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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 24 March 2016

They have maps of the local sights to see as many park entrances are not marked. There is a nice shop inside the location that also has a homemade sandwich shop that you can take advantage of. They rent out everything you need for floating or trekking the Buffalo river. The staff is very friendly.

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative review of our store; visitors to Ponca should find the information useful, especially because goods and services are limited in our beautiful, but off-the-beaten-path area. And, thank you especially for the kind comment about our staff!

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Our family spent a few days during Spring Break in this wonderful area. We stayed in the Elkhorn cabin and could not be more pleased. It is managed by BOC (Buffalo Outdoor Center) and they really know how to make guests feel welcome. The cabin was comfortable and adequately furnished for our group of five. It was well appointed and...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We are so, so pleased, JP, that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for choosing to spend Spring Break here in Buffalo River country and at BOC. By the way, that "s'mores-by-the-campfire" comment has us wanting to make some of our own!

Marked Tree, Arkansas
Reviewed 19 March 2016

My husband and I spent our Anniversary weekend at Cabin X. The mountain views from the hot tub on the back porch were gorgeous. The staff at BOC were very friendly and helpful. Definitely would recommend these cabins.

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Cabin X, as well as complimenting our staff. And, thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us---may you enjoy many, many more anniversaries of adventure together!

Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed during Spring Break for a romantic getaway. I cannot recommend BOC and the Mountain Sunrise enough. The views are completely amazing, and the folks at BOC are very knowledgeable about the area trails, river conditions, etc. Do not hesitate to plan your next trip here--everything was absolute perfect!

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Kathryn, thank you for sharing such a kind review of your stay at BOC with the world! And, thank you especially for the kind comments regarding our staff. Whether it's the cleanliness of a cabin or suggesting just the right trail, our staff members care greatly about each guest's stay. There's no finer compliment we can earn than when their...

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 March 2016

My wife and I spent the weekend in a cabin for two as part of our 25th anniversary celebration. From the initial inquiry for cabin availability via the Buffalo Outdoor Center web site through the time we dropped off the key to check out, we experienced first class service. We have stayed in many cabins along the upper, middle and...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Thank you sincerely for your most gracious and thorough review of your stay with us, especially your kind recognition of our staff. A review such as yours speaks volumes to future BOC guests; we genuinely appreciate the thought and time you put into writing it. And, thank you for spending your 25th anniversary with us---we wish you many, many more...

Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The evening and morning we stayed at The Hideaway Cabin could not have been more perfect. The accommodations were superb on every level. The chilled Champagne and glasses in the refrigerator was a sweet touch. The night sky viewed from the hot tub was spectacular. We made a lot of wishes on all the falling stars we saw. Thank you...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

We are so, so pleased that you found the Hideaway Cabin to be a romantic retreat from the outside world. And, we love, LOVE your comment about those many wishes made on falling stars! Best of all, to know that you consider it to be "your" Hideaway Cabin is such a marvelous honor---thank you!

Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Cabin was very cozy and the perfect size for one family. BOC staff was friendly and very helpful with guiding us to trails and activities in the area. We will definitely visit again and in the warmer months since they have ziplinning and canoe renting that we did not get to experience.

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Jenny, thank you for the kindness of your review; we're so very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your cabin. Thank you especially for your comment about our staff. They care immensely about helping folks make the most of their time here in Buffalo River country; thank you for telling the world about them here on Trip Advisor!

Covington, LA, United States
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We spent Christmas in one of the beautiful cabins. This is a five star cabin. Everything was wonderful. No noise, nothing but peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings. Perfect retreat from the "real" world. We spent 5 nights and the weather was really bad the last two days, but we had a fire in the fireplace and enjoyed it as...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Dexter, THANK YOU for posting such a kind and thorough review of your stay with us. And that "Solstice Bliss" title of yours is an award winner! LOL! However, being fans ourselves of the Mountain Sunrise as well as wintertime in Ponca, why we couldn't agree more. :) Again, we thank you so much for the high-five review and look...

Reviewed 23 December 2015

The BOC has the best of everything in Ponca!!! The best customer service, canoe rentals, shuttle services, zipline canopy tour, cabin rentals, sandwiches (try the tourist), etc etc. The list just goes on and on. Such a wonderful place!

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Wow, Lisa! That's one heckuva review and we thank you for it from the bottom of our BOC hearts!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This was my third stay at the Buffalo Outdoor Center. While I love the seclusion -and the upgrades they've made recently, the cabins are in need of simple maintenance. For instance, there are loose boards on the railings, one of the lamps was missing the switch making it impossible to turn on or off, and the like. A bit of...

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Rhonda M, Owner at Buffalo Outdoor Center, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for making us aware that there were some small, but important corrections your cabin is in need of. If you would please confirm for us which cabin you were in (we're unable to know that via Trip Advisor unless a specific cabin is named), we will see to those items swiftly! You may share that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Arkansas' finest river and trail scenery, Buffalo Outdoor Center has a long-standing reputation for offering quality log cabin rentals in extraordinary Buffalo National River country. We're also the area's leading outfitter for float trips on the Buffalo National River, a pristine national park offering beautiful scenic seclusion. And, we offer Arkansas' only true wilderness zip line adventure, a fun-filled 2-hr tour that's great for the young and the young at heart! Couples and families join us year 'round for adventure getaways that are tops in extraordinary scenic beauty and, most of all, great fun! We have cabins in a variety of price ranges, from family cabins to romantic cabins for two. Several of our cabins feature outdoor hot tubs with sweeping 30-mile views of Ozark Mountain country. Hot tub cabins book early, so if you have certain dates in mind, it is never too soon to call and book. And, while we're in the beautiful middle of nowhere, several of our cabins offer free wifi for those who still wish to remain in touch with folks back home. We've just opened a new 5,000 square-foot retail center, featuring great souvenirs and quality outdoor apparel and gear. Got an appetite? Let our deli build you a mile-high sandwich crafted with fantastic locally-baked breads, natural meats, cheeses and fresh veggies! When it comes to adventure activities, we can keep you as busy as you want to be! Our zip line is hugely popular and open March through November. When it comes to hiking or canoeing, there's none finer in Arkansas and arguably mid-America. Elk watching is also a popular activity. The Ponca area is home to a large elk herd which roams the Boxley Valley and can frequently be seen from the comfort of your car. The best seasons for elk viewing are fall and winter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffalo Outdoor Center

Address: Hwy 43, PO Box 1, Ponca, AR 72670
Region: United States > Arkansas > Ponca
Price Range: €145 - €177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Buffalo Outdoor Hotel Ponca
Buffalo Outdoor Center Ponca
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