We just returned from our first visit to Mountain Harbor. Since we decided to stay in one of the more expensive cabins, we were only able to stay two nights which was too short of a visit. Being from the Dallas area, we were really appreciative of the beauty and especially the quiet of C18. The deck in the early morning was a true gift. The decor was absolutely beautiful and we were extremely impressed that it was so clean and that the air conditioning kept us very cool with no noise!
Our only blip in the radar was that when we arrived, we found that the free wireless would not connect. I did not feel that a real effort was made to help with that problem. As it turned out, we didn't even miss it. However, had we really needed it for business or other purposes, it would have been a problem. Since the cabin was so expensive, I felt that ammenities that were offered on the web should have been provided. I suggested that they get the internet problem taken care of before their week-end guests came, especially if they included teenagers. :) For us, it turned out that we found we could survive without it, which was good for both of us.
We will return but will probably choose to do so in the fall. We cannot imagine not staying in C18, so we will start a vacation fund in order to do so! The only staff we met was the lady at the desk and she was very nice. The owners should be proud of this fabulous property. I would highly recommend it.
Ron and Rosie Alexander
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, with Lake Ouachita's premiere Arkansas cabins, has been proudly owned and operated by the Barnes family since 1955, when Hal Barnes found a beautiful harbor in the newly formed Lake Ouachita, just under the gentle sweep of Hickory Nut Mountain. His vision for his "mountain harbor" lives on under the ownership and management of his son, Bill Barnes, and his son, Chris, and daughter, Stephanie, who are both integral in the operations. Just a thirty minute drive west from Hot Springs, this premier Arkansas resort, offers Lake Ouachita's most luxurious cabins and cozy lake view guest rooms, an elite fleet of rental boats, services and fuel through Mountain Harbor's Marina, houseboat rentals, lake view dining at the Lodge Restaurant and three sparkling swimming pools. Weddings, group meetings and family reunions find exceptional staff and service in our lake side conference and wedding venues. You can access miles of hiking, biking, and wandering at Mountain Harbor Resort on the popular LOViT (Lake Ouachita Vista Trail). Nearby, Mount Ida, just 12 miles down the road boasts a friendly, small-town personality and is famed as the quartz crystal capitol of the world!Camp Ozark is also a short 21 miles away. Golf courses, museums, canoeing, Arkansas' only theme park, Magic Springs, the entire Tri-Lake's area, and a host of yearly events and activities are within an hour's drive. From our family to yours, we welcome you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Harbor Hotel Mount Ida