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Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
    0.1 km
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Reviewed 5 August 2016
We can't wait to go back!
My two kids and I stayed in the treehouse for a weekend in July... more
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Thornton, Colorado
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My two kids and I stayed in the treehouse for a weekend in July. The room was very clean, the loft beds were comfortable for the kiddos, and the pullout couch was fairly comfy too. The treehouse was very small, but worked for what we needed. The window unit AC worked very well and kept us cool. The only thing...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! The Tree House is a great option for families who want a unique experience when staying at the refuge. Another wonderful time to visit is in the fall when the leaves change color and it's cooler. We can't wait for your next visit and are happy that you guys stayed with us! Thank you...

florida
Reviewed 21 July 2016

So where do I began, These Folks have opened their hearts and time to protect and make sure these PRODUCTS OF GOD are fed and WELL CARED FOR ... this is where humanitarian humans should have metals for all they do , if so they could not walk for the weight of their awards.. These were once home owned and...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and support! Our animal care staff is very dedicated to providing the proper care to the amazing animals here at TCWR. We are thankful for visitors like you that support the refuge. Please come back again soon!

Little Rock, United States
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Great place. We've stayed twice and will stay again. The staff and interns are wonderful and the Cats are even better! What a great experience. My chikdren loved getting up to go see the bears and tigers every morning.

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We appreciate your support and love to hear that you are enjoying the refuge! Thank you for coming to stay with us and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 13 July 2016

We've been to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge several times and always found it enjoyable and educational. The work the staff and the interns do to take care of these orphaned animals is awesome. This was our first stay and we were in the "Congo" Safari Lodge. Very unique design and ambiance, especially listening to the rain and the big...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one! Our lions love to be heard throughout the morning and evening hours, and I'm glad you had the opportunity to hear their caroling. Our Safari Lodges provide guest with gorgeous views of our property and a quaint space to reside in during their stay. Please come again...

Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I loved the place and all the cats. It was very informantant on what is taking place in America re our wild animals and am truly Thankful for all that is being done to help protect n provide care for them. Thank u.

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming out to support us and are glad you were able to learn more about what we do here at TCWR! We have an amazing animal care staff that provides the animals with the care they need. Come back and visit us again soon!

Piggott, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This wasn't my first stay at TCWR, I keep going back because it is an amazing place. I love staying on site and hearing the animals at night, especially the lions when they all start caroling at once. The staff and interns are very nice and knowledgeable and are very happy to answer your questions. You can easily tell that...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to stay with us again! The lions definitely love to be heard caroling, and hearing them from your bedroom is something unique and exciting for sure. Autumn is a wonderful time to come out and visit! The animals really enjoy the cooler weather. In October we host our Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular, a fun event for all...

Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stayed in the Bengal Suite, which was across a gravel drive from lions and another animal. The suite was nicely stocked with breakfast items in the fridge and coffee supplies. The pull-out sofa bed was very uncomfortable. The bathroom was clean and well stocked, but poorly lit. No light in the shower made it very dark. We only saw...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback! Our suites are perfect for families who want to be close to the animals we have in our care. Your concerns have been brought to our attention and we be improving our suites. We'd love to have you guys back soon! Our Tree House is another option for families looking to stay close to the animals.

Grove, Oklahoma
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We made reservations for a 2 night stay in our camper trailer. There is only 6 spots for RVs and/or tents, but the spaces back up to the enclosures where the animals are kept. There aren't too many "extras" a fire pit with a grill, water and electric hook up, and shade only part of the day. There is a...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out and staying with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time learning about our animals and staying on site to hear our caroling lions. We appreciate your support and look forward to your next stay with us.

Florence, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We recently stayed at the Siberian Suite, where we got to know Donna and Pebbles the tigers. Donna was especially communicative - she "talked" to us, rolled over, and generally enjoyed attention. We are in love with her! Our tour guide was terrific, and by staying overnight we got to watch part of the evening and morning feedings, plus the...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you had such an amazing time! The cats definitely love to make themselves heard throughout the refuge- so it's great that you got the chance to experience it. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

Berryville, Arkansas
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had the BEST time at our stay in the Siberian Suite at Turpentine Creek. We got to enjoy the 2 lions "Donna & Pebbles" right outside our window of our room. We watched them every morning and every evening. What an amazing experience. We also enjoyed sitting on the porch and listening to the Lions talk back and forth...

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Siberian Suite. The lions love caroling in the morning and evening hours, and we are glad that you were able to experience that! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a walk through facility is open at 9:00 AM every day of the year (except Christmas Day). We now have twenty-seven natural habitat areas, where our 6 black bears and many of our cats can run and play on the grass and under the trees; this is our ultimate goal for all of our Big Cats. All of our cats are beautiful, special and loved very much. Each one has his/her own story to tell and you are sure to find a favorite or two among them. Our prices: Adults - $15.00. Children 4-12, seniors 65 and over, and veterans - $10.00. Children 3 and under admitted free of charge. Our group rates are: Bus Drivers and Guides are always free. Groups of 6-10 / $1.00 off each admission; groups of 11-20 / $2.00 off each admission; groups 21-30 / $3.00 off each admission; groups over 30 / $4.00 off each admission. Your admission is good for all day, and includes a walking tour of our newly opened natural habitat areas as well as a self-guided tour of the cats in our main compound. The time you spend in the main compound can vary from 10 minutes to over an hour, depending upon how much time you spend in front of one cage or another. The walking tour of the habitat areas is about a 30 minute guided tour and they are scheduled every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. The self-guided portion is all walking, but there are benches throughout to rest. We do have a wheel chair to borrow if needed. The guided tour is also walking, unless special assistance is needed and we can accommodate people with a riding tour on our cart (which carries five maximum). For large groups we will be happy to put one of our staff on your bus to give you a guided tour of the large habitat areas upon special request. Most of our staff are Biologists or Zoologists that come from all over the world to learn how to work with the Big Cats. Our tree house bungalow rents for $150/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 5 or older. It sleeps two on a "clicker sofa" downstairs, and it has two twin beds tucked under the eaves in the loft. Generally, it is comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children. Although small, it also has full kitchen facilities, a wrap-around deck and is quiet and secluded. The cats are located only a few yards away in some of the larger enclosures. Children under 5 years old are not allowed in Tree House due to TCWR's safety policy. Our two Bed & Big Cat suites can accommodate up to four people, with a queen size bed and fold-down clicker couch. Price is$150.00/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 3 or older. Babies are welcome at no additional charge. Both rooms have cats right outside the window, and are open year-round. The Safari Guest Lodge (adults only) is now taking reservations to complete your adventure at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Each Room is designed for 2 adults and rents for $150.00 per night. Overlooking the sprawling Eureka Springs Valley, with beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets and the caroling of the Big Cats. There are five unique cabins. Rent one or all five units if available. They are perfect to accommodate small groups if you choose to spend time with friends, family, small business retreats, workshops and wedding parties. Each room has an exceptional personality, along with snugly spa robes, luxurious bedding and linens, coffees and coffee pots, continental breakfast, color TV / DVD player, refrigerators and microwaves and clock radios. For rainy days or after hours, the rooms also have their own collection of favorite games and books. Cast iron fireplaces and air conditioning keeps you comfortable during the changing seasons too. Each room is also furnished with African Drums for those who care to start a drumming! Along with the spacious hot tub, the units share a 40' Octagonal Deck, complete with a charming covered Gazebo and Fire Pit. Tables and chairs surround the area for comfortable relaxing or light dining. These units are intended for adults only due to TCWR's safety policy. The price of your overnight visit includes unlimited access to our main compound during daylight hours for the length of your stay. We also have a small RV Park that can accommodate up to 7 recreational vehicles. Rates are $25.00/night plus regular admission to the Refuge on a daily basis. Or, a Family Membership may be purchased for $50.00, allowing unlimited visits to the Refuge throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Region: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range: $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Bb Hotel Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Bb Arkansas
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“If you want to be right next to the tigers, ask for this location. It is thrilling and perfectly safe!!”
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“To have tigers outside your window, get the Siberian Suite.”
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“The Bengal Suite we stayed in was very comfortable, and (given the winter snow storm we had at the time) also well heated! The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, and include unlimited daytime access to the refuge itself.”
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“Bengal and Siberian rooms give an up close and great experience with the animals!”
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