The Carriage House Inn is set in the historic Shaver house built in 1898 by Judge Benjamin Shaver. Benjamin Shaver was the son of the famous Confederate hero; Fighting Colonel Shaver. Later it was bought by Dr. Redman and became the first hospital in Mena, Arkansas. Later it was converted to apartments until it was bought by the Vacca Family and converted into an Inn. The house was originally built with a water well, and horse and carriage house and surrounded by an orchard. The Carriage House in is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains in Mena, Arkansas.