We spent one night at Mather Lodge. The weather was perfect for sitting outside & enjoying the beautiful view of the sunset on the mountain. The room was clean & cool and the service was friendly. If you are looking for luxury this is not the place for you. The rooms are small & rustic but they have all the essentials. The food is good with an excellent wait staff. The view from the dining room is worth the trip.
- 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