our epic road trip along US Highway 71 from the Louisiana border to the Missouri state line. We'd already visited Ashdown, DeQueen, Cossatot River State Park and downtown Mena and were fighting the setting sun to make it to the top of Rich
Mountain before dark.
Even before you make it to the top of the mountain, the vistas on the way up to Queen Wilhelmina State Park are enough to make the trip worthwhile – a series of seven stops along Arkansas Highway 88 over the increased
The view from the top, though, is far from anticlimactic.
It’s been nearly a year
We expected the great views and the excellently renovated rooms. But there were still surprises for us – including at dinner, where I experienced the best roast beef I’ve ever had in a
We also tried the fried pickles and peppers, which quickly became a favorite.
Breakfast was also grand, and I rather enjoyed this vegetable omelet.
Hunter and I also enjoyed time in the Queen’s Room, the massive lobby off from the front desk with its welcoming chairs, sofas and tables. There’s an entire cabinet full of games, and we stayed up late playing Sorry on the couch.
this website or learn more about the park by clicking here.
And to tour the lodge and its rooms, click here.