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Buffalo Outdoor Center

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Hwy 43, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WOW words can not describe the beauty of this cabin on the side of a mountain. Rabbits everywhere, humming birds too. Absolutely intriguing. LOVED every minute of our stay. If you love nature than this is the spot for you.

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Stoup
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect heading to the Buffalo River and this part of Arkansas. We drove and drove all these switch back roads going higher and higher and the area getting more and more remote. Gorgeous and so "natural". We arrived after dark and the star gazing was world class. The coyotes howled in the dark of... More 

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

We love your statement about the world-class stargazing! It's such an underappreciated quality of this beautiful middle of nowhere; thank you for mentioning it in your review! Also, thank you for the kind words, as well as the excellent detail you have provided future visitors to BOC and the Ponca area. By the way, the starcapes change by the season,... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful professional place to rent canoes or get general supplies for a float. Very knowledgable staff.. Owner has been doing this before the Buffalo was a National River. Book in advance especially on weekends. Staff can even take your ride to end point of float so that you can go straight from River to your car.

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

We're so pleased that you felt you were in a place of professionalism when you entered our building. While our staff wants each guest to feel an added measure of friendliness and welcome when crossing our threshold, they also strive to serve with knowledgeability, thoroughness, integrity and efficiency. We greatly appreciate your recognition of their effort and thank you for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

While we've been to the Buffalo River several times, this was our first time to stay in the area. We spent two nights in one of the BOC cabins and it was a great experience. All of the staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. There are several cabins in the area, but they are each so well placed that you'll... More 

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

Miss Kate, we are deeply honored by your extremely kind review, and the fact that you feel so strongly that BOC is now your Buffalo River home away from home. We thank you for taking the time to share such a thorough review of your experience with us. And, we look forward to your return, as there is a lifetime... More 

Queen City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Shea was very friendly and helpful during our stay Memorial Day weekend in 2016. Kelly and I stayed in the Hideaway Cabin. Well maintained and clean. Has enough dishes, pots and pans for 4 people. Full sized appliances, hot tub out back worked perfectly. Floated the Buffalo river and rented the Canoe from them. Very easy, show up at the... More 

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

We love it when a review begins with a compliment to our staff; that speaks volumes and we'll make sure they get a chance to read your kind words. And, we're so pleased you enjoyed your cabin time with us! Do come back---Cabin X and Arkansas' finest hiking trails are calling your name! ;) More 

Memphis
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My husband and I stayed in the Crossbow. It was just perfect for the two of us. Loved the rustic feel it had. The staff were absolutely outstanding. Always smiling and so very helpful. We only had one thing happen that was not a negative at all--just an inconvenience. We decided to build a fire one evening and our cabin... More 

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

First of all, thank you for all the kind things you said about our staff and the Crossbow! We are so fortunate to have a top-notch staff here in the beautiful middle of nowhere. And, we love the ambience of that cabin and that big, sweeping lawn you can enjoy from the front porch. :) We are truly sorry you... More 

Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

BOC is helpful, friendly and reliable. Much better than competitors who will lose thousands of dollars over the next few years because of poor service and poor customer relations. We rented from competitors last year and had a much better experience with BOC.

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

Martha, we greatly appreciate your business and thank you for letting us know that our service met with your expectations of friendliness and helpfulness. We hope your travel plans will find you in Ponca again soon, and when that time comes, we'd welcome the chance to be of service once again! :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

First time here, but my former advisor and family had been here before and we all agree that their customer service is outstanding! We stayed in the cabins and also rented kayaks from them. All the equipment was in great conditions and the fire place and hot tub were just great! we hope to visit them again !!

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

Thank you so very, very much for the kind review! Sounds like you had the perfect Buffalo River getaway---river trip + cozy fireplace + hot tub time = great escape. Thank you especially for the compliment to our staff. Here's hoping the chance to return to this beautiful wilderness comes sooner than later for you, Josue'! :) More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I organized a small group of ladies to visit here and booked the Mountain Magic cabin to be our place of R&R after exploring the amazing natural beauty of Arkansas. We loved our cabin in the woods which included a hot tub with a view of the amazing forest. There was a lovely fireplace and firewood was provided which made... More 

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

Mary, we're thrilled that you and your friends found the Mountain Magic Cabin and the Ponca area to be the perfect outdoor location for a girls' getaway. Thank you for your very kind review here on Trip Advisor; we deeply appreciate you sharing your experience at our resort with the world! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We didn't actually stay at the lodging....just a rest stop before hiking Hawk's Bill Crag. All of the staff was so friendly and went out of their way to assist with everything we needed and answer our questions. The lunch they packed was awesome. Even helped with bug spray we needed for the hike, connecting to their wifi and downloading... More 

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

Thank you SO very much for writing such a wonderful review about our staff and our store services. :) We hope you'll want to return for more Ponca adventures now that you've been to the crag---there are plenty more out there to be discovered, we promise. And, always know we stand ready to help with more directions! :) More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffalo Outdoor Center

Address: Hwy 43, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
Location: United States > Arkansas > Ponca
Price Range: $155 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Arkansas/Ponca
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