Hamilton House Estate

132 Van Lyell Terrace , Hot Springs, AR 71913 USA (Show map)


Hamilton House Estate, a Hot Springs Bed and Breakfast, overlooks Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. The estate creates a magnificent presence sitting on a three acre wooded peninsula jutting out into the deep mountain lake. Our magnificent grounds include a waterfall cascading down into Lake Hamilton with extensive walking paths through our beautiful gardens. Lakeside we have a swimming area, private boat slips and fishing dock. Enjoy southern hospitality in a romantic 1930's setting. Family owned and operated since the 1971.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

First time and I loved it!

4.8 on March 22, 2016

I had the best time at the Hamilton House. It was my first time staying at a BnB, and I loved it! Paulette was top notch! She was a great in suggesting things to do in the area. The estate was very pretty even though the had some horrible storms a few days before. We will for sure be going back to visit soon!


5 on September 02, 2015

Loved Paulette! She has the best personality and made our stay fun-comfortable and relaxing. Did not want to leave!

Relaxing and Enjoyable!

5 on August 08, 2015

We were in Hot Springs for a brief 3-day vacation. The Hamilton House was the perfect place to relax and rest!

Peace, Opulance, Beauty

5 on June 16, 2015

Hamilton House was exactly what we needed after traveling for a few weeks. The bed was amazingly comfortable, the House and Estate were beautiful and tranquil, the people were genuinely friendly and the food was delicious. a true destination, rather than just a place to stay.

Wendell & Dottie Logan

4.6 on June 11, 2015

Loved it!! All of It! Our stay here was most excellent!

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5 on May 29, 2015

Excellent, Romantic getaway on a beautiful lake. Memorial Day fireworks show on the Lake. Fantastic.

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5 on May 29, 2015

We had such a wonderful stay at Hamilton House. The service was outstanding and they were so welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be coming here again.

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4.8 on May 25, 2015

Property was beautiful! Would highly recommend to anyone.

An Elegant Estate with Excellant Service

5 on May 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Hamilton House. Paulette was a wonderful hostess, and the manor and grounds are beautiful and full of character.


5 on May 10, 2015

Lovely place & so relaxing. Wonderful breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

The Jacqueline R. Suite

Named after the wife of Dr. William E. Smith. Mother of seven children and successful restaurant owner/manager. Decorated in a wonderful pail blue and cream color, and features a large private balcony. This room also includes a king size bed, antiques, cable-tv, DVD, marble jacqzzi tub, A/C control as well as lake views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

The Heritage Suite

This is our pet-friendly room, containing some highlights of each of the seven children. Dressed up with original hardwood flooring, the view from the second floor wall of windows in the room is breathtaking, overlooking the patio and lake. This suite also contains one queen bed , DVD, marble jacuzzi tub..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

The Van Lyell Suite

Named for the original owner of the Hamilton House who built the home, completed in 1931. He was the owner/president of the Coca-Cola firm and served on the Oaklawn Racing Commission. This room offers a wonderful Romeo and Juliet Balcony overlooking the lake. Decorated with fine original antiques in jues of navy and cream. please see web page for more info.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $225

Doc's Master Suite

This upper-level suite takes up the whole east/west wing of the house. It includes a private living room with original floor tiling. This room also features one of the most original glass tile baths with a unique wall etching of a ship in the glass, along with a black marble jacuzzi tub and separate body jet shower. This king size bed is truly fit for a king, four large poster with intricate carving and rod-iron canopy, a work of art, along with matching bedroom suite. Dressed in gilded golds and cream.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $325 - $450

Hamilton Room

Master Suite-Located on the main entry level of the home. Takes up the whole east and west wing of the estate. This suite is designed for handicap accessibility as well as being very beautiful. Hamilton Suite opens up to a veranda with that has a beautiful sitting area that faces our grotto and lake. The interior is decorated in fine antiques with mauve,black and gold colors. The private bath with a corner jacuzzi marble whirlpool tub adjacent private shower under the unique ELS system (aka light therapy with water) a true spa experience!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $350 - $425

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Location Type

Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Little Rock, AR (LIT)

Directions to property:

From Down town: We are located on HWY 7 south. Start south on HWY 7 (central Ave)pass the Hot Springs Mall. You will go over one bridge to the first paved road on the left. There is a strip center where you turn on the left called Flag Plaza South. The street is Grand Isle Way. You will go to the stop sign and turn left on Grand Isle Drive. Follow the road to the crest of the hill and veer right to the end of the road. You will pass two condo complexes on your right and enter our property with the iron gates.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horse Raceing and Simocast at Oaklawn, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Private Balconies, Lake Access/ Boat slips availableRes, Wine or Champagne (on Request), Community Kitchenette, Private swim dock, Gated property

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $45.00 per pet
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: required two nights stay on weekends unless pre-arranged by innkeeper
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of half of the room rate is required when making a reservation.
  • Cancellations: (30 day policy) A minimum of 30 day cancellation notification is required. If less than 30 days notification, deposit will not be refunded. Reservations can be moved to another date, depending on time of year and availability. There are no refunds for early departure. There will be no refunds for mechanical malfunctions. We charge the full amount for a "no show".




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  • Time Served: 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low Carb and Vegan, requested in advance