About Us

Ivy Vacations is a locally owned and operated full service professional management company in Mountain View, Arkansas. Built from the ground up organically – the very first to take on short term rentals in our corner of the Ozarks. We handle 100% of the guest experience for properties we own and those we represent. Our team is passionate about what this area has to offer, and that our guests make amazing memories to last a lifetime. We only represent places that we would want to stay in ourselves. (<<<this is critical to our philosophy.)

Ivy Vacations is a proud member of the Vacation Rental Management Association – it gives us great pride to learn from our global peers how to be the best we can be – for you; our guests, as well as our owner/partners. We study this stuff a great deal and invest in the best infrastructure available.

If you have a vacation home in Arkansas and are interested in hiring us to manage it, please click here.

Meet some of our proud team of Locals

Our team is vast. We strive for the best. We’re 17 – 80 years old. We’ve made authentic and professional hospitality our careers; for us and hopefully for generations to come. We are fiercely proud to assist in your planned or unplanned vacations while making our owner/partners proud. True Story.

Shay Turner | Director of Guest Services

I have called Stone County home for my entire life. Born and raised here, my husband and I are now raising our family here. We have three kiddos; a girl and two boys.  We love the Ozark small-town feel with all the local artisans and musicians. The live Folk Music on the square in Mountain View is definitely a draw for us on warm summer nights. We enjoy antiquing and thrifting around the historical court square and nearby towns. My family loves the outdoors so we often drive and hike the backroads of our area. Water and woods are our favorite types of adventuring. Vacation rentals offer so much more than a hotel room; our home is your home. We are not just here for a place to stay, we are here for your experience as well. We love our guests.


Nick Nichols | Director of Property Services

Nick is an Arkansas native that discovered Stone County in the early 90s. Looking for his place in the world, Nick visited 46 states and held dozens of jobs – only to find himself back in Stone County for a three month job. He never left – just a few hours from his birthplace – he had found his home. The very next year he built his first house and immersed himself in the local arts and crafts scene, while raising animals and gardening. Nick handles remodels, maintenance, and guest relations for each of our properties. On the rare occasion you don’t find him at one of our cabins, Nick is most likely deep in the Ozark National Forest, floating on the White River, or tossing a delicious pizza at the local Tommy’s Famous Pizzeria.


Teresa Dixon | Director of Operations

I was born in Leslie, Arkansas and raised in Mountain View, Arkansas – so I’ve basically lived here my whole life! My husband and I have also raised our daughter and two sons in Stone County. Being an only child, I love the fact that I am here close to where my parents are.

I enjoy amateur photography and have a wonder and love of animals and nature. We enjoy camping, fishing, and visiting two of our children that now call NWA home. I enjoy being a part of Ivy Vacations and its wonderful team of people.


Virginia Ivy

If the conditions are right, Virginia is in a canoe on the creek with a growler from Gravity Brew Works. (with the burgeoning vacay biz – that hasn’t happened for a while, unfortunately…) Between 2003-2016 she was a Sr. Business Analyst with a $B corporate travel agency in NYC/ London. She is from Mississippi and has lived in Memphis, TN, Gold Hill, CO, and Mokuleia, HI. She visited Mountain View on a long weekend in 2007 and essentially never left. Prior to that she owned and operated a café and live music venue in Memphis called The Map Room. She’s had real estate license in her side pocket for a couple decades – currently with Ozark Rivers Realty.

Testimonials

Everyone we dealt with at Ivy was more than accommodating, compassionate, and understanding of our situation back home. It felt more like a vacation than an evacuation. They did more than they had to to make sure our loved ones and puppies were more than comfortable. The staff was more than understanding that we were evacuating Hurricane Ida and helpful when they didn’t have to be. They made a disastrous situation back home a little more comfortable while we were away waiting it out. We will definitely be back to vacation with them in that part of the Ozarks [Indian Knob Home] it was beautiful.

Tracy | Louisiana, USA

This is a swank place. Stayed there while traveling for a work project. Would return with my wife for vacation in a heartbeat. A great space for those who like to cook, entertain, or retreat. Right in the heart of downtown Mountain View. Nothing but five stars. Plus, the staff at Ivy are over the top helpful, responsive, and knowledgeable. Global travel industry know-how that is small-town personable. What more could you want.

Scott | Colorado, USA

This house [John Thomas Creek Farmhouse] is incredible! It seemed too good to be true from the pictures, but I can assure you it’s the real deal. The location is stunning. Be prepared for peaceful, relaxing days in the creek and frog and cricket serenades at night. Plenty of moos as well. We loved every second of it. We found the house exceptionally clean. Truly. Their cleaning staff does a great job. Oh, and the beds were so comfortable! I’m very picky about my mattress and the one in the master bedroom was just right. Also, the staff at Ivy was excellent. They were quick to respond to questions or issues. My family and I can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend.

Martha | Dallas, TX

Loved being on the river, in the quaint town of Pangburn. Ivy’s service was above and beyond and they met every need we had, and made us feel it was their pleasure to do so. The house was just what we were looking for and as advertised. And when I left an item behind after check out, they were happy to secure it for us and mail it to our home. Highly recommended!

Deidre | Eugene, MO

We were already pretty excited to stay here, and it exceeded our expectations. The house was spotless and the view was just breathtaking. I cannot wait to return many, many times. The host even provided local tips on places to go see and those were appreciated. Absolutely amazing, and the host was so communicative. We highly recommend this spot to anyone looking.

Chelsea | Metairie, LA

Our group thought Fifty-Six Cabin was amazing. Location couldn’t be better with the proximity to North Sylamore Creek trails. The firepit and games out back are where we spent most are time but the cabin is spacious, extremely clean and perfect. The staff at Ivy Vacations are great hosts. This is our 4th stay at one of their cabins. You’re about 20 minutes from charming town of Mountain View but there is a small country store and restaurant right near the cabin.

Amanda | Dallas, TX

Thank you so much Joy, Nick, Jacque, Virginia, and everyone else behind the scenes. Just a delight booking and planning things out. Had a wonderful stay and greatly enjoyed the goodies and food Nick picked up for us. I think that might have been the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on. You all are running a great operation. Hope to be able to come back again.

Henry | Irvin, TX

We absolutely loved our stay at Coolwater Comfort! Upon arriving we immediately noticed how neat and tidy everything was on the outside and inside. The open floor plan and layout of the cabin was more than enough space for our 2 dogs, 4 adults, and 2 children. The cabin had the cutest decor and we enjoyed checking out all the detail that went into this place. They’re right, the bunk bed is extremely sturdy and much bigger than what the picture showed. During our stay we had extremely cold weather (windchills in the single digits) so we loved utilizing the extra heat source of the fire place. We never got cold in the cabin. We have stayed at 2 other cabins in Mountain View and this was by far our favorite place! Thank you for providing such a clean, beautiful, and fun cabin for our stay!

Justin | Jonesboro, AR

We had a great deal of fun in Central Arkansas. DrutherBe-on-the-River was well located on the banks of the White River and in proximity to multiple areas for fishing, boating, and local dining destinations. Location was approximately 20 minutes from the downtown area and shopping options. The pictures matched the house perfectly. Check in / out instructions were clear and the staff was always quick to answer questions by phone, through Airbnb or txt. We made quite a few memories and would definitely come back.

Miguel | Dallas, TX