Modern Mountain Retreat

Modern Mountain Retreat… Cairn Creek

Modern Mountain Retreat

It’s official! We’ve taken the first steps in creating our modern mountain retreat, Cairn Creek. Soon, you’ll find us nestled on 60 acres of pine and hardwood forest in the Ouachita Mountains of Southwest Arkansas near Caddo Gap, Arkansas!

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Entrance to Cairn Creek


Downtown Hot Springs, AR

Cairn Creek is centrally located for easy access to popular destinations. A short drive to Hot Springs finds shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and the healing waters of the natural hot spring baths and spas.

Lake Ouachita, AR

The area offers popular lakes known for spectacular fishing and water sports. Lakes Ouachita, Greeson, Hamilton, and Catherine are all nearby.

Access to the Ouachita National Forest is literally across the road! And, a short drive to Little Missouri Falls Recreation Area offers a great place for a picnic, hiking, and viewing the waterfalls.

Yoga on the river

If kayaking, canoeing, or floating the Caddo River is your thing we’ve got you covered. We’re just up the road from two exceptional operations that offer full equipment and convenient access to the river.

Cairn Creek Lodge and Cabin

The lodge and cabin at Cairn Creek offer guests two options to experience our modern mountain style, exceptional service, and a helpful guide to the area.

Our secluded, off-grid cabin provides the ultimate in simplicity. Fully solar powered with a wood burning stove, this one room cabin provides plenty of space for two and all the solitude you crave. The outdoor space boasts a cozy fire pit area just steps away from the cabin and the attached deck provides gorgeous sunrise views. Since the cabin is fully off-grid it includes a bathhouse equipped with a composting toilet and a unique outdoor shower as well as outdoor cooking options. A perfect place to truly get away from it all, the Cabin at Cairn Creek is simplicity at its finest!

Our newly built lodge provides a modern, industrial farmhouse getaway for up to six. The unique “barndominium”-style lodge includes two bedrooms, one full bath, and a fully furnished kitchen. The open concept provides enough room for couples to spread out or for a family to share their vacation experience. Whether you decide to sit back and relax by the fire pit, lounge on the patio, or cozy up in the lodge you’ll appreciate the peace and quiet of the mountains with all the amenities you need to escape for a while.

Our walking/hiking trails let you take in the forest and creeks without ever leaving the property or, we’re happy to help you set up activities with one of our concierge packages. Whether sightseeing or just relaxing, you are sure to enjoy all the beauty and recreation the Ouachita Region has to offer.

Come relax, reflect, and renew at Cairn Creek!

About us

I currently work a full-time job in operations and human resource management. My truest passions have always been simple and boil down to creating a life of joyful day-to-day experiences. I enjoy my home and all that goes along with beautifying and maintaining it. I am a passionate cook and gardener and am learning more and more about sustainable living. It’s been a life-long dream of mine to own and operate a vacation rental business to share with others.

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Brian and Jennifer hiking Little Missouri Falls near Cairn Creek

My husband, Brian, is a contractor, entrepreneur, and avid outdoorsman. He is passionate about conservation and improving the land for wildlife. He loves to hunt and fish, kayak, hike, and birdwatch and will wander in the woods for hours! It’s been his dream to share the outdoor experience with others and help people reconnect with nature.