It’s a wild-life sort of Party on Misty Mountain

Bonnybrooke Farm is not a “wild party”kinda place….but the wildlife certainly does party here… We’ll start with good morning atop Misty Mtn….

Waking up in paradise….definitely has its rewards…


…..a recent 4th of July party…!!!!


We were able to capture the events of a recent butterfly convention held atop Misty Mountain…!!!! Quite exciting…… lots of fluttering about……


After too much partying….a leisurely morning…


There’s the little culprits that have been grazing in my flower boxes….. Don’t let those sweet innocent faces be deceiving…….. innocent…????……ha…❣ ❣ ❣


I see you little one hiding behind those naked ladies….. I’m still mad at you for grazing in my flower boxes……but you are adorable…❣ ❣


Some turtle watching…… up close and personal….


Busily buzzing about…


Resting Tiger….viewing the eclipse


Labor Day turkey trot….!!!!


Joie….the resident lion….walking on water….well, frozen water…!!!!



This REALLY is a Pic in the wild….I hear their lonely siren calls in the woods…but rarely see one…!!!!


Ye ol’ watering hole….attracts all kinds… the wing span on this one…when he took to flight, darkened the sun momentarily…!!! Took me by surprise…I missed the pic…


He stopped to peek in the kitchen window….


We’ll end with good night…atop Misty Mtn


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The tale of Bonnybrooke Farm atop Misty Mtn

Because I’m asked so often…..this is the tale of the beginnings of Bonnybrooke Farm atop Misty Mtn

When I was 16 years old, my family and I took a camping and boating vacation, which included Eureka Springs……I never forgot this enchanting little Victorian town, with its winding streets and quaint little shops.!!!!! Years later in my 20’s a girl friend was talking about this town she remembered, and in describing it….I realized it was my tucked away memory of Eureka…!!!! OH…EUREKA…!!!!! (As they say…). I’d found it again…. Well for years, I tried to find a way to live here, momma and I would come down. Looking for a building to rent, open up a little shop…live on site….but it never happened, much to my dismay…

After marrying, the dream had not wained….so, we came to Eureka, stayed at my favorite motel…looking for a property to purchase…….and the owners told us about this place, not listed, but for sale…It took no time to decide…..we bought this beautiful Mtn top acreage with house and couple of out buildings….and a beautiful planting of old fashioned bulbs that showed off in blooming every spring, grape vines…here and there, mimosa trees, and ancient oak trees, huge pine trees…and walnut trees. Work took us away…and we leased the house to renters for years.. During this time, we also bought my favorite motel…!!!! (Favorite, being the theme of Bonnybrooke, yet to be born…)

A few years later, I found myself single again, with a 4year old… We came to Eureka, and operated the motel, then sold it and moved to the house in the country, with the idea of remodeling the little cottage (a canning shack for the previous owner, a big gardener ) next to the house. I didn’t have a huge vision, I wanted to be able to be a stay at home momma and raise my son…that’s it…!!!!! I figured if we could eat, make the house payment and utilities, and I could raise my son….it was golden….!!!!!! (But as you’ll see, the Lord had bigger plans and vision, and BLESSED us abundantly)……So here we go……

We remodeled the little cottage, named it Wildwood Cottage, (a favorite song of mine about a little church in the wild wood)….and because we were only the 3rd of our kind in Eureka…country cottages in the woods…..the other two, graciously sent us their overflow….and with no advertising, we stayed full….there was enough overflow to build another….

Soooooo, the old barn loomed big in my thoughts…!!!! I saw cottage number 2…
It was quite a different looking barn then, with a tumble down lean-to part way around… lots of barn debris, vines etc…. After clearing all that, and building steps to the upstairs, that had been used for storage and at one time, a make shift bunk for Percy, the original builder of our house, it was becoming clear this was going to be a really cute little cottage, with a HUGE view… Now, why they built the barn at the peak of the mountain, where the best view was…. not quite clear on that one….!!!! We knocked out the wall, added a full glass front, built a deck….added a few more niceties (plumbing, electrical , ya know…niceties)….Viola….Barn Rose was born….and the horses below, had to go..!!! ( We had little miniature horses, also known as Falabellas….that roamed the property…). One of those grape vines resurfaced, and have engulfed the little barn again, this time growing across a trellis, and providing a shady spot for our guests, lulling away the hours in their porch swing

Well, once again, by the third year….enough overflow to build a 3rd cottage….but I’d run out of out buildings….so the next one was built in a favorite spot, where we’d cut wood for the fireplace and wood stove…at that time the only heat source in our home.. This cottage was designed around a favorite thing of mine…a solarium….(as all my cottages, they were designed with one thing in mind…a favorite of mine)….After the third cottage was finished, and had

guests, it remained unnamed….nothing seem to fit..!!!! Our guests participated in a name contest…. Each guest would leave a name, or a list of names…but still nothing rang true… One Easter morning, at sunrise, as if tapped on the shoulder, I raised up from my sleep, to see a Glorious sun rise filling the sky with shades of pink..wrapping around the mountain….. My guests that morning were repeats, as many were (and still are), I quickly thought, as I laid back down, oh, I hope the kids are seeing this…. At their departure, the list of names included Morninglory….all one word….then crossed through, and written Morning Glory!!!!! I thought OH….they saw it….AND the name rang true… Morning Glory it is….!!!! And there have been many such Morning sunrises and sunsets viewed from the cottage…..

That was 3 years, a cottage every year…. and still overflow….but I’d up to that point just been building, designing, decorating my little doll houses….(another favorite of mine…haha) and loving on people….and I took pause for a moment, and thought, build more…??? Sounds like a business…. do I want to be in business… I know sounds silly…. but it really hadn’t dawned on me yet… I was having sooooo much fun….I waited a year…. then decided, well, it seems…..YOU ARE in business….OK…. let’s do this thing….. The 5th year, I built 2…

The 4th cottage was dreamt will traveling with a favorite guest of ours, back to their home in the St Louis area…. They treated us to a visit, and tour of their area, before flying us back to our Mtn…. in their plane… In looking through magazines, I put together several different
ideas …the size, 2 story glass front of windows, double deck, winding stairway to loft bedroom….and as was Morning Glory Cottage, It was presented to my builder, on a napkin….!! He’d been here before, he was not daunted….). That cottage was built around an inside porch swing…

After deciding on a shady Mtn side location, my napkin drawing, became Summershade Cottage…

The 5th cottage …Moonflower…was built on the side of the Mtn where the viewing is exceptional of the rising of the full moon….gloriously so…..!!!!! As it begins rising, peaking out from the mountain top….It appears to be a huge orange ball…growing larger and larger….til it pops up in full circle…and seems almost touchable…. With a story and 1/2 of full glass windows, it’s the chosen spot to be on a full moon night…..(full moons….another favorite of mine….!!!!). The front door screen, until it was removed because we added an awning, had teeth marks on it from Hickory, one of our little miniature horses…. He would grab ahold of the screen, and bang it, to get the guests to come out and play…)

When Wildwood Cottage was being remodeled, now named Garden of Eden …. Hickory would go up the deck stairs into the open cottage to visit the builders..!!! While their backs were turned he grabbed one of the beams on a saw horse, not yet in place, and did his grab and bounce it for attention… His teeth marks remain, and while relaxing in the jacuzzi, if you’ll look up by one of the skylights…you’ll see Hickory’s teeth marks on a beam….!!!

My guests ask me often….which one is your favorite…..well, I hope you can see why my answer is, they’re like children, they ALL are my favorites …..
Heart and soul have been poured into each one…..and now after decades, the guests stories and our relationships , experiences, and memories, are many and treasured…. Best of all, I got to be a stay at home momma, raise my son, Share and enjoy every moment of his life…PRICELESS….!!!!!!!

The Lord and Bonnybrooke…..have been good to me….and as I pray….to many…!!!!

I can say honestly, the Lord has truly blessed me with every desire of my heart…and I’m not through dreaming~~~~~~~~~~

The 4 elements of showing hospitality

HOSPITALITY…. The friendly reception and treatment of guests….the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests in a warm, kind and friendly way….
Hospitality is a way of life that we should savor, an art to be practiced…

At Bonnybrooke, we enjoy the opportunity to be a blessing to our guests…it’s such a pleasure getting to do it more often than if we just had the occasional house guest visit….
“….feels like home”….quite possibly the warmest compliment to be received…!!!

But it’s for all to enjoy, so I’ve put together some thoughts on what might be done in your own home, when you have the pleasure of guests, visiting ….here we go….gonna be FUN…

4 elements of showing hospitality could be summed up simply…

*Welcoming (their presence is important, valued)
*Engaging (feel pampered, but not overwhelmed)
*Simplicity in gift giving (aware of event, memory, or occasion)

*Show love in all you do..❣ ❣
Some of the ways to accomplish these goals are as varied as are your guests..

Some examples might be… Anniversary

If 6 years… a pretty little ribboned pkg of 6 cookies 🍪
61 years… 6 chocolate covered strawberries 🍓 …and a chocolate covered cherry in the

middle ( for the cherry on top..!!!)

Think of little things your guest might use, but failed to bring and present in a little basket Qtips
Eye drops
Band aids
Cotton pads
Hair clips
Fingernail file/clippers
Even an umbrella….!!!

A single piece of chocolate cake…and don’t forget a candle A card hidden…easily to be found
Surprises, no matter how small..always a blessing

Past memory…desiring to replace with a better one
Any little memorable gift…to always remind them of sweeter and better things to come… maybe a pretty little box…with a few encouraging words inside
A book of kind quotes

Event, situation, circumstance that you might be aware of
Any small remembrance gift, Just showing that they were on your mind…that you remembered a particular thing about them….will be greeted with a smile in their hearts, every time it’s seen in the future

If a couple is coming for her birthday
You might help her mate with some suggestion…
Hide little gifts….EVERYWHERE….tiny little gifts
Cozy socks
Stuffed bear with sentiments… ( I love you heart)
Tasty lip gloss (for kisses to be shared later)
Candy kisses
Cards…. lots of cards… funny ones…romantic ones…
Games to play together later
Hair barrettes…
Just about any little thing… girls like that sort of thoughtfulness..!!

Guests that just need a respite from the world…and have blessed you with being their peaceful haven, a goodie basket is fun
Breakfast bread
Special blend coffee/teas
(We enjoy gifting this for a 3 day weekend stay at Bonnybrooke atop Misty Mtn)

Your goodie basket could also be a spa basket..( bubble bath, unique soaps, scrubs, etc)

And ALWAYS a note…!!!! Words written are not overrated….and they can be kept, just adding to the memory….
And any package or bag used in your presentation …a bouquet of curly ribbons and bows add SO much festivity…!!!

There are so many ways to show love ❤ … and the more you do it, the more creative you’ll

become…and even more delighted to do again..
ITS ADDICTIVE…with no adverse side effects…!!! And you’ll find, if it’s been awhile since


We’d welcome the opportunity to show you Bonnybrooke hospitality…it would be our honor and a delight to serve you….❣ ❣ ❣

you’ve had the chance to bless….you’ll not be settled til you get your FIX….

Real Guest Reviews – BonnyBrooke Luxury Cabins in Eureka Springs

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We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place for our get away! We thoroughly enjoyed and took advantage of our private slice of the mountains. Once we are back home to our three sons, we will remember our wonderful relaxing evening here and smile. Thanks for making everything so perfect and wonderful.You will certainly have a special place in heaven for what you have done here on earth….this is our new recommend to couples needing a getaway! We will be back but not soon enough…T.D.

The cabin is gorgeous…we will be back….T.F.

We love your mountain and seclusion. This is perfect for any couple needing to re-connect from the stress factor. T.M.

A poem for Moonflower- Here is a poem just for you!

Our time in the Moonflower suite
Was one that was very unique
When we entered the door, it was love at first sight,
We knew everything was going to be alright!

As we depart, my mind goes back to all the love shown in this cute little cottage. We would like to say THANKYOU!! for the time we had and for making our hearts joyful and glad! S.

From the seclusion and privacy to the special touches and goody basket, we could not have asked for more. Thankyou so much for sharing your beautiful farm. We will return for more stays. C.S.

Upon entering your cottage, it was refreshing to hear the music Your cottage was like a safe and relaxing haven for us. We could just talk, and relax and enjoy each others company. Thank you for sharing it with us, we look forward to our next visit. C.T.

We really enjoyed our stay in Moonflower! It was just what we needed – peaceful, quiet, romantic and relaxing! We loved the beautiful view and the glass shower experience. It was like showering in the woods! The relaxing music was also very nice. A very beautiful place. We will be back and would like to stay in Moonflower again. Thanks for an enjoyable stay – K. P.

Loved all the special little extras, especially the devotional books..such a blessing, not found many places!

How amazing to find such a treasure hidden away in the mountains of Arkansas. You have taken part of God’s creation and preserved it to share. We are thankful to be a part of this amazing place. Everything was wonderful and relaxing. The music upon entering set the mood for our entire trip. Thanks for taking the time to make sure all the small things were taken care of.We could tell from the beginning that God was first in your life, as HE is in ours! Your Christian love really showed through! P.S. The squirrels lead us to the peach tree, they were divine! R. S.

My wife and I would like to express our gratitude for your lovely little oasis. This must be somewhat like Heaven will be.F. J.

What a beautiful and relaxing place! We are heading back refreshed. We appreciate all your loving and thoughtful touches – the plants, the goody basket, the soft music playing, the privacy. We will be back! S. M.

The moonflower is wonderful. Could not have asked for more. It is so peaceful here and the sunrises are awesome. If you listen closely you can hear the squirrels run across the roof. It is so enchanting. We will miss this place a lot and hope to come back. Thankyou for this wonderful experience! D. C.

You did a very good job to think of all the extras that made this a special weekend. L. K.

God has truly blessed this beautiful place, and we in turn have received a blessing through our stay. S. B.

For the second time, we have once again enjoyed our stay. The view is spectacular! Thankyou for the peace and privacy of your mountain. D. K.

Our stay here has been wonderful! We especially enjoyed the sweet spirit that enveloped us and ushered us into a precious bonding time. Our souls are quieted and we long to remain in this tranquil haven. True comfort for all the senses. We’ll be back. J.K.

This is truly a blessed Misty Mountain! Thankyou! A.F.

We needed a place that was quiet and peaceful and this was perfect. We could really feel God’s precious peace here and I believe that a part of His presence rests here at Bonnybrooke. Thankyou for allowing God to provide, through you, such a loving and peaceful place to share. R.L.

We really appreciated the privacy and you have just thought of every little detail we might have needed. We certainly will tell our friends about Bonnybrooke Farm and make time to come back. Thankyou for making our stay memorable. T.K.

This is our last morning waking up to such a beautiful view! You’ve thought of everything for us to enjoy……E.F.

Enjoyed the beautiful view of God’s Mountain….We really enjoyed the thoughtfulness in the goodies and the bread. A lot of thought has gone into creating such a place as “Bonnybrooke Farm”. S.J

Thanks for sharing your retreat with us. After visiting around town, we knew we had made a great choice with our “Bonny hideaway”. J.M.

The eatheral view and feeling is what most of us are missing in our lives. Your cottage is as reverant as the hand that guided you in designing it. I hope that all your endeavors bring you as much pleasure as you have brought to others.L.D.

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Thankyou so much for your sincere hospitality. Your attention to detail is amazing. You have made it feel like home. This retreat is wonderful because of its privacy and reverence to God. God Bless You (He did us)! S.K.

What a lovely view from this cute little barn! B.S.

Thanks for your hospitality and the pond made for a beautiful wedding. It could not have been any better, the barn is gorgeous.C.J.

Barn Rose has a strong spiritual connection for happiness, peace and contentment. We will definetly be back for more of this relaxing retreat!

We’ve enjoyed our time here at Barn Rose, the view is spectacular and the property is SO QUIET!!!! Thankyou for the hospitality, we had a very relaxing time in this very unique place. We’ll tell all our friends and family about spending the night in a barn, and visiting with 3 deer this morning. We all had breakfast together! C.C.

Thank you so much for making the good happen with such beauty around it. K.M.

Thank you for making our day wonderful. Great place…feels like home. B.L.

In the attempt to escape the daily grind this barn is a stellar find. The view of the mist sleeping in the valley just adds a calming charm. J.A.

We especially enjoyed the view and sitting on the deck watching the stars. WOW! What a creator.

Thankyou! Words can’t express any more than the previous guests, how wonderful and relaxing you place is!!!K.C.

We’ve experienced a very tranquil, refreshing start to a new year! It is so comfortable, beyond any expectations! J.M.

Nothing like a room with a view!!! It truly is breathtaking! D.T.

WOW!! This place was great. What a GREAT VIEW!! Valentines Day! It snowed while we in the jacuzzi, What an awsome view of a gift from God….well 2 actually… the snow and my wife. How perfect is that! A.S.

Your barn is absoluetly awsome. The most romantic setting that we have experienced in the 20 years of marriage. We truly appreciate the serenity and peaceful place you provide. This is better than any vacation we’ve ever taken! With much love and happiness…THANKYOU!!! L.R.

I would like to Thankyou so much for this “slice of Heaven”…BARN ROSE! not only romantic…it has been extremely peaceful. I am in awe of all the little details you have put into this “home away from home”! You have a beautiful farm here and I look forward to my next visit!!S.S.

Barn Rose was an oasis of quiet, romance, renewal and rest!C.T.

All we can say is WOW!!! This is so beautiful…we are very grateful for everything!! The surroundings were absolutely perfect for a relaxing honeymoon! M.H.

I’m so glad we decided to spend our honeymoon here. It was so much more than I’d expected. The peaceful charm of this place, just put romance in our hearts.J.T.

The Barn Rose is very unique and relaxing, with a great view. We appreciate the care in which it was prepared. J.M.

The very first thing we noticed was an unmistakable peace of the Lord that dwells in this “little cottage”.S.S.

The Lord’s presence is very obvious in everything here and the refreshing is beyond words. It’s our 2nd time here and we hope to return again.R.R.

After 2 days we are still saying WOW! We sat on the balcony this morning, soaking up the sun, discussing when we could come back. We haven’t even left yet and already miss the PEACE AND QUIET!!! Thanks for all the little extras you place around the barn.P.D.

Breathingtaking view…Breakfast bread…
Awakening of souls…
Natures wonder…
Renewal and reconnection…
Omnipresence of God…
Serenity and sweet memories…
Eager to return!!!

In Eph 3:20, God promised He would do exceedingly and abundantly beyond all we could think, hope, ask, or dare to dream…He showed us that this weekend in the Barn Rose. Thankyou for allowing Him to use you to bless us and so many others. B.D.

Words can’t express our enchantment, when we opened the door of the Barn Rose! What a safe haven of warmth and peace you have achieved here atop Misty Mountain…A.M.

You have somehow managed to capture the serenity that my husband and I have been looking for…T.A.

The moment we walked through the door…we felt a peace that we haven’t felt in our lives for quite some time. Thankyou for giving us that. We had a beautiful time! D.M.

Thank you so much for giving us this beautiful Garden of Eden to enjoy. From the moment we walked in the door, we knew this place was special. Your careful attention to detail is superb. It seemed there was another surprise everywhere we looked. Your kindness made us feel so welcome and we were immediately right at home. We feel so blessed to have found such an ideal place with such a gracious host. You have a special way of making us feel like we are V.I.P.;s, and after reading the other notes, we know that we aren’t the only ones who feel this way. Can’t wait to come back. J.S.

The cottage is just beautiful. We’ll be back. W.C.

…your place has made our get-a-way so special. We felt like we were in paradise, your personal touches made it so special. Thankyou for your hospitality. M.J.

Thankyou for sharing this precious gift of Garden of Eden-this has been an indescribable experience….D.D.

Thank you, You have a little slice of paradise, here….K.B.

We had a wonderful time here. The peace and privacy is just what we needed. The little touches and things you did to make it special, were noticed and appreciated. We look forward to returning for more memory making experiences here. A.J.

Wonderful, we’re already planning a return visit. Your attention to every detail and the special care you put into this cottage “The Garden of Eden”, makes it the perfect place to get away to and so hard to leave.L.C.

A beautiful, romantic hideaway. We had a WONDERFUL time. J.B.

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We loved the cabin. The decorations and little extras made this a truly memorable getaway. We visit Eureka every year and like to try new places, but we enjoyed this so much, we hope to stay with you again next year. B.J.

Beauty and peace, this is a wonderful place. We loved everything about our cottage. God has given you a special gift in this piece of land. I thank you for seeing that and sharing it with others…K.M.

We needed this BEAUTIFUL,SOULFUL,retreat!!! Thankyou for all the personal touches, beauty, nature,and bubbles!!J.C.

This is our 4th trip here. It just keeps getting better! We love Garden of Eden. The decor is wonderful and the place is so quaint and cozy. We had a great time playing games in the loft and the rocker by the fire was a little piece of heaven for me. Of course the jacuzzi and “rain”shower was beyond words. All in such a beautiful setting, hidden away. I am so thankful for God’s glorious creation of nature and for people like you who make it possible to experience…..P.K.

We’ve had an amazing stay, and want to thankyou. Our next vacation will be here. R.T.

It was fantastic! The ambiance, such peacefulness, was wonderful. The hike down the trail was an added pleasure. We look forward to returning…B.J.

Thankyou so much! not only for a great cottage,but also for all the care that has been put into it.K.C.

This was the most romantic time. Thanks for everything nice, special touches, and an environment to appreciate forever. M.S

.Thankyou so much for providing a place that fosters such romance. We’ve been surrounded by seclusion and tranquility. This will be an annual event. M.S.

This was a magic and romantic weekend. This was almost home away from home! We put on our music…and just relaxed! We feel so peaceful. We will be back. G.A.

It is such a wonderful thing to know true peace and happiness. M.N.

As it has been said in this book 100 times before…this place is magical. There is a true splendor in the silence, solitude, and peace that surrounds this cottage. I truthfully can’t remember a time that I’ve been somewhere away from home and been so pleased…..Thankyou for providing this endearing Home…We are truly blessed of God to have found you! C.P.

I always find such peace and renewal when I’m here. From the solitude of the pond to the beauty of the mountains, Bonnybrooke stays with me long after I leave and brings me back again and again…K.

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Real World Reviews

Just a small taste of real world guests and what they have to say about Bonnybrooke Farms atop Misty Mountain! Enjoy!!

  • A wonderful place, indeed…!! We so enjoyed the peace and your thoughtful touches.. As we’re driving down 71 on our way to Kansas City, I’m thinking of Bonnybrooke … Thanks again, Lissa
  • would love to thank you on such a beautiful place to stay I love your set up your property is so amazing I absolutely love your waterfall and lil pond ,,We had so much fun and the people were so nice everywhere we went I felt at home 😀you will definitely hear from me again I can’t wait till another trip I would love to move there 😋words can’t express how much I loved it there much love Chad !!!💙
  • We are leaving our little nest above the barn…. part of us remains here. Thanks for the memories that stay with us of Barn Rose…Lissa
  • Perfect getaway for us for our 22nd wedding anniversary! It’s quiet and peaceful with beautiful views! Everything is set up for couples… tlthomason001
  • This is our second time staying in the Moonflower cottage and enjoying the tranquility and peaceful surroundings of Misty Mountain. gentryk1979
  • My boyfriend and I wanted to have a romantic weekend getaway for our 9th anniversary and this was the perfect place! Beautiful and quiet… tryingtoannoyyou

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