Travel Back in Time



Quiet your mind and awaken your soul at the historic Beard and Lady Inn. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains in the tiny town of Chester, Arkansas, our hotel is the antidote for the status quo. There are no screens, but you can stay and read a book, ride a train, walk the creek, and send a postcard in our small post-office.

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Experience History. Over the last 130+ years, the Beard and Lady Inn has survived both floods and fires. But not every soul to walk its hallways can say the same. Now, the restored hotel is famous among locals, travelers and Hollywood directors for its supernatural past, endurance through disaster, and history of American railroad grit.

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Stay in one of our 11 rooms inspired from our own fears and travels. We all have our own ghosts: the fears we unknowingly carry within us. Each of our 11 themed rooms is designed around a common fear or human experience, such as loneliness, commitment, or being known. Gorgeously decorated in time period décor, our rooms offer space for contemplation, curiosity, and memory making.

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Events & Weddings

Choose the Inn for an unforgettable event. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a murder mystery dinner, delight your guests with a rich experience at our 1887 bed and breakfast. With a historic train ride, delectable meals at the Dining Hall, and our on-site Apothecary Shop, we’re here to make your next event stand apart from the rest.

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We are currently scheming and dreaming - yes plans are underway for our own in house restaurant! Coming soon in the fall of 2023.

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Onsite Experiences

Elevate your stay with our one-of-a-kind experiences. Immerse yourself in the past with our curated workshops and add-ons. In addition to our on-site Apothecary Shop, we offer our guests exclusive classes on topics like perfume making and foraging, as well as take-home mementos like tintype photography portraits and postcards. Embrace your inner explorer and let your curiosity lead the way.

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Things To Do

Unplug and explore the Ozarks. Arkansas is home to endless history and stunning landscapes. Opportunities abound for hikers, bikers, UTV riders, and kayakers. Ride the A&M railroad and shop local to experience the chemistry of our mountain town.

Why Chester?


Shop the Apothecary. The Beard and Lady Inn is home to its own mercantile-style shop of curious wares. Within these walls, 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. Open Wed-Sat 10am-4pm

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Meet Beard and Lady

Beard and Lady was started by Lance and Lacey Hendrix as an apothecary inspired personal care and grooming product line.  The company has expanded to renovate a historic hotel and develop a "mercantile" styled storefront to carry its products, providing a unique Ozark experience.  Lacey grew up in the Boston Mountain region of the Ozarks and is returning home to her roots. The female owned company started after Beard and Lady suggested to friend's Rhett and Link a need for a beard oil and lip balm. 

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411 E. Front Ave.
Chester, Arkansas

Phone: (479) 997-5469

Opened:  October 2021

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