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Cossatot River/Gillham Lake Log Home! 2300 sq. ft. six bedroom 2-story!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Wickes Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016

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 Arkansas

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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Cossatot River/Gillham Lake Log Home! 2300 sq. ft. six bedroom 2-story!
average rating of 4.521739 based on 23 reviews

The property was fairly nice

  • 2 of 5

The cabin was very pretty but it was absolutely filthy. I was very disappointed in that. The frig had spills that had never been cleaned, cabinets that needed wiped down and the floor cleaned. There is no decent lighting in the bathrooms as they have lamps. Downstairs bathroom has a floor lamp making putting on make-up impossible. The downstairs bathroom needs a TOTAL remodel. The counter is so badly worn you can't even tell if it is clean and the cabinets are dirty and need painting. The tub is so disgusting with thick brown and black scum build up. It needs replaced. The bed in our room had cat and/or dog hair all over it and was not clean. The entire place needs deep cleaning badly. Cob webs and dust all over the logs, floors were filthy and had bugs everywhere, window sills above our beds were filthy with bugs and thick dust/cob webs. There was a dog dish in the kitchen that had old dog food and was nasty. we would have enjoyed the stay had it not been for all of these things. It is a nice cabin that desperately needs attention. And by the way it is not 18 miles to Mena it is about 30 miles from the cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great getaway

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends rent the cabin each year for the Cossatot River Trail Half Marathon. We are always pleased with the accommodations from the owner and the property manager. The property is well maintained. The property manager is always great to advise when the property is ready for us! It's a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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perfect !

  • 5 of 5

It was utterly awesome!! Better than even expected. The log cabin was beautiful and the land around it was wonderful. Lots of bedrooms and room for the kids. All the kids want to buy it and live there. :) They played catch out in the front. Very nice ! The only thing I can say difficult about it was the drive in. Glad we had an SUV . But that was not really a problem for us because we're from the country anyway. Staying at the cabin made our trip up there even better! After driving up to Mena and around the mountains , the kids asked to go back to the cabin. They really enjoyed themselves. Great trip! Thank you .

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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This cabin was amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin feels like it's far away from civilization without the burdens of being away from everything. Plenty of beautiful swim spots around cabin. Closest store is 24 hours which helps a lot. The literally only bad thing is this county is dry but besides pure perfectness. My family and I have stayed in many cabins but this one by far is the best and it was a pleasure being here.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Spacious getaway Log Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our short trip to the cabin with our Daugher and her husband and 4 kids.

It was a great place to rest or go hiking or just enjoy the scenery and play with the kids.

We ate well because the kitchen is well stocked for cooking meals and we enjoyed using the

grill both nights!

The only drawback is if you are a person who likes luxury vacays this is not it.

It could really use a good cleaning in the kitchen. I cleaned it when I got there and

even though I would definitely return in future, it would be nice to arrive at the cabin

without having to spend time doing that.

The beds were great!

There was plenty of room and there are shade trees and plenty of space to throw frisbee

and play games outdoors and the kids really enjoyed building a fire in the evenings

and roasting marshmallows!

And the State park is only 5 miles down the road.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin and property will be back and fish again at lake Gilliam.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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

Wickes Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

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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Wickes Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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