cheryl H.

Jefferson City, MO

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share some kind thoughts...and please come again. Our goal is to provide a cabin experience that will make you want to return....all while not breaking the bank of your holiday/vacation budget. Thanks for choosing Oldog !!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Mt. Ida Airport 5 mi,Hot Springs Airport 30 miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Saddle Bags, Hot Springs
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hot Springs, AR
Nearest Motorway
Highway 270
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
El Diamonte, Mt. Ida Cafe, Shack Attack
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Housekeeping $35 + Tax

The published rates include double occupancy. There is additional charge of $25 per guest per night above two (2) occupants, children 12 and under stay free. Allowed pets are a one time fee of $30 + tax per stay/per pet.
The cabin normally has a 2 night minimum stay. However, for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Holidays, when there is a 3 night minimum stay,

Manager'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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