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Serenity Hilltop Retreat: Amazing Valley View in Eureka Springs

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms/2 sofa beds, 4 bathrooms, full-service kitchen, pavilion & fire pit

This private, three story guest house sits at one of the highest points in Eureka Springs, at over 1,400 feet in the Ozark hillside, and on 7 wooded acres for exploring. Limited bookings for 2017. Change over day must be Sunday. There is also a pavilion with a view for miles that is exclusively for our guests' use. There are 3 queen-sized beds, 4 full bathrooms, and 2 queen-sized sleeper sofas to provide plenty of room for comfortable sleeping. All bedding is 600 thread count Egyptian cotton. Two bedrooms are private with an attached bath and a balcony. Third bedroom adjoins the TV room which has a sleeper sofa and a balcony. Another sleeper sofa is in living room. The full kitchen includes refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven, coffee maker, eating area, and bar stools at counter. TV room includes a DVD player and cable TV service with hundreds of channels, including HBO.

Meg Dendler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Meg Dendler

Scott and Meg married in 1990 and spent years living in the Detroit Metro Area before moving to Houston, TX, in 2005. They both earned graduate degrees and had busy careers (Scott as a CFO and Meg as a teacher and writer). But after decades of battling crazy traffic and commuting hours each day, they decided it was time for a change.

Meg Dendler purchased this house in 2012

Why Meg Dendler chose Arkansas

One look at this glorious property in Arkansas was all it took. Eureka Springs stole Scott & Meg's hearts, and the promise of waking up every morning to a view that stretched for miles clinched it. They packed up the family (including 4 cats and a dog) and relocated to what they now call Serenity HIlltop. Scott and Meg live just across the lawn from the guest house, so you may see Meg writing on the porch or Scott working in the yard. It is truly a little bit of heaven every day.

What makes this house unique

Downtown Eureka Springs is delightful, but staying overnight in the city can make parking tricky and is not exactly peaceful. Serenity Hilltop offers the privacy for your group to be as quiet or as loud as you please, and to be all under one roof together. Guests love to explore the cavern on our property and take quiet walks in the woods. Everyone in town comments on what a beautiful place we have, and we couldn't agree more. We'd love to share it with you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left in our guest book:

"Last night's bonfire topped off a wonderful week of relaxing, adventure, laughter, great food, and beautiful views at Serenity Hilltop! This was the perfect home away from home for our ten folks from Texas and Kansas. Scott and Meg, thank you so much for treating us like family. We will definitely recommend your Eureka Springs piece of paradise to anyone looking for a place to catch their breath and enjoy friends, family, and the beautiful views!

Thank you!!"

We love the little hearts the young ladies put by their names! Thank you.
Mar 2016
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Eureka Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Absolutely no more than 10 guests in the house. This is monitored.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • All three bedrooms have attached full bathrooms and a door to an outside balcony with a valley view. A second queen-sized sofa bed is available in the main floor living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
7 private wooded acres over 1,400 feet up in the Ozarks. All groups are welcome, but we are running limited bookings this season. Check-out must be on a Sunday. This is a three level house and the front entrance has steep stairs, so it would not be suitable for those who are elderly or with serious walking issues. Smoking is allowed outside the house in a restricted area of the property due to fire hazard. Absolutely no pets/animals allowed anywhere on the property, including in cars. No more than 10 guests allowed in the house or on the property at any time. Strictly enforced.


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Serenity Hilltop Retreat: Amazing Valley View in Eureka Springs
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the Serenity Hilltop Retreat. The house was a perfect layout for our family of 7. Our hosts, Meg and Scott, were awesome and very accommodating when we were ready to grill, wanted a campfire for s'mores or a restaurant recommendation. And the view? Amazing! Our family enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful that you had a wonderful visit and hope you'll join us again.
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Long week-end with friends

  • 5 of 5

Mary was very helpful and informative. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. My only comment would be that I would have a tv in the living room.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful you had a good visit!
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Beautiful house with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Serenity Hilltop was absolutely perfect. We had a large group (10 people) and we all had plenty of space. The owners were delightful and very accommodating to our group. We grilled one night and had a marshmallow roast the next and they set up our grill and fire pit.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful you had a nice visit and hope to have you join us again in the future.
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A great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Meg and Scott were such gracious hosts and the house was beautiful, complete with amazing views. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family. We had enough space we didn't feel crammed together and each party had a private level to retreat to. This was a great weekend away!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Julie! We are so grateful that you had a great trip. We'd love to have you join us again.
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Great, large home in Eureka Springs!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Beautiful view, comfy beds, more than enough space!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good stay!! Thank you for leaving a review.
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Festus, Missouri

We loved everything about this property!

  • 5 of 5

We came to town for a girls weekend and loved this property. Everything was exactly as we expected. Home is beautiful, the surrounding grounds are beautiful, the view.. amazing! We were close enough to Eureka Springs that driving into town was easy and quick! Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful! They were there to welcome us, even though our arrival was later in the evening. We can't say enough nice things about our stay! Definitely recommend this property! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time! Thank you so much for the lovely review.
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Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse
Great Passion Play
Turpentine Creek Exotic Wildlife Refuge
Autumn Breeze Restaurant -- CLOSED
Thorncrown Chapel
Local Flavor Cafe
Beaver Lake
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
many in town
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Holiday Island
Nearest Motorway
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many in town
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Beaver Lake
Car: necessary

Over 1,400 feet up in the Ozarks on 7 private wooded acres to explore. A quick trip to all that Eureka Springs has to offer--art galleries, quaint shopping, great restaurants--as well as minutes from Beaver Lake. In an hour, you can be in Branson, MO. We also highly recommend Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge for a face to face experience with rescued tigers, lions, cougars, and bears. We are located right off Highway 62 for easy access.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Guest house maximum is 10 at all times. This is monitored for security and safety.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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