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239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I drove across the country last week and, after hearing about Turpentine Creek, made a point to stay there. It was definitely a good decision. The property was nice and isolated, the park itself was fun and wonderful, and the room (we stayed in the Congo lounge) was gorgeous. At night, you can hear the lions calling... More

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Iola, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the tree house for two nights for our anniversary and enjoyed every minute.We will be doing this again. Enjoyed watching the feeding of the big cats and bears in the evenings. As the tree house is small, I would only recommend this to couples. We were unable to stay in the loft as we... More

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

So glad you chose to spend your anniversary with us! I'm sure it was one to remember. The Tree House has recently been renovated and is now more spacious and modern than it was. The beds in the loft are typically used by the children... who enjoy the feeling of being up in the trees. It's perfect for a family... More

El Dorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay @ Turpentine Creek was wonderful. Had the best time. Loved watching the tigers out of our window. Watched tigers, lions, & coyote from front porch. Staff very friendly and knowledgable. One word...Awesome!!!

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

Thank you so much for the glowing review! We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your stay. It truly is an amazing place to visit, but even more so if you spend a night or two in any of our suites or lodges. A taste of Africa right here in NW Arkansas! Lodging on the Wild... More

Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pictures of the Siberian Suite at Turpentine Creek on the website doesn't do it justice. I stayed for 2 nights. The lodging was more than I ever expected. I arrived on a Monday afternoon. The room is as large as a cabin. It has a refrigerator, microwave, queen sized bed, large pull out bed couch, over sized bathroom, table,... More

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

We're so thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay in our Siberian suite. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We listen to feedback and take all comments to heart. We appreciate your support and hope you come back to visit us again real soon. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This facility is wonderful. The people are amazing and doing a great job. Sitting by the fire pot at night listening to the lions caroling is like being in Africa. I highly recommend it. Safari lodge lets you feel like your camping in luxury.

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

Spending the night in any of our Safari Lodges is as close to feeling like you're in Africa as you're going to find, right here in NW Arkansas! It is an amazing place that offers an experience unlike any other. We hope you come back and stay with us again real soon. Thank you so much for sharing your experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Turpentine Creek during the week of the 4th of July. We stayed 2 nights in the Bengal Suite. Our last visit, in December of last year, was in the Siberian Suite and we didn't think it could be any better, but we LOVED everything about our room. Seeing Cheyenne right out of our room... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your second stay with us! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your room and we can't thank you enough for your continued support of our big, beautiful cats! Everything we do here is all for them. And they are highly deserving of nothing but the best care... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have stayed several places in Eureka and this is by far our favorite. No place else can you have the beautiful ozark mountains on one side and amazing animals on the other. Listening to the animals bellow at night is an experience you can't get anywhere else. If you stay in the rv park I recommend pad number 1... More

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

I couldn't agree with you more! This truly is an amazing place and an experience unlike any other. We're so glad you had a wonderful stay with us and we hope to see you back soon! Thank you for helping us spread the word! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I spent the night in the Congo Safari Lodge. The room was private, clean, and charming, with a spectacular view of the Ozark Mountains off the back deck. Hearing the lions caroling late at night and early morning was a real treat. It was as close an African safari as I'll ever experience.

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

A little taste of Africa right here in NW Arkansas! A visit to our Refuge isn't complete without an over night stay. We're so happy you had an enjoyable time and hope you come stay with us again soon. We appreciate your kind words and support. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We book one of the RV sites every year on the 4th of July andwe enjoy it more every year! We love the sounds of the animals at night and the access we get to the tours and views of the animals we get to see. Our camp site is always clean and the staff is always friendly! We love... More

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

It's a very special place to visit and camp... and be so close to some of our beautiful cats. We're thrilled you come and spend July 4th with us each year. Guess we'll be seeing you again next year! Bonus! We appreciate your continued support. Take care. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was really excited for our stay of two nights in the Congo hut. We also reserved Tent site #1 (next to a couple tigers) for another party staying with us. The room was nice, but worn. The couch was not comfortable and had no support in the middle and sagged horribly. The expensive artwork lacked dusting, the patio door... More

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

We certainly appreciate your helpful feedback regarding your stay in the Congo Safari lodge. We regret the room was not up to our usual standard and are making every effort to remedy the issues you've mentioned. With the Safari lodges being "adult only", one would think noisy neighbors would not be an issue. The bongos in the room are decorative... More

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Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Location: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Bb Hotel Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Bb Arkansas

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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a walk through facility is open at 9:00 AM every day of the year (except Christmas Day). We now have twenty-seven natural habitat areas, where our 6 black bears and many of our cats can run and play on the grass and under the trees; this is our ultimate goal for all of our Big Cats. All of our cats are beautiful, special and loved very much. Each one has his/her own story to tell and you are sure to find a favorite or two among them. Our prices: Adults - $15.00. Children 4-12, seniors 65 and over, and veterans - $10.00. Children 3 and under admitted free of charge. Our group rates are: Bus Drivers and Guides are always free. Groups of 6-10 / $1.00 off each admission; groups of 11-20 / $2.00 off each admission; groups 21-30 / $3.00 off each admission; groups over 30 / $4.00 off each admission. Your admission is good for all day, and includes a walking tour of our newly opened natural habitat areas as well as a self-guided tour of the cats in our main compound. The time you spend in the main compound can vary from 10 minutes to over an hour, depending upon how much time you spend in front of one cage or another. The walking tour of the habitat areas is about a 30 minute guided tour and they are scheduled every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. The self-guided portion is all walking, but there are benches throughout to rest. We do have a wheel chair to borrow if needed. The guided tour is also walking, unless special assistance is needed and we can accommodate people with a riding tour on our cart (which carries five maximum). For large groups we will be happy to put one of our staff on your bus to give you a guided tour of the large habitat areas upon special request. Most of our staff are Biologists or Zoologists that come from all over the world to learn how to work with the Big Cats. Our tree house bungalow rents for $150/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 5 or older. It sleeps two on a "clicker sofa" downstairs, and it has two twin beds tucked under the eaves in the loft. Generally, it is comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children. Although small, it also has full kitchen facilities, a wrap-around deck and is quiet and secluded. The cats are located only a few yards away in some of the larger enclosures. Children under 5 years old are not allowed in Tree House due to TCWR's safety policy. Our two Bed & Big Cat suites can accommodate up to four people, with a queen size bed and fold-down clicker couch. Price is$150.00/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 3 or older. Babies are welcome at no additional charge. Both rooms have cats right outside the window, and are open year-round. The Safari Guest Lodge (adults only) is now taking reservations to complete your adventure at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Each Room is designed for 2 adults and rents for $150.00 per night. Overlooking the sprawling Eureka Springs Valley, with beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets and the caroling of the Big Cats. There are five unique cabins. Rent one or all five units if available. They are perfect to accommodate small groups if you choose to spend time with friends, family, small business retreats, workshops and wedding parties. Each room has an exceptional personality, along with snugly spa robes, luxurious bedding and linens, coffees and coffee pots, continental breakfast, color TV / DVD player, refrigerators and microwaves and clock radios. For rainy days or after hours, the rooms also have their own collection of favorite games and books. Cast iron fireplaces and air conditioning keeps you comfortable during the changing seasons too. Each room is also furnished with African Drums for those who care to start a drumming! Along with the spacious hot tub, the units share a 40' Octagonal Deck, complete with a charming covered Gazebo and Fire Pit. Tables and chairs surround the area for comfortable relaxing or light dining. These units are intended for adults only due to TCWR's safety policy. The price of your overnight visit includes unlimited access to our main compound during daylight hours for the length of your stay. We also have a small RV Park that can accommodate up to 7 recreational vehicles. Rates are $25.00/night plus regular admission to the Refuge on a daily basis. Or, a Family Membership may be purchased for $50.00, allowing unlimited visits to the Refuge throughout the year. ... more   less 
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