Capacity: 6
Smoking: No
Pets: No

Minimums: 2 Days on weekends

Check in: 2:00 p.m.; Check out: 11:00 a.m.

Rates:
2 people 2 nights   $250
      ($125 a night)
2 people 1 night     $160

Additional Persons  $15
Up to 2 Pre-Teens Free

Book 6 Days, Get 1 Free

21 Day Cancellation Policy

Non-refundable deposit due at booking.

Payment: Cash, check,
credit cards.

GPS:Ponca House
36.023059,-93.367162

Map & Directions to Ponca House



GPS for Low Gap Cabin:
36.004089,-93.307231

Map & Directions to Low
Gap Cabin

The Ponca House


In the heart of Ponca, our home is located within a mile of the low water bridge on the pristine Buffalo National River.  A two minute walk takes you to Lost Valley Canoe Outfitters & General Store.

Our air conditioned, completely furnished, two story vacation home is clean, spacious and very comfortable.  The Ponca House features 2,000 sq. ft. of living area with a fully equipped kitchen and large bathrooms on both floors.  A dining room provides seating for six and three pillow top king beds await you at the end of your day.  Upstairs you will find a comfortable seating area with a TV/DVD player.  Bring your favorite movies or watch one of ours.  A charcoal grill is provided.

Ponca House is 5 minutes from the Buffalo River, and 10 minutes from all popular destinations: Lost Valley, Boxley Valley, Arkansas elk, Smith Creek, Steel Creek, hiking trails and waterfalls.   Come stay at The Ponca House and let the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains renew your spirit!


The Low Gap Cabin

The Low Gap Cabin offers a cozy retreat conveniently located
just off Hwy 74 in Low Gap, four miles east of the Ponca low
water bridge.

Our cabin is completely furnished and can comfortably serve
up to 6 guests with 3 bedrooms and one full bathroom.  The
kitchen is fully equipped -- all you need to bring is your food!
Our living area is inviting and has a TV/DVD player for movie
viewing.  Bring your favorite movie or watch one of ours.  A
charcoal grill is provided.  Relax on the front porch and enjoy
the view.

We are located less than 5 minutes from Steel Creek access
where you can enjoy all the Buffalo National River has to offer:
hiking, swimming, canoeing or horseback riding.  A 10 minute
drive from our cabin can take you to any one of the many
popular destinations in the area such as: Boxley Valley, Lost
Valley, hiking trails, incredible Arkansas elk viewing and more.

Reservations: Call Regena at 870-861-5835
 
The Ponca House, Buffalo National River
Phone 870-861-5835
Email:  walnutgrove@ritternet.com
GPS: 36.023059,-93.367162  Map & Directions

The Ponca House &
Low Gap Cabin

Ponca House Kitchen
Ponca House Dining Room
Ponca House Living Room
Ponca House Bedroom
Ponca House Bedroom

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from The Ponca House
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 Craig  (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.

Plan Your Trips with Itinerary Builder


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Buffalo National River
Upper River Area


Low Gap Cabin
The Ponca House
Low Gap Cabin
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Living Room at Low Gap Cabin
Bathroom at Low Gap Cabin
Kitchen at Low Gap Cabin
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