Panther Creek Cabin


Minimum stay: 2 Days, 3 Days Holidays

Check-in Time 3pm
Check-out time 11am

$100 per night Sunday - Thursday for two people, each additional person $20

$125 per night on weekends for two people, each additional person $20 - Two night minimum

Children under 12 stay free

With a 5 night rental the next 2 nights are free

No Pets

No smoking inside the cabin, smoking receptacles provided outside on the decks


Panther Creek Cabin





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The destinations below are linked to directions maps, and expanded explantions of the destinations themselves. The travel times and distances listed below are from Panther Creek Cabin. To create a map and directions from the cabin,
36.02450,-93.24694, to the destination (see below), copy and paste the GPS coordinates into the empty box on the mapping page and click on "get directions".

Buffalo National River
Upper River Area

Phone: (877) 428-3563
GPS:  36.02450,-93.24694

Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from the Panther Creek Cabin
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432    
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (9.8 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  (13.8 miles, 25 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  (11 miles, 20 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  (17.4 miles, 31 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 Craig  (6 miles up Cave Mtn. road)    Map
GPS:  35.88816, -93.4698  (22.2 miles, 48 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    (16.3 miles, 29 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:

GPS:  36.00835, -93.18635  (5.5 miles, 11 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.
GPS:  36.02236, -93.36145  (10.3 miles, 17 mins)

Quaint village of 50, home to most viewable elk population in Arkansas. Popular floating spot for Upper Buffalo River. Hub for hiking trails in the Upper Buffalo River area.

Day Trips:

Branson, MO 
GPS:  36.64465, -93.22709  (58.2 miles, 75 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
GPS:  36.39489, -93.74231  (61.5 miles, 83 mins)

This is Arkansas' Victorian Village, built on a mountain with multiple springs and gardens city-wide. An outstanding day trip to a town with art galleries, unique shops, other attractions.
A cozy getaway on 20 acres; lots of pine and cedar trees. View wildlife from the decks, listen to the wind whistling through the pines as you sit around the fire pit enjoying smores', roasted marshmallows or maybe you prefer sitting in front of the fireplace snuggled up in one of our many homemade quilts with that special someone or just enjoying numerous antiques as you reminisce with family and friends of days gone by. Whatever the occasion, we are sure that Panther Creek Cabin will be a memory that will last a lifetime.


Central Heating and Cooling
Gas Fireplace
2 Covered Decks
Washer / Dryer - complete with laundry detergent and dryer sheets
Full Kitchen - stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, can opener, 2 crock pots, dishes, silverware, pots and pans etc...
Sleeps up to 8 - 2 private bedrooms, plus plenty of handmade quilts to snuggle up with
One Bathroom with Shower - towels, soap, shampoo and hair dryer provided
Gas Grill - propane provided
Fire Pit - wood provided
Satellite TV - with VCR and DVD Player
Panther Creek Cabin
Living Room, Panther Creek Cabin
Panther Creek Cabin
Futon in Living Room
Master Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom