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REAL ESTATE & PROPERTIES Some of the best bonding experiences happen outdoors and that starts with comfortable lodging near the natural, wild spaces where you want to be. Arkansas Wild has compiled some of the best spaces to STAY & PLAY. Here, you will find lodges perfect for a weekend getaway, hunting cabins for that once-in-a-lifetime duck hunt, a new vacation home, or that next place to relocate in The Natural State!

Make your next vacation an Arkansas adventure —STAY & PLAY in The Natural State! Stay & Play is a special feature of Arkansas Wild with statewide distribution, including state parks, resorts, large chain grocery stores and outdoor outfitters. Plus, nline promotion using Arkansas Wild digital media. If you would like to list your commercial or residential properties and rentals, contact katherine@arktimes.com.

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WILD BILL'S OUTFITTER

23 HIGHWAY 268 E. | YELLVILLE, AR 800.554.8657 | WILDBILLSOUTFITTER.COM Wild Bill’s Outfitter, located in Yellville on the lower Buffalo River, will make a great headquarters for your visit to the Ozark Mountains. The outfitter can set its visitors up with the watercraft to enjoy the nation’s first National River — canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes and fishing boats — as well as accommodations in 10 cabins and two lodges, perfect for family or corporate retreats. The cabins include five luxury choices that sleep one to eight people and are fitted with Jacuzzi tubs, Wi-Fi, TVs with DVD players, gas log fireplace and a full kitchen. The rustic mountain cabins sleep one to six, have Wi-Fi, TVs with DVD players, wood or log fireplaces and some have Jacuzzi tubs. The Rock House Lodge sleeps up to 28 people and has Wi-Fi; the Evening Star Lodge, which has a waterfall in back, is perfect for more intimate getaways, lodging one to four people a night. All accommodations are fully furnished and in secluded, natural settings. The Lower Buffalo is a Class 1 river, perfect for easy family floating in favorable conditions. Wild Bill’s can arrange for guides for more experienced paddlers, and shuttle service for all guests. Wild Bill’s, with its proximity to Buffalo Point and Dillard’s Ferry put-ins (at the state Hwy. 14 bridge), is the perfect place for people who want to experience the unspoiled river, with its 74 species of fish, as it cuts through rugged bluffs of the Ozarks. Non-floaters will enjoy hiking and day trips to local attractions. Wild Bill’s is also close to the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, a designated IMBA Epic Ride. They offer group packages and are experienced in working with large groups. Let Wild Bill’s be your host for an experience of a lifetime! Wild Bill’s Outfitter is an Authorized Canoe Concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. A Special Advertising Promotion 42 | Arkansas Wild ¸ FALL 2018

• COZY LUXURY CABINS • JACUZZIS AND FIREPLACES • FLOATING AND FISHING ON THE BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER • KAYAK AND CANOE RENTALS • SHUTTLE SERVICE • CLOSE TO THE SYLLAMO MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL


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ASHLEY'S RIVER RETREAT

880 COUNTY RD. 703 | COTTER, AR 870.425.2840 OR 870.656.4666 AshleysRiverRetreat.com Welcome to Ashley's River Retreat, a deluxe riverfront vacation home nestled on the banks of the White River. Ashley’s and the neighboring Ashley’s Too provide peaceful, comfortable getaway spots with its 200 feet of private riverfront; excellent trout fishing; a river view from the yard, deck or screened porch; and clean, roomy cabins perfect for family vacations, corporate retreats, or a romantic couples retreat. Ashley's is eight miles downstream from Bull Shoals Dam on the Baxter County (east) side of the White River. It is five minutes from Wildcat Shoals Access, 10 minutes from the public river access on U.S. Hwy. 62 in Cotter and 18 minutes from Mountain Home. Whether your vacation plans include trout fishing on the White, visiting Ozarks attractions, or both, their central location is a convenience you'll enjoy. Families, fishing partners, and pets are welcome. Ashley’s River Retreat is a rustic but beautifully crafted three-bedroom cabin complete with a loft, a back deck overlooking the White River, a full size refrigerator and a cook top. It sleeps 10 and dogs are welcome (See website for details.) All bed linens and towels are included. The cabin has its own private fishing bank, and is close to public river access, dining, golf, shopping and other attractions. Ashley's TOO is a quaint 384-square-foot cabin with a vaulted ceiling, on the property that sleeps two to four people. Groups can take both homes, or you can rent Ashley's TOO separately.

• 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BA; SLEEPS 10, FULLYEQUIPPED KITCHEN • CENTRAL TO TROUT DOCKS, DINING, GOLF, SHOPPING, ATTRACTIONS • CLOSE TO PUBLIC RIVER ACCESS OR GUIDES COME TO PROPERTY • ALL BED LINENS AND TOWELS INCLUDED; PETS WELCOME • PRIVATE FISHING BANK

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BEAR CREEK LOG CABINS

6403 N HWY 65 | ST. JOE, AR 870.448.5926 BUFFALORIVERLOGCABINS.NET If you are looking for a rustic retreat near the Buffalo National River at Tyler Bend, look no further than Bear Creek Log Cabins. There are three cabins scattered over hundreds of acres, all with access to the fishing holes of Bear Creek—a tributary to the Buffalo—right on the property. The ranch is less than five minutes south of Middle Buffalo access areas and the Ozark Highland Trail, but you will also find plenty of trails right on the Bear Creek property for hiking, biking or ATV use. It is a photographer’s paradise, with sweeping views of the buttresses that line the creek and wildlife on every adventure. The nearby private Lake House property, near by with a 22-acre stocked lake with dock and fishing boat right out the back door, is also a favorite location. The spacious cabins (that will accommodate up to 40 guests) feature native rock fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, charcoal grills, full kitchens, linens, flat screen tvs with satellite reception (including SEC and ESPN channels), and heat/air that will accommodate up to 40 guests. Bear Creek is open year around, offers hunting in season, and is pet friendly. Special winter discount rates are available in January and February. Bear Creek Log Cabins will quickly become your go-to getaway destination.

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• ELK AND OTHER WILDLIFE WATCHING • PRIVATE ROADS FOR HIKES AND ATV TRAILS • LESS THAN 5 MINUTES SOUTH OF THE BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER • OZARK HIGHLANDS TRAIL LESS THAN 5 MINUTES • 45 MINUTES TO COTTER FOR TROUT FISHING


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GASTON'S WHITE RIVER RESORT

1777 River Rd. | Lakeview, AR Gastons.com 870.431.5202

Gaston’s White River Resort began in 1958 with six small cottages and six boats. Today, Clint Gaston carries on the family legacy with over 400 acres and 79 cottages— ranging from two double beds to ten private rooms—an airstrip, over 70 boats and a state-of-the-art dock. Gaston’s Resort also features an award-winning restaurant, private club, gift shop, tennis court, playground, game room, duck pond, three nature trails, swimming pool, conference lodge and fly fishing school. Led by master fly fisherman Frank Saksa, the fly fishing school is a one-day course for two people. Combining a bit of in-classroom teaching with hands-on experience, these classes are a wonderful introduction to the art of fly fishing. And the fishing is always good at Gaston’s. The White River stays the same temperature year-round, which means the trout are always active. Fly fishing is not the only way to fish, either! In fact, over 85% of everyone who fishes in the area is spin fishing. You can produce excellent results either way—just have fun! Gaston’s offers a Bermuda grass airstrip that is open to everyone—not just guests who are staying in the cottages. Feel free to fly in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner any day of the week, or on Sunday for the restaurant’s famous Sunday brunch. The resort has been featured in every major airplane and flight magazine in the world, and it is known as the best fly fishing destination in this part of the country. Visitors fly in from all over the country to experience some great trout fishing, or just to enjoy a meal with a great view in the first-class restaurant. Gaston’s has a wide variety of different packages—perfect to suit you and your party. In addition to the basic accommodations, there are several larger cottages and lodges where guests can hosts larger parties and events, all of which offer free Wi-Fi. Whether you need a crib, extra blankets, or handicap accessible utilities, Gaston’s will strive to make you as comfortable as possible. Just let the capable staff know what they can do to make your stay perfect. Your dogs are welcome, too! A Special Advertising Promotion

• COTTAGES AND LODGES FOR SMALL AND LARGE PARTIES • YEAR-ROUND TROUT FISHING AND INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE • AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT • PRIVATE AIRSTRIP • DOG-FRIENDLY

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Arkansas Wild | Stay and Play  

Some of the best bonding experiences happen outdoors and that starts with comfortable lodging near the natural, wild spaces where you want t...

Arkansas Wild | Stay and Play  

Some of the best bonding experiences happen outdoors and that starts with comfortable lodging near the natural, wild spaces where you want t...