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Peace & Quiet in the Ozarks

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom Log Cabin in wooded secluded area.

Peace and quiet. Solitude on the St. Francis is a lovely log cabin set in the woods. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park in an isolated area. The cabin sits on 260 acres that border the St. Francis River. The St. Francis is easily accessible (a quick two minute walk from the cabin) and is an excellent fishing, swimming and floating river. This log cabin has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, a loft with a full size mattress and a downstairs semi-private bedroom with a full size log bed. Solitude is all electric. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, stove-top burners, crock pot, drip coffee maker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes and utensils. There is one bathroom and a walk-in shower. Solitude is equipped with central heat and air a land line telephone and satelite TV with dvd. The very cold Seabaugh Spring sits in front of the cabin and flows into a small pond and creek that leads into the St. Francis. Bring your inner tubes and swim gear and spend the day at the river. There is also a BBQ grill in front of the cabin and a fire pit for bonfires. There are two miles of hiking trails and a two acre fishing pond on the property. If you are looking for a getaway from civilization, this is the place.


Owner
Mike & Jody Fleming
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Mike & Jody Fleming

Mike Fleming became the concessionaire at Sam A. Baker State Park in 1996. He soon began looking for property on the St. Francis River to erect a log cabin, a dream long held as a young man growing up in Kansas City. He and his future wife Jody attended the Great Lakes School of Log Building in Ely, Minnesota. The cabin they helped build was purchased and shipped via log truck to this very special spot where it was reassembled. Since then, a full kitchen and bedroom have been added.

Mike & Jody Fleming purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Mike & Jody Fleming chose Des Arc

Mike heard about this beautiful property in 1997. His first hike into this remote spot was love at first sight. Locals tell of the history of Seabaugh Spring, (located in front of the cabin), a well-known resting spot along the hilly and arduous journey to Fredericktown.

What makes this cabin unique

The 260 acres is an extremely isolated area teeming with Missouri wildlife including deer, turkey, bald eagles, turkey vultures, owls, coyotes, skunks, bobcats, raccoons, opossum and yes, snakes. Occasionally, some wildlife can be sighted from the cabin's porch. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, moderately strenuous hiking trails and bird watching are some of the activities you can enjoy.

Amenities

Des Arc Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests bringing dogs need to bring own bedding to cover furniture & beds. Dog fur on bedding & furniture will result in deposit forfeiture.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The semi-private bathroom is on the downstairs entry level and features a brick and glass walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size log bed.
    Loft - 1 double , This is a full size mattress & box spring in the loft.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , Semi-private-Access to bathroom & shower thru this room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
We will provide a list of recommended items to bring to this isolated cabin.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews
5

Wonderful cabin and very peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to get away. We loved our stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Five stars really aren't enough...

  • 5 of 5

...for this beautiful, rustic, with modern comforts cabin. On day three, we heard a plane that interrupted our beautiful wilderness silence. Luckily, it flew by fast! The hiking trails are well marked and clear, the water is super clean, the bass we're biting at the river's edge, and our dogs had a blast. If you are the type who cannot deal without your cell phone and the internet, stay home because you will not enjoy walking, looking at the fall colors, or the steam rising from the spring pond. For those of us who gladly let go of the hustle and bustle, Solitude is a small slice of heaven. There's a journal there that allows you a small glimpse at other's visits, and from what it said, Mike and Jody you are doing great. We agree! Thank you for trusting us with your beautiful cabin.... we hope to come back to celebrate an Anniversary someday. Loreen & Dave, with Chandler and Frostee

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Loreen & Dave for your kind review. Mike & I are thrilled that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Solitude. It isn't for everyone because of it's isolation and lack of cell service, like you said. We welcome you, Chandler & Frostee back! Until then, take care. Jody & Mike Fleming
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5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Cabin, property and even the fishing pond are better in person than in pictures. If staying for a week, strongly encourage day trips to Sam A. Baker State Park to the south for swimming, Black River to the west for floating and Castor River Shut-ins (east of Fredericktown) for awe-inspiring natural beauty.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical​

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful. It's WAY out there so don't expect to run out to the store. There's also a pretty serious hill on the driveway into the valley. But the cabin is comfortable and has everything you need. Plus you just don't stay many places where clean beautiful water bubbles up from the ground 24-7. Magical.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best family vacation that we could have had...

  • 5 of 5

Super setting, wonderful cabin, four days of "serenity" ....

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, secluded (very remote) property

  • 4 of 5

Due to an issue beyond the owner's control, we were unable to check in to our property and complete our stay, but we were able to see the property and if you are looking for a true, secluded, cabin experience - remote, quiet, back to basics, stay-in-one-place getaway - with beautiful property for hiking, fishing and river activities, this is it. The owner was quick to completely resolve the issue and even though we were unable to stay, we so appreciated the quick response and fair resolution.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy B, Thanks for the review and for your understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks, Mike & Jody
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Map

Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Canyon Club in Piedmont
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker State Park
Car: necessary

Solitude on the St. Francis is located in the beautiful St. Francois Mountain Area. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park. Canoe, Raft & Kayak rentals are available at Sam A. Baker, as are great hiking trails on Mudlick Mountain. The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker serves great family meals and pizza. It is open seasonally. The Park Store is the place to visit for groceries, souvenirs, unique gifts and apparel. Elephant Rocks State Park and Johnson Shut-Ins State Park are 45 minutes away. Both are fun day trips. Clearwater Lake, 30 minutes away, is where you can rent a jet ski, boat or pontoon boat. During the summer months enjoy a movie at Pine Hill Drive-In, one of the last remaining drive-in movie theatres in the country. Lake Wappappello is approximately 35 minutes away where you can rent a boat and enjoy great fishing.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.72%

There is a three night minimum stay on Holiday Weekends and a 4 night minimum stay required over Thanksgiving.

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.