Merging Waters is a gated one bedroom two bath cabin with a large sliding glass doors breezeway, and looking toward Big Eagle Creek, a back yard covered patio and a open air deck off the loft bedroom. It is situated on 7+ acres just off of US Highway 259 in the Ouachita Mountains, which is one of the oldest mountain ranges in the United States. On the property is a one-of-a-kind, split-level native stone cabin, ( approximately 1075 ft.²) whose rock walls date to the 1950’s.
The entry is a new 256 sq ft. addition including an 8 X 18’ breezeway with screened patio doors, flanked by a downstairs bathroom with shower on one end and a laundry room for staff cleaning and sanitation between guests.
Guests doing 6+ day stays will be allowed to access the laundry room/ folding room upon arrangement)
A custom-made spiral oak staircase leads to the sleep loft bedroom and en-suite bathroom. There is one queen size bed and the bath has a shower with handheld wand or rain shower heads options.
From the dormer, french doors open onto an elevated open-air deck. It has a beautiful view of the mixed deciduous and evergreen native forest, as well as one of the two creeks that merge on the property.
An outside staircase decends into the fenced backyard. Big Eagle is a beautiful spring-fed creek behind the cabin with easy access for fishing. It also has an incredible deepwater hole. A little further downstream, but still on Merging Waters property, Cucumber Creek merges with it.
The main floor open-concept room with cathedral ceilings has a custom-built spiral staircase separating the lounging area from the self-catering kitchen area. The lounging area is complete with leather couch containing double-recliners, a built-in bookshelf, flat screen TV with Dish but no pay-per-view. There is an oak Armoire for guests convenience so a lot of luggage doesn’t have to be carried up the spiral staircase. It has room for both hanging and folded clothes storage and also houses various games. Please note: there is a 250 lb total weight limit on the stair case, so if the couples combined weight exceeds that, they will need to only have one person on it at a time.)
Just beyond the Armoire beneath a large picture window, is an oak library desk/table with lamp
-large enough for a laptop computer. It also contains information about sites to see in and around the area and a journal where guests can add reflections on stay.
On the other side of the staircase is a complete kitchen, with full size appliances, including electric stove and oven, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice in the door, microwave, dishwasher, (regular coffee pot and Keurig-, with complimentary coffee and tea) and an oak dining table. There is
also a soapstone stove but due to the age of the chimney, it is for ornamental purposes only (No fires).
However just outside the back kitchen door leading into the backyard, is a covered patio and further in the yard a fire pit with bench so our couple guests can snuggle while enjoying a nice crackling fire with the wood provided in the backyard fire rack. There is also a charcoal grill in the backyard (guests should bring charcoal).
Just beyond the back gate is a fish cleaning station for any anglers. Please note that the hose for the fish cleaning station hooks up on the side of the house. FYI - We are on a rural water system (not well water) so please be sure the water is turned off and hose disconnected after using the fish cleaning area. Please also be sure and dump any fish waste back to the creek to feed the ones that got away😊, rinse bucket and return for the next lucky angler.
Fish caught in the creek include walleye, small mouth, sun perch, pike. Fishing may be good or bad depending on a lot of factors including whether the river otters have been through recently. Good news is, if our guests happen to be here at the same time as the otters, it can be just as entertaining to watch them teaching their babies how to fish as catching one of
Please note the following: There is no pay-per-view and No Internet, this is a couples-only cabin not suitable for children. No pets and no parties or meetings are allowed. Also be advised: phone service may be spotty, depending on guests carrier and climatic conditions.