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Welcome to Bean Creek Cabins!

Bean Creek Cabins is one of the most uniques places you'll ever visit. It's a step back in time as you'll stay
in cabins which were built in the 1800's, but have all the conveniences of modern kitchens, bathrooms and furnishings.

Leave your worries behind by spending an hour on one of our front porches in a rocking chair, listening to
the gentle babbling of the spring-fed creeks, and you'll never want to leave.

Bean Creek Cabins - Caddo Gap, Arkansas
870.356.2645 - BeanCabins@yahoo.com

If no one answers at the above number, call us at 870.342.5589.

Summer 2014

We're open! 

Take note of our new rates, (at the right of the page), and call us at 870.342.5589, or email us at beancabins@yahoo.com, to make a reservation or for more information.

2014 Reservations


Big Cabin - July 18-22: Parker Party
Cook Shack - July 18-22: Parker Party
Cook Shack - July 25-27: Rother Party


Cook Shack - Aug. 11-13: Christopher Party

What a blessing to stay in your cabin, we truly enjoyed our stay. Loved every minute, not only the cabin but the entire place.
- The Feagin's; Athens, Texas; Aug.'12

Beautiful. Just Beautiful. The perfect get-away.
-The Gastinger's; Gardner, Kansas; Aug. '12

Great place to spend time with your family. Love it here.
-The Watson's; Fort Worth, Texas; July '12


The Big Cabin c. 1855
The Big Cabin was built in the 1850's by David Basinger, one of the first settlers in the Caddo Gap area. In subsequent years, the structure served as a general store, a stagecoach stop and Masonic Lodge. Finally, just before the turn of the 20th century, Arkadelphia doctor, J.R. Dale, purchased the cabin and moved it to its present location. He used the cabin as a summer retreat for his family for many years.
The Big Cabin has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living/dining room and a large kitchen.


It was absolutely amazing. Thank you for the wonderful trip.
-L. Gilland; Shreveport, Louisiana; June '12

The Cook Shack, c. 1900
Just down the hill from the Big Cabin is "The Cook Shack". Around 1900, when Dr. Dale purchased the old Basinger Cabin and moved it to its present location, he contructed two more smaller log cabins. The Cook Shack is an oblong shaped cabin which housed the family's kitchen, dining room and a small bedroom for the family chaffeur.
Now the three rooms are converted to cozy bedrooms on each end of the cabin, with a modern kitchenette in the center room. Behind the cabin, in a separate building, is a modern bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower.
The most popular spot at the Cook Shack, though, is the front porch, on which our guests sit for hours and are soothed into tranquilty by the gentle babbling sound of the spring-fed creeks running nearby, just a few yards from the cabin.

The Cook's Cabin, c. 1900
Dr. Dale employed a chauffeur and a cook for his family. While the chauffeur slept in a small bedroom in the "cook shack", the cook and her children lived in this small cabin.
The cabin has two floors. On the first floor, in one large room, is a full size bed; a modern kitchenette with table and benches, refrigerator and microwave; and a living room area with a large sofa, rocking chair and antique wardrobe. Upstairs is the sleeping loft, a spacious room with a queen size bed, a full size bed, a twin bed and a chest of drawers.
Just as with the Cook Shack, the Cook's Cabin has a modern bathroom in a separate building behind the cabin. A wooden walkway takes you from the back door of the cabin to the indoor bathroom, complete with sink, toilet and shower, or for the more adventurous, an outdoor shower surrounded by a privacy wall.

Goodbye, Winter!

Spring is almost here, so we take a look back at what was a beautiful winter at the Cabins!

New Photo

(Thanks to Reagan Daigle for this great new photo!)
Peaceful, beautiful, loved our visit!
-The Ortowski's, April '10

Cabin Seasons

The Cabin grounds are beautiful in the spring and summer, no doubt, but we also love the fall and winter there. Here are two photos from last fall and Christmas 2010.
Thanks for opening your home to us. We look forward to coming back. Beautiful home and land.
-The Brown's, 8.09
We had a wonderful time! It was so hard to leave! You truly have a piece of heaven! Looking forward to a return visit!
-The Phillips', 7.09
Absolutely paradise!
-The Sullivan's, 10.09
Thank you for sharing your cabins with us. We had a wonderful time. Your place is wonderful!
-The Ballards, 7.09

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Kasey Hughes and Chad Lybrand! Chad proposed to Kasey at the cabins on Aug. 21, 2010, and on April 2, 2011 they were married at the cabins.

Chad's dad, J.D. Lybrand, helped us to rebuild the cabins when we bought the place in 1989.
Photos from our Guests...