Sylamore Creek Retreat
Hosted by Emily And Virginia
Emily And Virginia is the host.
7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
7 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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We've been BUSY fully renovating this gem and we're ready to host your getaway!

This is a quintessential Ozarks creek-side vacation rental with private location 10-15 minutes from shopping, medical, restaurants, Caverns, National Forest trails, Folk Center State Park and town square.

The space

Our creek cabins are so popular, we've added to them. They are enjoyable year round, as is the creek. You'll have a charcoal grill and a bonfire pit stocked with wood.

Main living area contains following: Kitchen, access to front porch, full size bed, living area and new queen sleeper sofa.
Bedroom has Queen bed and one large twin.

Bathroom and Laundry Room is accessed through the bedroom.

Creek is spring fed and very healthy. There are shallows and pools deep enough to plunge. Trout run it approximately December through June. Smallmouth fishing is best in summer, but whoppers can be caught year round. Just heard first hand of 6lb11oz caught out front a few years back! Driving to creek not allowed. Walk across lot with gear to access creek. Creek shoes and chairs recommended. To respect the peace and quiet of the area, vacate creek by 7pm.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the entire house and private lot. Guests can access the creek via our neighbor's, while maintaining good stewardship - of course.

Interaction with guests

From our own personal experience and from the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, this is the quote that drives our business:
"The first time, you visit. The second time, you move here."
— says everyone who visits Mountain View

Hospitality comes naturally to all of us and we've turned it into our profession. We are oozing with pride for the talent and natural beauty our area offers. And the water: "oh oh the water, get it myself from the mountain stream."

We thrive helping you truly connect to our area. Upon booking confirmation you will receive a penned-by-us "Locals' Guide." We offer a full range of concierge services from wedding planning to stocking your fridge with local ready-to-eat meals, junk food and award winning crafted suds. We have close connections with the best local guides for overnight canoe trips, spelunking, hunting and even horseback riding for those with disabilities. It might be one of us.

Other things to note

This cabin is located a couple of miles down gravel. The last portion of the drive is a somewhat steep gravel road. 4 wheel drive not required but front wheel drive is. A regular sedan can make it a-ok. Be prepared to stay awhile if it snows. Dual Sport motorcycles recommended if 2 wheeling it.

There is no cell signal in this valley. Plenty of ways to connect your smartphone via wifi these days.

If you bring a dog, there is a fee ($45/60/75 - max 3 dogs. Cats not allowed due to common allergies) so that housekeeping can do a very thorough clean-up for those not pet friendly. STATE YOUR PET GUEST INTENTIONS WHEN BOOKING. You are expected to master the pet during it's vacation. Pick up after it, don't allow it to chase and bark at people or wildlife, etc

There is no satellite. Streaming only (ROKU- netflix, youtube, amazon etc) or bring your own gizmo


Extra people $22 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $72 NZD
Security Deposit $143 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $182 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


2 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Recently stayed here with my boyfriend for the weekend and had such a nice time. It's a quiet, secluded location. The creek is a short walk away and there is a fire pit and grill on the property. This place is really well done and has everything you could need. Just a note - we went to buy some beer to drink out on the porch one night & didn't realize mountain view is in a dry county. So plan ahead of time.

Derek User Profile
September 2017
My wife and I loved our stay. The cabin was quiet, quaint, and lovely. The hospitality was excellent (answering our phone call we had trouble finding the cabin late at night) and the recommendations for things to do were excellent. It's great vacation spot; we can't wait to come back!

Justin User Profile
September 2017
Everything is as described . Can not say enough , how well communication was ! Very clean and updated . Extremely comfortable and quiet

Tracey User Profile
August 2017
Great weekend. Nicely decorated, fantastic views, great swimming. Will be booking in the future.

Huntley User Profile
August 2017
This is a beautiful cabin stocked with everything you will need--plenty of towels, cookware, washer/dryer, and cozy spaces to hang out. We spent a majority of our time on the huge front porch, which is really shady and has a great view of giant trees in the front yard. The interior of the cabin is very charming and the beds are comfortable and clean. I would absolutely visit the Sylamore Retreat again!

Missy User Profile
August 2017
Oh my gosh, where to start?! The cabin is absolutely adorable, tastefully decorated and well appointed, secluded in a wooded area a stone's throw from crystal clear Sylamore Creek. Emily & Virginia are gracious and thoughtful hosts, checking in regularly via text, both before and during our visit. There are so many wonderful places to visit if you decide to venture out- we kayaked Sylamore Creek, floated the White River, fished at Mirror Lake, experienced Blanchard Springs and ate at the old fashioned soda fountain restaurant in town. Mountain View is a charming little town tucked into the Ozarks. Now for the practical matters: there was dish detergent (for both the sink and dishwasher), paper towels, toilet paper, coffee filters, and laundry detergent/dryer sheets at the cabin when we visited. There are several games and books available for use while staying at the cabin, as well as towels for both the bath and creek. Pots and pans, dishes, silverware (including wine opener, measuring spoons & serving items), and glassware were available, as well. One thing to note- the dryer generally takes two cycles to fully dry clothes. Also, be cautious with the toilet, particularly if you have children who like to be generous with their toilet paper use (there is a plunger right behind the toilet). There are five in our family plus two dogs and the cabin never felt too small. Do heed the instructions to drive slowly on the gravel road! In short, we loved our stay and had absolutely no criticisms. We can't wait to go back!

Christine User Profile
August 2017
Perfect location to enjoy beautiful Arkansas with all the comforts of home. Clean and updated with soft linens and towels, we slept great. Quiet and family friendly, but close enough to go into Mountain View for dinner. This cabin had the best of both worlds for us. The creek was clean, and easy to enjoy! I would return in a heartbeat.

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If the conditions are right, Virginia Ivy is in a canoe on the creek with a growler from Gravity Brew Works. For the past 10 years she was a business analyst with a corporate travel agency in NYC. She is from Mississippi and has lived in Memphis, TN, Gold Hill, CO, and Mokuleia, HI. She visited Mountain View on a long weekend in 2007 and essentially never left. Prior to that she owned and operated a café and live music venue in Memphis called The Map Room. She is a licensed realtor with Garland Company Real Estate.

Emily Conley — An outdoors enthusiast and small town girl at heart, Emily Conley was first introduced to Mountain View when she signed up to run the Sylamore 25k trail race in 2009 with a group of friends. She came back every year for the event and eventually purchased a small cabin in 2014, which we now call Studio at the Creek. She and her three kids have made many wonderful memories in Mountain View and come from their home in Memphis as often as possible to fish, hike, swim, and enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the area. Emily has continued to invest in this remarkable area which she says feels like home.

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