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Welcome to Eureka Springs!

Eureka Springs, Arkansas has been a popular resort town and vacation destination since the 1800’s.  Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas surrounded by rivers and lakes, Eureka Springs became known early on for its healing waters, Victorian architecture and historical significance and as a haven for artists.  Eureka Springs has been consistently honored as one of the Top 25 Arts Destinations.   A city of diversity that boast parades, festivals, music, attractions, dining, outdoor adventures and much more.  The broad spectrum and popularity of Eureka weddings has earned our romantic village the privilege of hosting more weddings than anywhere else in the state of Arkansas. Welcome and Enjoy! 

For an Updated List of Open Attractions for 2021, go to: Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce

Top 20 Things To Do in Eureka Springs

1. A stop for pictures and taking in the views at Inspiration Point (Free, Anytime, Sunset is best)

2. A visit to Thorncrown Chapel (Open Daily from 9AM-5PM) (check their website for seasonal hours)

3. Breakfast at Mud Street Café or Oscar's Cafe

4. Shopping at Eureka Farmers’ Market for veggies, artisanal bread, local honey, soaps, candles (check facebook for seasonal hours)

5. Downtown Eureka Springs – unique shops, art, souvenirs, stop for pictures in front of the Flatiron building on Spring St. (the most photographed building in ES) and Rainbow Staircase on Main St. (park on Spring St or any of the metered parking lots in downtown then most shops will be within walking distance)

6. A drive/ stroll through Historic Loop to see the Victorian Homes and Healing Springs

7. Lunch at The Spring on Main (we love their burgers and local beer on tap)

8. People watching at Basin Park (grab coffee or ice cream from a nearby shop and enjoy the views and sounds from a park bench)

9. Afternoon drinks at the Rooftop Bar at the Crescent Hotel (great selection of local beers and amazing views of Eureka Springs and Christ of the Ozarks statue)

10. A game of pool and drinks at Jack Rabbett's Whisky Bar at the Basin Park Hotel

11. Drinks & music at Gotahold Brewing (great local craft beers!) or Gravel Bar (check their websites for live bands schedule)

12. A scenic drive to the Little Golden Gate Bridge and around Beaver Town (Free, Anytime)

13. Wine tasting at Railway Winery

14. An afternoon at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

15. Horseback riding at Keels Creek Stable

16. A relaxing massage with Poco at Eureka Massage (479) 253-7623 or Rebekah at Imago Massage (479) 244-5631

17. Dinner at Local Flavor (great steaks and pasta, try the Red Sangria)

18. Beaver Lake - swimming, drive around Beaver Lake, a stop at Beaver Lake Dam Overlook

19. Hiking around Lake Leatherwood

20. Fishing and canoe float on the White River (Free use of canoe and fishing gear for our guests, we catch trout, bass and walleye)

 

Other Popular Attractions

1. Eureka Springs Tram Tours – 90 Minute Historic Tour of ES

2. Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour or the Walking Ghost Tour

4. Blue Springs Heritage Center

5. The Great Passion Play and Christ of the Ozarks

6. Lake Leatherwood Gravity Trails - Mountain Bike Trails

7. Ozark Mountain Ziplines

8. Seasonal/Monthly Car Shows and Parades - Check the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce fb page or website for updated Calendar of Events OR the Eureka Springs Monthly "Fun Guide"

 

Around Eureka Springs

In Bentonville, AR (45 minute drive from the Lodge)

1. An afternoon at Crystal Bridges Museum and the Momentary Museum

2. A Food Trip at 8th Street Market in Bentonville (Bike Rack Brewing, Yeyo’s, food trucks and Markham & Fitz for chocolates/desserts)

 

In Lampe, MO (48 minute drive from the Lodge)

1. Blueberry Picking at Persimmon Hill Farm (try a Thunder Muffin)

2. Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (Horseback riding and Tram Tour to see elk, bison and deer)

 

The Buffalo National River (about 1.5 hour drive from the Lodge)

1. A day trip/hike to the Buffalo National River, canoe float on the river

2. A hike to Hawksbill Crag

3. A hike to Hemmed-In Hollow Falls

3. Elk watching in Ponca

 

Places to See/ Hike:

Indian Creek Trail, Glory Hole Falls, Wolf Creek Cave Falls, Kings River Overlook,

Hemmed-In Hollow Falls, Hogscald Hollow

 

Mountain Bike Trails:

https://bikeeurekasprings.com/trails-maps

 

Where We Eat:

Breakfast: Mud Street Café or Mud Street Annex, Oscar's Cafe

Lunch & Dinner: Bubba’s BBQ, Local Flavor, Love Greens (organic & vegan options), Café Amore (for Pizzas), Carmen’s Taco’s (food truck) - great street tacos, Twisted Taco (food truck at Gotahold Brewery), The Spring on Main ((we love their burgers and local beer on tap), Thai House, Ermilio's Italian Home Cooking, Rouge's Manor, Grand Taverne

 

Note: Please check the business/restaurants' website, Facebook page or a google search for info, address, menu and seasonal hours. Lunch/Dinner reservations suggested.

 

Enjoy! Charmaine & Jason 

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