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Pineville, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This was our second visit to the area and to stay with Buffalo Outdoor Center, just as it was in 2005 they have only got even better with our second visit in 2015!!! The service and care that they give is awesome in every way. The cabins are cozy and comfortable, the wild life is really nice as the trip...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Manda, thank you for staying with us again and for taking the time to write such a kind review. And, as you well know, to relax and let the world go by is one of the best reasons to come here; thank you for helping future guests appreciate that quality of the area. Also, we especially appreciate your comment about...

Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Let me explain! Looking for fall colors closer to home than the north east. We ended up picking - as it is known - BCO. Amenities - well - very few! As in no TV - no Radio - No internet. What you do have is a peace in quite unlike - most of us - have experienced......in maybe for...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We're so glad you chose to come to Ponca instead of heading northeast! This is still undiscovered country for many folks, which, as you learned, is a part of its great charm. Thank you for such a thorough review of BOC and the area, and for helping others appreciate how staying in the beautiful middle of nowhere can be exactly...

Arkansas
Reviewed 1 November 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Valley Dream cabin for two nights. The cabin was very secluded at the end of the road. No view except the woods. Only minimal noise from the street down below. The cabin was perfect for two with a king size bed and tub for two. The fireplace was great and easy to start...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the kindness of a personal recommendation; plus, your thorough description of the Valley Dream will be of great help to future guests!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We love the great outdoors and traveling to see the colors that fall has to offer. This year we chose Ponca, AR because neither of us had been to the area. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area. It was so peaceful, relaxing and gorgeous! We stayed in the Mountain Sunset cabin. The cabin was perfect. We...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

You had what we would say is the quintessential Ponca experience---bugling elk, Whitaker Point, hot tub, fireplace, not to mention fall color; we're so glad you chose to gamble on Ponca and BOC for your fall getaway! THANK YOU for such a kind and thorough review; Trip Advisor has become our most powerful form of "advertising," thanks to the kindness...

Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

My new husband and I just had our wedding ceremony at Riverwood lodge at the Buffalo Outdoor Center. It was the most beautiful venue. The scenery is perfect and the lodge is great for an intimate party! The staff at BOC were more than helpful and did all they could to make our wedding everything we hoped! Our guests stayed...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Julie, THANK YOU so much for the wonderful wedding review! We heart our brides and grooms who choose Buffalo River country as their destination for a wedding away from it all. :) We hope to see you for an anniversary one of these years! Congratulations on your new life together; may your dreams come true and your journey together be...

Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Buffalo outdoor center in the mt. Sunrise cabin. It was a beautiful cabin, very clean and had everything you needed to cook. The employees were very nice and sweet. We hiked to the Whitaker point bluff and it was beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and plan on going back to camp with our son on the buffalo...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Susan, thank you so very much for the kind words and recommendation of BOC and the Buffalo River area. We especially appreciate your comment about our staff, who strives to make sure every guest feels a part of our family. As you think about a future camping trip on the Buffalo, Ponca is within less than 10 minutes of the...

Sachse, Texas
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Cabin X was great. Newly refurbished, it could pass for newly built. It help my wife and I have an awesome, romantic weekend. The morning view, starting about 0615 hours with the morning mist covering the valleys got better and better as the sky lightened and the sun rose across the valley from behind the mountains. Lots of room in...

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed in sunset cabin.it was everything we were hoping for.peace and quiet.a cabin that was away from other cabins.we grilled out every night roasted marshmallows.went in hot tub on the deck.and listened to music.cant wait to go back next year.arkansaw was not getting enough rain so river was dry..they also need rain so the leaves will turn for their...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Tracy, we love thinking about you and that marshmallow roast! We are so happy you found Buffalo River country and BOC a place of peace and quiet and renewal. The fall leaves are in "bloom" now and the elk are out and about; we hope you can make it back sometime for an autumn experience! Meanwhile, enjoy a warm winter...

Springdale, Arkansas
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Every cabin has an amazing view of the Ozark Mountains and Buffalo River Valley. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. We spent my wife's birthday and my birthday weekends here this year. We stayed in two different cabins and couldn't imagine improving on the first cabin, however, the Arkansas Cabin was just gorgeous. With the hot tub on...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We so enjoyed having you here with us for your birthdays---we think the Ponca Wilderness area is THE best place in the state for doing something nice for yourself on a birthday. :) By the way, the tree leaves are in peak form here now and the elk are visible on a regular basis, so even a day trip to...

Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Cabin was large, clean and beautiful . The view was incredible...the picture was sunset from the hot tub. I think this would be an excellent place in any season. Close to the buffalo river for canoeing, close to lots of hiking trails and not far from Sams Throne, for Rock climbing. The cabin had a huge fireplace and lots of...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Miss Betty, we couldn't have better described the Mountain Sunset ourselves! As for that "never go outside" part, we sure understand what you mean. But, the call of the Buffalo River is strong and as you well know, its beauty easily compels one to leave that fireplace and hot tub behind for a bit! Thank you for your wonderful review....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Arkansas' finest river and trail scenery, Buffalo Outdoor Center has a long-standing reputation for offering quality log cabin rentals in extraordinary Buffalo National River country. We're also the area's leading outfitter for float trips on the Buffalo National River, a pristine national park offering beautiful scenic seclusion. And, we offer Arkansas' only true wilderness zip line adventure, a fun-filled 2-hr tour that's great for the young and the young at heart! Couples and families join us year 'round for adventure getaways that are tops in extraordinary scenic beauty and, most of all, great fun! We have cabins in a variety of price ranges, from family cabins to romantic cabins for two. Several of our cabins feature outdoor hot tubs with sweeping 30-mile views of Ozark Mountain country. Hot tub cabins book early, so if you have certain dates in mind, it is never too soon to call and book. And, while we're in the beautiful middle of nowhere, several of our cabins offer free wifi for those who still wish to remain in touch with folks back home. We've just opened a new 5,000 square-foot retail center, featuring great souvenirs and quality outdoor apparel and gear. Got an appetite? Let our deli build you a mile-high sandwich crafted with fantastic locally-baked breads, natural meats, cheeses and fresh veggies! When it comes to adventure activities, we can keep you as busy as you want to be! Our zip line is hugely popular and open March through November. When it comes to hiking or canoeing, there's none finer in Arkansas and arguably mid-America. Elk watching is also a popular activity. The Ponca area is home to a large elk herd which roams the Boxley Valley and can frequently be seen from the comfort of your car. The best seasons for elk viewing are fall and winter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffalo Outdoor Center

Address: Hwy 43, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
Region: United States > Arkansas > Ponca
Price Range: $206 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Arkansas/Ponca
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