The Empress of Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

Asking Price: USD $1,899,000
Guest Rooms: 10    10
Owners Quarter: 2    2

Property Overview

The Hornibrook Mansion, originally constructed in 1888, is a historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its extraordinary Queen Anne architecture, one of the best examples of the style in the country. Today it is best known as The Empress of Little Rock, a cherished tourism icon and thriving Bed & Breakfast that hosts guests from all over the world. For over two decades, The Empress has been a beacon of hospitality, earning a 4 Diamond rating from AAA. Its unique architectural features; a divided stairway, 3 1/2 story corner tower, stained glass skylight, and octagonal shaped rooms, creates a massive structure representing late-nineteenth century architecture. The property has exclusive licensing and permits for operation as an event space or intimate wedding venue. This arm of the business hasn't been utilized and presents an untapped revenue-enhancing opportunity to expand the business and increase income. Priced to be sold fully furnished & turnkey operation. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a one of a kind property and established successful business.

From the grand entry hall, to the library, the lady's parlor, gentleman's parlor, the dining room, the kitchen, the living spaces of this home are stunning. The Empress hosts array of time period furniture in every single room, period relevant curated art pieces, and local historic pieces such as Josh Bush's Steinway piano. Additionally, hidden in the 3rd story of the attic and set inside the tower, you will find the Poker Room, a heating & cooled space surrounded in an array of stained glass panes. This space is perfect for a late night game or a glass of your favorite spirit

The 2nd level of the home features a total of 6 bedroom suites each with their own private bathroom. Each unit has its own unique layout, style, and design, plus it is equipped with its own thermostat, coffee maker, and more. 2 of these bedroom suites are being used by the current owner occupants as their personal bedroom & living

The Carriage Home has a total of 4 guest suites each with their own bathroom. From it's main entry, there are 3 suites, and from the side entry there is another open concept suite. Again, each unit has its own unique layout, style, and design, plus it is equipped with its own thermostat, coffee maker, and more.

Tucked away at the back of the estate you will find The Secret Garden, a peaceful and secluded oasis. The gazebo in the garden was constructed for a monk who used it as a sacred space for prayer and meditation. This area has been used for intimate wedding ceremonies.

About the Owner's Quarters

The owners occupy two rooms on the 2nd level of the mansion (main structure). Each of these rooms have a full bath and could be converted back into guest suites should the next owner choose not to occupy.

The owners have a private stairwell to the Owner's Only section of the home. These areas include the kitchen, an additional sitting/dining room, a half bath, additional storage, and the laundry room.

The property is currently only renting 8 suites with the owners occupying 2. This can be adjusted based on the preferences of the next owner.

Features:
  • Is Historic Historic
  • Has a Barn Romantic
  • Has a Wedding Venue Wedding Venue
Lifestyle:
  • Nearby Winery / Brewery Winery
  • Close to Fishing Fishing
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Business Description:

For over two decades, The Empress has been a beacon of hospitality, earning a 4 Diamond rating from AAA. Its reputation as a state tourism icon underscores its success in attracting international guests, thereby cementing its status in the hospitality industry. Additionally, it possesses exclusive licensing and permits for operation as an event space or intimate wedding venue, presenting an untapped revenue-enhancing opportunity for the next owner.

Terms of Sale:

Current listed price reflects the property being sold fully furnished to the next owner. Real estate, furnishings, business, and licensing will all convey.

Financials can be shared with serious buyers and a signed NDA. Contact Agent for more.

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Listed By
Ryan Stephens (Listing Agent)
  501-551-2430
Engel & Volkers

Sq Ft:

10,000

Acres:

0

Year Built:

1888

Last Renovated:

1993

Years in Business:

29
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Asking Price:

USD $1,899,000

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