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Cool Water Retreat on the White River

Cabin in Mountain View, United States

  • 8-12 People
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1300ft²

The Space

  • Accommodates: 8-12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Cabin
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00


  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique
  • Art Deco
  • Atypical
  • Baby bath
  • Baby crib
  • Babysitter recommendation
  • Balcony
  • Baroque
  • BBQ
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Car Included
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in and check-out
  • Contemporary
  • Dishwasher
  • Dvd Player
  • Ecological
  • Empire
  • Energy-efficient devices
  • Essentials
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Full Equipped Kitchen
  • Games For All Ages
  • Garage
  • Gated property
  • Gloves available
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Historical
  • Hi-tech
  • Hoover
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Friendly
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Bed Linens/Towels
  • Long Term Rentals Available
  • Masks available
  • Microwave
  • Minimalist
  • No single-use plastic
  • No single-use toiletries
  • Organic food & beverages
  • Oven
  • Parking Included
  • Pets Considered
  • Private entrance
  • Professionally cleaned
  • River
  • Romantic
  • Rural
  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Self Check-in
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoking Forbidden
  • Social distancing
  • Staff wear protective equipment
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Tv
  • Ventilator
  • Victorian
  • Vineyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Wedding
  • Wood
  • Work Desk


Rental Prices are dynamic. This means that the prices vary – determined by software – dependent on area inventory, day of week and time of year. Continue reading at bottom of description for more info.

Coolwater Retreat is a lovely vacation home that accommodates 12 guests on 2 levels with spectacular views of the White River

Please be sure and click through all the photos and read the full description as we think it will answer most questions you have in advance or will need prior to packing up and heading our way. But please, feel free to reach out with any questions. We love them.

This river is very cold and swift even in August. (Makes for great cool breezes on summer evenings). It is tail waters from two dams and levels fluctuate daily. The bank is sloping and steep at this property, always. There are some nearby places to walk and cast a line or stick a toe in. Anglers' and Jack's Resort rents John boats and trout guide services economically. Boats can take you to confluences of other creeks where you can swim. Really fun!

Confirmed guests receive our Locals' Guide and we'll tip you to our favorite swim holes you can drive to, fishing and more.

Cool Water is a fantastic enclave - end of paved road and saddled along the river with almost no development on opposite side of bank. There are full time residents and part-timers. About a mile away are several public boat launches. Also you are within arm’s reach of Angler's White River Resort (the only restaurant in the county with an alcohol permit -accompanied by great scenic dining. It'll be hopping on the weekends)
A very partial list: Blanchard Caverns, trout fish on White River, Ozark Folk Center State Park, Loco Ropes treetop adventures. And what we're most famous for, the best folk artist musicians always " picking and grinning" behind the courthouse on fair weather days.

~ New leather seating in living room
~2 internet streaming TV’s with Roku and Cable TV
~Well-stocked upgraded kitchen with new appliances and cabinetry
~Dining table with seating for 6
~Drip coffee maker (filters provided) and Keurig
~Beautiful riverfront view
~Downstairs-BR1-1 king, BR2-2 twins and BR3-1 twin bed
~Upstairs-BR4-1 queen, BR5-1 king, BR6-3 twins
~Two full bathrooms, one on each floor
~Full-size washer/dryer
~ Indoor wood burning stove and central heat and cool.
~ Ample outdoor seating
~ Charcoal grill; byo charcoal
~Bonfire pit - firewood supplied
~ Good cell signal AND unlimited wifi – fast enough to stream movies.

There is always a fee for dogs. 3 max. Some booking sites do not charge at time of booking and fee will be assessed after confirmation. Dogs are not allowed on furniture so bring beds for them. $45 for one; $60 for two; $75 for three.


We are Ivy Vacations LLC, a professional vacation rental management company. We are readily found in a search. We love the area and mostly live very locally to the properties.

All properties are self check-in – with key code – after 4pm. Check out is 11.

Confirmed guests received our self-penned "local's guide" to the area. Email you provide is important. We send welcome and access info there. Check your spam please.

Taxes and clean/supply fees are always required as is a processing fee that varies dependent who you are booking through.

The Cancel Policy is dependent on who you booked through so read their fine print. But generally, our policy is as follows:

15% anytime
50% within 30 days of arrival
75% within 14 days of arrival

~must be 25 to rent

~Must read and agree to booking rules prior to confirming. (available but buried on ALL 3rd party booking sites. Generally located after dates and # of people have been entered and just prior to commitment.)

Reviews (57) 4.9/5

  1. 5/5
    We had a great time on our family spring break vacation to the Ozarks. Cool Water Retreat was a wonderful accommodation for our family of four. We had plenty of room and the cabin had everything we needed for a couple of days and more. The place was clean when we arrived, all the beds were made up, and there were a few food items to get us through the first night (coffee for the Keurig was super helpful the first morning). We had hoped for better (warmer) weather, but with plenty of firewood available for us, we had a cozy fire in the woodstove every night. Really warmed the place up! The host (Virginia) was very helpful and communicated well. She provided us with local tips and made sure we had all the information we needed before we arrived. We even locked ourselves out one day the there was someone there to let us in within 15 minutes! Very gracious!! The trout fishing was good and Blanchard Cave is not to be missed. We'll be back when the weather is warmer.
  2. 5/5
    We loved staying at cool water retreat! There is plenty of room for everyone and all the amenities of home. The beds were comfortable and the open floor plan with the kitchen and living area make hit great for cooking/visiting. The purpose of our trip was turkey hunting and trout fishing and this place was perfect for that, being right on the river and 10 minutes from sylamore wma! We will definitely be coming back!
  3. 5/5
    Our group of friends had an amazing time just hanging out, catching up, and relaxing by the beautiful White River at Cool Water Retreat! The cabin was perfect, the kitchen had all we needed, and the scenery was spectacular! Thank you for sharing your cabin with us! Andrea & friends!
  4. 5/5
    We spent just a few days, but enjoyed nearby Mountain View, Blanchard Spring trail, loco ropes, and spending time watching the river change colors and flow day-to-day. The house has a very well-equipped kitchen, a fine assortment of bedrooms, and you can maintain a connection to the outside world (wi-fi) if, for some reason, you would feel the need. Ivy Vacations and their cleaning service are conscientious and friendly people eager to make your experience top-notch.
  5. 5/5
    Wonderful place to stay! My friends and I truly enjoyed every aspect of Cool Water Retreat on the White River. It was in a beautiful location and very quiet. Also not too far from some amazing hiking trails. Hosts were easy to communicate with and extremely friendly. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
  6. 5/5
    Excellent cabin right on the river was perfect for our family. Beds were very comfortable and cabin had everything you would need. Thanks Viginia and Emily!
  7. 5/5
    We had a great time and enjoyed every day we stayed. There is plenty to do in the area in short driving distance. Our group went horseback riding, zip line, cavern tour, and of course swimming and trout fishing. Very quiet and peaceful location. Large cabin that the pics don't do it justice. We were surprised at how much room we had. Well stocked kitchen and large porch was great to hangout and visit during our stay. We will definitely be back. There's more to do and see in the area than what you have time for in one trip.
  8. 5/5
    This cabin was perfect! Great location with a beautiful view of the White River. Very quiet area with friendly and helpful neighbors. There was plenty of room for all of my family. The beds were very comfortable and lots of soft, cozy towels were provided. The house was generously stocked with paper products and staples for cooking. Cell phone reception was spotty, but there is good wifi. We were hoping to fish from the bank behind the cabin, but there wasn't an open area for river access. Definitely a place I would enjoy returning to. The owners were very quick to respond to any requests.
  9. 5/5
    Cool Water Retreat was an excellent choice for our family reunion location. There were enough bedrooms to perfectly fit everyone who came. The porch and deck area was a perfect place to enjoy the pleasant weather and to sit and watch the river roll by. The cabin is close enough to town and other attractions for people to go visit, but still feels secluded. We really enjoyed our time and would highly recommend the location to everyone.
  10. 5/5
    We chose this cabin because of number of bedrooms to accommodate everyone, loved it! Our grandchildren enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of this cabin and being right there on the river was a treasure for sure! We sat on the back deck and watched the river for hours, so soothing and relaxing. We fished, played hard and visited Jo Jo's for dinner one of our nights stay and the food as well as service was great!...highly recommend! We hope to visit the Cool Water Retreat cabin again in the future as we love being on the White river, have been visiting and vacationing the Mountain View/ Allison area since 1998. We love bringing friends and family there to join us in the magic and memories of this place! Appreciated the fact that we could book through rather than other booking sites charging more. Thank you for a wonderful place to make more memories!
  11. 4/5
    Beautiful spot on the river, with a fire pit for smores, ranges chickens for watching and a great neighborhood dog that strolls by in the evening. There is plenty of sleeping space and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. Great host that were more than helpful, easy to contact, and did awesome follow-up. We had a great time.
  12. 5/5
    My family and I had a wonderful time at thus cabin! Virginia and Ashley made sure we wanted for nothing ! The cabin is very beautiful The pictures don't do it justice ! We had a great time enjoying family and playing Phase10 at the kitchen table ! We enjoyed dinner just down the road at Angler's ! The food and atmosphere were very good and like I said , just down the road from this beautiful home! We will always return whenever we can get away and go back to Mountain View! Thank you Virginia and Ashley for the wonderful cabin and all the extras you have left at the cabin for us and Your other guest will be amazed also ! Thanks again! Karen Hill and family !
  13. 5/5
    Nice big house. Plenty of space to spread out and the view of the river was great. We always really like staying next to the river.
  14. 5/5
    We had a large multigenerational family stay at Cool Water Retreat. We had plenty of sleeping options and used every one of them! The river is actually accessible just behind the cabin if you don't mind climbing down a slippery slope and back up. We even caught a few fish back there! We rented a jonboat from Angler's Resort and caught enough trout to feed our large family one night. We just took turns on the boat and rented it for 3 days. It was really cold on the third day, but the fish don't know that. We caught some anyway. The cabin is in a great location and easy to find as long as you follow the directions you are sent. No problems at all. The property managers are very attentive and send you lots of local information and instructions. Makes for a very pleasant stay. We ate dinner in Mt. View one night at Mi Pueblito and it is very good Mexican food! The rest of the time we cooked at the cabin. There are plenty of good pots and pans, spices and stuff. It's only lacking a little counter space but it didn't matter. We also had plenty of blankets, pillows and bedding and towels for everyone. It was handy having the washer & dryer to wash towels and dirty fishing clothes. There was plenty of space outside for the little ones to play, especially in the front yard. We built fires in the fire pit and roasted marshmallows and hot dogs. Lots of fun memories made!
  15. 5/5
    Loved this place! Plenty of room for a family of 11 (from 7 to 60 yrs old). We really enjoyed being right on the river. Morning coffee on the porch was so peaceful. Kids had a blast chasing lightning bugs in the yard every evening. Kitchen had all the pots, pans & utensils we needed for family meals. Bathrooms are good sized & stocked with enough towels even for a big family. House is perfectly located for exploring nature as well as enjoying the small towns nearby. Management team get an A+ for ease in communication & providing great info on things to do & see in the area. The whole family agreed....we can't wait to come back!
  16. 5/5
    Enjoyed our visit to Mountain View Ar. Beautiful place & the Cool Water Retreat Cabin was absolutely amazing with breath taking views! We will definitely be back! ~Avery Family♥️
  17. 5/5
    We enjoyed the time we had at this cabin. We come every year to Mountain View and this was one of the best stays we have had. Easy access to all the the things we like to do such as blanchard springs, gunner pool, and driving to float down the buffalo river. The view of the white river was awesome and relaxing after all the activities during the day. My girls loved the wildlife especially the little bunny rabbits. The place was well stocked with towels, toilet paper, and cooking supplies which is nice for the crew we had brought!!
  18. 4/5
    Very comfortable accommodation with good waterfront and easy access to Mountain View. Slept 8 adults easily.
  19. 5/5
    It was a great place to stay with a family! We have told a lot of people have great it was!! The caves were amazing The water fall was cool the grandkids played in the water The people are so friendly And the most exciting thing my husband surprised me with a new ring and asked me to remarry him
  20. 5/5
    There were 8 of us, the place was very accommodating, and plenty of room for all of us.. Nice location.. the river was beautiful.We definitely enjoyed our stay, and will be back to this cabin! Everything was as expected.Everyone I dealt with was great..
  21. 5/5
    We had a wonderful experience in the Cool Water Cabin on the White River. The cabin was clean and the view was amazing! There was plenty of room for our large group. The beds were super comfy. The host were easy to get ahold of and communicate with. And there was plenty of stuff to cook with which was good for us since we prepped all our meals from home. The neighbors were very friendly. We floated the river, rented a boat at anglers to fish, and explored the Blanchard Caves! If you take that tour be sure Buddy is your guide! He was awesome. Our favorite place to swim near by was Gunners Pool. We are defiantly looking forward to our next stay! Thanks for having us!!!
  22. 5/5
    This place is awesome. Beautiful view of the White River, plenty beds for large group, outdoor fireplace, paved road to property. Nice neighbors.
  23. 5/5
    We rented the cabin with several families. It was an amazing experience at a beautiful location. The cabin was clean and well stocked. It was more than enough room for our large group. The location on the river was perfect but still close enough to town for groceries. We loved our stay.
  24. 5/5
    We could not have lived this cabin anymore. It was beautiful and convenient to everything in and around Mountain View. Perfect view of the White River. Our kids and dogs had so much fun. Thank you for having us.
  25. 5/5
    We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was well described, clean and cozy. We couldn’t get the DVD player to work but everything else was great. The river is magical.
  26. 5/5
    Cool Water Retreat on the White River, is a great place to get together with family. Great location easy access to near attractions. Beautiful view of the White river, right in the back yard. Cabin very nice with everything you need. Felt like home.
  27. 5/5
    great place to visit with friend. nice barn for activities and very secluded.
  28. 5/5
    This is our 3rd year here and we love this place! Recent upgrades have made it even better! Can't wait to come back next year
  29. 4/5
    I am an English teacher, and I took a group of students to Cool Water Retreat last weekend. It was wonderful! The facilities were clean and rustic, and you can't beat walking out on the front porch and seeing the White River flowing within a stone's throw from you! The students were able to write in peace and quiet, and we were able to cook meals together too. I would recommend this cabin for any group of vacationers. However, please note that there are stairs to climb to enter the house, and the inside stairs to the second floor are a bit steep, not for anyone with limited mobility. The doorways and bathrooms are not wide enough for walkers, crutches, or wheelchairs. In addition, the rooms are a bit small, but they are totally functional. Overall, it was a wonderful experience! Thank you!
  30. 5/5
    Place was super clean, only wish the access to the river was easier.
  31. 5/5
    The home was spacious, clean and everything that we hoped for! It is settled right on the river. Can’t beat the views or the atmosphere!
  32. 5/5
    Plenty of room for two families to sleep and hangout. We loved watching the river go by, and the mist rising and retreating. The house was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed Blanchard Spring Caverns, a horse ride at OK trading Post, eating at PJs, catching music downtown, and canoeing in the creek by Anglers. We all had a great time.
  33. 5/5
    Loved this cabin! Perfect little getaway in the natural state ❤️
  34. 5/5
    This place was beautiful! Everything we needed was there! Definitely a vacation to remember ;)
  35. 5/5
    I loved that there were 3 bedrooms upstairs that shared a bathroom, and 3 downstairs that shared a bathroom. The house was clean and perfectly stocked: every dish and utensil that I needed for cooking, I found in the kitchen. There were spices and condiments. Lots of chairs for the porch and the fire pit. Wood was provided for the fire pit, even the hummingbird feeder was filled! Laundry pods were provided for the washing machine. We made use of the monopoly game, the floor puzzle, the kids books, the CD player... We parked our bikes in the covered shed and the kids had a great time riding up and down the paved road in front of the cabin. The beds and other furniture were comfortable, there were fans in each room and extra blankets for the beds. They thought of and met each need. I appreciated the local information on grocery stores and restaurants, and we found what we needed in town. We would stay with IVY Vacations again!
  36. 5/5
    Our family really enjoyed our time spent at the cool water retreat. Very peaceful and natures beauty surrounds you.
  37. 4/5
    Nice clean cabin! We had a great time! We will be back during the summer!
  38. 5/5
    Loved our stay ! Quit place with little to no traffic.
  39. 5/5
    This cabin was just as advertised. The space was very efficiently used, and the covered back porch was great. Our contact person, Virginia, was always kind and quick to respond to our questions.
  40. 5/5
    We had a wonderful time. The place was spotless and had everything available. Thanks so much
  41. 5/5
    Cool Water Retreat was a nice rental property. I would recommend it to anyone. I perfectly met my families rental needs. Nice spot to relax.
  42. 5/5
    This place holds so many people per square foot. The porch was dreamy and the view is unforgettable. Looking forward to staying there again soon!
  43. 5/5
    Everything was perfect. Everything we needed was right there. The place is beautiful. The house was well-stocked and supplied.
  44. 5/5
    We absolutely LOVED every minute of our time at the cabin on the river! The air conditioner worked perfect, cleaned upon visiting and everything we needed was there. We will BE BACK!
  45. 5/5
    The cabin was clean, comfortable and just as advertised. I was kept well informed up to my arrival date and dealing with Ivy Vacations was pleasant and easy. I think the rent is a little high for this unit, but it was a good trip.
  46. 5/5
    Great cabin! Loved it!
  47. 5/5
    We had a great stay! The cabin was perfect for our group - great location, plenty of towels, comfortable beds.
  48. 5/5
  49. 5/5
    We enjoyed our weeklong stay at this cabin with a party of 12. It had all the amenities one would typically need with additional thoughtful touches (e.g., two grills with extra bags of grilling charcoal, a crockpot, electric cookware, washer/dryer, WIFI, fire pit with ample wood, plenty of lawn seating, AC, box fans to dry wet clothing or shoes, extra garbage bags). The beds were comfortable. The water pressure was great and we had no problems with the toilets. The WIFI couldn’t take much more than one or two people streaming video before it slowed to a crawl, but it was essential because our Verizon cellphones had very poor LTE reception in that area. The neighbors were friendly and the whole area was quiet and peaceful. The only major thing that could be improved is that the dirt path to the riverside is extremely steep and is composed of loose dirt. You’ll need to carefully make your way down and climb on all fours to get back up. A stairway of some kind would make it much safer and accessible. The location of the cabin can be correctly found with Google Maps so we had no trouble finding the place. The location was conveniently close to Blanchard Caverns and Gunnery Pool. Walmart was a short 15 min. drive away so we lacked nothing.
  50. 5/5
    We had a wonderful time and plenty of room .. We look forward to our trip back.
  51. 5/5
    This place was perfect for a family vacation. We loved the beautiful view of the White River from the porch. It was very clean. Communication was great before and during the trip. I highly recommend it.
  52. 5/5
    The place is awesome, with plenty of room for Several people.Great location, the hostess is very informative, beds were very comfy.. I would definitely recommend this place. Oh
  53. 5/5
    All parties in our group were very pleased with the Cool Water Retreat. We have never seen a rental as sparkly clean as this one. We enjoyed morning coffee on the porch overlooking the river. The beds were all comfy.
  54. 5/5
    My husband & I took our 1st vacation in 17 years (business owners) so a much needed trip. We loved our stay there on the beautiful white river, enjoyed everything about the cabin. It was clean, & enjoyed the fire pit & coffee on the porch w/ the cool minnow can lights! Very cool. We hope to come back!
  55. 5/5
    This was our 2nd time staying at the Cool Water Retreat. The staff was very helpful, kept in touch, answered our many questions, and went well above what they had to do for us. The cabin is gorgeous and had everything we needed and more. We even ended up adding 2 extra days on to our original stay. Thanks for everything, Ivy Vacations! Can’t wait to come back.
  56. 5/5
    We had our first annual girls family weekend and the house and location was beyond our expectations. The yard is well maintained and there’s so much room inside and out. We will definitely be returning.
  57. 5/5
    Our family and my brother's stayed at Coolwater Retreat in order to spend quality time together before they leave again to pursue their mission work in the Bahamas. Although it was cold and rainy outside, the cabin was warm and inviting. The moment we walked in the doors, our daughters ran around picking their rooms, and there were PLENTY to choose from. Because it is two levels, our families were able to still have privacy if needed. Everything we needed was there- from cooking spices and coffee to skewers for roasting marshmallows. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of extra blankets to snuggle on the couch. We go to Mountain View a couple times a year and we will definitely be staying again. If I had to give ANY suggestions for improvement (and this is only bc I'm trying to give constructive feedback) is the lack of water pressure and the knob controlling the water in the shower making it really hard to control the temp. The management was fantastic and reached out before our stay to be sure we didn't need anything and to provide info on things to do in the surrounding area.