Enjoy A True Lakefront Vacation
At Norfork Lakefront House it's an easy stroll to the lake which is 50 yards away. Walk across the smooth, flat yard to swim, fish, or boat. A southwestern exposure grants gorgeous sunsets across the lake year around that you'll enjoy from inside the living room, on one of the two decks, or as you walk the shoreline.
The house is at the end of a paved road in a safe neighborhood where you can walk comfortably night or day. You can walk to a marina, a picnic park with playground equipment, a public swimming beach, and several excellent places to bank fish. The marina rents boats, WaveRunners, and watersports equipment. The marina store sells snacks, marine accessories, bait, fuel and more. If you bring your own boat you can rent a slip and use the hard surfaced public launch ramp with courtesy dock.
The house has two stories. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the second floor. The full kitchen, bath with shower, master bedroom, and living/dining room are downstairs. Two decks are accessible from the living/dining room. One deck is also accessible from the kitchen and has a Weber BBQ for cookouts. At one end of the living room is a wood-burning fireplace. Large windows give a great view of the lake.
Central heat and air conditioning provide year around comfort. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, satellite TV, a VCR/DVD player, a CD player, a telephone and wireless internet. The spacious dining table comfortably seats 10 people.
Norfork Lakefront House includes a full-sized kitchen. It's furnished with a full size four burner electric range with oven, full size refrigerator with a separate freezer top, and built in microwave and dishwasher. Small appliances include drip coffee maker, toaster, cookware for range and microwave, utensils, dishes, and tableware.
Just about everything you need including the dishwasher detergent, paper towels and a corkscrew are provided.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The house has 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms are upstairs and one downstairs. All three bedrooms have one queen bed with either a twin day bed or double size futon. The living room has a double size futon. The upstairs bathroom has a tub with shower, the downstairs bath has just a shower. All bed and bath linens are provided.
What There Is To Do
No doubt about it, watersports are the main attraction at Norfork Lakefront House. But there are non watersport activities within an hour's drive or less.
Lake Fishing - You can fish from shore, rent a boat to fish from, or go fishing with a guide who will meet you at the house. We'll help you arrange guided fishing trips. Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, white and striped bass are the main sportfish. Crappie, walleye, and catfish are also very popular lake sportfish species.
Trout Fishing - Catch rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and brook trout all in the same day in the same river - the North Fork River, which is a 35 minute drive. Rent river boats, wade and bank fish, or go trout fishing with a guide.
Swimming - Within walking distance from the house is a public swimming area. You can also rent a pontoon boat and cruise to a quiet secluded cove for a swimming adventure.
WaveRunners - The marina rents WaveRunners so all you need do is walk over and hop aboard!
Watersports - Tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, and just boating the lake are all common with our guests on this part of Norfork Lake. Bring your own boat, or rent one at the marina.
Golf - In Mountain Home you'll find two 18 hole golf courses. One has made the Golf Digest 5 Star rating twice. The 5-Star rating is given to only 16 courses in America once every two years.
Dining - Within a 15 to 30 minute drive are several good restaurants ranging from locally owned Mom & Pops, to fast food, to chain restaurants. Most serve beer and wine.
Shopping - When the men go fishing the women go shopping at several area craft, gift, book, antique, and collectable stores, as well as a Wal-Mart Super Center, Lowes, and Home Depot.
Entertainment - Bowling, movie theaters, miniature golf and occasional live entertainment are all found in Mountain Home 20 to 30 minutes away.
Nature - Horseback riding and canoeing are available nearby. If you wish to go birding, exploring, hunting, mountain biking, or for a day hike, you are in luck. Across the lake from Norfork Lakefront House is a large Wildlife Management Area open to the public. The Ozark National Forest, which is 35 minutes away, has several hiking trails.
Day Trips - One of the best ways to enjoy Ozark Scenery is to plan a day trip. There are several destinations allowing you to leave in the morning, take in a scenic drive, stop for meals, entertainment or attraction visits, then return by early evening. Plan your trip right (we'll help) and you can take in several attractions in a day. For example, plan a trip to the Ozark Folk Center, which is about 90 minutes away. On the way you can enjoy seeing huge rainbow trout at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery, Norfork Dam, the Wolf House (the oldest house in Arkansas, a fascinating log cabin), and the amazingly spacious caves at Blanchard Springs Caverns. Then you can spend a couple hours touring the Folk Center! Ask us about other day trips.
Rates and Reservations
Summer (May 22 - September 7)
Day: $249 Week: $1300
Fall/Winter/Spring (September 8 - May 21)
Day; $179 Week: $1000
These rates are for the first 6 people. Additional guests are $6.00 per night and $30.00 per week. There is no additional charge for children age 5 and under. The house can comfortably hold 10 people. Rates are subject to all applicable state and county taxes. The tax rate is currently 9.5%.
Master Card, Visa, Discover, cash & personal check
Reservations, Deposits, Cancellation Policy
A 3 night minimum stay required to make reservations. Generally, a one week stay is required for summer reservations between mid-June and mid-August. Shorter stays are sometimes available to fill a cancellation or odd week. Feel free to call.
A deposit of $200.00 is required to hold your reservation. This can be made with a check or credit card. The balance of the rent is due for the total days reserved when you arrive. No refunds will be made for early departures. You are responsible for the days you reserve.
If you need to cancel your reservation and it is more than 30 days prior to your reserved dates your deposit will be refunded to you less a $25.00 service charge. If you cancel within 30 days of your reserved dates your deposit will be refunded less a $25.00 service charge only if we can re-rent the house for the same period you had reserved it for.
Check in time is after 3:00 pm. Check out time is before 11:00 am.
NO SMOKING inside the house – outside is OK with us.
NO PETS – We do not allow pets and we reserve the right to cancel your stay with us if a pet is found.