The Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, Turtle Cove Spa is a family-owned and -inspired resort nestled amongst the beauty of the Ouachita National Forest on the shores of Arkansas’ premier lake, Lake Ouachita. The resort’s varied accommodations, from log-sided cottages to cedar and stone condos, redefine ‘rustic luxury’ with their hot tubs, fireplaces and breathtaking views.
You Are Here:
90 minutes southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas, or 40 minutes west of Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Highway 270.
Turtle Cove Spa offers a unique and natural spa experience overlooking wilderness Lake Ouachita. Cross the suspended wooden bridge and feel your cares slipping away. The spa’s menu features a broad array of treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, crystal energy work, pedicures and manicures, as well as a salon. Your spa experience includes: massage or holistic treatments in the wooded pavilion overlooking the lake; a unique Woodlands Workout circuit; and seasonal wellness activities.
The Crystal Energy Balance Massage: using vibrational tones of music on a unique sound table, you will be lulled into a deep state of relaxation unlike anything you have ever experienced. Your therapist will massage you with polished and heated Arkansas quartz crystals and focus on the seven energy centers of the body with specifically pitched tuning forks to help restore your mind and body into perfect balance.
Stay & Play:
The Mountain Harbor Resort offers guests a variety of accommodations from cozy guest rooms to beautifully appointed condos and cottages with fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, many with hot tubs and lake views. Resort amenities include: a family restaurant specializing in Southern cooking and health cuisine; swimming pool, wading pool, courtyard area, playground; pet-friendly facilities; non-smoking units available; activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and water sports.
Top 20 Great World Escapes 2006, D Magazine • Top 100 Spas of 2016, Spas of America
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“A great place to stay!!”
My 2 friends and I needed a get-away and decided that digging crystals in Mt. Ida would be lots of fun for us rock-hounds. The Joplin in is only a few miles from Mt. Ida and was a very lovely place. It is the perfect throw back to simpler times. At least it looks like a place that would be stuck in the 50’s but open the door and it is quite a nice surprise. The beds were comfy, contemporary and even had swan towels to welcome us. We had a microwave and a refrigerator in our room which was handy to store drinks, fruit and my friend’s very important insulin! The furniture was so nice, my friend opened all the drawers to find a tag so she could find out where to buy one like it. The only down side was that the bathroom needs a fan and the shower curtain smelled a bit musty, but that was hardly any reason to be upset at this lovely place. There is a sweet stream behind the place and it was gorgeous. We couldn’t keep our hands off the rocks and only wished we had our camera with us. (we didn’t want to drop it in the water as we were wading) On our way back to our room we found horseshoe pits, volleyball net, tables, laundry room and lots of room for kids to play. We understood why the families that had gathered there chose the Joplin Inn as their family reunion site. Don’t get me wrong, this is not like a fancy, amenity laden place like you might find in the city, but a family friendly, homestyle, comfortable place that welcomes you like an old friend. There are even rocking chairs in front of each room. There’s a convenience store directly across the street, too. If you like to fish, dig crystals or just need a spot to relax, you’ll love this little gem
“Grounds were well kept, all staff were friendly & professional, rooms were large, clean & comfortable, restaurant had delicious food & wonderful waitstaff. We will be visiting again in two weeks and are looking forward to spending more time here!”
“Very Relaxing Stay”
“I’ve visited Mountain Harbor several time over the last 10+ years and have never been disappointed. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The restaurant is nice but not fancy, the food and service is very good. The location on the lake is about ideal, whether for fishing or just boating, and the grounds are well kept. I’ve always liked this resort and will be back.Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple.”
“A wonderful celebration.”
Absolutely wonderful. The staff hospitality was amazing. They accommodated anything we needed or wanted.
We had a couple of condos and they were perfect for our trip. The 4 bedroom is so spacious that it was the congregating place and never felt crowded. The downstairs master was perfect as a separate living space for the kids and adults to have different activities.
We also used the East Cove conference center and it was great. We would highly recommend it for any event. The staff was also very helpful in coordinating everything, from activities to recommendations on catering.
Beautiful Lake Ouachita, once you experience it it’s hard for others to measure up.
Thank you again Mountain Harbor for making our celebration the best it could be.
“Thank YOU for your Great Customer Service” GREATNESS !
I really appreciate your great staff; they took the time to find answers to my many questions — on behalf of my big team members that stayed there for up to two weeks at a time in rotating days — and was very personable with their help. As I had to deal with everything on the phone, this was greatly appreciated ! and I really appreciated your consideration and flexibility to work with our ever-changing schedules. Sharon Kelly/Garmin International Stayed May 2014, traveled on business