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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! 

Points of Interest

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Lake Leatherwood Mountain Bike Gravity Trails

3.7 miles from White River Valley Lodge

The new, downhill-specific mountain biking trail system at Lake Leatherwood is now open! These trails are driven by gravity, which means riders do not have to pedal because they are going downhill while encountering obstacles like jumps or drops. The downhill park was funded by a multi-million dollar investment from the Walton Family Foundation. All mountain bike enthusiasts welcome!


Fishing Boat

Houseman Access

3 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Public boat launch on the White River. 424-448 Co Rd 214, Eureka Springs, AR 72631


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Blue Springs Heritage Center

3.5 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Blue Spring is an area favorite for weddings. And, who would have thought that the calm looking spring puts out 38 million gallons of water a day. Besides the spring, stroll through the gardens, feed the trout and enjoy all the sights and smells that Blue Spring has to offer. 

Address: 1537 Co Rd 210 Eureka Springs AR 72632 Call: (479) 253-9244

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Thorncrown Chapel

5 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Nestled in a woodland setting, Thorncrown Chapel rises forty-eight feet into the Ozark sky. We love to go and just sit as it is such a peaceful place to be with its magnificent wooden structure that contains 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. Designed by E. Fay Jones, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, Thorncrown has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured on television programs and in national magazines. Address: 12968 US-62, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

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Downtown Eureka Springs

8 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Stroll down Downtown Eureka Springs' Main Street and explore unique shops, dine underground, have lunch, take

a carriage ride, or explore the history with the Downtown Walking Tours. People watch in Basin Spring Park and

see where the town was founded or see what life was like in the 1900’s with a visit to the Historical Eureka Springs Museum and focus on the Springs of Eureka Springs.


The Great Passion Play & Christ of the Ozarks Statue

9.6 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Everyone should see this at least once in their life. It’s an outdoor spectacle with hundreds of actors and animals depicting the last days of Jesus. Very moving. They also have a dinner show with comedy and gospel music just before the play starts.Address: 935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Call: (479) 253-9200

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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

15.7 miles from White River Valley Lodge

See lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) plus cougars, panthers, monkeys, and many other animals that Turpentine Creek has rescued.  They have some animals in cages you can see as well as a tour out back where the animals have their own area to roam. They post the stories behind each of the animals they have rescued which makes the visit a little more personal. Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Call: (479) 253-5841


Opera in the Ozarks

2.1 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Opera in the Ozarks has earned the reputation of being a prominent training program for singers. One of the most picturesque spots in the south central U.S., Opera in the Ozarks is located seven miles west of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on scenic Route 62. Inspiration Point is a look-out site situated atop Candy Rock Mountain between the beautiful White River Valley and Beaver Lake.

Address: Inspiration Point Fine Arts, 16311 US-62, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Call: (479) 253-8595

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Cosmic Cavern

26.5 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas is one of the states’ most beautiful natural attractions! The cave features a 9 foot soda straw, the longest known in the Ozarks, and 2 bottomless cave lakes.The newly discovered area, “Silent Splendor” is hailed as a must see attraction in Arkansas. It is so pristine and untouched that many of the beautiful formations are transparent.

Address: 6386 AR-21, Berryville, AR 72616 Call: (870) 749-2298

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

31.7 miles from White River Valley Lodge

Renowned collection ranging from Rockwell to Warhol in a striking structure set on 120 lush acres. A must see when you are in North West Arkansas! Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712. Call: (479) 418-5700

Our Favorites in our Neighborhood 

  • Breakfast at Sweet & Savory Cafe 

  • Shopping in downtown Eureka Springs

  • Shopping at the Farmer's Market & Eureka's Oriental & Farm Fresh Market

  • A drive through historic loop to see the Victorian homes and Healing Springs 

  • A scenic drive to the Little Golden Gate Bridge and around Beaver town

  • Lunch at Local Flavor (try the Red Sangria)

  • Lunch at Bad to the Bone BBQ

  • Afternoon drinks at the rooftop bar at the Crescent Hotel

  • People watching at Basin Park

  • Margaritas and tacos at Amigo's 

  • Dinner at Thai House

  • Dinner at Ermilio's

  • Dinner at Bombadil's Cafe (our favorite restaurant in town!)

  • A visit to Thorncrown Chapel

  • Feeding time at Turpentine Creek

  • The VW Car Show

  • Canoe float and fishing on the White River 

  • Horseback riding at Keels Creek Stable

  • Hiking around Lake Leatherwood and Hawksbill Crag

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