Harbor East POA (HEPOA)

In 1981, Harbor East POA (HEPOA) was created on the sixty-two wooded acres on Lake Ouachita 49,000-acre wilderness mountain lake. Located just twenty-six miles from Hot Springs, the community is comprised of 188 condominiums or 49 buildings with 3 tennis courts, one multi- purpose court and 2 swimming pools.  HEPOA is governed by a volunteer board of directors who maintain the integrity and preserve the beauty of the property.  There is one full-time employee Office Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations and one contracted Property Manager whose crew oversees the maintenance and repair of the property.  Several condo Unit Owners rent their condos out throughout the year and contact information can be found on any rental website.  For more information about HEPOA, please visit our website – www.harboreastpoa.com, email us – [email protected] or call us at 870-867-3838.

Harbor East POA (HEPOA)

21 Vista Dr.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 


Pearl’s Palace

Close to town & close to Lake Ouachita.

You may be coming for the lake but you might just end up lounging in the spacious backyard. Almost 2 acres of the property is level and clear with lots a space for horseshoes, baggo, badminton or even a some tag football. Another acre slopes down to the bullfrog pond where you can practice your casting skills or just relax and listen to the birds and bullfrogs. Maybe you would prefer chillin’ by the firepit or under one of the many shade trees. Look us up on Facebook.

Inside the 1665 sq. ft. home, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen with full size applicances and all the modern kitchenware to whip up your favorite meals. We’ll even include a dozen farm fresh eggs in memory of Pearl. Grill utensils and charcoal included for the charcoal grill. The large open floor plan living space includes a gas log fireplace and a small gas heater for those chilly mornings. The 2 large bedrooms in the sleeping part of the house becomes a little more secluded with the unique hallway door. The king bedroom has a kingsize bed, television, and DVD/VCR player. Our bunkroom has two sets of bunkbeds with 4 full sized mattresses, television and DVD/VCR player. The hallway door also benefits anyone snoozing on the sleeper sofa or the queen size, double-stacked airbed in the living area. The bathroom in the sleeping area includes a bathtub/shower while the 2nd bathroom off the mudroom/laundry room has a standup shower. The laundry room consist of full size washer and dryer. So even if you ended up in a rain storm while out biking, hiking or diggin’ for crystals, you can duck in the shower straight from the laundry. Additionally, there is a 32′ carport which works out great for parking a truck with a trailer or 3 vehicles. And, if the weather is a little damp, it can even be set up for your patio party.

So who’s Pearl?

Pearl was a beloved icon of the Sweet Home community. She lived on the homestead just around the curve in the cabin that was built in 1907. No insulation except newspapers. She cooked on a wood stove every day and used an outhouse until they added on an indoor bathroom. She had a garden, chickens and milk cows so all the neighbors came to her for their eggs, produce, milk and butter.

When I was thinking about a name for the house, I made the comment that even though it was 1980’s retro, Pearl would have thought it was a palace. So we left the original decor and accessorized with the 80’s in mind. Come relive childhood memories and share with your family days gone by. PS, have some fresh eggs on Pearl.


vrbo listing # 1625274

Pearl's Palace

1553 Hw 27 N.
Story, AR 71970 


Gretta Lane Hostel – The Manse

Low-cost, comfortable group or family lodging is now available at the Gretta Lane Hostel (The Manse), the three-story home that housed pastors and families from 1935 – 2012 for Barr Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norman, 9 miles south of Mount Ida.  The central heat and air facility has two full baths, washer and dryer, four separate bedrooms, plus a large third story room, with space for up to 15 overnight guests (bring sleeping bags for six).  Linens and towels are provided, or guests may bring their own.  The fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher allows guests to plan and cook meals.  The two gathering/meeting/family rooms with comfortable seating, one on the first and one on the second floor, invite group interaction, while the spacious grounds encourage group activities, with a fire pit for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores, and a creek for wading.  The front porch off the second floor is a relaxing space and the two carports offer outdoor shelter.

Located on the Caddo River, Norman is a hub for enjoying the Ouachita Mountains – hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and hunting – while immersing in the history of the area:  the Caddo Indian Memorial and the Caddo River Trail for Life, adjacent to the Caddo River, the Old Norman High School/Museum, the Library on the Square – all within walking distance – and nearby Crystal and Collier Springs Recreation Areas, created by the CCC in the early 30’s.

The Manse provides privacy, space and fellowship.  With ample parking, the Manse is a beautiful place for retreats for churches, clubs, and family gatherings.  Internet access and TV are available.

Gretta Lane Hostel - The Manse

136 Water Tower Road
Norman, AR 71960 

The Fisherman’s Wife

Tranquil 3 bedroom 2 bath vacation home nestled in the woods. Newly remodeled located in Twin Creek on Lake Ouachita. Slow down and relax in comfort. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and watch wildlife from the oversized deck. Take a short 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the lake where you will find a swimming area, covered fishing, and boat launch.

Mt Ida, AR 


Wind ‘n’ Wood Camping & Glamping

Looking for more privacy and “social distancing” for your camping?  Wind ‘n’ Wood is the place for you!

Rustic camping meets the modern trendy glamping for a unique, peaceful experience.  Choose from one of four campsites with flat tent spots, great views, and permanent fire pits.

Wind ‘n’ Wood (sounds like Rock ‘n’ Roll or Fish ‘n’ Chips) is an organic teaching garden and private campground just four miles from a launch point into the Ouachita River and a few minutes from the Womble Trail (IMBA Epic Hiking/Biking Trail).  Crystal digging and rock shops are just minutes away, come dig it!

Come enjoy one of the best spots in the nation without worrying about the pandemic while you go fishing, biking, hiking, floating, hunting, or just sitting around your campfire.  Astounding sky views at night with a full view of the milky way.

If you are interested in the educational aspects of Wind ‘n’ Wood let us know and we will set up soap making demonstrations, foraging hikes, sky watching and constellation identification, organic and permaculture techniques, campfire cooking, and so much more.  If you just need some time away, enjoy the privacy and seclusion of your own place in the woods away from the hustle and bustle of daily life or public campgrounds.


  • Within minutes of the Ouachita River, Womble Trail, Ouachita Lake, Ouachita National Forest, Quartz Crystal Shops & Mines. Just 45 minutes away from Hot Springs.
  • Shared single cold water shower
  • Pets are allowed (please discuss your pet’s needs upon making your reservation).
  • Trash and recycling service provided.


  • $15/night for your campsite that will accommodate up to 8 people. Minimum 2 Nights ($30)
  • Cabin rentals coming soon: $50/night. Sleeps 2 adults or up 4 children.

Reserve Your Spot Now!

  • All campsites are usually taken for the year by the middle of June, so reserve your spot now!  Just send an email or text message (870-490-0782) with your phone number and the dates you wish to reserve.  As soon as we receive your message (it takes a while out here in the woods) we will call back and answer any questions you may have and finalize your reservation.
  • You can use your credit card with PayPal, or bring cash on the day of your arrival.

Wind n Wood

Story, Arkansas 71970 United States


Two Spirits Ltd. Canoe Adventures

A canoe trip… a canoe event… an outdoor adventure  on the Ouachita River in Arkansas
At Two Spirits Ltd… we have it all.
All meals, canoes & air conditioned cabins furnished.

We have a river-front tent campground available, with picnic tables ,fire rings and grills.


1167 Puckett Bend Rd.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 US


Shangri-La Resort

Opening statement:  You just have to try the pie. It is award winning. So yes, there is food. But there are motel rooms and cabins with kitchenettes. And there is a full service marina and bountiful boat storage.   Spectacular views of Lake Ouachita and the national forest.  Jump on the LOViT trail right on the resort property. We have harnessed the natural beauty of the Natural State.  Come…relax, replenish, rejuvenate.

We have your spot waiting.  All that’s missing is you.

Shangri-La Resort

987 Shangri-La Drive
Mount Ida, AR 71957 


Royal Oak Inn

Located just 1/2 mile east of downtown Mount Ida on Hway 270,  we strive to make our little piece of heaven a bit of your. Whether it be the Ouachita State Park, quartz, or the music in the air, we would love to know what brings you into our lodging. We hold a long standing motto:  Come as Guests, Leave as Friends.  Dogs and cats are welcome, no extra charge!

Royal Oak Inn

936 Hwy 270 E
Mount Ida, AR 71957 


River View Cabins & Canoes

Relax and Enjoy!
The well appointed cabins at RiverView Cabins & Canoes for rent in Arkansas provide everything you need for a picture-perfect getaway vacation.  River-bluff views, of the Ouachita River, Hot Tubs to melt your cares away, and a fireplace to warm your heart. Easy access to the Ouachita National Forest, and close to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

River View Cabins & Canoes

92 W. River View Dr.
Oden, AR 71961 


Peace Valley Sanctuary & Retreat

Peace Valley Sanctuary and Retreat is a lodging and event center located in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains on 70 pristine acres.  Families are welcome for year round lodging in cabins, rooms or suites. Airbnb customer reviews are consistently 5’s.  Contact: http://www.pvsanctuary.com/ or [email protected].  To schedule an event in the main lodge:  (870) 356-2667.

Peace Valley Sanctuary & Retreat

344 Peace Valley Rd.
Caddo Gap, AR 71935