Get Away From It All at Arkansas Inns

March 22, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Petit Jean State Park Arkansas Inns

Petit Jean State Park

Arkansas Bed and Breakfasts take the safety and security of our guests very seriously. We want your visit to the Natural State to be worry-free. Arkansas Inns are currently open and welcoming guests. We’re hard at work maintaining both comfortable lodging and official health recommendations like social distancing to make sure your visit is as safe as it is relaxing.

Come enjoy the beauty of our truly stunning state while also staying safe. Walk our forest trails, explore our natural areas, breathe in the fresh air, and get away from all the stress in Arkansas.

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Mountain View Bluegrass Festival – 2020

March 9, 2020 by Joy Harp

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival – 2020

Celebrate the end of Winter and the start of Spring by heading to the 18th Annual Bluegrass Festival held indoors at the Ozark Folk Center auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.  Mark your calendar now for March 11th, 12th and 13th.  Did you know that Mountain View is the Folk Music Capital of the World?

Logo of the Bluegrass Festival in sunset shades of green and pale oranges

Bluegrass Festival Logo

Look who’s going to be there:

The Redmond Keisler Band • The Family Sowell • Seldom Scene • The Kody Norris Show • Apple & Setser  • No Time Flat • The Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band • High Fidelity • Volume Five • Russell Moore & IIIrd Time Out

The Family Sowell playing their various instruments: base, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar and dobro, on a pastoral hillside under a hazy sun.

The Family Sowell from Knoxville, Tennessee

This three day festival begins Thursday evening, 6 pm, with an all Gospel concert. Friday and Saturday concerts begin at noon featuring traditional bluegrass. There will be an intermissions in the afternoon and a break for dinner with the evening concert ending around 9:30 pm.

Parking is really easy, just park in the Folk Center parking lot.  Hop on the free shuttle bus which takes you to the auditorium entrance and will return you to your car when you’re ready to leave. 

A group of five male musicians standing in a hallway full of photographs.

The Musical Group, Seldom Scene

Don’t worry about hunger pangs during the concert because there’s a concession stand in the auditorium for soft drinks, goodies & great hotdogs! Feeling like catfish, then head out to Jo Jo’s Catfish Wharf on the White River.  For other tastes there are a number of restaurants in town.  For lunch, Oliver’s Bistro.

Get your ticket and your favorite seat by going to:


For a Peaceful Stay on Sixty Nine Acres with Your Own Fishing Lake

The best place to stay in Mountain View is the luxurious Country Oaks Bed and Breakfast.  Situated one mile from the Court Square on sixty nine private acres of gardens, pastures and woodlands with a six and a half acre lake.  The private lake is very popular before breakfast and near sundown for catch and release fishing (for guests only).

A stately victorian style farmhouse nestled amongst the oak trees.

The Farmhouse at Country Oaks Bed and Breakfast

And, if you need a little more exercise there’s three miles of trails on the property.  Rest, relax and rise to a gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.  Then sit on the porch with your book and watch the large family of Canadian geese on the lake.  Or better yet, pitch a game of horseshoes.

For accommodations and more information click here: and book online or call Jerry or Carole at 870-269-2704.

Bayou Bartholomew – The Longest Bayou in the World

February 27, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Bayou BartholomewIf you’re a fan of fishing or just enjoy getting out into nature, you may want to check out Bayou Bartholomew. Known as the longest bayou in the world, it stretches 359 river miles from Pine Bluff, AR, to the Ouachita River in Sterlington, LA.

The Arkansas River created Bayou Bartholomew some 2,000 years ago when it moved a ways east, leaving its old bed behind. This slowly filled with a variety of run off to become the leisurely bayou we know today. A “bayou” is a slow moving body of water in a low, flat area, usually serving as the outlet of a lake or river. Bayous are often found leading from (and are thus just as often confused with) swamps.

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Explore Devil’s Den State Park

February 15, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Devil’s Den State Park DamDevil’s Den State Park, just 40 minutes south of Fayetteville, AR, is an Arkansas icon with fishing, boating, hiking trails, caves, and one of the best-preserved CCC park developments in the country.

Devil’s Den State Park was created in the 1930’s as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program. The CCC first built the road to Devil’s Den, which later became Arkansas 170. Then they added hiking trails, cabins, offices, and a restaurant. They also built the stone dam across Lee Creek.

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Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge Is For The Birds

August 21, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge Come visit one of Arkansas’ best birding spots. Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge in White County, Arkansas, encompasses almost 15,000 acres of diverse habitat for wintering waterfowl. The acreage includes croplands, bottomland hardwoods, cypress/tupelo brakes, and other natural wetlands. This expansive refuge provides a diverse array of habitats along the Little Red River.

Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge protects and provides feeding and resting areas for migrating waterfowl. The refuge was a rice farm before the government purchased it in 1993 as part of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

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Come Explore Arkansas’ Mammoth Spring State Park!

May 26, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Mammoth Spring State ParkMammoth Spring State Park, in Mammoth Spring, AR is home to the state’s largest natural spring, a 10-acre spring fed lake, opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and much more!

Mammoth Spring is the second largest spring in the Ozarks. It flows at an amazing average rate of almost 10 million gallons an hour! All this water is the direct result of rainfall over the high plains of southern Missouri. The rainfall percolates down through the soil to a vast system of interconnected cavities that eventually converge and reappear aboveground as a scenic 10-acre lake with an island in Mammoth Spring State Park.

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