River Ridge Inn

57 River Ridge Road , Norfork, AR 72658 USA (Show map)


The ONLY premier Fly Fishing destination on the North Fork of the White River in the Heart of the OZARKS. Located on the banks of the World Famous NORTH FORK RIVER; and, just a few hundred yards from the confluence with the WHITE RIVER makes the Inn's location ideal for TROUT fishermen Our 5,000 sq ft LODGE at RIVER RIDGE and the COTTAGES and CHALETS are all immaculate and fully furnished. We offer GUIDE SERVICE, a 1000 sq.ft. lounge, patios, hot tub, decks, pavilion, private dock, sauna, catered meals and meeting facilities. Fly Fishing instructions and guided trips are part of our "all inclusive package" for our BUSINESS OUTINGS.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.0


5 on October 13, 2016

Had the best time and was able to relax for the first time in a long time. The property is amazing and beautiful! Will be definatly recommending to friends and will definatly return! Thank You

Review by Okies

4.6 on November 27, 2014


Pleasant Vacation

4.0 on July 02, 2014

My husbnd and I stayed in the Riverside Chalet at the River Ridge Inn for four wonderful days. The chalet is clean and comfortable equipped with everythng you need at your fingertips. The view of the river is great and only a short trail to the pier. You can see the trout swimming in the river and watch fly fishermen while they wade along fishing. The squirrels and bird enhance the beauty of River Ridge along with the lovely gardens and pristine grounds. We have a lovely vacation and felt well rested once we headed for home. We will most likely stay there again on our next trip to northern Arkansas and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, clean, comfortable place to spend some time and possibly fly fish for trout if that is your desire. We also chose John Berry to give my husband fly fishing lessons and he would also come highly recommended. It was a nice trip all the way around.

Great stay for fly fishing in the Ozarks

4.6 on June 27, 2012

River Ridge is immaculate. Each cabin is well-stocked with snacks, water, sodas. The grounds are beautiful and carefully tended. The location, right on the North Fork of the White River, is ideal for fly fishing. They do not offer meals, but the innkeeper did provide some muffins and cinnamon rolls for breakast. A lovely place to stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a wonderful review. This is what keeps the motor running. Liz and I love to meet such interesting people as yourselves. It is why we still love being innkeepers at River Ridge Inn. Thanks. Jim

- Jim Smith (innkeeper)

River Ridge Chalet

5 on June 22, 2012

The owners are very helpful. I don't fish and my husband does. There is no other place that I would go to and stay. It is clean and beautiful here.

Great Place!

5 on January 20, 2012

There was no dining on site, so I didn't know hat to put in that boix.

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Rooms & Rates

Cut-Bow Cottage

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

Brown Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Cut Throat Room

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

Rainbow Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Brook Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Striper Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 Queen

Riverside Chalet

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen

Gardens Chalet

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 Queen

The Sow Bug Suite

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

Scud Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

School, only

  • Maximum Capacity: 20

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Location Type

Buffalo River, Norfork Lake, North Fork River, White River, Ozark National Forest, Mountain View, Mountains


Little Rock, AR (LIT) 150 miles

Directions to property:

Little Rock: Take 167/67N to Bald Knob, 167N to Batesville, 14W to Mountainview, 5N to Norfork, cross bridge, 1/4 on right, turn onto River Ridge Rd. Memphis: Take I40W across river, I55N to 63N to Hardy, 62W to 167S at Ash flat, 56W to Calico Rock, then 5N to Norfork. Cross bridge and turn right 1/4 mile onto River Ridge Road. St. Louis: Take I44W to Rolla, 63S to West Plains, 160W to Caulfield, 101 to 62W to Mountain Home, 412/62W (Sheid Hopper by pass) to 5S to Norfork, turn left on Rive Ridge Rd. Fayetteville: Take 412 E to Harrison, 62 E to Mountain Home, 412/62 by pass (Sheid Hopper) to 5S, then to Norfork and turn left on River Ridge Rd.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Caverns, Trout Hatchery, Conservation Easement, Music Festivals, Nature Centers, Kids ONLY Trout Stream, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Cabin, Chalet

On-site amenities

CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Sauna, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Workout facility , Private Boat Dock, Pavilion, Gardens, Decks with Gas and Charcoal Grills, Fishing Guide Service, Patios

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, FISH, FISH, FISH andn antique shopping, wine tasting, music festivals, exercise room, Hot Sauna, hot tub, bicycling, hiking, bird watching, canoeing, photography, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside designated areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Parents must supervise children under 16 at all times
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes On limited basis, too many dogs does not work
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only on Chalets. Two night on weekend, 3 night long weekend
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of check or credit card is required to quarantee your reservation. We accept all major credit cards. A 50% deposit is required on all reservations.
  • Cancellations: Reservations will be held for 7 days pending receipt of deposit. If cancellation is 15 days in advance, a total refund will be given. Cancellations 8-14 days prior to arrival will result in a first night charge. All cancellations within 7 days will result in charge for entire reservation.
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Liz and Jim Smith

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Shih Tzu dogs (Bo & Maggie)

About the innkeepers

Both Jim and Liz love to entertain. Jim excells in Cajun and BBQ cooking while Liz is a wonderful cook in Oriental and Italian cuisines. Jim loves to hunt and fish and Liz loves to decorate and shop. Both meet in the gardens to enjoy their mutual interest.

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  • Cost: 15/person
  • Time Served: 7:30 - 8:30
  • Serving Location: in chalets and cottages, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Minimum of 8 persons

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