THE ONLY PREMIER FLY FISHING LODGE ON THE NORTH FORK OF THE WHITE RIVER

Jim Smith, River Ridge Inn

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE ONLY PREMIER FLY FISHING LODGE ON THE NORTH FORK OF THE WHITE RIVER

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6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, sleeps 20

River Ridge Inn Lodge is located on the banks of the North Fork of the White River in Norfork, Arkansas. The North Fork River is truly one of the most heralded trout fishing tailwaters in the world. For those of you looking to make your first acquaintance to the area, you are in for a most exciting and relaxing time. At River Ridge Inn, we have succeeded in providing you with an atmosphere that compliments the rigors of fishing with a relaxing environment having all the comforts of home.

All Rooms, in the 5,000 sq ft lodge, have Satellite TV, Wireless WIFI, ceiling fans, full private baths and entrances. There are 6 bedrooms/6 baths. Ten (9 Queens and 1 King) beds in all and a couple sleeper sofas and a futon. 1000 sq. ft. lounge/meeting area. Elevated sun deck and sunroom with view of the North Fork River. Great room with TV/DVD/VCR for private meetings or lounging Two complete kitchens plus grills and smokers and a 900sq. ft. patio. A 300 sq. ft. river pavilion and large private dock. Meals, with a minimum for 6 persons, can be arranged with 72 hours of notice. Lodge can be sectioned off for smaller groups. Go to the website for lodge configuration.

The rainbow room, brook room, scud and the brown room all have two queen beds. The brown room also has satellite tv/dvd/vcr and it's private entrance is on ground level just off of the lounge area. The cut throat room has a king size bed. The sow bug room has one queen bed, a queen futon and is also located off the lounge on ground level. All rooms have satellite tv, private baths, private entrances and ceiling fans.

By far, the Lodge at River Ridge is best suited for family reunions, company meeting, customer entertainment or just a bunch of fishermen getting together to do what they do best. The atmosphere at the Lodge enhances the comradery and close family relationships, and it does it with little interference from the staff at River Ridge Inn.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the manager
What a Great Trip! and what unbelievable hosts and accommodations. Came up from Clear Lake / NASA area on a corportate outing as a guest. Would happily pay to do it again. Thanks to Jim and Liz and our Guide Ben.
Dec 2012
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Jim Smith, River Ridge Inn

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Liz and Jim 'retired' early and came back 'home' to the Ozarks. They needed something to keep me busy, so they decided to by property on the North Fork River and remodel it into something that would allow for comfortably entertaining guests and relatives. They purchased the Bed and Breakfast next to the Lodge and now use it as our residence. The White and North Fork Rivers are famous for trout and Jim loves to fish for them. It does not matter if it is fly fishing or spin fishing, in a boat or wading, Jim likes it all. When he tires from trout fishing, you can find him at Norfork Lake where he fishes for everything and uses every method. Jim is a Captain (6 pack 50 ton) in the Coast Guard and still makes it 'out to sea' several times a year. However, his favorite trip is fly fishing for Northern Pike in upper - upper Manitoba. When he is not fishing, he is hunting here in Arkansas, or he is working on his restoration of Alfa Romeo sports cars. He actually finds some time to do a little work around the Resort.

Liz loves to hate going to town. Running this business, as she does, requires 4 or 5 trips to Mountain Home each week. Her favorite hobby is scrap booking. She even arranges 3 or 4 scrapbooking 'bee' weekends at the Lodge every year. Both Liz and Jim love this business. But, if it wasn't for the great family and company functions the job would not be as challenging. Both use their vast corporate experience to orchestrate outings and reunions that do not go forgotten. Their job is to make you want come back and that is why they have an eighty percent rebooking rate. Hope to see you at the Lodge and Resort soon.

Jim Smith, River Ridge Inn purchased this lodge in 2001

Location, Location, Location The North Fork River is ever changing. Some of the best Trout fishing in the World. Home of the once Brown Trout record of 38.6 lbs. the Arkansas Game and Fish has indicated that several 40 - 50 pounders are in these waters. This is what many come for, but not all.

You will not find a more organized, immaculate and relaxing Lodge on the White and North Fork River system. The expertise of the staff at the Lodge at River Ridge Inn is experienced in knowing what it takes to coordinate large outings, while not sacrificing the individual needs of our guests. What other Lodge offers its own Fly Fishing Academy. If this is a sport you want to learn or to become more proficient at, then it is the only option you will want to consider. The instructors that work out of River Ridge Inn are extremely proficient at what they do. But, the first measurement of success is if you had fun while doing it. Fun comes first. You'll catch fish with other guides, but will you have fun doing it?

Just a word about Dry Run Creek. It is for kids under 16 and the severely handicapped. If you take your child to 'the best quarter mile of trout fishing' then be prepared. That child will be spoiled. You would be too if you were all but assured of the largest catch of the day. Big Trout...I mean BIG TROUT. At times it seems as though you could walk accross the backs of the trout (Cut Throat, Browns, Brooks and Rainbows). Then there is the Trout Fish Hatchery right next door. This is a great place to take that kid when he or she gets tired of catching fishing. You have heard the saying that if you caught fish on every cast it would not be called fishing, it would be called 'catching'; well, we now know where that came from. Again, when your child gets tired of 'catching' trout, go for a tour of the largest cold water hatchery in America, right next to Dry Run Creek in Norfork, AR and just 5 minutes from the Lodge at River Ridge Inn.

You can fish for a Norfork Grand Slam....a rainbow, brown, ct throat and brook trout all in one day. You wake up in the morning and must decide if you want to hunt or fish. Hunt bear, deer, turkey, squirrel, quail, pheasant, chukkers...and fish for trout, stripers, large mouth, small mouth, hybreds, whites, gar, catfish, brim,walleye, or crappie. Tough choice!

Then there is time to relax. Do it by working out in the large exercise room while you watch or listen to your favorite game or music. Then slip into the sauna for a muscle relaxing experience. You can shower and change in the dressing room, no need to scurry back to your room. Haven't relaxed enough? On the way back, stop off at the Hot Springs hot tub for more muscle therapy. Finish it all off with a drink of your choice at the private dock or pavilion while you watch the beautiful North Fork River flow at your feet.

There are numerous places to lay back and relax at the Lodge. Try the Sunroom, visit the Greenhouse, sit under the shade of the walnut, hickory and oak trees among the many flowers and professional landscapes. Find your way onto one of the many Decks where just catching up on reading is as relaxing as it gets. Don't want to miss that 'big game', do it in the lounge area with surround sound and big TV screen.

There are many ways to leave your troubles, work and hustle bussle behind. Try them here at the River Ridge Lodge and you will see why 80% of our guest return.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Dry Run Creek offers a solution to parents wanting their kids to enjoy an exciting initial fishing experience. This scenic, 1/2-mile creek flows past Norfork National Trout Hatchery to its junction with the North Fork River. Until 1988, it had been closed for 30 years to all fishing. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission decided closure of the stream was unnecessary and opened it as a catch-and-release, single-hook, artificial-lure fishery for kids under 16. Dry Run is anything but a dry fishing experience -- it teems with trout.

Big Creek Golf & Country Club (Rated Five Star by Golf Digest) sprawls over nearly 200 acres of rolling Ozark terrain featuring four lakes and Big Creek itself. White sand bunkers, lush zoysia fairways and L-93 bent grass greens provide a perfect setting for a memorable test of golf. A wide array of hole layouts makes Big Creek challenging, yet enjoyable for all. Five sets of tee boxes ranging from 5,068 yards up to 7,320 yards, along with large greens, ensure that Big Creek is a course that will always offer both challenge and pleasure to golfers of every ability.

Norfork National Fish Hatchery is a cold water hatchery primarily for the production of trout to restock the tailwaters below Norfork, Bull Shoals and other dams. In addition, Norfork National Fish Hatchery also provides trout to reservoirs and in cooperation with state game and fish agencies distributes fish throughout Arkansas and other nearby states. Norfork National Fish Hatchery was established to raise trout for restocking areas impacted by construction of dams, primarily in the tailwaters of Norfork and Bull Shoals. The hatchery is responsible for raising three kinds of trout: rainbow, brown and cutthroat.

Jacob Wolf House.

The two-story log structure known as the Jacob Wolf House stands on a hillside overlooking the juncture of the White and North Fork Rivers in the present-day town of Norfork (Baxter County). It was constructed in 1829 as the first permanent courthouse for Izard County in Arkansas Territory and is the oldest public structure in Arkansas.

Before permanent Anglo-American settlement occurred, the juncture of the White and North Fork rivers was the site of early fur-trading activities. From 1819 to 1828, numerous villages of Shawnee and Delaware Indians were located nearby. Trade with these Indian tribes prompted Jacob Wolf to establish his homestead at the mouth of the North Fork River in 1824. In 1825, he was granted a license to operate ferries across both rivers. Wolf, of German ancestry, had arrived in the area in 1820. He was a merchant, builder of log structures, carpenter, and blacksmith.

Blanchard Springs Caverns.

is the jewel in the Ozark National Forest Crown. Dubbed by Life Magazine as 'one of the most extraordinary finds of the century' this living cave is constantly in the process of formation. Two paved, lighted trails, one of which is handicapped accessible with assistance, are open to visitors of all ages. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tour winds through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world's largest flowstone. The Wild Cave Tour is available by special arrangement for more adventuresome explorers.

Norfork Lake

About Norfork Lake:

Renowned for its clean, clear water, Lake Norfork is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Ozarks. The Norfork reservoir is formed by a large concrete dam across the North Fork River four miles upstream from where the North Fork runs into the White River at the little City of Norfork, Arkansas. The dam, built for both flood control and hydro-electric generation, was completed on June 2, 1944. It also serves as a bridge across the river gorge. Two turbine generators contribute to the southwestern power grid.

Recreation Seasons:

Norfork lake has over 550 miles of shoreline and 22,000 surface acres. Boating, sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, and swimming are popular from mid May through mid September. Fall weather is shirt-sleeve comfortable through October with fall foliage usually occurring the last week of the month. Fishing is good through the winter. Spring wild flowers begin blooming in early March, and trees are leafed out by May 10 most years. The cooler months of April, May, September, and October offer excellent fishing, hiking, and exploring.

Lake & River Fishing:

Norfork Lakeoffers great fishing for both largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, stripers, hybrid bass, crappie, bream, walleye, and catfish. Fishermen are active here throughout the year as there is no closed fishing season on Norfork and the mild winters do not freeze the lake. Several fishing guide services savvy to the ways of the lake's sport fish populations operate on Norfork. Lodging facility owners are also quite good at fishing and will share fishing strategies with their guests.

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Norfork Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes $650/nt for 6 bedrooms
You can rent out the entire lodge or a portion of it.;
$3900/wk for all 6 rooms.

'This rate is for all the bedrooms '. You may rent the rooms with access to all of the common area, or a portion of it, what ever suits your needs. Call us, or email, us about special requests and pricing.

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50% at time of reservation and remainder upon check in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Norfork Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 28 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The towels and wash cloths are premium quality and more than enough to last your stay. You'll find shampoo, conditioner, large bars of soap and, in case you forgot something, we can supply tooth brushes and paste, q tips, cotton balls and most of whatever else you might have forgotten.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Rainbow - 2 queen
    Brook - 2 queen
    Cut Throat - 1 king
    Brown - 2 queen
    Sow Bug - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Scud - 2 queen
  • All beds are made up with premium grade linens and pillows. Extra warm blankets and pillows that are soft or hard are supplied. Most important, the baths and the rooms are extremely clean and fresh. We pride ourselves in the quality of our bedrooms and baths!!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
You can enjoy satellite TV in your room, or you can relax in our newly decorated 1000 sq. ft. lounge with its big screen TV and Satellite receiver so you won’t miss that big game. How about just walking the grounds and “stop to smell the roses” in one of our many gardens cared for by a master gardener. Sit on the cedar swing overlooking the river, relax on the private dock where the temperature in the summer can be 10 degrees cooler. Take a sauna, or maintain your exercise routine in our well equipped exercise room, soak in the Hot Springs Hot Tub, or, cook out on one of the grills or smokers located at the riverside pavilion or on the 900 sq. ft. patio. Some of our guest have slipped away from the rigors of work but find it necessary to periodically “check in”. For those times we offer a work station consisting of a fax, computer, Wireless DSL internet service, phone line, copier and scanner. Sign up for one of The Fly Fishing Academy’s lessons.

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