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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and could not have been more impressed by the facilities and the lodge staff. Super clean rooms. The restaurant had good food at reasonable prices. We walked two of the easy to moderate trails at the lodge. The lodge offered several activities each day but we did not participate. A most excellent birthday weekend! We will...

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Rowlett, Texas
Reviewed 16 November 2016

What a great ride across the Talimena Scenic Drive to the Queen Wilhelmina State Park and Lodge. Ate at the Lodge for lunch. They offer a buffet and a limit menu. The food on the buffet was good, fresh and hot. They had a large selection of dessert! For the price of the buffet it was well worth it.

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Texas
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I visited years ago before the fire and the new lodge is beautiful We had a suite with a very comfy king bed, jacuzzi, two comfy lounge chairs and functioning gas fireplace on the first floor. Would have preferred a room on the second floor for a view but they were totally booked the night we were there. Our room...

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Thank TweetyLover
Tulsa
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had four couples in our group. Two rooms had one king bed, two rooms had two queen beds...all four rooms were beautiful! Super clean, smelled great, had nice views of the mountains. The only complaint any of us had was that the air conditioning would only go to 68 degrees and the rooms were rather warm. The front desk...

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Queen Wilhelmina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments on our staff and lodge. We are glad that your group had a pleasant stay. We apologize that your dining experience was disappointing. Your comments will help us improve our service to guest. Please don’t hesitate to bring any concerns to our park staff during your visit. We hope you visit again and give...

Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have stayed at several state run lodges in Arkansas and ''tis is by far the cleanest, most up to date and most plush hotel in the state. Many state run facilities have nice views, trails and family friendly activities but fail to update lodging. We were surprised to find wall to wall carpeting even in hallways. Comfortable beds with...

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Thank Larry S
Mena, Arkansas
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The Lodge is called the Castle in the Sky and it deserves that name. Recently remodeled, the dining area and rooms have more windows to see the mountain views. Both buffet and menu items are delicious!

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Thank Linda R
Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 November 2016

There aren't many places to stay in the Mena, AR area if traversing the Talimena Skyline Drive is in your plans. We stayed at the Queen many years and ago and were very disappointed with its tired and worn appearance. The Queen recently had a multimillion-dollar upgrade and it shows. Everything looks new and clean. Our room was large and...

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Thank snsokstan
Texas
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We traveled to the newly renovated Lodge and could only stay a few days due its popularity and Autumn coming to the area. The Lodge and their staff were superb, in every way. Our room was clean and easy assessable to the elevator, dining area and the large and relaxing lounge area. Since the Lodge is quite a few miles...

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Thank NanafromTexas
Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 20 October 2016

All of the rooms at the Lodge have been renovated and are lovely. The staff is great and very accomodating. Check in was quick and easy. Downside - it took forever for water to get hot in the shower in the morning. Shower in the evening or very early would be my suggestion. If you are looking for a fancy...

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Amarillo, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I decided to travel the Talihina Scenic Byway with friends and were excited to try out the lodge. Coincidentally, several hundred other motorcyclist had the same idea that weekend. The lodge handled the crowd very well. The staff were friendly and didn't seem rattled by all the people. The buffet was very good - not exceptional. Several...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge on 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak, reopened on July 1, 2015, following renovation. The lodge features all new windows that will be larger to frame the views from Rich Mountain of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains. Our visitors can enjoy the more wide open views from all the lodge’s public rooms, including the restaurant and all the guest rooms. The exterior of the lodge features shingles and stonework. The lodge was expanded from 25,881 square feet to 37,029 square feet to include the addition of a new hearth room with wood-burning fireplace, two additional guest rooms increasing the total to 40, and more space within all the rooms. Two guest rooms on each floor at the west end include gas fireplaces and spa tubs. Three are barrier-free to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities. They include Queen, King, King with spa tub and gas fireplace, and King Suite choices. The upstairs meeting facility increased in size and includes a balcony overlooking the south view from the mountain. Public restrooms are located nearby. An elevator was added to the lodge, as well as more stairwells. A wrap-around porch on the building’s south side will provide visitors with comfortable outdoor space. A new porch was added at the west end. And a new fire protection system covers the entire building. Other improvements include a new energy efficient heating and air-conditioning system, energy saving lighting throughout, solar hot water, and other such features. A new laundry will serve the housekeeping staff. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. In addition to the lodge, the 460-acre park includes a campground with 41 campsites and a bathhouse; picnic areas; trails; and a seasonal miniature train and mini-golf course. Park interpretive programs highlight Rich Mountain’s fauna and unique flora. The park is on Ark. 88 (Talimena National Scenic Byway) 13 miles west of Mena. [For an alternate route from Mena or during inclement weather, go six miles north on U.S. 71, then travel nine miles west on U.S. 270, then go two miles south up Ark. 272.] ... more   less 

Additional Information about Queen Wilhelmina Lodge

Address: 3877 Highway 88 W, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena, AR 71953-8317
Region: United States > Arkansas > Mena
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Queen Wilhelmina Hotel Mena
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“Upper floor king”
 of 5 bubbles vanam1960, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Drive the Talimena Scenic Drive in the fall, great colors!”
 of 5 bubbles fwcsportnut, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that faces the mountains and not the parking lot. Second floor would have better mountain views.”
 of 5 bubbles TweetyLover, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a mountain view room and book early!”
 of 5 bubbles ViktoriaSacker, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All are good”
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