Last Updated on November 6, 2022
Planning a romantic getaway on a budget and wondering where to go? The state of Arkansas is a beautiful destination for couples seeking an inexpensive romantic getaway. If you wish to spend quality time with your significant other without breaking the bank, here are 15 budget-friendly locations that will give you a cozy atmosphere without being too far from exciting, fun activities.
Read on to discover the best cheap romantic getaways in Arkansas for couples on a budget.
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- Map of the best affordable romantic getaways in Arkansas
- Historic Log Cabin on Lake Catherine
- Cozy Cabin with Deck, Heber Springs
- House by the Creek, Marble Falls
- Treehouse on Pine Ridge, Paris
- White River Cabin, Flippin
- The 87Getaway Secluded Treehouse Escape
- Private Cottage on The Carriage House Inn Estate, Mena
- Beard and Lady Inn, Chester
- The Bike Inn, Bentonville
- Knotty Squirrel Cabins, Mountain View
- Moro Bay State Park
- White Oak Lake State Park
- Osage Creek Lodge, Eureka Springs
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Map of the best affordable romantic getaways in Arkansas
Historic Log Cabin on Lake Catherine
Average price: $125/day – Book here
This beautiful and well-priced 1000-square-foot log cabin, built in the 1920s, comes fully equipped with all the modern amenities you’ll need. The beautiful stone fireplace in the living room is sure to be the site of many romantic memories for you and your partner.
Relaxing on the outdoor furniture to admire the view will feel like having your own national park. Lake Catherine State Park is just over 2 miles away if you’re up for hiking (temporarily closed for maintenance from Dec. 1 to Mar. 18, 2023). The cabin is less than 5 miles from Hot Springs city center, so the downtown stores and Hot Springs Mall are also close.
Cozy Cabin with Deck, Heber Springs
Average price: $85/day – Book here
This super affordable romantic cabin is right on Arkansas’ Little Red River and comes fully furnished with all the amenities you need. Step out on the water and even go on a guided fishing tour! You can even bring your boat, or rent one from the Dam Site Marina at Greers Ferry Dam, only 4 miles from your cabin.
Sunbathe to your heart’s content at Sandy Beach, only 6 miles away. You’ll also have plenty of options for hiking, as Mossy Bluff National Nature Trail, Collins Creek Trailhead, Sugarloaf Mountain, Josh Park Memorial Trail, and more are less than 7 miles away.
House by the Creek, Marble Falls
Average price: $100/day – Book here
This gorgeous 1100-square-foot budget-friendly house sits right by the gently flowing stream of Harp Creek in Marble Falls. It’s quiet and peaceful here, and you might hear a feather fall! In addition to all its modern amenities, it comes with an outdoor fire pit where you can have beautiful romantic moments with your better half.
Nearby, you can head to Hemmed-In Hollow Falls, a calm yet exciting place for exploration and hiking, or tour the Boone County Heritage Museum in Harrison. If you need to make a shopping trip, it’s less than 10 miles to downtown Harrison. Since the house is just off Highway 7, driving is always convenient.
Treehouse on Pine Ridge, Paris
Average price: $130/day – Book here
Roughly 20 feet tall, this inexpensive vintage cabin stands on a 5-acre property amid the trees in Logan County with a magnificent view of Mount Magazine. With a jetted hot tub and fireplace, it’s the perfect romantic getaway. In addition to its fully-equipped and furnished indoor area, the cabin has an outdoor patio with a fire pit and grill stand.
The house is a 3-minute drive from downtown, should you need to go shopping. A 10-minute drive will take you to Cove Lake Recreation Area for various fun activities like hiking and canoeing, and a 25-minute drive will take you to the highest point in Arkansas: Mount Magazine State Park Lodge, part of the Ouachita National Forest. You’ll also be close to the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest and its many hiking and biking trails.
White River Cabin, Flippin
Average price: $115/day – Book here
This affordable and fully-furnished log cabin sits right on Arkansas’ White River, where you can go fishing in your backyard! The gentle sound of the flowing water and seeing beautiful green hills in every direction will make this a memorable romantic getaway.
You can hike north or south along the White River and enjoy the familiar terrain and beautiful scenery, or visit the beautiful limestone Bull Shoals Caverns just over 3 miles away (closed from December through mid-March). Downtown Bull Shoals and Lakeview are only 3 miles away, making shopping trips short and convenient.
The 87Getaway Secluded Treehouse Escape
Average price: $140/day – Book here
This breathtaking budget-friendly log cabin is situated at the heart of the Ozark Forest. With no commercial spaces or crowded areas for over a mile in every direction, it’s the peaceful escape from everyday life that you and your romantic partner need. In addition to furniture and amenities, the 87Getaway comes with a jacuzzi, a hammock, and a fire pit.
You can hike anywhere as soon as you step outside the cabin, but walk for about 2 miles north, and you’ll find the beautiful Blanchard Springs Caverns. Downtown Mountain View is just over 3 miles away, where you can go shopping or visit the Ozark Folk Center to buy a locally handcrafted souvenir (closed from the end of October until April).
Private Cottage on The Carriage House Inn Estate, Mena
Average price: $111/day – Book here
Titled ‘Rider’s Den’ by the owner, this stunning and inexpensive cottage is situated on the historic Shaver House estate. You and your partner will have the lovely and cozy private garden all to yourselves, with its beautiful fountain and stone walkways. The interior is nicely decorated and fully equipped with modern amenities.
A short walk of about a mile will take you to downtown Mena where you’ll find a spa offering couples’ massages and care packages, as well as art and antique galleries, boutiques, and more.
For an exhilarating adrenaline rush, visit any ATV and trail bike rentals downtown and then go to the Ouachita National Forest ATV Trail nearby. And if you’ve ever wanted to mine crystals yourself, Board Camp Crystal Mine is less than 10 miles away from the Rider’s Den.
Beard and Lady Inn, Chester
Average price: $100/day – Book here
Built in the 19th century, the charming and budget-friendly Beard and Lady Inn has the exterior of a salon from a Spaghetti Western and vintage upholstery to match. With prices as low as $89 per day for a queen room and excellent reviews from previous patrons, it’s the best place in Chester to have a lovely vacation with your romantic partner.
Its dining hall of over 1500 square feet is home to Homegrown Native Foods, Beard and Lady Inn’s reservation-only restaurant where chefs Timothy Hammer II and Nena Evans serve seasonal recipes made with fresh, local organic produce. The souvenir shop can take a tintype photograph of you and your partner.
The Freedom Road trailhead is only 6 miles from the hotel, where you can go hiking, mountain biking, or ATV riding. A 20-minute car ride will also take you to Devil’s Den State Park, where in addition to hiking and off-road riding, you can fish on a canoe or paddle boat in the 8-acre lake.
The Bike Inn, Bentonville
Average price: $105/day – Book here
With affordable pricing and a modern décor aesthetic, including charming neon lights, the Bike Inn is the place to go if you like biking—it even has a rental bike service. The immediate area around the Inn is perfect for hiking and cycling, and Peel Mansion & Historic Gardens is just over 2 miles away.
You can even ride or walk to Midtown Shopping Center, less than 3 miles from the Bike Inn. Rogers Aquatics Center is only about 4 miles away if you like water parks. And speaking of water, you’ll be less than 10 miles away from the soothing scenery around Beaver Lake. Lake Atlanta Park & Trails is just 6 miles from the Inn, and you can hike or bike east to Beaver Lake.
Knotty Squirrel Cabins, Mountain View
Average price: $145/day – Book here
The walls at the folksy and affordable Knotty Squirrel Cabins are covered with picturesque wooden panels inside and outside. Every door you open leads to a meticulously color-coded room—even the terraces are colored to be harmonious with the outer walls and roofs.
In addition to being a romantic vacation resort straight out of your Pinterest board, Knotty Squirrel Cabins is also a wonderful place to enjoy the fresh air and quiet atmosphere during the day, as well as the folksy nightlife of Mountain View at night.
You’ll only be a short walk away from downtown Mountain View, where you’ll find fantastic live music performances and exquisite restaurants at night. And if you bring your car, don’t forget to visit Stone Drive-In Theater nearby for a relaxing, fun movie night with your significant other.
Moro Bay State Park
Average price: $145/day for cabins or $36/day for campsites – Book here
Amid the breathtaking scenery of Jersey, Arkansas, at Moro Bay State Park, you can go for fully-furnished and equipped cabins and super-affordable campsites with water, power, and sewage. Walk your way into fishing at Raymond Lake or the Ouachita River, or go hiking in any direction!
The park is always holding exciting events, so be sure to check them out here and make sure to make your reservation beforehand! The park is so popular that sometimes, patrons have to book their stay six months in advance.
White Oak Lake State Park
Average price: $29/day – Book here
If your type of ideal romantic getaway happens to be ultra-budget-friendly class-A campsites with water, 50 Amp power, and sewage, White Oak Lake State Park is the place for you to be. Located right beside White Oak Lake, this calm and peaceful slice of heaven will give you and your romantic partner the break you need from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
You can use the renovated private bathhouse to stay fresh or visit the marina to rent a boat and ride on the dazzlingly still water of White Oak Lake. The visitor center also offers bikes for rent, and you can always hike your way up the surrounding trails.
Osage Creek Lodge, Eureka Springs
Average price: $100/day – Book here
Treat yourself and your better half to a relaxing taste of life in the lap of luxury, as the saying goes, at Osage Creek Lodge. The lodge is spacious enough to be a golf course, with the neatly-mown grass to match.
Patrons of Osage Creek Lodge can come to the fitness center every morning to enjoy an excellent breakfast and are always welcome to swim in the heated outdoor pool or take a relaxing, refreshing dip in the jacuzzi. Every corner of the lodge is designed and decorated to exceed your expectations.
Outside the lodge, Ozark Mountains Ziplines is less than a mile away if you’re in for an adrenaline rush. Or, if you’re looking for a calming stroll, you can walk under a mile to the Eureka Springs Historic District hand in hand with your beloved.
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