Bella Vista Arkansas – What Locals & Visitors Need To Know

Bella Vista Arkansas Tanyard Creek

Bella Vista Arkansas – is an exciting NWA hotspot with many outdoor recreational options and unique accommodations surrounded by gorgeous forests at every turn. 

Lodging is mostly vrbo, airbnb and other vacation rentals.  There are properties to meet every budget including stunning large lakefront homes (perfect for large groups), single family homes, cabins and condos/townhomes.

Nature lovers will love Bella Vista’s picturesque scenery, mountain bike trails (Little Sugar, Blowing Springs and Back 40 Trails), nature trails, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, private lakes, kayaking, fishing, parks, campgrounds and other outdoor activities.

Restaurants – Food Trucks

Hungry and looking for a great place to eat?  Here are the Top 10 Restaurants in Bella Vista. For those of you who don’t know, to be selected to the NWA Travel Guide, Best of NWA Top 10 list is quite an honor as businesses can’t pay to be on these lists.

Bella Vista Restaurants Top 10


Vrbo & Airbnb Vacation Rentals

Wandering where to stay?  Here are the Top 10 Airbnb – Vrbo’s in Bella Vista.  This list of gorgeous places to stay in Bella Vista includes stunning lake front homes, trail side cabins, condos, single family homes.  In addition to being a place to sleep, they are great memory makers for groups, families, cycling teams and couples.  Enjoy staying in a place like home while enjoying the wooded beauty of Bella Vista.

bella vista airbnb vacation rentals

Things To Do in Bella Vista AR

Nature lovers will love Bella Vista’s picturesque scenery, mountain bike trails (Little Sugar, Blowing Springs and Back 40 Trails), nature trails, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, private lakes, kayaking, fishing, parks, campgrounds and other outdoor activities.

Mountain Bike Trails

The Back 40 and Little Sugar trail systems have more than 100 miles of scenic and sometimes challenging mountain bike trails. Trails may also be used for hiking. Forty eight more trails are in the planning, making the area popular for cyclists throughout the world.

Hiking Trails

There are many specific hiking trails, including Blowing Springs Trail, Branchwood Nature Trail,Loch Lomond Walking Trail and Tanyard Creek Nature Trail.

Bella Vista  Arkansas Lakes

Loch Lomond – Bella Vista’s largest and newest lake. Large enough for skiing and great fishing including bass.
Lake Ann – Characterized by limestone bluffs and rocky outcrops. Great fishing including largemouth bass.
Lake Avalon – “No wake” lake. Great for fishing including sunfish and largemouth bass.
Lake Brittany – Smaller “no wake” lake with wide access road and excellent redear sunfish and bass fishing.
Lake Norwood – “No wake” scenic lake at Town Center with picnic tables and great bluegill and crappie fishing.
Lake Rayburn – “No wake” lake with great bluegill and largemouth bass fishing. Great for paddling.
Lake Windsor – Large lake with skiing and water sports, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and redear fishing.

Golf

Situated along the rolling hills and natural wooded beauty of Bella Vista are 5ive 18-hole and 2 nine-hole golf courses. Beyond their beauty, they are also challenging, boasting multiple sets of tees.

Swimming

Bella Vista has three swimming pools including an indoor pool and two outdoor pools. Lake Avalon also has a nice beach with popular beach activities.

Parks & Waterfalls

Tanyard Creek Waterfall and Nature Trail
1 Nature Trail Lane, Bella Vista 72715

Bella Vista Lake Park
Cold Cave Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712

Lake Bella Vista Playground
53 Lake Bella Vista Trail, Bentonville, AR 72712

Bella Vista Lake Park
Cold Cave Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712

Lake Bella Vista Playground
53 Lake Bella Vista Trail, Bentonville, AR 72712

Wall of Honor
Here, America’s veterans are honored with an incredible circular wall of honor. Managed by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas, this is a not to be missed attraction.

Mildred B Cooper Chapel
Tucked beneath the trees, this is a gorgeous wedding chapel and a beautiful place to visit.

 

Note:  Image at top of the page is By Natalieshort – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, 

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