Trout Haven

Heber Springs, AR
6.5 Acres
Cleburne County

Property Description:

Welcome to Trout Haven, arguably one of the most special places on the Little Red River. Sitting on 6.5 acres of secluded river frontage, The three-story custom-built home is perfect for weekend getaways, family gatherings, hosting, or a full-time residence. The house seamlessly combines a cozy tucked away feel with a modern feeling of immersion into the surrounding natural world with stunning floor to ceiling windows and an abundance of natural light. Located on the tailwaters less than half a mile from Greers Ferry Dam, the Trout Haven allows for year-round fishing on one of the most productive trout fisheries in the lower 48.  Opportunities to catch stocked rainbow trout and premier class wild brown trout are sure to excite even the most seasoned trout enthusiast. A dock with two boat slips offers anglers the ability to easily navigate the many shoals and honey holes located up and down the 39-mile stretch of river that holds trout. A conservation easement across the river ensures that unobstructed views of the pristine natural setting in perpetuity.


Trout Haven is an architect’s dream.  The house sits tucked away amongst the trees behind a private gated entrance at the end of a paved driveway.  The house was designed 22 years ago by the Cromwell Architects Engineers Firm based out of Little Rock and custom built by the craftsmen of Roberson Builders. The three-story home is a wonderful combination of stone, wood, and glass to capture the natural beauty of the surrounding property in a secluded, peaceful setting.  Upon entering through the custom wood door entry, the home opens up into the downstairs great room with stone tile floors, high vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, a grand hearth with detached exterior chimney.

The kitchen features a long wood top bar, a central island with original Viking cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine fridge, and double Viking Ovens.  Additionally, behind the sink lies a hidden appliance garage.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a smaller reading/media room that opens to the outdoor patio overlooking the river.  The downstairs master has high vaulted ceilings and a fireplace that mirrors the one found in the great room.  Floor to ceiling windows on the north and south walls allow plenty of natural light, while a sliding glass door opens to an enclosed stone courtyard adjacent to the master.  His and her bathrooms feature beautiful custom stone engravings on the walls, vanities, and walk in showers.  A large, shared walk-in closet separates the bathrooms. All kitchen/bathroom cabinetry, bookshelves, built-in counters/ desks, trim, and stone were custom built by Roberson Builder’s craftsmen.

On the second floor is a reading room with a secret bookcase door that leads to a hidden room overlooking the master.  A guest room on the side has large windows overlooking the river and a full bathroom.  Additionally, there is a bunkroom overlooking the great room with another full bathroom. Up the stairs to the third floor lies a crow’s nest style office with 360’ views of the property that gives a treehouse feel to the house.

The house runs on co-op water and electric, propane gas heat and has a large Kohler propane emergency generator. From the house, a small nearby footbridge leads through the trees to a staircase down to the dock.  The dock is covered with two boat slips and a storage closet which makes for easy river access. Whether hosting large gatherings, Thanksgiving dinners in the fall, or simply quiet weekend getaways, Trout Haven was uniquely built to handle all the above.


Trout Haven is conveniently located roughly one hour and twenty minutes northeast of Little Rock.  Located just ten minutes from the town and private airfield of Heber Springs in Cleburne County, the property sits at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in North- Central Arkansas.  From Heber Springs, you travel over the massive Greers Ferry Dam overlooking Greers Ferry Lake to one side and the Little Red River to the other. The dam and trout hatchery is located less than half a mile upstream  A winding hilly road along Rainbow Road and River Ridge Roads meets a gated community along Trout Haven Dr.  Trout Haven sits on 6.5 acres at the end of this private road behind its own gated entrance.


Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the property features an abundance of mature hardwoods that are lush green in the spring and summer months and display vivid shades of red, orange, and yellow during the fall.  The steep incline behind the house on the north side of the property features granite outcroppings typical in the North-Central Arkansas.  A footbridge over a small draw leads down to the river and boat dock where daily flows from Greers Ferry Dam alternate throughout the day based on power supply needs.  The pale blue water of the Little Red River runs clear and cold year-round from the dam upstream.  Across the river is a large parcel that was placed under a conservation easement to allow unobstructed views of the natural landscape not found anywhere else on the river.


The property features roughly 570’+/- of frontage on the Little Red River. The house is serviced by Tumbling Shoals Water System.


The elevation on the property rises dramatically from 270’ along the river on the south portion of the property to 440’ behind the house on the northern portion of the property.  The house and drive in sit on level ground near the river.


The tailwaters of the Little Red River offer world class trout fishing opportunities.  Proximity to the dam and trout hatchery allow access for wade and float fishing nearly 365 days a year.  The Little Red is world renowned for trophy class wild brown trout and stocked rainbow trout.  A dock with two boat slips offers anglers the ability to easily navigate the many shoals and honey holes located up and down the 39-mile stretch of river that holds trout.


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