Unique Stays

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A vacation like no other

Add some extra adventure to your Arkansas getaway by choosing an out-of-the box place to stay. If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual hotels and motels, there’s a wide variety of unique accommodation options throughout the state, including treehouses, teepees, pet-friendly lodging, houseboats, caves and even a castle or two. Whether you want to rough it or prefer a little luxury, you can find a place to stay in Arkansas that’s way beyond basic. 

If you’re looking to commune with the great outdoors, several of Arkansas’s state parks offer both standard campsites and yurts. Yurts are round, high-walled tents that come complete with electricity, screened windows, cots and a stove. You can check campsite and yurt availability at DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Lake Catherine State Park, Lake Charles State Park and Petit Jean State Park and make reservations online. Or you can get even closer to nature by renting a houseboat and staying right on one of Arkansas’s many scenic bodies of water, including the Arkansas River, Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Ouachita and Norfork Lake. Houseboats feature nearly all of the comforts of home—not to mention guaranteed waterfront views. 

Interesting accommodations can also be found in some of Arkansas’s historic buildings and unusual converted spaces. At Livingston Junction Cabooses & Depot in Eureka Springs, you can stay in an authentic railroad cabooses that have been restored and transformed into luxury lodging. Or stay on the University of Arkansas campus in the lovely Inn at Carnall Hall, formerly a women’s dormitory built in 1906, in Fayetteville. 

Browse the listings below to find a truly unique place to stay for your Arkansas vacation.

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