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Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fairfield Bay
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Alabama
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“First visit but not the last hopefully”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was our first visit to Fairfield Bay. We were looking to get away for some peace and quiet for the week and we found it here. The resort is away from the big cities and out in the rural area of central Arkansas in the Ozarks. You definitely have to be going there to find it but is is worth finding if you are looking for mountains, trees a lake, golf, or just peace and quiet.
The resort had plenty of activities to choose from but we just did not choose to participate. We stayed in the Fairways condos in the Mountain Ranch area and we found the quiet we were looking for. The condo was huge and well maintained with nice appliances and plenty of towels even for the pool.
The pool was near by and we enjoyed 2 full days just relaxing poolside. We made a day trip to Branson one day, about a 3 hour drive. We visited Heber Springs one day and saw some neat shops on Main Street and we went to Mountain View one day and visited the Ozark Folk Center. That was a highlight of the week for sure. Don't miss that center if you like to see hand made crafts being made.
The resort is huge as it covers a lot of territory. It is miles from one area to another but there are many beautiful houses in the area and very nice golf courses as well. As for restaurants we can not speak as we did not try any of them. We had stocked our kitchen and ate "at home" rather than eat out.
After visiting many resorts over the past 10 years or so I would rank this one in the top 5 of all I have been to. It is what it is and does not try to be anything else. If a nice quiet rural setting is what you are looking for, look no further. We are anxious to visit in the fall and see the foliage when it is not so hot and dry. But this is a nice place.

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Arkansas
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This place was nice, with swimming, bowling, movie rentals etc. available to guests. The restaurants in the area keep various days/hours, so you may have to drive if you plan on didning out. The only problem we had was the air conditioning situation. With the hot summer, the condo AC units apparently could not keep up. The temp was staying in the 80s. We called, and they brought us one box fan! NOT COOL!!! I would suggest they consider upgrading their systems.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I read the reviews before we went expecting to find smoke smell. I have such a sensitive sense of smell, but just found a very faint smoky odor once... And yes, the mouse in the kitchen, in my unit and the one next door. Thankfully the incident was in our last night so I could enjoy our stay for most part. Other than the rodent, our experience was very nice, everything looked clean, the bayview pool had a nice view and friendly staff.
I really hope they get rid of this problem.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Malvern, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Barb and I went back to the Bay for our vacation this year, and we took our niece and two nephews with us. As usual Janice, our front desk receptionist and adopted family member, had everything we had asked for in place. We had asked for a recliner in a level condo located close to the pool. Bingo! The kids loved the pool,hiking trails, putt putt course, library, playground, all of it. They show a movie at the main pool on tuesday nights called Dive-In Theater. Don't miss it. A great time was had by all. Thanks to Janice for taking care of us once again!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

We loved our experience/vacation at Wydham Resort Fairfield Bay !


Janice and Linda in the reservation office found us a perfect condo unit for our stay. The condo was clean and lovely… the beds and pillows were very nice. The Jacuzzi tub worked wonderfully after our Sugarloaf Mountain hike. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need.

This resort is huge and you must drive your car to see it all. Walking to the pool is doable, but most other attractions and dining are by car only.

The Marina was fun and feeding the fish was a crazy experience. The Sugarloaf Mountain hike was well worth the views from the top, but it was a bit rough getting to the summit. (Take water and wear appropriate shoes)

Most restaurants have interesting business days and hours (Monday seems to be a day most were closed and some only open Thurs-Sunday). You can order alcohol in restaurants, but buying beer/liquor is not an option anywhere near this resort.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

OK.. It's not what I am used to. I am actually writing this review in the lobby due to there being no internet in the room. usually, this would be a sign to complain for me. But, this place is great! The staff is very helpful and friendly. We are city folk and are used to everything being centrally located. This property is spready out over 14000 acres and you have to do some walking and driving. There is plenty to do (pools, bowling, fishing, hicking, etc) We went fishing today and will be going back tomorrow. Martha was excellent in getting us our accomadations. Sue was outstanding guiding us in to the property (GPS might act a little crazy on ya.. in the middle of nowhere) and Kenny did a great job helping us get all my wifes bags to the room. The rooms are very very spacious. We are in a deluxe 2 bedroom and you can throw a football around in there (fact) All the appliances are new and the beds are comfy...

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed here after trading our time share week via RCI. It was at the end of a month long driving trip and we were not quite sure what to expect. The 1 bedroom condo was newly remodeled, and very clean. It is on a very large lake, Greer's Ferry lake about an hour north of Little Rock, in the Ozark Mountains. It is a beautiful area with great forrests, ravines, and lakes. There is not alot to do in the area unless you enjoy hiking, or have a boat. They do rent boats at the local marina did rent house boats or fishing boats. There was also a mini golf course 5 minutes away, but we felt it a bit expensive at $10 per person. Some commented that stores were too far away, but we found Walmoart and a great selection of fast food places about 13 miles away, not too far given the rural setting. This is a great place, well kept and maintained!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay
Address: 110 Village Pl, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088-2838 (Formerly Fairfield Bay Resort)
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Location: United States > Arkansas > Fairfield Bay
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fairfield Bay
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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