Cabins in Ponca

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Cabin · Kingston
The Lily Pad
Enjoy this cozy cabin nestled in the heart of the Ozarks. With a view of Eden's Pond (headwaters to Eden's Falls) the front porch is a nice place to relax and unwind! With a full kitchen, fire pit (firewood 5$ armload), charcoal grill, and more we wish you to be able to vacation deliberately, comfortably, and affordably! Bring your fishing pole! We do have Pyrenees dogs who watch over the farm, they are harmless!
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$110 per night
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Cabin · Ponca
Lost Valley View Cabin
Enjoy this cozy cabin nestled in the heart of the Ozarks. With a view of Lost Valley and beyond, the front porch is a nice place to relax and unwind! With a full kitchen, fire pit, horseshoe pit, charcoal grill, and more we wish you to be able to vacation deliberately, comfortably, and affordably! Please hit us up with any questions and thank you! We do have Pyrenees dogs who watch over the farm, they are harmless and just part of the landscape. Firewood for sale, 5$ an arm load!
Jun 18 – 25
$91 per night
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Cabin · Compton
Arkansas A-Frame
This cozy A-frame is in a secluded, yet convenient location to many of the hiking trails and access points to the Upper Buffalo. From the moment you arrive, you'll want to relax and reconnect with nature. Watch the wildlife from the back porch or enjoy the sunset while sitting around the fire. Close to floating, hiking trails, rock climbing, mountain biking, elk watching, zip lining, ATV/UTV riding, among many other things. Only 10 minutes to Ponca and 20 minutes to Harrison.
Aug 12 – 19
$125 per night
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Camper/RV · Compton
Wagon Wheel, bordering Lost Valley State Park
Jun 7 – 14
$64 per night
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Tiny home · Compton
The Helen Hut-Brand New Modern Tiny Farmhouse!
May 14 – 21
$109 per night
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Cabin · Compton
The Connie Cabin
Dec 21 – 28
$122 per night
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Place to stay · Compton
The Moose Lodge by the Buffalo River.
Jan 18 – 25
$138 per night
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Cabin · Kingston
The Roost-Highway 21 cabin with Amazing views!
Jun 11 – 18
$111 per night
Tiny home · Compton
BelleRose Garden House
Oct 23 – 30
$92 per night
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Cabin · Harrison
Cozy Buffalo River Cabin Getaway with hot tub!!
Aug 27 – Sep 3
$170 per night
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Cabin · Compton
Cowboy Mountain Cabin
Nov 20 – 27
$125 per night
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Cabin · Jasper
Blue Moon Cabin in the Ozarks, near Buffalo River
Mar 3 – 10
$111 per night
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Cabin · Ponca
Covered Bridge Cabin
Apr 28 – May 5
$159 per night
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Cabin · Deer
Wilderness Resort Cabin at Bluff Point
Dec 14 – 21
$100 per night
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Home · Ponca
The Boxley House-Nightly Rental in Boxley Valley
Jan 28 – Feb 4
$118 per night

Your guide to Ponca

All About Ponca

Located in the northwest corner of the Ozark Mountains, Poncas is a prime jumping-off point for exploring some of Arkansas’ most beautiful natural attractions, including the Buffalo National River Wilderness and the Boxley Valley. The town itself consists of a handful of outdoor outfitters, a nature center, and the area’s most popular resident: elk.

This small community attracts visitors from all around looking for pristine rugged mountains, wild rivers, waterfalls, and a thriving wildlife population. The untamed Buffalo River that cuts through the region provides opportunities to kayak, canoe, and raft while enjoying the broadleaf oak-hickory forests lining the banks of the water. Hundreds of miles of trails in the region provide spectacular scenes of dense forests, lush valley floors, and dramatic mountain peaks as visitors make their way through the area.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ponca?

The seasonal variations in weather in Ponca are moderate, with temperatures swinging between hot in the summer to just above freezing in the winter. From May through September, temperatures are pleasantly warm and the river is perfect for swimming, kayaking, and rafting trips. While spring does come with a modest uptick in precipitation, it is still a prime time to look for cabins in Ponca as the crisp temperatures and mild conditions, along with brilliant displays of wildflower blooms, make the area's hiking trails quite enjoyable. The fall season does see temperatures drop while the early tinges of winter begin to show. From October through November, the Ozark Mountains oak forests start their transformation into the array of autumn hues this part of the country is so well known for.


What are the top things to do in Ponca?

Waterfalls

You can find several waterfalls throughout the surrounding Buffalo National River Wilderness. Standouts include the 200-foot-tall Hemmed-In Hollow Falls, accessible from the Compton Trailhead, and nearby Eden Falls, located in the Eden Valley Trail System. The stunning geography around both the falls, along with the scenic hikes, is ideal for spring and summer recreation but tends to see more subdued water during the dry periods of winter and fall.

Whitaker Point

Whitaker Point, commonly known as Hawksbill Crag, is the endpoint of a three-mile moderately difficult hike that culminates in a scenic vista over the surrounding mountains, valleys, and the Buffalo River. A jutting rock ledge extends over the valley floor creating a natural viewing platform that is particularly noteworthy in the spring and fall. However, the trail is accessible year-round and is always worth checking out.

Elk Education Center

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission runs the Ponca Elk Education Center, a facility dedicated to teaching visitors about the once extinct elk herds that lived in the area. Once reintroduced in the 1980s, the elk populations grew to over 600 strong today. The center itself is nestled in the densely forested outskirts of Ponca and makes for a fittingly immersive experience while you learn about the area's elk populations, geology, and flora in the native wildflower gardens located on the grounds.

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