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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The evening and morning we stayed at The Hideaway Cabin could not have been more perfect. The accommodations were superb on every level. The chilled Champagne and glasses in the refrigerator was a sweet touch. The night sky viewed from the hot tub was spectacular. We made a lot of wishes on all the falling stars we saw. Thank you...

2Thank monanar
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We are so, so pleased that you found the Hideaway Cabin to be a romantic retreat from the outside world. And, we love, LOVE your comment about those many wishes made on falling stars! Best of all, to know that you consider it to be "your" Hideaway Cabin is such a marvelous honor---thank you!

Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Cabin was very cozy and the perfect size for one family. BOC staff was friendly and very helpful with guiding us to trails and activities in the area. We will definitely visit again and in the warmer months since they have ziplinning and canoe renting that we did not get to experience.

2Thank Jenny K
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Jenny, thank you for the kindness of your review; we're so very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your cabin. Thank you especially for your comment about our staff. They care immensely about helping folks make the most of their time here in Buffalo River country; thank you for telling the world about them here on Trip Advisor!

Covington, LA, United States
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We spent Christmas in one of the beautiful cabins. This is a five star cabin. Everything was wonderful. No noise, nothing but peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings. Perfect retreat from the "real" world. We spent 5 nights and the weather was really bad the last two days, but we had a fire in the fireplace and enjoyed it as...

3Thank Dexter I
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Dexter, THANK YOU for posting such a kind and thorough review of your stay with us. And that "Solstice Bliss" title of yours is an award winner! LOL! However, being fans ourselves of the Mountain Sunrise as well as wintertime in Ponca, why we couldn't agree more. :) Again, we thank you so much for the high-five review and look...

Reviewed 23 December 2015

The BOC has the best of everything in Ponca!!! The best customer service, canoe rentals, shuttle services, zipline canopy tour, cabin rentals, sandwiches (try the tourist), etc etc. The list just goes on and on. Such a wonderful place!

2Thank Lisa G
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Wow, Lisa! That's one heckuva review and we thank you for it from the bottom of our BOC hearts!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This was my third stay at the Buffalo Outdoor Center. While I love the seclusion -and the upgrades they've made recently, the cabins are in need of simple maintenance. For instance, there are loose boards on the railings, one of the lamps was missing the switch making it impossible to turn on or off, and the like. A bit of...

1Thank TRHinHouston
Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for making us aware that there were some small, but important corrections your cabin is in need of. If you would please confirm for us which cabin you were in (we're unable to know that via Trip Advisor unless a specific cabin is named), we will see to those items swiftly! You may share that...

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...

4Thank Manda M
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...

1Thank jjervin
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...

Reviewed 2 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...

1Thank Richbutnot
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...

2Thank Mama083108
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 27 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...

1Thank Julie M
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...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 10,148 - ₹ 12,439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
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Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
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“If you're planning for 2 or more couples, be sure at ask about room configuration. Some cabins have a loft second room, so less privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles A6617BDandyc, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check there website to pick where you want to stay”
 of 5 bubbles JohnMichigan1, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure and bring your own food as the closest resturant is about 30 minutes away.”
 of 5 bubbles janetlS1682DT, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great place to unplug from the busy life!”
 of 5 bubbles jajs06, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only Cabin Rentals, Try to get Cabin X for best view”
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