Get to know us!

Ivy Vacations is a locally owned and operated full service professional management company based in Mountain View, Arkansas. Built from the ground up organically – the very first to take on short term rentals in our corner of the Ozarks. We have properties in the Mountain View, Heber Springs, and Calico Rock areas: far away in the woods, on a historic town square, or right next to the best trout fishing on the White River or Little Red River - you’ll be sure to find your breathing space with us!

Your only job is to relax.

We handle 100% of the guest experience for properties we own and those we represent. Our team is passionate about what this area has to offer, and that our guests make amazing memories to last a lifetime. We only represent places that we would want to stay in ourselves, which is critical to our philosophy.

Book direct for the best rates.

We are brimming with pride for the talented, kindly people, and natural beauty the Ozark Mountains offer and want to share it with you. Browse our properties and book directly for the guaranteed best price. You can also give us a call at (870) 292-6936, we’d love to chat with you and assist in your planned or unplanned vacations to our neck of the woods.

Meet Our Team

Nick Nichols | Property Service

Nick is an Arkansas native that discovered Stone County in the early 90s. Looking for his place in the world, Nick visited 46 states and held dozens of jobs – only to find himself back in Stone County for a three month job. He never left – just a few hours from his birthplace – he had found his home. The very next year he built his first house and immersed himself in the local arts and crafts scene, while raising animals and gardening. Nick handles remodels, maintenance, and guest relations for each of our properties. On the rare occasion you don’t find him at one of our cabins, Nick is most likely deep in the Ozark National Forest, floating on the White River, or tossing a delicious pizza at the local Tommy’s Famous Pizzeria.

Shay Turner | Guest Services

I have called Stone County home for my entire life. Born and raised here, my husband and I are now raising our family here. We have three kiddos; a girl and two boys. We love the Ozark small-town feel with all the local artisans and musicians. The live Folk Music on the square in Mountain View is definitely a draw for us on warm summer nights. We enjoy antiquing and thrifting around the historical court square and nearby towns. My family loves the outdoors so we often drive and hike the backroads of our area. Water and woods are our favorite types of adventuring. Vacation rentals offer so much more than a hotel room; our home is your home. We are not just here for a place to stay, we are here for your experience as well. We love our guests.

Teresa Dixon | Operations

I was born in Leslie, Arkansas and raised in Mountain View, Arkansas – so I’ve basically lived here my whole life! My husband and I have also raised our daughter and two sons in Stone County. Being an only child, I love the fact that I am here close to where my parents are.

I enjoy amateur photography and have a wonder and love of animals and nature. We enjoy camping, fishing, and visiting two of our children that now call NWA home. I enjoy being a part of Ivy Vacations and its wonderful team of people.

Virginia Ivy

If the conditions are right, Virginia is in a canoe on the creek with a growler from Gravity Brew Works. (with the burgeoning vacay biz – that hasn’t happened for a while, unfortunately…) Between 2003-2016 she was a Sr. Business Analyst with a $B corporate travel agency in NYC/ London. She is from Mississippi and has lived in Memphis, TN, Gold Hill, CO, and Mokuleia, HI. She visited Mountain View on a long weekend in 2007 and essentially never left. Prior to that she owned and operated a café and live music venue in Memphis called The Map Room. She’s had real estate license in her side pocket for a couple decades – currently with Ozark Rivers Realty.

Leigh Anna Gildner | Marketing

I grew up in the boonies outside Little Rock, AR, and spent every last free moment in the backwoods of the Ozarks. From tagging along with my mando-pickin’ friends to BeanFest, trail running the Ozark Highland’s Trail, and discovering fly-fishing on the Sylamore Creek…Mountain View has such a big place in my heart. After staying at one of Virginia’s cabins during a stressful stint in corporate finance, the decision to join Ivy Vacations a few years later was absolutely instinctive. Promoting the people, rivers, and trails that bring me the most joy is a dream come true. Y’all come see why we love this place so much!

Danielle “Woodsy” Woods | Finance

Windows down, doggie in tow, “Woodsy” has traveled from coast to coast following her bliss in the woods and shores of our great nation. Again and again, she has returned to the Ozark Mountains – specifically Mountain View. Danielle loves a balanced spreadsheet as much as she does paddling a stream. An audited owner’s statement that even our CPA can’t punch holes in gives her as much pride as the campfire singalongs she initiates and strums for. On occasion, you might catch her volunteer answering our main office line welcoming guests…for a reminder of what this company is all about. Look for her Nat Geo-like pictures of our Natural State often highlighted in our weekly newsletters.

Ivy Vacations is a proud member of the Vacation Rental Management Association – it gives us great pride to learn from our global peers how to be the best we can be – for you; our guests, as well as our owner/partners. We study this stuff a great deal and invest in the best infrastructure available.

What Our Visitors Say

"Perfect place to unplug and enjoy nature. There was never a dull moment on our family vacation. We loved the freedom of fresh air and a campfire. The kids enjoyed playing in the creek and catching minnows. We want to come when the fireflies are out, it would be just magical. Best family vacation yet, this place stole our hearts inside and out. "

Marge - John Thomas Farmhouse

"This was our first "mom and son" vacation in 15 years and we couldn't have picked a better place. The location was excellent- the view was beautiful- everything was perfect. Our last morning there as we sat on the porch, a bald eagle came into view flying low across the river. Seamlessly he plucked his meal from the river then took perch on the opposite bank to enjoy his breakfast. What a perfect ending!"

Charla - The Upper Deck

"What an amazing view! I enjoyed waking up and walking out on the back porch sipping my coffee as the sun came up, feeling the cool breeze from the river. Naturally, the kids enjoyed the firepit and the many smores that were roasted around it. Will DEFINITELY be looking to stay here again in the future!"

Brandon- Coolwater Retreat

"We had a great weekend relaxing and fishing. 6 guys from age 16-60, everyone had a blast. We even caught our dinner off the dock. We would recommend this place to anyone looking to relax and enjoy the River. Furniture and beds were all comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked for our needs."

Candice - Dripping Springs Retreat

"The property was fantastic! The house was exceptionally clean and well stocked! It was a perfect weekend retreat for our family. Lots of things to do in the area and the river view from the deck was amazing! The staff at Ivy Vacations was equally amazing! We needed a last minute change to our reservation and the staff responded very quickly to accommodate us and our requests. They truly made this a great experience for us. We will definitely be staying with Ivy Vactions for our trips to the Ozarks!

Dustin - Druther Be On the River

"We LOVED our stay! We were having such a great time, we extended an extra day! We live a few hours away, and this was a perfect getaway from the city. This place is so peaceful and lovely - we took lots of walks and swam in the amazing swimming holes. The property team was fabulous and so supportive — we locked ourselves out (entirely my fault) and they responded to our call on the first ring! We will absolutely be back, and I hope SOON! Thank you for a wonderful visit!"

Damon - Peace Mtn. Cabin

"We had the best time! We want to try their other rentals!!! Everything was absolutely perfect and we did NOT want to leave! Highly recommend! 100 stars!"

Kayla - The Blue House

"If you want the sweetest most perfect get away stay with Ivy Vacations. They do and have everything to make your time memorable. I can not say enough good for our stay in the perfect little cabin on the white river. The view, Facilities, comfort is absolutely wonderful. Find great family time, romantic get away in a place that feels like home, but is just that perfect get away. The staff does everything they can to make you stay that perfect get away."

Raymond - The Lower Deck

"This cabin offers more than just a place to get away, it’s the place to create long lasting memories with friends and family. It’s an incredible place to get off the grid but still have everything you need. Wonderful stay!"

Bailey - Wildflower on the River