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“Fabulous place to stay in Cotter Arkansas”

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The White River Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Cotter B&B and Inns
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Fabulous place to stay in Cotter Arkansas”
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Our goal is to visit all of the states, and our stay at the White River Inn made for a very enjoyable Arkansas trip. Moose and Tina were so warm, welcoming and accommodating. Their hospitality is unparalleled. Their attentiveness to my two sons was particularly appreciated. Tina let Sam feed the hummingbirds and we all sat around enjoying the birds and the spectacular view from the back porch. Moose also was very sweet to the boys, sitting to watch an entire movie with them and showing them around the property in the bucket of his tractor! He also was very informative about things to do in the area. The fishing with Larry was AWESOME! We caught so many trout, there was very little time between bites! Will definitely return someday, hopefully soon. Thanks Moose and Tina!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Massillon, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

There is absolutely no place on earth that matches The White River Inn! I am a very well-travelled person and there is no place that comes even close to our stay at The White River Inn. From the location to the attention to detail to the hospitality, everything was absolutely exquisite and no stone was left unturned. This B&B is a first-class experience! I am telling all of my family and close friends that this is a place that that they MUST visit! We will be visiting as often as we can.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Wow.....my son and I just returned from an experience of a lifetime at White River Inn. This is a 5-star resort, restaurant and fishery all rolled into one, but with the feeling of home provided by Moose and Tina's personal touch and hospitality. We also had two great guides on the river - Ben and Mark, who put us on numerous 20"+ trout. As soon as the car door shut to leave, my son asked...."when can we come back"?. We'll definitely be back... but next time, with the entire family. Thank you M&T for a trip to remember

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

The best Arkansas Trout Fishing is at the White River Inn,in fact it has the best in the USA. If you want to have the best fishing experience of your life you need to try Arkansas Trout Fishing as you will not be disappointed. We stayed at the maginificient White River Inn which sits atop a 300 foot bluff above the White river which has spectatctular views of the river below and the Ozark Mountains where you can see for hundreds of miles.The views from the expansive deck where we all sat around was superb. The lodge is unbelievable...a real jewel...first class accomodations....this is not a "fish camp" this is top notch as the rooms were huge with great views. We had a party of three couples and our wives loved the place and the fishing was unbelievable. The guides were spot on....patient with rookies and they made the experience so enjoyable.
Now onto the hosts.....Moose and Tina are now our friends...they are extraordinarily friendly and down to earth and we had more laughs and great stories which were complimented by fantasitic meals which you find at the best resturants.

This is great place for any type of outing even if you don't fish.....I plan on holding some meeting there as it will allow solitude and lends itself to a team building experience.

The brochures are very nice but really don't do the White River Inn justice, you just have to see it to believe it.
Being out in the middle of nowhere was not a problem as we tarveled from Florida to the Springfield Mo airport and arrived at the White River Inn withinn 90 minute and it was a beautiful drive.

The Arkansas Trout Fishing, the White River Inn accomodations, food and Moose and Tina the owners/hosts and now friends exceeded our expectations, we will be back!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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moosekitty, Owner at The White River Inn, responded to this review, 12 May 2011
Jeff,
We really did enjoy you guys.Thanks for such a nice review . Tina and I can't wait til the next time. I can assure you the trout will be waiting!

Moose
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

I just returned from a 3 night stay at The White River Inn on the White River in Cotter, Arkansas. As an avid fly fisherman that likes luxury when with my fly fishing wife, this location and the fishing cannot be beaten even in better known areas in Montana, Idaho, New Zealand and Patagonia. We fished with Ben Levin, a 28 year old expert guide that put us on more big, strong fighting browns and rainbows than I have ever experienced in any fishery. We landed over 60 fish per day in a pristine setting. We drifted exclusively because of high water. Fish size averaged around 15 inches with several browns over 20 inches. The mix was to my suprise evenly split between browns and rainbows. After over 100 drifts only once did we not hook up and had more doubles than we could count. The fishing pressure was modest both days we fished in a crystal clear river with a very fisherman friendly bottom.
The lodge is brand new and you feel like you are in a movie. Our hosts, Moose and Tina Watson are very skilled innkeepers with a giant dose of warmth and friendliness. This lodge has set an entirely new level of excellence for this amazing fishery. If you are considering a luxury fishing experience anywhere in the world, The White River Inn in Cotter, Arkansas must be considered.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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moosekitty, Owner at The White River Inn, responded to this review, 10 May 2011
Kevin,
Thank you so much for the kind words. Coming from you it really means a lot. Tina and I so enjoyed your and Maureens stay and are looking forward to your next visit. Let me know when the snook bite gets hot down there!

Kind Regards,
Moose
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Harrison Arkansas
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

My wife and I spent last weekend here and wow, we were only 42 miles from home. It didn't take but minutes for us to know we chose the right place for a getaway. The facility is fantastic, nature abounds, the White River and fishing superb, the guide was world class, the weather was terrible, and it didn't matter, but best of all we met the host/owners, Tina and Moose whom I hope to call new close friends forever. Check it out if you want adventure, seclusion, even a little romance, this is the place. And the hosts sure can cook to boot. We cannot wait to return in a short two weeks. Heck we may sell out house and just move in. if you can't relax here you may need professional help. Life is not a dress rehearsal, you've earned a stay at the White River Inn. Mosse even gave me a new nickname learning I lived in Florida prior to moving to Arkansas, Gator Greg.

Room Tip: Just call Moose. !!!
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Our 3 night, 2 day stay was superior in every way. The lodge, food and hosts are as good as the Watsons can make it. We felt at home from the first and felt like friends when we left.
Tina provided some excellent and creative meals-even Moose has culinary skills. In addition,
we managed to have two memorable days fly fishing the White. After some 40 years of fishing and travelling the country, we agreed that WR INN and hosts are as good as it gets.

Room Tip: All are excellent accomodations with great views
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The White River Inn
Address: 924 County Road 174, Cotter, AR 72626-9217
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Region: United States > Arkansas > Cotter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cotter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The White River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White River Inn is an all inclusive Orvis Endorsed Trout fishing lodge. The lodge is warm and luxurious with five large suites.All are appointed with custom made furnishings in the mission style, 600 threadcount linens and leather sofas. 31 wildlife rich acres provide guaranteed privacy as well as spectacular views. The 130 ft back deck is a birdwatchers paradise where bald eagles and other birds of prey are seen daily.There are also a plethora of well fed song birds and hummingbirds to be viewed closely at our feeders. Wonderful food, spectacular trout fishing and southern hospitality are what keep guests coming to stay again and again. We cater to upscale travelers, families, and fly fishermen, as well as spin fishermen looking for one of the finest trout fishing experiences in North America. The lodge is a perfect location for corporate retreats and team building, or family getaways. Come relax and enjoy The White River Inn experience! ... more   less 
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