• Family Friendly
  • Wifi
  • Motorcycle
  • Satellite TV

Details

Cedar Crest Lodge (soon to be renamed Ponca Creek Lodge) is a spacious rental located in the gorgeous Ponca Wilderness area and just a stone's throw from the Buffalo National River.  With overnight accommodations for up to 16 (dbl occ) and plenty of extraordinary entertaining spaces for up to 80, Cedar Crest Lodge is the perfect venue for a special event or even a casual gathering of friends or family.

The lodge has over 5,000 square feet of open-floor plan living space.  The main floor features a sunken living room with wood-burning fireplace; a gourmet kitchen; a dining/meeting room with custom table seating for 14; and two master suites, each with a queen bed, private shower / jacuzzi bath and sitting / reading nook.  A 42” TV with satellite channels plus BluRay DVD player is located behind cabinetry for main floor viewing.  

The lodge's gourmet kitchen features a six-burner gas stove top, two commercial-size refrigerators, beverage cooler, separate ice maker, two freezer drawers, double convection ovens, warming drawer, microwave and dishwasher.  The kitchen is supplied with a coffeemaker, toaster, dishware, pots and pans, serving pieces and cleaning supplies.  A curved granite dining bar surrounds the kitchen with seating for eight. In addition, a private dining room provides seating for up to 14 at a beautiful custom-made table.

The second-floor entertainment / sleeping area is open to the living and dining room below. Multiple furniture groupings provide gathering spaces for playing board games, reading or just having great conversation.  The second floor also features a 42” flat screen TV with satellite and local channels, a BluRay DVD player, XBox gaming system, two large leather sofas and a variety of board games, movies and XBox games. Sleeping accommodations on the second floor are quite unique:  two loft areas, each with two full-size beds, are accessed by log ladders--a perfect spot for the kids in your group!  On opposite sides of the second floor are two elegant master suites, each with a queen bed, private shower/ jacuzzi bath and sitting / reading nook.

Need room for two more guests?  Consider booking our Cedar Crest Cabin, fully furnished and conveniently located beside the lodge.  

Outside, you and your guests will enjoy over 800 square feet of deck space, including a beautiful footbridge that crosses the creek and leads to a fabulous double-fireplace pavilion.

Inside and out, Cedar Crest Lodge is a phenomenal rental and easily one of the finest event venues in Arkansas.  We truly look forward to delighting you and your guests with the architectural beauty and exquisite outdoor setting of this first-class rental.    

Hosting a special event?  Please see our Events page for information about venue fee, deposit and services.

Amenities Include

  • 5,000 sq ft of living, entertaining and sleeping space
  • 800 sq ft of outdoor deck with gas grill
  • Sunken living room with woodburning fireplace
  • Gourmet kitchen with large serving / dining bar
  • Formal dining room with 14-person table + chairs
  • Four master suites each with luxury shower / jacuzzi bath
  • Private sitting areas adjacent to master suites 
  • Spacious second-story entertainment / gathering area
  • Sleeping loft with two full-size beds
  • Two 42” TVs satellite/local channels, BluRay players
  • Xbox Console + controllers
  • Hillside Pavilion with creekview seating and double fireplace 
  • Nativestone creekside patio
  • Beautiful footbridge spanning the creek
  • Central heat and air
  • Jacuzzi tubs in each master bath
  • Bed linens, towels, shampoo & soap provided
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer
  • WIFI service
  • Firewood
  • Convenient to the Ponca Access and Lost Valley Trailhead

FREE DVD LIBRARY:  Need a movie or two to watch during your stay?  Just visit the Buffalo Outdoor Center store in Ponca, where our cabin and lodge guests may check out DVDs from our large library of movies.  

ABOUT CELL SERVICE:  While cell service is not available at the lodge, it can typically be found 3 miles north of Ponca on Hwy 43.  Turn left at the Centerpoint trailhead onto Firetower road and continue driving along Firetower until your phone indicates it has adequate signal.

TENTS / RVS / CAMPFIRES:  To preserve the aesthetics of the lodge and its grounds, tents, RVs and campfires are not permitted on property.  For RV camping, please visit our RV PARK page.  

PETS NOT PERMITTED:  Cedar Crest Lodge is a pet-free property, both inside and out.  Please see our PET-FRIENDLY CABINS page for lodging of this nature.

SMOKING:  Smoking is not permitted inside the lodge or the next-door cabin.  Please smoke outside and discard butts in the receptacle provided.  

2-Night Minimum Stay: A reservation involving a Friday or Saturday night requires a minimum stay of at least 2 consecutive nights. Select holiday and peak season time frames such as Valentine’s or President’s Day may also require a 2-night minimum. Please ask our office staff for the current holiday booking guidelines. For our complete lodging policies click here.

2019 HOLIDAY & SEASONAL RESERVATIONS 

FOR BOC CABINS & RIVERWIND LODGE

SPRING BREAK SEASON

  • MARCH 8 - April 5: a 2-night minimum stay is required for a reservation that includes any of these dates. 

SUMMER HOLIDAYS & PEAK SEASON

  • MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND / MAY 24-27: a 3-night minimum stay is required for a reservation that includes any of these dates.
  • SUMMER PEAK SEASON / MAY 28 -JULY 7: a 2-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates. 
  • LABOR DAY / AUG 27 - AUG 30: a 3-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates.  
  • FALL PEAK SEASON / SEPT 28 - DEC 1: a 2-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates. 

THANKSGIVING / CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS

  • NOV 27 - DEC 1: a 3-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates.
  • DEC 20 - JAN 1, 2020: a 2-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates. 

FOR THE RV CAMPGROUND

  • MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND / MAY 24-27: a 3-night minimum stay is required for a reservation that includes any of these dates.
  • LABOR DAY / AUG 27 - AUG 30: a 2-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates.  

THANKSGIVING / CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR'S

  • NOV 27 - DEC 1: a 3-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates.
  • DEC 20 - JAN 1, 2020:  a 2-night minimum stay is required for a reservation including any of these dates.