Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge, Arkansas's "Castle in the Clouds"
NOTE: Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge is closed until early 2015 while undergoing a major renovation. This encompasses the entire lodge including all 38 guest rooms, the restaurant, meeting room, restrooms, and lobby. While the lodge is closed, the park office is located near the entrance to the park's campground. All other facilities in the park, including the campground, remain open. High atop a windswept mountain near the western edge of Arkansas is the mountain inn you pictured in a dream. Silhouetted against the sky like an ancient castle and approached along a scenic drive with spectacular vistas, it is a place 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 to experience your dream. Named after a Dutch monarch, this renowned hostelry is a lodging tradition here in the Ouachita Mountains since 1898. Today's state park lodge is the third mountain inn to grace this same spectacular setting atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest mountain.
Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge is a one-of-a-kind hostelry in a singular setting with panoramic views of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains. When the lodge reopens, it will offer you peace and quiet, breathtaking scenery, comfortable accommodations with large windows framing the views, and delicious food. The lodge will offer 40 guest rooms. You'll enjoy fine Southern fare in the Queen's Restaurant, and delightful shopping in the Queen's Treasury gift shop. A meeting room will be available upon advance request. Private dining can be arranged. No pets will be allowed in the lodge, except for service animals. Following the current renovation of this historic Arkansas lodging facility, the lodge will reopen in early 2015.