Arkansas is a nature lover’s paradise, home to expansive stretches of the 47,000-square-mile Ozark Mountain range, the most extensive highland region within the central United States. Whether you’re looking for upscale accommodations in resort cities such as Hot Springs or luxurious country cabins overlooking majestic lakes and mountain views, these Arkansas resorts offer the perfect travel experience for any visitor.
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Edwardian Inn is a charming Colonial Revival-style inn in Helena, recognized as one of Arkansas' most unique bed and breakfast inns. The 1904 hotel, which is housed within the former estate of a prominent regional cotton merchant, is located near the famed Blues Highway and offers convenient access to major area Civil War and natural attractions. Lovely original woodworking is still showcased throughout the inn, including a gorgeous quarter-sawn oak staircase, German wood carpeting, and two lovely 1915 French drop chandeliers. All beautiful guest rooms and suites offer private en suite bathrooms, in-room air conditioning, and amenities such as USB charging hubs, Roku Smart TVs with DirecTV access, and custom toiletries and bath products from Bath Junkie. All guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast daily at the hotel before embarking on their regional adventures.
317 Biscoe St, Helena, AR 72342, Phone: 870-338-9155
2.Lookout Point Lakeside Inn
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Lookout Point Lakeside Inn is a luxury Hot Springs bed and breakfast resort overlooking tranquil Lake Hamilton, located less than 10 miles from the attractions of Hot Springs National Park. The spacious resort has been named one of TripAdvisor’s top romantic hotels in the United States, showcasing beautifully landscaped grounds and elegant rooms with amenities such as whirlpool hot tubs, intimate fireplaces, and private patios and balconies. Suite and apartment upgrades are available, featuring full kitchenettes and lakefront decks. Complimentary two-course hot breakfast is served each morning, available in guest rooms or at a centrally-located dining room and patio. A free snack bar is also available daily for guests, and a covered boat dock provides access for canoeing and fishing excursions.
104 Lookout Cir, Hot Springs, AR 71913, Phone: 501-525-6155
3.Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort
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Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort is a unique trailer park resort experience in Prairie Grove, home to eight custom-designed vintage trailers meant to evoke the spirit of 1950s Palm Springs. The backyard retreat serves as an oasis for road travelers, offering nightly rentals for individuals and small groups. Guests can stay in cleverly-designed trailers like the Christmas-themed Candy Cane Lane, the "Friends"-styled One With The Trailer, or the 1990s-themed Pink Fuzzy Unicorn. All trailers are decked out with retro-themed decor, VHS tapes and players, and a full set of toiletries, towels, and bedroom linens. An outdoor astroturf area and fire pit serves as a communal gathering space, featuring a seasonal pool and access to 50 acres of surrounding wooded area. All guests can make use of the facility's outdoor restrooms, charcoal grills, and indoor game room, which are stocked with Sega Genesis and Atari favorites.
5475 Greasy Valley Rd, Prairie Grove, AR 72753, Phone: 479-824-1021
4.Arlington Resort, Hotel & Spa
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Arlington Resort, Hotel and Spa is a historic hotel within Hot Springs National Park, open to the public since 1924. The hotel is located less than a 10-minute walk from Hot Springs’ famed historic Bathhouse Row, providing convenient access to area attractions such as the Hot Springs Golf and Country Club. Inviting rooms and suites showcase elegant traditional furnishings and offer amenities such as mineral-piped showers and tubs. An award-winning Friday Night Seafood Feast and Sunday brunch is served at the Venetian Dining Room, while casual drinks and live entertainment are offered at the Lobby Cafe and Bar. Other attractions include two seasonal outdoor pools, thermal baths, a grand ballroom, and complimentary guest access to nearby golf courses and tennis clubs.
239 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901, Phone: 501-623-7771
5.21c Museum Hotel
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21c Museum Hotel is a hip boutique art hotel located near the Bentonville Square historic district, offering upscale accommodations connected to a unique contemporary art museum exclusively showcasing the works of 21st-century artists, the first museum of its kind in North America. 104 stylish rooms showcase original contemporary artwork by regional and international artists, along with top amenities such as high-definition televisions, Nespresso machines, and complimentary wireless internet. Suite upgrades feature private living and dining room areas and fully-furnished outdoor terraces. The hotel’s Hive restaurant, overseen by executive chef Matthew McClure, serves refined country cuisine highlighting traditional Arkansas dishes with a modern twist. A fitness center, meeting areas, and an onsite gift shop are also offered, along with complimentary bike rentals for exploring the nearby sights of the city.
5360, 200 NE A St, Bentonville, AR 72712, Phone: 479-286-6500
6.Delta Resort & Spa
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Delta Resort and Spa is Arkansas’ newest destination resort, offering world-class duck hunting experiences on a 2,000-acre property within the heart of Arkansas’ Mississippi Migratory Bird Flyaway region. King and double queen bed rooms offer fine linens and plush bedding, flat screen televisions, and fiber-optic wifi connectivity, with suite upgrades providing separate living areas and mini fridges. A shooting complex offers sporting clays and Olympic bunker traps, with master-level shooting instruction provided at Dan Carlisle’s Shooting Academy. Sporting apparel and hunting gear is available at Duck Pro Outfitters, including equipment rentals. Delta-inspired cuisine is served at the 43 Grill and Bar, and luxury spa treatments are available at the resort’s full-service spa, including massage services.
8624 Bucksducks Rd, Tillar, AR 71670, Phone: 877-463-3582
7.Grand Central Hotel & Spa
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Grand Central Hotel and Spa is Eureka Springs’ oldest hotel, constructed in 1883. The Victorian-style red brick hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers convenient access to the attractions of Eureka Springs’ downtown historic district, including the famous Passion Play amphitheater. 14 one and two-bedroom showcase authentic period decor, majestic oak floors, and modern amenities such as full kitchenettes and whirlpool bathtubs. The award-winning Grande Taverne Restaurant serves gourmet fare crafted by executive chef Jeff Clements, and a cocktail lounge offers casual evening relaxation. Other onsite amenities include a historic banquet hall and a full-service day spa.
37 N Main St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, website, Phone: 479-253-6756
8.Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins
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Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins offers luxury resort log cabins perfect for romantic getaways within Eureka Springs’ Beaver Lake region. The 14-acre resort was opened in 2007 and offers king bed and queen sleeper sofa accommodations within one and two-story modern log cabins. All cabins sleep two to 10 guests and offer amenities such as private Jacuzzis, cozy fireplaces, spacious decks with barbecue grills, and full kitchenettes. All cabins are non-smoking facilities, with some accommodating pets upon request. Onsite amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and onsite wireless internet at some locations. Convenient access is provided to nearby attractions such as the Palace Bath House, the famously haunted Crescent Hotel, and the attractions of Eureka Springs’ historic district.
351 Lake Forest Dr, Eureka Springs, AR 72631, Phone: 479-363-9991
9.Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa
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The Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa has been family-owned and operated since 1955 and has been ranked as the state’s top resort by a number of leading area travel publications. The serene resort overlooks Lake Ouachita in the shadow of Hickory Nut Mountain, offering lakeview lodge rooms with amenities such as coffee makers, mini fridges, and free wireless internet. Studios, poolside cabanas, and two-bedroom cottages are also offered for more spacious accommodations, featuring private decks, kitchenettes, and barbecue grills. Casual dining is available at the resort’s Harbor Lodge Restaurant, while grab-and-go fare is served at Jenn’s Speciality Foods. Other onsite amenities include three outdoor pools, a luxury spa and beauty salon, and the Mountain Harbor Marina, which offers houseboat rentals.
994 Mountain Harbor Rd, Mt Ida, AR 71957, Phone: 870-867-2191
10.Sugar Ridge Resort
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Sugar Ridge Resort is located on an expansive 75-acre resort overlooking Bear Lake, offering 180-degree views of the surrounding Ozark Mountains and providing convenient access to attractions such as the quaint shops and restaurants of downtown Eureka Springs. 12 family and couples’ cabins are available for rental, featuring rustic decor elements such as vaulted ceilings and stone fireplaces and stocked with amenities such as satellite televisions, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies with lake views. Pets are welcome in some cabins for an additional fee, and in-room massage services may be added to daily stays. Nearby, the 1,700-acre Dam Site Park offers 449 miles of lakefront shoreline and opportunities for boating, hiking, and picnicking.
1216 County Rd 113, Eureka Springs, AR 72631, Phone: 479-253-5548
11.The Burgundy Hotel
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The Burgundy Hotel is an elegant all-suite Little Rock hotel, located near top attractions such as the Little Rock Zoo, Burns Park, the Verizon Arena, and the Big Dam Bridge. 49 king, queen, and double bed suites featuring private sitting areas, sofa beds, and work desks and are furnished with amenities such as smart televisions and free wireless internet. Six luxury presidential suites upgrade to in-room fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and wet bars. Fine American cuisine is served in a high-class atmosphere at the hotel’s Table 28 restaurant and bar, and complimentary daily hot breakfast is available in the hotel’s atrium. Other onsite amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool with a fire pit.
1501 Merrill Dr, Little Rock, AR 72211, Phone: 501-224-8051
12.The Cinnamon Valley
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The Cinnamon Valley features cozy adults-only getaway holiday cabins within the unparalleled beauty of the Ozark Mountains, nestled on a 140-acre property surrounding two spring fed lakes. One and two-bedroom cottages are furnished with rustic decor and offer forest and lake views, providing bathrooms with spa tubs, full kitchens, private living and dining areas, and outdoor patios with barbecue grills. Amenities include flat screen televisions, microwaves, coffee makers, and free wireless internet. An outdoor seasonal pool is available for guest use, along with a hot tub and Jacuzzi and massage services. A variety of outdoor activities may be enjoyed on site, including hiking, canoeing, and fishing.
3134 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, Phone: 479-244-5942
13.Whispering Hills Cabins
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Whispering Hills Cabins offer luxury log cabin accommodations near the cities of Rogers and Eureka Springs, located around the Beaver Lake reservoir, which offers 487 miles of shoreline and seven full-service marinas for boating and fishing excursion access. The resort’s cabins are perfect for visitors looking for a peaceful getaway in the Ozarks away from more heavily touristed areas. Each cabin offers fully-stocked kitchens, two-person Jacuzzis, and private decks with patio chairs and charcoal grills. Firewood is stocked during the winter months, and dishwashers and free wireless internet are also available in some cabins. Boat rentals are available at the nearby Lost Bridge Marina, and hiking trails and public swimming beaches are offered at Lost Bridge North and South Park.
20905 Whispering Hills Rd, Garfield, AR 72732, Phone: 479-359-2840
14.Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay
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Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay is a 14,000-acre resort located near the Van Buren Recreation Area, offering classic Southern hospitality in private accommodations from one of the world’s leading resort chains. One and two-bedroom deluxe Club Wyndham condos feature private balconies, fully-stocked kitchenettes, and separate living areas, while luxury suites and lofts upgrade to personal fireplaces and whirlpool hot tubs. The resort is home to six restaurants, four outdoor swimming pools, a marina, and two 18-hole golf courses, along with a full-service grocery store and a sweet shoppe. Family activities include basketball and tennis courts, a miniature golf course, and children’s playgrounds.
110 Village Ln, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088, Phone: 501-884-7000
15.The Lodge at Mount Magazine
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The Lodge at Mount Magazine is located within the 2,234-acre Mount Magazine State Park, the state’s highest-elevation park, which offers nature trails and hang-gliding experiences. The 60-room upscale lodge offers rustic-chic rooms equipped with flat screen televisions, coffee makers, mini fridges, and free wireless internet. Suites upgrade to whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and private living room areas, while rental cabins provide secluded accommodations for larger groups or extended stays. The lodge’s Skycrest Restaurant offers casual Southern fare and terrace seating, while a lounge and bar provide relaxation around a cozy fireplace. Other amenities include adult and children’s pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a business and conference center.
577 Lodge Dr, Paris, AR 72855, Phone: 877-665-6343
16.DeGray Lake Resort State Park
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DeGray Lake Resort State Park is the only resort state park in the state of Arkansas, offering a wide variety of accommodations and outdoor activities within the foothills of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. The resort is centered around the 13,800-acre five-diamond DeGray Lake, which offers world-class fishing experiences and outdoor activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, bicycling, and bird watching. The resort’s 96-room lodge showcases casual guest rooms with amenities such as mini fridges, coffee makers, and flat screen televisions, with campsites and Mongolian-style yurts also available seasonally throughout the park. Onsite amenities include a championship 18-hole golf course, a seasonal outdoor pool, a convention center, and a lakefront restaurant serving breakfast daily.
2027 State Park Entrance Rd, Bismarck, AR 71929, Phone: 501-865-5810
16 Best Hotels, Resorts & Inns in Arkansas
- Edwardian Inn, Photo: Edwardian Inn
- Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Photo: Lookout Point Lakeside Inn
- Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort, Photo: Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort
- Arlington Resort, Hotel & Spa, Photo: Arlington Resort, Hotel & Spa
- 21c Museum Hotel, Photo: 21c Museum Hotel
- Delta Resort & Spa, Photo: Courtesy of Olena Talberg - Fotolia.com
- Grand Central Hotel & Spa, Photo: Grand Central Hotel & Spa
- Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins, Photo: Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins
- Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, Photo: Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa
- Sugar Ridge Resort, Photo: Sugar Ridge Resort
- The Burgundy Hotel, Photo: The Burgundy Hotel
- The Cinnamon Valley, Photo: The Cinnamon Valley
- Whispering Hills Cabins, Photo: Whispering Hills Cabins
- Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay, Photo: Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay
- The Lodge at Mount Magazine, Photo: Courtesy of stocksolutions - Fotolia.com
- DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Photo: Courtesy of Maria Adelaide Silva - Fotolia.com
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