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1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

Biker Rates start at $129, Sunday-Thursday (regular rate $189)

1905 Basin Park Hotel

Biker rates start at $99!  (800) 643-4972

Reserve Three or More Rooms

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Ride FREE …

… 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.

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Fall Vacations Ideas

A SENIOR PREPARES FOR A FABULOUS FALL VACATION….

Outdoor Music In Eureka Springs

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.

Eureka Springs Historic Loop

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:

Great Passion Play Statue

>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.

Crescent Hotel Eureka Springs

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!

Senior in PPE mask visiting Eureka Springs

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Eureka Springs Food Trucks

Top Food trucks in Eureka Springs.
Less than a year ago food trucks were just a dream for Eureka Springs and now we are blessed with multiple options all over town. 
Taco Virgo is known for their soul food tacos of all different varieties. Located in the Hobbies and Homestead parking lot. 2100 E. Van Buren. There are a lot of veggie options and beyond. Try it yourself 11am to 6pm. Tuesday thru Saturday 
Catered Creations is the place to get late night snacks. Loaded Fries, wings, philly, and tacos. Located in a parking lot off of Center street in downtown Eureka Springs. 10PM-2AM Friday & Saturday only. 
Main Street BBQ Bus is located at 103 N Main Street along Leatherwood Creek in Downtown Eureka Springs serves Tasty BBQ, a signature Chicken Salad sandwich, Pizza by the Slice & Shaved Ice. Rolling in every Friday and Saturday and serving from 2PM-8PM on-site.
Carmen’s Taco is serving up authentic Mexican fair including Tacos de al Pastor, Tacos de Asada, Tacos de Chorizo, Quesadillas, Tortas, Pamboazoz, Burritos and Sopes. Open Monday-Sunday 11AM-9PM. Cash only in this spot so come prepared! Located at the Eureka Springs Community Center 44 Kings Hwy. 
Outer Limit Foods, located at the top of Benton Street, is known for their big menu and huge specialty burgers. Melts and low carb options available too! Wednesday-Saturday 11-7PM (10PM on Saturday!) 
HotBoxx Wood Fire Pizza serves up the best specialty pizzas with whole roasted garlic (if requested) and some debate the double size wings are even better. Open Mon-Thurs 3-9PM & Friday-Sunday 12-9PM Located in Holiday Island 105 Woodsdale Drive. 
   
The Soup Shack is located at 116 E Van Buren and features Soups, Salads and Sandwiches! Only open Wednesday 11AM-4PM so plan ahead to taste the fresh wholesome food offered here. 
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Summer Vacation Deal

Summer Vacation in Downtown Eureka Springs

Stay Two nights at The

Basin Park Hotel

Just $99/Night

Plus a Date with the Judge

$20 Voucher to
Judge Roy Beans

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Summer Vacation to Downtown Eureka Springs

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

 

LODGING HINT:

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)

Book Here

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.

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UPGRADES TO SPA1905

Spa1905    Hot Tub and Firepit


Hotel Daily Activities

Daily Activity – Behind the Scenes Tour

Basin Park Hotel – Paranormal Investigation

Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Check for Tickets

Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar

 

Shared Activities @ The 1886 Crescent Hotel

Crescent Hotel Swimming Pool

Hatchet Throwing, Swings and Lawn Games – Frisco Sporting Club

 

$20 to MEET THE JUDGE

BOOK the Basin Park Hotel

WEEKDAY VACATION – $99

Get a FREE $20

Judge Roy Beans

Photo Voucher

Click HERE TO BOOK

 


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


Scavenger Hunt

MoJo’s Records

THE MAGIC Shop

Magic Shop on Spring Street

Fleece ‘N Flax – Red Scottie Fibers

Shopping is Open

ICE CREAM @ FUNKY TWIG

Ride the Trolley

Bring the Bikes  –  Passion Play Trails

Intrigue Theater

*Best of Eureka

Free Shuttle to Intrigue Theater from The Basin Park Hotel

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FAMILY DINING DEALS

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A One-of-a-Kind Event at Casa Verde

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.

Casa Verde in Eureka Springs

Casa Verde is spacious and both levels provide stunning views of the White River below.

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.

Celebrating our family!

Everyone enjoyed spending time together at Casa Verde before the baby gets here.

It wouldn’t be a baby shower without cake!

This is the heart of the home. Casa Verde’s kitchen is massive and well equipped for large gatherings.

Casa Verde’s lower level is perfect for entertaining. The pool table and bar also have amazing views.

Casa Verde’s suites are beautifully decorated and provide some private space for a number of guests.

Casa Verde’s suites feature top of the line fixtures and make for a comfortable stay.

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.

Christmas in Eureka Springs.

Floating the river with family and friends.

Celebrating Mardi Gras in Eureka Springs.

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Crescent Hotel prepares For Fall Travelers

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’.”

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SIDEBAR

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

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Eureka Springs Attractions are OPEN

EVERY DAY EUREKA SPRINGS

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
EVERY DAY EUREKA
Great Passion Play
– Passion PlayXXXX
– Dirt ChurchXXXXXXX
– Christ of the Ozarks, et al.XXXXXXX
Lake Leatherwood
– Mountain BikingXXXXXXX
– Marina
– HikingXXXXXXX
Lakes & Rivers
– Starkey – Eureka Springs MarinaXXXXXXX
– Holiday Island Table Rock Lake MarinaXXXXXXX
– White River (Fishing / Floating)XXXXXXX
– Kings River (Fishing / Floating)XXXXXXX
Family Activities
– Escape Room 13XXXXXXX
– Fun SpotXXXXXXX
– CavesXXXXXXX
– Turpentine CreekXXXXXXX
Paranormal InvestigationX
– TrainXXXXXXX
Boutique ShoppingXXXXXX
Intrigue TheaterXX
Ghost ToursXXXXXXX
Walking & Tram ToursXXX
Zip LinesXXXXXXX
Art (plein aire, sculptures, etc.) – SELF GUIDED ART WALK?XXXXXXX
Hiking (Leatherwood, Black bass, in town) – Self Guided ToursXXXXXXX
Chef Owned Chef Inspired DiningXXXXXXX
Live Music
– Buskers DowntownXXXXXXX
– Piped Music In Basin Spring Park featuring Local BandsXXXXX
Spas – Massage
Historic MuseumXXXX
Crescent Ghost ToursXXXXXXX
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Ride the Trolley

Eureka Springs Trolley

Adult All-Day Pass$6.00
Adult Two-Day Pass$10.00
Child`s Pass (ages 7 through 11)$2.00
One-Ride Pass$4.00
“Late Rider” Special
*(unlimited rides, last two hours, any day, or pay $6.00 and ride the next day too!)
$4.00*

MAY THROUGH OCTOBER
10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday through Friday
9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday
(NOTE: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm � Sunday May 27th & Sunday September 2nd)
Red Route – Historic District
Blue Route – Hwy 62 Eastbound to Passion Play to Magnetic Road & 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
NOVEMBER
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

 

 

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