Dreamcatcher July-August Newsletter

posted in: Uncategorized | 0


July-August Newsletter

White River

The White River extends 120 miles from Bull Shoals Dam to Batesville, AR. It is a world recognized trout fishing stream and held world record Brown and Rainbow trout records for many years. Trout inhabit the river down to Gion, AR. Tributaries such as Buffalo, Sylamore, and Cripple Creek rivers are know for there record size small mouth bass.

The Arkansas Fish & Game has a trout hatchery below Norfolk dam which is open to the public. A popular visit site is Dry Run Creek which is fed by the “run-off” from the fish hatchery and feeds into the North Fork branch of the White River. Dry Run creek is restricted to kids under 16 years and those that hold a handicap certificate issued by the Game & Fish commission. It is a catch-release area and restricted to “fly fishing”. I mention this because this creek is full of “large trout” and they thrive in the cold water release by the Trout hatchery.

During the “late” summer, the North fork & White river become low in oxygenated water and the larger fish migrate up to Dry Run Creek that is rich in oxygen. The best viewing area for this event is at the “mouth” of Dry Run as it empties in the North Fork of the White River.  Like their Salmon cousins they have to “jump up” a “water-fall”. This is a quite a spectator observation and you can find photos and video on you-tube and Instagram.

While visiting Mountain View, AR you should give the trout hatchery and Dry Run Creek consideration. Even better, you should book a sightseeing or fishing trip. I can personally guarantee an memory filled experience as my video indicates. There are several outfitters that also rent rafts, kayaks, and canoes for those that want a different experience on the cool water of the White River.

A White River experience is only one of many activities available for your Mountain View, AR vacation enjoyment.

Dreamcatcher June Newsletter

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

DreamcatcherHideaway Newsletter


Tom and Becky have been busy adding another sleeping area to “Around the Bend” cabin. They added bunk beds and finished the walls in cedar. This was originally the utility room; so now, “Around the Bend” can sleep up to 8 people.

The response to our new cabin has been brisk; especially, on weekends. This is by far our most spacious cabin at 1600 Sq. feet. There is so much room for gatherings and just sitting back to relax.

Many of our guest have commented that the pictures DO NOT do justice to the cabin. We were surprised by these comments as we hired a “professional” photographer to take those pictures. In response to their comments, I did a video of the cabin and I have included a link to our YouTube video. I am hopeful this will excite you as to ALL the amenities offered by this cabin.

Mountain View upcoming events
Caroling in the Caverns
Marvel at the beauty of astonishing formations coupled with the sounds of caroling resounding through the caverns as musicians perform your favorite old-time Christmas songs. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family.
November 24, 25, & 26, 2017
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17, 2017.


Tickets are $25.00 person.  No refunds, no exchanges.4th of July Festivities


4th of July Festivities
Come enjoy a good ole’ fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.  There will be food, family fun, music and of course – FIREWORKS!
Festivities will be held on the Fourth of July itself.  There will be a parade in the morning with a pre-fireworks party and dance in the evening.  Throughout the day, enjoy time on the square with old time games, great music and lots of watermelon.

Caverns Concert Series – Eden & Lukas
Saturday, July 29, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Eden Forman and Lukas Pool are a fiddle and banjo duo who are up and comers in the American Folk Music scene. Together they own The Ozark Banjo Company. Come hear the wonderful music of Eden and Lukas played in the Cathedral Room of Blanchard Springs Caverns. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 870-269-8068
Season passes available for all 6 concerts in the series.

or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser.

Looking Ahead
Old Time Fiddle Weekend
Thu, Aug 10 – Sat, Aug 12, All day
Ozark Folk Center – All fiddle all the time with a special emphasis on traditional old time Ozark style. Nightly concerts and a one day master class featuring some of the premier players. The Arkansas State Fiddle Championship will be on August 12. Contact www.ozarkfolkcenter.com for information.

13th Annual Mountains, Music and Motorcycles
Fri, Aug 18 – Sat, Aug 19, All day
This is a one of a kind event in Mountain View with biker games, a poker run and a bike & car show. There is something for the biker in everyone. Prizes, Games, Music, Vendors and Good Food for the whole family.

Caverns Concert Series – Clancey Ferguson
Saturday, August 26, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Clancey Ferguson, the Princess of Bluegrass, is coming to perform with her fiddle and her dynamic voice. She is a multiple award winner musician. Come hear Clancey Ferguson live in the Cathedral Room of Blanchard Springs Caverns. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 870-269-8068
Season passes available for all 6 concerts in the series.
Mountain View, AR has SO MANY attractions. There is something for every family member !

By staying with Dreamcatcher Cabins, you have the perfect place to relax at the end of the day !!

I look forward to visiting with you again.
Dreamcatcherhideaway, where dreams make beautiful memories.

Tom & Becky Crum

Dreamcatcher Upgrades !!

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Over the winter and early spring months we have made several “upgrades” that we want to bring to your attention:

1. We have added a new cabin we are calling “Around the Bend” to compliment our “River Bend” & “Dreamcatcher”cabins. Our newest cabin is just a few yards past “River Bend” which will make it more convenient for larger groups and families

2. We are proud to have David & Beth Hull join our management team. David has done an excellent job in upgrading our Web Site to give you more information about things to do in and around the area, check cabin availability online and complete an online reservation form.

Check it out !!

3. Those of you who booked a cabin thru a “third party” can now book directly with us via email, phone or online thru our website.

4. We are also planning a monthly e-letter to highlight upcoming events in the Mountain View, AR area. We will also use this for future promotions for our cabin rentals combined with discounts to some of our area attractions. We feel Mountain View, AR offers many family orientated activities for ALL ages.

5. We want to know how we can make your next visit even more enjoyable. Please respond with any comments, questions or suggestions.

Our ONLY goal is to make your visit as comfortable and free of “hassle” as possible!

6. WE respect your privacy and know that each of us is bombarded with advertising emails on a daily basis. That is why we are asking your permission to receive an e-letter from us. We want to give each of you the option to OPT-in or OPT-out of our email database!

Please REPLY to this email indicating your preferences and thank you for your time and your business.

Tom & Becky Crum

Around the Bend Cabin is Available to rent !!

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

*****Around the Bend is NOW available to Book*****

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Tom, Becky, and their family have been working long hours and “Around the Bend” will be available to rent beginning March 13, 2017. This is approx 1500 sq. feet, two bedrooms, large kitchen-dinning room. One bedroom has a King size bed and the other has a queen size. There is also an enclosed porch which overlooks the White River. Great for relaxing after a busy day. We will be adding images in near future.


posted in: Uncategorized | 0



Tom and Becky Crum are excited to announce that “AROUND THE BEND” has been added to the Dreamcatcher Vacation Cabin properties. Our new cabin is located a short walking distance from “River Bend”.  It will be a 2 bedroom, one bath cabin with a beautiful view of the White River. We are in the early process of cleaning, decorating, and making it a comfortable “home” for our guest. We can’t wait to post pictures and announce its availability.  Stay alert for future updates !!


posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Peaceful-Relaxing-Beautiful-Fun for the Whole Family

We thought it looked like an amazing place to stay and were not disappointed. You can take in the stunning views of the White River and the cliffs beyond from the comfort of the living room or from the massive deck. After a soak in the hot tub or a walk to the river there’s nothing better then warming up by the cozy fireplace. Another plus is being so close to the Historic Mountain View town square and the Ozark Folk Center. Tom and Becky are the best hosts you’ll find (I promise you’ll never run out of firewood).

Greetings from Mountain View, AR

posted in: Uncategorized | 0


We are getting ready for our 2017 season. We have made a major update to our website. River Bend Cabin has undergone a major renovation. We have included links to various events calendars  to help you plan your visit to Mountain View. Dates for the 2017 festivals have NOT been posted as of today. We will keep you informed so you can make your reservations early. We have provided an availability calendar and a reservation form on our website. Please call or submit this form and we will respond promptly.

P.S. We just had our first snow. Renters in River Bend are enjoying the view from the hot tub on the porch !!