Visitors drawn to Arkansas’ natural beauty and recreational opportunities enjoy the peaceful seclusion of Elva’s Cedar Cottage, the ideal hideaway from which to enjoy the beauty of the Natural State’s picturesque seasons.

Elva’s Cedar Cottage sits serenely on Elva and Mike Kelly’s 500 acres of private forest and pasture. You’ll find this distinctive and roomy 2-bedroom cabin warmly and tastefully decorated with antiques, collectibles, and original artwork and photographs.

It is centrally located in north-central Arkansas, midway between the beautiful Buffalo National River and Yellville, the county seat of Marion County. Enjoy fishing on the Buffalo National River, White River, Crooked Creek, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Norfolk . Hike the trails throughout the Buffalo National River Park, the Ozark National Forest, and Stone, Newton, Baxter, Boone and Marion Counties. Hike or bicycle the cottage’s private 1.5 mile private hiking trail just outside the back door. Enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the Buffalo National River, eating a picnic in the Buffalo River National Park, or swimming at Buffalo Point.

The cottage’s pastoral surroundings provide the ideal place from which to view birds, deer, squirrels, wild turkeys and other animals which inhabit our area. All seasons of the year can be enjoyed during your stay. Whether you choose to hunt the elusive morel mushroom and identify our many wild flowers that bloom in the spring, float the Buffalo National River in the summer, hike the trails amidst the lovely fall colors, or walk the snowy country roads in the winter, there are many enjoyable ways to enjoy life at Elva’s Cedar Cottage.

Elva’s Cedar Cottage is centrally located midway between the beautiful Buffalo National River Park and Yellville, the county seat of Marion County, in north central Arkansas. It is within easy driving distance of great fishing on the White River, Crooked Creek, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Norfolk. Hiking trails are abundant throughout the Buffalo River National Park, the Ozark National Forest, and throughout the hills and woods of Marion and surrounding Stone, Searcy, Newton, Baxter, and Boone Counties. Buffalo Point Overlook Trail, Campground Trail, Indian Rock House Trail, Forest Trail, Morning Star Loop Trail, Rush Mountain Trail, Cow-Creek Trail, Spring Creek Trail, Buffalo River Trail, River View Trail, Collier Homestead/River View Trail, Spring Hollow Trail, and Buck Ridge/Rock Wall Trail are located close to the cottage and vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Of course, you can always hike to the Ghost Town of Rush. Guests of Elva’s Cedar Cottage may also want to hike or bicycle the cottage’s privately owned 1.5 mile moderate hiking trail, located just outside the back door of the cottage.

Walking down the country road on which the cottages is located offers rural views of grazing livestock, hills and meadows of wild flower and lovely mountainous views around every curve in the road. Photographic opportunities will present themselves throughout your stay in our area; so be sure to bring your camera and video equipment.

Upon awakening in the morning or relaxing in the evening, guests will be rewarded with a viewing of visiting wild turkeys and deer feeding on the property. Visitors will also enjoy renting a canoe, a kayak or other floating device from any of the three Buffalo National River Park government-sanctioned concessions located within a short distance of the cottage on Scenic Highway 14. Having a picnic in the Buffalo River National Park, or swimming at Buffalo Point or in the Buffalo National River at the Scenic Highway 14 bridge is a wonderful way to spend an afternoons with friends and family or simply by yourself.