Come visit our little blue cottage in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. We are in the perfect location, only 1 mile from the Crater of Diamonds State Park and 1 mile from town. With air conditioning, satellite TV, free wifi, mini fridge and a microwave, you will have everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Our state park is a unique experience. You never know if you might be the one to find the next big diamond!
My husband and daughter took a motorcycle trip to Murfreesboro to do a little diamond hunting and this was the perfect place for them. They had a short trip to the mining location and enjoyed the peaceful setting. Thank you so much to Tim for getting back to us quickly and even allowing them to stay on an extra night! Would definitely recommend and will stay again when the entire family visits!
We had a great stay at the Finder's Cottage! After searching for a hotel room and not finding any that were available for a reasonable price in town, we turned to VRBO. This cabin is in a PERFECT location for going to the diamond mine. Friends of ours were also in town for diamond hunting, but they were several miles away on the other side of town. Our location was, by far, the better location. Not to mention the fact that we spent half of what they spent on their hotel. We had a 2 minute drive to the park each day which was perfect. The cabin is cozy and comfortable and even has wifi (While wifi is great, I wasn't expecting it.) It's right on the main road that goes to the mine, but it's set back a bit and feels very secluded and private, even though there are other homes around. Check in and check out were super easy - we never even met the owner. It was probably the most unobtrusive place I've ever stayed at. It's also in a really great location for anything that you need in town. It only took us a couple of minutes to get to restaurants for dinner each night.
My only complaint is about the shower. The water heater in the cabin was really small, and the hot water only lasted for about 5 minutes. I'm sure this is fine for some people but I haven't yet mastered the art of the 5 minute shower. Since the weather was almost unbearably hot while we were there, cold showers weren't too traumatic but I can imagine not liking that if we were to visit in the winter. So a larger water heater or a tankless water heater would be my only suggestion for improvements. This would definitely be a 5 star review if the hot water lasted long enough for 2 people to take 10 minute showers. I'm only mentioning it in the review because it's probably something that can be a deciding factor to some people. Otherwise this is a great place to stay. The price is right. The location is perfect. The cabin is comfortable and cozy. We will definitely stay here again if we are ever back in Murfreesboro!
The Finders Cottage in Murfreesboro is the PERFECT place to stay while you go digging for your diamond! This one bedroom cottage is wonderful for the couple who wants to kindle a romance, or just wants a cozy, QUIET place to stay for one, two, or more nights. A comfortable bed (actually two, one queen, one twin), a comfortable bathroom with ample bathroom necessities, and a cozy living area with attached kitchenette make this a great place for your stay. Located exactly one mile from the CoD park entrance (MUCH closer than the hotels, and CHEAPER than most of them!), this rental is our favorite place to stay while in Murfreesboro. We have rented it twice already, and have bookmarked/favorited it for future stays! The only thing is, if you are not a fan of hot Arkansas summers, then you might want to visit during the cooler times of the year, since the park is open year round (except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's. The owner provides towels, linens, kitchen utensils, and a grill, which we used to grill some delicious steaks. Rental includes utilities and a key for easy entry and exit.
PLEASE consider staying at the Finders Cottage for your Crater of Diamonds excursion! You'll be VERY glad you did! For the rates, the stay is MUCH better than having to deal with noisy hotel neighbors (it is THAT private...out in the country), housekeeping waking you up from a deep sleep, and in-city taxes and whatnot. It literally is YOUR place for as long as you want.
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