Dec 23, 2020
From the bottom of our hearts here at Mockingbird Bay Resort, as well as Norfork Lake Tourism ...In a year of challenges and unprecedented weirdness, we are so thankful and blessed. In spite of the difficulty, we are counting our blessings. The spring was definitely scary when the governor closed us down; but ultimately, I feel we rose to the challenge -- and provided a special one-of-a-kind destination for vacationers that's as safe as possible. Tourism is essential ...
Jan 09, 2020
"A Grapefruit 'til Monday"Van Matre Senior Center Did you know our local Meals on Wheels program delivers hot meals daily Monday through Friday to over 175 homebound senior citizens in our area? Last year, Van Matre Senior Center provided our seniors in the community over 87,951 meals in the center and to home-bound clients.One Friday, as I delivered a hot meal to an elderly lady, she told me she only had "a grapefruit 'til Monday." Her words shocked me! Imagine having a single ...
Nov 20, 2019
Autumn in the Ozarks Fall is a great time to visit Norfork Lake -- come snuggle up in a cozy cabin and recharge your soul! I promise, you'll leave here a better version of yourself!:)
Jun 06, 2019
Check out these cool aerial views of Mockingbird Bay Resort over Norfork Lake!
Jan 23, 2019
New Website WOOT! Super excited to usher in 2019 with a fresh Mockingbird website! I'm loving the look and feel of it, and Valory made us a cool new logo (thanks Val!). I'm happy to be able to be back in the blogging scene again, now, too! Yay! If any of you English majors aka grammar police see any typos or think I should include something on our website that I didn't -- please send me a message. I'd love to hear your feedback. I will be fleshing out the 'cabins' section ...
Dec 13, 2018
As many of you know, we hosted a Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce fishing media event here at Mockingbird Bay Resort, sponsored by Plano/Frabill, where Arkansas State Tourism invited a handful of awesome outdoor professional writers and pro staff to come to Norfork Lake and experience some stellar fishing, thanks to local guides, some out-of-state guides thanks to Rick Pierce of Bass Cat Boats and the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce. A good time was had by all! Fishing was great! ...
Lucky us! Mockingbird Bay Resort has made an appearance in some high-profile magazines, thanks to John Felsher and Jim Edlund -- sports writers and great anglers! We surely appreciate you guys...and invite you to come back to The Bay anytime. :)
Mockingbird Bay Resort guests from St. Louis who are known for their vodka jello shooters are in the house! New fangled flavors and colors are always interesting --this year's are watermelon, key lime pie, and chocolate raspberry...plus there's the usual staples: pineapple, orange cremesicle, strawberry, and grape. Have a safe and fun-filled weekend!See you here! Cheers! :)
Dec 01, 2018
By KENNETH L. KIESER Leavenworth Times outdoor columnist Imagine going fishing in a boat with three professional fisherman on a dark, moonless night without lights. Then imagine this was your first fishing trip.Scary? You bet, just ask Valory Zortman.Her parents own Mockingbird Bay Resort on Norfork Lake in Arkansas, and she was not passing up this opportunity to fish for the legendary stripers she had heard about.The beautiful college coed was instructed on how to cast ...
Apr 29, 2018
The guys from Graybar went out with guides this morning and caught some nice ones!