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Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

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Danville, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned home in Danville Il. from our 3rd visit to Turpentine Creek. Spent the night in the Tree House, Our granddaughters LOVED it!!!. This was their second visit with us and they are already talking about their next visit. The changes made for the benefit of the animals from our first visit 5 years ago are amazing, and those... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time to stay in the Siberian Suite. Both times have been great. To sleep at this fantastic rescue for big cats is one of the most unique experiences you can have. There's something for everyone here. Lions and tigers aren't your thing? Spend some time with the grizzly bear Bam Bam. Or maybe Spyke the black... More 

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Thank bandjmasters
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. The only bad thing was the tigers were not next to us because they were working on their habitat. Bad timing. We enjoyed hanging out and listening to all the noises coming from the animals. Highly recommend. The room and bathroom was larger than we expected. We will do it again.

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Safari Lodge was wonderfully unique. The lodge was well appointed and comfortable. The staff had thought of everything we might need and made our stay memorable and were so friendly and informative. Listening to the lions "carol" at night was our favorite. Definitely worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tents were clean, air conditioned, and comfortable. The bed was sufficiently comfortable and the shower had plenty of hot water. There was a storm, and it was awesome to hear in the tent. (No need to worry about any leaking water.) We could hear the lions roaring all night long. That was SO COOL. We were able to wander... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. It is definitely a unique experience hearing the lions "caroling" throughout the morning and evening hours. This is their way of talking to each other. We hope to see you back very... More 

Thornton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two kids and I stayed in the treehouse for a weekend in July. The room was very clean, the loft beds were comfortable for the kiddos, and the pullout couch was fairly comfy too. The treehouse was very small, but worked for what we needed. The window unit AC worked very well and kept us cool. The only thing... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! The Tree House is a great option for families who want a unique experience when staying at the refuge. Another wonderful time to visit is in the fall when the leaves change color and it's cooler. We can't wait for your next visit and are happy that you guys stayed with us! Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

So where do I began, These Folks have opened their hearts and time to protect and make sure these PRODUCTS OF GOD are fed and WELL CARED FOR ... this is where humanitarian humans should have metals for all they do , if so they could not walk for the weight of their awards.. These were once home owned and... More 

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Thank FloridaSeminoles
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and support! Our animal care staff is very dedicated to providing the proper care to the amazing animals here at TCWR. We are thankful for visitors like you that support the refuge. Please come back again soon! More 

Little Rock, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great place. We've stayed twice and will stay again. The staff and interns are wonderful and the Cats are even better! What a great experience. My chikdren loved getting up to go see the bears and tigers every morning.

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Thank Nathan H
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We appreciate your support and love to hear that you are enjoying the refuge! Thank you for coming to stay with us and we hope to see you again very soon. More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We've been to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge several times and always found it enjoyable and educational. The work the staff and the interns do to take care of these orphaned animals is awesome. This was our first stay and we were in the "Congo" Safari Lodge. Very unique design and ambiance, especially listening to the rain and the big... More 

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Thank Mike F
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one! Our lions love to be heard throughout the morning and evening hours, and I'm glad you had the opportunity to hear their caroling. Our Safari Lodges provide guest with gorgeous views of our property and a quaint space to reside in during their stay. Please come again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I loved the place and all the cats. It was very informantant on what is taking place in America re our wild animals and am truly Thankful for all that is being done to help protect n provide care for them. Thank u.

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming out to support us and are glad you were able to learn more about what we do here at TCWR! We have an amazing animal care staff that provides the animals with the care they need. Come back and visit us again soon! More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9185
Location: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range: $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Bb Hotel Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Bb Arkansas
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