|What a view.|
Robin Y. Borné, the architect who designed the revised look and feel of the new lodge, was on
|Robin Y. Borné.|
So, would you like to see inside? Let’s take a walk through the newly renovated Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge.
|Jetted spa tub in Room 222.|
|Extra outlets in the nightstand and on the alarm clock.|
Still, the best thing I noticed was the availability of power outlets. They’re everywhere. Jake Limberg, the park planner for Queen Wilhelmina, told me he
|Adjoining rooms are available.|
|Yay! Miniature golf!|
There’s also miniature golf, horseshoes and an ice cream stand.
And then there’s the restaurant. It’s not open yet, but I’ve been perusing the menus and they look pretty decent. The Santa Fe Salad is slices of grilled or fried chicken or steak served over tomatoes, black bean salsa, cheddar and sour cream on mixed greens. The Pickles and Peppers appetizer happens to be dill pickle and jalapeno pepper slices battered, deep fried and served with ranch. The house cheese dip is a white queso.
The restaurant at Queen Wilhelmina will also feature pizza, with such pies as the State Parks Signature (Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, pepperoni, pork, beef, onions, bell peppers, parmesan and mozzarella), the Ozark
|Westrock Coffee Roasters provide the java at all Arkansas|
And then there are the steaks – a ribeye, sirloin or filet, plus the Burgundy Steak, a six ounce tri-tip marinated in burgundy and peppercorn sauce. Pasta dishes round out dinner offerings.
Breakfast offerings include Steak and Eggs, The Duke’s Breakfast (ham, bacon or sausage with hash browns or grits, toast or biscuit) and a breakfast burrito. There are omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast and a fruit parfait to boot.
Which means, of course, I have to go back… and I will, soon.
So, hungry to get up to
Queen Wilhelmina State Park to check out the new lodge? Feel free to take the drive, but remember – you can start staying there July 1st. Make your reservation soon – those rooms will go fast.
More photos and information on The Sideblog.
|The gift shop.|
|The exterior features awnings over the windows on the lower floors to avoid glare.|
|A double queen room.|
|RV and tenting spots are also available at Queen Wilhelmina State Park.|
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