A spacious country lodge at the center of the beautiful Twin Lakes Area.
Steve or Betsy Johnson
About Steve or Betsy Johnson
My husband's father purchased this land in 1959, and we are so glad he did! We were living in NE Arkansas and a position opened for us in Mtn. Home. Steve was born and raised here, so it was great to be able to come back home. We were ready for country living and our 2 boys were just entering jr. high, so it was the best time to move back. We decided to build on the 40 acres close to Mtn. Home, but in the country. I feel I could write a book on homesteading! We lived in an RV while the house was being built, and pumped water out of the spring for a short time! We all worked together with the builder, and I know our boys have many skills today because of that experience.
Steve or Betsy Johnson purchased this Lodge in 1959
Why Steve or Betsy Johnson chose Mountain Home
I grew up in NE Ohio, and had barely ever heard of the state of Arkansas! My parents moved to Arkansas in 1972, when real estate was booming and many people were moving here. I decided to join them when I graduated from college and had not yet gotten a job teaching. I was here teaching choral music in the high school when I met Steve, and six months later we were married! I so fell in love with this area; my first memory of arriving in Mountain Home was crossing the lake on the highway department-operated ferry system. The smell in the air was a campfire cedar aroma that I love to this day! As I think back, it was probably from all the campsites around the lakes. Steve and I will celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary in April, and I can't imagine living anywhere else! Our 2 boys were born and raised in Mtn. Home. I tried staying home for a year when the boys were 2 and 3 years old, and I never went back to teaching. I was blessed to be able to be home with them and to be the at-home mom for all their neighborhood friends. I gave piano lessons in our home for many years. I have taught many Bible studies in this home, and it has been a place of rest and refuge for people throughout the years.
What makes this Lodge unique
Our location is so special; we are about 6 minutes from the Mtn. Home square, but we are very much in the country. We have known this land and home are unique for as long as we've lived here, and we realize that God has set this place aside for His plans and purposes to be fulfilled. Prayer has been the cornerstone of this property and we are excited to be the caretakers of the land to bless many others who come here. We know life is stressful for so many, and to be able to provide a place of relaxation and refreshing is an awesome blessing for us! The home itself is so peaceful and beautiful; one of my favorite things is all the glass windows. My favorite things are almost too numerous to mention. I love the fact, that from the road it just looks like any other house, but the instant you walk through the front door...wow! And when you continue through into the kitchen and living room, the beauty almost leaves me breathless! Even after all these years, it still has the same effect on me. It is the most fun party house, and for large gatherings of people to eat and enjoy the company of good friends is priceless.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
See the Special Event Contract for more details.
Allowed only at the fish cleaning station.
See the Rental Contract for details.
We've done much to make the Lodge kid friendly.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:19 (sleeps up to 19 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
You know how advertising shows a big juicy burger that just makes your mouth water.... then you get it. Its flat and doesn't resemble the advertisement at all. Well, that's not the case here. The pictures doesn't do it justice. And it absolutely doesn't depict the quality of people Steve and Betsy are. They are never to far away, if you need anything....but, we didn't. They thought of everything we needed and more before we got there. We had 5 adult couples and 2 single guys (12 people) in our group. And when someone wanted privacy, there was enough space for that and more. This place sleeps 19. People from our group are already planning on doing future family weeks here soon. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place for our group. Thanks Steve and Betsy. May God continue to bless you as you serve him.
I'm having a tough time even coming up with a response to your review of our Lodge! This one just floored Steve and I both! We are humbled and so grateful for your amazing review, and we can't thank you enough! We are so looking forward to having you visit us again!
A beautiful home, and host, we highly recommend
Wow! What a wonderful place to take our children and grandchildren! There were 15 of us, ranging from 18 months to age 58, and the house was accommodating for everyone. Plenty of space, activities inside and outside, and numerous places to kick back and relax. We've rented many homes for our vacations, and this was by far the best! All the little extras were great, so thoughtful! We have already recommended this home to several of our friends.
Steve and Betsy were awesome, going above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable and relaxing time. We appreciate all the work and love they have put into The Lodge Between The Lakes!
Whether you like to play games, sit around a fire, relax in the hot tub, or sip a cup of coffee on the porch, this is definitely the place for you!
Thank you, Steve and Betsy, for providing a lovely place for our family to make lasting memories!!
Machele, your review of our Lodge leaves me speechless! Wow! We are so honored to have had your family as our guests and we are thrilled that it was such a wonderful experience! We hope to see you again! Betsy
Lodge Between the Lakes
Facilities were fantastic. Owners were most kind and considerate. Lodge had plenty of room for 16 guests and many inside activities which was good because it rained 1 day.
We are so happy that you enjoyed our home...hope you consider us again for a family vacation. Thanks for taking good care of our property!
Best Family Vacation Ever!
This VRBO was THE most awesome of all VRBO's we have stayed at. Owners were amazingly accommodating, friendly, and easy to work with. Every amenity possible - linens, hot tub towels, bottled water, ice, shampoo, Keurig pods, starter breakfast, paper towels, firewood....you name it, they had it. The property is AMAZING...the game room was fabulous - especially on a couple of rainy afternoons (ping-pong was the hit - but even the puzzles were fun!) Beds so comfortable. Decor was adorable, quaint, up-to-date. The little loaf of homemade bread was delicious and so welcoming. Screened-in porch provided some nice reading time. S'mores were a must at the outdoor fire pit. Kids and adults alike said "let's do this every year here!" Just can't say enough about the property and owners. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our little mini-vacation/reunion was everything and more than we could have wished for!
Diane....thank you so much for those kind words! We hope you return next year. Best wishes....Steve & Betsy
The pictures do not do the property justice. The house is amazing and Steve and Betsy think of every extra touch to make the stay more enjoyable. We brought our infant daughter along and they made sure a high chair and pack and play were out for her to use. The property is equally terrific with plenty of space to roam around.
Thank you so much for those kind words! We hope to see you down the road again someday. Best wishes and safe travels to you and your family.
Steve and Betsy are attentive to every little detail to make their property a fun and comfortable get away spot.
Thanks Jan .... we're so glad you enjoyed your time at the Lodge!