First time visit to the Buffalo River area. Directions found on the BOC website were easy to follow. The BOC store closes at 5pm. As there is not a store in Ponca, make sure you bring the food items you will need. FYI Cabin #1 and #2 are located along Hwy 43, which did not have much evening traffic. However, headlights do hit the cabins. We stayed in cabin #2 on the first night and the Songbird cabin on the second. Both slept 6 with a bed on the main floor and 2 beds located in the loft with the cabins having an open floor plan. The kitchen had all the items needed to prepare your food. The area was in the woods and is a beautiful sight. Beware, there is no cellphone reception nor WiFi (the Mountain Top cabins are now WiFi equipped). There is no TV reception. However, the have DVD players. Movies are available in the BOC store for free. Had a great time on the Buffalo River float with great service from the BOC staff. If you looking for a quiet getaway, this is our place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Arkansas' finest river and trail scenery, Buffalo Outdoor Center has a long-standing reputation for offering quality log cabin rentals in extraordinary Buffalo National River country. We're also the area's leading outfitter for float trips on the Buffalo National River, a pristine national park offering beautiful scenic seclusion. And, we offer Arkansas' only true wilderness zip line adventure, a fun-filled 2-hr tour that's great for the young and the young at heart! Couples and families join us year 'round for adventure getaways that are tops in extraordinary scenic beauty and, most of all, great fun! We have cabins in a variety of price ranges, from family cabins to romantic cabins for two. Several of our cabins feature outdoor hot tubs with sweeping 30-mile views of Ozark Mountain country. Hot tub cabins book early, so if you have certain dates in mind, it is never too soon to call and book. And, while we're in the beautiful middle of nowhere, several of our cabins offer free wifi for those who still wish to remain in touch with folks back home. We've just opened a new 5,000 square-foot retail center, featuring great souvenirs and quality outdoor apparel and gear. Got an appetite? Let our deli build you a mile-high sandwich crafted with fantastic locally-baked breads, natural meats, cheeses and fresh veggies! When it comes to adventure activities, we can keep you as busy as you want to be! Our zip line is hugely popular and open March through November. When it comes to hiking or canoeing, there's none finer in Arkansas and arguably mid-America. Elk watching is also a popular activity. The Ponca area is home to a large elk herd which roams the Boxley Valley and can frequently be seen from the comfort of your car. The best seasons for elk viewing are fall and winter. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
- Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca