Welcome To Parker Creek Bend Cabins! Located in Murfreesboro and Marshall Arkansas

Welcome to Parker Creek Bend Cabins with two locations: 89 Parker Creek Rd in Murfreesboro, Arkansas and 320 Fallen Tree Rd, Marshall, Arkansas.  Below are the individual cabin descriptions, activities near the cabins, and things to do in the area.

The Codex cabin located at 89 Parker Creek Rd, Murfreesboro Arkansas


The Codex Cabin is tucked away on 3.5 acres of private wooded land and surrounded by wildlife and tranquility. This custom-finished cabin is filled with warm, rustic style and all the modern conveniences. Comfortably sleeping 4-6 but able to accommodate up to 8 guests, the knotty pine interior and playful beagle-themed decor is cozy and inviting.

Woodsy touches and sweet beagle faces decorate this charming space. Codex the beagle, a beloved family member of the builder and owner, is the namesake for this unique pup-inspired oasis. With all the darling dog decor, visitors might come away craving a beagle puppy! The tongue and groove pine, thick cypress beams, and abundant windows create a pleasant setting.

The Codex Cabin has an open living room, including a sofa that opens into a queen-size sleeper, a beanbag chair, a side table with a reading lamp, an electric fireplace for chilly evenings, and flatscreen TV for snuggling up and watching a movie. Guests are welcome to play one of the many board games provided. Visitors can sit on the rustic pine swivel stools and dine at the large kitchen counter that looks into the kitchen.

In the kitchen, guests will find all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay and easy meal prep; a full-size fridge with ice maker, a dishwasher and large stainless sink for quick cleanup, two burner stove, a toaster oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, all necessary kitchen utensils and cookware and even a full range of spices and seasonings. The kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with all the essential conveniences of soap, sponges, foil, coffee filters, oil, coffee, and sugar, so you can arrive with just your groceries and spend your time having fun instead of provisioning.

Remote workers can keep in touch as needed with convenient high-speed internet.

The primary bedroom is on the main level with a queen size bed, hanging closet, and ceiling fan. Upstairs is the fun loft area that peeks over the living room and will delight little ones. It provides sleeping spaces for up to four with a trundle bed and two additional floor mattresses. It is a comfortable space with a wall unit for heating and cooling and windows for ventilation and light.

The full bathroom is a smart use of space with a small vanity sink and mirror, a corner shower with a glass door and window for additional light. Guests will have plenty of towels and essentials like soap, shampoo and conditioner.

The entire space provides thermostat-controlled mini-split heating and cooling to ensure a comfortable stay. A ceiling fan in the living room circulates air throughout.

Step through the front door onto the oversized covered front porch for an elevated view of the surrounding woodlands. The outdoor ceiling fan will move the air and keep bugs at bay while you enjoy a meal at the alfresco dining table. Guests can stream their favorite music via a multimedia center by connecting with BlueTooth and broadcasting to speakers in the bedroom, living room and covered deck. Just steps away are a firepit, charcoal BBQ, and picnic table to enjoy s'mores over an evening campfire. There is even a fenced dog pen for your pet. During their stay, guests will have plenty of parking space for trucks, trailers, or ORVs.

The Americana cabin located at 89 Parker Creek Rd, Murfreesboro Arkansas

The Americana cabin located at 89 Parker Creek Rd, Murfreesboro Arkansas

The Americana Cabin (red exterior) is our newest cabin in Murfreesboro, is pet-friendly and has approximately 330 sq ft with vaulted ceilings in the middle of the cabin. The entrance is covered and joined by a nice deck for sitting and enjoying the outdoors while sipping a cup of coffee. The cabin features an open concept (think hotel style open area) with a queen bed in its own nook, built-in bunk beds, and a sofa sleeper that makes a queen bed. There is a spacious living area for relaxing to watch the Ultra-High Definition 43” LCD TV, movies using the multimedia center or streaming from Amazon Prime Video or streaming your favorite music. The multimedia center plays CDs via the 4 wall-mounted speakers, DVDs via the TV and features a BlueTooth mode for connecting your phone and streaming your favorite music. Free Wi-Fi is provided too! The living area has two ceiling fans with dimmable lights and adjustable fan speed using the slide controls next to the kitchen sink. You will also enjoy the vaulted ceilings that give a spacious feel that you do not get in a hotel setting. While most hotel rooms have a coffee maker, microwave, and small fridge, this cabin also has a kitchenette setup with a small sink, silverware, plates, and bowls. The interior walls have a shiplap finish while the ceilings are finished with tongue and groove pine to complete the rustic cabin feel. A 3/4 bathroom with a corner shower is in the front end of the cabin and includes a vent and heater. A bench-style table for eating or playing games is part of the amenities. There is a wall-mounted, ductless AC unit for cooling the cabin and is the quietest air conditioner. An additional window AC unit is located at the back of the cabin. Behind the cabin is a picnic area complete with a picnic table, a park-style barbecue grill, and a fire pit. To the right of the front of the cabin is a water hydrant. Outside there is ample parking in addition to a beautiful driveway with a circular drive in the middle for ease of turning around.

    The 3.5 acres that the Murfreesboro cabins sit on features an approximately 100-foot elevation difference from the top of the property to the bottom with a short hike to the Parker Creek Recreation Area below. Parker Creek Bend Cabins is located on a peaceful, dead-end road just outside the Army Corps of Engineer's Parker Creek Recreation Area on the southwest side of Lake Greeson, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Below are nearby features.
  1. Parker Creek Recreation Area at 129 Parker Creek Rd, Murfreesboro, Ph. (870) 285-2151, features a swimming area, boat launch, hiking trail, and more - .1 miles from the lower driveway entrance. 
  2. Swaha Marina at 205 Dynamite Hill Rd is only 4.3 miles from us and features boat and watersport craft rentals, convenience store, lodging, and The Dam Grill (seasonal restaurant).
  3. Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce,71 Courthouse Square, Murfreesboro, AR 71958, Ph. (870) 285-3131
  4. Crater of Diamonds State Park, 209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro, AR 71958 - 11.7 mi
  5. Float Trips on Caddo River in Glenwood - Caddo River Camping & Canoe - 32 miles
  6. Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village, 281 Kadoha Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958 – 11 mi
  7. Hiking trails (Parker Creek Recreation Area and Crater of Diamonds State Park)
  8. Bear Creek ATV/Cycle Trail - featuring 31 miles of ATV backwoods trails
  9. Little Missouri River (feeds Lake Greeson) great for those who love to fish - 2.7 mi
  10. Daisy State Park with ATV trailhead - 30 mi
  11. Hot Springs National Park - 66.6 mi
  12. Arkansas & Missouri Railroad - train excursion through beautiful northwest Arkansas into southwest Missouri - 212 mi
  13. Ouachita Mountain ATV Rentals - In Mena, Arkansas near the Wolf Pen Gap ATV trail system in the vacation paradise of the Ouachita Mountains - 83.3 miles

The Windstorm cabin located at 320 Fallen Tree Rd, Marshall Arkansas

The Windstorm cabin located at 320 Fallen Tree Rd, Marshall Arkansas

The Windstorm Cabin: This horse-themed cabin, named after our Mustang, Windstorm (AKA Windy) sits on a ridge in the Ozark mountains just outside of Marshall, Arkansas. It is located at 320 Fallen Tree Rd, Marshall, AR 72650.  From the front deck a beautiful view of the Ozark mountains can be seen. Having the amenities of home, you will find it extraordinarily comfortable but secluded enough to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city. It has a 3/4 bathroom with a walk-in shower, a two-person Jacuzzi tub on the deck, a loft with a queen bed and a sofa-sleeper that opens into a queen sleeper with a memory foam mattress. The kitchen has a two-burner cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, air-fryer/convection oven combo, coffee maker, and apartment sized fridge with an ice-maker. A full-size washer and dryer are also available. The climate is controlled with a dual zone, mini-split AC/heat pump but also has an infrared fireplace heater.  Outside is a 12' x 16' gazebo that is a covered pavilion with a BBQ grill outdoor rocking chairs and a fire pit.

The Windstorm sits on 5 acres on a ridge with beautiful views from the front and back.  It is located on a peaceful, dead-end road. Below are nearby features.

Activities to do in or near Marshall

  • Kenda Drive In Theater - Since opening in 1966 Kenda Drive-In has been a local favorite and continues to draw local and out of town crowds every week. 107 Westwood Drive, Marshall, AR 72650 Phone: (870) 448-5400
  • Marshall Overlook - The Marshall Overlook is one of Arkansas' most spectacular panoramic views and selfie stops! Located above Marshall along US Highway 65, it offers a great view, an interpretive sign, an historic marker, picnic tables, and the Rock n Java Coffee Shop! Perhaps the greatest view along the entire length of US Highway 65 which runs 966 miles from Clayton, Louisiana through Searcy County and on to Minnesota. Highway 65 South, Marshall, AR 72650 Phone: (870) 448-2557
  • Buffalo River National Park - In the heart of the Ozarks, the Buffalo River was America's first national river in 1972. The 135-mile-long free flowing Buffalo offers both swift-running and placid stretches, inviting sand/gravel bars, towering limestone bluffs, woodlands, protected wilderness areas and nature watching opportunities, including deer and elk. Smallmouth bass is a catch along the river. Over 100 miles of trails have been blazed for public use. Designated horseback riding trails are located in each district of the river, under the auspices of the National Park Service. The Buffalo River is a favorite floating destination because of the scenic bluffs and crystal-clear water. Phone: (870) 439-2502
  • Searcy County Veterans Hall & Museum - The Searcy County Veteran's Hall and Museum is maintained by the Searcy County Veteran's Memorial Association and is dedicated to honoring veterans, preserving the history of veterans of the local area, and maintaining a veteran's museum. The museum is free. Photos of hundreds of veterans line the wall. Each year the Veteran's Day Ceremony is held in the Hall. An annual Quilt of Valor ceremony is held in the Hall where local quilters present veterans with a quilt. Please call ahead for a tour. The museum houses a fantastic collection of military memorabilia, photos, and uniforms. The veteran's hall is also a magnificent meeting space with an open floor plan, approximately 5,000 square feet, with additional small meeting room! Great kitchen, tables, and chairs. The perfect place for: Music Events, Conferences, Business Events, Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Baby Showers, Family Reunions, etc. The veterans ask for donations and contributions for the use of the facility. 108 Noah Horton Memorial Drive, Marshall, AR 72650, Phone: (870) 405-7261
  • Searcy County Quilt Trail - Features almost 30 quilt blocks painted on wood and displayed on local barns, buildings, and other ways across Searcy County in the communities of Marshall, Leslie, Oxley, Witts Springs, St. Joe, Gilbert, Harriet and Cozahome. Read more and discover all of the quilt blocks along the trail at , 200 West Fair St., Marshall, AR 72650, Phone: (870) 448-2557
  • Kayaking-Canoeing-Floating – The Middle and Lower Buffalo River Concessioners are closest to the cabin. The more scenic part of the Buffalo is Upper River.

Arkansas Horseback Riding

  • Buffalo River Outfitters: Rt. 1, Box 56, St. Joe, AR (800) 582-2244
  • Activities: Canoeing, Biking, Hunting, Horseback Riding, Fishing
  • Lazy Acres Riding Stables: 5 Griffin Circle, Hardy, AR 72542, (870) 257-2131
  • Activities: Horseback Riding
  • Tall Pine Resort: 65 Tall Pine Circle, Norfork, AR 72658, (870) 549-7413
  • Activities: Horseback Riding, Fishing
  • Wild Bill’s Outfitters: 23 Hwy 268 E, No. 1, Yellville, AR, (800) 554-8657
  • Activities: Sightseeing Tours, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hunting, Horseback Riding, Fishing
  • Wits End Ranch / Shiloh’s Acres: Rt. 1, Box 18, St. Joe, AR 72675, (870) 439-2388
  • Activities: Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Hiking

Hiking, Climbing & Outdoor Adventures Dirt biking,

ATVs, Side X Sides & Jeeps, Ziplines

  • Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch & Adventure Park: Box 232, Kingston, AR 72742, (870) 220-2944
  • Activities:
  • Over 3000 acres of spectacular dirt and dual sport riding in a pristine natural area
  • One of a kind waterfall & specialty campsites (limited and must be reserved prior to arrival)
  • Individuals, groups and events welcome
  • Adjoins the Buffalo River National Park & The Sweden Natural Area
  • Bring your own off-road vehicles
  • Hiking, Climbing & Outdoor Adventures
  • Dirt biking, ATVs, Side X Sides & Jeeps
  • Open most days year-around
  • Weddings and receptions

Hiking Trails

  • Hit the trail for an up-close view of Buffalo National River. There are over 100 miles of maintained trails within the park, including the Buffalo River Trail and the Buffalo River section of the Ozark Highlands Trail. Generally speaking, the most popular trails are the Lost Valley Trail in the upper river and the Indian Rockhouse Trail in the lower district. Maps are available at all ranger stations or at the visitor center. Dogs and other pets are not permitted on park trails.

Download the AllTrails App

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    • Discover the outdoors with new mountain biking, running or hiking trails, with reviews and ratings from a community of hikers, cyclists and trail runners like you
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    Record Your Outdoor Adventures with the AllTrails GPS Activity Tracker
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  • Horseshoe Canyon Ranch: HC 70, 261, Jasper, AR 72641, (800) 480-9635

Home to the longest zipline in Arkansas

During the summer of 2012, we had the pleasure of Introducing “Iron Horse”, the Highest, fastest, longest zipline in Arkansas. It is one of the top zip lines in North America. It is nearly a half mile long and with a vertical drop of 277’ and top speeds of over 50mph, it is a heart pounding and yet very smooth, comfortable experience. You will sail 2300’ over the beautiful Canyon towards the main lodge. At one point you will be over 300’ above the valley floor. Don’t forget to open your eyes! Not sure if you are ready for the Iron Horse? No problem. You can start out on the 600’ “Pony Express” to warm you up. A perfect trainer zip line for those that want to ease in to adventure.

Area Services

  • Grocery store:
  • Harps Food Stores, 700 US-65 North, Marshall, AR 72650, (870) 448-2113
  • Hours of Operation: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Holiday Hours: Open until 6 PM Christmas Eve
  • Holidays Closed: Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
  • Services 8 am to 8 pm: Western Union

Firewood available @ $5.88 a bundle

  • Retail store: Dollar General, Address: 503 US-65, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph: (479) 502-9119, Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
  • Local dining: (this is not a comprehensive list, also check nearby Clinton, AR for dining establishments)
  • Los Aztecas Mexican Restaurant: 1006 Hwy 65 N, Marshall, AR, Ph: (870) 448-5443, Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 9:30PM
  • Daisy Queen: 664 N US Hwy 65, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-2180, Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8:30AM - 9:00PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Boston Mountain Pizza: 2356 Hwy 65 S, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-3151, Hours: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sonic Drive-In: 919 Hwy 65 N, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-3844, Hours: Monday - Saturday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Italian Restaurant: 740 U.S. Hwy 65 N, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-2025, Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Marshall Restaurant: 251 U.S. Hwy 65 N, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-3357, Hours: Monday – Thursday: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Skylark Café: Hwy 66, Leslie, AR 72645, Ph. (870) 447-2354, Hours: Monday – Thursday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • McDonald’s: 804 U.S. Hwy 65 N, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-2191, Hours: Monday –Sunday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Ryan’s Main Street Grill: 508 Main St, Leslie, AR 72645, Ph. (870) 447-2264, Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Subway: 913 U.S. Hwy 65 N, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-2181, Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Ferguson’s Country Store & Restaurant: 121 E Hwy 333, St. Joe, AR 72675, Ph. (870) 439-2234, Hours: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Fresh Cut Diner: 100 N Hwy 27, Marshall, AR 72650, Ph. (870) 448-2029, Hours: Monday - Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For additional dining options check out Clinton or Harrison, Arkansas

  • For more info on things you can do at Arkansas State Parks visit
  • Motorcycling
  • Backpacking
  • Trail Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

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