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Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

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239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9185
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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.
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Kathy S wrote a review Nov 11
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We stayed at the Treehouse at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and had one of the most interesting lodging experiences ever. The cabin itself was darling---small but well appointed. It was very clean, comfortable, well-lit and had some nice extras like breakfast, a holographic toilet seat, a fun loft, and a table and chairs on the wrap around deck with a gorgeous view of a valley. But best of all was hearing the lions "carol" as dusk was approaching. It felt like they were right outside our cabin even though we knew they were safely penned in their enclosures. You could almost imagine you were in Africa in the grasslands somewhere. The tram tour was also excellent. We saw many of the 85+ animals in the refuge and heard their stories of abuse before being rescued by Turpentine Creek. What a wonderful non-profit!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Hello K7306CAkathys, We are so Chuffed you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for painting such a wonderful image with your words. Your kind words Help us Help them!
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K T wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had an amazing experience staying at the Bengal Suite and Tigris Tent for two nights. We appreciated the nice touches to accommodate our, pet dog, such as food and water bowls. Both the suite and tent were very clean. With the sounds of the big cats at night, it was a unique experience that the whole family enjoyed.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank you 452kt, We are so glad you got to enjoy more than one type of lodging when you stayed here. both lodges are very different experiences. Thank you for Helping Us Help Them.
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zanny b wrote a review Sep 2020
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We spontaneously booked a weekend getaway and were not disappointed! The treehouse was tidy & easily accessible, especially after hours with the room key. The wrap around porch was divine & we slept with the windows open to hear the tigers talking. Only thing better would have been some of the foliage cleared away to have a better view of the scenery. All in all, A+
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you for your feedback! We will see what we can do about making the view a little more viewable off the Tree House deck. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and truly appreciate the support for the animals. We hope you will come back for a visit in the near future. Stay Safe Chuffs & Purrs Miranda Smith & TCWR Team
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Terri Duncan wrote a review Sep 2020
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A friend and I stayed in the tree house! Wonderful experience! Very comfortable accommodation! Would not recommend for very large person as bathroom very small, but served our needs fine. Place is immaculate! We were treated nightly to the cats chuffing and caroling. Have much video of trees in order to record the cat chatter! Our last evening Fergie the Liger Chuffed off and on most of the night! Had very little sleep as I was enjoying listening to her! What a blessing the people, the facility and the experience! Thank you all!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your experience staying in Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge's Tree House Bungalow. The animals do become much more active during the evening and night which really gives you the "Africa in the Ozarks" experience right here in Arkansas. Thank you for your kind words and support. We hope to see you back at the refuge in the near future! Stay Safe Chuffs & Purrs Miranda Smith & TCWR Team
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Lorry C wrote a review Sep 2020
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This was the first time we stayed onsite but have visited many times. We went to TCWR for my birthday and let me tell you it was awesome! The tree house was perfect for us to enjoy the beautiful weather sitting outside on the deck. The temps were just right and our stay was great!. They provided muffins, coffee, water and oatmeal for the time we were there. Everyone was kind and friendly. The tree house was very clean and spotless. I would recommend this as a place to stay if you ever want to be close to the lions, and tigers hearing them talk and roar at night. We recorded them while there at night which was so cool to hear. I will visit again for sure.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience staying in our Tree House Bungalow at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge! Our entire team tries to go above and beyond for our guests to make sure you have a nice relaxing vacation getaway. We are so happy you enjoyed your time visiting the refuge and hope you will come back to visit in the near future. Chuffs & Purrs Miranda Smith & TCWR Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging
Which popular attractions are close to Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging?
Nearby attractions include Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (0.2 miles), Quigley's Castle (2.5 miles), and 3B Off Road (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.