Monte Ne was a beautiful resort getaway open from 1901 to the mid 1930’s featuring 3 hotels, a bank, horse stables, an amphitheater, etc. that were built by dreamer and wealthy business man, William “Coin” Hope Harvey. It only had a short run of success and then went bankrupt and was abandon. With the construction of Beaver Dam and then Beaver lake created in 1964, almost all of this historical site was flooded. The only things that remain above water are some foundations, and the concrete tower of the hotel “Oklahoma Row.” When the lake is low however, you can see explore a bit of the top of the amphitheater and some of the horse stables show as well.
(Directions and more info at the bottom of post)
From the parking lot, you’ll step over a guard rain onto a large concrete area with quite a pretty view of Beaver Lake.
Though this area needs some serious tending to, it’s definitely worth checking out! The history alone makes it all the more intriguing and the story of William Harvey and Monte Ne is really fascinating!
Click HERE to learn about more of the hotel’s history.
-The area is quite overgrown and neglected…trash, broken bottles, etc.
-The main tower has been vandalized and is now closed off with a very high chain link fence, though you can still get close enough to view it pretty closely.
-Visit when the lake is low to explore a bit more of the “lost resort”
Directions to Monte Ne: East of Rogers, from US 71 go east on New Hope Rd 2 mi., continue on Monte Ne Rd 2.3 mi., then continue on Charlton Dr. just southwest of where Sunset Dr. intersects along Beaver Lake.