After reading about Eureka Springs, AR in the March issue of Victoria magazine, we decided that a road trip was in order. I made reservations at one of about a million B&Bs there and then realized it was the one featured in the magazine! It was so romantic and cozy. I didn't get a good photo of it, but you can get a little idea of the outside here:
the breakfast room:
and our room:
There was a fireplace, jacuzzi, and fresh flowers and chocolates every day. We felt so pampered!
It was our first time in Eureka Springs. The town was settled in the late 1800's for the mineral springs and so there are beautiful old Victorian homes and hotels. The downtown is in a valley and the homes climb up the hillsides. Some are perched on rocky walls. There was a huge rainstorm while we were there and we were afraid we would wash away! (As it turned out, the Main Street did flood and had to be closed off. Glad we didn't go out that night:)
There were many things to do and the weather was warm and sunny. We went to a Big Cat rescue facility:
A funky house built of rocks from the area, Quigley's Castle:
The woman who built this house had an obsession with rocks and nature. All the garden ornaments and buildings were covered in rocks, minerals, fossils and shells. Very interesting!
We also visited Thorncrown Chapel:
hiked in the woods:
and of course, explored the shops, restaurants, the springs, and old houses.
|This goes down to one of the springs. Rick said it looks like the stairway to hell!|
We were so glad went took the time to explore another part of the country. It was a beautiful area and we met some interesting and friendly people.