Smoking: No

Pets: No

Minimums: 2 Days, 3 Days Holidays

Rates: 2 people  $165
1 night $185
Additional Persons  $20

21 Day Cancellation Policy

Payment: MasterCard, Visa,
and personal check.

Map & directions on website

Map & Directions to Entrance from Yahoo Maps
Casual Elegance in a Rustic Setting

Imagine yourself nestled in the forest and surrounded by sandstone bluffs, enjoying the secluded luxury of a fully furnished timber frame home.

Leatherwood House is cozy for two, but offers luxurious seclusion for up to 9 guests in a private 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished cabin. Located just 5 minutes from Ponca, the Buffalo River, Steel Creek, Lost Valley, the elk herd, and hiking trails.

Sleep accommodations for up to nine people with three bedrooms and two pullouts. Two full bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen. Work from local artists (also available for purchase).

The two spacious decks are retreats within themselves. A fire pit is located across the parking area. Leatherwood House is a haven for birdwatchers and spotting local wildlife.

For your enjoyment, there is a room in an alcove off the living room with board games and puzzles. The living room has a DVD/VCR connected to the television with a library of movies for your viewing pleasure. Local phone service is available free of charge. WiFi

A few minutes drive from Steel Creek Park and Ponca where you will find Elk and canoe rentals. Roughing it has never been so easy!

870-861-5853 or visit our web site for email inquiries.
Dear Pam & David

We have had a really wonderful time here at Leatherwood House. You have such a little jewel hidden here in the woods!

The house is so charming; and we enjoyed the hummingbirds. My son wants to live here forever. (He’ll be eight in August.) . . . I doubt very seriously that your little jewel in the woods would be unoccupied for very long. Thank you so much for providing a clean, comfy, and cozy environment at such an affordable price. Sure felt like home away from home -

Burleson, Texas
Phone:  870-861-5853
Website: (availability calendar, specials, registration form)
GPS:  36.01169,-93.33733

Leatherwood House

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from the Leatherwood Cabin
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432    
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (2.8 miles, 5 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  (6.8 miles,14 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  (4.1 miles, 10 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  (10,4 miles, 19 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  (15.2 miles, 35 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    (9.2 miles, 17 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  (13.7 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  (29.4 miles, 41 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  (59.6 miles, 77 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  (54.5 miles, 74 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.

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 Leatherwood House. To create a map and directions from the cabin to the destination, copy and paste the GPS coordinates 36.01169,-93.33733 into the empty box on the mapping page and click on "get directions".

Buffalo National River
Upper River Area

Leatherwood House
Leatherwood House Deck
Bathroom at Leatherwood House
Living Room at Leatherwood House
Inside Leatherwood House