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5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
41 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays


Explore the area

Popular LocationMid-America Science Museum18 min drive
Popular LocationLake Ouachita State Park22 min drive
AirportHot Springs, AR (HOT-Memorial Field)23 min drive
Popular LocationArkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo28 min drive

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About this area


This lodge is located in Royal. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ouachita National Forest and Hot Springs National Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Magic Springs and Crystal Falls, or check out an event or a game at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. Guests appreciate the lodge's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mid-America Science Museum - 18 min drive
  • Hot Springs National Park - 20 min drive
  • Lake Ouachita State Park - 22 min drive
  • Ron Coleman Mine - 28 min drive
  • Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportHot Springs, AR (HOT-Memorial Field) - 23 min drive


  • Sunshine Store — 28 min drive

About this property

Lake Ouachita Paradise - Hot Springs National Park - Oaklawn Racetack & Casino

Family-friendly lodge in Royal with spa tub
Owl Creek Lodge is the perfect escape from civilization ... serene, secluded and nestled on a hillside surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest ... hidden between two beautiful lakes adjacent to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas ... with quick and easy access to marinas, trails for mountain bikers and hikers, swim beaches, picnic areas, fishing docks and boat ramps on Lake Ouachita AND Lake Hamilton. Ask about our special pricing for weekly or monthly stays! The Lodge has 3 stories with over 3000 square feet capable of sleeping 20 people comfortably ... on 7.4 forested acres ... private and perfect for family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, hunting parties, mountain bikers and nature lovers. It is overloaded with amenities such as a basement game room featuring billiards, table tennis, foosball, darts, karaoke, big screen, kitchenette and trundle bed. Walk out onto the patio and you will find a 6 person hot tub, deluxe charcoal grill, and a large picnic table with seating for 12. The main floor is surrounded by a wrap around deck furnished with adirondack rocking chairs, porch swings, game tables and an artists easel with beautiful views of the emerald forest ... like a giant treehouse. In addition there are 3 big screen televisions and a sound bar connected to satellite television and wifi.The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is a long trail designed for mountain bikers and hikers ... featuring panoramic views of the lake. The trailhead starts only a mile away from the lodge at the Avery Recreation Area and runs across the hilltop above the lodge.Lake Ouachita is Arkansas' largest and most beautiful lake ... highly regarded as the cleanest lake in the USA and also known as the "Striped Bass Capitol of the World!" Geologists from all over the world come to this lake to study it's unique geologic features or to collect it's beautiful quartz crystals and other minerals. It's a rock hounds paradise!Below it's dam flows the Ouachita River ... which widens into Lake Hamilton ... an urban lake that curls around the City of Hot Springs featuring beautiful mansions, restaurants and night clubs accessible by boat.In addition to all these amenities the Lodge is only 12 scenic miles from Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park ... America's world famous spa. Here you can find too many things to do... from bathing in the natural geothermal springs known for it's healing powers ... or gambling at Oaklawn Casino and Racetrack ... to enjoying it's many tours, quaint shops, restaurants and night clubs ... things that make Hot Springs the number one tourist destination in Arkansas.Sleeping Arrangements: The main floor has 2 master bedrooms with 1 King and 1 Queen size beds ... featuring private access to a full bathroom and deck.The top floor has 2 queen size beds in the loft area ... 2 twin over full size bunkbeds in a private room ... and 4 cozy single rooms with twin size beds in each. The walk-out basement has a private bedroom next to the game room featuring a trundle bed with two twin mattresses, a big screen television, a sound bar, a laundry closet and a full bathroom.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this lodge offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include a spa tub.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Parking available

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Foosball table
  • Spa tub
  • Table tennis

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area
  • Toys


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Games
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Dryer
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site

Property is also known as

Owl Creek Lodge Mountain Biking Hiking Water Sports
Escape to Luxury in the Forest! Spotless Secluded! Sleeps 20!

Frequently asked questions

Is Lake Ouachita Paradise - Hot Springs National Park - Oaklawn Racetack & Casino pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Lake Ouachita Paradise - Hot Springs National Park - Oaklawn Racetack & Casino?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Lake Ouachita Paradise - Hot Springs National Park - Oaklawn Racetack & Casino?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Lake Ouachita Paradise - Hot Springs National Park - Oaklawn Racetack & Casino located?
Located in Royal, this family-friendly lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ouachita National Forest, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mid-America Science Museum and Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo. Lake Ouachita State Park and Hot Springs National Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

It was clean and well stocked with essentials. This was a great property with plenty of space to spread out. The game room was a hit with kids & adults alike. Wonderful get away.

5/5 Excellent

Family Vacay
Lots of room. Very clean and quiet. Homeowner responded quickly to any question we had. Will return with family again!

5/5 Excellent

Great stay!!
Our family enjoyed this mini vacation!! Will be visiting again, very beautiful scenery ❤️

5/5 Excellent

Perfect quarantine getaway
I happened that we booked this for spring break and then things started shutting down for covid. This was the perfect getaway spot. The house had lots of space for the kids to play games and hangout. The 9 year olds loved going down to play in the creek. With the wraparound porch, we could easily check on them.

5/5 Excellent

Family fun success
House had great layout. Trash dumpsters weren't large enough for big family. Pool cues worn out. But felt safe and secure and had lots to do. Great family get away and will be back.

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