Arkansas features abundant park and wilderness areas with a healthy dose of mountains, caves, and nature trails. Rental cabins near the Buffalo River—the first in the US to be designated a National River—sit along the 153-mile stretch of water from Newton County in the west to Baxter in the east. Massive towering bluffs and the scenic beauty of the Ozark Mountains in remote, unspoiled locations attract lots of travelers to Buffalo River cabins. They're the perfect base for those looking to get in touch with nature and enjoy some R&R in a gorgeous, serene landscape.

Yellville cabin rentals for peace and privacy

Various architectural styles set against the backdrop of the Ozark Mountains make Yellville one of the most interesting places to visit along the Buffalo River. Cabins here come in all shapes and sizes, catering to travelers with different types of vacations in mind. Enjoy free concerts all summer long at the square, or take a walk around town to see the limestone buildings with pressed metal trim. Quiet, secluded cabins set on several acres of land may offer glimpses of elk and other woodland creatures, as well as picnic areas that allow you to bask in the sun and chow down on meals made fresh in the fully equipped kitchen.

Getaway cabins for rent in St. Joe

Gardens with beautiful blooming flowers, as well as caves with fantastic water-eroded passageways, are just a couple of things that draw people to the town of St. Joe. Sights such as Skull Bluff and The Nars provide challenging landscapes for adventurous types, while guided tours through Hurricane River cave offer a more easy-going alternative. After a long day spent in the outdoors, cozy and comfortable cabins await with rustic decor and central air-conditioning. The sightseeing doesn't have to stop once you're back at your cabin—from the front porch, you can still see creeks and waterfalls with distant mountains in the background.

Picturesque cabin rentals in Ponca

Picture-perfect scenery along hiking trails make Ponca a popular hub with naturalists and travelers keen to take photos of the landscape. The community is well known for its access to the Buffalo National River, and canoeing and hiking along the river trails are popular activities here. Vacation rentals offer a tranquil space, with recliners in front of the fireplace and cozy king beds for deep, restful nights. Well-stocked kitchens with all the trappings needed to whip up a tasty meal come in handy if you want to have a picnic on the manicured lawns. If you feel like spending the day inside, LED TVs and fast Wi-Fi allow you to stream your favorite shows while snuggled up on the sofa.

Gilbert vacation rentals near Buffalo River

Gilbert may be small in size but it's big on beauty and charm. Buffalo River cabins found in this town range from restored rentals to new and modern constructions, where you can choose between open decks for a treehouse feel or extended porches with patio furniture for evening meals accompanied by great scenery. The summer months bring in higher temperatures but you can rest easy and keep cool indoors with central air-conditioning. Year-round floating can be done among the limestone bluffs that the middle section of the Buffalo is known for. Get some supplies from the historic Gilbert General Store—built in 1901—and try your hand at catching some of the smallmouth bass in the river.

Secluded cabins in Jasper

You'll find plenty of cabins near Buffalo River in the city of Jasper, where riverside parks and mountain trails provide excellent vantage points of the natural beauty of the area. People driving by the highways near Jasper often stumble upon the Arkansas Grand Canyon, with its deep valley and distinct landscape among the mountains. This natural attraction is more than enough reason to pop into Jasper for a visit. Stay in secluded cabins with hot tubs out on the deck, where you can soak and enjoy vistas of the sloping mountain terrain. After a long day, wind down with a drink in front of the cozy gas fireplace and let your worries melt away.