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Fall Events at Beaver Lake

October 14th, 2012

Beaver Lake is a must-see for anyone traveling in the Eureka Springs area. With almost 500 miles of shoreline & rising limestone bluffs, Beaver Lake provides a wide variety of activities, including lake excursions, a marina & fishing.

Upcoming Events at Beaver Lake

The Lake is not only for fishing! See some of these other upcoming events for fall activities by the lake.

Eagle Watching

An Eagle nest near Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs.

The Eagle Watch special event will take place October 19-21, although you can observe wintering bald eagles over the lake through January or February. Expert guides help visitors spot eagles and happily share their knowledge of the bald eagle’s lifestyle and habitat. The tour takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and are daily (closed Thursday) at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults; $8.50 for children under 12.

Arkansas Fall Foliage on the Belle of the Ozarks

The same boat taking guests out for the Eagle watching also holds cruises throughout the week. This is a wonderful time to observe Arkansas fall foliage. Take a cruise on the Belle of the Ozarks, a large, open-platform style boat. The Belle of the Ozarks has navigated the lake for 18 years and the staff will keep you entertained talking about the local history. Just in case, take a sweater for the cool fall weather and sit on the open air deck enjoying the scenery and fall colors. There is a small snack bar on board with chips and soft drinks, etc. If you enjoy a quiet, slow ride on a lake and the weather is good, you should consider this on your next trip to Eureka Springs!

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The Elk are waiting at Buffalo River

March 31st, 2011

Time to think about the great outdoors. And where else to enjoy the outdoors than down on the Buffalo River in Arkansas located just a short jaunt from Eureka Springs. Buffalo River National State Park contains massive limestone bluffs with canoeing available on one of the few rivers remaining that is without a dam. It has the longest cave in Arkansas (Fitton) and one of the tallest wet weather waterfalls in the Midwest (Hemmed in Hollow).

Buffalo River has the only elk herd in Arkansas. The free-flowing river meanders through the heart of the Ozarks for 150 miles and has both swift-moving and calm stretches. There are bluffs, woodlands, protected wilderness areas, nature watching opportunities and over 100 miles of hiking trails.

If you travel by motorcycle, the weather is warming up to great bike riding temperatures and traveling the roads are a treat themselves.

Photo Credit: Thanks to NPCA Photos for the great shot of an Elk on the Buffalo River.

A Different Kind of Opera in Eureka Springs

March 24th, 2011

The hills in Austria were alive with music while here in the Ozarks arias will be resonating through the mountains.

For more than 60 years, Opera in the Ozarks has helped young artists from across the nation hone their operatic skills. The training program and music festival takes place at a breath-taking location only a few miles from Eureka Springs.

Three great operas will be presented with singers performing in period costume and accompanied by a full orchestra. We normally lean towards Country and Pop music, but we thoroughly enjoyed the Opera in the Ozark performances.

If you want to catch a rising star early on in their career, come to Eureka Springs and attend these great performances.

Here’s a quiz with a prize
Be the first to post an answer on our Facebook Page and get an opera discount of 15% off of your next two night stay at our bed and breakfast. Let your friends know, they can win also. So here it is…… “What German opera title epitomizes Eureka Springs’ friendliness (at least in our minds)”? Not necessarily the plot, but the title. And if no one answers in a couple of days, we’ll post a hint.

Fall Colors around Eureka Springs, AR

September 26th, 2010

It was in the low 50s when I got up this morning and felt so good. Walking to work (ok, it’s only 30 feet to the kitchen but I call in walking so I can declare it as exercise), anyway, I looked up and knew that the trees were thinking, hummmmm, is it time to start displaying some bold fall colors? We sure hope so. Arkansas Highway 21 on the way to Eureka SpringsThe image to the left is on Arkansas Highway 21 on the way to Eureka Springs. It’s typical of fall views throughout the Ozarks and around the town.

We won’t be able to predict when the peak is until the leaves do begin changing color. But, change they will, and driving up to Eureka Springs on the Ozark mountain roads provides some spectacular views.

Can’t wait to sit out on one of the porches at the bed and breakfast with a hot cup of coffee, gazing up at the trees at the art that nature creates around here. Come share it with us!!

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Best view in the Ozarks?

July 27th, 2009

I perform weddings around town in addition to performing them at 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast. On the way to a wedding at Blue Springs Heritage center I drove by the one spot in Eureka Springs that I think has the best view in the Ozarks. Not that there aren’t a lot of other great viewing spots, but this one comes up on you suddenly and gives you a view of the valley below, the river and the fields at Blue Springs Heritage Center. It’s just awesome. Next time I go by I’ll snap you a picture. It’s about 1 mile off highway 62 on the entrance road into Blue Springs Heritage Center.