Inn Activities

Escape the Ordinary: The Beard and Lady Inn gives guests the opportunity to travel back in time and discover 19th century life in the Ozarks.

B&L Inn Experiences

Experiences at The Inn

The Beard and Lady Inn is more than a hotel. This 19th century bed and breakfast is a historic pillar in a mountain town rampaged by fire, flood, and war. We believe that immersive experiences are the best way to learn about history, nature, and ourselves. 

Ride the A&M Railroad

Once a crucial part of regional transport and economy, the 1882-built A&M railroad is a cornerstone of Arkansas history. Today, travelers can ride this winding railway through the mist of the Ozark Mountains for unforgettable views. Featured in multiple Hollywood films, this history train flies right past our beloved inn.

For train reservations, schedules, and to purchase tickets, visit or call 800-687-8600 or 479-725-4017

Natural State Wet-plates: Tintype Photography

Wet plate collodion photography is an early photography process that saw wide use from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s during the victorian era. It made photography both portable and easily marketed as the photographs are developed on site within minutes of being captured in-camera. We like to think of it as the original polaroid. Due to the image being directly exposed on tin/glass the photograph can last hundreds of years making it the ideal heirloom to pass down generation to generation. Natural State Wet-Plates sets up regularly at the Beard and Lady Inn, you can inquire on their website about booking a session!

Vintage Postcards

The Beard and Lady Inn is reviving the age-old practice of letter writing. Pick up a vintage postcard at the front desk, and pop in the old post office next door to send it to your beau. Guests are encouraged to write themselves a postcard and ship it before departing, so that they can receive a creative reminder of their stay upon arriving home.

Shop the Apothecary

Peruse our mercantile shop for the elixir that suits you. With our own line of skincare and grooming products and a range of local goods, you’re sure to find something that awakens the your inner explorer.

Want to sneak a peek inside the Apothecary? Shop here

Craftsmanship Workshops

Discover your newest hobby with our rotating classes and workshops. From candle making to foraging, we’re bringing age-old traditions to the modern day here at The Beard and Lady Inn. Guests can book one of our workshops upon booking their stay.

Monthly Date Nights

The Beard and Lady Inn hosts monthly date nights that include a relationship related topic of conversation, a meal, and some type of fun like music, dancing, or games.  We encourage everyone to get out of their house, off a screen, and connect.  Singles and couples are welcome. We want to provide a safe place for couples to get out and spend quality time with each other as well as to support the single community to be able to meet others and learn more about relationships.

Topics will include important relationships ingredients such as communication, family issues, culture, conflict resolution & apologies, sex, intimacy, & pornography, healthy boundaries & managing emotions, building trust & transparency, friendships, dating, love languages & appreciation, and money & time management etc. The topics will be introduced by Lance and Lacey Hendrix for a few minutes. We encourage conversation over the topic during the meal.

We want as many people to come as possible, but we do suggest a $25-$30 tax deductible donation per person at the Beard and Lady Inn in Chester, AR. Our goal is to have date nights the second Saturday night of each month from 6:30 to 9 pm. We also can have tin-type photography setup by Natural State Wet-plates

Lacey and Lance have a 501c3 non-profit organization called Notes of Love. Donations can be made below. Any additional donations will be used to expand work into relationship retreats and developing relationship resources to offer.  Please email us if you have any questions: