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Janssen Park Place B&B
Ranked #1 of 10 Mena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had such a great time when we stayed recently at the Janssen Inn B&B. The breakfast each morning was a delight and the hosts were quick to share recipes and tips on favorite dishes they enjoy making. The coffee was perfect. Our favorite breakfast was probably the simplest. You have to have the steel cut oaks with caramelized apples. Not only were they superb hosts, they did an amazing job totally renovating this beautiful historic home. The love and attention to detail that they invested in this home gives it that special charm that only an older home can give. We also had other family friends who stayed in the guest house just a block away. They joined us each morning in the huge dining room for breakfast and we visited with them in the evenings at their house. If you have a big family, or a couple families coming to town this arrangement will work out great. By far both my wife and I enjoyed the bedding and pillows the most. The King sized bed was really more like a cocoon and the 100% down pillows were like little clouds that engulfed your neck and shoulders allowing you to find that perfect "place" where you were really relaxed. It made getting up in the morning so hard, but if you cracked your door the smell of the coffee and breakfast cooking would convince you to head down stairs. We had some extra time one morning and took time to just sit out on that big curved front porch and look at the fountains and ponds and all the birds across the street at the Janssen Park. What a great view to have in the middle of a small town. There wasn't anything that I would change about our stay it was great all the way around. We will stay there next time we come to visit in Mena.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank KNOXHOMESELLER
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

Dear Homeseller,

WOW! What a great review. Thanks so much for taking time out of your extra busy schedule to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Janssen Park Place takes pride in having the best beds, linens and pillows around, even if it sometimes makes folks a little late for breakfast. Hopefully your family enjoys the recipes as much as you did. Call us if you have any questions. Oh yes, and please come again.

Thanks again,

Jolynn

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was our first time to ever go to a Bed & Breakfast and we were more than pleased at how awesome our experience was at Janssen Park Place! It was a gorgeous Victorian home with two of the most amazing hosts ever. We were so pleased with everything from the luxurious linens on the beautiful bed, to the little touches such as the bubble bath to go along with the fabulous claw foot tub. If you are looking for a romantic getaway or just need a comfortable place to stay when heading through Arkansas, Janssen Park Place is the definitely the place to be! Breakfast was incredible.... we highly recommend the Dutch Baby (although I couldn't eat it all it was so big!) We will definitely be heading back as soon as possible because this is a place you don't want to miss!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JandJHTexas
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Dear J and J,

We are very appreciative of the great review - especially since this was your first Bed and Breakfast and first Trip Advisor review. When you come back with or without the kids we will have some outdoor activities planned and we will do our best to provide sunny skies.

Thanks for keeping Frisco safe.

Jolynn

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our family of 6 traveled from Knoxville, TN to Mena to attend the wedding of our granddaughter. Our daughter who lives in Mena highly recommended Janssen Park Place B&B. We rented their second house with 3 bedrooms for 3 nights. The house is beautiful, clean, with comfortable beds. We were served a gourmet breakfast each morning at a time to work with our schedule. John and Jolynn are gracious host and treat you like family. They even let our daughter and granddaughter who were not staying with us eat breakfast the last morning there. You can not go wrong staying at Janssen Park Place B&B.
Cecil & Sue Thigpen

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sue T
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Dear Cecil and Sue,

It was wonderful getting to know all 3 generations of your family. Your kindness and generosity were very much appreciated. Thank you for taking time to write a review for us. We are looking forward to the next time we can serve any part of your family.

Jolynn

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were in town for our niece's wedding and needed extra room for the extended family. Janssen Park was perfect...a quaint Victorian B&B, warm and friendly hosts, and gourmet breakfast each morning! My husband and I enjoy B&B travel, and I must say that the breakfasts we were served here were among the best we've experienced anywhere. It was a lovely weekend and Jolynn sent us off with warm White Chocolate Raspberry Scones :-)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sheila T
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Sheila,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I hope the scones lasted at least to Memphis. Next time you all gather in Mena we would love the opportunity to provide all the comforts of home without the work.

Thanks again for your time,

Jolynn

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

My family stayed here for my sister's wedding during March. It had a gorgeous view of the park and extremely comfortable beds! The breakfast was amazing, and the owners are welcoming, kind, and absolutely lovely!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 576AndreaC
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Andrea,

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for Janssen Park Place. We try to make every guest feel special with great beds and wonderful breakfasts. Wedding groups are really fun because everyone is so happy. Thanks for staying with us.

Jolynn

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Beautiful place and princess service. I really enjoyed hospitality of John and Jolynn. I had wonderful time with you in your home! Wish to visit you again and recommend your place to all of my friends. Tiina

Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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johnvacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Tiina,

Thanks so much for writing a review for us. You are our first Finnish customer! We are glad you felt like a princess in our home. We will make that a standard from now on. We are looking forward to meeting your kids when them come to Arkansas.

Jolynn

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I want to adopt the owner Jo and John as my new parents. They are the sweetest people who accommodate all of our crazy requests.

First off, the place is amazing. It is a beautiful and charming 100-year old home next to a very peaceful and historic park. The location is ideal for visiting many quaint shops and restaurants that are within walking distance. The decor of this refurbished home takes you back in time. It feels like a warm and friendly museum but you can touch everything. The beds are so comfortable. It feels like you are sleeping on a cloud.

The food is simply put, AMAZING!! The owners are fabulous cooks and John is probably some famous French chef just hiding out here. You can tell with every bite that love and passion goes into their food. Also, I'm on a strict gluten free diet and they actually cooked food from scratch I could actually eat...who does that...not even the Ritz Carlton. I'm putting them in my suitcase and taking them home with me!

They catered to us hand and foot. Whether it was having coffee service available for us nearly 24 hours a day (yes, we have a caffeine addiction) or providing us with blankets and a heater for hanging out on their wrap around porch, they were so attentive to our needs that we are forever ruined.

We love you Janssen Park Place B&B. don't ever change. Keep loving what you do. Your passion really shows and is a refreshing surprise.

Love, Paul, Jennifer, and Cori

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Paul K
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thanks Paul, Jennifer and Cori,

We love having a chance to try out new recipes for our guests. Even though we have done gluten free before, we have not had the oppurtunity to string together eight breakfasts in a row- all gluten free. We really appreciate the advice you gave us in selecting the ingredients so that we could master all of the recipes. It was great fun to have you here. Maybe next time we can have better weather and no flu season. Thank you so much for the great review.

John & Jolynn

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Additional Information about Janssen Park Place B&B

Address: 511 9th St, Mena, AR 71953-3243
Location: United States > Arkansas > Mena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Mena
Price Range: $136 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Janssen Park Place B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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