I've honestly lost count how many times I've stayed at A Bear's Den, but I'm positive that it is into the double digits. When I'm not staying there I'm often stopping by for a visit (and there are still snacks being handed out when I leave!) so it would be impossible for me to give an accurate "stay count".
My opinion hasn't changed since my last review. The cleanliness and loveliness of the place is still top notch. Such a wonderful place of laughter, stories, comfort, and delicious food (I think I had a new french toast recipe on my recent visit..it's a keeper).
With a pending visit in a couple of weeks I will have stayed in all 4 rooms of A Bear's Den. I would have assumed that I would have had a preference for a particular room, but that doesn't appear to be the case. I've enjoyed each of them equally. All are ridiculously clean (excellent housekeeping staff) and relaxing. I'm enjoying the new "chocolate by the bed" policy as well. So much so that I stole some from another room (if you are an upcoming guest in the Big Bear Room I will need to apologize! I'm sure this situation will be remedied since I did fess up while there).
I am really excited about the completion of the screened in patio that should be done when I return. The back of the property is so nice currently that having this option will just add a little more relaxation to an already relaxing place. I'm looking forward to using it.
A great place to consider staying if you travel through Mena. Maybe I'll see you there..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Bed and Breakfast on park like acreage with lots of azalea gardens in Mena Arkansas, situated in the heart of the scenic Ouachita Mountains. A Bear's Den has a wonderful front and back porch with rockers and swings on both to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated and include satellite TV and wireless internet service. Fax line available. Lots of coffee served as early as you would like. An inviting and delightful breakfast is served. A Bear's Den is ServSafe Certified by the National Restaurant Association. We can also help plan dinner reservations and/or an In-house massage by a professional masseuse. We can guide you in activities and sports available in the area. See you in Mena! ... more less