Finding your way to a bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, may seem challenging. But it is oh-so-worth the journey. On the contrary, the discerning traveler sees it is hidden, quite in plain sight. All the more attractive!
Cliff Cottage Inn Bed & Breakfast, built in the 1880s and now lovingly restored and refurbished, is the only B&B in the very heart of Eureka Springs’ Historical Downtown, a magical place for your romantic or special occasion getaway to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or even for your small intimate wedding! It’s also ideally situated for a gals’ getaway for shopping galore and a pampering spa experience right downtown. For the fourth year in a row, the inn is recipient of the TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence and also has received Trip Advisor’s “Green Inn” distinction for its environmental care and protection policies. It also received an award for “Best B&B Breakfast” in the USA and was named “One of Six Most Romantic Inns of the South” by Romantic Destinations Magazine (published by Southern Bride). Cliff Cottage Inn is the only B&B in Eureka Springs with an elf who delivers a full-gourmet breakfast right to your suite. The inn is perched on one of those famous Arkansas rock ledges, away from noise and traffic, with pre-assigned off-street parking space for each guest….yet, just 17 steps back down to Main Street and all the shops, galleries, and restaurants. The main trolley is at the bottom of the steps in case you want to take a little tour of the town. In its splendid downtown setting, the Cliff Cottage Inn has three houses side by side, each with two private entrance suites. Cliff Cottage is a State and National Historic landmark built in 1880 and is the most photographed house downtown, with two king Jacuzzi suites. The Place Next Door is a purpose-built Victorian replica with two queen Jacuzzi suites. The Artist’s Cottage is a 1910 Arts and Crafts cottage with two king Jacuzzi suites. The inn also has a historic cottages with private hot and fully-equipped kitchen – the Zelda’s Studio, a 1910 artist’s studio. Whether you’re staying at Cliff Cottage Inn for one night or a week, the inn’s elves can offer you fun things to do for the length of your visit as optional extras.
Escape to the Arsenic & Old Lace Bed & Breakfast, our Queen Anne Victorian mansion in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Located in the Historic District, our luxury inn offers peaceful views of the surrounding hills and our beautiful gardens from the wraparound veranda. If you wish to stay connected, each room is Wi-Fi capable! Our convenient location is 2 blocks from the Historic Loop shops, restaurants, and galleries. Private, off-street parking is provided for our guests. The decor is exquisite, with beautiful furnishings, stained glass windows, tin ceilings, original artwork, antiques, and crystal chandeliers. Our scrumptious breakfasts are served overlooking the gardens. A large common area provides our guests 24-hour complimentary refreshments, homemade cookies and snacks. We also offer a large video library for watching movies in your room. The perfect setting for your romantic getaway!
11 Singleton House B&B is located in the historic district of Eureka Springs, AR. The inn is just a 1 block walk or Trolley ride to shops, cafes, and spas. Our TWO BEDROOM Suite is perfect for girlfriends getaways and families visiting the Ozark Mountains. Now celebrating over 33+ years in operation, the inn has been featured on HGTV's If Walls Could Talk..." and was interviewed on NPR."
While visiting Eureka Springs AR, we invite you to stay at The Heart of the Hills Bed & Breakfast offering guests a truly refreshing, relaxing or romantic escape. Three 1800s eureka springs cottages boasting amenities like free Wi-Fi, Jacuzzi tubs, and private entrances and decks make this historic inn a unique and private lodging experience. We are located on the Historic District Loop, just above the shopping district and a short 3 block walk will have put you in the heart of Eureka Springs and all that it has to offer. For a truly refreshing, relaxing or romantic getaway you have found your place to stay while in Eureka Springs.
Red Bud Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is an elegantly restored Victorian manor home. The home has been restored to keep its timeless elegance and appearance while providing modern convenience for travelers. With competitive rates and great accommodations. Red Bud Manor Inn is within walking distance of Eureka Springs shops, spas and restaurants. Call today to book your reservation.
Welcome to Rock Cottage Gardens Bed & Breakfast Inn in historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We have 5 private cottages with 2 person jacuzzis and fireplaces for ultimate romance. On site wedding chapel for up to 15 seated guests for weddings and receptions, all inclusive with wedding cakes, florals and photography. Dedicated parking, flat/level just steps from each cottage, 2 step entry. WiFi, Cable TV, DVD players, spa robes, bath salts, hair dryer, in room coffee service, in room beverages daily.
2016 Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Award. One of the top 25 B&B's in the US. The Heartstone Inn and Cottages is a full-service luxury inn in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our rooms, suites, and cottages are beautifully decorated. Our 2 private cottages are perfect for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, or anniversary. The inn includes a wrap-around porch great for enjoying an ice tea and bird watching.
This Eureka Springs, AR bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Arkansas. Enjoy a continental breakfast, and the super-soft 1800 Series Bamboo Sheets for warm in winter, cool in summer comfort. Our bnb in Eureka Springs provides free wifi, Jetted Jacuzzi Tub (Some Suites), and Pool (Seasonal). Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Our guests experience the best of two worlds… the peace and serenity of a stately pine grove, with the convenience of nearby restaurants and easy access to all of the Eureka Springs’ activities and attractions. We look forward to welcoming you to our Eureka Springs Lodging. Explore all we have to offer
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There are no less than five, count ‘em, five major metropolitan cities within a four-hour drive of Eureka Springs, tucked away in Arkansas’ northwest corner. Centrally located between Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, and Little Rock in the Ozark Mountains, this small town makes a huge impression on anyone who visits.
Stunning Victorian homes populate the area, architecture, design, and character, all clamoring for attention. Indeed, the downtown Eureka Springs area was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. As if that’s not enough, many of the beautiful homes are perched atop stately cliffs providing exceptional views of the surrounding mountains and nearby Beaver Lake.
Leaving behind the trappings of the big city for a scenic drive to this restorative corner of Arkansas and ensconced in Eureka Springs’ historic district, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to get here in the first place.
One spot not to be missed is the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge TCWR), the top-rated big cat sanctuary in the state. Rare, exotic, and endangered species all find a home at this outstanding facility. The Ozark Natural Science Center is another educational stop where visitors can better understand the Ozark Mountains and their influence on the region, both past and present.
Speaking of the past, Civil War enthusiasts will want to see the 4300-acre Pea Ridge National Military Park where in March 1862, twenty-three thousand soldiers battled ferociously to hold the state of Missouri for the North. It was the most critical battle west of the Mississippi River and remains one of the most intact Civil War battlefields in the US.
Whether you drive Spring Street yourself or take a trolley tour, you’ll be delighted by the sights along this “main street.” From the tightly-packed buildings clinging to the gravity-defying slopes to the northern part of the route where you can feast your eyes on a variety of Victorian elegance, this is one piece of pavement not to miss.
If you see nothing else during your time in Eureka Springs, Thorncrown Chapel is the one. This is a stunning piece of design and architecture inspired by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s students. Functioning as a non-denominational worship center that is also a spectacular wedding venue, it has been named to Budget Travel’s list of “12 Most Beautiful Churches in America” and Bored Panda’s list of “50 Most Extraordinary Churches in the World”.
Looking for something to feed the spirit? Come and lift a prayer at the 7-story Christ of the Ozarks monument, a landmark seen for miles around that overlooks downtown. Not to be missed is The Great Passion Play, renowned for its moving re-telling of Christ’s last week. Supported by live animals and 150 trained actors, these destinations will surely bring some light to your soul.
Back in town, you’ll want to spend some time getting to know it. The entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bring your walking shoes because it can be a workout - with streets at all angles and elevations, curving hither and yon, you made need an extended stay in one of the rejuvenating springs after your tour around town!
At the risk of being overly cliché, Eureka! truly sums up the joyous exclamation of visitors to this small enclave in northwestern Arkansas. The expression is attributed to the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes after discovering the formula for detecting the amount of gold in the king of Syracuse’s crown.
Founded on July 4th, 1879, the town quickly became known across the immediate region for its nearby springs' healing powers. 1882 saw the arrival of the railroad, and within a few years, its reputation had grown as a vacation resort town. Hundreds of homes and commercial buildings sprung up; all centered around providing hospitality for the influx of visitors eager to experience the wealthy lifestyle, gracious living, and healing waters.
Also known as the “Stairstep City” for its steep streets and winding roads, many buildings have ground floor entrances on two levels. There’s nary a straight street nor a 90° intersection, and still no stoplights!
Eureka Springs has naturally drawn visitors to its healing waters for centuries. That people of different nationalities would choose to settle here is no surprise. And with them come their culinary habits. The result is an eclectic amalgam of menus, tastes, and treats across a broad spectrum of offerings versus a more consistent regional style of food.
Strolling the vibrant downtown historic area, local residents and visitors alike will have challenging choices between Tex-Mex, Bavarian, Chinese, classic Southern cooking, Cajun, Indian, and gourmet pizza. Specialty shops entice their sweet delectables as hors d’oeuvres rather than dessert!
A sandwich of locally-grown Arkansas BBQ washed down with an excellent craft beer at one of the breweries is a lunchtime favorite. And there are several wineries close by where you can sample the local grape and intriguing wine accessories.
here aren’t too many towns anywhere the size of Eureka Springs that have this much going on. From a quiet stroll around town to take in the Victorian architecture to underground tours in the caves and caverns such as Onyx Cave Park that abound throughout the region, there is plenty to see and do for all ages.
Mountain biking athletes and casual cyclists from all over Mid-America come to Eureka Springs to test themselves on the many mountain bike trails that snake through the area. The Oz Trails system of Northwest Arkansas is famous for its variety to riders of all levels, from an easy spin to check out the scenery or those who want to challenge the courses designed for professional riders on the Eureka Springs Downhill.
Renowned trail builder Tony Boone and his crew have recently completed the first 5-mile segment of what will be an 18-mile system of loop trails for bikers and hikers. An added attraction is it’s located on the grounds of the Great Passion Play 700-acre complex.
Lake Leatherwood City Park may be your one-stop-shop for recreation resources. Full-size baseball and soccer fields complement the water sports scene where visitors can boat, kayak, and canoe and then come home to their cabin, campsite, or BBQ pavilion to re-energize. There’s also a marina, a shower house, and a swimming beach available.
Black Bass Lake is a recent addition to the activity scene and has a two-mile trail for strolls around the lake and features a half-mile handicapped accessible trail. The nearby cliffs give hikers a backcountry feel just minutes from downtown! And the lake itself is excellent for fishing or some solitude by the water due to its “no motor” designation.
Many people associate natural springs with Arkansas, and with good reason. The soft limestone that comprises much of the region’s bedrock has been eroded over time by the rivers and sub-surface alluvial channels. Hidden springs in other areas of the region are known for heated pools, and healing properties owe their formation to similar natural processes.
Eureka Springs’ got its start and its claim to fame from the spring waters naturally rising to the surface at what is now known as Basin Park in downtown. One of many such locations throughout the Ozark Mountains region, natural springs, underground caverns and caves, and scenic trails and highways are all part of what makes this area of the south-central part of the US so attractive. Redolent woodlands carpeting the nearby Ozark National Forest, and Roaring River State Park just across the Missouri border provide solitude and peaceful places to observe wildlife.
Buffalo National River to the southeast is the first federally designated National River in the US. Fascinating geology can be explored while canoeing or kayaking the river’s calm waters. Cosmic Caverns just east of Eureka Springs is an awe-inspiring set of caves eroded from the limestone that comprises much of the bedrock in this region.
Located in the western part of the American South, the weather in Arkansas is no different from the rest of the region. Summers are long, hot, and humid as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico continually flows north, keeping the air sticky. Nearby Beaver Lake adds to the air's overall moisture content, resulting in sweltering summer days and sultry nights. With the resident humidity and hot summer temperatures, keep an eye out for those afternoon thunderstorms that can swoop in over the mountain ranges for a surprise.
Winters are short and typically mild to cool. With the humidity and dew points maintaining consistently high levels, dampness prevails throughout the year. Visitors who live in other parts of the Southeast US won’t notice anything different. But those traveling from the drier parts of the western US will want to make sure their air conditioning is in good order.
This is not to say the weather in Eureka Springs can’t be delightful. Warm spring days spent sunning on the lake or out taking in the local attractions as the landscape wakes from its short winter nap make for a memorable weekend getaway. Fall colors every bit as captivating as New England’s garner attention along some of the scenic byways leading to and from Eureka Springs. After all, you are in the Ozark Mountains!
Locating the best bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs will depend on knowing what you’re seeking and having a good idea of where to find it. Looking for something deep in the woods to immerse yourself in silence? A lakeside cottage with an outdoor fireplace to listen for the call of an evening loon? Perhaps a Victorian retreat close to town for the convenience of walking. You’ll find these and more in this delightfully small town with a fabulous assortment of inns from which to choose.
Talk about pampering. The Bridgeford House checks in guests in their beauty parlor. Located downtown, this 5-room snuggle of a B&B has rooms on four floors, a stone garden patio, and a relaxing water feature. Named as the sixth most romantic inn in the South, the Cliff Cottage Inn is perched atop one of Arkansas’ many rocky ledges. Not to worry, being located in the heart of the Historic District, there’s a trolley stop at street level to whisk you around town.
A favorite of locals, Rock Cottage Gardens B&B has five private cottages, each with their own 2-person private Jacuzzi and fireplace. An on-site wedding chapel that seats up to fifteen guests and provides all the nuptial essentials. Red Bud Manor Inn has been elegantly restored to maintain its classic ambiance yet provides the latest modern amenities and close to shops, restaurants, and spas.
Heart of the Hills Inn offers three 19th-century cottages on the Historic Loop just three blocks from the heart of the Historic District's action. Private entrances and decks make this a unique lodging experience.
A “top-25 B&B in the US” listing by Trip Advisor Travelers Choice in 2016, Heartstone Inn and Cottages has every option a B&B enthusiast could want. Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, they offer rooms, suites, and private cottages. Not to be outdone, the 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast is a multi-award winning sanctuary located on the highest peak in the city limits. Boasting nine rooms and suites, two cottages, and two Victorian homes, the wooded lot is home to a relaxing garden and wildlife.
This small, quiet corner of Northwest Arkansas is a bed & breakfast aficionado’s delight. Its out-of-the-way location set amidst several of Mid-America’s large urban centers makes it all the more enchanting. Options abound whether you’re looking for a wedding venue, a family reunion home base, a girls’ getaway, or simply a retreat for respite.
Take in the fresh mountain air, get your heart rate up stalking the town’s undulating streets, and revel in the nearby lakes, caverns, and forests. Archimedes’ timeless exclamation truly sums up all that you will discover when you find your way to Eureka Springs!
Pamper versus pragmatic. B&B luxury versus hotel efficiency. Bed and breakfast inns have a way of winning their guests over like that. Host-friendliness, coupled with a romantic getaway and aesthetically pleasing Victorian architecture common throughout Eureka Springs rounds out the sensory delight.
Eureka Springs bed and breakfast inns work hard to please their guests and with good reason. Innkeepers are passionate about the service they provide. Additionally, while comfort and extravagance are at the forefront of the guest’s experience, the hosts are extremely safety-conscious to ensure all rooms and facilities are safe and clean.
This includes precautions about the current state of affairs with Covid-19. Speak with your hosts at check-in to address any questions you may have regarding their health and safety protocols.
As stated earlier, there are many large metropolitan cities within a four-hour drive of Eureka Springs. Other closer options may require connecting through the state capital Little Rock or even Ft. Smith. Either way, your choice of scenic routes from several of these cities makes the drive through the Ozarks, around the lakes, or through the state and national forests most enjoyable.
For B&Bs located near the historic district, a walk is a great way to get some exercise, especially considering the streets' ups and downs. You will have easy access to desired attractions including shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums, many of which are within easy walking distance of each other. Trolleys make for a different way of getting around and a fun way to make new friends. For ventures farther afield, the convenience of a cab or your rental car.
Amenities at your favorite bed and breakfast inn can range from the expected to the luxuriant. Free wifi, luxury bed with baby-soft linens, the option of a Jacuzzi or hot tub, and organic bath products are often staples today in all guest rooms. Other basics can include free private parking and bicycles for about-town touring. Free cancellation is the norm as well, provided you give your hosts plenty of advance notice.
Many inns will offer a private bath or whirlpool tubs. The height of luxury is a fireplace nearby for added ambiance, especially when booking a guest house with a private entrance. Farm-to-table freshness can be counted on with any gourmet breakfast enjoyed in the dining room or the comfort of your room to enhance the beautiful view from your window.