Mount Nebo house rental - Livingroom with a wall mural, buffet, dinning table and fire place sitting area
Livingroom with a wall mural, buffet, dinning table and fire place sitting area
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps22
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay nights
 

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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 climbing rocks and the rim trail 10 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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Daniel and Cynthia have been married for 35 years and have three married children and three 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.

20 Reviews of Property 20739 on Mount Nebo, Arkansas

Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
average rating of 4.611111 based on 20 reviews
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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
4

Our family reunion at the Summit House.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 6/9
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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
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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Mount Nebo Arkansas
Conway, Ar
3

Bad memory from a wonderful day

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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Mount Nebo Arkansas
Memphis, TN
5

Women's Church Retreat

Women's Church Retreat
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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479 747 1200
Mount Nebo Arkansas
Bossier LA
4

Great Family reunion

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Most everything is as advertised it is a nice house with plenty of room and great views. I think the pricing is fair and I really like the way the landlord incorporated insurance in the contract to protect you and them. I don't think anyone in our group had any complaints. The pool table was old cheap and rickety, but that is understandable because i doubt things like that are very well taken care of by most renters. the house had its charm even with the 70's style carpets. The house could use a horse shoe pit and/or Vally ball net; but then again I guess I can see a lot of Vballs going over the cliff and the nets getting torn up a lot.

The neihbors complained about us parking on their lawn but were nice enough about it and after a conversation it was obviouse they were frustrated by renters are always parking on their lawn and even spoke of one time taking their grill. I think this is an issue the landlord needs to deal with. I recommend a fence or something marking the boundries and instructions in the house to not use equipment from other house because they are personally owned. All in all I recommend this house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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479 747 1200
Mount Nebo Arkansas
Beebe, Arkansas
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Our stay at the Summitt House was awesome. It was exactly as described on the website and well suited for our large family reunion. It is one of those places that you walk into and immediately feel welcome. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of pillows, linens, etc. to go around when it came time to bed the kids down on the futons. The game room with the pool table was a lot of fun for us, the teenagers especially as they had their own place to hang out. Watching a hang glider take off from the cliff next door behind the vistor's center was one of the highlights of our trip. Enough cannot be said about the spectacular view; it was breathtaking. The only thing I would recommend is that you think twice about planning anything here that involves small children as there is no fencing to obstruct the view and you would have to make sure they stay in the front yard; but, as we had teens this was no problem. There was plenty of room for parking. The yard was quite large and accomodated playing games, grilling, etc. I will definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a place big enough to accomodate a large group of people.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are happy to accommodate large families and glad you enjoyed the Summit House. We are now installing flower beds on the lawn edge on the view side with iris and climbing rose bushes. We look forward to your stay again. Thank you, Cynthia
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
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479 747 1200
Mount Nebo Arkansas
Little Rock, Ar
5

A Perfect Place for a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner and After Wedding Party.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
The Summit House was beautiful and perfect for our needs as a place for our son's rehearsal dinner and after wedding party. We had 30+ guests for the Rehearsal Dinner and 60+ for the After Dinner Party. The murals on the walls in the dinning room and the living room added to the relaxed atmosphere and gave the feeling that the spaces were much larger that they were. The cedar paneling was gorgeous.

The downstairs was wheelchair accessible; however, none of the bedrooms were as they are all upstairs.

Our family plans to have a family reunion here in the future. Several of our guests inquired about the house and indicated that it was such a pleasant experience that they would be leasing it in the near future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Grand Summit House in Mt Nebo State Park View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20739vb
479 747 1200
Mount Nebo Arkansas
United States
5

A Great Place for a Wedding

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Our son's wedding was held at the Summit House. The view is magnificent and there is a large open area on the first floor that was perfect for a large group of people. This is a wonderful house and we look forward to visiting again.