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13 Places In Arkansas That Are Made Of Dreams

After all that adventuring around Arkansas, you're going to need a place to rest your head.

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1. Rent-A-Yurts at Petit Jean State Park

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Wanna extend your exploration of Petit Jean's many natural features but don't have any camping gear? Stay in a yurt! (They're basically big freaking tents!)

3. Eureka Springs Treehouses, Caves, Castles & Hobbits

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For all of you hard-fantasy nerds, this is where the Southeast meets Middle-earth. From Hobbit holes to this 17th century–style castle with a "romantic jacuzzi tower" inside, this resort is truly epic.

4. Livingston Junction Cabooses & Depot

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Have you ever wanted to sleep in an old-timey train...without quitting your life to ride the rails? Well, Livingston Junction provides fully furnished luxury cabooses overlooking the beautiful Livingston Hollow.

5. DeGray Lake Resort State Park

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This resort is situated on its own island in DeGray Lake and is known locally as a "water sports paradise." It also offers some of the best views of southwest Arkansas's Ouachita Mountains.

6. The Empress of Little Rock

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Arkansas has a reputation for being rustic, but it also has an elegant side. Take The Empress, for instance — an ornate bed-and-breakfast that could easily be confused for a Yorkshire country estate.

7. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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It's more than just a zoo — the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge serves as a sanctuary for Big Cats, one of the largest of its kind in North America. TCWR allows you to stay on property with these exotic animals in one of their safari lodges.

8. Beckham Creek Cave Lodge

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Doesn't this picture make you wonder why we, as a species, ever left the caves? Set high in a bluff face in the Ozarks, this 6,000-square-foot lodge can comfortably sleep eight.

9. Delta Resort and Spa

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Here at Delta, the rooms are cozy, but you're never too far from the action. Walk just a few steps from your door and you're in some of the best duck-hunting spots in the country.

10. Longbow Resort Luxury Cabins

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This patch of forest is known as Arkansas's "Garden of Eden," and if you stay at the Longbow Resort, you'll be able to wake up to its majesty every day.

11. Inn at Carnall Hall

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Built in 1906, the relaxed elegance of this on-campus building gave it the nickname "the front porch of the University of Arkansas." Once the first women's dorm at the school, it has since been transformed into a first-class hotel.

12. South Shore Cottages

This is what the quiet Lake Village looks like. Nestled around Lake Chicot, an oxbow lake in Arkansas's southeastern tip, South Shore Cottages offers a variety of places to stay along the water.

13. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

The perfect place to stay for those looking to fully immerse themselves in Eureka Springs Victorian architecture. The Crescent is also famous for being one of the most haunted buildings in America and even offers its own ghost tour!

But wherever you stay the night, you're sure to be dreaming of Arkansas's natural beauty.

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