Once famously stated, “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.“ This is how that happens in Eureka Springs and at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.
Here are four suggestions for this year’s winter season to include in your escape to Eureka Springs:
1) Warmth – While it may be chilly outside while roasting a s’more around the campfire at outdoor skating rink, or on a mountain bike ride rolling along an Ozark hillside, warmth awaits back at the hotel proper. Crescent guests can enjoy the hot tub outside the New Moon Spa or stretch out under the stars soaking your muscles in the 90 degree-plus “hot pool” prepared evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Continue your evening with a hearty meal finished with a warm brandy before heading to your room to snuggle in one of our comfortable beds with your special someone.
2) Find Yourself – With little time these days to take a deep breath and enjoy the moment, an escape to Eureka Springs is the path to finding yourself. Enjoy any set of services that can help bring you back to center at the New Moon Spa & Salon.
Once relaxed, your recentering meditation can continue during a morning stretch, or step outside and travel at your own pace along the easy hiking trails that start and end at the Crescent. Getting back to nature is as easy as walking out of the hotel’s front door of this mountaintop resort. View Daily Resort Activities.
3) Give a Gift to Yourself – Perfect for you and uniquely found in Eureka Springs over the winter season is what everyone needs right now: a day of eclectic shopping, a fine meal, and a glass of wine.
Eureka Springs is your ideal host, with its nearly 100 local shops and galleries, none are a chain, none are big box, and a downtown that offers up to 21 restaurants, cafés, bars and bistros.
4) Every Day Is Different – With the change in season, so changes the many things to do in the Ozarks and at this mountaintop spa resort.
For a limited time, the Crescent Hotel returns one of the most popular activities in which this Historic Hotel of America has ever ventured: an outdoor skating rink with natural ice. “We create lifetime memories,” said Jack Moyer, hotel executive vice president and general manager, “and that is the reason why our hotel decided to add a ‘frozen pond’ in our Fountain Garden.” The rink and curling lane will be open, weather permitting, Thursday through Monday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as well as some extended hours on Saturdays.
The winter season in this Ozark mountain village continues to be active with mountain biking, soft day adventure hiking and eagle watching on Beaver Lake. Downtown walking tours are far more pleasant than during the peak of the summer heat. Turn-of-the-century architecture strolls reveal hidden treasures previously covered by the spring, summer and fall leaf canopies.
Indoor resort activities continue at the Crescent and are expanded to include appropriately spaced game rooms for challenging one another to your favorite board games or simply collaborating on putting together a stimulating puzzle.
The darkness and quiet of winter only add to the thrill of staying on property to enjoy the greatest tour ever offered: the Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour. This world-renowned encounter to the other side will introduce you to the more famous “guests who checked out but never left”, give you a chance to discover a few apparitions of your own, and finally will escort you on an eerie trip down into the macabre morgue.
So, this winter season, experience Eureka Springs and the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa where every day is warm, enlightening, rewarding and different. In other words, every day is good… a great way to wind up 2020.