Eureka Springs, AR

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Eureka Springs featuring heritage architecture and a city

This historic Arkansas town has long been known as a destination for rejuvenation, with day spas and wellness retreats situated in the scenic mountain countryside.

Eureka Springs is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner of Arkansas. The town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It became a popular destination in the early 19th century as a destination for relaxation, and that’s still the case today thanks to Eureka Springs’ many spas.

Eureka Springs is also known for its diverse food scene. Small coffee shops sit next to Cajun cafés and old-fashioned saloons. The town’s history is evident in its many old buildings that make the streets resemble something out of a time capsule. The historic downtown is packed with a variety of venues for night-time entertainment, including live music and dancing. Pine Mountain Theater puts on a family variety show every night, except Sunday, March through December. During the summer, catch a show at Opera in the Ozarks, an annual opera festival held in the mountains. Visit a winery to sample locally made wines.

Main Street is packed with a range of shopping opportunities. Buy anything from handmade quilts to modern art.

The town was once nicknamed “America’s Medicine TeePee” and attracted thousands of visitors looking for a healing experience. Wellness retreats and day spas, such as the Historic Palace Hotel and Bath House, still abound today.

Mountains, rivers, gorges and Beaver Lake, a manmade dam, characterize the surrounding countryside. Take advantage of the outdoors with a water cruise aboard an old-fashioned river boat. Explore at your own pace and rent a canoe for the afternoon, or head underground with a tour at Onyx Cave, a cave system located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside town.

See exotic big cats at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Promised Land Zoo has a wide variety of unique species and is a scenic 20-minute drive from Eureka Springs.

Highways connect Eureka Springs with nearby cities. The nearest airport is Carroll County Airport in Berryville, Arkansas, 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Eureka Springs.

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
2.5 out of 5
207 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $70 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
This family-friendly Eureka Springs hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Eureka Springs District Court, Basin Spring Park, ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (853 reviews)
"Very clean, friendly staff. Good little café in the hotel which was super convenient!"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
The Crescent Hotel and Spa
The Crescent Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
75 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $130 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Located in Eureka Springs Historic District, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Great Passion ...
4/5 Very Good! (972 reviews)
"Excellent stay! Staff was wonderful."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

The Crescent Hotel and Spa
Basin Park Hotel and Spa
Basin Park Hotel and Spa
3 out of 5
12 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $94 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Eureka Springs Historic District, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eureka Springs City Auditorium and Eureka Springs District Court. Eureka ...
4/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
"Location, location, location: you can't beat the Basin Park's location. It's right in the middle of everything, you won't miss your car and you can walk everywhere. Amenities on site are also great: the bar is fun, the restaurant is pretty good, and the on site spa is great. The hotel (and by extension, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Basin Park Hotel and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Loblolly Pines Adventure Cabin 1 Q/Q
Loblolly Pines Adventure Cabin 1 Q/Q
Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $104 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in Eureka Springs, this cabin is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Pivot Rock and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Thorncrown Chapel. Eureka Springs District Court and Intrigue ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Cozy spot
"It was very nice the room was great the staff was nice we will be back for sure"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Loblolly Pines Adventure Cabin 1 Q/Q
Beaver Lakefront Cabins - Couples Only Getaways
Beaver Lakefront Cabins - Couples Only Getaways
4 out of 5
1234 County Road 120, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $124 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Nestled on the beach, this Sylvan Shores cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, and Starkey Park. Pea Ridge National ...
5/5 Exceptional! (83 reviews)
"The view was excellent and it was so peaceful! We loved it"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Beaver Lakefront Cabins - Couples Only Getaways
Hogsveil Cottages - Harry Potter Themed
Hogsveil Cottages - Harry Potter Themed
3 out of 5
3012 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR
Located in the heart of Eureka Springs, this cabin is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Pine Mountain Theater and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Great Passion Play Amphitheater. Ozark ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"We loved everything about it, a cute place for a romantic trip."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Hogsveil Cottages - Harry Potter Themed
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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