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Adventures Close to Home

Summer is in full swing, and after a year of shutdowns, families are ready to get out and enjoy traveling. While traveling across the country to a beach destination or exploring the gorgeous rocky mountains, we have a a few treasures right here close to our own back yard. We wanted to share a few of our favorite weekend getaway destinations that makes you feel like you are worlds away. 

Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa

Stonewater Cove is an all-inclusive destination lake resort on the nearly 850 miles of shoreline Table Rock Lake, nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. With all the resort amenities and activities geared towards bringing guests of all interests closer to nature and each other, you can enjoy a bit more of the great outdoors without giving up the luxurious comforts you expect at a 5-star resort. This small luxury property showcases a stunning wood and stone lodge featuring a rustically elegant dining room, lounge, bar, and media room. Five accommodation buildings featuring individually designed rooms or suites, impeccable, family-friendly service as well as an enchanting nearly 500-acre, lake front playground with plenty to do for adults and children alike complete this luxury destination. Lounge on the resort’s outdoor pool lined with waterfalls or on the lake swim dock as the children swim to their hearts’ content. Enjoy the hot afternoons out on the lake trying one of many featured water excursions including wake boarding, water skiing and tubing. Get up early the next morning to take in the forest on a guided ATV tour, discovering its many wonders along the way.

The lake and forest guided activities include:

-Water Sports: test your agility, strength and balance by trying out our staple water sports (wake-boarding, water skiing, knee boarding and tubing).

-ATV Tours: awaken your family’s appreciation of outdoor adventure with an ATV ride that rumbles through the trees along handcrafted trails that meander through the lush forest. Rides can be as mild or daring as your skills and desires allow. 

-Zip-Lines: sail through the charming wilderness on the resort’s brand new 5 zip lines through and over the forest canopy and enjoy an expansive view of the ancient Ozarks in their verdant summer glory. 

-Boating: enjoy the professionally guided luxury powerboat fleet and choose from a leisurely cruise along table rock lake, or the adrenalin-rush of the jet boat that can take you for a quick, thrilling dunk in the cool water on a hot day. bring your boat along, as Stonewater Cove has a private boat ramp and plenty of slips on our private boat dock. 

Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville is a small town nestled in the beauty  and uniqueness that Arkansas offers. The nostalgia of the town square and the proximity of art galleries, diverse culinary eateries and entertainment spaces makes this the ideal family destination for a weekend get-away. One of Bentonville's points of pride is Crystal Bridges, an architecture wonder tucked into a natural ravine where art and nature meet. Enjoy the trails, spring fed ponds, and art installations in the Ozark woods. From the vibrant downtown square, historical areas, world-class museums to the soft and hard cycling trails that connect you across Northwest Arkansas, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  

Where to Stay: 21C Museum Hotel

Located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural center, and home to The Hive restaurant, led by executive chef Matthew McClure.

https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville/

For a full list of must-do experiences in Bentonville, visit https://www.visitbentonville.com

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