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Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

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239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gentry, Arkansas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose to stay at Turpentine for our 50th wedding anniversary this year. We have stayed there every year on our anniversary for the past 4 years, and we love it. It is so peaceful and nice to sit on the deck and listen to the lions roar in the evening. It is quite and you can really get rested... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I got a chance to get away from the kids after 27 years. We came and stayed at the reserve and thoroughly enjoyed it. Plan to come back when it isn'y so hot so we can do the waking tour. We enjoyed looking at the animals at night as they lay beneath our window and talk to... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your stay at TCWR! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again real soon. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on what's happening at the Refuge. Take care. More 

Southaven, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been wanting to come here for a long time, and this year was the year. I was able to make reservations on my birthday weekend so I knew there was no stopping me, lol. The Serengeti lodge was great, with the best view of all. I was there on the hottest weekend of the year so most of... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We hope you had a fantastic birthday while staying with us! The Serengeti certainly has one of the most amazing views of the Ozark mountains... maybe you can plan your next visit for the Fall when the weather is cooler and the leaves are changing. It's absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay.... More 

Mountain Home, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a pleasurable stay this was even with hot weather. The Tree House was small but it was clean, had some breakfast stocked for us and a wonderful wrap around deck only about 30 ft. from Thor who entertained during the night. In the early morning we took advantage of the coolest and bonded with Thor...Joe and Thor walked back... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a wonderful stay with us at Turpentine Creek! Thor is one happy lion. It sounds as though you made a life long friend in the process! Keep in mind we are open all year long so perhaps the next visit to TCWR can be made when the temps aren't as high. Fall is a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice clean campsites. Great view! We loved waking up and seeing Thor. Still can't believe we were camping feet from big cats. This was everyones favorite part of Eureka. Not only the coolest place to camp but the cheapest!!!! The treehouse lodges looked very neat also.

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the great review! Camping is always fun but to be so close to the big cats makes it an experience you're sure to remember! It sounds as though our lion Thor played a roll in your stay with us too! He's one happy lion and he lets everyone know it. We're so happy you had a... More 

Lees Summit, Mo, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed two nights, July 8-10, through a Living Social promotion and have told everyone what an interesting and unique experience it was. Accommodations are comfortable and the light breakfast was "just right". The staff is to be commended on their friendliness and knowledge of the animals. The first night was very stormy, with tornado warnings in the region......so not... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thankfully there were no tornadoes and the weather cleared so you were able to hear the cats in the night. It's an amazing sound and an experience unlike any other. Our staff and interns are an incredible group and do their best to answer questions and educate our guests. It's all about the big, beautiful cats! Thank you for your... More 

Granite City, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Clean rooms with fridges. They stock muffins and juice, and coffee makers in all the rooms. You get free admission to the animals with overnight stay. EXCELLENT. We try to go every year. The animals are receiving excellent care and almost all are living in large grassy areas. The Grizzly bear (Bam Bam) - well - you can watch him... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Bam Bam is a constant source of entertainment and so much fun to watch! He's a happy grizzly and lets us know it! We're happy you had an enjoyable stay and we hope you'll come stay with us again soon. Take care. More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What is there to say? We stayed in the Bengal suite. The rooms are large, comfortable and clean. You go to sleep listening to lions roar, you wake up listening to lions roar. Funny story. When we arrived there was a big thunderstorm and downpour. When I looked around I saw mostly empty cages except for one raccoon type rodent... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We're glad the storms let up and you were able to get the full feel for the Refuge and being surrounded by the sights and sounds of our big, beautiful cats. Flip, our Coatimundi, is a fun animal to watch too. We're happy you had an enjoyable stay and our Siberian and Bengal suites are very comfortable, clean and spacious.... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Deer came up to cabin at night and morning and were not.scared by people. Tours of refugee were not only interesting but enlightening. Got a deal on Living Social but would stay a regular price also. Staff were great and if we went with family would stay in two bedroom

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It's an incredible place but staying a night or two in any of our lodging units makes it that much more unique. The sounds in the night are magical and make you feel like you're on safari in Africa! We thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to... More 

Schenectady, New York
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116 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We found out about Turpentine Creek while on Living Social. It sounded like the perfect place for my husband and I (huge animal lovers... especially all kinds of felines) so we made our decision to take a summer road trip with this being our ultimate destination. It was a long drive from upstate New York, but so so worth it!... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

All the way from New York!~ WOW! We're thrilled you made TCWR your summer destination and we look forward to your return visit. The Safari lodges sit a bit back on the property, away from the cats but you can certainly hear them in the evenings. It you want a more "up close" stay, we recommend the Siberian or Bengal... More 

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