Destination guide

Get your summertime frolics in a mountainous outdoor playground

It's the outdoorsy goings-on in Washington County that entice vacationers to see this part of Arkansas, and Washington County vacation rentals will put you in a prime position to enjoy them all. Part of a mountainous region known as the Ozarks, this locale is bursting with wild landscapes, from fish-filled lakes to deep, dark forests. You'll chance upon rugged peaks and sparkling rivers and waterfalls, too. if you need a break from all that country air, there are quaint towns and villages, as well as the lively college town of Fayetteville, with its independent stores, craft beer scene, and bohemian spirit.

Things to do

Green space and big city pace in ever-changing Washington County

Washington County vacation rentals are never far from green spaces. The county's top natural sights include lush green Devil's Den State Park and expansive Lake Wedington, which is set in a hardwood forest. If it's a big-city kick you're after, though, Fayetteville is your gal. Encased by natural beauty, it's an artsy college town full of independent stores, lively cafes, and restaurants. It even has its own craft beer trail. Don't forget to stop by the much-lauded Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which showcases American art from colonial times right up to the present day.

Activities

Want to ramp up that adrenalin buzz? Hit the rivers and the trails

Why do people come to Washington County? To experience the outdoors in the Ozarks, whether it's hiking and mountain biking on the trails or birdwatching and picnicking in one of the many natural areas and parks. Messing about on the river is also great fun. You can choose to live it large on a white water rapids adventure, enjoy a day of lazy paddling, or indulge in some world-class trout fishing. Come wintertime, you can get active on the downhill slopes or explore the cross-country trails on skis or snowshoes.

Weather

Mild shoulder seasons make for top-notch Washington County hiking

The weather around these parts is generally warm and pleasant, making Washington County vacation rentals a good prospect the whole year round. Spring and fall are mild and sunny, with good conditions for hiking. As school is in session, it's also a good time to bag a bargain. The summer months bring heat and humidity, along with higher prices and bigger crowds. In the winter months, temperatures occasionally dip into the teens or below, especially with the windchill. This makes it an excellent time to dig out the skis and hit the slopes.

Natural features

Get your fairy tale fix with misty mountains and forests thick

Washington Country is part of the Ozarks. This popular vacation spot is a land of Granite cliffs, dark forests, misty fields, and rushing white rivers, stretching from northwest and central Arkansas into Missouri. To the south of Washington Country sits the Ozark National Forest and to the north is Hobbs State Park. The county is peppered with small towns and villages. In the north lie the vibrant cities of Fayetteville and Springdale, ensuring that your Washington County vacation rental will give you access to both big-town life and countryside frolics.

Where to stay around Washington County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 283 vacation rentals near Washington County. From 176 Houses to 38 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Washington County are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Washington County?

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

  • Fayetteville: 223 vacation rentals
  • Springdale: 530 vacation rentals
  • Devil's Den State Park: 24 vacation rentals
  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville: 231 vacation rentals
  • Winslow: 25 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Washington County! 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 Washington County?

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 Washington County:

  • Fayetteville: 223 rentals
  • Springdale: 530 rentals
  • Winslow: 25 rentals
  • Prairie Grove: 153 rentals
  • West Fork: 162 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 Washington County?

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

  • Drake Field (FYV): 205 vacation rentals
  • NW Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA): 445 vacation rentals
  • Rogers, AR (ROG-Rogers Municipal-Carter Field): 506 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 Washington County?

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

  • Devil's Den State Park: 24 rentals
  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville: 231 rentals
  • Northwest Arkansas Mall: 342 rentals
  • Lake Fayetteville Park: 342 rentals
  • Fayetteville Downtown Square: 227 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Washington County 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.

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