Visitors drawn to Arkansas natural beauty and recreational
opportunities have an inviting choice in comfortable and creative cottage and cabin
lodging accommodations: Elva's Cedar Cottage.
Owned by Elva and Mike Kelly, this lovely, unique, and secluded Ozark
cottage sits at the edge of the couple's 500 privately owned acres of cedar, pine, and
hardwood forest and pastures. The cottage is the ideal hideaway from which to enjoy
the solitude and beauty of the Arkansas Ozark Mountain's picturesque seasons.
Guests can stay for a few unhurried nights or weeks in the cottage, which is warmly and
tastefully decorated with antiques, collectibles, and original art work and photographs.
This inviting cottage sits at the edge of our 500 acres of woods and
meadows. You will find it to be a nature-lover's paradise. It is the ideal hideaway from
which to enjoy the beauty of Arkansas, the Natural State. A well-manicured meadow,
pond and wild flowers contribute to its rustic simplicity. The cottage sits atop a small hill
and beckons you to stop for a while to visit and plan activities for your vacation or simply
savor the solitude and quiet of an unhurried stay in the country.
Elva's Cedar Cottage is centrally located midway between the
beautiful Buffalo National River Park and Yellville, the county seat of Marion County, in
north central Arkansas. It is within easy driving distance of great fishing on the White
River, Crooked Creek, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Norfolk. Hiking trails are abundant
throughout the Buffalo River National Park, the Ozark National Forest, and throughout
the hills and woods of Marion and surrounding Stone, Searcy, Newton, Baxter, and
Boone Counties. Buffalo Point Overlook Trail, Campground Trail, Indian Rock House
Trail, Forest Trail, Morning Star Loop Trail, Rush Mountain Trail, Cow-Creek Trail,
Spring Creek Trail, Buffalo River Trail, River View Trail, Collier Homestead/River View
Trail, Spring Hollow Trail, and Buck Ridge/Rock Wall Trail are located close to the
cottage and vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Guests of Elva's Cedar Cottage
may also want to hike or bicycle the cottage's privately owned 1.5 mile moderate hiking
trail, located just outside the back door of the cottage.
Walking down the country road on which the cottages is located offers
rural views of grazing livestock, hills and meadows of wild flower and lovely
mountainous views around every curve in the road. Photographic opportunities will
present themselves throughout your stay in our area; so be sure to bring your camera
and video equipment.
Upon awakening in the morning or relaxing in the evening, guests will
be rewarded with a viewing of visiting wild turkeys and deer feeding on the property.
Visitors will also enjoy renting a canoe, a kayak or other floating device from any of the
three Buffalo National River Park government-sanctioned concessions located within a
short distance of the cottage on Scenic Highway 14. Having a picnic in the Buffalo
River National Park, or swimming at Buffalo Point or in the Buffalo National River at the
Scenic Highway 14 bridge is a wonderful way to spend an afternoons with friends and
family or simply by yourself.
All seasons of the year can be enjoyed during your stay. Elva's Cedar
Cottage is an ideal and tranquil place from which to view birds, deer, squirrels, wild
turkey and other animals which inhabit our area. During the rainy season, creeks and
waterfalls abound. Whether you choose to hunt the early spring growing and elusive
morel mushroom, identify our many wild flowers that bloom in the spring and throughout
the summer months, float the Buffalo National River year round, hike the trails amidst
the lovely fall colors, or walk the snowy country roads in the winter, there are always
many enjoyable ways to spend vacation time at Elva's Cedar Cottage. Your comfort is
our main priority and our cottage offers privacy, a lovely and well-maintained yard and
surrounding woods, and very clean and creative accommodations.
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