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Fishing, Water Sports and Nearby Hunting Abound At the Tranquil Old River Lodge

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Rustic Yet Modern River Home for the Outdoor Enthusiasts Comfortably Sleeps 8

The Running Creek Ranch's, Old River Lodge, situated on "Louisiana Island" along the Pearl River at the state line (1 hour and 15 minutes North of New Orleans, LA and 45 minutes South of Hattiesburg, MS) provides a first class riverfront, cypress log home for your getaway of two days or longer. Perched on a quarter mile beach, Old River Lodge, is the perfect escape to nature. The lodge provides a location with an abundance of recreation including fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, river tubing, hiking and bird or wildlife viewing. Plus you may enjoy hunting in the adjacent 5,000 acre Old River Wildlife Management Area. No matter your pleasure this is a perfect location for a family and friends getaway providing loads of activities. While it is equally special for simple down time and relaxing surrounded by nature on an exceptional property. Come and make your own memories at Old River Lodge on Pearl River!

This authentic Cypress log home raised among the trees for a beautiful view of Pearl River is the perfect haven for vacationers interested in enjoying the peace and tranquility of being in the woods along a river. The Old River Lodge has a wrap around porch and is unique with scenic views of the river from not only the riverfront great room but also from the Master bedroom with a view of the river that continues along the point to the West side of the island. With a spacious well appointed living area as well as under house entertainment, Old River Lodge, is perfect for family, sportsmen or friends that are nature enthusiasts. The house comfortably accommodates 8 guests with plenty of amenities for outdoors enjoyment.

Climb the easy stairs to the first floor great room decorated with the hunter and fisher in mind with a wood burning Lincoln fireplace, a big screen home theater surrounded with lots of comfortable seating, a fully equipped kitchen and eating area that opens to the large porch for outdoor relaxing. The Master bedroom, with a king bed and French doors, opens to the back porch and has access to the main bathroom. The spacious Loft, with six twin beds and an additional full bathroom, overlooks the great room and offers a wonderful view through the floor to ceiling windows that reach both stories.

For more scenic views, stroll to the wood deck on the river overlooking the adjoining beach and is just half mile up river from the famous Old River Wildlife Management Area. The deck includes ample seating and tables for picnicking or relaxing. And for those who would enjoy water sports you can bring your own boats with easy access to the river.

Excellent hunting just a half mile away by river or by land on the Old River Wildlife Management Area provides an abundance of deer, turkey, wild pig and small game. A Daily Visitor Use Permit and Hunting License is all that is needed to hunt in the deeply wooded management area. The lodge has a game cleaning facility for your convenience.

The fishing in Pearl River and the creeks, lakes and ponds along the river are very productive. Bring your catch home to the lodge and fry them up in our fish cooker or grill them on the outdoor grill provided for you enjoyment. At day's end whether sitting by an evening campfire, or relaxing in front of a roaring fire in the great room Old River Lodge is the perfect venue for your escape.

To add to your pleasure and for those of you who like horseback riding, ATV tours of the woods, sport clay shooting, guided quail or pheasant hunting, The Running Creek Ranch, can provide all these activities.

Old River Lodge can be rented as accommodations only, or for hunting / fishing enthusiasts there are several packages available through The Running Creek Ranch. We can also provide transportation to and from local airports as well as to area attractions and Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos.

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Ronnie or Elaine Penton
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Ronnie or Elaine Penton

Ronnie Glynn Penton grew up in nearby Bogalusa where he then established his successful law practice. His childhood was filled with family recreation on the Pearl River which included many a fishing and hunting trip with his Poppa Carl, brother "Punk" and many cousins from Penton, Smith and Wheat clans. An avid sportsman, Ronnie now enjoys sharing this love of nature with his children Maryanna and Alex.

Ronnie's wife, Elaine, is a native Texan with her own career in the marine industry. She enjoyed the companionship of her six siblings in a close knit family that also grew up on the water enjoying the associated sports. While Elaine did not also hunt, her culinary skills excelled as she was the camp cook during many family deer hunting trips. Elaine's children, Elisabeth and Warren, also greatly enjoy water sports and hunting.

Both Ronnie and Elaine love sharing the spectacular outdoors with family and friends.

Ronnie or Elaine Penton purchased this lodge in 1998

Why Ronnie or Elaine Penton chose Washington Parish

You too can enjoy your own family and friend adventures along a beautiful river in a wooded setting with close access to a wonderful wildlife management area. This is where nature speaks to you and allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with all the amenities of home. We hope you too can build memories of a lifetime at our Old River Lodge.

What makes this lodge unique

Riverfront, deeply wooded home with all the comforts while giving our guests a wonderful retreat to unwind and connect with the outdoors. While hidden away, our home is also within driving distance from New Orleans, Mandeville, Covington and Hammond as well as Hattiesburg and the surrounding areas. Residents from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama can easily make a "road trip" to this retreat while others can arrive through New Orleans, Gulfport or Hattiesburg airports.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Washington Parish

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bathroom with combination tub / shower on the main floor, full bathroom with shower in the loft and full bathroom with a shower under the house area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Loft - 6 single bed
    Master Bedroom - 2 large double bed
  • 6 Twins in Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The River Lodge is owned by Running Creek Ranch, a working cattle and hunting preserve ranch with quail and pheasant hunting, sport clay shooting, fishing and horseback riding less than 5 miles from the Lodge. If you are interested in these activities professional guides and instruction are available upon request. Please inquire about these additional offerings when requesting your reservations.


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Fishing, Water Sports and Nearby Hunting Abound At the Tranquil Old River Lodge
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The location of the property was beautiful and just what my family needed. With two kids in college in two different states, work and our lives going in many directions my family does not spend much quality time together. This weekend we did not leave the property once we arrived. Everything we wanted or needed was right there. Firewood was delivered, there were chairs on the porch, the house and area was beautiful and peaceful. The camp was larger that we needed but we loved it . Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Miranda for you review. We are glad that you enjoyed time with your family and that our property was so well suited for your get together. These busy times with children (even college age) pass very quickly and it sounds like you planned just the right stay for you all. We hope to see you again.
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin on the water with a wonderful cooking area below the cabin. The owners were very accommodating and willing to please!! We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time...we had everything we needed for our get-away week. The home was comfortable and cozy and far away from the crowds. We loved the log-cabin atmosphere. We enjoyed sitting out on the wrap around deck and watching the sun rise and set each day. Definitely a great place to relax. We played games, put together puzzles and watched movies. My husband was able to still do some office work on his computer, using the mobile hotspot without hitch. Walmart was only four miles away, so we could run into town to get anything we needed; and since I enjoy cooking, we ate most of our meals at the house. Our two little doggies enjoyed their time as well. We'll be adding this lovely home to our list of VBRO favorites!

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Despite the rain, my family had an absolutely amazing time. We loved the property, and the peacefulness. We were close enough to town that we were able to pick up anything we wanted, yet it seemed as if we were far from the chaos of any city. We would all return for another vacation! Thanks to Mrs. Elaine, my family felt right at home.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice relaxing property with a great beach area and plenty of amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and quite

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. Plenty of room for the whole family, the kids loved the loft area. Quite times on the deck watching the sun come up, the porch area under the house was a great hang out spot. Surprisingly, the mosquitos were minimal, nothing like here if Florida.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, New Orleans
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bogalusa, LA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bogalusa Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
MS HW-26 intersects with I-59 (5 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
American, Mexican, Chinese, Seafood, Fast Food
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Gulfport, MS
Car: necessary

The River Lodge is adjacent to the Old River Wildlife Management Area which affords our guests the opportunity to hunt, fish, bird watch, hike, canoe, kayak and enjoy the great outdoors.

Lodge is easily accessible from Mississippi Hwy-26 at the Louisiana / Mississippi state line. Enjoy Rodeos and Festivals throughout the year in communities surrounding Bogalusa, LA and Poplarville, MS.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge around the Washington Parish

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
27 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
15 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
19 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
19 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout Cleaning Fee AU$130.99
Property Damage Protection AU$108.93

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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