The White River Inn

924 County Road 174 , Cotter, AR 72626 USA (Show map)


The White River Inn is a world class lodge for fly fishing enthusiasts, sporting fanatics, couples on a romantic holiday, vacations and travelers looking for a idyllic, quiet getaway. Your hosts, Moose and Tina Watson welcome you to custom designed lodge built of coastal Western Red Cedar logs on a magnificent bluff 300 feet above the White River near Cotter, Arkansas. Enjoy Privacy, Luxury & Amenities Unmatched on the White River.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Run away to Wilderness Luxury

4.8 on October 03, 2010

This place is the top of my list to run away to the wilderness. Off the beaten path on the top of a bluff with spectacular views and wonderful hosts you cannot get any better than this. We always feel welcome and cannot believe the way our host make you feel at home and will go above and beyond to help you with whatever it is that you need. You have your quite time if you want it and time for great conversations with Tina and Moose. Gentlemen your wife will not mind going on the fishing trip with you when you stay here.

Relaxing lodge on the White River in Arkansas

3.8 on July 07, 2009

Our family completely enjoyed our stay in the mountains at the custom designed cedar lodge overlooking the White River. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and very clean. We spent as much time as possible on the patio gazing down 300 feet to the river and across the river to the mountains. The innkeepers, Tina and Moose Watson made us feel most welcome, and we plan to visit again very soon.


4.4 on June 05, 2009

I often pamper my wife for taking such good care of me in my difficulties following brain surgery and this was just that. We had a great time and had some good fishing also. The host and hostess were fun to be with.

Our Stay at The White River Inn

4.6 on May 28, 2009

We had a great Memorial Weekend at The White River Inn which we found on the internet despit the fact it rained almost all weekend. We did manage a great guided fishing trip on Saturday prior to the rain which was set up by the hosts Tina & Moose. They are trememdous hosts & run a first class operation. The view is unbelievable & really good food is close by. It's a little off the beaten path but not hard to find with directions from the hosts & it's worth the drive. The breakfast ala Tina was good every morning & Moose does some fine prep work! We will definately be back to see them again soon.

fantastic Lodge & Hosts

5 on May 08, 2009

Best lodge we've stayed in and will return soon, I hope. Also 100+ trout in three days on the White river didn't hurt.

An Outstanding Event

5 on April 20, 2009

From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. Tina & Moose are exceptional hosts who made us feel "at home" in their home. They showered us with friendship and fellowship while honoring our privacy. The food was incredible, the accomodations are fit for a King and the views are a spectacular example of our beautiful country. We plan to return next year and will only stay at the White River Inn. Dr. Jack Monaco S. Glastonbury, CT

Excellent place to stay

5 on April 10, 2009

Our stay at the White River Inn could not have been any better! We loved our hosts, Moose and Tina. We felt so welcomed and comfortable, it seemed like we were staying with family. The breakfasts they provided were incredible. If we can get back, I would let them prepare all our meals! The lodge was beautifully decorated and the views were spectacular. This was the perfect place to stay. The fishing was great, the local towns quaint, and the lodge was perfect for hanging out and relaxing.

Fantastic Adventure Getaway!

5 on April 08, 2009

Tina & Moose Watson have built the most fantastic B&B atop the mountain overlooking the White River where trout fishing is the best in the nation! The Inn - 3 years old - is more beautiful than you could imagine - custom log Inn! Tina and Moose make your stay warm and welcoming - and the breakfast Tina prepares - beginning with a fruit parfeit is absolutely delicious - Moose made the homemade Banana Bread! Thank you both for your gracious hospitality and a fantastic stay!

Gem in the Wilderness

4.0 on April 06, 2009

Perfect retreat for any age. The view from the lodge is breathtaking. Every aspect is top of the line. You will love the warmth of Moose and Tina as well. I cannot say enough about how much you will enjoy staying at the The White River Inn.

A wonderful visit

5 on March 19, 2009

Just came off a four night stay with Moose and Tina Watson and would go back in a heartbeat. They treat you like royalty and work hard to make sure your experience is exceptional. 69 trout on the White River the day my daughter and I booked an guide through Moose. These folks are connected with the local community and can steer you to the best of life in Cotter, Arkansas. Plan on returning shortly with my Son. I am sure the experience will be outstanding. Thank You Moose and Tina for the wonderful visit.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

This room is cozy with a Mission style king size bed ,private bath ,Wi-Fi ,and satellite TV .The bed has 600 thread count linens and a beautiful Acorn print Quilt.It also includes a leather sofa for reading and relaxing in .The bath has a large tub with a sliding shower door .Mission style lamps and end tables finish the room nicely .A large casement window looks at the front of the property for watching birds and wildlife . The room is very intimate and private .

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $225

Room 4

This kingsize room has a private entrance onto the back deck. It is appointed with mission style furniture and lamps. The bed is adorned in 600 thread count linens and custom quilting. The room comes complete with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a fireplace and a comfortable loveseat that rolls into a twin sized bed. Individual climate control, enhances your comfort. The bath has a jetted shower and a separate jacuzzi tub. Dimmer lights and plush towels enhance the bathing experience. Italian tile graces the walls and floor area. Everything is kept impeccably clean.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Suite 5

This room lends itself well to a family or perhaps 3 people travelling together. It has 3 queen sized beds with 600 threadcount sheets and custom made quilts and shams. It has a full dresser and mirror as well as a chest of drawers. A big walkin closet, flytying bench, and two big oversized chairs and ottomans round out most of the furnishings. There is a quiet Hunter ceiling fan and an individual thermostat for your comfortand convenience. There is plenty of walking around room here. The bathroom is done entirely in impoted Italian tile in a rich walnut tone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $375 - $375

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Location Type

Overlooking the White River, Mountains


Little Rock, AR (LIT) 145 miles

Directions to property:

The White River Inn is centrally located in the beautiful Arkansas Ozark Mountains near Cotter. From Highway 62/412 in Cotter, take (Baxter County) Denton Ferry Road. Drive 2.7 miles & turn right onto County Road 706. Go 3 tenths of a mile and turn right on County Road 174. Travel .9 miles to the White River Inn Drive (924 County Road 174).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, rivers both cold and warm water, Flyfishing is great, Biking and hiking trails, wonderful motorcycle touring area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games , 14 foot vaulted ceilings, 600 threadcount sheets, Custom Made Mission-style Furniture

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, million-acre hardwood forest preserves, living caverns, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 15 with well behaved families are considered
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekend stays are a two night minimum.
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit is required within 7 days of booking to hold a reservation.
  • Cancellations: • Cancellations less than 30 days will be charged the full rate for the entire stay that has been booked, unless the room or rooms are booked and paid in full by other guests. • Cancellations earlier than 30 days will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 handling fee. • Cancellations need to be made by phone, person to person. Please note phone messages or email cancellations are not acceptable
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Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

We are outdoor enthusiasts ! We love to fish and hunt both at home and abroad .Traveling and spending time with old and new friends keeps us both happy and busy .

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Full Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: 7am - 9am
  • Serving Location: Back Patio, Dining Room

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