Where to stay around Arkansas?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,942 vacation rentals near Arkansas. From 1,146 Houses to 609 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Arkansas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Arkansas?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Arkansas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hot Springs: 637 vacation rentals
  • Eureka Springs: 473 vacation rentals
  • Beaver Lake: 490 vacation rentals
  • Hot Springs Village: 224 vacation rentals
  • Fayetteville: 195 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Arkansas! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Arkansas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Arkansas:

  • Hot Springs: 637 rentals
  • Eureka Springs: 473 rentals
  • Hot Springs Village: 224 rentals
  • Fayetteville: 195 rentals
  • Little Rock: 718 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Arkansas?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Arkansas are:

  • NW Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA): 380 vacation rentals
  • Mountain Home, AR (WMH-Ozark Regional): 120 vacation rentals
  • Robinson Aaf (RBM): 86 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Arkansas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Arkansas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Catherine State Park: 635 rentals
  • Lake Ouachita State Park: 648 rentals
  • Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock: 121 rentals
  • Mountain Village 1890: 111 rentals
  • De Soto Beach: 616 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Arkansas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore the natural wonders of Arkansas

Arkansas invites vacationers to explore a world of wilderness wonders in parks filled with mountains, forests, caves, rivers and hot springs. Most cities here are on the smaller side, but still hold a wealth of historic and cultural attractions, including museums dedicated to civil rights and former presidents in the capital of Little Rock. When you've selected a hub for your adventures in the Natural State, you'll find a range of Arkansas vacation rentals await, from quiet cabins buried in national forests and waterfront accommodations with views over lakes and rivers, to downtown properties in convenient reach of shopping and dining venues.

History lessons in Arkansas

With so many historic sites to discover, the Arkansas Heritage Trails are a great place to start, with paths that trace the Trail of Tears and various Civil War sites. On sightseeing drives along these routes, you'll experience some of the state's incredible natural landscapes and historic cities like the old frontier military post of Fort Smith. Many of the trails pass through the capital city of Little Rock, where you can visit a presidential library, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and museums dedicated to state and military history.

Go for a soak in Arkansas' thermal springs

One of the most-fascinating natural attractions in Arkansas, Hot Springs National Park is a thermal water haven with its old-time spas. You can still soak here at a 1912 bathhouse or visit a more modern spa for a range of massage treatments. Elsewhere in the park, 26 miles of trails are perfect for family hikes along tree-lined paths, while an observation deck 100s of feet in the air offers views of the Ouachita Mountains. The neighboring town of Hot Springs is on the Ouachita River, where you can visit the stunning Garvan Woodland Gardens, a botanical oasis with a kid-friendly play area.

Summer sun and fall foliage in Arkansas

Arkansas experiences a mild 4-season climate, with summers that heat up into the 90s and winters that dip below freezing during the coldest times. Summer sees the lowest rainfall levels and is perfect for boating and fishing out on the lakes and rivers or cooling off with refreshing dips. Crowds are higher during this time though, so reserve your Arkansas vacation rental early if you plan to visit in summer. Fall is ideal for scenic hikes and drives through the wooded national parks, as the changing leaves paint the landscape in shades of orange and daytime temperatures cool off into the 60s and 70s.

The scenic landscapes of Arkansas

With an abundance of lakes, rivers, forests and mountains to explore, outdoor adventures in Arkansas are in full supply. The Ozarks in the northwest are perfect for hiking, mountain biking and caving at the Blanchard Springs Cavern. With the Mississippi River for an eastern border and the Arkansas River running through the state, there are endless spots for canoeing, rafting and fishing. Head west to Ouachita National Forest for wildlife spotting in pine forests, horseback-riding trails and scenic drives. Many Arkansas vacation rentals are available around this park and others, placing you in the midst of the picturesque landscape.