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Popular amenities for Hot Springs vacation rentals

Stay near Hot Springs's top sights

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort263 locals recommend
Magic Springs Theme and Water Park169 locals recommend
Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery152 locals recommend
Mid-America Science Museum144 locals recommend
Ohio Club143 locals recommend
Hot Springs Mountain Tower136 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Hot Springs

  • Total rentals

    1.2K properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $20 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    62K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    800 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    430 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    300 properties have a pool

Your guide to Hot Springs

Introduction

Given Hot Springs’ name, it’s a safe guess the area’s numerous thermal mineral springs have played an important part in attracting locals and visitors alike over the years. In fact, the geothermally heated “healing” waters around the forested Ouachita Mountains earned the lands the designation as America’s first federal reservation all the way back in 1832, basically making it a national park four decades before Yellowstone earned that title. Today, Hot Springs codependently operates as both a city and a national park. Only two of the original bath houses remain along the city’s famous Bathhouse Row, but the bucolic beauty of the wooded mountains, including Hot Springs National Park and Lake Ouachita State Park, continue to attract tourists who have an affinity for hiking, camping, boating, biking, and water sports.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hot Springs

Hot Springs enjoys mostly pleasant weather from May till late June. During those months, warm temperatures — with daytime highs in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit — combine with a bearable humidity index to make outdoor activity comfortable. July, August, and September are months with the least chance of significant rainfall, but even so, if you’ve booked one of the cabins here, be prepared for unexpected sprinkles and perpetually muggy conditions that can feel oppressive to those unused to high humidity.

Come October and November, the chances of rain increase while temperatures dip, with December being the wettest month of the year. Expect daytime temperatures in the low 50s in the winter, dropping to an average low of 33 degrees in January.


Top things to do in Hot Springs

Hot Springs National Park

The 47 thermal springs dotting the 8.5-square-mile Hot Springs National Park are all protected, but visitors are welcome to literally sip from the source from spigots installed by the park system, allowing all to enjoy the supposed curative effects that originally made the area’s mineral water so famous.

Bathhouse Row

If you’re into architecture, the eight genteel preserved and restored buildings on Bathhouse Row are the closest to a time machine as one could hope. Be sure to drop into the Fordyce Visitor Center, whose exhibits recreate the former glory of the original bathhouse.

The Gangster Museum of America

The healing water of Hot Springs has attracted all sorts over the years, including nefarious characters. The Gangster Museum is dedicated to exhibiting some of the more interesting and salacious moments that unfolded in Hot Springs from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Hot Springs?

    Hot Springs has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and cool, wet winters. Average summer temperatures range around 93°F (34°C), while the winter months can dip to around 33°F (1°C). Rain is relatively common throughout the year.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Hot Springs?

    Frequently suggested activities in Hot Springs include exploring Hot Springs National Park, bathing in the thermal waters at Buckstaff Baths, visiting the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, and appreciating art at the Hot Springs Fine Arts District. Adventurous visitors often enjoy the Magic Springs Theme and Water Park.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Hot Springs?

    The most frequented time to visit Hot Springs is from April to June, and September to October. These months coincide with the pleasant spring and fall weather. Popular annual events include the Hot Springs Music Festival in June, and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in October.

  • What are the best places to stay in Hot Springs?

    Downtown Hot Springs is a popular place to stay, with its historic architecture and proximity to attractions like Bathhouse Row. The Quapaw-Prospect area is known for its charming bed and breakfasts. Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine areas are often selected for their scenic views and tranquil settings.

  • What are the best places to visit in Hot Springs?

    Hot Springs National Park, Fordyce Bathhouse, and the Historic Bathhouse Row are often visited in Hot Springs. For art lovers, the Hot Springs Fine Arts District is a popular choice. The Gangster Museum of America and the Hot Springs Mountain Tower are also frequently suggested.

  • What are some hiking trails in Hot Springs?

    Hot Springs has several notable hiking trails. Sunset Trail in Hot Springs National Park is often recommended, as is the Caddo Bend Trail in Lake Ouachita State Park. For something a bit more challenging, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail might be worth considering.

  • What are some family activities to do in Hot Springs?

    Families in Hot Springs can enjoy exploring the Mid-America Science Museum, spend a fun-filled day at the Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, or experience the interactive displays at the Gangster Museum of America. Families can also appreciate the scenic beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Hot Springs?

    Explore the iconic Hot Springs National Park, relax in the soothing thermal baths at Bathhouse Row, or delve into the history of American baseball at the Hot Springs Baseball Trail. For nature enthusiasts, hiking through the Ouachita National Forest or boating on Lake Hamilton are frequently suggested. Don't miss out on a drive through the scenic West Mountain Drive, which embraces stunning views of the city and forests.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Hot Springs's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Hot Springs's top attractions. We offer over 2,220 vacation rentals near Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, over 2,240 vacation rentals near Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, and over 2,160 vacation rentals near Garvan Woodland Gardens, and so much more! Experience the best of Hot Springs right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Hot Springs?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Hot Springs. From over 290 condo rentals, over 480 house rentals, over 10 treehouse rentals to over 30 cabin rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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