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For Adventure and Relaxation— Escape to Arkansas' Most Scenic Gathering Place

Buffalo Outdoor Center has been inspiring adventurous Arkansas experiences since 1976! Arkansas' number one log cabin resort rests high in the Ozark Mountains on the Buffalo National River in Ponca. These private, romantic log cabins are surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility, offering the perfect Arkansas romantic getaway! Families will also love Buffalo Outdoor Center, where they can focus on spending time together. Activities such as horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, rafting and swimming help you explore the lush mountain wilderness. Or, see this beauty from above; Buffalo Outdoor Center is the only resort in Arkansas with guided zipline canopy tours – an exhilarating way to experience the Ozarks! The resort features 20 log cabins, ranging from a cozy cabin for six to a truly luxurious lodge for 36!

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Zip lining at Buffalo Outdoor Center. What could be better than spending your holidays in the Ozark Mountains, in the luxurious cabins or RiverWind Lodge at Buffalo Outdoor Center? As the snow flakes begin to settle on the landscape, enjoy an evening in your outdoor hot tub. Curl up in front of the fireplace, adorned with stockings, and enjoy a nice glass of egg nog.
Outdoor outfitter at Buffalo Outdoor Center. Buffalo Outdoor Center will set you up with everything you need for a successful canoeing trip down the Buffalo National River. Whether you are looking for a group float package, or just an excursion for two, the staff will give you a great opportunity to explore the water's natural many natural wonders. If you are interested in another thrilling tour, try the Zipline Canopy Tour, the premiere wilderness zipline tour in the state!
Cabin jacuzzi at Buffalo Outdoor Center. New to the Buffalo Outdoor Center is the Riverstone Spa, another luxury amenity available to guests. Providing plenty of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, Riverstone offers a menu of spa experiences as well as massage therapy. For more information on the new services, request Buffalo Outdoor Center's e-newsletter.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 22 units
Nearby City
  • Ponca
Nearby Water
  • Buffalo National River
General
  • Gift Shop
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
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  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Plan your next group event at Buffalo Outdoor Center.

Buffalo Outdoor Center's Riverwind Lodge has 12 beds and a loft for sleeping up to 24 persons. Seating can be arranged for up to 75 guests, free of charge! Inquire now!

For more information please call +1 (800) 221 - 5514 or Send Inquiry.

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