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10 More Unique Getaways in Arkansas

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It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly five years since we shared with you our wildly popular post, Unique Getaways in Arkansas. It seems that Arkansans are drawn to unique, unusual and off-the-wall lodging options, and it’s high time that we offered you a new list of places you can fall in love with.

Diamonds Old West Cabins

2097 Highway 19 North
Murfreesboro, AR
870.245.8433
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Saddle up your horses and head on down to Murfreesboro. You’ll be grinning like a weasel in a hen house when you lay your eyes on these Old West cabins. Designed to look like a wild west town, each cabin is decorated with replica artifacts that are reminiscent of the mid to late 1800s. Step back in time while still enjoying modern amenities like fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and bathrooms. No late-night trips to the outhouse in this western town!

Union Square Downtown Guest Quarters

234 E. Main Street
El Dorado, AR
870.866.6999
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Enjoy the charm of the 1920s and 30s while staying just steps away from several restaurants and over 50 retail shops in downtown El Dorado. The property boasts several rooms and renovated oil boom mansions, including 17 luxury suites with sitting areas, large dressing rooms, and private baths equipped with the finest modern amenities. Located just two blocks from the new Murphey Art & Entertainment District there will be no shortage of exciting things to do while you visit historic El Dorado.

Little Rock Firehouse Hostel and Museum

1201 Commerce Street
Little Rock, AR
501.476.0294
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You won’t want to miss the hot deals with bunks starting as low as $30 at the lovingly restored 1917 craftsman-style Firehouse 2 located in the MacArthur Park Historic District. Make friends with people from all over the world as you enjoy affordable dormitory-style lodging so you can spend more money sightseeing. You can also enjoy a collection of firefighter equipment, artifacts and memorabilia, including an 11-foot ladder with a hose.

Little Switzerland

2841 N Highway 7
Jasper, Arkansas
870.446.2693
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Initially settled by two Swiss families in 1891, the Little Switzerland Homestead has been an oasis for travelers since the horse and buggy days. Although the cabins have been rebuilt to offer modern amenities, the property has played host to travelers and honeymooners since the 1930s. Enjoy a tradition of hospitality all within driving distance of the sites of Newton County and the Ozark Mountain Region.

Coulter Farmstead Bed & Breakfast

209 NE Gray Street
Washington, AR
501.650.2296
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Featuring an 1860 Greek Revival house, an 1880s general store and four painstakingly renovated 1840s cabins, the Coulter Farmstead offers nostalgia, class and an experience you will not find anywhere else. Visit them for a weekend or plan the wedding of your dreams in one of the many beautiful areas of the farmstead. You will be treated to a delicious breakfast, can visit the cows, pigs and horses and even enjoy a dip in the pool. The property is located near Historic Washington State Park and several other local attractions.

Edwardian Inn

317 Biscoe Street
Helena, AR
870.338.9155
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The Delta is the home of the Blues, and the Edwardian is located just a few miles from the Blues Highway, making it a popular destination for travelers. Built in 1904, the Inn is only one example of many beautiful homes built in Helena at the turn of the century. Each of the nine guest rooms and several common rooms are named after Civil War generals or significant people from the Helena area. Guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast and modern amenities while experiencing the land of the Delta Blues.

The Nest

Hot Springs, AR
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A luxurious African tent is nestled among the treetops in Hot Springs and provides guests with a unique lodging experience. Immerse yourself in nature as you enjoy the hot tub or the outdoor shower while you smell the towering pines that surround the property and catch a glimpse of the lake between the trees.

Iris Hill Glamping

1028 CR 317
Eureka Springs, AR
305.733.3592
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Located just 10 minutes from Eureka Springs, Iris Hill provides you the opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the benefits of camping without roughing it. Each pod-style cabin combines the convenience of a soft bed and a bathroom with the ability to enjoy a fire (gas only), watch for deer, stargaze at night, and stroll through nature while being close enough to head into town for sightseeing, shopping and dining.

Foxfire Cabin

Ponca, AR
870.861.5514

Enjoy the beauty of the Buffalo River wilderness from the treetops when you stay in the Foxfire Cabin at the Buffalo Outdoor Center. The two-bedroom cabin sleeps four and includes a full kitchen, living room and dining area. The outdoor hot tub will help you relax after a long day of hiking or mountain biking the trails in the area.

Wake Zone Luxury Houseboats

1649 N. Crystal Springs Rd.
Royal, AR
501.991.3600

Wake Zone is a small family-owned business that provides five high-end houseboats that are fully equipped with everything you need for a luxurious experience on Lake Ouachita. Each boat sleeps between 10 and 16 people making them the perfect choice for a unique family reunion or gathering of friends. Each boat contains a hot tub along with kitchen and dining areas. Other amenities vary. Captain services are provided at no extra charge.

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Julie Kohl works from home as a writer and virtual assistant while raising her young son. A former Yankee who was "converted" to the south by her husband, Julie has grasped on to rural life in a sleepy, blink-your-eyes-and-you'll-miss-it town in central Arkansas. Julie loves adventure. Not necessarily "scare-your-pants-off" adventure but the kind where you seek out new and exciting things. New foods, new places, new experiences. On her blog, Seek Adventures, Julie shares about the outdoor and travel adventures of her family as they camp and standup paddleboard across the South. You can also learn more about her writing on her site Seek Adventures Media.

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3 responses to “10 More Unique Getaways in Arkansas”

  1. Claire Redar says:

    Please come and check out our place
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  2. Antoinette says:

    I personally stayed at The Nest a few weeks ago with my boyfriend and it was AMAZING! From the bed being super comfy, the coziness of the atmosphere, and the magical hot tub, you’ll never want to leave. I highly recommend anyone staying to do the outside shower, it’s so nice and relaxing. Get yourself down to Hot Springs and stay.

  3. […] has many beautiful hiking trails, from the luscious green Ozarks to the Ouachita National Forest where the rolling mountains are topped with dark green trees spread out in all […]

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