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Peace & Quiet in the Ozarks

Bedrooms 3
Space 83 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Log Cabin in wooded secluded area.

Peace and quiet. Solitude on the St. Francis is a lovely log cabin set in the woods. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park in an isolated area. The cabin sits on 260 acres that border the St. Francis River. The St. Francis is easily accessible (a quick two minute walk from the cabin) and is an excellent fishing, swimming and floating river. This log cabin has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, a loft with a full size mattress and a downstairs semi-private bedroom with a full size log bed. Solitude is all electric. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, stove-top burners, crock pot, drip coffee maker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes and utensils. There is one bathroom and a walk-in shower. Solitude is equipped with central heat and air a land line telephone and satelite TV with dvd. The very cold Seabaugh Spring sits in front of the cabin and flows into a small pond and creek that leads into the St. Francis. Bring your inner tubes and swim gear and spend the day at the river. There is also a BBQ grill in front of the cabin and a fire pit for bonfires. There are two miles of hiking trails and a two acre fishing pond on the property. If you are looking for a getaway from civilization, this is the place.

Mike & Jody Fleming
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Mike & Jody Fleming

Mike Fleming became the concessionaire at Sam A. Baker State Park in 1996. He soon began looking for property on the St. Francis River to erect a log cabin, a dream long held as a young man growing up in Kansas City. He and his future wife Jody attended the Great Lakes School of Log Building in Ely, Minnesota. The cabin they helped build was purchased and shipped via log truck to this very special spot where it was reassembled. Since then, a full kitchen and bedroom have been added.

Mike & Jody Fleming purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Mike & Jody Fleming chose Des Arc

Mike heard about this beautiful property in 1997. His first hike into this remote spot was love at first sight. Locals tell of the history of Seabaugh Spring, (located in front of the cabin), a well-known resting spot along the hilly and arduous journey to Fredericktown.

What makes this cabin unique

The 260 acres is an extremely isolated area teeming with Missouri wildlife including deer, turkey, bald eagles, turkey vultures, owls, coyotes, skunks, bobcats, raccoons, opossum and yes, snakes. Occasionally, some wildlife can be sighted from the cabin's porch. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, moderately strenuous hiking trails and bird watching are some of the activities you can enjoy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Des Arc

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests bringing dogs need to bring own bedding to cover furniture & beds. Dog fur on bedding & furniture will result in deposit forfeiture.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The semi-private bathroom is on the downstairs entry level and features a brick and glass walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Queen size log bed.
    Loft - 1 double bed , This is a full size mattress & box spring in the loft.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double bed , Semi-private-Access to bathroom & shower thru this room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We will provide a list of recommended items to bring to this isolated cabin.


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Peace & Quiet in the Ozarks
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful, secluded get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our quick spring break getaway with our 3 teenagers! Disconnecting from internet, sitting on the deck and listening to the gurgling Spring was exactly what we needed! The grounds are beautiful with an easy walk to the river and a beautiful pond. The cabin was so comfy and had everything we needed. We had a rainy day, and the selection of games and DVD’s was appreciated! Our kids and 2 golden retrievers had a wonderful time - I’m sure it would be even better in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin and very peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to get away. We loved our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chillicothe, Illinois

Five stars really aren't enough...

  • 5 of 5

...for this beautiful, rustic, with modern comforts cabin. On day three, we heard a plane that interrupted our beautiful wilderness silence. Luckily, it flew by fast! The hiking trails are well marked and clear, the water is super clean, the bass we're biting at the river's edge, and our dogs had a blast. If you are the type who cannot deal without your cell phone and the internet, stay home because you will not enjoy walking, looking at the fall colors, or the steam rising from the spring pond. For those of us who gladly let go of the hustle and bustle, Solitude is a small slice of heaven. There's a journal there that allows you a small glimpse at other's visits, and from what it said, Mike and Jody you are doing great. We agree! Thank you for trusting us with your beautiful cabin.... we hope to come back to celebrate an Anniversary someday. Loreen & Dave, with Chandler and Frostee

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Loreen & Dave for your kind review. Mike & I are thrilled that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Solitude. It isn't for everyone because of it's isolation and lack of cell service, like you said. We welcome you, Chandler & Frostee back! Until then, take care. Jody & Mike Fleming
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Cabin, property and even the fishing pond are better in person than in pictures. If staying for a week, strongly encourage day trips to Sam A. Baker State Park to the south for swimming, Black River to the west for floating and Castor River Shut-ins (east of Fredericktown) for awe-inspiring natural beauty.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful. It's WAY out there so don't expect to run out to the store. There's also a pretty serious hill on the driveway into the valley. But the cabin is comfortable and has everything you need. Plus you just don't stay many places where clean beautiful water bubbles up from the ground 24-7. Magical.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, MO

Best family vacation that we could have had...

  • 5 of 5

Super setting, wonderful cabin, four days of "serenity" ....

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Canyon Club in Piedmont
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker State Park
Car: necessary

Solitude on the St. Francis is located in the beautiful St. Francois Mountain Area. It is approximately ten miles north of Sam A. Baker State Park. Canoe, Raft & Kayak rentals are available at Sam A. Baker, as are great hiking trails on Mudlick Mountain. The Lodge Restaurant at Sam A. Baker serves great family meals and pizza. It is open seasonally. The Park Store is the place to visit for groceries, souvenirs, unique gifts and apparel. Elephant Rocks State Park and Johnson Shut-Ins State Park are 45 minutes away. Both are fun day trips. Clearwater Lake, 30 minutes away, is where you can rent a jet ski, boat or pontoon boat. During the summer months enjoy a movie at Pine Hill Drive-In, one of the last remaining drive-in movie theatres in the country. Lake Wappappello is approximately 35 minutes away where you can rent a boat and enjoy great fishing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Des Arc

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$50.97
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$127.43
Pet Fee AU$63.71 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.72%

There is a three night minimum stay on Holiday Weekends and a 4 night minimum stay required over Thanksgiving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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