Monday, October 22, 2012

Update on the Elk & Fall Color Events

The National Park Service is now conducting tours of the old mill in Boxley Valley in the mid-day. Visiting the old mill is a great complement to morning elk viewing, or plan your viewing for the late afternoon and tour the mill beforehand.

I also recommend a visit to the award winning Ponca Elk Education Center. It is open 7 days a week during October. Remember the annual Color Fest at the Ponca Elk Education Center will be held the 26 & 27th.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Every October I try to get away from the confines of the office and get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather, the fall colors, and all that the Ozarks has to offer during this glorious season!  One thing I highly recommend to all our guests is a day trip to Boxley Valley or Lost Valley to view the elk herds.  This week they are in the peak of the rutting season and for those of you that don't know what that means- it involves determining which male elk gets to mate with the female elks- SO there is a lot of noise & wild fighting going on!
If you can manage to get away from YOUR office- there is a very handy guide put out by the Buffalo River Chamber of Commerce which shows up-to-date locations of the herds and info to ensure you get a good look and the best photo ops.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WHY NOT take in the Fall Colors & experience the cooler weather on the river during these last few weeks of unscheduled time before the holidays are upon us?  There's just something about getting outside with the family on those days when the sky seems extra blue and those nights huddled around a campfire when the stars seem to twinkle just a little more.  Remember- the most important things in life are your family, friends, health, and good humor! You can visit the Mountain Home Berry Farm just up the road for an ice cold glass of apple cider and a trip through their corn maize during their Fall Fest, visit Mountain View and attend their annual JUNK FEST, or just sit by the river and watch the falling leaves float by...