Smoking: No

Pets: No

Minimums: 2 Days, 3 Days Holidays

Rates: 2 people   $100
Additional Persons  $10

Children 6 & Under Free

All prices subject to sales tax

50% deposit

Book 6 nights, get 1 free.

Check in 3pm, check out 11am

21 day cancellation policy, $15 service fee

No refunds due to inclement weather

Payment: Cash, check, debit cards, credit cards,
and traveler checks.


Map & Directions

"Best vacation my husband and I have had in our 24 years of marriage!!! Very nice cabin that will sleep 6 at a super good price. We enjoyed sitting on the back porch each morning and drinking coffee and listening to the wildlife."

J W, Enid, OK
Rocky Hills Cabins are nestled within the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas on a ridge that separates the heads of the Buffalo National River and the scenic Piney River. This Ozark Mountain vacation cabin rental sits near the junction of Arkansas' State Highways 16 & 21, also known as Edwards Junction, and overlooks a clearing from which to observe the wildlife while enjoying a magnificent view of the mountains and valleys.

The location of Rocky Hills Cabins is within the boundaries of the Ozark National Forest and only two miles from the trailhead to the Glory Hole. A ten minute drive from the cabin will take you to the Buffalo National River and Boxley Valley where floating expeditions can begin and elk herds can often be seen. The back side of the cabin borders National Forest land, and this nearness allows visitors the opportunity to walk out the back door of their cabin and possibly see deer, turkey, squirrel, or other animals. Hiking through the forest land gives additional opportunities to experience the wildlife and the bluffs, streams, and forests of Newton County. Visitors with a desire to see even more out-of-the-way places can hike into the Hurricane Wilderness or the Upper Buffalo Wilderness--each located within a short distance from either side of the cabin.

This Ozark Mountain vacation experience would not be complete without seeing some of our beautiful sites such as the Glory Hole, Hemmed-in-Hollow, Lost Valley, Pedestal Rocks, Alum Cove, Sam's Throne, Hawksbill Crag/Whitaker Point, Boxley Valley, and the town of Jasper. These sites offer waterfalls, bluffs, natural rock bridges, and an assortment of rock formations.

Rocky Hills Cabins are situated in a location from which to easily access the many features of the Ozark Mountains ranging from hiking and observing elk, to canoeing and kayaking, to rock climbing and caving, to hunting and fishing. Vacation at Rocky Hills Cabins and allow the owners, Rick and Yalonda Martin, to help you plan and locate the sites to make your trip the perfect vacation.

The outdoors is what makes Newton County so special.  From our back deck, relax while viewing the valleys and mountains that form the head of the Piney River.  A charcoal grill is also located on the back deck so that you can extend your outdoor time.  A clearing behind the cabin provides viewing opportunities of wildlife, and our yard often contains flowers that can be enjoyed. 

Inside our cabin, enjoy many of the features of home. The open living area contains a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and living room. The kitchen is furnished with a range/oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and dishes. All you need to bring is food. The living room includes a TV with satellite programming and DVD. A telephone is available for local calls (a phone card is needed for long distance calls)

The cabin contains two bedrooms and one bathroom. Each bedroom contains a queen size bed, and a queen-size sleeper sofa is available in the living room for additional guests. A washer and dryer are located in the bathroom. Ceiling fans and a/c units add to the comfort.

Our cabins are smoke free.

"The cabin is so cozy and comfortable and very much a home away from home. The views from the back deck are beautiful. The cabin is well located and nearby you can watch Elk, hike, swim, visit caverns , or take a short day trip to Eureka Springs."

Jo & Ernie H, Haughton, LA

"The best honeymoon spot ever! The cabin was beautiful and the views were amazing. We didn't want to leave. Never a dull moment."

K & J, Eldorado, AR

"The only way to make this place better would be to have fresh baked cookies available on the first night!"

A. B, Tahlequah, OK
Phone: 870-428-5434, 870-204-0698, 479-746-4218
GPS: 35.84486,-93.36674  Map & Directions

Rocky Hills Cabins

View from Rocky Hills Cabins
Headwaters of the Buffalo National River, Rocky Hills Cabins

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from Rocky Hills Cabins
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432  
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (16 miles, 20 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  (11.5 miles, 20 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  (14.4 miles, 25 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 miles, 14 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)   
GPS:  35.88816, -93.4698  (17.7 miles, 39 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    (22.7 miles, 40 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  (33 mins, 28 miles)

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  (42.5 miles, 54 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  (72.6 miles, 89 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  (58.8 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 Rocky Hills Cabins. To create a map and directions from the cabins to the destination, copy and paste the GPS coordinates 35.84486,-93.36674 into the empty box on the mapping page and click on "get directions".

Buffalo National River
Upper River Area

Rocky Hills Cabin
Living Room at Rocky Hills Cabins
Rocky Hills Cabins -- Kitchen & Dining Room