- RENT OR OWN: At Mt. Harbor.
Mountain Harbor, located on the shore of Lake Ouachita at Mount Ida, is the favored getaway spot for many Arkansas Times readers, scoring first place in the “resort” and “marina” categories.
The best thing about the marina is that you don’t even have to own a boat to use it. Mountain Harbor offers rentals, including a deck boat for $325 a day plus fuel (or $275 a half-day), several different sizes of party barges from $265-$375 a day plus fuel (or $215-$295 a half-day) or a fishing boat for $165 a day plus fuel (or $120 a half-day).
There is a well-stocked store and other amenities you would expect from a full-service marina. Take a virtual tour at www.mountainharborresort.com.
If you visit the website, you will find other attractions available when you come off the water, like the Turtle Cove Spa and the lodge restaurant, which features filet mignon and shrimp scampi.