Where you stay during your travels is kind of a big deal, and these NTA-member, Arkansas-based lodging options live up to those expectations:
This option is connected to the Fort Smith Convention Center right in downtown. It’s an ideal spot for business gatherings, with its 57,000-square-feet of meeting space, and it’s a 10-minute drive from Fort Smith Municipal Airport. Guests can see a five-story waterfall in the center of the atrium-style hotel from their interior balconies.
For more information, contact Shannon Davis.
The lodge sits on the mountain’s south bluff with views of the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake. It also overlooks the state park system’s most dramatic location for technical rock climbing. The lodge features 60 rooms, the Skycrest Restaurant, and a conference center as well as 13 cabins and 18 campsites.
For more information, contact Carolyn Jett.
This choice is a 96-room lodge with 81 campsites, three Rent-A-Yurts, a 300-seat conference center, and an 18-hole golf course that sit on the shores of DeGray Lake. The resort offers sunset cruises, snorkeling, horseback riding, and other activities for outdoor lovers and, while indoors, guests can find a hot tub, a fitness room, and the Shoreline Restaurant.
For more information, email Linda Hodges.
Top photo by DeGray Lake Resort State Park