16 Best Cabin Rentals In Ponca, Arkansas - Updated 2024

Andrea Mae
Andrea Mae 
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If you want to discover Arkansas’ hidden gems, Ponca is the place to be. The quaint town is situated in the mountainous upper region of the Buffalo National River. You can find various outdoor opportunities and things to do in Ponca, Arkansas, such as hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, elk viewing, horseback riding, and more. From its pristine rivers to its cascading waterfalls, Ponca is a basecamp filled with scenic attractions. While you are here, you can check out some popular tourist destinations such as Boxley Valley Historic District, Eden Falls, and Ponca Low-Water Bridge. For a comfortable experience, scroll down to see the best cabin rentals in Ponca, Arkansas.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Elkhorn Cabin (from USD 185)

Elkhorn Cabin is a classic log cabin with authentic wooden walls and solid hardwood flooring. Resting in the midst of lush woods, the cabin has a rustic vibe while being equipped with modern amenities and all the comforts of home.

The family-friendly cabin has queen-sized beds that ensure a good night’s rest after an eventful day of exploration. Bedsheets are also provided.

The air-conditioned cabin also has an internet connection that lets you stay in touch with folks back home. Guests can also stay toasty and warm by the fireplace and curl up with coffee during the hours when they stay in.

Should you want to explore the neighboring areas, you can head to Buffalo National River and Ozark National Forest for the natural beauty. Outdoorsy travelers will find a plethora of exciting activities around Lost Valley Hiking Trail and Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls.

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Ponca, Arkansas, United States
18.47 km (11.5 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

2. The Lodge at OZK Ranch (from USD 385)

This cabin with a hot tub is one of the best cabins for rent in Ponca, Arkansas. Part of a sprawling property that spans 550 acres (222.58 hectares) of land in the mountains, the family-friendly Vrbo is a relaxing place to stay in the midst of bountiful nature. Pets are also welcome here, and if you are planning to visit with your furry companion in tow, it would be a good idea to book this pet-friendly rental.

Feeling hungry in the middle of the night? Head to the well-appointed kitchen that has everything you might need for your gastronomic adventures and culinary experiments.

Out on the deck, guests can socialize around the campfire before hopping inside the hot tub for a deep soak amidst the therapeutic jets of water.

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Ponca, Arkansas, United States
18.89 km (11.8 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
cabin 13 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Location:
the lodge at ozk was a nice place to come to after a long hike
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3. Well-equipped cabin with mountain views (from USD 206)

You can wake up to the spectacular views of the Ozark Mountains when you book this peaceful cabin. This spacious accommodation can take in up to six guests, featuring one bedroom and one bathroom. With its fully equipped kitchen, you can conveniently cook delicious meals. You can lounge and watch the sunset on the screened deck with a glass of wine. At night, you can gather around the fire pit with a hot beverage.

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Compton, Arkansas, United States
18.64 km (11.6 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy charming and all the amenities
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and well appointed
perfectly clean which made the rainy foggy days perfect
Host:
maybe they were just friendly country dogs
the host was responsive and very helpful
the owner credited us for the night we did not use
hansen is easy to reach and very helpful
Location:
lovely little cabin off the beaten path but still really close to several great hikes
super close to lots of good hiking trails love it
twas quite nice and definitely a place with great seclusion especially away from the city
what a treat we absolutely fell in love with this cabin and location
what a great place to stay when exploring the buffalo river area
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4. Private hideaway with hot tub (from USD 192)

This secluded cabin lodging in Ponca, Arkansas, has two bedrooms that can easily sleep up to four guests, making it perfect for small families. After a tiresome day of hiking, you can lounge in this cozy rental’s living area with cozy seating. You can bask in the beautiful view of the sunrise while you enjoy your morning coffee on the porch. The property has a pond, which you can see from the cabin. Other amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi, a well-equipped kitchen, and free parking. Note that smoking is not allowed here.

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Ponca, Arkansas, United States
18.62 km (11.6 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
inside was very clean
the house was very clean and neat great place
everything was perfect the property was beautiful and clean
Host:
the host was very attentive and thought of every detail to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable
thanks for hosting our family
Location:
the location was perfectly secluded and quiet
perfect spot to be away from everything but close to the highlights that the area has to offer
and stars close to many great hiking trails too
it's also close to the buffalo river area where we enjoyed a hike to the glory hole
we had a great time here at the cabin the location is amazing with beautiful sunsets and scenery
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5. Little Cabin in the Woods (from USD 173)

Upon entrance, you’ll realize that Little Cabin in the Woods is not so little after all. This mountainside retreat, close to Buffalo National River, showcases a great room comprising a cozy living space with a gas fireplace and large flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a roomy dining area for six. Reliable WiFi is provided for your browsing needs as well as viewing pleasures in the streaming-ready TV with an HDMI connector.

While the main floor bedroom is comfortable, the peaceful loft space will be your favorite spot for relaxation as it has a king-size bed, two-person hot tub, and great outdoor views. A spacious basement bedroom is also available if more than five guests are staying with you. To enjoy the surrounding nature, alfresco dining, and soaking up the sun, simply step into the huge wrap-around deck.

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5.58 km (3.5 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
218 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very comfortable and had great views
Cleanliness:
it was very clean
very nice clean large cabin with all the amenities
Host:
the managers are always helpful and provide excellent information
the owners are attentive and put a lot of care into their property
you can tell the owners love it and take care of it
home owner was exceedingly kind and helpful even with our last minute reservation
other than that the hosts were very helpful and i would definitely recommend it and stay again
Location:
cabin was perfect great location close to a lot of hiking trails and activities
the cabin is in a great location for all the activities in the area
beautiful view and close to the buffalo river
if you love the mountains and the outdoors this is a lovely place to rent
the little cabin in the woods is an understatement this place is huge and full of everything you need
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6. Firefly Cottage (from USD 179)

The Upper Buffalo River Wilderness area is the perfect location for the newly renovated Firefly Cottage. During the warmer months, hundreds of fireflies visit the 11-acre (4.5-hectare) private land of this adorable cabin and light up the cozy nights, hence its name. It has a wrap-around covered porch, part of which is screened-in, for you to enjoyably experience nature and the abundant wildlife that frequent the area. You’ll be pampered with plush beds, heating and air-conditioning, free WiFi, and a fully equipped kitchen when you go inside.

The location is less than 9 miles 14.5 (kilometers) from the shops and eateries in the quaint town of Jasper as well as the hiking adventures offered by the historic Boxley Valley. From the property, you can take a short walk through the several access points to reach Buffalo National River.

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11.41 km (7.1 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
107 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

7. Rocking Chair Ridge Cabin (from USD 119)

Looking to have a restorative retreat in Ozark National Forest? The Rocking Chair Ridge Cabin is the ideal place for a peaceful time off in the woods and is within an hour’s drive from Ponca. It is strategically built on a secluded bluff with panoramic views and within a 40-acre (16.2-hectare) private property. The location is 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the paved highway so you’re guaranteed quiet.

You can expect to have the conveniences of a fireplace, WiFi, and TV with streaming services indoors. Feel free to access the stocked kitchen that comes with complimentary coffee, which you can greatly enjoy on the front porch with rocking chairs and stunning vistas. This pet-friendly rental also has a charcoal grill and open fire pit for outdoor leisure.

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10.0 km (6.3 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
161 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
living room has nice leather couch and even has direct tv
cozy cabin with all the amenities needed for a restful getaway
the only thing i wish it had was wifi
Cleanliness:
it was delightful and clean on arrival
bathroom is a little small but nice and clean
it’s very clean with a convenient kitchen setup
the cabin was immaculately clean well provisioned and most inviting
the beds were comfy and everything was very clean
Host:
the owner was delightful and quick to respond to any & all questions
we enjoyed or stay and appreciated the great communication from our hosts
Location:
loved the location and the beauty that surrounded us
the location was great—secluded but still close to lots of hiking and beautiful scenic drives
great place to go and get away from it all
if hiking is your thing this place is close to a number of good trails
a great place to enjoy quiet evenings away from civilization
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8. The Original cabin in Heather Hill Cabins (from USD 122)

The tranquil 20-acre (8.1-hectare) lot of Heather Hill Cabins is nestled in the woods where wildlife is abundant. Hikers will adore the multiple hiking trails in this area of Newton County. This rental property is about 30 minutes from Ponca proper and offers four cabins that are close to Buffalo River and within walking distance of each other. The one featured in this listing is The Original cabin which can comfortably sleep up to five guests. It has a campfire and front porch with a swing and charcoal grill for outdoor leisure.

Indoors, you’ll find a large living room with a gas fireplace and smart TV. WiFi is provided to enable your streaming and viewing needs. The cabin has a loft for a sleeping space that is appointed with comfy queen-size, twin-size, and futon beds for restful and recharging nights.

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Jasper, Arkansas, United States
12.34 km (7.7 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
cabin 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the cozy interior was perfect with the fireplace going while we had a strange april snow shower
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
very clean and perfect for a weekend vacation with kids
the property was very clean and was what you would expect renting a rustic cabin in the woods
perfect cabin for our getaway clean and private loved it will stay here again in the future
grounds and interior were nice and clean
Host:
management was responsive to my questions
host was great about answering questions about the area
the manager was easy to contact and friendly and helpful
great time and great host exactly what we needed
we also liked that we could bring fido the owner was very attentive and helpful
Location:
great location quiet very close to the river
great location for seeing everything around jasper
great place to break from our adventures
it's a peaceful location in a nice setting
the location was great for driving trips to area attractions
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9. Little Buffalo River Cabin (from USD 174)

This accommodation, Little Buffalo River Cabin, had its name for its proximity to Buffalo National River. It is the idyllic base to embark on nearby outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, boating, and more without being too detached from downtown conveniences. Ponca is roughly 17.5 miles (28.2 kilometers) from the property while downtown Jasper is just 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) away. You can rent rafts and kayaks from these locations to further enjoy the river.

Here, you can kick off your vacation with a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub while admiring the expansive views. While the kitchen is well-stocked and equipped, there’s also a gas grill on the back deck for outdoor cooking. An updated retreat, the cabin affords to provide the comforts of high-speed WiFi, satellite TV, local phone service, and central heating and cooling during your stay.

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Jasper, Arkansas, United States
4.36 km (2.8 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
cabin was clean and well kept
the cabin was very clean and cozy
the cabin was spotless clean and had all the necessities
the property was very clean and had an amazing view
Host:
the owners made checking in and out easy
the owners are very nice and easy to communicate with
Location:
great cabin and great location
wonderful cabin close to hiking trails and the buffalo river
great location we will definitely return to this cabin
it was very relaxing and close to town if you need anything
the cabin is also located close to some fun outdoor activities too
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10. Romantic cabin best for couples (from USD 189)

You can enjoy a tranquil vacation experience without sacrificing modern conveniences such as WiFi and a Smart TV when you book this cozy cabin in the woods. This rental is great for couples, featuring one bedroom with a soft king bed. You can soak and relax in the hot tub while you enjoy beautiful nature views. You can also find a front and back deck where you can enjoy your morning coffee. The bathroom comes with a toilet and a shower, so you can easily freshen up after a long day.

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Compton, Arkansas, United States
18.23 km (11.4 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
48 reviews   Premier Host Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi excellent amenities everything you would need for a few days stay
but you have all the modern conveniences like wifi and the comfiest bed ever
Host:
thank you for hosting us
Location:
it’s located close to many trailheads with great hiking
but all in all this place was great we would definitely consider staying here again
i could not have asked for a more perfect place to spend our honeymoon
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11. Pet-friendly cabin with hot tub (from USD 192)

This pet-friendly cabin is not your typical cabin in the woods. It has comfortable and expansive rooms that can accommodate up to 6 guests. With its new hot tub that can take in three people on the covered front porch, you can loosen up and soak while you admire the beautiful surroundings. Besides that, the cabin also has a back deck where you can relax after a long day. If you are traveling with your furry buddies, they are very much welcome in the cottage for a fee.

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Compton, Arkansas, United States
21.41 km (13.4 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
host was very responsive and fixed a minor issue with blunt kitchen knife with a new set immediately
the cabin was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean private and everything you need
exactly as advertised beautiful cabin- clean well appointed great hot tub and fire pit
place is clean and well stocked with most everything you would need
Host:
host was very responsive
the owner was amazing and most helpful
the hot tub was very nice too property owner is very responsive
perfect location and our host was amazingly responsive
Location:
tucked away in a nice quiet area away from everyone else
this cabin was the perfect place to forget real life for a few days
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12. Beautiful retreat with nature views

Are you traveling to Ponca with your family or a group of friends? This cabin might be a good choice as it can welcome 10 guests with 2 bedrooms. Its large deck is complete with a grill and cozy seating, so you can enjoy your meals while you take in stunning nature views. Besides that, its proximity to numerous hiking trails can allow guests to enjoy several outdoor activities. It has a full bathroom that comes with a toilet, shower, and tub, so you can easily freshen up.

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20.23 km (12.6 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
60 reviews  
cabin 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi to look at your gps maps
Cleanliness:
center point cabin was clean and convenient
cabin was very clean and convenient to all the activities we wanted to do
also the owner needs to clean up the old equipkment on the outside
Host:
the owner was very responsive and helpful prior to and during our stay
great responsiveness from the owners
Location:
nice location close to centerpoint trailhead
cabin is in a great location close to multiple hikes and not too far away from town
great location for accessing several trails and the buffalo national river
pros: very close to all the best places to hike (literally within eyesight of the centerpoint trail)
close to everything and very responsive hosts
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13. Eco-friendly cabin with nature views (from USD 123)

This cabin is quite unique from the other accommodations in Ponca. 75 percent of the cabin’s interior is made of recycled materials, making it an interesting and eco-friendly choice. With its comfortable rooms and loft areas, it can easily accommodate up to eight people. From the living room, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Ozark Mountains. Outside, you can find a fire pit, a covered grilling area, and a picnic space, so you can enjoy your meals while you take in the views of the Buffalo River Valley.

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20.45 km (12.8 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
57 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space kitchen supplies and the cabin was very clean
the cabin was comfortable and had everything you could need
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and cute
very clean and we had everything we needed
the property and cabin was clean and easy to find
clean every amenity listed comfortable and quiet
great view very clean and great location
Host:
super friendly property manager who was very quick to respond to my questions
the owners were very responsive and even brought us some farm fresh eggs
they are very kind
wonderful experience and i truly enjoyed working with the owner
the owner was great with communication and making sure we had everything we needed
Location:
great location to reach all of the trails in the area
excellent location near some top notch hiking detailed welcome guide and fun efficient-living property
this is a perfect place for a getaway
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14. Rustic cabin with a full kitchen (from USD 251)

This rustic cabin’s ideal location can make it more convenient for guests to try out several outdoor activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, and hiking in the Buffalo River area. You can enjoy your stay in this cabin with your family or group of friends as it has four bedrooms that can take in up to eight guests. With an outdoor seating area that comes with a fire pit and a grill, you can relax while you watch the sunset.

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20.85 km (13.0 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
101 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is very strong too
calm and fresh air gave us comfortable
the living area was also very comfortable with two recliners a reclining sofa and a rocking chair
we had a wonderful stay the beds were very comfortable with soft sheets and fluffy soft pillows
Cleanliness:
very clean and well furnished
very clean and quite place
very clean and comfortable place nicely decorated
cabin was so clean and beautiful
all things are clean and good
Host:
the owners were super nice
owners were gracious and friendly hosts
the owners were very friendly helpful and responsive
owners were so nice and the cabin in perfect
super kind and helpful
Location:
it was a great location for exploring wonderful hikes
very close to great trails and scenic overlooks
cabin was beautiful with great location along the blacktop which was good for riding our bike
i’m happy we chose this place
the cabin is beautiful it was a great location for all the activities we had planned
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15. Lovely cabin with modern amenities (from USD 251)

This lovely rental can offer a private space for up to seven guests. It is close to numerous trails, so you cannot run out of recreational activities to try while you are here. You can enjoy fishing, canoeing, and hiking. This accommodation features an expansive deck complete with barbecue facilities for outdoor dining. There is a fire pit where you and your loved ones can gather while enjoying some hot beverages. Other amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi, and free parking.

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18.49 km (11.5 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
73 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c and heater worked well and quietly and the gas fireplace was relaxing at night
very clean great amenities including washer/dryer and shampoos/body wash in the shower
the owners have added so many amenities that make for a warm and comfortable stay
the sheets were soft and comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and well built cabin
cabin was clean and had everything we needed
the first thing we noticed when we walked inside was how clean it looked and smelled
it was clean very comfortable and secluded
it was exceptionally clean accommodations were better than we expected
Host:
they were very helpful and responsive to any requests
rick and dianne are great hosts
the owners went out of their way to make sure we were well take care of
the host was quick to respond and helpful when we needed it
communication with the hosts was great
Location:
very nice location to various hikes and outdoor activities
just need to bring your food great secluded location perfect for social distancing
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16. Cozy cabin with access to pool and hot tub (from USD 140)

Do you want to stay in a place where you can easily access recreational activities? If so, this cozy cabin might pique your interest. Since it is near Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and the Buffalo National River, you can try out a myriad of outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, canoeing, wildlife viewing, and kayaking. The studio has enough room for up to four people, making it ideal for a small family and couples. You can also have access to the swimming pool and hot tub at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, so you can relax after a day of adventure. It features one spotless bathroom that comes with a toilet, tub, shower, and other bathing essentials.

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11.9 km (7.4 mi) from Arkansas Grand Canyon
113 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but we were comfortable with the fans
Cleanliness:
it was clean and comfortable
very clean with a great view
the place was cozy and clean
Location:
private in a great location
a perfect place to go for a small family to get a away
we loved the seclusion and beauty of the cabin location
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Explore Arkansas' hidden gem

Ponca can be your sanctuary if you are looking to enjoy a tranquil vacation. Consider booking any of the best cabin Vrbos or Airbnbs in Ponca, Arkansas, for a serene getaway experience.

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