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The White River Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Cotter B&B and Inns
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
“Oh My God!!!!!”
Reviewed 18 October 2010

This place wasso amazing. I thought I was on a fishing trip and I landed in heaven. The beds were so comfortable I did not want to go fishing and the fishing was so good I did not want to go to bed. The food and company was truly wonderful. The rooms are separated so it is oh so quiet. Cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

You need only to bring a camera and a smile....Moose and Tina will treat you like family and then some....more like royalty!! Totally like you never want to leave!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2010

We just returned from a 4 night stay here and it was amazing. If you want to be spoiled for a few days this is the place to go. The place is gorgeous and immaculate. The view from the rooms and back deck are awesome. Deer roam the property and there are hummingbirds that greet you for the fabulous morning breakfast. The owners are terrific and try to anticipate all of your needs. They are very flexible and are willing to accommodate your schedule. They are also so friendly and fun to talk to that when you leave you feel as if you are leaving new friends. If you want to fish Moose will hook you up with a fabulous guide and you will catch lots of fish. If you go here you will definitely being booking a return trip soon.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

As a seasoned traveler you never know what awaits you at the end of a long day of travel. But the White River Inn would exceed anyone's expectatations. It is obvious that the owners Moose and Tina had done therir homework in buiding this fabulous retreat. We give them an A+ on all the amenities and creature comforts. We give mother nature also an A+++ on providing one of the most dramatic views you could imagine.

From the 600 thread count on the bed linens, to a very spacious bath with jacuzzi and large walkin shower, to the light in the foot of the bedposts, to a fully stocked fridge for drinks, this Inn has everything going for it. As we left we felt we felt we had met two special people and now count them as our friends

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Covington, Louisiana
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

The White River Inn is without question the quintessential total vacation experience. My words cannot capture and convey what my eyes have seen and enjoyed at the Lodge. It is in a league of its own. The sensational beauty of the lodge and its environment is only eclipsed by the warmth and hospitality of its owners, Moose and Tina Watson. And the trout fishing was "off the charts" good. 30 plus fish on the fly a day was the norm over the course of 5 days. You simply will not believe this place. The construction of the Lodge left nothing without detailed thought. Though you will have your own private bedroom, which is a marvel of its own, you will also have full run of the entire and expansive Lodge. The views of the White River and Ozark foothills are magnificient. Hand-made furniture graces every room. Museum quality animal mounts adorn various rooms. Everywhere you look there is something sensationally gorgeous to behold. The mutiple facets of the Lodge and its surroundings allow for total relaxation. If you have any thought of fishing the White River do not look at any other place. Call Moose, book your trip, and let him take care of everything for you. He will not steer you wrong in any respect. You will not be disappointed in The White River Inn, Moose or Tina. My wife and I arrived as their guests but left as their friends. We will be back regularly.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, TX
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Reviewed 23 April 2010

Second trip to this wonderfully relaxing, amazing retreat overlooking the White River. The back porch/verandah alone is worth the trip. Moose and Tina Watson have a wonderfully relaxing place for enjoying the beauty of the Ozarks and the best trout fishing in the U. S.. They make you feel right at home.

Breakfast was a different treat each morning - the puffed pancakes were a particular favorite. The rooms are large, with amenities like you'd expect at a Four Seasons resort - 600 t.c. sheets, huge living areas, stoves for a romantic touch if you bring your wife.

It's a place that even a confirmed city girl would say, "Thanks for taking me fishing". ANd the fishing was great - lots of rainbows, several good-sized browns. All in all, our group had a fantastic time just hanging out with each other , resting restoring our spirits and lovin' the fishin'. I've recommended this place to both family and friends and have not yet heard anything but glowing reviews. This is the only place to which I've ever given straight 5's.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 April 2010

The service we experienced at the White River in was exceptional. From the warm welcome of Moose and Tina, to Moose taking us to the local fishing shop to acquire licenses, everything was centered around us, making sure we felt comfortable in their home. Our room was great. In addition to the comfortable beds and large shower was the beautiful sunrise over the White River. Breakfast was delicious and again Moose and Tina made our morning all about us making sure we were enjoying ourselves. We have stayed in many different places all over the World, the White River Inn surely ranks as one of the best homes away from home, and this is primarily thanks to Moose and Tina who really felt like family and not proprietors.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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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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