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Luxurious Lodge Located in the Heart of Buffalo River Country!

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Welcome to Saddleback Lodge. You'll come as guests & leave feeling like family

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

The Lodge Is Over 6,000 Sq. Ft. With A Wrap-around Porch And Panaromic Views.

Nestled in the forest atop the Upper Buffalo National River is our dream home that we now share with you. Saddleback Lodge sports beautiful landscape views of the Ozark Mountains and is reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge. The lodge accommodates 20 overnight guests in 2 king beds, 6 queen beds, 4 twin beds and 5 baths. It features a fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, wireless internet, wrap-around porch, and a large GAME ROOM. The Lodge is minutes away from Buffalo National River hiking trails, canoeing, horseback riding trails, and elk viewing. The lodge is the perfect place for your next Buffalo River vacation, reunion, or special event. It is secluded one mile off Highway 21 just five minutes from where the Buffalo River flows through the Historic Community of Boxley Valley.

Amenities
• Fully equipped Kitchen
• Game room with Pool Table, Foosball, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, PS2 with Games, & Board Games
• Wood Burning Fireplace
• Jacuzzi Tub
• WiFi
• Dish Satellite Service
• TVs in all Bedrooms
• 73-inch TV in Living Room
• 60-inch TV in Game room
• Bed & Bath Linens
• Laundry Room
• Laundry & Dish Soap
• Paper Products
• Gas Grill on Deck
• DVDs/VHS
• Horse Friendly ($10 per horse per night)
• Hiking Saddleback Branch & Waterfall
• Fishing
• Horseshoes
• Open Fire Pit
• Wildlife Watching
• Star Gazing

Minutes away from Buffalo National River Activities

Hiking
• Hawksbill Crag
• Lost Valley
• Glory Hole
• Smith Creek Preserve
• Center Point

Canoeing
• Boxley
• Ponca
• Steel Creek
• Kyle's Landing

Elk Viewing
• Boxley
• Ponca

Horseback Riding
• Steel Creek to Granny Henderson's Cabin
• Upper Buffalo Wilderness Trail
• Center Point to Big Bluff

Whether you have come to the area to hike, horseback ride, canoe, or simply relax, this is your home. This is truly the perfect place for a family getaway for those looking for the authentic Buffalo River vacation!
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on porch....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Main Floor King Suite with Private Bath & Window Seat...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Main Floor Queen Suite with Window Seat & Adjacent Bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Upstairs Queen Suite with Private Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Upstairs Queen Suite with Private Bath and Toddler Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Downstairs King Suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Downstairs Queen Suite...moreless

  • Bunk Room: 4 twin/ single

    Downstairs Bunk Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    King Private Bath with Jacuzzi Tub, Shower, & Double Sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Upstairs Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Downstairs Bathroom...moreless

  • Bath linens, hand soap, and toilet paper provided.

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary paper towels and toilet paper provided, as well as, hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, and trash bags....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/VHS player in Game Room...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Large Game Room with Pool Table, Foosball, Air Hockey, and Ping Pong....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games available in Game Room....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish satellite service available on all TVs....moreless

  • Television:

    73' TV in Living Room 60' TV in Game Room TVs in all bedrooms....moreless

  • Toys:

    Blocks located downstairs in game room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Video library located in Laundry Room....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace. Wood provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood burning fireplace or electric heat provided....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding is provided with extra blankets available in the Linen closet. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Landline phone provided for local calls only. Bring calling card for long distance calls No cell service at the Lodge due to the remote location....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels are provided with extra towels available in laundry room. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bunn coffee maker. Filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with cooking utensils, cookware, dinnerware, flatware, platters, and serving bowls....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well-equipped kitchen food processor, rice cooker, mixer, George Foreman grill & waffle maker, electric skillets, crockpots, and electric knife....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air electric self-cleaning convection oven. Also an electric oven roaster is provided....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices are provided. Guests must bring their own groceries....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side fridge with filtered ice maker and water....moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air four burner cooktop with grill....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around porch with table, grill and rockers....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Minutes away from Buffalo River...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Volleyball Horseshoes Stargazing...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill located on back porch....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$900
$5,670

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Damage/Cleaning Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The lodge is also a great choice for your special event, business retreat, or family reunion. Limit 100 guests.

Special Event Rates

• $1,000 Event Fee

• $500 Security/Damage Deposit

60-day cancellation notice for full refund less $100 administration fee.

10% discount when seven nights are booked.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fayetteville, Arkansas / XNA Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
21

Reconnect with your loved ones by visiting the Buffalo National River Park, America's first National River. The River flows 135 miles through the majestic Ozark Mountains and offers many outdoor adventures. Canoe the river, explore the trails, drive the scenic routes, or view the famous Arkansas Elk herd in the Boxley Valley. Saddleback Lodge is in the heart of the Upper Buffalo National River Park and just minutes from where the River flows through the historic Boxley Valley. Floating the Buffalo is fun and exciting, but the adventures don't stop there. Allow the Upper Trails to take you to historic home sites and numerous waterfalls, including the most popular, Lost Valley; most photographed Arkansas Landmark, Hawksbill Crag; or the highest waterfall between the Rockies and the Appalachians, Hemmed in Hollow at 204 feet.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Allen and I were high school sweethearts and were married a month after my high school graduation. We lived on Cave Mountain, just up the road from the famous Hawksbill Crag, for several years before purchasing this land that is now home to Saddleback Lodge. The land was raw with no road access, water, or electric. We built our dream home in 2007 and Allen has worked to make it what it is today. God has blessed us with three beautiful daughters and their families which consist of six grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Ponca, AR, USA:
This area has always been home for me. Both sets of my Grandparents were born in what is now known as the Buffalo National River Park. My 24 year old Maternal Grandpa married the love of his life when she was 15 and moved her into a 16x16 cabin which he had built on the River in 1927. The partial foundation and chimney still marks the location of this home site. My dad walked across the Buffalo River every weekend to date my mom. Saddleback Lodge is our dream home, but was built late in life when our kids were almost ready to leave the nest. We love our family get-togethers here, but now want to share this wonderful home with you.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Saddleback Lodge features Spruce Pine Logs, Native Stone, Cedar, and Aspen throughout the 6000 square foot structure. It offers many unique benefits, such as complete privacy, wood-burning fireplace, large game room, open fire pit, on-site hiking trail to the majestic waterfall, and the beautiful view from the back porch.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to Saddleback Lodge.  You'll come as guests &  leave feeling like family

    Welcome to Saddleback Lodge. You'll come as guests & leave feeling like family

  • View of Floor-to-Ceiling Wood Burning Fireplace.

    View of Floor-to-Ceiling Wood Burning Fireplace.

  • Seat four at the Kitchen Bar.

    Seat four at the Kitchen Bar.

  • Table seats 10.

    Table seats 10.

  • Main Floor King Private Bath with Double Sinks.  Also has walk-in shower.

    Main Floor King Private Bath with Double Sinks. Also has walk-in shower.

  • Queen Suite located on Main Floor with TV.

    Queen Suite located on Main Floor with TV.

  • Upstairs Queen Suite with Private Bath with Tub/Shower Combo & TV.

    Upstairs Queen Suite with Private Bath with Tub/Shower Combo & TV.

  • Loft has 2 Queen beds.

    Loft has 2 Queen beds.

  • Queen Suite located downstairs with TV.

    Queen Suite located downstairs with TV.

  • Game room with Pool, Ping Pong, Foosball, Air Hockey and TV.

    Game room with Pool, Ping Pong, Foosball, Air Hockey and TV.

  • Open Fire Pit.

    Open Fire Pit.

  • See the Buffalo River area from above!!  Helicopter Rides Available.

    See the Buffalo River area from above!! Helicopter Rides Available.

  • Christmas Snow

    Christmas Snow

  • View of Living Room from front door.

    View of Living Room from front door.

  • Jenn-Air Four Burner Gas Range with Grill.

    Jenn-Air Four Burner Gas Range with Grill.

  • King Suite with Private Bath located on Main Floor with TV.

    King Suite with Private Bath located on Main Floor with TV.

  • Jacuzzi Tub in King Main Floor Private Bath

    Jacuzzi Tub in King Main Floor Private Bath

  • Main Floor Bathroom with Shower/Tub  Combo.  Adjacent to Main Floor Queen Suite.

    Main Floor Bathroom with Shower/Tub Combo. Adjacent to Main Floor Queen Suite.

  • Upstairs Queen Suite with Private Bath & TV.  Also has a Toddler Bed.

    Upstairs Queen Suite with Private Bath & TV. Also has a Toddler Bed.

  • King Suite located downstairs with TV.

    King Suite located downstairs with TV.

  • Bunk Room.

    Bunk Room.

  • Enjoy a little friendly competition in the Game Room.

    Enjoy a little friendly competition in the Game Room.

  • Amazing sunsets performed nightly.  Reserve your performance today!

    Amazing sunsets performed nightly. Reserve your performance today!

  • On-site Waterfall

    On-site Waterfall

VRBO #554657

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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