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Natural splendor near Arkansas vacation home rentals

Arkansas invites vacationers to explore a world of wilderness wonders in parks filled with mountains, forests, caves, rivers and hot springs. Most cities here are on the smaller side, but still hold a wealth of historic and cultural attractions, including museums dedicated to civil rights and former presidents in the capital of Little Rock. When you've selected a hub for your adventures in the Natural State, you'll find a range of Arkansas vacation rentals await, from quiet cabins buried in national forests and waterfront accommodations with views over lakes and rivers, to downtown properties in convenient reach of shopping and dining venues.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Arkansas vacation rentals

One of the most-fascinating natural attractions in Arkansas, Hot Springs National Park is a thermal water haven with its old-time spas. You can still soak here at a 1912 bathhouse or visit a more modern spa for a range of massage treatments. Elsewhere in the park, 26 miles of trails are perfect for family hikes along tree-lined paths, while an observation deck 100s of feet in the air offers views of the Ouachita Mountains. The neighboring town of Hot Springs is on the Ouachita River, where you can visit the stunning Garvan Woodland Gardens, a botanical oasis with a kid-friendly play area.


What to do near Arkansas vacation homes

With so many historic sites to discover, the Arkansas Heritage Trails are a great place to start, with paths that trace the Trail of Tears and various Civil War sites. On sightseeing drives along these routes, you'll experience some of the state's incredible natural landscapes and historic cities like the old frontier military post of Fort Smith. Many of the trails pass through the capital city of Little Rock, where you can visit a presidential library, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and museums dedicated to state and military history.


Climate for your trip to Arkansas vacation rentals

Arkansas experiences a mild 4-season climate, with summers that heat up into the 90s and winters that dip below freezing during the coldest times. Summer sees the lowest rainfall levels and is perfect for boating and fishing out on the lakes and rivers or cooling off with refreshing dips. Crowds are higher during this time though, so reserve your Arkansas vacation rental early if you plan to visit in summer. Fall is ideal for scenic hikes and drives through the wooded national parks, as the changing leaves paint the landscape in shades of orange and daytime temperatures cool off into the 60s and 70s.

Natural features

The scenic landscapes of Arkansas

With an abundance of lakes, rivers, forests and mountains to explore, outdoor adventures in Arkansas are in full supply. The Ozarks in the northwest are perfect for hiking, mountain biking and caving at the Blanchard Springs Cavern. With the Mississippi River for an eastern border and the Arkansas River running through the state, there are endless spots for canoeing, rafting and fishing. Head west to Ouachita National Forest for wildlife spotting in pine forests, horseback-riding trails and scenic drives. Many Arkansas vacation rentals are available around this park and others, placing you in the midst of the picturesque landscape.

Family friendly

Kid activities near Arkansas vacation rentals

Families with kids can experience plenty of memorable activities and attractions in Arkansas. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Garvan Woodland Gardens, a kid-friendly botanical garden with a wooded shoreline and small waterfalls, and Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, an expansive amusement park with thrill rides, kiddie rides, and waterslides. Kids will also like Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for abandoned lions, tigers, and big cats with educational exhibits.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Arkansas vacation homes

Arkansas has plenty of romantic locations to enjoy on a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near locations like Hot Springs National Park, an urban park with a historic row of bathhouses atop natural hot springs, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a museum with a renowned collection of masterpieces from American and international artists. You'll also like Blanchard Springs Caverns, a living cave system with tours of lighted trails.

How many vacation rentals are available around Arkansas?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,097 vacation rentals around Arkansas. From 743 cabin rentals to 1,417 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lake-view property in Arkansas?

Think of it. You and your posse, on your balcony, drinking in incredible lake views with a cocktail in hand. Our lakefront properties are all about leisurely days and super chill nights. Vrbo has 670 getaway rentals near lakes available. Open to more ideas? Vrbo has oodles more options to take a look at, including:

  • 652 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 561 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 559 mountain-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Arkansas?

If you're after a home away from home for your trip, renting a whole house is a great idea. You and your group will have the space you need for all your vacation activities. There are 1,337 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices begin at $40 a night. If that doesn't fit with your group's taste, we've got a range of other property types to select from, such as:

  • Cabin: 557 vacation homes. Prices start from $38 per night.
  • Condo: 382 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Hotel: 283 vacation homes. Prices start from $38 per night.

Can I stay in Arkansas in a large group?

Whether you're heading off on a getaway with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school friends, it's always heaps of fun being under the one roof! And the great news is that Vrbo has options to suit. 318 house vacation homes are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the leading choice here for sizeable groups. If you're traveling in a large group, the rental properties that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 1,526 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Spend a night from just $30.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 808 vacation homes that are perfect. The starting price is $80 per night.
  • Organizing a trip away with 10 guests? We have 522 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices start from $85 a night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you book your Arkansas adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Arkansas?

Vrbo is here to help you reunite with your posse. Providing a great selection of reasonably priced rentals, you're sure to stumble upon a special place that pleases everyone. Ouachita is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 38 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $127 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Ozark is another good option. We've got 30 rentals here, and the average price is around $130 per night.

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