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Mather Lodge

1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
+1 501-727-5431
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The lodge is rustic and beautiful. The view from the dining area is so peaceful and beautiful. The history of the lodge and the surrounding area is just awesome to absorb. Mid week visit, you have the lodge almost to yourself.

Thank 965lawrencej
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Home style food at great prices in beautiful Log cabin decor wit FANTASTIC views of the mountains and the vally right into the sunset. Magnificent. menu items and buffet on weekends. Stay in the cabins, eat at the lodge, walk the trail, Man can't...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we continue to visit our 52 state parks here in the Natural State, might as well stop by and eat at one of the top parks we have, you’ll love the newly remodeled Mather Lodge and the beautiful views it has to offer. The...More

Thank Tread_Morr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, nice staff, good food and good lodging (we stayed in a cabin)! My car broke down and everything was closed in Petit Jean State Park at 8pm. The Mather Lodge restaurant just closed. There was no place to eat. I called them and...More

Thank sunshine_3104
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Camped on Petit Jean a few nights this summer and ate our evening meals at the restaurant. The building and view are spectacular, the food and service... not so much. The wait staff never had more than three tables a piece but it seemed to...More

Thank Nathan C
ADPT-Region-5, Admininistrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are sorry you had a disappointing dining experience. We were experiencing issues with the blinds after a power outage that is being corrected. However, that does not excuse the customer service issues. We will use your feedback to help...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The decor is beautiful with the log cabin/ old style lodge. Nice views if the sun is not shining too bright since the shades get pulled down. Excellent service. The ranger burger was a bit too dry and while it was fine, it was not...More

Thank Sarracenia
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our park. I am sorry to hear that your food was not up to par, and will follow up with staff to get those things corrected. Petit Jean strives to be a leader in the park system...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Very clean and restaurant has good food. Atmosphere was very pleasant. There are places to sit around and watch the be@utiful sunset.

Thank 726keilau
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend Mather Lodge. The room was very comfortable and clean. There are many cozy places to sit and relax. Loved the covered breezeway with rocking chairs to enjoy the view. The restaurant is also excellent. Nick was our waiter several times and does...More

Thank CCM196
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

If you get by the window, the view is spectacular. The service is slow. Don’t even think about going if you are on a time schedule. The food is average. The management needs to step up and train the servers to multi task. Take orders...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry to hear that things were not up to par during your visit. We value you opinion and will use your feedback to better train our staff. Mather Lodge strives to be the...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

The food is decent. The staff is ok. They put in a good effort. It is a good, not great place, but the view is fantastic. You don't have much choice. The cabins have kitchens so you can cook. Driving to the small town nearby...More

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Questions & Answers
Kristina B
10 April 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Mather Lodge will be serving our Easter Buffet, April 16, 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm.
24 March 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Yes, Mather Lodge will be open for Easter. On March 27, 2016, from 11:00am - 3:00pm our Easter lunch buffet will have feature: Orange glazed ham, lemon Greek chicken, fried chicken, cornbread dressing, green beans, carrots... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Morrilton
  • Phone Number: +1 501-727-5431
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Enjoy a delicious meal in the rustic warmth of Mather Lodge's main dining room. Large windows frame the view of rugged Cedar Creek Canyon, scenery highlighted each evening by a dramatic sunset. A meeting room (50-person capacity) that can also accommodate small banquets is nearby. This recently renovated portion of Mather Lodge mirrors the 1930s Adirondack-style architecture of the original portions of this historic treasure that were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and expanded by the Works Progress Administration. The main dining room seats up to 104 persons. The restaurant is open daily.
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