Have you watched The World’s Most Amazing Vacations Rentals on Netflix? It’s my family’s new favorite show because it’s just as addictive as HGTV remodel shows we’ve binged in the past, but instead of choosing homes to buy, the hosts travel to three vacation rentals and pick which one they like best. Plus, the hosts are adorable and contagiously enthusiastic.
In that enthusiastic spirit, today I want to share about an AMAZING home we rented in Flippin, Arkansas. Listed as a Stunning White River Retreat, the home has five bedrooms and four full bathrooms. It is located on ‘The White Hole stretch of The White River which is six miles below the Bull Shoals Dam in the beautiful Ozark Mountains with the back of the home overlooking a tree-filled bluff along the river.’ according to the VRBO listing.
There were multiple levels of outdoor space including a fire pit where we roasted marshmallows. Each night we staid outside past dark to enjoy the star-filled sky.
white river arkansas fishing
The property backed up to the river where we spent hours fishing in the cool, clear waters. We used both fly fishing poles and basic kids fishing poles. Arkansas State Parks website offers some fishing tips for this area which include paying attention to the water levels because they change based on how much water is coming out of Bull Shoals Dam. We used both dough bait and worms. You need both a Arkansas State Fishing License and a Trout permit to fish.
Besides fishing, I loved watching the fog roll in over the river from the gorgeous outdoor kitchen.
The house had amazing views of the river from inside as well. The owners did a fabulous job of creating little sitting spots to take in views, read a book, or sip a cup of coffee or glass of wine. I also loved the long dining table that fit all ten of us comfortably for evening meals.
Trout fishing in arkansas
Our girls were excited to catch and release a few beautiful trout. ‘Nearby towns include Cotter, The Trout Capital USA.’ according to the VRBO listing. This property is also located near Gaston’s, a well-known fishing resort with a restaurant. There was a Walmart nearby for grocery shopping where we picked up food and other essentials like bait.
The home was also equipped with a ping pong table which was a blast to play with my sister and mom. My Mom and I also enjoyed a nice walk down to the public boat launch down the street.
Growing up going to the lake, I was surprised at how much fun we could have on the river without a boat. I appreciate how family-friendly this spot felt too. Float trips down the river sometimes feel like rowdy parties, but this area seams to attract a more fishing-focused crowd (in a good way). Flippin, Arkansas surpassed my expectations, and I hope we can return soon.