Ozark Getaway - 4 BR 3 Bath Vacation House

Ozark Getaway, Covered Deck, Private Meadow ViewPrivate, peaceful settingDouble Carport w/Circle Drive, easy access Parking for 4-5 boat/trucks in circle driveCovered Deck, tables seat 10, large gas grill Open Living / Dining, 32" HDTVLiving RoomDining RoomFully equiped Kitchen with full size refrigeratorDishWasher,Dbl Ovens,Microwave Coffee Pots,SmApplsDinette with walkout to DeckKing Master BR w/Full Bath, 26\" HDTVFull Private Bath in Master Bedroom, Walkin Closet  Queen Bedroom, main floor3 Full Bathrooms, 2 main floor,1 lower levelGreat Room,3 Recliner Sofa, 32"HDTV,DVD,VCRGreat Room with Game Table, & Movie LibraryKing Bedroom, Lower LevelSingle Bed off the Great RoomQueen Bedroom, Lower LevelSingle bed in Great RoomWasher/Dryer,  Iron/BoardWalkout to 16'X52' PatioFire Pit added in 2012Watch Horses, Donkeys,Deer, & Turkey from deck5 acre with nature walking traildeer grazingFall in the OzarksBuffalo River in the fall.White River 8 minutes awayfishing on White River5 Min. to Bull Shoals LakeSwim in clear blue water in Bull Shoals LakeBoat Rentals available at nearby Marina\'s
“ Excellent ”
80 Reviews
65 County Road 10, Mountain Home, AR 72635


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cottage
Per night: $129
Per week: $750
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Mountain Home vacation cottage rental
Just 8 minutes from the White River, Bull Shoals Lake, and down town Mountain Home, Lake Norfork is 20 min. This is a 2500 sq ft home, centrally located in the Twin Lakes Area. This 4 bedroom house is surrounded by large oak trees in a private setting with a circle drive where you can park under the double carport right at the front door. There are 3 Full Baths and sleeps up to a 10 people in beds, comfortably (no sofa-beds). Central Heat/Air units for each level with seperate thermostats to control each level seperately. Master Bedroom has King bed, private full bath, flat screen TV, walk-in closet, and walk-out to deck. Upon request, TV's were added in all but one bedroom.

>includes 5 Acres park to provide a place for guests to enjoy the natural walking trail thru the meadow, ride bikes thru the park on the trails, or sit on the stone benches and enjoy the peaceful setting in the shade of the large oak trees. Deer and sometimes wild turkey can be seen playing on the property.

> Attached double carport with large circle drive which has enough room to park 4-5 truck/boat rigs in line of each other. Partially covered 12' X 52' deck across the back of the house with a full size Bar-B-Q grill. There are tables & chairs to seat 10 on the deck for your outdoor enjoyment where you can sit and enjoy watching deer & wild life, as well as the horses grazing in the pastures with some miniture donkeys who will come visit you if you invite them to do so. There is a Stone Fire Pit with picnic table and chairs. Firewood provided. (First rack is free, $10/each addition refill)

> There are 2 king beds, 2 queen beds, & 2 single beds. 3 of the 4 bedrooms now have their own TV. The Great Room is on the lower level & has walkout to a 16'X 52' patio, a large sectional sofa w/ 3 built-in Recliners, 32" HDTV, DVD, VCR, and Game Table for playing cards and board games. There is also a Movie Library of old movies for your convenience. A red box Movie rental is just a couple miles away. Maximum occupancy for overnight guests is 10 people.

> No Pets allowed at the Getaway, but there are several nice kennels in the area. White Fence Kennel is a new facility just 3 miles away and is very nice and several guests like Deborah's Pet Salon in Mtn. Home. Check them out online, if you travel with your pet. They are more like 'Pet Motels' than kennels.

> Convenience Store with gas, groceries, food court, Dollar General, and a Subway less than 1 mile from house.

> In the spring, the dogwood trees show a blanket of white throughout the woods surrounding the property. The large oak trees are wonderful shade in the summer and in the fall their leaves are brilliant colors of yellow, orange, and red. The lakes & rivers are just minutes away to offer enjoyment relaxing with fishing or a swim to cool off on a hot summer day. Several Boat Docks located on both lakes offer boat rentals as do the docks on the White River. Canoe & Kayak rentals available at both the White River and the Buffalo River.

> Ozark Regional Airport for private plane landings (no commercial flights) is just minutes away, if you choose to fly yourself in for a stay.Transportation may be arranged in advance to pick you up.

> Smoking is not allowed inside the Getaway, but ash pots are available on the deck, patio, and front porch for those who do wish to smoke. Thank you for not smoking inside the house as it is a non-smoking guest house.
Area Information
> This house is 8 min. from the Mountain Home Square, Bull Shoals Lake, & the White River where you can enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks any time of year and fishing at it's best. Lake Norfork & the Fish Hatchery are only a 20 minute drive. The area is known for it's vacation offerings, world record trout fishing on the White River as well as lake fishing for bass, walleye, and crappie. Here tournaments are always a big event where fishermen come from all over to participate. Fishing Guides available upon request with advance notice.

> In Mountain Home you will find plenty of shopping, restaurants, antique stores, strip malls, WalMart, and beautiful parks. The area offers three 18 hole golf courses and several miniture golf courses for the golf enthusiasts.

> The Lakes and Rivers offer canoeing, swimming, fishing, boating, guided fishing trips, & caves to explore. All are just minutes away. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, or a day at a dude ranch are available within a few minutes drive. ATV trails & horseback ridding trails are within a 30 min. drive in the Sylamore National Forest. Hiking and Horseback riding trails located in the Buffalo National River Wilderness area is also about a 30 min. drive to the nearest trailhead.

> 1 mile to the north is Double S Oaks Ranch where you can enjoy the excitement of horseback riding on their trails or in their indoor arena on a rainy day. Lessons are offered by experienced instructors or ride at your leisure. Reservations may be necessary. Due to hot weather, sometimes trailrides are not going out. Check online about reservations or to see if the trailrides are booked. There are brochures with phone numbers in the Getaway.

> Stone Creek Ranch also offers horseback riding, trail rides, and activities. Check online for information regarding what all they are offering for the dates you are going to be here. There are brochures with phone numbers in the house.

> Bull Shoals has a lovely Visitor Center located at the Dam overlooking Bull Shoals Lake and the White River where you will find the History of the Ozarks to be very interesting and educational. It also offers you brochures of the area and a gift shop. There is a golf course and a look-out tower "Top of the Tower" at Bull Shoals where you can see for miles in all directions. Of course, the Lake will offer you any kind of water activity you might want.

> The Fish Hatchery at Lake Norfork Dam is always a real treat for kids and adults alike. Under age 16 can fish (catch & release) with no lisence in the Dry Run Fork at the Hatchery.

> Experience the beauty of the Lower Buffalo National River just 30 minutes to the Southwest. Here you will find plenty of bluffs, waterfalls, and caves while hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding in the wilderness area. For those of you that travel with your horses, arrangements can be made for boarding here at our Ozark Getaway Stable. Trail Guide available notice to take you into the wilderness, if you would like. Advance arrangements must be made for a Trail Guide.

> The Sylamore National Forest, is located to the South also offering hiking and mountain biking, as well as ATV and horseback trails.

> Silver Dollar City & White Water as well as Shopping at the Outlet Malls, and a variety of entertainment and restaurants in Branson, MO, are just a 90 minutes drive for a way to spend your day. Eureka Springs is less than 2 hrs for a day of adventure.

> A 2 hr. drive to Springfield, MO will take you to the world famous Bass Pro Shop, the Butterfly Palace, and the Wonders of Wildlife Museum as well as numerous restaurants and shopping malls.

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Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 $129 $129 $750 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.5%
Deposits: 50% Deposit Required. Deposit is fully refundable with 30 day cancellation. Refundable Cleaning/Damage deposit $100.00 I'm sorry, but we are not accepting credit cards at this time.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $129.00 per night/2 people, $10.00/night for each additional person. 2 night minimum stay, 3 night minimum stay on Holidays. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY for overnight stays is 10 People. Weekly Rate is $750.00/2 people, $50.00 for each additional person. For Monthly Rates - contact owner. DAY USE RETREAT Rate is $150.00 minimum, or $10/person up to 20. Please contact owner for any other information.


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Horseback Riding
    (1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (5 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Beach
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (5 miles)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Park
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (5 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Playground
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
    (5 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (5 miles)
  • Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (5 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Internet is accessible with an AirCard. Several parks, shopping, and eating establishments are within minutes. Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Cave exploring, and Boating at it's best are just minutes away at the White River, Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Norfork, Norfork Fish Hatchery where under age 16 can fish Dry Run Creek for catch & release, Sylamore National Forest, & Buffalo National River.

Maid Service during your stay is available for an additional cost, with arrangements made in advance.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Mountain Home, Arkansas

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Judy Mahaney

Lakeview, AR

What a nice, peaceful getaway!

Wow, my family really enjoyed our stay at the Getaway! It's perfect for a large family! I love that there was one bedroom suite and another bedroom along with another bath on the main level and then there were two bedrooms and another bath on the lower level. The kids could go downstairs and watch movies or play games and us 'old folks' could go to bed early if we wanted! Loved the TV's in the rooms, for us older folks, too. Loved the horse and donkeys coming to the fence...the kids got a big kick out of that! The deck is awesome along with the firepit...nice set up! I love how clean the house is...it's nice that it's wood floors throughout so you knew if the kids were going to track anything in, it would be easy to clean up after them! Marsha and Ken, we appreciated your hospitality and will definitely be back again...can't wait to have my daughter stay with us there and her family. Thanks again!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Judy for the nice review. We enjoyed seeing you and your family...what wonderfully polite and well mannered Grandchildren you have. They left the house very nice.... Look forward to your return!

Jill Olson

Edmond, OK


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the Getaway. It is so cozy and comfortable with everything you need. My husband didn't leave the whole time we were here. This is a great location for us as we like to kayak the White and Buffalo Rivers and we were close to both. Ken and Marsha are great hosts and are just the nicest people you will ever meet! We will certainly be back and will bring the rest of the family to fill up that downstairs! Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

It was a pleasure meeting all of you and we look forward to your return. The house was immaculate when you left, enjoyed the peach cobbler, and are still enjoying the gift bag of goodies...thank you!

Nick Allen


A Jewel!

Thank you for sharing your vacation home with our family, what a wonderful place! We could not have been more comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer. Your pictures do not do it justice. A little bit of Heaven on earth. And thank you for taking time to visit with the boys, they were so excited to learn the names of their new best (donkey) friends"! Folks, this is the place to stay, perfect for large group with or without children. The kids will give it 2 thumbs up, ours could not get enough donkey time. Those donkeys are priceless and the horses beautiful. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is large and well stocked, 3 tables so plenty of inside seating for meals and patio tables on the decks as well. A huge grill and a very nice fire pit area with seating. This place has it all. Loved it! Perfect location for Bull Shoals & Norfork Lakes, the White & Buffalo Rivers (clear water, no muddy murky icky water). Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking or biking you just can't beat it and this is not a "tourist trap" area. Motorcycle rider? Close to Push Mountain, Peel Ferry Route, Hwy 14 & Hwy 7. Got time to eat out? Visit 178 Club and/or Gaston's! Oh,.my. We will return with carrots!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

What a nice review...Thank you! We look forward to your return trip, as do the Donkeys. They love a few carrots!! Have a great year and we hope to see you in 2015!


Lawrence County

Great Stay!!

As always, I fully enjoyed my time at the Getaway. Plans did not allow for family to join me this time, but I don't know how I could have had a more enjoyable time. I stayed alone but did not feel at all uncomfortable. There are lots of security measures in place and plenty of exterior lighting. This home is so comfortable, and I always feel save and secure knowing Ken & Marsha are only moments away. Since I was on my own I only utilized the upstairs, and of course still had an incredible amount of space. ( Wow....so clean!!!) I had local friends and family in one evening for a meal and an evening of games. Every item or utensil you need to prepare a large meal is readily at hand. The kitchen is great! It is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes and there are two dining areas!! Yes upstairs! Not to mention that incredible deck!! Lots of room to invite people in. Also on this trip I was also introduced to some wonderful local restaurants. Some close family friends in the area treated me to some great catfish at Skipper's in Mountain Home my first night there. We also made a trip one evening to the Village Wheel in Lakeview for delicious "Broasted Chicken " (their signature dish). I definitely recommend both of these local establishments. It's great when local folks let you in on the good places to eat!!! I also have to mention the park located just steps across the road...what a great addition!! Just another amenity for our enjoyment when you rent this fabulous property! It is beautiful, lots of plantings, trails, benches and beautiful trees. You often see deer and other wildlife as well. A very nice place for a gathering, picnic or stroll. Ken & Marsha are always improving!! I had such a pleasant stay. I am always looking for my next available date to run up and spend a couple of nights!! So to recap; great, safe, clean, homey, huge. Ready for my next visit!!! Thanks for everything Ken & Marsha!!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Susi for the wonderful review! We always love to see you when you come to our area and stay at the Getaway! We look forward to your return!

Ron Rapp

Lisle, IL

Simply the best in the Twin Lakes Area

My family has vacationed exclusively in the Twin Lakes area for the past 10 summers. We're from the western suburbs of Chicago, and we absolutely love this mosquito free pristine area. We've stayed at several "top" resorts and hotels/motels in the area over the years. Nothing can compare with the wonderful Ozark Getaway. The house, the amenities, the location, the owners--all are simply the best. Since the summer of 2011, we've spent 40 days at the Getaway...I wish it was a lot more. I'd spend the entire summer here if I could swing it! What a great place...very convenient to Lakeview Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake (about 8 mi.), and it's a relatively quick 21 mi. drive to Panther Bay Marina on Lake Norfork--we like to boat in both lakes. Mountain Home is about 7 miles away, and for lite grocery shopping a new Dollar General store is 1.8 mi. to the north of the Getaway. As the other reviewers here attest, the house is spacious, spotless, and incredibly well equipped. The king and queen beds are possibly the most comfortable on the planet. The 50+ foot partially covered deck is my sanctuary--I'm out there relaxing after dinner just about every evening. The 2 car attached carport is a huge convenience. My kids love the massive "downstairs"--it's like a whole separate apartment, just for them! And the owners--they're nicest people you'll ever meet, exceptionally helpful and friendly. The horses and donkeys in the pastures surrounding the house add to the charm of this very special place. It's peaceful and quiet, a great place to relax and unwind. The 6 acre "park" across the street which the Getaway recently acquired is a great addition--there are walking trails, flower gardens, and more peace and quiet. Paradise found!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Ron for taking time out if your busy schedule to leave such a wonderful review and testimonial of how much your family enjoys the Getaway and our little piece if the Ozarks. We too love the Twin Lakes Area and feel so blessed to be fortunate enough to live here and share our Ozark Getaway with folks like you. Have a great year and we look forward to seeing all of you in July 2015!

Kim Grimes

Piggott, AR

Family getaway

We get our family together once a year in the Mountain Home area, our kids are now young adults so everyone seems to need their "space" and this place was perfect. It was nice, clean, and very spacious. The main floor had two bedrooms, a master bath and main bath. The kitchen had everything we needed. The very large deck off the back seemed to be where we stayed the most, it had a ceiling fan above the table to help with the hot day, we bbq from the gas grill, and the view of the horses and area around us was a relaxing feeling. And best of all no mosquitoes (unlike wher we live) The down stairs was almost like an entire separate house, two bedroom and extra beds single beds present down there too. Huge sectional and a patio area to even step out to. We was just ten mins away from Lakeview Cove Marina where we rented a pontoon on Bull Shoals Lake and we found a short cut back into Mt. Home which was easy to find and just about ten min drive. I cannot find one negative thing to say about the place, it was perfect. We are planning on coming back next year hopefully for a longer stay and already know if our family has grown there will still be plenty of room. We also met the owners, they seemed extremely nice and was helpful with information from the start of the emailing. If you're looking for a place to stay, you can't go wrong with here.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review and for leaving the house so clean. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Kevin Erington

Chicago, IL


Just as advertised - no surprises. A great place to relax and enjoy time with family. Lots of cool stuff to do in the area. Best family vacation we have ever taken!!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the review and for leaving the house so clean! Glad you and your family all enjoyed your stay at our Getaway and had a nice visit to the Ozarks.

Chandra Huston

Harrison, AR

The Perfect Getaway

My friends and I have stayed at the Getaway many times. It is the best place to stay in the Twin Lakes area. The house is clean, comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is stocked with every utensil you could ever need. The beds are comfortable. The property is so peaceful. We love to feed the donkeys and sit on the deck watching the horses. Ken and Marsha are so nice, and will help you in any way they can. They are wonderful. We will continue to stay at the Getaway for years to come!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review! We love seeing you gals and look forward to your return in 2015....you always leave the house so nice and clean when you leave.


West Chicago, Il


We enjoyed a clean and comfortable stay, very relaxing. Nice ammenities, pleasant porch with plenty of chairs for eating and relaxing outdoors. A home away from home. Lovely hosts.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review and for leaving the house spotless!

Lenore Andrews

Columbia, IL and Springfield, Mo

Wonderful Family Getaway!!!

We just left the Getaway today. What a wonderful experience, plenty of space, beds, and bathrooms and for any family or group it is perfect. We had an Easter family gathering, with a large get together having enough space is critical. The outdoor space, the decks, the fire pit for cooking s'mores it was just the right mix for any family. The home was spotless, the beds were comfortable and the owners Ken & Marsha were wonderfully welcoming. We wanted to thank you both for making our family getaway a perfectly pleasurable trip.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review and for taking the time to post it. Glad you found everything okay and had a nice family gathering at our Getaway. Looking forward to seeing you on your return! You guys left the house spotless-thank you!!! Have a great summer....

Scott Hays

McKinney, TX

Year 2 a total success

My family (12 people) and I stayed at the "Getaway" for our second year in a row. Once again, Ken and Marsha provided the perfect venue for a great family experience. Our grandkids romped and played outside while the grownups relaxed on the back porch. Our four days there flew by. Needless to say that we will be back again next spring. Thanks again folks for being such gracious hosts. By the way, the miniature donkeys and the deer feeder are great ideas. It kept the grandkids amused for hours. See ya next year.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Nice to see all of you again this year. The baby has sure grown as have the other little ones! Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments in our guest book and for the review. You guys left the house so nice....thank you! Glad the weather cooperated much better this year for your annual fishing trip. Your Trophy's were a great idea!!! We look forward to seeing you again.

Cindi Bain

Mesa AZ

best choice

We have stayed here before for a summer vacation. This time it wasn't for happy times... but rather for a funeral. Even so it was the best choice as we had 6 people and it was so much more comfortable than a hotel. The owners are so nice and accommodating. The neighboring burros were a great distraction. They LOVE carrots. One day we also had a beautiful doe grazing in the back yard. This would be my first choice when staying in this area, you can't beat it.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Cindi for the nice review and for leaving the house so nice.

Mark Breden

Fayetteville, AR

Great Stay!!

Great place and enjoyed the personal touches involved by the owners!! We had three couples in for a high school basketball tournament and the house was perfectly situated to enjoy Mountain Home, the lake and the White River/Cotter areas. We especially enjoyed a nice evening in front of the fire pit!! See you next year. Mark B.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Mark for taking the time to leave a review and for taking such good care of the Getaway. Glad you enjoyed the fire pit ! Congrats on making it to the finals at the tournament. See you next year!

Jeanie Rorie

Mtn. Home, AR

Awesome Getaway

Our family has grown so much that our house is not comfortable for all of us at one time. Ozark Getaway was the most perfect place for our family Christmas. There were plenty of comfy beds so no one was on the floor, the kitchen was so well stocked with utensils, small appliances and a double oven etc, it was a breeze to cook a large Christmas dinner. The big kids and little ones alike enjoyed feeding carrots to the friendly donkeys.Marsha and Ken made us feel welcome and at home. The house is beautifully furnished with large open spaces and immaculately clean. We will make this our home away from home for large family get togethers. Thank you Marsha and Ken for your hospitality.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Jeanie, it was such a pleasure meeting you and we are so happy you time together with all your children and their families this Christmas at our Getaway. Thank you for the review and for leaving the house absolutely spotless.....could hardly tell you had been there. Have a blessed Holiday Season and we wish you Good Health and Happiness in the New Year.

Kathy Griffin

Palm Springs, Ca. USA

Beautiful Vacation

Thank you Ken and Marsha for a beautiful vacation. Your vacation home was just perfect for us. The home is just beautiful and is great for relaxing and visiting with family and friends. I enjoyed myself so much.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the review Kathy....you gals were such a joy and so refreshing!!!
Loved meeting all of you and look forward to seeing you again next year.
The jams and pickles are yummy, Thank you!

Natural Stone Interiors

Bixby, OK


We had such a great time at the Ozark Getaway. It was a much needed peaceful environment. The place was so roomy and filled with beautiful natural light. We had fun watching the little donkeys and strolling through the nature walk.Ken & Marsha are such awesome and down to earth people. We were amazed at how quickly this place became a new tradition for us. We made a lot of good memories. We will definitely be back!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for taking the time to leave your nice review and and for leaving the house so nice & clean upon leaving. We do hope to see you here again......dinner is on us one night for your help. Thanks again!

Charles Meadors

Oak Ridge, TN

Great place

The days we spent here was the best of our vacation and we hope to return some day. The home was very clean, spacious and had everything that we needed. The quiet surroundings, the horses and donkeys made our stay very pleasant. My wife and I highly recommend this place to anyone.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review. So glad you had a nice visit to the Ozarks. We look forward to you returning. The donkeys have missed you!

Gene Balog

Port Orange, Florida

A Great Home Away From Home

Prior to attending out Navy reunion in Branson, MO we wantede to find a place for us and some friends from Oak Ridge, TN to just lay back and visit. We couldn't have found a better place. The house is just beautiful and is fully equiped with just about anything you'd need. We were there for three days and really had a great time. One of the best times we had was feeding the four donkeys with the carrots we had brought along knowing the donkeys were there. I would recommend this place as a great place for just a couple of people or even a samll family reunion as the house has plenty of beds. We hope to return again one day.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for taking a moment to write such a nice review. Glad all of you had a good visit and enjoyed yourselves....And the Donkeys. Thank you for leaving the house so clean when you left and for the "goodies". We look forward to your return.

Ron Rapp

Lisle, IL

Best Place in Twin Lakes Area

My family spent the last 9 days of July at the awesome Getaway...we've stayed there about 30 days total during the past 3 Summers, and we will definitely be back again next year. The other reviewers are spot on...the Getaway is every bit as nice as most folks homes! Immaculate, incredible spacious, exceptionally well equipped (including gas grill, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and more flat screen TVs than you can shake a stick at), with wonderfully comfortable beds, on a peaceful and quiet 2 acre setting surrounded on 3 sides by horse pastures or woods, and across the street from a newly acquired 6 acre park with walking trails (owned by the Getaway). The 55' deck (about 35' under roof) is my "sanctuary"--I retire there every evening at sundown to enjoy some quiet time in the pristine setting. I can't get enough of this place, it's absolutely perfect for me and my family. Did I mention the attached 2 car carport? What a great convenience, especially when it's raining (which it did far too often during our stay this year), or really sunny and hot (getting into a cool car is wonderful). We got to use the new outdoor fire pit this Summer (an evening in the 50s, in late July???), it's yet another great addition to the Getaway. The owners constantly improve this place, I can't imagine what they'll do next! If you're a boater, Lakeview Cove Marina near the Bull Shoals Dam is 8 miles (about 12 minutes) away, slips to accommodate nearly any boat are readily available at $15/night and there's a free boat launch at the adjacent Lakeview Park. Multiple marinas and free boat launch locations on Lake Norfork are about 30 minutes away. There's a new Dollar General Store 1.8 mi. North of the Getaway, and a giant Super Walmart as well as just about any other store you could ever need (not to mention many restaurants) are about 15 minutes away in Mountain Home. The owners of the Getaway live next door on the horse ranch referred to in other reviews. The owners are incredibly attentive, they will be there promptly to answer any questions or address any problems...they are also a wealth of information about area activities, restaurants, etc. We've stayed in several area hotels as well as many different resorts on the twin lakes over the years, but nothing compares to the Getaway. Thanks, Marsha and Ken, for making this wonderful Ozark retreat available.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Ron for such a womderful review. We always look forward to your return each year. Nancy and the girls always leave Getaway spotless. I'm sure you do your part in cleanup too! Looking forward to seeing all of you in 2014.

Cynthia Barbee Mallard

Bourbonnais, Illinois

Just like home!!!

We were blessed to stay at this wonderful place while visiting with family who lives close by. I have stayed at a lot of different places, but this was the best by far. The home is clean and spacious. The weather was very hot when we stayed and the house was so cool and comfortable. They have everything you can think of such as videos, grill, a kitchen with all kitchen appliances. This will be a place we will stay at every year. This is the best kept secret.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the lovely review and for taking such good care of the property during your stay here. We could hardly tell anyone had been in the house that week.....housekeeping was a breeze after your departure! THANKS!!! We look forward to your return to our Getway in the Ozarks! Have a wonderful summer!

James Stine

Malvern, Arkansas


With 5 families we had plenty of space and loads of wonderful memories. Fishing, hiking, wildlife, family meals, and the list goes on. Thank you guys SO MUCH for the work you put into the getaway.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

We loved having you guys at the Getaway and look forward to you coming again!

Janette Crawford Kelley

Baytown, Tx.

Wonderful Place to stay

We had a great time in this house. We had 3 families staying together. It was a great place, my husband and I have 2 children ages 18 and 19 and my brother and his wife had 2 children ages 4 and 6 and my other brother and his wife do not have children yet. The way the house is built it was perfect for our 3 families. We took the downstairs with the older children who tend to stay up late and get up later, and left the upstairs for the younger ones who get up early to have a kitchen nearby. With the 3 bathrooms each family had their own bathroom. It was very well kept and just perfect for us. It was great for all of us. Thank you Ken and Marsha.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

We enjoyed meeting you & your family. So glad you were all able to stay together to come and enjoy celebrating your parents 50th Wedding Anniversary with them. Thank you for leaving the house so nice and clean. Please come again!

Paget Soileau Cosper

New Iberia, La

Amazing place to stay

We went with another family which made for 4 adults and 8 kids.This house had plenty of room for everyone. The kids lovedthe ddonkey's which were in the backyard behind a fence. Everything was clean, was supplied with anything and everything you could possibly need. The owners were so nice and helpful. Definitely want to stay there again.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Paget for taking the time to leave the nice review. We enjoyed all of you Louisianna folks and are so glad you had a good trip to the Ozarks. Thanks for washing all the towels and leaving the house clean. Sorry we weren't able to extent your stay another night, but were glad you were having so much fun that you wanted to stay longer. We were already fully booked for July! Have a great summer and come see us again.

Linda Grubbs

Louisville, OH, USA

Great Family Get-away

This lovely home was the ideal place for our family get-away weekend. There was plenty of space. Everything was well-kept, clean, and orderly. Marsha & Ken welcomed us our first night and were so informative of area amenities. It was quiet and relaxing. We had everything we needed and more. We loved our time there!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review and for leaving the property as clean as you found it! Could hardly believe 6 people were there for 4 nights!!!! It was our pleasure to meet all of you and hope you have a wonderful summer.

Wendell Immel

Fayetteville , Arkansas

Spring fishing trip

Perfect place to stay its very close to any thing you would like to do from fishing hunting site seeing ! We would return again ! It's a beautiful place and Marsha and ken are great people they will make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible . And we had three trucks and 3 full size bass boats and their was still plenty of extra parking and a lot more room for more then 6 people , there was only six of us ! Thanks again !!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

You guys were great and we look forward to your return trip!

Juli Luebbe

Cincinnati, OH USA

Wonderful Getaway - We'll Be Back!

We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. The house was bright, spacious and impeccably clean. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen was better equipped than my own. We enjoyed relaxing on the huge deck, looking at the horses and donkeys (so cute!), and sitting around the fire in the evening. The area is beautiful - lots of outdoor activities to enjoy. We will definitely come again.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Juli for the wonderful review! So glad all of you enjoyed your vacation here in the Ozarks and were comfortable in our Getaway! I am sure the Donkeys and horses miss all the attention the kid gave them...we look forward to seeing all of you again. Thanks for leaving the house so nice and have a wonderful summer!

Karen Kari Lange

Gurnee, Illinois

Fabulous Place to Stay

We absolutely loved this house and the owners!! It was much bigger than we expected. The beds and pillows were SO comfortable. As horse people ourselves, it was very relaxing to sit on the porch over looking the horses and donkeys ( who live attention). The house is well stocked with glasses, dishes and all other amenities. Food shopping is just minutes away. My daughter and I enjoyed our 2 mile country walks each morning thru the hills. We loved it so much---we are going to relocate from Illinois to Arkansas! I would highly recommend this property for your getaway!!!!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review and we are happy your were comfortable in our Getaway. Thankyou also for leaving the house so nice and clean. Good luck on your move to the Ozarks! I'm sure you and Darcy will love it here....we do!

Linda Messick

Marshall Texas

Ozark Getaway

The Ozark Getaway is a great property. The house is roomy and the six of us enjoyed the gathering areas as well as the seperate bedrooms. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes, pots and pans and appliances we needed to prepare our Thanksgiving goodies. We also enjoyed the back deck for morning coffee and the fire pit for roasting marshmellows in the evening...and we can't forget the friendly donkeys.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

So glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday here in the Ozarks. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! You left the house so nice...thankyou!!! Your 2013 reservation is all set and look forward to seeing you on your return trip!

Shannon Corbin Shaw

Heber Springs, AR


My large family spent the weekend here. 6 adults and 3 children. There was plenty of space. Although we did not have the chance to cook, we noticed the kitchen was very well equipped. We were at an assembly all day both days so did not have time to really enjoy the property. We look forward to returning and relaxing on the deck, warming by the firepit, and more.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Shannon for taking the time to leave a review and let us know how much you enjoyed our Getaway. Sorry we missed you and look forward to your return. Thanks for leaving the house absolutely spotless..... and it is greatly appreciated!

Karl Dittmer

Oklahoma City, OK USA

Great Getaway Experience!

What a great place! The Ozark Getaway was everything we hoped for in a relaxing fall holiday vacation. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and eating. The backyard was so pleasing to view with horses and donkeys grazing in a picturesque pasture and the fireplace pit was perfect for enjoying the evening while snacking on s'mores. It was so pleasant we couldn't bring ourselves to even venture out to see the sights for two whole days. We figure we'll get to that the next visit! Thank you so much, Ken and Marsha, for allowing us the use of your fabulous home.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We are so pleased all of you enjoyed your visit to our little corner of the Ozarks. Adding the firepit this year has been a hit a big hit with guests, glad you also enjoyed it! We recently purchased the 5 acres in front of the Ozark Getaway to hopefully have a walking trail and biking for children ready for the 2013 season. We appreciated you leaving the house so nice and clean and look forward to your return visit to our Ozark Getaway! Be safe and have a great Holiday Season..... Ken & Marsha

Lorie Hitchcock Wright

Las Vegas , Nevada

The most enjoyable stay

The Ozark Get-a-way was such an enjoyable place!!! We went there for our Fishing get-a-way with 3 other couples from all over, and let me tell you, we had so much room! The house was exceptionally clean, with just about every amenity that you could possibly want! There was room for our three trucks with boats, with more than enough room for 2 or 3 more! Ken and Marcia are so friendly, and laughed at us when we called to tell them that my husband had broke one of their lamps and won the "Oh Sh**" award! The Mules in the back were so awesome!! We fed them Carrots, and they laughed at us! The fishing was excellent, and the scenery is absolutely beautiful! I would highly recommened this vacation rental to anyone who is vacationing in the area.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Lorie for the nice review and the guest book entry, as well as the laughs we shared with you guys. We are also looking forward to getting your photos. Congratulations to Tony on his award.....we already have the lamp replaced. We appreciated you calling immediately to let us know about the accident with the lamp, which gave us plenty of time to find a replacement before the next guests arrived. Thanks gals for cleaning the house so nice when you left. Diane was cleaning the glass on the front door as they were leaving & Jerry even booked the house before he left to be sure you gotyour "SNACK SHACK BaaaaaBY" week secured for 2013'! Have a great year and we look forward to your return trip next year!!!

Debra & Abby

Imboden, AR

3rd Times the Charm

I have been here three times and love it everytime.The view is beautiful , with cute little donkeys in the back, which we named Kicker, Digger, Tigger, Sweety, & Billy Bob Joe Jr. The house has two levels, both levels have a living area. The downstairs has a full sectional that reclines. That was our spot! The outside area is great with a deck upstairs and a patio dowstairs, a fire pit with nice chairs, & and a covered carport. My friend, grandmother, and I stayed for a several days and loved it. We willl definitely come back again.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Debra & Abby....You girls were a joy to have at our Getaway! The Donkeys miss you already! Love the names you gave them....Glad you had a good time and enjoyed your downstairs "Teen Den", as some of our guests call the Great Room! We always look forward to your return visits. Have a great year and we will see you in 2013!

Joni Martin Biondini

Covington, LA USA

Wonderful, absolutely100 times better than a hotel

I would stay there again! House was very comfortable, clean, and spacious. Two floors provided more than enough room for us. The donkeys in the back field are extremely friendly and cute. Owners of the house were very nice and easy to work with.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Glad your family found our Getaway comfortable and that you enjoyed the donkeys. They are really growing fond of our guests....getting a little spoiled, I'm sure - but that's okay! Your girls were a delight & we hope to see you again someday. Thanks for leaving the house so nice!

Lewis & Nancy DeWitt

Tinley Park, IL

Our Ozark Home

We really enjoyed our stay. Based on reviews that we read, we were expecting a nice place, but were really surprised by how well kept and clean the house was. The area is so quiet and peaceful. It is hard not to feel right at home. We just loved the country surroundings and yet it's just a short drive to town. The covered parking, just outside of the front door, is a great idea. The deck across the whole back of the house is a real plus. We had a great time, better than we would ever have at a hotel. The next time we are visiting Mountain Home, we would love to stay at the Ozark Getaway again.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for leaving the house so nice. Come again! ! !

Terri Drennan

Flower mound, TX

Beyond all expectations!

an absolutely beautiful setting. Secluded yet only minutes from the Buffalo River, the White River, Bull Shoals and much more. The hosts were amazing. The house has everything you need and is way better than staying in a hotel. The natural setting was so peaceful and relaxing.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

You guys were a joy......You made me tired just hearing about all the hiking, canoeing, fly fishing, etc. that you did in the 3 days you were here. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Ozarks and hope to see you again when you get back up this way! Thanks for cleaning the house so nice upon leaving. The TIP was not necessary, but appreciated! Have a great summer!

Carol Mitchell

Nashville, AR

Loved it!

We had such a great time when our family got away at your Getaway! The house was perfect for all of us and the hospitality was great. The scenic views in the area are wonderful. The pastures were so nice to watch from the deck. We even got the see a doe come to the pasture and leave with a newborn fawn!!! Can't wait to come back. Thanks so much.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks for cleaning the house so nice upon leaving.....you gals went above and beyond! The TIP you left wasn't necessary, but appreciated! The doe still beds her fawn down behind the Getaway each day. Glad everyone enjoyed themselves and we are looking forward to seeing all of you again!

Barbara Davis

Robert Lee, Texas USA

Fantasticand Comforting

We met with our daughter, grandson and wife for a time to get aquainted with our new granddaughter in-law. Walking into this house was like walking into a home. It has that atmosphere of welcome and feeling of everything is alright. There was not a thing we could think of that was not provided in the way of convenience or comfort. We just had to hang up our clothes and unpack the food! We were amazed at the how clean and well cared for the house and property were. We will definitely return if we get the chance. I must add that the owners were always on the look out to make special things happen for you like seeing the animals in the fields grazing, the donkeys loved to come visit at the fence line, wood for the fire pit, movies for that time of relaxation after you have toured the country all day, and I go could go on and on. The best way is for you to reserve a time for yourself and experience it all.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for all the nice things you said about our Ozark Getaway and for leaving the house so nice. We are glad you found your stay here to be what you expected and enjoyed a nice visit with your family. Please come again, if ever in the area. You are always welcome. Have a great summer!

Kevin Rouby

Madison, Wisconsin

Epic trip to the Ozarks

My 5 buddies and I spend a week in the spring and one in the fall on motorcycles riding the Smokey Mountains. This year we wanted to try something different and found Motorcycle Nirvana in the Ozarks. Ken and Marsha's home was absolutely perfect for us. Wonderful hosts combined with excellent accomodations and amenities made for an epic trip. We really enjoyed the patio overlooking the woods and pasture after a long day on the road. Great place to wind down, drink a beer and watch the stars come out. We're already talking about /planning a return visit this fall. Thank you so much Ken and Marsha!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

You were a great group and thanks for leaving the house just as clean as you found it! Glad all of you enjoyed your visit to the Ozarks and found our Ozark Getaway comfortable. We look forward to your return trip in the fall and hope you have a great summer.

Tony Davis

Greenbrier, AR

Home Sweet Home

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in the Ozark Getaway, and we loved it! Very "homey" touch with all the accomodations you would need. The best part of it was the downstairs, we called it -"Our Cave". We just kicked back and watched movies! Marsha and her husband are so very nice and hosipitable. We would reccommend it!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Congratulation on 10 yrs and glad you enjoyed yourselve at our Ozark Getaway! It is always a pleasure to have folks like you guys visit our "Getaway"! Come again!!!

Ali Ford

Galveston, Tx

Heavenly Vacation

My husband and I have 5 kids between us and I was lucky to find Ozark Getaway! The house was beautiful, very well kept, and had everything that we needed. The hosts were by far the best I've experienced. The kids loved the downstairs and took it over as their 'lair'. My husband and I were able to spend time with our family upstairs while the kids played downstairs. I could not think of a better place to go to get away for awhile. The land was beautiful and the kids had a blast feeding the animals through the gate. I recommend this house to anyone traveling to that area.

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Ali for the nice review. You have a lovely family and we are so glad you and your family enjoyed their stay at our Ozark Getaway. We enjoying sharing our 'little bit of the Ozarks' with guests. Thank you also for the Guest Book entry you left and we look forward to your return visit. Happy Holidays! Ken & Marsha

Shawna Russell


Great all around...

Super nice owners, super accommodating. Great location- pretty views, remote enough to be "away" yet close enough to Mountain home to have great access to all the modern conveniences. Will be back!

Ken & Marsha Gibson

Owner's reply:

Great Texas Gal and a good cook too! Thanks for the "goodies"!

Cyndi Luth

Muscatine, Iowa

Terrific House

Our family 4 sons and spouses vacationed at the Ozark Getaway in August 2011. The house was perfect, very roomy for a large family or group. The furniture and beds were all very comfortable and the open floor plan allowed 10 people to easily visit within one space whether 1st floor or lower level. We loved having 3 bathrooms which are all very large. The upstairs is open for gatherings and eating. We found the outside deck and covered patio which is accessible via master bedroom or dining area sliders an excellent place to relax and have coffee or meals. The lower level walkout is very light with nice windows and an open floor plan. The media area with sectional and built in recliners was a huge hit with the men! Gas grill is newer and large. Air conditioning excellent, was over 100 degrees during our entire stay and house was easily cooled with separate cooling units. Parking is amazing, plenty or room with easy access for any type vehicle and covered as well. The home has tons of windows providing outside light, is well kept, clean, easy to access from the highway and the setting is picture perfect, very peaceful. We have stayed at many rentals in the area even a top resort on the lake and found this home ranked 1st place. I would highly recommend this vacation home, you will not be disappointed!

H Denise Wooten Marshall

Flower Mound, TX USA

Arkansas Delight

Delightful home, extra helpful hosts, and many great things to do in the area. My teenage daughters even loved being there!



wonderful place

Enjoyed ourselves with friends and family. Very clean and pleasant house for our visit to the Ozarks.

Carol Foster Daugherty

Conway Arkansas

Perfect Ozark Getaway Vacation

We spent our annual family vacation this year at Ozark Getaway and could not have picked a better place. There were 7 of us and the house was spacious enough for all of us and more. The house was extremely clean and beautiful. We loved eating out on the deck and cooking on the grill. We loved watching the horses in the pasture and got to pet the donkeys that came up to the fence. We had so much fun playing games on the big dining room table and just relaxing. There was 2 deer in the front yard one monring when we we got up. Marsha was the nicest person and made us feel right at home. We would highly recommend the Ozark Getaway to any family!!

Timothy Coblentz

Hicksville, OH USA

Quiet and peaceful vacation

We really enjoyed our stay at this home! It was very clean and comfortable. The owners were very nice and made you feel right at home! We would love to go back again.

Sandy Nicholson

Pekin, Illinois

65th anniversary get together

Family from Nevada, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Michigan gathered for a 65th wedding anniversary for my parents in Mountain Home. We found the vacation house to be perfect for our needs. We did have an infant and the house was pretty much set up for her. It had a pack and play and a high chair, as well as gates on the stairs. The house had lots of outside chairs for enjoying the scenic area. Several deer came into the yard and we enjoyed watching the horses in the pasture.

bill and carol siemen

East Dubuque, IL

great place nice people

The place was exceptionally clean and had everything that we needed. I even got a birthday cake on my birthday. Would recommend to anyone.

Kris Wright

St. George, Utah USA


My family, 10 in all, came from all parts of the country, Connecticut, Utah, Colorado and Missouri to attend our son's wedding in Mountain Home and the owners of this home are AMAZING!!! They went out of their way to make us feel more than at home. The home was immaculate and if they home didn't have something, the owners made sure to get it for us. The deck is so peaceful and quiet in the morning, add coffee and it is the perfect start to the day. The rooms are ample size and the locati9on is just fantastic. We plan on making this Ozark Retreat the central location for all family reunions. Thanks so much Marsha & Ken

Nina Coffee

Springdale, AR

Clean by Home Economist Standards

Eight retired Extension Agents from different areas of Arkansas, who worked in the area of Home Economics got together for an overnight retreat at the "Getway". Everyone's first comment was,"It is so clean". We had a great time cooking in the well equipped kitchen, eating, laughing and enjoying each others company in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere.

Pearl & Bill

Lee's Summit, MO

Better than ever

We are return guests from last year. With the addition of the covered porch and fan and new deck furniture, the house is better than ever!! So clean and neat, close to everything, very peaceful, and Marcia and Ken are just the best. Anything you need, they are at your service ASAP !! You can't beat this place and we will be back for a 3rd visit in the future. Thanks again Marcia and Ken for your fantastic hospitality and excellent retreat.

Joann Newman

Plainfield, IL

Fantastic Getaway!

What a wonderful place for a family on vacation! The house was sparkling clean, fully stocked with the essentials and very comfortable! The new KS bed in the master suite was amazing! This will be our new place to stay every year!!

By Susan

McAlester, OK USA

Holiday at Ozark Getaway

My family, seven adults and three children, spent Memorial Day weekend at the Ozark Getaway in Mountain Home, AR. We had a wonderful time! The vacation home was very clean, comfortable, and had plenty of room for our family to relax, dine, sleep, and just have a good time. The covered deck on the upper level was just great. We had other family members that live in Mountain Home over for a barbeque each evening, and there was plenty of room for everyone to be seated comfortably. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the morning watching the birds in the back yard and the horses in the field, and we enjoyed sitting out in the evening enjoying each others company. Marsha and Ken were very nice and really made us feel welcome. I felt that if there was anything that we needed they would have gone out of their way to provide it. I would highly recommend staying at the Ozark Getaway, and my family and I are hoping to plan another get together there in the near future.

E. Sutton

Memphis, TN

Visiting for a wedding

We were SO VERY impressed with this house! It was SPOTLESS. There is plenty of room, and the view of the horses was a nice touch to help us enjoy our weekend getaway! Everything was perfect. We will be sure to stay here again when we return!! I spent a lot of time searching places to stay in Mountain Home, and this by far exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Kathy Knopp

Savage, MN

Great place to stay in the Mountain Home area

This is one of the cleanest rentals we have ever had. Quiet, country setting within easy reach of Mountain Home, White River or Bull Shoals. Great for family get-togethers. Enough room to spread out and loved having laundry facilities right at our fingertips. Kitchen was large and perfect for cooking family meals. Two dining areas gave us enough room for everyone to eat. Just a perfect fit for our family. If we find ourselves back in the Mountain Home area, we will for sure stay at this vacation rental again. Owner are great people. Kind, helpful. Nothing bad to say about it. Don't hesitate...rent it and enjoy your vacation in comfort and style.

Jay Prigmore

Houston Texas

Great Vacation

Great place to stay and wonderful people that rented out their place. Very Helpful and relaxing

Leigh Anne Snyder-Horton

Memphis TN

Family Reunion

This place was clean and perfect for our family reunion. We had plenty of space for 6 adults, 3 children and a baby. We were able to cook and eat most of our meals using the cookware that was already there at the house. We loved the multiple common areas to visit, play games and watch tv. I visited about 7 other places in the area before booking this house. It was obvious that the other places took the pictures for the brochures in the 70's and 80's and have not updated the place since those pictures were taken. This was by far the best option of all of the places. There was no comparison. I can't stress enough how clean this place is.

Rick Sage

Columbia, MO

Thanksgiving In the Ozarks

The house is very clean and roomy, could not of ask for a better place to spend the holidays. The kitchen had everything that you could ask for. We had 2 family's everyone had there own space. But we were there together to make it a great thanksgiving. This great property for all seasons at a great price. Thanks you Rick


Plano, Texas

Excellent place

It was a great pleasure to enter a beautiful house after a long journey from Texas. Ken and Marsha were great and took good care of us. The house was very neat and clean with all the facilities required. Would recommend the place to everyone and will come back to stay again

John Hamblin

Terre Haute, IN

Best Place we've stayed in 30 Yrs. coming down!

I have to say that this was the cleanest, nicest place my family has stayed in the area. My family has been coming down to Bull Shoals lake and White River to fish and relax for 30 years. We are all neat freaks, therefore we always wonder how clean the place is going to be. With out a doubt I don't think you could find nicer! The home was big enough to spread out! The mornings drinking coffee on the deck watching the horses was great. Marsha and Ken came over to welcome us and make sure we had everything we needed. We would recommend staying here to everyone. Its a shame we couldn't have found it years ago. Guaruntee we will be back and enjoy it for many years to come! Thank you guys so much for the great memories and hospitality. P.S. Thanks again Marsha for saving us from the hotel room we were going to reserve! Had so much room to "get away" after being piled in the 4 man Jon Boat all day!!!!! Great Time and can't wait to see you guys and the House again!!!

Bruce and Judi Carrico

Tulsa, OK USA

Best place to stay in the Ozarks!

We love to retreat from busy city life to the relaxing beauty of the Ozarks. The Ozark Getaway is by far the most comfortable, spacious, imaculate, attractively decorated vacation rental we have found in this area. Lots of extra features and the owner's warm hospitality are the "icing on the cake." We plan to return often!

Pearl & Bill

Lee's Summit, MO

A week in Paradise

We had a great time and really appreciated being so close to Bull Shoals Lake. Everything is really close, the house is spotless, well stocked with every little thing you need, and so very roomy and comfortable. We plan on bringing more relatives next year. Think more than twice before you pass on this lovely retreat. Much, much better than a motel or campground.

Susi, Lisa Ann, Sandi

Lawrence Co, AR

Girlfriend Getaway

We are three Co-workers that just needed a some down time. What a wonderful time! The house is exceptionally clean and well equiped. A great place to sit on the deck & vist, have a late night watching chic flicks or just unwind. Plenty close to lots of places to go out to eat or enjoy shopping or other activities if you can stand to leave this lovely home away from home. Marsha is attentive & friendly and never far away if needed, but not one to intrude. Already planning to get back! Had a great time!


Chicago, Illinois

Family Vacation

This is a great place to stay for a family vacation. Very clean, quaint decorations, and plenty of room. Great location in Arkansas to explore different attractions but sitting on the deck enjoying nature was the best. Thank you Marsha for the great vacation house.


Chicago, IL


Having family that lives in the Mountain Home area, staying here was great! The house was big enough for us to have a very nice family dinner. Everything was so serene and just peaceful. I highly recommned this place. Marsha was very helpful. The mornings and evenings on the deck were so peacful. Thanks for a relaxing vacation.

Rebecca Halfacre

Jamestown, ND

What a great place!!

This was a great place for a family get-together. It was nicely furnished and very clean. The setting was so peaceful and beautiful. We would definitely consider returning for another family event in the future.

Ashley O'Rand

Kansas City, MO


This little house is an incredible place to stay! Three of us girls needed to get away for a little break and it was everything we needed. The house is big and cozy and all we hoped it would be. The little surrounding towns were great as we were wanting to get away from the 'city' and enjoy quiet country. Arkansas is also a very pretty area and we'll definitely be back!

R. Gibson

Leawood Kansas

Cozy family time

A great place to draw your family close and enjoy what is important in life. Surrounded by nature, animals and good folks, there's nothing like the Ozarks. The Ozark getaway is a great place to get away to. There's plenty of things to do outdoors and the the bunk house is an inviting place to spend private time. Enjoy


Waco, TX

Thanksgiving 07

WOW, we just wanted a place to take our little guys for Thanksgiving. Ken and Marsha are wonderful caring people. Thank you so much for your hospitality, the house is beautiful and very kid friendly. Again thank you for the basket of fruit for the kids, they loved it!

Beverly Carney

Mountain Home, AR

Carney/Ricardo Wedding

Some of my family members traveled here from Texas to attend my little girls wedding over the weekend. The weddng was at Bull Shoals State Park, which is just minutes away. It could not have been a more perfect location for them. The spacious house was absolutely beautiful with all the conveniences of home. They enjoyed their morning coffee everyday with a lovely veiw of the horses grazing next door. They were absoluteldy in awe of the scenery. Marsha was so kind and accommodating to them. Thank you again for making their trip extra special.

A renter

Blytheville, AR USA

Carney Family Reunion

Where should I start? Marsha came by not long as my grandmother and I arrived. My parents arrived shortly after that in their RV. Marsha and Ken spent quite a bit of time calling around to campgrounds trying to help us locate a site for my parents RV. Marsha even went to a mobile home park to check it out for us! The house is beautiful! There are all the amenities of home. I love the huge deck and patio. It is very peaceful sitting on the deck, looking at the horses, and listening to the sounds of the country. The Citgo convenience/gas station is very close by and we were able to find last minute items there. My sons went to play basketball not too far away. My mom, brother and his family went fishing on Thursday...mom caught 10 fish! I took my grandson and granddaughter to the petting zoo, which was less than 2 miles from the house. We were able to pet a zebra, water buffalo, donkeys, horses, baby deer, and dogs. There is a bull there that has huge horns...each horn weighs 100 pounds! We didn't get to the riding stables until 1:00pm and they only have horseback riding in the morning because it was too hot for the horses. Grandkids enjoyed petting the horses. Loved the house and the hospitality of Marsha and Ken!

Mr. & Mrs. Miner and Family

Pembroke Pines, Florida


Bring your change of clothes and your toothbrush, that's all you need. The Gibson's are the loveliest couple. They will go beyond the call of duty to meet your every need. This home is just beautiful. The pieceful view from all windows is great. Waking up every morning to natures great sounds was wonderful. My children truly enjoyed seeing the horses grazing in the pasture everyday. There is a full size deck on the second floor for grilling and outdoor dining that is just fantastic. It is centrally located for easy access to everything you can think of. The site seeing is spectacular. The views from the Dam's are beautiful. Let talk food!! The Mexican restaurant down the road and the Brick Oven Pizza place in town is great (located in the Walmart shopping center). If you love BBQ, you have to try two spots. The mobile cart down the road from the Gibson's and Angler's Restaurant (WOW! what great food and WOW what a view). Take my advise. Look no further. This is the most perfect vacation home to come stay at. Why stay at a hotel when you can stay in the comfort of a home. Trust me you won't regret it!! P.S. Thanks Marsha for ALL of your help and for making small dreams come true!! The children ask that you please give a huge hug and kiss to Squa for them. If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to call. You have a huge fan club. We are your NO. 1 fans.

Cynthia Tari

Dallas, TX

If you don't stay here, you are missing out!

We researched many properties in the area before deciding on this one and we were very happy with our choice. The house is enormous, tastefully decorated, and pristinely clean. There are beautiful views from both floors of the Gibson's horse farm. There is an enormous deck on the second floor and and patio on the first floor for grilling, enjoying the view, and down time during your stay, and a great movie-watching set-up on the lower floor where our whole group of 7 watched movies together. This house was centrally located for everything we came to enjoy - fishing and canoeing the White River, boating on Bull Shoals lake, and hiking. The Gibsons are a lovely couple and work hard to make sure you are taken care of and have what you need. If you have young children, there is a large yard for them to run in and a crib and high-chair are available as well. We highly recommend this property and hope to return for another vacation there!

Brenda Shirley

Dover, Arkansas

Wonderful Place

I was one of the Linderman gang also. I had a wonderful time. The place was beautiful. Marsha was very helpful. I plan on returning with my family in the future.

Marcia Shirley

Dover, AR, USA


The Linderman Gang had a wonderful time staying at the Ozark Getaway. It was very attactive and restful. Marsha and Ken were very helpful and friendly. If we had a need they tried to fill it. The house was eveything that we had hoped for and more. Thanks for making our stay wonderful. We will be back at a later date.

Tonya Shirley

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Awesome Place

I was one of the 13 visitors to stay at the Ozark Getaway. Marsha was very accommadating and wonderful to work with. The house felt like home. It was beautiful. The view was awesome. I would recommend this place to anyone. The owners were fantastic. Thanks for a great weekend.

Judy Farrell

Forrest City, Arkansas

Ladies weekend out

The Getaway is great,peaceful,loved seeing the horses.Marcia you was very helpful in giving us places to go and shop,loved your book store,just didn't get to spend as much time in it as I wanted. lOVED IT.Thanks for making my birthday one I will always remember

Gail Yon

Forrest City, Arkansas

Ladies week-end out!

Myself and 12 other ladies spend the week-end at the getaway and had a marvellous time. The place has a very quiet and peaceful setting for just a quiet restful get away but it also has so many things that you can do within just a few miles. We will return and have already discussed having a couples outting and I want to take my daughters and their families and spend a day on one of the lakes.

A renter

New Jersey

Excellent Visit

What a wonderful visit to the Ozarks! The scenery in the immediate area was beautiful. The "getaway" house provides all the comforts of home and convenient to many attractions.

A renter

Anchorage, Alaska

I will return!

Enjoyed my stay very much. Exceptionaly clean and comfortable. Close to lots of things to do and a beautiful setting off deck.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This spring and summer has been a great year and we have seen so many return guests.(Some for their 3rd year here & their 5th and 6th stay, since they come 2-3 times/year!) We are now 85-90% return guests and feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people who have come to enjoy the Ozarks!

We are beginning our 7th year of offering our Vacation House to Guests to come and enjoy the Ozarks and what a wonderful group of people we have had. Each year there have been upgrades and new additions to the house and property. 2013 is off to a wonderful start.

We have received the best reviews from the nicest people who have been guests at our Ozark Getaway! We thank all of you!!! It is a blessing to us to be able to share our vacation house with so many wonderful people who have taken such good care of the property! This is our 5th year opening up the vacation house to guests and we are having 3 and 4 year return guests! What a wonderful experience!

We are return guests and will be back for our 3rd year. The upgrades of the King bed & Queens, the covered deck with ceiling fan/light, and new deck furniture & grill are great! Thanks for making our stay so comfortable!

The following are entries from the Ozark Getaway Guest Book

May, 2009 - Return Stay for a Niece's Graduation. Family all enjoyed the house & party very much. Thanks again for a wonderful time at your Ozark Getaway.

Great Place, Beautiful, Loved Our Stay, Very Nice, Thanks for everything, The Best! Very Relaxing, Awsome Place, We'll be back !! Wonderful House, Very Peaceful. Great place to stay!

Wonderful Family Place to stay! Great place for "GIRLS GETAWAY"! Very Clean and Pleasant. Close to everything we wanted to do!

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Ken & Marsha Gibson

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    We are natives of the Ozarks, grew up in Missouri, and moved to Mountain Home in 1976 after Ken's tour in the Military. We love the area and opened the Ozark Getaway in 2007 to share our little bit of the Ozarks. We are happy to offer a discount to our guests who are serving or have served in the...
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