The Inn at Mountain View Bed & Breakfast

307 W. Washington Street, Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
Innkeeper(s): Teddy and Cricket Sims/ Kevin and Melissa Mitchell
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  • Introduction

    Welcome to The Inn at Mountain View, in Mountain View, Arkansas; the Folk Music Capital of the World! Built in 1886, the Inn is a Nationally Registered historic, just off the courthouse square. 

    The INN is waiting to greet you with the same friendly hospitality that guests have been experiencing there for over a century..

    Since 1886, when John Webb, a Civil War veteran, successful merchant, and Mountain View's first postmaster, opened his home, (then known as The Dew Drop Inn), to traveling salesmen, circuit riders, preachers and other weary travelers.

    Even through several transitions from inn to boarding house back to inn, the house has maintained a reputation for hospitality. In 1977 this rambling house on Washington Street became full-fledged Bed and Breakfast. Stay with us while here on business or pleasure!

    Now known as The Inn at Mountain View, it offers its own unique blend of warmth and comfort.

    It all starts with visitors being welcomed by the large front porch with its alluring rocker that invites you to sit a spell and listen to the breeze in the Maple trees, renew old acquaintances, and build new friendships.

    The Inn at Mountain View is decorated with beautiful antiques throughout. When you enter the front door, you are swept up by the old time southern country atmosphere.

    As a guest at the Inn at Mountain View you will enjoy the spacious rooms filled with antiques and the outside areas of our Inn. Our huge front porch, sunroom and our back courtyard with a flowing stream are great locations to enjoy the fresh Ozark Mountain Air.

    For your enjoyment we have a big screen 51" plasma TV in our game/family/conference room with cable. We also have a DVD player and VCR, with a library of movies available 24 hours a day. We also have a guest pantry with refreshments available 24 hours a day. We stock soft drinks, cake, popcorn, coffee, tea, cookies, indulgence trail mix, M&M's, ice and water.

    We offer 10 guest rooms and suites for overnight lodging. Each stay includes a full country breakfast full use of our common areas including parlors, porches and grounds.

    We also offer a number of services for business travelers including wireless Internet, a small meeting room and a larger conference/game room.

    The Inn at Mountain View is located on the northwest corner of the courtsquare in Mountain View.

     

     


    The Inn at Mountain View is the Perfect Getaway Any Time of Year.
    Come Experience the Beauty of Each Season!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to the Mitchell's and the Sims's for sharing thier secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    People love us because we are "Southern Comfort". We are within walking distance of The Town Square, with the Musicians Pickin Park in our front yard.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Road Trip: The Ozarks, Arkansas From National Geographic's Drives of a Lifetime Series recently mentioned The Inn at Mountain View as our porch being one of many stages where folks can come and enjoy music .The front porch of the inn is the best place in the whole world to sit, relax, jam, and listen to music. The Inn is unique with the History background and all the memories people have made here over years and years. We love meeting people the most and hearing different stories about their lives.        

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The town in general, the people are great here, really down to earth. You could not look the world over and find a better place.  Music-Folk/Bluegrass/Celtic/Old-Time

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We have been told staying with us is like staying with family, Mountain View has been compared to Mayberry which to us that is a big compliment.The music jams on the square in front of the inn are the most relaxing enjoyable thing a family can do and it's all free, provided by local musicians.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Mountain View, Arkansas is The Folk Music Capital of The World.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Travelers staying longer than a weekend should try to visit some of the following: Ozark Folk Center Craft Village and State Park/ Loco Ropes/ Horse back Riding/ Canoeing/ Blanchard Springs Caverns/ Nightly Theater Shows/ Music Jams on The Square by Local Musicians/ Hiking/ Mountain Biking/ Shopping/ Swimming/ Fishing/ Festivals.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The whole town square is within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are a lot of great places to eat, but we recommend Joe Joe's Catfish Warf (on the White River) or Angler's (on the White River), Tommie's Famous Pizza, PJ's Rainbow Cafe, Wing shack 

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    arkansas.com/
    ozarkfolkcenter.com/
    stonecountytouristguide.com/
    yourplaceinthemountains.com/

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 10 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Sorry, we do not accept pets. There are several local boarding houses if guests need pet accommodations.

     

  • Business Travelers

    Coming to Mountain View on business?
    Corporate Rates available Sunday-Thursday ~ Local Government rates apply.

    Business Travel Features:

    • Phones available for use; Fax access
    • Wireless Internet access for taking care of business on the front porch or in your room
    • Cingular Wireless phones get great reception here
    • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover & Personal checks
    • 24 hour cancellation, Sunday-Thursday
    • Full Country Breakfast at 8:30am
    • Conference room with big-screen TV, VCR, DVD & movie library
    • FedEx, courier, fax, & mail received
    • Small meeting facilities available

  • Mountain View Info

    It could be argued there is no other place quite like Mountain View, Arkansas. Surrounded by the Ozark Mountains and National Forest, Mountain View is a great destination for outdoor fun. You’ll find one of America’s top mountain bike trails, the Syllamo, and our White River is world famous as a top trout fishing habitat.

    Spectacular Blanchard Springs Caverns takes you deep into a limestone cave with both easy walking tours and wild cave spelunking adventures. Other activities in the area include, golf, horseback riding, multiple music theaters, antique shops, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, and a 45 minute drive to the dam at Greer's Ferry lake.

    What really makes Mountain View unique are the Ozark Heritage traditions that continue today: skilled craftsmen, living history and most of all, the MUSIC!

    Mountain View is often called the Bluegrass Capital of the world and with good reason. We are home to many Ozarks style music shows performing regularly and each year we host several large music festivals featuring nationally known musicians. The Ozark Folk Center State Park has regular demonstrations of Ozark Crafts and culture.


    But you will find music seems to be everywhere in Mountain View. Each evening, in season, musicians gather on the courthouse square or at the famous fire ring park for impromptu jam sessions. You will also find music being played throughout our Inn to as guests often bring their own stringed instruments to play on our porch and courtyard gardens.

    "Come sit on our porch and listen to music or bring your lawn chairs and sit in the park or on the square and enjoy the music".

    All together this makes for a truly unique experience. Outdoor fun and adventure during the day and the heart and soul of Ozark Mountain style music performed live in the evening. Come experience it!

    More Mountain View, Arkansas Visitor Information

    You can learn more about visiting Mountain View, Arkansas at the official visit Mountain View website:
    www.OzarkGetaways.com. There is a special section setup just for families and kids visiting Mountain View: www.Ozarkids.com.

    For Information On Tourism, Check Out Stone County Tourist Guide And Information Center

    They can supply you with detailed information on all the events taking place during the time of your stay in the Mountain View area. They can be found stonecountytouristguide.com or you can call them directly at 1-870-210-4840.

    Cash's White River Music Show

    One of the most popular music shows in Mountain View is the White River Hoedown. The star of the show, "Aunt Minnie Myles", or Mountain View's own Pat Cash, was actually born here at the Inn in Mountain View! Visit their website for show times and ticket information. [White River Hoedown...]

    Mountain View Music & Gifts 

    Mountain View Music & Gifts is located on the Square in Downtown Mountain View. They buy & sell new, used and vintage instruments. If you need a repair...check out our workshop. [Moutain View Music...]

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