Kayak + Canoe Rentals



  1. We will drop the kayaks/canoes at your reserved property, guests are responsible for shuttling.
  2. We have a small fleet of kayaks, canoes, and one square hitch trailer. They are first come, first serve unless you reserve them ahead of time.
  3. For a flat $40 non-refundable fee, you can reserve your choice of boats ahead of time for your stay. 
  4. Rentals are currently only offered in the Mountain View area.
  5. Alternatively, if you would like to paddle around + upstream (swim fish explore) in the North Sylamore Creek area, we can arrange to meet you with the kayaks/canoes at the public access point. We will collect kayaks when you are done. Holler at our staff for more info.

Collection Points

  1. We drop off at your reserved property.
  2. At the North Sylamore Access.
  3. You pick up from our garage in Mountain View.


Must be paid by day of arrival. Pricing is per 24 hour period. Paddles and vests included.

Float Recommendations

*Seasonal* The North Sylamore Creek Intro

Beginner accessible. We drop your kayak/canoe at the access point and will collect it from the same spot when you are done.

Paddle up and downstream while exploring the creek. Offers a historic swinging bridge, some fun swimming, bluffs, and sometimes rope swings! 1-3 hours depending on your hang out times.

The White River Intro Float

Beginner accessible but be wary of currents. You must shuttle yourself for this float. We will drop your kayaks/canoes at your reservation property.

Pure White River starting out in Calico Rock, ending in Allison, Arkansas. Easy sailing for 3-5 hours depending on your hangout times. Cold, wide open water + generally some eagles along the way!

So you want to float? SO DO WE.

About half of us on staff are what you’d call hardcore paddlers. Shooting rapids and falls? No. That does not exist here. However, we have lots of quality water flowing through our area. And we love to go with the flow. Now, we’re offering it to you.

Keeping it local.

From pre-recorded history to today, it is the creeks and rivers that drew people to our Hills. For many of us, it is what has kept us here. These waterways were the first superhighways through the rough Ozark terrain. Currently, we only offer this service for our Mountain View Area cabin rental guests. The Little Red River has outfitters we will happily get you in touch with.

Hands down, North Central Arkansas has some of the best float trips in the country. The clear and cold waters of the Buffalo National River, the White River, and North Sylamore Creek make for a refreshing escape from the heat. Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are all popular ways to enjoy our beautiful corner of the world.

The White River is great for a relaxing 2-3 hour float, or you can even do an overnight float. The North Sylamore Creek is our favorite. Full stop! It’s perfect for a relaxing jump in the swimming hole or (if water levels allow) a kayak trip, with multiple entry points and takeout locations along the river. Just 30-45 minutes away from our properties, the Buffalo National River is especially renowned for its jagged cliffs and forested hills, making it a prime spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can take a leisurely float trip down the river, but also have the option of hiking the trails that run alongside it. 

Whatever your preferred method of floating, Mountain View, Arkansas is the perfect place to grab your paddle and enjoy nature.

What Our Visitors Say

"Perfect place to unplug and enjoy nature. There was never a dull moment on our family vacation. We loved the freedom of fresh air and a campfire. The kids enjoyed playing in the creek and catching minnows. We want to come when the fireflies are out, it would be just magical. Best family vacation yet, this place stole our hearts inside and out. "

Marge - John Thomas Farmhouse

"This was our first "mom and son" vacation in 15 years and we couldn't have picked a better place. The location was excellent- the view was beautiful- everything was perfect. Our last morning there as we sat on the porch, a bald eagle came into view flying low across the river. Seamlessly he plucked his meal from the river then took perch on the opposite bank to enjoy his breakfast. What a perfect ending!"

Charla - The Upper Deck

"What an amazing view! I enjoyed waking up and walking out on the back porch sipping my coffee as the sun came up, feeling the cool breeze from the river. Naturally, the kids enjoyed the firepit and the many smores that were roasted around it. Will DEFINITELY be looking to stay here again in the future!"

Brandon- Coolwater Retreat

"We had a great weekend relaxing and fishing. 6 guys from age 16-60, everyone had a blast. We even caught our dinner off the dock. We would recommend this place to anyone looking to relax and enjoy the River. Furniture and beds were all comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked for our needs."

Candice - Dripping Springs Retreat

"The property was fantastic! The house was exceptionally clean and well stocked! It was a perfect weekend retreat for our family. Lots of things to do in the area and the river view from the deck was amazing! The staff at Ivy Vacations was equally amazing! We needed a last minute change to our reservation and the staff responded very quickly to accommodate us and our requests. They truly made this a great experience for us. We will definitely be staying with Ivy Vactions for our trips to the Ozarks!

Dustin - Druther Be On the River

"We LOVED our stay! We were having such a great time, we extended an extra day! We live a few hours away, and this was a perfect getaway from the city. This place is so peaceful and lovely - we took lots of walks and swam in the amazing swimming holes. The property team was fabulous and so supportive — we locked ourselves out (entirely my fault) and they responded to our call on the first ring! We will absolutely be back, and I hope SOON! Thank you for a wonderful visit!"

Damon - Peace Mtn. Cabin

"We had the best time! We want to try their other rentals!!! Everything was absolutely perfect and we did NOT want to leave! Highly recommend! 100 stars!"

Kayla - The Blue House

"If you want the sweetest most perfect get away stay with Ivy Vacations. They do and have everything to make your time memorable. I can not say enough good for our stay in the perfect little cabin on the white river. The view, Facilities, comfort is absolutely wonderful. Find great family time, romantic get away in a place that feels like home, but is just that perfect get away. The staff does everything they can to make you stay that perfect get away."

Raymond - The Lower Deck

"This cabin offers more than just a place to get away, it’s the place to create long lasting memories with friends and family. It’s an incredible place to get off the grid but still have everything you need. Wonderful stay!"

Bailey - Wildflower on the River