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Best in Hot Springs: Mac’s Log Cabin in the City – See Rates at Airbnb
"With stainless steel kitchen appliances, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and large walk-in showers, the cabin feels modern."
Best in Mountain View: Hidden A-Frame at Double Bridge – See Rates at Airbnb
"We love the Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic that prevails here—it’s a welcome departure from the standard rustic cabins."
Best for Families: Riverfront Escape – See Rates at Airbnb
"A small playground, a fire pit, a picnic pavilion, a treehouse, kayaks, three bicycles, and free Wi-Fi will keep guests busy."
Best in Jasper: Treetop Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb
"The decor features plenty of wood, but it takes on a decidedly modern aesthetic, paired with whitewashed walls that keep it feeling fresh."
Best for Large Groups: Gaston’s View – See Rates at Airbnb
"With enough beds for 17 people, this home, which is set on 13 private acres, can easily accommodate all of your closest friends."
Best in Mena: Storybook Cottage – See Rates at Airbnb
"After your fill of the wilderness, head just four miles into the town of Mena for a delicious bite to eat."
Best in Ponca: Fly Away Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb
"This cabin is close enough to civilization to not feel remote, but you can still really enjoy the natural landscape outside."
Best Lakefront: Unanchored Lake Hamilton Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb
"Sail right up to this cabin on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs that conveniently has its own two-boat slip."
Best for Couples: Honeymoon Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb
"There’s a whirlpool in the bedroom and a swing on the porch for some romantic moments, or head into town for a lovely date night."
Our Top Picks
Best in Hot Springs: Mac’s Log Cabin in the City
Though this rustic cabin seems as if it’s in the middle of the wilderness, it’s actually conveniently located just a few miles from downtown Hot Springs, where you can head to a bathhouse or an amusement park, and Hot Springs National Park.
As far as amenities go, the three-bedroom rental checks all the cabin boxes: wood interiors, stone fireplace, and an outdoor fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs. For fans of modernity, the cabin touts up-to-date features like stainless steel kitchen appliances, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and large walk-in showers.
Best in Mountain View: Hidden A-Frame at Double Bridge
2 full beds
This delightfully retro-meets-modern A-frame cabin is situated in the woods near Mountain View, just a short drive from the shops and restaurants downtown.
The lofted living room features white wooden walls, mid-century-inspired furnishings, and a wood-burning stove. Kids will love the cabin's spiral staircase that leads to a lofted bedroom. But the biggest draw for this cabin is the Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic that prevails—it’s a welcome departure from the standard rustic cabins you’ll find in the area.
Best for Families: Riverfront Escape
2 bunk beds
Kayaks and bicycles
There’s something for everyone at this Texas-inspired cabin in Arkansas, but it's especially intriguing for kids. With a small playground, a fire pit, a picnic pavilion, a treehouse, kayaks to use on the Spring River, three bicycles, and free Wi-Fi, there are more than enough amenities to keep everyone entertained.
In need of more activities? Schedule a fly fishing trip with the owners for a day out. The rental is also quite practical—there’s a gas grill for barbecues, a laundry room, and a fully equipped kitchen (don’t miss the waffle maker!).
Best in Jasper: Treetop Cabin
Jutting out over the crest of a wooded hill, this vacation rental feels as if it’s a treehouse, nestled among branches and leaves. With Jasper located on the Little Buffalo River in Northwest Arkansas, this two-bedroom cabin is ideal for its scenic views.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, a large porch with a grill and a seating area make the space perfect for nature lovers. The cabin's decor features plenty of wood, but it takes on a decidedly modern aesthetic, paired with whitewashed walls that prevent the space from being too rustic.
Best for Large Groups: Gaston’s View
4 full beds
1 Queen sofa bed
1 Twin sofa bed
Soak in the scenic vistas of the Arkansas Grand Canyon—one of the state's best places to spend the fall months—from the massive wrap-around porch at this cabin rental. With enough beds for 17 people, this home, which is set on 13 private acres, can easily accommodate a large group of friends or family.
Relax in the massive hot tub, play pool or foosball in the game room, or put on a chef’s hat on in the fully-equipped kitchen. Need a break from the cabin? Jasper is just a quick six miles away.
Best in Mena: Storybook Cottage
1 sofa bed
1 air mattress
Private lake access
Set on the 240-acre Stonehill Cottages property, this vacation rental veers more toward modern farmhouse style than rustic-chic cabin vibes. Guests have full access to the property, including an 11-acre lake ideal for kayaking and fishing.
Bring an ATV here to ride right into a trail system from the cabin. Don’t have one? No problem. Rentals are available nearby, too. After enjoying the wilderness, head just four miles into the town of Mena for a delicious bite to eat.
Best in Ponca: Fly Away Cabin
1 bunk bed
2 air mattresses
Located just a few miles north of Ponca, in a small town just outside of the Upper Buffalo River region, this rustic-style cabin is a prime getaway for those who want to immerse themselves in nature.
It's just close enough to civilization where you don't feel completely isolated and can still really enjoy the natural landscape outside. Of course, the space has all the creature comforts you might want, like free Wi-Fi, a home theater with a surround-sound system, and a hot tub.
Best Lakefront: Unanchored Lake Hamilton Cabin
1 air mattress
Sail right up to this cabin on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs that conveniently has its own two-boat slip. No boat? No problem. Swim off the slip or launch kayaks from it, too.
This home has a modern cabin vibe rather than a rustic one, with whitewashed wood walls touting a farmhouse flair. It’s a great place to unplug—there’s only spotty cell service and absolutely no Wi-Fi.
Best for Couples: Honeymoon Cabin
Spend a vacation full of romance at this cozy cabin in Garfield overlooking Beaver Lake. There’s a whirlpool in the bedroom and a swing on the porch for some quiet moments.
Couples who are looking for a date night out on the town are in luck—the cabin is located a 30-minute drive from downtown Rogers and 45 minutes from Eureka Springs. It's also only a 10-minute drive from the lake, where swimming and boating are activity options.