Cold Creek Manor

Cold Creek Manor

We have discovered a real gem for you. Cold Creek Manor in Calico Rock, AR. Read on to find out all about Cold Creek Manor and some fun and interesting facts about the ghost town where it is located.

Cold Creek Manor is owned by Brian Scheerer. Brian put a huge amount of sweat and love into renovating the historic building, turning it into a showplace that represents a by-gone era.

When you stay at Cold Creek Manor, you can not only enjoy the peaceful and inviting atmosphere, you will also find yourself within the only standing ghost town within city limits in the entire US. This alone will make your stay unique.

History of East Calico Rock

This place has a rich history which is preserved in the district of East Calico Rock. There are many historic buildings, and many remain standing. There are signs posted along the streets which tell the history of some of the buildings, and the rough frontier life of the people who made their homes here.

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East Calico Rock Aerial

One of the signs tells the story of Peppersauce Alley, a grouping of “shanty taverns” that lined the banks of Calico Creek. It was a rough place where drinks were served of the “peppersauce”, or homebrew whiskey, that was available at the time. The sign proclaims that it wasn’t a place for “gentle folk” to venture into. The taverns were the places that troublemakers and thieves gathered. There were violent acts, including occasional gunfire and knife fights, which meant the jail was probably used frequently. The jail is still standing, and doesn’t look like a pleasant place to have been back at the turn of the 20th century.

East Calico Rock Historic Jail

There have also been reported sightings of orbs or other paranormal phenomena in the area. If you are interested in the paranormal, this is the place for you. The old funeral home might be of particular interest (pictured below). However, please keep in mind that this is a historic area. Respect the buildings and the property owners. Look but don’t take anything.

Funeral Home

Cold Creek Manor

Cold Creek Manor Aerial View

Brian has transformed this historic building himself. The manor is available to host up to 10 guests 7 days a week. It is wheelchair accessible with wide doors throughout. The interior decor is reminiscent of that bygone era of Peppersauce Alley. And it has some interesting history as well. Some people who have visited during the renovations have stated they felt an energy in the building. For those people interested in the paranormal, this is the perfect place to see if you can detect any traces of activity. Stories abound of the sometimes strange sights and sounds that people have encountered in the ghost town of East Calico Rock. You can do your own investigations into what these might be. You never know what you might see or hear! In fact, since Brian just began taking reservations, you could be one of the first, if not THE first, to do your own investigation.

Cold Creek Manor Sitting Room

The interior is hand fitted cedar with antique decor. But don’t think that means there aren’t modern conveniences. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook if you choose to do so. It has all new modern kitchen appliances for your comfort during your stay. You will also be within a few blocks of the Main Street in Calico Rock, AR. Enjoy delicious dining, art galleries and shopping, seasonal festivals, and music or other events.


The bathroom also includes a washing area with a washer/dryer should you need to refresh your clothing. The bathroom also has a large tub/shower, a vanity with granite counter, and plenty of room for all your necessities. Brian wants his guests to feel at home when they stay here.


The manor includes three comfortable bedrooms for guests. As stated above, it can accommodate up 10 guests, but reservations can be made for couples too. The price per night depends on the number of guests. You can find out more, and book your stay online through the Cold Creek Manor website. One bedroom is the master, with a queen bed, and the two additional bedrooms have a double and a single bed each. So whether you plan a romantic couples weekend, or you plan to bring a group of ghost hunters, Cold Creek manor can make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Cold Creek Manor Master Bedroom

If you want to relax outdoors, Cold Creek Manor has you covered there too. There is an outdoor bar area and fire pit where you can sit around the campfire and tell ghost stories, or tell the tale of the one that got away on the river. There is firewood on site, so there isn’t any need to bring your own.

Calico Rock is located on the beautiful White River. The White River is a world famous trout fishing destination.The bluffs, on which the city of Calico Rock sit, are famous for the amazing calico colored rock formations which gave the city it’s name.

White River Calico Rock

To book your stay at Cold Creek Manor simply visit their website. You can get more information by phone at 870-291-5675, or by email at [email protected]. Be sure and ask about package deals and if you are a fishing enthusiast, ask about guided fishing on the White River at Calico Rock. When you talk to him tell him Lost In The Ozarks sent you!

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