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Places to Visit

From hikes, swimming holes, and sandwich shops to kayak rentals, historic towns, and bluffs…there are so many places to visit in our area! We are locals and have gathered the best places for you to visit in Heber Springs, Mountain View, and Calico Rock! Click the links below to view our favorite places in the area you are staying!

Mountain View, Arkansas

Mountain View is a quaint town nestled among the picturesque Ozark Mountains, it’s a popular destination for tourists, motorcycle groups, and outdoor lovers. The town has a rich folk heritage, with various festivals and events that occur throughout the year, such as the Folk Festival and the Bean Fest.  There are a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching. We also have a vibrant craft scene with many local artists showcasing their talents in shops and galleries in town.  Mountain View is also home to a variety of delicious and authentic food. You can enjoy BBQ, paninis, and good ol’ diner food at one of the many local restaurants or a cold beer at the local brewery, Gravity Brewworks.


Mi Ranchito

Long-time local family-run restaurant serving delicious Tex-Mex food. Plenty of space out on the patio if you have a dog or like fresh air! My favorite is the fajita chicken baked potato covered in queso, believe me, it's AMAZING.

The Rusty Cup

On the Mountain View square, great quick stop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Burgers, wraps, soups…and great Italian Cream Sodas!

The Rainbow Cafe

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Some vegetarian options. Cheap diner with lots of locals. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7AM-8PM; Sunday 7AM-2PM

Bushel + a Peck

This family-run restaurant uses the freshest ingredients to handcraft a unique American menu. A casual, family-friendly environment. We hold our company holiday party here almost every year and leave happier every time!

Kinfolk's BBQ

Noteworthy lunch specials that sell out quickly, BBQ sandwiches & ribs, too. Get there early, specials sell out by 12:30. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-8PM. Check their Facebook page for daily specials.

Tommy's Famous Pizza

Landmark pizza, BBQ & ribs . A “dive bar” without the beer. Truly a local’s fave & not fast food, 45 minutes to hand toss + cook your pizza that is heavy on the toppings. (BBQ calzone is a personal fave)

Liquor and libations

Our list of local restaurants and shops selling anything you might have left at home. Remember, only 21 and older!

Sasquatch Cave

Local family owned restaurant serving smoothies, wraps, paninis, and coffee. The Rueben is excellent!

Swimming holes

Curated list of the best places to jump in - lakes, rivers, and creeks. These are all our favorite places, some are very local. We've got a few more secret holes up our sleeve.

Floating the River

If weather permits, we can rent you kayaks or canoes and drop them off at your property! We love floating the North Sylamore Creek or the White River.


Sylamo Mtn Biking

Great movies, most movies are suitable for children. Check their website or Facebook for updated showings! Such a treat to have an old school drive-in theater!

Sylamore Creek Trail

An amazing trail that follows the beautiful North Sylamore Creek. My recommendation is to start from Gunner Pool Recreation Area where older and younger folk can splash in the creek while you hike.

Arkansas Craft School

Weekly handicraft classes with renowned artisans, local and from off! One of our favorites is the tabletop weaving lessons. The boys in our lives love the woodturning classes.

Arkansas Quilt Trail

A scenic drive mixed with a scavenger hunt to find all of the wooden quilts - a perfect way to see the countryside with the whole family. View the Stone County Quilt Trail Map (hint: #24 is ours!)

Blanchard Caverns

World Class “Living” Cave System, waterfall, old mill, Mirror Lake, nearby trails & camping. Take the family here for an afternoon splash in the creek.

OK Trading Post

Hourly & overnight horseback and scenic mountain trail rides & rides with meals. Complete tack shop.

Stone Co. Drive-In

Great movies, most movies are suitable for children. Check their website or Facebook for updated showings! Such a treat to have an old school drive-in theater!

Ozark Folk Center

Their season opened on April 11, 2023. The Skillet Restaurant opened for normal business hours on April 12, 2023. The season closes on October 28, 2023. The Craft Village is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Contact the park for details at 870-269-3854.

CAlico rock, Arkansas

A selection of our current favorites in Calico Rock, Norfork, and the surrounding areas. 

Calico Rock, Arkansas is a charming little town nestled in the Ozark Mountains with a rich history dating back to the mid-1800s. The town gets its name from the beautiful calico-colored rocks that line the nearby White River. Calico Rock is a great place for outdoor folk, with opportunities for hiking, fishing, and canoeing (on the Piney Creek!). The downtown strip has unique shops and restaurants, including a historic five-and-dime store that has been in operation since the 1920s. Visitors can also explore the town’s history at the Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center, which showcases antiques and exhibits chronicling the area’s past. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful fly-fishing getaway or a fun-filled adventure, Calico Rock, Arkansas is a destination worth visiting.


Heidi's Ugly Cakes

Veteran owned sandwich shop with unbelievably delicious hot sandwiches and fluffy desserts - the pies go fast, so don’t wait until after you eat to purchase what you want! Heidi can pack you up a tasty meal for the river as well.

Norfork Brewing

After a long day hiking or fishing on the Norfork River, this shop is such a good option for a relaxing beer and pizza. Next door is a great adventure outdoor shop - perfect for a tipsy shopping excursion.

Norfork adventure supply

Amazing outdoor shop with trail running gear, climbing gear, gravel + mountain bikes, and even a full-service bike shop! If you're not really into the outdoor scene, you'll also find natural/local products like soap, honey, and teas.

1906 Coffee Co.

Started in 2022 by the owners of Norfork Adventure Supply, you'll find delicious coffee, lattes, and pastries like scones, muffins, and cookies.


Dry Fork Creek

Dry fork creek is a great option for the older folks in your crew and the young-ins! Children under 16, disabled people of any age, and those over 65 are the only ones allowed to fish this beautiful creek FULL of trophy size trout - mainly brown trout.

Two River's Fly Shop

Dru will get you set up with the perfect gear needed for a day on the river. She also has a great network of guides for half-day or full-day trips on the White River or Norfork Tailwaters.

heber springs, Arkansas

A selection of our current favorites in Heber Spring, the Little Red River, Greer’s Ferry, and the surrounding areas. 

Heber Springs is a small town located in the north central part of Arkansas. The town has a rich history and is known for its natural beauty. Heber Springs is situated in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and is surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and clear creeks. It’s a popular destination for tourists who enjoy various outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, boating, and camping. The town has a vibrant community and is home to many local businesses, shops, and restaurants. Whether you are looking for a peaceful escape or an adventure in the great outdoors, Heber Springs has something to offer everyone.

Jitterbug Coffeehouse

A local staple that has existed since I was a tiny tot! They have great coffee, shakes, and cream sodas. A selection of pastries, soups, and sandwiches too.

Mercantile on Main

Located in Pangburn, Arkansas this shop was recently opened is oozing hospitality and tasty food! I had a delicious drip coffee freshly brewed with local Rozark Coffee and a massive blueberry muffin. They also have a complete lunch menu with everything from

Little Red river

The Little Red River is atrophy trout river that brings people to Arkansas from all over the world! We have properties right on the river, some with docks and some within two steps of excellent wade fishing. If the generation schedule permits, you'll almost always find me at Cow Shoals where there is an excellent chance for a brown trout.

Ozark Angler fly shop

These guys will get you set up with the perfect gear needed for a day on the river. They do half-day or full-day trips on the Little Red River. You can also rent gear from them if you didn't have space to bring your own waders - men and women sized! They also have a great selection of gear for sale. Orvis, Simms, etc.

More coming soon!