Arkansas December 14, 2018
The 7 Coziest Towns In Arkansas To Snuggle Up In This Season
The best way to take advantage of Arkansas’ rather unpredictable winter weather is to find a perfectly snugly getaway. Whether you’re staying warm in a cabin’s deck-side hot tub or enjoying a fireplace in a vintage bed and breakfast, these particular towns offer wonderfully cozy options.
The small town of Mena has a little bit of everything for everyone. It's an antiquing heaven and has plenty of outdoor adventures from scenic drives to relaxing trails. Warm up after a hike by stopping in Ouachita Coffee Roasters, which is located at 821 Mena St., Mena, AR 71953; afterwards, pick from one of the B&B's for a relaxing stay. The 1898 colonial Carriage House Inn is at 701 12th St., Mena, AR 71953.
The slightly smaller City of Love is the perfect spot for a winter getaway. Enjoy strolling around the decorated Logan County Courthouse, get selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower, and cozy up at one of Mount Magazine State Park's cabins. On the outskirts of Paris resides a hidden brewery at
3. Eureka Springs
Another cozy spot to visit is Eureka Springs. The quirky town has plenty of sightseeing, including fun art and over 60 hot springs. After touring the area, retire to one of the most unique lodgings in the state. The Eureka Springs Treehouses have
Harry Potter cottages
, Hobbit caves, and even personal castles. They're located at 3018 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.
Jasper is a wonderfully cozy town anytime of the year; however, it does make for a lovely winter getaway. The Boxley Valley elk herd is nearby as well as a plethora of outdoor activities, including some
magical winter horseback rides
. You can also stay at the iconic Cliff House Inn, which has a front row view of the Arkansas Grand Canyon. The Inn is located at 6 AR-7, Jasper, AR 72641.
5. Hot Springs
It doesn't matter how much the temperature drops, you'll always be cozy at Hot Springs. Brave the weather to enjoy Garvan Woodland Gardens'
holiday light trail
, and then warm up inside a geothermal bath and steam cave along Bathhouse Row. You really can't miss it but Quapaw Bath is located at 413 Central Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.
It's hard to not get cozy on an island, especially if that island holds Arkansas' only resort state park. The park has plenty of lodging options, but their yurts are our favorite for winter snuggles. Before taking a seasonal island retreat, swing by the surprisingly delicious Point Cedar Grocery. The little bait shop serves a super tasty catfish dinner. They're located at 107 Highway 347, Bismarck, AR 71929.
7. Helena-West Helena
One of the best scenic drives in the state, the
Great River Road
, will take you through Helena-West Helena. The small town vibes of the city add to its cozy feel, especially during wintertime. Celebrate the holidays in style at the classic Edwardian Inn. It's located at 317 Biscoe St.,Helena, AR 72342.
Where’s your favorite place in Arkansas for a winter retreat? Share with us in the comments below!
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