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Family Reunions in Our Wide-Open Spaces

If getting the family or your best friends together is on the summer fun list, we offer two fabulous lodge rentals that are big on amenities, plus, have the spacious gathering areas you need for helping keep folks safe.

RIVERWIND LODGE:  Mountain-top luxury with a big-as-all-Arkansas-outdoors view

Riverwind Lodge at night

RiverWind Lodge is one of the finest group rental properties anywhere, yet offers guests luxury accommodations at a great value.  The lodge boasts a commanding 30-mile view across the upper Buffalo River wilderness, as well as plenty of room for your guests to roam both indoors and out.  RiverWind Lodge sleeps up to 36 guests (db occ) in spacious, private bedrooms, each with private bathroom, smart TV and AC/heat control.  Some bedrooms even have balconies where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while drinking in the view of the mountains!

RiverWind features beautiful, wide-open gathering spaces.  Your family and friends can even dine al fresco at the lodge’s outdoor chair-rail seating.  Looking for easy meal prep for your reunion or getaway?  RiverWind Lodge’s kitchen is your Top Chef’s dream, with miles of counterspace, a commercial-size refrigerator, and double the ovens and microwaves.

Learn more about RiverWind Lodge and its countless amenities, including an outdoor hot tub deck!

CEDAR CREST LODGE:  A one-of-kind lodge like no other in Arkansas

Evening at Ponca Creek Lodge

With 5,000-sq feet of gorgeous living space and a craftsman feel, Ponca Creek Lodge is the perfect rental for an unforgettable family reunion or gathering of friends.  From outdoor fireplaces and wide-open deck spaces to beautiful, spacious indoor living areas, Ponca Creek Lodge gives folks plenty of room to social distance, yet be together in an intimate setting.  At night, guests can turn in to their private quarters featuring unique Jacuzzi showerbaths and private sitting areas.  The lodge’s huge loft area also provides additional sleeping and gathering space.

Located along Ponca Creek, Ponca Creek Lodge surrounds guests with the sights and sounds of nature.  Indoors, the Natural State inspiration continues with a massive nativestone fireplace serving as the living room’s focal point and unique hardwood finishes accenting the architecture everywhere you turn.

If you’ve been looking for that extra special place to reconnect with loved ones, learn more about this truly unique group lodge rental now!


Our cabins and lodges are perfectly spaced so you can book additional lodging without guests being too far from your group. You can even bring your furry friends to our pet-friendly cabins for this much-needed reunion!

Cabins Near RiverWind Lodge

The Creekside Cabin at Ponca Creek Lodge

Please note that our lodges do not permit pets on the grounds or inside the properties.


Buffalo Outdoor Center RV Park

Our new RV park is loaded with all the features that discriminating RVers love!  Like wide, level sites with full hookups and concrete pads…a beautiful view across the Ozark Mountains…a spacious pet-walking area…it all adds up to being one of the best, if not the best RV campground in Arkansas!


We’ve got ’em!  BOC is the home of Arkansas’s only wilderness zipline experience, which is a perfect summertime adventure for ages 7+.  We’re also near many of the most popular hiking trailheads in Buffalo River country.  Does anyone in your group love horses?  If so, we can connect you with a nearby trailriding ranch who specialize in greenhorns and little people age 6+.  How about floating?   The middle section of the Buffalo National River is only a 1-hour drive from Ponca and we can connect you with a number of quality outfitters for canoe and kayak rental.  And, don’t forget how much fun a family picnic is at a beautiful, pristine Buffalo River swimming hole!  We can keep your bunch as busy as you like; just call us at 870-861-5514 and we’ll help you find plenty for folks to do.

Kayaker on a river
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