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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cabin
Welcome! To Leatherwood House, the Hidden Jewel of the Ozarks! Vacation Rental and Art Gallery Our vacation rental house has all the secluded, peace and advantages of a cabin, all you need to bring is your food and drink, family and friends. We have a washer and steam dryer for your use but we do not supply laundry detergent. Imagine yourself nestled in the forest and surrounded by sandstone bluffs, enjoying the secluded luxury of a fully furnished timber frame home. Roughing it has never been so luxurious! Sleep accommodations for nine on comfortable antique beds surrounded by work from local artist and owner Pam (also available for purchase). The spacious front deck is a retreat within itself; equipped with gas grill, and extensive seating, it is a haven for birdwatchers and spotting l...Welcome! To Leatherwood House, the Hidden Jewel of the Ozarks! Vacation Rental and Art Gallery Our vacation rental house has all the secluded, peace and advantages of a cabin, all you need to bring is your food and drink, family and friends. We have a washer and steam dryer for your use but we do not supply laundry detergent. Imagine yourself nestled in the forest and surrounded by sandstone bluffs, enjoying the secluded luxury of a fully furnished timber frame home. Roughing it has never been so luxurious! Sleep accommodations for nine on comfortable antique beds surrounded by work from local artist and owner Pam (also available for purchase). The spacious front deck is a retreat within itself; equipped with gas grill, and extensive seating, it is a haven for birdwatchers and spotting local wildlife. The newly constructed back deck is 2 levels with the upper level screened in with a ceiling fan and cafe seating, the perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or an evening nightcap. On the lower level of the deck is dinner seating with a view of the fire pit across the driveway. Leatherwood House layout includes two floors with two bedrooms perched on the second floor, one with a queen size bed and the other with two twins. The master suite is secluded from the rest of the living space on the first floor and looks out onto the deck. It has a Smart TV that does not get outside channels but streams, you can bring your Roku and enjoy all the channels you enjoy at home. Sleeping space is also included in plush couches that pull out in the living room. A pack n play is provided for babies and an extra mattress for children when needed. Gleaming hardwood floors and ceramic tile complete the rustic quality while central air and heat are anything but backwoods. Two full bathrooms, one with a claw foot tub and the other, with a nice sized shower, make for convenience during your stay. Our kitchen has all the dishes and cookware you will need with an electric range and oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, regular coffee maker, k-cup coffee maker, and other small appliances. If there is anything you have forgotten or need to prepare your meals just call over to the office, we probably have it! For your enjoyment, there is a room in an alcove off the living room with board games and puzzles. In the living room, you will find satellite TV with local networks and a DVD/VCR combo with a library of movies for your viewing pleasure. Local phone service is available free of charge. A calling card is required for all calls outside the Jasper area. Free WI-FI and wifi calling available. Located in the Ozarks on the side of the Mountain in the forest on the Upper Buffalo River next to Steel Creek National Park in Arkansas. While our address says Jasper we are just up the mountain above Ponca. Hike the trails, float and canoe the river, and go down to the valley in Ponca to see the elk. Fish in the Buffalo River, then in our comfy cabin, watch the sun go down, and enjoy the peace and quiet that soothes the soul. Steel Creek and the elk, and the town of Ponca are close by, where hiking, horse trails, fishing, floating, and canoeing opportunities are limitless!. The nearby Ozark National Forest and Upper Buffalo Wilderness are natural wonders that make up Leatherwood’s backyard. Don’t forget the spring turkey hunting season, small mouth bass, and fall whitetail deer season. Last but not least, between Harrison and Jasper on Scenic Hwy 7, is Mystic Caverns which offers a breathtaking, beautiful tour for all ages. Antique collectors will find shopping for all interests in Kingston, Harrison, and Eureka Springs. Jasper is filled with quaint boutiques where you can find the work of local artists or visit an open art studio. Quaint diners/restaurants complete your day with a meal out on the town. A new restaurant has opened just a 10-minute drive from Leatherwood House, Low Gap Cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Costs Start at $165 per night for two people and $20.00 per night for each additional person. Minimum two-night occupancy is required on weekends, and three-night occupancy on holidays. Pets are People too! Charges apply to your pet as an extra person. Special rates are available for full weeks. One-night reservations are available throughout the week at $185 for 2 people with $20 per additional person. We’re offer even more value for select reservation periods!
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Please kennel your pet when leaving it unattended. There are special towels and sheets above the washer for your pet. You are required to clean up after your pet inside and outside. Waste can be disposed of in the trash cans or thrown into the woods. Your pet should wear proper identification, licenses, vaccinations and be treated for fleas. You are responsible for any damage to the property caused by your pet which includes using linens not designated for the pet.
Bedrooms
2 Queens1 Sofa1 Twin
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Pamla or David K
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe provide no contact entry but are close by if you need anything.

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Reviews (12)
Global48249973382
Global48249973382
1 contribution
Above and Beyond!
I was beyond pleased with our choice when we got there. Keywords- when we got there! We had to Sacagawea our way into the mountains to find it which I'll be honest, was a little intimidating, but the owner had given us great directions! I also must note that if you read all of this and decide that it is a trip that you'd like to take on with your own family please be aware that the roads are not something you want to travel with a Toyota Corolla. If I would've seen the road leading up to our house or to our hiking spots beforehand, I wouldn't have booked thinking our vehicles might not have made it. 4x4 is definitely recommended. This was top-down jeep territory if I'd ever seen it and reminded my husband so much of the offroading he'd done in Colorado with our older two boys and his brother this past summer. Thankfully our expedition and our besties were able to hold their own. Tire spinouts happened, and quick muttered prayers were said! My oldest would even grab our toddler's head on occasion because he was scared it might bounce off. Other than the adventurous and somewhat intimidating (dare I say- fun) drive up to the house, the cabin was as lovely and as comfortable as could be. There were sweet little signs that said, "take what you need and leave what you don't", a real wood-burning stove, on the side of a 2000's version, a beautiful wood deck, entertainment center loaded with every board game or movie you could think of and local art hanging on all the walls. The beams in the living room and kitchen gave me cabin owning dreams. If I could pick up the little dream and plop it down in a pasture next to a pond at home, I certainly would have. This was a very comfortable and lovely stay! My one and only suggestion to the owners would be to check some of the deck spindles, as a small child could very easily fall through because a few are ready to come loose. Thank you very much for being amazing hosts and making our vacation a 10/10!
Visited June 2021
Written June 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Krystal & Dean Blevins
Krystal & Dean Blevins
Broken Bow, OK2 contributions
Definitely Not!!!
Worst experience in my life...paid in full two months in advance was given the wrong information and slept in the car!!!! Worst experience in my life time to top it off had four year old twins with me and my handicapped 36 year old brother so be careful booking these places is the best advice I could ever give anyone!!!!
Visited March 2021
Written June 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jackie56003
jackie56003
Houston, TX24 contributions
Great House, great location!
The house was very clean, and had all the amenities for a wonderful stay. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the needed cookware for cooking dinners. In addition to cookware, there are spices, coffee, flour, sugar, and even rice and beans. I found this to be very thoughtful and incredibly cost-saving. The bathrooms were well stocked as well with toilet paper, towels, rags, and even Kleenex and odor spray! We had done a lot of research ahead of time, and knew that Jasper was in a dry county, with a smaller grocery store- so we stocked up on groceries and alcohol in Little Rock before arriving. I'm glad we did, because the house is a 25-30 minute drive from the city of Jasper. And about an hour drive to a liquor store. I had also done research on the best places in the Buffalo River to play with children. The Steel Creek and Ponca areas were all advertised as child friendly. The Leatherwood House is literally about 5-10 minutes from both locations. We really hit the jackpot!! The house had two great porches for sitting outside and enjoying the scenery. We were really amazed at how remote and rural the area was. One day we went down to the Steel Creak access, and were the only people in the whole area all afternoon! Overall, we had a great time, and would recommend this house to anyone.
Visited August 2018
Written September 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah S
Sarah S
9 contributions
So friendly and easy to work with!
This place is beautiful AND pet-friendly (not easy to find in this area of Arkansas). We loved the fact that it was up in the mountains and very secluded, but also close to all of the activities nearby. It's the perfect place to get away from it all! Pam, the owner, was incredibly easy to work with, not to mention accommodating. I would recommend this place for anyone looking to explore the Ponca/Buffalo River area.
Visited May 2018
Written May 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Go479266
Go479266
Thank you, we look forward to you staying with us in the future.
Written May 11, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christi K
Christi K
Gatewood, MO1 contribution
Leatherwood House
Great house , very clean, peaceful! Had a great time and enjoyed the trip ! The only thing you could ask for would to have another shower if you have several people staying, there are 2 baths, but just one shower,only draw back we found!
Visited April 2018
Written April 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LiraFam
LiraFam
Allen, TX3 contributions
Peaceful,Calm and Beautiful!!
This was our first Christmas after losing my husband of 22years. I have 3 young adults and a 10yr. I had to work Christmas this year so I wanted to take my children somewhere that was in driving distance but quite and away. I am Blessed to have found the Leatherwood House!! The owners were prompt to reply via email or phone when inquiring about home and things to do in area. The home was relaxing and spacious. Beautiful view at all times of day. Loved having the washer and dryer. Home supplied with plenty of extra linen for entire stay. The comfort and coziness of this lovely home gave us the ability to enjoy and embrace our time together during a difficult time. Thankful for the Owners in sharing their home and allowing us to find such Peace!! We loved the Lost Vally National Park!! It was a Great trail and hike with Beautiful hidden treasures, Eden Falls and caves!! Enjoy!!
Visited December 2015
Written January 2, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laura D
Laura D
32 contributions
Fantastic find
My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at the Leatherwood House for a Fall weekend getaway. It truly exceeded our expectations in almost every way imaginable. When we walked in the door, my husband said "this looks like a scene in a movie!" The house is so quaint and inviting, yet spacious and modern in terms of amenities. The location is perfect, within 10 minutes from a number of wonderful hiking trails, the Buffalo Outdoor Center, river access, etc. The house is nicely secluded, situated down a long gravel driveway, so you really feel like you're "away from it all." This is a good contrast to a lot of the cabins in the area, which are located close to or even directly on the main roads. All in all, I would recommend this house to others in a heartbeat. We couldn't have enjoyed our vacation any more.
Visited October 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written October 21, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stephanie A
Stephanie A
Clinton, OK18 contributions
Unique, Lovely and Secluded
I happened across this property while searching for something close to where our family had scheduled a family reunion. After arriving I feel like we hit the jackpot. The house is a mile or so down a private road in the mountains. Totally secluded and built artfully into the mountain, nestled in the trees. The house is just cool. 3 levels of decks, one screened in to enjoy the evening free of bugs, plus the layout of the house is just so unique. Open living room with lots of windows to enjoy the view. The kitchen was fully equipped to do some baking and home cooked meals. We loved all the antique furniture throughout the house (and I had a nice soak in the claw foot tub!). So many thoughtful touches: bookcases with a diverse collection of fiction novels, another upstairs with even more nature and non-fiction books, a huge movie DVD collection, the fridge was stocked with a bunch of common condiments, and spices were the cabinet. The house was also spotless, my sister's boyfriend commented how he wanted to hire whoever cleaned because it was so impressive! At the last minute we found out that he couldn't find a sitter for his dog, but it was only $20/night to bring him with us! Definitely worth it. She even had some pet food dishes in the entry way. We wished we could stay longer and hope to plan a trip just to come back.
Visited July 2015 Traveled with family
Written July 27, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sabrina J
Sabrina J
3 contributions
Great cabin.
Leatherwood House is a charming, yet spacious cabin secluded in the woods. We stayed there for a family reunion and it was close & nice.
Visited July 2015
Written July 27, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FuzzyMama
FuzzyMama
Harrison, AR8 contributions
Secluded, comfortable, and close to all the Upper Buffalo features
It's hard to stay much closer to the Buffalo National River than Leatherwood House. We squeezed two small families into the house a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Practically across the road from Steel Creek campground and river access, and just down the road from Ponca (and the Elk Center, the Buffalo Outdoor Center, the historic cabins, Lost Valley hiking trail, the elk viewing fields, and Boxley Valley), Leatherwood house is the perfect home base for a vacation exploring the Upper Buffalo. Pam is a talented artist and the paintings she shares with visitors in the cabin will have you wanting to take a piece of her work to commemorate your stay. The cabin is beautiful and well equipped. I was especially impressed to see a washer and dryer (rare!) and with the multiple areas to sit and visit outside on decks, screened porches, etc. They make the house seem twice as large! (Tips: Check out Low Gap Cafe just down the road for an amazing meal and a unique experience! Elk are best viewed just after sunrise and just before sunset in the Ponca/Boxley area; bring binoculars if you have some. If you make it to Jasper, Emma's House of Junk, the Chamber of Commerce artist shop, and the Cliff House Inn restaurant (south on 7) are not to be missed. Lost Valley Canoe has basic groceries if you forgot something... but nobody in Newton County sells alcohol, so bring that with you. If you get to Harrison, stop at Leonardo's Pizza for some amazing food and even more of Pam's artwork on the walls.)
Visited April 2013
Written May 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Cable television

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About the neighborhood
Leatherwood House is approximately 2 miles off of Highway 74 and very secluded. We are located on the mountain in a hardwood forest above Ponca and the Boxley Valley. You can see Leatherwood's mailbox from the entrance of the Steel Creek State Park. The 2 mile long driveway borders the state park and the only thing back here besides wildlife, is the cabin and walking distance past the cabin but not in view is the owner's home. It is a gravel drive and the hill leading up to the cabin is gravel so if you are traveling on Street Bikes you may want to call and speak to the owners about accessibility. There is plenty of parking next to the cabin and some travelers trailer in their horses, tethering them in the woods next to the cabin as there are 225 acres on the property with plenty of old logging roads and a lot of horse trails in the park and surrounding area. You are a short drive from the Buffalo National River and canoe rentals in Ponca and the Wildlife Center where you can see specimens of the local wildlife, learn about the elk herd and all the local activities of hiking, canoeing, fishing and hunting. We are also close to Mystic Caverns which offers a breathtaking tour for people of all ages. Antique collectors will be more than satisfied at the non-stop shopping in Kingston, Harrison, and Eureka Springs. Jasper is filled with quaint boutiques where you can find the work of local artists or visit an open art studio. Quaint diners/restaurants complete your day with a meal out on the town. A new resturant has opened just a 10 minute drive from Leatherwood House, Low Gap Cafe, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Getting around
You will need a car to get around, we are centrally located to all hiking trails, river, and National Park.
Access
Car required
How to get there
If you use Google Maps type in Leatherwood House Jasper, AR. If arriving from Ponca, Arkansas: Turn on Hwy 74 go across bridge and up mountain. At the top the first road on the left is the entrance to the National Park, about 100 yards further is the first right which is the gravel drive to Leatherwood House. You will see our big blue mailbox on the left. We are the first road on the RIGHT as you come up the mountain from Ponca. Go almost 2 miles on the gravel road (remember we are secluded) and you will come to a big rock that says Leatherwood House and points LEFT up the hill. The house is at the top of the hill. If arriving from Jasper, Arkansas: Turn on Hwy 74 and go 10 miles you will pass Low Gap Cafe on your left, keep going until you see our Big Blue Mailbox on the left, turn RIGHT onto the gravel drive across from the mailbox. If you come to the Park entrance you have gone about 100 yards too far. After you turn onto the gravel drive you will go almost 2 miles (remember we are secluded). You will come to a big rock that says Leatherwood House and points LEFT up the hill. The house is at the top of the hill. There are no other houses back here except the owners which can be reached by going straight through the gate instead of turning left and going up to the cabin. You are in the middle of the forest and our land borders the park. It is not unusual to see wildlife on the driveway. The road is not suited to low riding sports cars.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Leatherwood House

Leatherwood House is able to accommodate up to 9 guests. See all property details.

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