Inn at a Glance: Pratt Place Inn & Barn
This 4-star inn is known for the lavish nuptials that take place in its restored red barn, featured in publications like Martha Stewart Weddings. But visitors don’t need to tie the knot to enjoy Pratt Place’s picturesque setting. It sits on 140 wooded hilltop acres with hiking trails and a pasture where guests may spot the three resident Haflinger horses.
- Free continental breakfast basket with pastries and fruit delivered to the room every morning.
- The cottage has a fireplace and a jetted tub, as well as a full kitchen and a private patio.
- The guest rooms are all unique: the Catalpa has a hand-carved Carrara marble soaking tub, and the Bois d’Arc and Persimmon verandas overlook the pasture.
- High praise: The inn received a 2018 AAA Four Diamond Award, and Travel+Leisure readers voted it the best hotel in Arkansas in 2017.
- What’s nearby: Razorback football and basketball are about a two-minute drive away, and downtown is about five minutes away.
Fayetteville, Arkansas: College Town with Presidential History
Fayetteville is the proud home of the University of Arkansas, the state’s largest and best-known university. Like in any good college town, you can find lots of unique bars, restaurants, and boutiques near campus, most of which are concentrated on Dickson Street. The university also attracted another interesting site: Bill and Hillary Clinton’s first home together. They resided here in the 1970s, while they were both teaching at the university’s School of Law. Today, you can see photos of them in their younger years and memorabilia from their campaigns exhibited throughout the modest building, now known as the Clinton House Museum.
Around Fayetteville Historic Square, you can see examples of Queen Anne, Italianate, and Romanesque Revival architecture. The square, marked by wide sidewalks and gardens, hosts a farmers’ market on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday between April and late November.