1905 BASIN PARK HOTEL HAS BEEN RESTYLED FOR 2021

Eureka Springs’ tallest building, the seven-story 1905 Basin Park Hotel located here in the center of downtown, has completely restyled for 2021.  The arts and crafts ambiance that has greeted guests in the lobby has been extended to each and every sleeping room.  This full-house transformation includes paint, furnishings and compatible accents.

Under the creative eye of Amaranthine Creative Interior Design various elements were carefully chosen and utilized.  From the arts and crafts color palette of Sherwin Williams, each room was been repainted by Memo’s Paint with this palette’s rich, deep earth tone colors.  Accenting the new wall colors are exquisite Bradbury & Bradbury artistic wallpaper friezes.

Amaranthine’s creative touch extended throughout each sleeping room: Suites, Spring Street-view rooms, premium rooms, and VIP suites.  All of the hotel’s antique furnishings were pulled then poignantly chosen with expert replacement throughout the rooms to ensure not only the arts and crafts look and feel but to ensure that each room became more spacious and welcoming.  On those fresh, new walls, many rooms were accented by mirrors, to enlarge a room’s feel, and the photographic artwork of local artist, Edward Robison III.  Additionally, each room is now illuminated by Quoizel Tiffany-style lamps and lighting.

“We were honored to have the opportunity to recreate authentic.” stated an Amaranthine spokesperson.  “This beloved downtown hotel structure now can boast a consistent color palette, true to its design period and one that pairs together style, guest service, offerings and programs.  The Basin Park Hotel is once again, a downtown destination.”

As stated, the new look, new feel of the Basin Park’s sleeping rooms dovetails perfectly with the hotels newer additions of Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar and its adjacent J.R.’s Game Room.  The bar features a living room atmosphere with plush seating; fireplace; two professional pool tables; and hardwood walls, floor and accents.  The game room, with its wide variety of hands-on recreation diversions, was created to offer a safe Covid activities center and now has grown into a permanent feature for hotel guests and visitors.

The hotel’s Spa1905 is open seven days a week.  2021 Enhancements include an expanded Spa Deck featuring a hot tub and a huge fire pit surrounded by comforting outdoor seating and lounges.  “The 1905 Basin Park Hotel has always been known as Eureka’s ‘people’s hotel’ and this total restyling keeps true to that standard,” Moyer concluded, “by being downtown’s only full-service hotel with a 24-hour front desk, a resort activity host, free parking, bellmen service, hotel shuttle, and our Balcony Restaurant.”

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Girlfriend Getaway at Spa1905

By Jill Rohrbach

Obviously, the most important aspect of a successful girls weekend is the girlfriends themselves. The friendships are what make the fun.

But, picking the right destination for that fun can add up big. That’s why my group of besties chose Eureka Springs for a recent weekend getaway.

The 1905 Basin Park Hotel became our basecamp. We rolled into town on a Friday afternoon and checked into the Spa Collection Rooms. These three rooms with king size beds, located inside the hotel’s spa wing, are a perfect choice for a small group of women.

We booked in advance the last spa appointments for the day at Spa1905, which helped wash away the work week and put us right into vacation mode. With the spa then closed, that meant we pretty much had that wing of the second floor to ourselves.

Other guests can access that hallway leading to the spa courtyard, but few people did during our stay. The spa deck has a hot tub, fire pit and lots of lounge chairs and we took full advantage of the amenities.

We also loved the special perks that come with booking the Spa Collection Rooms, which include exclusive late-night access to the spa deck, robes and slippers that we lived in all weekend, feather bed toppers, high-end linens, and complimentary gourmet coffee delivered to our rooms each morning.

One on our rooms was a little bigger than the others and we immediately made it into the “party” room, setting up snack trays we brought with us along with various beverage options. In other words, there were a few bottles of champagne uncorked in celebration of our friendships.

One benefit of staying at the Basin Park Hotel is that it is right in the middle of the historic district next to the iconic Basin Spring Park. Just steps from the hotel doors are shops, restaurants, bars, historic springs, Victorian architecture, and hidden hiking paths. Yet, the first night we decided to keep things simple by staying inside the hotel for the evening. We put our name on the list for a table at The Balcony Restaurant and hit Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar next door while we waited.

Saturday started with an amazing brunch at Mud Street Cafe. Then, we hit the streets to do a little shopping. We struck gold at Christopher’s, where every one of us bought something – purses, shoes, earrings, clothes, and kimono hair clips. We took our goods back to the hotel, just across the street, and some of us even put on our new clothes or changed out purses. Then we were off again, grabbing beverages at Missy’s White Rabbit before wandering the streets some more.

Originally, we said we were going to hike one of the many trails in the area, but decided walking the town was perfect for the day.

We did have lofty goals of eating dinner at some of the new restaurants in town that we had never been to or at an old favorite — Grotto, Le Stick, Local Flavor, and Stonehouse Wine Bar — but we didn’t plan ahead. So, these locations were either booked with reservations, had late reservations we didn’t want or were closed for the winter break. Not wanting our evening to be dictated by time, when we were hungry we strolled down to Amigo’s, a great Mexican restaurant that was fairly full but able to seat us immediately. We’re always happy with cheese dip in front of us, but if your girlfriends are looking for more of a fine dining experience, you can call restaurants for reservations in advance or get on a wait list.

We spent the rest of the evening in the hot tub, around the fire pit or in our party room laughing so hard we cried. Isn’t it funny how a single hotel room can be become the most magical place on earth with your girlfriends telling stories and joking around?

The majority of our final morning was spent at Eureka Springs Coffee House, which we highly recommend. Between sips of coffee and bites of avocado toast, grit bowls, or breakfast sliders, we laughed again at our “remember last night” stories that were all the funnier in the light of day.

Thanks for the memories Eureka. We will be back for more.

3 Reasons to Stay at Basin Park Hotel

The 1905 Basin Park Hotel makes the perfect basecamp for a Eureka Springs getaway. The tallest building in the town, the hotel is a historical landmark that continues to hold great allure today. Since it opened in 1905, it has been an integral part in drawing thousands of visitors seeking renewed health, leisure and fun.

Whether looking to relax or enjoy the nightlife, here are three reasons to choose Basin Park Hotel.

  1. Self-contained fun. Not that you would, but if you decided never to step foot outside of the hotel it has everything you need for a perfect weekend – spa, restaurant, bar, game room, deck with hot tub and fire pit, ghost tours, and other events.
  2. Close to the action. In the heart of the historic district, Basin Spring Hotel is in the middle of it all. Basin Spring Park is next door. The streets outside the hotel are lined with restaurants, bars, art galleries and more than 100 locally owned shops. Plus, steps away is The Auditorium, an awesome concert venue.
  3. Walkable history and art. Step outside the front door to streets that lead past historic springs, amazing architecture, art sculptures and hidden paths through the woods that await discovery.

Year-Round Ways to Relax

Once famously stated, “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”  One way to relax during the holiday season is to take a short drive to a destination that seems a million miles away; then leave the car parked while you relax.  The ideal destination: the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in the center of Eureka Springs’ downtown entertainment district.

Here are four suggestions to enjoy the Winter season and include in your escape to Downtown Eureka Springs:

1) Warmth Coming inside after a day of shopping adventures, expect to be greeted by a warm fireplace in the lobby and many spaces to get comfortable. On Spa1905’s Deck, located on the second floor find a warm hot tub and plan a romantic evening with someone you love, snuggling up in the comfortable seating surrounding the lava-stone fire pit with a blanket and glass of wine.

Continue your evening with a hearty meal on The Balcony, finished with a nip of  George Dickel’s “Jack Rabbett Select” Whisky in the casual, living room atmosphere of Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar by the fireplace.  Then head to your room to a soothing soak, comfortable bed and revitalizing rest with your special someone.

jack rabbett's whisky bar

2) Find Yourself – With little time these days to take a deep breath and enjoy the moment, a full immersion into the world of Spa1905 might be the answer. You can now overnight inside the spa in a newly renovated whirlpool suite, enjoy a duet spa appointment or CBD treatment and gain late night access to the hot tub and firepit on the spa deck.

Spa Deck Basin Park Hotel

Wake up early to a cool morning and peaceful downtown to enjoy a brisk walk or light jog through the historic neighborhoods and along the historic promenade adorned with Victorian cottages and numerous spring reserves.  All followed by a stop at the Eureka Springs Coffee to start another day of renewal.

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3) Give a Gift to Yourself –   Perfect for you and uniquely found in Eureka Springs is what everyone needs right now: a devil-may-care day of eclectic shopping, and more shopping, and even more shopping.

Downtown Eureka Springs is your ideal host, with its dozens of galleries, and local shops: none of which are a chain, none of which are big box.  Eureka Springs’ downtown also offers up to 21 restaurants, cafés, bars and bistros. Good news: since once your day of shopping has ended, you deserve some fine dining and your favorite glass of wine in such nearby places as The Grotto, Local Flavor and The Stoneshouse.  Too tired to walk there?  Just ask the hotel’s front desk clerk to have the bellman drop you off and then pick you back up in the hotel’s shuttle.

Downtown Shopping Eureka Springs

Celebrating Something? Celebrate in a different way and enjoy a Winter Getaway 2 Night Celebration Package.  A cozy room, unique downtown setting, hot tub, firepit & wine all within footsteps during your stay.

 

4) Every Day Is Different – With the change of season, so changes the many things to do in this Ozarks’ resort community. Visitors are enjoying a brisk walk through downtown in the morning followed by coffee and breakfast from our local eateries.  Outdoor activities during the winter season are just as active as any other time of the year.  Beaver Lake plays host to awe inspiring eagle watches.  Hiking at Lake Leatherwood and Black Bass Lake offer some beautiful trails and mountain biking at Leatherwood are both challenging and fun.  All are just a short drive from downtown.

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Additionally, Resort activities continue every day.  Downtown walking tours explore “Underground Eureka Springs” and self-guided adventures point you to such places as the Civil War cave used as a hospital to treat both Union and Confederate soldiers and the many staircases and springs that surround the hotel.   Other activities include a trip down the Rabbett Hole to enjoy a whisky or wine tasting, spa time in Spa1905, and a “behind the scenes tour” of the hotel exploring from the rooftop down to Bootleggers Cave.

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Adding to the thrill of a visit to the 1905 Basin Park Hotel is the Paranormal Investigation, enhanced in the darkness and quiet of fall and winter.  This encounter leads you to “the other side” giving you a chance to discover a few apparitions of your own, as well as possibly meeting some that are already known.  Let us also mention that other mysterious adventures can be experienced at “Escape Room 13”. This popular attraction is on Main Street just down “the rainbow stairs” from Spring Street.

Paranormal Investigations

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So, this winter season, find yourself in Eureka Springs at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel where every day is warm, insightful, rewarding and different.  In other words, every day is good… in Downtown Eureka Springs.

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Preparing for Fall Travel

 

1905 Basin Park Hotel is Ready to Welcome Fall Travel

In order to fully prepare for the heavy influx of fall travelers, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in downtown Eureka Springs, closed for three nights, August 23 – 25, to fully prepare the historic property for the annual surge of autumn guests.  The hotel then reopened for overnight guests on August 26.  During this pause, a dedicated deep cleaning will take place to embrace the higher level of safety protocols demanded by the more senior fall travelers during these COVID-19 times.

Cody Roberts, hotel rooms manager explained, “Areas of focus for deep cleaning here at the Basin Park Hotel will include the public area bathrooms, corridors, lobby, elevator, spa, outdoor spa gathering spaces, and all restaurant outlets.  After this cleaning is complete, a thorough sanitation fog will occur with hospital grade disinfectant to all public spaces.”

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“We recognize that fall travelers want higher levels of safety protocols and will be making reservation decisions based on cleanliness and staff commitment to safety,” Roberts added.  “And, since August business softens with the return of schools reopening, we will take this time for deep cleaning and sanitization while allowing employees with school age children to be excused from work these days to be with their families prior to and in preparation for the start of the school year.”

Roberts concluded, “During this time of temporary closure, employees will be given a ‘thank you’ bonus to reflect the fact that the 1905 Basin Park Hotel has performed well over the summer months, nearly attaining past revenue results even while operating under restrictions applied in response to the pandemic.  Our guests appreciate that we have been and are serious about using personal protective equipment (PPE), holding restaurant spacing to social distancing requirements, masking, temperature checks of spa patrons, and making sure that all of our employees follow strict safety protocols.”

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End the Summer Strong

End the Summer Strong

The Basin Park Hotel Invites You Downtown

Weekend Rooms Still Available – Book Your Stay

Ideas for the Two of You

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spa 1905 deckRelaxation on the Spa Deck (2nd floor) open to all guests.

 

Fun Family Activities

Keep it Cool! Stay Downtown and Enjoy an Easy drive out to Beaver Lake (20 min from downtown. Tip: Beaver Lake Dam is perfect for watching a sunset)
Directions from Basin Park Hotel to Beaver Lake Dam Site Park 

1. Take hwy 62 west

2. Pass Anglers Restaurant (on left hand side) and make a left on Hwy 187
3. Hwy 187 will continue to drive over the Dam.
4. On the left hand side after driving over the Dam you will come to Beaver Lake Dam Site Park.  This is a Day use area with parking, swimming and restrooms.

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Fun way to see explore downtown!

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End your trip with a Beautiful Sunset

beaver lake sunset

Sunset at Beaver Lake (only 20min drive from downtown)

 

End the Summer Strong – Stay for $99

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The “New” Basin Park Hotel” Has Reopened in Downtown Eureka Springs

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Everything that has happened in the past three months, all has not been bad for the Eureka Springs tourism industry.  With repurposed employees and construction teams allowed to continue to work, these past many weeks have seen great productivity as the Basin Park Hotel.  This landmark hotel has been diligently cleaned, painted and upgraded.  The result is the emergence of a “new” 1905 Basin Park Hotel focused around guest experiences, services and an upgraded quality of product.  The Basin Park, as the only 24-hour downtown property with bell service, shuttle service, a resort host, hotel security, a restaurant, a spa, two bars and guaranteed parking, can once again step into its century-old role as “the Centerpiece of Main Street Eureka Springs”.

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“Key to our redevelopment were such projects as deep cleaning, repainting and upgrading of our nightly lodging venues including the addition of several two-bedroom suites,” explained General Manager Jack Moyer.  “These new suites offer not only a bedroom on either side but an expanded common area and the inclusion of a soaking tub and walk-in shower. It should be noted that the Basin Park Hotel now has 26 suites.”

basin park hotel spa deck

Moyer went on to explain additional completed hotel projects include the expansion of Spa1905.  Added were highly comfortable and sharply designed spa suites for guests who want to immerse themselves into the spa experience.  Guests who stay in a spa suite enjoy added service and amenities, exclusive outdoor hot tub access and are just footsteps away from the plethora of services and treatments that Spa1905 offers.  Located just outside the spa on the same floor is the magnificent new outdoor gathering space. This new spa deck sits aside a limestone bluff and includes an outdoor hot tub, fire pit and patio furnishings with only the sky overhead.   A totally new addition to Eureka Springs’ downtown scene is Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar offering the casual atmosphere of a living room featuring plush, comfortable seating; a fireplace; pool tables; and walls of big screen televisions.  This downtown getaway is located just down the hallway from the highly popular Balcony Restaurant & Bar, also being fully reintroduced, with its alfresco seating that overlooks downtown on one side and Basin Spring Park on the other.

“We have also added a resort host, seated in the lobby, to guide guests to everything fun and exciting to see and do in Eureka Springs plus introducing hotel guests to the new well-developed list of daily resort programming,” added Moyer, “which includes such activities as whisky tastings in Jack Rabbett’s, theater-style showing of movies, and a morning stretch on the roof.  Not many hotels around the country allow guests to welcome the day from their rooftop.”

basin park hotel ghost tour

The paranormal aspect of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel has not been overlooked.  In development and soon to be offered to both hotel guests and visitors to Eureka Springs, is an experience that includes not only hearing hotel tales that occurred inside the limestone and pink dolomite walls of this historic structure but patrons will also be able to partake in a unique paranormal investigation that will extend “from the roof to the depths of the hidden cave”.  Ticketing for this adventure is available through ReserveEureka.com.

“Safety and compliant protocols will continue as suggested by the Arkansas Department of Health as we fully open for business,” concluded Moyer.

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Experience Downtown Eureka Springs in a New Way

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What to Expect:

With many Downtown Restaurants & Shops opening their doors again, guests can expect a new way to enjoy the Eureka Springs Experience while planning on some guidelines put in place to protect staff and visitors.   Visitors can enjoy the wide open spaces of Eureka Springs by exploring the natural springs and park areas, stroll our outdoor mall with the majority of shops having returned to operation or Zipline the tree canopy but also expect that restaurants have returned to operation.  The Balcony Restaurant will be open to dine in service from 12 – 8 PM under Health department Guidance (10 ft spacing  & mask required for entry).  Guests may also choose take out and enjoy your food outside; picking a unique place to dine outside with a view or under the trees.

Trolley and Trams are running for visitors to jump on and check out the surroundings of Eureka Springs.  Trolley will operate Wed-Sat 10AM-5PM and the Trams will be open Fri/Sat 1PM & 3PM. Call for tickets. 479- 253-9572

downtown eureka springs

At the Basin Park Hotel we are opening to overnight guests on the weekends at 2/3 occupancy.  Travel protocols are in place therefore, all arriving guests will be issued a mask (logo souvenir item) and be asked to review and agree to travel protocols.

All overnight guests will also receive  a “breakfast box” delivered to your guest room and several guest activities will be available to registered guests throughout the weekend with maximum numeric protocols in place to ensure proper social distancing. These activities include things such as access to Jack Rabett’s pool tables, the morning stretch,  whisky / wine tastings and self guided adventures. shopping eureka springs

Who will be Open:

Eureka Nuthouse: Thursday-Sunday Noon-5PM

Eureka Clothing Company: Tuesday-Thursday 9:30AM-6PM, Fri/Sat 9:30AM – 7PM, Sunday 9:30AM-5PM

Lazy One: Mon-Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat/Sun 10AM-6PM

Secret Garden: Fri/Sat/Sun 10AM-5PM

Gourmet Eureka: Fri/Sat/Sun 10AM-5PM

Tummy Ticklers: Mon-Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat/Sun 10AM-5PM

Blackie’s Backyard: Open for appointments only

Eureka & Co: Daily 10AM-6PM

Granny’s Place: Daily 10AM-5PM

All That Glitters: Saturday 10AM-5PM

Eureka Clock Co: Saturday 10AM-5PM

Mud St. Store: Saturday 10AM-5PM

main street bbq bus

Downtown Restaurants:

Eureka Springs Coffee House  – Daily  8AM-5PM

Balcony Restaurant   Fri/Sat/Sun, Noon  – 8PM (dine in or carry out)

New Delhi

Amigos – Fri/Sat, 11AM-9PM (carryout)

Chelsea’s Pizza – Daily, Noon – 7PM (delivery or curbside)

Oscar’s Café – Tuesday-Sunday 10AM – 2PM (curbside pick up)

SkyBar Gourmet Pizza – Fri/Sat/Sun, Noon – 8PM (dine in or carry out)

Nyx Cafe– curbside or delivery

Le Stick Nouveau –  Friday/Saturday (Five Course Tasting Menu – Reservations only)

Main Street BBQ Bus – Friday’s 4PM-10PM (food truck)

Grotto Wood Fire Grill – Friday/Saturday 5PM-9PM (dine in or carryout)

Rowdy Beaver Den – Noon – 8PM (dine in or carryout)

Ermillios – Friday-Sunday, 4PM-8PM (curbside pick up and carryout)

Pirate Burritos – W & Th Noon to 8PM, Fri/Sat Noon to 10PM, Sun Noon to 8PM.  (food truck)

Creekside Cafe – (carry out)

Outer Limits Food Truck

Red’s Pizzeria

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Attractions:

Ozark Mountain Zip Lines-Six days a week 10 to 4  (closed on Wednesday)
War Eagle Cavern– Reopen Friday May 22nd with normal hours
Aviation Cadet Museum – Normal hours. Reservation required.
Ozark Mountain Music Theater- Open for Memorial Day weekend May 22nd (Weekends only)
War Eagle Mill  – Daily from 8:30AM to 5PM

SHRED Eureka Springs

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Announcing “SHRED Eureka Springs”:  A Spring Food, Wine & Adventure Festival

(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) – Shred is not only a way to mountain bike but also an attitude of appreciating the good things in life.  This spring, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and its partners present “SHRED Eureka Springs”, a nine-day festival, March 27 thru April 4, in this exciting Arkansas Ozark village with SHRED being an acronym for SIP HIKE RIDE EAT DANCE.Dance Party Eureka Springs

It all gets underway Friday evening of weekend one with The Mighty Pines jamming at the Kickoff DANCE Party in Basin Spring Park located in the center of Eureka Springs Entertainment District.  This party, benefiting the Buffalo River conservation efforts, will feature the music of the Ozark Mountain Music Festival (OzMoMu) and will run from 6 o’clock until 8.  Also happening that evening, just steps from the park, is the performance of noted Southern Rock singer/songwriter Charlie Daniels in The Aud, the historic municipal auditorium.

Sip Eureka Springs

This first weekend continues on Saturday with a SIP: a welcoming wine tasting produced in concert with the Basin Park Hotel’s “Chef’s Table”.  This event features an opportunity to enjoy up to 30 wines expertly selected by Central Distributors, and Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits.  The award-winning wines of the Ozark area will be presented by Keels Creek Winery and Post Familie Winery.  Each table will be staffed with an expert to share the wine. The music of Eureka Swings will accompany the event. SIP also offers a VIP option with a unique opportunity to enjoy an exclusive tasting from the Roenigk Wine Cellar Reserves.

Chef Showcase

That next day, Sunday SHRED activities move to the Crescent Hotel.  The East Lawn will be the site for an EAT event: the Sunday Chef Showcase Brunch featuring al fresco seating in the manicured garden of this historic mountaintop spa resort.  Five guest chefs will present a tasty brunch. Also included is a Bloody Mary bar featuring locally sourced Bloody Mary Mundi Sauce ensuring a zesty flavoring for this popular brunch beverage.   Music of the Honey Collective will fill the air.  The brunch will be available for $29.95 with discounts available for overnight guests.

Hike Eureka Springs

SHRED activities through the week will involve hiking, biking and community.  The mornings of Monday through Thursday get underway at the downtown Eureka Springs Coffee House with a Wake-up/Meet-up event scheduled daily at 9 a.m.  During the day, each day has a community event that begins at 10 a.m. and guided by either CC Riders or Outdoor Adventures for Women.  Each event is just a little bit different from the rest, but each is a whole lot exciting.  Monday features a guided mountain biking RIDE at Lake Leatherwood City Park and an evening gathering at the Eureka Springs Brewery for a SIP of local craft beers.  Tuesday at 10 a.m. attendees will meet up at the coffeehouse to HIKE to and around Black Bass Lake gathering afterwards to hatchet throw at the Crescent’s Frisco Sporting Club and meet up for tap takeover that night in the SkyBar Gourmet Pizza.  Wednesday sees another RIDE event as attendees traverse over the variety of Great Passion Play mountain biking trails.  Later, SIP takes the spotlight at the scheduled community meet up at Brews.  Thursday is a big day for HIKE: an exploration to the Buffalo River National Park Region and Sweden Creek Falls, one of Arkansas’ tallest waterfalls.   Later that day, attendees will enjoy some live music and a whisky SIP in Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar.Center Street Party

SHRED’s second weekend sees the RIDE ramp up.  On Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. is the Center Street Bike Party. Guests can roam up and down Eureka Springs’ Entertainment District between Jack Rabbett’s and Chelsea’s Corner Bar. Center Street will be closed for Lone Star Action Sports who, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will stage a jaw-dropping, free to the public, stunt performance featuring trick mountain bikers and extreme skateboarders.   The street party continues with live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will come from the Food Truck Festival at the corner of Center and East Mountain streets.  The street party leaves time that evening for those wanting to attend the performance of Grammy Award-winning rock band America in The Aud.  Saturday is SHRED’s RIDE pièce de résistance.  Mountain bikers will enjoy free shuttles at Eureka Springs Mountain as you shred the downhill.  The new Lake Leatherwood Downhill, designed by Rock Solid, has already gained national notoriety as a signature piece of the Oz Trails System.

Those who will be experiencing the “SHRED Eureka Springs” festival form a new community of friends: those who love the outdoors and all the activities of Eureka Springs region.  As a welcome and as a thank you, festival attendees in this inaugural year are being offered a “Community of Friends” special lodging promotional rate.  Both, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel are featuring a promotional rate of $55 per night any day Sunday through Thursday during festival week. Book Now.

 For details on “SHRED Eureka Springs”  go to https://shredeurekasprings.com. Tickets for SIP (Wine Tasting), DANCE (Opening Night Party), EAT (Chef Showcase) or Room Discounts are now available online.