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NEW Listing - Merging Waters - Native Stone, Couples Cabin in the Ouachita Mtns

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationQueen Wilhelmina State Park46 min drive
    Popular LocationTalimena State Park52 min drive
    Popular LocationMiche Vaeley War Memorial53 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2
1075 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

NEW Listing - Merging Waters - Native Stone, Couples Cabin in the Ouachita Mtns

Adults-only cabin in Smithville
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
your own.

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.
Guest accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bedroom


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Firepit

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fish cleaning table on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 1075 sq ft (100 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

NEW Listing Merging Waters Native Stone Couples Ouachita Mtns

About this area


Located in Smithville, this cabin is in a rural area and in the mountains. Local points of interest include Ouachita National Forest. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Queen Wilhelmina State Park - 46 min drive
  • Heavener Runestone State Park - 47 min drive
  • Talimena State Park - 52 min drive
  • Miche Vaeley War Memorial - 53 min drive
  • Wister Lake State Park - 62 min drive

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Our trip was everything Janet shows in her listing. It is perfect for a couple or 2/3 friends. The river access and beauty of it was just incredible! We had a great getaway weekend and will return!!

5/5 Excellent

It was very nice perfect for our 18 anniversary. The river in the back yard is absolutely beautiful

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Place.
We had a very good time here, it was a beautiful place for my girlfriend and i to get away and relax for the weekend. Our hostess went out of her way to make sure we knew how to get there and that we enjoyed our time. We will definitely be returning. We suggest this property to anyone who would like a nice time away for a few days.

5/5 Excellent

Our 2nd time here. It is wonderful. Beautiful river. Great fire pit ample wood and a cute comfy cottage. Perfect host.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely a 5 star experience. Lovely settings, clean, everything we needed.
The hostess met us to show us around. Fire pit was ready to go. We have rented a lot on VRBO and never have we been so pleased. We will be booking more time tomorrow.