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Mather Lodge

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a wonderful, pet friendly cabin. It was a great, clean cabin. We couldn't have been happier. The restaurant serves delicious food either to eat in or to take to your cabin. The surroundings are awesome and there's lots to do. Be sure to hike to Cedar Falls.

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rockford ,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The Mather Lodge and the CCC history is very interesting. The old lodge and the new one are blended very well. Lunch in the dining room overlooking Petit Jean park was very pleasant. The service was good. The food was just average, however. That really did not matter to us. We had a great time.

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Heber Springs, AR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

What a beautiful setting with many great hiking trails! The Lodge has two section, the old section where the rooms are and the new section for the restaurant. The room was clean but small and only had a shower. Couldn't get cell phone reception in our room or in the restaurant so not a great place for a business meeting... More 

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist III at Mather Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate us! Petit Jean State Park is very remote and it is sometimes hard to get good cell reception in some areas. Mather Lodge is a historic site that was built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, also known as Roosevelt’s “Tree Army”. The rooms are smaller than most modern rooms, because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Booked a hotel room at the lodge, upon arrival the front desk person suggested moving into a cabin as it was only $10 more per night, and included a fireplace. Sounded great, so we said yes. She picked out the cabin for us (they were almost all empty) and we had an amazing stay. UNTIL we checked out. When we... More 

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist III at Mather Lodge, responded to this review

I appreciate the time you took to leave a comment about your stay. I first want to apologize for the confusion on the cabin rates. Our overnight cabins are only $10 more than the lodge room you had booked. However, it looks as if you were put into one of our housekeeping cabins with a kitchen, which is a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful setting! The price wasn't bad. The room was very small but pretty. I loved that it had wood floors. The room was neat and clean. The bathroom was small and only had a walk-in shower. I was fine with just the shower. The TV was a nice size. I wish the room had been bigger but there... More 

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Shreveport, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Spent Christmas at Mather Lodge in Petit Jean State Park. Our room was quite small, but adequate, as it had everything we needed. It and the public areas of the lodge were clean and appealing. All employees we encountered were welcoming. The restaurant featured a Christmas buffet, and it was plentiful and good. Service was efficient and friendly. The only... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We have been to beautiful Petit Jean State Park many times and have loved every minute of every visit. Love staying in the cabins with their beautiful views and rustic interiors but this was our first stay in the lodge. Pleasantly surprised by the comfortable beds and homey interior. Not a large or luxurious room but very comfortable, clean, and... More 

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have visited Petit Jean State Park many times and have stayed in the cabins and campgrounds but this was our first time to stay at Mather Lodge. In spite of it being a rainy weekend, we have a relaxing and pleasant stay. The service was excellent including the desk clerks, the cleaning staff, and the restaurant staff. The room... More 

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Thank Joan O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to reserve one, the cabins managed by Mather Lodge are clean, comfortable, affordable. The view from the lodge and the cabins is amazing. You have easy access to the many hiking trails of Petit Jean mountain. The restaurant at the lodge offers many yummy entrees for the whole family. The kids enjoyed burgers and chicken... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Really old place, really small rooms but it was very comfy, very clean and very quiet. Fantastic views, great food and wonderful staff. Loved every minute we were there. Would love to go back someday.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Arkansas's historic treasures, Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park, reopened on May 8 following a beautiful, and fitting, $4.3 million renovation. The renovation work replaced the lodge's 1960s-era dining room with a more rustic-style design, expanded the kitchen, added a 50-person room for meetings and small banquets, relocated the guest registration desk, enhanced the 24 guest rooms, and constructed a new lodge swimming pool. Public restrooms were added underneath the pool due to its proximity to Cedar Falls Trail, one of the park's most popular hiking trails. The renovation did not affect any of the lodge's original Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration work from the 1930s. Now the renovated portion mirrors the Adirondack-style park architecture of the 1930s' portions of this Arkansas treasure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mather Lodge

Address: 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
Location: United States > Arkansas > Morrilton
Number of rooms: 24
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