Shangri-La Resort

You Should Have Been Here Last Week!

About Shangri-La Resort

Nestled among the trees of the Ouachita National Forest and on the southern bank of Lake Ouachita you will find Shangri-La Resort in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. The resort is a short three-mile drive off scenic Highway 270. Lake Ouachita’s hidden gem and the ultimate place for peace and harmony. This is your place to get away, Relax & Stay.

15 Lakeside motel rooms, 8 kitchenettes, 5 cabins, a cafe, and a full-service marina await your arrival. The best sunrises on Lake Ouachita can be seen from every motel room and cabin on the property as each have big picture windows. You will be eager to start your day as you wake up to this view each day.

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We help you enjoy Paradise on Beautiful Lake Ouachita

We start with thousands of acres of clear blue water called Lake Ouachita. It's one of the cleanest lakes in the nation. Then, we surround this diamond lake with a beautiful necklace of greenery called the Ouachita Mountains.

Healthy populations of largemouth bass, striped bass and other game fish figure prominently in this recipe for fun in the outdoors. Lake Ouachita is a paradise for fishermen. Skiing, sailing, boating and other water sports also play a big role.

For Your Appetite

You may gain a little weight during your stay with us. Our restaurant features tasty down-home cooking ready for those hungry fishing appetites and anyone who appreciates good food. Daily lunch specials and homemade desserts keep everyone coming back for "seconds".

Dining is made even more enjoyable by the great views of the lake outside the picture windows. Our cook and friendly wait staff take a break during the cooler months. Our restaurant is closed November 15 through February 1.

Paradise For Anglers
For The Fun Lover
For Your Comfort

Kind words from our relaxing guests

Our favorite place in the world. My husband has been coming here since he was a child and we began bringing our children over 13 years ago. We've come every year and brought our first grandchild for the first time this year. It's always like coming home when we come here. Best food, people and place on earth!

Shangri-La Resort is a little slice of heaven nestled beside beautiful Lake Ouachita. It's like taking a step back in time. I have been coming here since my childhood which is more than 40 years. There's no better place to reconnect with family and friends than spending time on this beautiful lake. The cabins are quaint and the restaurant is like eating at grandmas, even down to the homemade pie for dessert. You won't be disappointed if a quiet relaxing getaway is what you are looking for!!!

You food was excellent! Service was exceptional and the atmosphere was very comfortable. The biggest treat was outside where the lake meets the sky! What a wonderful relaxing place to enjoy yourself!