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Buffalo Outdoor Center

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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We need a place to stay for one night, but wanted something fun and reasonable. We stayed in the cheapest cabin right off the highway. Other reviews complained about highway noise, but we did not have a problem. Our daughters had fun sleeping in the beds in the loft. There is no cell service, which was fine since we were... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our company retreat took up most of the rooms in the lodge and a few cabins besides. Excellent facilities and atmosphere, and you just can't have a bad meeting with that view off the back deck. Thanks for the Ozark hospitality!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Visited BOC for a company retreat and can't say enough good things about this place. The lodge was great for our group of about 20. The accommodations were extremely nice, comfortable and clean. The staff was great to work with, very attentive and helpful. The best part was the scenery though, this really is one of the most beautiful places... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A MUST FOR THE BUCKET LIST: I continue to be amazed at what is in our backyard in NWA. I would encourage you all to experience the beautiful area of Ponca, AR... and the amazing Buffalo Outdoor Center. Now is the time with the Fall foliage! The cabins are incredible, and a fraction of the cost compared to Big Cedar.... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great site for our retreat. The main lodge was recently refurbished and modernized. Plenty of room for a large meeting. Breaks on the deck offered actual breaks and the change of atmosphere was wonderful. Great views, very functional, highly recommended.

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Springfield, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Located in the tiny town of Ponca, Arkansas, surrounded by exquisite mountains and wrapped in the Buffalo National River is the Buffalo Outdoor Center run by Mike & Rhonda Mills. Bucketlist the BOC, don't wait! This was a quick getaway, and our secluded cabin featured an outdoor hot tub and an incredibly comfortable bed. Waking up to the view can't... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I debated writing this review. I wanted to keep this treasure to myself. But in fairness to humanity I thought I would give my 2 cents worth. Me and my family have stayed in cabin 4 on 6 occasions. The staff at the BOC could not be more helpful. The cabin could not be more comfortable. The canoe service could... More 

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Beachwood, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 reviews
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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Address: One Main Street, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
Location: United States > Arkansas > Ponca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Arkansas/Ponca

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