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Chocolate Cookie Fantasy Wish

September 4th, 2011

It’s time for us to start thinking about our ‘Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs’ Association annual Christmas Sweet Treats tour. Jan is scouting out all our cook books for special cookie recipes. She is really focusing on Maida Heatter’s ‘Book of Great Chocolate Desserts’. Me being the chocoholic, I’m not disappointed in her choice. Could this be a Julie meets Julia moment? I am wondering what great cookie recipe she will find, because you know how I hate being the one who has to taste all those experimental workings (sly smile now showing). Can’t wait for the taste tests to begin.

For the fifth year now, on Saturday, December 10th, our association will be putting on this event. Here’s what it includes.

  • Nine unique bed and breakfasts included on the tour.
  • Yummy cookies & treats (2 per inn) with recipes to add to your collection.
  • Holiday decorating ideas from each of the beautifully decorated inns.
  • A chance to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Finish your shopping in Eureka Springs’ unique shops and art galleries.
  • Enter our giveaway contest for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates good at any of the Sweet Treats Cookie Tour participating inns.

Will post more on the cookie tastings as they happen. Jan promised me a new cookie recipe a week.

Keurig Coffee Makers & Room Makeover

August 20th, 2011

We now have Keurig Coffee makers in all of our rooms. No more messy grounds or filter packs. Pop in a K-Cup and brew a great cup of coffee. If the two of you have different tastes, that’s no problem as we have regular and decaf coffee, flavored coffee and teas. Since these are single cup servings, each of you can choose what you want.

Also, we are doing some work on the Carriage House room, tiling the jacuzzi area plus some other upgrades that should make this room even more inviting.

Jan & Richard

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast

Will this be a cat’s eye Grand Illumination?

April 7th, 2011

We are really getting excited about gearing up for the Grand Illumination in Eureka Springs. Yesterday afternoon our Japanese lanterns arrived. We expected a big box with lanterns we could run around and hang up all over the bed and breakfast.

But here’s what we got and we asked ourselves, how do we get from this……

to that masterpiece of art we imagined? We looked but, hey, no instructions?

But wait…is that an apparition in the picture? Or is it….yes it is, it’s Mojo the Japanese art cat to the rescue. Phew! We wonder what design she has conjured up in her mind.

We’ll post a picture of Mojo’s creation once the decorations are up and you can see for yourselves.

The lanterns will start going up all over Eureka Springs beginning April 28th. On Sunday May 1 the annual lighting of the Park will begin at Twilight. This year the Grand Illumination has added Upstairs Downtown Tour and Taste from 4-7 pm. You will be able to visit inside stunningly designed hidden downtown homes and studios and enjoy delicious treats provided by area restaurants.

Painting and decorating a bed and breakfast room

January 31st, 2010

Every year we try and re-decorate or re-model one or two rooms here at 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast. This year we decided to give Grandma’s Attic, voted our most romantic room by our guests, an upgrade. As the room is a guest favorite, we are trying to keep the basic room setup and color scheme but still add some new features and freshness to the room.

So far we have painted the room and are now in the process of adding a walk-in shower to go along with the corner jacuzzi that is currently in the room. We will be adding new flooring materials in the bathroom area, but haven’t decided exactly what yet.

We will also add a loveseat to the room and probably upgrade to a a flat screen television. We have a few other ideas so check back with us and we’ll post some pictures after we are done.

It would sure save us some time if Eureka Springs, AR had a Lowe’s or Home Depot.

What’s your favorite thing about bed and breakfast rooms?

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast, Eureka Springs, AR