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COSSATOT RIVER LYNCH CABIN 2300 sq. ft. six bedroom 2-story!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2300 sq. ft. 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12, 2.5 baths, washer/dryer, fully furnished

400 feet off highway on private drive. Downstairs: Living area has iron fully equipped...dining area seats six,,,, 50 inch flat screen TV, DISH, DVD. Bedroom #1 Double bed; Bedroom #2 Double bed; #3 Zebra bedroom with two twin size beds; full bath. Washer/dryer. Upstairs has Razorback Bedroom with three twin size beds and game table; Leopard mini-bedroom has a twin bed; half-bath serves these two rooms. Master bedroom has queen size bed and 24 inch flat screen TV with DISH and built in DVD. Master bath that is full size and plenty of closet space. Also upstairs there is an attic fan that pulls in fresh air in the spring and fall. H/A units both floors. Both floors have vacuums and Swifters. Housekeeping closet upstairs has plenty of bedding, bath and cleaning products. Outside: front and back porches with seating, grill, grill utensils, picnic table, tree, grass, plenty of parking for recreational vehicles. (Fee for hooking RV's to electricity.) 24-hour EZ-Mart 3.4 miles to Wickes with Smith's Grocery and Dollar General. Mobile Hometown BBQ at Wickes. Light House Drive In is two miles north of Wickes. Cove is 11 miles north of Wickes and Smiths is a full size grocery store with a meat market, Dollar General, Scotty's has variety of food, gas, and groceries. Mena is 30 miles north and has WalMart and a movie theater, DeQueen is 25 miles south and also has WalMart and many nice restaurants and other national franchises. Each are over 5000 in population. Lots of festivals and events which are mostly seasonal.

Airstrip on property which may be used for small fee.


More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Owner/Manager

This guest cabin was built for our family in 1980, we occupied it before building the main family lodge. It was built by Bill Hedge and his son Bob, two native craftsmen.

Owner/Manager purchased this lodge in 1980

Why Owner/Manager chose Wickes

The owner was raised on these properties, in the small house to the east of the vacation cabin. Her personal home is on the lower adjoining property and was built in 1980-81. She moved out of the cabin and into the lodge during March of 1982.

What makes this lodge unique

This is solid log construction! The logs were purchased from Arkansas Log Houses in Mena.


Wickes Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two full baths. One half bath.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Six bedrooms: Two of the guest rooms have double beds for couples. The Master Bedroom has a queen bed. Six twin beds total. And one beautiful couch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Note - country amenities not listed for our lodge: It 's VERY RARE to find a HUGE log home to rent for a vacation that sleeps your whole family in their own bed and then some, all for a little more than you would expect to pay for a hotel or single family cabin. Please be prepared to relax, put on your shorts or blue jeans, and enjoy the country! This is a rustic cabin, built 35 years ago in the woods. Bugs or spiders may be present, especially on the two enormous porches. Let your children take a science fieldtrip and/or a wildlife tour on our property and again down at the river. This isn't the city, and that's the point. :)


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COSSATOT RIVER LYNCH CABIN 2300 sq. ft. six bedroom 2-story!
average rating of 4.4827585 based on 29 reviews

Nice country style cabin

  • 5 of 5

Has a lot of room for plenty of people. Front and back yard are huge!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice and Quite Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and relaxing. The cabin was great with plenty of bedrooms and beds. We thought everything was very clean. Although it is an old cabin but that is the beauty of it - a very solid old but updated cabin. Everything worked good - TV, A/C, kitchen, etc. The owner was very nice and not a bunch of rules. Just come and stay - treat it like you would your own and go home. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Favorite place I have ever stayed at; in western Arkansas. Very peaceful, very spacious – over and above what I was expecting. Perfect location. The owner was so kind and stopped in to make sure everything was to our liking – awesome lady! Would recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the Cossitot River /wicks Arkansas area.. so much better than any of the places I've found previously , and an amazing value. Thank you again, I will be back !

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was an awesoem house and great service

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is provided in this house house and the owner is so responsive even I needed to call her late night because ewe couldn't find the address she was very friendly and helpful

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Believe the negative reviews.

  • 1 of 5

This cabin is very dirty (I have pictures to substantiate this, but unfortunately can't post them to this site). I have stayed at various vacation rentals on trips since 2009, and this is the only place where I turned around and went home. When my husband voiced his opinion to the owner of this cabin about the cleanliness of it, the owner alleged our dog went upstairs and left his excrement--this was not true at all (we were at the cabin for less than two hours and our dog can't make it upstairs). The owner also alleged we were wild--trust me, we are NOT wild...we are a quiet couple in our 50's and NO ONE has ever had a negative thing to say about us ever. Why this is notable is that it was unbelievable to me that the owner reacted with such hostility over the honest review my husband had written. In my opinion, that isn't right. No one should fear retribution from a vacation rental owner for leaving an honest review. On the positive side, when we told the owner that we wouldn't be staying due to the condition of this cabin, we received a refund of all but the first night. I would not recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the Lynch house several times and I have to say that Gayle's personal touch has made the cabin even more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Golf
25 Miles
De Queen Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Highway 278E
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Whitehouse Restaurant
Car: necessary

This enormous cabin is five miles from the Cossatot River and Cossatot River State Park and 15 miles from Gillham Lake. The Cossatot River offers the only Class 5 rapids for kayakers in the southern middle of the United States. Cossatot River State Park offers camping, fishing, swimming, and hiking. The Army Corps of Engineers put a dam on the Cossatot River and the lake that was formed is Gillham Lake which is near Gillham, Arkansas which is south of Wickes 12 miles. This lake area offers fishing, skiing, camping, and RV sites. Although hunting is a big thing in this area, it is mostly done on Weyerhaeuser land which is leased. Hunting is available on Ouachita National Forest land and information can be obtained from forestry offices in Mena. Horseback riding is available from local folk who live on land that joins the river. ATV's are allowed on state park roads and information is available from park headquarters on Highway 278 about five miles from Cossatot Lynch House. As the crow flies, the cabin is about 10 miles from Oklahoma. However, because of Beaver's Bend State Park and lake, Ouachita National Forest land and Weyerhaeuser land, a trip to Oklahoma for shopping and events ranges from 17 miles to around 50 miles. There are events of all kinds in this area beginning in May through Labor Day for all ages, capabilities and preferences. County fairs and rodeos range from August to early September.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

Two night minimum stay.

If 10 or more guests are staying, fees for extra use of electricity, water, and housekeeping will need to be applied up front. Please let us know how many guests and pets you will have staying with you before you pay.

There is a $40/day extra charge for each RV or Travel Trailer hooked up to our electric and/or water utilities.

With permission, you may use Private Airstrip for $100 day with advance notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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