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Privacy on 300 acres. River access, unspoiled forest trails, peaceful meadows

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2full baths, with sleeper sofa-sleeps 6

Backed up to the Ouachita National Forest, and perched upon a hilltop, the Buena Vista Cottage gazes down upon one of the best views The Pea Patch Ranch has to offer. Enjoy a glass of iced tea from the front porch while watching the calves play -- or take an easy stroll down to the Caddo River for a cool dip in a private swimming hole. There are no schedules in The Pea Patch.

Buena Vista Cottage is a private Ouachita hideaway that sleeps six comfortably. The cottage home is a two-bedroom, two-full-bath arrangement, one queen bed, one full bed, hide-a-bed sofa. Satellite TV in den and queen room. Washer & dryer, 2-car carport. All linens are provided. Our large, fully equipped kitchen will make even a gourmet cook smile.

The Cottage's spacious den spans out to a remarkable glass solarium, which offers the most breathtaking view on the Ranch.

Glenwood Country Club Golf course, one of the states best golf courses, is a short drive away

More Details

Bridget Cantrell
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Bridget Cantrell

After being raised in New Iberia, Louisiana for 20 years my family bought the Pea Patch Ranch in 1970. I still consider myself a cajun transplant because I'm grateful to have been raised there.

But my heart is now on this farm. It's my sanctuary and we enjoy sharing our family retreat with folks so they can enjoy this hidden jewel...The Ouachitas in Arkansas.

Bridget Cantrell purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Bridget Cantrell chose Caddo Gap

Our farm is the home of the Ouachita Spiketail Dragonfly. One of the rarest dragonflies in North America. The kids can watch the cows graze nearby or play in the 5 small creeks that start on our property and feed the Caddo River where you will have your own swimming hole

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage sits on a small hill with views of the mountains in front and 3 or 4 miles of trails that can be accessed in the back yard. The trails wander through deep woods and beautiful creeks full of ferns and other wildflowers. No one will bother you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow there's no place like the Pea Patch (Buena Vista Cottage)! Look forward to staying this July. Can't wait. Cypress,TX
Jul 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Caddo Gap

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Ask about later check out. If there is nobody coming the day you leave you can stay as late as you want to.
  • I'm flexible about check in and check out times
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Satellite TV
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The Buena Vista Cottage is Pet-Friendly, but please use common sense and do not leave your pet to roam free in the house. Camper hook-up


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Privacy on 300 acres. River access, unspoiled forest trails, peaceful meadows
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
Garland, TX

Clean and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a long weekend stay in Caddo Gap, Arkansas. Plenty of room for the entire family. Thanks again for allowing our family to stay at your place!

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay, beautiful property and cottage! Bridget has thought of everything for the most pleasant experience! Loved waking to sunrise and cows in nearby pasture. Walked the Caddo River front and the local people (including Bridget’s friends and family) are SO kind and welcoming! We will definitely stay here next time we return to Arkansas! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. I hope you come back soon! Maybe we can meet face to face next time! We just kept missing each other! Thanks again, Bridget
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the privacy.....we could access caddo river from the property.....Bridget was very helpful.....will definitely go back

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. You'll have to come back in warmer weather so the kids can get in the river! Kids love it! Thank you for the kind review
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A beautiful little escape

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buena Vista Cottage! Wanted a secluded place to stay for a weekend fishing trip with our dogs. This place was perfect! The house is cozy and has stocked kitchen for cooking. Our dogs LOVED the swimming hole and the hiking trails behind the house were great. Bridget was a wonderful host. Will be sure to stay again on our next fishing excursion. Thanks again Bridgett!

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! Please come again next year. The river is great for floating in the the spring and we might see the ISS again!
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Prairieville, LA

our stay at Buena Vista Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!! Got to see and hear things we don't normally see and hear!! Brought me back into the 60's and I surely felt my momma's presence around me! Hope to go again when all the flowers are pretty and in bloom all around ! Did get to see some of the leaf color change, at least what was left to them....we were a lil late in the season to see it in full techno color!!! Thanks for the hospitality and WE'LL B BACK!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House tucked away in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Definitely a great place to get away from the city and unplug. Everything you need is a 15min drive. The Caddo river on the property was great. Really enjoyed our week stay. Will be recommending this place to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm glad you had a good time. Please come back any time. Bridget
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hot Springs Ark
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Glenwood Country Club and Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Little Italy, Los Agaves, Hibachi food truck
Car: necessary

Our property is located in the Ouachita Mountains on the Caddo river. Its close to Hot Springs National Park, Ar.,the Diamond mine in Murphreesboro, Lake Ouachita National Park, Quartz crystal mines in Mt. Ida, 7 miles to the Glenwood Country Club and golf course. We have 2 miles of river frontage for canoeing and kayaking, private swimming hole and hiking on the property.

Other Activities: Crystal mining


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Caddo Gap

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$0

Ask about flexible check in and check out
3 day holidays must be booked for 3 nights (Labor Day, Memorial Day)
$50 for more than 4 persons
We do not accept credit cards. $150 deposit, balance due on arrival..
$160 a night, reduced rate for longer stay. $160 deposit balance due on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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