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Ozark Country Inn

Ozark Country Inn is a bed and breakfast located in Mountain View, Arkansas, near the White River and east Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. The business is open year-round and offers six units to the general public for reservation. Everyone staying at the inn is invited to breakfast, which is provided each morning at 8:30 A.M. The inn occasionally has live music playing, as well as several restaurants and other businesses in the area. Children under the age of 18 and pets cannot be accommodated at the bed and breakfast. The house was initially built in 1906 and had been used as a private residence as well as an inn before the current owner purchased it.


Ozark Country Inn has six units available to patrons, four of which are king suites and the other two are queen suites. The sister location to the inn, which is called The Wildflower, names each of its rooms based on flowers found in the state, so in a similar fashion, Ozark Country Inn names its rooms based on types of trees that are native to Arkansas. The options include Birch King, Chestnut Queen, Hickory Queen, Holly Queen, Magnolia Double Queen, and Mulberry King. Two units, Magnolia and Mulberry, are found on the first floor, and the rest are on the second floor. Chad explains that the most popular rooms tend to be the first-floor rooms, specifically the Mulberry suite. There are a few differences between the rooms, with the more significant difference being that the Chestnut and Holly suites have private access to the balcony. Each room is uniquely decorated and comes with a private bathroom, seating, access to Wi-Fi, and an invitation to breakfast.
Breakfast is served each morning in the dining room at 8:30 A.M. The manager is capable of making dishes such as baked French egg, tater tot casserole, fruit yogurt, sausage links, biscuits and gravy, seasoned potatoes, and more. When making food, the manager tries to make accommodations for people who have food allergies or dietary restrictions. He explains, "We do our best to accommodate, but we have our limitations." They try to ask guests beforehand if they have any specific diets that the cook should be aware of before making breakfast; that way, he has time to make alternatives if possible. Furthermore, coffee is available in the dining room at 7:00 A.M. In the café area, there is a Keurig with coffee and hot tea that is available at all times, as well as sodas, water, fresh fruit, and an ice machine.

The manager, Chad, describes the interior of Ozark Country Inn as "a New Orleans, Victorian home." The building is two stories tall, though when it was first built, it was only one story tall and had three rooms total on the ground floor. A few common areas that can be found inside include a café area, a parlor, and the dining room. The dining room is typically used by guests to eat breakfast, the café area has drinks available for patrons throughout the day, and the parlor offers places for people to sit. Outside, people can spend time on the wraparound porch, which has rocking chairs. The front yard has a flowerbed and a private parking lot. Visitors can find a fountain behind the house as well. The property sometimes has live music played by local musicians on Saturday mornings or in the evenings on the weekends.

The establishment is about a half block from the main square. The manager remarks, "To the south, we have a more rural landscape with views of the mountains. We are two houses in the north from the police station." Due to the location of the property, there are a variety of activities that can be done, including horseback riding, pottery, live music, and more. The Folk Center often has local musicians performing on a regular basis. Visitors can do ceramics at Blade Smith Pottery. There are also several restaurants in proximity to the inn. The manager and the owner enjoy mentioning their favorite restaurants to people interested in trying some of the local cuisines. Chad, the manager, likes to tell customers about The Rusty Cup Café, Anglers Restaurant, and the Bushel and a Peck Café. The Rusty Cup Café is found nearby in the square, offering items such as sandwiches, country plates, and more. Anglers Restaurant is located about four miles from the inn, near the White River, and serves a variety of fish meals. Bushel and a Peck Café is found in the city and has various breakfast and lunch items and a kids menu. Chad also mentions that PJ's Rainbow Café tends to be a favorite place for guests to visit while staying at Ozark Country Inn.


Chad, the manager of Ozark Country Inn, would like his guests to feel "welcome, refreshed, and renewed." In an effort to give his visitors a positive experience, he tries to provide seating in all of the common areas for people to relax at their leisure. One aspect of the property that the manager attributes to the success of the business is that they change their meals for breakfast every day, so patrons aren't eating the same dishes every morning of their stay.
There are several policies guests will need to abide by while they are staying at the bed and breakfast. Smoking and vaping are prohibited inside the building and on the grounds. The business is also unable to accommodate pets. Moreover, children under the age of 18 are not allowed at the bed and breakfast. Ozark Country Inn does not usually host events, though Chad, the manager, mentions that he would like to do more in the future. One event that he has coming soon is a high tea.

Some patrons who have visited in the past have left reviews of their experiences at Ozark Country Inn. Their reviews often mention the cleanliness of the rooms, the environment, and the breakfasts. One person who recently stayed wrote, "Awesome breakfast and the perfect distance from the square. It was quiet and peaceful at night. A microwave, ice, and a fridge are downstairs in a common area. I loved sitting on the balcony in the evening."

The busiest time of the year tends to be between March and November. There are festivals, live music, and other activities that are available during the spring, summer, and fall. Chad reports that The Blanchard Springs Caverns recently reopened after being closed for a couple of years due to COVID-19 and they are trying to "help stabilize the bat population" in the area.


The house that is now the Ozark Country Inn was originally built in 1906 and used as a private home by a physician. It wasn't until the 1980s that the house was converted into a bed and breakfast. There have been many owners throughout the house's lifetime, with the most recent change in ownership being in May 2022.

The manager, Chad, was led into the industry because he was always fond of the idea of running his own bed and breakfast. He remarks, "I love the people business, so it's enjoyable for me to interact with people." Chad mentions that his favorite parts of the job are getting to know the visitors who stay there and making breakfast in the morning.
There have been a variety of renovations that have taken place in the time that the current owner took over Ozark Country Inn. Updates have been made to some of the rooms, and they have also added various amenities. The owner, Christopher Smith, also has plans for the future. The manager mentions that the owner plans to put a gazebo by the fountain in the near future. Other projects include redesigning the guestrooms to better coordinate with their names.

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219 South Peabody Ave
Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
United States


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