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Buffalo Outdoor Center

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Hwy 43, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The evening and morning we stayed at The Hideaway Cabin could not have been more perfect. The accommodations were superb on every level. The chilled Champagne and glasses in the refrigerator was a sweet touch. The night sky viewed from the hot tub was spectacular. We made a lot of wishes on all the falling stars we saw. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Cabin was very cozy and the perfect size for one family. BOC staff was friendly and very helpful with guiding us to trails and activities in the area. We will definitely visit again and in the warmer months since they have ziplinning and canoe renting that we did not get to experience.

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1 Thank Jenny K
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Jenny, thank you for the kindness of your review; we're so very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your cabin. Thank you especially for your comment about our staff. They care immensely about helping folks make the most of their time here in Buffalo River country; thank you for telling the world about them here on Trip Advisor! More 

Covington, LA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We spent Christmas in one of the beautiful cabins. This is a five star cabin. Everything was wonderful. No noise, nothing but peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings. Perfect retreat from the "real" world. We spent 5 nights and the weather was really bad the last two days, but we had a fire in the fireplace and enjoyed it as... More 

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1 Thank Dexter I
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Dexter, THANK YOU for posting such a kind and thorough review of your stay with us. And that "Solstice Bliss" title of yours is an award winner! LOL! However, being fans ourselves of the Mountain Sunrise as well as wintertime in Ponca, why we couldn't agree more. :) Again, we thank you so much for the high-five review and look... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The BOC has the best of everything in Ponca!!! The best customer service, canoe rentals, shuttle services, zipline canopy tour, cabin rentals, sandwiches (try the tourist), etc etc. The list just goes on and on. Such a wonderful place!

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1 Thank Lisa G
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Wow, Lisa! That's one heckuva review and we thank you for it from the bottom of our BOC hearts! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was my third stay at the Buffalo Outdoor Center. While I love the seclusion -and the upgrades they've made recently, the cabins are in need of simple maintenance. For instance, there are loose boards on the railings, one of the lamps was missing the switch making it impossible to turn on or off, and the like. A bit of... More 

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

First of all, thank you for making us aware that there were some small, but important corrections your cabin is in need of. If you would please confirm for us which cabin you were in (we're unable to know that via Trip Advisor unless a specific cabin is named), we will see to those items swiftly! You may share that... More 

Pineville, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This was our second visit to the area and to stay with Buffalo Outdoor Center, just as it was in 2005 they have only got even better with our second visit in 2015!!! The service and care that they give is awesome in every way. The cabins are cozy and comfortable, the wild life is really nice as the trip... More 

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

Manda, thank you for staying with us again and for taking the time to write such a kind review. And, as you well know, to relax and let the world go by is one of the best reasons to come here; thank you for helping future guests appreciate that quality of the area. Also, we especially appreciate your comment about... More 

Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Let me explain! Looking for fall colors closer to home than the north east. We ended up picking - as it is known - BCO. Amenities - well - very few! As in no TV - no Radio - No internet. What you do have is a peace in quite unlike - most of us - have experienced......in maybe for... More 

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

We're so glad you chose to come to Ponca instead of heading northeast! This is still undiscovered country for many folks, which, as you learned, is a part of its great charm. Thank you for such a thorough review of BOC and the area, and for helping others appreciate how staying in the beautiful middle of nowhere can be exactly... More 

Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Valley Dream cabin for two nights. The cabin was very secluded at the end of the road. No view except the woods. Only minimal noise from the street down below. The cabin was perfect for two with a king size bed and tub for two. The fireplace was great and easy to start... More 

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

Thank you so very much for the kindness of a personal recommendation; plus, your thorough description of the Valley Dream will be of great help to future guests! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We love the great outdoors and traveling to see the colors that fall has to offer. This year we chose Ponca, AR because neither of us had been to the area. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area. It was so peaceful, relaxing and gorgeous! We stayed in the Mountain Sunset cabin. The cabin was perfect. We... More 

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1 Thank Mama083108
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

You had what we would say is the quintessential Ponca experience---bugling elk, Whitaker Point, hot tub, fireplace, not to mention fall color; we're so glad you chose to gamble on Ponca and BOC for your fall getaway! THANK YOU for such a kind and thorough review; Trip Advisor has become our most powerful form of "advertising," thanks to the kindness... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My new husband and I just had our wedding ceremony at Riverwood lodge at the Buffalo Outdoor Center. It was the most beautiful venue. The scenery is perfect and the lodge is great for an intimate party! The staff at BOC were more than helpful and did all they could to make our wedding everything we hoped! Our guests stayed... More 

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

Julie, THANK YOU so much for the wonderful wedding review! We heart our brides and grooms who choose Buffalo River country as their destination for a wedding away from it all. :) We hope to see you for an anniversary one of these years! Congratulations on your new life together; may your dreams come true and your journey together be... More 

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