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White Buffalo Resort
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great scenery, great fishing, comfortable lodges”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I spent a 5 day Father and Son camp here and it was fantastic.

The dads fished about 45 trout the whole trip!

The lodges were very warm and comfortable. I've been to a few ski lodges were it always seems a little drafty. These lodges heated up so quickly, especially when the fireplaces were turned on.

I read from one of the comments that the beds were terrible. Well, sure, they're not posturepedic memory foam beds but they were comfortable. Some people don't have a sense of proportion.

The hosts were extremely hospitable and very helpful. I can't say enough good things about them.

One day we hiked the bluff which rises more than 300 feet high and while looking over the cliff a bald eagle flies eye level to us not more than 40 feet away! A BALD EAGLE! What a sight. It's one thing to see one at the zoo and another to see it far away in the wild but 40 feet away on top of the cliff! Simply unforgettable.

The view was fantastic, the lodging was fantastic, the fishing was fantastic and the owners were above and beyond what was expected.

I may sound like a commercial but I guarantee that I'm simply one satisfied customer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Catawissa, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

The white buffalo property is right on the river and the views are remarkable! We stayed in our travel trailer in an RV spot. They have full hookup and sites with electric and water only.

We did not stay in a cabin but they have cabins as well.

There is a small pool on site and pavilion for family get togethers.

If you love to trout fish...this is your paradise. You can fish from the bank, bring or rent a boat or get a guide to take you fishing. The property is right next to the public access if you bring your own boat. So, it's very convenient. While we were there, we saw an eagle swoop up some lunch just across the water from us while we were fishing!!

The bathrooms and shower facilities were very clean. The only thing that the property could add would be washer/dryer facilities.

The area is beautiful and serene, but close to the city if you need anything. The staff is very helpful if you need anything!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Baldwin City, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed here in a deluxe cabin and had a great time just like we have had in the past. It was rainy and the creeks had made the White River at the resort muddy, too muddy to fish. The owners called and found out that the State Park area was clear and had boats to rent, gave us a map and we had a great 2 days of fishing trout with the kids. Next time we hope the weather cooperates but this resort is always helpful and caring.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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John_Olwell, Owner at White Buffalo Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
We're happy to help, Lisa. Thanks for your kind words, and we hope for better weather on your NEXT trip!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed 4 days in the middle of July, clean cabins and resort. Cabin was stocked with all the kitchen supplies you could need. Great location on the White. Staff was very polite and helpful. They know the area and gave good suggestions on places to go and visit. I did not fish but there were plenty of boats on the water if fishing is you thing.

Room Tip: We stayed in a cabin, good AC well supplied and clean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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John_Olwell, Owner at White Buffalo Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thank you, Chris! We love suggesting ways to make your vacation more enjoyable and relaxing. Hope to see your family down this way again sometime!
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Lewisville, Texas, United States
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

My son and I went up there for 5 days and stayed in the Spinner Cabin... We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. John and Eileen went out of their way to make our stay an awesome experience. The scenery is gorgeous! The cabin was perfect! The jon boats were top notch! and the fishing was "world-class"! We can't wait to get back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Spinner Cabin.. Has a master bed, 2 single beds in the upstairs loft, and a pull-ou...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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John_Olwell, Owner at White Buffalo Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thanks so much, Tim. We admit we're biased- but we ALSO think this is the most gorgeous place on earth. ;) Hope to see you and Russell again soon!
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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The place could be relly great. I didnt get to see the deluxe cabins, but stayed in one of the camper cabins. If the deluxe is a step up from the camper cabins it will need to be a major step! The camper cabins are small and the beds are as far from comfort as you could get. I can say the staff was relly great till i dealt with the owners. They could not keep track of any thing between them and both wanted me to pay my bill several times after i had payed it! After staying, paying for parking ($3 a day), and shuttle for floating the buffalo it all added up to several hundred dollars. Once
we were done i went to get my truck keys from the office (and i owed no more money) the lady owner gave me a talking to for taking to long on the shuttle 3 days before that! Im warning you if you CAN stay anywere else you should! That is unless you like places that just take your hard earned money in return for substandered facilities and rudeness.

  • Stayed May 2013
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John_Olwell, Owner at White Buffalo Resort, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
We’re truly sorry to hear that you left our establishment under these circumstances. Hospitality is our number one goal and we do absolutely everything within our power to make sure our customers are happy and feel that their hard-earned money is being spent wisely. We unfortunately find ourselves a little short staffed after an employee quit unexpectedly a few weeks ago- the only reason making grocery stops during a float trip shuttle would cause alarm in our office. We’re running a little ragged these days, and we sincerely apologize for any discomfort you may have felt. Please feel free to e-mail us directly at whitebuffaloresort@gmail.com and we will set you up with a free full day jonboat rental the next time you’re in our area. We hope that you’ll give us another opportunity to prove our hospitality.
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

The best and only place to stay on the White!! The cabins are located right on the river. The bluff is is amazingly beautiful. And cannot even begin to say enough great things about the owners, John and Eileen and their staff. No need to look anywhere else this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: White Buffalo Resort
Address: 418 White Buffalo Trl, Mountain Home, AR 72653-7719
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Location: United States > Arkansas > Mountain Home
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Mountain Home
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White Buffalo Resort rents 9 riverfront cedar log Cabins & Lodges, 6 Camper Cabins, 7 shady Full Hook-Up RV sites & 17 Campsites all overlooking the beautiful White River. We rent jonboats, canoes and kayaks. Whether you come for the legendary trout fishing or the premier small mouth fishing or just to escape to the beauty of the Ozarks, you'll make memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 

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