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Plan Your Ozarks Fall Foliage Vacation at our Eureka Springs B&B

September 2nd, 2012

Fall Colors in the Ozarks Arkansas

Cooler weather and autumn colors in Eureka Springs make October a lovely time to get away to our Ozarks bed and breakfast inn.

It’s early September and you can feel the very beginnings of fall coming to the Ozarks. It’s hard to believe since it’s been so hot lately. But the shift to autumn is inevitable…it’s coming and it’s going to be beautiful. Autumn in Eureka Springs brings welcome cooler weather and stunning fall display.

Usually the last couple weeks of October are the height of Eureka Springs’ fall color, but it might be a little earlier this year because of this summer’s unusually hot weather. For updates on Arkansas’ autumn color season, visit the Arkansas State website or you can contact us to see how things are looking here in Eureka Springs.

It’s worth a drive here once fall starts in earnest. The drive on Arkansas Highway 21 to Eureka Springs will pass through hills of glorious gold, green, yellow, orange and red. Every year, people come here to see it. It just takes your breathe away…such moments are just the thing a person needs for a fresh start to a new season!

The woods at our Eureka Springs inn will also be adorned with fall color. Inside and out, our Ozarks accommodations will be ready to help you enjoy the beauty of autumn. All our luxuriously appointed rooms have private baths with spa tubs for two as well as gas or electric fireplaces. Most have private entrances and private decks or porches so you can go out to enjoy the view and the refreshing air of fall. Little touches such as in-room treats and plush bath robes make you feel pampered. And the gourmet three-course breakfast is a perfect way to start each morning.

The town of Eureka Springs is particularly beautiful this time of year. Shop, dine and enjoy its fine cultural experiences, all with a backdrop of glorious autumn color. You’ll love taking a fall vacation in the Ozarks. Come to our lovely Eureka Springs bed and breakfast and see for yourself!

A Favorite Ozarks Attraction: Quigley’s Castle in Eureka Springs

August 16th, 2012

Quigley’s Castle in Eureka Springs

Quigley’s Castle in Eureka Springs, AR

Called “The Ozarks’ Strangest Dwelling,” this National Register of Historic Places home is both unusual and beautiful. Over the years, it’s become a favorite stop for Eureka Springs visitors to explore. Quigley’s Castle is the dream home of Italian immigrant, Elise Quigley. She and her family began building the home themselves in 1943. Mrs. Quigley’s design features 28 huge windows and exterior walls textured with embedded crystals, fossils, stones and arrowheads. Outside, the impressive perennial garden has a lily pond, beautiful plantings and a bountiful variety of flowers. The sitting areas and eclectic garden art are handmade of glass and stone.

Inside and out, Mrs. Quigley’s unique house expresses the love she had for nature. One of the most spectacular aspects of Quigley’s Castle in the Ozarks are the indoor gardens. Four feet of earth are held between the edges of the main living space and the home’s walls. 65 years ago, the soil was planted with tropical plants which have since flourished and now grow up to the second story ceiling. From the outside, you can see these tropical giants framed by the home’s huge windows. Jan has often wondered, with about 4 feet of open space on the second floor all around the house, how did Mrs. Quigley keep her boys from playing Tarzan. Perhaps she couldn’t? I know our boys would have been swinging from the support beams whenever our backs were turned.

The interior is decorated with family antiques and Mrs. Quigley’s quirky and distinctive style. Especially impressive is the giant and eclectic mural called “The Butterfly Wall.” Embedded with stones and intricately decorated with butterflies and birds, you’ll have to see it believe it!

Almost all of our guests who visit come back saying, “Now that was interesting.”

Quigley’s Castle is at 274 Quigley Castle Road in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They’re open 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., April 1-October 31. During March and November, the hours can vary. For more information, call (479) 253-8311 or visit QuigleysCastle.com. Admission is cash only: $7 for adults; children 14 and under accompanied by an adult can visit for free.

While your enjoying your stay at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast, be sure to explore all the best attractions in Eureka Springs, including Quigley’s Castle.

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival August 17-19, 2012

August 1st, 2012

Bluegrass Festival, Eureka Springs AR

Bluegrass Festival, Eureka Springs AR

The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival celebrates the American roots musical tradition of Appalachia. This music of the Ozarks is a perfect blending of British Isles music with the rhythms of Africa and Jazz. Lively and soulful, Bluegrass will make you stomp your feet and get up to dance! You won’t want to miss this Eureka Springs music festival featuring live performances by some of the premier performers of this truly American music.

Some events require tickets while others are free and open to the public.

Friday ~ August 17, 2012: The festival opens with a free public concert and watermelon social in Eureka Springs’ Basin Park. Located at 12 Spring Street, the park is only a 10-minute walk from 5 Ojo B&B. Grass Crack, a Tulsa string band, and Hill Benders will be playing from about 3 to 5 p.m. Get your watermelon and meet old friends and new.

Saturday ~ August 18, 2012: The free music in the park continues from 1 to 7 p.m. with Deadman Flats, Spring Street, Buffalo City Ramblers and Grass Crack.

That evening, the Eureka Springs 2012 Bluegrass Festival headliners, Folk Soul Revival and Dread Clampitt, will be playing at The Auditorium. Both acts are considered rising stars of “NewGrass” music. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Conveniently, the Auditorium at 36 S. Main Street is only a 12-minute walk from our Eureka Springs inn! Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at TheAud.org.

Sunday ~ August 19, 2012 ~ 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.: The Bluegrass Festival in Eureka Springs closes with its traditional Gospel Show. Gather in Basin Park to hear joyous Gospel music by Glory Mountain and The Bushwackers.

We know there are a lot of our guests who are fans of this festival and there’s still time to book a room at our Eureka Springs B&B for the weekend of the Bluegrass Festival. You might see Richard downtown tapping his feet along to that special Bluegrass rhythm. Make your stay during the 2012 Bluegrass Festival extra special by choosing our luxurious lodging in Eureka Springs. After a full day of music and dancing, it’s always great to come home to a room with private baths and amenities such as spa tubs, free Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshments and private entrances. You’ll also love powering up for your day with our gourmet three-course breakfasts. Take a short walk to each concert through the beautiful streets of historic Eureka Springs. Or there’s a Eureka Springs trolley stop right by the inn.

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