In addition to the down-home Southern hospitality the state of Arkansas is known for, it is more currently being praised for its astonishing variety of scenery and year-round sports and recreational activities. From such a vast assortment of attractive destinations, explore Arkansas bed and breakfasts for the perfect retreat.
Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast is a log home located on 60 acres of natural Arkansas beauty. There are many wonderful things to do in the Ouachita Mountains region of Arkansas – DeGray Lake is just minutes away, and offers boating, fishing, hiking, beaches, golf, and horseback riding. Take a short drive into Hot Springs for dining, shopping, and of course, Hot Springs National Park. Make yourself at home in one of our 3 comfortable, well-appointed guestrooms, each with a private bath. The living room on the main level is designed for your enjoyment, with streaming TV, piano, and a game table with games. Be sure to take advantage of our full-length front porch, complete with a swing and bird feeders, while listening to the sounds of nature. The porch is also a wonderful place to spend a rainy afternoon. Come enjoy Breakfast (and Bed) at Tiffany’s!
Escape to the Arsenic & Old Lace Bed & Breakfast, our Queen Anne Victorian mansion in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Located in the Historic District, our luxury inn offers peaceful views of the surrounding hills and our beautiful gardens from the wraparound veranda. If you wish to stay connected, each room is Wi-Fi capable! Our convenient location is 2 blocks from the Historic Loop shops, restaurants, and galleries. Private, off-street parking is provided for our guests. The decor is exquisite, with beautiful furnishings, stained glass windows, tin ceilings, original artwork, antiques, and crystal chandeliers. Our scrumptious breakfasts are served overlooking the gardens. A large common area provides our guests 24-hour complimentary refreshments, homemade cookies and snacks. We also offer a large video library for watching movies in your room. The perfect setting for your romantic getaway!
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Experience the opulence of the 1880's in The Empress of Little Rock Small Luxury Hotel & Conference Center Bed & Breakfast, a AAA Four Diamond luxury inn in Little Rock, Arkansas. Each romantic room at The Empress offers comfortable guest beds, with Jacuzzis, cable TV, fireplaces, and private baths.
Located in Mountain View, Arkansas' Historic Courthouse Square, the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast On the Square sits conveniently located to year-around activities that are offered in the area. The quaint inn offers a peaceful retreat for couples, friends and family. Enjoy a nice breeze on our wraparound porch or enjoy the outdoor activity nearby the White River and the Ozark Mountains.
Pj’s White River Lodge offers the best in fly and float fishing, and luxurious accommodations in Norfolk, Arkansas. Bordered by the famous White River and the Ozark National Forest, this upscale lodge is the perfect destination for romantic getaways, great fishing adventure on the famous White River, hiking in the Ozarks or visiting the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain Home.
Welcome to Spring Street Bed & Breakfast filled with luxury and historic elegance. The Spring Street Inn is located in the heart of Historic Hot Springs, Arkansas and is nestled at the base of the beautiful Hot Springs Mountain and convenient to the Hot Springs Convention Center. We invite you to a relaxing and romantic getaway in affordable and comfortable accommodations in a natural setting.
This historic downtown residence is a perfect location for travelers seeking a quiet, romantic destination. The Branson House features full and continental breakfast, luxuriously appointed rooms, and private baths. You can enjoy an early morning cup of coffee while enjoying our view of the Landing and lake on our front porch, or join other guests on the deck for friendly conversation.
Looking for delightfully different accommodations? Stay and play at the Lake's Most Inviting vacation getaway, at the Inn at Harbour Ridge Bed & Breakfast. We are located in Osage Beach, Missouri and offer specials for any type of occasion. Choose from our 5 unique accommodations, complemented by a delicious breakfast each morning. Local attractions include cruises, art galleries & music performances, hiking trails, and wineries. Welcome to the Inn At Harbour Ridge Bed and Breakfast! We invite guests to enjoy our playfully decorated guestrooms with fireplaces, and private starlit hot tubs. We are currently booking intimate (25 or fewer guests) gazebo weddings – please inquire.
The Garden House Bed and Breakfast is located on the shore of the main channel of Lake of the Ozarks. We have 180 degree views of the southern shore that deliver breathtaking sunrises, and sunsets never get old. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast out on your private patio overlooking the expansive beautiful gardens and lake. Some of the dishes you can expect are: Homemade waffles with fruit toppings, cinnamon French toast, omelets with fresh veggies from the garden, Mediterranean breakfast pies, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, and a variety of quiches. Fresh fruit, coffee, and juice served daily. You will be amazed at what the Garden House Bed and Breakfast has to offer. The living room area overlooking the lake offers expansive views like no other. Early risers can grab a cup of coffee while gazing at the view from our large windows without disturbing anyone. With our private dock right on the lake, there are plenty of activities to enjoy such as fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Spend a quiet evening having a glass of your favorite beverage in the hot tub on the martini deck while watching the sunset over the lake. We welcome you into our home. Arrive as guests, leave as friends.
White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast is a turn of the century Greek Revival home conveniently located near downtown Jefferson, TX. Come and unwind on the wrap around porch and enjoy true Southern Hospitality. The guest rooms are beautifully appointed with a clean and comfortable environment. It’s an affordable inn with an ideal location that welcomes travelers with the warmth and charm they would usually only find at home. The guest rooms are a nice size, airy, bright and each with their own bathroom.
Nestled on acres of scenic rolling hills near the Missouri River, The Inns at St. Albans offers high-end hospitality in a magnificent, historic setting. A premiere destination for overnight stays, outdoor weddings, corporate meetings, dining events and private parties, we welcome you and yours to gather, retreat and celebrate amidst these extraordinary surroundings. Once considered America’s western frontier, this land was first charted by Lewis and Clark. Three historic properties anchor The Inns at St. Albans. Old Barn Inn was originally built as a barn in 1840. Today it operates as an intimate indoor dining and outdoor event venue. The Studio Inn was built by renowned architect, Theodore Link, the designer of St. Louis Union Station. In the early 1900s, the palatial estate served as the summer home of Irene Walter Johnson, wife of Oscar Johnson, co-founder of the International Shoe Company. Guests can now indulge in luxurious stays and grand open-air celebrations at the mansion. A staple of the St. Albans community since its establishment in 1892, Head’s Store continues its tradition of offering sustenance and a gathering space for our community.
Experience historic elegance and gracious hospitality in our fully appointed guest rooms, which seamlessly combine old-world charm and modern luxury in our Hermann, MO Inn & Suites, Cottages, and Whole House Rentals. Highly recommended by discriminating travelers, our boutique hotel and hillside cottages offer forty beautiful suites, fully restored with every attention to architectural detail and comfort. Each guest room at our Hermann Inn has a private bath, European-quality linens, and is furnished with both period antiques and reproductions designed to celebrate the lifestyle of a bygone era. Guests will enjoy luxurious amenities, fireplaces, two-person soaking whirlpool tubs, oversized showers, and a complimentary bottle of Hermannhof wine. We have several whole-house rentals for groups as well. Choose to stay in one of our eight outstanding guest rooms located on the second and third floors of our Inn, or select one of our unique guest rooms located in hillside cottages a few blocks away on Hermann’s beautiful East Hill. These units are located in fully restored historic wine houses originally built in the mid-1800s. In addition, the world-class wineries, shops, galleries, and cultural activities within walking distance, will make Hermannhof the perfect spot for a satisfying and restful getaway in Missouri Wine Country.
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind B & B that spans more than a century of community engagement. The Inn we are welcoming you into is a former church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests marvel that today’s gracious site, with its many contemporary amenities, originally opened in the Gilded Age to guests in Victorian attire. Since opening its doors in 1895, the Tuxedo Park STL B & B building complex has housed seven different congregations. The 2nd floor classrooms and nursery rooms of the school house became four spacious guest rooms with private baths. The adjoining original Akron Plan auditorium with its exterior curved wall became the main guest gathering area and kitchen. Guests relax in the 1908 sanctuary, which retains its 24-foot ceilings, original stained glass, and the only two original light fixtures not destroyed by water. The raised altar area holds a private dining area for 24 family members and friends. You can access the self serve option and book directly online. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call first before booking by phone with the innkeeper. You can also call to schedule a tour for yourself or to view accommodations for out of town family and friends.
Welcome to the Devereaux Shields House, a beautiful bed and breakfast just steps from historic downtown Natchez, Mississippi. This B&B is listed on the National Historic Register for significant homes. Our Natchez inn includes two properties: the elegant 1893 Queen Anne Victorian main house, and the charming 1873 Victorian Aunt Clara’s Cottage. The Devereaux Shields House now features 6 rooms: two beautifully appointed suites in the main house and 4 spacious rooms in the cottage with heart pine floors and a large veranda. Guests will enjoy an amazing breakfast each morning and relaxing in our lovely gardens. The cottage also offers pet-friendly rooms. Colonel and Mrs. Devereaux Shields are believed to have built the Queen Anne Victorian-style home in Natchez, MS between 1893 and 1900. Colonel Shields was a veteran and hero for his exploits in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War in the late 19th Century. Our homes are just a few blocks from the 200-foot-high Natchez Bluffs, which offers a stunning view of the Mississippi River for several miles in both directions.
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Even the most discerning traveler will find a multitude of bed and breakfast Arkansas options guaranteed to delight.
Intriguing and diverse as the landscape itself, B&B choices range from those in the center of the action in big-city Little Rock to intimate inns secluded in out-of-the-way smaller towns such as Eureka Springs in the sultry, mysterious Ozark Mountains.
Classic, century-old Victorian-style architecture lines the streets of many of these smaller locations. More rural locations offer rustic and relaxed retreats that may have gotten their start as a barn, a farmhouse, or humble roadside diner.
Spend a few days sampling the rich history of the Lower Delta on the Mississippi River, action-packed nights of West Memphis, or the peace and quiet of the Ouachita (pronounced wash-ee-tah) National Forest in the western part of the state.
Regardless of your taste for style or amenity, you’ll find the perfect destination for that short break to re-charge, a fun girls’ getaway, a long-awaited family reunion, or that romantic spot for a wedding.
Much of the 19th-century American interior was wild frontier land and Arkansas’ early days were no different. Inhabited by few people when it was acquired in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, trappers, hunters, and the Native American tribe of Quapaw forged a living from the abundant wildlife across the region. The state name was derived from the term Akansea, a phonetic spelling of the Quapaw word for Illinois, where the tribe had migrated from.
Becoming a separate territory in 1819, it achieved statehood in 1836. It quickly embraced the plantation economy supported by slave labor as its primary method of commerce. The Civil War decimated the entire region culturally, socially, and financially. It would take the better part of the next century for the state to regain stability. But that it did, even to the point of producing the 42nd president of the United States. And Bentonville in the northwest is home to Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.
Arkansas has drawn visitors to its healing waters for centuries. That people of different nationalities would choose to settle here is no surprise. And with them come their culinary habits. The result is an eclectic amalgam of menus, tastes, and treats across a broad spectrum of offerings versus a more consistent regional style of food.
Strolling the vibrant downtown historic areas of towns and cities across the state, local residents and visitors alike will have challenging choices between Tex-Mex, Bavarian, Chinese, classic Southern cooking, Cajun, Indian, and gourmet pizza. Specialty shops benignly seduce passersby with their sweet delicacies, offering treats as hors d’oeuvres rather than dessert!
A sandwich of locally-sourced Arkansas BBQ washed down with an excellent craft beer at one of the breweries is a lunchtime favorite. And there are several wineries close by where you can sample the local grape and intriguing wine accessories.
Although the hot, humid summers can make outdoor activities challenging, the remaining eight months of the year in the state of Arkansas are a sportsman’s oyster. Hunters vie for the perfect trophy, or stock up on meat for the winter. While lakes are busy with motorboats, water skiers, and jet skis, the rivers offer a quieter, more scenic experience for those who love canoeing and kayaking. Both lakes and rivers support numerous anglers, swimmers, and campers. Mountain trails and the endless forests seem to sprout ever more hikers, bikers, backpackers, and trail runners.
Of note for cyclists, mountain biking athletes and casual cyclists from all over Mid-America come to Eureka Springs to test themselves on the many mountain bike trails that snake through the area. The Oz Trails system of Northwest Arkansas is famous for its variety to riders of all levels, from an easy spin to check out the scenery to those who want to challenge the courses designed for professional riders on the Eureka Springs Downhill.
Caves, caverns, natural springs, and waterfalls offer respite from the summer heat as well as points of exploration for those not familiar with such natural curiosities. Options abound across this beautiful state for outdoor activities all year round.
Arkansas, the Natural State. It might be a toss-up between two of Arkansas’ most famous claims to fame – BBQ and hot springs. While mouth-watering BBQ can be found just about anywhere, we’re talking about another kind of water - the kind with therapeutic elements that draws thousands of visitors each year to the state and even has a city named after it!
These naturally-heated, mineralized waters that flow from deep within the earth are what many people associate with Arkansas, and with good reason. Subterranean streams that reach the surface provide welcome succor to those who place faith in the healing properties of these effervescent waters.
The mighty Mississippi River defines the eastern border, and state and national forests cover large swaths of the state's western part. There are more caves, caverns, mountains, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls than you can explore in a lifetime. The soft limestone that comprises much of the region’s bedrock has been eroded over time by the rivers and sub-surface alluvial channels. No doubt Arkansas is an outdoor enthusiast’s veritable year-round playground.
Another majestic waterway, the White River, originating in northwest Arkansas, loops up into Missouri before arcing back through Arkansas’ Upper Delta on its way to the Mississippi. It is 722 miles of wild and scenic riverscapes.
Located in the western part of the American South, the weather in Arkansas is no different from the rest of the region. Summers are long, hot, and humid as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico continually flows north, keeping the air sticky. The numerous lakes and rivers add to the air's overall moisture content, resulting in sweltering days and sultry nights. With the resident humidity and hot summer temperatures, keep an eye out for those afternoon thunderstorms that can swoop up from the Gulf or pop up for a surprise.
Winters are short and typically mild to cool. With the humidity and dew points maintaining consistently high levels, dampness prevails throughout the year. Visitors who live in other parts of the Southeast US won’t notice anything different. But those traveling from the US's drier parts will want to make sure their B&B air conditioning is in good working order.
This doesn’t mean the weather in Arkansas can’t be delightful. Warm spring days spent sunning on the lake or out taking in the local attractions as the landscape wakes from its short winter nap make for a memorable weekend getaway. Fall colors every bit as captivating as New England’s garner attention along some of the scenic byways across the state.
The state has many destinations worthy of acclaim, but a couple of them are not to be missed in Northwest Arkansas. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge TCWR) is the top-rated big cat sanctuary in the state. Rare, exotic, and endangered species of all types find a home at this outstanding facility. Civil War enthusiasts will want to see the 4300-acre Pea Ridge National Military Park where in March 1862, twenty-three thousand soldiers battled ferociously to hold the state of Missouri for the North.
If you see nothing else during your time in Eureka Springs, Thorncrown Chapel is the one. A stunning piece of design, it was inspired by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s students. Come and lift a prayer at the 7-story Christ of the Ozarks monument, a landmark seen for miles around that overlooks downtown. Another must-see is The Great Passion Play, renowned for its moving re-telling of Christ’s last week. Supported by live animals and 150 trained actors, these destinations will surely bring some light to your soul.
Lake Hamilton, just south of Hot Springs, entices visitors with water of their choice – hot or cold! Crater of Diamonds State Park, located in the scenic southwestern part of the state, is the only diamond mine in the world where, wait for it… you can keep what you find! On average, two diamonds per day are discovered. Dig for a week and retire, right?
Pamper versus pragmatic. B&B luxury versus hotel efficiency. Log cabin luxury surrounded by a breathtaking mountain view. A bed and breakfast getaway has a way of winning their guests over like that. Host-friendliness, coupled with a romantic getaway and aesthetically pleasing Victorian architecture, is found in many locations across the state and rounds out the sensory delight.
Arkansas bed and breakfast inns work hard to please their guests and with good reason. Innkeepers are passionate about the service they provide. Additionally, while comfort and extravagance are at the forefront of the guest’s experience while visiting the inn, the hosts are extremely safety-conscious to ensure all rooms and facilities are safe and clean.
This includes precautions about the current state of affairs with Covid-19. Speak with your hosts at check-in or phone ahead to address any questions you may have regarding their health and safety protocols.
Locating the best bed and breakfast in Arkansas will depend on knowing what you’re seeking and having a good idea of where to find it. Looking for something deep in the woods to immerse yourself in silence? A lakeside cottage with an outdoor fireplace to listen for the call of an evening loon? Perhaps a Victorian retreat close to town for the convenience of walking. You’ll find these types and more across the state that possesses a fabulous assortment of inns from which to choose.
Eureka Springs is a hotbed of cool B&Bs. Named as the sixth most romantic inn in the South, the Cliff Cottage Inn is perched atop one of Eureka Springs’ many rocky ledges. Not to worry, being located in the Historic District, there’s a trolley stop at street level to whisk you around town. Evening Shade Inn offers the finest luxury Jacuzzi suites and private cottages perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Heart of the Hills Inn offers three 19th-century cottages on the Historic Loop just three blocks from the heart of the Historic District's action. Private entrances and decks make this a unique lodging experience. Arsenic and Old Lace B&B is a classic Victorian retreat with a wrap-around veranda to view the scenic surroundings and beautiful gardens.
Not to be outdone, the 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast is a multi-award winning sanctuary located on the highest peak in the city limits. Boasting nine rooms and suites, two cottages, and two Victorian homes, the wooded lot is home to a relaxing garden and wildlife.
Hot Springs is a haven for luxury B&Bs. Since 1905 The Gables Inn is close to shops, restaurants, galleries, spas, and antique shops. Its wrap-around porch is the perfect perch for R&R or just plain old people-watching. The Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast hosted some fast company in Jesse James and Al Capone. Recently restored to magnificence, it features five suites and stone fireplaces. If you’re seeking a variety of room types, look no further than 1890 Williams House Inn. They offer rooms, suites, and a private cottage, all within five blocks of Bathhouse Row and the Historic District.
Check out the enchanting Ouachita Mountain in western Arkansas with a visit to Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast. It’s the ideal location to vanish for a few days, with 60 acres at your disposal and DeGray Lake just minutes away.
With a name like The Empress of Little Rock, it has no choice but to be a AAA Four Diamond luxury inn. Set in the heart of downtown, you have every attraction within minutes of your doorstep.
Options abound across this well-kept secret of Middle America, and you’ll make the right choice whether you’re looking for a wedding venue, a family reunion home base, a girls’ getaway, or simply a retreat for respite. Come to Arkansas for your next Bed & Breakfast experience and return to The Natural State.
Amenities at your favorite bed and breakfast inn can range from the expected to the exquisite. Free wifi, luxury bed with baby-soft linens, the option of a Jacuzzi or hot tub, and organic bath products are often staples today in all guest rooms. Other basics can include free private parking and bicycles for about-town touring. Free cancellation is the norm as well, provided you give your hosts plenty of advance notice.
Many inns will offer a private bath or whirlpool tubs. The height of luxury is a fireplace nearby for added ambiance, especially when booking guesthouses with a private entrance. Farm-to-table freshness can be counted on with any gourmet breakfast enjoyed in the dining room or the comfort of your room to enhance the beautiful view of a great location.
The most convenient large city providing major carrier air service is Little Rock. Located smack in the middle of the state, you are only a few hours' drive from any point on the map. Aside from Little Rock, consider Dallas/Ft. Worth, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, or Memphis as excellent arrival points for more peripheral destinations. You may also look at connecting flights to some of the smaller markets if you want to reduce driving time.
Upper or Lower Delta? Check out airfare into Memphis. Western portion of the state? Basically, any of the other metro areas. It just depends on flight times and airfare that best suits you. Upon airport departure, enjoy a relaxing drive to your destination while catching the scenic beauty of the passing landscapes.
For B&Bs located near the historic districts, a walk or a bike ride is a great way to stretch the legs after traveling. You will have easy access to desired attractions including shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums, many of which are within a short distance of each other. And when you can find a trolley, flirt with an old-fashioned “bus” while making new friends onboard as you check out the town’s attractions. For ventures farther afield, the convenience of a cab or your rental car is best.