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Azalea Falls Cabin

$160 per night for 1-2

Beauty Lodge B&B
$135 per night for 1-2

Azalea Falls Lodge
$200 per night for 1-2

2 children 12 & under stay free.

Beauty Lodge B&B is adults only

$20 for each additional guest.

2 Night Minimum - Weekends

3 Night Minimum - Holidays

No Pets

Smoking on decks only

50% deposit required

Applicable taxes and fees will apply.

30 day cancellation policy

$35 cancellation fee

No cancellations 7 days or less

Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

36.074282,  -93.32552

Map & Directions

Azalea Falls Lodge

Nestled in a secluded glen a couple of miles north of Boxley Valley and the Buffalo National River, Azalea Falls sits on 136-acres of woodland paths and canyon trails that reveal an enchanting slice of the legendary Ozarks.

We offer three lodging choices, a lodge, cabin, and bed & breakfast, each offering guests luxury accommodations at affordable prices while being close to the activities that make the Arkansas Ozarks famous.

Azalea Falls Lodge

The lodge at Azalea Falls is a 3000 square foot home in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, built entirely of rock, glass and redwood. It is surrounded by 3000 square feet of decks and patios. It overlooks a waterfall and offers 136 acres of woodland trails, creeks and surprise patios. Details about Azalea Falls Lodge

Beauty Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Our latest addition is a large log home called Beauty Lodge. Perched on top of the hill, overlooking Azalea Falls hollow, it offers three luxurious bed and breakfast styled rooms. For this reason, the B&B is for adults only. Each room is equipped with a 32 inch flat screen TV, satellite service, DVD player, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot with coffee or tea selection, and whirlpool tub. Check our website for details.

Azalea Falls Cabin

Azalea Falls Cabin, a 1700 square foot, chalet style log home. Like the lodge, the cabin is filled with artwork and antiques and also offers all the modern conveniences, including satellite TV, VCR, DVD player, stereo, central heat and air and telephone/computer hook-up. There are 3 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a living room with a fireplace and a separate dining room. Visit our website for more information.


Azalea Falls Lodge

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Buffalo National River
Upper River Area

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from the Azalea Falls Lodge
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432    
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (5.8 miles, 17 mins
AGFC elk education center, nationally recognized facility
Open daily 10 - 4:30 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Boxley Valley Elk Herd (Highway 43 & 21)       Web
GPS:  35.97717, -93.40219  (4.9 miles, 10 mins)

Home of Arkansas' famous elk herd, arguably the most viewable in the southern US. Mornings and evenings, fall rut exceptional.
Lost Valley Hiking Trail  (3 miles south of Ponca on 43)   
GPS:  36.00297, -93.37295  (7.6 miles, 15 mins)

NPS  The most popular hiking trail in the upper Buffalo River area. Barrier free stretch, suitable for families. Eden Falls, native american shelter, waterfall in cave, outstanding spring wildflowers.
Smith Creek Preserve (3 mi. south of Church on 21)   Web
GPS:  35.93548, -93.38612  (8.5 miles, 16 mins
Nature Conservency, hiking trail 500 ft. descent in 1 mile. Two track road, hiking trail, very scenic spring fed creek with outstanding spring wildflower show. Popular with photographers.  Remote.
Hawksbill Crag  (6 miles up Cave Mtn. road)   
GPS:  35.88816, -93.4698  (13.3 miles, 33 mins)

Popular 3 mile round trip with 200 ft elevation change. Most photographed Arkansas Landmark. Trail can be rough, a few seasonal creeks.
Centerpoint Trailhead (5 miles north of Ponca on 43)       
GPS:  36.09222, -93.334693    (9 miles, 23 mins)

This trailhead is popular with hikers and horsemen. It is one of two ways to famous Hemmed In Hollow, the dangerous Goat Trail, Sneeds Creek Trail, and Granny Henderson's cabin. Big elevation changes, not for out of shape hikers. 1,000 ft descent. For most, this is an all day hike requiring frequent rest stops.

Nearby Towns:

Jasper  (16 mles from Ponca on Hwy 74)  20 minutes
GPS:  36.00835, -93.18635  (23.6 miles, 36 mins)

Quaint village of 500, offering places to eat including the Boardwalk Cafe, and the Cliff House Inn (6 miles south on Highway 7). A few shops to visit featuring local artists and offering local curiosities.
Harrison  (26 miles north of Ponca on 43)   35-45 minutes
GPS:  36.23026, -93.10802  (21.9 miles, 48 mins)

Harrison is a small town of 12,000 that offers many services not available at Ponca or Jasper. Most businesses are north of the square, 40 minutes or more away from Ponca. For emergency car repairs it would be the closest destination.

Day Trips:

Branson, MO (56 miles north of Ponca, 70 mins)
GPS:  36.64465, -93.22709  (67.6 miles, 82 mins)

Nationally famous entertainment destination on par with Nashville, TN. A popular day trip with local visitors to see national acts, and old time country entertainment.
Eureka Springs, AR (50 miles west of Ponca, about 1 hour)
GPS:  36.39489, -93.74231  (44.3 miles, 59 mins)

This is Arkansas' Victorian Village, built on a mountain with multiple springs and gardens city-wide. A must-see small town with too many attractions to mention. An outstanding day trip to a town with many art galleries, unique shops, other attractions.
Beauty Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Phone:  870-420-3941
GPS: 36.074282  -93.32552     Map&Directions
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"Spacious elegance isn't what most folks expect to find in the Ozarks. Most visitors anticipate dense forests, winding country roads, and simple cabins. But at Azalea Falls Lodge, guests get the best in both rusticity and refinement."

Southern Living Magazine

"Midwinter is one of my favorite times of the year and I always enjoy being able to spend some time hiking with my friend Alf Carter and so I was tickled when he called and invited me to stay at Azalea Falls Lodge for a few days. Staying at the lodge is always a treat for me. The Frank Lloyd Wright-ish style and the wonderful blend of natural rock, redwood and glass makes for sheer beauty and luxury."

The Barefoot Traveler