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.
- Cabin1050 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bedroom Log Cabin in wooded secluded area.
Mike & Jody Fleming
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 31, 2018
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 by horse and buggy to Fredericktown.
What makes this Cabin unique
The 260 acres is an extremely isolated area teeming with Missouri wildlife including deer, turkey, Ferrell hogs, 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Pictures don't do this place justice!
We had the pleasure of staying at the Solitude cabin at the end of August. My wife and I were craving a place off the grid that was pet friendly and we hit the jackpot with this place! Mike and Jody were wonderful hosts and everything we would need for our stay, except food and drink, was already there. They thought of everything one might need including all kitchen utensils, pots & pans, a coffee maker, dishes, etc. There was even a crock pot! The 2 burner stove worked out perfectly when we needed it. The cabin is very beautiful, well kept, clean, and very spacious! The décor made us feel warm and welcomed; feeling right at home. Their current pictures don’t do this cabin justice! The beds were very comfortable. What a pleasure it was to have a grill, fire pit and pond right outside the back door, let-a- lone a breathtaking spring that ran into the pond! Each day we saw a mother deer and her two young ones along the tree line and heard the owl at night. To get to the cabin from the highway, there is a long gravel drive, about a mile long, that you will travel. To get cell phone service, just drive back up this gravel road and out onto the highway heading towards the top of the hill; though it is still spotty service. We drove to see the larger pond about a quarter mile away and it looked to be much deeper than the one directly at the cabin. A canoe was there for our use. We drove to that pond in our Traverse, which did fine, but others might feel a truck would make them feel safer/better for that journey. On the way to that pond are several small creeks that my wife & older German Shepherd enjoyed exploring and having fun at. The St Francis River is a 3-5 minute walk from the cabin where a canoe awaits you there as well. Even though there was so much to do and see in the area, being at this cabin, enjoying the peace and quiet, beautiful scenery and nature was where we chose to spend the majority of our time. Our boy, Zeus, had a blast and loved being able to be off leash and explore. He waded a lot in the pond. I believe my favorite memory will be waking up early each morning with a cup of fresh coffee and sitting out on the upper deck off the living room, just enjoying the sound of the spring, the sights, and the smells of this wonderful place with my wife. We look forward to another visit and highly recommend this cabin!
Great Time for the Entire Family
For the second straight year our family was blessed to spend our vacation at Solitude. Being able to share God's creation with loved ones in such a picturesque and beautiful setting is great. Thanks to Mike and Jodi for having making everything so wonderful for us.
Thank you Matthew ! We appreciate you and your family. You are always welcome to return ! Until then, take care.
A magical place.
Solitude is a great cabin. It feels old and rustic, yet it is very comfortable and surprisingly roomy. Solitude is also pleasing to the eye. There are large log beams throughout the interior that give the cabin a solid and dramatic feel. The interior decorations are complimentary and add to its earthy mystique.
My son and I caught numerous smallmouth bass and sunfish down at the nearby river. The fish were hitting Rooster-tail spinners pretty hard. But you may have to wade in the river to get to the hotspots--fast-moving stretches near slow-moving pools.
If you're looking to unwind and unplug from the city, Solitude is the perfect place to do so--the quintessential cabin in the woods. You likely won't see another human. And that can be a good thing sometimes.
Thank you Mark. Mike and I are very happy to hear you had a good time. I like the "earthy mystique" description. We think it's a magical place too and we feel blessed to be able to share it with good people like you and your family. We hope you can come back and unwind again. Until then, take care.
Perfect Place to Unwind and Reconnect
We had a wonderful time at the cabin. Plenty of room, both inside and out, for people to gather and find that quiet place for alone time. We fished, paddled, swam, picked blackberries, cooked on the grill, roasted marshmallows over the fire, and hiked. Mostly we loved being surrounded by nature. We saw all kinds of birds, deer, fish, frogs, turtles, even bats! The spring was very special. We definitely plan on coming back.
Mike and I are very pleased that you had a good time at Solitude. July is a great time to visit. The cold water in the spring feels especially refreshing. We are happy you and your family experienced the essence of Solitude. We look forward to your return. Until then, Take Care.
Peace and quiet
Very comfortable cabin, really in the middle of woods, but all the comforts.
We loved our stay here! We wish we had more time to just relax and enjoy the peace and beauty.
It is a great place to stay especially if you want privacy and peace and quiet! We loved the area by the river! I do recommend driving a truck or SUV to get here because of the gravel roads.
The cabin itself is just beautiful and rustic! We wish we had more time to explore the pond and we wish we had brought fishing gear. Maybe next time!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
There is a three night minimum stay on Holiday Weekends and a 4 night minimum stay required over Thanksgiving.