Pearl’s Palace

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.

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. Grill utensils included for the charcoal grill. The large open floor plan living space includes a wood burning fireplace and a small gas heater for that chilly morning when you just don’t want to carry firewood. The 2 large bedrooms in the sleeping part of the house becomes a little more secluded with the unique hallway door. The roomy master bedroom has a kingsize bed,but television, and DVD/VCR player. Our bunkroom has two sets of bunkbeds with 3 full sized mattresses and one twin. 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 ending 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.

Whether you’re here to hike, bike, dig for crystals or play in the water, you’ll find everything you need at Pearl’s Palace.

vrbo listing # 1625274

Pearl's Palace

1553 Hw 27 N.
Story, AR 71970 


Gretta Lane Hostel

Low-cost Group Lodging is available through the Gretta Lane HERC (Hostel/Emergency Resource Center).  Located on the grounds of Barr Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norman, nine miles south of Mount Ida.

The central heat and air facility houses up to 25 guests and offers beds, linens, and towels (or feel free to bring your own).  The fully equipped kitchen with a freezer allows guests to plan and cook meals.  The Great Room with fireplace invites community building, while the spacious grounds encourage large group activities, with a fire pit for roasting hot dogs and making S’mores.

As a mission outreach and community service the Gretta Lane HERC will be used as an emergency resource when needed for victims of weather related crises and other emergencies.  The Gretta Lane HERC is ADA accessible and family friendly.  With high speed internet available and ample parking, the Gretta Lane HERC is a beautiful place for retreats and family gatherings.

Gretta Lane Hostel

132 Gretta Lane
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 


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 


River View Cabins, Inc.

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 and Canoes

92 W. River View Dr.
Oden, AR 71961 


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 


Norman Historic Preservation Program, Inc. (NHPP, inc.)

Visiting the Caddo Valley Academy/Old Norman High School is like taking a trip 94 years back in time. The stately two-story edifice was built in 1924 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovations led by the Norman Historic Preservation Program (NHPP) continue and a tour becomes a trip through mini-museums depicting the school as it was many years ago as well as the history of an old “sawmill”town. Special tours can be arranged by calling in advance. A cottage available for lodging is also on the grounds

234 Hattie St.
Norman, AR 71960 US

10am - 4 pm Tuesday and Friday from late March through early November. Call to arrange special tours.

Ouachita River Haven Resort

Beautiful Cabins and Campgrounds conveniently located near Mt. Ida, Hot Springs and Mena, Arkansas, on the banks of the Ouachita River.  Let your outdoor recreation start here with easy access to the Ouachita River for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing.  Hiking and Mountain Biking opportunities abound with the nearby “Epic IMBA” Womble Trail,  Lake Ouachita vista Trail, and the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

Several Cabins to choose from and some have beautiful view of the Ouachita River.  Easy river access, or if you prefer camping we have plenty of campsites available.  We also provide Canoe, Kayak and River Tube Rentals and Shuttle Service.

Canoe, Kayak, and Tube rentals available as well as campsites.

Ouachita River Haven Resort

122 Ouachita River Haven Rd.
Pencil Bluff, AR 71965 


Pea Patch Ranch and Buena Vista Cottage

Lodging in serenity. A lovely cabin cottage at your pleasure. No worries here… simply sit back and relax.  Enjoy one of the most scenic and beautiful pieces of property Arkansas has to offer.  At The Pea Patch Ranch, we strive to make your stay as comfortable, memorable, and happy as possible.  For the adventurous spirits, check out the various river excursion businesses located along the river in Caddo Gap and Glenwood, offering canoeing, kayaking and much more.  Pea Patch Ranch also has miles of hiking trails for the nature lover.  Interested in world-renowned spas or tourist attractions?  Hot Springs, Arkansas is approximately 35 miles east of us.

The greatest attraction here at the ranch is, without a doubt, the beautiful Caddo River and our property’s excellent access points to it.  We are located in Caddo Gap, Arkansas, part of the beautiful Ouachita Mountain Range.  The Pea Patch Ranch offers all of the comforts and modern amenities of home.

Pea Patch Ranch & Buena Vista Cottage

2591 Manfred Rd.
Caddo Gap, AR 71935