Cabin #1   6
Cabin #2  17

Smoking: No
Pets: No

Minimums: 2 Days, 3 Days

Peak Season Rates:
Cabin #1 $145/night
Cabin #2 $195/night

Off Peak Season Rates:
Cabin #1 $125/night
Cabin #2 $175/night

Additional Persons  $15
Up to 2 Pre-Teens Free

$200 Deposit to Secure
and due upon booking.

Reservation Payable 10
Days After Booking

Balance Due 21 Days Prior
to Stay

Late checkout fee starting
at $50

Book 7 Days, Get 1 Free

21 Day Cancellation Policy

Payment: Cash, check,
travelers check, credit


Map & Directions
Cabin 1 is the cabin for couples & small families.  The loft
bedroom has a king bed and 2 full size beds, plush bedding and
lots of handmade quilts. The downstairs boasts an impressive
native stone fireplace that will warm the body & spirit. The
comfortable living room includes a sofa, love seat and futon. There is also a TV, DVD & VCR with several tapes and dvds on hand. The bath has a Jacuzzi tub and shower. The fully equipped kitchen is complete with a range, oven, refrigerator and small appliances.

Our cabins are full of family collectibles and area crafts. There is
also a charcoal grill and campfire pit outside in case grilling or
smores are on the menu.

Cabin 2 is a wonderful cabin for family reunions, church retreats,
and even couples. It is larger than our first cabin, but it definitely
has that quaint homey feel to it. You can relax in comfort and enjoy plenty of privacy in this cabin. The cabin has five bedrooms. They include a king bed in the master bedroom, two bedrooms that each have one queen bed, another bedroom has two full beds, & the last bedroom has a three full beds and one twin bed. It also has a large fully furnished kitchen with a dining table that seats eight and also three barstool seats. The kitchen is complete with a range, oven, refrigerator and small appliances.  The living room is comfortably furnished with a sofa, loveseat, recliner and a large pine futon. There is also a TV, DVD & VCR with several VHS tapes and DVDs on hand. There are two full baths in the cabin, one with a Jacuzzi tub and shower; the second has a regular tub andshower. If outdoor cooking is a must, there is a large charcoal grill and campfire pit outside.

Our cabins are fully furnished & decorated with antiques & family collectibles. They include large covered surrounding porches where you can kick back & relax in comfort. Enjoy the many types of wildlife from your porch swing or cook on the grill. Breathtaking views over looking the mountains and valleys of the Buffalo National Park. We are located just 1 mile from Steel Creek campground. A great area for hiking and canoeing!

When you stay with us you can't get closer to the Steel Creek trail head on the Buffalo River. We are within a mile of the park service trails and can provide easy access to trails.

For Reservations Call: 870-861-5890
Steel Creek Cabins Website

Our family homesteaded and has lived on this property for the last six generations. We love the area and are honored to share it with our guests. We want to provide our visitors with a home awayfrom home. You can see, smell and touch each season. It is truly something that you have to experience to fully appreciate

Steel Creek Cabins

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from the Steel Creek Cabins
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432    
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (3, 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  (7.1 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  (4.4 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  (10.7 miles, 20 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  (15.5 miles, 37 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    (9.5 miles, 18 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  (13.4 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  (29.7 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  (60 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  (54.8 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 Steel Creek Cabins. To create a map and directions from the cabin to the destination, copy and paste the GPS coordinates 36.01722,-93.32694 into the empty box on the mapping page and click on "get directions".
Phone:  870-861-5890
GPS:  36.01722,-93.32694    Map & Directions

Buffalo National River
Upper River Area

Cabin #1 Steel Creek Cabins
Cabinn #2  Steel Creek Cabins
Steel Creek Waterfall
Bluffline at Steel Creek Cabins