This is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment above a garage. Sleeps 4 comfortably. Full kitchen and a deck out front for relaxing or entertaining. Close to Batesville, Mountain View, Heber Springs, Ozark Folk Center, Lyon College, UACCB College, Blanchard Springs Caverns, White River, Antique shops, Batesville Motor Speedway, Mark Martin's museum and Jimmy Driftwoods Barn. Your vacation can be as busy or as laid back as you would like. Music, Dancing, horseback riding, cavern exploration, fishing, golf, racing, canoeing and many many festivals to keep you busy all year. The Ozark Folk Festival kicks off the summer on. There will be lots of music, free weekend at the Ozark Folk Center, a rodeo, parade, vendors, craft show, etc. There is just too much to mention. Besides that, we have the greatest motorcycle routes to travel and many site seeing adventures that will make you fall in love with all that Arkansas has to offer. There is usually a festival or car show, etc. somewhere nearby every weekend until the bean fest in October. The Ozark Folk Center hosts bluegrass festivals, Dulcimer workshops, Autoharp workshops, quilting workshops, etc. throughout the year. Take a drive to Calico Rock on a sunny afternoon and be amazed by the little town built on a rock cliff. Beauty is everywhere you turn and I know you will want to come more than once because once is not long enough to see all that we have to offer. Golfing on Mountain View's golf course in the Mountains is challenging but a lot of fun. Batesville has a lovely municipal Golf course and then there is Melbourne with a beautiful 18 hole course. Canoeing down the White River is amazing. You will never see such beautiful sites anywhere else. I am told the fishing at Blanchard Springs and on the White River is great. I can't prove this because I am not a fisherman but those of you who are will enjoy the quiet afternoon with your fishing pole. We have literature available to our guests so you can make the best of your time here with us.
James and Dawn Crump
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About James and Dawn Crump
In 2005 Jim and I purchased this property to build our retirement home on. We tracked down the owner because this was Jim's grandparents property and we wanted to return it to the family. We began by tearing down the old cabin (which was falling down and a danger) and clearing the property for our home. We wanted to place our home on the exact location of the old cabin. We actually began building our log house here in 2007. We worked on it over a period of 2 years before we actually moved down here and settled into our house. It wasn't finished at the time but we lived in it and worked on it as we could afford to. Our final project (putting in the flooring) was finally finished in 2011. In 2012 we started building the garage with the apartment above it. The apartment was being built for our friends to move down here and be near us. After 2 years, in 2015 they decided that they missed Michigan and their grandchildren too much and moved back to Michigan thus leaving us with an apartment we had no use for. We discussed what to do with it and decided that we didn't want any permanent renters living here so we came up with the idea to rent it as a vacation rental. If not, it would only be a guest house for when family came to visit.
James and Dawn Crump purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why James and Dawn Crump chose Locust Grove
As I stated above, we wanted this particular property because it was JIm's grandparents property. The stones by the corner of the porch are the original steps which were used to get up to the cabin porch and although our house is much bigger than the one room cabin that was here, we did put this house back where the old one was. This property has special meaning to our family for more than this reason. First of all, it was Jim's family's property, my father helped us build this home (he was 80 years old when we started) and this turned out to be the last house he would build. He died in 2011 before he got to see the finished project. Last but not least, this is the first complete building project Jim and I had done. Needless to say, we did learn a lot while building this home. We never intended to build anything else but did build the garage with the apartment above it for our friends. If they were not moving down here, we would have only built the garage or possibly a pole barn. This is our story about why this property was so special to us.
What makes this Apartment unique
Jim brought me down here in 1979 on our honeymoon. His aunt Dicie lived in Mountain View and his cousins and aunt Melea lived here on this property. At that time, they were still living in that one room cabin with no running water and only a lightbulb in the middle of the room for electricity. I fell in love with Mountain View because of the music and festivals there. I play keyboard and autoharp and I also sing. I am learning the banjo and really enjoy the music. I knew then that someday I wanted to be near Mountain View so I could be a part of this music and history. I didn't want to live in town so when we found out that his family had lost the property for back taxes, we had to try to buy it back. Luckily, the man who purchased the property for the back taxes was willing to let the family stay on the property and was willing to sell it to us. I love living in the south and I also love the friends we have made here. It all makes our lives complete.
Check-in: 9:30 AM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Everything was amazing and Landlords were better than you could ask for.
You guys were great to have at the apartment. You are welcome to come back anytime. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Nice clean place to stay..
The apartment was very clean quiet and the owners were wonderful they met me showed me around . If your looking for a place to stay in the area this place is worth the money.
Thank you for the review. It was a real pleasure meeting you and having you for our first guest. We would love to have you use our property again. We do have a few updates planned for the near future. We will be adding a table with chairs, firmer bed pillows, more lighting in the living room and of course for the warmer months air conditioners. Thank you again. Jim and Dawn.
We have a new aquatics park in Batesville with kiddie pools, water slides, a lazy river, a diving area, a therapy pool as will as an inside pool. There are also tennis courts, basketball courts, racquet ball courts, etc. at this location.
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We DO NOT allow pets or smoking in our apartment. This keeps the apartment allergy free for all guests. We do not provide housekeeping services. No littering. If you smoke, an ashtray will be provided for your use outside. DO NOT throw trash or cigarette butts off of deck or in the yard. We will charge an additional $10.00 per day fee if we have to come and clean up the yard after you. You have full priviledges of the kitchen. We have provided a refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, linens for the beds, towels and washcloths for the bathroom and dish rags and towels, place mats, pot holders, cutting boards, pots and pans, dishes, glasses, coffee cups, silverware, cooking utensils and salt and pepper for the kitchen, there are sample size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, tooth brushes (please take with you when you leave) and hand soap for the bathroom. There is a medicine cabinet above the bathroom sink for your convenience during your stay. You are responsible for upkeep as well as cleaning during your stay. WE are not responsible for any accidents on the property. If you bring alcohol, please remember this is a dry county. We are not responsible for any damages pertaining to the use of alcoholic beverages. Any drug use on the property will not be tolerated and any person taking part in these types of activities will be removed from the property and no refund will be given for any unused stay. If your stay is longer than a week, we will expect you to remove the sheets from the beds and place them and any used towels outside the door on the deck. We will collect them and give you clean linens in their place. All garbage is to be placed in the garbage bin under the steps. Garbage pickup is on Wednesdays so we will be coming to empty the garbage can/bin on Wednesday morning for pickup. You will be responsible for cleaning the apartment so please clean up after yourselves. Thank you and enjoy your stay.