It’s a Resort in a Cave, and You and 15 Friends Can Stay in It

Comes with spa-style bathrooms, the best blackout shades ever

September 11, 2018 9:00 am

Three keys to a successful vacation: space, relaxation and … stalactites?

That might not be a sustainable credo for most hotels around the world, but at Beckham Creek Cave Lodge, an overnight built into an Ozarks bluff near Parthenon, Arkansas, it’s exactly what you’ll find.

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At first name drop, the Cave Lodge sounds a bit like a Disney ride: some well-intentioned but ultimately ghoulish concept where you’ll find either dwarf-miner animatronics or hieroglyphics scrawled on styrofoam.

Not so here. Beckham is set within the Ozark Mountains, in a 260-acre resort mere minutes from the Buffalo National River. The cave is real, and so are its mindfully rustic furnishings: comfortable browns and beiges spaced across four spacious bedrooms, four spa-like bathrooms and a bevy of lofts and balconies. The hotel’s 6,000 square feet of space officially sleeps eight, but will gladly sleep 16 if your group chat really bites. And at $1,200 a night ($1,600 in busier months), you’re looking at a weekend of hiking, trout fishing and canoeing … with a couple stalactites to cozy up under when the day draws to a close.  

Find more information on booking here

All images via Beckham Creek Cave Lodge


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