Visiting Arkansas

Arkansas is a charming southern state with a rich history and diverse topography. Cabin rentals in Arkansas give you access to 59 state and national parks, forests, mountains, caves, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. Arkansas is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, nature lovers, and families. Arkansas vacation rentals offer an affordable lodging option to help you save money on your next getaway.
Areas within Arkansas
Six distinct areas comprise the state of Arkansas, each with its own unique flavor:
The Ozarks occupy the northernmost part of Arkansas. This region is famous for its mountains, deep valleys, and scenic rivers.
South of the Ozarks sits the River Valley, featuring pristine lakes, three peaks to climb, and a European charm from its wineries.
The Ouachitas feature many attractions, including nature trails, majestic mountains, and sparkling lakes. This area also features a crater where you can search for diamonds and keep what you find!
Central Arkansas, home to the state’s capital, is the heart of Arkansas. Little Rock, North Little Rock, and their neighboring towns are home to about 500,000 people. Central Arkansas offers its visitors the attractions of a big city with small-town charm.
The Arkansas Delta is a rich agricultural kingdom with an economy dominated by agriculture. This area is also famous for its blues and gospel music.
The Timberlands are characterized by an abundance of natural resources. This region attracts sportsmen as it is a common spot for deer hunting and bass fishing.
Things to Do in Arkansas
There is so much to see and do that you may need to book more than one trip to Arkansas! Cabin rentals are available in some of the most scenic areas in the state, and close to many fun-for-the-whole-family activities. A few things you won’t want to miss during your next stay are:
Garvan Woodland Gardens is a 210-acre botanical garden along the shore of Lake Hamilton with over two miles of breathtaking trails. The interactive Adventure Garden offers safe exploration and fun for children. The Klipsch Amphitheater hosts concerts, theater, and children’s plays.
Magic Springs theme park is your destination for the ultimate in family fun. Enjoy roller coasters and thrill rides, games, and kids’ rides. Admission to Magic Springs includes Crystal Falls Water Park, featuring slides, wave pool, and a children’s area. The park is home to the Timberwood Amphitheater, which hosts concerts from a variety of performers.
Blanchard Springs Cavern, one of the country’s most beautiful caverns, offers three guided tours that vary in length and intensity. The Dripstone Trail is a 4/10 mile tour that is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The Discovery Trail is an hour and a half long, with 700 stairs throughout. The Wild Cave Tour is a 3 to 4 hour tour that takes you into undeveloped areas of the cavern; you must be in good physical shape, have sturdy boots, and be prepared to crawl and get dirty! No matter which tour you decide upon, be sure to bring a jacket; the cavern stays at a cool 58 degrees in the summer.
Regional Foods and Dining in Arkansas
Arkansas is well known for its down home southern cooking, with a twist of southwestern influence. Barbecue is popular within all regions of the state, most often smoked rather than grilled. Due to the state’s large agricultural industry, fresh produce is plentiful. Fruit based desserts — such as pies, cobblers and turnovers — are popular throughout the state.
Arkansas is also one of the South’s largest wine producing states. Along the Arkansas River, between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains is Arkansas’ Wine Country. Arkansas has nine wineries between Hot Springs and Eureka Springs. There are plenty of historic sites, quaint towns and shopping opportunities along the Arkansas Wine Trail. Rental cabins in Arkansas’ Wine Country offer couples a romantic getaway or a central location near the state’s many family centered activities.
Arkansas Weather and Climate
Arkansas boasts a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and cool and drier winters. July daytime temperatures average in the upper 80s, with cooler evenings in the 70s. January daytime temperatures range from 44 to 53, with nighttime lows in the low 30s. The mountainous areas of the state can be much cooler. Families enjoying one of the many Arkansas cabin rentals should prepare for chilly evenings.
When to Visit Arkansas
No matter when you reserve one of our vacation rentals in Arkansas, there’s always something happening. With a diverse landscape and rich history, it’s no wonder Arkansas has plenty of anniversary celebrations and festivals throughout the year. When booking vacation rentals, Arkansas visitors might want to schedule their vacation to include one of these popular attractions:
  • The Arkansas Scottish Festival takes place each April at Lyon College in Batesville. Families can enjoy Celtic music, parades, Scottish food, and bagpipe competitions.
  • Springdale, AR is home to the Rodeo of the Ozarks in July. Rodeo attractions include bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, and steer wrestling.
  • The Johnson County Peach Festival in Clarksville takes place in July. Activities include scavenger hunts, pie eating contests, a peach jelly cook-off, parades, craft show, and street dance.
  • Batesville hosts the White River Water Carnival each September. Popular attractions include wing eating contests, catfish cook-off, putt-putt tournament, car show, nighttime 5k run, and fireworks.
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, a romantic getaway, or a family vacation, Arkansas has it all. Cabin rentals in Arkansas offer couples and families an affordable option for an unforgettable vacation. View our wide selection of rent by owner lodging options online to find the perfect rental for your next vacation.
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