I am from Pope County, have moved away, and have enjoyed the Dam Houses for visits to my old hometown many times! They are beautiful, excellent location, and it's easy to get into town to have dinner at one of the 4 restaurants in town, if you don't want to cook there. We just line up on the screened porch, day and night, and watch the barge and pleasure boat traffic. It's always every time been WONDERFUL! Clean, beautiful place, and great town with great people living there. I recommend it HIGHLY!