The SpaceModern home in the little city of Leslie. Boasting a modern spacious bathroom, tall ceilings in the main room and a fun loft bedroom. A spacious covered front porch and small back porch looking out across the large back yard.
My dad and I bought this house together when I was 19. He and I worked hard to fix it up and I lived there while in college. He has since passed away and I am now a new mom living in Seattle. My beloved home in Leslie is now helping me to raise my daughter while keeping us connected to family roots. Guest AccessFull kitchen with dishes, silverware and utensils
Washer and dryer (small)
1 King and 1 Full size bed
Front yard and back yard
Plenty of off street parking
Propane cook stove Interaction with GuestsI won't be there to great you or see you off, but I will gladly interact by phone and airb&b messaging. I will coordinate cleaning and key drop off. It is important to me that you enjoy the Leslie house as much as I do. The NeighborhoodThis home is a 20 minutes drive to The Buffalo River. I love to canoe or just drive up and sit with my feet in the water.
We really can’t brag enough about the awesome food that can be found in this zip code! Here is where you can find your three square meals during your stay!
The Serenity Farm Pastry Shop is 1/4 mile South on Hwy. 65, this pastry shop is located on the left in a historic Sears Kit House positioned just above Cove Creek. This bakery’s forth is sourdough - and that includes the pastries! World class, made from scratch cream cheese or fruit danish, croissant (plain, almond or chocolate depending on the chefs whim) and maple pecan sticky buns served alongside a nice cup of organic joe, make breakfast complete! Open Wednesday - Sunday, 7:30am - 5pm
Sweets not your thing? Try 1/8 mile North on Hwy. 65 at Misty’s Shell Station. We know, it’s a gas station - but homemade biscuits, bacon, sausage, and eggs can be found here - if you make it early enough! Be sure to grab a chocolate roll for later while you're here. Searcy County is the Chocolate Roll Capital of the World, and Misty’s is three-time festival champion! Open Monday - Thursday 5am-8pm, Friday & Saturday 5am-9pm
The “Host Recommended” lunch option here in Leslie is the Skylark Café (menu attached). Two blocks South and three blocks East on Hwy. 66, you’ll find the Skylark in a brightly colored historic turn-of-the-20th-century home. Here in Arkansas, we like tomatoes so much that they are both our state vegetable AND fruit. They’re kinda a big deal around here, and Skylark grows their own! A large garden planted behind the restaurant supplies many of their veggies, while a lot of their meats are locally sourced and smoked on-site. Their bread comes from Neighbors Mill, an hour North in Harrison. We suggest their smoked brisket tacos and any of their statewide famous desserts! Open Sunday - Thursday, 11am-3pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm
One block South on Main Street you’ll find the Leslie Café. This Café has been around just about forever. If you’re looking for more down-home style cooking or a burger in the shadow of a lovely mural embracing the towns history, stop in - and be sure to try a chocolate volcano! If you’re here on a Friday, get the catfish plate! Open Monday & Tuesday 9am-3pm, Thursday 10am-3pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
One block South on Main St, on the left corner you’ll find the original Serenity Farm Bread location complete with it’s massive wood-fired brick oven. Their delicious sourdough breads have been featured three times in Southern Living Magazine. In addition to their breads you’ll find focaccia bread with a wide variety of toppings including artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, portobello mushrooms, kalamata olives, aged cheddar, and more! Ask for an organic Blue Sky soda or Mountain Valley Spring Water to wash it down with! This bakery is located in a historic bank building so be sure to notice the beautifully crafted old bank vault door behind the counter. See the bread baked and grab a loaf fresh out of the oven Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 10am to about 2pm! Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 7:30am - 5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm
Two block South on Main Street check out Ryan’s Main Street Grill! Not just another burger joint, Ryan’s is a home for meat lovers - Friday night is frequently packed for their Prime Rib special. Chicken Tacos, Philly Cheesesteaks, Burgers with homemade chips! Ryan’s also offers a full bar for patrons 21+ and live music! Open Monday - Wednesday 11am- 6pm, Thursday - Saturday 11am - 10pm, Closed Sunday
Monday - Saturday: Ryan’s Main Street GrillFriday & Saturday: Skylark Café & Leslie Café
Want to eat in? Groceries can be found eight miles South on Hwy 65 in Marshall, AR at Harps. Misty’s Shell Station carries the basics (milk, eggs, bread, butter, etc.) and the Serenity Farm Pastry Shop offers some gourmet and organic grocery items! Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. Best to have a car or truck;) Other Things to NoteThere is no TV. I recommend bringing a laptop or iPad for streaming Netflix etc. that's what we do when we are there.
There are chairs that can be used outside, but please bring them back in. Over the next year we hope to add a picnic table, grill and games like horseshoe or bean bags. For now feel free to bring your own.