|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Little Sugar Farmhouse has been in our family since the early 1900's. It was purchased by our Great Grandfather and the original part of the house is 100 years old. We grew up in the summers swimming in the creek and running around the woods while our Grandparents raised cattle, pigs, chickens and hay. We were raised in Dallas but always have come back to our farm for summers and holidays. We have fully renovated the house to provide a beautiful country escape for our families as well as yours. The Little Sugar Farmhouse is near the Elk River which is a popular for canoeing, kayaking or rafting. The University of Arkansas is only 45 minutes away which makes it a perfect spot for a football weekend get-a-way. The Mark Twain national forest is not far from the farmhouse as well as an hour drive to Branson for concerts and of course the fabulous Silver Dollar City. The Little Sugar Farmhouse is central to popular casinos, water sports, Northwest Arkansas attractions and dining including the Crystal Bridges Museum. Make the Little Sugar Farmhouse your peaceful country retreat. Access to so many opportunities while still having a country experience. Enjoy!!
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We are two sisters who inherited the family farmhouse and 376 acres several years ago. The oldest of us was a flight attendant for 15 years and the youngest is a flight attendant and has been flying for 17 years. We are both raising our families in Dallas but throughout our travels we have found there is no place like our Little Sugar Farmhouse.
Jana Reishus purchased this farmhouse in 1900
We inherited it and wanted to share our quiet country retreat with others.
We enjoy traveling down the dirt road to enter a slower lifestyle that most of us don't experience anymore on a daily basis. The farmhouse offers us a retreat from the demands of a hectic lifestyle. However, the farmhouse is close enough to Northwest Arkansas for shopping, dining and nightlife. We also enjoy several very unique local businesses in McDonald county that add charm to the country experience.
The farmhouse sits on the corner of 376 acres. A large amount is leased to a local rancher. This is a working farm and at times you may get a glimpse of what life in the country is really like. Cattle roam in the distant fields, beavers scurry across the yard and if your lucky you may even see deer crossing over the road to enjoy the creek!
My sister and I shared this great little farm house with both our families. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It reminded us of going to our grandparents farm house when we were younger. They no longer have that farm house but do not live far from this farm house. We now plan on making a yearly return to this house for our family reunions. Jana and Nikki were so kind and accommodating. It is definitely worth the visit!
We loved the Little Sugar Farmhouse! There were 8 of us and everyone had their own bed to sleep in, there were plenty of bathrooms and it's a surprisingly large house with lots of room to spread out so that you don't feel like everyone is on top of each other the whole time. My nephew LOVED being right by the river as he's an avid fisherman and he spent the majority of his time down there. The other kids really enjoyed the property. There was a lot to explore and tons of room for running around. The bed that my husband and I slept on (in the master suite) was comfortable for us but my sister in law and her husband felt that their bed was a little hard and woke up feeling a little sore each day but not that big of a deal. We spent most of our time out on the porch that's off of the kitchen and it would have been wonderful if it were covered and the lightbulb was out so we weren't able to see well at night- again, not a big deal. We still enjoyed every moment! Not sure if it's just because of the season (Summer), but we did have a little issue with wasps. It looked like maybe they had taken refuge in the fireplace. Again, nothing a little bug spray didn't fix. It just scared the kids LOL
We really REALLY enjoyed our stay and it was perfect for our needs. We were visiting family that live in Noel, just a few minutes away and there was easy access to it as well as Walmart, gas stations, McDonalds, etc right down the road. The house is down a gravel road and although it had a surprising amount of "traffic" for being off the main road, most of the time you felt like you were the only one around for miles and we loved that. We will absolutely be staying here on future trips up to Missouri to visit family! No more cramping everyone into a hotel room or sleeping on couches at family member's houses for us!!!
The sisters are easy to work with. We are a couple & stayed 2 nights. Very private & romantic.
On arrival we checked everything out & made our plan. The weather forecast was iffy at best & we had to be flexible knowing that we might have to spend the entire weekend indoors. Late the first afternoon we got to spend a couple hours with the folding chairs sitting in the Little Sugar. A stop at The Jane Store is a must. They have homemade cinnamon rolls every other Saturday morning when it is the owner's weekend to work, so check ahead before assuming that these delicious pastries are available & you're let down. Walmart is close enough that you can get to the farmhouse figure out what you need & then stock up on perishables & items you didn't feel like packing or forgot.
On the 2nd day we floated the Elk River. The river was up & due to recent rains the outfitter out of Noel, MO was only renting rafts. We had planned to kayak, but we adjusted & tried the raft. We really enjoyed ourselves. We used Elk River Floats/Wayside Campground. Very professional family run outfitter.
We slept in our last day & before driving home back north we decided to go into Bentonville to have a late breakfast at Crepes Paulette and then a walk through the Crystal Bridges Museum. Crepes Paulette turned out to be a little food trailer off the square in Bentonville. We almost drove away disappointed because it was not what we expected, but the line of customers & outdoor setting enticed us to give the crepes a try. We were pleasantly surprised & loved our choice. The art museum is free & should not be missed if it at all possible.
I have AT&T as a wireless server & despite the remoteness of the farmhouse had good reception throughout the visit. The tap water has a lot of minerals, including sulphur which has an odor. We burned candles & this resolved the issue for us. The sisters said their teenage niece loves the water, stating that she would like to bottle the water; as it had mineral bath/spa like effects in clearing her skin blemishes. The Little Sugar Farmhouse in Jane, MO is a wonderful little secret that can be enjoyed by couples and families. Absolutely no regrets in booking this trip to the farmhouse.
Little Sugar Farmhouse was the perfect retreat from the craziness of the year, and the madness of the holidays. Everything was exactly as it appeared to be in the photos! The people were kind and friendly. It had the charm of a historic farmhouse with the conveniences of modern living. The Farmhouse had been recently updated and provided wifi as well as 2 large TVs with DVD players for the technology addicted among us. The house was clean and the fire snuggly as our group relaxed, visited and played games. The kitchen was well appointed and the layout of the farmhouse made it very comfortable for 2 families to come together to enjoy each others' company and then retire to the privacy of their own end of the house. All instructions from key pickup to connecting to the wifi to managing the fireplace were clear and concise. One morning we couldn't help ourselves but to grab our coffees and sit on the front porch watching the flock of cardinals playing the trees and bushes around the house. There were plenty of interesting things to do and see in the surrounding areas but we were there to hibernate. No better place to decompress. Thank you Little Sugar Farmhouse for being everything you promised to be...and more!
We have just returned from a wonderful week at the farmhouse. Our time was spent fishing - catch and release - reading, cooking, and enjoying family time. My 87 year old father and 84 year old mother loved having coffee on the front porch each morning and were very comfortable in the huge master suite. My 14 year old grandson fished, built nightly campfires, and even enjoyed the Bentonville Farmers Market. Evenings were spent playing dominoes, cards, and listening to 'stories' told by my parents. We made a day trips to the drive through Promise Land Zoo and Bluff Dwellers Cave.
The farmhouse was perfect - clean, well appointed, loved the kitchen, and the washer and dryer were a great bonus!!
My grandson loved that the Playstation was in the front room where he could 'get away' from the family for a game or two.
The creek was a little low, but we saw river otter, fish, and a black water snake - Yikes!
The fireflies were absolutely amazing - dusk was especially enjoyable with all the fireflies in the copse by the creek. The stars were not to be upstaged by the fireflies and put on quite a show, too.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week and look forward to returning.
I would recommend a stay at the farmhouse for families with teenagers and small children because there are so many opportunities to just be 'kids' - old time fun!
tubing on the Little Sugar Creek, canoeing/rafting on the Elk River, picnic area, hunting and horsetrails at Huckleberry Conservation Area, sunbathing
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$199|
|Notes||One night free with a full week rental|
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