Wildflower B&B

100 Washington , Mountain View, AR 72560 USA (Show map)


The Wildflower is a full-service B&B offering well appointed accommodations in a historic craftsman styled inn, with modern conveniences travelers expect today. A delicious blend of gourmet breakfast entrees and down-home made from scratch country favorites is included with each stay. Seven rooms and suites, two downstairs, all have private in-room bathrooms. Three suites are available, making the bed and breakfast adaptable to friends and families traveling together as well as singles and couples. All guestrooms are attractively furnished with luxury linens, plush pillows, fluffy towels & robes, and digital cable TV. Bellagio mattresses, the high quality mattresses in Bellagio hotels world-wide, are in most rooms and suites. High-speed wireless Internet access is available in each room. All three suites have a large flat-screen TV with built-in DVD player and a mini-fridge to keep drinks and left-overs nice and cold. The Wildflower is located directly on the Court Square in downtown Mountain View. Many great shops and restaurants are located within just a short walking distance. The Pickin' Park, where musicians gather for impromptu jams, is just a block away. The Ozark Folk Center is less than a mile as well as Loco Ropes. Mountain View has so much to offer couples and families. The Wildflower Bed & Breakfast adds a wonderful experience to your Mountain View vacation.



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

Wildflower B&B

5 on October 16, 2017

We have stayed in many B&Bs. This is probably our favorite. The owners, Chris and Shelley, are great. Very friendly and dedicated to everyone having a great experience. Where do I start?! Check in was easy, the rooms are so perfect. We stayed downstairs in the Jonquil room. It has an entrance off of the wrap around porch. The bed and the pillows were so comfortable. And everything was so clean. Everything! We were able to look at the other rooms before we left. And I don't think you could go wrong with any of the rooms. Reasonable price. And the breakfast. Shelley is an excellent cook. Broiled grapefruit, she rolls and cuts her own biscuits, yogurt with homemade granola, chocolate banana bread (so good my husband had 2 slices!), probably the best pancakes you will have, don't forget to try the homemade blueberry syrup. And that is just a couple of the breakfast items. Cheesy eggs, Dutch egg casserole, sausage gravy, bacon, sausage-all of this and we only stayed 2 nights and had 2 breakfasts! We would definitely recommend this B&B. Chris and Shelley are very easy to talk to and very helpful. If you go to Mountain View, don't miss this bed and breakfast!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the kind review. The Jonquil room is definitely our most popular room with the King bed, downstairs, and the large shower. I am so glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Shelley loves cooking everything she can from scratch. (I think her chocolate banana bread is my favorite!) Thank you for choosing our B&B during your stay and I hope you can return and stay with us again soon. :)

- Chris (innkeeper)

Nice, Quite atmosphere

3.2 on October 02, 2017

Vacationing and on our way back home to Oklahoma, we were looking for a B&B in the area we were visiting, and Wildflower was the first B&B to come up, Glad we checked it out. Very nice, informative innkeepers, clean & tastefully decorated rooms, delicious made from scratch breakfast. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and hope we get to stay here again sometime.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. I am not sure where we fell short of the 5 circle rating. The next time you stay with us, please let us know what we can do to make your stay a 5 star experience.

- Christopher Smith, Owner (innkeeper)

Great birthday gift

5 on September 28, 2017

Our stay at the Wildflower was a bityhday gift for my husband Joe. It was our first time to stay in a bed and breakfast. We loved it! Chris and Shelly were wonderful, so friendly and accommodating! The room was quaint and comfortable. The food was amazing, especially the chocolate gravy! The dulcimer music during breakfast was so appropriate for the setting and created a peaceful atmosphere. The porch, where Joe and others played music made us want to spend all our time there. Hope to go back soon! Great experience! Thanks Shelley and Chris!

Fabulous Inn

5 on July 25, 2017

Mom, Sister and I stayed two nights in the Elderberry Suite for Mom's bday celebration. The two-room suite was perfect for our stay with a double bed in the loft and a king bed below. Cute, useable kitchenette came in handy. The innkeepers suggested an event at Blanchard Springs Cavern, Dulcimers in the Cavern, which we all enjoyed. They even purchased tickets for us ahead of time. Discount tickets were provided by the innkeepers for two trips to the Ozark Folk Center as well. Wonderful, sumptuous breakfast was served accompanied by dulcimer music one morning and bass fiddle music the next, played by Chris the innkeeper. This was my 5th trip to Mountain View and the Wildflower Inn. Always a comfortable, homey and delightful place to stay. We will return for a sixth stay soon!

Innkeeper Response
Your visit was great timing with the Dulcimer in the Caverns event going on that day. I'm glad you enjoyed your day at the Ozark Folk Center as well. We purchase the punch cards ahead of time so we can pass the savings on to our guests. We are very much looking forward to having you stay with us again.

- Christopher Smith (Owner)

Wonderful weekend at Wildflower B&B

5 on June 29, 2017

We stayed in the Azelea Suite in June 2017. It was a beautiful room! Very clean, wonderful bed, sheets and towels, great shower. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Mountain View. The breakfast was the best! Shelly is an amazing cook. Owners Chris and Shelly, make you feel like family. The music on the square is great. We love the small town hospitality. We will plan another visit next year.

Innkeeper Response
Our goal is for our guests to feel like they are visiting their most favorite relative, to feel like family while they are here. I'm glad to see we achieved that goal. I'm also glad that you enjoyed the luxury bedding and towels in your room. Shelley and I are looking forward to your next visit with us. :)

- Christopher Smith (Owner)

Family vacation

5 on June 02, 2017

My husband and son and daughter and I stayed in the dogwood suite and had the honeysuckle room attached as well. Our other son and his wife stayed across the hall in the foxglove room on our recent Memorial Day weekend visit. We loved every minute of our stay from the moment we arrived until we had to leave after breakfast the next morning! And make sure to never miss breakfast! The food was amazing! The amount, and variety and taste of everything was above and beyond! From the biscuits and gravy, to the crispy bacon, and the homemade frittata casserole and delicious jellies and jams, you will enjoy every bite! We loved the tasteful and cozy decor so much as well as the friendly innkeepers Chris and Shelley. All my kids were so impressed! This will be a regular tradition for our family from here on out!!

Innkeeper Response
We LOVE having families stay with us! Thank you for choosing our little inn for your family trip. Shelley makes a special effort each morning by making everything she can from scratch. I'm glad you are planning another trip next year. We can't wait to see ya'll again. :)

- Christopher Smith (Owner)

The Place to be in Mountain View, AR

5 on August 22, 2016

We stayed in the azalea suite for three nights during Mountains, Music & Motorcycles Aug 2016, Clean Friendly place with a good breakfast and plenty of local entertainment, Chris & Shelley and their son Morgan (Owner/Operators are great people and we enjoy knowing them. Lots of good motorcycle riding routes, good local food and lots of Antique stores.

Innkeeper Response
That was a great weekend! Thank you for coming and staying with us. Don't wait until next year! We'd love to have you back sooner. :)

- Christopher and Shelley Smith (innkeeper)

Great day

5 on June 29, 2016

My daughter and I had a wonderful time. Dave and Shelley went above and beyond making it an experience in itself with Uncle Dave and guitar on the porch, and a private hammer dulcimer lesson for my daughter! The breakfast was excellent and our rooms were just perfect for us! Thanks and we'll be seeing you soon!

Innkeeper Response
Ha! I think you mean Chris and Shelley, but I'll answer to Dave, too. :) We enjoyed having both of you stay with us and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

- Christopher and Shelley (innkeeper)

An enjoyable experience....

5 on June 24, 2016

The Wildflower Bed and Breakfast in Mountain View, Arkansas (the “Folk Music Capital of the World”) is a delightful retreat, with vintage décor and a fantastic breakfast. We have been to the Wildflower a number of times. We stay 5 days at a time. The Inn is located on the Town Square, so there are a lot of places you can walk to, including those around the Square where people are pickin’ and singin’. Chris and Shelley are the “new” innkeepers. “New” to us anyway, but they have owned the Wildflower for over a year. Their style is different from Pam and JR, the previous innkeepers, but it is still a fabulous experience. They did a lot of updating in the B&B: new mattresses, bedding, TVs and stuff like that. They refreshed the décor without messing up the vintage feel. The breakfasts are like what you would find at an upscale breakfast place - a fruit course, an entrée course and a dessert course. The cookies that are available in the afternoon are terrific. My husband says: I am quite pleasantly impressed with the new owners. Not only does Chris play a pretty good bass, thereby allowing me to play guitar the way a sensitive and discerning artist of my stature should be, but his wife Shelley puts on a marvelous feast of a breakfast that keeps me full while we endure those long hours settin’ on the front porch rocking chairs and shootin’ the breeze with some very interesting friends. I am not a musician so I like the relaxing part best.

Innkeeper Response
What a great week it was when you all were here! All of the live music was great and it was great to get to meet all of you as well. The previous owners left big shoes for us to fill. They built up the Wildflower during their tenure here. We feel that we have a big responsibility to carry on their legacy of exceptional hospitality. We were fortunate to be able to do may updates to the rooms. Many of our guests love the Serta Bellagio mattresses that we put in (the same mattress found in the luxury hotel chain Bellagio Hotels) as well as the soft sheets and the plush pillows we've added. We're glad that we exceed the expectations of our returning guests. Thank you for the kind review. We'll see you next year! :)

- Christopher and Shelley Smith (innkeeper)

Wonderful stay

5 on June 09, 2016

We stayed at Wildflower B & B for one night only (sadly) It was an AMAZING experience. We were made to feel very welcome. Music on the Porch was great. Breakfast was BEAUTIFUL. This is a very SPECIAL place and everyone should stay here at least once in their lifetime.

Innkeeper Response
It's hard to experience everything Mountain View has to offer in only one night! We're fortunate to have some amazingly talented musicians that love to play on our porch--and for breakfast as well! We hope you come back and stay with us again--maybe for a little longer! :)

- Chris (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Foxglove Room

The Foxglove Room is a popular upstairs guest room in peaceful blue tones with a queen bed. Soft Comphy sheets feel luxuriously delightful. This cozy, corner room for two has many windows overlooking the front of the Wildflower. The large in-room private bathroom has a walk-in shower, pedestal sink, and chair-height toilet. Digital cable television and free broadband Wi-Fi are also included with this room.

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

Nightly Rate: $94 - $94

Dogwood Suite

The feature most appreciated of this lovely suite is having two separate sleeping rooms and two private baths (one with a shower, one with a clawfoot tub). Each comfortable sleeping room, one with king bed and one with queen bed, is separated by the cozy sitting room. The sitting room features a twin daybed, comfy side chair, and an old fashioned oak desk to complete one's business paperwork or jot a few notes in their daily journal. Rate is quoted for double occupancy, each additional guest is $20.00

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Jonquil Room

A pretty, downstairs room with a sitting area, plenty of closet space, and a wonderfully comfy queen bed. Features the convenience of your own private entrance, opening onto the wraparound porch. A comfy relaxing area separates the shower and the bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Iris Room

Tranquil downstairs room with a private entrance, opens onto the delightful wraparound porch. This spacious guestroom with a queen bed offers a charming sitting area, with two chairs for relaxing.

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

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

Elderberry Suite

New king size bed! We have upgraded this already deluxe upstairs suite from a queen bed to a King bed with the luxurious Serta Bellagio mattress. The full size bed in the loft provides some measure of privacy for another couple or for kids. The delightful sitting room has a comfortable couch and chair, perfect for reading, relaxing and sharing the adventures of the day. A kitchenette features a Keurig coffee machine, mini-fridge, and microwave. The private en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower and modern fixtures. A large screen television with digital cable is perfectly situated to watch from bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Azalea Suite

Set off by itself along the entire front of the house, this handsome suite includes a sleeping room with queen bed decorated in peaceful blues. A private hallway connects to a sunny sitting room that overlooks Courtsquare and has a daybed perfect for curling upon to take an afternoon nap!

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

Nightly Rate: $124 - $124

Ginseng Room

The Ginseng room is our newest room as well as our most affordable. A queen bed with the luxurious Serta Bellagio mattress also comes with super soft Comphy sheets and plush pillows. The private in-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, chair-height toilet, and pedestal sink. Watch digital cable from bed on the large flat screen television. Thanks to Shelley's great eye., the Ginseng is freshly decorated and delightfully pleasing.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

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Location Type

On Historic Courtsquare, Mountains, Small town


Little Rock, AR (LIT) 115 miles

Directions to property:

For directions from anywhere, check out our directions page: http://thewildflowerbandb.com/directions/

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Music on the Courtsquare, Ozark Folk Center, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, Buffalo River Canoeing, White River Fishing, Picnic area, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Folk musicians play(sometimes), Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 10 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only 10 Ft. away from building only - $200 fee for smoking inside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Our B&B is best suited for children over 6 years of age
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on most weekends April-October
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit may be required for festival and holiday weekends.
  • Cancellations: A processing fee of $25 will be charged for all cancellations unless made within 24 hours of the time the reservation was confirmed. In addition, for cancellations received less than 14 days prior (30 days for holidays and special events) to the planned stay, a charge, equivalent of one night’s stay will be incurred, 50% of which will be credited to a subsequent 2-day minimum reservation. Shortened stays and early check-outs will be responsible for the entire reservation.
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Christopher & Shelley Smith

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About the innkeepers

Shelley and I dreamed of owning an inn since we honeymooned at one. When we found the Wildflower in Mountain View, we fell in love with the building, the town, the people, and the music.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Gluten free, vegetarian, low-fat/sugar with notice at time of reservation

Signature Dish

Home-made Buttermilk Pancakes
Shelley makes her pancake batter from scratch using farm fresh eggs. These pancakes are light and fluffy and absolutely delicious. Add home made maple/pecan syrup and home made blueberry syrup as well as fresh strawberries for toppers and this dish hits the spot! This menu is a guest favorite.

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