Cossatot River/Gillham Lake Log Home! 2300 Sq. Ft. Six Bedroom 2-Story!

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 25 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.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Pets Considered:

    This is a privilege, so be courteous to the owner and future renters. If you would be so kind -- please clean up pet hair, etc. before check-out. This usually goes without saying, until a bad experience with a couple from Dallas on 9/01/15....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • Two full baths. One half bath.

Other Amenities

  • 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. :)...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Geothermal A/C!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Crock Pot and blender......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,099 $2,970

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • 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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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Golf
De Queen Country Club
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 278E
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Wickes, AR, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
This is solid log construction! The logs were purchased from Arkansas Log Houses in Mena.

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Speaks: english


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom 1

    Downstairs Guest Bedroom 1

  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom 3

    Downstairs Guest Bedroom 3

  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom 5

    Upstairs Guest Bedroom 5

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Private Grass Air Strip

    Private Grass Air Strip

  • Turkey on property

    Turkey on property

  • Cossatot River Class 5 rapids

    Cossatot River Class 5 rapids

  • Main Owner Lodge

    Main Owner Lodge

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom 6

    Upstairs Master Bedroom 6

  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom 2

    Downstairs Guest Bedroom 2

  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom 4

    Upstairs Guest Bedroom 4

  • Upstairs Half Bath

    Upstairs Half Bath

  • Highway sign

    Highway sign

  • Nearby pond

    Nearby pond

  • Owner and granddaughter

    Owner and granddaughter

  • Scenic bridge

    Scenic bridge

  • Historic Area Information

    Historic Area Information

VRBO #617135

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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