Our three bedroom, two bath 2000 square foot log cabin is situated on a 125 acre private wildlife refuge with ¾ mile of frontage on the Little Buffalo River, the largest tributary of the nearby Buffalo National River in the heart of the Ozark Mountains.
Located only 3 miles from Parthenon in beautiful Newton County, Arkansas, the heart of Buffalo National River country. Canoe and hiking access points are within a short drive. Our cabin is secluded and private yet easily accessible and within easy driving distance of Jasper, Ponca, Harrison, Branson and Eureka Springs. Spectacular 180 degree views of virtually uninhabited Reynolds Mountain combine with the quiet solitude of the river to create a special place for that romantic getaway or family reunion.
This unique home can accommodate up to 11 guests yet is cozy enough for a couple. My Blue Heaven is full of rustic charm but never at the expense of creature comforts including central heat and air conditioning, fully appointed modern kitchen, telephone, WIFI, satellite TV, DVD, and CD players, 7-person hot tub, deck with gas grill and even a play house. See the amenities page for more detail.
For over 30 years, this land and that of several adjoining neighbors has been maintained as a wildlife refuge. White-tailed deer are abundant and can be observed daily in the 15 acre deer meadow just outside the great room windows or from the deck or hot tub. A short walk to the river will reveal herons, kingfishers, beaver and more, and, because this section of the river has year-round flow, the beautiful spring-fed swimming hole is full of smallmouth bass, crayfish, rock bass and sunfish. See our wildlife page for more information.
In the meadow and along the river banks, wildflowers can be found for much of the year, along with their attendant butterflies and other insects. This creates a habitat well suited to nature photographers, wildflower enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates being outdoors.
We moved to the Ozarks in the early 1970’s as part of the back-to-the-land movement and established Rivendell Gardens, the oldest, continually certified organic fruit and vegetable farm in Arkansas. Our specialty is organic blueberries which are usually in season during the month of June.
We established My Blue Heaven in 2006 to share our love of and enthusiasm for the Ozarks, and particularly the Little Buffalo River valley. We invite you to join us and enjoy for yourself the beauty and serenity of My Blue Heaven.
-Gordon and Susan Watkins