Author Archives: Tess Constant

Mountain Biking in the Ozarks

The leaves are all shades of fall and the temperature is finally beginning to match the season. Cool enough to see your breath in the mornings, but usually warming to a beautiful neutral by the afternoon. The mosquitos are gone … Read More

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Early Christmas Shopping

The air is chilling and seems to offer the promise of snow and Hallmark has started playing their lineup of holiday movies. It is time for holiday cheer and preparations. Instead of putting off the dreaded shopping list, make it … Read More

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Eureka Springs Historical Museum

Located downtown in the historic 1889 Calif House, the Museum will educate and entertain your whole family or group. The museum houses a variety of permanent and changing exhibits featuring the Springs of Eureka and preserving the history and art … Read More

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Belle of the Ozarks

Relax on this 1 hour 15-minute cruise on crystal clear Beaver Lake. View over 60 miles of scenic shoreline as you enjoy the Captain’s historical narration on Beaver Dam, Ozark Bluff Dwellers burial ground, the submerged homestead, Whitehouse Bluffs, a 200-acre game preserve island … Read More

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Bachelorette Bash, Basin Style

No matter the occasion, be it a birthday, reunion, anniversary, or bachelorette bash, Eureka Springs has the perfect mix of party, relaxation, dining and drinks to delight all. A few weeks ago my friend got married. Before she did though, … Read More

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Escape Room Excitement

New to Main Street in Eureka Springs is Escape Room 13. While they’ve only been open for a few weeks, groups have been pouring in from all over to try and solve this new attraction. You are given one hour … Read More

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Craft Beer in the SkyBar

It’s widely known that the SkyBar atop the Crescent Hotel has one of the best views of the Ozarks. What better way to complement this view than to partner it with the coldest tap craft beer around. With a new … Read More

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Planning Fall in the Ozarks

With temperatures climbing it can be hard to think past the heat to a cooler fall, but the reality is fall is fast approaching. The Ozarks not only have the best display of fall colors, but they also offer some … Read More

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Lookout Cottage

Summer is officially under way. Have you managed to plan a get-away? What about a cottage nestled in the Ozarks that comes with the services of a resort but the privacy of cabin? One with a rich history and quirky … Read More

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More Than a Play

From various points of Eureka Springs and the surrounding Ozarks, you can see a large white statue of Christ with outstretched arms. While this stands as a welcome to those visiting the region, it also marks the location of The … Read More

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Fat Tire Festival

What do mountain biking, live music, craft beer, arts & crafts and a mobile food court all have in common? The 19th annual Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas…July 14-16 This 3-day-weekend event is for the whole family. Whether … Read More

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4th of July Family Celebration

While it may seem like summer has just begun, it is not too early to start planning your 4th of July festivities. This year the holiday falls on a Tuesday, so make it a long weekend and take Monday off … Read More

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Eureka Springs is perfect for the whole family

Eureka Springs – Arkansas’ best destination destination for all generations to travel together What do you want in your summer vacation? Reconnecting with family? Learning more about one another while exploring somewhere new? This summer visit Eureka Springs for a … Read More

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Start Planning Now for Bikes, Blues & BBQ

While summer is just beginning, it’s not too early to start planning for Bikes, Blues & BBQ which falls on September 20-23, 2017. Hotel and lodging usually begin to sell-out a few months in advance. Take the time now to … Read More

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Opera of the Ozarks

Driving up to Opera in the Ozarks the view is stunning while the painted cinderblock buildings are deceiving. What seems like an unassuming building actually houses some of the very best performances. The music is inspiring and the performances moving! … Read More

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A Family Summer Trip to America’s Most Haunted Hotel

A trip to America’s Most Haunted Hotel just got more fun…Is that even possible? With jumbo lawn games decorating the gorgeous gardens, afternoon tea on the porch and pool parties, the days just became as exciting as the nights. Activities … Read More

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Eureka Springs’ Starkey Marina

Summertime in the Ozarks, such sweet music to the ears. It’s time to pack the swimsuits, sunscreen and inflatables and head to Beaver Lake. Located a few minutes from Eureka Springs serving the Big Water of Beaver Lake is Starkey … Read More

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Reunions – Lookout Cottages Estate

Summer is the time for catching up and laughing way too long and hard into the night. It’s for hanging around the pool sharing stories, eating too much food and getting too much sun. Now, where is the best location … Read More

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Recreating American Classics

A true vacation calls for at least one fine dining experience and the Crystal Dining Room delivers just that by recreating American classics in the beautifully historic Crescent hotel. Walking into the Dining Room you are struck by the 14-foot-tall … Read More

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Golf at Holiday Island

Golf getaway in the Ozarks. For some, a sweeter sentence was never written. Located 15 minutes away from Eureka Springs, Holiday Island is a planned community located on the edge of Table Rock Lake. With two golf courses, a recreation … Read More

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Upcoming Events

May marks the Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs. From the 1st to the 30th events will be taking place around the area. From parades to festivals, wine tasting to painting, books to dancing, check out a few of … Read More

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Best Hotels in the South

From atop the West Mountain range, the Crescent has watched over the Ozarks for over 130 years. The nature of the occupants’ stays has varied throughout history. What started as a posh summer getaway for the elite turned into a … Read More

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21 & Over Fun

You and your friends are tired of the bar scene at home. You see the same people; you hear the same drama and frankly, you are looking for a change. A weekend away in the eccentric, artsy town of Eureka … Read More

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For the Thrill of It

There is something both terrifying and thrilling about a ghost hunt. Is anyone there? Is it just a figment of your imagination? What is that figure in the background of your photo? These are all questions you can expect to … Read More

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Plan Your Summer Vacation

You have young kids and summer is approaching, which means planning a vacation is on your horizon. Frankly, it can be an overwhelming task. How do you please everyone? How do you keep everyone happy and entertained? Easy, Eureka Springs, … Read More

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May Festival of the Arts

Are you an empty nester? Or maybe the schedules have just aligned and you have a kid free weekend. A wonderfully wacky spring festival is headed to Eureka Springs and it is everything good and artsy. We are talking exhibits, … Read More

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Eureka Springs Attractions

Eureka Springs is a charming town with little colored historic houses and a downtown full of studios and quirky shops. What you may not know is that Eureka is also home to a variety of exciting attractions. Intrigue Theater: Illusionist … Read More

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Ride the Pig Trail

It is spring, the sun is out more often than not and it is time to plan your ride on one of the best in the state—Pig Trail! The warmer weather is here and bringing the beautiful foliage with it. … Read More

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Fishing & Floating

It’s April and taxes are due soon. This usually calls for capital S. T. R. E. S. S. What if you switched it up this year and instead of seeing April 18th as a looming monster you see it as … Read More

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Spring « Bike » ing

It’s finally spring and there is nothing better than leaving the worries and woes of the day at home and blowing off a little steam outside. Whether you are mountain bike enthusiast or motorcycle veteran, the Ozarks is your paradise. … Read More

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Explore the Outside World

It’s the weekend and you have already planned to put off studying until Sunday evening. It’s beautiful and bright outside and everyone keeps texting you to see what your weekend plans involve…anything outside and less than a tank of gas … Read More

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Dining Guide Cheat Sheet

With over 50 owner operated restaurants in Eureka Springs, it can be a bit of a daunting task to pick just a few options for your vacation. We know the struggle of being an outsider trying to make the dining … Read More

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Spring Break Renewal: Couples, Friends, Families

Spring break is around the corner. The busy season at work and school quickly approaches. Now is the time to book a spring escape and recharge for the craziness to come. Whether you are a couple wanting to get away from it … Read More

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Go Where Spring Has Sprung

You look outside your windows and you see gray skies and flurries beginning to fall for the umpteenth time this side of 2017 alone. We look out our windows and we see clear blue skies, beckoning sunshine and record high temperatures. … Read More

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Winter Ride Through the Ozarks

There is something about the crisp winter air that sharpens the senses. Blue skies seem wider and brighter. Morning frosts make objects sparkle brighter as they catch the light. The sun captures the sharpened moments and reflects them in a … Read More

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Roaring Celebration

Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, call it what you will, it’s carnival celebration time! Eureka Springs is the ideal destination spot for celebrating this season with over 11 different events ranging from balls to parades, umbrella decorating to … Read More

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Weddings: It’s All In the Details

We know the most important elements of a wedding are the bride, groom and their love for one another. The ceremony is an event planned to commemorate the momentous occasion and share the love with friends and family. It is … Read More

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Romantic Spa Trip

The stores are all decked out in red, white and pink. Red boxes full of chocolate and vases of red roses fill the designated holiday aisles. But that’s not what this season is really about. It’s about connecting. Not necessarily … Read More

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Eagle Watching Tour

It’s officially winter and school is back in session. This means the weekends leave the kids cooped up with little to do that doesn’t involve a screen for hours on end. Break the cycle and plan a trip to eagle … Read More

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Americana Music Festival in Eureka Springs

Ozark Mountain Music Festival January 19-22, 2017 Are you an Americana enthusiast? Or maybe you are simply looking for an exciting new musical encounter. Look no further, the Ozark Mountain Music Festival located in Eureka Springs, AR has it all. … Read More

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Family Dining

What type of food does your family enjoy? Italian, Mexican, Thai, BBQ? Eureka Springs has options for everyone’s food palete. Over 50 owner operated restaurants are located in this colorfully collective Ozark town. Check out a few of the restaurants … Read More

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