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Buffalo Outdoor Center

One Main Street, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually stay at Big Cedar on up the road in MO but decided to give this place a try. Glad we did. Our Cabin for 2 was very nice. Jacuzzi tub and nice shower. Large fireplace that came in handy as it got below freezing during our stay in late March. Everything you need in a kitchen with very... More

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St. Louis
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cozy and relaxing cabin, The beds were comfortable. The fireplace was definitely needed since it snowed one (in late March). Great location to trails. The lodge lobby is convenient and helpful.

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Friendswood, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just came home from a wonderful visit to the Buffalo Outdoor Center. We rented the Mountain Magic cabin and could not have been happier. The cabin was immaculate, well maintained, and cozy. The views were magnificant! There was plenty of room for our family of four (a six and a seven year old). The kids loved the upstairs loft.... More

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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Songbird cabin the first night. The fireplace and cabins are rustic but really comfortable and clean. The staff is really friendly and accommodating. They are super organized, with lots of suggestions for stuff to do. We will be back in October. The area and river are stunning. The only complaint I have is... More

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Loudonville, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Recently stayed in the lodge for business meeting, building was well laid out for a company to meet / retreat. From work time to relax time the lodge had everything we needed. The views are great and staff hospitable. If your looking for a non conventional place to meet this is the spot.

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Newton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at BOC in Cabin X and River Wind Lodge. Both were spectacular! Cabin X was in a very private setting, hot tub, beautiful scenery, and cozy. River Wind Lodge is a huge, brand new lodge that is geared toward larger groups with 10 well appointed and clean bedrooms, huge projector screen, double sized kitchen, and a living room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a perfect place for couples, friends or families to get away a little bit. There are beautiful hiking trails with outstanding scenery and option for kayaking. On a side note the cabins are on a dirt road and its uphill so depending on the weather you might need a 4x4 vehicle. Also there is zero cell phone signal,... More

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Springdale, AR
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stop at the BOC frequently and have stayed in most of their cabins. I have my favorite cabins but, sorry, I'm not going to share that for fear they will become too popular to book. But, I can guarantee you will have a memorable experience. The views across the mountains are absolutely breathtaking. Every cabin is special. Almost every... More

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

this is our third trip to ponca, ar. area and the first time to stay at buffalo outdoor centers cabins. in april of 2012 we met the staff here and they were the greatest people and so helpful even though we were staying somewhere else. we decided then the next trip we would stay in one of there cabins and... More

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

William, we are deeply honored you would take the time to write about your BOC experience on Trip Advisor; especially your kind comments regarding our office staff. They sincerely care about each guest's experience, striving to help you feel connected with this incredible landscape, as well as make sure everything about your cabin stay is top notch. We hope you'll... More

Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Three of us stayed at Buffalo Outdoor Center this week. Great people, fabulous facilities (we stayed in the new Lodge), and beautiful area. Highly recommend it and lots to do - whether you want to just chill out and enjoy the view, spend time with family/friends in great environment, see wildlife (Elk!), canoe one of the finest rivers in the... More

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us here in upper Buffalo River country! THANK YOU for the very kind review. We know it takes time and thought to post one and we greatly appreciate you doing so. The elk will be out and about throughout the winter, so perhaps you can come back this way soon for an... More

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Additional Information about Buffalo Outdoor Center

Also Known As:
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Arkansas/Ponca
Address: One Main Street, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
Location: United States > Arkansas > Ponca
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Ponca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Arkansas' finest wilderness scenery, Buffalo Outdoor Center has a long-standing reputation for offering quality log cabin rentals, plus, trust outfitting services for floating the incredibly beautiful Buffalo National River.Couples and families join us year 'round for adventure getaways that are tops in cleanliness, quality, extraordinary scenic beauty and, most of all, great fun! We have cabins in a variety of price ranges. Wanting a romantic escape? Several of our cabins feature outdoor hot tubs with sweeping 30-mile views of Ozark Mountain country. Hot tub cabins book early, so if you have certain dates in mind, it is never too soon to call and book.We've just opened a new 5,000 sq-ft retail center, featuring great souvenirs, Columbia clothing, and high quality gift items. Got an appetite? Let our deli build you a mile-high sandwich crafted with super fantastic locally-baked breads, natural meats, cheeses and fresh veggies!When it comes to adventure activities, we can keep you as busy as you want to be! Our zip line is hugely popular with folks coming from all over to experience it. Our zip line is carefully constructed high up in the trees (no fake poles here!), so you zip through the trees rather like Tarzan and Jane!. And, we're 100% scenic wilderness---no highway nearby---just Ozark hardwood flora, fauna and fun! Introduced in 2012 is our Big Ol' Swing, yet another high-flying, thrillseeking way to slingshot into Ozark outer space.When it comes to hiking or canoeing, we're home to Arkansas' finest trails and river adventures. This is stellar country and oftentimes an overlooked part of the United States (sssssshhhhh...don't tell everyone!). If you love to shoot photography, you'll find plenty to capture here, including wild Rocky Mountain elk who live along the river and who also are quite visible, especially September through April.Come see the best of Arkansas while treating yourself to some well deserved time at the state's #1 wilderness resort---Buffalo Outdoor Center! ... more   less 

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