Cabin rental is $150 per
night plus taxes. 

Two night rental is required
for Friday and Saturday
night stay.

Payment is required in full
to hold reservation.

You may cancel 10 days
prior to your stay for a full
refund minus a $25
processing fee.

If you need to cancel less
than 10 days of your stay,
you may reschedule or
receive a 50% refund of
your payment.

A damage deposit is not
required but you will be
charged for any damage
above and beyond normal
wear and tear.  You will be
notified of any repair
charges that apply.

VISA, Mastercard, Discover, checks

Cabin is smoke-free and

Please call for more info
and special offers.


Map & Directions

“OH MY GOODNESS! What a cute cabin! It was so clean, well-organized, instructions helpful and location so convenient.  We loved it!  We appreciated how clean the hot tub was!” -T.T.

“We had a nice visit. Lovely cabin.  Very clean, pretty and decorated perfect for the lovely setting” - V.A & R.R.

Cedar Crest Cabin

Phone: (870) 861-5700 or (479) 236-5022
GPS:  36.026665,-93.365205  Map & Directions
See Cedar Crest Lodge

Plan Your Trips with Itinerary Builder

The destinations below are linked to directions maps, and expanded explantions of the destinations themselves. The travel times and distances listed below are from Cedar Crest Cabin. To create a map and directions from the cabins to the destination, copy and paste the GPS coordinates 36.155833,-93.492500 into the empty box on the mapping page and click on "get directions".

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from Cedar Crest Lodge
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432   
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (.4 miles, 1 min
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  (5.1 miles, 9 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  (2.2 miles, 4 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  (8.6 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)    Map
GPS:  35.88816, -93.4698  (13.5 miles, 32 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)    Map   
GPS:  36.09222, -93.334693    (6.4 miles,12 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  (14.9 miles, 22 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  (26.2 miles, 34 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  (56.3 miles, 70 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  (52.2 miles, 77 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.

Buffalo National River
Upper River Area

Cedar Crest Cabin

Enjoy the romantic coziness and peaceful surroundings of our cabin during your adventures along the Buffalo National River.  It features native stone, cedar and unique amenities throughout.  This historic structure was once a home on the property and remodeled into a comfortable cabin. Comfortable for a couple or small family.

The cabin has a split-level layout with sleeping loft:

    • Private outdoor patio with 2-3 person hot tub, gas grill and
        fire pit

    •Queen bed with 2-1/2 inch memory foam pad and
        down comforter

    •   Sofa Full sleeper on main floor

    •   Electric fireplace,
mini-split heat and air system

    •   Wireless internet

  •  Flat screen TV/built-in DVD player with satellite plus DVD

    • Fully-equipped kitchen -large refrigerator,electric
        stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker
        and toaster

   •   Dishes, glassware, pots and pans

   •   Custom double shower featuring rain and regular heads

   •   All bed and bath linens provided

   •   Convenient parking in from of cabin

Check our website availability calendar for openings.  We offer  discounts for 4 or more nights. Cabin is smoke-free and pet-free
Cedar Crest Cabin
Loft Bedroom at Cedar Crest Cabin