Stayed in the Brown Trout Cottage. It was small, but cute. It was right on the river with a nice dock for fishing. The down side: it was not clean. There was a layer of dust on just about everything. It wasn't so bad that we felt we couldn't stand it, but I did spend some time trying to clean a little before I could feel comfortable in the space. Some of the plates we pulled from the cabinet had food on them and I had to wash everything before using it. The trash cans had Walmart bags instead of trash bags. I have nothing against recycling grocery bags, but the can in the kitchen filled rather quickly and I didn't see anything to replace the full bag. Also, the trash can out by the deck and the one down at the dock were both overflowing. There is no telling when it was last emptied.
Also, we had brought some cupcakes and left them out on the counter - in a closed paper box. We went to dinner and when we came back, the box and all the cupcakes were covered in ants. Yes, I should have put them in the fridge. But, who would have thought that would happen in such a short time? I live in the country and I know about bugs, but we spray for them and it keeps them at bay and outside most of the time. We were killing ants for the next two days.
I won't be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River Hideaway consists of 3 beautifully unique riverfront cabins, in Heber Springs, Arkansas on the Little Red River. The cabins are named 'Magic Mist Steampunk Cabin' , 'Over the Rainbow Cabin', and 'Hollywood Hills Cabin'. Each one complete with its own personality that have become individual evolving art projects for the owners. They are always adding to and changing the interior landscape with interesting and unusual antiques, furniture, and the purely unexpected.. Among the surrounding exterior landscape of flowers and fruit trees there are unexpected surprises, such as the Golden bike on the riverbank in front of the Over the Rainbow cabin. These are not typical river cabins! River Hideaway has been under new ownership since September 2015. There have been many changes, including adding the newest, most spacious (3 acre), Hollywood Hills Cabin in October 2016. . All of the beauty of the natural world right at the doorstep, day and night. ... more less