Nearby Lodging

Primitive Camping Available at The Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch

Cabins, Teepees, and bathhouse coming soon.

CHECK WITH CABIN OWNERS FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION – These are not Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch Properties – They are only listed here for your convenience.


The following cabins are close enough to the ranch that you can ride your Side by Side or ATV to the ranch:

A & M Lodge (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 7 Beds, Sleeps 12

A & M Lodge @ Treats Farm  479-799-7292  Rent a room or rent the entire cabin. Warm family farm setting with a modern flare. Come sit on the porch as the sun comes up and enjoy the fresh air of the country, just 6 miles from Ponca & Boxley AR and the Buffalo River. Where hiking and floating are superb.

Azalea Falls  (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from these cabins) There is a lodge with individual rooms and a cabin with 3 Bedrooms 870-420-3941 NOTE: This is a great cabin and lodge, however if you are pulling a toy hauler or other trailer be sure to leave your trailer at the parking area at the entrance to Azalea Falls or feel free to bring your trailer on to the ranch and drive your side by side or other vehicle to Azalea Falls to check in. Some of the cabin locations here will make trailer turn around very difficult. Also, Azalea Falls  does not allow dogs. Azalea Falls Cabin is a luxurious 1700sf chalet styled log home on 150 acres filled with artwork and antiques. The cozy cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 3 sleeper sofas, stone fireplace with firewood (in season), fully appointed kitchen, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, 1000sf of decks and patios with propane grill and fire pit. Can accommodate 1-12 guests

Beaver Creek Cabins  (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 6+ Beds, Sleeps 16  870-420-3570  Beaver Creek Cabins has something to offer everyone. A couple wanting to cozy up to a fireplace, a family wanting to have the reunion of a lifetime, or a group wanting to have privacy and  plenty of rooms. You can find it all at Beaver Creek and much more. We are conveniently located just a few miles from the Buffalo River near Ponca, AR.

BelleRose Cottage (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 3+ Beds, Sleeps 7

BelleRose Cottage Guests have the opportunity to relax and enjoy time away from everyday life on a private 5 acres of property that was once an herb farm. You may find some herbs like lavender for a little aromatherapy or mint leaves for your tea. You can enjoy leisure walks on the property and sit by the fire pit in the evenings for stargazing. This is a 4 bedroom home that sleeps 9 and is close enough to the ranch for you to ride your side by side from the cottage to the trails.

Elkhorn Cabin  (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 3 Beds, Sleeps 6

870-861-5514 The Elkhorn Cabin with its secluded mountain-top location offers guests the perfect hideaway from the outside world. You’ll have plenty of peace and quiet for company, as well as deer and elk who sometimes can be seen wandering the surrounding forest. The Elkhorn is especially unique because it offers you a true historic cabin stay—it was crafted from the hand-hewn logs of a late-1800’s homestead cabin originally located in nearby Madison County!

Farmhouse Cabin   (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 4+ Beds, Sleeps 8

Farmhouse Cabin overlooking the Boxley Valley 870-688-4792  Quaint cabin with Fully equipped kitchen, 3 full size beds, 1 twin bed, and 1 futon, Microwave, Gas heat and window air conditioning, Antenna-TV-DVD, Washer and dryer, Back deck with view of Boxley Valley, Gas grill, Linens and towels, Fire pit 

Heaven’s Door Cabins  (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) Small Cabins reasonably priced

Heaven’s Door Cabins These cabins are located on NC  9 (the dirt road you drive to the ranch on) appx. 3 miles from the ranch. There are 3 cabins available. You can rent a single one or multiple for your group. You will enjoy this cozy, peaceful cabin with cedar barn doors and trim, with a full kitchen with full-size appliances, ice maker, back deck with a porch swing for enjoying the view and sounds of nature. 

Hill Song Cottage (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 5 Beds, Sleeps 8 adults

Hill Song Cottage Clean with a pretty view this house is  reasonably priced for up to 8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds and 2 baths.  Just 1 mile on pavement and a charming county dirt road ride will get you to our gates. This cabin is located in Kingston.

Hippie House (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 4+ Beds Sleeps 8 or 6 adults/4 kids

Hippie House Cabin  479-200-8334 Newly restored cabin with plenty of room up to 10 people. Sits on top of the mountain with beautiful scenery including elk, deer, turkey, bears, etc. 5 plus miles of biking, hiking, ATV trails. Easy drive to the Sweden Creek Falls and the Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch. Diirt road access to Kings River Falls, Hawksbill Crag, and the upper Buffalo River.

Home Sweet Buffalo  (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 7 Beds

Home Sweet Buffalo Cabin This cabin is located on Hwy 21 on the corner where you turn south to come to the ranch. It is an easy in and out from the road and even easier ride on the county road to visit the ranch. Ride in and out of this gorgeous interior with plenty of space – inside and out, playground for the kids, and large wrap-around porch with mountain-top views for miles. bedrooms

Smith Creek Retreat   (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 2 Beds, Sleeps 4 adults  870-861-5835  We are located in the Boxley Valley Historic District, about a quarter mile from Buffalo National River at the old home place along Smith Creek, by the Boxley trail head of the Buffalo River Trail.  This fully-furnished 2-bedroom cabin is located off HWY 21 behind a private gate, surrounded by fields, woods, and wildlife.

Sunrise Point Cabin   (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this cabin) 

Sunrise Point Cabin  Our cozy mountainside cabin retreat with a view is perfect for your next adventure or secluded getaway. Conveniently located 1/4 mile from the Auxillary 3 entrance to the Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch, or 3 miles from the main entrance. Plenty of trailer parking available. 

Griffin Ridge Camp (you CAN ride your SXS to the ranch from this luxury campsite)

Griffin Ridge Camp This beautifully groomed campsite offers several amenities including a Platform for your tent 12×16, gazebo, table and chairs, charcoal grill stand under cover, charcoal, dry wood for fire pit. Camping toilet tent, 50 flush toilet. Bolder rock fire pit. and a complimentary bag of kettle corn.  Starting at $40 per night.


The following cabins are NEARBY. With some of these the road between us passes through National Park land and while not too far away you could be ticketed for riding a non-street legal vehicle. We recommend trailering your Side by Side, Dirt Bike or ATV to the ranch and using your normal street transportation to go back and forth. Multiple day customers can leave your trailer and side by side, dirt bike or atvs at the ranch overnight.

Walnut Grove Cabins   4 Beds, Sleeps 6

Walnut Grove Cabins  870-861-5835 Our cabins are a great place where your life will slow down for awhile and you can enjoy the beauty of the area. Gas fireplace, central heat and air, fully equipped kitchen, big wide front porch, two bedrooms with queen beds, large loft with two queen beds, two baths and a Jacuszzi tub.

Arkansas Grand Canyon View Cabins

Arkansas Grand Canyon View Cabins  Arkansas Grand Canyon View Cabins are located south of Jasper just off Scenic Highway 7. This very secluded cabin sits on the edge of a mountain overlooking the magnificent “Arkansas Grand Canyon”, one of the most popular views in Arkansas. Kathy: 479-738-7723

Arkansas A Frame 3 Beds, Sleeps 6

Arkansas A Frame This cozy A-frame is in a secluded, yet convenient location to many of the hiking trails and access points to the Upper Buffalo. This A-Frame style cabin is located in Compton about 17 miles from the ranch. Joseph 870-577-3150

Buffalo Outdoor Center

Buffalo Outdoors Center, 870-861-5514. Multiple cabins and group lodges located throughout the Upper Buffalo River region. Additionally, BOC features a Zip Line, Down Hill Mountain Bike Trail and Canoe and Kayak rentals with shuttles. Getting hungry – you can stop by the BOC General Store with a Deli and Grill, Fuel and outdoor supplies. There is also a new full service RV Campground with full hookups, restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities on site. Located approximately 10 miles from the Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch. You can ride your off road vehicle to the ranch from the RV Campground and from some of the cabins.

Lost Valley Canoe & Lodging

 Lost Valley Canoe and Lodging 870-861-5522. Offering cabins, canoes, kayaks, and rafting on the Buffalo National River. Also provides vehicle shuttles for floaters and hikers. There are multiple unique cabins with hot tubs, a treehouse yurt, and primitive campsites. They recycle and use green cleaning supplies. Quarter-operated shower available for campground guests. The Historic General Store has gas & groceries, along with a whole line of organic & local foods, arts, crafts, and souvenirs.  Gear and accessories for camping, river, and hiking too.  Free Wifi available at the store/office. 

Peaceful Farmhouse

Peaceful Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8 If you’re looking for an updated, old-school farmhouse nestled in the Ozark mountains with easy access, minutes from the Buffalo River, you have just found your home away from home. Perfect for those traveling alone or booking family vacations, romantic get-aways, girlfriend weekends, destination holidays, writing retreats, couples vacations, team-building retreats, sabbaticals, crafting weekends, for out-of-town guests attending nearby weddings and anybody who just needs to get out of the city and recharge their souls.

Additional Local Cabin Directory – Newton County Chamber of Commerce

Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Local resource for cabins and other services. 

Additional Local Cabin Directory – Upper Buffalo River Association

Directory of local cabins, lodges, artisans and activities. Upper Buffalo River Association


Hotels in Harrison  Harrison Chamber of Commerce Hotel Listings

Economical Motel – Madison Motel in Huntsville, AR

Elegant Hotel Option Crescent Hotel Eureka Springs

Economical Hotel Option

Marble Falls Resort (formally The Hub)    Nestled in the beautiful Buffalo River Region of the Ozark Mountains, the Marble Falls Resort & Restaurant is an welcoming getaway.


Low Gap Cafe  Low Gap, AR (between Ponca and Jasper) Located just 4 miles from Ponca on Hwy 74 in a quaint, unassuming building Nick and Marie Botini offer some of the best cuisine in the entire region. From Steak Diane, Parmigiana Crusted Mahi Mahi, Lobster Francese, Ahi Tuna, Pan Seared Scallops, Red Snapper in caper and white wine butter sauce, Salmon, to Chicken Marsala or a good ole’ Chicken Fried Steak their large and assorted menu will have the perfect meal for everyone in your family. 

Ozark Cafe Jasper, AR On the national historic register, this 100+ year old restaurant has been serving diner style breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Jasper square. Be sure to ask for Donny’s favorite – their extra large, extra creamy chocolate milkshake served up in an old fashioned metal tumbler with extra to share. 

Blue Mountain Bakery and Cafe  Jasper, AR Charming cafe located on the town square in Jasper, AR. Whether you are hungry for a full meal or just stopping by for custom brewed coffee or a smoothie you will enjoy the freshest ingredients available, many coming from local farmers and craftspeople. The “Bird’s Nest” is a fantastic and very filling breakfast. Be sure to stop in.

Granny’s Kitchen Huntsville, AR Open for Breakfast and Lunch Sunday to Wednesday and Dinner Thursday – Saturday. Call to verify hours before you drive: 479-738-2838


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