Kickback, relax & renew
The Wits End Ranch location is private and secluded, yet less than 5 minutes from U.S. Hwy 65, ¼ mile past the Hwy. 65 & Coursey’s Dr. Junction. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the Ozark Mountains. The ranch is located less than an hour south of Harrison, Arkansas and less than 2 hours from Little Rock, Arkansas and the Springfield/Branson, MO area.
The Ranch property borders the Buffalo National River Park. There are miles of hiking, biking and horse trails, spectacular scenery, wildlife and outdoor fun for every season of the year. Enjoy a beautiful sunset from the spacious deck. Relax in front of the huge fireplace on fall and winter evenings. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of the real world. Perfect for a family reunion, company retreat or romantic getaway.
The Main House sets high on a hill overlooking the 90,000+ acre National Park. It has two bathrooms, 2 large bedrooms, 1 with a king and 2 double beds, one with a queen, two double beds and a single bed. The living room has a sleeper sofa and two day beds. All towels and linens are furnished. There is a large fireplace, central AC/heat and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a screened in porch, large deck, picnic tables, BBQ grills (charcoal) horse shoes and volleyball/badminton. The yard area is landscaped with rock gardens and natural beauty all around.
The Bunk House can be rented along with the Main House, to accommodate large groups. It has a window AC unit, a bathroom (with a shower), refrigerator, coffee pot and microwave. There are 4 double beds, 4 single beds and a sleeper sofa. It is located across the driveway from the Main House.
*We have 6- 10 X 10 metal stalls for your horses and a large area to park trucks/trailers.
Buffalo National River, (middle Buffalo River/Tyler Bend): Experience canoeing, fishing, swimming. The middle Buffalo National River area is floatable early spring thru mid/late summer and even into the fall most years. There is local shuttle service/canoe rental available.
Hiking, Biking, Horse Trails: This area has many miles of trails, and there are additional trails in other adjoining National Forest and wildlife areas. Driving the scenic highways and back roads are also a great way to see this beautiful part of the world.
Tyler Bend Buffalo National River Visitor Center: The center is less than 10 minutes from the Wits End Ranch. It has many historical artifacts and current info on the area trails, maps, river conditions and wildlife. The center has a small movie theater which features films on the area.
Branson, Missouri: Branson has great music shows and is an easy, scenic drive from the ranch. You can choose from country music, gospel, and comedy shows by some of the biggest names in the business. Branson has also become one of the premier golf destinations in the country.
Marshall, Gilbert, Leslie and St. Joe Arkansas: There are crafts, antiques, furniture and gift stores along with restaurants, churches and a drive-in movie theater.
Wildlife Viewing: You can enjoy seeing the Buffalo National River elk herd at many locations along the Buffalo River. We also have a wonderful variety of wildlife including whitetail deer, black bear, gray and red squirrels, bald eagles and great blue herons. Exploring Arkansas is an adventure. Be sure to bring your camera.
A message from the owners:
It is the mission of Wits End Ranch owners to provide a clean, comfortable and private retreat to guests who come to experience all the Buffalo National River has to offer. Guests will have one of the most spectacular views of the Buffalo National River Park and easy access to the many miles of hiking, biking and riding trails in the national park. Beautiful sunsets, wildlife viewing, floating the Buffalo River and exploring the surrounding bluffs and forest, are as close to heaven on earth as it gets!
Guests can enjoy time at the Wits End Ranch thru the nightly rental program. The Wits End Ranch also has 3 to 5 acre parcels for sale. These parcels join the Ranch property and some border the Buffalo National River Park. Property owners can build their dream home or vacation cabin get away. Owners are welcome to place their home or cabin in the Wits End Ranch nightly rental program. If you would like more information on the Wits End Ranch property for sale and/or becoming part of the rental program, please call Dave at: 417-343-0382.
Have a wonderful time at the Wits End Ranch! If there is anything we can do to improve your stay, please let us know.
David and Barbara Beck
2 night min. stay required
Rent 6 nights and the 7th night is free
Holiday weekends, 3 day minimum rental
Main Lodge: $195.00 per night plus tax (Arkansas sales tax is 9%)
Wedding Chapel/Meeting Room/Bunk Area: $155.00 per night plus tax (rented with main house only)
Lodging rates based on 1-4 people. Each Additional Person: $15.00 per night, Day Use Guest $3.00 each.
Check in 4PM Check out 10AM
(early check in & later check out possible)
Cancellations will be accepted and deposits refunded (less a 15% cancellation fee) if we are notified 14 days prior to arrival.
A 50% Deposit required, balance due 14 days prior to arrival.
Family Reunion Specials
Call for more information on Weddings at the Wits End Ranch Wedding Chapel
Option 1 -Main house and up to 10 people-
2 nights: $550.00 + tax *(add a night for $160.00 + tax)
Option 2 -Main house & Bunkhouse, up to 20 people-
2 nights: $850.00 + tax
*(add a night for $260.00 + tax)
Still Want to Hunt?
Archery Hunters’ Special
3 days, 2 nights, up to 6 people: $400.00* (plus tax) Early AM check in & late PM check out on 3rd day. Pricing is good Oct. 15-Feb. 28. Holidays not included
The Wits End Ranch, Hwy. 65, St. Joe, AR, is less than 2 hours from Springfield, MO/Little Rock, AR and borders the 90,000 + acre “Buffalo National River Park”. This is beautiful country to hunt with abundant deer, turkey and other wildlife.
*all non resident hunters will need an Arkansas 3 or 5 day all game license/deer tag or annual all game license/deer tag. Licenses available online at: www.agfc.com
The Lord has really blessed our area with many natural beautiful things to see - the river, mountains, waterfalls and peaceful scenes. We invite you to come, relax and enjoy these things with us.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
The Lodging is smoke free.
Cigarette receptacles are provided on the covered porches.
Wits End Ranch
@ Hwy. 65 & Coursey's Dr.
249 Coursey's Drive
St. Joe, Arkansas 72675