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Mather Lodge

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
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Mather Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lodge is very clean as others have said . Views are pretty. We did not realize hikes would be so strenuous do we couldn't hike( husband been taking cancer treatments). That was not lodges fault. Food was really disappointing, and not really cheap either:( Room was tiny but really cold AC and TV worked fine. Lovely pool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Mather Lodge two nights and found it an excellent place. We had eaten there before but never stayed. The rooms were comfortable (we ended up in a different room the second night), the staff was polite and thoughtful and the food was delicious. Plus an awful lot of it, huge servings. I could practically hear my Grandma... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Thirty-five years ago, we spent our honeymoon here. Then we stayed in a cabin but stayed in a lodge room this time. It is apparent that the rooms have had a make-over in recent years which include wood floors and wood paneled walls and ceiling. There was no issue with thin walls. The bathroom is quite small but clean. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you're looking for quiet relaxing rustic locations this is a great place. The lodges Is set on top of a mountain and has a great patio area for viewing the sunset. The rooms in the lodge were small but clean and very comfortable. There is a nice space for gathering to play games or just hang out if you... More

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Double Oak, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We flew into the little airport close by the state park and contacted the lodge for a courtesy pick-up. A staff member was there in about 15 minutes and was professional and friendly. On our way to the lodge he told us about the area and history of the lodge. The lodge was very clean and the views of the... More

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Walldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The lodge is situated in a beautiful spot overlooking a valley. You don't have the view from all the cabins bit the dining room makes up for that. We had a simple cabin without kitchen and it was good. It was rather small, but it had all amenities we needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Mather Lodge is on top of a small mtn in a beautiful part of Arkansas. It's a big post and beam lodge with rustic decor perched on the edge of a rocky cliff. Unlike national park lodges, it's very reasonable, super clean and comfortable. The beds are comfortable and the a/c works well. There are also cabins to rent, some... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We were overwhelmed with the lodging, the grounds, the beauty of the park! We visited this year the weekend before Tgiving. We rented 3 cabins for our family and they were perfect! They had woodburning fireplaces and full kitchens. Great for old and young. We hiked the trail to the waterfall which starts at the lodge...awesome....the trees in great color.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

While in Petit Jean State Park, AR for seeing the beautiful fall foliage, this is a relatively good hotel in the area. Excellent location and parking facility. The start point of Cedar Falls Trail is at its backyard, very convenient. However, the room is simple and very small without much space to turn around. Be aware that if noise is... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

No matter what time of year, Petit Jean State Park is a wonderful and beautiful visit. Mather Lodge is restored and the facilities are excellent. The restaurant has a magnificent view for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is friendly, helpful and fun. Very relaxing for a few days and nights. Fun to get to meet folks from all over... More

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Address: 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
Location: United States > Arkansas > Morrilton

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One of Arkansas's historic treasures, Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park, reopened on May 8 following a beautiful, and fitting, $4.3 million renovation. The renovation work replaced the lodge's 1960s-era dining room with a more rustic-style design, expanded the kitchen, added a 50-person room for meetings and small banquets, relocated the guest registration desk, enhanced the 24 guest rooms, and constructed a new lodge swimming pool. Public restrooms were added underneath the pool due to its proximity to Cedar Falls Trail, one of the park's most popular hiking trails. The renovation did not affect any of the lodge's original Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration work from the 1930s. Now the renovated portion mirrors the Adirondack-style park architecture of the 1930s' portions of this Arkansas treasure. ... more   less 
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