Mountain Home Travel Guide

  • Lake Norfork
    Lake Norfork
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  • Our Pontoon Boat
    Our Pontoon Boat
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  • Jordan Island
    Jordan Island
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Mountain Home Things to Do

  • Site seeing at Norfork/Bullshoals/and...

    You have to admire the beauty of this area. Many opportunites to snap that perfect shot or inspire a painting or drawing.

  • Fishing and Hanging out at the Resort

    Fishing was poor this week. My son was the only one to catch a big one. Me and my daughter wanted to go for a hike so we left to go on the campground trail but we were disappointed when it took us only five minutes to walk the trail.

  • Boating

    Blackburns has inexpensive boat rentals. Once again, I would have to say that their belief is you get what you paid for. We were disappointed to see that the party barge we rented was not as nice as the ad stated it to be and infact the radio and tape deck did not work, there was not a dry well, and you could not take the boat out after dark even...

  • Canoe the Buffalo River - Dillards...

    Take a short drive from Mountain Home to canoe the Buffalo River. There are a couple of different companies, but this one has been around for quite some time and has a good reputation. We floated from Maumee to Dillards Ferry. The cost for the canoe rental was $40 and they do no charge to transport you to the drop off site.They have a small store...

  • Go Boating on Lake Norfork

    We rented our pontoon at Buzzard Roost Harbor. This was the least inexpensive place for boat rentals and the boats were really nice and new looking. The staff at the marina were very nice and helpful. I will definately rent there again.

  • Enjoy the Natural State's beautiful...

    Unless you come to Mountain Home for business or to visit family, the only reason to visit this area is to enjoy the outdoors. If you like fishing, boating, or water-skiing, Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals Lake are popular vacation spots. Houseboating, water-skiing, and fishing bass, trout, and other fish are favorite pastimes. You can bring your own...


Mountain Home Hotels

  • Comfort Inn Mountain Home

    I recommend Lake Norfork resort on the lake, but if you have business in town, stay at Comfort Inn....

  • Ramada Inn - Mountain Home

    1127 Northeast Highway 62, Hwy 62 & Commerce, Mountain Home, Arkansas, 72653, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Super 8 Motel Mountain Home

    865 Highway 62b East, Mountain Home, Arkansas, 72653, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

Mountain Home Restaurants

  • Dino and Eliane know food

    All of the entrees at Dino's are prepared upon order ( unlike chain restaurants ) and while the menu is not terribly adventurous, each choice is exactly what it should be.There are a few French dishes available which are my favorites.The appetizers are quite good and the wine selection is the best in the area.The dining rooms are quiet, softly lit...

  • Best Burgers & Coldest Beer in Town

    First off, there are very few decent restaurants in this town. That being said, the Back Forty is the best place in town for a burger & a beer. Everybody from bikers to families come here for dinner - it's very casual. The folks are nice, and there's a separate pool table area as well. They just built a small stage out back for live summer music in...

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    6 Hotels in Mountain Home

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Mountain Home Nightlife

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    by Kiisu Updated Jul 3, 2004

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    Sorry, there just isn't any nightlife worth mentioning in Mountain Home. Besides the Back Forty bar and a couple of fairly boring clubs (bars where you have to sign up for a free membership to be served a drink), there's nothing here. In the summertime you'll find some small, local, low-key special events, but otherwise it's just you and the star-filled sky. Oh, and if you go catch a movie at one of our two theaters, make sure you get dinner BEFORE you go - the restaurants here don't stay open very late.

    Dress Code: Dress Code?! Get real - this is the Ozarks! Jeans are fine almost everywhere.

    annual Xmas parade
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    • Sailing and Boating

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Mountain Home Local Customs

  • by gamalielfatcat Written Jun 7, 2007

    In an effort to make a lake vacation summer feel more like summer and maybe a bit more like Mountain View, Ar. our very involved new Mayor has ordered the square in Mountain Home blocked off on Friday evenings to make way for foot traffic only. Your feet carry you from jam session to jam session around the court house and past hopeful businesses and local artists.
    True, there is a dearth of historical or even quaint buildings to amuse visitors but the square
    is kept in very good condition and contains some businesses of interest.
    Our Chamber of Commerce Director has done a great getting this together for the benefit of residents and visitors.

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    • Family Travel
    • Festivals
    • Arts and Culture

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Mountain Home Warnings and Dangers

  • drive with care

    The construction work being done on Hwy 412/62 will be a great improvment in moving traffic to and from Norfork Lake but for the time being it can be a real pain.The "speed traps" referred to by our other resident expert are not a matter of raising funds but an earnest effort to save lives. Hwy 101,which runs north/south from 62 and contains the...

  • Ozark Speedtraps

    As this town grows & feels the hunger for more revenue, more & more speedtraps are popping up. If someone driving towards you flashes their lights at you, it's a warning to watch out ahead (either for an accident or for a cop). I know there's usually a cop sitting on 16th street, and they hide around the Lake Norfork bridges fairly often, but they...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Mountain Home Tourist Traps

  • by gamalielfatcat Updated Jun 7, 2007

    Norfork Lake is the main attraction for Mountain Home. Many travelers want to stay at the lake itself rather than " in town ". While there are many good lake resorts and more that are getting better all the time, there are many others that border on uninhabitable.
    The most reliable resource for sorting them out is the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce. 870 425 5111 or
    The volunteers there are unable to recommend one member over another however they can send out a very helpful publication with individual contact information. The better resorts will have web links on the chamber site.
    When you call a resort for information or to book you should do the following:
    Go to that web site and ask the owner or manager to do the same.
    Be sure you understand all rates and policies.
    Ask how old the photos are and what has changed since they were taken.

    Unique Suggestions: If you end up in an accomodation that is less than accomodating ,the management can't or won't make it right and you simply cannot suffer it ,you will lose your deposit. Call other resorts and explain your situation and ask if you can get a discount to offset the loss. It doesn't hurt to ask and sometimes it works.
    If this happens during a summer holiday be prepared to go back to town. The better resorts will have been solidly booked for weeks.

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    • Family Travel

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Mountain Home Off The Beaten Path

  • Bull Shoals Cavern

    Not what I had expected. This will be one cavern we don't have to see again. The brochure showed underground rivers with trout and according to the tourguide the trout were placed there and taken out along time ago.

  • Mountain Village 1890

    I thought we would get a tour which would include people dressed in the old style and telling stories. You could really tell business was down in this area. Probably due to fuel cost.

  • The Ozark Tower

    Everything about this vacation was "off the beaten path." If you are a picture taker and enjoy an awesome view the Ozark Tower is the place to go.


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