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

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

Enjoy a grand Easter Brunch served in the Crystal Ballroom with all the traditional fixings.  Egg hunt begins at 1pm on the Fountain Garden.
Time: 9am-2pm.  Reservations recommended by calling: 479-253-9652.

Easter Menu

Maple Glazed Petite Jean Ham

Butter Basted Roasted Cornish Game Hens

Salmon with Blood Orange Sauce and Balsamic Glaze

Wild Rice

 Twice Baked Potato

 Cheese Grits

 Carved Prime Rib

 Peas and Pearls Onions

 Vegetable Spring Medley

 Breakfast Frittata

 Sausage

 Biscuits & Gravy

 Homemade Salads

Peel and Eat Shrimp

Cheese Display

Chocolate Fountain

Breads

 

$27.95 per person – Reservations Required

Seating is from 9am to 2pm at this time

Champagne starts at 10am

Call 479 253 9652 for your reservation.

 

Eureka Springs My Wellness Festival

Are we victims of our DNA?
Does the quality of the food we eat matter? Do all the foods we eat need to be organically grown?
What do we need to thrive?
How am I limiting myself?
How supportive is my self-talk?
What resources are available in my community?

The Eureka Springs My Wellness festival will be a day long event held at the Crescent Hotel on March 15th, 2014. Health and Wellness professionals from Eureka Springs and the surrounding areas will be discussing health topics with attendees and spreading their knowledge and wisdom.
Attendees will have the opportunity to actively participate in group discussions on a variety of health and wellness subjects including:
The benefits of eating organic
Alternative healing methods
Ways to achieve a healthy and balanced diet
How to start an organic garden
And much much more!

Join us for this special event. A healthy and local organic lunch will be served to all attendees!
Visit the website to sign up now! Tickets are $50, early bird sign up tickets are $40.
www.mywellnessfestival.com

 

New Years Eve Celebration

New Years Eve Chef Showcase Dinner-December 31st, 2013
Enjoy a celebration of food, champagne and wine as you ring in the New Year. Dinner served from 7pm-11pm with live entertainment by Swing and a Miss.  Music continues from 11pm-12:30am with Swing and a Miss along with a guest appearance from Intrigue Theater who will do some close up illusion.
Time: 7pm.  Reservations recommended by calling: 479-253-9652

Top 10 Eureka Springs Wedding Tips

TOP 10 PLANNING TIPS FROM THE WEDDING PROFESSIONALS AT THE 1886 CRESCENT HOTEL AND SPAwedding tips

Romance is as bountiful in Eureka Springs, Arkansas as their artesian springs are bounteous following an afternoon rain.  Some say it is the fairy-tale-like aura of this historic village as well as being the home to the iconic Thorncrown Chapel that has attracted -and is still attracting- thousands of brides each year to choose this beautiful community as the site for their wedding.

It is this indisputable fact that caused this marriage Mecca to be aptly named “The Wedding Capital of The South”.  And to make that journey as easy and trouble-free as possible, the wedding professionals at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa have assembled 10 tips on planning a wedding here.

“Most will agree that if Eureka Springs is the wedding tiara brides seek, then Thorncrown Chapel and the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa are its crown jewels,” said Susan Dickson, sales manager for the Crescent Hotel.  “But due to the tremendous popularity of Thorncrown, not everyone can be accommodated.  That is one reason why we here at the Crescent Hotel have been allowed by Thorncrown to have our brides, those who plan their wedding through us, to book this world-renowned chapel farther than one year out.

“Therefore, I strongly recommend TIP #1, first and foremost, to all my brides, especially those planning to book Thorncrown Chapel.”

Dickson and other members of the Crescent wedding team, Sales Manger Terra Lewis and Activities Coordinator Mary Howze, offer up a total of 10 tips to help a bride navigate the unfamiliar waters of planning her Eureka Springs’ wedding.

TIP #1 – Book your venue once you have established your date.  Not to do so, can cause heartbreak and disappointment if where you want to get married and have your reception are booked on what you have chosen to be your special day.  (BONUS TIP:  You and your fiancé should have several discussions with family and friends so you can choose the date most a136Merritt2008PurdyArtCoccommodating to most of them.)

TIP #2 – Take into account the time of year of your event.  Many brides will theme/color coordinate her wedding to that season.  Time of year should also be considered when choosing wedding party wardrobe.  Sleeveless, strapless bridesmaids’ dresses might be uncomfortable for an outdoor wedding in late fall or early spring.  Although Eureka Springs traditionally has mild summer temperatures, some days can be downright hot.  Your groom, his groomsmen, -and your dad- will appreciate not having to wear a wool tux coat and vest midday under an August sun.  (BONUS TIP: One recent trend for outdoor weddings has been coordinated casual ensembles for the wedding party; comfortable and fun.)

TIP #3 – Consider a location that can erect a large tent.  A beautiful, white wedding tent can be perfect for the ceremony and/or the reception.  It c210protects guests from the sun and should the unthinkable happen (whisper “rain”), everything could be moved under cover since most tents offer optional window-like side-panels.  For cool evenings, lighting and well-placed heaters can be added.  (BONUS TIP: Unity candles do not work well out of doors or even under an open tent; the flames blow out with the slightest breeze.  Unity sand might be an alternative choice.)

TIP #4 – Arrive a couple days early for a destination wedding.  This way you can recoup from the travel and get comfortable and familiar with the property.  Have your bridesmaids also arrive early and opt for a wedding day eve morning massage.  It will relax minds and bodies for the rehearsal later in the day and the wedding the next. (BONUS TIP: Remember that your wedding is also a family reunion and most hotels can give you a special rate for any family and friends who would like to arrive a few days early.)

TIP #5 – Make spa and salon appointments months in advance.  This way you know your massage, makeup and that “up-do” hair appointment will fall precisely c052within your schedule.  And remember, moms (and grand-moms) enjoy looking nice for the wedding, too, so think about scheduling -in advance- a hair appointment for them as well.  (BONUS TIP: If you would like to have a facial before your wedding, estheticians highly recommend having it at least 48 hours before your event.)

TIP #6 – Hire a florist to prepare simple reception centerpieces.  Most reception rooms are beautiful and require very little additional décor enhancements.  However, should centerpieces be part of your “vision”, a local or area florist that delivers and sets them in place will take one more task off your wedding day list.  (BONUS TIP: Be sure to give your florist the list of corsages and boutonnières needed.)

TIP #7 – Live music for the wedding is an elegant touch.  A wedding savvy single musician (or ensemble) should be able to play both your selection of ceremony songs on his/her cello, violin, Photo by Purdy Art Co.guitar, keyboard or similar instrument as well as vocal accompaniment -with at least one rehearsal- should they be part of your ceremony.  Reception music is usually determined by the kind of reception you are having.  Live music -like that of your ceremony- makes the perfect enhancement for a sit down dinner.  If the reception is more finger food and open bar, a more upbeat-style band or deejay works best.  (BONUS TIP:  Most deejays can also serve as your reception’s emcee.)

TIP #8 – Think of your personal well-being when scheduling.  Designate an agenda that will get you nourishment and hydration during the time/days leading up to your event.  Many brides, unfortunately, say, “I’m too busy to eat.” or do not drink enough water which leads them to feeling weak and faint on their wedding day.  (BONUS TIP: If need be, ask a friend or bridesmaid to be your “nourishment coach”.)

TIP #9 – Assign friends special tasks.  In addition to your personal “nourishment coach”, another could be “the guest herder” making sure family and friends follow the agreed-upon schedule.  But perhaps the most important assignment will be “the keeper of the cell phone”, a discerning friend protecting you from well-meaning and curious friends and relatives who, during those final hours just prior to the wedding, will bombard you with frivolous calls and text messages.  (BONUS TIP:  Just prior to the ceremony, have an usher or family member ask the congregation to please silence their cell phones.)

TIP #10 – Don’t forget the marriage license!  This is easily achieved by clearly outlining your plan for securing it, presenting it to the minister just prior to the ceremony and returning it -before the deadline- to the county office that issued it.  Get firm answers -far in advance- to such questions regarding where do you purchase a license, what documents are required, the cost, the payment method (cash only?  exact amount required?), where is the courthouse, when is it open, how do we get the signed license registered after the ceremony, etc.  (BONUS TIP:  If your wedding event is on or around a holiday, call and find out -for sure- the courthouse’s hours and days of operations around that holiday.)

“This is not an all-inclusive list by any means,” concluded Dickson.  “However, these were the high-priority suggestions from those of us here at the Crescent who work with brides on a daily basis which add up to more than 400 annual wedding events.”

For more information on planning a Eureka Springs wedding, one may go to http://eurekaspringsweddings.travel/, by calling 800-903-4940, or by visiting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CrescentBride.