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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 breakfast
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Jeremy A wrote a review Jul 2020
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We decided to visit the White River Inn at the last minute and are so glad we came. The proprietors, Moose and Tina, run a very professional operation that also manages to make you feel like family. The lodge and its views are spectacular, the rooms were spotless, and the food was terrific. Our day on the White River was perfect — thanks to our guides everyone in my family caught a boatload of trout. Spending the evening enjoying a cold beverage and the picturesque view was truly special. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Gatordoc01 wrote a review Jun 2020
Edmond, Oklahoma19 contributions14 helpful votes
I am writing this review on the way back home and already miss being at The White River Inn! Moose and Tina are the most endearing couple who will take excellent care of all your needs and will make you feel at home. They arranged our worry-free 2 day fishing trips guided by Jason. Jason attended to all of our needs on while fly fishing and we caught dozens upon dozens of rainbow trout with some browns in there. If things got slow in one spot he was quick to get us to another good fishing hole. He was so much fun to be around and kept us on fish the whole day. The lodge and the rooms are beautiful and so very well appointed. We were provided with all the creature comforts of home. The beds were most comfortable allowing us to feel well rested after our long days fishing! The home cooked meals are delicious!!!! You couldn’t find better quality and tasty food to fill you up each day. This hidden gem on the white river is not to be overlooked if you want a pampering yet exciting fishing trip easily within driving distance of neighboring states! The fishing here is great all year round. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Tina and Mouse for giving us the opportunity to come up and celebrate a most memorable 20th Anniversary!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rebecca W wrote a review Jun 2020
Fort Worth, Texas10 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my second visit to The White River Inn and the hospitality of Moose and Tina. The first time, I hung out with my best friend and her female relatives and loved staying in the Inn and enjoying the excellent food, comfort and warmth of the accommodations. Moose and Tina provide lots of information for possible things to do in the area. This time, it was ALL about the fishing....3 wonderful days...n the 2nd day I got my Grand Slam within a 2 hour period!!...and also caught 2 Golden Trout!! Moose made sure we had excellent guides and assured all of the details were taken care of. And, the food was again awesome!! There is no accommodation that beats the pleasure and quality of staying at The White River Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms are convenient and comfortable.
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Joe D wrote a review May 2020
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White River Inn is everything you read about and more. Tina & Moose run a 5 star all inclusive Inn that is a must for everyone to visit. From the accommodations, awesome home cooked meals. I highly recommend anyone looking to get away and be pampered and get to fish the famous White River contact Moose & Tina at the White River Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Jeffrey4719 wrote a review May 2020
Highland, Michigan13 contributions2 helpful votes
This was my second trip to the WRI. I brought my girlfriend for the first time this trip and proposed to her on their beautiful patio overlooking the river 300 feet below. The accommodations and fly fishing were first class as always and Moose and Tina make it all the more special. My girlfriend (now fiancé) caught 2 rainbows over 20’ the first day which also happened to be her first day fly fishing on a river! Amazing place.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from greatfishing, Owner at The White River Inn
Responded May 26, 2020
Jeff and Kim, It was so great to have you back with us. Choosing us as a "proposal" site is an honor, and Tina and I are so happy for you both. We will see you again and plan a trip or two, maybe the Amazon for some peacocks!! Congratulations again!!
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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 Caverns (4.1 miles), and Bull Shoals-White River State Park (3.3 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.