About the property
- House5000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Perfect For Family Reunions, Great For All Water Sports, Boating, And Fishing.
Set up high on the ridge with plunging views of Lake Norfork, the undiscovered gem of the Ozarks. With clear, still waters, it is the perfect lake for a family vacation. You can swim, boat, water-ski, fish, take a sunset cruise - or simply relax and enjoy the mesmorizing views from your luxury lodge.
With comfortable accommodations for up to 30 people, Equani Lodge is the perfect setting for a family reunion. There are 7 bedrooms, a nursery, 5 bathrooms inside, 1 at the pool cabana, 2 kitchens, 2 decks, a balcony, a heated pool (April - October) with pool deck, pool bar, BBQ, games room with pool table, table tennis, and 11 acres of lake view land for your exclusive use.
Your home away from home, everything is provided to make sure that your family and friends can relax and spend time bonding and making memories. All ages have been considered carefully, with ramp access to the whole main floor, and down to the pool, we can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. The outside decks are each fenced in to keep our little ones and dogs safe. Children have highchairs, plastic plates, a crib, and a playground. The swimming pool has two ledges, one at 1.5 feet and one at 3 feet so kids can always find a safe place to stand around the edge of the pool. There are shady spots to relax on all three decks, where you can avoid the midday sun whilst still enjoying the great outdoors.
Everything comes ready to go for 30 people. From the bed linens, to the bath towels, to the cooking pots, pans, appliances, plates, mugs, silverware, plastic cups and plates, to the pool towels, and outside seating on the main deck which seats up to 30. The Great Room and Games Room each have a Smart TV and keypad so you can hook-up to the internet, your Netflix account etc. But with a huge array of channels on offer you may not need to. There is free wi-fi throughout the house and at the pool. The Games Room has a pool table and there is a table tennis table top for use outside. There is a 13 in 1 games table down at the Pool Cabana for shady, lazy games, and a playground with innovative new apparatus.
Luxuriously appointed bedrooms are all different from one another, each is influenced by one of the beautiful local birds of the Ozarks. There are 7 bedrooms and a nursery, with a variety of room configurations, some with ensuite bathrooms, balconies, terraces, and all (but one) with a stunning lake view.
Your every need has been anticipated so expect to have the most comfortable stay of your life. Beds feature high thread count linens, memory foam mattresses, fluffy duvets, and ample pillows. There is a ceiling fan over each bed, and air-conditioning so your room will be cool and breezy. Blackout curtains ensure you can sleep or nap whenever you like. Full length mirrors, wardrobes, a desk and chair, plenty of sockets for charging your devices, and free wi-fi, give you all the comforts of home.
The highlight of any trip to Lake Norfork is getting out on the beautiful clean, clear water. There are very strict guidelines restricting any development around the lake which is the reason it remains so natural, quiet and clean. Lake Norfork is one of the most exclusive lakes in the region. However these restrictions also applies to boat docks which are very limited, so there is not direct water access from the house. Fortunately, there is a full service marina only 10 minutes away which offers a variety of boats for rent, along with gas, supplies etc. It is impeccably maintained and has slopes for wheelchair access etc. If you have your own boat and trailer, there is ramp access less than a mile away.
We also have a 24 ft pontoon to offer you for rental during your stay. It comfortably seats up to 11 people or (1900 pounds maximum capacity) and comes fully equipped with life vests. We also have tubes and kneeboards available for rental.
Back to Equani, these are the lodge's bedrooms:
CARDINAL (sleeps 2-3)
The only bedroom in the Upper East Wing of the lodge, the master bedroom has a King Bed, one Single Bed, balcony with table, chairs, and a stunning lake view. The Master bathroom is en suite, which has a freestanding egg bath complete with lake view, walk-in rainfall shower, twin sinks, and a walk-in wardrobe.
BLUE JAY (sleeps 2-4)
Walk across to the Upper West Wing of the lodge, to the Blue Jay Master bedroom with a King Bed, 2 Single Beds, and French doors leading to the large deck with a panoramic lake view. The Bathroom is next door, and shared with the Goldfinch Room. It has a walk-in shower, single sink, and lake view window.
GOLDFINCH (sleeps 2-4)
This room is adjoining the Blue Jay Room above so would work well for families that wis to be close together. Two Queen Canopy beds make this an elegant room for couples or children to share. This is the only bedroom which does not have a lake view, but it has a lovely view over the garden.
BALD EAGLE (sleeps 2-4)
Now we take a trip downstairs to the Lower West Wing of the lodge. The bald eagle room has a striking monochromatic color scheme, a window with a Lake View, a King bed and 2 Single Beds. It connects to a large bathroom with bathtub/shower and twin sinks. The bathroom is also shared by the Bluebird Room which is next door.
BLUEBIRD (sleeps 2)
The pretty iridescent blue tones of this room make this one a favorite. It has a great lake view, and a King bed so it is ideal for couples.
PELIATED WOODPECKER (sleeps 2)
Walk across to the Lower West Wing of the lodge, and the Peliated Woodpecker Room is great for those who wish to be in the heart of the action. With the downstairs kitchen on one side, and the Games Room on the other, and a door leading to the lower deck and swimming pool, there is always something to do. The elegant iron canopy Queen bed makes it a romantic choice for couples. It is also closest to the nursery - so would be good for parents. The Peliated Woodpecker Room shares a bathroom with the Nursery and games room. The bathroom has a large walk-in rainfall shower and twin sinks.
ORIOLE (nursery sleeps 1-2)
A whimsical room with a full size crib, toy chest and a small sofabed, perfectly designed for our younger guests.
HUMMINGBIRD (sleeps 4-6)
The largest room in the house, with its own ensuite bathroom complete with twin rainfall shower, and twin sinks. There is a King Bed, bunk beds with one Full Bed and one Single Bed, plus a Queen sofabed. There are two sets of French doors which open out onto the Lower Deck and pool area.
GAMES ROOM (sleeps 2-4)
The Games Room provides a fun setting with ample seating, large flatscreen TV for watching movies, and a stone fireplace. It also has a Queen sofabed, two Single sofabeds, and blackout curtains so it works very well as an extra bedroom. There are two sets of French doors which open out onto the Lower Deck and grass area. The bathroom is just a few steps away and has a large rainfall shower and twin sinks.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Equani Lodge has a sister property, Anedodi which is only a 15 minute drive away. VRBO Listing #213735
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Hilary Altman
We are a family with two young children, and we run a luxury travel company based in New York. We have been organizing luxury tailor-made vacations around the world for 20 years, and as huge fans of Lake Norfork, we felt that there should be a luxury accommodation option in the area.
Hilary Altman purchased this House in 2016
Why Hilary Altman chose Baxter County
The area is completely unspoiled and natural with clean, clear water, more wildlife than the Amazon!
What makes this House unique
Fantastic views of the lake, complete privacy of 11 acres and use of a private heated pool (April - October), lots of deck space and luxury accommodations and bathrooms. The marina is just 10 minutes away, from which you can rent a variety of boats and equipment to make sure you hit the lake in style.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A Wonderful Weekend of Memories
The only problem we had is that we didn't book enough days!! We had an amazing weekend at Equani. My husband and I got married on the back deck and it was so beautiful. The view actually takes your breath away. The house is stunning and great for large groups- we had so much space! Hilary was wonderful to correspond with, and her father in law, Sean, was so sweet and was always making sure we had everything we needed once there. Would definitely love to come back some day, or to stay at Anedodi! Thank you so much Hilary and Sean!
My clients were very happy with this rental. They informed me that it was well set up and everything appeared new.
So lovely and peaceful!
We really enjoyed our stay with our 8 children. There was so much space and a beautiful view of the lake from most every room. The teens loved playing pool and had such fun with the ping pong table. We were able to find everything we needed to cook meals for our family in the big kitchen. We enjoyed hiking the nearby trails and soaking in the lovely sunshine on the deck area of the house. Highly recommend this as a serene and quiet get away! Thank you to Sean for being a wonderful caretaker!
Thank you so much for your kind words - please come back soon!
Great Lake House
Stayed here with four generations of our family, plenty of room! The rooms are all wonderful, the play area for the kids is a great addition! Something for everyone, we all want to come back in the summer to utilize the pool and pontoon rental.
During our stay 5 deer were in the backyard, made the trip that more memorable!
You will not be disappointed in this rental. Oh and the bathrooms ARE AMAZING!
New Years Young Adult Church Retreat
Absolutely, hands down best home we have rented! Every year now (4 years in a row) I look to book a home for our young adult retreats we do with our church and this home was absolutely perfect for 28 adults plus little kiddos! This home was designed with every age in mind. Everyone was so comfortable. Fully stocked kitchen, I did bring some tools from home, but I ended up not using any of mine since they had plenty here! Sean was so quick to show us around, brought over a baby stair gate same night as well. Owners are absolutely wonderful to work with and were really quick to respond to my storm of questions! Views every morning were phenomenal, house sits high above and overlooks the waters.. pretty amazing! Loved the resort style decor and design. Very beautiful and so comfortable. We fell in love with the house, property and this specific location, we are thinking to book this with our family sometime in the summer as well! Thank you Michael, Hilary, Sean, and Linda for opening up your home to us and taking care of us!
Spacious, clean, and nice!
We had 13 adults and 2 children. There was just enough room for private sleeping accommodations, plenty of bathrooms, a large kitchen with all the dishes, cookware, etc. you could possibly want, three refrigerators in the house and one by pool, lots of gathering space upstairs and down for games/eating/etc., a pool table that was in use constantly, and very comfortable beds. It was too cold and wet to take advantage of the outdoor facilities, but maybe next time during a different season. If you have enough adults splitting the cost, it will be hard to find a better and nicer place. Some in our party really wanted a place with a hot tub, but none of the places that had one were this nice and the pool table sealed the deal.