Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA

A refuge in Arizona, that rescues wild cats from across America, offers accommodation within view of the animals. Enjoy a dip in the Hot Tub!

Key Points

  • Choose an adult only lodge or family friendly suite for your stay at this wonderful wildlife refuge near Eureka Springs.
  • Adult only lodges have access to a communal hot tub and BBQ area.
  • If coming in the warmer months you can stay in a simple large tents with beds.
  • Enjoy seeing the large cats and bears being cared for.


Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, will bring visitors face to face with lions, tigers and bears. It provides a lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused and neglected big cats. It is located 7 miles south of historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas, which is an enchanting Victorian village with unique homes, boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries.

The 8 distinctive Safari Lodges, for adults 18 and older only, where guests can relax on their private deck or join others on the community deck, which has a fire-pit and a Hot Tub.

The family-friendly Bengal Suite, Siberian Suite, and Tree House Bungalow offer unique views of cats near or outside the windows. From all locations, guests will be treated to the sounds of the big cats caroling and talking to one another throughout the night. The lodges have views of the Ozark Mountains and each one represents an African region.

There are also 2 large tents - Bam Bam's Bungalow and Tigris Tent that sleep up to 4 guests. These are only open from March - November. 

Two night minimum stay at weekends in some of the accommodations. 

Children of all ages welcome. Dogs are welcome in 2 of the properties but are not welcome in the animal refuge. 

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Room Types

Double Ensuite
Family Rooms



 Not suitable for those with mobility issues

 Wheelchair access



 Family bathroom




 Shower room





 Air conditioning

 Clothes rack

 Dining area


 Plug sockets




 Dining area

 Seating area


 Family friendly site

 Quiet after 10pm


 DVD player



On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack




 Tea & Coffee

Shared Facilities

 Communal Hot Tub

 Shared BBQ facilities


Can I bring my children?

Children are welcome in some of the accommodations.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome in 2 of the properties but cannot enter the animal refuge area.

What kind of animals can I see at the refuge?

We focus on rescuing big cats but also have some bears too.

Do you have adult only accommodation?

Yes the safari lodges are adult only and sleep just 2 guests.

Nearest Airport/s

Ereuka Springs

Content updated on 26th October 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom