GRAND SUMMIT HOUSE IN MT NEBO STATE PARK VIEW

Cynthia and Daniel Schanink

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GRAND SUMMIT HOUSE IN MT NEBO STATE PARK VIEW

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-22)

'The Summit House' is owned by an artist with original one of a kind watercolors in this private lodge home located in Mount Nebo State Park. Our 4400 square foot home is perched on the mountain's edge of the rim trail several feet below with the house 1500 feet above the Arkansas River Valley.The house walls are Arkansas cedar or sheet rocked with 90' acrylic mural views past stone arch ways. We have decorated the rooms with real watercolor original paintings that Cynthia Schanink or Stanley Rames painted. Book a week with credit card get a discount coupon code at our artsummitnebo web site.

Four charming king or queen bedrooms that sleep 16 guest since we have a daybed with trundle in each one, all have their own entrance onto a 62 foot deck overlooking the valley, and with five bathrooms each bedroom has there own toilet. fully furnished kitchen has lots of white dishes, four drawers of flateware, glasses and stem ware and lots of cook ware. A covered patio has an out side table and gas grill off the 62'x19' great room with a large native stone wood fireplace, a 38'x19' cathedral ceiling living room and a 20'x24' game room makes this an ideal location for family reunions, weddings, receptions, business retreats, social meetings and club or church retreats.

Enjoy all the activities the state park provides which was rated in the top ten in the country in the early 1900's, historically noted as the 'Resort Above the Clouds'. Awaken to sunrise over the valley below from the back deck or porch and memorable sunset at 'Sunset Point' across the lane.

We have added large mural paintings to the walls and real Arkansas cedar walls for and elegant lodge look in 2012.

1 1/2 hrs W of Little Rock on I-40, 2 hrs S. of Branson, Mo.

We appreciate all reviews so that we can know all areas in which we are doing well or can fix anything that reflect on our home and business. We strive to upkeep our homes in good, clean condition to provide the atmosphere our guests experience.

We have left some décor in original style (flocked wallpaper in a bathroom) which some guests have commented positively about. Without itemizing, we have invested in improvements since we bought the Summit House replacing roof, siding, carpeting, 2 new heat and air systems, all new windows and doors and are in the process of replacing interior paneling with native red cedar. We have replaced 90% of the furniture at least twice in 11 years due to damages by a very few guests. Mattresses are changed every 4 years. There are 16 extra blankets in closets for 11 beds and three hide-a-beds. We have a 100 year old 8' solid cherry antique desk that has a sign not to move it. We have an antique 8' marble buffet for service ware.

When guest are leaving at 11 am the day you might be arriveing please allow time for housekeeping to clean and prepare the house for you.

Keywords: weddings, Lodge, Family Home, big house, great mountain view, four bed rooms, extra sleeping areas, futons, sofa bed, view, reunion, family bedrooms

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
For many years my family has been coming here to enjoy each others company, catch up, reminanince, play music and have an auction. There are 3 generations from different life styles sharing this beautiful house, we have lots of room to share and I like the newly updated kitchen with all the appliances to cook and serve food with.
Feb 2010
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Cynthia and Daniel Schanink

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Daniel and Cynthia have been married for 38 years and have three married children and four grand children. This photo of us was taken at Sunset Point 1000 ft from our house so we usually walk here each evening. We enjoy Mount Nebo with the air so clean and cooler in a summer breeze above the valley. We love all its hiking trails, wildlife, tennis courts and its so beautiful. My first trip to Mount Nebo was in my 1968 British Leyland MBG with its low profile. I enjoyed all the turns in the road. I had just graduated from Russellville High School in 1974 and thought to myself, how could anyone afford to build big houses up here, in the state park, as I passed the Summit House when it was being built. Now that we have owned the exact house for eleven years I know that the bank loan has a lot to do with the purchase. My husband Daniel with the help of our youngest daughter Jessie was scouting out a place to have our twenty fifth wedding anniversary celebration. They saw a for rent sign in the front yard and called the number and it was not available on our date. He asked if anything ever came up for sale up on Mount Nebo. The owner Jack Burris said no, nothing comes for sale up here, but he wanted to retire and would consider selling the house to us. But we looked way to young and under dressed to be approved for this loan, but with good credit we closed within 30 days.

Now eleven years later we have made big improvements to the house and flowerbeds and enjoy our trips to the house monthly to enjoy our new pool table, the Direct TV Satellite and Hydro tub for two in the master bathroom. The view is always changing with each day.

Cynthia and Daniel Schanink purchased this house in 2001

We fell in love here and the memories are sweet here on Mount Nebo with lots of out door activities, like tame wild life to feed corn and to photograph. No hunting allowed in this beautiful park. Hang gliders launch from next door and sore above the house. Hike eight different trails that lead to springs to bring youth to any who soak their feet, as legended by the locals.My first trip to Mount Nebo was in my 1968 British Leyland MBG with its low profile. I enjoyed all the turns in the road. I had just graduated from Russellville High School in 1974 and thought to myself, how could anyone afford to build big houses up here, in the state park, as I passed the Summit House on my way to ‘Sunset Point’. Now that we have owned the exact house for eleven years I know that the bank loan has a lot to do with the purchase. My husband Daniel and I have celebrated our 35 wedding anniversary here and look foreward to more.

Pride of ownership brings us to renovations and the first thing we had to do was change the siding from cedar to vinyl then we changed the windows and doors from aluminum to double pane and hinged. All the interior walls were painted or replaced by sheet rock with acrylic murals or Arkansas cedar and the interior doors are new. The flooring on the main floor is now porcelain tiled and the kitchen has new Formica counters. There is a new garbage disposal, dish washer and faucet in the kitchen.

Arriving on top of the mountain there is a wonderful clean clear breeze as the temperature changes about 10 degrees from the valley.

My favorite place to be is the Summit House with enough room to enjoy my watercolor painting indoors or out. I also teach my annual watercolor workshop class here with all the stored extra tables and chairs. I always have the best view from the house and enough room for any other activity that might come up like weddings and family reunions with all the sitting areas and beautiful views. This house is in the state park with trails going to six different springs. The children have many games to choose from. I like to see Hang glidding from behind the visitors center next door and star gazing from our bedroom deck here.

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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479 747 1200
Mount Nebo Arkansas
Fort Smith, AR, USA
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OUR FAMILY REUNION AT THE SUMMIT HOUSE.

  • 4 of 5
For many years my family has come here to enjoy each others company, catch up, to play music, have an auction and reminisce in memories. There are three generations to share their experiences in life. We all come from different life styles yet we all feel at home here every time we gather at the Summit House which is clean with beds made and clean towels under the sinks. We are proud to continue this yearly reunion tradition and can only hope that other families can let go of their busy lives for a week to do the same with their dear families.
We also had a daughter get married at sunset point with a beautiful reception in this big living room of 60 feet long. They even provided the tables that fold up and store out of the way in the game room. We found silver trays and a punch bowl to serve the food we brought and didn't pay high prices for a catering service.
This view is priceless and free to all that come to the Mount Nebo state park but we stay the night and watch the spectacular sunrise before any one else sees it in Arkansas.
The Mount Nebo trails are every where and clearly marked to find your way home after we fine geo'cache.sites on each trail we take. Now this bonus is like treasure hunting. We hope to continue this tradition for years.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My husband and I are glad to share our amazing home with an incredible view for the families that enjoy turn key gatherings. We are updating new featrures in our vacation home to help our guest.
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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479 747 1200
Mount Nebo Arkansas
Paris, AR
5

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

  • 5 of 5
This was the best experience I've ever had. Our family stayed at The Summit House for my son's wedding at the nearby Pavilion. We could not have had a better time. What a beautiful house furnished and adorned with wonderful paintings throughout. A view to die for and a bed I never wanted to leave. Couldn't have asked for more. Just loved it.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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479 747 1200
Mount Nebo Arkansas
5

WE LOVED THIS HOME AND THE VIEW

  • 5 of 5
Large group of my friends and I descended on Mt. Nebo for an extended weekend of fun. This home was PERFECT....very clean, very comfortable, lots of beds and bedrooms... and a view that you can't believe!!! There were deer in the yard each evening, the spring flowers were just starting to emerge and we had a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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Mount Nebo Arkansas
Kansas City, MO
5

WONDERFUL GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at the Summit House! Lots of space, very comfortable, beautiful views - couldn't ask for anything more. We hiked and hiked, played golf, relaxed, visited the Visitors Center (many times! very helpful), watched the sun rise at Sunrise Point and sunset at Sunset Point (very close). The drive up the mountain was always very entertaining for the kids - 2 miles, straight up...15 switchbacks. We'll be back for sure!
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Mount Nebo Arkansas
Conway, Ar
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BAD MEMORY FROM A WONDERFUL DAY

  • 3 of 5
The home itself was adequate. It had plenty of room for our entire wedding party. It was a convent location close to where my husband and I got married. It had a neat layout and beautiful views. Sadly, I can't rate it any higher than average due majorly to the fact that the heat for 2 days and a night while we were there. It was in November and freezing cold! My entire wedding party was frozen trying to get ready. My feet were so cold I couldn't walk down the stairs in my heels! The owners didn't show up to fix it until 20 minutes before my 4:00 pm wedding started. We were offered no discount or any kind of anything for our huge inconvenience. I didn't even get an apology! No phone call after the fact, no face to face apology--NOTHING! I won't ever stay again because of it.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We want our guest to be happy and comfortable when they rent our home. The house has two new heat pumps in the 4400 sq ft home with one up stairs and one down stairs. The newest one year old is up stairs and has a digital touch screen reader. We drove sixty miles north on Hwy 7 ASAP to see about the problem and have it fixed as soon as we got the phone call. We do apologize for your inconvenience. It is hard to second guess nature in Arkansas. My daughters November out door wedding at this house was 72 degrees and sunny.
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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Mount Nebo Arkansas
Memphis, TN
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WOMEN'S CHURCH RETREAT

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  • 5 of 5
Cynthia, I and some women from my church rented one of your houses in August on the 24th of this year. I apologize for not responding sooner. I wanted to give you some feedback on my experience while staying there. I would like to start out by saying that I had a wonderful time staying at the Summit House, I loved the view, it was very beautiful. The house was neat and very clean which are very high on my standards, and I would definitely recommend this house to my family for their get-together and to my friends. My stay there was so relaxing and the view was just breathtaking.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Little Rock
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Russellville
Nearest Motorway
W State Hwy 155
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Arkansas River
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Delaware
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
John Daly
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Dardanelle
Nearest Point of Interest
Mount Nebo State Park Visitors Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Summit House by Visitors Center
Car: necessary

We have a key pad entry on the door of the house for easy access ( no key to lose ) when you rent the house. Fun for your family vacation. Free entry to this state park with three play grounds, 14 miles of Hiking Trails that lead to five springs, two free tennis courts, summer water slide pool in state park only $4 per day per person, basket ball hoops, Lake Dardanelle boating below mountain, Hang-gliding (Class 3 minimum), Watercolor class $240 with materials provided for up to ten in your group each person has a painting competed, best souvinior from your stay at this famous mountain class by owner Cynthia must book before arrival.

The air is so clean and clear up above the river valley, that you never want to go back home. The visitors center has a few groceries, souviniors and bike rides, a bag of corn mix is one dollar to feed the deer that will arrive daily to graze on the grass. If you shack the bag of corn they come running up closer to you for the feed. I have seen many clusters of deer all over the park. Please remember you may Photograph but No Hunting is Allowed. There is a walmart at the bottom of the hill that you can visited any time for your food. Especially if you have an awesome cook. The deer are roaming everywhere. I would see and hear them in the woods on our walks. Take a hiking trail one day....just the easy one..that is kinda cool too. If is gets a little dark walk up to the road for part of the walk back to the Summit House because the road is always near the trails.

My first trip to Mount Nebo was in my 1968 British Leyland MBG with its low profile. I enjoyed all the turns in the road. I had just graduated from Russellville High School in 1974 and thought to myself, how could anyone afford to build big houses up here, in the state park, as I passed the Summit House on my way to ‘Sunset Point’. Now that we own the exact house.

Now eleven years later we have made big improvements and enjoy our trips to the house monthly to check on the yard and quality of cleaning from our service provider, new pool table with equipment, the Direct TV Satellite reception and Hydro tub in the master bedroom.

Pride of ownership brings us to renovations and the first thing we had to do was change the siding from cedar to vinyl then we changed the windows and doors from aluminum to double pane and hinged. All the interior walls were painted or replaced by sheet rock with acrylic murals or Arkansas cedar and the interior doors are new. The flooring on the main floor is now porcelain tiled and the kitchen has new Formica counters. There is a new garbage disposal, dish washer and faucet in the kitchen.

Arriving on top of the mountain there is a wonderful clean clear breeze as the temperature changes about 10 degrees from the 1800 ft elevation.

Evening is a great time to be outdoors; we usually go to Sunset Point to enjoy watching the sunset, then the stars show up and the moon rises over head. We head home to our Summit House for dinner then sit on the porch swing sipping a glass of wine while, deer and an armadillo come across the yard in front of us. We pose no threat and enjoy their presence. Then the lights are coming on in the houses of Dardanelle, Delaware and Russellville so beautiful to sit in the double swing and watch them, but we can also see the lights of Greenbriar and Clarksville.

After a tranquil sleep I rise to make coffee and find Fox News on the TV. As the sun rises from the east I watch from my chair the different layers of clouds it passes through and I’m grateful to be the first person in Arkansas to see the sunrise over the horizon, since I am so high up above the Arkansas River Valley.

Now for a hike around the Rim Trail which is my favorite with its majestic views and towering rocks and trees bent over from windy storms that have passed by. Six short trails to the springs offer short cuts to the Bench trail which is a level roadway from days gone by when houses were built one hundred years ago but they burned in the 1920’s when a fire swept through to end a decade of grander times. I have found old stone chimneys, foundations and wells near the trails. All the seasons are wonderful, in the Spring you see the dogwood trees bloom, in summer you see the baby fawns birthed by does, fall the fuzzy spikes come on the yearlings and winter trees shed the leaves to give the grand view of the valley laying out below.

During our visit to the Summit House, practically every waking moment is spent enjoying this wonderful place, indoors and out. Recycling is a must here at our vacation rental. We need your help to keep trash recycle in order. Please put aluminum cans no foil or tin in the marked trash can.

Break down all boxes and make a stack by the trash cans.

Unrecyclable trash should be bagged and put in the unmarked trash can.

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Mount Nebo House Rental Rates

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Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 2
2 night minimum stay
$250
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$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$6,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,000
$7,400
 

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Book on line from our web site www.artsummitnebo.com and click on the blue button, enter your dates in the calendar and follow the instructions. We take Visa and Mastercard, but can not take Americanexpress.
Notes When you book from our web site artsummitnebo.com with credit card from our web site you will pay $400 for down payment which goes to your rental time. Balance due 30 days before arrival and if you must cancel we give your money back.
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Amenities

Mount Nebo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Water View
  • Mountain
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Grill
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Jack and Jill share the tub/shower with a door seperaton
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • All Five bathrooms have a sink and toilet and towels under the sink in a cabinet. Main floor you walk in on has a tile shower. Up stairs bedrooms have showers with only two rooms sharing a shower in a Jack and Jill shower tub room with doors. The master suite has a shower, jetted tub and two sinks and toilet room with door.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • King size beds (2) in two bedrooms, Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (7) in each bedroom, Daybed/trundle, Baby Crib (1), and three futons in living room and sleeper sofa in game room
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Tennis Court
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • library
  • churches
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • roller blading
  • equestrian events
  • rafting
  • wind-surfing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
You will need to bring your paper products such as paper towels, toilet paper and napkins. We provide one roll per bathroom. All the linens for beds and towels for bathing. Liquid hand soap is on each sink, you should bring your body wash or bar soap. Massage therapy for your group 4 hour minium for $1 per minute call to reserve a week ahead. TV and VCR in two bedrooms, 52' satellite TV/VCR/DVD in greatroom, DVD and video tape library, two Refrigerators, extra towels under sinks, pool table, Double hydro tub in master bdrm with satellite TV, Mt. Nebo State Park Pool/waterslide summer only (shared)
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