Other nice words. And we appreciate it.

All it takes is a little luck and a lot of hard work. Well, there seems to be no end to the work. But, we also have had some luck. Especially in the friends and family who have helped out in large and small ways.

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Another bit of luck has been our selection to be singled out by a few in the travel industry. We believe that all we have to do is get them here. Then we know they will experience the magic of Mountain Thyme B&B.

Of course, getting them here isn't easy. But that is where the luck stepped in. And we were right. Once they were here, they felt the magic, too.

Following are some of the nice words published about us.

Southern Living, April, 2003
    Farah Austin

"Thyme Out in Arkansas"

"Picture it. A lacy white hammock in the woods, a front porch dotted with rockers, and nothing but air and opportunity to guide you to a renewed sense of self. It's no wonder that the in-the-know traverlers head for this shady oak-and-crepe myrtle sanctuary."

(approx 1 page article with 3 photos describing Mountain Thyme and our neighbors Herbs Plus Herb Farm).

Road Runner Mortorcyle Cruising and Touring, March, 2003

"Mountain Thyme Bed & Breakfast Inn"

"Imagine riding all day. Tired, cold and cramped, you arrive at the Mountain Thyme Bed and Breakfast Inn. After a soothing shower, you choose to relax watching one of over 300 movies or reading one of the books offered in the common room, or simply by chatting on the porch underneath a quilt of stars, or maybe trading stories with your riding partners outside around the fire circle. The whole time your attentive hosts Mike and Rhonda Hicks quietly pamper everyone behind the scenes with the help of Rhonda's mother Polly Felker, a culinary genious."

(approx 1 page article with 5 photos describing Mountain Thyme).

Arkansas Democrat Gazzette, Travel Section, Jan 13, 2002
    Libby Smith

"The Best & The Worst of 2001"
(Lead in article followed by bulleted paragraphs of "best & worst" experiences of the year. Our paragraph follows.)

"We are normally not keen on B&Bs, preferring the anonymity that comes with staying at hotels.  However, the Mountain Thyme Bed and Breakfast Inn in Jessieville has become a favorite weekend refuge.  Just 75 minutes from west Little Rock, the elegant inn also serves up one of the best breakfasts in the state."

Arkansas Democrat Gazzette, Travel Section, Nov 4, 2001
    Libby Smith

"Bed and Breakfast With a Dollop of Pleasure"

"There's a book on the porch of the Mountain Thyme Bed & Breakfast Inn that sums it up:  Don't Just Do Something, Sit There.

Sittin' there on the porch is one of the many things to do at the inn, and one of the most pleasant. Lying in a hammock is another. So is being forced indoors at night because the frogs become too loud.

Mountain Thyme is just a nice place. Not only that, it's a luxurious place. If the Four Seasons hotel chain went into the bed and breakfast business, Mountain Thyme could be their prototype: spacious guest rooms, lots of windows, down pillows, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, comfortable beds, lovely antiques, beautiful fabrics and upscale amenities - to say nothing of the incredible breakfasts whipped up by grandmother/co-owner/chef Polly Felker."

    (approx 1 1/2 page article describing Mountain Thyme. The last paragraph follows:)

"And that sums up Mountain Thyme Bed & Breakfast Inn. It's lovely and laid-back, inviting and invigorating. It's very much worth driving to, settling down in and then never moving away from. It's a place that encourages relaxation, reflection, and most of all, stillness."

www.bedandbreakfast.com/report/may-june-01/story1.htm - May 2001

"Ouachita Wanderings"
(side bar to main article about Hot Springs)

"Just 20 miles north of Hot Springs is the idyllic Mountain Thyme B&B in the foothills of the Ouachita (pronounced (Wash-i-taw) Mountains. The reasonable rates include a full breakfast and access to a well-stocked guest pantry; the wrap-around porch and hammocks invite relaxation. Tops among its delightful guest rooms is the spacious Dogwood Room, with king-size bed, fireplace, and whirlpool tub."

www.bedandbreakfast.com/report/may-june-01/ask_sandy.htm - May 2001
Sandy Soule
("editor of the BedandBreakfast.com Report, has written dozens of inn guidebooks and magazine articles, and maintained Internet inn directories since 1992")

"Ask Sandy"

"Question: What's a good choice for a romantic anniversary getaway? 

Answer: So many inns! So little space! Here are a dozen favorites (some newly discovered), listed alphabetically by state, plus some general advice:

Mountain Thyme, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Once you've settled in the idyllic Dogwood Room, with king-size bed, fireplace, and whirlpool tub you'll never want to leave this hide-away in the Ouachita foothills."

(The other eleven followed in order by state, ending with some advice about what qualities to seek when looking for a romantic inn.)

Dallas Morning News, Travel Section, June 27, 1999
    Jean Simmons

"B&B Fanciers escape to Mountain Thyme in Arkansas"

"About 20 miles north of Hot Springs on Arkansas Scenic Byway 7 stands a spic-and-span B&B built especially for it's role as a traveler's respite from look-alike, predictable lodgings. Mountain Thyme Bed & Breakfast Inn rises behind a picket fence on nine forested acres that adjoin sprawling Ouachita National Forest to the north. Next door is a second reason to make this a destination, a wonderful herb farm called Herbs Plus. Their scenic hilltop sites call for a person to linger awhile and mosey around."

(Approximately one-half page article followed which described Mountain Thyme.)

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