has returned many times. She home schools her four children
and is associated with many of the home schoolers in
the area. In Fall of 2003 she had a Mother/Daughter
Tea at Raspberry Manor where they taught etiquette and
grace. [Click here for
Raspberry Manor has been honored by being
included in Arrington's Bed and
Breakfast Journal. In 2004 we were listed in Arrington's
Book of Lists as one of North America's Top 15 bed and breakfasts/
country inns. We proudly placed #3 in the category of "Most
Unique Bed and Breakfast".
Arrington's Book of Lists
Then again in 2005 we placed 14th in the Arrington's Book
of Lists for Best
Accommodations. All B & B's honored by Arrington's
are considered to be in the top 3% of all B & B's in the
Inn Traveler Magazine
Our guests voted us #4 in the USA for Rest and Relaxation,
according to Inn Traveler
Best in Mena
The residents of Mena voted us Best Bed & Breakfast
and Best Caterer in a recent Best of Mena/Polk County
Raspberry Manor Bed and Breakfast has also been named "Best
Bed and Breakfast" and "Best
Catering" for the Mena/Polk County area every
year since 2001! The residents of Mena and Polk County
voted on these awards.
Dallas Morning News
"This western Arkansas bed and breakfast is far-out,
in a manner or speaking" Jean
Simmons, Dallas Morning News and The Wichita Eagle.
"Now if you really an adventurous bed and breakfast devotee,
I have a suggestion for you. No, it's nothing risky, just
offbeat, out of the way and eclectic."
"To adequately describe the décor
poses an impossible challenge, but here's a try. A huge sectional
sofa with three coffee tables faces the 22-foot floor to ceiling
native stone fireplace. Crystal chandeliers and ceiling fans
with specially made clear blades hang from the ceiling. Raspberry
colored carpeting, afghans, oodles of candles, paneled walls
and leaded glass windows help to provide the proper background
for the couple's countless possessions."
The inn joined as
a member of the Bed and
Breakfast Association of Arkansas
in 1998, with Kathy serving as a board member from 2001-2003.