My husband and I are in that "just need to get away" frame of mind and are planning a road trip for about 5 nights the week after Christmas. We'll be traveling with our 4 kids, ages 6-14 and are looking for an outdoor getaway/cabin. AR is driveable from our home in Louisiana and I'm hoping for some ideas about where we should settle. We like an outdoors trip-hiking, biking, exploring-the kids just love to be outside and we are crazy for the moutains. Are there any state parks or the like? I seem to recall someone telling me about a great trip there a while back but I can't recall the details.
My fantasy for lodging would be cabin with a fireplace and room for us to spread out. Somewhere with a large deck or woods for exploring so we don't have to get in the car everyday to entertain the kids.