Stay in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, with access to all kinds of outdoor activities and quaint shopping in Mena, just a few minutes away…

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It can be hard to choose a place for your getaway online–there are so many choices.  You want a nice place, of course; but you also want peace and quiet and romance and amazing atmosphere. And you want to be treated with respect and honesty.   Our aim is to provide that; we have trustworthy housekeepers who take extra time to prepare a comfortable and clean place for you to relax.  We guarantee it.  And we have great reviews to back it up.


Scroll down to see our 4 different rentals:  Willowbrook Cottage Nest offers the atmosphere of an old English country inn, nestled within the beautiful forested hills, or our Woodhaven Cabin tucked in the woods, or Sunnybrook Cabin, our “tiny house,” or your own private campsite.


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Our #1 Cottage:  Willowbrook Nest:

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WILLOWBROOK NEST, regularly $160,  now just $139  weeknights, $149 Fri or Sat, if booked online!    (Discounted rates available only when booked online.    Holidays slightly higher.)

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Willowbrook Nest, in  beautiful Willowbrook Cottage stone manor house, built around 1920, is a delightful private English-style vacation rental, with its own separate space and gardens. It lies within easy driving distance (2 1/2 miles) to the charming town of Mena, Arkansas, but remains tucked away in a very private setting among the “Shady Mountains,” in the heart of the Ouachitas.  The remainder of Willowbrook Cottage doesn’t get rented out–it is private quarters for the retired owners and hosts, Tom and Carolyn, from time to time, so the Nest guests have great peace and quiet and privacy.

  • Charming queen bedroom upstairs
  • heat and air
  • cable TV, DVD, VCR and assortment of videos
  • Library of books
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Sunroom with cathedral ceiling, table, loveseat and TV
  • Study with recliners and fullsize futon with TV in armoire
  • Kitchen with stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee beans and grinder, regular and decaf coffees and teas, dishes, pans, linens, and fridge
  • Bathroom upstairs with regular size Jacuzzi bathtub and shower
  • Second story deck; very private retreat “up in the treetops”
  • Private “Prayer Garden” patio, and “secret garden”
  • Iron and board
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee maker, and electric coffee mill
  • On a quiet paved road!
  • no kids or pets at the Nest, please.

Celebrating 30 yrs of marriage and 25 yrs of ministry, we were looking for peace and quiet and romance, and we found it at the Nest!”   P. L., Fayetteville, AR

 (Click here for Nest photos, rates, and information)   

 “Thanks so very, very much for everything!  My wife and I really enjoyed your cozy Nest.  It was a surprise for my wife for Valentine’s Day and she was very pleased….I cant think of anything you could have done to make our stay any more enjoyable!  We “will” be back.  God bless.”  J Moore, Feb 2015
“We couldn’t believe we could actually stay in such a cute place. It is a renovated wing of the stone cottage, so private. We didn’t want to leave!”  L.J. June 2015


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#2:   Woodhaven Cabin: 

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 Woodhaven Cabin, usually $160, spring special: just $139 weeknights, $149 Fri or Sat!  (Discounted rates available if booked online, holidays slightly higher.)    

And two kids stay free!   (Additional persons just $10)

Advertised special rate good for online bookings.   Phone bookings are regular rate.

Everyone loves this cabin!  

    • Large jacuzzi bathtub plus shower!  
    • Fireplace
    • Furnished Kitchen  
    • Sunporch
    • Deck
    • Wooded setting.  
    • Very private.
    • No pets.  Kids welcome!   Rate is for two adults. Plus 2 kids stay free!     Only $10 for extra people.

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“What a wonderful place to stay! Woodhaven cabin IS a haven and a welcome respite. Love the layout, the decor, the stillness on the deck–and the teddy bears!” D & J, Mississippi

“In my opinion, the listing description does not give full credit to this great place. This is a cozy 2-story country house that has really EVERYTHING to make the guests comfortable. There are numerous lovely antiques inside, some of them for sale. The host thoughtfully placed labels with hints and instructions everywhere (lights, fireplace etc.). Great privacy, the cabin is not even visible from the road. Overall, the best cabin I ever stayed. ”   A.K.  on AirBnB

“We had stayed at Willowbrook before, but it was booked, so we stayed this time at Woodhaven Cabin–what a delight!  I loved it even  more than Willowbrook!”  K. L.  July 2015

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 #3:  SUNNYBROOK CABIN, “Tiny House”:

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Sunnybrook Cabin, usually $120 — online rates are slashed: weeknights just $99, weekends $109!  (Discounted rates available if booked online.)  

And two kids stay free! Additional persons just $10)

Advertised special rate good for online bookings.   Phone bookings are regular rate.

Really romantic cabin for 2, or great family cabin!  

  • 1 queen bed on ground floor
  • 2 double loft beds
  • Bedding and towels included
  • Bath with shower
  • Kitchen with dishes and pans
  • Private large yard
  • Stream
  • Picnic table
  • BBQ grill  
  • no pets.  Kids welcome.  Rate is for 2 adults.  Two kids stay free!   Extras only $5.

  (Click here for Sunnybrook photos, rates, and information)   

“Thank you Carolyn, Sunnybrook cabin is just lovely, too cute, and very well supplied and stocked, we hate to leave. We’ve had a great time here. I love it. Love the peaceful setting and little brook at the back.” C. D.

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#4:   Maple Glen RV site…..

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Maple Glen RV or camper spot, usually $40, now just $29 any night! 

Advertised special rate good for online bookings.   Phone bookings are regular rate.

    • Wooded setting
    • For small to medium camper or rv (less than 30 ft)
    • Water hookup
    • Both 30 and 50 amp electric.  
    • No sewer
    • Picnic table
    • BBQ grill
    • price is for 2 adults, 4 kids; extras pay only $5

 (click here for more info and rates for your private camper spot)   

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It is a really pretty drive to Wolf Pen Gap ATV trails–the adventurous guests can drive right from your cabin on scenic back road  (402, below) about 8 miles, or you can trailer your ATV and go on paved busier road.  Before you set out on the back road (402, shown above) call the Forest Service to make sure the roads are open:  Map to the trails and Forest Service phone number

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Here is a quick slide show of our cabins:

    Willowbrook Cottage Nest

Willowbrook Nest bay window

Willowbrook Nest Front Door

                       Woodhaven Cabin

Woodhaven Cabin Queen Bed

  Sunnybrook Stream

Willowbrook Nest Front Door

Woodhaven Cabin
two-person Jacuzzi
bath tub

Maple Glen RV/camper spot

Woodhaven sun porch.
woods view



  living area with fireplace

   "little house on the Prairie" 
            kitchen area

  Willowbrook Nest deck in early morning

Woodhaven Deck   


Willowbrook Nest princess queensize bed

           Willowbrook Nest "Prayer Garden" in the spring

 Sunnybrook living room
with view of stream and hillside


When you want a really special place to get away, come to our unique cottage with grounds, family-friendly cabins, or private camper spot. We are just 2 1/2 miles from Mena, Arkansas, on a quiet paved road, but private and surrounded by wooded hills and a stream.  Close to National Forest roads for ATV, biking, hiking.

If you haven’t been to Mena, you are in for a treat:  It is a “Mayberry” type town in the heart of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, with lots of things to see and do, and surrounded by the incredible National Forest, crystal clear rivers, mountains to hike and bike, antique stores to shop, an art district, and great mild 4-season weather.  Click here for more about Mena


rosesA CABIN FOR EVERY TASTE AND EVERY BUDGET!  We have 4 unique places to choose from, each in its own private part of our 10 acres:  ranging from the romantic “Thomas Kinkade”  Willowbrook Nest, to Woodhaven honeymoon cabin in the woods, to the cute little Sunnybrook Cabin, and Maple Glen is a small private spot for a medium sized camper.

You will enjoy luxury linens and loads of Victorian charm at Willowbrook Nest–perfect for adults.  

Woodhaven and Sunnybrook cabins are romantic but also very family friendly–just $5 for extra guests–and their relaxed country decor makes everybody feel right at home. 

“Willowbrook is every artist’s and author’s dream come true!  The natural beauty that surrounds you stirs up countless emotions and inspires wonderful creativity.  It’s the perfect place to escape to from the stress of daily life.  This cozy and quaint cottage offers a tranquil environment with all the comforts of home.” — C.N., Texas

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Fridays and Saturdays have a 2-night minimum, but Sundays throughThursdays you can book just one night. (You can call to see if there might be a possible last minute one-night weekend opening).

Regular rates apply to reservations made by phone.  Best deals are available online.

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Mena offers great antique shopping, restaurants,  live theater (in season), beautiful scenery, and outdoor activities. Additionally, almost equidistant between Hot Springs, Fort Smith, and Texarkana, this holiday cottage and our cabins make the ideal base for exploring the many amenities each provides. Enjoy a day out at the Crater of Diamonds, Rich Mountain, Little Missouri Falls, or the Talimena Scenic Drive, which provides excellent views over the mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma.