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Greers Ferry Lake - Ozark Mountain Paradise - Moon Shadow Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

The perfect escape from civilization ... Moon Shadow Lodge is set deep in a primeval forest ... mystical and magical in all four seasons ... perfect for friends ... lovers ... honeymooners ... family reunions ... church groups ... business associates ... film makers and nature lovers.

The Lodge rises out of the ground on a solid foundation of Ozark Native Stone with White Cedar Logs and huge insulated picture windows framing a panoramic view of beautiful Greers Ferry Lake.

With 2800 square feet of interior floor space and 1800 square feet of decks and covered breezeways ... the Lodge has a total of 4600 square feet of enjoyable spaces ... like a giant treehouse.

Turning left from scenic Alum Cave Road you will come upon the gated entrance to the Cascadia Wilderness ... framing an incredible view of Greers Ferry Lake ... 500 feet below ... with the Ozark Mountain Highlands rising in the distance.

Here is where your adventure begins. After passing through the gate you will descend down Cascadia Pass ... through one mile of jungle like terrain ... steep and winding with panoramic views ... until you arrive at Moon Shadow Lodge and Water Step Cove ... a remote paradise ... almost famous.

The Cascadia Wilderness is ideal four wheeler country ... with miles of woodland trails to explore ... along the lake ... through mountain passes ... and down deep, shady hollows ... bring your Jeep, Suzuki, Honda or Polaris ... let down the top ... put on a bandana ... and follow the trails any season you will have a blast. Be safe and respect the forest!

Why travel overseas when you can enjoy an exotic and luxurious waterfront lodge... in the center of the USA!

Disappear into the emerald forests of the Ozark Mountains ... hide out in the Arkansas Highlands ... remote, relaxing, luxurious and fun.

The calming effect is amazing!! Become one with Nature!

Enjoy the blazing summer sunsets, scarlet moonlights and stellar constellations ... listen to an incredible chorus of birds, insects, whispering winds, rustling leaves, lapping waves and trickling waters. On a clear night you should turn off the lights ... sit on the deck and enjoy the sensations.

With a good camera, some good hiking or climbing shoes, a backpack, bug spray and a tall walking stick ... you will completely forget about your smart phone or tablet!

The Lodge is nestled deep in a hollow between mountain and lake ... with a heavenly place to swim, fish, dive, boat ... or just relax on a big flat rock to catch the brilliant sunsets lighting up the sky.

On either side of Water Step Cove lies Moon Shadow Beach ... with a beautiful view of Sugarloaf Island National Trail rising out of the lake to the east ... and the brilliant sunsets that slowly disappear behind Choctaw Ridge to the west. The soft shale beach is interspersed with stacks of wide flat rocks making it easy to step or dive into the clear blue water.

Instead of sea shells ... here you can hunt for magical "Aetites," the Greek word for Eaglestones. These unusual looking stones ... a mixture of iron, sand and clay ... were once rented as magic amulets to pregnant ladies by sorcerers in ancient pagan times to protect their unborn child from the evil demoness with many names ... such as Lilith or Gello. Some stones are quite interesting, beautiful and useful as ashtrays or baby shower gifts.

We also rent a 30 foot double decker party barge with a 140 horse engine capable of pulling a tube ... complete with an experienced boat captain ... to safely pilot your group to wherever you choose.

The pictures fail to fully illustrate the beauty of the Lodge and it's incredible setting ... so we created a face book page for "Moon Shadow Lodge" where you can go to learn more about this special place ... or share photographs and post stories about your exotic experience in this Ozark Mountain Paradise.

Greers Ferry Lake is huge ... over 40,000 acres spread across two counties with pristine waters, world class fishing ... and no recorded sightings of piranhas, sharks or crocodiles!

A prior world record Walleye was caught not far from the Lodge ... and below the John F. Kennedy Dam on the Little Red River you will find world record Trout!

To learn more about the lake check out this site:

Let us know what you would like to do during your stay ... renting boats ... scuba diving ... guided fishing ... scenic tours ... party planning ... catering ... shuttling ... we can arrange it.

Our goal is to make your stay unforgettable ... and if you find it difficult to leave ... we have 3 acre lots for sale on Paradise Lane and smaller lots on Alum Cave Road ... all with panoramic views of the lake, the mountains and the forest. Check out the map. I would be more than happy to take you on a tour.

*Attention Movie Producers ... Come and scout out the many beautiful sites in the emerald forest surrounding the Moon Shadow Lodge. Big cliffs, waterfalls, overhangs, trails, forests and beaches are here to create beautiful scenes for your film project.

Scenic Points:

Ozark Mountain Highlands

Greers Ferry Lake

Sugarloaf Island National Trail

Choctaw and Sugarloaf Marinas

Alum Cave & Panoramic Overlook

Moon Shadow Beach

Waterstep Cove

Palisades Ridge Four Wheeler Trails

White River

Buffalo National River

Little Red River

Cadron Creek

Persimmon Ridge Golf Club

Mountain Ranch Golf Club

The Moon Shadow Lodge is located about 70 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas in Van Buren County ... and roughly 15 miles from the county seat of Clinton ... site of the National Chuck Wagon Races.

More Details

Dugan King
Member since: 2016
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:
September 24, 2018

About Dugan King

Dugan King is the designer, builder and owner of the Moon Shadow Lodge and the developer of Cascadia Mountain & Lake Estates ... all on Greers Ferry Lake.

King is a life long resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, where he operates his businesses and participates in civic affairs.

Dugan King purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Dugan King chose Red River

I bought this property because I think it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I designed the Lodge to complement the incredible beauty of the surrounding mountains and the shoreline on Greers Ferry Lake.

There is no place else quite like it.

What makes this lodge unique

With forty private acres and about a mile of pristine shoreline ... Moon Shadow Lodge defines peace and serenity.

This Ozark Mountain Paradise is the perfect escape from the everyday hustle, bustle and pressures of the city.

Listen to the sounds of Nature ... birds in chorus ... insects chirping ... waves splashing ... waterfalls trinkling and wind whispering through trees ... the calming effect is immediate.

Hiking through the emerald forests of the Ozark Mountains or playing on one of the largest, cleanest and most beautiful lakes of America's Interior Highlands... the Moon Shadow lodge is often described as "Absolutely Amazing" by the many guests that have ventured out to this special place for relaxation and fun.


Red River Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The house rules are listed in the check in instructions you will receive prior to your arrival at the Lodge.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Stone shower, two sinks, toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Leather chairs, private deck, jacuzzi and stone shower.
    Underground Dungeon - 2 bunk bed , Stone lined underground bedroom is dark and cool. Sleeps 6.
    Main Level - 2 queen , Bathroom across hall, stone shower, television, dvd, vhs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Moon Shadow Lodge is nestled in an incredible setting ... with an emerald green forest, pristine lake water, beautiful mountains, panoramic views, wildlife including eagles, foxes, deer and turkey ... world class fishing for bass, crappie, walleye ... numerous trails for 4 wheelers and hikers ... water falls, hidden caves, interesting stones and fossils to find along the shoreline ... spectacular cliffs and colorful sunsets. The Moon Shadow Estate is a nature lover's paradise!


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Greers Ferry Lake - Ozark Mountain Paradise - Moon Shadow Lodge
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

Family stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views and spacious living in a remote and quiet setting. Pefect for large for large families and groups.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is great. The lake cove was perfect for our kids to swim and kayak.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely Beautiful with gorgeous wood and stone throughout. Built and designed with class. The porch is fantastic overlooking perfect view of the lake with plenty of swings and chairs. We were lucky enough to get a thunderstorm and sit on the covered portion and watch the rain come in. I’m a fan of long, hot showers so was quite happy with the beautiful bathrooms and good water pressure. Kitchen was fully stocked with enough to make breakfast/dinner with everything you needed. The included kayak, paddle board, and canoe was a definite plus. Our favorite part was paddling/ swimming around the cove with our doggies. We love that the home is dog friendly and they were able to come and enjoy it with us. Game room was a plus- complete with board games, cards, pool, foosball and Jenga. Mr King was responsive to questions and clear with instructions. Only part I disliked was leaving. Tip to future vacationers : it’s a dry county so bring your wine or expect to drive a bit to find some. Horseflys are giant in this jungle paradise- don’t skip the bug spray. I’ve stayed at many rentals, Moonshadow is one of the best. Can’t beat the view and serenity. Thank you for having us and our dog children

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your patronage! The Moon Shadow setting is unique in the world! Glad to hear how much you enjoyed it. Sharing it with others has brought me much joy. I love to read all the reviews over and over. Your kind words are golden to me ... and inspiring. Van Buren County is a dry county. Be sure to stock up on beer, wine and liquor in a wet county before you hit Hwy 65.
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property.... very remote. Thank you Dugan King!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation destination and fantastic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved every minute of our vacation in this beautiful home- the pictures don't do it justice- the lake is so beautiful, the home is just perfect, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We would come back in a second & highly recommend it! Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing! The setting is absolutely gorgeous; woodsy, private, peaceful, surrounded by tall trees on all sides with a stunning view of the lake off of the huge decks. Inside, the house is equally impressive. Beautiful wood everywhere, top of the line appliances, great bathrooms, comfy furniture. We loved the pontoon and getting to spin around the lake with Captain Gene! He knew all the best spots for touring, tubing and fishing. Fishing off the shore was super fun, too! One super great perk was that the lake access in front of the house is actually a little cove, so we didn't have to worry about others who were boating on the lake when our kiddos were using the paddleboard or the kayak. We had 3 generations with us and we are all ready to return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Pet Fee $95
Property Damage Protection $79

Boat Rental
We have a 30 foot double decker party barge with a 140hp Suzuki engine.
It comes with a Captain who will pick you up in front of the Lodge.
6 hour minimum = $295.00 + $50.00 for each additional hour + refilling gas tank.

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.

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