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12 True Arkansas Bed and Breakfasts


Last year, Arkansas hosted 32.4 million visitors, with 12.6 million staying overnight. Some were families seeking weekend destinations, and others were cyclists looking for world-class trails. Some came to drop a student off at a university, and others looked for historic preservation among small-town Main street communities.

While there are plenty of unique travel accommodations in Arkansas, many travelers still visit states like Arkansas for traditional, small-town hospitality and the authentic bed-and-breakfast experience where:

  • Hosts usually live nearby to interact with guests personally
  • A historic property has been renovated for modern conveniences
  • Breakfast is served in a shared room, whether guests eat together at one table or individually in one space
  • A welcome book asks for guest stories and creates a written interaction among its pages

Bed and Breakfast Accommodations in Arkansas

The Victoria | Bentonville | Make reservations
The Victoria is the historic home and ideal lodging destination among the downtown amenities of the historic Bentonville Square. Located adjacent to the walking path of the Compton Gardens and the art trail of Crystal Bridges, The Victoria hosts guests in a formal dining room for a gourmet breakfast each morning. Amenities include two in-room fireplaces organic body products, a gourmet breakfast, and a seasonal pool and hot tub. The proximity to bike trails and business pursuits make this a perfect destination.

Country Oaks Bed and Breakfast | Mountain View | Make Reservations
If a quiet weekend “away from it all” is your dream, these 69 acres with lake views and Canadian geese might be your spot. A quick drive to downtown experiences this timber-framed carriage house that hosts a 7-acre lake with on-site fishing, homemade breakfast each morning and grazing fields; it’s the quiet weekend away in Arkansas.

Ozark Country Inn | Mountain View | Make reservations
The perfect spot for a leisurely weekend in Arkansas with on-site massage therapy, live music on the lawn, and easy walking distance to the downtown square. Visitors also receive a discount to Ozark Folk Center, where the rich Arkansas mountain history and arts come to life.

Photo used with permission from Arkansas Parks and Tourism.

The Empress | Little Rock | Make reservations
Located inside the historic Hornibrook Mansion, built-in 1888 using only Arkansas materials. Hornibrook was a saloon keeper and is said to have kept a card game going in the tower room to watch for raids on his establishment. Visitors can expect clawfoot tubs original owner’s quarters, octagonal-shaped rooms, 1880s furniture, and Victorian finishings in the “most important existing example of Gothic Queen Anne Style architecture regionally.”

Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast Inn | Eureka Springs | Make reservations
Luxury and romance meet in the Ozark Mountains among the gilded halls of Arsenic and Old Lace. Recently awarded the most charming inn in Arkansas, greenery and natural beauty envelop the porch and veranda areas on-site. But, traditional features of a historic Queen Anne Victorian home like stained glass windows, swooping chandeliers, and mantled fireplaces are dripping with elegance in a pet-friendly and wifi-compatible place. But, you may never need that when relaxing on the porches or walking to the nearby Eureka Springs historic district are preferred activities by guests.

Mountain Memories Bed and Breakfast | Mountain Home | Make reservations
Private settings around the property offer a sweet space for an intimate family wedding. But, the view of Norfolk Lake from the balconies is the start feature of your stay. This hilltop retreat is a perfect stay for a quiet weekend, nearby tournaments, or exploring a new part of Arkansas while staying among nature.

Photo used with permission from Arkansas Parks and Tourism.

Jailhouse Bed and Breakfast | Washington | Make reservations
Enjoy a unique stay in the 1918 jail on the property of Historic Washington State Park. The main dining room and two guest rooms expose original pillars where convicts etched their names during their sentences. Some even say that famed inmate Isaac Newton Evans, who died in the jail, sometimes haunts the hallways. The 1874 courthouse and other historic buildings, including the James Black Bowie knife Blacksmith shop, are all within walking distance.

Double D and Lazy T Ranch | Perryville | Make reservations
After several months of traveling back and forth from home to their dad’s Ranch, Debbie and Tommy converted an old horse barn into a space for them to stay on the weekend. Then, in retirement, they moved home to the Ranch and converted their accommodations into a place to host guests. Warm cozy beds and a back porch view are the perfect reasons to stay up late around the fire pit or get up early to watch the sunrise over a working cattle ranch. But, don’t be fooled; most people stay because of Debbie’s famed biscuits and homemade jam.

Whitehouse Inn Bed and Breakfast | Paragould | Make Reservations
Located in “the friendly city” along the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway, Arkansas’ first national scenic byway, Whitehouse Inn hosts guests in a fully renovated 1892 historic home. The library, dining room, porches, and balcony provide quiet spaces for business travelers. And the added amenity of a modern workout space is always a bonus.

Photo used with permission from Wildflower Bed and Breakfast.

Wildflower Bed and Breakfast | Mountain View | Make reservations
Eight-room southern home accommodations on the historic Mountain View square. Whether it’s a leisure weekend, fishing excursion or’, this central location is a perfect hub for a couple’s weekend away. Do not miss the homemade buttermilk biscuits or Scottish pancakes. Cottages are also available on-site.

Mountain Thyme Bed and Breakfast Inn | Jessieville | Make reservations
Mountain Thyme is a perfect stay for exploring Hot Springs National Park or digging for crystals nearby. In addition, visitors can enjoy the quiet nature of the Ouachita National Forest with day trips around the area. Still, most enjoy sitting on the porch and listening to frogs and whippoorwills or doing the same from a nearby hammock. Mountain Thyme has a magic that makes people feel like they are at home. And the halls are often full of returning guests.

The Inn at Piggott | Piggott | make reservations
A unique experience inside the renovated 1925 Bank of Piggott on the historic downtown square. Joel and Tracey Cole returned to their hometown to be near family and friends. But, what they brought home was their business acumen and marketing experience to create a unique lodging experience for vacationers and business travelers. Each room and the story it tells unfolds the history of Piggot from opera singers, Andy Griffith, Pfeiffer-Hemmingway connections and WWII memorabilia.

To learn more about Bed and Breakfasts in Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Bed and Breakfast Association.

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Keisha (Pittman) McKinney lives in Northwest Arkansas with her chicken man and break-dancing son. Keisha is passionate about connecting people and building community, seeking solutions to the everyday big and small things, and encouraging others through the mundane, hard, and typical that life often brings. She put her communications background to work as a former Non-profit Executive Director, college recruiter and fundraiser, small business trainer, and Digital Media Director at a large church in Northwest Arkansas. Now, she is using those experiences through McKinney Media Solutions and her blog @bigpittstop, which includes daily adventures, cooking escapades, #bigsisterchats, the social justice cases on her heart, and all that she is learning as a #boymom! Keisha loves to feed birds, read the stack on her nightstand, do dollar store crafts, cook recipes from her Pinterest boards, and chase everyday adventures on her Arkansas bucket list.

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