My husband and I just returned from a weekend trip to Eureka Springs, and we could not be happier with our experience. We stayed in the Country Cottage. It was complete with a sleeping area, a spacious bathroom with a shower and whirlpool tub, a small kitchenette, and a cozy sitting area with a flat screen tv and fireplace. The kitchenette is stocked with a Keurig coffee maker and coffee and tea pods. It is also stocked with water glasses, champagne glasses, wine glasses, utensils, etc. The small fridge was great to keep our leftovers in.
The cottage is decorated in a country style, but it is very tastefully and skillfully done, and not at all kitschy. I loved the tall vaulted natural wood ceiling, and the architectural details in the room. It was very cozy, but I still felt the cottage was spacious enough my husband and I could stretch out and not trip over each other. Another perk of the cottage is it has a private porch with a hammock and rocking chairs overlooking a pretty wooded area. My husband and I spent some relaxing hours there. It was also great to have a private entrance. I could see that the rooms in the main building also had private entrances as well, which is a plus because it cuts down on noise, and makes you feel like you don't have to tiptoe in if you come back from dinner late.
The cottage is cooled very efficiently by a window unit. If you require silence keep this in mind as it will make noise. My husband and I actually liked it because we like to sleep with white noise anyway. The room was very clean, and the bed and sheets were very comfortable.
The hotel is situated along a somewhat busy road along the trolley route. I was not bothered by the street noise at all. Most of the action happens in the back of the hotel which faces a beautiful wooded area where you can watch birds and squirrels nibble at the feeders, and occasionally glimpse a grazing deer or two. The layout for the property makes you feel like you are in the middle of nature. Parking is ample and very close to the rooms. In the case of the cottage we could park and be at the door in less than ten steps. The hotel is situated in a great spot close to downtown. Some reviewers say you could walk (only for the avid walker) or take the trolley, but my husband and I have never had issues finding parking downtown over the course of multiple visits to Eureka Springs.
Breakfast was served at nine each morning in the main building in a bright and sunny dining room. Each room had a private table-which I prefer to a communal table, especially when on a romantic trip with my husband. To say the breakfasts were delicious and ample would be an understatement. Amazing. I would come back for the breakfasts alone. Coffee and orange juice was fresh and flowing. I, like many other reviewers, bought the cookbook before I left. I will make every single dish in that cookbook in the coming years. The owners were very kind to work around a food allergy that I have and altered a recipe to accommodate me-be sure to tell them of any dietary issues when you reserve your room so they can plan ahead.
Overall, we came back from this trip feeling pampered and relaxed-which is how you should feel after vacation. Planning to return this fall with my parents. Can't wait to be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Historic District, this award winning Bed & Breakfast Inn is the definitive full service luxury bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs. Professionally operated and renowned for providing the finest facilities and personalized service. All rooms, suites and cottages with private baths and entrances, king and queen size beds, Jacuzzis and golf privileges help make your stay a pampered retreat. The fabulous full breakfast is a true culinary experience. ... more less
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