Tripsy Gypsy Kirsten Woodward at entrance for Beckham Creek Cave Lodge, Parthenon, AR

Ozarks Cave Lodge with Amenities Befitting a President

Sleep in a luxurious cave on an Ozark mountain top!

  • Location: The 5,800-square-foot Beckham Creek Cave Lodge sits on 256 private acres in Parthenon, AR. Access is via a steep mountain road (SUV preferable if you’re renting a vehicle, though not required); half-hour drive to the nearest town of Jasper; 60 miles from Branson, MO; utterly secluded and off the beaten path. Great location for professional photo shoots.
  • Amenities: 4 bed, 4 bath; fully stocked professional kitchen (option to hire a personal chef); indoor waterfall; tour of property included; washer/dryer; 75″ LED TV in living room; WiFi & cell service may be sketchy.
  • Tripsy Gypsy’s Musings: This lodge is one of the most expensive places I’ve stayed, but worth every penny for the experience of staying in a sensory overload dream. I stopped for pizza in Jasper (the closest town, which is a half hour away and offers limited options for dining), and also brought snacks, drinks and breakfast items. Unless you’re bringing all your own ingredients and wish to cook, I would highly recommend hiring the chef for an added flair. The trek up the mountainous driveway is anticipatory, and the visual explosion of coming upon the cave is breathtaking. I was comfortable in shirtsleeves (I like it on the cool side), but some may like a cozy sweatshirt, even in summer. My understanding is that the cave is temperate inside year-round.  There are real stalactites that hang from the ceiling in places, so there may be a bucket collecting drips, but it adds to the charm and authenticity. The view is spectacular, overlooking greenery and a pond — perfect for a hike or pleasant walk. It is an ideal location for professional photography (engagement photos, anyone?). I stayed alone as a single woman and felt extremely safe, but they welcome eight easily, and up to 12 upon approval. President and Mrs. Clinton stayed here — need I say more?!?
  • Cost: $$$$. Entire lodge rents to one person/group – cannot rent out just by the room. Personal chef available for an additional fee.

For more information or to book your stay, contact  Beckham Creek Cave Lodge

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