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What others are saying about Twisted Willow Lodge...

We enjoyed staying in your cabin and making so many memories! We made s'mores, floated the river, and grilled so much good food!

Thank you for a wonderful weekend we won't forget.

Signed- three families

B.H. Shreveport, LA

July 2020

Thank you so much for letting our family stay at the lodge. We wish we could have stayed longer. We really appreciated the thoughtfulness of all the amenities. We hope to stay here again down the road.

R. M. Osweo, Illinois

July 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with us! We have enjoyed every moment of staying here! We greatly appreciate your hospitality and having supplied us with anything we could have possibly needed during our stay here.
It was so wonderful getting away from everything and just enjoying life! We went boating, tubing and skiing and swimming on Lake Hamilton. We loved canoeing for 6 miles on the Caddo River! We stopped and ate at restaurants and explored the sights in Hot Springs. At the cabin we enjoyed being with family, enjoyed bird watching, and nature walks.
We loved the outdoor fire pit and making Smores.
Thank you again for helping make our vacation such a wonderful one! We would definitely love to come back again!

S.R. Shreveport, Lousiana

June 2020

What a wonderful vacation! Something for everyone to enjoy: relaxing cabin, beautiful scenery, creek to explore, birds galore to watch (they were our friends every morning.)
Lots of native trees to enjoy and trails for the kids to explore everyday. You have thought of every detail! Thank you for the HOSPITALITY!
The treats were a hit for the kids!
The beds and linens were top quality and we even slept in a few day this week because they were SO comfortable.
The porch areas were a great place to enjoy the sounds of nature.
Smores were a great way to end an evening after an adventurous day.
PS. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

D.W. Greenville, Texas

June 2020

The cabin was a great place to quarantine from the coronavirus. I always hate to leave here and return to the real world. Anyone would be delighted with their stay here.

H.S. Greenville, Texas

May 2020

Thank you SO MUCH for a magical stay! We have had the most amazing time exploring the creek, making campfires in the fire pit (and smores!), and enjoying the wood stove on chilly nights. We also took many of your thoughtful suggestions about things to do - we canoed the Caddo, (7 miles, awesome!) rode horse at Lake Catherine State Park, visited the West Mountain overlook at Hot Springs National Park, and a bunch more!
It was the perfect vacation! Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness and attention to detail in this beautiful place. with Love, the family

M.L. Friendswood, TX

March 2020

We came from all over- Knoxville, Memphis, Tulsa, Chicago, Virginia to gather at the Twisted Willow Lodge for a 30th Birthday celebration. We were delighted by the beautiful home and all the decorations. From the twisted branch railing, to the Mallard stained glass, the home was beautiful. The space was perfect for our group and everyone was able to sleep comfortably. We loved exploring Hot Springs National Park and felt rejuvenated after the baths. Thank you for opening your beautiful lodge as a place to stay, making this trip possible.

D.K. Baltimore, MD

Jan 2020

From the Jones Family, we will like to thank you for having the house fully equipped with everything we needed. We truly enjoy this bonding time with our family. Not to mention, it was LIT! LOL. The Jones Family #2019 #Jonesfamily #JonesFamilyChristmas #Love #Family #togetherness

Originally posted in our onsite guest journal

Jones, Oklahoma City, OK

Dec 2019

We have had an absolutely amazing time. My Little brother enjoyed the treats very much. He really enjoyed the smores things also. I enjoyed the game room and the pool table. All the beds were extremely comfortable. This was an amazing experience that I will never forget. We will definitely be coming to stay again! Much Love! The N. Family. From the parents: We will definitely be back! Loved it!

Originally written in onsite guest journal, Age 12

A.N. Magnolia, AR

Oct 2019

Every detail was meticulously planned. The "welcome" invoked tears. This was the perfect place to spend our weekend celebrating Nanny Merle. The beds alone deserve their own mention. We want to take the linens home! Getting out of bed was hard to do but so many things to do, places to go, and see. Every place recommended to eat was visited. Nothing disappointed! All Amazing!! (I gained at least 10 lbs.) Twisted Willow Lodge is the most welcoming, amazing place. I thought I knew what to expect, but was completely blown away! We can not thank you enough for everything! Nanny Merle would have loved it here! I wish we would have had the time to do everything you prepared for us. This is 5-star worthy and we can’t wait to come back!

Originally posted in our onsite guest journal-

K. P. Keller, Texas

Sep 2019

This was one of my favorite vacations ever. Despite being a weekend getaway, we had an amazing time that felt like we had always been here. My mom and I brought our 4 children on a quick weekend trip before school starts. We all LOVE this house and property. It's a dream for children. Thank you for all the "extras". The fine details of highchairs, spa quality soaps, hiking sticks and s'more rods really impressed us. This has house has everything!! Thank you for the happy memories. I can't wait to return with my husband! "Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it" Hebrews 13:1-2

Originally posted in our onsite guest journal-

K. P. Benton, LA

August 2019

A little hidden surprise blanketed by the woods, this is such a sweet and cozy getaway! From the spoiled comfort you feel upon walking inside to the relaxing privacy of our own pace, it was an appreciated vacation. Thank you!

originally posted in our onsite guest journal-

J.K. Dallas, Texas

Sept 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! It is an amazing cabin and we have been blown away by the attention to detail. We are currently moving from the bay area in CA back to MA and decided to make an adventure out of it. We have had so much fun along the way but Twisted Willow Lodge has been our most favorite accommodation! There has been enough room for our 4 kids and dog to spread out and so many games to enjoy. You have truly thought of everything! We wish we could stay longer!

A.H. Massachusetts

June 2019

We wanted to tell you we had a wonderful time. We appreciated all of your thoughtfulness to ensure our family had a great time. Thank you for everything!

G.B., Colorado

May 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the local attraction information! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the help you’ve given me!

F.R., Texas

June 2019

Thank you so much for letting us stay! We had the best time exploring Hot Springs and Lake Oachita. It was very nice to have such a comfortable and well-stocked cabin to stay in. We enjoyed all the the sweet treats that were left of us! We spent a lot of our time playing pool, we absolutely loved our stay!

N.P. Shreveport, LA

July 2020

Thank you so much for hosting our families at your lovely cabin. We had a wonderful trip around Hot Springs and Crater of Diamonds. It was so nice to have a comfortable, extremely well stocked cabin to relax in. The bed linens were amazing! Thank you for going the extra mile with your airbnb.

W.D. Houston and Midland, Texas

July 2020

Thank you for opening your beautiful cabin for us. The welcoming basket and dog treats were a sweet thought! Your home is very peaceful and comfortable!
Hot Springs is a must - just to say you've done it. There are lots of shops to browse while you are there. Do hiking in the morning- definitely cooler weather. We did Caddo Bend trail- 4 miles with the dog :)
Garvan Woodland Gardens was okay- its nice to walk around.
Go carts, putt putt and the Adventure Works course was super fun and we'd go again!
Bathhouse was by far the weirdest thing I've done! And can really only be understood by doing it! Please go experience it!
Thank you again, Family and Raven the dog! :)

J.C. Tulsa, Oklahoma

June 2020

This cabin is the first time we have every stayed in a cabin and it did not disappoint. In fact, it spoiled us! Everything was so well thought out. We didn't want for anything! The welcome basket was super sweet too. Our kids loved the fire pit and smores- rock painting- games- pool and TVs in every room! They even loved the cozy beds and blankets!
We got out and explored around, even after the rains. We dug for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park. We drove through Hot Springs National Park and touched the hot spring waters. We did a little shopping downtown. We played mini golf and we successfully escaped at "A Narrow Escape" Escape rooms.
There is still so much to do around here. We hope to make it back around here, and we absolutely would stay at TWL again!
Thank you so much for everything!! May those who come behind us enjoy it as much as we did!

TSF, Slidell, Louisiana

May 2020

We have so enjoyed our escape from Texas during the coronavirus crisis. This has been such a cozy, safe place to forget the world around us. You have thought of every detail and I have been amazed at how well stocked the kitchen is. I love the stained glass in the cabin. As a hobby/crafts person I know the pieces are well done and very fitting for the rustic lodge. Thank you again!

P.S. Greenville, Texas

April 2020

Many Thanks for the lovely long weekend. We sincerely appreciate your hospitality and incredible attention to detail. We are grateful you shared your cabin with us and we would recommend this place to friends, Bon Voyage, KW

K.W. Lousiana

Feb 2020

We had a great time, thank you! We followed the "cabin rules" listed at the bottom of the steps except watch the sunset...hopefully we will do that next time. Thank You!

A. T. Little Rock, AR

Jan 2020

Although the trip was quick, we had a wonderful stay! Thank you for being so accommodating!

Originally posted in onsite guest journal

D. H. Jamestown, LA

Dec 2019

Hello, We just wanted to say that your home was our home base for one of the best vacations ever. Your Happy Place became our happy place. Sharing is caring and it was all of the little touches that made it stand out. We appreciate your hospitality, and we want you to be proud of what you have created and your willingness to share it with others. It is a magical place, and we would love to come back and stay again!

Originally posted in onsite guest journal-

A.E. Florida

Oct 2019

A little hidden surprise blanketed by the woods, this is such a sweet and cozy getaway! From the spoiled comfort you feel upon walking inside to the relaxing privacy of our own pace, it was an appreciated vacation. Thank you!

Originally posted in onsite guest journal-

J.K. Dallas, Texas

Sep 2019

Thank you for making this our home away from home. So nice to be out of the busy city and see nature at its finest. Thank you for the treats and morning coffee. Loved seeing Miss Kitty every morning. Enjoyed all the hiking areas. Visited Anthony Chapel and the Gardens and all was so beautiful.

Originally posted in our onsite guest journal-

C. R. Kingwood, Texas

July 2019

Top of the Line at every turn! Everything that we couldn't have thought of, you did! The quality of the bedding was the best we have experienced and all the little touches were amazing!

Originally posted on Airbnb-

C.B. East Texas

June 2019

So many thoughtful touches! AMAZING, Well Done! We love renting homes and we were impressed! You’ve thought of so much that many forget. We loved your cabin and the great service! HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying here!!

G.G., Texas

April 2019

You should have seen my sister’s reaction to the birthday banner and cookies. Thank you for making her feel so special! This place is AMAZING!! So cozy and comfy. All of us loved it. You’ve done a great job making sure guests have everything they need and loved the way you’ve furnished it! It truly is a little gen. It’s like Goldilocks finding the king-sized bed. I highly recommend Hot Springs Occasions as a home away from home!

L.M., Texas

May 2019

Thank you so much for hosting us in this beautiful cabin. It was so much fun. The check-in was hassle free. The beds were super comfy. The fully stocked kitchen was a bonus.
The cabin has everything we could possibly need.
This was a perfect getaway for us.
RaeAnne (owner) was very helpful and quick in responding to our questions.
We would definitely recommend this place and would to come back here with friends and family.
Thanks again for having us!

M.V. Austin, Texas

July 2020

We had such a good time! The cabin is absolutely beautiful! We had an awesome time! This is an amazing place! A place of peace! Time with family and nature! I love everything about the cabin and the setup! you have done an amazing job on making a getaway to remember! We will definitely be back! I battled cancer in 2016 and now I'm in remission! Praising God! This was our first trip in many years! It was like a piece of heaven on earth! Thanks for Awesome place to make memories with my family! God Bless you Always! -3 couples

E.G. Grayson, Lousiana

July 2020

This weekend was great. Thanks to your wonderful home! Thank you fro going above and beyond to make us feel welcome as well as feeling like home. Everything was clean and comfy. We love the design of the house and it was the perfect size for our family! Thank you so much for having us and we plan to come back soon!

J.G. West Monroe, Lousiana

June 2020

The weekend was wonderful thanks to your beautiful home. The precious gestures, treats, etc. made it very welcoming. As nurses, this is exactly what we needed as a mental break from everything going on right now. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Thank you so much. I hope to stay here again soon. Bless you! L.S (one of your guests guests)

J.S. Texarkana, Texas

May 2020

Many thanks for sharing this lovely and cozy cabin with us. It was a calming, relaxing escape from a very scary, hysteric and stressful time in the world of COVID! We hope to come back when it is a calmer time in the world. This cabin has EVERYTHING one would ever need away from home. Thank you!

B.P. Dallas, Texas

Mar 2020

We are thrilled to be the first REPEAT guests at TWL! We were also the 1st Guests! I can truly say our 2nd experience was just as great as our 1st! RaeAnne makes her home feel like your home & man, it was great to be back! My kids are begging to live here!
Thanks for ALL the wonderful, thoughtful & homey touches that you bring to TWL! RaeAnne- you (and your home) are amazing!
Recommendations: Capo's Tacos, Oaklawn, Ohio Club (adults), Grateful Head (patio), Red's Pizza Cellar, McClard's, Sites: Oaklawn, HS Mountain, go get some spring water "to go" in town, Garvan Gardens

*originally posted in onsite guest journal

G.G. Garland, Texas

Jan 2020

Just arrived, prediction, the youngest will win the cake decorating competition…but the oldest may eat the most cake….
Thank you for sharing your home with us! What a great weekend with our family and furry friends. The welcome treats were a fun surprise and all of the extras were fabulous. The beds were SO comfortable!! You spoiled us with providing all the necessities and more. Have a wonderful new year!

Originally posted in onsite guest journal

R. H. Allen, Texas

Dec 2019

We had a great time here at the lodge. We checked everything off our Arkansas bucket list except the Botanical Gardens (so we’ll have to come back! 😊 Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!

Things we did:

-Hiked around Hot Springs National Park area
-Went up in the observation tower
- Walked bathhouse row
-had a beer at Superior Bath House Brewery
-Mined quartz crystals at Wegner’s
-Mid-America Science Museum--- this was awesome!
-Walked around downtown and shopped
-Touched the hot springs
-went inside and explored the Arlington Hotel
-Made a big wonderful fire in the pit

(P.S. our family dog came too. He felt right at home! Thanks for including him. Being able to bring him with us was very special and we appreciate your dog friendly accomodations.)

Orginally posted in our onsite guest journal

J. B. Oklahoma

Nov 2019

Twisted Willow Lodge is a very welcoming place and we understand why this is your “Happy Place.” Every room in the lodge reflects your personal touch and attention to detail. The kitchen especially is equipped and fitted with all the utensils that reflect your touch. The town of Hot Springs is certainly a quaint place to visit and we did enjoy a trip to Garvan Woodland Gardens and the Anthony Chapel, but for us, the quiet peace of this place on Amity Road was our place to be and we enjoyed our stay here very much. We will of course want to come again. Well done! We Loved it! PS. The early morning coffee on the front porch watching the horses was very special to us.

Originally posted in onsite guest journal-

B.E. Desoto, TX

Sep 2019

This was a lovely cabin! We have 2 teenage boys that are about to fly the "nest" and we were able to connected but you kept them happy with WiFi available and an X-box.
The air was always cool and refreshing after hot days hiking the trails at Lake Catherine and renting boat at Lake Oachita. We already were in love with Hot Springs area and this was our first country stay. So peaceful and love an amazing thunderstorm our last night. You thoughts of all the details required to make cooking seamless. The beds were also very comfy. Thank you for sharing your sweet cabin with us!

Originally posted in our onsite guest journal-

M.G. Fort Worth, Texas

Aug 2019

Thank you! We enjoyed TWL! You had all the comforts of home. The gift basket was perfect after our day long trip and the provided coffee was wonderful in the mornings. We grilled, enjoyed the games downstairs, took day trips around town, and relaxed. The yard was beautiful. Thank you!


Originally posted in our onsite guest journal-

C.H. Kansas

July 2019

We had such a wonderful and relaxing time at Twisted Willow Lodge! It is just magical! THANK YOU for all the big and little details that really made us feel cared for as guests AND made us feel right at home- including our dogs!! We all LOVED our vacay in your gorgeous cabin! We hope to be back often. Thanks again for Everything!

C.H. Tallahassee, FL

June 2019

We were lucky to be the first guests at Twisted Willow Lodge and had a wonderful experience! The host was so very thoughtful. The house was spacious and there were activities that kept us so busy we didn’t leave too much. It is also convenient having a store and conveniences of the city nearby while still being able to enjoy the serenity of quiet and peace that comes with being in the country. I had to find my way about the Xbox because my 6-year-old felt like it was Christmas when he saw the XBOX, along with 2 games he has been begging for! My 10-year-old is in paradise with the loft and the rest of us were torn on if we hang out upstairs or downstairs! It is beautiful! The gift baskets and doggie basket are so thoughtful.

G.G., Texas

April 2019

We enjoyed ourselves so much and want to stay again in the future! We never were without something to do. It seems you have thought of everything for the kids. They had a ball! We loved the stream and the fire pit. It was so nice just being able to relax without having to spend a bunch of money! And I think our absolute favorite was the downstairs bed and bath. It was so convenient to have the kids have their own little space and restroom while we could have some privacy. We love everything! It was the little touches that we loved. Like the bird feeders and the candy jar. It was like we were home.

M.R., Mississippi

June 2019

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