Let's get on the water!

Keeping it local.

From pre-recorded history to today, it is the creeks and rivers that drew people to our Hills. For many of us, it is what has kept us here. These waterways were the first superhighways through the rough Ozark terrain. Currently, we only offer this service for our Mountain View Area cabin rental guests. The Little Red River has outfitters we will happily get you in touch with.

So you want to float? SO DO WE.

About half of us on staff are what you’d call hardcore paddlers. Shooting rapids and falls? No. That does not exist here. However, we do have lots of quality water flowing through our area. And we love to go with the flow. Now, we’re offering it to you.

Boat + Shuttle Rates

Info

For a flat $40 non-refundable fee, you can reserve your choice of boats for any time during your stay. You are not committed to full purchase price of the rentals until day of arrival. Read on. This is what you'll receive:

  1. One of our local experts will contact you prior to your arrival to discuss your floating desires, skills, and most importantly…what the weather has determined are your choices – if any.
  2. Info detailing all the floatable waterways we service, legal put-ins and take-outs, estimated times, how to assess river levels, explanations of the difference between creek and river floating, and a fun map we made – orientating you to our cabins and waterways.
  3. Possible BYO boats ~ plan your own adventures with this resource using our shuttle service.

There is another outfitter available in the area; they may be more suitable for your needs. But here’s what we offer that they do not: 

  1. You will not share a van or bus with strangers.  
  2. You decide (with guidance of the local expert) where and when you go and for how long.
  3. You can float a Creek or River – or why not both?!
  4. We do not require boats to be returned at 5pm. You can even spend the night on a river island if desired. Fish until dark!

Essentially, we’re offering to you what our water hearts desire. You’ll get our personal attention to tailor and experience what you are seeking. A dream long in the making for us.

Fees

Must be confirmed and paid by day of arrival - per 24 hour period. Paddles and vests included.

  1. $70 – per 1 person sit IN Kayak
  2. $95 – per 2 person “Buffalo River Canoe” (preferable as a so called “mule” to haul coolers and chairs)
  3. $65 – per 2 person sit ON kayak (great for a capable adult and a kiddo. Only available for “The Creek Intro Float”)
  4. $65 – Stand up Paddle Board

Shuttles

Shuttle Rates start at $65. We can drive one of your vehicles to the agreed take out spot, so all you have to do is hop in your other car and drive to the put-in spot - on your own time! A few of our properties along the White River have take out spots within walking distance to your rental.

Float Options

The Creek Intro Float

Beginner accessible. Offers a historic swinging bridge, some fun swimming, bluffs, and sometimes rope swings! Additional access fee of $7 per person will need to be paid in cash at the private launch spot. 1-3 hours depending on your hang out times.

The River Intro Float

Beginner accessible. Pure White River, easy sailing for 3-5 hours depending on your hangout times. Cold, wide open water + generally some eagles along the way!

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