The Only Premier Fly Fishing Lodge on the North Fork of the White River
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Norfork lodge description
River Ridge Inn Lodge is located on the banks of the North Fork of the White River in Norfork, Arkansas. The North Fork River is truly one of the most heralded trout fishing tailwaters in the world. For those of you looking to make your first acquaintance to the area, you are in for a most exciting and relaxing time. At River Ridge Inn, we have succeeded in providing you with an atmosphere that compliments the rigors of fishing with a relaxing environment having all the comforts of home.
All Rooms, in the 5,000 sq ft lodge, have Satellite TV, Wireless WIFI, ceiling fans, full private baths and entrances. There are 6 bedrooms/6 baths. Ten (9 Queens and 1 King) beds in all and a couple sleeper sofas and a futon. 1000 sq. ft. lounge/meeting area. Elevated sun deck and sunroom with view of the North Fork River. Great room with TV/DVD/VCR for private meetings or lounging Two complete kitchens plus grills and smokers and a 900sq. ft. patio. A 300 sq. ft. river pavilion and large private dock. Meals, with a minimum for 6 persons, can be arranged with 72 hours of notice. Lodge can be sectioned off for smaller groups. Go to the website for lodge configuration.
The rainbow room, brook room, scud and the brown room all have two queen beds. The brown room also has satellite tv/dvd/vcr and it's private entrance is on ground level just off of the lounge area. The cut throat room has a king size bed. The sow bug room has one queen bed, a queen futon and is also located off the lounge on ground level. All rooms have satellite tv, private baths, private entrances and ceiling fans.
By far, the Lodge at River Ridge is best suited for family reunions, company meeting, customer entertainment or just a bunch of fishermen getting together to do what they do best. The atmosphere at the Lodge enhances the comradery and close family relationships, and it does it with little interference from the staff at River Ridge Inn.
- 2 story
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible:
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
- You can enjoy satellite TV in your room, or you can relax in our newly decorated 1000 sq. ft. lounge with its big screen TV and Satellite receiver so you won’t miss that big game. How about just walking the grounds and “stop to smell the roses” in one of our many gardens cared for by a master gardener. Sit on the cedar swing overlooking the river, relax on the private dock where the temperature in the summer can be 10 degrees cooler. Take a sauna, or maintain your exercise routine in our well equipped exercise room, soak in the Hot Springs Hot Tub, or, cook out on one of the grills or smokers located at the riverside pavilion or on the 900 sq. ft. patio. Some of our guest have slipped away from the rigors of work but find it necessary to periodically “check in”. For those times we offer a work station consisting of a fax, computer, Wireless DSL internet service, phone line, copier and scanner. Sign up for one of The Fly Fishing Academy’s lessons....moreless
- Game Room
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Water View:
- Mountain View:
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Hunting Big Game
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Basketball Court
- Hunting Small Game
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Catering Available
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Sofa Bed
- Alarm Clock
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Water Cooler
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Local Maps
- Mosquito Magnet
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Security System
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Wireless Internet:
- Living Room:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
This garage is used for a work shop and auto repair and restoration area. One of Jim's antique Alfa Romeos is usually parked there. Should you have the need for tools or min;or repair of auto, boat or trailer, there is a good chance we can fix it here....moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Parking for boat trailer, but not next to cottage or chalet. We have a 2 acre adjacent lot that our guides park their boats in. We will do our best to find a safe and secure place for your trailer. You boat is welcome in our dock....moreless
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Catering Available:
The second kitchen is down stairs in the serving area for large groups, or for use by small groups that are staying in the lower level of the lodge. This kitchen is used for cooking small meals. It has a stove, microwave, two refrigerators, dishwasher, garbage disposal and Bunn coffee maker....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Kayak / Canoe
- Wood Deck
- Boat Dock
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Outdoor Grill
- Large Cooler
- Small Cooler
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Hot Tub:
- Steam Shower
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What a GREAT trip!Guest comment entered by manager
What a GREAT trip!
What a Great Trip! and what unbelievable hosts and accommodations. Came up from Clear Lake / NASA area on a corportate outing as a guest. Would happily pay to do it again. Thanks to Jim and Liz and our Guide Ben.
- Guest Sandoval .. TX
- Date of stay 12/12/12
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
A memory for a lifetimeGuest comment entered by manager
A memory for a lifetime
My wife and I came here to rest and fish. I know my wife was very bubious about the trip. She had a great time and wants to return. Our guided fishing trip below the dam waas a memory for a lifetime. Thanks JIM!!
- Guest Lorginiers ..TX
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
World Class LodgeGuest comment entered by manager
World Class Lodge
What a great place. Best trout fihin' I have ever had. Liz and Jim are great hosts with a WORLD CLASS LODGE. This place is going to be a yearly destination for us. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
- Guest Richard .. Poway, CA
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
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2 night min stay
Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
$650/nt for 6 bedrooms
You can rent out the entire lodge or a portion of it.;
$3900/wk for all 6 rooms.
'This rate is for all the bedrooms '. You may rent the rooms with access to all of the common area, or a portion of it, what ever suits your needs. Call us, or email, us about special requests and pricing.
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50% at time of reservation and remainder upon check in.
- Pet Fee: $40 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.5%
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Year Purchased: 2001
About: Liz and Jim 'retired' early and came back 'home' to the Ozarks. They needed something to keep me busy, so they decided to by property on the North Fork River and remodel it into something that would allow for comfortably entertaining guests and relatives. They purchased the Bed and Breakfast next to the Lodge and now use it as our residence. The White and North Fork Rivers are famous for trout and Jim loves to fish for them. It does not matter if it is fly fishing or spin fishing, in a boat or wading, Jim likes it all. When he tires from trout fishing, you can find him at Norfork Lake where he fishes for everything and uses every method. Jim is a Captain (6 pack 50 ton) in the Coast Guard and still makes it 'out to sea' several times a year. However, his favorite trip is fly fishing for Northern Pike in upper - upper Manitoba. When he is not fishing, he is hunting here in Arkansas, or he is working on his restoration of Alfa Romeo sports cars. He actually finds some time to do a little work around the Resort. Liz loves to hate going to town. Running this business, as she does, requires 4 or 5 trips to Mountain Home each week. Her favorite hobby is scrap booking. She even arranges 3 or 4 scrapbooking 'bee' weekends at the Lodge every year. Both Liz and Jim love this business. But, if it wasn't for the great family and company functions the job would not be as challenging. Both use their vast corporate experience to orchestrate outings and reunions that do not go forgotten. Their job is to make you want come back and that is why they have an eighty percent rebooking rate. Hope to see you at the Lodge and Resort soon.
Location, Location, Location The North Fork River is ever changing. Some of the best Trout fishing in the World. Home of the once Brown Trout record of 38.6 lbs. the Arkansas Game and Fish has indicated that several 40 - 50 pounders are in these waters. This is what many come for, but not all. You will not find a more organized, immaculate and relaxing Lodge on the White and North Fork River system. The expertise of the staff at the Lodge at River Ridge Inn is experienced in knowing what it takes to coordinate large outings, while not sacrificing the individual needs of our guests. What other Lodge offers its own Fly Fishing Academy. If this is a sport you want to learn or to become more proficient at, then it is the only option you will want to consider. The instructors that work out of River Ridge Inn are extremely proficient at what they do. But, the first measurement of success is if you had fun while doing it. Fun comes first. You'll catch fish with other guides, but will you have fun doing it? Just a word about Dry Run Creek. It is for kids under 16 and the severely handicapped. If you take your child to 'the best quarter mile of trout fishing' then be prepared. That child will be spoiled. You would be too if you were all but assured of the largest catch of the day. Big Trout...I mean BIG TROUT. At times it seems as though you could walk accross the backs of the trout (Cut Throat, Browns, Brooks and Rainbows). Then there is the Trout Fish Hatchery right next door. This is a great place to take that kid when he or she gets tired of catching fishing. You have heard the saying that if you caught fish on every cast it would not be called fishing, it would be called 'catching'; well, we now know where that came from. Again, when your child gets tired of 'catching' trout, go for a tour of the largest cold water hatchery in America, right next to Dry Run Creek in Norfork, AR and just 5 minutes from the Lodge at River Ridge Inn.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
You can fish for a Norfork Grand Slam....a rainbow, brown, ct throat and brook trout all in one day. You wake up in the morning and must decide if you want to hunt or fish. Hunt bear, deer, turkey, squirrel, quail, pheasant, chukkers...and fish for trout, stripers, large mouth, small mouth, hybreds, whites, gar, catfish, brim,walleye, or crappie. Tough choice! Then there is time to relax. Do it by working out in the large exercise room while you watch or listen to your favorite game or music. Then slip into the sauna for a muscle relaxing experience. You can shower and change in the dressing room, no need to scurry back to your room. Haven't relaxed enough? On the way back, stop off at the Hot Springs hot tub for more muscle therapy. Finish it all off with a drink of your choice at the private dock or pavilion while you watch the beautiful North Fork River flow at your feet. There are numerous places to lay back and relax at the Lodge. Try the Sunroom, visit the Greenhouse, sit under the shade of the walnut, hickory and oak trees among the many flowers and professional landscapes. Find your way onto one of the many Decks where just catching up on reading is as relaxing as it gets. Don't want to miss that 'big game', do it in the lounge area with surround sound and big TV screen. There are many ways to leave your troubles, work and hustle bussle behind. Try them here at the River Ridge Lodge and you will see why 80% of our guest return.
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Lodge at River Ridge Inn
Kids love being on the River. There is so much for them to do and see.
Float Trout Fishing Trips on the North Fork River can be arranged
The Fly Fishing Academy at River Ridge Inn has the Best in Class instructors.
Dry Run Creek is the Jewel of Trout Steams and is ONLY for kids under 16.
King or Queen beds with premium count linens and pillows in every room
Sauna, dry or wet, located next to the Workout Area
Striper Cottage close to Lodge and Hot Tub
Pavilion overlooking the North Fork River has huge Texas BBQ/Smoker
Captain Jim fly fishing right off property in a foggy summer morning
Gardenside Chalet next to Lodge
North for River Viewed from the top of our Conservation Easement
Father and Son success on the North Fork. One beautiful brown. Check the smile!
North Fork in Fall, when colors are changing, is a GREAT time to stay with us.
Private Instruction at Dry Run Creek will spoil you kids. Awesome fun for all.
Spacious Lounge and Dining area for large group meetings and outings
Exercise Room, Sauna, Laundry and Ice Machine with Big Screen TV.
Day is done and the sun sets over the Ozarks from our property on Goats Bluff.
Riverside Chalet by the Lodge sits right on the river
North Fork River Overlook in Leonard B Smith Conservation Easement
Hot Springs Hot Tub off of Lodge Patio
Cut Bow Cottage next to Lodge
2014 snow fall ...everything still..kind of nice
6 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
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