Arkansas December 18, 2017
Skip The Hotel Room And Stay At One Of These 7 Unique Lodgings In Arkansas
Booking a hotel room has become so ridiculously easy these days we forget that there are other places to chill besides the Holiday Inn. We get it, it’s convenient. But since you’ve already made it to this article, why not explore what unique lodgings Arkansas has to offer? Have an experience not just accommodations at these hotel alternatives.
1. Meditate in a yurt.
StoneWind Retreat in Chester offers a relaxing experience to help you recharge. The area has Stonehenge-like places to meditate and the chances at watching wildlife are high. The yurts make for a luxurious glamping experience with a hot tub looking out over the mountainside, in-yurt massages, and ongoing classes.
Rates are around $139-189 and can be booked right
2. Hang out at a hostel.
Build new friendships and community at Little Rock's Firehouse Hostel. The restored Firehouse #2 has different common areas, community kitchen, and a museum that showcases firefighter memorabilia.
Rates are about $30 and can be booked right
3. Treat yourself to a tree house.
The Lakeshore Treehouse Resort offers a fantastic view of Bull Shoals and can accommodate a full family or a snuggle space for two. The tree houses are fully furnished, have a kitchen, and grill & fire pit for dinnertime bonding.
Rates are around $147-197 and can be booked right
4. Float on a boat.
Arkansas has a surprising number of houseboats rentals available throughout the state. One of our favorites is Wake Zone Luxury Houseboat Rentals on Lake Ouachita. Bring the whole family for a memorable vacation since the houseboats can hold 10-16 people. Wake Zone also offers a grocery service, a captain if need be, and a ton of water toy rentals.
Depending on a number of factors, renting a houseboat is between $310-630 per person. You can check out their rates right
5. Fulfill your fairy tale fantasy.
Eureka Springs Treehouses can fulfill all of your fairy tale fantasies. Besides tree houses, they have Hobbit warrens, castles, caves, and newly added Harry Potter cottages. No matter which room you pick, your stay will be simply magical.
Rates start around $129 and can be booked right
6. Board a train.
Livingston Junction in Eureka Springs let's you recharge in a train car on the same spur used by the Eureka Springs & Northwest Arkansas Railway excursion train. The cabooses come with all essential amenities, outdoor hot tub, and hammocks.
Rates start around $107 and can be booked right
7. Stay where lion sleeps tonight.
We all know and love Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, but did you know they have safari bungalows? Listen to the big cats roar and watch them play from your window. A stay here is just a whim away, a whim away, a whim away...
Rates are between $125-175 and can be booked right
You can read more about the
Harry Potter cottages or the Firehouse Hostel through these links.
Have you stayed in one of these unique lodgings? Share your experience with us in the comments below!