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One Main Street, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
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Buffalo Outdoor Center
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Beachwood, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Mt. Sunrise cabin. As advertised, it is a great place to watch the sunrise. It was very clean and well furnished and the bathroom seemed newly renovated with granite counters and a beautiful tile shower. The in room hot tub was disappointing as there was not enough hot water to fill it adequately, even though we... More

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Cleveland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I highly recommend the canapy tour!!!, we had a blast, very friendly staff made our experience a real treat, it was simply beautiful zipping through the trees! I am terrified of heights, but the staff made me feel very comfortable, and I am so glad I did it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A group of 16 physicians and significant others stayed at the Riverwind Lodge for a weekend. The cabin was unbelievably nice- granite counter tops, very clean, and it even smelled new. The area was large enough to have multiple areas for us to spread out, but there were also areas large enough for all of is to be together. Nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We recently held our family reunion at BOC, family members rented the lodge and several of the cabins. Nothing could have been better and the staff responded immediately if we had a need. They were extremely busy as the 94 of us were there in Memorial Day weekend, but with the service we received you would not have known we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This review is for the actual Buffalo Outdoor Center (main) location. We didn't stay in the cabins, but we did frequent the store, snack bar, gas station & purchase our canopy tour tickets here. Our contact at the main desk was Hailey. She is a WONDERFUL host/first impression for the entire area! Extremely knowledgable, helpful, full of recommendations and an... More

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asheville, nc
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Well equipped and roomy relaxing cabins. Staff very nice and helpful. Nice rest stop on our trip to see Arkansas. We rented " Valley Dream" and would do so again. Kitchen was well equipped. Champagne was a nice touch though a little drier would have been better.

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Lake Arthur, Louisiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We came to Ponca a yeast Agassi and had so much fun we had to go back. We received another great cabin. Very clean and nice. All of the people working at the outdoor center were very helpful on our trip. We took a 3 day 2 night canoe trip down buffalo river. They shuttled our vehicle with no trouble... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

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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Address: One Main Street, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
Location: United States > Arkansas > Ponca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Arkansas/Ponca

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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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