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Janssen Park Place B&B

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511 9th St, Mena, AR 71953-3243
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#1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Mena
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4.9
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4.9
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4.9
Value
4.9
Janssen Park Place B&B is a turn of the century Victorian style home. It was built in 1907 by a Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Southern Railroad conductor. This handsome two story home was built for the slower pace of the early 20th century. The porch faces Mena's Janssen Park that hosts numerous events and festivals through out the year. We serve a full breakfast and John Vacca,your cook,is ServSafe Certified by the National Restaurant Association.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Historic Hotel
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Betsy M wrote a review Jan 2023
This bed and breakfast was an overall five-star experience. We stayed in the rear cottage which was clean, well-appointed, and private. The hosts were very welcoming and a great source of local information. The breakfast was worth every calorie.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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chase wrote a review Aug 2022
Tampa, Florida1 contribution
Outstanding family owned and operated business. The chef is in and every morning he has a well prepared meal ready to serve. The king size bed was perfect for this weary traveler. I was visiting unexpectedly for a funeral and this bed and breakfast was just what I needed to relax and nap as I required.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is on the street, which is no issue since it is a corner lot with a city park across the...
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Sep 4, 2022
Dear Camper, Thank you for the review. We are glad we could be of service in your time of need. John and Jolynn
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Dennis C wrote a review Aug 2022
Scott, Louisiana2 contributions
Definitely a 5 star rating. A truly wonderful and a real Bed and Breakfast experience. Warm greetings when we arrived. Pleasant, informative and friendly hosts. Made us feel right at home. Very informative of the history of the house and surrounding area. The house is truly a historic place in the area. Rooms were amazing and beautiful decorated. Breakfast was outstanding and had great conversations with the hosts. A must stay if one is in the area. Definitely will stay again. Thanks so much. Thanks John and Jolynn
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Aug 29, 2022
Thanks Dennis, Looking forward to your next visit. John and Jolynn
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LilKris505 wrote a review May 2022
Omaha, Nebraska2 contributions
This is truly the most splendid bed and breakfast I’ve ever experienced! Every quality that a B&B should have is exuded here: charm, coziness, genteel hospitality, peace and serenity. The rooms in this Victorian home are spacious and comfortable, and there is ample privacy if you desire. The hosts, however, are what makes this an exceptionally lovely stay! John and Jo treat you like family—I felt like I was staying with a favorite aunt and uncle. And Chef John takes your dietary challenges in stride when crafting a personalized breakfast menu, creating culinary delights that far exceeded this vegan’s expectations for rural Arkansas! The wraparound porch faces a sweet, peaceful city park with a fountain, ducks and swans, and the location is nicely situated: it is an easy 2-3 blocks walking to local restaurants and coffee shops. If you’re visiting to take in the breathtaking area mountains, Janssen B&B is the ONLY place you should consider! (Unless they are full, but their son/daughter-in-law also run a B&B nearby!)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded May 27, 2022
Your review was well received by our hard working staff...Thank you!! We hope to see you again. John and Jolynn
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Gil D wrote a review Nov 2021
Bixby, Oklahoma220 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed one night after driving the Talimena Scenic Byway and had a extraordinarily great experience. The host, John and the hostess, Jolynn were the most gracious and pleasant as any host could possibility be. The room we stayed in, the Maple Room, was roomy and very comfortable including the bed. I was pleased to find several plugins for all the electrical devices that always need recharging. The bathroom, while small was all we could have wanted and the amenities provided in it were more than most 5* hotels. The breakfast served in the morning was wonderful and definitely home made. Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who goes to Mena, Arkansas.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Dec 10, 2021
Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again in the Ouachita Mountains.
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Barre Conley wrote a review Oct 2021
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My wife and I felt so lucky to have found this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Mena Arkansas to spend the night after our drive through the Talimena dr. Mena is a friendly, small town and John and Jolynn were great host. We rented the cottage for the night and it was everything we could have hoped for. Spacious and comfortable. They offered us some great advice on were to eat dinner and then served us an amazing breakfast the next morning. They are so friendly and made us feel very welcome. We hope to visit again someday.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Nov 1, 2021
We were lucky you stayed with us. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again. John and Jolynn
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Brian R wrote a review Oct 2021
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Meet the most friendly, accommodating, and fun hosts in Mena, AR with their dog “Cool Hand Luke”. Great place with relaxing views of the park from the front porch. Breakfast is a masterpiece and the hosts will give up the carport for your bike if it rains. Seriously - this is better than any hotel within 50 miles. Ride the scenic roads nearby and relax in a king size bed at night without a worry in the world. Autumn colors will start around end of October.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Oct 15, 2021
Brian, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for JPP. We enjoyed visiting with you and hope to see you again. You haven't had all of John's breakfast menus yet. Jolynn
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vic l wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had the pleasure of a 4 night stay. The room is spacious and comfortable with original hard wood floors. Antique furniture throughout the house. We had perfect fall temperatures for enjoying the large wrap around porch with a view of the fountain and park across the street. The owners made us feel at home in there house immediately and throughout our stay. Normally we tend to sleepy drag ourselves up in the morning. After the first morning we woke up early each day knowing a wonderful breakfast and good conversation awaiting us. Thank you so much you two. We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Oct 15, 2021
Dear 644vicl, Thank you for making your first review on Trip Advisor about Janssen Park Place. The porch is open year around so come back and see us sometime. Jolynn
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Susan G wrote a review Jun 2021
Edmond, Oklahoma38 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed with Jolynn over Father's Day weekend. The house and our room were lovely and very inviting. We had a great visit with Jolynn and she served us a beautiful breakfast . . . doing all the duties because John was away on a motorcycle trip. Thank you for your hospitality, Jolynn; we thoroughly enjoyed our time there!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Jul 8, 2021
Hope you had a good trip Home. Hope to see you again. Jolynn
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TrailTrekker15 wrote a review Jun 2021
Tallahassee, Florida3858 contributions611 helpful votes
I stayed for a couple of days at Jannsen Park Place Bed and Breakfast. It’s located by a quaint local park in downtown Mena, AR. I stayed in the Maple Suite which was lovely! The king bed was extremely comfortable. The TV in the common area had digital channels as well as Netflix which was nice side perk. The room and bathroom were perfectly fresh and clean. John and Jolynn were amazing hosts! I enjoyed chatting with them and appreciated the excellent advice they gave regarding the local sights. The breakfasts were large and delicious. I was sad to leave! I highly recommend Jannsen Park Place!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from John Vacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B
Responded Jun 12, 2021
I'm surprised you Floridians find Mena, Arkansas but we always have a good time when you do. It really takes more than two days to explore the Ouachita Mountains. We are still finding new adventures after ten years. Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again. John and Jolynn
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PRICE RANGE
$158 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesArkansasMena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Janssen Park Place B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Janssen Park Place B&B?
Nearby attractions include Wolf Pen Gap Trail (0.4 miles), Mena Kansas City Southern Depot (0.3 miles), and Mena Art Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Janssen Park Place B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Janssen Park Place B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Janssen Park Place B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Janssen Park Place B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Skyline Cafe, American Artisans, and Branding Iron BBQ & Steakhouse.
Is Janssen Park Place B&B located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Mena.