This goes out to all mothers of kids who will soon be Spring Breaking: this year win the title of “Cool Mom”. How? Bring those children to Eureka Springs’ premier resort hotel: the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Here are some reasons why:
- Ghost Tours– Kids love paranormal stuff. That’s why television shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures have such a high rating with school aged children. (FACTOID: both of the aforementioned tv programs have produced and aired highly-popular episodes on the Crescent and its “guests who check out but never leave”!) The Crescent offers nightly ghost tours. Each tour has a small, maximum number of patrons thereby allowing patrons to have a more intimate exposure/relationship with the knowledgeable tour guides. Patrons get a chance to “meet” such notable hotel spirits as Michael (Room 218), Theodora (Room 419), the lady in the Victorian nightgown (Room 3500), and Norman Baker (the morgue). By the way, the rooms mentioned get booked early and often, so if you want to overnight in one of these “active” rooms book it early. Staying in and allowing them to explore late “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” nets an abundance of “Cool Mom” points.
- Mom & Daughter Spa Visits – What a win-win situation. Ladies love to get manicures, pedicures and other spa services and when mom and daughter do it together it vaults simple pampering into a lifetime memory. The Crescent’s New Moon Spa & Salon loves to cater to mother and daughter duos. They realize how special these moments can be and are attuned to maximizing this wonderful experience for both. Reservations need to be made in advance as to fit into a well-planned Spring Break schedule. The New Moon has recently added some high-tech workout equipment such as Peloton bikes giving moms and daughters a chance to spin together. All of this adds up to more “Cool Mom” points.
- Family-Designed Resort Activities– Some say a resort hotel is only as good as its daily resort activities. That is why the Crescent has become well known in the region as a truly remarkable mountaintop resort, especially for families. Whether families opt to take a hike on urban trails, a Eureka Springs’ history walk, arts & craft classes, outdoor games, or a chance to experience Hatchet throwing in the Frisco Sporting Club, plus so much more, lifetime memories will be made here. Each day has a fresh list of resort activities, so a multi-night stay will not get boring. It is worth noting that if the family enjoys mountain biking, bring ‘em along. The Crescent has a mountain biking trailhead just outside their front door and the whole community has become a mountain bike trail mecca for those who like to cruise and/or shred. If the family enjoys kayaking or canoeing, bring ‘em along. Minutes from the Crescent are two “big water” lakes, Beaver and Table Rock; and three remarkable rivers, White, Kings and nearby Buffalo National River. Family resort activities allow even more “Cool Mom” points to be accumulated.
- Great Meals– Moms garner “Cool Mom” bonus points by providing fantastic meals for all family members while enjoying your Spring Break at the Crescent. The hotel offers a one-of-a-kind daily breakfast buffet and wonderful evening meals both in its Crystal Dining Room Restaurant with selections to appeal to all. The SkyBar Gourmet Pizza, located high up on the hotel’s fourth floor, offers award-winning pizzas, wings, burgers, salads, desserts and the most breathtaking vistas in the Ozarks while seated al fresco on their balcony. And for those who might want to try some of the town’s wide array of epicurean delights, they are all just a short hotel shuttle van ride away… and back. The nice thing about garnering these “Cool Mom” points is mom doesn’t have to cook or clean up the mess and everyone can wear casual clothes to any local restaurant.