About Us

Our family has been in Shannon county for five generations. We pride ourselves in the preservation of land as well as the culturally rich history that the area has to offer. We are blessed that we now get to share this beautiful area with others. We cannot wait to host you and your family, whether for a quick two-day getaway or longer at our house rental. There are pamphlets and flyers of amazing things to do in Shannon County and our family will be able to provide you with information on what they love most about the area.


About the House and Area


Big Hollow Retreat on Sinking Creek, near Echo Bluff State Park, is nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The three-bedroom, 2 bath home is located on 37 wooded acres overlooking the spring fed, crystal clear waters of Sinking Creek. The property is surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest and near the Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry and the Sunklands. Big Hollow Retreat provides stunning views of the creek from the kitchen, master bedroom, and the bunkbed room.

See nature at its best by visiting Round Springs, Pulltite Spring, Alley Spring and Mill, Blue Spring, Welch Spring, Devils Well, Rocky Falls and many more. Do not forget the beautiful wild horses and stunning float trips! The best part of our retreat is its close proximity to the beautiful Echo Bluff State Park and the exciting amenities it provides, such as hiking trails, swimming, mountain biking, picnic areas, children playgrounds, and wild horses. Echo Bluff also has a restaurant, Creekside Grill, which offers many amazing farm to table meals.

The most popular activity for visitors is taking a float trip down the Current River or Jack Fork's River in the National Scenic Riverways. These float trips can be taken by using canoes, kayaks, and/or rafts.

Overall, our home can sleep 5 adults and 4 children comfortably. The master bedroom has a four-piece en suite bathroom. The first guest bedroom has a queen size bed with a flat screen television. The bunkbed room provides sleeping arrangements for 4-5 children it has a double bunkbed and twin bed.

The family room has plenty of seating with a flat screen TV. Some outdoor and indoor toys are stored in the cabinet below the TV. Small appliances in the kitchen include a small oven, Keurig coffeemaker (some samples provided), Mr. Coffeemaker, ice tea maker and a hot water kettle. A separate refrigerator is provided for the storage of beverages.

The large 18x24 covered deck, overlooking the creek, has two fans with lights. It has a large eating area with a patio dining table and picnic table. A gas grill is available for outdoor cooking. There are flood lights for the yard to use at night when enjoying the fire pit.