35 acre adventure- OWNER MANAGED- year round crystal clear creek!
Hope and Eric Bright
About Hope and Eric Bright
We have been married 35 years and always embraced the rural life. We enjoy raising our own food and sharing our experiences with others. From poultry, dairy, beef, gardening and building, we continue to enjoy the freedom and challenges of living in the country.
Hope and Eric Bright purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Hope and Eric Bright chose Forsyth
After all three of our children graduated from college we decided a change for us was next. We were attracted to this area because of the natural beauty, wonderful climate and crystal clear streams. Additionally, this area has great respect for God, country and traditional family values and our veterans who sacrificed so much to guarantee our freedoms. What better place to look for a new home! After a year of prayer and searching, God opened the door to this beautiful property. It was everything, and then some, that we had been looking for. Our dream of a guest cabin, creek and acreage situated in a private and peaceful location began to unfold. Three years later, Spring 2016, we began to offer what God has blessed us with. We will forever be thankful. It is a story that continues. We love sharing it...
What makes this Cabin unique
During your stay, guests are welcome to participate in the daily farm chores such as milk the cow, feed calves, tend the chickens, collect the eggs, work in the garden or whatever is happening seasonally. You are also welcome to go for a hike down the historic stagecoach road that follows Swan Creek. Full, private access to the creek for swimming, canoeing, kayaking (best in the spring) or fishing is always available year round.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful place. Very relaxing. Eric and Hope were very helpful and hospitable.
Close to everything. It had everything we needed. Very neat setting inside and out. Would recommend to others. Hope to stay there again soon!
Spring break 2019
We had a fantastic experience at the Bright's property. The facility was clean and well decorated. The extras that we needed were at hand including farm fresh eggs and butter! The Bright's were attentive hosts and I give them and their property the highest of ratings.
Thank you Trena!
We sincerely enjoyed you and your boys! It was a blessing to be your hosts and If ever you're in our area, please, give us a shout!
Hope & Eric
The place was perfect. Home sweet home. You can hear the water from the porch and the walk down old stage coach road was breathtaking.
We chose the property for the fall leaf color, the creek and the view of the mountain. Along with all of that we got a quaint, comfortable house, everything we would need provided, and a wonderful host couple. Highly recommend!
A Homey Haven
The property is just beautiful. Mountains in the background, a creek to splash in, gorgeous flowers everywhere you look, garden, orchard, pond, a really adorable "hobbit hole", and of course, the farm animals. We took our 8 and 2-year-old, and they had a blast. Our oldest cried when we had to leave. She really appreciated the one-on-one time Hope and Eric spent chatting with her about farm life and life in general while they did their farm chores. They are very kind, generous, and welcoming people, and we enjoyed getting to know them a bit. The cabin is very clean, thoughtfully appointed and lovingly decorated. Every time we looked, we found another of the hundred little touches like a pen with a chicken sitting on an egg and blankets draped on the rocking chairs. Each thing just added to the feeling of hominess and comfort. The indoor and outdoor showers are awesome, too! We didn't want to leave and really hope we get to come back and visit again!
Thank you Jeff and Lisa for spending your vacation here at 12 Stones Farm. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know your whole family and especially the opportunity to share our farm chores with your daughter. We would welcome you back anytime.
Sincerely, Eric and Hope
Farm Life Paradise
We instantly fell in love with 12 Stones Guest House, and the entire farm. Hope and Eric were immediately like old friends, and will accommodate your needs, as well as give you the space and privacy you desire.
This home was immaculately clean, and had all the creature comforts needed for our four night stay. The kitchen is stocked well, and had all the tools we required to make all of our meals. We ate each meal on the screened-in patio, where we could hear the babble of the rapids, and enjoy the many types of native birds that would land at the feeder nearby. The Jacuzzi was well kept and private. I think we used it six times! The beds were comfortable, with an ample amount of pillows and linens. We especially liked the outdoor shower, which we used daily. The indoor one is roomy and like a rain shower. The laundry room is a really nice touch (bring your own detergent), and had everything I needed, including a folding counter, extra linens and an ironing set up.
Hope and Eric had fresh milk and eggs waiting for us upon our arrival. We savored both, to the last drop. Eric also let me join him one evening to milk the Jersey cows, and Hope had me come along to get the chickens and geese in the coop. This place is perfect for kiddos that need to experience farm life.
But! The most thrilling was the river! My husband spent every morning and on until lunch with a fly rod and waders out in the bend of the river. He caught over 20+ fish, and loved every minute. We spent our afternoons floating the "lagoon" part of the river on tubes provided in the guest house. Complete serenity, total restoration from the busyness of city life.
This guest house is EVERYTHING you are looking for. Just 20 mins from Branson too, but you never feel close to the city. We've stayed at Home Away homes all over the country, and other countries too...but 12 Stones is right up there in our favorites.
We are located within 30 minutes of Branson and Silver Dollar City, yet very private where you can relax in a natural setting. Lots of outdoor activities for the entire family right on the property. Your own private access to 1/2 mile of Swan Creek frontage.