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Loved the cabin and food was amazing. Marybeth and Tom Garashy. Thanks Very nice place to stay. Great resturant. Your people are wonderful! Tell all thanks. Johnny Kent
Excellent Stay! Not one complaint - from the towels to the sheets to the cleanliness, this cabin was amazing. Thank you so much. The Crosbys Greatest experience ever on Norfork! Cabin was excellent@ Clean, smelled wonderfull. Spacious kitchen was stocked with anything you would need to cook full meal.

TripAdvisory Customer Reviews

Bob R - March 2018

"Ozark Perfection" This one you've really got to be looking for, as it's tucked right in the middle of nowhere. EXCEPT for the fabulous view of Lake Norfork! The current owners are out to make their mark on north central Arkansas cuisine. Working as a team, he's the certified chef, she's the hostess they try to make each meal a memorable experience for every guest. Many (most) restaurants tend to get stuck in a rut of preparing the same carved in stone menu items year in and year out, not here, as house specials, sides, etc change regularly. And if they happen to not have your favorite, don't be upset, whatever you choose as an alternate will likely be your newest favorite.

Calling ahead always a great idea, reservations pretty much required for weekends and holidays. Prices are very reasonable for quality furnished.

Aneisha L - December 2017 - Fort Smith, Arkansas
"Peaceful, Perfect, and Panoramic!" It was a dreary Sunday afternoon and passing through the area. Was not sure if they were open, but we were lucky! After being seated by the picture window overlooking Norfork Lake. Our server was so sweet, polite, informative and extremely helpful with the menu AND the wine menu. It was just a pleasant meal in a great place! Food was delicious and the fish was cooked perfectly!
denniswright - December 2017 - Batesville, Arkansas
"Outstanding, Service and Food" Wonderful view and location, surpassed by the outstanding food and service. My wife and I are looking forward to another visit.
ArkansasEagle - November 2017 - Midway, Arkansas
"Incredible Thanksgiving Feast" I've had the pleasure of eating here several times and I have never been disappointed!

Kim and Richard are the Owners (and Richard is the Chef) of this gem of a restaurant with a great view of Norfolk Lake, just a short distance from the Norfolk Dam and a National Trout Hatchery.

I had the good fortune of making a reservation and enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving meal there earlier today. 

It was incredible: Wonderful hard-crust French bread and creamy whipped butter, a delicious cauliflower bisque soup, a tasty arugula salad with Saba vinaigrette, incredible roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted carrots and parmesan roasted brussel sprouts! 

This was all topped off by an incredible dessert that I've never had before: Sweet Potato Maple Layered Cheesecake! WOW!!!

I was warmly greeted by Kim (I don't know how she remembers everyone) and I had great service.

Whispering Woods Never Disappoints!!!
Donald S - November 2017 - Memphis, Tennessee
"Unbelievable!" - This is a jewel tucked away in the Ozarks. Recently visited and had their grouper. Let's face it. Grouper is not native to the area but this was as good or better than any grouper I have had in Destin, FL. Great value, great service.
Jodie Elizabeth - November 2017 - Salesville, Arkansas
"Soups are made fresh! Very delicious when combined with freshly baked bread and a side of green beans with garlic!"
kebbertNovember 2017 - Jonesboro, Arkansas
"Once again gastronomic perfection" -Had the muscles in a garlic wine sauce. ....felt like I was in New Orleans!! Never disappointed when I eat here!!
James S - October 2017 - Little Rock, Arkansas
"Norfork Fishing Trip" After a great day fishing and traveling around the beautiful mountain area, we went to Whispering Woods Grill for dinner (MAKE RESERVATIONS). Although we did not have reservations, the hostess was eager and receptive to finding us a place to sit. She sat us on the patio and it was absolutely beautiful, the Norfork Lake below, setting sun, and warm breeze made a beautiful night for dinner on the patio. 

The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD, order anything on the menu and I am sure your taste buds will go crazy. We finished off the wonderful dinner with desert and were both well satisfied with our FULL bellies.

A nice walk after a short drive back to the Corp of Engineers camping grounds below the dam - well, the night finished off as great as it started - relaxation, sight seeing, and GREAT food.

We plan on going back up and staying at the cabins at Whispering Woods.
Jinna Chen - September 2017 - Springfield, Missouri
"I customize my caesar salad with avocado and grilled chicken! Perfectly healthy lunch!"

Itzie4you - August 2017 - Memphis, Tennessee

"Nice Place to Kick Back" - This was a spur of the moment trip to our favorite trout fishing area. We decided to try these cabins which are located next to a restaurant we like. It was a one night stay so we didn't need a lot of room. These cabins were perfect for us. The cabin was spotless, well decorated and comfortable. There is a kitchen, which we did not use, but it would be nice on a longer stay. Bed was comfortable. TV was nice. We would stay there again.

retiredtravelers1965July 2017 - Bull Shoals, Arkansas

"Sunday Lunch" - Wow! What a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious. A simple burger with a gourmet twist. Green tomateo sandwich...We feel we have found a delightful restaurant for a real change. A restaurant that offers a beautiful view of the Norfork Lake sitting in the hills. The staff was exceptional. There was a unanimous group decision to return.

Customer Cards & Notes

Rodney Jordan Volunteer Fire Department - March 2018

"Kim & Richard, On behalf of our Fire Department I thank you for your support in sponsoring a fire department dinner and donating the proceeds you and your staff did an amazing job and the food was great. As a small department we have very limited funding so your donation is greatly appreciated." 

Fire Department Thank you

The Corvette Club - April 2017

"To All at the Grill, we had lunch with you on Sunday 9th and all of us from Corvette Club would like to thank you for a wonderful meal and service. You were all so polite and friendly and our meals were delicious. You had the room all set up for us and the service was top-notch. Thanks to each of you. The Corvette Club"

Thank you from the Corvette Club


Jennie Johnson - April 2017

"Dear Kim, Thank you so very much for the complimentary lunch! WOW! How nice! What a pleasant surprise! All the women of wisdom (WOW) love to eat at Whispering Woods and so does everyone else!! You have a wonderful restaurant and all your help is so pleasant. Everyone is so impressed! Thanks again for the comp. You will be seeing lots more of me, my family, my friends and WOW. God Bless You! Jennie Johnson. P.S. See you May 13 for 8 @ 6:00"

Thank you from Jennie Johnson 1 Thank you from Jennie Johnson 2


Medi Save Pharmacy Staff - December 2016

"We had such a wonderful time at your facility! This was our 1st time out there & will recommend everyone. The place was nicely decorated. The staff was helpful & courteous and the food was delicious! Thank you for accommodating our Christmas party!" - Casey

"Awesome place and food." - Leo

"Had a wonderful time, and the steak & bass was exquisite, and the service was wonderful. We will be back soon." - Danny P

"Thank for a great time. The broccolini was A+. Everything was great." - Kameron Zibert

"Thanks for having us." - Tayler

"Thank you for accommodating us. Food was great!" - Kyla
MediSave Staff Holiday Card 2016

Mike Slice - Rodney/Jordan Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief - March 2016

"Kim, Richard & Staff - Thank you so much for sponsoring the dinner to support the fire department. The food was great and service excellent. And of course thank you for the donation." 

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Barbara Carlson
- November 2016

"Dear Kim - Everything at the wedding reception party was perfect! The room, the food, and especially the gentle care that you provided to make it fit together smoothly. Thank you."

Thank you from Barbara Carlson 

Richard & Mary Gannon
- November 2016

"Dear Richard and Kim - Thank you for a lovely holiday and fantastic dinner yesterday at Whispering Woods. We were the first to arrive for the 11:00 seating (at Heather's Station) and wished it didn't have to end as we were the last to leave! The food was all outstanding from the soup to the trifle, and all of the service was excellent as well. After 35 years of cooking Thanksgiving dinners it was truly special to enjoy a professionally prepared and served feast! We look forward to seeing you again soon!"

Thank you from Richard & Mary Gannon