The Summit House is four bedrooms and five baths, one of a few private homes in Mt Nebo State Park seven miles west of Dardanelle and 12 miles from Russellville Arkansas. This 4,400' lodge-like-house is perched on the mountain's edge, 1700 feet above the Arkansas River Valley. It is the highest plateau in Arkansas and offers 60-mile views of the valley and Ozark Mountain Ranges. Great price for what you get in the whole house rental. There is a Walmart at the bottom of the hill to visit for food. Beautiful house and the view even more so. The photos don't do this beautiful little corner of the mountain it's due. From the coffee makers, to the stainless steal grill, to the bedding, to the board games/horse shoes, to the towels it is more spacious than you expect, and there is plenty of room for your group to spread out or gather round the table for a meal, without it being cramped. It is a very spacious and accommodating kitchen, more than enough cabinet space and stocked with the essential appliances and utensils. Being on the trail around the Sunset/Sunrise Points loop is so wonderful. The views from the porch and the picture windows are spectacular! The house is well-supplied with everything one could need from cooking utensils to hand soap. It is supplied with dvds, books, games, and blankets, also be suitable for young children.
You walk in to a game room with table tennis then a kitchen, fully stocked with pots/pans/coffee/and dishes. The bedrooms are quaint and welcoming. The beds are comfortable. The living room has plenty of seating and around every corner is something you weren't expecting. The murals on the walls are the highlight. It is a beautiful view at the top of the mountain with no pesky bugs bothering you. There are games, movies, blankets, towels and so many other amenities. There are three televisions for your entertainment. There are so many things to do there that you never should stay indoors for too long.
Four charming bedrooms each have their own entrance onto a 62-foot deck overlooking the valley. The master suite is 20' x 27', a two-person jacuzzi, double vanities, and a shower. With the addition of 4 day beds, 3 trundles and 3 futons, 2 hide a beds the home can sleep up to 22 persons. There are five bathrooms.
Renovated, fully furnished kitchen includes all cooking utensils, two refrigerators. We added in 2009 in the living room a 52" HD Flat screen 1080p TV with Blueray DVD on Direct TV satellite, is also in the master suite and game room. All linens sheets and towels are provided.
The 60' x 20' great room features porcelain tile flooring, a native stone fireplace. The kitchen is newly redone with counter tops, back splash and appliances. The 38' x 19' living room has a cathedral ceiling. The 20' x 24' game room offers a sofa bed, couch, bar, refrigerator, table and chairs, games and pool table. And the covered porch off the dining room has a gas grill. All these great home features make this an ideal location for family reunions, weddings, receptions, corporate retreats, church retreats, and club or social retreats. Church retreats and weddings are always renting this house for their getaways.
The owner and acclaimed watercolor artist, Cynthia Schanink, teaches watercolor workshops at this house. The mountain's scenery and views are an artist's dream, and will be yours too. For only $240 with supplies book a day to paint with Cynthia when you book this house for your group. You will each have a completed original painting souvenir of your trip.
Enjoy the State Park amenities which include a water slide swimming pool has a small fee, free tennis courts, basketball courts, ball fields, a kid's playground, and 14 miles of hiking trails with geo cache sites. Activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, horseshoes, and hang gliding (if you have a glider and a class 3 rating).
Mount Nebo was rated in the top ten resorts in the country in the early 1900's, and was known as "The Resort Above The Clouds"; after all the springs are fountains of youth
Enjoy golf on John Daly's home course at the foot of the mountain. Also Gala Golf course and Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville 15 miles south on hwy 27, or visit any of the seven courses in Hot Springs Village -- 60 miles south on Hwy 7, which was voted one of the top ten scenic highways in the US.
Branson, Mo. is approximately 120 miles north on Hwy 7, which is an excellent day trip. The 34,000-acre Lake Dardanelle is at the foot of the mountain, and hosts bass tournaments annually with excellent fishing.
Temperatures on the mountain are five to ten degrees cooler than in the valley; and we enjoy a pleasant breeze which makes this a great oasis in the summer months. Mt. Nebo has temperature inversions in the winter months and can be warmer than the valley. December is booked by the owners to enjoy and may not be rented out again.
Additional fees may apply:
- Tax | 12% of rent | of rental rate is charged
The grand Summit House is on one acre in the well kept Mt Nebo State Park with a Large asphalt parking area in front of the door. This house is used for weddings, family gatherings, summer or winter and Enjoy the Ozark Mountain range view from the house any time of day or take a hike on any of seven state park well maintained trails. The main floor is porcelain tiled with murals and cedar walls. We also put an old piano in the middle level living room. Four large bed rooms have four beds in them for family rooms and an attaching bathroom. Wild life is wonderful to watch with many deer, squires, bird watching is eye level and some racoons come out at night. This state park is free with three play grounds for children to play, Tennis and basket ball courts are free also, bring your equipment and the water slide pool is only $4 per day for age five to adult.. Follow I-40 to Hwy 7 South. For GPS users enter Mt Nebo State Park for location. The visitors center has a small store and rents bikes. The sunrise and sunset is the best view in the state. We provide extra tables and chairs for receptions with 6 eight foot banquet tables and folding chairs stored on the property.