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Mather Lodge

1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
+1 501-727-5431
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views in dining area. Restaurant very clean and updated. Server was really sweet. My husband and son enjoyed the buffet. They had to wait for replacement items as they ran out of items but it was very busy on Mother's Day. Chocolate Oreo cake-...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is a part of the larger park system. Best aspect is the restaurant with a fabulous view. Great place to visit!

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service were very good and very reasonable, and the view is just amazing - can't wait to go back!

Thank 461cathys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice lodge with a million dollar view of the river valley. The rooms are nice/adequate but on the small side. Plenty of plugins via lamps in rooms...coffee pot in room but no mini fridge. A nice restaurant with good food at reasonable prices and...More

Thank trschoolboy
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our park! I agree the views at Petit Jean are unlike any other! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Thanks again for supporting Arkansas...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

The picture you see here is looking right down the valley 50-70 miles or more, enjoy the view have a sweet tea, world class Ruben, enjoy a Bear Cave BLT with fries or home made chips! I had my 70th birthday get together there, been...More

Thank Hugh H
ADPT-Region-5, Admininstrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review! Petit Jean Mountain has so many things to enjoy; Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us. Feel free to check out our website for a list upcoming event. You can also sign up for our newsletter. Thanks so much...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Absolutely stunning view and helpful, informative, and attentive staff. Delicious food. Friendly waitresses. A breakfast buffet if you don't like your eggs runny as I do. Right next to the rooms.

Thank Toccopola
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had dinner here when we arrived at our cabin. The service was excellent and they even came out and sang to me when they realized it was my birthday. The food was very tasty. All four of us found something we loved. The view...More

1  Thank Lu W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had dinner, it was very tasty and there was not a long wait. We also had breakfast and it was very good as well. The restaurant was busy, but we were still seated near a window and had great views of the valley! I...More

Thank LanieBug1
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are here for our first anniversary. The lodge is very nice with just a few minor setbacks. The rooms are not sound proof so you hear all the foot steps above you, as well you do t have all the amenities...More

Thank Firefighter2017
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Good food and great views. Some nice lookouts that offer a REAL panoramic view. Quite a bit of history to learn about also.

Thank spirit750mom
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Kristina B
Just checking to see if Easter buffet will be on again for this Sunday--April 16, 2017. If so, does it start at 11:00am?
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.
What is on the Easter Buffet and price. Thanks
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, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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.