Eureka Springs Family Vacations
Skip the Lines and Have Good Times
Does it sometimes feel like you’re spending most of your family vacation standing in line waiting for your turn? Well step out of that line and have a good time and experience all the hassle-free fun things to do in our beautiful Ozark Mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas!
Here are just a few of the many wonderful and exciting memory making adventures that await you and your family in our stress free lil’ mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas:
Just south of Eureka Springs on 459 acres is home to a variety of exotic and native animals, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s most beloved and respected big cat sanctuaries. Providing compassionate care and lifetime refuge to survivors of the exotic animal trade, this nonprofit is a Northwest Arkansas “Top 10” attraction and one of the most popular in Eureka Springs. Enjoy educational daily tours or experience Africa in the Ozarks in one of their unique lodging accommodations. Follow them on social media for regular updates, photos, videos and more!
Experience the exhilarating thrill of a zip line canopy tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Ozark Mountains at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. You’ll go soaring through the air from up to 300+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 2000 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. Experience 10 cables and one swinging bridge.
These exciting ziplines offer the highest degree of safety while providing large or small groups, families, and private parties an exhilarating outdoor fun & safe adventure. This expert staff will operate and deliver 2 hours of fun per tour for any persons 3 years of age or older.
No wooden towers here! All natural and minimal hiking on clear cut trails finishing up at the bottom of the gorge where an air-conditioned bus is waiting with smiling faces to take you back to the welcome center just minutes away.
1610 beautiful acres of peaceful Ozark mountain countryside with something for everyone to enjoy. An 85 acre lake to swim, fish, paddle & gaze upon. 20+miles of maintained trails to hike or cycle. 199 bird species to watch from the bird blind. Fields for baseball & soccer. Cabins & camping for rest & renewal. Walk the dog, let the kid’s run, take a hike, join a pick-up game, throw out a line, pack a picnic, fly a kite . . .what are you waiting for ~ Lake Leatherwood City Park is here for YOU!
What is the #1 Attraction in Eureka Springs? Downtown Eureka Springs! With shopping, dining, nightlife and much more, strolling down Spring and Main Streets will create the perfect backdrop to your vacation.
Take a leisurely walk on 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 visiting art galleries, boutiques and dining 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.
Nothing is more fun than being in walking distance to all of the fun in Eureka Springs! Downtown offers a variety of lodging from historic properties like the Basin Park Hotel, luxury properties, cottages and cabins, Bed and Breakfasts, and even tree houses! There is something for every visitor!
No Visit to Eureka Springs is complete without time in Downtown Eureka Springs.
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Eureka Springs with its ever growing Trail system now includes the most spectacular downhill biking course on the OzTraisl System. Miles and miles of family friendly biking can be found at Lake Leatherwood, The Grounds of the Great Passion Play and throughout the In-City Trail system
visit www.bikeeurekasprings.com to find your ride
New ghostly discovery at The 1886 Crescent Hotel
On February 5, 2019, while working to extend a parking pad at the north end of the 1886 Crescent Hotel, a chance discovery was made by the hotel’s landscape gardener, Susan Benson. There in that first scoop of dirt were a couple strange, medical-looking bottles. Knowing part of the hotel’s history that it was once a “cancer curing hospital” in the late 1930s, Benson called the hotel’s ghost tour manager, Keith Scales. Upon his arrival, Scales realized the bottles he was looking at were identical to those that appeared on an advertising poster of the late Norman Baker, the charlatan who operated the hospital.
On April 9, 2019, team members of the Arkansas Archeology Survey, part of the University of Arkansas system, arrived from the nearby Fayetteville campus, to begin their meticulous study. They began to carefully peel back layers of dirt and rock. Cutting root clusters as needed, the “find” was slowly uncovered.
All the folklore, all the hair-raising stories, all the rumors were now proving to be true with each and every bottle, medical specimen jar, gruesome surgical tool, etc. as they arose from their 80-year-old grave. Physical remnants of Baker’s Cancer Curable Hospital could now be seen, studied and displayed. The discovery echoed throughout the United States thanks to such news outlets as Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, CNN, and Newsweek, to name just a few.
Ghost Tours are offered nightly at The 1886 Crescent Hotel “The Most Haunted Hotel in America” beginning at 8.00 pm. Your professional, colorful costumed guides will take you through the Crescent Hotel pointing out the most active areas and telling you the stories behind the sightings that have been reported over many generations. The tour ends in the highly active morgue – legacy of the notorious Norman Baker “Cancer Curable” Hospital. After the tour the guides will be happy to share their extensive knowledge of the hotel and Eureka Springs with those who have questions. Meet your guide and fellow guests 10-15 minutes before your tour at the Faculty Lounge on the fourth floor. $22.50 for adults, under 13 $8.00.
Tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk or (advised) in advance through:
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Ghost Hunt at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel
Since they started to incorporate a ghost hunt into their tours, reports of paranormal activity in certain areas of the building a have multiplied. Is it because more people are now searching for evidence of the supernatural, or are more investigations encouraging invisible friends to reach back to folks from the other side?
Join the fun for the Adventour and become a paranormal investigator for a day! This is a unique experiment in otherworldly crowd-source data-collection. You can help to garner evidence of paranormal activity at the historic 1905 Basin park Hotel.
Start the evening with an informal gathering of investigators in the Lucky 7 Bar. Your journey begins with an exclusive visit to the roof, where photo-ops from the tallest building in old town Eureka Springs make for “lifetime memories.”
As a preliminary to the main event your guide will recount the stories of ghostly activity in the building that have been handed down over generations, and introduce you to a few characters from the colorful history of Eureka Springs whose lives were bound up with the Basin park hotel and are very likely to be still present – in some form!
Then you will be given the tools to investigate the most active areas for yourself – these include the Barefoot Ballroom, the notorious third floor and the underground cave.
Your experiences, photographs and other evidence will be recorded and documented on our websites and Facebook pages. In this way you will help us build an archive of supernatural occurrences in the Basin Park Hotel – testimonials that will be read by guests at the hotel for years to come.
ADVENTOURS are offered every Friday and Saturday evening at 8.00 p.m.
$15.00 adults; under 13 $8.00
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Looking for some good old wholesome family fun? There is no shortage of entertainment for the entire family when you come to Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ Premier Family Fun Center. Pig Trail Kart N’ Golf offers you the very best in entertainment and wholesome clean family fun. With two Putt Putt Courses, a multi-level Go Kart track, indoor Arcade and Play Center and Batting Cages, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Good times and lifetime memories await you!
If you’re looking for an activity the whole family will enjoy, check out an afternoon at Onyx Cave Eureka Springs. Known as the oldest show cave in Arkansas, visitors have been flocking to this unique attraction since it was discovered in 1893. Onyx Cave can be found just six miles from Eureka Springs on Onyx Cave Lane.
Each person entering the cave will receive a pair of radio headphones to wear during the tour. Tours are all self-guided and last around 30-minutes. The Onyx Cave is a great outing for little children as the tour can be as quick or as long as you like. The cave offers easy access to the ramps but there are stairs that lead to the gift shop. No strollers or pets are permitted inside the cave.
The Onyx Cave remains at a cool temperature of 57 degrees year-round. The underground formations consist of natural flowstone known as cave onyx. A few of the chambers that can be seen on the tour include the Witches Fireplace and the Friendly Dragon.
Adults ages 13 and up are admitted for $7.50, children are $3.50 and ages 3 and under are admitted free. On your way out of the cave, take a browse through the cave Gift Shop featuring jewelry, rocks, and Onyx gift items.
Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas is one of the states’ most beautiful natural attractions! When you are in Northwest Arkansas or the Berryville area and are looking for “things to do” or “attractions” Cosmic Cavern is a “must see” destination. We are easy to find, right between Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Branson, Missouri. Cosmic Cavern is Arkansas’s largest privately owned show cave. Cosmic Cavern was discovered in 1845, but wasn’t developed until 1927. Cosmic Cavern’s cave tour is approximately a 1hr and 15 minute walking tour in the warmest cave in the Ozarks, at a steady 64 degrees and 96% humidity. The cave is a warm 64 degrees in the winter and a cool 64 degrees in the summer. It is the perfect temperature no matter what season of the year you choose to vist! The cave features a 9 foot soda straw, the longest known in the Ozarks, and 2 bottomless cave lakes. The first lake, South Lake, has had trout in it for nearly 50 years. Some of the trout have gone blind and most have lost their color. One of the lakes was discovered in 1993 in the “Silent Splendor” section which made national news. This was Arkansas’ most delicate discovery. The bottom or end of these lakes has yet to be found. The newly discovered area, “Silent Splendor” is hailed as a must see attraction in Arkansas. It is so pristine and untouched that many of the beautiful formations are transparent.
Eureka Springs Transit & Welcome Center (Trolley Stop #1) 137 W. Van Buren (Hwy. 62W) They are 1/4 mile west of the intersection of Highway 62 and Highway 23N (also known as Main Street)
Experience the intrigue of spending an evening with a world class illusionist and a medium. Even the most hardened cynics are amazed by what they encounter at Intrigue Theater.
The 19th century began the Golden Age of Magic as captured in films like The Illusionist and The Prestige. This time honored and closely guarded craft has been kept alive by the most dedicated of performers. Intrigue Theater features nationally acclaimed illusionist Sean-Paul and medium Juliana Fay performing in an elegant and elaborate setting in the mysterious Gavioli Theater that pays homage to that magical Golden Era.
Don’t miss this dazzling trip back in time that blends science, mystery, illusion, and spiritualism into one spectacular theatrical performance that will blow your mind! Family friendly shows are held in an historic building which can seat 100 guests at a time. This ensures each guest has an up close view but it also means that tickets sell out quickly.
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The BIG water is here in Eureka Springs. The local Eureka Springs Marina is Starkey Marina and is an ideal place to launch or rent boats. www.eurekaspringsmarina.com
Summer Fun at The 1886 Crescent Hotel includes its newest venue – THE FRISCO SPORTING CLUB. Celebrate the start of the Weekend with Friday Night Fun that includes Free BBQ and Activities. See all the Resort Programs included with a stay at the Crescent Hotel
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STAY between May 1 – August 30th
Step One: Book one of the Great Lodging Deals
- Crescent Hotel – A Thrilling Adventure
- Crescent Cottages – Traveling with Kids
(Sunday – Thursday)
- Lookout Estate – Manor House — Perfect for Family Reunions
Phone offer ONLY 800-342-9766
$2000 for 7 Day rental
$1250 for two-nights on weekends
$750 for 3 nights Weekdays
- Basin Park Hotel – Downtown Fun
Sunday – Wednesday
Step Two: Pick from a Long List of Fun:
- Intrigue Theater
- Ozark Mountain Ziplines
- Turpentine Creek – Big Cat Refuge
- Mountain Bike Trails – The Eureka Springs DOWNHILL
- Downtown –N- Underground – Learn More
- Year Round Floating / Fishing – Kings & White River
- Escape Room 13 Learn More
- Anna – A Haunting Theatrical Experience BOOK NOW
- Basin Park Ghost Tour – an AdventTOUR – BOOK NOW
- Eureka Springs Tram Tours – Learn More
- Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours
- Downtown Scavenger hunt / Trolley Tour
- Eureka Springs’ Starkey Marina – Beaver Lake
- Camping Swimming at Lake Leatherwood or at Beaver Dam Site Park
- Horseback Riding
- Relax at the Spa – Spa1905 or New Moon Spa
- Old Thyme Photos in Downtown Eureka Springs
- Escape Room 13
- Ride the Eureka Springs Railway
- Climb the fire towers
- Monthly Drumming or many other fun events in Basin Spring Park
- Caves – Cosmic Caverns
- Quigley Castle
- Aviation Cadet Museum
- Bead Bracelets at Crescent Moon Beads
- Young Kids enjoy the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down
- Passion Play
- Holy Land Tours – Behind the scenes – Christ of the Ozarks – Mountain Bike Trails – See Passion Play from the Front Row
Your Summer Vacation to the Ozarks can also include day trips to such big attractions as Silver Dollar City, the Branson Waterparks or a civil war battlefield visit to Pea Ridge Battlefield, but the BEST Summer vacations are based out of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Your Extraordinary ” SUMMER VACATION” Escape.
An Extraordinary Escape For “Families”
Eureka Springs Outdoor Adventure
Everyone, local and tourist, gets excited for the ice to melt away and fill up the rivers near Eureka Springs each spring. Arkansas floating is an awesome adventure for friends and families. In Eureka Springs, Arkansas that means the White River and Kings River are welcoming floaters each spring.
To kick off the spring season, we’ve spoken to Trigger Gap Outfitters to find out more!
Featured Float Company for Spring in Eureka Springs
Trigger Gap Outfitters Kings River, Arkansas
Owners Chris and Juanita Crider are Eureka Springs staples. They’re a hometown family who have always been connected with Eureka and the Kings River. The Crider’s location is a unique and historic place that locals hold close to their hearts. It seems as though the Crider’s are destined to be the caretakers of such a cherished spot along the river. Their educational background in Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Education, along with their life experience (in business and the outdoors) coupled with a truly tough work ethic and their individual passions for the river have set them up for success.
Juanita describes how the river reflects and informs her experience in life. “The water reminds me to be aware, alert, and present for what is around me. We get comfortable in our routines, but the river is always changing- every time you get on the water it has changed in some way. For me, adventure is anything that pushes your comfort zone a little bit, and you can gain so much by being willing to experience something new. The river reflects life in that way, and there are incredible learning opportunities there. The Kings River has given me more than I could ever give it..”
But they continue to work towards the goal of giving back! “We want to teach people to be stewards of the river. NWA is beautiful and has so many opportunities. It really has the potential to bring people together in lots of different ways”
Entering into their 3rd season, their business still has plenty of room to continue growth, but you can guarantee you’re in good hands when you work with Trigger Gap Outfitters. As you start your adventure, you’ll be equipped with knowledge and advise along with your canoe! Look to them in the future as they continue to develop programs geared towards teaching and taking care of our beautiful Natural State.
Opening April 6th, 2019 Find out more here
Eureka Springs Outfitters and Boat Rentals
Kings River Outfitters 8190 AR-221, ES
Kings River Outfitters provides canoes, kayaks, shuttles, and guide services.
Give us a call at 479-253-8954 to make a reservation.
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Riverview Resort & Country Store 17939 US-62, ES
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Float Eureka 216 A West Van Buren St, ES
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Adventure Mountain Outfitters 151 Spring St, ES
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Black Jack Adventures 2 Judah St, ES
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Spider Creek Resort 8179 Hwy 187, ES
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The Ghosts of Eureka Springs | ESP Weekend
Once the bright glow of Christmas lights descend from the rooftops back into the attic for the season, the darkness of the January nights become eerie. An excellent thing to do to warm up in the dead of winter is to run over to Eureka Springs Arkansas to hunt the dead during one of the largest ghost hunts in the United States. 2019 is an exceptionally special year, because an extra weekend has been added on to satisfy the great demand.
These nocturnal investigations will take place at two of the town’s haunted hotels, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel for the weekends of January 4th-6th; and the 11th-13th of 2019. Each of the nights, half of the guests will take on the ghoulish adventure at each of the two locations, while switching hotels the following night.
Still not totally convinced? Here is some fascinating history for you on the hotels! The Crescent Hotel is known for the incredible amount of supernatural events that have occurred over the years. It has been the location of the Crescent College and Conservatory for young Women, the Baker Cancer Curable Hospital, and holds the current status as the most haunted hotel in America.
The other location, the Basin Park Hotel as served historically as both a fire station and a speakeasy. Come and “speak-easy” with some lingering spirits that have been hanging around since the building’s grand opening. It also sits steps away from the ancient hand-carved basin around which the city of Eureka Springs sprang up overnight (haha, get it, Eureka Springs, sprang?) The known active areas of each location will be available for investigations led by expert ghost hunters overnight, with plenty of opportunity for independent searches (if you’re feeling brave).
In case you still haven’t realized by reading this far, ESP stands for Eureka Springs Paranormal, which could also stand “Parapsychological.” Both of the guided and independent investigations will take place from midnight to dawn.
“We have our best slate of Celebrity investigators coming in 2019“
What better way to spend the hours that most regular, boring humans spend asleep, am I right? But don’t worry, the wee hours of the morning are not the only times for freaky fun! During the day various hands-on activities are offered, giving conference participants the opportunity to assess their own levels of psychic ability. These activities include: individual telepathy testing; a psychomanteum (modern version of an ancient Greek “scrying” temple); a workshop in automatic writing; and readings with highly qualified psychics. There will also be special talks, videos, a book signing with noted paranormal writers and informal chats with famous tour guides. Some of the performances include a traditional Ozark storytelling event, a paranormal play and much more. So now to answer the question…are you a venturesome soul ready to undergo some paranormal excitement?
Follow your curiosities into this exhilarating world for a couple of days and book your tickets now!
In Eureka Springs, Arkansas
We love being an Ozark Mountain town.
Here are CAN’T MISS Summer Things to Do:
- Beaver Lake
- Mountain Biking in Eureka Springs
- The Crescent Hotel – Summer Activities Program
- Floating the Arkansas White River
- Downtown Eureka Springs
- Turpentine Creek & Intrigue Theater
- Haunted Attractions
Celebrate the 4th of July in Eureka Springs!
Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night for JUST $18.86! Breakfast for Two included!
Call in only: 877-342-9766
Valid any 3 days from July 1st-5th.
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 fun-filled large family adventure that doesn’t break the bank. Enjoy watching grandparents and grand kids stroll hand-in-hand. Catch up with siblings and get to know their kids a better. The down-to-earth atmosphere in Eureka allows you to spend more time engaging with those you come with rather than worrying about making it to your next event or fighting traffic.
Start your travel off right by spending some time exploring Lake Leatherwood Park with the entire family. There are hiking trails available, a playground and a lake to swim, canoe & boat in. Pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. There are campgrounds and RV hookups available if you want to spend a night camping under that stars. Reserve your campsite online.
One event sure to spellbind everyone in your group is a show at Intrigue Theater with the Illusionist Sean-Paul and the Ghost Talker Juliane. This duo calls Eureka Springs home and the perfect place to develop new material that is then used while they are on tour around the states. The show is a tribute to the Golden Age of Magic in the early 1900s and audiences are kept small and intimate so that everyone in the audience can fully experience the demonstrations. Get a taste of what the show has to offer here. Tickets should be reserved in advance as there is limited seating.
The beauty of visiting a small town like Eureka Springs is that a group can split up and explore the downtown shops and stores without completely separating from the group and getting lost. Wander through downtown Eureka, enjoying your time in the different art galleries while grandparents walk the kids down the waterfall steps or watch taffy being made in Sweet’s Fudge Kitchen. Meet up at the Balcony Bar and Restaurant located in the 1905 Basin Park Hotel for a yummy lunch and break. It overlooks Spring Street and has plenty of seating for the whole family.
After a day in town, take a drive to visit the Passion Play–it is more than just a performance. You can go on a behind the scenes tour, check out the sacred arts center, the Bible museum and more. The sets are realistic and there are live animals. A great photo opportunity is available with the larger than life statue of Christ. The picnic and park area there is a great place to eat snacks and rest up after travelling back in time. Receive 15% off on your ticket purchases with a group of 15+.
Qué es lo que quieres para tu vacación de verano? Pasar tiempo de calidad con tu familia? Aprender más de tus familiares mientras exploran un lugar nuevo? Visita Eureka Springs este verano para pasar unas vacaciones divertidas y accesibles!
Puedes gozar al ver a los abuelos y nietos pasear juntos ó disfrutar las vacaciones con tus hermanos y sus hijos.
El sencillo y cómodo ambiente de Eureka Springs te permite pasar las vacaciones con tu familia y amigos. No tienes que preocuparte de ir al siguiente evento planeado ó de estar atrapado en el tráfico!
Bring everyone in the family! Even the dogs. Eureka Springs is a pet-friendly community with many lodging options. Check out the Crescent Hotel’s current Fun For Fido package which includes treats for your furry friend and 25% off pet products in the New Moon Salon.
Eureka Springs is the destination you need for an affordable large family get away. With a wonderful mix of outdoor activities to get everyone out and moving and shows to cool off and be amazed at. There are so many more exciting things to explore in Eureka check them out here.
Book the Manor House in the Crescent Park so the whole family can stay together– great for reunions.
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 at the Crescent Hotel change daily to keep the schedule fresh and ever engaging. Whether it’s a sunrise stretch in the morning, a fitness walk through the quirky surrounding neighborhoods or a history tour around the Crescent hotel and surrounding grounds you may find it hard to leave.
In the evenings, catch one of the many Ghost Tours that run from 7 – 11. The whole family will enjoy being guided around the hotel from the spots that actively get the most ghost readings. Maybe you can even catch a whiff of long gone Dr. John Freemont Ellis’ cherry tobacco as you make your way past room 212…other guests have!
You may find that the crew is hungry after hunting for ghosts. A short trip to the Sky Bar at the top of the Crescent will remedy this with some of the best pizza around. Try the Smoky BBQ Chicken pizza–it’s a Eureka Springs favorite.
Learn about the Crescent Hotel Spirits of the Crescent Family Package available Summer 2017. For families with younger children, the earlier show times are recommended
Spirits of the Crescent Family Package-1 Night Ghost Pkg
1 night stay 2 rooms
4 Crescent Ghost Tour Tickets (additional tickets 25% off)
1 Large SkyBar Gourmet Pizza ($30 Food Voucher applied)
Choose from 1 Big “Hank” the Ghost, 2 Small “Hanks” OR 2 Ghost Tshirts
$299 plus taxes and fees. Call in Only 877-342-9766
The Crescent is a trip in and of itself, but for more information on what to do around town see the blog Plan Your Summer Vacation.
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 to do all that?
The Lookout Cottage Estate in Eureka Springs is the ideal reunion destination. The Estate, privately gated and including a grand 5 bedroom house and multiple cottages are part of the Crescent Park surrounding the Legendary Crescent Hotel. Although adjacent to Crescent Hotel, the cottages are private and they share in the same natural beauty that they Ozarks have to offer. All cottages come with their own unique histories and are all beautifully renovated with all the necessities of a proper getaway.
With multiple cottages, there is a fit for every kind of reunion. The largest, Manor House, sleeps up to 12 individuals and has large spaces for the entire party to gather around. This is great for multi-family celebrations. The quaint Anchorage Cottage has all the modern amenities you want in a getaway along with a porch and grill with a fun nook upstairs perfect for the kids. The Grotto Cottage features Two bedrooms, a private patio deck with a hot tub– no need to share with other guests.
A beautiful thing about planning a reunion in the Lookout Cottages is that cottage guests do enjoy the amenities of the hotel and are encouraged to take a walk on the nature trails around Eureka, join a daily yoga stretch, enjoy breakfast in the dining room and more with daily resort activities. The pool and hot tub are a short 5-minute walk away from any of these cottages and further dining options and The New Moon Spa are also available. A complimentary perk is the shuttle service that runs guests between the downtown area and the Crescent, so no need to worry about parking.
Don’t delay as 3, 5 and 7-day discounts are available.
-3 Night Stay $1425 (SAVINGS of $432) not available on Saturdays.
-5 Night Stay $2236 (SAVINGS of $939 )
-7 Night Stay $3279 (SAVINGS of $974)
Book your Lookout Cottage reunion today!
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.
We think it is time for you to pack up and vacation in a new area of the country, one you may not be familiar with—Northwest Arkansas.
Not only does Northwest Arkansas currently have the bragging rights for beautiful weather, but our bucket list will amaze you! We wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t want to go home after a visit to our neck of the woods.
Even more specifically, you will want to check out Eureka Springs, AR. With a rich American history and stories to keep your head spinning, you will be hard pressed to find another town with as much personality.
Bucket List: Exploring the Ozarks
- Crystal Bridges: Museum of American Art
Have you heard of Wal-Mart? You can thank the founder’s daughter, Alice Walton, for the creation of the most recent major art museum in the United States. Located in Bentonville, AR this museum is nestled in a breathtaking valley complete with several bridge pavilions. Other museums can seem stuffy and overwhelming, but with a mix of intimate and wide, floor-to-ceiling window galleries that make you feel as if you are standing on water, you will be sad when the exit appears. Admission is free and the outdoor gardens and hiking trails will keep you enthralled all afternoon!
The Buffalo National River Region is home to all things outdoors: fishing, hiking, biking, riding, floating, etc. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll in which to visually digest a beautiful landscape or you want to work up a sweat exploring the woods and hiking to peaks that overlook waterfall this area has it all. Maybe you have a passion for photography and are eager for new subjects. Bring your camera and check out the elk that feed in the fields along the Buffalo National River between Ponca and Boxley, just after sunrise and then again in the late afternoon.
Branson is known across the Midwest for their shows and quaint historic sets. Spend a day or two wondering through history and enjoying unique talents and shows, and rather than spending your nights in a motel, stay in Eureka Springs’ one-of-a-kind historic landmarks the Crescent or Basin Park hotels. Only an hour away from Branson, you will be able to enjoy the scenic drive in between attractions.
Even Buzzfeed knows Eureka Springs needs to be on your bucket list!
Two words …Chef Owned. One of the best perks of vacation is not cooking, take advantage of that in Eureka Springs; we are home to over 59 restaurants. After a full day of exploring you will be hungry and ready to relax with a glass of wine and a delicious plate of food. So whether you are in the mood for Italian, tacos, a juicy steak or a good ole’ bar, we have a place for you! The dining establishments here are owner operated and it’s not uncommon to see the owner checking in with guests and catching up with the locals. The people here are friendly and enjoy engaging with visitors.
With cold weather in your parts, it’s not likely you’ve been able to get many rounds of golf in lately. If you are looking for a challenging 18-holes or want a fun filled 9-holes to ease back in, come check out the local club at Holiday Island Country Club or nearby Branson Hills Golf Club, Pointe Royale Golf Course, Thousand Hills Golf and more.
Now that you’ve read our bucket list, consider this your personal invitation to join us for a relaxing vacation in the land where spring has already sprung.
Check out value dates available in April.