Buffalo River Lodges
Saddleback Lodge
A Great Vacation awaits you at Saddleback Lodge! Enjoy your stay
in the Ozark Mountains and the Buffalo National River Country.
Saddleback Lodge


Nestled in the forest atop the Upper Buffalo National River is our dream home that we now share with you. Saddleback Lodge is located at the end of the road and offers elite privacy and seclusion on 120 acres of sheer mountain beauty. The lodge is the perfect place for your next Buffalo River vacation. The 6,000 square feet pine log home complete with native stone wood burning fireplace and over 1500 square feet of wrap around porch is complete with 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, a loft overlooking the living area, and a game room. The lodge sports beautiful landscape views of the Ozark Mountains. It is secluded one mile off Highway 21 just five minutes from the Historic Community of Boxley Valley. You will surely enjoy the quiet tranquility of this remote area and not want to leave.

Saddleback Lodge is a beautiful, warm and cozy lodge, tastefully decorated in a casual lodge décor. Upon entering, you will see the tall vaulted ceilings and log accents that create a dramatic first impression. The living room is reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge with its open concept, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and windows that illuminate the home with warmth and sunshine. You will find all the amenities of home in the modern kitchen with a Jenn-Air four-burner gas cooktop with grill and an electric convection oven. Each of the plush bedrooms is specially decorated with a rustic style enhanced upon by the ever-changing scenic views framed in each of the windows. Similar to the rest of the house, the bedrooms are designed to make you feel at home and ensure a restful night’s sleep. Whether it is a relaxing bath in the Jacuzzi tub, cuddling in front of the fireplace, enjoying smores at the open fire pit, a game of horseshoes, or family game night downstairs, there is something for everyone.

Saddleback Lodge is the nature lover’s dream getaway. You may relax on the porch and watch the wildlife or hike to the waterfall that flows in the hollow behind the lodge. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars as you are sure to encounter the wildlife (deer, turkey, squirrel, and an occasional bear) that roams on the 120 acres. If fishing is your hobby, plan to spend a few hours at the pond out back as it is stocked with bass, catfish, crappie and bream. Don’t forget to bring your fishing poles and bait!

Whether you have come to the area to hike, horseback ride, canoe, or simply relax, this is your home. We cannot wait to share this special place with you as we know you will love it as much as we do. This is truly the perfect home for a family getaway for those looking for the authentic Buffalo River vacation!


NO SMOKING in the Lodge. Smoking receptacles are provided on the back porch.

Please note: Should a pet be found in the lodge or evidence of smoking found, a cleaning fee will be charged to you.


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The Buffalo River Area offers something for everyone. Canoe the upper buffalo in the early spring, fish the river, hike the trails all year long, or horseback ride the trails. Take a scenic drive down the mountain into the Historic Boxley Valley and see the Arkansas elk herd early in the mornings or late in the evenings. Visit the Ponca Elk Education Center to learn more about the Arkansas Elk Herd. The Center is free of charge and features nature exhibits, a small gift shop, and useful information about area attractions.

The Lodge is minutes away from Buffalo National River Activities



Elk Viewing

Horseback Riding

Other Area Attractions include visiting Eureka Springs, AR to see the great Passion Play or stroll down the streets to visit the shops and restaurants; Branson, Missouri is home to country music venues, Silver Dollar City, and great shopping; or visit the famous Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO.

Area Restaurants


Kay’s Kountry Kitchen located on 21S
Low Gap Café located on 74E
Cliff House Inn located on Hwy 7
Ozark Café located in Jasper

Rates Top


$900 per night
$500 refundable damage/cleaning deposit

Maximum occupancy is limited to 20 Guests

Book seven nights and receive a 10% Discount

Cash, and Checks



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Saddleback Lodge

Owners: Allen & Sherita Manen
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HC 70, Box 32A
Ponca, AR 72670
Phone: 870-861-5864
Email: saddlebacklodge@buffaloriverlodges.com

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