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1929 Hotel Seville in Harrison, AR Names New Director of Sales

By seville
    (HARRISON, AR) - The 1929 Hotel Seville has announced April Strain as their new Director of Sales.  Strain, a 10-year-veteran of the hospitality industry, has been commissioned to join the historic hotel's efforts in strengthening market presence in Harrison and in developing "new" travel to the destination through the positioning of Harrison as the Gateway to the Buffalo River - National Park Region and in recruiting groups to the Durand Convention Center.               Strain will directly responsible for recruiting group bookings such as ball teams, meetings, motorcycle and car clubs, weddings and other special events as well as serving as the point of contact for corporate travel.  She will also be directly involved in incorporating PFI Hospitality and The Hotel Seville's endeavor to positively impact the C.O.R.E. district of Harrison and the surrounding community.  According to Strain, local volunteerism will play a very important role in her new position.  "I'm very excited to be working with such organizations as The Harrison Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, North Arkansas Human Resources Association, Harrison Parks and Recreation, and C.O.R.E. to enhance our community and empower other citizens to participate in the preservation of Boone County. I strongly believe that ...

Arkansas State Balloon Championships made special with a night of Big Smith at the Lyric

By seville
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 ARK STATE BALLOON CHAMPIONSHIPS    Mr. Terry W. Cook, Executive Director Harrison Convention Visitors Bureau (870) 741-1789   tcook@harrisonarkansas.org ____________________________________________________________________ Harrison, Arkansas- Center for Ozark Mountain Activity on September 11th – 13th   (HARRISON, AR) – With the fall season beginning, Ozark Mountain routes, including the Moonshine Run and Peel’s Ferry, are all beginning to show signs of having magnificent color.  These spectacular drives with breathtaking sights are all preludes to a great stay in town with the 14th annual Arkansas State Hot Air Balloon Championship and Big Smith Concert at the 1929 Lyric Theater. On, the weekend of September 11-13th Harrison, Arkansas claims its stake as being the Center for Activity in the Ozark Mountains for the early fall.   Guests will enjoy the most scenic drives in the region on famed Highway 7, arriving by 7PM for the Balloon Glow as they are encouraged to overnight at our comfortable accommodations including our two newest properties, the Hampton Inn and the 1929 Hotel Seville and enjoy what is sure to be a special weekend.   Adventuresome guests may wake early to “Go into the Park” enjoying the Buffalo National River region just seven miles down Highway ...

Economical trip thru north Arkansas

A pseudo professional writer and friend of mine from Arkansas combined a little work and family fun recently.   He ended up writing this journal type of story that many will find interesting.  It is a bit long for a BLOG, but reads smoothly and quickly - enjoy and learn from it.      Kelley Like many of us, when we think of travel, we often times think of going off to “far away places with strange sounding names” as the song goes.  Not many of us stop to think, pause to explore what is right in our own back yards.  Not so with this traveler.  My family and I –residents of L.A. (Lower Arkansas)- enjoy taking what we call “One Tank Trips” to discover “treasures” that are nearby.  So this year, with a goal to “See Arkansas First,” we opted to visit as many Arkansas treasures as one tank in our “not quite a clunker” will allow.     This particular “One Tank Trip” finds our charts pointing us northward on Scenic Highway 7 for a fall adventure blessed with incredible color, remarkable bluffs and scenic overpasses.  Our destination: The Arkansas Ozarks and specifically The Gateway to the Buffalo National ...

Family Roadtrip to the Ozarks

By seville
      FAMILY ROADTRIP 2010   The Ozark Mountains, Buffalo National River and Harrison, AR Historic but Trendy - fun for the kids to explore    At the 1929 Hotel Seville, we invite you to entertain bringing your family vacation to Harrison, Arkansas.  As we re-invent ourselves as the Gateway City to the Buffalo River - National Park Region we welcome you to learn more about the convenience of our location to such dynamic attractions  as the Ozark Medieval Fortress, Mystic Caverns, Harrison community pool and the swimming and hiking attractions of the Buffalo River Region just a few miles South of the Hotel beginning at Pruitt.  Evening activities might include live music inthe hotel and around town or the short drive North to Branson to catch an IMAX movie or unique show.   To add to what will already be a memorable trip, when you stay two nights at the Hotel Seville, we will kick in the third night for JUST $19.29.    Ozark Medieval Fortress     Lead Hill, AR  21 Miles North A Castle in the Making ...   Have you ever dreamed of medieval castles? Real strongholds of the past, built with quarried stones, felled oaks, forged tools, and bare hands.  Do ...

Travel Journal— Spring Break 2010 Buffalo River Adventure - Harrison Arkansas Hotel Seville

By seville
   We stayed in the 1929 Hotel Seville.  It is interesting, historic and trendy and we all loved it and recommend the 2 bedroom suite.  Our 12 year old essentially had her own room.  She loved it and we appreciated the privacy with the security that she was adjacent with a connector. Early the next morning we started our adventure.  We started with a great breakfast at the Ranch House, a true American diner then we headed "into the park" for our hike.  Arriving a little after 11 we decided to take the 2 mile trail from the low water bridge at Ponca to the majestic bluffs at Steel Creek.  Breathtaking and well maintained the trail rode the bluff line above the river and presented only a moderate challenge.  It was a long way from the video game world we live in. Arriving back in ponca after the 3 1/2 hour hike we deserved ice cream so we of course headed to the famous Ozark cafe in Jasper and then back to the hotel for a nap. We had played hard and the soft bed felt great. With our nap complete, Our big day outside continued with our kid compromise inside in the ...

North America's Top 10 Trout-Fishing Towns

By Gastons White River Resort
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The Buffalo National River, Scenic Point , and The Cliff House Inn & Restaurant just South of Mystic Caverns on Hwy 7

By mysticcaverns
A quick trip this afternoon down Arkansas Scenic 7 Byway offered some of the most beautiful views in Arkansas! Traveling about five miles South of Mystic Caverns, I stopped to take a few pictures of the Buffalo National River at Pruitt. As many times as I have photographed this spot, it never looks quite the same, but it is always beautiful.         Traveling about another ten or eleven miles South (about fifteen miles South of Mystic Caverns), at the top of the mountain South of Jasper on Highway 7, is Scenic Point. There you can brouse through a unique gift shop or just enjoy the spectacular view of the Buffalo River Valley from the ground or from their observation tower.              Continue South on Highway 7 another couple of miles (about seventeen miles South of Mystic Caverns), and you will arrive at the Cliff House Inn & Restaurant. The food is great and the view is awesome!     If you have the time to travel down Arkansas Scenic Byway 7, you will not be disappointed. The views are fantastic! And, don't forget to stop by and tour beautiful Mystic Caverns located eight ...

Where to Stay in the Ozarks

As mentioned in my White River Trout Fishing blog entry, my Ozark mountain lodging management experience began 17 years ago when my wife and I bought our first resort here in Arkansas.  From that time forward, I have answered the question, "Where should I stay?". Styles of lodging varies as much as the interests of travelers.  The cities of Harrison and Mountain Home both have a variety of chain and privately owned motels.  Resorts on Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Norfork, and the White River have a variety of full service resorts to privately owned houses managed for short term rentals.  Areas surrounding the Buffalo River abound with secluded cabins widely ranging in levels of comfort and amenities.  Therefore, the answer to the question of where to stay in the Ozarks is most frequently followed with my own question, "What do you want to do?".   Another question that the Ozark vacationer should ask themselves is, "Who am i traveling with?".   If traveling with people that do not want to prepare their own food, then know that a secluded cabin may have a long drive to a restaurant.   If  your husband cannot stand to be without internet connection for ...

Buffalo River Bikers: TWO WHEELS AND THE FREEDOM OF FALL

By seville
  There is not a greater freedom in the world than leaning into a curve on two wheels. There is not a greater place to find these curves than in the Arkansas Ozarks. There is not a better time to experience it all than in the fall when, thanks to Mother Nature’s paintbrush, it feels like you are gliding through a brushfire. Allow me to share our trip with you….             As we charted our “fall freedom trail” it pointed us northward on Scenic Highway 7 for a fall adventure blessed with incredible color, remarkable bluffs and scenic overpasses (and by the way, ForbesTraveler.com named Scenic 7 as one of their top 15 picks for fall excursions). Our destination: The Arkansas Ozarks and specifically The Gateway to the Buffalo National Park Region, Harrison, Arkansas, and One of America’s Dozen Most Distinctive Destinations – Eureka Springs, Arkansas.             We arose early from our slumber, waved goodbye to our jogging neighbors, and begin our adventure. We detoured off of State Highway 7 at Jasper on to the Buffalo National River corridor and headed towards The Boxley Valley.  In route to this enchanted place we were presented with our first collection of “Kodak moments,” trumpeter swans and a ...