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!

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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.”

 

Ghostly Attractions

Eureka Springs has become The Halloween City to  to visit during the month of October.  Haunted Shows, Ghost Tours, Zombie Parade and so much more! Check out the ghost attractions listed below or visit www.thehalloweencity.com 

Not Really A Door (Live Theater): Fridays at 7pm at the Crescent Hotel.  A one hour, two-woman, jam-packed, keep-em-guessing, supernatural murder-mystery comedy-thriller. Performed in America’s Most Haunted Hotel, it runs 60 minutes with no intermission. Recommeded for ages 12+ SPECIAL OFFER!   $15 Per Person.  Buy Tickets.  

Flickering Tales (Live Theater): Fridays & Saturdays at 11pm at the Crescent Hotel.  Huddle around a fire at America’s Most Haunted Hotel, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, to hear Ozark stories of witches, monsters and ghosts. Made even more thrilling with a Midnight visit to Eureka’s most haunted site, the Crescent Hotel Morgue. 60 minutes.  $12 per person.   Buy Tickets.

Spirits of the Basin Tour: Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm at the Basin Park Hotel.  Explore the legendary Basin Park Hotel, from the Crow’s Nest to the underground cave, and experience the spirits – living, dead and 92 proof. The tour presents the history of Early Eureka Springs and includes a guided ghost hunt of the most haunted spaces and ends with a chilling ghost story told by candlelight while surrounded by the limestone bluff.  $18 Per Person.  Buy Tickets.  

Crescent Ghost Tour: Tours Nightly at 8pm.  America’s Most Haunted Hotel where some guests checked out…but never left. The Crescent has been featured on popular shows like Ghost Hunter’s and Bio Channel’s My Ghost Story. Tours gain exclusive access to some of the most famous ghost sighting locations and into the morgue.  $22.50 per person.  Buy Tickets.

Anna: A Haunting Theatrical Experience (Live Theater): Th, F, Sat, M 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm THE STORY ANNA: a haunting theatrical experience has become a Halloween staple in Eureka Springs. We invite you to step inside Crowe Manor and back in time to 1940. Meet James and Annabelle Crowe and keenly observe as their frightening secrets are revealed. Listen for the whispers in the walls, and doubt not if you think you’ve seen a ghost. The roots run deep and the blood is real. You may make it out alive, but will you go crazy?  “Wow & wow. What an experience!”  $20 per person.  Buy Tickets.

Downtown N Underground Tour (Walking Tour): W, Th, F, Sat, & Sun at 4PM.  (Sat offered 2pm & 4pm) Take a brave step into Eureka Springs unexplained underground. Discover buildings that lie under the streets and see the city in a way that even local residents haven’t seen! 75 minutes.  $13.50 per person . Buy Tickets.  

Intrigue Theater (Illusion Show): W, Th, F & Sat at 8pm This Exclusive experience is limited to less than 24 people seated in the round as Sean-Paul, the Illusionist, entertains with close-up Sleight-of-hand and Mentalism. Surprises and paranormal demonstrations can also be expected.  $24.95 per person.  Buy Tickets.  

Haunted Eureka Tours (Driving Tour): Sun-Fri at 8pm Take a guided shuttle bus tour of one of the most haunted towns in the United States!   Learn to use ancient and modern ghost hunting tools while going on property at various “active” sites along the route.   See parts of town most tourists don’t know exists and learn about our fascinating and haunted history.  $24.50 per person . Buy Tickets.  

Escape Room 13: Sun-Th 10am-10pm An immersive live action adventure that puts you in the story.   Can you prove someone’s innocence in one hour?  $25 per person.  Buy Tickets.  

Voices of the Silent City Cemetary Tour (Walking Tour): 10/19-10/21 & 10/28-10/29  5:30-8:30pm Tours leave every 20minutes.  Join us for this one of a kind 1 hour costumed, guided walking tour set in the Eureka Spring Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East.  Free parking and shuttle service on hwy 62 at the former Victoria Inn hotel.  Tickets available at any Cornerstone Bank location, Chamber of Commerce, E S Historical Museum 479-253-9717 or @ the parking site.  Adults $10, kids 12 and under $5.  Buy Tickets

Halloween Seance with Intrigue Theater: 10/31 at 6pm 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 one late night dinner 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.”  This ticketed event is open to hotel guests and visitors. $65 per person.  Buy Tickets. 

 

www.thehalloweencity.com

Crescent Jazz Lawn Party

Kick-Off Jazz Eureka with a Roaring 20’s Jazz Lawn Party at the Crescent Hotel Gardens!  7pm-10pm


Grab your costumes, lawn chairs and dance away under the stars in the Crescent Fountain Garden with live music from “The Crescent City Combo,” (6 man band, New Orleans style, along with brass band tunes and funk charts.)

–$10.00 per person (includes entertainment & light snacks.)
–Cash Bar Available
–Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.
–Costumes also encouraged!

BUY TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

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 9/14  Check Availability.

 

 

 

Fat Tire Festival

19th annual Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Attracting riders, IMG_0969spectators, and party-goers from surrounding states, this 3 day weekend is packed with downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing.

Glued together with group rides, social gatherings, live music, craft beer, arts and crafts and mobile food court. Bring the entire family!

Stay Downtown at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa for ONLY $99 (regular rate $229) during this Festival Weekend.  Must Call to Book and mention: Fat Tire Discount Rate: 877-342-9766

For information on vendors permits and registration for riders visit fattirefestival.com.

Mothers Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch served in the Crystal Dining Room-May 14th

Open 10am-2pm. For reservations please call: 877-342-9766

Adults -$29.95
5 – 17yrs- $12.95
4yrs and under-Free

~2017 Mother’s Day Brunch~

Omelet Station and Full Breakfast offerings

Carving Station with Prime Rib and Thyme Crusted Turkey

Cod with Roasted Garlic sauce

Bacon Wrapped Porkloin with Port Pear Sauce

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Corn Medley

Assorted Homemade Salads

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Fountain with Strawberries, Pineapple, Marshmallows, Pretzels and Oreo Cookies

German Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

Assorted petit fours, and mini cheesecakes

New Things Happening in May

Eureka Springs, the “Extraordinary Escape” located in the Arkansas Ozarks, is alive and welcoming the year ‘round, but in spring it becomes ever so bold.  Why?  Because in spring this historic village begins to strut its stuff.  And in 2017, that includes new stuff at great attractions such as The Great Passion Play, Intrigue Theater, America’s Most Haunted Hotel, Phunkberry, May Festival of the Arts, as well as Main Street Eureka Springs.

  • The Great Passion Play will begin its fiftieth season, on Friday, May 5, at 8:30 p.m. but with nuances for the 2017 season.  Added to the entrance way of the Holy Land Tour is a Biblical marketplace featuring carpenters, potters, and other artisans making hand-crafted items.  Also new is Noah’s Ark Park, a petting zoo with camels; llama; an assortment of miniature goats, donkeys and horses; plus, a pharaoh hound.   The play itself boasts of more than 170 actors, dozens of birds and animals, all assembled to portray the last days of Christ on a set that is three stories tall and 550 feet across and meticulous replicates Jerusalem of 2000 years ago.  The play will have evening performances on Friday and Saturday nights through the end of the opening month with two added performances on Thursday, May 25 and Sunday, May 28 for the Memorial Day weekend.  Surrounding the amphitheater are The Christ of the Ozarks, the New Holy Land, Sacred Arts Center, the Bible Museum, hiking trails, and more.  www.greatpassionplay.org/
  • Intrigue Theater has already begun its seventh season and continues to completely mystify each and every audience that witnesses their extensive journey into the art of magic and illusion.  Illusionist Sean-Paul and ghost whisperer Juliana Fay have drawn from their decades of performing around the world to transform the 1910 Gavioli Chapel into a performance venue that vibrantly enhances their innovative and brilliant homage to the Golden Age of Magic and the Ghostly Spiritualist movement of the early 1900s.  A new stage with augmented audience sight lines, a proscenium, crystal chandeliers, period stage lighting and historic props has now transformed this Victorian, limestone chapel into a showplace of mind-boggling magic, mysticism and journeys to “the other side.  The new Intrigue Theater dynamically adds to the ambiance of a town known for the unknown.  intriguetheater.com/
  • America’s Most Haunted Hotel further solidifies Eureka Springs as a town known for the unknown.  The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa’s nightly ghost tour has for 2017 added a new history room at the tour’s origination point.  This “Faculty Lounge” honors the Crescent College & Conservatory for Young Women (circa 1908-1934).  Here patrons can look at images of the “living” co-eds prior to touring, prior to perhaps bumping into one those ladies who never left or returned to the building following graduation.  Another off-beat, recovered treasure displayed in the room is an original calliaphone invented and manufactured by the infamous Norman Baker.  It is the morgue of his Cancer Curing Hospital (circa 1937-1939) that is the pièce de résistance of the tour.  Said to be the most paranormally active area in the hotel, it culminates the tour which winds down from the fourth floor to the basement with numerous stops and stories of ghostly encounters along the way, stories that oftentimes make even the most brave feel faint.  www.americasmosthauntedhotel.com/
  • Phunkberry is Eureka Springs’ newest music festival.  This second three-day event, May 4-6, has an all new line up with the newest of now sounds focusing on the top national and regional funk and jazz bands.  Featured for 2017 is The Motet, an American funk, Afrobeat and jazz influenced group from Denver CO; The Werks, a psychedelic dance, jam, funk, rock group from Dayton 0H; and from Chicago IL comes Maniac Focus, and electronic music project of John “JmaC” McCartin.  All 16 groups will take the stage in front of thousands at “The Farm”, 160 panoramic acres atop the Ozark Mountains. phunkberry.com/
  • May Festival of the Arts honors a community that has, for more than a decade, been anchored on the “Top 25 Cities for Art” in the small cities category in such publications as American Style Magazine.  And, since Eureka Springs boasts of more than 350 working artists in a town of 2,000 where cutting-edge is a way of life, the hot and exciting nuance in this month-long fête is “The Eurekan Spectacle”, an augmented reality based experiential app that allows users to witness a Shakespearean play at various real-world locations around Eureka Springs. The Eurekan Spectacle goes live May 1.  Download instructions and a walking tour map can be found at www.eurekanspectacle.com.  Eureka’s May Festival is packed with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists: The White Street Walk.  www.eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com/
  • Main Street Eureka Springs is blessed each year with shop owners and downtown entrepreneurs who keep a watchful eye on the latest trends and products and 2017 is no exception.  A swarm of new shops and new inventories at established shops await Eureka’s nearly one million visitors starting in May.  Just as new as the merchandise downtown is the “Downtown N Underground” tour.  Its 2017 reboot features an extended route that takes strollers along the same exact sidewalks and sidetrails used by the outlaws and zealots, the famous and infamous back when Eureka Springs was considered the wild west.  The tour also includes an exclusive visit to three underground locations, private and off limits to the general public with one final stop as “guests take the stage” at the city’s historic auditorium.  eurekaspringsdowntown.com/

“If you ever wanted to see a town strut, travel this spring to the crown jewel of Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs,” said Bill Ott, former chairman of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, “and once you get here you will be strutting right along with us with no desire ever to return home.”