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On Site Activities at Country Oaks

Country Oaks offers guests a variety of activities without ever having to leave the property. We have a horseshoe court, two and a half miles of mowed hiking trails, catch and releasing fishing on our private 7 acre lake (no fishing license required, and we have some poles and tackle although we recommend you bring your own), lawn darts, and for those of you who are "birders", guests have already identified over 50 varieties of birds. There are benches along the trails from which you can observe the spectacular scenery surrounding Country Oaks.

If you'd rather just wile away the day in a comfortable chair and read, there are two parlors in each of the buildings, and both buildings have lots of porch space if you enjoy having the beautiful scenery in the background. Porches have ceiling fans for summer when the breeze has disappeared.

Scenic Drives

The area surrounding Mountain View offers some wonderful opportunities for sight seeing day trips. We are currently working on a detailed description of several trips we think you will enjoy. We hope to have that information on our website later this year.

 


 

Things To Do in
Mountain View, Arkansas

Mountain View has been called the
"Folk Music Capitol of the World"


Great music is plentiful around Mountain View, which is perhaps best known for the impromptu picking sessions that are a nightly event around the courtsquare, weather permitting. Bluegrass, folk music, country, and good fiddle tunes are all within earshot of the courthouse.

Music Shows

In addition to the courtsquare music, there are several excellent professional music shows during the season that are described briefly below. Be sure to check on specific show dates, which vary throughout the season. Click here for a list of our live music shows.

130,000 acres National Forest

The Ozark-St. Francis National Forrest stretches for over 130,000 acres and is now home to the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. The trail is currently 22 miles long and consists of three interconnecting loops primarily designed for intermediate and advanced riders. An additional 16 miles are under construction. The main access to the Syllamo Trailhead is on State Hwy 5 approximately 10 miles north of Mountain View. Other accesses are off Green Mountain Road approximately seven miles north of Mountain View. (www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/syllamo_bike.html)

Ozark Folk Center & Blanchard Springs Caverns

Ozark pioneer ways are preserved and displayed for visitors at the Ozark Folk Center State Park from April through October. Nearby, the underground splendor, Blanchard Springs Caverns, has been called "the cave find of the 20th Century." A popular addition to the regular tours at the caverns is the "Wild Cave Tours" where the more adventuresome can explore the undeveloped areas of the cave.

 

 

 

 

 

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Ranked among the most beautiful underground discoveries of the 20th century, Blanchard Springs Caverns is a limestone cavern located deep in the Ozark National Forest, 15 miles north of Mountain View. It is the only developed cave system operated by the U.S. Forest Service and is open throughout the year. Lighted walkways lead to stunning formations and massive rooms, one as large as six football fields. Nearby, Blanchard Springs Recreational Use Area provides scenic campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, a massive natural spring and a trout lake.

Ozark Folk Center

The Ozark Folk Center is the only park in America devoted to the preservation of Southern mountain folkways and music. The Ozark Folk Center is a "living museum" of traditional pioneer skills, such as furniture making, quilting, blacksmithing, tintype photography, woodcarving and 15 other craft demonstrations.

The Folk Center also offers instructional music events, including annual Dulcimer and Autoharp Jamborees, the Resophonic Guitar Festival, Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Workshops, Folk Dance Days the Clawhammer Banjo Weekend.

The Ozark Folk School, held each spring, offers workshops in a wide variety of Ozark heritage crafts and traditional Southern mountain music taught by skilled artisans. The park also offers a restaurant, library, conference center, visitor center and gift shop. (www.ozarkfolkcenter.com )


White River Trout Fishing

Internationally famous for its beauty and great fishing, the White flows through the Ozark Mountains and across the Delta (over 700 miles) before joining the Mississippi River. White River trout fishing is nationally renowned, and the river is only eight miles from Blanchard Springs. The current and previous world-record German brown trout were pulled from Arkansas Ozark Mountain rivers.

Trout fishing below U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-built dams is a major draw. A rainbow trout estimated at 24.7 pounds was caught and released on North Fork River, a major tributary of the White, in the fall of 2002.

 

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Country Oaks Bed & Breakfast
17221 Highway 9, Mountain View, Arkansas 72560

Jerry & Carole Weber, Innkeepers

 

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