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Biker Rates start at $129, Sunday-Thursday (regular rate $189)
Biker rates start at $99! (800) 643-4972
Reserve Three or More Rooms
… Breathe the FRESH Ozark Mountain Air
EurekaSpringsMotorcycleRides.com invites you to RIDE THE PIG TRAIL
This ride is 80 miles long and begins in the unique town of Ozark, Ar and ends at the top in Arkansas top tourist attraction – Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The ride features caverns, Withrow Springs state park along with the Mulberry river and the many twist and turns one would expect with a great ride in the forest. One of the many perks of this ride in the geographical diversity.
Plan to Stay the night in a Eureka Springs hotel , a motorcycle-friendly town, which sits just on top of the trail. You will love the care-free environment and the quirky locals you will meet. There are always events going on and with special biker rates offered on lodging, you may find you simply need to stay a night or two. Hang out for a game of pool and enjoy a few drinks.
If you find the Pig Trail has simply inspired you, check out these other rides around the Ozarks. Nature here is incomparable and the people are open and friendly. Stop in at the local Harley-Davidson on the Pig Trail to hear more about the rides this area offers.
A SENIOR PREPARES FOR A FABULOUS FALL VACATION….
As a traveling senior, I can attest that in this crazy time in which we are now living, we often look for an escape. One of the pleasures is looking ahead and planning for that escape, wanting one that is extraordinary… and safe.
For me, I want a destination that is not a megalopolis. I want a community that has shown it can carefully and responsibly welcome seniors like me. I want a place that has a lot to do in an uncrowded environment. I want a quaint village that feels as comfortable as my own home. I want a locale where I can refresh mind, body and spirit. I have found that such a place is Eureka Springs, located in the Arkansas Ozarks.
Since I like to travel when the temperatures are not in the triple digits, I plan to visit this longtime tested, small-town America resort destination during its peak season of fall. It’s cooler, the leaves are beginning to take on their fiery hue; the perfect time to enjoy the open spaces in which this village sits. My research shows those open spaces include:
>Urban Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails… I’m a slow-n-easy hiker so many trails in Eureka Springs’ local network will be perfect for me. Others who like more of a challenge, there are hiking and mountain biking trails that will allow more memorable thrills. Personally, I like to go out hiking early morning or late afternoon to catch a sunrise or sunset. Many urban trails wind behind the old Victorian homes and buildings following the stone laid pathways. These will allow me to take great pictures for me to share online.
>Fishing and Floating… If only just to enjoy the beauty from the shorelines from such “in town” places as Black Bass Lake and Lake Leatherwood, or the “big waters” of Beaver and Table Rock lakes just on the outskirts will be perfect for unwinding. I’ll bring my fishin’ pole with me so I can chunk lures from the shorelines. Maybe this is the year I’ll rent a boat or secure a guide to do some serious fishing. Others who tote a kayak or a canoe on their fall vacation can float down the White, Kings and Buffalo Rivers. (By the way, i hear tell there’s great trout fishing just below Beaver Dam!)
>Great Dining… I have yet to hear of a bad restaurant in Eureka Springs. It’s nice to know that many around town -practicing responsibility- offer outdoor seating. Others, I have learned, offer social distancing indoor seating which will let me breathe easy while enjoying great food. Those restaurants (their cuisine) following strict protocols include:
>Attractions… The Great Passion Play is performed in a vast outdoor theater and is on my list. The last week of Jesus’ life on earth is performed by a huge cast and features ample, open-air seating for compliant social distancing. Other well-known attractions, like the Intrigue Theatre and Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour, are now limiting the size of their audiences/tours with masks and/or proper spacing required.
>Shopping… I understand that my trip to Eureka Springs would not be complete without me strolling through downtown sticking my head (and my credit cards) into local, unique, non-chain stores, shops and galleries. Since the town has enacted a “must wear a mask” ordinance, I will wear my mask both while walking along the sidewalks and when entering local businesses. Again, this offers me a comforting sense of safety.
Since this year, like in years past, fall will prove to be the most popular season for seniors like me to travel to Eureka Springs. I am planning early to ensure ideal lodging availability on my preferred dates. I am very impressed to learn that many of the places to stay in Eureka Springs are embracing careful and responsible COVID-19 protocols. With these safety measures in place, it adds to my peace of mind, ergo the reason I’ve chosen Eureka Springs for a fall visit. In fact, two of the town’s landmark hotels, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel in downtown and the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa on the Historic Loop, have been recognized recently for their attentive cleaning and safety protocols.
Maybe I’ll see you this fall in Eureka Springs. I may not get to shake your hand, but I’ll wave… and please know that I am smiling behind my mask!
Summer Vacation in Downtown Eureka Springs
Stay Two nights at The
Basin Park Hotel
Plus a Date with the Judge
$20 Voucher to
Judge Roy Beans
ESO Travel Hint –
“Travel weekday and find your favorite place
with more open space”
Downtown Eureka Springs Summer Vacation Ideas
Close to Home, Fun For Everyone, A Great Value
Stay in Downtown Eureka Springs during the Week
Overnight at the Basin Park Hotel
Book Two or more nights for just $99/ Night (Monday – Thursday Nights)
The Basin Park Hotel is the Centerpiece of the Main Street District. During the downtime, the hotel took advantage by upgrading many of the rooms into suites as well as adding many Fun Things To Do & Activities for the whole family. Park your car one time, explore the Downtown area and shuttle around the district. Its great fun.
UPGRADES TO SPA1905
Hotel Daily Activities
Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Check for Tickets
Shared Activities @ The 1886 Crescent Hotel
$20 to MEET THE JUDGE
BOOK the Basin Park Hotel
WEEKDAY VACATION – $99
Get a FREE $20
Judge Roy Beans
Things To Do in Downtown:
Our downtown attractions are Open with especial CARE. They strictly follow PPE rules to keep you safe, while ensuring the experience remains fun and memorable.
Solving the Mystery at ESCAPE ROOM 13
50 Free things to Do
Bring the Bikes – Passion Play Trails
*Best of Eureka
See More on EurekaSpringsKids.com
Eureka Springs – A special part of So Many Memories
Engagement – Wedding – Next
I have so many great memories of exploring Eureka Springs when I was a young kid. Near downtown I would keep my eyes trained to spot a hidden path or a set of vine covered stairs. I would listen closely for the sound of running water. It was always fun to track the sound to in order to get a glimpse of some obscure spring or waterfall. My friends and I would often explore the town together, finding our way to rock shelters that promised the best views of downtown. Eureka Springs is really a magical place to explore when you are young.
Since my childhood, my family and friends have returned to Eureka Springs many times. Our family converges on Eureka Springs every year in fact. In the summer we float the rivers, eat at our favorite restaurants, and explore downtown. Just last year our extended family all stayed together to celebrate Christmas. My friends often return to Eureka Springs as well. We have partied at Mardi Gras, embarked on multi-day float trips, and just hung out at the lake. In fact, my husband and I decided to get married in Eureka Springs. (You can read more about our Eureka Springs wedding here).
Now months after the wedding we are pleased to share with you our next adventure and a Great Place to share the news with friends.
Celebrating A Unique Event – Welcome Baby!
Earlier this year after the announcing that my husband and I were pregnant, our parents planned the most amazing baby shower. Knowing that so many fun memories with friends and family start in Eureka Springs, they rented a beautiful house called Casa Verde for the event. This time we traded a primitive camp on the river bank for a gorgeous house overlooking the river. Casa Verde’s walls made of glass opened onto a balcony suspended above the White river valley.
Anyone who has children knows that life with a baby is very different. We used this precious opportunity to spend time with our friends and family one last time before baby arrived. Casa Verde‘s size easily accommodated our friends and family. The massive kitchen is definitely the heart of the home. It was easy to prepare food for our large group. Downstairs a pool table and entertaining space was perfect for relaxing in the evening. Luxurious suites meant that everyone had their own private space to retreat to at the end of the night.
Now that baby is here, our life has changed. Our family is getting bigger and we are so excited to introduce new family members to the magic of Eureka Springs! We will be back very soon and hope to make many more memories at Casa Verde and Eureka Springs.
Learn more about Casa Verde or book this amazing property. To learn more about how to enjoy Eureka Springs or spend family vacations check out all of the things to do as well as upcoming Eureka Springs events.
Busy Summer sets expectations for an active Fall
Crescent Hotel reports Summer Results; Re-focuses Efforts on Fall Travelers
(Eureka Springs, AR) — With the advent of summer, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa slowly implemented the phase levels as set by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. This careful and responsible attention to the safety of guests and staff has been rewarded with a return in occupancy and full employment.
It was in late March when the statewide shutdowns were encouraged by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). So, on Sunday, April 5, in support of the governor and ADH, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa temporarily closed its lodging doors. These changes resulted in Carroll County Arkansas’ largest hospitality employer laying off 75 percent of its staff -a total of 194 employees- operating only a skeleton crew for projects, administration and to provide pick-up and delivery food on a limited basis.
On May 15, with the governor reopening restaurants for inside dining and lodging with adherence to strict protocols, this resort carefully reopened for weekend travel. On June 15, the hotel moved into the governor’s Phase Two which allowed the reopening of all guestrooms and services including the spa and salon, ghost tours, and all restaurant spaces. Strict protocols remained and to date more than $56,000 has been spent in support of those measures which includes the distribution of more than 34,000 masks.
Response to the reopening has been positive for the Crescent, a Historic Hotel of America, thanks to the hotel embracing the governor’s protocols and the significant draw of Eureka Springs as a popular destination. The hotel’s June room sales rose to equal those of 2019, while July room sales far exceed expectations posting an 18.7 percent increase. Primarily due to strictly following recommended attendance caps, attraction, dining, wedding, and spa sales posted lower results than room sales.
“It became clear very early on that our strict adherence to safety protocols would be the key element in our reopening strategy. This promise to guests has returned full occupancy and ultimately has allowed us to hire back previously laid off employees. In delivering on this promise, we continue to lead responsibly in our community and state,” said Jack Moyer, Executive Vice President.
With summer setting, now comes fall. Fall sees the return of a traditional travel group, one that tends to be a bit older and more conservative. “Our summer protocols were solid; yet for fall we will go one step further. We plan to refocus our activities on open spaces and the fresh air of the Ozarks,” Moyer added. “Most resort activities will be narrowed to single travel parties, the spa will continue temperature checks on arriving patrons, and preferential room blocks will be given so multiple guest travel parties can be closer to each other. Smaller attendance size of events, such as weddings, will be maintained, and a Eureka Springs Guidebook, listing other shops, restaurants and attractions that share strict protocols, will be given to guests.
Moyer went on to say that further senior considerations at the Crescent include:
> Patrons limited to 16 per ghost tour
> Modified breakfast beginning at 7 a.m.
> Shifting ~La Cena, the restaurant’s Italian-style dinner fare, to a 4 p.m. opening
> Outdoor seating of balcony rooms divided side-to-side with canvas privacy separators.
While there is change, so much remains the same. All areas of the resort are fully reopened including The New Moon Spa, SkyBar Gourmet Pizza, The Frisco Sporting Club, and a full schedule of resort activities with protocols in place where needed.
“Those guests who choose to visit in the fall will enjoy cooler temperatures, the advent of fall color, and an emphasis on open air experiences,” Moyer explained. “Guests will be directed to spectacular adjacent driving tours of the region as well as scenic sojourns for those who might enjoy hiking or mountain biking.”
Moyer concluded, “It was a lot to put on our team to reopen the hotel in such a stringent, careful manner. The fact that it has been so well received and accepted by our guests makes us feel like our continuous success depends on continuing these efforts into the future. Fall travelers can expect this level of protocol with our pledge to remain vigilant in their implementation.
“We are very thankful for the continued support from our vacationing friends, old and new. Therefore, as our team of seasoned, tourism professionals dedicate themselves to protecting the irreplaceable, we will continue to live up to our recognition as the ‘Symbol of Arkansas Hospitality’.”
For information regarding Eureka Springs’ attractions> https://www.EurekaSpringsOnline.com/
For information regarding Eureka Springs’ fall color> http://www.eurekaspringsfallfoliage.com/
For information regarding resort activities of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa> https://bit.ly/30cULmT
EVERY DAY EUREKA SPRINGS
|EVERY DAY EUREKA|
|Great Passion Play|
|– Passion Play||X||X||X||X|
|– Dirt Church||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Christ of the Ozarks, et al.||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Mountain Biking||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Lakes & Rivers|
|– Starkey – Eureka Springs Marina||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Holiday Island Table Rock Lake Marina||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– White River (Fishing / Floating)||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Kings River (Fishing / Floating)||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Escape Room 13||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Fun Spot||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Turpentine Creek||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Walking & Tram Tours||X||X||X|
|Art (plein aire, sculptures, etc.) – SELF GUIDED ART WALK?||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Hiking (Leatherwood, Black bass, in town) – Self Guided Tours||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Chef Owned Chef Inspired Dining||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Buskers Downtown||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|– Piped Music In Basin Spring Park featuring Local Bands||X||X||X||X||X|
|Spas – Massage|
|Crescent Ghost Tours||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Tuesday through Friday|
|10:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Saturday – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Red Route – Historic District|
|Blue Route – Highway 62E to Kettle Camp Ground & North Main Street|
|( Hwy. 23S by request only)|
|Yellow Route – North Main Street & Magnetic Road to Passion Play to Hwy 62 Westbound|
|Purple Route – West side of town|
|Please note: After 6:00pm Saturday, Hwy. 62 East will be serviced by a Blue/Yellow combination route that will serve Passion Play Road by request only and return to the Downtown Depot via Hwy. 62 westbound. There will be no Magnetic Road service after 5:00 pm|
|The Transit Offices will be closed on:|
New Year’s Day -Monday, January 1st
Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 15th
President’s Day – Monday, February 19th
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 22nd
Christmas Eve -Monday, December 24th
Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25th
New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1, 2019