–Twin Western Cedar Homes–

sitting on a mountain between the

Buffalo River

and the

Little Buffalo River

Just a mile away from both of them













Serene, Hidden, Quiet


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Ozark Plateau

Safest area on earth
 to live in?



  • Hidden atop a beautiful 3-sided bluff.

  • 2 separate western cedar homes under 1 roof.

  • 4027 sq ft under roof.

  • Incredible view from deck atop a mountain

  • At 2,100 ft elevation. 

  • On 25 acres.

  • Expansive breezeway & decking joins


Originally Designed and built for Y2K

  • A rare, one-of-a-kind jewel hidden in the Ozark's Boston Mountains for the discerning buyer.

  • You can enjoy the abundant wildlife while taking in the spectacular view of the bluffs and cascading waterfalls.

  • A spacious area for games, picnics, campfires, or just intimate gatherings.

  • In Jasper, AR area between Buffalo River and Little Buffalo River one mile away.

  • This is in Buffalo National River and Ozark National Forest Country, a spectacular resort area.

  • Just minutes from Kyles Landing, Steel Creek, Boxley Valley, and Ponca.

  • Low taxes.

  • Ideal for renting one or both of the homes to tourists during the tourist season as a private lodge.  Or operate it as a bed and breakfast

  • Ideal for corporate functions, weddings, family reunions, special events etc..

  • The leasing market is highly lucrative in this tourist area, marketed correctly, this one-of-a kind property will generate quite handsomely. There is nothing of this caliber anywhere in this county.  It has location, view, and privacy.







House Description

  • A+ LOCATION between Jasper & Boxley/Ponca!

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 3 full baths,

  • 1 half baths

  • 4027 sq ft under roof

  • 4.88 acres lot (20 more acres available)

  • Price/Sq Ft $74

  • Rebuild price $590+K per Davis Construction.

  • Built 1994

  • Newton County Road 137

  • Jasper, AR 72641

  • House and all 25 acres: $595,000 FIRM

    • High elevation with vast view land sales currently 10K/acre

      • Ask for verification

Go to bottom of page to see the rest of the description

~Call Ken at 479-502-1789 for more info~




























When entering Newton County a sign reads :  "Paradise on the Buffalo River, Newton County"



This creek and water fall are on the 20 acres down below the 4.88 acres

But can be purchased separately



All these mountain and ridge view pictures were taken from the eastward deck of 'The Ark'. 

They are not 'zoomed in' shots of far away landscapes...they are literally right in front of you!





The two gates to the secluded, hidden house on top of the mountain



Some winter shots on one of those rare days we get an enchanting snow covering






  • School District: Jasper

  • Elementary School: Jasper


Shopping, Recreation, Medical

  • Harrison, AR: 25 miles.  Population 12,943

  • Jasper, AR: 6 miles.  Population 466, County seat.


Interior Features

  • Cooling features: Attic Fan, Ceiling Fan, Window

  • Breakfast Nook

  • Ceiling Fan

  • Drywall

  • Master Bath

  • Pantry

  • Security System

  • Smoke Detector

  • Walk-in Closet

  • Wallpaper

  • Window Treat

  • Wood Stove

  • Dining Room is on the 1st Level

  • Master Bedroom is on the 1st Level

  • Kitchen is on the 1st Level

  • Sun Room is on the 1st Level

  • Utility Room is on the 1st Level

  • Bedroom 2 is 12'x11'

  • Bedroom 4 is 12'x12'

  • Great Room is 23'x16'

  • Sun Room is 11'x11'

  • Utility Room is 11'x11'

  • Inclusions:

    • Dishwasher,

    • Dryer,

    • Oven,

    • Range-Elec,

    • Range-Gas,

    • Refrigerator,

    • Washer

  • Utilities present:

    • Rural Water Service,

    • Water Well,

    • Propane Water Heater


  • Parcel Access: Dirt/Gravel Road


Exterior Features

  • Deck

  • Fenced Yard

  • Garden

  • Guest House

  • Landscaped

  • Large Trees

  • Pond

  • Porch Covered

  • Enclosed Porch

  • Satellite Dish

  • Wooded

  • Electric Fencing

  • Partial Fencing

  • Lot features: WATER ACCESS: Pond

  • Existing Structures: Chicken/Turkey House

Room Description

  • 3 total full baths

  • 1 total half bath

  • Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom is 15'6 x 15'

  • Kitchen is 12' x 9'

  • Basement is Concrete Block Basement

  • Basement

  • Dining room

Under Roof Square Footage

  • Main Home: 2100

  • Guest Home: 1375

  • Covered Breezeway 420

  • Laundry room: 132

  • total is 4027 sq. ft. under roof.

  • wood decks is 1400 sq. ft.,

  • Storage/Tool Room 160 sq. ft

  • Detached Carport/Pavilion: 400 sq. ft.

  • square footage of all buildings: 5987 sq. ft

  • Ask for spreadsheet documenting this

Lot Size and SQ FT

  • Approximately 25 acres

















The 'Ark' (grand house on a mountain top) is most definitely in the Boston Mountains. As you travel up Mount Sherman via highway 74 from Jasper, it is four miles to county road 137 and the turn off to The Ark...the elevation at the top of this property's entry gate is 2100+ft and 2000ft at The Ark itself...this was done several years ago by portable GPS. I also have the topo map easily pinpointing The Ark's location on Mount Sherman in the Boston Mountains, as I said, was founded by the King family by whose name it was called, until after the Civil War...the local museum carries wonderful history confirming what I have relayed to you.


Map of the Ozark Plateau

See the Boston Mountains in the dark brown area



Newton County Arkansas Peaks List...you will see Shiloh, Sherman (King) and Judea...three we've talked about...  all are listed with elevations:



Boston Mountains: http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2389

This rugged topography has determined the land use of the Boston Mountains. Slopes remain forested and have been used for timber on a limited basis. Small pastures can be found on the mountain crests and valley bottoms. Travel across the mountains was difficult, and before the advent of automobiles and highways, it was easier to travel from Little Rock (Pulaski County) to northwestern Arkansas via St. Louis, Missouri, than to cross the Boston Mountains. The name of the mountains is perhaps a corruption of a French phrase for “rough road,” though other sources have noted that “a Boston” was slang in the American West for any difficult task. The mountains are still sparsely populated, and much of the area is part of the Ozark National Forest


The 'motorcycles hanging in the trees' is just down the road less than half mile on 74:



Kyles Landing....less than one mile from property on north side of Highway 74



Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is nearer yet on south side of Highway 74..you will see a map at the bottom of the page on the next link showing Hwy 74 that runs east and west...it is a 14 mile stretch between Jasper and Ponca and Boxley Valley...county road 137 is four miles up Mount Sherman.



Iron Horse Zip Line at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch


This will help you 'see the terrain' a bit better up here:




From The Ark, through the next ten miles of Mount Sherman on 74 west toward Ponca and Boxley Valley, which intersects route 43, is Low Gap Cafe....a highly notable 'eatery' ...a chef with quite a loyal following...amazing food he prepares at order...nothing sits in a 'warmer'...folks from everywhere travel to Low Gap for Nick's cuisine :-)...it operates predominantly on solar roof panels :-)


Low Gap Cafe...note the rev.1:5 on main page...lower right



Take a look at Nick's delicious, Creative 'artwork'....luscious!




From Low Gap, the point at which Shiloh Mountain begins its assent, is infamous Steel Creek at the Buffalo River with its soaring bluffs:



Ponca:  There's an old folk saying about the Ozarks: "It's not that the mountains are so high, it's just that the valleys are so deep."
In the photo at link below, you will see two people standing at the edge of Hawk'sBill Cragg:



Take a look at Ponca




In Ponca, population 9, is Cedar Crest Lodge



Buffalo Outdoor Center



Boxley Valley





Boxley Valley Elk Herd


Boxley Valley is the very best destination to see the Arkansas elk herd


Located in the Buffalo River valley in the Boston Mountains of northern Arkansas, the unincorporated community of Boxley has a long and colorful past. A key strategic area during the Civil War, Boxley is now associated with conservation efforts of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.



Lastly, Ozark Bluff Dwellers (scenic mountain view cabin rentals) is located 'across the road' on same 137....check out their site...and the views:





World War II through the Faubus Era

During World War II, Newton County voted to become a “dry” county (in which it is illegal to sell alcohol), as it remains today. The present courthouse was completed in 1942 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. In the 1950s, state Highway 7 was paved from Harrison to Jasper.

Modern Era

The creation of the Buffalo National River Park in 1972 increased the area’s fishing, canoeing, and camping activities and brought an influx of new residents on the wave of a “back to earth” movement. In 1998, Governor Mike Huckabee proclaimed Newton County the “Elk Capital of Arkansas.” Today, the area is enjoyed by Buffalo River tourists, elk watchers, and retirees. Locals still congregate at the Ozark Café, a Jasper tradition since 1909.

Jasper has never had an African-American neighborhood, and even today, few if any black citizens live in Jasper. It does have a historic district, however, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There are a few farms in the area, but the primary industry is tourism. A few retirement homes have been built in recent years.




Interested parties must be pre-qualified prior to any on-site visit


Call me (Ken Uptegrove) at (479) 502-1789 for more contact information and pictures



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