|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Little Sugar Farmhouse has been in our family since the early 1900's. It was purchased by our Great Grandfather and the original part of the house is 100 years old. We grew up in the summers swimming in the creek and running around the woods while our Grandparents raised cattle, pigs, chickens and hay. We were raised in Dallas but always have come back to our farm for summers and holidays. We have fully renovated the house to provide a beautiful country escape for our families as well as yours. The Little Sugar Farmhouse is near the Elk River which is a popular for canoeing, kayaking or rafting. The University of Arkansas is only 45 minutes away which makes it a perfect spot for a football weekend get-a-way. The Mark Twain national forest is not far from the farmhouse as well as an hour drive to Branson for concerts and of course the fabulous Silver Dollar City. The Little Sugar Farmhouse is central to popular casinos, water sports, Northwest Arkansas attractions and dining including the Crystal Bridges Museum. Make the Little Sugar Farmhouse your peaceful country retreat. Access to so many opportunities while still having a country experience. Enjoy!!
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We are two sisters who inherited the family farmhouse and 376 acres several years ago. The oldest of us was a flight attendant for 15 years and the youngest is a flight attendant and has been flying for 17 years. We are both raising our families in Dallas but throughout our travels we have found there is no place like our Little Sugar Farmhouse.
Jana Reishus purchased this farmhouse in 1900
We inherited it and wanted to share our quiet country retreat with others.
We enjoy traveling down the dirt road to enter a slower lifestyle that most of us don't experience anymore on a daily basis. The farmhouse offers us a retreat from the demands of a hectic lifestyle. However, the farmhouse is close enough to Northwest Arkansas for shopping, dining and nightlife. We also enjoy several very unique local businesses in McDonald county that add charm to the country experience.
The farmhouse sits on the corner of 376 acres. A large amount is leased to a local rancher. This is a working farm and at times you may get a glimpse of what life in the country is really like. Cattle roam in the distant fields, beavers scurry across the yard and if your lucky you may even see deer crossing over the road to enjoy the creek!
There were 7 of us that stayed here for a small family reunion. Other than the water smell, everyone had room, had their own bed and enjoyed the nature of this farmhouse. House was bigger than we thought. Wal-Mart is just down the road so no problem getting things you need while you are there. The Farmhouse is equipped with linens, games, TV's, towels, kitchenware, just about anything you might need. We enjoyed canoeing on ELK river and sitting at the creek across the road from the farmhouse. We drove to Pineville not far from the house and rented canoe's at Kozy Kamp. they were very nice and no problem renting canoes. I recommend if you have children not to go on the ELK on a Saturday. It was way too crowded and lots of people drinking, fighting, bad language. Friday was calm and nice so I suggest going during the week. Other than going on the river, we sat around the picnic table and just visited and instead of going out to eat, we stayed and grilled on the grill that was provided to us. It was very nice and quiet. Much better than a campsite, most of us are getting older and enjoy the quietness, having a bed and no neighbors. The sisters were very nice and accommodating. This vacation home was a good find to us as we all enjoyed our stay.
This wonderful home was the perfect gathering place for our large extended family. My son was married at the nearby Cedar Valley Wedding Venue and we gathered from all over the country to be with him and his new family. The home is close to little sugar creek and the homeowner was very attentive to our desires to "get to the creek." We floated, we fished, we sat in the creek in our lawn chairs and our great grandbabies slept by the creek in their pack in play. We enjoyed our precious time and relaxed time and most importantly bonded with our family. This vacation was almost sacred to all of us. We will always remember the wonderful family time we spent at the "Little Sugar Farm House". Please don't let this place get away from you. Even if you don't have anyone getting married, think of how precious your family is to you and remember the "Little Sugar Farm House" as a place to feel the love you all share.
We stayed a week here and we loved staying in this house! The floors were so clean you can wear socks and they stayed white! (This doesnt happen in a hotel room!) We enjoyed nature watching: The creek was full of fish leaping out of the water to catch bugs. We even saw a beaver! We didnt see the eagles, but we could hear them. A wonderful retreat in a quiet country setting! Would recommend highly!
My niece's wedding was at Cedar Valley Event Center, and this was an ideal location for the family to station ourselves. It's just about 3 miles from the venue, and we were able to host a night before gathering of the wedding party and out of town guests. There was plenty of room and everyone was comfortable! Afterwards, when the guests went to their respective lodgings, the family enjoyed some quality time together over the next couple of days. The house is charming, comfortable and roomy! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
We met my parents here for a three day getaway in August. The house was perfect! Everyone had their own space but there were also plenty of communal areas for visiting! The rooms are beautifully decorated and the house is stocked with everything you need to enjoy your stay. The surrounding area is wonderful. Our boys rode bikes (we brought them), searched for toads, and ran around to their hearts' content, all while the adults sat on the porch relaxing and chatting! When we weren't at the house, we were at the creek fishing, rafting, and wading (I would recommend shoes for this!) We spent several hours each day at the creek and the kids fell asleep happy and exhausted! This trip was a fabulous way to end the summer and a great way for the kids to make memories with their grandparents!
A few notes:
* The sisters, Jana and Niki, are helpful and responsive. Let them know any questions you have!
*Yes, there is a washer/dryer! Be aware that the property uses well water and the smell of sulfur takes some getting used to...it's supposed to be great for your skin!
*You are truly out in the country here but Walmart is a short drive up the road.
*Try some of the local restaurants. Haven 55 in Pineville was great! We tried to go to Burger Time but it was closed (even though their Facebook page said they should be open.) Keep in mind many things are closed on Sunday although there are several fast food/pizza type restaurants near the Walmart.
*My father is 73 and has emphysema...he was able to get around fine but keep in mind if you have special needs that there are stairs up to the main house and access to the creek is best made by truck if you are taking a vehicle (the walk is easy and pretty but was too far for my dad.) We also set up a sunshade on the shore to keep my parents out of the sun.
*Bring your camera...photo opportunities abound!
I really hate to tell anyone about this place because we hope to reserve it again! It was an awesome get away. We had everything we needed and the house was very well equiped with everything one would need. The house is wonderful and the creek was impressive. Our kids and husband spent most of the time on the creek! We enjoyed floating, fishing and just soaking in the cool water. We absolutely loved it! Great memories made!
tubing on the Little Sugar Creek, canoeing/rafting on the Elk River, picnic area, hunting and horsetrails at Huckleberry Conservation Area, sunbathing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$225|
One night free with a full week rental.
Full refund up to 30 days before arrival date.
Damage deposit will not be returned if more guests stay at the house than listed on vrbo and our agreement. Damage deposit will not be returned unless all check out procedures are followed including proper disposal of trash.