North Central Arkansas
Family Getaways

Plan your Arkansas family getaways around our log cabin rentals in the Buffalo National River area. Our cabins are convenient for your family's last minute week-end getaway OR vacation trip. Join us on Facebook for specials and up to the minute availability.

We are just four miles South of the Buffalo River on US Highway 65, near Grinder's Ferry canoe launch and the Tyler Bend Visitors Center.

Arkansas family getaway vacation destination, famous Buffalo River hill country

There's so much to see and do while you stay at Bear Creek Log Cabins on your next Arkansas family getaway.

You'll find family-friendly restaurants and other fun destinations when you stay with us, including exciting day-trips - all just a short drive from your cabin.

Buffalo River - Middle Section
River Area

Buffalo National River U.S. National Park

We're right in the middle of the Middle Section of the Buffalo National River area. Many local canoe rentals are 5 to 10 minutes away along with Tyler Bend Recreation Area which houses the National Park Service Visitor Center and many access points to public hiking/biking trails.

Other Arkansas family getaway destinations along the Upper, Middle, and Lower sections of America's first national river are just a short drive from your cabin. Nearby places to visit include the abandoned mines and ghost-town of Rush, Buffalo Point canoe launch and picnic area, and elk-watching along the Buffalo River corridor. For more information on the Buffalo National River visit The National Park Service Website.

Marshall, Arkansas

Special Arkansas Family Getaway Spots

Nostalgic 60's DRIVE-IN MOVIE Theatre
Kenda Drive In -- One of only two old fashioned, year-round drive-in movies in the state of Arkansas. Movies change weekly. Check with them for what is showing and the show dates. This has a state of the art projection system and now their old-timey audio boxes have been equipped with Blue Tooth. Admission and food is reasonable for a family outing! Bring your quilt, lawn chairs and come enjoy the festive atmosphere. 

Famous GENEALOGY CENTER at Searcy County Library -- Research your family tree and find your roots when you search through one of the finest genealogical collections in the whole USA. Professional and amateur genealogists travel here from all over the country to use this amazing <genealogy search facility.

Easy Day - Trips for Your
Arkansas Family Getaways

St. Joe Depot Historical Museum
(MO & North AR Railroad Depot Museum)

The museum is housed in the old depot. It is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. The property recently acquired a Civil War historic marker for the local area and a section of track and historic caboose.Come see the model train and nostalgic photos of an era that has all but vanished.

Located at 110 Highway U.S. 65 South in St. Joe, AR

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Blanchard Springs Caverns -- A set of three caves operated by the National Forest Service. The Dripstone Trail Tour is open year round and allows wheelchairs and strollers on it's path. The Discovery Trail is open only in the summer and has over 700 steps. Please call 1-888-757-2246 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CST for information or take a look at The Blanchard Springs Caverns Website.

Mountain View, AR

Mountain View - Known as the Folk Music Capital of the World, offers great entertainment, from the summer folk music on the town square, crafts, ironworks, and The Ozark Folk Center. The Center is a State Park that keeps alive the traditions of the 1800s. The Folk Center is always a favorite stop for the kids on Arkansas family getaways. There is also LocoRopes and The Flying Pig ZipLine to enjoy. Visit The Ozark Folk Center Website.

Mountain View also includes The Jimmy Driftwood Folk Music Hall of Fame. Driftwood is famous for writing The Battle of New Orleans to help his students learn about the War of 1812 in Snowball, Ark; located just minutes from Bear Creek Log Cabins.

Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake A 71,000 acre lake located near Mountain Home crosses the border of Missouri and Arkansas. It offers a great fishing reservoir and other water fun. Bull Shoals is also home to a fine golf course.

White River

The White River --Below the Bull Shoals Dam, the famous White River has great trout fishing and white water canoeing. The Rainbow, German brown, cutthroat and brook trout species are found in the cold water of the White River below the Dam. Many guides are available to take you down the river.

Greers Ferry Lake

Greers Ferry Lake -- A 40,000 acre lake located southeast of Bear Creek Log Cabins offers more great lake fishing.

Fairfield Bay, AR

Fairfield Bay -- Resort Community with two golf courses along with miniature golf AND marina facilities.

Check out the tennis courts and 72 par golf course at Fairfield Bay. The Mountain Ranch Golf Course clubhouse and fully stocked golf shop meet every golfing need. They offer an expansive practice range and Golf Clinics by our PGA Professionals.

Harrison, AR

The City of Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau -- Located a short drive north of Bear Creek Log Cabins, Harrison, AR is one of the major cities in the Ozarks. Harrison includes the historical Hotel Seville, Main Street Harrison's Walking Tour, The Historic Lyric Theater, the Boone County Museum and the Harrison Country Club and Golf Course. There are also many restaurants, Wal Mart and other stores including beer, wine, and liquor stores.

Ozarks Newest Attraction


Crystal Bridges -- A great day trip from Bear Creek Log Cabins. The Bentonville, Rogers, and Fayetteville area are becoming cities to visit in the Ozarks. The area boasts being home to the Arkansas Razorbacks, famous Rick's Bakery, The Walton's Arts Center, but the new jewel to their crown is Crystal Bridges, a world class museum with walking paths all around.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs, -- Located near the start of the White River, Eureka Springs, AR is a great place to enjoy an historic small town in the Ozarks. You'll want to walk the nostalgic streets with shops galore, explore nearby caverns. Eureka Springs has been an Arkansas family getaway destination for over 100 years!

Great Passion Play

The Great Passion Play, -- Famous worldwide and performed in an outdoor amphitheatre every night around dusk. Also see the Christ of the Ozarks statue. Both these Arkansas family getaway spots are on the way to Eureka Springs.

Branson, Missouri SHOWS

Branson, MO -- The Midwest's Biggest little city, Branson has shopping at outlet malls, two theme parks, and countless other attractions, but what makes Branson MO are the SHOWS. From locals like the Presleys who have been in the area for years, to popular performers like Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, and Bobby Vinton. Branson's popularity started from The Beverly Hillbillies TV show.

It's easy to plan your NW Arkansas family getaway to include without the Missouri border to see the SHOWS at Branson! But our guests are always happy they decided to spend their nights here in our peaceful, affordable Bear Creek Log Cabins instead of in the hustle and bustle of Branson itself.

Silver Dollar City Theme Park

Silver Dollar City -- On your way to Branson, be sure to stop just across the Missouri border to see the Ozarks crafts demonstrations by local artists and woodcarvers.

Local Restaurants

Big Springs Trading Company: Smoked Meats and Restaurant -- Close to the Buffalo National River and right on Hwy 65 North, these folks offer tender smoked meats and all kinds of dining specials in a cozy atmosphere.

Craw Billy's- Cajun foods in St. Joe, AR

Big Ben's Place-- Eats and live music during the summer, Gilbert, AR

Ferguson's Restaurant and Country Store -- Located north of Bear Creek Log Cabins, this restaurant serves home cooked food and famous cinnamon rolls. The restaurant also offers a small store for visitors with many Ozarks momentos. Located north of the Buffalo National River at the intersection of Highways 65 and 333.

Coursey Smokehouse -- Located near Ferguson's Restaurant, this small store sells take-out smoked meats and jerkey. Located on Highway 65.   

Skylark Cafe -- A little bit of everything! Known for their homemade desserts! All your favorites served in a unique setting in Leslie.  Look for the hand painted sign in the heart of town.  

Mexican Restaurant -- Los Loco Located on Highway 65 in Marshall. Wonderful food, fast and friendly serivice.

Los Aztecas Mexican Restaurant- Located on 65 Marshall, authentic Mexican food in a beautiful dining room and friendly service.

Boston Mountain Pizza -- Pizza, sandwiches and salad bar! Located on Highway 65 in Marshall.

Ryan's Main Street Grill -- Burgers, Salads, to Prime Rib dinners on weekends. Ryan's has live music and entertainment.  Located in Leslie. 

Crooked Gate Farm & Cafe-- Farm to table dining for breakfast and lunch. located in Leslie, AR

Buffalo Valley Nutrition-- meal replacement shakes and metabolism boosting teas. Marshall, AR

Serenity Farm Bread-- brick oven bakery. Leslie, AR

Food Trucks across from Harp's Grocery in Marshall, AR

(No Area Restaurants offer Delivery to Bear Creek Log Cabins, but our kitchens are fully equipped for your Arkansas family getaway enjoyment.)

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Daisy Queen -- A hometown fast food restaurant which offers a wide variety of local favorites on it's menu. Located on Highway 65. Their motto is "Burgers and Shakes and Whatever It Takes" to make you happy.

Sonic Drive In -- A part of the national chain of fast food restaurants. The menu is similar to others across the country. Located on Highway 65.

McDonalds . Located on the north side of Marshall on Highway 65.

Subway -- Part of the national chain, on Highway 65.

Coffee Cafe /Rock-N-Java -- Gift and Coffee shop. Located on the south side of Marshall below South Mountain. Delicious coffees and teas brewed to your liking. Also serve home baked treats and great lunch. They have another location in Clinton.

Harp's Deli in Marshall for catering or a quick bite!

Just south of Marshall is Leslie, Ar. There are several unique cafes that are worth the trip. Stop on your way to Blanchard Springs or The Ozark Folk Center--

Local Stores in Marshall and St. Joe

Baker Pharmacy -- A local drug store with an old-fashioned Soda Fountain. Carries over-the-counter medications and can fill prescriptions. Located on the historic Town Square, just off Highway 65.

Marshall Medicare Pharmacy -- Another local full-service drug store. Located right on Highway 65.

Fred's -- A regional chain of discount stores that offer clothes, health and beauty products, and other products. Located on Highway 65.

Harps -- A local grocery store that offers a large variety of products including a Deli and Bakery. Located on Highway 65.

Dollar General -- Great when you need just a few items. Marshall and St. Joe

Haskel's Place- gas station and eats, St. Joe

Scenic Buffalo River Arkansas Family Vacation Getaway Country

QUICK REVIEW of nearby
Arkansas Family Getaways

Branson Missouri SHOWS
Bass Pro Shop in Springfield MO
Silver Dollar City Missouri
Buffalo National River Tyler Bend Visitor Center
Eureka Springs Arkansas
The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs AR
Ozarks National Forest
Bull Shoals Lake in Mountain Home AR
The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View ARK
Blanchard Caverns
Canoeing and Fishing on the White River
Greers Ferry Lake and Heber Springs AR
Ghost Town of Rush
Family Tree Research and Geneology Center
Historic Drive-In Movie Theatre
Buffalo River Arkansas State Park

Secluded Arkansas family getaway retreat  is great for romantic week-end getaways, too!

Perfect for Romantic Getaways, Too!

There's enough to see and do to make all your Arkansas family getaways memorable when you stay at Bear Creek Log Cabins.

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Or leave the kids at home and hide away in our secluded Ozarks cabin for a week-end of romance to renew your vows as a couple. There's not a finer remote corner of the earth for an romantic honeymoon or specail Anniversary!

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