Skip to content

Mena vacation rentals

Book unique vacation rentals, houses, and more on Airbnb

Top-rated vacation rentals in Mena

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

Cottage in Mena
The Cottage at Acorn
The Cottage at Acorn is located in the Heart of the Ouachita Mountains. The Cottage is a double cylinder block mother-in-law suite with stained concrete floors, pine ceilings and vintage decorations. Walking distance from a playground, walking track, health clinic and Veterans Memorial Park There are 2 entrances to The Cottage. Please use the Veterans Memorial Park Entrance. An outdoor covered patio makes a good sitting area. And only 4 miles from Mena! Come stay with us.
$95 per night
Vacation home in Mena
Secluded Cabin in the Forest at Raspberry Retreat
Truly amazing place for a couple, a family, or friends to enjoy the natural beauty of the Ouachita Mountains. This cabin, built in 2018, sits on the high banks above the Irons Fork Creek, has hiking access to the creek, and is only yards away from the National forest boundary. Private, heavily treed, and peaceful, you will find this cabin to be a great place to get away and enjoy natural beauty in any season. To the town of Mena, AR, it is about a 15 minute drive.
$76 per night
Place to stay in Mena
Be-Bopper's Inn/Magnolia Room.
Clean, comfortable rooms with attention to detail. New mattresses and linens but most of the furniture is vintage. Kitchenette, nice sized bathroom, and each room has access to the green space in the back. I hope your stay is pleasant but must let you know the property sits on the main highway in Mena and there's a train track behind the building across the road. I originally included the noise information under "safety" but wanted it to be more obvious.
$90 per night

Stay near Mena's top sights

Walmart Supercenter12 locals recommend
THE OUACHITAS23 locals recommend
Branding Iron BBQ & Steak House18 locals recommend
La Villa Mexican Restaurant11 locals recommend
Chopping Block Steakhouse14 locals recommend
Skyline Cafe20 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Mena

Cottage in Hatfield
Hillside Hideaway-Unique 2 BR Spacious Cottage!
$150 per night
Apartment in Mena
PrairieCkCottage B-Ride SxS fm Cottage/Creek/Kayak
$102 per night
Home in Mena
Delightful Corner Cottage, by Janssen Park
$69 per night
Cabin in Mena
Little Wolf Cabins/The Blue Spruce near WPG West
$141 per night
Tiny home in Mena
Mountainside Retreat near Queen Wilhelmina SP
$100 per night
Cabin in Mena
The Newlywed
$185 per night
Cabin in Mena
Back Roads Barn
$235 per night
Home in Mena
Secluded 3-Bedroom Home with Spacious Backyard
$109 per night
Home in Mena
Hensley House of Mena
$139 per night
Cabin in Mena
Loblolly Pines Cabin - A modern retreat on 6 acres
$104 per night
Guesthouse in Mena
Studio 293 Modern Loft Guesthouse
$145 per night
Cabin in Mena
Prairie Creek Cabin-Fish/Kayak/Ride SxS from Cabin
$99 per night

Your guide to Mena

Welcome to Mena

Surrounded by the oak-covered slopes of Ouachita National Forest, Mena is the perfect basecamp for exploring Arkansas’ great outdoors. There’s a myriad of ways to enjoy this open-air playground. West of town, Rich Mountain is the state’s second-highest peak, with jaw-dropping panoramic views. For the adventurous, there are raging whitewaters to navigate by kayak in Cossatot River State Park, or more peaceful trips can be taken down the Ouachita River. Founded in 1896 as a railroad township and then a timber and agriculture hub, Mena also has plenty of history and culture to explore. The main street is lined with saloon-style awnings, and the restored Mena Depot Center now houses a town museum and information center. The Ouachita Little Theatre, based in an original 1920s building, puts on a variety of live performances throughout the year.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mena

While Mena attracts visitors during all four seasons, the best time to visit is from March to May and from September to November, when the weather is ideal for a breadth of outdoor activities. Spring has arrived when Mena’s iconic Bradford Pear trees burst into pale pink blossoms and purple tulips sprout in the local gardens. Spring is the season when Arkansas’ wildlife comes out to play — don’t be surprised to spot deer, fox, coyote, and bear on your hike. This outdoorsy town is also known for its scenic beauty during autumn, best observed from the many local lookout points or scenic byways.

Top things to do in Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Queen Wilhelmina State Park offers a blend of wildlife, nature, and history spread across 460 acres in the Ouachita Mountains. The Lovers’ Leap Trail leads hikers on a brief but intimate 1.3-mile wooded loop trail marked by stone pathways and wooden bridges and culminating at a platform overlooking the slopes and valleys. The rest of the park offers campsites, picnic areas, trails, and an old fire tower at the peak of Rich Mountain.

Talimena Scenic Byway

This scenic stretch of blacktop is a convenient way to cover plenty of western Arkansas’ and eastern Oklahoma’s beautiful terrain without expending too much effort. The gorgeous 54-mile route offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as lodging, picnicking, hiking, and camping. During autumn, bronze-tinged slopes and red valleys make for picture-perfect stops along the side of the road.

Mena Kansas City-Southern Depot

Go back in time to Mena’s golden days at the Mena Kansas City-Southern Depot, a restored 1920s brick train depot that signals the town’s founding as a railway stop. Now the depot serves as an informative time capsule, with historic memorabilia and artifacts like old cars and artwork.

Destinations to explore

  1. Airbnb
  2. United States
  3. Arkansas
  4. Polk County
  5. Mena