Area Guide

You just landed on unblemished pioneer magic. The North Central Arkansas Ozark Mountains offer jewel like streams, mirror lakes, living caves, brown trout, a lust to keep traditional folk music alive, brewers, bakers and candlestick makers.

You are going to be surprised at all the opportunities this area boasts – truly something for all ages and groups. We hope you also take the time to do nothing at all – just enjoy the lightening bugs on your front porch and experience the still.

Head here to read an introduction to the area by a local artist, Sage Holland. It touches on the crafts, nature experiences and music making that makes us a world class destination.

Only confirmed guests receive our self penned “Locals’ Guide” for trip planning: shopping, packing , dining out, guide service, boat rentals, outing recommendations, swim holes, where to buy certain items on a Sunday etc.

Joy Harp produces for us a weekly updated Area Newsletter and Goings-ons that will give you a real flavor of us + get you excited about what’s in store for you here. We’re really proud of this offering and even the locals here turn to it as one of the best resources around for “what should we do?”

We want you to have a connection to this area. Lean on us to help you chill out and get to know the local people and their places. Find out firsthand why this area has the hold that it does and the passion it incites in its residents.

Local Year-round Events

FebruarySylamore Trail 25K and 50K runs
MarchMountain View Bluegrass Festival
3 Days of Syllamo (Trail Running Stage Race)
AprilHerbal Field Trip & Medicinal Herbs Workshop
Mission Run of the Ozarks
Arkansas Folk Festival
Annual Dulcimer Jamboree
MayHeritage Herb Extravaganza
Syllamo’s Revenge Mountain Bike Challenge
Women of Mountain Music
Memorial Day Weekend
JuneWorld Fast-Draw Association Index Championship & Wild West Weekend
JulyIndependence Day Celebration
(at Jack’s Fishing Resort on the White River)
AugustMountains, Music, & Motorcycles
SeptemberOff the Beaten Path Studio Tour
OctoberHerb Harvest Festival
Arkansas Bean Fest & Championship Outhouse Races
Local Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Experience
NovemberAnnual Fall Bluegrass Festival
DecemberCourthouse Christmas Tree Lighting & Festivities
Caroling in the Caverns
(a unique Christmas concert within Blanchard Caverns)