Tucked between Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Norfork and the White River, Mountain Home has lots to recommend, whether you’re in the market for a weekend getaway, a second home or a great place to retire. With approximately 1,600 miles of shoreline, a five-star public golf course, rated by Golf Digest, at the Big Creek Golf and Country Club and loads of beautiful real estate, the town also boasts a beautiful climate with the best of all four seasons. Combine that with the top-notch, 500,000-square-foot medical facility at Baxter Regional Medical Center, and you’ve got the perfect destination for Arkansans of all ages.
551 Highway 5 N., 870-425-5332.
The staff at Butler Furniture makes shopping so easy for you, with beautiful, classic furnishings arranged in a variety of room settings, complete with lighting and accessories. They offer a huge selection from names like Broyhill, Bassett, Ashley and La-Z-Boy, plus complimentary design services.
Cabinets & Interior Design
118 N. College, 870-425-3085.
Interior designer Lori Kauffman, ASID, works closely with a wide variety of clients on everything from designing a new home from the ground up, often in conjunction with her builder husband, Bob, to space planning and furniture placement. Cabinetry is a passion as well, with all the latest styles and finishes from Wood-Mode available.
Carter’s Jewel Chest
820 Highway 62 E., 870-425-7070.
Owned by T.C. and Beth Carter since 1976, Carter’s Jewel Chest is a trusted source for fine jewelry, clocks, watches and high-end gifts. Not only do they offer diamonds from Hearts on Fire, Cyma watches and Howard Miller clocks, they also specialize in chic gifts and colored gemstones.
Highway 62 East, Flippin, 870-453-4438.
If you’re en route to Mountain Home on Highway 62, you won’t be able to resist stopping in Gift-Tiques. It’s a fun romp through furnishings, accessories and gifts, as well as a selection of antiques and jewelry.
1 E. 6th St., 870-425-2542.
At their jewel box of a store on the downtown square, Will and Lori Gregory maintain a top-notch selection of fine jewelry, diamonds, gold and gemstones, along with crystal and Seth Thomas clocks.
Interiors & Fabrications Design Studio
Don’t be afraid to set your imagination free at Interiors & Fabrications. Designers Christi Cooper, Joan Barnett and Dea Self Windsor thrive on the challenge of creating unique, custom window treatments, slipcovers and bedding in their in-house workroom. There’s so much to explore, from designer fabrics, to drapery hardware, to blinds and shades from Hunter Douglas, Graber and Kirsch.
701 Highway 5 N., 870-425-9446.
Whatever you do, don’t skimp on time at Monkey Market. This adorable shop has absolutely everything you need for every room of your home, from dishware and candles to gourmet foods and natural cleaning products, as well as organic cosmetics and beauty products.
National Supply Company
3395 Highway 62 E., 870-492-5195.
The outstanding Kohler showroom at National Supply Company is filled with beautiful options for spa-inspired baths, and their full-service staff have the knowledge needed to help you craft a custom retreat. Kitchen design is another specialty, as well as lighting, cabinetry and mirrors, all displayed in a setting that’s nothing short of inspirational.
Johnson the Jeweler
347 Highway 62 E., 870-425-1589.
Fine jewelry fills the cases at Johnson the Jeweler, where you can find everything from a custom-designed engagement ring to breathtaking pearls and gemstones. Their offerings also include imported Italian furniture, allowing you to bring their design expertise into every room of your home.
Sheid’s Fine Furniture
9th and Main Streets, 870-425-5165.
After 60 years in business, the Sheid family knows their furniture, and their fantastic showroom encompassing two city blocks is a testament to their love of the business. Furniture from Lane, Henredon and other top-name manufacturers, gifts, accessories, bedding and home theater and electronics equipment can all be found here, along with a complete flooring gallery.
Eat & Drink
2215 Central Blvd., Bull Shoals, 870-445-4949.
In nearby Bull Shoals, the 178 Club has been serving high-quality, super fresh food for 27 years. Their menu is huge, with everything from escargot to seafood alfredo to gourmet burgers, and the nice wine list has oodles of delicious options.
Fred’s Fish House
Highway 62 E., 870-492-5958.
Classic cornmeal-battered catfish fillets are the centerpiece of the menu at Fred’s, and you can’t leave Mountain Home without trying them. Finish up with a heaping slice of homemade pie for dessert, and it doesn’t get much better.
Gaston’s White River Resort
1777 River Rd., Lakeview, 870-431-5202.
Amazing views of the White River are one of the best aspects of the restaurant at Gaston’s White River Resort, although the fantastic food is not to be missed. Sunday brunch is certainly famous, while a diverse menu of salads, sandwiches, seafood and steaks keeps the place hopping. And of course, the rainbow trout is as fresh as it comes!
White Water Grill
1301 Highway 62 W., 870-424-3800.
The sides are particularly spectacular at White Water Grill, from the perfectly dressed salad to the sweet potato fries to the garlic mashed potatoes, although it’s hard to beat the great steaks, fried chicken and salmon.
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock and Marina
Shorecrest Dr., Bull Shoals, 870-445-4424.
For luxury houseboat rentals, Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock and Marina has wonderful options, along with just about every other boat you can think of. They’re happy to set you up with a guided fishing trip, or even a scuba dive.
Gaston’s White River Resort
1777 River Rd., Lakeview, 870-431-5202.
Check into a cottage at Gaston’s and you certainly won’t be roughing it. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot for two or a ten-room retreat, their accommodations boast fireplaces, decks and all the amenities in a pristine, riverside location. Guided fishing tours and fly-fishing school keep the outdoorsmen busy, and it’s all accessible via the on-site airstrip.
Larry Black & Associates Real Estate
100 Bomber Blvd., 870-425-9898, 877-425-9898.
When you make the decision to relocate or invest in a second home in Mountain Home or anywhere in the twin lakes area, Larry Black and the brokers at Larry Black & Associates are the folks to help you find the perfect spot. They know and love the area, from lakeside properties, to river-view estates, to beautiful homes in the heart of town.
Newland’s Float Trips, Lodge & Conference Center
295 River Rd., Lakeview, 870-431-5678, 800-334-5604.
Check into one of Newland’s seven spacious four-bedroom stone lodges, and you’re in for an incredibly fun experience. Float trips, guided fishing trips and more are easy to come by, and all the amazingly delicious meals are cooked over an open fire on the river bank, from porterhouse steaks to pork chops.