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Little Cabin in the Woods

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Little Cabin in the Woods is a dream come true! Nestled on a mountain side close to the Buffalo National River, our cedar log cabin invites relaxation, rejuvination, and lots of fun! Everything you need to make your get-away enjoyable is provided.

Come on in through the custom-made door that features a stained glass waterfall! The inside of the cabin will take your breath away! Drink in the cedar smell! This spacious cedar log cabin is an architectural jewel. The cozy great room features a fully-equipped kitchen, a conversation area built around a beautifully designed native field stone propane fireplace, and a roomy eating area. Completing the main floor is the Laura Ingalls Wilder bedroom with its queen-sized bed on a cedar bed frame and a large bathroom with the laundry facilities contained neatly behind hand-built folding doors.

Climb the stairs to the peaceful loft that features a king-sized bed with a private bath that includes a Jacuzzi tub for two! The view from the loft is stunning!

The cabin is more than 1600 sq. ft. with two bedrooms and two baths, a full kitchen, and great room. A third basement bedroom with a queen bed, bunk beds, and bathroom is available with owner approval depending on the number of guests. A huge wrap-around deck for enjoying nature, dining outside, napping in the sun or enjoying conversation with loved ones gives added value to your cabin experience! The cabin is fully furnished with a refrigerator, range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, clothes washer and dryer. All utensils, dishes, glasses, towels, and bed linens are provided.

We know you'll want to spend most of your time on the deck, but just in case you are inside, we provide wireless internet and a variety of DVD movies for your use. And. . . you'll want to revisit your childhood with a rousing game of dominoes.

During your visit, please read our cabin journal and add your thoughts about the time you spend in our Little Cabin in the Woods.


More Details

Bob and Pam Hankins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Bob and Pam Hankins

Little Cabin in the Woods is the result of two couples dreaming of the ideal get-away. Rod and Anita, both educators, and Bob and Pam, a lawyer and an educator, are long-time friends who dreamed of owning a cabin as a home-away-from-home. Now retired, we enjoy traveling, grandchildren, the St. Louis Cardinals, corgis, and spending extended periods of time at the cabin.

Bob and Pam Hankins purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Bob and Pam Hankins chose Arkansas

Little Cabin in the Woods was not purchased---it was designed and built by the owners! With the assistance of a Mennonite father-son team, the cabin took form over two years of persistence and hard work. Our 'fingerprints' are all over the cabin. We painted and hung the cabinets, laid the hickory hardwood floor, made and hung the curtains, and decorated.

Little Cabin in the Woods is a labor of love for us. It provides a get-away and a place of solitude that is unmatched in one of the most beautiful best-kept secrets in the US----Newton County, Arkansas.

What makes this cabin unique

We created the ambiances you will enjoy! The cathedral-like windows that stream the outdoors in, the wrap-around deck, the jacuzzi tub, the handcrafted cedar bedstead, the photos, the stain-glass window in the front door are among the unique features of the cabin.

Little Cabin in the Woods is remote enough to give you the feeling of solitude yet close enough to Jasper to allow you to run into the grocery story to pick up that forgotten item.


Jasper Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Bunk beds are in the basement. Child sleeping cots (2)
  • Each bedroom is unique! 1. The loft bedroom provides a sunrise view through the cathedral windows! (King bed) 2. Main floor bedroom (the Laura Ingalls Wilder room) has two large windows and a comfy queen bed. 3. Huge basement bedroom with a queen bed and bunks features a private bath and deck for enjoying personal moments of solitude.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
PLEASE NOTE: CURRENTLY, WE DO NOT HAVE CABLE TV AT THE CABIN. Little Cabin in the Woods is close to the Buffalo National River, the first designated national waterway and thousands of acres of National Forest land. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, photographing, wild-life viewing and leisure activities abound. Historical sites that tell the story of early settlers to the region are within quick driving range. Arkansas's best-kept secret, Crystal Bridges, a world-class art museum is located in Bentonville, Arkansas. Crystal Bridges is approximately two hour drive from the cabin. Branson is approximately an hour and a half drive from the cabin.


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average rating of 4.9605265 based on 76 reviews
Lonoke, ar

This cabin was beautiful and had everything we needed plus some!

  • 5 of 5

Never dreamed there would be ample spices, tissue paper, trash bags, Landry detergent, dish washing detergent etc that they provided! Saved so much money on our short trip! Our kids loved the cabin too!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the cabin and that it exceeded your expectations. We believe it is important to provide the "extras" that will make the experience easy and enjoyable for our guests. So happy the kids liked the cabin too. We hope you will visit again in the future! Thanks again for staying with us, Rod and Anita Bob and Pam
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Wonderful cabin, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at about halfway through a 15 day motorcycle ride. The cabin and scenery were fantastic! For those exploring the region, I can't think of a better location. We took several day rides from the cabin - it's a motorcycling paradise - there are few "bad" roads to be found. Our only "complaint" (if you can call it that) was the county road/driveway from AR-74. The approach is hazardous at best on a large motorcycle (two-up Goldwing with trailer) - especially when leaving the cabin to get on AR-74. We managed to learn a few tricks after our first venture onto the highway, and were able to do it subsequently with only a few issues but very white-knuckles!

The cabin is well equipped and clean, but could use a bit of TLC on some small maintenance issues - AC air filter, exterior insect control etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your note. We are pleased that you enjoyed the cabin, and we agree that it is "fantastic." :-) The small maintenance issues have been addressed. Best wishes and thanks again for staying with us! Sincerely, Rod and Anita Bob and Pam
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The cabin was amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

My favorite part was sitting on the back deck watching the hummingbirds. You are literally sitting in the trees. The cabin was everything we were hoping for.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the deck too! So happy your had a wonderful experience--we always want to exceed expectations. Thanks for staying with us, and please come again! Rod and Anita Bob and Pam
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Very clean, spacious, comfortable, relaxing, and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for several hikes in the area! Close to several little towns but still out far enough in the woods that it felt very peaceful and relaxing! I would stay here again and would recommend it to others. The property manager was very friendly and very easy to contact!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the thoughtful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the cabin clean and comfortable. We agree that the location is perfect! We do hope you will make a return visit in the future. Thanks again for staying with us. Rod and Anita Bob and Pam
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Great Family Adventure at "Little Cabin in the Woods"!

  • 5 of 5

The "Little Cabin in the Woods" was the perfect place for our family adventure in the Ozarks! The cabin was beautiful, clean, and was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Our grandsons enjoyed the "little cabin on the deck" and the toys! We appreciated all of the tourist information that was available. We fell in love with the Buffalo River area and hope to return soon for a longer visit! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! We are so happy that your enjoyed your stay and found the cabin clean and well-equipped. What wonderful memories for your grandsons! It is important to us that our guests' needs are exceeded, so thank you for sharing your experience with us and others. We do hope to host you again at Little Cabin in the Woods. Sincerely, Rod and Anita Bob and Pam
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I loved the cabin and would recommend it to anyone.

  • 5 of 5

While the road was a little rough, the cabin was excellent. We had two mid size trucks and were able to park easily. The porch and deck were great areas to relax. I loved the aromatic cedar but the smell was a little strong (at first) for some of the others in our group. We had plenty of space for 4 adults and 4 kids. The loft's king sized bed was really comfortable. Having 3 full bathrooms was great. There were plenty of supplies. The hosts were easy to work with and got us in, even with our last minute reservation. I really appreciated the extra check-in information that was sent and the informational binders in the cabin. The only negatives were the Jacuzzi tub not sealing, even after following the directions. It seemed to seal but the tub would not fill completely and the water leaked out. Black wood ants were bad in the kitchen/ dining area and loft bathroom. We couldn't find cookie sheets so we bought some and "gifted" them. It would have been nice for the thermostat to have been adjusted before arrival, as it took a while for the cabin to cool off. All those were minor things though and didn't keep us from enjoying the cabin. The sunrise view from the deck was beautiful and we saw several deer in the driveway.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the cabin. We appreciate your note and will check and correct the issues you identified. Also, thank you for understanding that we do not want to waste energy with a low air temp until guests arrive. We sometimes have days or weeks between guests, and do want to do our part to conserve our earth's resources when possible. And, yes, the sunrises there are amazing! Thanks again. Rod and Anita Bob and Pam
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Harrision, Arkansas
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Harrison, Arkansas
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Harrision, Arkansas
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Highway 74
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Ozark Cafe and others
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Water skiing available at Table Rock Lake
Car: necessary

Little Cabin in the Woods is located within miles of the first designated national river, the Buffalo National River. With multiple 'put-ins,' the river offers leisurely canoeing, off-river exploration of historical sites, hiking, and horse-back riding. The road 'up the mountain' (74 West) is a beautiful scenic drive. Don't miss dining at the Low Gap Cafe for unbelievable cuisine! Highway 7 South also provides a lovely scenic drive. Stop at the Arkansas Grand Canyon for a breath-taking view. While at the Arkansas Grand Canyon, enjoy lunch or dinner at Cliff House Inn.

Be sure to make a visit to the Ponca area part of your trip! Ponca is approximately 12 miles west on Highway 74. (Turn right onto 74) View elk from the comfort of your vehicle. (Elk were re-introduced to Arkansas recently and are thriving. Elk can be viewed by turning left onto Highway 43 and driving a short distance. Additionally, enjoy the historical 100-year-old Boxley Baptist Church which still holds services, the historical farmstead, and the Elk museum in Ponca. Jasper, the county seat for Newton County, has its own delights. The Ozark Cafe is a time-honored tradition that serves down-home cooking to visitors and locals. Antiquing at Emma's Museum of Junk is a treat not to miss. The Chamber of Commerce offers hand-crafted items from local craftsmen as well as information about the area. Want to float the Buffalo? Several concessionaires offer canoe rentals, drop-off and and pick-up services.

Of course, Branson and all its entertainment venues is just one hour away from the cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $100

These rates apply for 2016 only.
Limited pet policy. $10.00 per night pet charge. Max. 2 dogs with 40 lb weight limit per dog. No cats
Three-day minimum stay required on National Holidays such as Martin Luther King, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
Children birth - five are free; Children six - eighteen are charged at $20.00 per night per child.
Seventh night is free!

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.