Great For the Entire Family

Family & Friends Cabins

Balloon Cabin

Great For the Entire Family


$389 per night + tax


Up to 6 people

Cabin Features

Dark Sky

Family Friendly

High-speed WiFi

Hot Tub

Mountain Top Views

Pet Friendly

Romantic Seclusion

Satellite TV


Discover secluded Ozark Mountain beauty at this terrific cabin rental for up to 6 guests.  Sequestered away at the end of a quiet lane, The Balloon Cabin offers a high level of privacy and a sweeping view across the mountains of upper Buffalo River country.

Outside is just as relaxing as inside with a fabulous hot tub deck and covered front porch awaiting your arrival. Plus, you’ll capture the spirit of our love for hot air ballooning with this cabin’s delightful decor!

Looking for Buffalo River adventure?  The Balloon Cabin places you within an easy drive of Ponca’s most popular activities, including hiking the Lost Valley Trail, seasonal elk watching and access to the Buffalo National River.  Centerpoint Trailhead is also within a quick drive of this cabin, giving you swift access to the popular Goat Trail to Big Bluff.  Planning a summer getaway?  This cabin is within just a few minutes of our favorite Buffalo River swimming holes!

Bringing a Pet?  Please note that a pet fee of $29 per pet, per night is in addition to the stated cabin rate.


  • 3 queen-size beds
  • Native stone fireplace
  • Fully furnished kitchen, including coffeemaker and filters
  • Smart TV with DVD player / CD player
  • Free access to our library of DVDs*
  • Fully furnished showerbath
  • Blow dryer and soap/shampoo amenities
  • Outdoor hot tub deck
  • Complimentary WIFI & Dish Network service
  • All bed, bath, and kitchen linens
  • Heat/AC and ceiling fan comfort
  • Front porch swing
  • Charcoal grill
  • Firewood and kindling
  • Pet friendly (Pet fee is additional)
  • Maintenance staff available 24/7



Stay in and relax with a flatscreen smart TV with Dish Network service and a BluRay DVD player. Enjoy our large library of free DVDs available at our store during your stay.

Directions to Cell Service:

Cell service is not available at this cabin, but it can typically be found outside of Ponca. Drive 3 miles north of Ponca on Hwy 43, then turn left at the Centerpoint trailhead onto Firetower Road. Continue driving along Firetower Road until your phone has an adequate signal.


All cabins are equipped with complimentary WiFi. Please note that WiFi is a free service and due to our secluded area, may not always be the most dependable due to circumstances beyond our control.

Hot Tubs:

All hot tubs are drained and cleaned regularly. Please allow 4-6 hours for the hot tub to heat properly.

Secluded Cabin:

This cabin is secluded and private from neighbors.

Pet-Friendly Cabin:

Pets are welcome in this cabin, with a $29 + tax charge per night, per pet. Two pets maximum, please! And don’t forget to pick up your Pet Kit upon arrival, which includes dog treats, a sleep sheet and waste bags.

Pet Etiquette:

In consideration for future guests, especially those with allergies, please follow proper pet etiquette. Please do not permit your pet to sleep or lounge on a bed or on furniture. Please keep your pet on a leash at all times when outside the cabin. Pets must be crated when left alone in a cabin. Thank you for picking up pet waste (with the bags provided upon check-in) in the cabin’s yard and disposing of it in the outside trash can prior to departure.

Tents, RVs & Campfires:

Tents, RVs and campfires are not permitted on cabin grounds. For an RV site, please visit our RV Park page.


Smoking is not permitted inside the cabin. Please smoke outside and discard butts in the receptacle provided.

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