Location: This “One of a Kind” property is nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest in a beautiful valley setting between Lenox Ridge and the Winding Stair Mountain Range to the North and the majestic Kiamichi Mountain Range to the South. The North property boundary is within 75 feet of Billy Creek, which is a near year-round source of crystal clear water that provides recreational opportunities for fishing and kayaking. The East property boundary fronts a paved county-maintained road (Billy Creek Road). This property is less than 1/2 mile from the 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest, which provides great hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, eastern wild turkey, black bear, wild hog, and other small game as well as direct access to an impressive network of ATV, hiking and horseback riding trails that are operated and maintained by the US Forest Service. This property is 1 mile southwest of the Billy Creek Campground area. The property is located east of the small community or Muse, OK. Nearby towns include Broken Bow, Hochatown, Talihina and Poteau, which is the county seat. Broken Bow Lake, which offers some of the best fishing in Oklahoma, is only a short 30-minute drive away to the South. Sardis Lake, Cedar Lake, and Wister Lake are only minutes away as well. The Talimena Scenic Drive is five miles North of the Cabin. The property is a 1.5-hour drive from Fort Smith, Arkansas, and about 3.5 hours from Dallas, Texas.
Property Address: 58369 Billy Creek Road; Muse, Oklahoma 74949.
Services to Property: Electricity, rural water, aerobic septic system.
Land: The cabin sits on 2.8 acres (m/l) of surveyed land that is level to gently sloping and completely covered with a nice stand of mature timber that is native to south-eastern Oklahoma inducing a diverse variety of oaks, sweet gum, hickory, eastern red cedar and native shortleaf pine. There is a cleared location where a second cabin could be constructed.
Access: This property has legal and all-weather access by means of a paved county-maintained road (Billy Creek Road). There is a short gravel driveway that extends off Billy Creek Road onto the property. There is a second driveway that extends off Billy Creek Road onto the adjoining lot that is included with this sale.
Income Producing Property: The cabin has been used as a Short Term Rental on a part-time basis since 2020 to provide an additional income stream when not in use by the owners. All furniture shown in the pictures is included in the list price so the new owners can take over the VRBO business and future income stream upon closing. The VRBO website link for the cabin is shown below. If you are interested in purchasing this cabin you might consider booking the cabin for a weekend stay to get a feel for the property and gain an appreciation for what the surrounding area has to offer.
This cabin is conveniently located adjacent to the Billy Creek Recreational Area and has an impressive network of ATV, hiking, and horseback riding trails throughout the 1.5 million-acre Ouachita National Forest. The cabin provides direct access to these riding trails.
Cabin: The cabin was constructed in 2020 and includes approximately 1000 square feet of heated and cooled living space with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and a sleeping loft with 4 trundle beds. The exterior of the cabin is finished with low-maintenance 26 gauge copper metal roofing with eastern red cedar on the ends. The interior of the cabin is finished out with rustic tongue and groove white pine with wood-coloured flooring throughout. The cabin was designed and built to be energy efficient to minimize heating and cooling costs. Energy-efficient vinyl windows with Low-E glass and Argon Gas were used throughout the home and there is an energy-efficient ECO Smart on-demand tankless hot water heater. The home was designed with a ductless mini-split heating and air conditioning system. NOTE: This cabin comes completely furnished with all the furniture and appliances shown in the pictures. Approximate room dimensions are given below:
Living Room: (15 feet x 17 feet) – This room would be a cozy place to spend the evening. The walls and vaulted ceiling are covered in rustic tongue and groove white pine and the floor is covered in wood coloured vinyl flooring. The living room is open to the kitchen area. This room has large exposed rustic Douglas Fir wood beams. There is a spiral staircase in this room that leads to the sleeping loft area.
Kitchen and Dining Area: 15 feet x 9 feet – The kitchen walls and ceiling are covered in rusting tongue and groove white pine and the floors are covered with low-maintenance wood-coloured flooring. The kitchen cabinets and countertops were hand-crafted from eastern red cedar lumber that was harvested off the property. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric cook top stove, electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave oven, kitchen table with (2) chairs, coffee pot, and all dishes and decorations. There is also a stackable washer and dryer in this room.
Front Porch Area: 7.5 feet x 22.5 feet – The front porch was constructed using composite decking that requires no maintenance.
Bedroom: 10.5 feet x 11.5 feet – This bedroom has rustic tongue and groove white pine on the ceiling and one wall. There are exposed wood beams in the ceiling. This room comes furnished with a bed, nightstands with lamps, TV and all decorations. The bedroom opens up to a back deck are that measures 5.5 feet x 12 feet and is covered in low-maintenance composite decking.
Sleeping Loft: 9 feet x 29 feet – There is a spiral staircase in the living room that goes to a sleeping loft area with 4 pop-up trundle beds. The walls are covered in rustic tongue and groove white pine and the floor is wood coloured vinyl flooring.
Bathroom: 8 feet x 6 feet – The bathroom has a sink, toilet, and linen storage. The floors are covered with wood-coloured vinyl flooring. There is a large walk-in shower with bench seating.
Outside Picnic Area: There is a picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire pit at the side of the cabin.
Agent’s Comments: This is a beautiful custom-built cabin with a high level of craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quality trim work throughout. The location provides an ideal setting for a relaxing and peaceful weekend getaway from city life or even a full-time residence. No traffic, no hurrying, just a simple life away from the hectic city. This is a very unique property that provides access to both Billy Creek and the Ouachita National Forest Recreational Area. This cabin offers “Off the Porch” access to the 4-wheeler, side-by-side, hiking, and horseback riding trails in the National Forest. In my opinion, this property can be classified as true “Investment Grade Recreational Property”. This cabin has good income-producing potential with the ability for the new owner to cover monthly payments while still booking times to enjoy the property for themselves.