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239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632   |  
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Fun Family Adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 3 spent a night in the refuge's Treehouse. We enjoyed the experience very much. My 13 year said it was coolest part of our 5 day trip. (Even better than the roller coasters @ Silver Dollar City). If your looking for something different to do, don't miss this! It's Not amazing to see these beautiful animals but what the crew accomplishes for them is nothing short of inspirational!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at Turpentine Creek RV for two nights in April, 2014. It was a very clean and level site. We visited Turpentine Creek last year in June, 2013. The animals are so much more fun to watch in the spring than in the summer time when the days are hotter. The RV site was very well priced. To be able to listen to the animals during the night was fantastic!.We will be returning in 2015 very well worth the time.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed overnight in the RV sites at Turpentine Creek the first week in April. This was our second visit but it won't be our last. This early in the spring, the animals were very active and out in their enclosures where they could be seen. Be sure to visit at feeding time! We especially enjoyed watching the young male tiger drag his heavy ball up the hill; watch until the perfect moment to send it rolling down the hill toward a sister!! Listening to Thor and the other lions "talk" was a unique experience. You won't be disappointed if you choose to visit and support their work.

Room Tip: Any of the RV sites are good with full hookups - very reasonable price, also
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Northfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

You will be excited to tell friends and family about your stay at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. The lodging itself is very clean, comfortable, and spacious, but the real thrill is sitting on your porch and listening to the jungle cats caroling throughout the night. A substantial healthy breakfast is provided. We stayed in the Siberian Suite... and having three tigers prowling around right next to you is a feeling you have to experience to appreciate.

Room Tip: Plan on doing the photo shoot while you are there. Get up close and personal with the cats.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited the big cat reserve and stayed in the Tree House. Hearing the tigers roar at night is fantastic. The intern that gave us the tour of the facility was top notch. The Tree House is a little small and dated but it's a great adventure.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is extraordinary, there are hardly words!! The love and care they show these otherwise homeless 'kitties' is so apparent that we could feel it while our tour guide Taylor was showing us around. They're building more habitats for them and they'll be wonderful! The Siberian room was so awesome- honestly fanciest bathroom we've ever had at a hotel. Warm, cozy and satellite tv too! Listening to the lions and tigers roar while Cheyenne the coyote howled was just indescribable. Who gets to hear that?? We are so fortunate to have stayed. I've already got two friends that are going to book the Siberian this coming year. Thank you for a wonderful once in a lifetime experience.
Missy

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I stayed in the Kalahari suite and was very pleased. Everything was clean, comfortable and well-appointed. Each suite has it's own gas fireplace, which can be set to whatever temperature you like. if it gets chilly during the night, the fireplace kicks on and the rooms heats up nicely. The best part for me, by far, was listening to the roars of the lions each night. The animals are amazing and the work that the folks at the sanctuary is fantastic. The animals are treated with dignity and respect, and they are well-cared for. The accommodations are peaceful and comfortable.

Two things I would say as a "negative" - which really wasn't that big a deal - there's no Wi-Fi in the suites, and there is no tea in the rooms. I'm not a coffee drinker (which was supplied), so I would suggest bringing your own tea (which they didn't have) or head into town to harts to pick some up.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Location: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Eureka Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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