You will be blown away by the view as you approach the lodge. The staff is also very friendly. One recommended we watch the sunset from a lookout on Red Bluff Drive and it was fantastic. We stayed in the lodge, but next time I might try a cabin. They are not far from the restaurant, so they would not be inconvenient. Our room in the lodge was clean and basic.
- 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