6 Wonderful Reasons to Fall into Eureka Springs this Autumn

  • Fall Color in The Arkansas Ozarks – There is not a prettier place on the planet earth than The Arkansas Ozarks when autumn arrives. The mountainsides, the hollows, the hiking and mountain biking trails are painted with hues of gold, red, orange, and purple.  Mother Nature turns the emerald green hardwood trees of    summer into explosions of breathtaking color. This Victorian village has developed a web of foot trails and challenging mountain biking trails for a way to see the rainbow of fall color right in town.  The Ozarks boast fall foliage “Top 10 in America” bona fides from such entities as Fodor’s Travel, Travel & Leisure, The Travel Channel, Country Living Magazine, and AARP.   Trip Advisor said of Eureka Springs: “It’s very relaxing, especially in the fall with all the beautiful foliage.”
  • Experience Exclusive Resort Activities – There is only one mountaintop spa resort in Eureka Springs: the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. The operative word here is resort… with multiple, daily activities all for overnight guests to enjoy in addition to the traditional offering of spa, dining, grounds, and relaxation.  Some of the featured fall resort activities include: “Rebuilding The Legend – A 20-year review of the Crescent Hotel’s journey to return to prominence as “The Symbol of Arkansas Hospitality”, “The Real Stories of The Crescent College Years” – One of the hotel’s historians will show guests around the College exhibit, speaking about the many fascinating college girls with great stories, “Garden Tour” – Join the Crescent Hotel’s talented gardener as she escorts you around our award-winning gardens educating you on the what and the why of the plants, “Not Really A Door” – A one-hour, two-actress, supernatural comedy-murder-mystery-thriller that is free to registered guests, and “High Time in the SkyBar” – Live music during a high time and high overlook atop The Ozarks.
  • Day Trippin’ on Highways That Are Byways – Eureka Springs makes the perfect hub for day trips along ribbons of asphalt driving to all those fabulous vistas. Whether you opt to drive north, east, south or west, you will be awe struck by the colors near the highway shoulders as well as the vistas these highways offer.   And, whether you arrive on a motorcycle or in a motorcar, the serpentine spokes out of Eureka will not disappoint.  Four popular, nearby day trips are west to the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville; north to an Ozark must via the Mark Twain National Forest, Branson (MO); east to the Buffalo National Park River region including gazing upon grazing herds of elk in Boxley Valley; and south to the number one road route in America, The Pig Trail National Scenic Byway.
  • Awesome Hiking –n- Mountain Biking Trails – This Victorian village has developed a web of foot trails and challenging mountain biking trails for a way to see the rainbow of fall color right up close and personal. Several hotels have installed trailheads to the web of city maintained trails and routes –like those at Lake Leatherwood and Black Bass Lake– making it easy for those who want to venture out after a good night’s rest.  Maps and tips from hotel activity directors will help you match trails to your comfort level.  With the growing interest of mountain biking, bikes may be rented.  A shuttle to shred The Eureka Springs Downhill is available at Lake Leatherwood City Park.
  • Activities and Attractions Abound – Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Intrigue Theater, The Great Passion Play, Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour are just a few. The architecture of an active downtown entertainment and shopping district is worth a fall stroll in itself.  But you add to that dozens of unique, non-chain shops, art galleries, and nearly two dozen bars and quality restaurants makes a fall vacation to Eureka Springs complete.
  • Overnight Delights – Being a historic community, quaint and iconic historic hotels are the place to stay in the fall. The ambiance of historic lodging that offers 21st century accoutrements make a fall stay in Eureka Springs most enjoyable.  The two lodging properties that have the greatest history and continue to be the most popular not only in Eureka Springs but all of Arkansas are the aforementioned 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and it’s downtown “sister”, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel.  While discovering downtown, a midday meal outside “on the balcony” at the Basin Park’s Balcony Restaurant affords you a bird’s eye view of shops, galleries and Basin Spring Park City Park.  At the Crescent, whether you opt for a nice dinner in the hotel’s Crystal Dining Room Restaurant or choose to take the short stroll to the popular Ermilio’s Italian Restaurant three blocks away, you must include a cool evening moment for a beverage -seated al fresco- in the hotel’s SkyBar Gourmet Pizza that overlooks The Ozarks’ hills-n-hollers highlighted by the brilliant, glowing Christ of The Ozarks statue, the world’s tallest in the northern hemisphere.

So now you know the when (this autumn), you know the where (Eureka Springs, Arkansas), you know the why (fall colors, great activities and attractions, etc.), and you know who is ready to welcome you (the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel) for the fall vacation of a lifetime.   All you need to do now is mark dates on your calendar, book a room, plan your activities, pack up the car and then drive to the “Extraordinary Escape” community nestled in The Arkansas Ozarks.

Halloween Seance at the Crescent Hotel

On the heels of last years Amazing and hair-raising Séance – Intrigue theater’s Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay return to the Crystal Ballroom – to present an evening of Mysteries that embody the Legends and History of Eureka Springs Crown Jewel – the Crescent Hotel.

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The Crescent Hotel
The Crescent Hotel’s legacy is built on many different personalities and none were more notorious than that of Dr. Norman Baker.  But long before he was a “doctor” he was starstruck with the highest grossing performer on the Vaudeville circuit  Ms Anna Eva Fay – the indescribable phenomenon.

The Original Ghost Talker
She was born of the spiritualist movement and could see and tell things from the other side.  Juliana Fay’s Ghost Talker performance is a tribute to Anna Eva Fay and on Halloween Night she will start off the evening with her nationally recognized talents.

The Hypnotist
Norman Baker was so inspired by Anna Eva Fay that he became a vaudeville performer himself as a “MESMERIST”  (HYPNOTIST).   Sean-Paul will bring audience members on stage and put them under trance to perform an full-on Hypnosis segment as a tribute to Norman Baker.   The finale of this segment will be a Past life Regression experiment with someone from the audience.

The Séance! 

Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay will continue to lay out the personalities that are believed to side reside in the haunted hotel and will begin the Séance with more paranormal experiments involving members of the audience.    The night will crescendo will the entire audience taking out their pendulums and or their favorite Ghost Hunting apps as Sean-Paul and Juliane will engage the spirits of the Crescent with a custom crafted script just for  the night.     Sean-Paul recently shared, “The results of  the séance from last year were beyond what we were expecting and we are excited to see what will happen this year!”

Show Begins at 9 p.m  First Segment will be 45 minutes to an hour.
Then a break to refresh the spirits (drinks)  and purchase pendulums
2nd half will begin around 10:15p.m.  and run around 45 minutes
Evening should be done by 11 pm.

Seating:

VIP Seating (Front center/2 rows) $45 Per Person

Premium Seating (Side of Stage/2 Rows)  $39 Per Person

General Seating $32 Per Person

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch served in the Crystal Dining Room-May 13th

crescent hotel mother's day brunch

Served from 11am-2pm

Call for Reservations: 877-342-9766

$29.95 for adults
$13.95 for kids up to 12
free 5 and under

Omelet Station and Full Breakfast offerings
Carving Station with Prime Rib
and Rosemary Dijon Turkey Breast
Cioppino with Sour Dough Bread

Seared Porkloin with Marsala Mushroom Sauce

Potatoes Au Gratin
Roasted Carrots and Leeks

Chef Sandi’s Assorted Homemade Salads

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

Red Velvet Cake
Carrot Cake

Assorted petit fours, and mini cheesecakes

May Festival of the Arts

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May Festival of the Arts~ May 1st-30th

Live the Arts in Eureka Springs

The 31st annual May Festival of the Arts is loaded with events all month long with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, parades, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists – The White Street Walk.

Visit this rich, historic artist community nestled in The Ozarks for that unique getaway experience; where the arts comes alive throughout downtown.

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Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt 2018

Enjoy a Grand Easter Brunch served in the Crystal Ballroom with all the traditional fixings. Served from 11AM-2PM.  Reservations are recommended by calling: 877-342-9766

$29.95 for adults
$14.95 for children
Children 5 and under eat for free

 

Egg Hunt begins at 1pm in the fountain garden for kids 5 and under.  1:15pm for kids 6+.

~Easter Brunch Menu~

Assortment of Chef Sandi’s Homemade Salads

Peel & Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Bagels and Lox

Fruit and Cheese Display

 

Omelet Station

Carving Station Featuring

Smoked Ham with Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Au Jus

Oven Roasted Porkloin with Bacon and Spring Mushroom Sauce

Char-Broiled Salmon with Wilted Spinach and Onion

Served Over wild Rice with Balsamic Cabernet Reduction

Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Spring Medley of Vegetables

 

Chocolate Fountain with Peeps, Strawberries, Lady Fingers, Crispy Rice Treats, and Pineapple Chunks

Carrot Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Warm Chocolate Chunk Brownie with Rocky Road Ice Cream

Your Valentine’s Getaway

Eureka Springs is one of the top choices for that romantic getaway.  Since Valentine’s falls in the middle of the week this year, you have the luxury of choosing when you want to come! Choose from the weekend before, after, or even the day of for that memorable getaway.Here are some suggestions we have come up for you!

Valentine’s Day is officially “Date Night.” Stay at regular rate of $129.86 at the
Crescent Hotel on 2/14 and receive a Free Room Upgrade (based on availability.)  Treat yourself and someone you LOVE to a Couple’s Massage, Body Treatment, or Pedicure at the New Moon Spa.  Complimentary Hot Tub and Infrared Sauna with all services.

Dine in one our many chef owned restaurants in town for that special experience.  Reservations will be filling so call soon.  The Crystal Dining Room will be open for dinner from 5PM-8PM.  View Menu.

$99 Valentine’s Dinner for TWO: Two 6 oz filets, Two 7 oz lobster tails, shareable sides ~ roasted fingerling potatoes & asparagus spears with Hollandaise. Dessert ~ Molten Chocolate cake with Ice Cream. Now or Later ~  TWO Chocolate Covered Strawberries. *Dinner is served with TWO complimentary glasses of Sparkling Wine. (Priced as worded ~ no discount without sparkling wine) Reservations Call 877-342-9766

Chocolate Lover’s Festival, 2/17 continue your Valentine’s Day celebrations with a complete world of chocolate appreciation featured at the 14th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. NEW location, the Eureka Springs Community Center (44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs, AR). Tickets $10.  View Details.

Asleep At the Wheel Concert Show! Liven up your evening on 2/17 for the postmodern kings of Texas swing, “Asleep at the Wheel” as they perform downtown at The AUD (City Auditorium).  Tickets $20-$40.  Buy Here.

Valentine’s Weekend Deal: 2/16 & 217Stay for 2 Nights in a Premium Room Breakfast for Two Receive 2 tickets to the Saturday Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival Receive 2-60min Traditional Massages Receive 2 tickets to the Saturday Night Concert performed by Asleep at the Wheel Downtown at the AUD
$599 plus taxes and fees. Valid 2/16 & 2/17.For More Info Call: 877-342-9766

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festival

The time is here…Get your Beads, Masks & Bring Your Friends!

Feeling the Winter slump? Bring your friends and take a quick getaway to Eureka Springs, Arkansas where they know how to party!

Don’t Miss 2 Parades/ 2 Balls and Loads of Fun! Eureka Springs Mardi Festival kicks off February 2nd-13th with 2 full weekends of festivities.

February 3rd check out the Mardi Gras Night Parade followed by the Black Light Ball at Chelsea’s.  Tickets $30-this will sell out!

February 10th join in on the Mardi Gras Day Parade followed by the Mayor’s Ball at  the Basin Park Hotel.  Tickets $25 Buy Now!
*When you buy a ticket to the Mayor’s Ball, you become a Member of the Mayor’s Krewe!  You get to be a part of the Mardi Gras Day Parade and walk in the parade with the Mayor on 2/10.  Parade begins at 2pm.  (Meet on Upper Spring Street at 1:45pm by the Eureka Springs Library to walk in parade.)

February 11th end the weekend with a Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel. 11AM-2PM. Enjoy fine dining at the Jazz Champagne Brunch in the Crystal Dining Room at the world famous Crescent Hotel. Feast on food, fun, music, and join in on the 2nd line dance.  Call for reservations: 877-342-9766

Special Room Rate:

Stay for 2 nights in a Premium Room at the Crescent Hotel
Breakfast for Two
2 Tickets to the Black Light Ball (2/3)
OR
2 Tickets to the Mayor’s Ball (2/10)

$419 plus taxes and fees. Valid 2/2-2/3 or 2/9-2/10. Book Now.

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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