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Ray and /or Kathy Allen

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Allens' Cabin - Nestled Atop Beautiful Petit Jean Mountain

80 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Arkansas Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Our cabin was built on the northeastern bluff of Petit Jean Mountain and is 750 feet above the base. Two miles of farmland lie between our cabin and the Arkansas River, and a panoramic mountain rimmed view extends over farmland to the north for over 20 miles. Cloud formations are incredibly beautiful at times and the atmosphere on the bluff is aways comfortable and relaxing. At night the star viewing is amazing.

Our cabin is actually a 1400 square ft house with two levels. There are three covered porches; two of them overlook the valley to the north and one of those is screened in. All the rooms to the rear of the house open to their respective porches.

This is located in a quiet woodland setting near the middle of three acres on the bluff of the mountain.

Some nearby areas of interest are: Rockefeller Institute and River Rock Grill (PJ Mtn); Petit Jean State Park; Mount Nebo State Park (Dardanelle); Mt. Magazine State Park (Magazine); Water sports w/fishing and boating at Lake Dardanelle State Park (Russellville); Frisbee golf (two courses - Russellville); Weideker and other wineries (Altus); Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs); Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock); and of course the beautiful Buffalo National River.

No Smoking, No Pets rental.

We require reservations to be made at least two weeks prior to arrival and for at least two consecutive nights. See Rate Details below for more information.

Looking for special interests? We will be happy to provide additional information and pictures upon request.

Our goal is to provide you with an environment you will be pleased with at every moment of your stay.

Our hope is that you will always have rich and happy memories of your trip to our place where ever you are.

Keywords: retreat, getaway, cabin, vacation home, chateau

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ray and /or Kathy Allen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ray and /or Kathy Allen

We have been married over 32 years and love to explore. Kathy is an experienced RN and Ray is retired from Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville, Arkansas. We are the proud parents of six children (two girls, four boys) and currently have two lovely granddaughters.

We are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, camping, water skiing, wild caving, and bicycling.

We enjoy volunteering and helping people when the opportunities arise.

Ray and /or Kathy Allen purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Ray and /or Kathy Allen chose Arkansas

Property next to our cabin/house has been in our family for the past 50 years. This cabin was built around 1995 and recently became available to us. We purchased this cabin in lieu of building a separate structure.

What makes this cabin unique

I enjoy watching the slow designs the farm equipment makes as fields are cut on the farmlands far below us and listening to the far off calls of cattle lowing in the evening. Storm cells moving across the valley any time of day are captivating, and watching the occasional crop duster work the fields below is a real treat.

I also enjoy sitting on the back porch and watching for river boats pushing barges up and down the river. These boats light up the river at night as they slowly push their loads along.

I enjoy drifting off to sleep on the second story hammock on the back porch and feeling the breeze coming up the side of the mountain.

There are only a few cabins/houses built on the bluffs of this entire mountain top and I always enjoy the fact that this is one of them. There's adventure here, and I like that too.


based on 80 traveler reviews

Allens' Cabin - Nestled Atop Beautiful Petit Jean Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews

Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Allens Cabin was the perfect getaway for us and another couple. It was clean, roomy, private, well equipped and has a great view of the Arkansas River Valley. It is also very conveniently located to park attractions. We have stayed many times at the nice State Park Cabins but Allens Cabin was a real treat and will be our first choice when we return. Thanks Kathy and Ray

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My family consisting of my wife, 2 daughters and 2 son-in-laws had a great time. Hiking was great and coming home to the cabin was great. We loved the cabin and enjoyed the screen porch. Very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

cabin well stocked, everything you need and more. Allen's very nice and helpful. If cooking meal for family allow extra time, stove very cute but small. recommend to anyone staying at Petit Jean.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl Time

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was fully equipped with everything we needed. Porches and fire pit area had plenty of seating. Garden areas were beautiful. Beds were super comfortable. We will be back!

Thanks Ray and Kathy

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Allen's Cabin is a delightful place to stay with a very nice view of the valley and Arkansas River. The owner's, Ray and Kathy, were helpful in every respect, and helped to make our Christmas stay a real treat.

I recommend their cabin to anyone looking for a special place to stay at Petit Jean Mountain!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The Allens' Cabin is the perfect place for spending quality time with loved ones and with nature. The cabin itself is perfectly designed for both relaxing and exploring. The double storied decks extend gorgeous views over the Arkansas river valley and in combination with the beautiful landscaping (including a rock waterfall and stone fire circle!) they facilitate a harmony with the outdoors even in winter. Inside, the cabin is full of exciting amenities such as a gas fireplace, a fully stocked kitchen, fast internet, and great entertainment features. The bedrooms are large and comfortable and the bathrooms are luxurious. Everything is in perfect condition and the Allens have lots of information and insight into the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Small airport on the mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Ar Hwy 155 is Petit Jean mountain Rd
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park
Car: necessary

Day trip canoeing available on rivers to north and west, hang gliding from Mount Nebo, day trip cliff diving and swimming at Greer's Ferry Lake near Heber Springs to north, winery tours in Altus, Historic bath houses in Hot Springs, beautiful hiking trails on Petit Jean and surrounding areas. Excellent ATV trail systems on Mt. Magazine to west and Moccasin Gap to northwest. For those interested in geocaching, the opportunities abound.


Rates & Availability

Petit Jean State Park Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.25%

No smoking. No pets. No exceptions.

Two night minimum.
$200 deposit to reserve the property. Children under 13 are included with price.
Reservations must be made and paid for at least two weeks prior to stay.
Unless other arrangements are made we accept personal checks, US Postal money orders only. Confirmed reservations are made on receipt of deposit.

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Arkansas Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Fully stocked linen closet in this bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot bathtub downstairs.
  • Our downstairs bathroom has a white pedestal sink with ivory and polished brass faucets, and a white full sized antique claw foot bathtub with polished brass shower piping and polished brass and ivory handled valves. The shower curtain rod encircles the bathtub with long white curtains. Very charming! Our upstairs bathroom is spacious, has a large mirror with studio lighting over the sink. The counter is made of white marble with an inlayed sink, chrome fixtures with ivory faucet handles. A full bath with shower is against the far wall with polished chrome fixtures. Toilet seats in both bathrooms are oak with polished brass hardware.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Day bed has additional twin trundle bed underneath.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Hide-away sofa in entertainment room
    Master - 1 queen
  • Both upstairs bedrooms open onto a covered porch with a spectacular view of the valley below! The queen beds have high quality comfortable mattresses. The bunk has very good very comfortable mattresses. The hide-away sofa is located in the downstairs entertainment room. This room opens onto a screened porch.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Please do not pick the wildflowers from our property! They're beautiful and tempting to put in a vase, but doing so keeps others from sharing in their beauty (and keeps their seeds from falling for next year!)

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