About

view out the back of the lodge

view off of the west side of the lodge

1.4 Miles North Of Eureka Springs, Arkansas On Highway 23
Reservations: 479-253-9999

Stone Wall Mountain is rich in history. Billions of years old, Stone Wall Mountain rests along the northern rim of the Boston Mountain, part of the Ozark Mountain Region. The ancient Ozark Mountains, not unlike the Grand Canyon, were caused by erosion, not Tectonic Plate upheaval. Stone Wall Mountain was part of a territory that was populated by various tribes of Native Americans over thousands of years. This mountain was settled in the 1700s by Native American Qua-paw Indians. The name of our state, “Arkansas”, was labeled by Lewis and Clark when their Indian Guides identified the tribe by mispronouncing “Qua-paw”. To Lewis and Clark it sounded more like “Ar-Kan-Saw”. In the 1800s some Native American Cherokee Indians, forced westward from Tennessee, settled in this area, and on Stone Wall Mountain. They were driven from the area by the mid 1800s. Around 1856 Confederate Soldiers encamped atop Stone Wall Mountain and erected a still existing rubble stone wall encompassing the entire mountain rim. In the late 1800s the U.S. Government sold land tracts to settlers, including our 62 acres. As far as we can track, one of the first families to settle on this mountain were Irish immigrants who homesteaded through tough times, and who helped add to our mountain walls. On Stone Wall Mountain, the remains of an old root cellar, a hand dug stone-lined well, along with the rubble stone wall, still remain as a testament of the tenacity of many Americans on this beautiful land. The one and a half century old rubble stone wall which rings our entire mountain top inspired our naming the mountain “Stone Wall Mountain”.