Now that I have a rock & mortar studio space, I want to begin offering classes and workshops again. And since the studio is located in Alpena, Arkansas, then participants coming from out of town will need places to stay! These are the places I know of. If you own a short-term rental, b-n-b, or have recommendations I can add to this list of Lodging Near Alpena, please leave a comment with details.
As far as I know, there’s nothing in Alpena itself, so the nearest location for stays would be Harrison. Branson is only an hour away or less, and Eureka Springs is about an hour and a half, if you’d like to combine a little tourism during your Wild Ozark workshop stay. A great road trip loop of things to see or places to visit include the Buffalo National River via the sweet town of Jasper, then head on to eat at the Low Gap Cafe, stop and look around at Boxley Valley and then head for Kingston before completing the circuit back to Alpena.
The Ridgeway House
There are a few hotels in Harrison, which is about 20 minutes away.
There are a lot of cabins and short-term rentals in the Buffalo National River area. I have some of them listed on my page of Kingston Area Lodging. These will all be farther to drive, but the beauty may be worth it to you. So while lodging near Alpena may be limited, there’s enough to do in the area to make it work if you’d like to tour this beautiful part of the country.
Madison Woods is a self-taught artist who moved to the Ozarks from south Louisiana in 2005. In 2018 she began experimenting with watercolor painting, using her local pigments. She calls them Paleo Paints. In 2023 she began her journey into the world of oil painting with those same pigments. Her paintings of the Ozark-inspired scenes feature exclusively the lightfast pigments foraged from Madison county, Arkansas. Her inspiration is nature – the beauty, and the inherent cycle of life and death, destruction and regeneration. Wild Ozark is also the only licensed ginseng nursery in Arkansas. Here’s the link for more information on the nursery end of life out here.
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