Calico Rock is located halfway between
Mountain View and Mountain Home. 

Ozark culture and outdoor opportunities
are easy to find. 

There are White River access points
at Chessmond Access (3 miles up river),
Red’s Landing (13 miles up river),
and more toward Norfork. 

The Calico Rock take-out is just below
the hotel within easy walking distance.

We are just north of more than 100,000 acres of the Ozark National Forest, with beautiful creeks, waterfalls, and trails.  Ask about our hand-drawn map of the forest service roads and scenic points.

Sunset on the White River, an easy walk from the hotel


Trout fishing.  Located on the White River, Calico Rock hosts 3 commercial boat docks, two of which are within walking distance of the hotel.  Here you can buy fishing licenses, book a guided trip, or rent a boat for fishing or sightseeing.  The White River is stocked with rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, and is considered to be the South's premier trout fishing stream.   

<Jenkins Trout Dock>     <Lindsey Trout Dock>

<Bill Terry’s White River Trout Dock>   


Historic Downtown Calico Rock.   The city of Calico Rock recently opened a museum and artisan’s gallery less than a block from the hotel.  A walking tour takes you through the historic Peppersauce area of Old East Calico. 


Local Dining. 

Between the Buns has burgers, catfish, ice cream and homemade desserts; and serves breakfast Monday through Saturday.

Keeping It Simple serves breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday.

Subway is the only place open for breakfast 7 days a week.

The Printing Press Café on Main Street serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday.


Blanchard Springs Caverns.  Blanchard Springs Caverns, also about 25 miles south, is operated by the National Forest Service and offers year-round tours of a spectacular cave discovered in the 20th century.   

 <Blanchard Springs website>


Ozark National Forest and Leatherwoods Wilderness Area.  Just across the river, over 100,000 acres of Ozark National Forest offer abundant hiking and camping opportunities.  We (Linda and Mark) will be glad to point out our favorite spots to visit.

<Ozark National Forest website>

Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Just outside of Mountain View, the Ozark Folk Center State Park offers live music, a blacksmith shop, a candle shop, a music shop, a great herb garden, and other working exhibits of area crafts and customs.   

 <Ozark Folk Center website>


Ozark Music in Mountain View.  Mountain View, about 25 miles south, hosts area and visiting musicians on the square every Friday and Saturday night.  Musically inclined visitors can sit in on one of the informal groups, while the rest of us just enjoy the live music.   

<Mountain View website>

Buffalo National River.  Canoeing and rafting on the Buffalo National River is about an hour away.    <Buffalo National River website>



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