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Ouachita Mountains Luxury Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Note: While this property has a five night minimum, we often have intervals between reservations which are less than five nights. The site will not allow you to choose these intervals because of the five night minimum. If interested in one of these shorter intervals, just send an inquiry utilizing dates which are availalbe and I will send a special quote for the shorter stay. Thanks!

This beautiful home is nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest. 20 minutes from Lake Ouachita, 5 minutes from biking, floating, hiking, hunting and fishing in the back yard.

The property is an outdoors person's dream. The home is in a working cattle farm which lies in a valley surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Deer and small game are prevalent on the farm, with the occasional black bear on the property. Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and boating are all within five minutes, and Lake Ouachita is only twenty minutes away. Fishing is only seconds away, as the 8 acre pond in the backyard is stocked with bass, crappie, bluegills and catfish. Guests have the run of the entire home, pool and spa, as well as the opportunity to fish in the large pond.

Kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, bakeware and utensils, as well as sporting a 48" Viking Range with grill. This up-to-date kitchen lets you prepare meals as if you were in your own home. All bathrooms are stocked with towels, and linens are provided. Three bedrooms have king beds and three have queens. Four bedrooms have their own bathroom.

The heart pine flooring throughout the home was salvaged from two local 1800's barns, all lumber in the home (except for trusses) was milled from pine timber on the farm, and the stone for the foundation and the chimney also is from the farm.

The living area offers a recliner and sectional leather sofa, a flat screen 50" tv with DirecTV and plenty of room for relaxing or entertaining.

This property is located in Montgomery County, Arkansas, which is one of the least populated counties in the state and is 82% National Forest. The scenic Ouachita River is less than five minutes away, offering fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking; call Ric Sharp at M&M Canoe and Kayaks for rental and shuttle service. Approximately 20 minutes away is Lake Ouachita, which is virtually surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and has some 970 miles of Arkansas's most pristine shorelines. Boats, party barges and houseboats may be rented at a number of Marinas around the lake.

For hikers and bikers, the Ouachita Trail and Womble Trail (both of which are designated as International Mountain Biking Association Epic Trails) are within five minutes of the property, and Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is approximately twenty minutes away.

Montgomery County is also a hunter's paradise, with 82% of the county's 800 square miles comprised of the Ouachita National Forest and Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Hunting opportunities include small game, deer, turkey and black bear.

More Details

RC Smith
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About RC Smith

I grew up on the farm surrounding this home and built the home when I moved back to the area in 2001. The farm has been in the family for 100 years, and hopefully will remain in the family for 100 more.

RC Smith purchased this house in 2001


Oden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom and bath including shower and spa tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Attached bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Attached bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Ouachita Mountains Luxury Retreat
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our search for the perfect getaway for the whole family is finally over. This gorgeous, spacious home is tucked away in a lovely country setting where you’ll find yourself starting to relax as you’re pulling up the driveway. It only gets better from there.

If you’re wondering about sleeping arrangements:

Downstairs is the master suite (king) and a library/study off the living room with a Murphy bed (queen) connected to a full bathroom, which also is accessible from the living room. Upstairs is a king suite (with shower/tub combo), a queen suite (with shower, no tub) and a large open area with two small bedrooms at either end (1 queen, 1 double). These bedrooms do not have bathrooms, but this wasn’t an issue for us since the kids stayed in these rooms and shared facilities with their parents in the upstairs suites.

The pool and hot tub were great; we brought a patio umbrella and canopy for shade so we could enjoy the outdoors all day. The pond and fishing boat were put to good use also. The back porch is screened-in and has 4 wooden rocking chairs where we waited out a pop up rainstorm then hopped back in the pool. I enjoyed my early morning coffee on the deck overlooking the pond, listening to the birds and watching the cows slowly graze their way to the edges of the pond for a drink. A truly peaceful experience.

I could go on and on about how wonderful this place is, but that would just delay you from booking this perfect getaway for you and your family. Happy travels!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second stay at the Farmhouse...and it was just as wonderful as we remembered!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taylor, MS

Amazing place, even better value.

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, this home is simply without fault. Big enough to bring all of your friends and nice enough to never want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinney, TX USA

Tranquil, beautiful, quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

We went with our family of 6 in March and the weather was perfect! The house is beautiful and clean. It has everything to make for a wonderful stay. It is on a cattle ranch and there is a cattle fence around the house so you can see and hear the cattle but you aren't stepping in anything. We watched the stars at night while sitting in the hot tub. We fished in the pond out back of the house. There was a canoe and John boat as well so we boated and fished. It was very quiet and peaceful. There is a screened in porch to just sit and watch if we desired. There were 6 bedrooms of which 4 have attached bathrooms. The rooms were large and the bathrooms all updated and beautiful. There is wi-fi and television. The surrounding area has so many outdoor activities. There is hiking and canoeing and about an hour away, there is diamond hunting. Closer in, there are tons of places that you can hunt for crystals. I would highly recommend the stay. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great way to spend the holidays

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay. It was a great place to enjoy the holidays and there was plenty of space for everyone. We had extended family visit during the day (totally 15 people) and no one ever felt like we were tripping over each other and we didn't have to fight over seating arrangements. My family really hopes that the next time we are in the area, we are able to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy the great outdoors. Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

This home has lots of space for a large gathering with a pool and hot tub too. But the best thing is the beautiful land to explore and enjoy. The pond has lots of fish and it is relaxing to watch the sunset behind the pond and watch the cattle graze. Or sit on the porches and enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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