The SpaceWe've been renovating the house since we moved to Fort Smith last year. The walk-in shower is new, as are the french doors in the game room. Pretty much everything on the inside is new: walls, wiring, floors, even the chandelier in the closet! The home has never been smoked in (since we made all the changes) so we cannot accommodate smokers. The home is very rustic so although most fixtures are new, nothing looks too "precious" so it is very family friendly. We have tile floors throughout the main part of the house with hardwood in the office/guest bedroom and living room. The master bedroom has brand new carpet and pad. We are still working on renovating the outdoor areas.
We have lots of ways to configure the sleeping arrangements for families. There is a large master bedroom with queen sized mattress. The guest room/office has a Sleep Number double bed. There is a queen sized fold out couch in the living room that is semi-private. The Breakfast Room has a day bed with twin mattress and Game Room are semi-private and we have queen or twin sized air mattresses that fit nicely in the space if you need. Please let us know of your needs and we will try and accommodate you. Keep in mind there is only one bathroom on the opposite side of house from the master bedroom off of the game room. Guest AccessYou'll have access to Wi-Fi and the entire house, including the galley kitchen (with cooking gear and gas stove and new dishwasher), game room (with games), in ground pool (with diving board), living room (with TV and Apple TV) and front yard (with garden). Our high speed wireless network (geek approved) works throughout the house, even on the porch.
The pool is open for the summer months (please no glass in the backyard) and it goes without saying, no smoking.
Guests are not allowed access to sheds in the back yard. If you need anything just ask and we will get it for you. Interaction with GuestsPlease feel free to contact me with questions or concerns 8am-9pm. After 9pm I accept emergency texts or calls. I consider not being able to access Wi-Fi an emergency. I will come over and help you connect if you are having trouble connecting, just ask. On rare occasions my mother helps out and we can make arrangements for her to meet with guests or help with anything (maybe not the internet). I love to greet people and would be happy to take you on a tour of the city. It is my job to make my guests happy, so please ask for anything you need. I stay with my mom not far away, so I can take care of anything that may come up quickly and easily. The NeighborhoodWe're only a 10 min drive from downtown Fort Smith. Our street dead ends in a bird sanctuary, so it's quiet with plenty of wildlife :) Unfortunately there are limited sidewalks in the town, but our neighborhood is quite walkable (we walk the dogs often) to sidewalks around the University campus and on Waldron Ave and the Mall or movie theater. It is a very bike-able city as well, with bike lane that leads to a lake with more hiking trails. Getting AroundWe have plenty of parking at the house. Can accommodate four cars, trailer/boat, or RV. There is a bus route near the University and Uber is available. Please do not park in the street. Other Things to NoteThe house is all yours, but I (or my mother) come into the backyard to take care of the trash and recycling on Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings. We also take care of the pool, yard, and garden as well.
We have mattress and pillow allergen covers.