Wednesday, September 12, 2007

River View Hotel

River View Hotel
PO Box 631
Calico Rock, AR 72519

Phone: (870) 297-8208

Built in 1923, the River View Hotel is situated on the bluff overlooking the beautiful White River about one-half block from historic downtown Calico Rock, Arkansas. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Line dried sheets (100% cotton), the old-fashioned rooms, and yard eggs for breakfast contribute a down-home Ozarks atmosphere that has led guests to compare a stay at the hotel to visiting grandmother's house. The hotel is a non-smoking hotel, although guests may smoke outdoors on the porches, grounds, and private balcony. The sun porch is a non-smoking area.

A typical breakfast begins with orange juice and organic coffee and tea in the hotel lobby. Most breakfasts include fruit, homemade granola, homemade biscuits with tomato gravy, a main course and a side dish. Guests eating at the large table in the dining room follow in the footsteps of countless railroad workers and Ozarks visitors.

Common rooms in the hotel include the lobby, upstairs and downstairs sun porches, and a guest kitchen. The front porch with a swing and ceiling fans is a favorite spot to relax and watch the river. There are no phones in the rooms, so you can get away and relax. While every room has a TV, some are black-and-white.

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