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“Pardon our mess while we are remodeling to serve you better” is the message the 1905 Basin Park Hotel wants to get out to the citizens of and visitors to Eureka Springs during the next few weeks. A major renovation is now underway in a property that has become known as “the people’s hotel”.
“Elise (Roenigk) and I are very excited about what we are doing at our downtown property,” stated hotel Executive Vice President and General Manager Jack V. Moyer. “Not only are we doing an update in nine of our guest rooms but we are also adding a nuance that guests and especially locals are going to fall in love with.”
The nuance is the transition of the Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards into Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar. This new bar will be located in what is now the Ozark Room, next door to the Balcony Restaurant, and will include the professional-style pool tables now featured upstairs in Lucky 7, moved downstairs to the new location. Other planned accoutrements for Jack Rabbett’s will be 3 big screen television sets, living room style seating, in addition to normal around-the-bar stools.
“We have had such success with the Basin Park Hotel since the Roenigks purchased it in 1997, this is our gift back to the loyal guests who return year after year to enjoy our hotel and the entire surrounding downtown Eureka Springs shopping, entertainment and FUN district,” added Moyer.
The renovation project for rooms and bar is scheduled to be completed by late February. Moyer noted that he hotel and the Balcony Restaurant will be open for business during the construction period.
We appreciate the patience of both our guests and our fellow businesses as we re-invest in Downtown Eureka Springs.
Hello Music lovers! My favorite month is here! In three short weeks we will be dancing to the foot stomping tunes of our new and old favorite bluegrass, America roots music. January 16th-19th will be another Oz Production for the books!
The Ozark Mountain Music Festival Weekend will kick off with local’s night on Thursday, January 16th with regional favorites Brian Martin and Arkansauce– “a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk.” Local’s night cost just $10! Since Arkansauce rocked the main stage in 2017 they continue to become more energetic and fun with the best sing along songs!
At 6PM on Friday the doors will open again to host Brad Fielder from Tulsa, OK. New to our stage we are excited to hear the traditional folk music of songsters from the 20th century with a mix of Brad’s originals. Local favorites, Red Oak Ruse is up next on the main stage and we cannot wait to dance to their made genre Ozarkana! To keep Friday night rolling we will be bringing in our headliners Wood & Wire! As their newest album was Grammy nominated for “best in bluegrass” we know we are in for a treat!
After Wood and Wire comes to a close the diehard dancers and music lovers head to our sister stage at Chelsea’s Corner bar where they will host an open jam with (hopefully) all bands included like years past. Get some rest because we are not even to Saturday yet…
Saturday is packed full with even more music than Thursday and Friday combined. Skye Pollard (Folk Festival Singer Songwriter winner), Chucky Waggs, The Damn Neighbors, The Haymakers, The Hillbenders AND Dirtfoot, all in ONE day! We will start the day on the intimate stage on the first floor with the first 3 bands. Been to OzMoMu in the past? Just wait until you see what we have up our sleeves to make this an even better experience for bands and attendees! At 6PM we will make our way to the Main stage to hang out with our vendors, live artist, grab more drinks and continue dancing the night away.
Coming in from Witchita, KS we are thrilled to add the folk, country, bluegrass band to the lineup- The Hillbenders! This 5 piece band packed full of string instruments and beautiful vocals is a must see.
“The HillBenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene and they continue to wow audiences from stages around the country and around the world.”
So much could be said about Dirtfoot in their “10 yearlong span of spreading infectious grooves and their unique Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie sound. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves.”
Our sister stage at Chelsea’s corner bar will jamming on Saturday night again as they host the second round of the open jam including but not limited to all the bands on the line up! Some of the most incredible music I have seen has happened at this event, on this stage!
We will round out the weekend with Brick Fields Sunday at noon on our intimate stage. The Basin Park Hotel will be offering a huge Bloody Mary Bar and Brick Fields will be soothing us all with their blues vibes.
Have we sold you on the weekend yet?! Just in case, it is worth mentioning that this festival has historically been a winter weekend to help cure the festival blues in the cold months. Not only do you get to hang closing with your new friends but you also get to chill with the bands for there is no back stage area. Tickets are $55 all access or single day passes are available too. Want a room on site…yes you do!
https://www.ozarkmountainmusicfestival.com/ See you on the dance floor!
There is no better place to use as the center of your Downtown Eureka Springs Christmas weekend celebrations than the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, 12 Spring Street, adjacent to Basin Spring Park. You will realize that when you take one step out of their front door and you are immersed in holiday lights, decorations, and an atmosphere that surrounds you with the spirit of the season. And, here are a few more yuletide reasons why:
Annual Christmas Parade of Lights – Of all the parades that travel through downtown, this parade is the favorite of visitors and residents alike. Floats, bands, smiling faces throwing candy and, of course, a chance to catch a glimpse of Ol’ Saint Nick… and the best place to see all of this is in front of the hotel. Many like to arrive early for light snack in the hotel’s Balcony Restaurant or dropping in after Santa has gone by to sip on a cup of hot chocolate or an adult beverage while looking out over the downtown lights.
Shopping for Unique Gifts – One of the best holiday celebrations is going from store to store in downtown to pick out that perfect gift… a unique gift, the kind you won’t find in one of those chain stores. A good starting point and a “we’ll meet you back here afterwards” point is the Basin Park Hotel. A quick meal “afterwards” on The Balcony is a great place for your gang to compare all the treasures you purchased.
Entertainment in The Aud – The Eureka Springs City Auditorium (The Aud) is only one block from the 1905 Basin Park Hotel… and The Aud has numerous concerts and events during the Christmas season: John Two Hawks Christmas Concert, December 7; Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre, December 13; Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert, December 14; “Home For The Holidays” Concert, December 20; and “Grady Nichols Christmas”, December 21. If you are traveling from out of town for a performance at The Aud, the Basin Park is the place to stay since it is close and only a casual walk away. Locals will meet at the hotel for a cocktail before and after a performance to make the special holiday evening even more special.
Night of MerryMaking – On Saturday, December 14 beginning at 4 p.m. is “The Night of MerryMaking”, a festive, uproarious and experiential holiday event that starts in Basin Spring Park and includes… what seems to be 1,000 Santas blanketing the downtown streets; plus Spring Street full of “Living Windows”, three-dimensional canvases with live actors as they pose in storefront tableaux replicating artwork from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; mömandpöp singing; snow falling; and sidewalk Christmas carolers.
Food & Wine – The weeks surrounding the holidays also make up a great time to gather with those close to you to have a casual lunch or dinner, sip your favorite wine or craft beer, or simply enjoy each other’s company. Whether you choose the 1905 Basin Park Hotel’s Balcony Restaurant & Bar, the casual atmosphere of their Lucky 7 Rooftop Lounge, or any one of the other 21 bars and bistros in walking distance from the hotel (you are in the center of the Eureka Springs Entertainment District, you know), either place is a fun and delightful get-together spot for kicking back and sharing holiday cheer with friends and family.
Ozark Mountain Music Festival (OzMoMu) celebrates its 7th year January 16-19th
(EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS) — The 2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu, will return January 16-20 to Downtown Eureka Springs. The winter festival, best known for its upbeat and infectious Americana Roots music and laid back vibe is held inside at the Basin Park Hotel often spilling outdoors into the Eureka Springs Entertainment District. Nightly headliners for this year’s event include Arkansauce (Thursday), Wood & Wire (Friday) and both The Hillbenders and Dirtfoot (Saturday).
Thursday January 16, 2020
The Thursday Kickoff show, starting at 8PM with Brian Martin continues at 10 with a headliner very familiar to the area. Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from Northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.
Friday January 17, 2020
Friday Music begins at 6PM with the likes of Brad Fielder and Red Ozak Ruse, with the most anticipated act of this year’s Festival taking the Stage at 10PM. Living the mantra “This isn’t a land made for quiet reflection, it’s a land made for hard work.” Wood & Wire from Austin, TX have shown Respect for honest labor by honing a central theme in Wood & Wire’s 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for “Best Bluegrass”, North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), with songs populated by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting. But it’s the melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire’s signature sound.
Saturday January 18, 2020
After a Raucus Friday night, there is no recovery time at OzMoMu20 as the music kicks up again at 1PM and continues throughout the night. With acts such as Chucky Waggs, The Haymakers and Dam Neighbors the stage will be set for the Saturday Headliners to begin at 8PM. OzMoMu festival goers should prepare for energy of The Hillbenders followed by a Dose of Gypsy Punk Country Grumble boogie otherwise known as Dirtfoot.
The Hillbenders were formed in April of 2008, and are still touring with the original lineup widely touted as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene. Of late, the HillBenders have shifted their focus back onto their originals and have released their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders”.
Dirtfoot has been spreading their infectious grooves and their unique Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie sound for the past 10 years. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves. Led by Matt & J, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles as well as diverse personalities. Featuring instruments ranging from guitar, banjo, trombone, upright bass, drums, percussion and more, this band has a truly unique yet familiar sound. The band describes their sound as “It is like a good gumbo – you have some growling vocals, heavy bass and percussion that makes a good, dark, dirty Louisiana roux, mixed heartily with some meaty rhythms, combined liberally with fresh offerings from the guitar and banjo that are like okra and tomatoes picked from your backyard garden, topped with the hot n’ sexy spice of trombone and lead guitar, and finally a little something magical and indescribable”, There you have Dirtfoot – a delicious, spicy, dirty band that will make you stomp your feet, shake you’re a..
2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival Lineup includes:
Thursday, January 16th
8PM-Brian Martin- Central, AR
10PM-Arkansauce- Fayetteville, AR
Friday, January 17th
6PM-Brad Fielder -Norman, OK
8PM-Red Oak Ruse- Eureka Springs, AR
10PM-Wood & Wire –Austin, TX
Saturday, January 18th
1PM-Folk Fest Singer Song Writer Contest Winner
2PM-Chucky Waggs- Eureka Springs, AR
4PM-The Damn Neighbors- Fayetteville, AR
6PM-The Haymakers- Lawrence, KS
8PM-The Hillbenders- Springfield, MO
10PM-Dirtfoot- Laffeyette, LA
Sunday, January 19th
Bloody Mary Show
12PM-Brick Fields- Fayetteville
The Basin Park Hotel, known for its epic events ranging from a comeback show of The Band to its many years of the Eureka Springs Blues Festival, has once again found its groove. With music produced by Oz and its signature event, OzMoMu the Basin Park Ballroom is back. “Downtown Eureka Springs and the Basin Park Hotel are unique. The festival has no backstage area so the attendees and bands are all sharing the same space. Hanging out with the bands as one group of people who love music is what makes OzMoMu so unique” stated Mary Howze, OZ Festival Coordinator.
For more information, contact:
Ms. Mary Howze
Ozark Mountain Music Festival
Fresh this year, you can expect a BIG Dance Party to favorite tunes and an electric atmosphere on the Basin Park Hotel’s top floor. The historic ballroom will transform to the hottest club and Cover Band Red Ambition will bring the energy and popular sounds to an evening full of drinks, dancing and surprises. Free flowing champagne, light fare, dessert and a appropriate midnight breakfast is included.
Fall Color in The Arkansas Ozarks – There is not a prettier place on the planet earth than The Arkansas Ozarks when autumn arrives. The mountainsides, the hollows, the hiking and mountain biking trails are painted with hues of gold, red, orange, and purple. Mother Nature turns the emerald green hardwood trees of summer into explosions of breathtaking color. View our Fall Webcam. The views offered are refreshed every 15 daylight minutes. The source of this bird’s-eye view comes from the open-air balcony of the Crescent’s SkyBar Gourmet Pizza located on the hotel’s top floor.
An Active Town – This Victorian village has developed a web of foot trails and challenging mountain biking trails for a way to see the rainbow of fall color right in town. Take in the views of the Ozark Valley to Eureka’s East Mountain and over the top of the historic Saint Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Trolley or Tram Rides are a great way to view town and the Fall color.
Great Weather – This is THE TIME for you Leaf lookers to enjoy all things Fall! Get outdoors and take in that cooler, fall crisp air in the Ozark Mountains.
Great Food – Did you know that many of our restaurants are chef-owned? This unique flare gives the visitor a wide range of options of local culinary flavors to choose from.
Lots of Activities & Things To Do – There are so many events and FUN Things To Do during the Fall Season in Eureka Springs… choose from Music Festivals, Craft Fairs, Zombie Crawl, Halloween Seance, Cemetery Tours or view the full list of Things To Do.
Road Trip Opportunities – Allow yourself for some easy day trip drives (less than an hour) to nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Roaring River State Park, Hobbs State Park or Pea Ridge State Park. Buffalo National River is a perfect outdoor experience if you want to be immersed in nature, great hiking and catch some waterfalls.
LEAF SEASON IN THE OZARKS – VALUE DEALS: Stay for Just $109 (reg rate $209) during these dates at the Basin Park Hotel:
10/14-10/15, 10/22-10/24, 10/27-10/30, 11/3-11/7. BOOK NOW
PEAK WEEK NOVEMBER 1st – 10th
“By the way, state fall color prognosticators say this year’s peak of coloration will be during the first week of November.” View Peak Week Map.
Your wedding celebration starts with a beautiful ceremony inside the Historic Penn Memorial Chapel, with rich earth tones and dark wood pews accented with colorful stained glass windows.
After your ceremony, exit the church to a group of friends and family on Spring Street guiding you into your vintage car and parading with you down the short drive to the entrance to the hotel.
The Fun Continues at the Basin Park Hotel as you are greeted by a friendly staff, music accompaniment and the warmth of the Historic Ozark Room.
Penn Memorial Church Wedding Package
The Basin Park Hotel offers a new wedding package that arranges your whole wedding to be downtown. Ceremony offered at the Historic Penn Memorial Chapel, located in downtown and celebrate your reception in the beautiful Ozark Room of the Basin Park Hotel.
*Penn Memorial Chapel is located in the heart of Eureka Springs and is named in honor of William Penn. Reflecting the influence of Byzantine architecture, the Church was completed in 1913. The stained glass windows in the sanctuary were an early addition to the Church and are a vital part of the beauty of the Church as it stands today.
Package price: $1599.00 inclusive of all taxes and service charges.
You may also rent the Penn Memorial Chapel without a package for $750
Images by Purdy Art Co – Ozark Room
“Be in The Moment” During Your Family Vacation to the 1905 Basin Park Hotel in Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas
When asked, “Be in the Moment” tends to be the most common response by visitors to the Downtown Eureka Springs’ 1905 Basin Park Hotel. It is not surprising for one never knows what to expect on a visit to the center of the historic, shopping and entertainment district of one of America’s most interesting places to visit. Street parades marching by. Pop-up musicians playing your favorite tune. Jugglers performing. Artists creating art right before your eyes. Ice cream cone moustaches being formed above a smile. Balloon animals magically appearing. Simple people-watching the interesting individuals who flock to Basin Spring Park. All of these experiences create the family-friendly inner personality that shines brightly in this “Extaordinary Escape” Arkansas Ozark’s community during the summer months.
An overnight at the 1905 Basin Park hotel only compliments what occurs on the street. Best friends -oftentimes mother and daughter combinations- are regular visitors to the hotel’s Spa1905 for group facials. Couples love hanging out on the spa’s huge sun deck or relaxing in the hot tub. Adult guests are attuned to listening for the break of pool balls during a friendly game of eight ball in the Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards parlor. All guests casually enjoy the common occurrence of music echoing from the most popular restaurant in town, The Balcony). Evenings bring ghost hunting throughout the hotel from “the rooftop to the ‘Bootleggers Cave’” during the Basin Park’s Ghost Adventour. This popular attraction brings both an adventure and a ghost tour while teaching a few ghost hunting tips where the kids can extend their exploration until their comfortable bed calls.
It should be noted, that guests of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel can also splash in the mountaintop pool of the 1886 Crescent Hotel, sister hotel of the Basin Park. A hotel shuttle will take guests to and from so no need to use the family car or SUV. By the way, the shuttle is also available for families to use for transportation to and from many local area restaurants.
The city itself has expanded Eureka Springs’ 2019 menu of fun family things to do. That menu includes nuances and traditional venues that have been entertaining families for generation after generation. Here are just a few:
In Eureka Springs you truly can escape from your everyday life; become immersed in the this totally unique, little Ozark village; and simply adopt the ‘Be in the Moment’ philosophy. This allows you to share your time and full attention with the people who mean the most to you: your family.
That is why families who long to ‘be in the moment’ with each other on a one-of-a-kind summer vacation, tend to choose the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, where the most fun is.
For more information BasinPark.com.
A strong endorsement for the best place to stay in downtown Eureka during your mini-getaway during this “official” first full month of spring is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in the heart of the Eureka Springs shopping and entertainment district, is the choice for those who want to park their vehicle only once and fully immerse themselves in the historic ambiance of this village.This seven-story architectural phenomenon, built right into the limestone Ozark bluffs, offers birds eye views of downtown and sits right next to the spring, and now the park, where it all started: Basin Spring Park. Nearly 100 eclectic shops and art galleries, bars, bistros and nightspots are literally just outside the hotel’s front door, all within walking distance. The hotel’s Balcony Restaurant has become the place for downtown visitors to enjoy a snack, a meal, a cold shake, a craft beer or other adult beverages all while resting a few moments in the al fresco seating that affords patrons a chance to oversee the activity below.In addition to the flora and fauna of spring, a few other reasons this is a great month to visit The Ozarks’ “Extraordinary Escape” village is that this historic little resort community offers:
>Eureka Springs is unique because people who visit here boast about how friendly the community is. It is a tremendous asset to have a vacation destination that is “Always Welcoming”.
>The community is adjacent to two rivers (Kings and White) and three lakes (Beaver, Table Rock, and Leatherwood). All five liquid playgrounds are perfect for that first kayaking or boating excursion of the year and/or a fishing expedition that the winter has cruelly delayed.
>A new golden asset for Eureka Springs is the host of new and numerous soft hiking trails many with waterfalls. Eureka offers tame trails for all levels most and each is wonderfully scenic. You will love the dozens of urban trails that crisscross the hills-n-hollers of the town. Many of these have trailheads adjacent to lodging sites, such as those at the Crescent Hotel at the top of the mountain.
>Spring Diversity Weekend has become a chance for members of the LGBTQ community from a five-state area to gather and celebrate the love of freely being who they are. Eureka Springs rolls out the rainbow carpet that says, “Welcome to a loving city that has acceptance as part of its fabric”.
>April in Eureka is the time to dust off your golf bag and start honing your swing pattern. With championship courses that include Holiday Island and nearby Branson, your game is only interrupted by a pause to gaze at the panoramic views from the links.
>Easter weekend will feature high spirituality with the return of The Great Passion Play, a landmark production that has entertained patrons for decades. Their Easter Sunrise Service at the base of the Christ of The Ozarks statue (the tallest in the northern hemisphere) is truly awe-inspiring. Spa1905 at the Basin Park Hotel is offering a 2 Night Duet package arriving Friday, 4/19 to celebrate Easter Weekend:
>For those who would like to know more about visitors from other planets, other galaxies, the annual UFO Convention convenes here in April. It is a time to find out more and share with others your thoughts and experiences, comparing yours to theirs.
>Springtime In The Ozarks is a four-day annual event for those who are members of the AA fellowship or are seeking more information about this long-standing program that helps members with their addiction to alcohol. Noted speakers fill the days and outstanding fellowship activities fill the nights as “friends of Bill W.” gather with nearly 3,000 in attendance.
>The Spring Fling is the huge annual biker rally that welcomes good weather and encourages 5 Days of Fun Riding, Music, Food and More at the Cathouse in Downtown Eureka Springs.
>If you like to visit a yard sale now and then, you need to visit Eureka Springs during the “Yards and Yards of Yard Sales”, a full weekend of finding everything you want and perhaps even some things you need. A helpful map leads you to each and every yard participating and there are nearly 100 scattered across Western Carroll County. Be sure to bring a vehicle with a large trunk or truck bed… you will need it.
> Let us also mention all the quality restaurants of Eureka Springs. Here you will find the greatest assortment of unique, non-chain restaurants that get major rave reviews from foodies. Inside the Crescent Hotel alone you will find two of these: The Crystal Dining Room and SkyBar Gourmet Pizza. And on April 5th, Main Street Eureka Springs provides a unique opportunity to sample many of these during “Main Street Eats” a progressive dinner.>Add to that the great year ‘round attractions like Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Intrigue Theater, Basin Ghost Adventour and the Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour (to name just a few), plus the Crescent Hotel’s resort activities and your days and nights are complete.
You are encouraged to make your reservations now so you can have a bed for your head for the nights after full and fun-filled days. Instagram is awaiting your images!