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Sassafras Inn-Rent one room or the ENTIRE house. Sleeps 10. Equipped Kitchen.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Private, Spacious, fully renovated historical home w/ modern comforts,

Ever wanted to stay in a B&B but wanted more privacy? You have found the right place! Stay in this fully renovated 1900 home, enjoy continental breakfast and never get out of your robe or make small talk w/strangers before your first cup of coffee. During your stay you will have EXCLUSIVE use of the inn. No guests outside of your party will be staying. Whether it's just you or your family or a group of friends, relax with all the privacy you desire in this fabulous 4 bedroom 3 bath home.

The inn boasts 3 large king suites each with a private bath that sleep 2-4 adults in each suite providing comfortable resting for up to 10 adults: Magnolia, Fennelwood, & Veranda Suites.

Magnolia Suite: Located on the second floor, the Magnolia Suite offers 2 bedrooms and will sleep 4 adults. The Master Bedroom offers a king size bed, full size sofa, table and seating for 2-4, a 42" flat panel TV with satellite programming, and an ensuite full bath. The second bedroom offers 2 twin beds and a desk with chair. With two private bedrooms and a full size bath, families can spend quality time together without feeling cramped.

Fennelwood Suite: Located on the first floor, the Fennelwood Suite offers a large master bedroom with a private fenced back yard and patio perfect for quiet morning coffee. A king bed, full sofa, executive desk, and flat panel TV with satellite programming round out the amenities in this spacious suite. A private full bath with a walk in shower is located just outside of the bedroom door. The suite sleeps 2 adults and is Fido friendly.

Veranda Suite: This 2 bedroom 1 bath suite is located on the first floor and has private access tot he HUGE side veranda where relaxation is guaranteed. The first bedroom offers a king bed, side chair, dresser, electric fireplace, and flat panel TV with satellite programming. The second bedroom offers a full size bed, side chair, dressing table, and flat panel TV with satellite programming. The suites private full bath is located in the hallway between the two bedrooms. The Veranda Suite sleeps 4 adults and is FIdo friendly.

All baths are supplied with linens and toiletries. The kitchen is also equipped with cooking and dining items and is available to guests.

RATES: Each suite is $99/night double occupancy, $10/each additional adult guest.

Entire house rates vary depending on number of guests $175 - $255/night

Housekeeping services are limited. We are eco friendly as much as possible so daily room servicing is only upon request. Guests are provided with extra towels and daily trash pickup in common areas. If your room needs attention during your stay, please request service. Otherwise, the housekeeper will not enter your room.

Continental breakfast of pastries, oatmeal, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice available each morning. Breakfast is always open so guests may enjoy it on their schedule. Snacks are also available.

The Sassafras is a modern twist on a traditional B&B. Every aspect is designed for self service while great care has been taken to ensure that our guests are comfortable and have access to everything they may need. All rooms offer a private bath and are separated by ample living space to ensure each guests enjoys their privacy but may enjoy time visiting in the parlor, living room, and kitchen which are all accessible to our guests. Janeé & Kevin will stop by occasionally to restock supplies and tidy up. We are always available but never underfoot

We want you to enjoy your stay along with the other guests so of course, there are a few house rules:

Smoking is permitted outdoors only.

The Sassafras is located just a short walk to a convenience store and elementary school via paved sidewalk. The area is great for walkers, runners, and cycling enthusiasts. Downtown Mena is less than a mile away and boasts numerous antique and flea market style shops. Several great local restaurants in the downtown area offer everything from southern diner food and attitude to fresh and fabulous salads in an artistic setting. As you venture out onto hwy 71, you will find several retail stores and restaurants. A short scenic drive will take you to our local state park where you may hike on a variety of trails. Mena and the surrounding Ouachita Mountains offer many options for both active and leisurely travelers.

We also have other VRBO properties that are located in a more rural setting on Prairie Creek but still within 5 minutes of downtown.

More Details

Janee Sweeney
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2018

About Janee Sweeney

My husband and I relocated to Mena in 2010 and have fallen in love with the community and the area. We live on Prairie Creek and have used VRBO to rent our cabin and cottage there for the last 2 years. This has been a wonderful experience for us. In 2014, we found one of Mena's historic homes in foreclosure and in desperate need of some TLC. We purchased the home with the intention of turning it into a self service B&B. We opened the downstairs in October 2014 and will have the exterior and upstairs renovations finished in May 2015. We also love our dogs and frequently travel with them. Finding pet friendly accommodations that are nice is sometimes a challenge. That's why you will find all of our properties dog friendly! We hope you enjoy your stay!

Janee Sweeney purchased this house in 2014

Why Janee Sweeney chose Mena

So comfortable and clean!

What makes this house unique

Comfortable & Casual atmosphere.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mena in Potter

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Magnolia Ensuite Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Full size bath with linens and toiletries provided.
    Veranda Suite Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Full size bath with linens and toiletries provided.
    Fennelwood Private Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Linens and toiletries provided. Walk in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Magnolia Suite Adjoining Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Magnolia Suite Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Rollaway bed available
    Veranda Suite Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Veranda Suite Gardener's Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Fennelwood Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Rollaway bed available
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing


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Sassafras Inn-Rent one room or the ENTIRE house. Sleeps 10. Equipped Kitchen.
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Norman, OK

Gracious hospitality; possibly nicer than home!

  • 5 of 5

We are three university professors who wanted to "get off the beaten path" for a couple of days. The Sassafras Inn was such a pleasant surprise at the end of a beautiful drive over the Talimena Scenic Bypass. The common areas have exquisite furnishings that are both beautiful and comfortable. The bedrooms and baths are clean and well-appointed with well above average quality linens etc. Toiletries were also provided. The owners provide a great mix of snacks and beverages. The extra touches, such as a pair of reading glasses, sunglasses, and a cap were really the "icing on top," making us feel so very welcome. We all agreed this is a great place for any book club or other small group to enjoy a change of pace.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Colony, TX

Large, comfortable room

  • 4 of 5

The room was very large and comfortable. There was plenty of room to relax without having to be in bed. The TV was large and had very good reception. We watched a football game that night. My major complaint would be that the heat in our room (I forget the name, but I believe it was a converted double garage) was too good! We called and were told we could access the thermostat in the downstairs hall which we did, but the temperature never went down sufficiently. I'm extremely warm-natured so I had trouble sleeping. Also, you need to think about privacy. We discovered that our bathroom (across a small area from our room and directly behind the kitchen) did not actually lock. Therefore, anyone else in the house could have mistakenly come through the curtain and opened the bathroom door. In our case, we never saw the other guests in the house, but that might not always be the case. We also could not lock the door to our room when we left. It is nice to be trusting, but not everyone can be trusted! We were the last to leave Monday morning, and we found that the people who left before us had left the front door unlocked. I feel that your are leaving your guests and yourself very vulnerable to dishonest people.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to a Bed and Breakfast, and if this property is indicative of what is available it will not be our last! Everything about our stay was wonderful. Even my adult children were impressed!

The Magnolia Suite is a 3 room master suite on the second floor with a king size bed that is very comfortable. There is plenty of stretch out and get comfortable space in the room. The second bedroom has twin beds, which we didn't use because we also rented the Verandah Suite. The full bath has everything you need in the way of linens and toiletries. Everything was exceptionally clean and welcoming. It felt like a home away from home! The self-serve breakfast items were just what we needed as we headed out the door. We used the Keurig for a nice cup of hot tea before going to bed for the night. The owners were very nice and quick to respond to any questions. We would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Inn at a good price

  • 4 of 5

I was in town for the annual CMA Changing of the Colors event and stayed at the Sassafras Inn. The Magnolia Suite was a great place to call home for the week. Everything was well maintained and probably one of the cleanest places I have stayed in recent years. I like the self-service B&B approach as it didn't give the feel the owners were always under foot. I like the privacy. In fact I was there for most of a week and never saw the owners. However things seemed well kept and items like the coffee were well stocked. Probably the easiest way to sum up my review is to say if I ever return to Mena, I will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay and beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the Magnolia suite and it was absolutely beautiful. The entire house is beautiful and there are plenty of snacks available for those wanting an evening or morning snack. The owners were wonderful to work with and kept in comunication. I would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

We came to Mena to ride the 70 mile route for the Wheel A' Mena bike ride. The inn is in beautiful condition & comfortable to stay in. After our ride our upstairs suite was very relaxing & quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and had beautiful weather for the bike race. Thank you so much for taking great care of our property. Janeé
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fort Smith
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Branding Iron
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ouachita Country Club Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 71
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Papa Pablano's
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mena, USA

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 15.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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