You'll find that there are Arkansas resorts geared toward the budgets and special
interests of just about everyone. Each one of them will offer plenty of things
to do both indoors and outdoors and are located in the most popular destinations.
Some resorts in Arkansas are actually attractions in and of themselves.
Arkansas resorts run the geographic gamut. They can be found in the Mississippi
River Valley Delta, in large cities, and the timberlands of the southern part
of the state. There are numerous river resorts in Arkansas as these provide
some of the best activities in the state. This includes many of the lakes since
most of them are man-made, created by dams on the rivers. Additionally, the
mountains shelter many rivers
and lakes. So, you're apt to find a mountain resort in Arkansas that has access
A mountain resort in Arkansas and river resorts in Arkansas are quite likely
to accommodate you in cabins
scattered across the property, and often will have other vacation facilities
such as a central lodge, dining venue, swimming pool, tennis courts, and private
hiking trails. There is an extensive
network of carefully-managed state
parks, and most of these will have a lodge, cabins,
camping sites, or all three.
Around the little town of Flippin on the beautiful White River, there are a number of river resorts in Arkansas that provide professional fishing guides familiar with the famous river and will offer rental boats and tackle in addition to the normal resort facilities. There is even a mountain resort in Arkansas on the summit of the highest (2,753 feet) peak in the state, Mount Magazine.
Sometimes Arkansas resorts are entire towns. The spas and thermal springs of Hot Springs and Eureka Springs have been drawing visitors and devotees of "the cure" since the time of pre-Columbian Native Americans who believed these lands were sacred. At the beginning of the 1900s, thousands flocked to these two towns, and beautiful Victorian bathhouses and mansions were built to accommodate them all. Today, the lovely architecture of their historic downtowns are some of the premier attractions in the state.
The resort areas around lakes include attractions like the town of Eureka Springs as well as the Magic Springs and Crystal Springs amusement park near Hot Springs, and the Red River town of Heber Springs. On the lakes, you will find resorts in Arkansas that actually rent out vacation houseboats. This provides you with a place to stay as well as transportation to get to the different spots on the lake, whether it's a roller coaster at Magic Springs or a pristine hiking trail.
Wherever there are popular resorts in Arkansas you will also find golfing venues. There are hundreds of courses and golf clubs scattered around the state, and you will find them concentrated near the largest cities and resort regions. Some vacation packages will include greens fees at some of the best clubs, a may actually provide accommodations in luxury hotels. Many properties, from camping and fishing resorts to golf clubs, will offer packages during low seasons, holidays, and special events. You'll even find resorts that have water and electric hook ups for recreational vehicles and motor homes.