by Ben the Grate
March 5, 2002
Valley Dream and Valley Mist ($128 low season, $165 high) are in the woods on the hill above Ponca and have fireplaces and queen beds next to 2-person jacuzzi tubs.
The Mills Cabin nearby has a beautifully rustic exterior and sleeps families in its 2 double bed loft, downstairs bedroom with single bed, and basement master bedroom with queen. Fireplace, VCR, stereo, CD player...ALL the amenities except a hot tub. $128 off season for 2, $15 per addtl person. $165 high season plus $15 per addtl.
There are also quite a few large, brand new cabins high on the mountain above Ponca offering superb views over the Ozarks. Most of these have jacuzzi tubs and rates start at $190 high season ($15 for each addtl person), $155 low season ($15 for each addtl person).
BOC has MANY MANY cabins, and each one is different. You should check out their website to see pictures of each cabin and a list of their amenities.
Though they are more suitable for large groups than Lost Valley's cabins, the major downturn is that their jacuzzis are small and INSIDE the cabins. This is fine and good for a romantic evening, but if it's you and a bunch of friends there had better be a LOT of alcohol spread between you to get you all in a 2 person tub!
I usually recommend Lost Valley before BOC, but if you want luxury and romance, BOC is your choice.
From journal Adventure in the Ozarks