Two years ago we discovered the beautiful state of Arkansas. It was summer time when my husband told me that he read an article in an airline magazine about Arkansas during the Fall. I am not just a sucker for colorful foliage but to new destinations and adventures as well. Thus, I immediately started researching about the place – when is the best time to go and where to stay. The Arkansas Fall foliage drives and destinations webpage is a great place to help you plan your trip. If you’re reading this in September or October you might be too late to plan for this season, but it is the perfect time to make a reservation for your next year’s travel. Seriously, there are limited camps, lodges, cabins, vacation rentals and rooms and people already start booking a year ahead of time. I swear, in August I probably called over 20 properties and they were all booked. We were lucky to get a booking with The Arkansas House that time since they had a last minute cancellation.
Our kids were only 3 and 2-year-old when we went so we didn’t do many activities; we went hiking, took pictures, watched some wild animals and we enjoyed every minute spent with the whole family. Here are some of the pictures we took during our stay. Hope this article will convince you to visit this state which rivals even those “foliage” states further up North.
We decided to visit Mystic Caverns, it was our kids first cave experience. We just wanted to show them that there is a beautiful place underneath the ground. It was a success!!! They looked surprised, mesmerized and I am pretty sure a bit scared….
We wanted to go to the Scenic 7 Byway, one the most scenic drives in America. It will pass the Grand Canyon of the Ozarks at Jasper. So, The Arkansas House is perfectly situated since its location is in the middle of Jasper town square. We had a pleasant stay at the Cabin on the Little Buffalo River which gives enough space for my kids to run around.
They have a cafe in front of the property which serves locally produced organic fruits and vegetables. Also, free range beef, pork, chicken, elk, buffalo and some wild caught fish. Bonus.
The Cliff House restaurant is around Jasper as well, so we came here for lunch. The food is great and the view is priceless. They have five-unit Inn that offers comfort and a spectacular view of the Arkansas Grand Canyon.
For people who are new in the US or to those who haven’t heard much about Arkansas; go pack your bags and visit this beautiful state. It has a lot to offer for the whole family. And to nature lovers, this might be just your heaven. There is a reason why it’s called the Natural State after all.
Arkansas is great too during summer time; please click here for our summer getaway with friends.
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