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“Beautiful, inviting home and gracious hosts.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Janssen Park Place B&B

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Janssen Park Place B&B
Ranked #1 of 11 Mena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rockwall, Texas, United States
1 review
“Beautiful, inviting home and gracious hosts.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This bed and breakfast is in the heart of the town of Mena, directly across the street from Janssen Park. It is a beautiful Victorian home with period furnishings, very clean and quiet, relaxing front porch. John and Jo gave us great tips on the scenic byway road. Breakfast was amazing and filling. Very friendly, gracious hosts. Will definitely stay there again and have recommended to friends as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Margaret B
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Margaret,

Thank you so much for the review and especially for recommending Janssen Park Place to your friends. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Next time you are here we will try to make your stay even better.

Thanks again,

Jolynn Vacca
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

John and Jolynn have a wonderful B&B! They helped us find the best riding route, gave us a terrific recommendation for BBQ and dinner, and then fed us an amazing breakfast before we hit the road for a long ride. The room and bed in particular could not have been better (thanks for the tips Jo!). Such fun people to know and visit with. We can't wait to get back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scottie P
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Scottie,

Thank you so much for writing a review for us. I've given the information for our beds to dozens of our customers and none of them have regretted the purchase. Hope you enjoy yours, but don't let that keep you from returning to Janssen Park Place. We will see the nice folks at End of the Trail this weekend and I'll them them how much you enjoyed your meal. Come back soon, there's more to see and do!

Jolynn
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Euless, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

By a strange turn of events, we ended up at the Janssen Park Place B&B! John & Jolynn were wonderful hosts and made us feel so comfortable while we werethere. Breakfast was phenomenal!! Followed by a nice walk in the park & to the downtown area of Mena. Just what we needed before getting on the bike and heading back over the Talimena Pass. The room was very nice and spacious. John made sure we had a place to keep the bike under cover for the night. Like others have mentioned, these guys have lots of suggestions for places to see, eat and things to do in the area! You can tell they really enjoy what they do!! We will definitely stay here again if our paths cross ~~ Thanks, John & Jolynn! It was a pleasure meeting you!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracey C
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Tracey,

It was a strange turn of events and our very first referral attributed to a plumber. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, but most of all for your time to write the review. We strive to make sure each customer that arrives as a stranger leaves as a friend. We look forward to
your next visit.

Regards,

Jolynn Vacca
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I booked three nights here last week and we loved our stay! John and Jolynn are the sweetest hosts, always there to give us suggestions on where to go hiking, where to eat, what to do, etc.

The house is beautiful, clean, and cozy. It really feels like "home." You can tell that this place gets a lot of love and care from the owners.

The first night we stayed there, we were in the Maple room. Then they moved us across the hall to the Margaret May suite (our first preference, as I have a thing for taking baths in clawfoot tubs). Love, love, love the beds! We slept great every single night.

As we set out for our daily adventures, our hosts would greet us each morning with apples and coffee in to-go cups. Little things like that are appreciated. We couldn't ask for more! Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Margaret May suite has the temperature control for the upstairs rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sheilaetravels
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Sestabillo,

Thanks for the great review! We are glad that you found a place to visit that provides great hiking. Next time you are here we will promise less rain. Maybe be can even talk you into having breakfast with us! Thanks again for choosing Janssen Park Place and we hope to see you again.

Jolynn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a wonderful home away from home in Mena! The Vacas are the perfect host and hostess. The breakfast was truly spectacular...John is a wonderful chef. The rooms are really cute and the beds are very comfortable. The house is right across from a beautiful park and an easy walk to the downtown area. This really is the best location to easily access all of the wonderful activities in the Quachita mountain area. Janssen Park is truly a gem!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank texasgirl020
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Texas Girl,

With your crazy travel schedule we are very impressed that you took time to write a review for Janssen Park Place. John loved making the Cinco de Mayo breakfast for our guests Sunday morning. He can only to that when the place is full of Texans. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we are thrilled that you like Mena. Hope to see you for the Christmas Tree Lighting event.

Jolynn
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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

We traveled from Frisco, TX to Hot Springs, AR to Mena, AR trailering our bike so we could go ride in the mountains. When we arrived in Mena on Saturday we were greeted with a very friendly welcome and it continued from that point forward. John and Jolynn moved their car out of the garage, so we could park our bike under cover. We stayed in the Fort Worth cottage and we had a lot of room and we were very comfortable. We had a Cinco de Mayo breakfast celebration that was to die for. I would highly recommend Janssen Park Place to everyone! Jeff and I will stay here again the next time we are in the area!

Room Tip: The Fort Worth cottage is in a separate house, so you have plenty of privacy!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stacey S
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Stacey,

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are also delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Who could have ever guessed that your ride to the top of Rich Mountain in Mena would include snow on May 5th? That means that you have to make a return trip with your friends for better riding weather. Since you left we have outfitted the cottage with a king bed to make your stay even more comfortable.
Thanks for staying with us.

Jolynn
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

I recently stayed at the Janssen Park Place B&B when I went to visit friends in the same town. It was recommended by a friend of mine. The hospitality was excellent, the location is great and the breakfast was out of this world! The room I was in is spacious and the bed is so comfortable that as soon as my head hit the pillow I was out like a light.The rates are reasonable, too. I give it 5 stars.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Holly H
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JVacca, Owner at Janssen Park Place B&B, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Holly,
That was a really prompt review! Seems like just last weekend you were here. We are delighted that you liked our place. It was lots of fun to get to know you and to attend Annie Get Your Guns during your visit. Next time either of us are in plays we will have to let the other one know so we can travel across the state to see it. Thanks again for including Janssen Park Place in your travel plans. Hope to see you again.
Jolynn
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Property: 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 11 B&Bs / Inns in Mena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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