1 . Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa

Mount Ida, Arkansas

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Discover your outdoor adventure at Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa in Mount Ida, Arkansas.

If you're looking for comfortable cabins and plenty of fun, you will find it at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa. Mountain Harbor offers a variety of lodging options, ranging from rustic Arkansas lake cabins to cozy condos. No matter what you choose, you'll find privacy and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Mountain Harbor is one of the top Arkansas lake resorts when it comes to outdoor fun. Boating and waterskiing or swimming are great ways to explore the lake. Hikes through the Ouachita National Forest are a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area. All this and more awaits you at mountain Harbor!

Population

1,070

Getting there

To get to Mountain Harbor Resort from Little Rock, take I-40 to I-30 South. Travel approximately 40 miles on I-30 and take Hwy 270 West toward Hot Springs. Take the Hwy 270 Martin Luther King Expwy around Hot Springs and keep heading west on Hwy 270 toward Mount Ida. Travel approximately 25 miles and watch for the Mountain Harbor Resort sign at the Valero Station just past the township of Joplin. Turn right at the sign onto Mountain Harbor Road and travel approximately 2 miles.

Related Onsite Offerings

Need a moment to relax? Turtle Cove Spa offers Lake Ouachita’s only lakeside spa experience and is the perfect way to relax after a day of outdoor excitement.

2 . The White River Inn

Cotter, Arkansas

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Enjoy rustic charm and the ultimate in privacy at The White River Inn!

The White River Inn offers five charming mission-style suites in a stunning lodge overlooking the White River. The lodge's wood construction and rustic decor bring the natural beauty of the Arkansas woods inside. More than just a charming location, The White River Inn offers a wide variety of great activities. The lodge offers a world-class destination for fly fishing enthusiasts, sporting fanatics, and history enthusiasts. Whether you're taking a guided fishing trip with the lodge or exploring the surrounding area, your trip is sure to be memorable.

Address

924 County Road 174 Cotter, AR, USA

Related activities

While you're in Cotter, visit the gorgeous Rainbow Bridge. This 1930 bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy a fishing trip with The White River Inn. All your meals, snacks, soft drinks and mixers are provided, and your guide will bring you to where the fish are biting. All you have to worry about is casting your line!

3 . Whispering Hills Cabins

Garfield, Arkansas

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Wondering where Whispering Hills Cabins got their name? When you're out in the hills, awed by mother natures bounty, sometimes the wind will whistle through the trees. If you listen closely, really closely, you'll hear the hills softly saying "good choice"

Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or a family vacation, the luxury cabins at Whispering Hills are right where you want to be. Amenities are many and include a Jacuzzi, wood-burning fireplaces, king beds, a full kitchen, and a majestic lakeview. When you aren't inside enjoying them, you'll be out and about participating in the plethora of activities on and around the property, from fishing and swimming to mountain biking and the dozens of hiking trails. Those hills are right...

Address

20905 Whispering Hills Rd, Garfield, AR 72732

Getting there

Whispering Hills Cabins is located just off Highway 62 between Rogers and Eureka Springs.

Related Onsite Offerings

Boat rentals are also available at Lost Bridge Marina!

4 . Arkansas White River Cabins

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Nestled on rock ledges and 450 feet above the White River, a stay in an Arkansas White River Cabin is one that, on paper, sounds intimidating. But when you arrive, you'll see that nothing could be further from the truth.

Cabins overlook a peaceful valley and feature pristine views of the distant mountains. Cains are rustic, spacious, and exceedingly comfortable. They're the perfect place to rest, party, or set off from to enjoy historic Eureka Springs' multitude of Victorian homes and quaint shops. Meanwhile, you'll love swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and most forms of water adventure on the 28,000 acre Beaver Lake and Dam, all just minutes away from your grand accommodations. Finally, if Branson or Silver Dollar City is on your itinerary, it's only about a 90 minute drive from your cabin. The world is at your fingertips- go experience it, or just relax in your sublime White River Cabin!

Address

755 Co Rd 210, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Getting there

The Arkansas White River Cabins are easily accessible on a fully paved road 1/2 mile off US Highway 62 West.

Fun facts

Sorry, no pets or children under 14 years are permitted.

5 . River Ridge Inn

Norfork, Arkansas

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Your only place to find an out-of-this-world fishing experience is at River Ridge Inn!

Relax in luxurious comfort during you next fishing trip to Arkansas when you stay at the River Ridge Inn! Whether you choose from one of the cottages, chalets or individual lodge guest rooms, you'll be surrounded with impressive amenities like air conditioning, satellite television and access to the onsite fitness center. However, these accommodations are not the only thing that will draw you to this area. River Ridge boasts a number of experienced fishing guides, sure to make your fishing trip a successful one. Whether you prefer spin casting, or fly fishing, the friendly staff will help you navigate the North Fork of the White River. Record sized brown and brook trout have been taken pulled out of these bountiful waters, so make sure your name is the next one to grace the area record books.

Address

57 River Ridge Road Norfork, AR, 72658, United States

Highlights

Wildlife is abundant along the banks of the river. Don't be surprised if you encounter eagles, deer, elk, beavers or even black bears. Make sure to bring your camera along so that you can capture memories of your amazing outdoor adventure.

Related Onsite Offerings

River Ridge Inn offers the only Fly Fishing Academy on the North Fork of the White River. Here, you'll learn the basics of tying your own flies, hone the skills necessary to be a successful fly fisherman and then you'll head out on the waters with a guide to ensure your first experience is a positive one!

6 . Red Bud Valley Resort

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Self-described as “The Poconos of the Ozarks”, Red Bud Valley is a model of a fantastic cabin vacation. Whether you’re bringing a big family or just escaping for a romantic weekend, Red Bud Valley will make you feel right at home.

Nestled into a beautiful, garden-like 180 acre valley deep in the Ozark Arkansas Mountains, Red Bud Valley will immediately impress you with their natural opulence. As one of the most private, peaceful, relaxing spots in Northwest Arkansas, rustic relaxation is their specialty. Lay back and enjoy the sights and sounds of mother nature, from the tap-tap-tap of a woodpecker to deep orange sunsets. Both family cabins and cabins designed just for two are available, most containing wood-burning fireplaces and full kitchens.

Address

369 Co Rd 340, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Population

As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,073.

Average temperature

58.55°F

7 . Cabin Fever Resort

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Located in the heart of Ozark Country, Cabin Fever Resort is the perfect pick for the #6 Top Arkansas Cabin Resort.

Cabin Fever Resort is located just a short distance from Beaver Lake and downtown Eureka providing the best of both worlds, city and country, for this Arkansas cabin retreat! Enjoy Beaver Lake and rent a boat to go for a cruise on the waters or cast your line! For avid fishers, there's plenty of rainbow trout in the White River. If a city vacation is more your speed, head on in to Eureka, the historical downtown area, where you can enjoy a famous ribeye at 1886 Steakhouse and a glass of wine! These cabins are great for staying in too, find the accommodations that fit your needs and fire up the grill for some good old family fun! It's all here at Cabin Fever Resort!

Address

15695 Hwy 187 Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72631

Population

Eureka Springs: 2,095

Average rainfall/snowfall

Average Rainfall: 45 inches Average Snowfall: 12

8 . Can-U-Canoe Riverview Cabins

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Make your vacation escape to the Ozark Mountains with Can-U-Canoe Riverview Cabins.

The eight Eureka Springs cabins from Can-U-Canoe are located deep in the Ozark Mountains on a bluff, overlooking the Arkansas White River and Inspiration Valley. These rustic log cabins offer privacy and all the space you need, whether you're looking for an intimate one-bedroom escape or a spacious five-bedroom lodge for a group event. Enjoy the quiet of the woods and a beautiful natural view. More than just escaping, you'll find a wealth of outdoor activities near your private cabin. Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and more are all just a few minutes away. If you're looking for something a bit less rustic, the Opera of the Ozarks, Country Music Shows, The Great Passion Play and many other attractions are also nearby.

Address

161 County Road 210 Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Related activities

With the Arkansas White River, it's easy to head out for a day of fly-fishing for trout. Not an experienced angler? Don't worry! There are many guides who can take you right to where the fish are biting.

Fun facts

The managers at Can-U-Canoe were honored as the Arkansas Hospitality Association's "2011 Honoree Managers of the Year."

9 . Heath Valley Cabins

Mena, Arkansas

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Discover your outdoor vacation at Heath Valley Cabins in Mena, Arkansas.

Each cabin from Heath Valley Cabins offers you a unique lodging choice in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. Choose from six distinctive cabins offering all the modern luxuries you want on your vacation: satellite television, a fully equipped kitchen, and much more! And, whether you're looking for a great snowmobiling vacation or arrive in summer for ATVing, fishing, hiking, and more, there is year-round fun waiting for you at Heath Valley Cabins. Hike through the beautiful Ouachita National Forest, canoe or kayak down a nearby river, or just relax in your cabin. The choice is yours!

Address

1210 Polk 61 Mena, Ar 71953

Population

5,737

Elevation

1,171 ft

10 . Gaston's White River Resort

Lakeview, Arkansas

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At number 10 is Gaston's White River Resort, a fantastic place for an Arkansas vacation! What better way to explore the Ozarks than with a stay in quaint and comfortable cabins, close to all the action and scenic beauty the area has to offer! Whether you want to go fishing, or just explore the area, Gaston's White River Resort puts you right in the middle of it all!

With over 400 acres and two miles of river frontage and an airstrip offering easy access to the resort, it combines both accessibility and luxury with backwoods charm. Try your hand at trout fishing on the river, or visit the onsite restaurant. Two nature trails wind through the 400 acres and offer a beautiful woodland escape to tranquility and peacefulness. At Gaston's White River Resort there's no shortage of southern charm and they'll be as happy to meet and take care of you, as you are to be there!

Address

1777 River Road-Lakeview Arkansas 72642

Highlights

A hike through the Ozarks is not to be missed. The historical and culture significance to the area is waiting to be discovered!

Related Onsite Offerings

Try one of the fishing boats available onsite, get out the river and explore! Or maybe just work on your fishing skills!

11 . Remember When Cabins

Bismarck, Arkansas

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How did Remember When Cabins get its name? Well, it's really quite simple: families routinely come, have a great time, and then reminisce with each other for years to come, saying "Remember when..". That could be you!

Featuring three antiquated cabins tucked snugly into three forested acres of woodland bliss, Remember When Cabins is the perfect place for you and your family/friends/partner to spend a cabin weekend. Inside your cabin you'll enjoy a screened in porch, gas fireplace, large bedroom with luxurious king-size bed, vaulted ceilings, a two person shower, separate toilet room, fully equipped kitchen, and a queen bed, from which you can relax and listen to the wonderful orchestra of crickets and frogs. Get out and sink into a bubbling hot tub or cannonball into pristine Lake DeGray. It is a cabin weekend, after all!

Address

2680 Caddo Dr, Bismarck, AR 71929

Highlights

Lake DeGray is clear, cool, and fantastic for fishing, swimming, and boating!

Getting there

Just off scenic Hwy 7 in Bismarck, 20 minutes from Hot Springs, Arkansas

12 . 1886 Crescent Hotel, Spa and Cottages

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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“Live the Legend” at the 1886 Crescent Hotel, Spa and Cottages. What legend, you say? Well, as a member of the Historic Hotels of America and with a reputation of being America’s most haunted resort hotel, it’s had more than a century to build a vibrant (and sometimes spooky!) past. Be a part of it!

Within the Ozarks high above the Victorian town of Eureka Springs, the hotel has been a symbol of elegance and prestige for decades. More than 130 guest rooms, suites and penthouses have been remodeled or refurbished and feature stately décor and luxurious amenities. The newest additions to the hotel, however, are the 38 cottages in Crescent Park, set back on the grounds’ west end in a secluded forest area. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottages are split up into varying floor plans with names that reflect the surroundings, like Sassafras, Sycamore, Tulip Tree and River Birch. Hardwood floors, balconies and fireplaces only enhance the spacious cottages. Cottage owners and vacationers have the same privileges as hotel guests, including housekeeping, bell and concierge services, security and hotel amenities. And don’t forget to get acquainted with Crescent Hotel’s oldest residents during a Eureka Springs Ghost Tours walk.

Getting there

The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Spa and Cottages is located in Eureka Springs on the Historic Loop – Old Highway 62B, 75 Prospect Avenue.

Fun facts

The Crescent Hotel’s lower-level series of rooms are said to be one of the most actively haunted areas in the building.

Related Onsite Offerings

New Moon Spa and Salon, Dr. Baker’s Lounge, Crystal Dining Room, Rooftop Billiards and hotel tours.

13 . Stone Wind Retreat

Chester, Arkansas

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If the word "Yurt" makes you think of an involuntary noise you make when you stub your toe, you're not alone. However, a Yurt is actually a large Mongolian tent typically used by nomads. Stone Wind Retreat doesn't have traditional Yurts, but it doesn't have a multitude of rustic Yurt-inspired cabins.

The eight expertly crafted and elegantly furnished cabins are intended primarily for couples on a romantic getaway. Incredibly spacious (709 square feet) and filled with modern comforts (including log-flame gas stoves, fully furnished kitchens, and two-person showers). Outside of the cabin you have all the wonders of Arkansas at your disposal. The nearby Ozark National Forest provides an incredible venue for hiking, biking, and wildlife-watching. Slide into a hot tub with a drink and enjoy yourself- you're on vacation, after all!

Address

15840 Wilson Branch Dr, Chester, AR 72934

Related activities

It's just a short 10 minute drive to Lake Fort Smith State Park.

Related Onsite Offerings

Check out the "in cabin" full body massages from one of the licensed Massage Therapists.

14 . Buffalo Outdoor Center

Ponca, Arkansas

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You haven’t seen uninhibited Arkansas beauty until you’ve stayed at the Buffalo Outdoor Center (BOC). Located in an eight-mile stretch along America’s first national river, Buffalo River, this Ozarks resort is a complete lodging and outfitting destination with both peaks and valleys – in a good way!

The BOC’s 18 Mountain Top Luxury, Valley Luxury and Classic cabins are spread within the vividly scenic and quite quaint – pop. 14! – town of Ponca and the river’s national park area. While the Buffalo River is a winding 132-mile waterway, the BOC was established near the upper part of the river where some of the best view sheds are located. Minutes away from the BOC’s main office is Steel Creek, a horseshoe-shaped bend with the river’s most stunning limestone bluff. The variously-sized cabins are one-of-a kind and are perched upon one of the Boston Mountain range’s plateaus, in the misty valley near the river’s edge or in Ponca. The resort’s largest cabin, the Riverwind Lodge, boasts an awe-inspiring 30-mile view of the upper Buffalo River wilderness. Perfect for family reunions, weddings or retreats, this Jacuzzi luxury cabin can sleep up to 24 and has an expansive dining/meeting area with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Getting there

The Buffalo Outdoor Center is located on Hwy. 43 in Ponca, about three hours from Little Rock.

Fun facts

The Buffalo Outdoor Center originally started as a canoe operation.

Related Onsite Offerings

Hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, elk watching, fishing and mountain biking.

15 . Brady Mountain Resort

Royal, Arkansas

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A huge part of a cabin vacation is the water- without it, it's just a rustic house. Brady Mountain Resort understands this, and offers one of the finest aquatic experiences in the southern United States!

Brady Mountain Marina and Resort draws guests from all over the states, from Little Rock to Minneapolis. And once you get here, it's easy to see why: beautiful Lake Ouachita, nestled in the Ouachita National Forest, makes for a pristine venue. The lodge's full-service marina features 650+ permanent wet slips which vary from 25-foot open sailboat docks to 100-foot covered slips for cruisers and houseboats. Don't have your own vessel? Never fear: their fleet of rental boats has just, whether it's a pontoon boat or “double decker” party barge. Accommodations are as luxurious as you make them, as rental homes range from two person bungalows to gargantuan estates.

Address

4120 Brady Mountain Rd, Royal, AR 71968

Highlights

Nearby Lake Ouachita is one of the cleanest lake in the nation!

Fun facts

Lake Ouachita is huge- 40,000 acres!

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