Feeling very grateful for the beauty of the surroundings, the Ozark scenery, the gorgeous blueness out my window what we know as Norfork Lake and its pristine clear qualities, the fish which abound in it, and last but not least...most of all...the wonderful guests who come to Mockingbird Bay! Thank you, thank you! Hoping you all enjoy your day! :)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
We are having some of the most beautiful fall weather! Just wanted to share!
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Labor Day Weekend on Norfork Lake Arkansas is upon us! ...luckily, Mother Nature is fully cooperating, and we have great lake weather in store for the entire Twin Lakes region with blue skies, light breezes, and high temps in the 90s. Bring your boat (or rent one of ours), gather your S'mores makin's, and expect to slather on lots of sunscreen during a sun-and-fun-filled weekend!See you at Mockingbird!
AUTUMN IN THE OZARKS 2015HILL ‘N HOLLOW QUILTERS GUILDOctober 22 - 24, 2015Baxter County Fairgrounds1507 Fairground DriveMountain Home, ARThursday & Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.General Admission: $5 --- under 12 Free As many of you know, I am a quilter! As such, Mockingbird Bay Resort is happy to announce a lodging special of 10% off when you stay in a cabin during this timeframe. Just mention the "Hill 'N Hollow Cabin Special" when you reserve! :)
Lucky us! Mockingbird Bay Resort has made an appearance in some high-profile magazines, thanks to John Felsher and Jim Edlund -- sports writers and great anglers! We surely appreciate you guys...and invite you to come back to The Bay anytime. :)
When temps outside are chilly, Norfork Lake can appear to be a boiling cauldron with wisps of steamy plumes reaching high up in the sky.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, August 07, 2014
We're rolling out the Welcome mat for the many bikers who will be traveling across the country on their way to Springdale, Arkansas, this September for Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival in the north/west part of the state. For those folks needing a lodging pit stop to break up their cross-country trek, then we might be the place for you. We are a comfortable 3-hour drive east of Bikes, Blues & BBQ -- so those people traveling a long distance who'd prefer to break up their drive, please consider staying in a cabin...either on the way to Bikes, Blues and BBQ, or for your drive back home after the festivities! ...we'd enjoy having you. :)
By KENNETH L. KIESER Leavenworth Times outdoor columnist Posted May. 7, 2014 @ 6:29 pm Imagine going fishing in a boat with three professional fisherman on a dark, moonless night without lights. Then imagine this was your first fishing trip.Scary? You bet, just ask Valory Zortman.Her parents own Mockingbird Bay Resort on Norfork Lake in Arkansas, and she was not passing up this opportunity to fish for the legendary stripers she had heard about.The beautiful college coed was instructed on how to cast spinning tackle in a 19 ½ foot Legend bass boat with three other fishermen, or in other words, fishing in total darkness without hooking someone in the head with a big treble hook.Zortman and company were fishing in beautiful Norfork Lake for the healthy striper population, a predator that makes savage attacks and long runs like a rocket bound for Jupiter while stripping line and taxing reel drag systems with ease. Most people start out fishing for crappie or bluegill, but not Zortman. She was entering the fishing world in difficult conditions for a challenging fish.The night-time ride was cool and refreshing as the smooth-running Legend boat split the waves toward a distant cove with promising structure. Each angler cast straight out towards the shore and began a medium speed retrieve with Rogue lures.Veteran outdoor writer John Felsher soon hooked a ...
This striper is saying, Come on Down to Mockingbird Bay Resort for Some Fun! ...can you read his lips? He's serious! The time to book your cabin is now. Get your fishing gear ready, call your friends, grab your camera and c'mon down! :)By Loretta Zortman