Recommended by Southern Living Magazine, Arkansas House (c.1933) is the landmark hotel of the region, and offers two luxury suites, three charming hotel rooms, and a private cabin on the banks of the Little Buffalo River.
The historic Arkansas House has the Buffalo National River’s finest lodging, centrally located on Scenic Highway 7 in downtown Jasper. We are on the banks of the Little Buffalo River, and just a few minutes from the Ozark National Forest, an ideal location for visitors to both parks, where opportunities abound for canoeing, kayaking, wild elk viewing, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and cycling, fishing, hunting, bird watching, photography, and horseback riding.
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We have a library with rare books that can not only be enjoyed while you’re here, but can also be purchased. An additional feature along our boardwalk is a Salon. Appointments are available at the salon in advance, and walk-ins are welcome as schedule will allow.
The Great Room
Our guests really enjoy the great room for reading, relaxing, watching TV, and even playing the piano.
We have a large library of books, available for reading or for purchase, and comfortable seating for gathering with friends and family to relax. Sit in comfort while you watch dish TV, or select a movie from our collection.
Arkansas House was created to be a soulful retreat of fine simplicity. The warm embrace of our hospitality is waiting for you every moment. Let us help you reconnect and revel in life’s natural pleasures. The interior and exterior spaces are designed to embody tranquility.
The Buffalo National River
The Buffalo River region remains one of the best kept secrets in the US. The centerpiece is the Buffalo National River, a 150 mile wild river, the first designated National River in America. For more information on this national treasure, plan your visit at the Buffalo National River Headquarters website.
From September to December each year elk viewing in Boxley Valley is considered at its peak. During these months, bull elk fight for domination of the herds of cows in Boxley Valley. A popular past-time is to visit Boxley Valley in the evenings to hear the elk bugle and witness the elk up close. People come to the area from many states to view this annual spectacle.
Smith Creek Preserve
Smith Creek Preserve is 1,316 acres of Ozark forest in Newton County which is bisected by Smith Creek, a tributary to the Buffalo National River. The surrounding forest is home to bats, turkeys, deer, black bear and elk. It is a valuable property because the preserve helps keep the water flowing from Smith Creek into the Buffalo River clean and is a vital connector between the 1.2 million acre Ozark National Forest and the 95,000 acre Buffalo River National River Wilderness Area. The preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. For more information, visit the Smith Creek Preserve website.
Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area
Outstanding among the many natural features of the Ozark Natural Forest is the huge stone arch that forms a natural bridge at Alum Cove National Recreation Trail. The natural arch is all that remains of what was a quartz sandstone cave. The arch is 130 feet long and 20 feet wide. The weathering process of wind, rain and ice formed the opening between the arch and the rock overhang.
The Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area and trail is designed primarily for visitors to be close to nature. Learn more at the USDA website.
Ponca Nature Center
Relax in rustic log rockers or benches on a shady wraparound deck overlooking Ponca Creek while observing some of the area’s flora and fauna. A lazy trail along the creek offers a closer look, while nearby picnic tables, covered pavilion and large grassy area provide room for fun and games.
For an educational and fun souvenir, shop our gift corner for books, videos, shirts and more. Hunting and fishing licenses also are available. The center is within easy access to some exceptional camping, canoeing, swimming and fishing on the Buffalo National River, along with some of the finest hiking trails in the state. Cabin and canoe rentals are available in the area through private sources. Learn more about Ponca Nature Center here.
Newton County Chamber of Commerce
Check out all the things our area has to offer. Plan your entire vacation around our community. We have plenty to offer. From outdoors activities to your favorite meals. Visit their website HERE.
Rio Buffalo Outfitter
Established in 2020, Rio Buffalo Outfitter’s staff enjoys helping folks discover the wonders of the Buffalo National River as well as the spectacular Ozark Mountains and streams surrounding the river. We do this by providing quality canoes, kayaks and rafts as well as shuttle services for not only paddling adventures but for hiking and mountain biking. Visit their website for more info!
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch and Adventure Park offers over 3000 acres of spectacular dirt and dual sport riding in a pristine natural area, one of a kind waterfall, specialty campsites, and so much more. Adjoins the Buffalo National River Park and the Sweden Creek Natural Area. Visit wildernessrider.com for more information!
This is a popular day trip with patrons of the Arkansas House. This little Victorian town features many art galleries, fine shops, entertainment, and places to eat. Visit EurekaSprings.org
Nationally famous, Branson is a great destination for live shows and concerts. Plenty of things to do for the whole family. Visit ExploreBranson.com
The little town of Cotter is your destination for world class trout fishing. Visit the Cotter website>
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For more information on floating the Buffalo, hiking, fishing, outdoor adventures, and more, visit the Upper Buffalo River Association website.
Buffalo River Honey
Looking for a sweet treat? Try our very own Buffalo River Honey! We feature the finest, all-natural wilderness flower honey that money can buy. Our hives are located in the pristine Upper Buffalo River Area that encompasses two wilderness areas and thousands of acres of untouched woodlands. Purchase your own supply at Arkansas House!
Read more at www.buffaloriverhoney.com.
All Rooms Include…
ECO Body Products
Atrium & Great Room
Coffee maker with coffee/tea
Payment & Secured Reservations
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure your reservation. Full payment is required 48 hours prior to your arrival. Upon booking your reservation, we require a valid credit card to hold the reservation and for deposit payment. We accept all major credit cards. Reservations made less than 48 hours prior to your arrival, require payment in full at time of reservation.
Due to our remoteness, cancellations affect us greatly. If cancellation is made at least 48 hours prior to reservation date, the deposit will be applied to a future reservation to be scheduled within 12 months of original reservation date. There is a $25 fee for rescheduling. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours of arrival date, full payment is due. However, if we are able to rent your reservation, we will cheerfully refund your payment.
All of our rooms are smoke-free for the comfort of our guests. Smokers, please enjoy the gardens and decks within the complex, but refrain from smoking within 25 feet of any entrance to the buildings. If there is evidence of smoking in the rooms, you will be charged a $50 sanitation fee.
Please remember, the rooms are for future guests as well. If damage or loss occurs to something in your room, let us know before you check out, otherwise the cost to replace or repair items will be automatically billed to your credit card.