About the property
- Farmhouse2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
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!!
Keywords: ranch house, country home, farm, private, Elk River, canoeing, Kayaking, University of Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum, women retreat, retreats, small corporate retreat, bald eagles,
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Jana Reishus
We are two sisters who inherited the family farmhouse and 376 acres in 2006 after our Grandfather passed away. Jana is currently a realtor and floral designer from Dallas, Texas with 3 children ages 23, 20 and 16 and Niki is a Flight Attendant for Delta Airlines with 2 children ages 12 and 8. We spent all our summers at the farm with our grandparents who taught us the value of family, community and hard work and now we love to share our passion for gathering with others by creating a place for retreats, reunions and relaxing vacations. We both live in the city but love the country and this farm is our way to share our heritage with others.
Jana Reishus purchased this Farmhouse in 1900
Why Jana Reishus chose White Rock
After we inherited the farm we realized after 100 years of this property owned and managed by our Great Grandfather and Grandfather with help from our Dad that we had to keep this country retreat in the family. Jana plans to develop our barns into an event/retreat space in the near future and the farmhouse is perfect for people from all walks of life. We are so grateful that we can keep the farm in our family and let our future generations enjoy what we have and can share it with others.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
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 as well as many outdoor attractions including the Elk River, Big Sugar Creek and Mark Twain Forest located minutes from the farmhouse. 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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Lovely River Getaway!
We enjoyed our time on the Little Sugar so much! Having this lovely home base made it even more fantastic. The house was well furnished and a close walk to river access. We tubed the Little Sugar for two days without having to shuttle for more than 1/2 mile! It was great!
We did forget that water in this area of MO is quite sulfur-y, but the store is so close we did a run for drinking water and everything was good. In fact, it's really cool that we felt so "out in the middle of nowhere", but knew we could run to civilization for nearly anything we needed in about 5 minutes! I mention this not in any way as a negative to the house - we've frequented this area a lot and it is what it is. Just a note for others to pack the water if it's an issue!
The house was open and spread out, giving everyone a sense of their own space. They took care of the couple of items that came up very quickly, giving us an easy, happy weekend on the river! It really was fantastic and we are very thankful that they share this home!
Thank you so much Heather for your review! We so enjoy being able to have our family farmhouse as a fun and relaxing place for families and groups like yours. Thank you for your business and we hope we can host you in the near future!
We booked a weekend to reunite our 5 kids and their plus ones ..Skipping rocks at the creek ... Smores at the fire pit. .. swinging on the tire swing... A variety of spaces that allowed family to spread out and catch up with each other. Everything was there pans . Dishes ..towels .. wi fi .. 2 TV's we had movie s going in both spaces.. games ... plenty of beds and bathrooms.. It was amazing to have that many people so much space to spread out take some quiet to yourself or chose to be in the middle if it all We are making plans for family fun weekend 2018 !!
Thanks jana and Nikki for sharing the farmhouse
Peaceful, relaxing and beautiful
Amazing property with so many fun things to do with just staying on the property or staying very close to the property. We had access to hanging in the creek (across the street), floating in the creek or river (just down the road), roasting marshmallows at the fire pit to playing games in the big fields around the house. Just a fun, relaxing and peaceful place to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy nature and family and friends!
We appreciate your review and look forward to your visit in the future! My sister and I are so grateful for our fabulous guests and are so grateful we are able to share our family farmhouse with families and groups from all over the United States. Have a wonderful rest of your summer!
We had a great stay!
The house is just wonderful. Lots of room for all 8 of us. Boys loved having gaming units. Jana is super nice and easy to work with. The sulfur smell in the water was the only issue. ❤️
Thanks for the review Toni! We appreciate your business so very much. We've been working on the sulfur water for awhile, those country wells can be a bit tough to work with but hopefully can figure out a good solution soon.
Have a great rest of your summer and we'd love to have fabulous guests like you back in the future!
The house has plenty of space and bedrooms, so you are not on top of each other. The river was a little tricky to get down to, but other than that we had a fun family vacation.
Thank you so very much for your review Carma and so glad you enjoyed your visit! That creek path has been covered in so much water this year it's been a challenge to keep it clear but glad you were able to enjoy the property despite the tree fall. Have a wonderful rest of your summer and thank you so much for your business!!
Great Country House
The photos do not do justic to this little piece of heaven. My kids learned how to skip rocks at the creek, they went exploring on the farm, and we had a huge bonfire one night. The house is big enough for two families with a large dinning table. Jana was extremely easy to work with and answered questions quickly. We plan on going back next year.
Thank you so very much Christine! We are so very glad you had a fabulous time at the farmhouse, we appreciate your business and we look forward to your return! Happy Holidays!
Jana and Niki
tubing on the Little Sugar Creek, canoeing/rafting on the Elk River, picnic area, hunting and horsetrails at Huckleberry Conservation Area, sunbathing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.