Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a true gem of a town located in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas. The town is home to beautiful and historic Victorian homes and boasts interesting history that combines with innovative culture to create a truly desirable getaway destination. Make one of the Select Registry member properties in town your home base as you explore all the things to do in Eureka Springs this fall and truly experience great Arkansas bed and breakfasts.
Historical Things to Do in Eureka Springs
Because the whole city of Eureka Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Eureka Springs Historic District, it’s no wonder that there is a plethora of historical activities to participate in while you’re in the area. Various examples of Victorian architecture, including the Queen Anne Mansion, which was actually moved piece by piece from Carthage, Missouri in the 1980s. Other historical points of interest are the Crescent Hotel and Spring Street.
Cultural Things to Do in Eureka Springs
During the fall, there are several things to do in Eureka Springs that celebrate the culture of the area and are sure to be memorable to visitors. The annual Halloween Festival plays up the mythology of the town’s haunted houses and popular ghost tours. An event held in the local cemetery called “Voices from the Past” features actors playing bringing the dead of Eureka to “life.” The Eureka Springs Food & Wine Festival will feature French cuisine and wine to transport you to Paris. This year’s festival will take place November 6th to November 8th with venues around town. Or, if you’re a fan of the Prairie School of Architecture, visit Thorncrown Chapel, which is made of woods and other materials native to the area. It’s glass exterior gives the building an open air look and feel.
Outdoor Activities in Eureka Springs
The beautiful natural surroundings of the Ozarks create many things to do in Eureka Springs if you want to be outdoors. Geological formations in the region make for great hiking destinations. Pivot Rock and Natural Bridge in Pivot Rock Park are worth a visit, and have a place in some famous Jesse James folklore. Onyx Cave is a unique and beautiful subterranean cave that provides visitors with a non-strenuous walk through one of the oldest show caves in the country.
As you plan which things to do in Eureka Springs, be sure your stay in the area is second to none. There are two Select Registry member Inns in Eureka Springs. Both offer sumptuous accommodations and great amenities that will enhance your trip.
The Inn at Rose Hall is located near the charming downtown area of Eureka Springs, and guests can take part in all the town has to offer after just a ten minute walk from the Inn. The Inn’s five rooms each offer luxurious accommodations with amenities like jetted tubs, fireplaces, and beds with various topper options for the ideal sleeping conditions.
Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast is housed in a beautiful Queen Anne Style Mansion, just a 15 minute stroll from the shopping and restaurants in town. This bed and breakfast is also located near the trolley stop and the Historic Loop. Choose one of five rooms and enjoy fabulous breakfasts featuring freshly baked breads, sweet treats and snacks throughout the day. Each room has its own fireplace and many feature balconies or patios, and the beds have luxury linens that will lull you into a peaceful night’s sleep.
Photo credit: Brad Holt.