Destination guide

More than just a Mountain Home

You might think the clue's in the name, but if they were being straight up with you, they'd call it 'Mountain and River Home'. Because while Mountain Home's situation in the Ozark Mountains is undeniably spectacular, it's the aquatic possibilities that have vacationers getting in their cars and hitting Route 62. The implausible number of lakes, rivers, and creeks get the fishermen hot under the collar, while the boating and hiking possibilities reel in the rest of the outdoor crowd. A Mountain Home vacation rental puts you in gorgeous country, with year-round activities and a real sense of community. You may never leave.

Things to do

Plenty more fish in the, er, hatchery

Mountain Home does a great line in, well, mountain homes. Specifically, historical house museums. Try the pioneer homes of Jacob Wolf House and Casey House, for starters. For a dose of culture with a fun, community-centric vibe, check out what's on at the Twin Lakes Playhouse. And if you still haven't had enough of fishing, how about an excursion to Norfork National Fish Hatchery? With 250,000 visitors annually, and millions of fish released every year into Arkansas' rivers and lakes, you can learn about the finny beasts, feed them, and even catch some if you like.


Join the aquatic fanatics with a Mountain Home vacation

Notice something about your fellow vacationers? Polarized shades, rods, and reels, by any chance? Smartly located within a 20-minute drive of 2 lakes and 3 rivers, a Mountain Home vacation rental puts you squarely in some of the best freshwater fishing territory in the whole of the US. While the fishing is no secret, it's far from being the only thing to do round here. You could go boating, kayaking, or tubing out on the water, take a hike up in the mountains, or even play a few rounds of golf.


A vacation with a built-in cooler

Mountain Home is a great year-round destination, but you will get a bit of weather. From May to September, it's going to get hot, with pretty high humidity. Fortunately all those lakes and creeks mean that cooling off isn't going to be much of a problem. Come winter, the mountains mean it turns cool and wet, with a bit of snow from time to time. But do you want to know a secret? Fall might just be the perfect time for a Mountain Home vacation rental. The weather can still be pretty mild, and the colors on the mountainsides are to die for.

Natural features

Round here, they call a spade a spade

A place called Mountain Home was never going to be located in a desert at sea level. Set up high in the southern Ozark Mountains, Mountain home is at the center of the Twin Lakes area, slap-bang between Bull Shoals Lake, Norfork Lake, Buffalo River, White River, and North Fork River. Mountains and fishing are always going to take center stage in a place like this, but for something a bit different, try exploring the local cave systems. The amazing rock formations of Bull Shoals Cavern are among the best known, and it's easy to get into.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Mountain Home

Fly into Harrison, AR (HRO-Boone County Regional), the closest airport, located 42.9 mi (69.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Mountain Home?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 182 vacation rentals near Mountain Home. From 68 Cabins to 89 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mountain Home for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mountain Home?

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

  • Twin Lakes Golf Course: 163 vacation rentals
  • Big Creek Golf and Country Club: 166 vacation rentals
  • Blanchard Springs Caverns: 146 vacation rentals
  • Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock: 159 vacation rentals
  • Mountain Village 1890: 143 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mountain Home listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Mountain Home?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 68 Cabins in Mountain Home. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mountain Home include:

  • Houses: 89 rentals available
  • Cottages: 68 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 68 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mountain Home?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Mountain Home. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.