The Inn at Bella Vista, a 9000 square foot rock, glass and cedar building situated along a ridge top in Northwest Arkansas, was initially designed by world famous architect, E. Faye Jones and evokes the feeling of Frank Lloyd Wright in visitors. Located in the center of Bella Vista and only minutes from Bentonville, the Inn is situated on 14 acres of trees, gardens and native plants offering wonderful views of the beautiful Ozarks year round. While the Inn offers easy access to all of Bella Vista's amenities and to the surrounding areas, it is a relaxing haven where guests can unwind and enjoy being pampered.
Your host, Beverly Williams, has worked to create a retreat that is an environmentally friendly haven for wildlife. For bird lovers, there is a wide variety of birds to watch. Every month seems to bring a new and exciting change to the wildlife visitors. In July and August, a variety of hummingbirds flock to the numerous feeders while Monarch butterflies stop over en mass in September. The beauty of the fall foliage in October sets the stage for the arrival of the Bald Eagles for the winter. Add to that the daily visits by the deer, chipmunks, squirrels, possums, foxes and the occasional coyote, and life is always busy at the Inn.
Only fifteen minutes from the Wal-Mart Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas and about twenty minutes from Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the Inn is an ideal base for the business traveler. All our rooms feature a king or queen-size bed, private bath, private phones, a sitting area, workspace and high speed wireless Internet access. Staying at the Inn is a chance to relax and decompress after a busy day in town. In addition, the Inn is available to host private meetings, planning sessions or retreats.
Golf in Bella Vista Golfers will love the seven courses located less than a ten minute drive from the Inn. In fact the mountaintop location overlooks two of the best courses in the area. As an LPGA golf professional, Beverly was named one of the Top 50 Women Teachers in America by Golf for Women Magazine in 2002. Guests not only have access to any of the Bella Vista golf courses, but also to their own personal golf instructor. The Inn also serves as home of the B. Williams Golf School which offers a variety of golf schools for women and couples, and people come from all over the country to study with her.
Romance in Northwest Arkansas For those looking for a romantic getaway or a romantic setting to celebrate an anniversary or the perfect place to get married, the Inn offers an ideal setting. From elopement packages to quiet relaxation, romance is always easy to find here. The Inn is located only a few minutes from the Mildred B. Cooper Chapel in the woods and offers a variety of options for brides and grooms from rehearsal dinners to small receptions as well as a lovely and convenient spot for those out of town guests.
Special Things to Do Bentonville is the home of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, an incredible experience in art, architecture and nature, which opened in November 2011. A world class museum of American Art, Crystal Bridges is less than 15 minutes from the Inn. While visiting there, be sure to plan on lunch or dinner at the Eleven restaurant in the museum. Crystal Bridges is a gift of Alice Walton and the Walton Foundations. Admission to this wonderful addition to our community is free to all.
There are lots of other activities in Northwest Arkansas. Because of that, your host can offer good ideas on things to do. Beverly and her staff can also put together packages to take advantage of the area. Civil war re-enactments and tours, holiday getaways, Razorback football weekend and craft fairs are just some of the activities available. As a guest at the Inn you are also a guest at all of the facilities of Bella Vista golf courses as well as the workout facilities, fishing, walking, skeet-shooting and other activities open to members of the Property Owners' Association.
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