Room 7 - Geisha - Beard and Lady Inn

Private room hosted by Lacey And Lance

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 7 shared baths
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Staying at the Beard and Lady Inn is like stepping back in time. Surrounded by the Ozarks, this 130+ year old building was restored in 2020 keeping its historic charm. There are 11 guest rooms themed around a human fear or experience, a dining hall, kitchen, mercantile store, and convention hall with stage. It sits in the peaceful town of Chester, AR across from the blue water of Clear Creek, minutes from Lake Fort Smith, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, a passenger train ride and UTV trails.

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The Geisha Room, this room is a favorite with its gorgeous brass bed and ornate wood furniture. kimono from my great grandfather hangs on display as well as a geisha. The word geisha consists of two kanji: gei (芸, meaning 'art') and sha (者, meaning 'person' or 'doer'). The most literal translation of geisha in the English language would be "artist" but honestly "artist" does not give an accurate description of all a geisha represented. They have a long rich history that is fascinating to explore but one thing that stands out is their role as protectors of (Japanese) tradition. We hope this room might cause you to pause reflect on your own traditions worth protecting.

The inn has 11 cozy private rooms upstairs which are furnished in antique décor. The rooms include one suite with its own private bathroom and a large second suite with a kitchenette. All rooms have shared access to 8 toilets (6 upstairs and 2 down) and 6 showers. Downstairs is a dining hall, kitchen, mercantile store, convention hall with stage, outdoor patio, stream with two bridges, and outdoor patios. The dining hall is where guests and the public will have shared access to eat. The mercantile styled apothecary shop is where you’ll find Beard and Lady goods, our own line of apothecary-inspired personal care and grooming products, as well as handmade products made by local artisans. The convention hall can be rented for events and live music. The inn is famous among locals, travelers, and Hollywood directors for its supernatural past, endurance through disaster, and history of American railroad grit.

* Beware! You might be challenged with the task of writing a post card or letter and sending it.

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Free parking on premises
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Hair dryer
Long term stays allowed
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Where you’ll be

Chester, Arkansas, United States

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains in the center of Chester, Arkansas: a small town of approximately 150 people set along the A&M railroad, our inn is the antidote for the status quo. The Beard and Lady Inn is surrounded by the Ozark National Forest where nature enthusiasts can summit the highest peaks in the Ozark Mountains. With over 1.2 million acres to explore, hikers, bikers, canoers, hunters, UTV riders, and campers have access to endless excursions. Chester began as a timber town on Frisco, the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. What followed was an unpredictable story of growth, fire, floods, and redemption.

Our inn offers space for contemplation, curiosity, and memory making. There are no screens, but you can stay and read a book, ride a train, walk the creek across the street, play a game, have a mountain bike or side by side adventure and send a postcard in our small post-office. We are within walking distance to Clear creek, the Chester Country Cafe, and 6 miles from the Buckhorn OHV Trail system for amazing side by side riding. We are minutes from Lake Fort Smith (hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing), 30 min to Fayetteville and Fort Smith, and 7 minutes into Mountainburg. Try quail, chukar, and pheasant hunting at Quail Mountain Hunting Preserve on the adjacent mountain.

Hosted by Lacey And Lance

  1. Joined in October 2015
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We own the 11 room historic Beard and Lady Inn in Chester, Arkansas as well as a 1880s farmhouse outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Our personal care product company called Beard and Lady sells products for your body, hair, and lips. We spent our first year of marriage in Cairo, Egypt and have lived in Oxford, England. Now, we live between Arkansas and North Carolina.

We've been fortunate enough to travel and have been hosted by some of the kindest people from all over the world. This is why we love getting to host, so many incredible people. We have enjoyed creating spaces for memories to be made. We have a background in working with refugee resettlement and donate part of every booking to the cause of helping others find a home. Thank you for being part of that too.
We own the 11 room historic Beard and Lady Inn in Chester, Arkansas as well as a 1880s farmhouse outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Our personal care product company called Beard…
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Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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