Ozark Mountain Music Festival

Eureka Springs Comes Alive in the Middle of Winter!

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival is an Ozark Mountain fusion of Bluegrass, Folk and American Roots Music held annually at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. With bands often celebrated at such major festivals as Wakarusa or Harvest Fest, the Basin Park Hotel has invited festival goers to come camp inside on a chilly January Weekend with some hot music and great memories.

5th Year Anniversary of OzMoMu!  $55 4 Day Passes Available~ Click Here

4 Days / 11 Acts: Festival lineup includes multiple stages and music for 4 days with local and regional bands across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Dallas.  With no backstage area, the attendees and bands are all together in the venues inside the Basin Park Hotel which creates a unique community music experience for festival goers. The vibe is of an outdoor music festival that is held indoors in the winter when its too cold to play outside.

The festival encourages jams as part of the OzMoMu experience for both talent and attendees.  Thursday is opening night and locals night, which admission is free for those that bring an instrument and jam afterwards.

Check out the 2018 Headliners!

Friday and Saturday nights, Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar, located downtown, will be the Late Night After Party Show.

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Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend

crescent hotelFor those desiring unlimited access to “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” in the “dead” of winter comes Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekends, January 5-7 and January 12-14. It is widely accepted that two of the most popular venues in the country for such hunts have been the 1886 Crescent Hotel and her sister, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located here in Eureka Springs AR. Both are known internationally for their paranormal activity thanks to the airing of numerous network television programs introducing viewers to the “guests who check out but never leave”. Now, for two haunting weekends in January, both hotels have been set aside for paranormal enthusiasts who will be given the same full, free rein that the professionals have enjoyed during their televised investigations of these two ghostly properties.

More commonly known as ESP Weekends, the 2018 weekends will include such topics as psychomanteum; telepathy assessment; independent nocturnal investigations of known active areas; dream exchange; group séance; interactive, personal ESP explorations; evidence exchange sessions for participants to share and compare weekend experiences; plus the hotel’s classic ghost tour. Headliners for the two weekends are author and noted paranormal researcher Larry Flaxman; and from the wildly popular paranormal talk radio show, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, comes author and world-acclaimed paranormal conference speaker Dave Schrader.

“A castle on a mountain top overlooks a village that grew up around magic springs in this hidden valley. She is haunted by the shades of the many whose lives were led within its walls. Just steps away below limestone bluffs is the second iteration of a hotel specifically built adjacent to the most magical spring of them all,” explained Keith Scales, event coordinator and director of ghost tours at both hotels.

Scales goes on to ask, “How would you like to participate in paranormal investigations of both hotels as well as testing your own second sight, psychic awareness, and ability to connect with those who have passed away and traversed into another dimension? This is what we are offering at both of our ESP Weekends.”

“So much of what has previously been hidden will come to the fore during these two weekends for those who dare to take that first step walking boldly into the ‘dead’ of winter,” Scales concluded.

Complete schedules for both weekends are found at AmericasMostHauntedHotel.com. Reservations should be made in advance. For in order to keep the weekend events more intimate for individual attendees, reservations are limited.

Winter Things To Do 2018

Wintertime in Eureka Springs brings Relaxation, Re-connection and a chance to explore the Ozark landscapes with Discounted Overnight Room Rates.

For those looking to reconnect and relax with your spouse or partner, plan some spa time, shop, dine and stay over night with discounted Winter room rates by 30-45% from the normal season rates.  Click here for availability.  For Great Winter Things To Do, see below…

Spa Time

Winter Events

Winter Attractions

Horseback Riding

Outdoors & Other Things To Dowinter mountain biking

Swing in the New Year

Swing in the New Year-Classy, Upscale & Sexy!

New Years Eve Crescent Hotel

For the 130th time, Swing in the New Year at 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa with a “Classy, Upscale, & Sexy” Celebration!

New Years Eve Dinner will be served from 5PM-7:30PM in the Crystal Dining Room (last seating at 7:30PM.) Reservations need to be made separately by calling : 877-342-9766

New Years Entertainment: Will begin at 10PM for dancing and to enjoy the sounds of the amazing band ” Swing and a Miss!” This iconic evening of celebration and decadence is available for $35 per person or $50 per couple. Get your tickets now before they’re gone! Click here for tickets

Christmas Day Feast

crescent christmas feast

Bring Your Family to the Crystal Dining Room and enjoy a Christmas Feast in a historic setting. Served from 11am-2pm
Adults (13 & Up) $29.95
Youth (6 & Up) $14.95
Kids (5 & Under) Complimentary
Reservations recommended by calling: 877-342-9766

Christmas 2017 Menu

Fresh Cooked Frittata, Sausage Links, Breakfast potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Gravy. Assorted Fruits, pastries, and breakfast breads, cereal,  Jams, Jellies, and condiments.

Dinner Items:

Carved Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Red Wine Rosemary Au Jus

Carved Leg of Lamb with Fresh Mint Jelly and

Carved Pineapple Glazed Christmas Ham

White Cheddar and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Country Style Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

Roasted Turkey Breast with Giblet Gravy and Cornbread Stuffing

Goose, Duck and Vegetable Pot Pie

Vegetarian Fall Squash Medley

Chef Sandi’s Homemade Salads

Peel and Eat Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Bagels and Lox

Fresh Fruit and Cheese Display

 

Desserts:

Strawberry Trifle

Assorted Christmas Desserts

Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Chocolate fountain with Dipping Treats

 

Home for the Holidays

Making Lifetime “Holiday” Memories at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

Christmas Week thru New Years is a perfect time to make a quick visit to the Crescent Hotel for that couples getaway or family gathering.  During this week, rates drop and the fun begins!

Stay for only $129 weekdays or $159 on the Weekend December 23rd-December 31st!  Reserve Now

Staying at the Crescent one can enjoy the daily resort activities that includes new moon spahistory/haunted room tours, morning stretches, afternoon socials and more! This is the time to be delve into that slower pace and relax by gathering around the lobby fireplace, enjoy our specialty dining at the SkyBar or Crystal Dining Room and plan on taking a nightly ghost tour.   Make a special trip just for you to the New Moon Spa for many of our popular massage services, scalp massage, reflexology and complimentary infra red sauna for all spa guests.  Play outside and try  out the Crescent’s newest feature outdoor ice skating! Or go for a leisurely hike on the Harmon Park Loop Trail right outside the Crescent front doors.  Mountain biking in Eureka Springs is another great way to take in that outdoor adventure experience.  There are some amazing trails hand built at Lake Leatherwood City Park, only a few miles from town.    

Don’t forget New Years Eve is just around the corner! Swing in the New Year at the Crescent Hotel with live music by Swing and a Miss.  Details Here!

new years eve crescent hotel

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Feast

Breakfast buffet served in the Conservatory 8:00am-10:00am

Fresh Cooked Frittata, Sausage Links, Sliced Ham, Breakfast potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Gravy. Assorted Fruits, pastries, and breakfast breads, cereal,  Jams, Jellies, and condiments.

 

Thanksgiving Feast Served from 11am-4pm 

Adults (13 & Up) $29.95
Youth (6 & Up) $14.95
Kids (5 & Under) Complimentary

Reservations recommended by calling: 877-342-9766

Menu

Carved Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream and red wine au jus

Carved Molasses and Brown Sugar Glazed ham

Roasted Turkey Breast with Homestyle Sage Dressing, Homemade Cranberry Orange Cocktail and Giblet Gravy.

Baked Atlantic Salmon over Wild Rice with Champagne Cream Sauce

Fresh Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Onions.

Candied yams with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, and Marshmallows.

Vegetarian Butternut Squash and Quinoa Casserole with Kale, onions, carrots, and celery

Chef Sandi’s Scrumptious Homemade Salad Choices

Fresh Fruit Display

Cheese Display

Seafood display with Smoked Salmon, dill cream cheese, capers, diced red onions, peel and eat shrimp cocktail sauce and fresh lemons

Desserts

Pecan Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream

Chocolate Fountain with assorted dipping treats

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce and Ice Cream

 

 

Food & Wine Night

 
Explore your palate during Eureka Springs Annual Food & Wine Weekend.  The Crescent Hotel will be participating in this event on Thursday, November 9th with a Food & Wine Night.

 

11/9 Crystal Dining Room ~ Welcome Reception  
5pm-7pm $20 per person / $35 per couple
Sample wines and artisan cheeses from around the world in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere featuring live entertainment from John Rainone the ‘Piano Man’.
Reception attendees value added list:  Access to our very special Crystal dining Room Family Of Wines by the glass list available for one night only to our Food and Wine celebration attendees.  Stay for dinner and receive a 10% discount on all wines (bottles & by the glass)

 

11/9 Crystal Dining Room ~ Dinner 

Seating 5 pm – 8 pm

Very Special Family wines by the glass list.  Rare and collectible wines from the     most popular Family selections including Duckhorn, Heitz, Beringer, Penfolds, Phelps, Mondavi & Jadot.  Chef’s featured selections will be paired with the featured wines.

To Make Reservations please call 877-342-9766.

 

ROOM NIGHT DISCOUNT!

Stay for only $99 at the Crescent Hotel on 11/9 if you are an attendee to the food & wine night. Book Now.

Halloween Seance

At America’s Most Haunted Hotel…

On Halloween, the stars of Eureka Springs’ Intrigue Theater, Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay, will be returning to the Crescent Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom for an elegant and exclusive dinner seance show. This year they will astound their audience with paranormal experiments between courses. Then following dessert, patrons will witness a seance in an effort to reach some who have “crossed over.” Limited seating! Doors open at 7pm, dinner served at 7:30pm and event concludes by 10pm.

$65 per person-Purchase Tickets Here

 

Fall Color in Eureka Springs

 “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  These words of French philosopher Albert Camus best describe the Arkansas Ozarks when these emerald hills and hollows begin their transformation into their fall brilliance.  This brilliance acts like a tractor beam to area citizens who want to gaze upon this annual Technicolor spectacle.  And at least one Northwest Arkansas city is ready to welcome these throngs of elated leaf lookers once again.

“Eureka Springs, clothed in its glistening fall coat, is a traditional top five destination according to TripAdvisor for taking in the colors of autumn,” said Jack Moyer, past chairman of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, “and we’ve surrounded Mother Nature with a plethora of fun events, activities and attractions.”

Events and activities include Gallery Strolls, Music In The Park, Dancing In The Park, Blue Grass Weekend, Voices In The Silent City, Oktoberfest, Zombie Crawl, Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular, and Diversity Weekend.  Attractions open in the fall include Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours, Spirits of The Basin Tour, Intrigue Theater, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Belle of The Ozarks, nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and nearby Branson, Missouri.

“This total package is just what fall travelers to the Arkansas Ozarks are seeking,” Moyer added.

Digital electronics have further enhanced what Eureka has to offer.  “Every October we are inundated with telephone calls inquiring about our fall foliage.  ‘Have they started changing yet?’   Moyer explained that the solution was to have a webcam installed at the on the hotel grounds to watch the changing fall colors daily at eurekaspringsfallfoliage.com. 

“True, there is no better way to see our fabulous fall colors than up close and in person,” concluded Moyer, “In the meantime, we hope folks will enjoy this new fall foliage feature.  Our awesome, natural, autumnal feature performance of Mother Nature now can be shared worldwide.”