Your fun times are just beginning at Mountain Garden Getaway. Take a drive into Jasper and take in life in this quaint hamlet. Sample some fine Southern cooking at the local restaurants, including a chance to grab a big breakfast and taking in the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon of the Ozarks. Or take some time to do a little shopping in town for gifts. If you are looking to take a bit of an antiquing excursion, head up north about a ˝ hour into Harrison to find what you are looking for. And remember to get your food at the local grocery store.
If its outdoor adventure you crave, there are all kinds of activities. Heading north on Route 7 towards Harrison, or east or west on Route 74, you are never far from the Buffalo River National Park, where you can easily rent a canoe and take some time riding on the Buffalo River. Grab your fishing pole and tackle box and spend a relaxing day trying to reel in “the big one” (you will need to get a fishing license, and there are limits). Traveling west on Route 74 towards Ponca, you can even take in a swim in nearby Steel Creek and other swimming holes. If hiking is where it’s at, there are many challenging trails in this most rugged wilderness area in Arkansas. There is also rock climbing within close proximity if you want this kind of adventure. Or take in a little spelunking at some of the beautiful caves in the area. You might want just take your camera and drive all around Newton County just to look at some of the most beautiful country in the United States, and have the opportunity to see why it is called the “Elk Capital of Arkansas”. And don’t forget to visit the wildlife information centers close by.
But we aren’t done yet. Do you want music? Do you want entertainment? Then you and your posse can head up about an hour north over the border and take in a day trip in Branson, Missouri. Sometimes called the “Nashville of the Ozarks”, there are all kinds of country music stars, legends and up-and-comers, all ready to get your toes-a-tappin’. Throw in some good old rock and roll to dance your day away. There are magic shows, and some of the brightest and funniest comedy shows to get you to laugh until your ribs ache. For the kids or those who are kids at heart, there’s the Silver Dollar City amusement park. Or for those into nostalgia and history, you can go through historic Branson and nearby historic Hollister. A little further north (about a ˝-hour), you can see the goings on in Springfield, including the chance to see what it’s like to eat some “throwed rolls”.
To top it all off, whether having enjoyed an outdoor adventure or an excursion in Branson, come back to the Getaway and soothe your muscles relaxing under the mountain stars in the hot tub.
There’s so much to do, and so much to enjoy. And it all starts at Mountain Garden Getaway!