About the property
- Farmhouse1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Our 100-year-old farmhouse has been lovingly renovated and will accommodate 6 guests. The farmhouse retains its character through its screen doors, heart-pine wood floors, period furnishings, and wood stove. Interior furnishings were chosen to provide the plain and simple comforts of the early 20th Century.
The back porch rockers afford practically the same view today as they have for one hundred years. The house, old barn and outbuildings create a setting for you to not just see the valley, but actually be a part of it.
You can be as active as you wish—or as inactive. Watch the sun wake up the valley, experience the amazing vistas of a light-free night sky, hike the many trails along the Buffalo River, or splash in the Cold Hole, the farm's swimming hole on the river--weather permitting, of course-. Canoe, fish, cook, read, visit, explore or just laze around. This farmstay offers many ways for you to enjoy the Upper Buffalo River and the woodlands, pastures, streams, and bluffs that make up the historic Boxley Valley.
Accommodations include two bedrooms upstairs with a full bath and one bedroom downstairs with attached full bath. Common rooms include a sitting room upstairs, a living room downstairs, an eat-in kitchen, and two covered porches.
James Larkin Villines and his wife, Eliza, who built the home, did without electricity or running water until 1942; now, however, guests can enjoy central heat and air, telephone, and wifi.
We require advanced notice of at least 48 hours.
The Ferguson Family
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 5:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quaint, comfortable, well stocked
We enjoyed our stay very much. Plenty of towels, pillows, blankets, etc. The kitchen included basic spices. The house is comfortable and quaint. Close to lots of activities. Thanks!
Precious farmhouse, peaceful.
Love location in Boxley Valley with plenty of trails nearby and so comfortable. Especially loved visiting with Mr. Ferguson! He is a delight.
Comfortable home in great location
This home is unique and very well-appointed to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible. Located in the Boxley Valley, with beautiful landscapes and wildlife, it is a great choice whether you want to hike, swim, canoe, explore or just chill out. The family is especially accommodating and helpful. This was a repeat visit for us and we will probably return again!
Though this fall won't go down in the books as one of our prettier ones, the lack of vivid color invites the notice of small wonders, I think. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next year!
Very nicely kept old farmhouse was as pleasing as the pictures show.
Easy access if your staying in the area, a beautifully remote region of northern Arkansas on the Buffalo River National Forest.
Great owners who communicate promptly.
Perfect fall get-away
Centrally located, easy access to the Boxley Valley. Charming house, stocked well, nice sized rooms, great host. Elk and deer nearby.
back to a slower, friendly time when you knew your neighbors and talked to them over the fence
Stepping through the door is like stepping back in time, it brought to mind my summers spent on my uncle's farm in North Carolina. Creaking wood floors(made it easy to know what time we got home at night). Sitting on the front porch and actually talking to neighbors as they walked by, playing in the barn and fields and not worrying that someone would call the law on you, they just told your dad at church on Sunday. On this visit to the valley there were three generations of our family (Mother in-law and her sister, my wife and my self, our oldest son and his wife). in the five days we were there we viewed elk walked the trails photographing birds, wild flowers, searching for antique's and strolled the dry creek looking for unique rocks. the evenings were spent on the back porch reminiscing about the past. Everyone needs a place like this to rewind and feel alive. thanks for the chance to get to know my family better. will be back again soon. Jeff Cook and family
"Rewind" is such a perfect description of what the Boxley Valley and the farmhouse invite--a chance to be curious and explore and, sometimes, to simply be still, to feel connected to our little world of family and to that large relatedness of the natural world as well. We hope to see you again soon!
The Buffalo National River, America's first designated national river, runs through the Boxley Valley National Historic District.
Our Jimmy Creek Farmstay is located in the center of the valley and is close to numerous maintained trails, Lost Valley, and several points of river access to the Upper Buffalo, which is seasonably floatable.
About three miles away is the small town of Ponca where you can find licensed canoe rentals. In the area are also two zip-line operators.
The river itself and the thousands of acres of wilderness surrounding it offer opportunities for photography in all seasons. The valley's resident elk and its Trumpeter Swan offer special wild-life viewing.
A thirty-minute drive will put you in Jasper where you'll find several antiques stores and cafes; it's also the closest town for groceries though in Ponca you can find staples and snacks. (You can also get gas and cellphone service in Ponca.)
Fayetteville is a bit over an hour from the farm. Crystal Bridges, America's newest world-class art museum in Bentonville, is approximately a two-hour drive. Both of these areas have amazing restaurants and interesting shopping. Northwest Arkansas Regional airport (XNA) is in Bentonville as well.
Quirky, scenic Eureka Springs is a bit over an hour's drive, and Branson, Missouri, is about an hour and a half from the farm. Branson has a small airport.
[PLEASE NOTE: Google Maps pins an inaccurate location for the farm, and we've discovered that Homeaway can't change the pin. So we've included in our photos two maps, one showing the general location of the farmstay in Northwest Arkansas, the other more exactly where it is on Hwy 43 near Ponca.]
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Two-night minimum on weekends. Three-night minimum on holidays. Extended Stay Rate: Stay 7 nights and the 7th night is free. Long-term rental is negotiable.