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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!

Reviewed 10 June 2016

Me and my daughter stayed one night at the Congo and It was lovely. I enjoyed so much hearing lions and tigers talking to each other. So unique and special! I wish the shower will be a little bit bigger, but thats ok. Lovely personal and guides. Thank you all so much for saving life of those animals! You are...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! Our safari lodges are the perfect place to relax and hear the sounds of the lions caroling in the morning and throughout the evening. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in the future.

Reviewed 4 June 2016

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at Turpentine. I loved listening to the Lions talking at night. I am already looking forward to returning with my daughter sometime soon. The rooms were nice. They were everything you would get in an expensive hotel plus muffins for breakfast!

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

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad that you got to listen to the lions caroling at night and had a relaxing time during your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

FORT WALTON BEACH
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Fantastic, Staff could not have been more accommodating, the location simply incredible . My wife said if the trip ended then it would have been worth it. The Big Cats were fantastic , the private tour was a bonus The Safari Lodges were outstanding, sitting around the fire pit enjoying a glass of wine and hearing the big cats, priceless.

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Thank you for coming out and supporting the refuge! Our Safari Lodges are the perfect place to relax and hear the lions caroling at night. We are happy to hear that you had a memorable stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We recently got back from a 5-days trip from Eureka Springs and as my sister-in-law and mother-in-law are big cat lovers, we stayed at 3 of the Safari Lodges at TCWR - it was wonderful!! The lodges are comfortable with queen-size bed, TV/DVD player, shower area with microwave, small fridge (packed with juice, muffins, fruit cups, creamer, and oat meal),...

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

Thank you for staying with us! We're glad that you enjoyed it and got to experience all the exciting things that the refuge has to offer. We hope that you can come back and visit us again soon!

Arkansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I'd slept in one of the lodges in the past & while I could hear the cats just fine at night, I wanted more. My daughter & two grandsons, age 16 & 3, tent camped for Mother's Day/my Birthday weekend & it was certainly the most unique night of my life! I think I held my breath when the cats...

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Sounds like you had a memorable birthday and Mother's Day! What an amazing experience it is to spend a night our two, surrounded by the magnificent sounds of the wild. Thor is always happy to provide 'round the clock entertainment too! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again soon!

Salem, Arkansas
Reviewed 11 May 2016

My mother, brother and sister-in-law, and my husband and I stayed in the Zulu Safari cabins at Turpentine Creek. We were in the Kalahari, and the other two we had were the Congo and the Serengeti. What wonderful accomodations - queen size beds, back decks with table and chairs, mini fridge with coffee maker and microwave. The fridge was stocked...

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We're thrilled that your family came and enjoyed a lengthy stay with us and got to spend a few hours with our Curator, Emily McCormack. The Coffee with the Curator is highly informative and educational. The private tour of the refuge is well worth the cost. We're hoping that you and your family get to come and stay with us...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9185
Region: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range: $117 (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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“Bengal and Siberian rooms give an up close and great experience with the animals!”
 of 5 bubbles poohzer23, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You will be pleased with any of the lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles pakieselhorst, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Kilimanjaro Suite”
 of 5 bubbles I1412MJtoml, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Treehouse Cabin is off by itself so you have more privacy and a close view of the tigers.”
 of 5 bubbles chollinger83, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Siberian Room”
 of 5 bubbles kellyrJ7705ZB, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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