The Natural State prides itself on being eclectic, eccentric, and just plain different! Think of the numerous stories (both haunted and romantic) of visitors who spent a night at the Crescent in Eureka Springs or the many couples who have spent a whirlwind getaway at the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs! Check out these unique lodgings and attractions found across Arkansas; they’re worth a glance.
8. Beckham Creek Cave Lodge: Currently undergoing a remodeling phase, this secluded lodge is located in a cave near Jasper, Arkansas.
The lodge has natural living cave walls and ceilings. Unlike some "cave" hotels, this is a real, living cave.
7. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge: Turpentine Creek is a big cat sanctuary in Eureka Springs that gives shelter to abandoned or abused big cats and other animals. This location features safari lodges for adults and a treehouse for families.
Some of the rooms at Turpentine Creek have views of the cats, but you can hear them in any of the lodges.
6. Diamond John's Riverside Retreat: Located next to the Little Missouri river, this quirky site features four cabins and four teepees.
Diamond John's is in Murfreesboro, Arkansas (not far from the Crater of Diamonds) at 81 Roy Road.
5. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch: Located in Jasper, Arkansas, this family dude ranch features horseback riding, canoeing on the Buffalo River, and a wealth of other thrilling outdoor activities.
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is located off Hwy 74 west of Jasper, next to the Buffalo National Wilderness Area.
4. Livingston Junction Caboose Lodges: Located in beautiful Eureka Springs, these cabooses are situated comfortably on the mountainside with a grand view of the historic site of railroading as it was in the past.
The name, Livingston Junction, combines the name of the "hollow" viewed down below the cabooses and the intersection where the original railroad from Seligman, Missouri headed south to Harrison, Arkansas and beyond. It spurs off to Historic Eureka Springs.
3. StoneWind Retreat: This Chester, Arkansas retreat features yurt cabins built on decks fully furnished for long or short term stays. StoneWind Retreat features 8 comfortable and unique 709-square-foot Yurt Cabins built on 40 x 40' decks overlooking the Boston Mountains.
StoneWind is situated on 160 mountaintop acres in the beautiful Boston Mountains with the Ozark National Forest across the western fence.
2. Longbow Resort: Located in Prim, Arkansas, Longbow Resort is a remote cabin getaway spanning two square miles between Greers Ferry Lake and Mountain View in the Ozarks.
Longbow Cabin features a sheer cliff line for an interior wall and views a 30' natural waterfall and pool. Bushmaster Cabin is built over a small creek and features a view of large boulders and a cliff line as well.
1. The Grand Treehouse Resort: The Grand Treehouse Resort is nestled in the middle of a wild life forest about five minute’s drive to historic Eureka Springs.
The trolley stop is just across the street from the resort, so visitors are able to leave their cars and catch a trolley to anywhere in Eureka Springs.