Mountain Thyme Bed & Breakfast Inn

10860 N Highway 7 , Jessieville, AR 71949 USA (Show map)


Just 18 miles north of Hot Springs, this 8-room inn was specifically built to be a retreat from the hectic pace of modern life. Situated on 9 wooded acres just outside the Ouachita National Forest, it is the perfect place to unplug, unwind and truly relax. As the sun goes down, a cool summer breeze reminds one of life outside the asphalt and concrete of the city. The summer is punctuated by fireflies, tree frogs and a walk on our path through the woods. Campfires, fireplaces, and lap blankets on the wraparound porch mark the colder months. And, of course, spring blooms and fall foliage are major highlights at this year round destination. Whether drawn by the scenic drives through the Ouachita Mountains, the clean waters of Lake Ouachita, the romantic history of Hot Springs National Park, or just the need to get away for a little while, each day begins and ends in a beautiful and tranquil environment. Come enjoy our “little bit of heaven” in the Ouachita Mountains.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Do NOT miss this place!

5 on August 04, 2011

I stay exclusively at B&B's around the country and recently made a visit with my hubby on motorcycle thru 8 states in two weeks, during the HEAT WAVE of Summer 2011. Mountain Thyme was only one stop--but one of my absolute all time favorites. From the warm welcome we received from Mike (which consisted mostly of showing all the things afforded us as guests) to the fantastic breakfast served by Rhonda--the most delightful b&b hostess ever, it was simply wonderful. As guests you have the finest sheets, pillows and towels, every possible amenity in the "guest closet", a fully stocked pantry and fridge open for you 24 hours a day--full of homemade goodies, and bath salts, handmade soap--I could go on and on. It is luxury and simplicity without the commerciality. You feel as though you have come home to old friends. I cannot say enough great things about Rhonda, Mike, their dogs, and Mountain Thyme. If you are ever in the area, put this one on your bucket list for sure! Thanks, guys, for a blessed visit.

Honored on Veteran's Day

5 on December 08, 2010

Our visit was on Veteran's Day. Rhonda and Mike made my husband feel honored to have served his country. This B&B is perfect down to the last detail. We also enjoyed their wonderful soaps and teas. I bought some to take home for us and our family and friends and they love it. I highly recommend the Mountain Thyme Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Mountain Thyme is Fantastic...

5 on November 12, 2010

Even after reading everyone else's reports of exactly the same experience, I still find the urge to write and invite you to Mountain Thyme. My husband and I made our first visit this year (around Halloween) and has absolutely the best time there. What you read is true. This is the best B&B around and Rhonda and Mike take care of everything, including a few Halloween tricks as well as treats! And the Ouchita Lake and State Park are gorgeous. We didn't want to leave....and plan to go back for a weekend in January. Jerry & Cindy Lunak, Flower Mound, TX.

Mountain getaway

5 on October 11, 2010

We very seldom take a day off just to get away. This is our second trip to a B&B -- the same one both times. I am almost afraid to try another one -- I am afraid it will not live up to the one that is so great as this one is.

Time spent at MountainThyme Inn

4.6 on September 13, 2010

A tremendous experience! We wanted a quiet, restful place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversay as just the two of us, before we had a larger celebration with friends and family. MountainThyme advertised "there is nothing to do here and we want you to do lots of it!" That sounded like what we were looking for and it exceeded our expectations! We stayed two nights and one of the nights included a camp fire and marshmallows! Staying at MountainThyme was a memorable experience in itself and certainly a place for us to reminisce about our 50 years of memories. We plan to go back soon for more "nothing to do."

Favorite B&B Yet

5 on September 07, 2010

I have stayed at many B&Bs over the years and this one is the most comfortable by far. After a day out on the town, I felt as though I was "coming home". Part of the reason why it feels so pleasant is due to their pets- four dogs, one cat- whose personalities range from a low key Lab to an energetic puppy. Rhonda and Mike are more than accomodating to any need. When making reservations I was asked if any one in our party had dietary restrictions- which really surprised me. Being a vegetarian myself (the only one in my party) I took note of this. Everything about Mountain Thyme will ensure a more than pleasant stay.

Best B & B I've ever been too!

5 on August 02, 2010

Always pleasant and super comfortable. The food is outstanding and the owners are like your best friends - they adapt to you - not vice versa! It is so peaceful and quiet - but lots to find to do if you want to be busy! The afternoon snacks are always great!

A wonderful place to relax

4.4 on July 31, 2010

Our stay at Mountain Thyme was our first in a B&B. Mike and Rhonda Hicks are the ideal hosts, who ensure that everything is ready for guests to relax and enjoy. The lovely wrap-around porch is great for grabbing a warm blanket from the supply and curling up with a book or just relaxing in the comfortable chairs. If it is cold or raining, the Mountain Thyme great room is well stocked with CDs, a large TV and games. We would recommend Mountain Thyme without reservation.

Our Favorite B&B

5 on July 31, 2010

We have stayed at Mountain Thyme at least 8 times over the course of the last several years and can not wait to get back. As far as we are concerned, Mike and Rhonda have set the standards for judging a B&B. No others can live up to our expectations now. The rooms are extremely comfortable and clean. The setting is quiet and peaceful and the lure of the porch is always calling us back. The inn was built to be a B&B and no ammenity was left out. The refreshment bar, rooms and common areas are well planned, inviting and comfortable. Breakfasts and snacks are always a wonderful treat! Mike and Rhonda are special people and always make us feel as though we are returning to family and our own special place.

Thyme to Play

5 on July 31, 2010

What a treat! Mike and Rhonda are warm, hospitable, exceptional hosts. Loved the dogs and the cat (felt like home). Breakfasts were different each day and you can tell Rhonda really enjoys cooking and coming up with different things. Setting is so peaceful and quiet and while we did do some sight seeing in the area, we spent most of our time unwinding and reading. Perfect get away. We're going back in three weeks.

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Rooms & Rates


$125 per night. Donna's room is downstairs with a private (shower/tub) bath and a Queen size bed with a white picket fence head board. The white picket decor is continued with an intergrated wall mural and a corner plant stand. French Doors looking out onto the wrap around porch offer a serene view of the forest.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125


$125 - $140 per night. Nancy's room is downstairs and is fully wheelchair accessible. A second door onto the wrap around porch provides easy access to the porch ramp and the adjacent reserved parking space. The private bath contains a tiled shower with bench. The room is furnished with both a Queen and a Twin bed. Pricing varies depending upon the number of occupants and beds used. 2 people using only the Queen bed is $125. 2 people using both beds is $130. And 3 people using both beds is $140.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125


$125 per night. MiMi's room is upstairs with a private (shower/tub) bath and a Queen size bed. The room has a gas fireplace, a small writing desk, antigue chest of drawers and a love seat.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125


$125 per night. Hattie's room is upstairs with a private (shower/tub) bath and a Queen size bed with a white iron head board. A writing desk, love seat and antique chest of drawers, together with the two bed side tables and reading lamps complete the furnishings. A large 3 panel window provides a view of the forest.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125


$165 per night. Nana's room is upstairs with a King size bed. The private bath has a whirlpool tub and shower. Two padded chairs sit beside a small table. An antique desk and chest of drawers sit by the bed. A large 3 panel window provides a view of the forest.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165


$165 per night. Nell's room is upstairs with a private (shower/tub) bath, a gas fire place and a 4-poster mahogany King size bed. The room is furnished with a loveseat, 2 padded chairs, a chest of drawers and an antique armoire. A 3 panel window offers a great view of the forest from the bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Janie Lee

$165 per night. Janie Lee's room is upstairs with a private (shower/tub) bath, a gas fire place and a Queen bed. Two easy chairs in front of the large 3 panel window and it's window seat offer great places to sit and read, or to just sit and watch the birds fly or the rain fall.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165


$225 per night. The Dogwood room is our largest room with a 4-poster King size bed, a gas fire place and an oversized private bathroom with a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Windows on each side of the bed plus a large 3 panel window offer a spacious feel. A small table and chairs are set in front of the large widow and two stuffed easy chairs are set in front of the fireplace. An entertainment unit contains a TV with DVD and VCR access.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains


Little Rock, AR (LIT) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Hot Springs: North on Scenic Byway 7, (Central Ave, Highway 7), 7.5 miles past Hot Springs Village gate and 3.5 miles past Jessieville school.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Crystal mines, Scenic Drives, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Library, Wi-Fi , chess, board games, books, movies, jigsaw puzzles, checkers,

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 10:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Ashtrays provided on porch.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Inn Dogs and Cats on premises
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min holidays; some 2 night min all week-ends; Dogwood always 2 night min
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 2 night deposit for Dogwood Room; 1 Night deposit for all other rooms.
  • Cancellations: 7 day notice is required for deposit refund. Otherwise, deposit is forfeited if we are unable to rebook the room.
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Mike & Rhonda Hicks

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian diabetic, glucose, lactose intollerant

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