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Customer Reviews

Here at Morning View Retreat we try our best to be hospitable because we know that at the end of the day, a comfortable place and a friendly smile is what people will remember. We want your memories of your special vacation to last. here is what some of ourt guests have to stay about their stay here in Murfreesboro Arkansas

Melissa and Family

"A True Gem!!"

Our 3 kids have all been interested in gems and stones so we thought a trip to the Diamond mines would be fun. After all the great reviews for these cabins, we booked the Beulah Land. The reviews were all correct!! Mike and Carolyn, the owners, should give classes to any hotel or bed and breakfast across the country on hospitality! We could not have been happier with our stay. They have only been doing this a year but they seem like experts to me. Mike made sure to find out what kind of milk we liked and left eggs, bacon, biscuits and milk for us in the fridge. Plus cookies! He stayed on the phone with us to make sure we found our way after we got lost. The property is like out of a country dream, with an idyllic pond, a friendly dog and a great big porch with rocking chairs. The cabin is so comfortable and was perfect for our family of 5. It is stocked with everything you could need, plus it has a giant whirlpool tub. Very clean. We went to the diamond mines one day and my husband found a 1.8 carat brown diamond! One night we got groceries and BBQ'ed (all supplies were there) and there are a couple of interesting little restaurants in the town. Stay here! You won't be sorry.

Angel and Mary

"We loved staying here, and we'll be back again for sure"

30th Anniversary (surprise 19 day Journey)....5 locations....each one, a surprise... This was our first stop on this trip. What a wonderful cabin, cozy, clean, inviting, homey, quiet, comfortable, my wife loved the hot tub, and the food (breakfast supplied by Mike in the fridge are a blessing and a nice touch for the next morning, you cook it and you are ready for the road. We loved the hummingbirds in the patio all day long till nightfall. All the supplies to go diamond hunting are at the cabin, use them, clean them and bring them back, we didn't find any that day, but 3 other people did. Mike and his wife treated us like family, what a good feeling, like in the old days, proud,hard working wonderful American people. We loved staying here, and we will be back again for sure. Thank you for sharing your place with others. 

Jana and Melissa

"Homey cabin in a nice setting"

We weren't at the cabin too often but when we were, we enjoyed the tv, dvd player and dvd's, the wildlife, pond, porch to drink our coffee on, breakfast in the fridge, and just the clean, cozy atmosphere. Great cabin for a couple or a small family.

Melanie and family

"The Absolute Best!"

My family of four stayed here for almost a week & it was fabulous !!! Quiet, comfy, & has everything you need. The owners were very accommodating and so nice. Loved having the breakfast in the fridge & a snack upon our arrival. The kids loved playing cornhole, exploring by the pond, & going to the diamond mine. We didn't find one but had fun looking. We spent a couple evenings sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch watching the humming birds & then star gazing after dark. We would recommend this cabin 100% !!!!!

Miss Pat and Family

"Super place to stay!!!"

Highly recommend staying at the Beulah Cabin, and hosts were the best. Had a great vacation and looking forward to returning. Clean, cozy and everything you need for a fun, relaxing place to stay.


"In all my years of vacationing, this has to be my favorite place to stay."

Mike and Carolyn were very warm and welcoming, and the cabin and yard were clean and well maintained. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find a wide array of food and seasonings in the fridge and pantry. Mike also stopped by to give us a batch of his homemade oatmeal cookies. The cookies were extremely tasty, and a sweet gift to us. Since Crater of Diamonds was very close by, we decided to dig for diamonds. Mike and Carolyn provided tools for digging, as well as screens and a bucket. This cabin is well located, in a quiet and secluded location, away from the noise coming from cars and the city. The inside of Beulah Land is very log cabin-like, and well decorated with modern furnishings and antiques. The photo of Beulah land is accurate, and shows what a nice cabin it is. There are a few antique stores and rock shops located in the town near the cabin. Even though we didn't find any diamonds, our stay was the best part of our visit to Murfreesburo. Overall, Beulah land is a cabin we would like to stay in again..

Amanda and son

"We had a great stay!!"

My husband and 8 year old boy and I had a wonderful stay at Beulah Land. This cabin was well very clean and had everything we needed for our two nights we stayed. The owners are very nice and has great Southern hospitaly. Morning View Retreat is really close to the Crater of Diamonds and town. We will stay here again when we return to dig again.

Chastity and Leonard

"Wonderful Stay at Beulah Land Cabin"

My husband and I along with our three children stayed at Beulah land for a week. The cabin was very clean, and beautifully decorated! My children loved the amenities, especially satellite TV and Wifi. My husband and I loved kicking back on the front porch enjoying the peaceful nights. Mike and his wife Carolyn (the owners), were so welcoming. One morning we woke up to cookies in a bag on the door knob. The children were thrilled. We felt very safe and comfortable there. We enjoyed diamond mining and swimming at Narrows Dam which is very close to the cabin. We can't wait to return!

Jarrod D and family

"We should have booked more days!"

First stop on our family vacation brought us to the doorstep of Jubilee Cabin. Greeted by Mike when we arrived and got settled into the cabin. The cabin was stocked with all the things you would need to hide out for a while. Breakfast fixings in the fridge compliments of Mike and Carolyn, meant getting the day started on a full stomach. There were common kitchen condiments in the cupboard and fridge, charcoal and lighter fluid outside for the grille. After digging in the dirt at the Crater of The Diamonds and browsing the shops downtown, the cabin was a great place to "come home to". We grille almost every weekend but in recent years it's been a gas grille, after having charcoal burgers again it looks like we'll be getting a second grille. Thanks Mike, lol. If you're looking for a nice quiet place to stay while in the area, book right here. If you're stopping here before going out to find your diamonds, there are tools at the cabin for diamond mining. No need to rent them at the park just bring them with you from the cabin and return them when you get back. So many little things around the cabin that make you feel welcome just like being at home. Keep up the great work and thanks for having us.

Joanna and kids

"Great Folks, Great Cabin."

Although the cabin was super great and comfortable, Mike and wife were even better. The boys say hi! they loved the some-mores and camp fire. Sissy said to tell you she loved the birthday balloon. You guys are definitely part of what some call the salt of the earth. Super location. Great family getaway. We will be back!

Jon B. and Family


My wife and 2 kids (son- 10yrs old and daughter-16 months old) spent spring break away from home to find our "diamond" at the diamond mines. We didn't find any but we did find the best people ever in the owners of the cabin. Mike blessed us with his loaning us his own fishing gear, letting my son shoot his bb gun and getting us breakfast for the kids. He was very helpful in anything we needed and always treated us like "family". The cabin was perfect and well appointed, very peaceful and we look forward to coming back.They provided everything needed to cook and he even brought us some homemade lemon cake in which was delicious .... Mike y'all have made us keep hope alive in the good nature of people!!!!

Sue H.

"Wonderful honeymoon location"

We stayed at the cabin for our honeymoon and it was outstanding. The cabin is clean, comfortable and beautifully furnished. The owners provided a wonderful selection of breakfast and refreshment items. Very nice king size bed and the jacuzzi made it even more enjoyable. The location is very convenient to the diamond crater and other local attractions. The surroundings are quiet, peaceful and a perfect romantic getaway. The owners are very hospitable and gracious. Would definitely recommend this destination!


"Great cabin"

We had a great retreat at the Jubilee cabin. It had everything we like in a cabin: king size bed, satellite tv, wi-fi, and kitchen facilities. You are only 2 miles from Murfreesboro, but you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Great place for a couple! Thanks, Mike and Carolyn, for the use of your cabin.

Sheley B.

"Our first stay at the jubilee cabin"

Me and my Husband had a wonderfull stay the cabin was very cozy. The fire place was a very nice touch. The bed was also very comfortable. We will be returning for another vist hopefully this summer may be we will be able to find that giant diamond. The owners are very nice people and seem to really care about there guest. Although they are still doing the construction on two other cabins we got to peak in on one of the larger cabins very nice a family would be very happy with the place.

RJ Ashely

"We absolutely Loved it!!"

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there this past weekend an we had the best time in Murfreesboro going to the diamond crater and Ka-Do- Ha Indian village. Staying at the Jubilee cabin was the highlight of our vacation.Mike, Carolyn an the sweet pup Kody were so sweet an hospitable we felt like we were at home. They provided everything we needed for breakfast,coffee ,seasoning( because we grilled),an provided the charcoal for the grill. The Jacuzzi in the bathroom was wonderful and the bed was beyond comfy and roomy. The porch faced the sun in the morning an was beautiful. We really just enjoyed staying there an we will come back a soon as we can!!!!! Only mins from lake greeson and the diamond crater. Scenic drive there and all throughout Murfreesboro. I would recommend staying here to anyone!


"Morning Star Cabin...The Best!!"

We arrived in Murfreesboro not really knowing what to expect. We stopped at Em's Cafe for lunch before going to our cabin. Boy were we in for a treat! Excellent food, service and the friendliest people ever! We, myself and two nieces and two nephews continued on to our cabin , The Morning Star. We were met by our very friendly and energetic landlord, Mike Guthrie. We walked into a gorgeous and immaculate two bedroom cabin with two baths a huge fully stocked kitchen, dining room and living room with two pull out sofas. The cabin was also stocked with outdoor and indoor games, DVDs, and a tv in every room and washer and dryer. Morning Star was in an ideal location: 3 miles from Lake Swaha, 5 minutes from grocery store, gas, souvenir shops and maybe ten minutes from the diamond crater which was our primary destination this vacation. I would definitely make this a return stay. Great place.

Michael R.

"The Cabin was bigger than it looked in photos"

My wife, sister and I stayed here for three nights, and it could not have been better. Everything was clean and the cabin was comfortable. The cabin is bigger than it looks in the photos; it has two large bedrooms and each has its own bath. There is a laundry room, a back porch and a large great room with a den area, a dining table and a fully equipped kitchen. The highlight was the owner, Mike. (I didn’t get to meet his wife). Mike was friendly and funny. He made us feel at home with his southern hospitality. He didn’t bother us, but he made sure everything was okay. I enjoyed getting to know him. I highly recommend this place.


""""Very Nice Service, Very Clean, Lots of room, Close to the Crater of Diamond"

The cabin was like new and was very spacious. Everything was very high quality. The owners were the best and treated us as guest. I've never experienced such great service from any other place. My sister who was diagnosed with terminal cancer chose the cabin and every one of us enjoyed it. She likes the Crater of Diamonds which only took 3-5 short minutes to get to. The scenery was beautiful. The cabin is packed with almost everything you need. We didn't want to leave! I'm so thankful we chose this as the place to stay with our family. We have many beautiful pictures and wonderful memories.


"Beautiful Cabins and Amazing Owners!"

We loved the cabin! We had 4 adults and 2 kids and more then enough room! We enjoyed playing horseshoes, corn hole, and having a bon fire to roast marshmellows. They provided screens, shovels, and buckets for Crater of Diamonds State Park. Everything you need for a good vacation is at your fingertips (Lake Greeson, Crater of Diamonds, and Kadoha Indian Village), We saw multiple deer at the pond behind the cabin. The absolute best thing was Mike (cabin owner) went above and beyondto make us feel welcome! Perfect for families and couples! Everything you could want in a get-away!

Becky Holloway

""Perfect family cabin! Accessible for wheelchair"

My husband is wheelchair bound so we are careful when we plan family vacations. Mike was very open and honest when I asked him about the cabin. He said that it would not meet all the federal regulations but did have ramps at both front and back entrances. I told him that we often find the regulations a joke anyway (I mean how is it acceptable to put wheelchair occupants on floors higher than ground level in hotels--but it is). I digress....I told Mike that we mainly needed to be sure the doors were wide enough and he assured me that all doors were 36". We went on expecting to "make do". What a pleasant surprise! The doors are wide, there's a nice, sturdy shower chair to use, a hand-held shower wand in one bath tub/shower, everything is wide open and spacious...including one bathroom that gives ample space for moving about in the wheelchair. Mike offered to come put in a commode chair to make it easier, but we did not need it. He was always around handy if anything had come up that we needed, but we never lacked for anything. Our trip included ourselves plus our married son and daughter-in-love with their 6 month old daughter. Our other son and our daughter and son-in-love came up for day visits and there was always plenty of space. The furnishing are lovely, the cabin is well stocked, and I just can't say enough about how pleasant our weekend was. We will definitely be going back. PS....they have everything you need. I packed like going camping and that was such overkill. Detergent, coffee, coffee filters, sugar, creamer, artificial sweetener, baggies, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap were just a few of things that I never expected. Extra pillows, linens, towels, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. I know I'm forgetting to mention things, but just want you to know it is ideal. Mike even brought over charcoal and lighter fluid when he knew we planned to grill! There were great DVDs for all ages, board games and outside games as well. We had huge breakfast feasts with the provisions in our refrigerator when we arrived. Thanks Mike & Carolyn. I pray that God blesses your business. Pictures don't do the place justice.


"Great Vacation"

My husband and children had the best vacation ever. It all started with the best cabin ever. We could not have stayed in a better place. Mike and Carolyn are the sweetest people ever. They made our stay so enjoyable. They are two of the kindest and most thoughtful people that anyone could ever meet. We did not have to want for anything. The cabin had everything we needed and more. The breakfast foods were great. Mike and Carolyn even provided cookies and pop cycles for the children. We felt right at home and among good friends. This was one of the nicest and cleanest places that we have ever vacationed in. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have ever met this nice couple and to stay in their cabin. We will definitely stay again real soon.

GraMoo and PaPoo

"Family Time"

My husband and I met our daughter, son-in-law, and our eighteen month old grandbaby for a Family Fall Get Together. The cabin location was a short drive to the Crater of Diamonds State Park where we could dig for diamonds. Of course, these proud grandparents enjoyed the cabin space to play with our little "Diamond", one special granddaughter. The cabin was great!!! The layout was the best. The two bedrooms/baths are separated with the nicely appointed kitchen and great room in the middle of the cabin. It was spacious, clean, and equipped with all the comforts of home. The King beds were comfy! The owners/managers are so nice and provided us with exceptional customer service including providing breakfast food. Thank you Mike and Carolyn. They went "over and above" when they mailed one tiny shoe left behind back to my daughter in Memphis. Thanks again for a great stay!



Kelle O.

"Wonderful place, wonderful people!"

Can't say enough about this place! The cabin was beautiful new and spotless. looks excatly like the pictures. our goal was to find a diamond...well I didn't find one at the crater of diamonds but we sure did find one in our host. This was definitely one of our best vacations. one day we hope to return but next time we'll fly, long drive from pa with two kids!! I highly recommend this place to everyone you won't be disappointed. Thanks agian Mike & Carolyn Forgot to mention we had a wonderful breakfast fixins everday to start out our diamond hunting. Great place,Great people!!


"Great place to stay and be comfortable"

We had a great time! Thank you so much for the GREAT breakfast food. (bacon,eggs,sausage,biscuits and cereal). It was a good start to our mining and fishing days. The cabin was very clean and spacious even for our big group. We used the outside grill and Mike even let us use some screens and boots!! If we had any questions they helped us ASAP.There were no problems and the lights were on when we arrived. We really enjoyed ourselves and will defiantly stay there again on our trips to the diamond mine or the lake.


"Mike and Carolyn will be on our Christmas Card Distrubution List..."

Sweet spot! The property was very comfortable, clean, well-maintained and all of the things that were enumerated on the listing. Although we went mining for diamonds at the nearby Crater of Diamonds State Park, the real gems of the trip were Mike and Carolyn themselves. They went beyond hospitality - they got to know our motley crew of a family, chatted and even brought us a much-needed cup of flour. Seriously. They provided breakfast fixin's, mining tools and fishing poles for us to use. The property is brand, spankin' new and I look forward to seeing what they add and develop in future. We will definitely be returning again and again and again....


James Lorentz

"Great Place to Stay, Could not have been better."

To everyone who want's to have a pleasant , quite, clean place to stay. 
This is the place, We had an excellent stay with Mike and Carolyn. Such pleasant and friendly people.
I wish they were my neighbors. 
About the cabin's. Believe in the pictures. All is correct. What you see is what you get. Superb..
We hope to come back this winter and dig for some diamond's. None found this year so far, but I have
a bucket of rocks to go through this summer. I did find a 12 pt. white last year. 03/2012. A real nice place to play in the dirt, 37 acres of fun @ Crater of Diamonds. 
Thanks again Mike and Carolyn, 
Jim and Pat from western New York

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