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The Summit House is as low as $325 per day on week nights Sunday thru Thursday in the off season, one of a few private homes in Mount Nebo State Park near Dardanelle, Arkansas. This 4,400' lodge-like-house is perched on the mountain's edge, 1700 feet above the Arkansas River Valley. It offers 60-mile views of the valley and Ozark Mountain Ranges.

The home is conveniently located just off I-40 Exit #81 at Russellville, and 120 miles south of Branson, Missouri. Youtube movie of the Summit House in Mount Nebo State Park.

Four charming bedrooms each have their own entrance onto a 62-foot deck overlooking the valley. The master suite is 20' x 27' -- with a canopy bed, a two-person jacuzzi, double vanities, and a shower. With the addition of 4 day beds, 3 trundles and 3 futons, a hide a beds the home can sleep up to 25 persons. There are five bathrooms.

Newly renovated, fully furnished kitchen includes all cooking utensils, two refrigerators.  We added in 2009 in the living room a 52" HD Flat screen 1080p TV with Blueray DVD on Direct TV satellite, is also in the master suite. All linens sheets and towels are provided.

The 60' x 20' great room features porcelain tile flooring, a native stone fireplace. The kitchen is newly redone with counter tops, back splash and appliances. The 38' x 19' living room has a cathedral ceiling. The 20' x 24' game room offers a sofa bed, couch, bar, refrigerator, table and chairs, games and pool table. And the covered porch off the dining room has a gas grill. All these great home features make this an ideal location for family reunions, weddings, receptions, corporate retreats, church retreats, and club or social retreats.

The owner and acclaimed watercolor artist, Cynthia Schanink, teaches three- to four-day watercolor workshops, and hosts other nationally known artist's workshops on a regular basis. The mountain's scenery and views are an artist's dream, and will be yours too.

For $240 per day I can bring watercolor supplies for up to ten students and give a private lesson for your group 10 am - 3 pm.

Enjoy the State Park amenities which include a swimming pool with a small fee, free tennis courts, basketball courts, ball fields, a kid's playground, and 14 miles of hiking trails with geo cache sites. Activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, horseshoes, and hang gliding (if you have a glider and a class 3 rating).

Mount Nebo was rated in the top ten resorts in the country in the early 1900's, and was known as "The Resort Above The Clouds"; after all the springs are fountains of youth.

Enjoy golf on John Daly's home course at the foot of the mountain. Also Gala Golf course and Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville 15 miles south on hwy 27, or visit any of the seven courses in Hot Springs Village -- 60 miles south on Hwy 7, which was voted one of the top ten scenic highways in the US.

Branson, Mo. is approximately 120 miles north on Hwy 7, which is an excellent day trip. The 34,000-acre Lake Dardanelle is at the foot of the mountain, and hosts bass tournaments annually with excellent fishing.

Temperatures on the mountain are five to ten degrees cooler than in the valley; and we enjoy a pleasant breeze which makes this a great oasis in the summer months. Mt. Nebo has temperature inversions in the winter months and can be warmer than the valley.


Ask For: Cindy or Dan Schanink
Phone-Day: 479-747-1200

Cell Phone: 479-264-7808
email: tlcvaca@suddenlink.net


My husband Daniel and I bought "The Summit House" on Mount Nebo in November of 2001. I began painting the summit view of the river valley from our house.  In August of 2002 to Dec 12, 2005 Stanley Rames, my mentor and I began giving watercolor workshops at The Summit House, then November I had a show of 'The Summit View' at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center in Russellville.


Cynthia Schanink

Wednesday July 24, 2013