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Buffalo Outdoor Center

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Overview
Hwy 43 PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in the President’s cabin. It had a fantastic view from the back porch. The back porch had a swing and several rocking chairs to relax in. The cabin it’s self was furnished with one king size bed and a queen bed in a...More

Thank Letha S
Response from Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor CenterResponded 4 weeks ago

Letha, what an incredibly inightful review of the President's Cabin! THANK YOU so much for it, as well as the personal recommendation. We hope you'll get to return to upper Buffalo River country sooner than later, and that we might have the honor of being...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Cabin 1 and were really pleased with the clean, cozy cabin with modern touches. Nice, new shower. Enjoyed sipping coffee on the porch swing in the morning. The staff were very friendly and helpful with directions to trailheads.More

Thank TravelForThree003
Response from Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor CenterResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for the most kind review and rating! Like you, we think that porch swing coffee time is an under appreciated activity here at BOC...we're so pleased that it was a favorite memory! Also, thank you for the accolades for our...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

BOC shuttled our vehicle from Ponca to Kyle's Landing; checkin was quick and easy and the vehicle arrived promptly. It was a very busy Saturday on the river but they seemed to be very organized with their processes. Also helpful information on the phone about...More

Thank Kari B
Response from Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor CenterResponded July 10, 2018

Kari, thank you so very much for the kind review. We are always appreciative of the chance to put our more than 40 years of outfitting experience to work for our guests. Again, thank you for sharing here on Trip Advisor. We hope another beautiful...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place is Absolutely Beautiful and the River is an awesome place to relax and unwind. Super Nice People. Great Place for a Family Vacation or a Romantic get away. You will not be disappointed in All that this place has to offer and the...More

Thank 163rickyb
Response from Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor CenterResponded July 10, 2018

We are so pleased you now love this place as much as we do! :) Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review; we sincerely appreciate the time you took to pen it for the world to see!

Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a family reunion and stayed at Riverwind. The place is fantastic with plenty of kitchen space and living room space to sit and visit. Bedrooms are large as well. Also the staff at BOC is very accommodating and friendly.More

Thank Suke63
Response from Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor CenterResponded July 10, 2018

THANK YOU so much for the awesome review! We think RiverWind is an extra special family reunion facility and location, but it means so much more to potential guests to know that YOU thought so, too! Again, thank you for the sweet review. We hope...More

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Description
Located in the heart of Arkansas' finest river and trail scenery, Buffalo Outdoor Center has a long-standing reputation for offering quality log cabin rentals in extraordinary Buffalo National River ...More country. We're also the area's leading outfitter for float trips on the Buffalo National River, a pristine national park offering beautiful scenic seclusion. And, we offer Arkansas' only true wilderness zip line adventure, a fun-filled 2-hr tour that's great for the young and the young at heart! Couples and families join us year 'round for adventure getaways that are tops in extraordinary scenic beauty and, most of all, great fun! We have cabins in a variety of price ranges, from family cabins to romantic cabins for two. 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. And, while we're in the beautiful middle of nowhere, several of our cabins offer free wifi for those who still wish to remain in touch with folks back home. We've just opened a new 5,000 square-foot retail center, featuring great souvenirs and quality outdoor apparel and gear. Got an appetite? Let our deli build you a mile-high sandwich crafted with 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 and open March through November. When it comes to hiking or canoeing, there's none finer in Arkansas and arguably mid-America. Elk watching is also a popular activity. The Ponca area is home to a large elk herd which roams the Boxley Valley and can frequently be seen from the comfort of your car. The best seasons for elk viewing are fall and winter. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free Internet
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
29
Price range
$155 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
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Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
,
Buffalo Outdoor Center Arkansas/Ponca
Location
United States > Arkansas > Ponca
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
29
Price range
$155 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
,
Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
,
Buffalo Outdoor Center Arkansas/Ponca
Location
United States > Arkansas > Ponca
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Traveler (123)
Room & Suite (22)
Pool & Beach (3)
Dining (1)
Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
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Questions & Answers
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Birddawg
December 4, 2015|
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Response from Austin A | Property representative |
Hi Birddawg, thank you for your inquiry. Manda M is correct. Buffalo Outdoor Center currently has 21 cabins that sleep anywhere from 2 to 8 guests (double occupancy) in each of them. Each one is individually unique. There is... More
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Tricia T
March 22, 2015|
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Response from Rhonda M | Property representative |
Tricia, there are a few that are mingled in with our other reviews, which means you have to scroll through all 83! I can say that we've never had anything but great reviews on the zip line, whether on Facebook or Trip... More
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kymberlyk
June 29, 2014|
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Response from Rhonda M | Property representative |
Kymberly, fall color here tends to turn on the most mid-October through the first few days of November, although, honestly, prime color can occur anytime between about Oct 10 - Nov 6. Regarding a cabin that works for 6... More
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"Cabins on top of the hill have great views, but cabins down below aren't shabby either."
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"Half the cabins are in the valley and half on the mountain top. The ones in the valley do not have cell or..."
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"Bring your own food"
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"There are a few cabins with Cell Phone service."
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