April 21-30 (#1)

Our Vaction here flew by & we sure don’t want to leave this wonderful place. We spent alot of time sitting on the deck, or by the river just watching the birds, butterflies & and other wildlife. Rode the Womble Trail on several days, and part of the Lovit Trail, absolutely some of the best riding we’ve had ( and why we keep coming back!). Also went for a float from Oden back to resort. Thank you for sharing your spot with us.


May 14-16 (#1)

We arrived with mixed expectations – We were blown away with the accommodations. We were excited to see the washer boards and teether ball. The weather was not in our favor but we did get to fish for awhile. The grounds were gorgeous . We did some “long needed” relaxing. Before leaving we made reservations for Labor Day weekend. What a place..We loved our time here and the memories we made will last a lifetime.

Hot Springs, AR

May 24 (#2)

We had a great time! Beautiful cabin & beautiful scenery. The kids loved rock hunting. Thanks

Cardova TX

May 28-31 (#1)

Our family had a great time here. We fished, had a campfire and roasted smores, enjoyed horseshoes and washers. The residents black lab was a frequent guest who enjoyed playing with our children. The house was immaculate and well-kept. We loved the special touches like the baby toys, toiletries and internet. The bed were comfortable and the house was spacious for 3 children and 4 adults. We enjoyed the grill and nice patio deck. The grounds were beautiful and loved the proximity to the river! What a great time. We will definitely return!

Tyler ,TX

May 29-June 1 (#2)

What a beautiful cabin! We brought our daughter to Camp Ozark- what a perfect location. This is now our “official cabin” when we bring kids to Camp Ozark! Thanks for the bottle of wine and Anniversary card- So thoughtful! I highly recommend the Talimena Scenic Drive! Canoeing on the river was fun too-saw deer and a snake. Burls is the best for smoked meat. Thanks for a fun get away!

Alexandria, LA

June 5 & 6 (House #2)

This was such an amazing experience! We came to Rocky Shoals to as a place to lay our heads between mining experiences. Our plan was to go to Arrowhead Mine, which was outstanding! Also drove to Murfesboro to Diamond mine. We went to visit Ted (one the owners) which was highlight of our trip. He has outstanding knowledge of area and mining. We love house #2 it is far better than any hotel. The cabin is beautiful, the area/view is so wonderful! We have already started planning our next trip and look forward to spending time with Ted, Kay, Bryan, and Michelle.

Omaha, NE

June 6-10 (House #1)

This place was fantastic! We had a great time. The house had everything you could possibly need. My son had a blast on canoe trip. He also got an offer to go see fireworks at camp ozark and again had a great time! These are caring , fun and wonderful people who made our vacation even better. We love the dogs, my son had a great time playing with scooby. We cooked on the grill, had roasted marshmallows, and swam in the river. Great place and great owners. We will be back..Thanks

Princeton, IL

June 10-15 (House #1)

Our family had by far our best vacation yet here at Rocky Shoals. The river & grounds are beautiful and the house beautifully decorated & immaculate. Our only daughter turned 13 here & loved this place so much she can only talk about when we will be coming back. The games outside are great as well as the grill areas. The place truely felt like home and we are so sad to leave! I will miss waking before everyone to gather my coffee & things and go sit by/in the river in the mornings! Thanks for the kindness you showed to ole ferg as well. Til next time…Thank you!

Lake Charles, LA

June 18-20 (house #1)

Our family had a great time. The house is extremely nice and has the home feeling. It was a great Fathers Day weekend. We really enjoyed our stay. No to mention great neighbors and their pets. We hope to come back soon and this time we’ll be bringing our newest edition to the family. See you soon & thanks again

Sarah, MS

June 26-28 (house #1)

A slice from Heaven! We just wish we could stay longer. Beautiful property with alot of charm. See you next year since we are planning to be back longer.

Omaha, NE

June 28-30

What a beautiful place here on the river! We also wish we were staying longer. So much to do without getting in you car: swimming in the river, washers, horseshoes and the firepit. The house is so comfortable. You have really thought of everything to make it feel homey. The basket of snacks is a nice touch! We expecially want to thank your dad Ted who was so helpful and interesting. Finally your dog Scooby has been alot of fun. Do all arkansas dogs retrieve rocks from river?

Indianapolis IN

June 30-July 3 (house #1)

What a lovely, relaxing time we had here. Wish we had discovered your piece of paradise sooner. Now we dont want to leave. We could hang on the river for a few more days, growing lazier and fatter! We enjoyed a great visit with Ted on our last evening. Next visit we plan to spend more time with him , Michelle and Bryan, you are gracious “hosts”. Thank you for your hospitality. RE: Scooby- we were missing our dogs, but he is great subsitute. He might be the only dog that fetches stones.

Lafayette, LA

July 3-10 (House #1)

This was a great , relaxing, wonderful week at the Rocky Shoals. We had a great time building a dam in the river, finding rock, floating and fishing (one fish was caught- a giant blue gill). It was great to visit with Ted, Bryan, and Michelle. Hope to come back to see you all again.

Dallas, TX

July14-17 (House #1)

We had a blast! I think as a whole we liked the canoeing down the Ouachita. But we also had fun swimming and going into Hot Springs for a little site seeing. the cabin is awesome. We loved waking up and looking out onto the river. We even enjoyed our visits from Scooby and Bandit. We even got a chance to make some good ole smores. We even got one of our campers to finally try and Tv Dinner! Wow! So see this place does have miracles! We definitely recommend this to all families, this place is loads of fun. Plenty of activities are available for all ages. Thanks to the owners!

Forest Hill, LA

July 17-20 (House #1)

We had such a wonderful time here at your house. It was a nice getaway for my birthday. We especially loved floating the river. Thank god for Bryan and Ric who saved us from what could have been a 10 hours float. Thanks for all the delicious left over bbq too. It was awesome! Thank you so much for everything and being so kind!

Rockwall TX

July 26 (House #1)

We really enjoyed your beautiful home. My kids loved swimming in the river and enjoyed using your floats. We also enjoyed your t.v and movie selection.

Tomball TX

July 28-August 3 (House #1)

We arrived not sure what to expect as we have never rented a home from individuals but were truely amazed and felt so at home. Scobby and Bandit are such loving dogs and we enjoyed having them hang around. We all enjoyed the convience of the river in the back yard it was exactly the perfect dream get-away for us. Michelle, Bryan you are such gracious host having everything ready for our arrival. Really enjoyed getting his truck tires wet. We truely enjoyed this relax time and hate to leave. Thanks again for our perfect trip.

Lake Arthur, LA

August 3-5 (House #1)

What an idyllic setting here at Rocky Shoals Resort! I can’t imagine a more beautiful landscape. We enjoyed being in the river looking at the interesting rocks, and sitting around the firepit and watching the numerous fireflies. Your home is so clean and well equipped. We loved the comfy chairs, and rustic furniture and cabin feel. Father and son were such gracious host, offering to help with every detail. Look forward to coming back for more Arkansas beauty and relaxation. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Hammond LA

September 3-6 (House #2)

Thank you so much for an awesome weekend stay. Bryan and his parents were super nice to work with. Your cabin is adorable and super clean! We had so much fun playing on the river, horseback riding and digging for crystals. We definitely plan to return for more memories

September 3-6 (House #1)

“Our Second Stay”…We all love this place, the weather was perfect. Campfires were awesome. We spent 8-10 hours in the river all days. Thanks for the memories!

Hot Springs, AR

September 25 (House #1)

I cant begin to tell you how deeply I appreciate your hospitality this weekend. Our engagement will forever be remembered and Rocky Shoals Resort was a perfect setting for us. It was the perfect touch to add to the perfect weekend. What a joy you have helped make it for us!

October 1-3 (House #2)

We had a great weekend here! We love this house and we plan on coming back soon and bringing our extended family! Thanks for all the great memories we got to make here at your cabin in the woods!

Choctaw OK

13 Responses to Testimonials

  1. Lorraine Larson says:

    We enjoyed our stay at your resort. The cabin is very clean and cozy. We spent a lot of our time down at the river fishing or canoeing. We loved the firepits, one by the river and one by the house and did some of the cooking out there. It was a great peaceful vacation.


  2. Hall Family says:

    We really enjoyed our sty at the cabin. It was a great location and very clean. The kids enjoyed the toys. We will return for sure. Thank you for your hospitality!

  3. Farmer Family says:

    It’s Monday and I already miss “My” cabin at Rocky Shoals Resort!
    We had a great weekend and loved it so much we are trying to get the rest of the family to come
    back with us. Thank you so much for a wonderful place to get away from it all!!!!

  4. Tesha says:

    OMG!!!! We had such a relaxing time!!!! The kids loved it! We plan on making atleast 2 trips a year…..our new vacation hotspot…haha. The pictures for house 1 does no justice!!!!! The land is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Did I mention……RELAXING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want to sit back and relax this is the place to go. We are going this summer….want to enjoy the river.
    My husband said that this was the BEST Thanksgiving we have ever had!!!!!

    South Louisiana

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  6. Wes Turner says:

    We had a nice stay at the cabin. full kitchen, plush beds, good air, It was beautiful. Thank you , We will be back.

  7. Alexander Family says:

    Our family stayed in Cabin #1 and had a great time. The house and grounds were very well kept! All the kids (ages 3, 4, 5, 7 and 12) had a blast! We really enjoyed the campfire each night – especially the kids when it was time to make smores! We can’t wait to come back this summer and play in the river! Thanks for a great weekend!!

  8. Cam Mayfield says:

    I just returned from my 3rd stay at Rocky Shoals. I come back every year for the Ouachita Challenge and always stay here. Bryan is always extremely friendly and accomodating. The house always looks great and the view by the river is awesome. We cooked out steaks on the back deck and watched the sun go down over the river. Truly an awesome time! I’ll see y’all next year!

  9. William Juckett says:

    really enjoyed our stay in house #1. all we expected and more! great time was had by all. plenty to keep everyone busy. grand kids loved the playground. the decks had great views. will be visiting with you again. thanks.

  10. Devin says:

    Spent time here for a wedding and had a wonderful time! Cabins are beautiful and spacious. Scenery was beautiful. We can’t wait to come back!

  11. shannon says:

    Calvert Family…We attended a wedding this wk-end and were lucky enough to stay at this resort. The cabins are super nice and clean and seem to be stocked with everything you need. A great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. We had such a great time, we are planning another visit soon!!!

  12. carriebarnes@windstream.net says:

    Our family of seven (kids 15, 13, 11, 11 and 6) stayed in house #4 and had a wonderful time. We stayed in the upper unit which had 4 bedrooms, each of which had it’s own bathroom. Beds were all comfortable. The kitchen had lots of counter space and room, and dining table sat 6 and a bar area that included 5 bar stools. House was very clean and well kept.
    A pretty walk thru the property led to a private river access where we all enjoyed fishing and skipping rocks.
    House had a deck with a beautiful view that went the length of the home with access from both bedrooms and the living room.
    The owners were very accommodating with recommendations and tips for the area. Extremely easy to work with.
    We all enjoyed our stay, and the Mount Ida vacation has topped our vacation list. It’s a beautiful area to visit!
    Thank you to Bryan for the stay.

  13. Darren Hunt says:

    Me and my daughter weren’t exactly “guest” at Rocky Shoals Resort, but we felt like one. Kay and Ted let stay on their property after we found out the Rocky Shoals Camp ground (just up the road) was for DAY USE ONLY. We just stopped to ask them about the nearest camping ground, that’s when they offered to let us stay and camp on their property right on the river! That turned out to be the best option for us considering we would have to keep searching for a good spot on the river losing time and daylight. I would recommend Rocky Shoals Resort to anyone considering their gracious hospitality toward perfect strangers let alone actual guest at one of the cabins to anyone. Thank you Kay and Ted for letting us use your spot on the river, your kindness is nothing short of a God send for our situation. Thanks again and God bless you.

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