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The Lodge at River Ridge Inn with Cottages and Chalets

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Last updated: 12/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, sleeps 20

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.

The Lodge is broken up into two sections. Most guests rent the entire Lodge where they have exclusive use of both levels, both kitchens, both dining and living areas. Here is what you get with the entire lodge.

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 sun-room 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 900 sq. ft. patio. A 300 sq. ft. river pavilion and large private dock. Meals, with a minimum for 7 persons, can be arranged with 72 hours of notice.

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. Brown Room is also a handicap friendly room. 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 with flat screens, 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.

Lodge can be sectioned off for smaller groups.

Groups of 7-14 persons may chose to only take the Upper Level. This level consists of the four bedrooms, each with a full bath, and a total of 7 Queen or King beds. It also has the main kitchen, the Great Room (dining and living area), and the Sun-Room. It rents for a $390/night for 7 persons and $15/night for each person over 7. The suggested capacity for comfort and safety would be 8 persons.

Smaller groups 3-6 might prefer the Lower Level. Here you get exclusive use of the entire level including the kitchen (not to be used for frying or baking foods that have lingering odors, there is no exhaust vent to the outside), Large Dining Area, the Lounge and desk space. The Brown Room is set up to handle disabled persons. The price on the Lower Level is $290/night for 4 persons and $15/person over 4.

Whatever choice fits your group the best, you will still have use of the common areas that include the Upper Deck and Huge Patio of the Lodge, as well as the Dock, the Exercise Room, the Sauna, the Hot Tub, the Laundry, Pavilion and the Ice Machine. All units have 2 night minimum stay. Go to the website for lodge configuration.

Call 870-499-7775 to discuss your needs so we can help make your stay with us as comfortable as it can be.

Manager

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/25/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    22...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 16 need to be supervised on the dock or near the river. The North Fork River, when generation is occurs, is a dangerous river. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Except outdoors. Fine and being asked to leave is consequence of smoking inside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Call for pet approval. Dogs ONLY. A fee of $40 for the first two nights and $20/day for each day beyond. We could not let everyone bring a pet at the same time. Current Vaccinations, flee and tick control is required. Norfork has a leash ordinance....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Only the Brown Room is readily accessible by Wheelchair. The bath room is handicap ready but over-sized chairs may have a difficulty negotiating all aspects of the bath....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Rainbow: 2 queen

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  • Brook: 2 queen

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  • Cut Throat: 1 king

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  • Brown: 2 queen

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  • Sow Bug: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Scud: 2 queen

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  • All beds are made up with premium grade linens and pillows. Extra warm blankets and pillows that are soft or hard are supplied. Most important, the baths and the rooms are extremely clean and fresh. We pride ourselves in the quality of our bedrooms and baths!!...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • The towels and wash cloths are premium quality and more than enough to last your stay. You'll find shampoo, conditioner, large bars of soap and, in case you forgot something, we can supply tooth brushes and paste, q tips, cotton balls and most of whatever else you might have forgotten....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of various authors....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Upper level, lower level, Brown Room...moreless

  • Game Room
  • Music Library:

    Selection in the 100 cd holder player in the lounge...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish network through out the Lodge...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Lounge...moreless

  • Television:

    One (flat screen) in every bedroom and one in the upper level living area and a 50' in the Lounge....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Wi is in the common exercise room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many action movies and children movies in the Lounge...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    One of the Ozark mountains is directly across the river from the resort. Heart of the Ozark Mountains and the Boston Mountains are only 5 miles away. Many hiking and biking trails within 10 miles...moreless

  • Resort:

    That would be River Ridge Inn. The in has the Lodge at River Ridge Inn, 2 cabins and 2 chalets, all on the bank of the Norfork tail-waters ( North Fork River)...moreless

  • Village:

    Norfork is the community where River Ridge Inn is. It's is a volunteer community with 500 persons. It has historical sites, cafes, Post Office, grocery store, liquor stores and boat dock and beach. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Riverside Chalet and Gardenside Chalet both have wonderful river views. The Decks at the Lodge and Striper Cottage also have great views....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    River Ridge Inn is located directly on the banks of the North Fork River. The Lodge has views of the gardens and river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Two dining rooms and a nook plus other tables. You'll have plenty of sit down to eat area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 28 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air and heat. One bedroom has auxiliary heat pump so occupants may sleep in conditions that they need to control....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is with washer in the rec room...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    In Gardenside Chalet has a gas fireplace....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Weight machine, two tread mills, stationery bike, AB lounge, gravity inversion table, free weights...moreless

  • Garage:

    This garage is used for a work shop and auto repair and restoration area. One of Jim's antique Muscle Cars is usually parked there. Should you have the need for tools or minor repair of auto, boat or trailer, there is a good chance we can fix it here....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Lodge has LP Gas heat system. All cottages and Chalets are central except Cut Bow, it is heat pump....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We use only the best linens. Sheets and pillows and Bedspreads are of high quality. We know how important this is...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two ... one upstairs Greatroom and one downstairs (lounge)...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Good service on all cell phone signals...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample for Lodge, Cabins and Chalets...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have parking next to the lodge and for large groups, we have a 2 acre parking area adjacent to the Lodge....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

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Land line in Lounge and kitchen. This is the primary line for our business and we ask that it only be used in emergencies Good cell phone reception with the exception of Sprint and spotty on Verison...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    More than you will need....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in the rec room for our guests...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless throughout the Lodge and property...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We use only the best restaurant chefs in the area. Corporate groups can arrange for all meals to be included in the Corporate package....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    big one, Bunn, is in the secondary kitchen...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    If it is not there, we will find it!!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    3 sets of Place settings for 10 or 12 each One set for 30 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2, one on each level...moreless

  • Freezer:

    side by side and upper level of refrig in garage...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 kitchens, primary has convection oven, this is where meals are prepared. The secondary one is downstairs and is used for light meals or for maintaining prepared food. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    2, one in each kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    2 including secondary kitchen. Main Kitchen has convection oven, gas burners and warming compartment....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    4 total...moreless

  • Shared Kitchen:

    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

  • Stove:

    2, one in each kitchen...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Rental available at neighboring boat docks....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge 300+ sq ft patio and deck on the upper level....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo:

    It has a hot tub in in and does not afford much room for chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    5* rated course at Big Creek Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available close by....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdor hot tub in a gazebo with roof open to the moon and stars....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Huge sauna that sits 6 or more. Piped in music and watch TV through one way mirrored glass....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Hot springs tub sits in a gazebo. This hot tub will hold a maximum of 6 persons....moreless

  • Steam Shower
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$680
$3,990

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • $40 for 1st 2 days $40 + tax
  • $15/day over 2 days $15 + tax
  • Pet Fee $40 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

$680/night for 6 bedrooms

$3900/wk for all 6 rooms.

'This rate is for exclusive use of entire Lodge. You may rent a portion of the Lodge if it better suits your needs. Call us, or email, us about special requests and pricing.

**Contact for a full list of rates**


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Blue Ribbon Fly Shop

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    "Best Mexican food you can find with in 250 miles"

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    "If you want BBQ, you must go to KT's. Recipe is award winning from the Memphis Cook Off."

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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Little Rock, Springfield MO, Branson MO
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chilis & Buffalo Wings
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Creek Country Club
Norfork, AR, USA
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 5 and AR 201
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Whispering Woods, PJ's, Bradley's &Heide's
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Norfork Lake Dam Site Park

Car: Necessary

Dry Run Creek offers a solution to parents wanting their kids to enjoy an exciting initial fishing experience. This scenic, 1/2-mile creek flows past Norfork National Trout Hatchery to its junction with the North Fork River. Until 1988, it had been closed for 30 years to all fishing. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission decided closure of the stream was unnecessary and opened it as a catch-and-release, single-hook, artificial-lure fishery for kids under 16. Dry Run is anything but a dry fishing experience -- it teems with trout.

Big Creek Golf & Country Club (Rated Five Star by Golf Digest) sprawls over nearly 200 acres of rolling Ozark terrain featuring four lakes and Big Creek itself. White sand bunkers, lush zoysia fairways and L-93 bent grass greens provide a perfect setting for a memorable test of golf. A wide array of hole layouts makes Big Creek challenging, yet enjoyable for all. Five sets of tee boxes ranging from 5,068 yards up to 7,320 yards, along with large greens, ensure that Big Creek is a course that will always offer both challenge and pleasure to golfers of every ability.

Norfork National Fish Hatchery is a cold water hatchery primarily for the production of trout to restock the tailwaters below Norfork, Bull Shoals and other dams. In addition, Norfork National Fish Hatchery also provides trout to reservoirs and in cooperation with state game and fish agencies distributes fish throughout Arkansas and other nearby states. Norfork National Fish Hatchery was established to raise trout for restocking areas impacted by construction of dams, primarily in the tailwaters of Norfork and Bull Shoals. The hatchery is responsible for raising three kinds of trout: rainbow, brown and cutthroat.

Jacob Wolf House.

The two-story log structure known as the Jacob Wolf House stands on a hillside overlooking the juncture of the White and North Fork Rivers in the present-day town of Norfork (Baxter County). It was constructed in 1829 as the first permanent courthouse for Izard County in Arkansas Territory and is the oldest public structure in Arkansas.

Before permanent Anglo-American settlement occurred, the juncture of the White and North Fork rivers was the site of early fur-trading activities. From 1819 to 1828, numerous villages of Shawnee and Delaware Indians were located nearby. Trade with these Indian tribes prompted Jacob Wolf to establish his homestead at the mouth of the North Fork River in 1824. In 1825, he was granted a license to operate ferries across both rivers. Wolf, of German ancestry, had arrived in the area in 1820. He was a merchant, builder of log structures, carpenter, and blacksmith.

Blanchard Springs Caverns.

is the jewel in the Ozark National Forest Crown. Dubbed by Life Magazine as 'one of the most extraordinary finds of the century' this living cave is constantly in the process of formation. Two paved, lighted trails, one of which is handicapped accessible with assistance, are open to visitors of all ages. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tour winds through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world's largest flowstone. The Wild Cave Tour is available by special arrangement for more adventuresome explorers.

Norfork Lake

About Norfork Lake:

Renowned for its clean, clear water, Lake Norfork is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Ozarks. The Norfork reservoir is formed by a large concrete dam across the North Fork River four miles upstream from where the North Fork runs into the White River at the little City of Norfork, Arkansas. The dam, built for both flood control and hydro-electric generation, was completed on June 2, 1944. It also serves as a bridge across the river gorge. Two turbine generators contribute to the southwestern power grid.

Recreation Seasons:

Norfork lake has over 550 miles of shoreline and 22,000 surface acres. Boating, sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, and swimming are popular from mid May through mid September. Fall weather is shirt-sleeve comfortable through October with fall foliage usually occurring the last week of the month. Fishing is good through the winter. Spring wild flowers begin blooming in early March, and trees are leafed out by May 10 most years. The cooler months of April, May, September, and October offer excellent fishing, hiking, and exploring.

Lake & River Fishing:

Norfork Lakeoffers great fishing for both largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, stripers, hybrid bass, crappie, bream, walleye, and catfish. Fishermen are active here throughout the year as there is no closed fishing season on Norfork and the mild winters do not freeze the lake. Several fishing guide services savvy to the ways of the lake's sport fish populations operate on Norfork. Lodging facility owners are also quite good at fishing and will share fishing strategies with their guests.

 

Manager info

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 U.S.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 rescently sold the Alfas and went the American Muscle Car route. How about a nostalgic '67 Plymouth Sport Satellite, totally restored, scary fast 440 cu. in. 4 speed. At the age of 70, if you feel young, show it. 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 scrap-booking '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. 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.

Why Norfork, AR, USA:
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 across 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, cut throat and brook trout all in one day. In this part of the Ozarks, 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, hybrids, 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 a walnut, hickory or oak trees. Stroll among the many flowers and professional landscaping. 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. Need to communicate outside of the Inn, use the complimentary WiFi, from your room, the Lodge, one of he cabins or chalets. It covers the entire range of the resort. There are many ways to leave your troubles, work and hustle bustle behind. Try them here at the River Ridge Lodge and you will see why 80% of our guest return.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/25/2016

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  • The Lodge at River Ridge Inn with Cottages and Chalets

    The Lodge at River Ridge Inn with Cottages and Chalets

  • Rear of Lodge with  Sun-room, upper deck and lower patio

    Rear of Lodge with Sun-room, upper deck and lower patio

  • Great Room in Lodge is extremely comfortable on upper level of the Lodge

    Great Room in Lodge is extremely comfortable on upper level of the Lodge

  • Main Kitchen in Lodge on main level

    Main Kitchen in Lodge on main level

  • Sun-Room in the Lodge has great view of river and property leading to dock

    Sun-Room in the Lodge has great view of river and property leading to dock

  • Exercise Room, Wet & Dry Sauna, Laundry, Ice Machine and Waderer Room.

    Exercise Room, Wet & Dry Sauna, Laundry, Ice Machine and Waderer Room.

  • Brook Room with private full bath and private entrance.

    Brook Room with private full bath and private entrance.

  • Brown Room, handicap ready, with private full bath and private entrance

    Brown Room, handicap ready, with private full bath and private entrance

  • Path down to Private Dock on the North Fork River

    Path down to Private Dock on the North Fork River

  • Riverside Chalet by the Lodge sits right on the river

    Riverside Chalet by the Lodge sits right on the river

  • Back yard and gardens behind the Lodge.  Peaceful, beautiful and relaxing

    Back yard and gardens behind the Lodge. Peaceful, beautiful and relaxing

  • Greet the sunrise over the mountain ridge with a morning cup of coffee

    Greet the sunrise over the mountain ridge with a morning cup of coffee

  • Kids love being on the River.  There is so much for them to do and see.

    Kids love being on the River. There is so much for them to do and see.

  • Father and Son success on the North Fork.  One beautiful brown. Check the smile!

    Father and Son success on the North Fork. One beautiful brown. Check the smile!

  • Float Trout Fishing Trips on the North Fork River can be arranged

    Float Trout Fishing Trips on the North Fork River can be arranged

  • North Fork in Fall, when colors are changing, is a GREAT time to stay with us.

    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.

    Private Instruction at Dry Run Creek will spoil you kids. Awesome fun for all.

  • Dry Run Creek is the Jewel of Trout Steams and is ONLY for kids under 16.

    Dry Run Creek is the Jewel of Trout Steams and is ONLY for kids under 16.

  • Scud Room with private full bath

    Scud Room with private full bath

  • Cutthroat Room having King Bed with private full bath and private entrance.

    Cutthroat Room having King Bed with private full bath and private entrance.

  • The Cottages at River Ridge Inn...Striper and Cut Bow fully stocked

    The Cottages at River Ridge Inn...Striper and Cut Bow fully stocked

  • Gardenside Chalet... 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, huge deck overlooking river

    Gardenside Chalet... 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, huge deck overlooking river

  • Gazebo with Hot Springs Hot Tub always ready to sooth away your aches & pains

    Gazebo with Hot Springs Hot Tub always ready to sooth away your aches & pains

  • Day is done and the sun sets over the Ozarks from the Norfork Overlook.

    Day is done and the sun sets over the Ozarks from the Norfork Overlook.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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