During the month of October we invite you up to the 4th floor for High Time at the SkyBar!
Enjoy our NEW outdoor dining and live music with Stephen Pruitt of VOXANA. Every Sunday & Monday in October.
Sunday 5pm-10pm & Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm
“Bikes, Blues & Bar-B-Q” 2016
Just in time for the more than 400,000 riders coming to the 2016 version of Northwest Arkansas’ highly-popular “Bikes, Blues & BBQ” motorcycle rally, September 21-24 comes three new “loop” rides that bikers will love to lean into! Starting and ending in Eureka Springs, which is only 45 minutes east of Fayetteville, are the three new loops: Peel Ferry, Arkansas Dragon’s Tail, and War Eagle Mill. These have been added to the much-ridden “Big 5” of Eureka Springs: Goldwing/Highway 21; Beaver Town Bridge; Jasper; Highway 103; and the number one motorcycle ride in America, The Pig Trail. Each offers outstanding curves, switchbacks, hairpins, scenery and panoramas. And each of these loops is a day’s ride or less.
The Peel Ferry loop takes riders north into Missouri; east through highways carved out of limestone and into world-famous Branson; then further east and south into Arkansas. There, along the banks of Bull Shoals Lake, bikes will board Peel Ferry that runs during daylight hours the year-round and is the only existing ferry that plies any Arkansas river or lake. Serpentine highways wind past Bull Shoals southward to U.S. Highways 412 and 62 leading riders back to Eureka Springs. This ride is approximately a 200 mile / 5 hour sojourn.
The Arkansas Dragon’s Tail loop takes riders south and east of Eureka Springs through the hills-n-hollers shared with such topographic notables as the Buffalo River National Park, America’s only river ever designated as a national park, and the “Arkansas Grand Canyon”. At the bottom of the loop is the little historical community of Lurton that sits along the old wagon trail that was known as the Chisum (sic) Turnpike. On either side coming down or going back up toward Eureka Springs, riders will be “passin’ thru” Western Grove; Mt. Judea (pronounced “Judy”); Ponca and its herds of grazing elk; and Howe Hollow valley. Total round trip is 177 miles or approximately four hours of travel time.
The third “new” loop is called The War Eagle Mill and times out at one hour and 16 minutes with 54 miles being logged to and fro Eureka Springs. “What makes this short loop so awesome,” said one rider, “is that it leaves plenty of time to eat, shop or just relax in the rustic charm of the mill itself.” War Eagle Mill is one of America’s last operating undershot, burrstone gristmills that sits over War Eagle Creek. Here riders can watch product being made, taste some that has been baked up in the mill’s Bean Palace restaurant, take plenty of product home or have it shipped. The loop also takes riders in, around and through Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area, 12 thousand acres of pristine Arkansas woodlands.
The Goldwing/Highway 21 loop encourages riders to leave Eureka Springs early to see the sunrise over amazing vistas like the Bluebird Hill Overlook. As this loop continues along its 269-mile and six-hour route, it takes riders through the Buffalo River National Park and a chance to watch grazing elk near Boxley and Lost Valley. An eagle could be spotted overhead as riders near Kingston and the “Arkansas Grand Canyon”.
Curvy roads and historic bridges carry riders over the White River and Beaver Lake on the Beaver Town Bridge loop with great views of the water. Riders have perhaps a once in a lifetime experience as they encounter one of the true treasures of the Southern road. The historic Beaver Bridge, best known as the “Little Golden Gate of Arkansas”, was built in 1949, is 554 feet long but only 11 feet wide thereby only allowing one way at a time traffic. This is quite a large return for a ride that is only 26 miles and 44 minutes.
The Jasper loop is another route that takes riders through the Buffalo River National Park and across the 1930’s iron truss Pruitt Bridge. Two stops during the 150-mile/four-hour ride could be the Elk Education Center in Ponca and the Ozark Café on the town square in Jasper.
Riders are in store for a potpourri of wildlife opportunities on the Highway 103 loop. Big cats, up close and personal, at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and a trout hatchery and fishing stream at Roaring River State Park, just over the line in Missouri. All of this with the added dividend of Ozark scenery is part of the 142 miles and 4 hours invested.
But the cherry on top of the Eureka Springs’ loops’ sundae is the internationally famous Pig Trail. This ride is as challenging as it is scenic. Switchback after switchback between hairpin turns makes this ride a “must do” event when riding in Northwest Arkansas. The Designated Scenic Highway portion of Arkansas Highway 23 is truly breathtaking. Stops in Withrow State Park and alongside the Mulberry River allow riders to catch their breath and relax in beautiful, natural surroundings. Many riders say that this loop is the best seven hours and 280 miles of their riding lives.
Kick-Off Jazz Eureka with a Roaring 20′s Jazz Lawn Party at the Crescent Hotel Gardens!7pm-10pm
BUY TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/2bWC4fr
Jazz Lawn Party Overnight Pkg:
1 night stay in a Premium Room & 2 FREE Tickets to the Crescent Jazz Lawn Party
$109 plus tax (does not include breakfast). Valid 9/8. Check Availability.
Reservations recommended by calling 479-253-9652
Chris Duarte returns to Eureka Springs to the Basin Ballroom opening Blues Weekend on Thursday, June 16th at the Basin Park Hotel. Duarte rocked the house many times during the early years of Blues Weekend Festival and we welcome him back for an epic weekend of Blues throughout Eureka Springs. Read more here.
On Friday night, June 17th, opening for the Chris Duarte Group will be Kory Montgomery at 7pm. Purchase Tickets Here.
Blues still lives in downtown and this year for 2016, Blues expands to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge for a variety of featured acts at an outdoor venue. Arts, crafts, and area food vendors will participate in this year’s festival. There will be plenty of Free Parking at Turpentine Creek. Great music during the day and then as the sun starts going down, we’ll end the music at Turpentine Creek so everyone can go into town and enjoy even more great Blues music at our partner venues all around historic Eureka Springs!
Just 7 miles south of Eureka Springs, Turpentine Creek gives refuge to over 100 lions, tigers, bears and all sorts of “OH MY!” animals like cougars and other exotic animals, all rescued and given lifetime homes in natural habitats. For more info, click here!
BLUES KickOff Show Tickets:
Thursday, June 16th @ 9pm. Tickets $15– BUY HERE
Friday, June 17th starts @ 7pm opening with Kory Montgomery & 9pm with Chris Duarte. Combo Tickets $25–BUY HERE
Stay at either the Crescent or Basin Park Hotels in Downtown Eureka Springs and get 2 Tickets to Chris Duarte’s opening show on Thursday, June 16th and Breakfast for Two. ONLY $150 plus tax.
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Check Availability for the Basin Park Hotel-Click Here
May is a great time to take a getaway to Eureka Springs for Fun, ARTinspired events. Stay at a Mountaintop Spa Resort at the Crescent Hotel and take advantage of being at the center of it all. Some great key events not to miss are:
May Hot Deals at the Crescent Hotel:
Stay for JUST $99
Stay the night in a Premium Room or Balcony Room for JUST $99 the first week of May!
Valid Sunday-Thursday, May 1st-May 5th only. Check Availability
Snuggle with a friend!Take a little YOU TIME. Grab a book, enjoy a full-body massage, relax in the tub and snuggle with a cute new friend. Made affordable because you deserve it.
$195 plus taxes and fees. Valid Tuesday – Thursday, 4/5-5/26
*Massage available (W, Th, or F) Check Availability.
Stay on the Weekend at Weekday Rate!
Stay 2 nights on either 5/6 & 5/7 at Weekday Rate. (Savings start at $60 per night!)
Valid May 6th & 7th. CALL to BOOK: 877-342-9766 FREE
For Full Calendar of Events Visit: www.eurekafestivalofthearts.com
Mother’s Day Brunch served in the Crystal Dining Room-May 8th
Open 10am-1pm. For reservations please call: 479-253-9652
Adults ~ $24.95
Children ages 5-12 ~ $9.95
Kids 4 and under ~ Free
Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
Salmon with Wilted Spinach Salad over Wild Rice
Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Onion Jus Lie
Sauteed seasonal Vegetables
Carved Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream Sauce
Carved Turkey Breast with Dijon and Thyme Dipping Sauce
Manned Dessert Station with Hand Cut Cakes
Chocolate Fountain with Strawberries, Pineapple Chunks, Oreos, Marshmallows, and Lady Fingers
Assorted Homemade Salads
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Bagels and Lox
Fresh Fruit Display
Cheese Display with Crackers
Within a twenty mile radius of Downtown, the greater Eureka Springs’ area offers convenient accessibility to a wealth of outdoor activities such as Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Kings River, White River, Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, Black Bass Lake, Lake Leatherwood, the Hogscald and Big Clifty areas, plus Holiday Island. For even more activities within this area, there are numerous providers: Ozark Mountain Ziplines, scenic horseback riding stables, Starkey Park Marina, Beaver Dam Site Park, the 12,000-acre Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Madison County Game Refuge, War Eagle Mill, War Eagle Cavern, Onyx Cave, Cosmic Caverns, Roaring River State Park and Trout Hatchery, the Mark Twain National Forest with miles of ATV trails, Buffalo National River, Dogwood Canyon, Beaver Town, and the Pea Ridge National Military Park. All are examples of the excellent outdoor adventures waiting to be experienced, and all of these places are just a short drive away when anyone chooses “America’s Victorian Village” as their extraordinary escape vacation hub.
Although many of these outdoor wonders are accessible and enjoyable the year-round, many are at their peak during the months of spring, especially late April and early May. This is when The Ozarks’ hillsides are all abloom and fully green with temperatures comfortably mild. Here is a little bit more about some of these attractive spring attractions:
Jack Moyer, general manager of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa with its surrounding 15 acres of forested hillsides and manicured gardens and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel that sits in the midst of a web of urban trails, stated, “We are adamant supporters of Eureka Springs’ great outdoors. In fact, we tell our guests and visitors to ‘Just get out!’. We of course mean it as our invitation for them to ‘Get outdoors!’ while they are visiting us, encouraging them to enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor sights and activities our glorious region offers, especially in late April and early May.”
For trail maps, visit www.EurekaSpringsTrails.com
For more information, one should go to EurekaSpringsOnline.com
See a Full list of outdoors activities at EurekaSpringsOnline
DON’T MISS:Lake Leatherwood Day! 4/30
Celebrate Lake Leatherwood Day by getting outdoors!
Find Eureka Springs Trail Maps at EurekaSpringsTrails.com
Assorted Homemade Salads
Peel & Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Bagels and Lox
Fruit and Cheese Display
~Carving Station Featuring~
Ham Roast with Molasses Jus and Pineapple Confit
Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Au Jus
Oven Roasted Porkloin with Leek and Spring Mushroom Sauce
Broiled Salmon with Asparagus and Heirloom Tomato Ragout
Served Over wild Rice
Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Spring Medley of Vegetables
Chocolate Fountain with Peeps, Strawberries, Lady Fingers, Crispy Rice Treats, and Pineapple Chunks
Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler with Ice Cream
Ice Cream Sunday Station
Free and Open to the Public!
Two age groups:
1-6 at 1pm East Lawn location
7-12 at 1:15pm in the Fountain Garden location
Easter bunny comes to visit on the Boardwalk at 1pm. Bring your cameras!
Families all over Arkansas / Oklahoma and Missouri have had one week in March circled on their calendars since the school year started. Inside that circle are written the words “Eureka Springs”. Why? Because kids’ love to spend Spring Break in a place not too far away that thrills with zip-lines, ghost hunting, lions and tigers, and so much more. That’s why families from “SEC Country” will be traveling to the Arkansas Ozarks and the “Extraordinary Spring Break Escape”: Eureka Springs.
Here families can challenge the state’s highest zip-line as speeds through the canopy of trees high in the Ozark hills. Ozark Mountain Zip-lines offer an extreme adventure for ages three and up. Ten zip-lines 120- to 1800-feet long suspended 20-to 200-feet above the ground. Opening March 5th!
Eureka’s Must See Show! Intrigue Theater is back this season starting March 9th (Wed-Sunday shows.) Fun for the whole family, you won’t believe what this illusionist and medium can do.
At least two hotels in Eureka Springs offer top-rated ghost hunting. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has become known as “America’s most haunted hotel” because of the unparalleled paranormal discoveries, seen and/or digitally captured by those on the hotel’s nightly ghost tour as well as numerous television programs such as SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters”. The newest venture into the past and the beyond is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel’s “Sprits of The Basin” nightly tour. This top to bottom tour of Downtown Eureka’s only skyscraper introduces names and mental images of those who have walked –and some say still walking- the hallways of this historic seven story structure and the tales that have made them immortal.
Saved from extinction, big cats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge roam their natural habitats roaring and waiting for families’ close-up looks. These lions and tigers and bears, creatures that someday may be only a picture online, become stars of safe safaris daily. These massive, beautiful animals were rescued from awful circumstances and given a new chance to live out their years here in a loving, caring natural environment.
Other family-friendly Spring Break attractions include hiking the “hills and hollers” of the urban Ozark trails, sojourning through time on the Downtown-n- Underground tour; experiencing the inspiration of The Great Passion Play’s Bible Museum and pre-arranged Holy Land Tour; holding on tight on the back deck of a vintage trolley as it traverses over Eureka’s twisty, zigzag, up and down streets; and capturing “new history” with an antique family photo at Judge Roy Bean’s.