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Secluded Log Cabin Getaway with Creek - Sleeps 17 - Restore Your Soul!

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Ozarks Mountain Cabin Sleeps 17

If you're looking to get away from it all, secluded, rustic, calm and peaceful Cave Creek Cabin is the right vacation rental for you! Click the video button just inside the photo above to tour Arkansas' best kept secret - our authentic 1840's hand-hewn log cabin in the Ozark mountains! Call or e-mail and we'll personally reserve your stay, providing customized rates for your group. We accept personal checks or PayPal credit card payment.

Ideal for family reunions and events, retreats, romantic weekends, honeymoons, elk and turkey hunts, float trips and hiking or mountain biking; this 2,600 square foot ridge-top cabin overlooks 125 acres of elk habitat. The acreage is a Certified Forest Stewardship property with 3/8 mile of year-round creek nestled in a valley setting below beautiful limestone cliffs. We're surrounded by the Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area and are only five miles from the Carver Input on the Buffalo National River, known for excellent canoeing and float trips.

Mountain breezes, rushing creeks and great views abound here. Build memories that will last a lifetime around the massive fireplace and outdoor fire pit. Moved from Kentucky to this secluded spot, restored and modernized for vacation fun, the large, yet cozy cabin sleeps 17. We feature a full walkout basement, fully equipped kitchen, huge front porch and patio with picnic tables and porch swing. There are two bedrooms, a loft and a walkout basement "bunkhouse," a great hangout for the kids. For your comfort and convenience there are two full baths and a laundry room.

When you are ready for some activity, there is a swimmin' hole, or fish the stream for small mouth bass and perch. Hiking, rock climbing, cave exploring, mountain biking, and magnificent star gazing are available right on the property. The bird and wildlife watching is great too! You may even see a bald eagle at the right time of year. Just look out the windows to watch deer graze by the barn almost every day. Grab your binoculars and take an early morning walk on the loop road around the cabin, returning to enjoy a cup of coffee on the porch.

The remote solitude here draws people to Cave Creek, but cell phone reception is good so you can stay in touch. If you can get them to come inside, or if a rainy day restricts outdoor fun, keep the kids happy with board games, puzzles and videos. There is no cable, so bring the kid's favorites or watch some of our great collection of movies and see the cabin building process caught on "film" too. We have a variety of paperback books for those who like a good read. In cooler months, relax in front of the crackling fireplace or snooze in the "bunkhouse" lounger and slow down for a moment at Cave Creek Cabin.

You are minutes from Sam's Throne for a fine hike. Richland Creek, Hurricane River Cave and Mystic Caverns are not far away. Brochures and business cards at the cabin will put you in touch with opportunities for horseback riding, zip-lining and more! We're ideally situated near the middle river input at Carver (5 miles.) Outfitters for Buffalo River floats are at St. Joe (34 miles,) Jasper (24 miles) and Ponca (38 miles.) Floating is seasonal and rain dependent, but a short drive to reach your outfitter is a great way to experience the beauty of Newton County and enjoy some of the best vistas Arkansas has to offer.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, Spanish/French via e-mail only
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 17
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Ourdoor receptacle provided. See lease for details....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Two pets maximum. 40# each. $35/pet plus 10% tax...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

  • Basement 2: 2 bunk bed

    Two Bunks Sleep Four (4)...moreless

  • Loft Bedroom: 2 double

    Private Bedroom Sleeps Four (4)...moreless

  • Loft Lounge: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Clicker Sofa Sleeps Two (2)...moreless

  • King Master: 1 king

    Only bedroom on the main floor. Sleeps Two (2)...moreless

  • Basement 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Queen Sofa + Bunk with Double and Single Sleep Five (5)...moreless

  • King size beds (1) In master, Double Beds (3) Two in loft bedroom and one on lower bunk in basement., Twin or Single Beds (5) Five twin-sized bunkbeds in basement, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two total; one queen in basement, one small double in loft., Bunk Beds (3) Three total bunkbeds sleep 7 (accounted for in the above size counts)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 full baths - one on main floor, second in basement; each has a large pedestal sink, tub and tub/shower combination...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We suggest you gather your own wood for the firepit. This helps us keep the property cleared of fallen wood. We do not provide any work tools, lanterns, flashlights or candles for emergencies. We do provide emergency drinking water in case storms cause the electric water pump to fail. Repairs by the electric company usually take a couple hours. Please let us know if the pump doesn't come back to life within a reasonable time frame....moreless


  • Books:

    A good selection of hard and soft back books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV and DVD player in Master Bedroom and Loft. Bring your own favorites or watch ours....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We've recently acquired a nice collection of movies located in loft lounge area....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain top views and rock faces....moreless

  • Water View:

    Green and lush in summer; best views of Cave Creek in the bottoms is after leaves fall....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Loft Table for 4, Master Table for 6, Living Area Table for 6, Basement has two picnic tables, Porch and Patio have two tables to seat 16...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 units, newly installed in 2015. All rooms and basement climate controlled. Both units must be set at the same temp, so that neither one overcompensates for the other and becomes damaged....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    $1.50 Dry...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Be sure to appropriately open and close the damper or you may be smoked out! In summer the damper should be closed for air conditioning to work efficiently....moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric heat pumps (one for upstairs and one for down.) Both should be set at the same temp so there are no issues if one unit tries to compensate for the other one....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding, sheets, blankets, bath linen all provided. Bunk beds are not made up, as kids often like to throw a sleeping bag on them for a campout experience....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, wash cloths and hand towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    $1 Wash...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood seasonally available at $10/bundle. Leave money on the bar. Additional bundles behind the barn. This is a private concession of our housekeeping and maintenance staff....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip style...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    A variety, including large covered roaster....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, platters and serving pieces. Knives, forks, spoons, cups and glasses....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Not provided, although you may find items left by former guests, such as coffee, tea, sugar, flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard freezer on top model...moreless

  • Stove:

    Four-burner electric stove with glass top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge covered and uncovered sections....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Kettle style grill - fuel, charcoal and lighter not provided....moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning for 10 or more $100
  • Pet Fee $35


Any discounted rates, when offered, are not available Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years weeks.

All rates and fees are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

PayPal account information will be provided for those paying by credit card or making a "last-minute" booking. Two percent (2%) convenience fee will apply.

The $150 refundable security/damage deposit becomes non-refundable if you cancel your reservation or fail to arrive.

Cancellations before the 45-day time frame will receive all of their payment minus the $150. Cancellations after the 45-day time frame will have their monies applied to equitable stay dates at a future time.

For the most accurate rate quote, including taxes, fees and any discounts we may be offering, or for custom rates designed for groups whose members may come and go during the reserved time frame, please call or email us directly at 479 667-2368 or

3-night stay required on holidays

Limit of 2 pets - max. wt. 40 pounds ea.

Infants/toddlers under 3 years old FREE

Taxes 10% (applied to rent and pet fee)

Hold dates with a 25% deposit plus $150 refundable security/damage deposit

Balance due 45 days prior to occupancy

No refund for cancellations within 45 days of occupancy date

Equitable stay dates will be offered

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Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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Newton County is known as the home of the 'Arkansas Grand Canyon.' You'll find an abundance of mountains, bluffs and deep valleys and the superb Buffalo National River. Elk have been imported into the county and are thriving. The acreage surrounding Cave Creek Cabin has been developed to attract elk, dove and turkey. Deer frequent the property as well, and we've seen bald eagles soar down the valley at eye level. We've seen C-130's do the same thing from time to time, flying from the Air Force Base in Jacksonville, AR. However, most of the time it is quiet, serene and secluded here on our 125 acres. Bring your binoculars, hiking boots and camera, and plan to spend some time in the great outdoors. Sam's Throne is nearby, and so is Hurricane River Cave. Don't forget to book a float trip in season! Travel to Ponca for some zip lining. Try the Low Gap Restaurant for all that's 'gourmet' in these hills.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: I'm Jeff Formica, the owner of Cave Creek Cabin. One of my early work experiences was in Arkansas, and I fell in love! No matter where future jobs took me, I always came back to Newton County for vacations, and I always searched for a property I could purchase. The acreage here at Harmony Acres was perfect and I bought it in 1986! It took until 2000 to find the right location for a cabin, but once I did, Cave Creek Cabin came together - a dream come true!

Why Mt Judea, AR, USA:
The acreage where the cabin sits was entirely wooded. Paula, my manager, and I walked the property and this ridge top location is where we thought the cabin would have the best view and be most accessible. But there was no cabin! E-bay to the rescue! This beautiful old 1840's-era dogtrot cabin was originally in KY. In 2000, I purchased the entire thing, including the stone chimney, and had it hauled here on two 18-wheelers. All the pieces and parts were carefully numbered. Our neighbor across the next ridge, Wendel Norton, and his crew restored and glorified it to the cabin you experience today. You might enjoy the video we've provided of the hauling and building process.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I think you'll agree it was a good decision! The view of the mountains over coffee on the front porch says it all. Burdens are lifted, peace and calm reign, and the soul is restored at Cave Creek Cabin. As participants in the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, my wife, Angie, and I are honored to be stewards of the forest, helping preserve the watershed of the Buffalo to ensure that Cave Creek remains a sanctuary/habitat for elk, deer, turkey, eagles and other wildlife. We hope you too find sanctuary here and come back often.

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Speaks: english, Spanish/French via e-mail only
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • A Cracklin' Fire

    A Cracklin' Fire

  • Den is comfortable and Fireplace is welcoming winter.

    Den is comfortable and Fireplace is welcoming winter.

  • Porch table and swing

    Porch table and swing

  • Autumn Sunrise 2014

    Autumn Sunrise 2014

  • Swimmin' Hole on Cave Creek - Looking North

    Swimmin' Hole on Cave Creek - Looking North

  • Main Floor Master with King Size Bed

    Main Floor Master with King Size Bed

  • Loft Entertainment area with Sleeper Sofa

    Loft Entertainment area with Sleeper Sofa

  • Clawfoot Tub with Shower - Main Floor Bath

    Clawfoot Tub with Shower - Main Floor Bath

  • South Bunkhouse with Picnic Table.

    South Bunkhouse with Picnic Table.

  • Tub with Shower in Basement Bunkhouse Bath

    Tub with Shower in Basement Bunkhouse Bath

  • Bluffs above Cave Creek - Looking NW

    Bluffs above Cave Creek - Looking NW

  • Looking down on Cave Creek from Bluffs above. FLows SE.

    Looking down on Cave Creek from Bluffs above. FLows SE.

  • Our 125 wooded acres is a Stewardship Forest

    Our 125 wooded acres is a Stewardship Forest

  • Fall  2014

    Fall 2014

  • Cave Creek and Harmony Acres lie below the Cabin - View Toward SE from Ridge

    Cave Creek and Harmony Acres lie below the Cabin - View Toward SE from Ridge

  • Dining for six in Den

    Dining for six in Den

  • Upstairs Bedroom with Two Full Beds Sleeps Four - North Exposure

    Upstairs Bedroom with Two Full Beds Sleeps Four - North Exposure

  • No Outhouse in These Hills - Main Floor Bath

    No Outhouse in These Hills - Main Floor Bath

  • North Basement Bunkhouse Sleeps Five in Single & Double Bunk & Queen Sofabed

    North Basement Bunkhouse Sleeps Five in Single & Double Bunk & Queen Sofabed

  • Basement Bunkhouse Bath

    Basement Bunkhouse Bath

  • High on the Ridge Overlooking Cave Creek - View toward NE from Ridge

    High on the Ridge Overlooking Cave Creek - View toward NE from Ridge

  • Cave Creek flowing through Bottoms below Cabin toward NE

    Cave Creek flowing through Bottoms below Cabin toward NE

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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