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House On The Rock - Ozark National Forest/White River

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

Quiet secluded location with elegant surroundings.

This home is located in the Ozark National Forest on 4.5 acrs. It has all you need for a family getaway or a romantic weekend.

The house has two bedrooms and loft on the same level as the upstairs bedroom. It sleeps a total of 9.

There is a cave, spring and beautiful rock bluffs on the property. Beautiful panoramic view of the White River is just steps across the street. Rock bluff and view of pasture is off the very large elevated deck.

Steve Alford
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Steve Alford

My name is Steve Alford. I have lived in Memphis all my life but have always had a presence in Arkansas. I spent hundreds of days on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. I fell in love with Northwest Arkansas and would ride my motorcycle in the area a couple of times a year. I also made a yearly cabin trip to the area in the fall. That is where I saw and fell in love with House on the Rock. I purchased it in June 2015 and will spend my spare time turning it into a showplace! I always welcome any suggestions you may have after your stay there.

Steve Alford purchased this house in 2015

Why Steve Alford chose Calico Rock

I also made a yearly cabin trip to the area in the fall. That is where I saw and fell in love with House on the Rock. I purchased it in June 2015 and will continue to share it with visitors. I always welcome any suggestions you may have after your stay there. and will continue to share it with visitors. We hope you will enjoy it!

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the Rock Bluff and Cave on the property. Directly across the street are the White River views and City Rock Bluff.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Calico Rock

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Queen Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


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House On The Rock - Ozark National Forest/White River
average rating of 4.890625 based on 64 reviews

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Really wish it had wifi. Would have made it easier to find sights to visit. But still a great place. Every one in the local area was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get away from the rat race and enjoy the great outdoors. Everyone including the pets loved the amount of property available to roam and explore.

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! WiFi is not available in the area. Verizon works well at the cabin and I use my phone as a Hotspot if necessary.
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Property was beautiful and relaxing. Exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Enjoyed relaxing with friends in a serene environment. Just what we all needed to unwind from our everyday busy lives.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a well designed home

  • 5 of 5

House on the Rock is off the beaten track. So much so you have a full sky of stars at night. The house is lovely and well kept. The grounds lovely. My favorite activity was watching the hawks soaring and playing. Sometimes as many as twenty. Spoke to my heart. We certainly home to return.

  • Review Submitted: 21/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the remoteness of the house, though not at all hard to get to. Looking out the deck you aren't aware of any civilization. The scenery is beautiful and the sky is so dark that the stars shine brightly. We enjoyed the several games that are offered and, of course, the fire pit, complete with plenty of wood. We wandered through Calico Rock, small, good, museum, an old hotel, a new arts and gift store, and went to the Caverns and waterfall. A very nice weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED House On The Rock!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've been home for a week now after our stay at House On The Rock (HOTR) & are still talking about what a great place it was & how we wish we were there! We stayed for a week & it still wasn't long enough! The owner, Steve, was a pleasure to deal with & very prompt about getting back with me with any questions I had. We found the cabin to be very comfortable & just the right combo of rustic & chic. It was clean & well stocked with everything needed for a trouble-free stay. One thing we found out is Izard County is a dry county, so if you plan on having any "adult beverages," you'll want to plan accordingly. We normally like to "go & do" when on vacation, but we enjoyed HOTR so much we didn't want to go anywhere else. When we had to go out for groceries, we drove to Mountain View for those & while there stopped at Tommy's Pizza. Tommy's was a real find...a friendly little hole-in-the-wall pizza joint with great pizza & calzones. Calico Rock is really charming too. Babycakes Bakery there had really good blackberry-peach pie & sugar donuts. The HOTR property itself is beautiful with the woods, cave underneath & rock outcroppings & the views from the river bluffs across the road are breathtaking. It was really hot when we were there & hadn't rained in quite a while, making the roads super dusty, so our time outside was limited to early morning & evening. Because of its remote location, there's no light pollution at HOTR & the stargazing is fantastic! We'd sit out on the deck every night, watch the sun set, the night fall & then stargaze while listening to cows, crickets & coyotes. It was too hot for a fire, indoors or out, but I'm sure the fireplace & fire ring are great when it's cool enough. Some things to note if you stay at HOTR are there are coyotes, so keep that in mind when bringing pets; the house is in a rural setting on a rock road & away from everything; there's no wifi, spotty cell phone coverage & limited TV channels; the property is wooded, on a bluff, with a cave & spring below & lots of rock outcroppings. We loved it for all those reasons & more, but realize that might not be for everyone, so it's worthy of a mention. If you appreciate nature/the outdoors, you'll love it, but if your idea of fun is outlet mall shopping, arcades, chain restaurants & nightclubs, you may want to look elsewhere. Thx, Steve, for one of the most fun, relaxing vacations we've had in a long time...we'll be back!!! ~ The Eulers, Indianapolis, IN

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace and quite this is the place for you! Just you and the mountains. Cabin was just as described- clean and roomy. Screened in porch is awesome. The town is small but does have a nice grocery store and Dollar General for all your needs. I would recommend and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Calico Rock

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$39.14
Damage Waiver Fee AU$76.97
Tax Rate 10.0%

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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