Stay Like a Local

Your Scouted Guide to Boutique Hotels and Rentals

Are you local to Northwest Arkansas and looking for the perfect staycation? Or are you traveling to the area and wanting to experience the best of this place we call home? Either way, we’ve scouted the best spots to stay like a local – just for you! 

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SCOUTED | A Quintessential Fayetteville Stay | @Innatcarnallhall | A historic boutique hotel rich in history, yet modern in the ways of comfort and cuisine. The Inn at Carnall Hall offers a special connection to The University of Arkansas in vibrant Fayetteville! A great staycation spot, or stop-over for a tasty lunch at their own Ella’s Table or happy hour in the cozy Lambeth Lounge. A Scout Insider tip – visit senior walk on the sidewalks up and around Old Main on campus, you might even find some of our editor’s names! 

The Hive at 21C


SCOUTED | Bike-Friendly Hotel | @21cbentonville | Located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural center, and home to The Hive, restaurant. In celebration of Bentonville’s bike culture, 21C Museum Hotel offers complimentary bike valet, storage and washing station. 

The Collective on Fifth


SCOUTED | High-End Downtown Bentonville Rentals | @realtydesignco | Located across the street from The Momentary and in the art & market district of Bentonville, the folks at Realty Design + Co bring you The Collective on Fifth – a stunning four bedroom house that can host up to ten people and truly has it all! Among the detailed amenities, you’ll be able to experience the art scene of Bentonville without even leaving the property. This is a perfect stay for both hanging with friends and exploring Bentonville with the family.

Luxury Stay NWA


SCOUTED | Premium Vacation Rentals | @luxury_stay_nwa | Luxury Stay NWA offers premium short-term rentals, vacation rental homes, and executive long-term rental homes in Northwest Arkansas. Their various rentals offer luxurious accommodations with beautiful views of Bentonville. All of their vacation homes will provide a calming environment for their guests – perfect for any staycation or getaway!

The Graduate


Proximate to the Downtown Square | @graduatehotels
In downtown Fayetteville, find yourself immersed in local history and Razorback traditions. The colorful, creative interior and college nostalgia blends together for a stay that’s uniquely Fayetteville. Right off the Downtown Square, a stroll to the University of Arkansas the Graduate is a great home base for exploring the best of Northwest Arkansas! Proximate shopping is also a nice perk – ByRequest and Shindig Paperie are both in walking distance. 

Dickson St Inn


In the Heart of Fayetteville |
In the center of Fayetteville’s entertainment district, the Inn is in the middle of it all! It’s easy to walk to downtown’s best: Theo’s for dinner, TheatreSquared for drinks and a great show, Romance Diamond for shopping, and Puritan for coffee and a treat! 

Jett Aircraft


SCOUTED | Arriving or Departing Northwest Arkansas | @jettaircraft
Should you be traveling to Northwest Arkansas, might we suggest doing it in style by chartering a private Jett Aircraft? If you’re based out of NWA and looking to get away, they have unlimited destinations – right out of our backyard. 

We hope you’re shopping local wherever you’re traveling! If you are, tell them the Scout sent you! Stay connected by following us on Instagram, Facebook, subscribing to our newsletter, and tuning into our podcast The ScoutCast. Interested in becoming a member? We’re in the final weeks of scouting for Volume 8. Let’s chat.