Cozy Cabin on Beaver Creek for a Romantic Getaway in Ava, Missouri

Ava, Missouri (United States)
1 unit
2 guest capacity

Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

Overlooking Beaver Creek from atop a bluff, this cozy cabin is located at a campground near Mark Twain National Forest in Ava, Missouri, and can accommodate two guests. With a variety of multi-use trails in the nearby forest and kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rentals available right from the site, the cabin is equally well-suited for outdoor adventure and relaxation in a peaceful, quiet setting, making it perfect for a romantic getaway.

Inside the cabin, guests will find a bedroom, a kitchenette, and a full bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed flanked by nightstands and bedside lamps. The kitchenette provides guests with a small refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster, a stovetop, a table for two, dishes, pots, and a coffeemaker. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Linens, towels, soap, and shampoo are provided. Other amenities include air conditioning and heating.

Outside, guests will find a porch with a pair of chairs overlooking the creek, a picnic table, and a fire ring with a grill grate. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Queen-size bed
  • Toilet
  • Fridge
  • Dining table
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fire pit
  • Linens
  • Heating

At the campground site on which most of the host's cabins are located, guests will find a camp store that sells grocery items, snacks, ice cream, drinks, ice, beer, wine, spirits, camping supplies, firewood, and fishing tackle. Outside of their cabin, guests will enjoy outdoor dining and cooking at their own picnic table and fire ring with a grill grate.

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Guest Services

Canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboards are available to rent from the host at the campground site on which most of its cabins are located. A shuttle service is also available to take guests and their equipment upstream.

Location + Surroundings

The host of this cabin operates two cabin sites in Ava, Missouri; one of them is situated within a camping site along the bank of Beaver Creek, about five miles from Mark Twain National Forest, while the other one lies within the national forest itself, about six miles from the camping site, where guests will also find canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals, a camp store, and country roads suited for walking, running, and bicycling.

Mark Twain National Forest is split into multiple zones and districts spread across southern Missouri, comprising 1.5 million acres of land, more than 350 miles of streams, and over 750 miles of multi-use trails in total. The cabins lie near or in the Ava District of the forest, where guests can enjoy a range of outdoor activities amid an array of oak-hickory forests, shortleaf pine forests, open glades, verdant pastures, winding streams, cavernous hallows, precipitous slopes, slender ridges, and sweeping vistas. These environments, in turn, provide habitats for a variety of wildlife species, including black bears, white-tailed deer, armadillos, and bald eagles.

Beaver Creek runs 44 miles, beginning in Jackson Mill, winding through farmland, bluffs, and the national forest, and eventually spilling into Bull Shoals Lake. The campground is 15 miles down the creek, making it well-positioned as both a point of departure and arrival for floating adventures.

The campground is about four hours from St. Louis, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More


  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Biking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding

At the Ava District of Mark Twain National Forest, guests will find a variety of trails on which they can enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATV riding. On Beaver Creek, guests can go kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding, with rentals and shuttle service available from the host. They can also go swimming and fishing in the creek, which contains a variety of species, including largemouth bass, catfish, and walleye.

Day trip options include visiting the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum, where the author of Little House on the Prairie lived for much of her life. For a unique dining and music listening experience, guests can attend the McClurg Jam at the McClurg General Store, where locals and visitors gather to enjoy a pot-luck supper followed by a traditional music jam sessions, with instruments including fiddles, bass fiddles, guitars, mandolins, and banjos.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in:
    3 p.m.
  • Check-out:
    11 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
  • You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
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Additional Information

Pets are not permitted.

Guests should be aware the creek may not be floatable depending on the weather.

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