About this listing
The River Sweet is right on the Arkansas river. The back deck overlooks our stretch of river which is "Gold Medal" and fly fishing only/ catch and release. The house is 1250 sq.ft on two levels. We are located on Hwy 50. Should guests be sleeping on the futons upstairs, you'd close the windows/blinds facing the highway and open riverside windows. Depending on season and water flow, the sounds of the river can be heard throughout the house. The downstairs is much more quiet and cool for sleeping.
The building was originally built in 1938 and used as one of the original mom and pop stores. The family lived downstairs and worked upstairs. Though we've remodeled the whole place cosmetically, there is a still a bit of funk downstairs with lower ceilings- 7'-6''. There are two queen beds downstairs with a bathroom .There are full light glass doors downstairs that open to the decks where the river is in clear view. The river can make some noise when rockin' . We've recently added two futons with 8'' mattresses upstairs in the river view room . This allows for a nice gathering area next to the kitchen along with a table and four chairs .The full light doors downstairs open to spacious decks to access the courtyard that is very private. The boat dock is just upstream 150'. Should someone wish to sleep under the stars with the sounds of the river, the courtyard offers ample space and privacy. The downstairs bathroom is easily accessible from the courtyard. The space is capable of handling up to 10 people should they bring tents, bags and pads. The space is especially suitable to those floating. Inquire with me for special group gigs.
The whole two level 1250 sq.ft. structure is open to guests. There is ample parking available that can handle as many as 10 cars.
Interaction with guests
We are local residents and are generally here through the spring ,summer and fall months. We are local professionals who work in the area and are available for guests in case the need arises.
Other things to note
We are surrounded by public lands in all directions. The river running through our area has many miles of private water, such as our property. Be mindful of these public/private lines when fishing, boating or hiking. Fishing on this property can be epic, there are however "VERY STRICT" regulations. Fishing is with fly only and all fish must be returned to the water immediately. This is "GOLD MEDAL" trout fishing water. We honor and protect the fishery resource. All fisherman "must" use trout nets and must not handle fish by hand. Sorry, no fish fry's.
The River Sweet is a great place to hang and celebrate. Please be mindful and celebrate responsibly. The River Sweet in not a place for small infants left unattended. There are a myriad of potential hazards that exist that can be a problem for the unsupervised. The upstairs kitchen has barstools, large and small designed for active adults. The suites sleeping is really designed for four adults, we have added two very nice 8" futons upstairs in the river view room. It is possible to use the futons for additional guests. Our river setting is perfect for family pets, but please no animals on the furniture or the beds. Bringing the pets bed or crate with it's bed is always preferable. Please inform us when and if children will be guests and their respective ages. There is a steep set of stairs (45 degree and 32''wide) accessing the downstairs.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
An avid outdoorsman and craftsman. I am a potter, builder and musician living in the high country of Colorado. I've been a resident of Colorado since 1976