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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:
July 22, 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 Missouri

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 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
Freeburg, IL
5

All alone in the country in a beautiful and unique little cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin in the woods. We've stayed in a number of log cabins, most of which were obviously built from standard floor plans, pre-cut logs, and assembled by crews working from blueprints. This cabin has more personality due to input from the owners. Most of the furnishings, wall hangings, and decorations are completely unique and one of a kind. Easy access to all areas of the house through numerous doors including walk out basement to the lower bed, sliding door at the deck off the master bedroom, living room door from the main upper deck, and the kitchen door. The huge yard is well kept and is in shade hours before sunset due to the shaded valley location.

We heard two planes and the sound of one four-wheeler across the river the five days we stayed, otherwise only the sound of whippoorwills and hummingbirds. This place is truly peaceful. We fished and swam in the river everyday. It's only a couple hundred yards from the cabin and the driveway goes right to it. Saw no one there at any time.

All in all, we had a great time. Hard to leave when your stay is up.

I've been working a lot of hours lately and needed the break. Thank you Mike and Jody for the stay in your great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, well maintained but beware of door that leads to front deck it closes odd and until you get used to it will crunch fingers lol. Thank you to Mike and Jodi for allowing our dogs to enjoy the family vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

The perfect place to get away from it all, beautifully appointed, rustic elegance.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful weekend as a family, it was great to be off the grid and reconnect. My grandsons loved fishing, canoeing, swimming, and playing in the river.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Solitude was as good as advertised. The previous reviews are spot on. Was looking for a weekend escape and it exceeded our expectations. The scenery is beautiful and weather couldn't have been better. It felt like we were staying at a cabin in Vail, CO. The decor and touches inside the cabin are as beautiful as the outside. Couldn't have picked a better place to spend the weekend and our dog was in his element. Five stars! Can't wait to go back. Mike was very helpful with recommendations of this to do around the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what our family needed!

  • 5 of 5

Solitude is the perfect name for this amazing property! The cabin was very nice and loved the rustic feel- though still super clean and comfortable. The property was gorgeous even when we had bad rain one night. We loved the dock on the pond and caught many fish. Our boys were in heaven. The river was so much fun! We canoed and spend many hours just sitting on the bank across the rive throwing in rocks and playing in the sand. Thank you for the wonderful stay and we hope to be back sooner than later!!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Above and beyond our expectations! Thank you for a much need get away!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Des Arc Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

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.
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