Arkansas April 07, 2019
Arkansas’ First Resort Is Still A Treasured Trip The Whole Family Will Love
All of Arkansas is a paradise but one little slice you’ll especially fall in love with is Cherokee Village. The town was the first planned recreational community in the state. Today it’s a pleasant retreat with plenty of goodies to explore. Let’s take a quick tour of this lovely village.
Cherokee Village needs to be on your Arkansas trip bucket list for a couple of reasons.
It's easy to become enchanted with the 15,000-acre resort destination. Cherokee Village has seven lakes, two 18-hole golf courses, trails, and endless opportunity for peaceful recharging. It's the little treasures, from the Lake Cherokee Spillway to the old brook bridge over Raccoon Spring, that make this place a truly timeless gem.
There's plenty of natural features to explore during your day in Cherokee Village.
This gorgeous stair-step waterfall is located at Papoose Park (249 Iroquois Dr., Cherokee Village, AR 72529), though it's certainly not the only one in the area. The nearby Adahi Trail also has some lovely falls to chase.
Probably the biggest attraction is the South Fork Spring River.
Typically just known as South Fork, the river is a great place for a lazy paddle or bass fishing.
The village has plenty of opportunities to turn your day trip visit into a weekend getaway.
We're particularly fond of Star Falls Cabins. The tucked away B&B has the best views of the river and a gorgeous riverside trail as well. For more information about the cabins and to book a stay, visit their
Don't forget to swing by Hardy before wrapping up your little vacation.
The next door town has the best little shopping square in their historic district. It's the perfect addition to a wonderfully relaxing trip.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Cherokee Village? Share with us in the comments below!
Another family trip you need to take in Arkansas is to this lovely
pick-your-own strawberry field.