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THE RIVERBEND RETREAT--A White River Fishing Cabin

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This four bedroom, two bath house is located on the banks of the scenic White River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north Arkansas between Bull Shoals Reservoir and Cotter, Arkansas, the 'Trout Fishing Capital of the USA'. Available year round for weekly or nightly rental, with a two night minimum, a person can wade fish for the abundant rainbow trout or that trophy brown that's lurking in the crystal clear waters of the river just steps from the spacious back deck. One of the premier fishing areas for wade fishermen is Wildcat Shoals, located less than 400 yards downstream, an easy walk along the river bank. To expand your fishing area upstream or down, launch a boat at the public boat ramp at Wildcat Shoals Access just three hundred yards upstream. If fishing is not what brings you to the White, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the deck overlooking the river or around the fire pit and watching the river flow by.

The house has two bedrooms with twin beds in each, one bedroom with a queen bed, and the master suite with both a queen bed and an alcove with a full bed as well as an enclosed bath. The Retreat has two living areas, one with a twin sleeper love seat, and a full kitchen with two refrigerators. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, satellite TV service, and WiFi service.

The Retreat has a non smoking policy.

Rates are $200.00 per night for the first two people, $15.00 for each additional person.

More Details

Tim Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


Cotter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Master suite with enclosed bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
Check-In: 3:00 Check Out: 10:00 Check with owner for special Arrival/Departure circumstances.


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THE RIVERBEND RETREAT--A White River Fishing Cabin
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Great place to stay. Boat ramp very close & easy to put in. Fishing wasn't to bad either.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Very big & really liked the layout. Two living rooms with big tv's & direct tv & tv's in all 4 bedrooms. It was decorated so cute for the river. Nice big deck with 2 tables & chairs & cusions & chairs down by the firepit. Big gas grill, a blower to blow off the big deck & a huge fan which we didn't need. The weather was great. It was a peaceful & we really enjoyed staying here. You won't be disappointed in this place. Thanks so much Tim & Chessy Taylor for sharing your retreat with us. Can't wait to go back! Becky & David Mencl. October 19, 20, 21, 2017

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch. Everything you need right at hand. Great host!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend fishing with my son! Everything I could ask for!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

The house with two living areas is perfect for two families. The deck and grounds are in great condition. The river was just as you see in the photo, beautiful. Abundant deer, bald eagles and other wildlife. The river was high and swift during our visit so wading and bank fishing was difficult but by using a guide recommended by Tim I've never caught so many fish in one outing in my life. This was my first time to River Bend Retreat and can't wait to plan another. None of that busy or rushed resort feeling at all. Take the road north across the dam and back south on the other side of the river, very nice drive.


  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodations were great. Perfect for our group of five. Could have slept up to seven more easily

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations and location for our fishing adventure. White River was beautiful and provided fantastic fishing for both brown and rainbow trout. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and enjoy the White River. Catching fish is a bonus!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay at the RiverBend Retreat. There is plenty of space and the property is right on the White River! If you are looking for a great place to get away and do some trout fishing this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our week at the Retreat! My husband and I found everything to be in order and as described in the listing. The location couldn't have been better; relaxing with coffee in the morning and adult beverages in the evening with the view of the river flowing by was a delight. My husband is an avid fly fisherman, and the local guides at Dally's in Cotter were wonderful. We also had the pleasure of meeting Tim and his wife and they were incredibly accommodating. I am a birder and photographer, and there were plenty of opportunities in the area - the eagle family that lives nearby, the red headed woodpecker family in the oak trees overhead, the herons, and other songbirds. Plus a few local wildlife areas that were nice for hiking and birding. Cotter / Gassville have all the basic necessities, and Mountain Home is only 15 minutes down the road for anything else. I would also recommend Raimondo Winery in Mountain Home for a visit and / or a tasting. Lots of fun! All in all, we had a great time and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

Deposit refundable, except booking fee, if cancellation prior to one month, 1/2 refundable if prior to two weeks. A credit card must be on file with owner to complete booking and will be charged for damages caused by traveler and for additional guests not paid for at time of booking.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.