Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge, Arkansas's "Castle in the Clouds"


On a windswept mountain near the western edge of Arkansas is the getaway you pictured in a dream. Named for royalty, silhouetted against the sky and approached along a scenic drive with spectacular vistas, it is a mountain inn where panoramic scenery and royal hospitality meet. Whether you’re looking for an Arkansas mountain weekend getaway or an extended lodge vacation, Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge, Arkansas's "Castle in the Clouds," is the place you'll experience your dream. Named after the Dutch monarch, this renowned hostelry continues a lodging tradition born here at this site in 1898. Today's state park lodge is the third mountain inn to grace this same spectacular setting on 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest mountain. The lodge's recent renovation and expansion has given it a new look with enhanced amenities.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge graces a site rich in history. Generations have made memories here. You are invited to experience it, too. Here you will find peace and quiet, comfortable accommodations, and breathtaking scenery of the Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas's southernmost mountain range. Large windows in the public rooms and guest rooms frame the panoramic scenery here. Choose your favorite of Arkansas's four seasons, and experience here at the Queen.

Choose from 40 guest rooms that include Queen, King, King with spa tub and gas fireplace, and King Suite choices. Barrier-free rooms on the first floor meet the needs of visitors with disabilities. Three guest rooms are designated dog-friendly accommodations. However, all service animals are welcome. 

Enjoy the delicious Southern fare in the restaurant where windows frame the south view from the mountain. Shopping can be enjoyed in gift shop near the lobby.

A meeting room with state-of-the-art A/V equipment on the second floor is available by advance request. Large windows and this room's private balcony offer sweeping views from Rich Mountain. Private dining for groups can be arranged.

This Arkansas lodging treasure is one of the four hotel-like lodges administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

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