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Allens' Cabin - Nestled Atop Beautiful Petit Jean Mountain

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Ray and /or Kathy Allen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

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 Morrilton

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.


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.


Morrilton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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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Allens' Cabin - Nestled Atop Beautiful Petit Jean Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 84 reviews

Beautiful views - very quiet and peaceful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the Allens' Cabin. Short drive to Petit Jean State Park for hiking. Wonderful views from the balconies. Plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 kids.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ogden, Arkansas

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

My review is a little delayed but I still wanted to get it in. From the moment we pulled in the driveway we were in awe of this cabin. It is next to impossible to please 3 adult children, my husband and myself all with the same things (the grandson is still easy to please), but this cabin did it, everyone had a blast. It was very relaxing, we spent most of our time on the screened in porch overlooking the valley and playing cards. The welcome chalk board and all the little notes on how to work things and where to find things made us feel more like guests than renters. The cabin is well stocked, if you forgot to bring something it is quite possibly there. There are games and movies in the den, and a fire pit with plenty of chairs just a short walk down the trail. This was our anniversary weekend we wanted to spend with our kids. We went over to Mt. Nebo where we had got married to take family pictures. We will most likely stay again in the future and have already recommended this cabin to friends. The Allens are great hosts. Thank you again for such a wonderful weekend get away for our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen ' s Country Cabin on top of Petit Jean Mountain

  • 5 of 5

For the family that wants a close, but quiet getaway. A place where you can connect with nature. With very great host. Then this is the spot. Our family enjoyed it very much as we went to the Petit Jean Mountain car show and swap meet. Close to the famous car museum, Mather Lodge with 5 star cooking at a terrific price. Out of this world scenic views. We would definitely recommend this cabin for your family getaway. But as a hint, be sure to reserve early so you don't lose out on the dream of your life.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen's Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Based on the photos posted online, our expectations for the cabin were quite high. The cabin (house) and setting far exceeded our expectations. The cabin was comfortable and the view from the back of the house overlooking the valley for miles was extraordinary. The notes on how to operate the technology in the home were quite helpful. The cabin was clean and had everything we could possibly need. We were within minutes of the park and meals at the lodge. Our two 16-year-old grandsons rated the cabin as "COOL!" and "NEAT!" We had quick responses to our contacts with the owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Greenville, Mississippi

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: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.