Start with a great location, mix in comfortable rooms and…
Starting at $150 per person per night
Jasper, Newton County, Arkansas, United States
Starting at $250 per person per night
Your dude ranch vacation begins as the ranch still slumbers and the sun hasn’t risen over the eastern bluff. Peaceful quiet is interrupted by the sound of thundering hoofs as horses gallop through the woods. Wranglers whoop and holler as they push the stock down to the day pen. Bays, Paints, Buckskins, Chestnuts, and even an Appy or two make their way through the meadows. The last pony is urged into the corral, the gate is pulled shut and another day at Horseshoe Canyon guest ranch has begun.
Unique Features: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch climbing is known around the world in the climbing community as a great destination for some of the finest sandstone sport climbing anywhere. Whether you are an experienced climber or lacing up your shoes for the first time, you will love Horseshoe Canyon Ranch.
Accommodations: Guests stay in log cabin accommodations. They are rustic yet modern and all have a western homey feel about them. A small refrigerator, coffee pot, and microwave are there for your convenience. They all have full baths and are fully furnished including linens and towels. The cabins all have spectacular views of the east bluff and a big front porch to soak it all in.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the cabins. All accommodations are equally as nice.
Dining: The smell of baking biscuits and roasted coffee lures guests to the lodge each morning. Breakfast is served buffet style, you may choose to start the day with a hearty “stick to your ribs” breakfast to hold you ’til lunch or fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola for the not-so-big eaters. One special morning during your stay, wake at daybreak, mount up and ride to a cowboy breakfast where the staff are busy grilling smoked ham and dutch-oven potatoes. Lunch and dinner are more of the same amazing down home cooked meals!
Activities: Experience canoeing down the Buffalo National River with high bluffs, tall trees, and a variety of wildlife. Try out rock climbing, scaling large cliffs and peering out at breathtaking terrain that seems endless. Take a dip in the pool, swimming hole or hot tub, or zip over the ranch on one of the top rated zip lines in North America! Of course, there’s nothing like horseback rides, explore the many caves, springs, clear mountain streams and wilderness vistas. Your horse will be chosen with your particular needs in mind, so you can comfortably enjoy each scenic ride.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. Try out The Longest Zipline in Arkansas! The ranch created the “Iron Horse,” the Highest, fastest, longest zipline in Arkansas. It is one of the top zip lines in North America. It is nearly a half mile long and with a vertical drop of 277’ and top speeds of over 50mph, it is a heart pounding and yet very smooth, comfortable experience. You will sail 2300’ over the beautiful Canyon towards the main lodge.
Location: The ranch is located 7.5 miles west of Jasper, Arkansas off state highway 74 in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Jasper is a small, scenic town (population of 540) in Northwest Arkansas, approximately 20 miles south of Harrison and 68 miles north of Russellville on state highway 7. If you’re traveling on I-40, take highway 7 North at Exit 81 in Russellville and proceed north to Jasper.
Closest Airport: The nearest major airport is Boone County Airport (HRO / KHRO). This airport has domestic flights from Harrison, Arkansas and is 23 miles from the center of Jasper, AR. Another major airport is Branson Airport (BKG / KBBG), which has domestic flights from Branson, Missouri and is 55 miles from Jasper, AR.
Children’s Programs: Yes. The kid’s program at the ranch is for those ages 3-5 who don’t need to be with mom, but aren’t quite old enough to ride on the trails. They will ride ponies with a youth counselor, do arts and crafts, play games and swim. They also get the opportunity for some nature walks, bug hunts, and fishing. This is not a babysitting service. Families are encouraged to do things as a family so the program coincides with the riding times to allow those of riding age to be together.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: Yes. This is a great place for a rustic wedding.
Meetings: Yes. The Ranch offers an excellent Arkansas corporate retreat facility and meeting venue for team building. The wide variety of activities and the pristine, secluded nature of the Ranch make this an excellent choice of venue, training meetings or just a great rewards trip.
Extra Info: The main Lodge at the Ranch is the place to be when your stomach is rumbling after a full day at the Ranch, it is also is a great place to relax and socialize. The huge fireplace is a natural gathering place. Downstairs, the Lodge has a pool table, ping pong, and foosball table; as well a theater room where you can watch that big game or catch a late movie. The popcorn is hot, fresh and never runs out.