Why Choose a BOC Cabin

Whether it's your first trip to the Buffalo National River or your fiftieth, the place you choose to stay can make a huge difference in your vacation. So, why should you choose a Buffalo Outdoor Center cabin?

The Buffalo River Cabin overlooks the finest scenery in Arkansas.

We’re set apart not only by our cabins, with their stunning views of the Arkansas wilderness, their seclusion and their amenities – we’re one of the only properties on the entire river that offers cabins with hot tubs – but also by our experienced, friendly adventure staff and flexible cancellation policies.

Where You’ll Stay

Our Cabins

After a strenuous hike or a hectic workweek, what better place to unplug and unwind than our cabins. Leave the stress behind and soak in the views (and yourself!) in the hot tub of a mountain-top cabin. All cabins have a fireplace, so you can also relax by playing a game with the family or snuggling up with your partner in front of a roaring fire.

We stayed at the Creekside Cabin and everything could not have been more perfect.

– Matthew A.

If completely unplugging isn’t your thing, we’ve still got you covered. Need to check in on family at home, or want to send friends pictures from your hiking trip? ALL of our cabins feature free WiFi, which is an uncommon amenity here in the beautiful (but middle-of-nowhere) Buffalo River!

woman in a hot tub at a cabin

reading by a fireplace

Our Location

Nestled atop one of Arkansas’s tallest mountains, many of our mountain-top cabins have the most beautiful, sweeping views in Buffalo River country. Take in thirty miles of breathtaking wilderness scenery while you enjoy your cabin’s seclusion — and the tranquility that comes with it.

The view from the porch overlooking the Buffalo River Valley is absolutely perfect. It’s one of the few spots in the area that’s high enough to take a photograph of the sunrise over the fog-filled valley. Stunning!

– Renee F.

Immerse yourself in the history of the pioneers who came to the land in the early 1800s. History buffs, energetic kids and nature-lovers alike are bound to be inspired on the trails. Whichever direction you hike, you can discover the remaining traces of those who came before us — cross old wagon tracks, explore historic cemeteries and investigate the bluff shelters of prehistoric Native Americans.

Whatever your chosen adventure, our cabins are a conveniently-located starting point. Surrounded by the Buffalo’s most popular trailheads, our cabins are only minutes away from your next hike or bike. Whether you’re stargazing in Arkansas’s first Dark Sky resort, exploring the river on a float trip or flying high on Arkansas’s only wilderness zipline tour, adventure awaits right outside your door.

Hiker on a cliff at sunset

woman by bike watching a sunset

Who We Are

Our Experience

We’re proud of our 45 years (and counting!) of experience in Buffalo River country, giving us an in-depth knowledge of all things Buffalo National River. Our adventure staff is the most knowledgeable on the Buffalo – whether you need hiking suggestions or want fun facts about our rivers, our team is happy (and ready!) to answer. Completely new to the Buffalo National River? Don’t worry, first-timers are our specialty!

The staff is extremely friendly, and if you ask they will happily share recommendations for hiking, camping or which cabin to stay in.

– David R.

Our Staff

Know that when you’re at Buffalo Outdoor Center, our adventure staff cares deeply about your experience. It’s our focused attention on cleanliness, our dedication to addressing any unexpected issues with your cabin (even after-hours) and so much more that shows how our entire team is truly invested in ensuring that your trip is a success.

Our Policies

Before you even arrive, we’re committed to making your trip effortless. If you unexpectedly have to cancel your trip, Buffalo Outdoor Center has one of the nation’s most flexible lodging cancellation policies and the advantage of a minimal booking deposit. We have a great cabin for every budget — for the group of friends who need to get away, for the couple splurging on a honeymoon or for the family of six, our cabins span a range of affordability.