The White River Inn

About Us

  Our mission is to provide a place where you can relax and find a time out from the daily stress and worry. We are a place to immerse your mind, body and spirit in the tranquility that nature and the outdoors provide.

This all-inclusive lodge is certainly in a class all by itself on the White River. The spectacular log home is reminiscent of the grand homes and lodges in the Western Rockies.

The 8500-square ft. western red cedar lodge stands firmly on the edge of a 300-foot bluff high above the White River. People describe the views from the back deck as incredible and breathtaking. Bald eagles, hawks, and ospreys glide by at eye level, almost close enough to touch. A multitude of hummingbirds and songbirds gather at their feeders daily. The deck is a birdwatcher’s paradise!

The lodge was purpose-built to provide an all-inclusive, luxurious, and relaxing getaway, where all the guest’s needs are met. Couple this with world-class trout fishing, and expert and enthusiastic Orvis-endorsed guides, and you get “The White River Inn Experience!” From wonderful first-class meals and all of your beverages to breathtaking views around every corner, no detail was overlooked. The enviable view of the river from the back deck has spectacular sunsets and sunrises!

The White River is the best Trophy Brown Trout Fishery in the world. Period. It also offers fishing for four species of trout. The rainbow fishing borders on unbelievable! The season is year-round, so come experience the White River Inn and the very best trout fishing in the lower 48!

The White River Inn provides “All Inclusive Packages” to fishermen, couples, corporate groups, and families who are simply looking for “the best.” Come find out why The White River Inn is consistently rated at 5 stars and is the number one referred lodge on the river.

What we do

  We are an all-Inclusive, luxurious, full-service fishing lodge located in Cotter, Arkansas. We cater to outdoor lovers and travelers who enjoy the amenities and service level one can only find in the finest of lodges. With five suites and no immediate neighbors on our 31 acres, privacy is assured.

The White River Inn is a world-class lodge for fly fishing enthusiasts, sporting fanatics, couples on a romantic holiday, vacations, and travelers – looking for an idyllic, quiet getaway. Your hosts, Steve and Elisabeth Sonnamaker welcome you to a custom-designed lodge built of coastal Western red cedar logs on a magnificent bluff, 300 feet above the world-famous White River.

Where we do it

  Located in Cotter, AR, “Trout Capital of U.S.A.” The White River itself is the reason why people come from all over the country to be here. Our trout fishing season is year-round. The fish count per mile is incredible, bordering on unbelievable. Rainbow trout flourish throughout our river. There is not a better river for beginners in the lower 48, but the huge browns bring ALL fisherman here to the White. More brown trout over ten pounds are caught and released, than any other single river in the World. “Seventy-five percent of our guests catch their Personal Best at our lodge.” Trout fishing just doesn’t get any better, and the beautiful Ozark scenery is another reason to visit.


Email Steven  Sonnamaker <>
Phone (870) 430-2233
Address 918 County Rd 174
Cotter, Arkansas