The Lodge Is Over 6,000 Sq. Ft. With A Wrap-around Porch And Panaromic Views.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Smoking allowed on porch.Smoking allowed on porch.
Max guests: 20
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Renter(s) shall leave the premises in a ready to rent condition upon departure., defined as being immediately habitable by the next Renter(s).
- Renter(s) shall pay for maintenance and repairs The Renter(s) agrees that the credit card on file will be charged for any damages.
- NO PETS are allowed at the lodge. If guests bring pets, they will be immediately evicted and there shall be no refunds of money.
Allen and Sherita Manen
About Allen and Sherita Manen
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.
Allen and Sherita Manen purchased this Lodge in 2000
Why Allen and Sherita Manen chose Ponca
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.
What makes this Lodge unique
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.