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Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a cozy winter visit. Historic CCC lodge and cabins at beautiful Petit Jean State Park. While favorite day trip for us to hike and enjoy lunch, we had never stayed overnight. Before we left we booked rooms for a big family trip next fall. . . .so that should tell you a lot. We had a room...

Thank Bob D
Overland Park, KS
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Spent 2 nights in cabin on the rim at Petit Jean State Park over Thanksgiving (made reservation 6 months in advance as very popular). Went on a 1.5 hour hike down to Cedar Falls on Thanksgiving morning, beautiful hike through the woods to the Falls, which were still running in a small stream. Although rated "strenuous", it was not that...

1Thank Bruce L
longview, tx
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We camped a couple of nights at Petit Jean. When it started to rain we decided to check into the lodge. The room was small but comfortable. There is a pretty big television, a small shower with hot water, and a good heater. It was quiet in our room even though there were lots of people in the lodge. There...

Thank starcriers
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The lodge room on level 1,was noisy. Book on 2. The management should train housekeeping to make certain the alarm clock is off. Our alarm went off at 5:30am.spoiled our morning. The dining experience was slightly south of mediocre. Service was good, the price was reasonable. In the future we will rent a cabin with kitchen facilities.

Thank milehighbullet1
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our park. I am sorry to hear you were awakened at such an early time! We use reviews for training purposes and will certainly follow up with housekeeping so this doesn't happen to a future guest. We look forward to your next visit.

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Mather Lodge is a beautiful lodge built by the CCC back in the 40's. The lodge has modern amenities but keeps it's rustic nature. Sits on a hilltop surrounded by gorgeous scenery. My room was small, but very comfortable. Bed was great, a neat bathroom with a walk in shower. Room had everything needed to be very comfortable. Lodge has...

Thank Barbara O
Crossett, Arkansas
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed at Mather Lodge for our 17th wedding anniversary. It's nice to be able to hike several trails and never have to drive anywhere. We hiked 12.5 miles in 2 days. The rooms were smaller than a motel room, BUT not too small.

Thank Matt B
Cordova, Tennessee
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Located at Petit Jean State Park in central Arkansas, Mather Lodge was originally built by the CCC program in the 1930's but has since had a large restaurant added and the rooms modernized. A breezeway separates the rooms from the lobby and restaurant. The views from wrap-around porch and restaurant are impressive. I have visited during all four seasons and...

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stayed one night at the Mather Lodge and enjoyed our visit very much. I love the look and feel of the place and the guests' swimming pool was very nice...natural stone with a waterfall of sorts. Great panoramic vistas made the place even more enjoyable. The staff was friendly. Rooms were smallish but adequate. The plumbing was a bit...

Thank Evangeline D
Wichita Falls, TX
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Lodge rooms are definitely small but well priced. They accommodated us by making sure we had rooms directly across from each other as requested. The AC and ceiling fan work well and the room was definitely quiet from outside noise. Bathroom is extremely small but shower had great water pressure. The closet space is nice but it is hard for...

Thank Jarle1989
ADPT-Region-5, Admin.Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Mather Lodge is a beautiful original Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration work from the 1930s. Therefore the rooms are smaller than most modern rooms. I apologize that you had problems with the door. The humidity has been an issue, and we are looking at way to correct that. We are happy you...

Havana, United States
Reviewed 6 August 2016

A wonderful Lodge at it's best! Very good staff, clean, great affordable food & family atmosphere! Spectacular views off the mountain. Always plenty to do with the parks calendar of events. A must to do for the entire family!

Thank Bruce B

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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 

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Address: 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR 72110-9361
Region: United States > Arkansas > Morrilton
Number of rooms: 24
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“stay on the ground or upper level for a quiter room”
 of 5 bubbles BobD30, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“had a first floor room and it was convenient to lobby, dining, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarao539, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the backside offer a nice view of the mtns.”
 of 5 bubbles 937barrym, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay in a one bedroom cottage if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles HawgFan64, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“No elevator so if you're given the rooms downstairs, you have to drag your luggages.”
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