• Ghostly Legend at America’s Most Haunted Hotel Enhanced in 2019

     For decades upon decades the stories of “the Baker    years” at the 1886 Crescent Hotel have been told.  With no living eyewitnesses to these stories, they were mere legend.  It wasn’t until earlier this year that actual proof of these stories was literally uncovered when the Arkansas Archeological Survey team carefully uncovered the secret bottle grave of the Crescent’s most infamous resident owner, Norman Baker. Also unearthed, it seems, was additional paranormal activity further validating this historic resort, located atop the Arkansas Ozarks, as “America’s most haunted hotel”.  This ghostly moniker has now been chiseled into granite… or more accurately stated: limestone, the predominate rock formations of Crescent Mountain. Baker,…

  • Halloween Seance

    On the heels of last year‘s 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. BUY TICKETS 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…

  • Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Party

    Labor Day Weekend Activities (Free to Guests of the Crescent Or Basin Park Hotels) Book Your Stay for the Weekend Friday 8/30 10AM-New Moon & You 10AM-Watercolor Class 11AM-Garden Tour 5PM-7PM-Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Party @ Frisco Sporting Club- Full Picnic Menu, decorations, and all games offered. 7PM-9PM-Frisco Sporting Club Open to Public-$5 Hatchet Throwing Saturday 8/31 8:30AM-Basin Park Hotel Yoga 9AM-Active Farmers Market Walk 10AM- Yoga (Weather permitting) 11AM-Garden Tour 2PM-Hatchet Throwing 5PM-7PM- Last Blast of Summer Pool Party! Including Ice cream floats and fun pool activities. 7PM-9PM-Frisco Sporting Club Open to Public-$5 Hatchet Throwing Sunday 9/1 8:30AM-Basin Park Hotel History Tour 10AM-New Moon & You 10AM- Rubber Stamp Carving 3PM-High Times in…

  • Celebrating over a Winter Weekend with Friends

    When the Summer crowds dwindle and the fall leaves are down, out emerges a more intimate feel to the Castle that sits high atop Crescent Mountain.  Mountain Lodge best describes the winter months in Eureka Springs at the Crescent Hotel; where couples escape; friends travel and families celebrate together. This is a unique time for weddings and celebrations. Consider reconnecting to family and friends as you welcome them to your special place for a winter weekend and wedding celebration.  Call your “House Party” to the Bridal Studio in the New Moon Spa & Salon to plan & personalize The Crystal Dining Room for your ceremony and celebration. The hotel will…

  • It is time for your family to start a new tradition

    Traditions change with time and sometimes time changes a tradition.  But for the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa one thing has not changed.  During the proud 132-year history of this “symbol of Arkansas hospitality” families have come to rely on The Crescent as the place to make holiday season lifetime memories.  That is why families flock here to this mountaintop spa resort, a proud member of Historic Hotels of America, every year from Thanksgiving through New Years for family reunions and informal gatherings of sort. “We started coming to the Crescent Hotel during the holiday season several years ago for a mini-winter vacation and to enjoy such novelties as the…

  • Summertime at The 1886 Crescent Hotel Lots of ideas

    Families make history with each vacation to the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas’ premier mountaintop spa resort, for many reasons. Families tell us the Crescent Hotel’s unique family resort activities and the family playground of Eureka Springs, Arkansas are the top two. And for this summer, those two are even better. The Crescent has recently added Frisco Sporting Club which features supervised hatchet throwing, disc golf, cornhole toss, giant chess-n-checkers, mammoth Jenga, hammock hangs, and a fire pit on cool evenings; New Moon Spa Fitness Room featuring Woodway Treadmills and Peloton Bikes, the most convenient and immersive indoor cycling experience; scenic trails for historical hiking and thrilling mountain…

  • Bizarre Discovery at a Eureka Springs (AR) Mountaintop Spa Resort Reads Like a Chilling Novel

    CHAPTER ONE On February 5, 2019, while working to extend a parking pad at the north end of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa’s 15 acres of mountaintop property, a chance discovery was made by the hotel’s landscape gardener, Susan Benson.  There in that first scoop of dirt were a couple strange, medical-looking bottles.  Knowing part of the hotel’s history that it was once a “cancer curing hospital” in the late 1930s, Benson called the hotel’s ghost tour manager, Keith Scales.  Upon his arrival, Scales realized the bottles he was looking at were identical to those that appeared on an advertising poster of the late Norman Baker, the charlatan who…

  • Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

    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 Full Breakfast Offerings Carving Station Featuring  Smoked Ham with Molasses Brown Sugar Bourbon Glaze Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Au Jus Oven Roasted Porkloin with Praline Sauce Broiled Salmon…

  • When Eureka Springs Blossoms

    Flowers bloom.  Trees and the ground turn green again.  Woodland creatures begin to come out and let their resurgence become ever visible through their frolicking about.  Temperatures become mild and consistently mild.  It must be April in Eureka Springs… some say the best month of the year to visit Eureka Springs located in the Arkansas Ozarks.Just as strong of an endorsement is the best place to stay in Eureka during your mini-getaway during this “official” first full month of spring.  The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, located on the Upper Historic Loop, is the choice for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the historic ambiance of this village. …