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Enjoy your very own peaceful slice of heaven that sits 600’ above the Buffalo National River in Newton County, Arkansas. This spectacular property called Cloudland is located just above the same 100’ tall sandstone bluffline where the famous Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point is located. In fact you can literally walk out the back door of the log cabin at Cloudland and hike a primitive trail to Hawksbill Crag and be there in 15 minutes! (The Crag is less than a mile away from the cabin “as the crow flies.”) Cloudland was designed by noted nature photographer, Tim Ernst, and it has been his home, studio, canvas gallery, and book storage and shipping facility for 19 years. This spacious log cabin and 40 acres is a completely protected piece of property looking out over the expansive 12,000 acre Upper Buffalo River Wilderness Area and is surrounded by the million-acre Ozark National Forest; and the 100,000-acre Buffalo National River park boundary is only a half mile north from the cabin! From the back deck, witness clouds being born after a summer rain, eagles soar, and watch the emerald waters of the mighty Buffalo River roll right on by below. At night, enjoy some of the darkest skies in Arkansas with the clearest views of the Milky Way spread out before you.

The 3+ bedroom log cabin on 40 acres is located at the end of a county road and is perfect for a permanent residence, weekend getaway, or anything you could ever dream up. In fact a lot of dreams come true at Cloudland. A full walk-out basement is loaded with special features such as a media room, spare bedroom and full bath, sunroom with hot tub, and a sauna to relax the weary bones after a day of exploring the wilderness. With four additional buildings on the property it is easy to plan those large family gatherings or to have your favorite artist retreat. There is space for everyone. Electric, DSL/phone land line, satellite TV, 2,000 gallon water storage tank in Aspens Meadow provides gravity feed water from the deep drilled well (tank is 200 feet in elevation above the cabin).

NOTES FROM TIM ERNST. Our incredible Cloudland property is now for sale (we want to move closer to Jasper, Arkansas, so we can be closer to my wife's parents - AND so that our warehouse and gallery will be closer and more accessible for our customers). It is one of the most secluded and spectacular parcels of land in Arkansas. 40 acres, bordered on the east (1/4 mile frontage) and south (1/4 mile frontage) by Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area, Ozark National Forest. It is just a 15-minute hike to Hawksbill Crag out the back door of the cabin via primitive trail. Views of the Buffalo River below, and frequent sound of the river. There really isn't any other spot like Cloudland, which has been my home, office, studio, and photography and publishing business since 1997.

There are five different buildings on the property, plus a gazebo. Photos below show each building outside and also all the different rooms in the log cabin. We are happy to show our property personally - by appointment only - please use the Contact button above for e-mail or call 870-861-5536. $1,500,000. Thank you. - Tim Ernst.

BUILDING #1) Elevation 1,950 feet, GPS - N35.89474° W93.43117°. Three-level Kooteni Log home built in 1997. 3,574 square ft. with wrap-around 1,900 square feet of deck (some decks/porches covered). Three bedroom, three full baths, plus extra rooms could be used as bedrooms. Cabin was designed by Tim Ernst, built by Amish craftsman in northwest Montana using dead-standing lodgepole pine. All roofs metal (blue). Lennox 4-ton heat pump (19 SEER) w/whole house air filter and humidifier. Wood-burning native stone fireplace in great room. Ten Hunter Original cast iron ceiling fans, plus several other ceiling fans throughout cabin.
Concrete slab on solid bedrock with 8” thick, 8’ tall basement walls, 2 x 6 T&G pine interior floor on main level, T&G 1 x 6 aspen interior walls and ceilings on all levels.

Main floor, 38’ x 32’ (open beams):
- kitchen 10’ x 14’ granite counter tops, all electric appliances, trash compactor, IKEA soft-close cabinets.
- great room/dining 20’ x 21’, open log beams soaring up to 23’ ceiling, T&G aspen ceiling, wood burning native stone fireplace, nine windows with spectacular views.
- library/office 11’ x 14', 1 full wall of bookshelves and cabinets, open log beam and T&G aspen ceiling, 2 large windows with expansive views of the wilderness to the south.
- guest bedroom 12’ x 13’, open beams, one log wall, three T&G aspen walls and ceiling, window view facing sunrise.
- guest bath with shower, 8’ x 8’, view facing the sunrise.

Loft, 512’:
- master bedroom 18’ x 21’, tile floor, vaulted ceiling T&G aspen and exposed monster log beams, log walls and log railing open to great room below.
- master bathroom 8’ x 10', cathedral ceilings T&G aspen and exposed log beams, two windows with views, log walls.
- walk-in closet 5.5’ x 10’, vaulted ceiling T&G aspen and exposed log beams.
- covered outdoor deck 6’ x 12', with spectacular views to the east and south - perfect sunrise coffee/breakfast nook!

Walk-out basement (8’ ceiling), 38’ x 32’:
- Family/Media room 15’ x 24’: carpet over concrete floor, walls & ceiling T&G aspen.
- Spare bedroom 13’ x 13’ plus closet: carpet over concrete floor, closet, walls & ceiling T&G aspen.
- Utility room 14’ x 15’: painted concrete floor, walls & ceiling unfinished, whole-house water filter, 4-ton Lennox heat pump.
- Additional room 9’ x 13’: painted concrete floor, walls & ceiling T&G aspen; PLUS full bath with shower, 7’ x 8’; sauna, 8’ x 7’; closet.

Main floor: 15’ x 12’ sewing/sun/yoga room, w/eight tall windows facing east and south - SPECTACULAR WILDERNESS VIEWS!
Basement: Four Seasons Sunroom/exercise/hot tub room, 24’ x 19', with window heat pump, carpet and tile, SPECTACULAR views to the east, south, and west, and overhead. Nighttime views are INCREDIBLE!
Covered decks on lower level: 10’ x 25’, 10’ x 10’, 10’ x 20’
Outdoor shower on lower level
Attached carport (#1): 17’ x 22’, concrete slab, metal roof.
Attached carport (#2): 15’ x 31’, concrete slab, metal roof, enclosed on three sides, 10’ rolling metal garage door opening - suitable for Class B RV.
Attached workshop: 11’ x 20’ 2x4 frame with metal roof, unfinished walls.
Detached metal carport: 12’ x 18’ metal roof, open sides.
Two-story kids play fort inside circle drive in the front yard: upper level log-sided, unfinished 2x4 frame inside, metal roof, swing set and slide.

BUILDING #2) Artist Studio built in 2013. 32’ x 14’ with covered front porch, 512 square ft. including loft (open floor plan). 2”x6” frame with fiberglass insulation, gambrel/barn style, metal roof, painted concrete siding (yellow), tile and carpet floor, 100 amp electric service (water and septic nearby), window ac/heat. Currently used as an artist studio; connect water and plumbing for use as guest cottage.

BUILDING #3) Gallery built in 2008. 26’x60’ (1,560 square ft.), 10’ x 33’ enclosed deck in rear, 8’x10’ covered front porch deck. 2”x6” frame, 10’ interior wall height, painted drywall, blown-in insulation walls & ceiling, metal roof, painted concrete siding (brown), crawl space with electric HVAC; separate septic system, water, and electric. One large room, plus two medium rooms, half bath. This is the current location for Tim Ernst Canvas Gallery and printing/processing/photo workshops facilities. Could easily be converted to living quarters with multiple bedrooms.

BUILDING #4) Warehouse, built in 1998. 28’x36’, (1,008 square ft), + 4’x’14 ft covered deck and covered pull-thru. 2”x6” frame walls (plywood interior), concrete slab, 10’ interior wall height, insulated walls and ceiling (foam panels), metal roof, painted siding (beige), 100 amp electric service with separate meter, window AC. Add water, plumbing and septic and this could become a cabin with multiple bedrooms.

BUILDING #5) Tractor shed, 24’ x 40’ with attached 12’ x 40’ lean-to on the back. Metal building on concrete slab, two 8’ garage doors.

BUILDING #6) 12’ Amish Gazebo with swing in the meadow below the main log cabin, built in 2001. Overlooks the Buffalo National River.

OUTDOOR RECREATION within 12 miles of Cloudland

Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area, Ozark National Forest (USFS)
Hawksbill Crag Trail
Kaypark Cemetery Trailhead
Dahl Memorial Trailhead
Boen Gulf Trailhead
Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area, Buffalo National River (NPS)
South Boxley Trailhead
Whiteley Church Access
Cave Mountain Cave Trailhead
Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail (40 miles long, one of only 5 “EPIC” trails in Arkansas, USFS)
Buffalo River Trail (37 miles long, NPS)
Smith Creek Nature Preserve Trail (Nature Conservancy)
Lost Valley Trail (NPS)
Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail (16

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1.Mary McCutchan(non-registered)
Can't believe you're selling it but your reasons are understandable. Congratulations on making it a great residence and retreat with versatility. I'll bet you'll find a good buyer who realizes how special it is. Best of luck in 2017.
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