Best Babymoon Locations in Arkansas (Updated 2022!)

Updated: Sep 7




Arkansas mommies-to-be: are you planning a babymoon and need something local/last minute? Never fear, Arkansas has plenty of relaxing options for a great get away before baby!


This post is consistently one of my most popular so I thought it was high time for an update! Let’s face it: things have changed since 2018. Some of these ideas haven’t survived the times but that just means I have fresh new ones for y’all! And I am SUPER excited about this first one because it’s based on personal experience!


[Updated September, 2022]



Central Arkansas:



Living in Little Rock I feel so lucky to have Hot Springs only an hour away. And with an on call job (and kiddos staying with Gogo) sometimes it’s as far as we are able to travel. Our days of international travel freedom are if not over, at least on an indefinite pause 🙃 But we don’t have to feel too deprived! Hot springs truly is charming and we’ve visited for a couple of anniversary trips and a baby-moon ourselves. Most recently my husband planned a surprise 10th anniversary get away and I cannot tell you what a god job he did. That brings me to my first new recommendation. We got to be the first guests at a new Airb&b in the old Hot Springs High School building and it was so incredibly charming! Built in 1914 and in use as a school until 1992 the Late Gothic Revival building had its share of famous students - Bill Clinton among them! You can even find a chalkboard with his signature, which I was super geeked out about. Since it’s tenure as a school was over it has served as an apartment building and the rooms are every bit as quirky as you might expect in such an old building. The original hex tile hallways don’t always line up with the new apartment walls - nor do the chalkboards!


The building is a semi recent acquisition by an investor who has big plans for revitalizing the property: during our trip the architect was there working on plans for the auditorium where events will be held! A lot of the apartments were also under construction and the property manager was kind enough to include them on a tour of the building.


We stayed in a three bedroom apartment that would have been the old library. It had incredibly high ceilings and a gorgeous view. As the first guests it’s still a work in progress but we didn’t mind - I had a blast just dreaming up how they might eventually lean into the history of the space in their decor. We stayed for two nights and were able to walk to every meal and activity my husband had planned downtown - not to mention the fantastic farmers market on Saturday morning where I had some fantastic coffee, cinnamon rolls and bought some really fun jewelry!





I look forward to keeping up with their progress and visiting again and again 😍


Speaking of activities - just as with the lodging, my husband did an amazing job surprising me with studio time at Hammer & Stain where we made the cutest door hanger!



I think it would be such a fun thing to do on a baby moon - particularly if you designed a door hanger/wall art for the nursery together! For example:


The owner was incredibly sweet and as we painted we chatted about her brand new twin grandsons. It was truly a wonderful experience!


Also in Hot Springs:


The Gables Inn Bed and Breakfast

318 Quapaw Ave.

Hot Springs National Park

AR 71901

501-623-7576

stay@gablesn.com


There are several different options here from flowers and chocolates to sightseeing and dining!



Bartee Meadow Bed & Breakfast 129 Bartee Trail Hot Springs AR 71901 These guys have a precious little B&B and a great assortment of quirky get away packages. "Kid stuff for adults"...coloring books and s'mores anyone? And of course since they are on this list, they offer a relaxing babymoon package - perfect for that close to home get away! "'Rock-A-Bye Babymoon' Includes:


Two nights in our cozy Starlight Cottage

A hot country breakfast and home-baked co