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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. See also, buffalonationalriver.info
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.