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The Local Giraffe

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Explore The Local Giraffe, a bright renovated retreat right in town.

"We've made it our plan to stay in every Fireside Retreat Emily offers! Every time we stay we find a new favorite!


- Tanner

stay here!

The Local Giraffe

TYPE:  House
RATE: $129 - $179 +fees
Sleeps up to 6.



A Giraffe house with no real giraffes? That's right! This style of stone architecture gained popularity in the Great Depression era as locals utilized plentiful sandstone as an affordable material for construction.  The various shades and shapes of stones, along with trademark wide mortar strips, created the “giraffe” pattern of these exteriors, giving them the nickname Giraffe  houses.  This Arkansas gem has been lovingly modernized and welcomes you to Mountain View for a true Ozark experience.

This 950 sq ft home has been completely updated while paying homage to its roots.  The two small bedrooms feature queen beds with memory foam mattresses along with additional sleeping for two on the sleeper sofa in the living room.  The kitchen is stocked with the basics for preparing your meals at home and is open to a seating room that adjoins the living area.  The split bathroom has an open vanity area and a connected but separate space with the tub/shower combo and toilet.  There is also a large utility/laundry room with washer and dryer for guest use.  Just outside the back door you'll find a completely fenced back yard with firepit.

Behind the house is a large shop, where we house our vacation rental storage, laundry, and basic operations.  You may see us drive past to access the building as we come and go during the day to get supplies, but traffic is minimal. If you need something or just want to say hi, just wave!


The Local Giraffe is right on Main Street just past Court Square.  While it is technically walkable to the square, the lack of sidewalks leads us to recommend the very short drive to park.  That said, you can easily walk to Tommy's Famous Pizza from the house, and we highly recommend their pizza or bbq ribs!  There are other houses visible from this property and it does sit right on Main Street.  You may hear a bit of road noise, especially during busier parts of the day.

• linens and towels
• cookware and servingware
• kitchen basics
• firewood- byo kindling
• starter kit of soap and shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap and garbage bags
• the coffeemaker is a standard drip machine, filters provided
• the grill is propane

*There is no dishwasher at this cabin


Minimum age to book is 25, ID may be required

• Check in is 4:00 PM-10PM  / Check out is 11:00 AM 

• No Smoking in or near the Cabin

• Dogs are allowed, with $75 Pet Fee (per stay, 2 dogs max, house rules apply)

• No loud noise or parties

• Absolutely no UTV's,  ATV’s, Trailers, or Camper

• Hunting/discharging firearms is strictly prohibited


85% of paid prepayments refundable when cancelled 14 days before arrival or earlier. 50% of paid prepayments refundable when cancelled 7 days before arrival or earlier. 0% refundable if cancelled after.  No date change will be made 7 days before arrival or closer.

"Fireside never disappoints! The attention to detail and the thoughtful touches make them our #1 choice.  We've stayed in several already and are already planning our next trip back! "
- Larry

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