'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.
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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.
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.