If you’re planning an overnight in or near Harrison, Ark., check out this place. I stayed there at someone else’s whim during the Arkansas Fiddler’s Convention , while hanging out with Winter’s Bone Executive Producer Jonathan Scheuer. Jonathan, it turns out, is not only an old time music buff (with a jones for fiddle tunes especially), but also into interesting architecture. The Seville captured his attention when they were scouting movie locations a while back, and he was determined to try it out.
I’m including pictures in this post because without them you simply won’t believe this place. Don’t know if it’s the owners’ doing or if they got grants, but the circa 1929 hotel has had more than $2 million invested in returning it to its former grandeur, and the results are breathtaking. My small room had a wonderful bed, flat-screen tv, good closet space and a very efficient bathroom with my favorite kind of walk-in shower. And all of it at once historic, outfitted with all the modern amenities and neat as a pin. Their continental breakfast was spare – your choice of cereal or biscuits and gravy, plus coffee and OJ.
And the price was just under $80. Jonathan, I think, paid the same for his, and he got one of the suites, as he stayed for the entire festival. Anyway, it was an experience I’d recommend. Here’s just the lobby. Cool, yes?