Climate wise, Northwest Arkansas has comfortable vacationing weather. The average temperature ranges from 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the Summer to 47 degrees during the Winter. Average precipitation ranges from .5 - 1 inch a month in the Summer, to 1.5 to 4 in the Winter and Spring.
Beaver Lake, in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, is a man-made reservoir created in the mid-60's across White River. Its area is over 31,700 acres stretching a length of 50 miles. Its amazingly clear waters, abundance of wildlife, and nature trails make it a perfect vacationing spot from spring to fall. Popular activities include hiking, fishing, diving, and camping. Redford's Retreat isn't only fun in the warmer season, Beaver Lake's also offers some of the best fishing in early Spring and late Fall. Autumn at Beaver Lake has one of the most colorful leaf changing displays in the country. And during the holiday season the retreat is decorated for Christmas, perfect for the holidays and family reunions! Vacationers and nature-lovers alike are scattered about Beaver Lake's numerous coves creating a satisfying mix of privacy and community. Redford's Retreat is a short drive to either Eureka Springs or Rogers. Beaver Lake is enjoyable but if you're looking for dinner or evening entertainment these exciting communities are only a short drive away.
Experience the history, beauty, and charm of this Victorian Village. With over 100 unique shops and galleries, Eureka Springs is a shopper's paradise. Relax at one of the numerous spas around the city or visit a 500-acre wildlife refuge. Take a 2-hour zip line tour through an Ozark Mountain forest, ride a steam train, or explore an area cavern. In the evening take in a music or magic show or the Great Passion Play.
Known as the birthplace of the retailer Walmart, downtown Bentonville has the Walmart Museum which includes Sam Walton’s original five-and-dime store. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art displays work from the colonial era to the present. Its sprawling grounds include forest trails, sculpture gardens and waterside pavilions. The Scott Family Amazeum offers hands-on science and art exhibits.
Shopping! Pinnacle Hills Promenade is a retail lifestyle center in Rogers, Arkansas. It features Cabela's, Dillard's, J. C. Penney, Target, and BestBuy as its anchor stores, has an abundance of shops and various restaurants, and even includes a Malco Theatres movie theater.
Nestled in a woodland setting, Thorncrown Chapel rises forty-eight feet into the Ozark sky. This magnificent structure contains 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass.
Explore with the entire family! The Amazeum is a modern children's museum offering dynamic, hands-on displays & activities & an outdoor "playscape."