History Chiming In: Stories about the Bell

Did you know that the Bella Vista property was once part of the original US Highway 40? Although we are now a private, secluded hillside, this estate was once the only way to get from the famous Rabbit Ears to the Pleasant Valley. In just under a century, this beautiful land has transformed from a trail to a vacation paradise!

Can you imagine what it would have been like to come upon this gorgeous vista when there were only dirt roads? We love hearing stories from families who have been in the valley long enough to remember when farmer was more popular than Facebook. That’s one of the reasons why so many reunions and retreats on this estate are magical. It’s easy to get lost in time when looking out at the extensive stars that blanket a Bella Vista cloudless night!