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The White River Inn

918 County Road 174, Cotter, AR 72626-9217
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cotter
The White River Inn is an all inclusive Orvis Endorsed Trout fishing lodge. The lodge is warm and luxurious with five large suites.All are appointed with custom made furnishings in the mission style, 600 threadcount linens and leather sofas. 31 wildlife rich acres provide guaranteed privacy as well as spectacular views. The 130 ft back deck is a birdwatchers paradise where bald eagles and other birds of prey are seen daily.There are also a plethora of well fed song birds and hummingbirds to be viewed closely at our feeders. Wonderful food, spectacular trout fishing and southern hospitality are what keep guests coming to stay again and again. We cater to upscale travelers, families, and fly fishermen, as well as spin fishermen looking for one of the finest trout fishing experiences in North America. The lodge is a perfect location for corporate retreats and team building, or family getaways. Come relax and enjoy The White River Inn experience!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lovetotravelfamily4 wrote a review Jun 2021
Lincoln, Nebraska397 contributions260 helpful votes
This place exceeded our expectations. Very comfortable and spacious lodge type setting, with an amazing view of the river. The food was excellent and our fishing trip was perfect. We caught lots of fish and had a great time. We are on our way home now and can’t wait to go back. Moose and Tina, we enjoyed our visit and felt like we were talking to some old friends and hope our paths cross again soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dmonseesk wrote a review May 2021
Winnetka, Illinois13 contributions2 helpful votes
This lodge provided the most outstanding experience! Tremendous food, most gracious hosts, and fantastic fishing on The White River with expert guides. No wonder this is an Orvis certified spot, everything is top drawer and beautifully executed. Gorgeous guest suites with beautifully appointed baths made the stay luxurious, the stocked beverage fridge was most welcoming. My husband and I were served wonderfully prepared meals in this fantastic lodge. I asked for some of the recipes, they were “take home” musts. The company of our hosts and other guests made for wonderful conversation and great “fish stories”! We were stunned by the beauty of the area, both on and off the the river. The immediate area was lovely for walking, with abundant wildlife of deer and birds, and the views from the deck were unparalleled. Our fishing guide, Matt, was fantastic at finding the fish and patient as the day is long, besides being a wonderful conversationalist and all around great guy. We highly recommend The White River Inn for fantastic trout fishing and a wonderful getaway!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Excellent parking, meals, guides. Bring your clothes and sunscreen and enjoy the trip!
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Tom Stark wrote a review Apr 2021
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My wife Cindy and I just returned from a spectacular trip to the White River Inn in Cotter, Arkansas. The gracious owners Moose and Tina Watson welcomed us like family and went out of their way to make sure we had a phenomenal experience. And we did! Their lodge is simply breathtaking. First class, very spacious, beautiful, warm and inviting. This hilltop oasis of grandeur offers stunning views high above the White River, and all of the comforts of home inside. All inclusive means you don't have to worry about a thing when you are guests at the White River Inn! Upon arriving our group of 4 couples settled in to enjoy beer, wine and tasty snacks on huge overstuffed couches in the Great Room, before being called to gather around the stately 12 person dining room table for dinner. The time melted away as we enjoyed delicious 5 star meals every morning and evening around that beautiful table, while basking in the joy of old friendships and new experiences. Moose lined up seasoned guides for our 2 days of fly fishing, and they also treated us like royalty. A cold front and overcast skies resulted in very good but not incredible fishing, but we honestly had so much fun no one cared! I was still happy to land a fat 21" rainbow on a caddis nymph while being guided by Duane Bell just below the Bull Shoals dam. Our CGCG group of life long friends have fly fished in Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Florida, Alaska, the Bahamas and Patagonia, Chile. Moose and Tina Watson and the White River Inn are as good as it gets!
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Date of stay: April 2021
gordona460 wrote a review Oct 2020
Dallas, Texas8 contributions
Booked a trip to fish 3 days there in October. We will never forget the experience - from arrival til departure we had the best time, the best guides, the best food, and the best of Moose and Tina’s hospitality. My wife who has never fished caught trout and loved the guide. Trout Fishing was great fun and the food and fellowship simply outstanding. Moose and Tina run a truly all inclusive luxury lodge with a warm personal touch. We forgot about everything in the world while there and just enjoyed the time. We will go back!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: The Inn has a mix of 6 suites with King or Queen beds. King suites open onto the terrace...
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Meredith H wrote a review Aug 2020
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Gorgeous lodge with even lovelier people. Moose and Tina took amazing care of our group on our family vacation. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed, the views are spectacular, the fishing is phenomenal, and the food is delicious! I highly recommend for a family vacation- we hated to leave! Thanks Moose and Tina for making us feel like family!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The White River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The White River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bull Shoals Dam (3.3 miles), Bull Shoals-White River State Park (3.3 miles), and Bull Shoals Caverns (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The White River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The White River Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The White River Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The White River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include 178 Club, Gaston's White River Resort, and Bush's Pizza.
Does The White River Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The White River Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.