Is there a minimum age to make a reservation?
Yes. While we welcome people of all ages to stay with us, at least one person in your group must be age 24 or older. If we find that no one in your group meets this age requirement, you will be asked to leave our property and forfeit all payments you made.
Do you have hi-speed Internet, phone, and TV?
Of course! We offer free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet. The Julia Dean and Laurel apartments also have landline telephones. Pocahontas has good mobile phone connectivity, though only AT&T has a strong signal inside the solid brick of the Lesmeister Building. Other carriers have a better signal if you step outside. Each unit has cable TV including HBO. Each Lesmeister apartment and suite has several televisions. We subscribe to all the HBO channels, but we don’t get Starz, Showtime, or Cinemax.
Are children welcome?
Yes. Our properties feature an upscale, adult atmosphere, but well-behaved children are certainly welcome. We do, however, request that children under the age of 13 not be left alone in the suites and apartments while the adults in your party are away. We charge an additional fee per person, per night, if there are more than 2 people in your room, and children count as people! At least one person in your party must be age 24 or older.
Are pets welcome?
Due to allergy problems suffered by some of our guests, even well-behaved pets cannot be allowed in our property. If we find that you have brought a pet into our building we must charge you a deep cleaning fee of $300 or more to remove the odor from curtains, rugs, furniture, etc., and we will ask you to leave the property immediately, with no refund of the rental fees you have paid.
How close can we fly to Pocahontas, and what about a rental car?
Private planes, including small jets, can land at the Pocahontas airport, which is less than 2 miles from Lesmeister Guesthouse. The airport has a courtesy car that’s available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the airport at 870-248-1141 or 870-926-1513 for details. There is no other local car rental, Uber, or Lyft available. The nearest car rental agency is about 40 minutes away, in Jonesboro. One possibility is borrowing the courtesy car to drive to Jonesboro and rent a more long-term driving solution, if there’s a second driver with you to drive the courtesy car back to Pocahontas.
The closest airport with commercial flights and car rental is Jonesboro, Arkansas, (JBR) which is about 40 minute drive from Pocahontas. JBR offers Hertz car rental. Very few flights fly into Jonesboro, however.
The closest large airport is Memphis, Tennessee, (MEM) which is about a 90 minute drive from Pocahontas. We are also about 2-1/2 hours from the Little Rock, Arkansas, (LIT) airport. These larger airports offer multiple car rental options.
How do we find you?
Pocahontas has no taxi or mass transportation service so you’ll need a car to get to us. There is a “zoomable” area map of the Lesmeister location here. Click [-] to zoom the map out and see where in the world we are. Click [+] to zoom in for a close-up view. The Lesmeister’s street address is 208 N Marr Street, Pocahontas, Arkansas, 72455 and the GPS coordinates are
36° 15′ 43.43″ N 90° 58′ 12.20″ W (elevation 319 feet/97 meters above sea level)
Can you arrange for us to fish the rivers, take float trips, hire a guide, etc.?
We can sure try, though it’s all subject to availability and the season of the year. Just let us know what you need and we’ll see what we can do to help.
What’s there to do in Pocahontas?
You’ll be surprised at how much activity we have for a small town. See our To Do page HERE.
Where can I get groceries and supplies?
You’ll find maps and complete information in the welcome booklet we place in your bedroom.
Pocahontas has a Walmart Supercenter just across the river from our properties at 1415 Highway 67 S.
We also have a large grocery store called Harps at 1609 N Thomasville Avenue.
What do we need to bring?
We furnish most of what you need, including bed sheets, pillows, comforters, towels, washcloths, and soap. In the two apartments we also provide kitchen utensils, wine glasses, silverware, plates, pots and pans. You should bring whatever you would generally take to stay at a nice hotel.
Where can we obtain alcoholic beverages?
There are two liquor/wine/beer stores in our county.
Beer and wine are available for carry out purchase at
Aleene’s On The Square, at 107 East Broadway across from the 1872 courthouse, is a neighborhood pub with full bar. It’s about a block and a half from The Lesmeister. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Señor José Mexican restaurant, serves beer and wine at 1490 US Highway 67, phone 870-926-9091.
Will we have to share a bathroom with strangers?
Absolutely not! Each unit has a private bathroom.
Do you have accessibility for the disabled?
Yes. See out Accessibility page HERE.
What can I expect the weather to be like when we’re there?
Arkansas weather is always unpredictable. We have all four seasons well represented, without harsh winters. The summer months are warm to hot with cooling local thunder showers a few times during the week. We have our dry times, and our wet times. Weather Forecast
Is an advance deposit required before we arrive?
We charge your first night’s lodging at the time your reservation is made. This assures that your lodging will be held for the date(s) you have requested. We will collect any balance due on your account after you arrive, charged to the same charge card you used to pay your deposit, unless you’ve made other arrangements with us.
What is your checkout procedure?
Since any balance due on your account is collected on your arrival day, you don’t need to locate us to check out. Just close the door as you leave and make sure everything is locked up.
Please leave things as you found them (no need to make the beds…we’ll be changing them and the towels). All dishes should be washed and put away. Please remove any opened food from the refrigerator and cabinets and place it in the trash receptacle.
In case of a medical emergency, where would we go?
St. Bernard’s Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas is a 46-bed hospital with a well-equipped and staffed emergency room. Emergency helicopter service is stationed on the hospital grounds, should a transfer to a larger hospital in Memphis or Little Rock be required. Full emergency information is in the welcome booklet you’ll find in your bedroom when you arrive.
Do you accept the State of Arkansas per diem rate?
Yes. Contact us for details.
Have a question not answered here?
Contact us and we’ll get you an answer!