Date: February 27, 2010 |
Make Harrison, Mountain Home or Mountain View your home base while you savor the breathtaking lakes and rivers of north central Arkansas. Clustered together within a short drive of each other, the cities offer an array of charming shopping, dining and lodging options that will make your getaway a truly memorable experience.
Where to Shop
105 W. Rush St.
This exciting new addition to the downtown square features trendy and affordable new fashions—clothing, shoes, jewelry and handbags—and a friendly staff that works hard to guarantee a pleasurable shopping experience.
101 N. Main St.
Lefler’s offers stylish staples like P.J. Salvage pajamas, Citizens of Humanity jeans and Big Buddha handbags, as well as Clinique and Estee Lauder cosmetics.
215 N. Main St.
Stop by this 7,500-square-foot mainstay for bath and body products, kitchen gadgets, cookware and much more. Baby and bridal registry available.
Carter’s Jewel Chest
860 Hwy. 62 E., Ste. 1
Carter’s specializes in fine diamonds and jewelry, including Hearts on Fire, Alwand Vahan and Chamilia, as well as CAD/CAM custom designs, with three gemologists on staff to help you through the decision-making process. (Ask about the incredible Pray for Rain program, which covers the cost of your ring if your wedding is rained out!)
40 Plaza Way, Ste. 10
This ultra-hip boutique stocks brands like Heart and Crowns, BCBG and Michael Stars, and a large selection of high-end jeans from Rock & Republic, 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity and more.
105 E. 7th St.
Helping new brides and new mothers build a nest of their own, this enchanting shop offers bridal and baby gift registry and delights with lines like Noritake, Wedgwood, Vera Wang, Lenox and Casafina.
Sheid’s Fine Furniture
10 E. 9th St.
Founded in 1940, this family-owned, 60,000-square-foot store merges quality with affordability through its impressively large selection of home furnishings.
Arkansas Craft Gallery
104 W. Main St.
Browse traditional and contemporary crafts made exclusively by the nearly 200 Arkansas Craft Guild member artists.
Stone Country Iron Works
408 Ironworks Dr.
Iron Works has been creating high-end, hand-forged iron furniture and accessories for 30 years, offering everything from beds and seating to lighting and hardware.
Where to Eat
350 DeVito’s Loop
This family-owned Italian restaurant serves sumptuous pasta, seafood and steak.
John Paul’s Restaurant & Gathering Place
302 N. Main St.
Located in Hotel Seville, this casual restaurant serves tap beers, burgers, appetizers and specialty drinks.
Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café
1012 Hwy. 62-65 N.
Known for its endless variety of all-natural, handcrafted breads, this local favorite also prepares rustic pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.
Brent’s Rib House & Catering
400 Hwy. 201 N.
Enjoy beef, chicken, ham, sausage, ribs and pork in an outdoor patio or private dining room.
Me on the Square
4 E. 7th St.
The town is buzzing about Chef John Sutton’s fresh fish and gourmet dishes, including prime ribeye, chicken scallopini and pecan-encrusted pork tenderloin.
Old Tyme Restaurant
609 Baker St.
Serving up country-style food with all the fixings, Old Tyme is also famous for its curiously tasty vinegar pie.
Jo Jo’s Catfish Wharf
707 Hayden Heights Rd.
Overlooking the White River, Jo Jo’s serves up some of the best catfish, hush puppies and tomato relish around.
Tommy’s Famous…Pizza, BBQ & Ribs
205 Famous Pl.
A family-owned tradition, Tommy’s is the place to go for pizza, calzones, as well as southern BBQ and baby back ribs.
Wood’s Pharmacy Old Fashioned Soda Fountain
301 W. Main St.
Preserving America’s nostalgia with menu items like chicken salad, ice cream sodas, banana splits, as well as milkshakes and malts.
Where to Stay
302 N. Main St.
Located downtown, the historic Hotel Seville offers guests a historic yet trendy experience evident in its polished entranced and stylish guest rooms.
Queen Anne House
610 W. Central Ave.
The two-story bed-and-breakfast’s romantic atmosphere features an ornate fireplace, period antiques, beautiful gardens, and a wrap-around front porch with rockers.
Gaston’s White River Resort
1777 River Rd.
This first-class resort, located in nearby Lakeview, has cottages and lodges, many with large redwood decks and wood burning fireplaces. Great trout fishing and river views are worth the trip.
Country Oaks Bed & Breakfast
17221 Hwy. 9
This quiet retreat boasts a Victorian farmhouse and an oak timber-framed carriage house, with amenities including large parlors and guest pantries filled with snacks.
Wildflower Bed & Breakfast on the Square
100 Washington St.
Located on the square, this historic Craftsman-style destination has six rooms and suites and is widely known for its hospitality.