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Spring Break Getaway

Families all over Arkansas / Oklahoma and Missouri have had one week in March circled on Eureka Springs 045-smalltheir calendars since the school year started.  Inside that circle are written the words “Eureka Springs”.  Why?  Because kids’ love to spend Spring Break in a place not too far away that thrills with zip-lines, ghost hunting, lions and tigers, and so much more.  That’s why families from “SEC Country” will be traveling to the Arkansas Ozarks and the “Extraordinary Spring Break Escape”: Eureka Springs.

Here families can challenge the state’s highest zip-line as speeds through the 10403615_804405189655398_713016398762441017_ncanopy of trees high in the Ozark hills.  Ozark Mountain Zip-lines offer an extreme adventure for ages three and up.  Ten zip-lines 120- to 1800-feet long suspended 20-to 200-feet above the ground. Opening March 5th!

Eureka’s Must See Show! Intrigue Theater is back this season starting March 9th (Wed-Sunday shows.) Fun for the whole family, you won’t believe what this illusionist and medium can do.

At least two hotels in Eureka Springs offer top-rated ghost huntingThe 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has become known as “America’s most haunted hotel” because of the unparalleled paranormal discoveries, seen and/or digitally captured by those on the hotel’s nightly ghost tour as well as numerous television programs such as SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters”.  The newest venture into the past and the beyond is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel’s “Sprits of The Basin” nightly tour.  Thisghost tour in hallway top to bottom tour of Downtown Eureka’s only skyscraper introduces names and mental images of those who have walked –and some say still walking- the hallways of this historic seven story structure and the tales that have made them immortal.

Saved from extinction, big cats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge roam their natural habitats roaring and waiting for families’ close-up looks.  These lions and tigers and bears, creatures that someday may be only a picture online, become stars of safe safaris daily.  These massive, beautiful animals were rescued from awful imagescircumstances and given a new chance to live out their years here in a loving, caring natural environment.

Other family-friendly Spring Break attractions include hiking the “hills and hollers” of the urban Ozark trails, sojourning through time on the Downtown-n- Underground tour; experiencing the inspiration of The Great Passion Play’s Bible Museum and pre-arranged Holy Land Tour; holding on tight on the back deck of a vintage trolley as it traverses over Eureka’s twisty, zigzag, up and down streets; and capturing “new history” with an antique family photo at Judge Roy Bean’s.

Planning a Eureka Springs’ Spring Break is also fun and easy by finding things to do on EurekaSpringsOnline.com and booking tickets and securing hot deals on ReserveEureka.com.


New Years Eve Ballroom Blitz

Downtown at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel will see the return of the popular “Ballroom Blitz”.  The Barefoot Ballroom will be rockin’ with the sounds of “Red Ambition”.  The cost is $35 per person and advance tickets may be purchased at ReserveEureka.com.  The celebration starts at 8 o’clock and ends sometime after the stroke of 12.

For New Years Eve Lodging Package, click here.

For the 129th time, SWING in the New Year at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa with a Classy, Upscale, Decadent, & Sexy” Dinner Celebration featuring: a four-course meal… live music… dancing… and special entertainment by Melonlight Studios.  This iconic evening of celebration is available for $100 per person.  There is limited availability so reservations are required by calling 877-342-9766 FREE.  The event begins at 8:30 and will end after midnight.

For lodging and a dinner celebration package, click here for our New Years Eve Package

Family Winter Vacation

Eureka Springs is filled with Winter Things to Do in the Ozarks.  Check out what this family did during their winter family vacation.  Click Here.


Find out the 5 reasons this traveler enjoyed her Eureka Springs Getaway. Click here.



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November unveils hidden treasures in Eureka Springs

Fallen Colors Herald “Discovery Days” In Eureka Springs…eureka springs

When Mother Nature’s critically acclaimed performance of changing leaves of green to gold, crimson, burgundy, tangerine and all colors of the autumnal spectrum has concluded and the leaves like her curtain have fallen, in Eureka Springs the show is not over.  For here, in the midst of the Arkansas Ozarks, this iconic historic village unveils her “discovery days”.  For when this cavalcade of color drifts down from its hardwood canopy, the hidden hillsides expose a whole new level of charm, architecture and mystery.  Easily said, there is much more to see with no leaves on a tree.

“Being a town that was literally nearly totally built in the mid- to late-nineteenth century, the vast majority of our homes and buildings are more than a century old,” stated Jack Moyer, a historic architecture buff.  “As a general manager of two historic hotels, one that is 110 years old the other 129, architectural style and design of the era are easy to fall in love with.

“But most of our homes and buildings were constructed in a time when baeureka springs outdoorssically our two mountains were clear cut.  This means that our new, century old tree stand has hidden these structures even though most are located just a block or so off the main downtown streets.  So as the leaves fall, these interesting structures begin to magically pop out for public view.

Moyer further explained that Eureka Springs’ historic downtown area is crisscrossed with urban trails.  “Our trails are easy to get to and easy to traverse.  For throughout the years, many of Eureka’s original horse and foot traffic pathways have remained unpaved.  This has produced an instant myriad of interesting trails along limestone bluffs, and past century-old homes and buildings not often seen.  Numerous foundations of buildings long gone can also be discovered along these pedestrian routes over ‘hills-n-hollers’.”

Moyer wanted to emphasize that most are casual trails -easy to moderate- perfect for everyday hikers.  This profusion of routes will lead ramblers up the “hill” where the iconic 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa sits and down to the downtown “holler” that features shops, galleries, restaurants and bistros.  Challenging to difficult trails lead more aggressive hikers to still-eureka springsoperational WPA projects like the dam at Black Bass Lake and a similar structure at Lake Leatherwood which includes a waterfall.

In conclusion Moyer said, “One more thing that only the astute traveler takes note of is the fact that the beautiful, colorful leaves that once hung from tree limbs can still be seen but now they are on the ground, many maintaining their color for weeks once grounded.  That is why during our discovery days, days that last well into late November, we encourage our visitors to enjoy not only our hidden architectural treasures but also our fallen colors that are always accompanied by fallen room rates.”

For more information on things to do and fallen room rates, go to EurekaSpringsOnline.com.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

The Mystical Arts of Tibet-July 14, 15, 16

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For the past 16 years, the Mystical Arts Monks of Tibet have traveled the globe performing the sacred art of the Mandala Sand Painting.  On July 14th, 15th and 16th this special event will take place in Eureka Springs at the Basin Park Hotel’s Barefoot Ballroom. Using millions of grains of colored sand, the monks will create an elaborate and ancient Healing Medicine Sand Mandala. Each day over a 3 day period, the community is invited from 9am until 12 noon and 2pm until 5pm, to watch the monks build a sand mandala that has been recreated for over 2500 years. When the sand painting is complete, the monks deliberately sweep away the painting, offering half the sand to the community members who are there at the closing ceremony and then offering the other half of the sand to the earth.  During the day, talks, a children’s mandala table and other events are planned.  There will also be a Dharma Store where various items can be purchased.

This special and sacred event is being brought to Eureka Springs as a gift by the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee and the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas of Fayetteville.  Special Thanks to the Basin Park Hotel for hosting the event in the Barefoot Ballroom, The Joy Motel for hosting the Monks and The Angler Inn and Geraldo’s Pizza, New Delhi Café and Mud Street Café for offering food.  Donations are gratefully accepted but not required.

Opening Ceremony July 14, 9am-Noon

Closing Ceremony July 16, 3:30pm

Free to the Public.

For more information please visit www.artibet.com






Couples Spa Getaway

In February plan a Couples Spa Getaway & SAVE!

Just For Two Couples Spa Getaway to Eureka Springs

It’s time for a Getaway with just the two of you and stay in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs.
Save 30% in ANY Room.

While you’re here you might want to enjoy a duet massage on the second floor of the hotel, Hot Tub afterwards on the Spa Deck, casual dining at the Balcony Restaurant or walk to one of Eureka’s many fine dining options and return to the Rooftop Billiards on the 6th floor. Your next day enjoy a complimentary walking tour for two, unique shops, and Eureka Fun! What more could you need this Winter for Just the Two of You?

Valid Weekends, 2/20-2/28. Check Availability.

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Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festival

Celebrating its 10th Year in 2015, the Eureka Springs, Arkansas Mardi Gras is truly a Eureka Springs Mardi GrasNew Orleans style Mardi Gras set in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas within the downtown area of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

February 6th-17th 2015

This Year’s Theme is Carnival Around The World!

Plan a trip to Eureka Springs for this FUN & Colorful festival set in the Ozarks. With two Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festivalparades, public balls, royal court, beads, and live music throughout downtown you will not want to miss this one of a kind event!

View Mardi Gras Lodging Deals, click here.

View 2015 Mardi Gras Schedule, click here.


You Are Invited! 2 PUBLIC BALLS

Mayor’s Ball-2/6
Residents & Visitors Welcome
Second Line & Beads
Live music from Joe Giles and the Homewreckers! Come in costume or casual
$25 per person
Location: Basin Park Hotel
12 Spring St. Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Black Light Ball-2/7

Visitors are welcome to attend this Sexy, Artistic, & Fun event in a stylish underground space with Black Light Paint, Models, Music & More! $30 per person.  Limited Capacity. 8PM-Midnight. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Winter Spa Escape

THAT Amazing Spa is THIS Amazingly Close. Located just minutes away in Northwest winter in eureka springsArkansas is a destination spa, The Serenity Spa, welcoming stressed visitors year round who seek relaxation. Relax after the Holidays by getting away and staying in one of our specialty suites or jacuzzi suites, walk downtown in our historic village for great shopping and dining and indulge in our spa services. For more Winter Things To Do in Eureka Springs, click here.

Take January to Recover:

Winter Spa Escapewinter eureka springs
Stay Monday – Thursday  in the Best Available Room in the hotel for JUST $89 and receive 10% off Spa ServicesCheck Availability.

20% OFF Spa Services
Reserve any spa service on Fridays in January and receive 20% OFF.
Must call spa for appointment: 479-253-2796.  Not valid with any other pkg, or discount.

Winter Vacation 
Stay 2 nights in ANY Room and get the 3rd Night for JUST $19.05
Valid Any Day, 1/1-1/31. Call to book: 877-643-4972

For all spa services, visit: www.serenityspa.com

Ozark Mountain Music Festival

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival is a celebration of Indie Folk music held annually at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  With bands often celebrated at such major festivals as Wakarusa or Harvest Fest, the Basin Park Hotel has invited festival goers to come camp inside on a chilly January Weekend with some hot music and great memories.

January 22nd-25th 2015

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ozmomu 2015 lineup





View Tickets & Accommodations, click here.

New Years Eve Ballroom Blitz

Ring In A Historically “Fun” New Year In Eureka Springsnew years eve downtown eureka springs arkansas

As Eureka Springs’ end-of-the-year party goers begin to make their plans as to where they will be ringing in the New Year they can simply ask, “Where is the most fun?” It has often been said that in Eureka “the most fun is downtown”. In an effort to live up to that benchmark, this Ozark community’s premiere historic downtown hotel, the 1905 Basin Park, has put together an evening extravaganza for December 31, 2014.

The Basin Park will repeat their very popular New Year’s Eve event, The Ballroom Blitz. new years eve eureka springs, arkansasThis gala evening that begins at 8 o’clock includes the top floor party upstairs in the Barefoot Ballroom featuring Arkansas’ party band Red Ambition, party favors, great snacks and the “highest” midnight countdown downtown with a champagne toast at the first stroke of 2015.

Tickets are online at reserveeureka.com for just $25 per person.  Click here to purchase. 

To book a room package:

1 Night Stay
2 Tickets to Red Ambition New Years Eve Party (9pm-1am on the 6th Floor)
Breakfast for Two

$183 for a Premium King or Double/Double, check availability.
$205 for a Superior King, Queen Jacuzzi Room, or 2 Double Bed Suite, check availability.
$274 for a Queen Bed Jacuzzi Suite, check availability.