We stayed in the Russ Noah cabin. A short walk across the meadow to the potty. Near the farm animals and the main hall with all the antique farm equipment and games. Next to Betty's garden. The cabin is equipped with everything a first class hotel has - well - sort of. The water valve is just outside the front door, a windmill is blowing in the wind right next to it and the haywagon is ready when you are - almost. The kids and grandkids stayed at the Lakeside cabin with boats and frogs entertaining them. A short walk from our abode. Russ Noah is small, perfect for a single person or a chummy couple.
Bring your camping gear, except for the tent and bedding. The Lakeside is large with a large loft and huge deck.
At night we'd sit outside the cabin and watch the lightning bugs flash across the way. In the morning we'd do out AM exercise on the deck.
If yo don't like the stroll to the bathrooms, you can rent one of the large homes overlooking the rest of the Ozarks also.
A wonderful stay and yes we will be back next time we visit the grandkids in MO and TN
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crystal Creek Ranch consists of over 1,000 acres of wooded hills, open valleys, 2 miles of spring fed creeks and a 3 acre lake. Nestled in this ranch are seven unique lodging adventures. These include a Tree Retreat, Sheepherders Wagon, Russ Noah Log Cabin, Lakeside Log Cabin, Old Red Barn, Cabin Ridge House and Overlook Ranch House. The ranch is located 4 miles from Eminence, 2 miles from Alley Spring and 1 mile from the Jacks Fork River. Staying at the ranch includes the choice of many activities including paddle boating, catch and release fishing, pedal carts, 6 miles of walking trails, small farm animal interaction, creeks to explore, family friendly games both inside the rec center and outside. ... more less