Like camping, the idea of Arkansas cabins means different things to different
people. While cabins rentals in Arkansas come in all sizes and levels of sophistication,
the majority of them can be considered "rustic." Nonetheless, many of them are
quite high-end, offering a number of facilities and amenities. Virtually all
of the cabins in Arkansas will come equipped with the basic supplies needed
for a self-catering vacation, including bed linens, dishes, and cooking utensils.
You will also find Arkansas cabin rentals that boast facilities like a central
lodge, restaurant or other dining venue, swimming pool, grocery store, and similar
You will find Arkansas cabins close to more than one hundred towns and cities.
Because they are most often designed to take advantage of the pristine wilderness
areas like lakes, mountains,
and rivers, there are very few near major metropolitan areas such as Little
Rock. In fact, you will find cabin rentals in Arkansas in towns with very
obscure names, like Flippin, Fifty Six, and Gassville. But you will also find
many around the areas of important resorts
such as Eureka Springs
In virtually every case, cabins in Arkansas are ideally situated to access
the many attractions and
things to do throughout
the state—especially areas with plenty of outdoor recreation.
Of the 52 state parks, nine feature Arkansas cabin rentals of various types inside the park boundaries. Some are historic, having been built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in the 1930s, and are rustic in style, built of native log and stone. Other state park cabin rentals in Arkansas are modern designs. All of them are fully equipped with modern conveniences and wood burning fireplaces that may be used only in the fall and winter months. Pets are not allowed, while service animals are welcome.
The nine state parks with Arkansas cabin rentals are Crowley's Ridge just
north of Jonesboro; Devil's
Den just west of Fayetteville;
Lake Catherine and Lake Ouachita in the Ouachita Mountains; Lake Chicot in the
southeast Mississippi River flyway; Mount Magazine and Mount Nebo, the only
two parks with hang gliding; Petit Jean, about halfway between Fort
Smith and Little Rock; and Village Creek in the northeast corner of the
Arkansas cabins in these nine areas are ideal for enjoying the natural beauty of the state. The parks have hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, and horseback trails. Lakes and rivers provide ideal fishing, rafting, and swimming. There is rock climbing and canoeing, hunting and snowshoeing.
These are only the cabins in Arkansas that are actually within the boundaries of the state parks. The numerous privately-owned cabins scattered across the state provide accommodation for hundreds more people. They offer a more diverse range of facilities and amenities, and come in more shapes and sizes. You can find private Arkansas cabins with as many as six or more bedrooms, and they are often more liberal with their rules and restrictions. For instance, you will find that many will allow pets, something not possible in the parks. They still will be in or adjacent to the many state attractions and things to do.