sits in the spectacular Ozarks Mountain
region of North Central Arkansas
. With abundant accommodations and vacation rentals available many tourists return time and again to the beautiful hills and valleys to take in the impressive scenery. Mountain View is known as the Folk Music Capital of the World
, and with a variety of outdoor activities including the Ozark – St Francis National Forest and Blanchard Springs Caverns. Visitors flock to the condo rentals, vacation rentals, cabins, and other accommodation and lodging that abound in the region. Blanchard Springs Caverns is a cave system located in the Ozark National Forest in Stone County Arkansas just a few miles from Mountain View. It is a three level cave system; two of the levels are open to the public through guided tours. Also available is a “Wild Cave” tour which allows access to undeveloped parts of the cave for the more adventurous.
A great family vacation waits, with outdoor activities for everyone in the family both young and old. Explore the breathtaking scenery, take a hike, backpack, or try your skill on the mountain bike trails. Canoe down the scenic White River, drive a boat, ride a horse or bring out your rod and see if you can catch a trout to take back to your vacation rental for a feast. Everywhere you go you can find the wonderful sounds of Bluegrass
music. In town musicians gather every night during the season to play on the Historic Courthouse Square. Mountain View also makes accommodations for music lovers by offering variety of music theatres and “pickin” barns. Spend a day wandering through the Ozark Folk Center which is dedicated to the preservation of the music and crafts of this regions culture. Find a condo rental or hotel in April and help celebrate the Arkansas Folk Festival
or bask in the multihued fall colors in October during the Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races.
Many of the town’s scenic limestone buildings house shops brimming with antiques, musical instruments, crafts, arts and collectables of all kinds. You might even bring a Dulcimer
, a hand forged iron fireplace tool, or handmade pottery back to your vacation rental to take back home as a keepsake from your wonderful vacation. Mountain View has dining for every palate, from a down-home meal of fried catfish, to barbeque and savory steaks. And of course you can always find a plate of old fashioned beans and cornbread and homemade pies. Take the family, leave your accommodation behind and gather out on one of the outdoor tables at the Court Square
and enjoy an ice cream and listen to some of the areas musicians playing some old favorites.
During the season it rings with music from banjos, guitars, fiddles and an amazing array of groups performing country, bluegrass, folk and gospel music
. With world class outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery, Mountain View is an adventure waiting for you.