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Gaston's White River Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lakeview
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We just returned from a three day stay at Gastons. We stayed in a deluxe cabin with 2 bedrooms, fireplace, kitchenette and a living/dining room area. We loved the bay windows with the peaceful views of the river. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. I cooked some meals and found the cabin was equipped with everything I needed to prepare simple meals.

We did not have a boat but the office staff was very helpful with suggestions of multiple places to fish from the bank or docks. They also gave tips on what the fish were hitting on at the time.

The grounds are well maintained. There were lots of places to explore on foot while my husband fished.

We had a great get away and will certainly be back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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jimgaston, Owner at Gaston's White River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Good day ... It was very KIND of you to share your comments ... such is most welcome.

Nice spring weather, let's hope that spring is here now and that the past winter is just that !!!

We have completed our re-modeling projects ... and ... working on our plans for this coming winter season ... always working hard to make Gaston's White River Resort BETTER ... PLEASE share any ideas on how we can do so.ss

Jim

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We spent three fabulous days in March 2014. Great trout fishing, birding and relaxation. This was our 4th trip to Gaston's and we wish we lived closer so that we could go back more often. Half day fly fishing guide (Frank) was courteous and knowledgeable and we caught all the rainbow trout that we wanted! What fun! Saw bald eagles on the river and flocks of goldfinches on our birding walk. Couldn't ask for anything more!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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jimgaston, Owner at Gaston's White River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Greetings from Gaston's and the White River ... Spring is here :-)

Thank you for taking the time to "rate" ... It is very rewarding to know that you enjoyed the White River and Gaston's ... Looking forward to your next visit ... Please let us know anytime or way we may be to service.

Jim

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Gaston's offers the opportunity for families to enjoy nature and slow down. Fishing is unsurpassed, facilities are clean and well maintained; a great all around place. Staff offers excellent service. Cabins are well furnished and comfortable. River is beautiful - nature at its finest. Gaston's is my family's favorite destination - time after time. Nothing else compares! Hope to keep going back for many years to come.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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jimgaston, Owner at Gaston's White River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

"Hope to keep going back for many years to come." What a NICE comment !!! Made our day !!!

Spring time is here, this past weekend was a most enjoyable one ... Nice that winter is not over ...

Please do come back :-)

Jim

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

I have been visiting Gaston's since 1999. At that time, I was a young, driven career minded woman with alot of stress in her life. A friend took me to Gaston's for a week of fishing, hiking and relaxation and it was then I discovered heaven on earth and a place I could completely unwind and enjoy all that nature AND Gaston's has to offer. I have stayed here at least 10 times since my first visit and each time the service, staff and fishing have exceeded my expectations. It's great for families, friends' retreats and it's even great for a romantic getaway for couples! Oh, and best of all? They love your pets as much as you do!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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jimgaston, Owner at Gaston's White River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Sheila - It was VERY kind of you to take the time and effort to "review" ... pleased that you enjoyed both the resort and restaurant :-), looking forward to having y'all as our guest again.

Very please to say spring is here ... took a bit of time off yesterday with my camera and went spring wildflower hunting. Lived here 52 years, the White River is still a joy each day.

Jim

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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We went to Gaston's for our Anniversary and the room and restaurant was fabulous. We trout fished the river all day then had a very nice dinner in the restaurant. We will definitely be back and maybe make this a tradition. Thanks to all the nice people at the resort.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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jimgaston, Owner at Gaston's White River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Greetings from the White River and Gaston's :-) Thank taking the time and effort to "review" us, it personally very rewarding to learn that y'all enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to seeing you during your next visit.

Looks like spring in here, I am so happy it has been a LONG winter.

Jim

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We had a Group of Ag Pilots & their Families to get together for a weekend. The staff was more than accommodating to the whole group. They had bon fire's set up as we gathered around the gumbo stew cooking outside. The restaurant meals were so delicious that we are still talking about some of the different foods we each ate. Folks from Nebraska, Oklahoma, South TX etc were very impressed. The meeting hall for the worship service was perfect.
The band set up at the hanger was awesome. Going again this November 2014. Thank you Jim Gaston and Staff

  • Stayed: November 2013
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jimgaston, Owner at Gaston's White River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Hello from the White River and Gaston's great to hear from you !!!

What GREAT group of folks ... We REALLY enjoy everyone, just like family.

Looking forward to seeing all this coming Nov ... Snow on Sunday and gone today, my kind of winter :-)

Jim

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Over the years, I've visited Gastons a number of times. First, it's located on one of the finest trout fisheries in the United States. One can't appreciate the fine fishing until it's experienced first hand. The White River is beautiful and filled with rainbow and brown trout as well as cut-throats. It's located in the most beautiful part of Arkansas, the mountainous north. Gaston's is an experience unto itself. My first time there I felt as if I were stepping back into a retro 50's postcard. Although filled with modern conveniences, the cabins have the look and flavor of roadside resorts from old Route 66. There's nothing cozier than one of the stone cabins that overlook the river, especially during the winter months when you can build a fire in the fireplace and pull a rocker up to the big picture window that overlooks the rolling river. The boat dock is large and convenient, with much help available from the dock hands. They are always ready to answer questions and lend a hand. Gaston's offers all the equipment you'll need-- boat, motor, life vests, net, it's all there. We brought our own fishing rods and tackle, and any of this is available in the gift shop. The highlight of our stay was always a meal in Gaston's Restaurant. The food is first rate and they have a bar for those who need strong spirits after a day on the river. The ambience can't be beat - three walls of the establishment are glass so the river can be appreciated during your meal. And you haven't seen what Arkansas can offer until you see all the pieces of Americana that's on display in the restaurant. The ceiling is lined with vintage bicylces, boat motors, all manner of tools and practical sundries from 'yesterday.' It's an experience for the senses-- The grounds feature a handy landing strip as well as a large meeting room facility. There is an interesting purple martin colony, a pond with resident geese, a walking trail punctuated with domesticated peacocks, pheasant and other colorful animals. The deer are plentiful in the woods surrounding Gaston's as well. This is a first class operation with all the amenities you'll need for an unforgettable fishing experience, or just a weekend getaway to absorb all that's beautiful in Arkansas. God's hand has definitely touched this corner of Arkansas.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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jimgaston, Owner at Gaston's White River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Thank you ... It is very rewarding to learn that y'all enjoyed Gaston's and the White River. It is an real honor for us to be apart of your memories ... Memories all we really have in life !

A bit of snow here today ... I hope this is the last, I want spring now :-)

Jim

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Additional Information about Gaston's White River Resort

Address: 1777 River Rd, Lakeview, AR 72642-9039
Region: United States > Arkansas > Lakeview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lakeview
Price Range: £56 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 79
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

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