Christmas at the Crescent

“Christmas At The Crescent” Has
Become Eureka Springs Tradition

Christmastime at this Historic Hotel of America has become one of The Ozarks region’s most popular winter holiday traditions.

Christmas Eve-The 1886 Steakhouse will be open for dinner service from 5:30pm-9pm.View Menu.

Christmas Day-Breakfast will be served from 8am-10am.

Christmas Day Feast-Will be served from 11am-3pm.  $24.95 per person. Call for reservations: 479-253-9652

Sky Bar Gourmet Pizzeria will be open Christmas Day serving regular menu from 6pm-8pm.  View Menu.

Part of that tradition is the Christmas at the Crescent Week.

“When we first started this annual event 14 years ago it consisted of a live Nativity scene, wonderful decorations, Santa’s Brunch and free holiday movies for our guests,” said hotel General Manager and Vice-President of Operations Jack Moyer. “The crowds were small that year but everyone who attended had a great time. So much so, it encouraged us to expand our holiday decorations at the property and build up events during this week not only for our hotel but to also impact the holiday season for the entire community of Eureka Springs.”

One such community-wide event is the Lighting of the Christmas Forest on Saturday, December 6 at 6 p.m. More than 30 trees will adorn the holiday focal point of the hotel’s nearly 15 acres, The East Lawn. Each tree will be uniquely decorated one to the other since each tree represents a different local and area charity.

“Not only is our Christmas Forest a sparkling sight to behold, visitors to the forest can ‘vote’ for their favorite tree. At the end of the ‘election’ on December 31, each tree’s ‘votes’ will be donated to that charity. Additionally, the top three vote-getters also receive a nice cash prize donated from the hotel,” explained Moyer.

Santa arrives at the hotel on Sunday, December 7 when he is the star attraction at Santa’s Brunch. The two elements that guests are suggested to bring to this feast of holiday culinary delights are a large appetite and a camera. While eating to their hearts’ delight guests also getting a chance to sit on Ol’ Saint Nick’s lap for a chance to capture a photographic lifetime memory. Santa has been known to balance an entire family on his red velvet knees for that just right shot. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. while Santa will be poised for photo ops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each weekday, the hotel’s activity department creates a festive to do, while at noon during this special holiday week, the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom swings open its doors for hungry patrons and school groups ready to perform for those enjoying a mid-day repast. Bands and choirs from local area middle and high schools present medleys of festive tunes that always bring back happy holiday memories from years gone by.

For those holiday travelers who long to return to the 19th century and the days of Charles Dickens, the Eureka Springs Readers Theater troupe presents a rousing adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” following a Dickensian-themed feast. This “Holiday Feast with Charles Dickens” is a Tuesday night affair, held December 9th in the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom. Reservations are recommended since seating is limited. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by the performance.

Thursday night, December 11th will utilize that same hotel venue but this time it will be filled with the polished holiday musical stylings of The Ozarks Chorale, a popular vocal ensemble that has performed in New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. A dinnertime concert entitled “Sounds of the Season” is planned at 6:30 p.m. as the executive chef offers up its special “Tastes of The Holidays” menu accompanied by one of the largest wine cellars in the state. Reservations are not required.

Christmas at the Crescent concludes with the Spring Street stroll down Eureka Springs’ Promenade from the Crescent Hotel to Crescent Spring and an event ONLY to beheld in 2014 as the Crescent celebrates a “Spirited Wedding Celebration” in the Christmas forest on 12-13-14.

“One great outcropping from our hotel’s annual event has been the evolution of the community pulling together to expand Christmas lighting throughout the town as well as make this week and the days surrounding it a true Christmas festival,” added Moyer.

Under the sponsorship of such organizations as Eureka Springs Downtown Network and the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, such delightful holiday events as the night-time Downtown Christmas Parade, Santa In The Park, Preservation Tour of Homes and festive shopping enhancements make historic Downtown Eureka Springs a winter wonderland.

“The Christmas season has become huge here in Eureka,” Moyer said. “Starting with Christmas parade Friday December 5th and continuing through Christmas at the Crescent and the Sweet Treats Christmas Tour the first two weeks of December are filled with holiday spirit and events. So many in fact this two-week celebration is now known as the ‘EurekaSprings.com Christmas Festival’.”

“Our ‘Christmas at The Crescent’ this year will allow our guests to ‘Live The Legend’ here at our hotel, the symbol of Arkansas hospitality since 1886,” concluded Moyer.

For more information on “Christmas at The Crescent”, one should go to ChristmasattheCrescent.com.”

>1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa’s

weeklong schedule of activities for visitors, residents and guests which is called “Christmas at the Crescent”. This year’s yuletide celebration at this mountaintop spa resort runs from December 6 through December 14 here at 75 Prospect Avenue on the Historic Loop. It is all part of the full, nearly month-long calendar of seasonal events planned here at one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
“When we first started this annual event 14 years ago it consisted of a live Nativity scene, wonderful decorations, Santa’s Brunch and free holiday movies for our guests,” said hotel General Manager and Vice-President of Operations Jack Moyer. “The crowds were small that year but everyone who attended had a great time. So much so, it encouraged us to expand our holiday decorations at the property and build up events during this week not only for our hotel but to also impact the holiday season for the entire community of Eureka Springs.”
One such community-wide event is the Lighting of the Christmas Forest on Saturday, December 6 at 6 p.m. More than 30 trees will adorn the holiday focal point of the hotel’s nearly 15 acres, The East Lawn. Each tree will be uniquely decorated one to the other since each tree represents a different local and area charity.
“Not only is our Christmas Forest a sparkling sight to behold, visitors to the forest can ‘vote’ for their favorite tree. At the end of the ‘election’ on December 31, each tree’s ‘votes’ will be donated to that charity. Additionally, the top three vote-getters also receive a nice cash prize donated from the hotel,” explained Moyer.
Santa arrives at the hotel on Sunday, December 7 when he is the star attraction at Santa’s Brunch. The two elements that guests are suggested to bring to this feast of holiday culinary delights are a large appetite and a camera. While eating to their hearts’ delight guests also getting a chance to sit on Ol’ Saint Nick’s lap for a chance to capture a photographic lifetime memory. Santa has been known to balance an entire family on his red velvet knees for that just right shot. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. while Santa will be poised for photo ops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each weekday, the hotel’s activity department creates a festive to do, while at noon during this special holiday week, the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom swings open its doors for hungry patrons and school groups ready to perform for those enjoying a mid-day repast. Bands and choirs from local area middle and high schools present medleys of festive tunes that always bring back happy holiday memories from years gone by.
For those holiday travelers who long to return to the 19th century and the days of Charles Dickens, the Eureka Springs Readers Theater troupe presents a rousing adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” following a Dickensian-themed feast. This “Holiday Feast with Charles Dickens” is a Tuesday night affair, held December 9th in the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom. Reservations are recommended since seating is limited. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by the performance.
Thursday night, December 11th will utilize that same hotel venue but this time it will be filled with the polished holiday musical stylings of The Ozarks Chorale, a popular vocal ensemble that has performed in New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. A dinnertime concert entitled “Sounds of the Season” is planned at 6:30 p.m. as the executive chef offers up its special “Tastes of The Holidays” menu accompanied by one of the largest wine cellars in the state. Reservations are not required.
“One great outcropping from our hotel’s annual event has been the evolution of the community pulling together to expand Christmas lighting throughout the town as well as make this week and the days surrounding it a true Christmas festival,” added Moyer.
Under the sponsorship of such organizations as Eureka Springs Downtown Network and the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, such delightful holiday events as the night-time Downtown Christmas Parade, Santa In The Park, Preservation Tour of Homes and festive shopping enhancements make historic Downtown Eureka Springs a winter wonderland.
“The Christmas season has become huge here in Eureka,” Moyer said. “Starting with Christmas parade Friday December 5th and continuing through Christmas at the Crescent and the Sweet Treats Christmas Tour the first two weeks of December are filled with holiday spirit and events. So many in fact this two-week celebration is now known as the ‘EurekaSprings.com Christmas Festival’.”
“Our ‘Christmas at The Crescent’ this year will allow our guests to ‘Live The Legend’ here at our hotel, the symbol of Arkansas hospitality since 1886,” concluded Moyer.
For more information on “Christmas at The Crescent”, one should go to ChristmasattheCrescent.com.

Eureka Springs Food & Wine Weekend

November 6th-8th, 2014

Come experience the culinary excellence of Eureka Springs. Many local restaurants will be featuring their chef’s signature courses expertly paired with perfect wines.

Explore the creations at the 1886 Steakhouse, located inside the Crescent Hotel:

November 7th
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Unlocking the basic secrets to food and wine pairing. Complimentary event for registered hotel guests, $10 general public.

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Featured Pairing: Our Crescent Stack (Pan fried pollenta, crab cake, 5 oz filet with hollandaise) paired with a premium flight of wines from our award winning cellar. Price TBD…

November 8th:
All day in the Sky Bar, enjoy special pricing on authentic Margarita Pizza and select Wines by the Glass.

November 9th:
Say Cheese!!! Experience a global sampling of cheeses and wines from around the world at this interactive and educational addition to our Sunday Brunch. $24.95.  Brunch is located in the Crystal Ballroom.  Reservations are recommended by calling: 479-253-9652

Casual Food & Wine Fun in Downtown at the Balcony Restaurant, located inside the Basin Park Hotel:

The Balcony Restaurant & Bar, one of the best downtown views with a wrapped around porch and live music that overlooks Spring St. and Basin Spring Park will offer all weekend long: Elk Burger Sliders topped with bourbon caramelized onions, served with pickles & chips for $10.99. The featured wine pairing will be, The Show Garnacha, an extravagant Spanish beauty with tempting aromas of spice, intense black cherries, and mocha. It has relatively high alcohol content yet is soft on the palate, with layered flavors of black raspberry, liquorice, and black pepper with hints of earth and oak.  The Basin Park Hotel is located on 12 Spring. St. 479-253-7837

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Fun Things To Do in October

October brings Beautiful Color, Great Drives and Cooler Weather to the Ozarks.  Eureka Springs is a perfect fall destination for any individual.  There are many Fun Fall Events to add to your trip planning…  

Ozark Folk Festival: 10/7-10/11 Don’t miss the longest running folk music festival in the US! This year celebrates 67 years of great folk music with Free Afternoon Concerts in Downtown Basin Spring Park, Saturday Folk Parade and great Evening Concerts at the Historic Basin Park Hotel and a Headliner Show at the City Auditorium.  More info: visit www.ozarkfolkfestival.com.

War Eagle Mill Fall Antique Craft Fair: 10/16-10/19  Another great way to view the changing colors of the fall leaves is to drive through the Ozarks to the Annual War Eagle Mill Fall Craft Fair.  Choose from a wide variety of handcrafted products displayed in over 250 booths outside.  The craft fair takes place along the banks of the War Eagle River. Click here for info.

After you enjoy a day at War Eagle continue your drive over to Springdale & Rogers for their huge indoor craft fair. Click here for info.

Voices from Eureka’s Silent City: 10/17 & 10/18, 10/24 & 10/26  This event has been widely popular and is a great way to see and hear the “living history” of Eureka Springs.  “Heroes, Healers, and Humdingers” will feature actors in period costumes sharing stories of their unique and colorful pasts. This is a one hour walking tour through the cemetery, tours begin at 5:30pm through 8:30pm. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-8417 or  www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org.

Oktoberfest: Saturday, 10/18-If you enjoy micro brews, craft or seasonal beers then join the Eureka Springs Rotary club during the annual Oktoberfest in downtown Eureka Springs.  The party will be right in the middle of downtown on Main Street in between the parking lot of the City Courthouse and the City Auditorium.  Event is from 11am-5pm. www.eurekarotary.org

Mini’s in the Ozarks: 10/23-10/26  Eureka Springs is a popular destination for car lovers, so don’t miss the Arkansas MINI Owners Klub (AMOK!) who will host the region’s largest MINI event in Beautiful Ozarks. Now in its sixth year, MINIs in the Ozarks (MITO) draws MINIs from all over the U.S. to experience the awesome fall scenery and wonderful curvy roads of the region. For more information: www.ozarkmini.com

Mad Hatter’s Ball: Friday, 10/24- If you like to be creative and dress up  then the annual Mad Hatter’s Ball is a fun event for you!  The year will be the 12th annual fundraiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) at the Crescent Hotel. This event is a sold out event, so get your tickets asap! Includes good food, auctions and dancing. For tickets and info click here.

Howl-O-Ween Party: Saturday, 10/25 – View the Cats in the Dark! Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge stays open at night for this yearly special event.  The main compound is open for the whole family to experience the night habits of lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and more. Games, food, and a children’s costume contest. 7pm-9pm at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Call 479-253-5841 & visit www.turpentinecreek.org

Annual Fall Craft Show at the Pine Mtn.Village: Saturday, 10/25– Great chance to catch regional artists and vendors participate in this weekend event.  Located in Eureka  Springs along highway 62 in the parking lot of Pine Mountain Village.  9am-5pm. For more information call the Chamber: 479-244-6907.

Haunted Hay Rides: 10/1-10/31– A fun hayride suitable for all ages that happens everynight in Eureka Springs.  Starting at dark you will venture on an antique chuck wagon full of hay bales and travel down the trail to some surprisingly haunted thrills!  Click here for Haunted Hay Rides at Bear Mountain Log Cabins.

Eagle Watch & Fall Foliage Tours at Belle of the Ozarks: 10/1-10/31  Enjoy the cool fall air in October on Beaver Lake with Belle of the Ozarks Eagle Watch tours.  Expert guides will lead a fantastic tour giving you the best glimpses of the bald eagles habitats. The tour is 1hour & 15 minute cruises. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 479-253-6200 visit www.estc.net/belle.

Intrigue Halloween Night Seance at the Crescent Hotel-Friday 10/31 Spend Halloween Night in America’s Most Haunted Hotel with one of the Best Illusionists and Mediums conjuring up Dr. Baker’s Experiments at the Crescent Hotel on Halloween Night.  This event sells out, purchase your tickets in advance, learn more here.

Don’t forget, any day of the week in Eureka Springs offers a world of exploration, from unique Shopping, exquisite local Dining, fun Walking Trails with great photography stops, and entertaining Attractions.

For the Best Lodging Deals & Attraction Tickets in Eureka Springs visit: www.reserveeureka.com

End of Summer Discounts

Now that the kids are going back to school, its time for the adults to getaway and play. Enjoy a trip to Eureka Springs without all the crowds. 

*Eureka Springs is offering Attraction Discounts 8/18-8/28 on ReserveEureka.com

 

*Active Seniors SAVE Sunday-Thursday in August:

Stay in a Premium Room, Receive a Dinner for Two in the 1886 Steakhouse and 2 Traditional Massages for JUST $275.  Valid 8/18-8/21 & 8/24-8/28. Check Availability.

 

A Thrilling Family Vacation…

A Thrilling Family Vacation Where Families Vacation Together

Instead of dealing with the heat and long lines at an amusement park where the family is off doing different things, why not take a trip to Eureka Springs where the whole Family Vacations Together!

Eureka Springs has many Fun and Thrilling Attractions that the Whole Family can do together.

 

Exploring Downtown

Families love being in downtown where kids can explore the old Civil War Cave, the rock bluff shelter above Basin Spring Park, finding some cool magic tricks at the Magic Shop, or go explore the many staircases that connect Downtown Spring Street and Main Street.  For a fun experience of learning Eureka’s past characters or finding the underground, take one of these walking tours: Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour OR the Downtown – N – Underground Tour.  Tours are Everyday at 11am & 4pm, Kids under 12 are FREE!

Families can take a break and dine downtown together after the parents do some shopping.  Great food for all ages and the best view in downtown is at the Balcony Restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of the Basin Park Hotel.  Stay downtown where the most FUN Happens!

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Uncover the Mystery

Intrigue Theater is great for parents and kids of all ages.  Be amazed at some of the outstanding illusion and magic put on by illusionist, Sean Paul and medium, Juliane Fey. Set in a century year old building with theater style seating you will go back in time as they keep you guessing and entertain you with their close up magic and mystery. An intriguing experience you don’t want to miss!

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Explore America’s Most Haunted Hotel

Bring the whole family and stay over at a haunted hotel. Kids will love exploring the hallways with their cameras to see if they can catch orbs and they will sure to be thrilled on the nightly ghost tour that gives you a glimpse into the haunted past of the historic hotel while ending up in the morgue!  The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa sits atop the hillside of Eureka Springs, with beautiful views on the 4th floor of the Ozarks, surrounding gardens, verandas, trails, and a swimming pool.  A great vacation spot to scare up some lifetime memories!

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A Thrill in the Sky

Experience the exhilarating thrill of the Eureka Springs Ziplines Canopy Tour.  This is a must for the whole family! Families can have outdoor fun and a safe adventure tour together through the Ozark treetops. Enjoy 2 hours of fun as you start gradually through the trees and make your way up to the ultimate zipline, soaring 200 + feet high and about 1800 feet long!  A perfect family adventure.

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America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama

Take the whole family and relive The Greatest Story Ever Told! Staged in an outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 170 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ’s last days on earth.  The play is not the only thing to see and do thought.  The Christ of the Ozarks, the Holy Land Tour, Moses Tabernacle in the Wilderness, a section of the Berlin Wall, the Church in the Grove, the Bible Museum, and the Sacred Arts Museum are also on the grounds!

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Jump Into Fun

For great summer fun with the family explore any of the 3 rivers and 3 lakes that surround Eureka Springs. For nearby swimming visit Beaver Dam, rent ski boats or pontoons on Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake or go paddle boating on Lake Leatherwood.  For fishing, kayak or canoe rentals visit the White River, Kings River or Buffalo River. Break off from the heat and have fun in the water on your summer vacation.

Lake Activities

 

Roars & Growls

A visit to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge brings kids and families face to face with over 150 exotic big cats. Open everyday, the 459 acre refuge offers visitors an education station, keeper talks, self guided tours, habitat tours, and feeding time for visitors to witness.  Only a short 7 mile drive from downtown Eureka Springs, take your kids to see the wild!

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Variety Shows

Everybody loves a laugh and live music so why not take the family to two of Eureka Springs Fun, Family Shows.  The Pine Mountain Theater offers families country, gospel, comedy, bluegrass, blues and rock n roll every evening, except for Sunday, unique souvenir items, and free all you can eat popcorn. Ozark Mountain HoeDown offers shows everynight of new and old country, gospel, comedy, nostalgic rock n roll, motown, do wap, disco, audience participation and impersonations.  Great fun for the whole family.

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For More Things To Do Visit:

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www.eurekaspringsonline.com

www.eurekaspringskids.com

www.eurekaspringsmarina.com

 

 

Spring Road Trip through Arkansas

Road Trip Renewal and Reconnect

Break the Blah and launch a Spring Road Trip through Arkansas. With Daffadills, Dogwoods and Redbuds blooming an Exploration along the Arkansas Art Trail, Headquartered from Eureka Springs is the perfect path to RENEWAL.  A stay at Arkansas’ Symbol of Hospitality, the 1886 Crescent Hotel shrinks your bucket list, while a call to a few friends to join you makes up for the time you couldn’t go along.

To plan on SAVING a bit of money by traveling Weekdays, here are Great Deals in April to make your 3 Day Renewal A Reality:

Reserve 2 nights at the Crescent Hotel and get the 3rd night for JUST $18.86  (breakfast included)  Check Availability.
OR
Reconnect with friends and rent a cottage in Crescent Park:
Crescent Cottages for 2 couples as LOW as $209 (reg. rate-$319)
OR for the Full Reunion “5 bedrooms” rent the Manor House for $299 (reg. rate-$499)

Valid on these dates: 4/1-4/3, 4/6-4/10, 4/20-4/24, 4/27-5/1.  Check Availability

What to Do During Your Visit to Eureka Springs:

Shop During the Day
Stroll down Main Street and explore unique shops, dine underground, have lunch, take a carriage ride, or explore the history with the Downtown Walking Tours. People watch in Basin Spring Park and see where the town was founded or see what life ??????????????????????was like in the 1900’s with a visit to the Historical Eureka Springs Museum and focus on the Springs of Eureka Springs.

Continue up to the Award Winning Spring Street and visit art galleries, boutiques and dine in local favorites that are open all year round. Whether you are shopping for your favorite pup, gourmet foods, or something to remember your trip by Downtown Eureka Springs offers spectacular shopping.  Don’t forget to we are a Spa Destination, so do your body some good and treat yourself right!

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Nightlife in Eureka Springs is unparalleled! Good times, good food, and good pubs! There are 21 bars in the downtown district and they offer something different at each one! There are casual and cool, loud and fun, and quiet cocktails. Whatever your mood you can find the perfect cocktail and dinner downtown. All the clubs are within walking distance and the taxi service stays open late to get you wherever you need to go!

No Visit to Eureka Springs is complete without time in Downtown Eureka Springs. www.eurekaspringsdowntown.com

Spring Break Trip Ideas

Warm Up To The Best Spring Break You Ever “Thaw”

Just when you thought the Winter Warlock would never leave town, he has.  Defrosted and ready to welcome students, families and couples ready for Spring Break is probably the most popular destination in the Arkansas Ozarks, Eureka Springs.  Not only is flora beginning to blossom but area attractions are opening up as well.

“We anticipate this to be our biggest Spring Break in decades,” stated Bill Ott. past chairman of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.  “Folks in our market area have been held hostage in their  eureka springs multiple 2-smallhomes much too much this winter by cold, snow and ice.  Cabin fever is at epidemic level and Eureka Springs has the cure.”

“A huge portion of our fever-reducing Rx is the list of area attractions that reopen just in time for these marvelous weeks in March,” Ott explained.  “Everything from ghosts to big cats, from downtown tours to uptown illusions and everything in between will keep “spring breakers” well entertained while being just steps away from Mother Nature’s reawakened living room.”

A partial list of Eureka Springs attractions that will be open during Spring Break 2014 include Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours, Eureka Ghost Tours at Basin Park Hotel, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, “Hell Raisers, Hoodlums & A Heated History” Walking Tour, Eureka Springs Downtown-N-Underground Tour, Intrigue Theater, and Pig Trail Kart N Golf.  A complete list of open attractions is available by calling the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce at 800-638-7352.

“Those ‘big kids’ who really want to unwind during their spring break visit here, will visit one of the many spas that dot the hillsides of this Photo by Purdy Art Co.stair-step town,” Ott continued.  “And when optimum relaxation is reached, interest turns to food.  For that, Eureka Springs boasts one of the greatest selections of quality restaurants in the state.”

Unfortunately, some in Arkansas and the surrounding states have had their spring breaks cut a day or two short this year because of make-up snow days.  This means many families will be looking for an exciting destination closer to home so valuable “break” time will not be lost to hours of driving.  Plus, “spring breakers” have said that Eureka Springs is a compact enough community that even a few days can be filled with a week full of activities.

“Our research shows that one of the most popular activities during Spring Break is simply exploring this historic, distinctive destination,” noted Ott.  “Just a few feet off of a busy downtown street will put EDITED cook family explore copyyou on a forested trail that will take you to hidden treasures of a town that time forgot.  Best of all, parents feel safe enough here to allow their older kids a chance to explore on their own when accompanied by a cell phone.”

With the compact spring break season, travelers to Eureka Springs are urged to make their lodging reservations far in advance.  Some attractions, spas and restaurants require advance reservations as well.

Ott encourages those with a Spring Break to celebrate, “Put away your snow boots and down parkas and slip on your walking shoes and windbreakers.  Let this recent frozen winter be a sad memory easily erased by the happy lifetime memories that can be accumulated this year in Eureka Springs.  It’ll be the best spring break you ever ‘thaw’.”

Valentine’s Getaway to Eureka Springs

One way not to miss Valentine’s Day is to Celebrate Early!

Travel to a mountaintop spa resort in Eureka Springs this Valentine’s. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, has an early Valentines Weekend special just for you…
Stay 2 nights, enjoy a dinner for two in the Crystal Ballroom ($75) and experience our Sunday Brunch for two.
Starts at $275 plus tax. Valid Friday & Saturday, 1/31-2/1, 2/7 & 2/8.Check Availability.

The 1886 Steakhouse, inside the Crescent Hotel Crystal Ballroom, will be open for dinner Monday-Friday, 5pm-8pm.  A special Valentine’s Dinner will be served on the February 14th & 15th.  View the 1886 Steakhouse Valentines Day Menu here.  Reservations recommended: 479-253-5296

After dinner, be entertained with illusion and mystery during Intrigue Theater’s Valentines Weekend Show.  February 8th, 14th and 15th.

Intrigue Theater – An Illusionist and a Medium

This Victorian Show takes guests back to the Victorian era where they will witness a series of inexplicable mysteries performed by an Illusionist and A Medium.7:30 p.m. Doors to theater open

7:45 p.m. Pendulum Preshow
8 p.m. Show

General Seating $24.95.  Purchase Tickets here

Bring a little thrill during Valentine’s Weekend by soaring 200ft in the air with the Ozark Mountain Ziplines in Eureka Springs-OPEN Valentines Weekend! Visit the website: www.ziplineeurekasprings.com OR email for reservations at:  ozarkmountainziplines@gmail.com

 

If you have a sweet tooth, The 10th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival in Eureka Springs, is on Saturday, February 15th at the Inn of the Ozarks.

9am-3pm, Tickets $12 adult and $6 for children under 6. Purchase Tickets here.

 

9Saturday, February 15th, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center 
207 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632.