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On a clear night you'll be able to see the Milky Way.

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

In 2007 I bought this cabin to live in myself and I did live there for almost a year until I decided it would be fun renting it. I was a retired elementary school teacher and I didn't have anything else to do. So why not? It was the perfect situation. While the cabin bumped up to the Buffalo National River Park it was still convenient to everything. It only took 15 minutes to get to Jasper and the Ozark Cafe with its fabulous food and yet it only took 10 minutes to get to the Low Gap Cafe too, and another 5 minutes took me to Ponca with its canoe outfitters. And there is more! The cabin was also surrounded by Arkansas' ten best hiking trails.

While I lived in the cabin that year I fully equipped it. I made sure that I was comfortable and that's the way I am leaving it for my guests. All the bedrooms have cushy mattresses and I encased them and the pillows with dust mite and allergen proof covers. I liked well fitting sheets and electric blankets. The cabin has a HE washer, dryer, flat-screen HDTV with DVD and blue-ray player, gas fireplace with a remote control, gas and charcoal grills, wrap-around porch with rocking chairs; outdoor hot tub, fire pit, abundant wildlife. I was very comfortable living there and you will be very comfortable when you stay here too!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    The cabin used to be pet friendly until I discovered that several dogs can't tolerate the wildlife that come and graze in the yard around the cabin. They felt like they needed to bark and chase those animals off. I am also allergic to pet hair and the hair the pets left behind on the bedding and upholstery was a problem....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Located downstairs next to a bathroom. Amble closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs and across the hall from the bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Located in the loft with an attached bathroom and closet....moreless

  • Linens are furnished. Beds have Pottery Barn quilts with a blanket underneath. Electric blankets are available. Allergy proof mattress covers and pillow covers are used. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    The bathroom in the loft has a vintage soaking tub....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The downstairs bathroom closet houses a washer and dryer....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a wide selection of books and magazines. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The DVD player plays both regular DVDs and Blue-ray discs....moreless

  • Games:

    Also in the library are a few of my favorite board games including 'Quirkle,' 'Blokus,' and 'Scrabble.'...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    The TV is connected to Dish network satellite disc....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat-screen HDTV hooked up the DVD and Blue-Ray disc player...moreless

  • Toys:

    A volleyball net is in the yard year round. For that there is a volleyball and badminton rackets....moreless

  • Video Library:

    In the library I keep my collection of favorite DVDs which includes Bambi from my early childhood, and 'Where the Red Fern Grows' from my preteen days to what I have viewed recently....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Supplemental air conditioning unit upstairs in the loft besides the whole house central air unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    I provide the fabric softener sheets for the dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace with wall remote. It comes on and goes off with the touch of a button....moreless

  • Garage:

    We have two covered carports available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The loft also has supplemental heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet is provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    I provide bed sheets, pillows, and pillow cases. Allergy Protection mattress covers and pillow covers are used....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room seats six....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is between the carports and the cabin....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local landlines telephone. Bring your calling card to make calling out easy....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is located in the downstairs bathroom's closet. Laundry detergent is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Amble dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    You get a panoramic view of the yard surrounding the cabin from the kitchen windows. It's a fully equipped kitchen with dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Built in self cleaning oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry contains a blender, rice cooker, crock pot, emergency lanterns....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Black with stainless steel front door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth cooktop....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a patio which has a fire pit at one end. Wood is supplied for the fire pit and is kept under one of the carports....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Occasionally we have had weddings performed at the patio....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The hot tub is located outside on the deck....moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • refundable cleaning fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

52.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Branson
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 74
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Low Gap Cafe

Car: Necessary

There is a vast array of recreational opportunities in the upper Buffalo area. It all starts with the Buffalo National River which is floatable in the spring. When it runs, it runs!

My Buffalo Cabin is in the middle of everything happening. It's also close to the best hiking trails in Arkansas including Hawksbill Crag the most photographed site in Arkansas and the Lost Valley Trail, the state's most popular trail.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: After 30 years of being an elementary teacher in Portland, Oregon, I returned to Arkansas to retire and recuperate. In June 2006 I purchased what was to become Frannie's Cabin in the Ozarks. It was to be my home, but it was too pretty a view to keep to myself. The next year I started renting it so that others could also rest and relax there. January 2007 I purchased what is now Frannie's Cabin on the Buffalo. It too was to be my home but again it was too lovely to keep to myself and I began renting it so that others could also rejuvenate themselves. February 2013 I married an old acquaintance of mine. We grew up in the same neighborhood and we were in the same high school and college classes. Now we work together as a team, making 'Frannie's Cabins' even better than before. In 2014 Jim helped me sell the first cabin, Frannie's Cabin in the Ozarks, and we used the proceeds tostart building Frannie's Cabin in the Mountains. You'll pass by it when you stay at my Buffalo Cabin. It's a secluded cabin, so a person has to look hard to see it behind the trees. It will be listed on VRBO as soon as the exterior paint job is completed and I can get a good photo. It's going to be our best cabin yet.

Why the Owner Chose Jasper, AR, USA:
I left behind a complex, hectic lifestyle in Oregon and now I enjoy a simpler existence here in Arkansas. One of the first things I noticed when I moved here was the wonderful quietness around me. I was miles from town so there was no cars, no trucks, or trains to be heard. Just crickets chirping, cows mooing, bullfrogs croaking.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Our Buffalo Cabin sits on ten private acres and bumps up to the Buffalo National Park. This gives our cabin the illusion of being on thousands of acres. The secluded setting alone lends itself to relaxing, exploring, and enjoying a lifestyle in harmony with the Ozark Mountains. The cabin has some wonder features that add to your comfort. There's a gas fireplace that turns on and off with a push of a button, a fully equipped kitchen, with a garbage disposal, a pantry, a library, books, dvds, games. There are large plate glass windows in front that bring the outdoors in. You'll be able to stand in the kitchen and have a 180 degree view of the Buffalo National River Park in front of you. All of this and yet close enough to Jasper to allow you to run into the grocery store to pick up that forgotten item.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • On a clear night you'll be able to see the Milky Way.

    On a clear night you'll be able to see the Milky Way.

  • The north side of the cabin.

    The north side of the cabin.

  • Viewing  the scenery and the wildlife that visits.

    Viewing the scenery and the wildlife that visits.

  • A fully equipped cabin.  It even has a pantry.

    A fully equipped cabin. It even has a pantry.

  • A good place to eat and play a board game.

    A good place to eat and play a board game.

  • The cushy king beds are delightful to sleep in.

    The cushy king beds are delightful to sleep in.

  • Another TV is in this bedroom.

    Another TV is in this bedroom.

  • Deer frequent the cabin daily.

    Deer frequent the cabin daily.

  • A large yard where the children can play.

    A large yard where the children can play.

  • Hawksbill Crag, Arkansas' most photographed site.

    Hawksbill Crag, Arkansas' most photographed site.

  • Me at Hawksbill Crag in October.

    Me at Hawksbill Crag in October.

  • A 2400 sq ft log cabin; it's comfortable inside and out.

    A 2400 sq ft log cabin; it's comfortable inside and out.

  • Looking out at the National Park.  Relaxing.

    Looking out at the National Park. Relaxing.

  • The high cathedral ceiling is dramatic.  Cozy.

    The high cathedral ceiling is dramatic. Cozy.

  • A delightful place to cook and watch the deer.

    A delightful place to cook and watch the deer.

  • If it should rain snuggle up with a good book,

    If it should rain snuggle up with a good book,

  • Another cushy king bed is downstairs.

    Another cushy king bed is downstairs.

  • Bathroom downstairs has a washer and dryer tucked in the closet.

    Bathroom downstairs has a washer and dryer tucked in the closet.

  • Sit and talk on the deck in full view of the deer.

    Sit and talk on the deck in full view of the deer.

  • Children enjoy the play structure.  Mom's too.

    Children enjoy the play structure. Mom's too.

  • It's an awesome view in any season.

    It's an awesome view in any season.

  • You won't go hungry.

    You won't go hungry.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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