Crescent Hotel Is Ready for Fall Travelers
Following a most successful summer thanks to careful and responsible attention to the safety of guests during these pandemic days, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa now has turned its focus to be ready for fall travelers. For it is the fall of the year when this Historic Hotel of America sees its greatest influx of those wanting to escape to Eureka Springs and the Arkansas Ozarks.
“We are open to 100 percent capacity in our lodging offering,” said Jack Moyer, general manager, and executive vice president, “while continuing to maintain protocols that reflect social distancing in our restaurants and ghost tours. Our New Moon Spa & Salon will also keep its high-degree of safety for its customers to ensure peace of mind and wellness for its patrons.”
Eureka Springs itself has embraced Arkansas’ governor’s suggestions adding a community-wide sense of wellness comfort which includes the wearing of masks. This coupled with this village’s vast array of outdoor activities and opportunities makes a fall visit to this popular destination even more inviting.
Located at the midpoint of open-space attractions like Beaver and Table Rock lakes; rivers such as the White, Kings and Buffalo; and a network of both easy and more challenging hiking and mountain biking trails that crisscross the community and its environs, Eureka Springs is ready for those fall visitors looking for safe distancing and a great getaway. The Crescent itself boasts 15 acres of gardens and pristine woodlands for guests to enjoy this fall whether on their own or in taking part in the resort hotel’s list of daily activities.
“It has become very clear that our strict adherence to safety protocols will continue to be the key element in our fall strategy,” Moyer explained. “This promise to guests is so very important to our fall customers, especially those active seniors looking for their own, safe, Xanadu.”
Moyer noted some of the steps to be taken to welcome the traditional fall travel group, a group that tends to be a bit older and more conservative, “We plan to focus our activities on open spaces and the fresh air of the Ozarks. Most resort activities will be narrowed to reduced capacity and by reservation only, the spa will continue temperature checks on arriving patrons, and preferential room blocks will be given so multiple guest travel parties can be closer to each other. Smaller attendance size of events, such as weddings, will be maintained, and a Eureka Springs Guidebook, listing other shops, restaurants and attractions that share strict protocols, will be given to guests.”
- Moyer went on to say that further specific considerations at the Crescent include:
- Patrons limited to 16 per each nightly ghost tour; but with multiple tours
- Modified breakfast beginning at 7 a.m.
- Shifting ~La Cena, the restaurant’s Italian-style dinner fare, to a 4 p.m. opening
- Outdoor seating of balcony rooms divided side-to-side with canvas privacy separators.
“Those guests who choose to visit in the fall enjoy cooler temperatures, spectacular fall color, and an emphasis on open-air experiences,” Moyer concluded. “Guests will be directed to adjacent driving tours of the region as well as scenic sojourns for those who might enjoy hiking or mountain biking, casual strolls, sightseeing and memorable dinners. In other words, fall travelers can visit us in a relaxed frame of mind, ready to fully enjoy their days with us for our team of tourism professionals are dedicated to living up to our recognition as the ‘Symbol of Arkansas Hospitality’.”
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