My husband found this place online and I was a little nervous about driving the 9 hours with my kids without seeing it first. Most reviews seemed to be good, so we took a chance. I was nervous as we opened up our cabin (because I have stayed in some nasty places other family members have booked). It was imaculate inside. Looks dated in the pictures because of the paneling, but realy it was clean. Seems like ew carpet and new eiling tiles. The view to the river was gorgeous. All the cabins are lined up along the river and there is plenty of lush grass leading down to the water. The river flows very very fast and is about 50 degrees. So at least when we were there we needed to keep our kids wiht us when we headed down there. There are a lot of amenities for the kids/family. They ahve a nature trail, a peacock sanctuary and a prvate large fishing pond (catch and release ) that the kids loved . Pool was imaculate and not too many people there. Restaurant was very expensive, but good for a night out. View there was great.
Fishing guides were amazing. One we had was featured in Southern living in June 2008 he said, we need to take a look at that.
Other things to do in the area:
dam tour. Go to the state park visitors center to book that at the beginning of your stay. Also there are boat cruiseys, but they were booked up.
You get a boat with your cabin, but you need to rent the motor. We felt better about letting the guide drive us since we have a two year old.
Rented a pontoon boat on the bull shoals marina for about $130 for half a day.
Service was great. Their towels were thick, cushy big and abundant. They came by each day to change them out if we wanted. Grill outside the door, picnic tables down by the river. Game room for the kids with pinball machines and grocery and laundry were about 10 minutes away by car.
- Also Known As:
- Gaston`s White River Hotel Lakeview
- Gastons White River Hotel
- Gastons White River Resort Lakeview
- Gaston's White River Resort Lakeview, Arkansas